According to Boxofficemojo, only eight “action heroine” movies have crossed the $100 million line at the box office—seven if you acknowledge more people saw Terminator 2: Judgement Day for Arnold Schwarzenegger than Linda Hamilton. But replace that classic with the missing blockbuster Wanted—which more people saw for Angelina Jolie than James McAvoy—and that means half of the eight female-led nine-figure actionfests starred Jolie. Unsurprisingly, another might be on its way. According to Deadline, Kurt Wimmer has begun work on a sequel to Salt, the 2010 film that featured Jolie as basically the female Jason Bourne.
Jolie has said she’s interested in returning to the character, though only Wimmer is officially signed to the project. The choice to bring back Wimmer is a little ironic, considering there are three different cuts of the film found on the DVD—one reason director Philip Noyce definitely will not be returning to the potential franchise. But it’s possible the second film would be comparably streamlined, able to focus on kick-ass set piece instead of the complicated backstory that burdened the original. And if Angelina’s Cleopatra is even half the headache every other Cleo film has been, she might enjoy tumbling over some car hoods with a gun.
Paris Hilton was in Barcelona over the weekend to support her motorcycle racing team—and she might want to consider staying there. Her premiere of her new Oxygen reality show, The World According To Paris, scored almost half the audience that Aubrey O’Day managed for her debut, and could signal the end of Paris being famous for anything remotely other than being famous. “She hasn’t been able to sell a magazine cover since the Kardashians arrived,” a source told PopEater. “If the numbers remain less then the 400,000 that tuned in last week she could get pulled off the air.” While later episodes are expected to feature more of Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller—a friend of Paris (or at least Paris’ mom)—it seems unlikely the show could be a slow burner. With Paris, it’s either hot or not.
Unsurprisingly, Hilton is playing the blame game, allegedly accusing a technical glitch of keeping the show from running on time in many markets (something Oxygen denies). So far Paris’ promotional activities has been a bust, with a lecture from Barbara Walters inspiring her to cancel some events last week and CNN’s Anderson Cooper knocking her on his “Ridiculist” days after she appeared on Piers Morgan’s show on the same network. “”She has been replaced by Teen Moms and Snooki,” a marketing exec told PopEater. “She would have been better off not doing a new reality show at all then doing one that proves no one cares.” There’s always international reality shows, Paris…
While we don’t know how you could forget Matthew Morrison’s abs, it’s possible you don’t remember the Glee star’s GQ interview that accompanied the photos of his six-pack late last year, where he warned the ladies not to expect much commitment from him at the moment. “I’m not a good friend right now,” he admitted. “I’m not a good boyfriend. It’s not that I’m selfish. I’m just focused.” Apparently he’s had a change of heart, as he’s telling Radio Times that in fact he is a good boyfriend—so holla if you hear him, boo!
“People can think what they like. I know I’m a very good boyfriend,” he told the UK mag. “I take it very seriously. I am comfortable in my own skin.” Don’t expect him the spend a lot of cash on y0u, though. “I still live like a starving actor, to be honest. I’m very frugal with money because I’m scared of losing my job, so I still have starving-actor mentality. I’m very tight with money and real estate is the only thing I’ve put my money into.” He puts a lot of work into his body too, ladies. So who wants to taste Olivia Munn?
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are no longer in Hawaii, but that’s no reason for all the kissing to stop. Not only did the Bieb make a surprise appearance at the MTV Movie Awards to accept his Best Jaw-Dropping Moment trophy last night, HollywoodLife says the 17-year-old dropped a few more jaws backstage with the help of his girlfriend. “They made out for about three minutes and kind of weirded people out,” said an eyewitness. “They used a lot of tongue and acted like there was no one else in the room.” Wow, and we thought Bieber’s earrings were a shocker!
Despite the constant PDAs, the pair still aren’t saying too much about the relationship. “I am happy. I’m really happy,” said Gomez when E! noted she looked really happy with Bieber. “I just focus on my fans, music, acting and the people that make me happy.” As for the Bieb, you can read whatever you want into his #grateful shtick.
While we’re sorry to hear that Zuma Rossdale broke his arm late last week after falling from a countertop (“It was one of the worst nights of our lives,” said father Gavin Rossdale. “He’s fine….It’s almost worse for us [as parents]…The kids are never alone and you turn your back—it takes a split second”), we’re glad the injury didn’t keep Gwen Stefani‘s little guy from enjoying a petting zoo in Studio City, CA this weekend. The trooper also visited a farmer’s market, held a balloon, and ate shaved ice, because injury or no injury, Zuma and brother Kingston Rossdale are photo op champions. See more pics of Zuma in the gallery below.
Sorry, Lady Gaga: Eminem will not have sex with you. The 38-year-old rapper takes a surprising potshot at his Interscope Records labelmate on “A Kiss,” a track from his upcoming Hell: The Sequel EP, a collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″ as Bad Meets Evil. “Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/ She’s still a mail lady/ Wouldn’t f— her with her d—/ You heard it/ The verdict’s in.” In case you missed the pun “mail lady” sounds like “male lady,” undoubtedly a reference to the “Gaga is a hermaphrodite” rumors of 2009—back when he awkwardly handed Gaga her Best New Artist trophy at the MTV Music Awards (remember, he’s a 38-year-old dad, most of them still quote pop culture gossip from 2009).
So far Gaga has not responded to the track, on which Eminem also announces that “Shady” is on Katy Perry‘s “tail, he’s tailgating.” Since “A Kiss” is not the EP’s single, it seems unlikely we’ll get a video a la “We Made You” where Eminem can explore his complicated/asinine feelings about these female celebs further, but if the hype around this dis spreads—and if Interscope execs decide the drama is good for business—who knows? Maybe “Weird” Al won’t be the only guy planning a Gaga impersonation on TV.
“He knows he looks good,” said their source, who claims the pair sat together at a cast & crew dinner before filming (scandalous!).Ã‚Â “If I were her, I’d hook up with him. She looks good, too, and she knew she looked good, swinging her hips around. They looked like a couple. They were having a good time.” It sounds like People spoke to someone crabby grand-aunt (“swinging her hips around”?), but we’re definitely pro-“Bieltler.” They’ll definitely take better pictures than Timberlake and Ashley Olsen, at least.
Guess what story just went from a 1 to a 10 on the Gossip Cop thermometer? Rumored couple Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston showed up together at the after party for the MTV Movie Awards, where they posed with host Jason Sudeikis, who coincidentally told GQ “she should be so lucky” in 2010 when asked he was dating Aniston himself. While the pair will appear together in Wanderlust later this year, Us Magazine’s sources say the pair were hardly just chummy last night. According to the snoop, “[Aniston] adjusted [Theroux’s] tie, and he gave her a sweet kiss, sweetly rubbing her cheek” while the pair talked to director Brett Ratner. Ratner is directing Theroux buddy Ben Stiller in the upcoming Tower Heist, so he probably wasn’t scandalized.
We might be scandalized, though, by the cheek-rubbing that happened as the pair left. “They exchanged kisses throughout the night,” says the source. “When it was time to leave, Theroux grabbed her booty and stole another kiss!” A ooty grab? Gasp! Well, they better be serious if he’s treating America’s Sweetheart in such a manner! We don’t need another callow John Mayer type telling magazines how Jennifer reminds him of a stripper named Dimples. Our apologies to Theroux ex Heidi Bivens’ mom, but it sounds like this coupling is one red carpet away from official.
First Justin Bieber lost the hair helmet. Then he started kissing Selena Gomez in public. Now that little badass is rocking earrings! The Biebs proudly displayed his ear studs outside his grandparents’ house in Stratford, Ontario with Gomez this weekend, and even sported them at the MTV Movie Awards last night, when he picked up the ever-more-appropriate Best Jaw-Dropping Moment. Are you feeling this new affectation, or is he taking a style leap too far? Check out the gallery and let us know!
Cheryl Cole‘s sudden exit from the American X Factor may have been embarrassing for the UK singer—crossing over stateside without the platform will take some work—but it’s not like the cloud doesn’t have a silver lining. The Hollywood Reporter claims Cole will still get her $1.5 million paycheck in full, despite the fact she probably won’t appear in a single episode. That’s one hell of a severance package…and she doesn’t have to pretend she gets along with Paula Abdul!
Though it was rumored that Simon Cowell fired Cheryl from the UK show as well, it now sounds like the producers would like to keep her on the British program and that her anger at Cowell over the American slight that’s keeping her from returning. But, assuming she’s been paid off, Fox can let folks overseas worry about that, and focus on the bigger problem: turning X Factor into a hit stateside while competing with NBC’s The Voice and their own network’s American Idol for the title of Most Important Singing Competiton On TV.