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Kermit Works The Black Carpet

After seeing Kermit work the “black carpet” at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” premiere, I vote for Muppets to work all red carpet events forevermore. It’s so much easier to ask embarrassing questions and make off-color jokes when you’re a puppet. Kermit played the Johnny Depp and Vanessa Hudgens interviews perfectly. He killed it. But I hope Miss Piggy didn’t catch that kiss with Kirstie Alley. She gets crazy when she’s jealous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says “Hesher” Would Not Have Been Made Without Natalie Portman

“Natalie is someone I’ve just admired ever since I saw ‘The Professional.’ She’s such a great actor, and yeah, she produced ‘Hesher.’ It’s the first movie her production company has produced, and what a cool thing to do that with. If you’re Natalie Portman, you can produce some huge Hollywood money maker, but she chose to do this little movie because she believed in the story and she believed in the filmmaker. It’s the kind of movie that wouldn’t necessarily get made without a little help from someone like her.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about his new movie, “Hesher,” in which he plays an anarchist convenience store clerk who befriends a teenage boy who is mourning the loss of his mother. Natalie Portman also co-stars in the flick, and Joseph can’t say enough good things about her. In fact, he says the movie probably wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t signed on. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Tim Robbins And Mark Ruffalo To Play Sex Addicts In New Movie

A year after starring in the show “Californication,” a series about a novelist who can’t say no to sex among other vices, David Duchovny checked himself into rehab for sex addiction for real. Let’s hope the same fate does not await Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo. They have just signed on to star in “Thanks For Sharing,” a flick about sex addicts in an AA-like program in New York City. Perhaps the fact that this story takes place on the opposite coast will help? Also, I’m going to guess this project speaks to them for other reasons than that they identify with the addiction. Perhaps they both were attracted to the movie because it’s being directed by Ruffalo’s friend, Stuart Blumberg, who co-wrote “The Kids Are All Right”? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

I Wanna See “Hey Boo”: The ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Documentary


Most, if not all, of us read Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird in school. Many of us loved this book about the love of family, principles, racism and the South so deeply we have re-read it again and again. For true To Kill A Mockingbird acolytes, the Harper Lee lore is just as fascinating as the book. The Pulitizer Prize-winner only wrote that one novel and has lived nearly all of her life in seclusion, instead of chasing fame. A new documentary, “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Mary McDonagh Murphy explores Harper Lee’s life and tries to answer why she never published again. Harper Lee hasn’t given an interview since 1964, but the filmmaker spoke with her friends and sister, as well as accessed photos and documents that have never been seen before. Literary bigwhigs like Anna Quindlen, James McBride and yes, the big O, all participated in the doc, as well. “Hey Boo” opens in New York City and Los Angeles tonight — and I, for one, am dying to see it. [First Run Features]
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Why Is The Lone Plus-Size Woman In “Bridesmaids” Wearing A Different Dress?

Bridesmaids poster

Women across the country will be flocking to “Bridesmaids” this weekend, which is good news for everyone: Jessica has confirmed that the movie is laugh-out-loud funny and high ticket sales during opening weekend will show Hollywood studios that women want to see intelligent movies about funny women and that there is a demand for more movies like this.

One problem: on the “Bridesmaids” movie poster, why is the chubby bridesmaid, played by Melissa McCarthy (of “Mike and Molly”) wearing a much more modest version of the matching bridesmaid dresses? Four of the five bridesmaids wear sleeveless hot pink taffeta mini-dresses that are tight and hit well above their knees. However, Melissa McCarthy is wearing a slightly different dress: her skirt is looser and covers her knees, she’s wearing elbow-length sleeves, and she doesn’t have as much as a hint of cleavage. If the dress wasn’t hot pink and had less ruched taffeta detailing, she could probably wear the dress to a job interview. Keep reading »

Jennifer Aniston Shows Her Dark Side In “Horrible Bosses”

Jennifer Aniston usually plays good girls. But in her new movie “Horrible Bosses,” she’s coming over to the dark side—both in her actions and her hair color. In the flick, Jennifer plays a sadistic dentist who tortures her hygienist. In this trailer, she shoots him in the crotch with water and comments on his package size. She also undresses and molests patients while they’re knocked out on happy gas and keeps an iPad slideshow of the photos. Oh, and she fellates a banana. But the director assures us things go even farther in the actual movie. “There’s a whole bunch of things she does that couldn’t be put in this trailer. Stuff you won’t believe,” he says. “It’s really exciting to see [Jennifer] do something a bit further… afield, if you will.” I’m pretty excited for this one. [EW] Keep reading »

Be Our “Blue Valentine”

Ryan Gosling — an actor who The Frisky has totally neutral opinions on — says that “Blue Valentine” is a film that couples should watch together, as it’s “a cautionary tale about what can happen to love if you ignore it and you take it for granted.” We happen to think that while the love between Gosling’s Dean and Michelle Williams‘ Cindy is far from perfect, the film itself is pretty close. Impeccably acted — in fact, much of the film was improvised — “Blue Valentine” flip-flops between the past and the present state of Dean and Cindy’s relationship, showing how love can “bloom and die,” without needing to reveal the details in between. The DVD includes deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes feature, and an on-set home movie. A must-have for the “movies that illustrate how much love can hurt” section on your shelf.

[$16.99 Amazon]

Check Out Exclusive Footage From The “Bridesmaids” Premiere!


Last week, Jessica and I were lucky enough to attend a screening of the movie “Bridesmaids,” which hits theaters this Friday. You can check out Jessica’s review of the film here, but allow me to add my own two cents and that is that, holy crap, was it hilarious. I’m already laying the groundwork for ducking out of the plans I made Friday night — cough, cough — so that I can go see “Bridesmaids” again. The movie made me feel really glad that I don’t have any friends (who aren’t already married) that would want me to be a bridesmaid in their wedding. Being not-too-good-a-friend to everyone has never been so awesome. I kid. Sort of. Anyway, here’s some exclusive footage from the “Bridesmaids” premiere. Woot woot! Keep reading »

Chelsea Handler Taking A Trip To The “Mall”

Chelsea Handler can sure write a funny story and deliver a punchline like no other. But can homegirl act? We will get to see very soon. Chelsea has been cast in the movie “Mall,” which sounds like a dark comedy version of “Crash.” It follows five “disaffected suburbanites”—a stoner, a desperate housewife, a businessman, a security guard, and a meth addict with a gun—who cross paths at (you guessed it) a mall. Chelsea will, of course, be playing the housewife. And I cannot wait. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Johnny Depp Promises His “Lone Ranger” Won’t Be As … Racist

“I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f**king Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’ I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me. And when the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in ‘The Lone Ranger,’ but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”

Johnny Depp talks about his reinterpretation of “The Lone Ranger,” which will be directed by Gore Verbinski, the man behind the camera for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. The twist on the classic “Ranger” story? That Johnny, who is actually part Native American, will play Tonto, the lead role. The secondary role, The Lone Ranger, has yet to be cast but both Ryan Gosling and Armie Hammer have both been rumored for it. We say: yes! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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