Call it the “Knocked Up” syndrome — when an attractive actress is romantically paired onscreen with a guy she’d never give a second thought to — but Hollywood has made quite a habit of casting unrealistic and unbelievable romantic pairs. Even before Seth Rogen made a baby with Katherine Heigl, stars like Woody Allen and Chevy Chase were casting themselves opposite knockout leading ladies. (Chase famously admitted that he wanted Beverly D’Angelo cast as his wife in the “National Lampoon”‘s series because she was so pretty.) And guys aren’t the only ones guilty of this (cough, Queen Latifah, cough).
Check out our list of wildly mismatched onscreen couples we just can’t believe.
I’m pretty sure the only people who will actually be scandalized by 19-year-old penis cake licker Miley Cyrus having her first love scene in “LOL” — consensual sex! with a dude! wearing a condom! — will be exactly like the kind of Clueless To What My Little Angel Is Up To mother that Demi Moore plays in the film. So if any of you ladies are reading The Frisky, prepare to be scandalized! There’s a condom wrapper and a girl-on-girl kiss and even a messy bedroom. This is edgy stuff.
(Also, how much do I love that the score is the theme song for “Mob Wives”?) [Huffington Post]
It is difficult to imagine the French getting worked up about movie posters, seeing as their Weight Watchers commercials are soft core porn. But new posters for “Les Infideles,” a film coming out later this month starring Jean DuJardin, the Golden Globe-winning star of “The Artist,” are causing un grand ruckus. “Les Infideles” will be a series of vignettes about male infidelity and ad campaign is pretty sexy. In one poster, Jean DuJardin holds a woman’s legs up in the air; in another, his costar apepars to be getting a BJ from a lady attending to his crotch. Pretty tame stuff, if you ask me, but at least one French magazine has pulled the ads and a French ad regulation agency advised they be taken down. Everybody calm down, at least there weren’t any words spelled out in semen. [Huffington Post]
Like fast cars, romance, and a killer soundtrack? Like those things even more when they’re accompanied by a hot, man-of-few-words bad boy in a satin jacket with a scorpion emblazoned on it? Well, lucky for you, the sleeper hit of the 2012, “Drive” — starring Amelia’s former boo, Ryan Gosling — just came out on DVD. What are you waiting for? Book it and buy it already. [$16.99, Amazon]
The Sundance Film Festival is not just a place for swag bags and celebs hanging out for the paparazzi on Main Street. Nope, it’s hard work for journalists and publicists who are often running on fumes as we run through the snow to see the best (and worst) movies that are looking for distribution or buzz. I’m always on the lookout for the awesomest lady-centric films to hype because, let’s face it, they’re few and far between.
As always, Sundance offered some overhyped films, huge hits, and big misses. Luckily, I was there to sort the wheat from the chaff, and while I didn’t peep all of these movies, my trusted friends and colleagues did. Keep reading »
Emma Stone, Andy Samberg, Nick Cannon, the essence of Hugh Grant in every single movie he has ever made, and “America’s Kidz Got Singing” star Jenna Maroney have a dream. And that dream is that your butt will be in a seat on the opening night of “MLK Day.” It’s a feel-good rom-com about blacks and whites, love and heartbreak, and not having a date with whom to observe a government holiday.
It looks terrible. And thankfully, it only exists on “30 Rock.” [BuzzFeed]