Usually when people say a movie made them vomit, it’s just a figure of speech. Sadly, for James Franco, these complaints seem scarily real. Apparently his latest film 127 Hours has been causing some audience members to become physically sick!
What on earth could have caused all the fuss? Well, 127 Hours tells the true story of rock-climber Aron Ralston, who was pinned beneath a bolder for five days in 2003. Eventually the climber was forced to amputate is own arm to survive. According to The Daily Mail, Franco’s performance as Ralston is graphic, to say the least. Reviewer Chris Tookey describes the scene in question as “the most harrowing bone-breaking and amputation scene in the history of cinema.” Move over, Requiem For A Dream.
The London Sun has reported that when the Danny Boyle directed feature closed the London Film Festival last week, medics had to be called to manage cases of nausea, fainting, and even seizures. “Boyle looked on as paramedics treated fans struggling to cope with the gruesome scenes.” Clearly this movie isn’t for the faint of heart.
127 Hours opens wide today. Will you go and see it? If you do, be on the safe side and bring a tarp.
Update: Kim Kardashian has tweeted that this song is, in fact, not hers! So ignore our gushing below and leave your guesses as to who is singing “Shake” in the comments. Is it J. Lo? A random nobody? Khloe Kardashian? (Er, same thing, right?) Who knows, maybe it really was Microsoft Speech.
No way, this is actually happening! When we heard a few days back that Kim Kardashian was in the studio recording songs for her debut album, we were undoubtably curious. Well it looks like the techo gods heard our prayers, because this afternoon we were treated to a small taste of what’s to come. Her first single “Shake” was leaked today, and we can’t help but feel it features the vocal stylings of the Microsoft speech program. But besides that, it’s pretty catchy and she does have a pretty good breathy voice.
Let’s see what Kim and producer-maestro The Dream cook up for us with the rest of the album! Let’s hope they don’t Ke$ha all over it with the autotuner.
We’ll say it: we’re worried about the Bieber. The sudden mega-fame has got to wear on the 16-year-old Justin Bieber, and those close to him say the strain is starting to show. Tired of the unwanted attention he receives while renting private jets, Biebs is reportedly in the market for a personal plane of his own.
Insiders told the Chicago Sun-Times that the teen sensation “hates it when other…people approach him at the terminal and ask for autographs or photos. He is now shopping for his own private plane. Likely a G-4.” For those of you who aren’t plane buffs, a G-4, also called a Gulfstream IV, is a 20-seat private jet used extensively in the military. It’s the perfect vehicle for Bieber to control his teen empire from the air! But it’ll set him back a bit. Reportedly the G-4′s go for upwards of $38 million.
“Justin has really become a lot to handle,” the source continued. “He really has become paranoid about being protected from fans or just about anyone else he doesn’t know. He’s become terribly jumpy and is constantly snapping at everyone around him.” It makes a lot of sense considering his recent incident at an arcade. He wasn’t like he was out doing lines of blow in some club; he just wanted to play some lazer tag. You know, like a kid. Let’s hope the plane privacy does the trick and he doesn’t go all Howard Hughes on us.
The Kardashian sisters celebrated the grand opening of their Dash NYC boutique in New York’s Soho last night. Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe all donned matching classic-black outfits as they made their way through the throngs of fans on hand to wish them well. In fact, so many people turned out that police reportedly had to close down the street and make serveral arrests. One over zealous fan even attempted to jump into party guest Kayne West’s Maybach limousine!
But the scene inside the newly christened Dash NYC was all champagne and glam while cameras rolled to capture the moment for the E! reality series Kim and Kourtney Take New York. Check out the swank and the scuffle in the gallery below!
A Michael Jackson World Tour in 2011? Leave it to the Cirque Du Soleil people to make miracles happen. A year and a half after the King of Pop’s death, the famed acrobatic illusionists are building a big-top event around his music and signature dance moves.
Aptly dubbed “The Immortal World Tour”, the production is slated to kick off in the Cirque’s native Canada next fall. It will then circle the world before ending up permanently at the MGM Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, the current home Beatles-themed Cirque show, Love.
Some fans worry that the show might not do MJ justice, but we hear Jackson’s legacy is in good hands. Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson has given her blessing, and it will be choreographed and directed by former Jackson backup dancer Jamie King. More recently, King as has directed tours for Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin and Madonna.
What do you think? Will a dozen of the best dancers in the world be able to measure up to a single Michael Jackson? We think not. But we’re still excited anyway!
Well, they faked divorce papers, we’re sure they can fake this too. The elaborate performance piece that Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag call their marriage has shifted into a new scene, and this one involves bankruptcy. According to Life and Style, the former Hills stars have blown $10 million, and now owe $2 million in back taxes. They are currently homeless and in talks with financial attorneys (or at least a guy hired to play one).
“We were immature, worrying too much about the famous part instead of the actual business part,” Spencer told Life & Style, earning him the world record for the longest time it took for someone to get a clue. “In hindsight, we shouldn’t have spent any of our money. We should have been low-key and saved.”
Instead they splurged on a $35,000-a-month love nest, six cars, private jets, magic crystals, and making Heidi’s breasts big enough to be recognized by the UN as an independent nation. Now the couple are holed up in Spencer’s parent’s house to plan their next move. Heidi was even considering appearing fully nude in Playboy, but chose not to at the request of the Pratt family.
According to Spencer, their problems -like so many in this world- are because of Jersey Shore. “We thought The Hills was going to be like 90210 and we’d have another five to 10 years. The ratings were consistent. But we never saw Jersey Shore coming. Before, TV audiences were fine with seeing us all argue, but now they want you to punch one another in the face and hook up with three different people. Our cast was a bit boring and snoozeworthy in comparison. No wonder we got canceled.”
But Spencer mans up and takes his share of the responsibility.Ã‚Â ”We don’t want sympathy. We did this to ourselves and feel like idiots. But we’ve grown up and are definitely not as naive anymore.” Honestly, Ã‚Â there’s so much drama around these two we don’t know what’s real anymore.Ã‚Â Is it possible for a marriage to jump the shark? Because we think it just did.
This week in We Sh*t You Not Corner, former president George W. Bush has stated that Kanye West’s “Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” rant at the Katrina benefit telethon was the “worst moment” he faced in his presidency. Really? Of all the tough moments, THAT’S the one?Ã‚Â Nice try, wars and economic collapse.
The former president taped an interview with Matt Lauer earlier this week to promote his hotly anticipated memoir, Decision Points. The controversial discussion is set to air next week, but EW.com is reportingÃ‚Â that Bush was devastated by Kanye’s comments. “He called me a racist ,” he explained, “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, Ã¢â‚¬ËœI don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”
Bush’s memoir apparently labels the incident the worst moment of his presidency. When Lauer asked if he still felt that way, Bush was adamant that the words did still sting. “Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment. I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.”
Do you feel it’s odd that Bush labeled a moment where he was personally insulted as his leadership low point, instead of something that actually affected the country? Well, you’re probably not alone. Lauer warned Bush that he might catch some flack for the comment, to which the statesman characteristically replied, “Don’t care.”
OK, granted, it can’t feel good to get called a racist on national television. Especially if you’re in politics. But being a president has got to be a pretty tough job, with some mindblowingly difficult challenges. If any ex-president EVER says that the worst moment they had to face was some rapper calling him a bad name, then they either had the most boring administration in history, or they’re being a smidge sensitive. And even though whether or not it was his fault is up for debate, I think we can all agree that George W. Bush’s term in office was anything but a snooze.
Jeez, way to go Kanye. You spoiled the guy’s presidency. Things were going great, and you had to go hurricane on his parade. Bummer. We guess this makes the whole Taylor Swift thing seem not as bad, huh? Maybe Bush will write an angry song about Kanye. Or he’ll just have CIA agents put flaming bags of dog crap on his door every day for the rest of his life (they can do that, you know).
Dozens of almost forgotten B-listers turned out last night to pay tribute to the reason they’re still relevant. Dancing With The Stars celebrated it’s 200th episode last night with a party at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, and all of your favorite hot-to-trot familiar faces were on hand!
Old alums John O’Hurley, Cheryl Burke, Stacy Keibler and newly-lipped Lisa Rinna strutted their dancing shoes across the red carpet, and current contestants Bristol Palin, Florence Henderson and Jennifer Grey were also in attendance. It’s amazing to think that only five years ago, seeing out-of-work actors tango and awkwardly force sexual chemistry on TV was just a dream. Now it puts the harsh reality in “reality television.”
Are you worried that Heidi Montag’s new music video won’t be slutty enough? Well don’t worry, because she’s doing her research to ensure that it will be a skanky supernova! “Going to Hustler strip club, want to pick up some tips for my music video Ill do that I am shooting next week,” our favorite bionic woman tweeted while in Las Vegas last Sunday.
After several months away from the spotlight, Heidi and professional mega-tool/husband Spencer Pratt surfaced this Halloween with the other terrifying creatures. In fact, the couple didn’t even feel the need to wear spooky costumes. Plastic surgery did the job just fine for Heidi, and Spencer is pretty scary as it is.
It seems like Heidi needs all the help she can get in order to launch her pop career off the ground. Her first album, Superficial, sold less than 700 copies in the first week of release. And we aren’t even sure how many of those were bought by Spencer. Maybe Heidi should cruise the strip for some singing tips after she hits up the Hustler Club. Cher’s still at Caesar’s Palace, right? Or at least she could catch an Elvis impersonator.
Do you like Beyonce’s songs, but find yourself unable to fully enjoy them unless they’re being performed by a seven-foot-one power center with a ridiculous free throw percentage? Then today is your lucky day, my crazy friends with weird musical fetishes!
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neil channeled his alter-ego “Shaqueeta” while driving around the streets of Boston and rocked hard -and we mean HARD- to Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams.” The Celtics center lip-synced, fist-pumped, shook his bobbed wig and felt up his purple miniskirt clad body while a mysterious friend filmed the escapade.
Is this some kind of elaborate Celtics team hazing ritual? Is it Halloween related? Or is Shaq just letting his inner-diva loose for a night on the town? Tell us what you think – Jay-Z was unavailable for comment.