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Penn Badgley As Jeff Buckley?

 

We shared with you a while back that James Franco and Robert Pattinson were in a battle to play Jeff Buckley, who rose to fame covering songs like “Hallelujah” before drowning at age 30 in the ’90s. We assumed James Franco would prevail, since he looks so Buckley-esque and also has an Oscar nomination to his name. But rumor has it that a dark horse third contender has entered and won the race—Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl,” aka Blake Lively‘s ex. This allegedly has Robert Pattinson upset. “Rob hasn’t heard ‘no’ a lot lately, so he’s really bummed. He was passionate about this project,” a source told HollywoodLife.com.

Penn looks enough like Buckley, and is a pretty good actor. But can he sing? Keep reading »

Club Silencio: Disneyland For David Lynch Fans

All my nightlife prayers have been answered. This September, director David Lynch is opening a “Mulholland Drive”-themed haunt called “Silencio,” after the club in the film. The Lynchian hot spot, which will be located in Paris’ Montmarte district (my very, very favorite part of Paris, where the Bohemian movement was born), will reportedly be a concert hall, art gallery, restaurant, bar, and club combo decorated in accordance with the film. I am picturing it right now—absinthe a plenty (and maybe some Pabst for good measure), a cowboy, waitresses named Betty, blue keys to get in and out of every room, singers who collapse, eccentric folks enacting wild, Bacchanalian orgies. Oh, the bizarre possibilities are endless! It’s like Disneyland for “Twin Peaks” fan-girls. [ONTD] Keep reading »

One Of These Carolina Herrera Gowns Could Be Kristen Stewart’s “Breaking Dawn” Wedding Dress

One Of These Carolina Herrera Gowns Could Be The Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress
This week, it was revealed that Kristen Stewart’s “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” wedding dress — the one she’s going to wear to marry dreamy sparkle vamp Edward Cullen — will be designed by Carolina Herrera. We’ve always loved Herrera’s bridal collections — she makes dreamy, frothy confections that aren’t overly frilly — so we’re excited to see what she has in store for the Most Important Movie Bride of All Time. To give you an taste of what Bella might be wearing, we pulled from Herrera’s past collections and selected some of her best gowns. Take a look and tell us if you think these dresses are Bella-worthy.

Cabbage Patch Kids, The Movie

I thought the only time I’d ever see a Cabbage Patch Kid again was if I worked up the nerve to clean out the stuffed animal and doll section of my parent’s garage. Ironic that they would end up buried in a dusty box considering the herculean effort exerted to adopt all eight of them from Babyland General Hospital. Thanks, Mom and Dad for waiting in line at K-Mart for most of 1984! Good news, children (and parents) of the ’80s! The lovable kids with the yarn hair may be making a comeback. A film company purchased the screen rights the brand and are developing an animated TV film special starring the kids. This news excites me very much. [Guardian] Keep reading »

Blake Lively Sabotages Ryan Reynolds With Cupcakes

“[Baking cupcakes] was just a way to sabotage Ryan. He was working out as much as he was, and I’m the girl. I’m supposed to look better.”

Blake Lively jokes at a “Green Lantern” press conference about why she baked so many cupcakes while making the movie. Or at least, she’s sorta joking here. Something tells me that might actually have been the motivation. [People]

But Ryan Reynolds didn’t mind. Here his response after the jump Keep reading »

Sacha Baron Cohen Is “The Dictator”

It’ll be about a year until we get to see Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” which is based on the romance novel written by Saddam Hussein. But today the Huffington Post brings us the first image of Sacha’s newest alter ego. In this flick, Sacha plays a Saddam-esque dictator who travels to New York City when a lookalike goat herder assumes his rule. As the log line for the movie reads, it’s the “heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” What do you think—does Sacha look like he could rule a country with an iron fist here? I love that he’s channeled Marge Simpson, both on his head and his chin. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

10 Reasons Justin Timberlake Should Keep Making Music

Justin Timberlake is loving his new acting career. So much so that he says he doesn’t know if he wants to make another album. Like, ever. “I really don’t know,” he said when asked about it. “I wouldn’t say I’m not going to put out another one. But I would say that would be a bad bet, if you were betting.” Nooooooo! [PopEater]

Justin, I loved both Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds. The prospect of no more JT original music, well, it scares me. After the jump 10 reasons you should keep making albums. Keep reading »

Should Female Friends Be Excluded From Bachelor Parties?

Straight off schooling Robert Pattinson in the art of telling a joke at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend, Reese Witherspoon has announced her newest project and it is, naturally, a comedy. Reese will produce and star in “Who Invited Her?” the tale of a woman who tags along to a bachelor party weekend. The movie is being hailed as, “A Bridesmaid gets a Hangover,” leading me to believe that it will be comedy that’s not afraid to go there—”there” meaning sex, stripper, and bathroom humor galore. New territory for sweet, “good girl” Reese. [Huffington Post]

We’ll have to wait a while to see this flick, but already the topic is ringing true to me. As a woman who has several guys that are close friends, I’ll totally admit that, every now and then, I feel a little bummed when I’m not invited to a bachelor party. Keep reading »

Ronald Reagan Said “E.T.” Was “Absolutely True”

“[Reagan] just stood up and he looked around the room, almost like he was doing a headcount, and he said, ‘I wanted to thank you for bringing ‘E.T.’ to the White House. We really enjoyed your movie.’ Then he looked around the room and said, ‘And there are a number of people in this room who know that everything on that screen is absolutely true.’ He said it without smiling! But he said that and everybody laughed, by the way. The whole room laughed because he presented it like a joke, but he wasn’t smiling as he said it.”

—Steven Spielberg recounts screening his classic flick, “E.T.”, for Ronald Reagan when it came out. While he’s pretty sure Reagan was joking, maybe Ronald was trying to tell us that the government really is trying to cover up extra-terrestrial sightings? Anyway, let’s hope Spielberg’s “Super 8” is a return to “E.T.” It does have a lot of the same elements—kids witnessing something, government cover-ups, etc. I really want the movie to be thrilling rather than ridiculous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

9 Films Featuring Underage Nude Scenes

Hailee Steinfeld‘s appearance in “True Grit” earned her Hollywood’s respect. Her next role may earn her some controversy. In Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” Hailee will do a nude scene—unusual, since Hailee is only 14-years-old. The filmmaker says that his only intention in using a young actress is to stay true to Shakespeare’s original. “I wanted Hailee because she is the perfect age. Juliet is at that stage of … what you might call a child/woman. Just like Hailee herself is,” said Fellowes. “My version is a romantic story—one that keeps pretty true to Shakespeare but is, I hope, more accessible.” [Daily Mail UK]
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