It is an angst-ridden time for fans of young adult books and their movie adaptations: We’ve seen Breaking Dawn Part 1 too many times, the March debut of The Hunger Games seems eons away, and they still haven’t announced the rest of the Mortal Instruments cast. That’s why we here at TheFABlife have teamed up with our friends at Hollywood Crush and NextMovie to bring you Dystopian Week! A week of interviews, movie updates reviews and guest blogs all about these dark fictional depictions of the future is sure to cheer us all up about the present, right? First up, we’ve got Delirium author Lauren Oliver.
Delirium poses a scary question: What if the world decided that love is the root of all of our problems, and scientists discovered a way to cure us all of this terribly destructive “disease” (amor deliria nervosa) on our 18th birthday? Lena Haloway can’t wait to get the cure, after seeing it kill her mother and nearly destroy her sister. But then, of course, she meets a boy named Alex.
Shortly after the book, part one of a trilogy, hit shelves in February, it was snatched up by producers Paula Mazur and Mitch Kaplan and is now slated for movie adaptation by Fox 2000.
“I know that we’re trying to move forward and put directors onboard, think about casting,” Oliver told TheFABlife last week. “I love the producers, and I love the script writer, with whom I’ve met. I’m definitely very much in touch with the producers, and I will read and comment on the script eventually. One of the reasons I really wanted to work with them specifically was that they got on the phone with me from the start, explained their vision, and it really felt like a collaboration from the start.”
After years of rumors and vague responses about Lady Gaga‘s appearance in The Muppets, the cameo sadly wound up on the cutting room floor due to time constraints. Moviehole.net reports that it involved Gaga and her entourage — Ed Helms, John Krasinski and possibly Eric Stonestreet — in a showdown with Miss Piggy. And they may or may not have done a version of Madonna‘s “Vogue.” We fail to see how ANY OTHER plot point could have been more important than this. But we are still crossing our fingers that this makes it to the DVD extras.
Moviehole has a whole list of cameos cut from the original script. Elmo, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Rachael Ray, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christian Bale, Kathy Griffin, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and George Clooney were all on the wish list. Of course, many of those stars happen to be very busy and couldn’t squeeze a Muppet shoot into their schedules (Elmo). But a couple of other big names shot scenes that we’re hoping to see one day: Jason Segel‘s Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Mila Kunis and Ben Stiller.
Given the movie’s strong performance at the box office over the holiday weekend (natch, it couldn’t beat Breaking Dawn Part 1, but it was a respectable second place), maybe some of those clever cameos will make it into another Muppets movie?
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After watching Charlize Theron in the trailers for Young Adult and Snow White and the Huntsman, we can tell the Oscar winner enjoys getting mean onscreen. And she likes to talk a big game, too. When she sat down with MTV News recently, she joked about what will go down between her Evil Queen and Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White in the updated fairy-tale flick.
“I’ve done some small things with [Kristen], but we’re about to shoot our big showdown, and fingers crossed for me,” she said. “It’s the big battle. I’m just really, really, really hoping I get to kill her. That is how the story ends up, right?”
Relax, we’re not actually going to give you diet tips on this, the most holy of holidays for food lovers. We’re merely suggesting that if you’re anything like us, it’s hard to remember that there will be consequences if we ask for second helpings of mashed potatoes and pie. We slip into a food coma and wake up just long enough to eat the leftovers. So we thought we’d provide this little visual inspiration: 24 hot celebrities — from Britney Spears to Henry Cavill, Pippa Middleton to Hugh Jackman, Adriana Lima to Jennifer Lopez — who have bodies we’d basically kill to have, and who work hard to get them. Maybe seeing them jog, lift weights and strut their assets will inspire you to get off the couch. Or you might just want to sit back and enjoy the view while munching on a turkey leg. That’s the kind of freedom those pilgrims came here to attain, isn’t it?
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Happy birthday, Miley Cyrus! We imagine this year was a little easier for you than 2010, when you released an album, toured for it, finished filming Hannah Montana, launched your non-Hannah Montana film career with The Last Song, made two other movies that aren’t out yet. Not that you haven’t been busy in 2011, what with touring the world, appearing on SNL, dealing with your parents’ now-canceled divorce, hanging out with on-again sweetie Liam Hemsworth, and wearing fabulous animal print to as many places as possible. We hope this year allowed you more time to spend time with friends, like Kelly Osbourne, who told E! that she’s planning a super secret party for your 19th. “It’s intimate, but it’s going to be the sickest thing she’s ever seen in her life,” Osbourne said. Well, for our sakes, please take pictures!
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Mariah Yeater‘s lawyer Jeffrey Leving said she’s eager to have son Trystan’s DNA tested and compared to Justin Bieber‘s, though Leving told TMZ that he’s got a problem with the fact that none of his client’s team was present when Bieber was tested on Friday. Justin’s still not worried, and he was comfortable enough to joke with David Letterman about it in a pre-taped interview to air on tonight’s Late Show.
“You were man enough from the beginning, you said, oh yeah? That’s not true and I’ll take one of those DNA tests,” Letterman said. “What’s the procedure? Are you unconscious?”
“No, they just swab your mouth!” the 17-year-old laughed. But then came a reveal that has us worried about the singer: Read more…
The fact that Bella’s Carolina Herrera wedding gown will now be available via Alfred Angelo was great news for Twi-hard brides-to-be whose husbands don’t mind being compared to Edward Cullen. But what about those of us who aren’t getting married anytime soon (or who don’t have vampire maids of honor to work those buttons)? Here are five things we could really use from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Merchandizing execs, take notes!
1. Our own speedboat, with a dock in Brazil.
It’s not every day we turn to a 14-year-old for fashion inspiration. But it’s also not every day you run into a 14-year-old like Chloe Moretz, the star of Kick-Ass and Hugo. She’s smart without being obnoxiously precocious, and she acts her age without being annoying. And she dresses that way, too. When she stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live last week, in her gray shoes and stockings under a pair of high-waisted shorts and a black sweater with colorfully beaded flower accents, she was both schoolgirl cute and rockabilly hipster cool. She makes us wish for a teenager to buy presents for this season. Oh, hell, we’ll just buy it for ourselves.
In the latest issue of Us Weekly, sources close to Kim Kardashian paint Kris Humphries in a pretty terrible light. “He belittled her in front of people,” a source reportedly told the magazine. “He’d call her stupid. It was truly sickening.” He also allegedly called Kim “fat ass.”
The report set off some alarm bells in our head. Especially after we watched the promo for the new season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York. “Your wife has to find out your in a different country on Twitter,” Kim scoldingly tells Kris, after a number of scenes of him and Kourtney‘s man Scott Disick partying. “If it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be,” Kourtney says. We don’t know if they’re talking about Kim and Kris’ marriage in that clip, but we have also heard, via RadarOnline, that the show will paint Kim as a “victim” this season. And this decision was supposedly made after Kim saw all of the footage shot during their brief time together.
They’re both outrageous, outspoken blondes who can sing, but we don’t usually put Lady Gaga and Courtney Love in the same category. For one, every move by Gaga seems to be calculated with precision, while we’re not sure if Courtney knows what’s happening five minutes into the future. But last night, whether carefully planned or not, both daring ladies came dangerously close to flashing the world at inappropriate venues.
Courtney was leaving the afterparty for the New York premiere of Hugo — a kids’ movie!!! — when cameras caught some nip-slippage from the top of her flashy red gown. Lady Gaga, on the other hand, was making a surprise appearance in the press room of the International Emmy Awards. Her unique black floor-length was slit from above the hip down to the knee, and was very close to showing us her lady parts. (Upon close inspection, however, it does appear that she was wearing a string bikini of some kind.)
Take a closer look, if you dare.
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