Fairy tales continue to be the new period pieces. In addition to dueling Snow White movies, it looks like there is now a race for a revisionist Sleeping Beauty flick. Today, it was announced that Hailee Steinfield of “True Grit” is attached to a Sleeping Beauty project. Oh, but it won’t be the standard take. In this version, Princess Aurora is stuck in a terrifying dream world she has to try to escape. In other words, it’ll take more that just a prince’s kiss to wake her. This movie sounds cool—kind of like the classic tale meets “Inception”—but I was already pumped for Disney’s “Maleficent,” which tells the Sleeping Beauty story from the eyes of the evil witch-turned-dragon. Plus, that one will most likely be directed by Tim Burton. What do you think—can the world handle two dark Sleeping Beauty retellings? [MTV] Keep reading »
“It was actually kind of a relief. It was like getting rid of the Barbie doll and throwing it out and starting again. We were shooting in Detroit, and there’s a lot of great bars in Detroit. So I ate and I drank for about six weeks.”
—Kim Cattrall on gaining 20 pounds and going totally unglamorous for her role in “Meet Monica Velour,” about an aging porn star living in a trailer park. Ahhh, I am now trying to picture Samantha Jones ordering potato skins at a Rock City dive. Priceless. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“Natalie danced her a** off. I think it’s unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from what Natalie deserved and got. She’ll tell you, no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouetté. No one’s going to deny that. But she did do every ounce of every one of her dances. [Lane] wasn’t used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn’t able to do something, you’d have a safety net. The same thing that I had — I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it.”
—Mila Kunis responds to the allegation made by ballerina Sarah Lane, Natalie Portman‘s body double in “Black Swan,” that she did the bulk of Natalie’s dancing in the movie and was told to keep quiet about it. Funny how the story back in the fall was Natalie and Mila dancing their a**es off, literally. [EW] Keep reading »
Rumor has it that Cameron Diaz is currently developing a baseball movie. And we’re not talking “Field of Dreams” here; we’re talking more along the lines of “Fever Pitch.” A source tells The Daily Express, “Cameron actually has an idea for a romantic comedy set around Major League Baseball. She’s very excited about developing her own projects and the fact this one is about a baseball player means she has good reason to spend more time with A-Rod and the Yankees. She’s even thinking that Alex could star in the movie with her.” All we can say is, “Cameron … nooooooooo!” If you need a friend to tell you it’s a bad idea, talk to Drew Barrymore—and her baseball romantic comedy was at least based on a Nick Hornby book, not to mention co-starred Jimmy Fallon, who is a much better actor that A-Rod could possibly be. Well, since she may be doing this anyway, let me suggest a plotline: big deal baseball player loses street cred when his girlfriend feeds him popcorn at a big game. And … roll. [Daily Express, Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I just saw Matt…and I was teasing him. I was saying, ‘Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.’”
—Michael Douglas pokes fun at Matt Damon, his co-star in an upcoming biopic about Liberace and his younger lover. For some reason, we thought we’d see Matt make out onscreen with Ben Affleck first, but we will take it. [E! Online]
After the jump, Matt’s thoughts on his big kiss scenes with Michael.
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Behold, the trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” The rest of the interwebs is excited about it because Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz seem to have a love/hate flirtation going on as they search for the fountain of youth, even though Johnny has said Jack Sparrow is gay. I am excited about it because … it’s a mermaid movie! A genre that should be much more common. Keep reading »
“American Pie” is a late-’90s classic. But “American Pie 2″ and “American Wedding,” the concept’s second and third parts? Well, they were pretty abysmal. And don’t even remind me of the straight-to-DVD spin-offs “American Pie: The Naked Mile,” “American Pie: Band Camp,” and “American Pie: Beta House.” Universal Pictures isn’t deterred, though. They are looking to reboot the franchise 12 years later, with a fourth installment that will veer truer to the original. Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, and Eugene Levy have already signed on the dotted line for the new movie and deals are in the works for Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, and Jennifer Coolidge. Alyson Hannigan may or may not be involved.
This news comes a day after Seann William Scott announced that he was checking into a treatment center for “health and personal issues.” Actually, several of his original co-stars have had “personal issues,” haven’t they? Keep reading »
Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher didn’t get great reviews for their romantic comedy, “No Strings Attached.” Now, we bring you the complete trailer for “Friends with Benefits,” Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake‘s nearly identical movie. And, uh, it looks really cute. I like that in this movie, both characters have gone through breakups and are in a vulnerable place when they enter into their arrangement. Mila doesn’t have the annoying I’m-a-workaholic-who-hates-relationships vibe Natalie’s character had in her movie. And Justin just seems so much more humble and unassuming than Ashton did in the other flick. Plus, this preview got a few chuckles out of me. What do you think—will this movie be better than “No Strings Attached”? After all, it did win the coveted title of “Friends with Benefits” that the two projects jockeyed for. Keep reading »