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Zach Braff Puts On His Director’s Scarf To Make Another Mopefest Or Two

Fedora-wearer Zach Braff has been so busy at his day job acting on Scrubs (which, despite numerous attempts at cancellation, only just kicked the bucket this year) that he didn’t have time to create a follow-up to his 2004 film Garden State until now. First, Braff plans to direct the upcoming film Swingles which is about thirtysomethings in the dating scene, which he also helped write. Swingles. Hmm, that sounds familiar. Oh, wait no, we’re thinking of Weality Bites. (We just found our new favorite game, “Movies of the 90′s as pronounced with speech impediments.”)

Braff is also writing another film, which he says will be more personal, and that even though he’s “not going to pontificate about the state of twentysomethings or thirtysomethings every time I make a movie” that this one will be more “in the Garden State oeuvre.” In other words, that hopeless feeling you’re going to get as you leave the multiplex while also humming a song by Bon Iver? You just got Braffed.

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Katie Holmes Sexes Up The History Channel

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to present Jackie O-my-god-that’s-Katie-Holmes. Alright, we’ll be the first to say we were skeptical when we heard that the former Dawson’s Creek dweller would portray iconic first lady Jackie Kennedy in the upcoming miniseries, The Kennedys. The eight hour epic TV movie will be the History Channel’s first attempt at a scripted drama, documenting the scandalous, private lives of the famous family. While we haven’t seen her act the part, we’ve got to admit that she looked amazing while shooting in Toronto. Nice doppelganger work, girlfriend.

‘”We have these wonderful seamstresses who are creating beautiful dresses that are obviously replicas of real things she wore,” Katie told UsMagazine.com. Two of the dresses she wears were stitched by her friend Georgio Armani. Legendary designers tackling classic style?  Screw Glee, Katie should try for a guest spot on Mad Men!

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Mila Kunis And Justin Timberlake Are Having A Laugh

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Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake cracked up on the set of their new film, Friends With Benefits, which is currently shooting in New York. But what exactly was so funny? Could it be the sidewalk caricatures that were supposed to be drawn in their likeness? Possibly, but here are a few other thoughts.

“I can’t believe That 70′s Show lasted as long as it did either!”

“Remember the time you and Britney Spears wore matching denim formalwear??”

“And then he goes, ‘Hey, I’m not Tobey Maguire, I’m Topher Grace!’”

“My girlfriend was on 7th Heaven!”

“No seriously, Ashton is really smart.”

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Brad Pitt Brings Sexy Back, And The Look That Made Him Famous

Goodbye Billy Goat Gruff, hello J.D.! Reviving the feathery mullet from his breakthrough role as J.D. in 1991′s Thelma & Louise, Brad Pitt was back to his studly self last night at the Salt premiere. His drop-dead gorgeous date, and star of the action flick, Angelina Jolie, didn’t look too shabby either, in a more-playful-than-usual Emporio Armani sequined black mini. Hollywood’s super couple (sorry, Robsten) looked smitten and carefree at their first red carpet appearance since last December. My, how we’ve missed them! [Photos: , MGM]

More shots from the premiere below, including stars from all ends of the fame spectrum – Kristin Cavallari, Amber Heard, Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi, and a stunning Naomi Watts.

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FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week With Exclusive Runaways Bonus Clip!

Bristling with all-girl attitude and spandex, The Runaways were one of the great glam rock groups of the 1970s. Whether the “Cherry Bomb” hit-makers have one of the great stories to tell is another stack of vinyl. This biopic follows a familiar path, albeit one dressed up in plastic fashion and simpering with sunken-cheek cool. Guitarist Joan Jett (Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) are brought together in an unholy marriage by unhinged Svengali Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon). From there it’s initial success, drug problems and disintegration–with a few same-sex smooches on the way. Aspiring riot grrl rockers will dig the big time’s adrenaline rush; everyone else will shake their heads knowingly when it all goes up in angel dust.

Extras: KStew, DFann and the real Joan Jett all contribute to the commentary track ‘n’ there’s a “making of” segment.

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Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!

Related Content: Interview: Fanning Grows Up, Jett Talks Rock And Robsten

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Russell Brand Is Batsh*t For Batman

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While Katy Perry was enjoying some down time in the Bahamas this weekend, fiancé Russell Brand was answering the call of the Bat Signal in Gotham City. The Batman outfit is for his role in the upcoming remake of Arthur, which is shooting in New York City. We saw the original and we know Dudley Moore never dressed up as a superhero, which means this is either a dream sequence or Halloween party, right? Or maybe it’s a metaphor. Look, Batman flies through the air and the air is in the space between the moon and New York City, which is a line from the theme song from the original Arthur. Boom. Mystery solved.

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Taylor Lautner’s Chest Bared On The Set Of Abduction

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When Edward Cullen, referring to Jacob Black And His Washboard Abs asked “Doesn’t he own a shirt?” in the film version of Eclipse, the audience knowingly laughed and winked along with him because we were all privy to that gratuitous nipple action. Turns out though, that even when Taylor Lautner is wearing a shirt, he’s still willing to throw us a peek at what lies beneath. Check out pics of Lautner on-set at his latest film, Abduction, which is currently shooting in Pennsylvania. (It is not lost on us that this film has the word “ab” right in the title. Clever marketing move, movie people.)

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Mel Gibson, On-Set At The Beaver Creates Worst Workplace Vibe Ever

Imagine for a moment that you found out that someone in your office was having trouble at home and has potentially knocked his girlfriend’s teeth out and was known to scream racist remarks at her when he got angry. You’d probably avoid eye-contact with the guy or try not to make any sudden moves that would set him off. That’s pretty much what happened when Mel Gibson showed up to re-shoot scenes for his latest film, The Beaver, and it was awk-ward!

Mel had to show up for work on the film, directed by his pal Jodie Foster, this week after the vicious audio tapes leaked, and a source says “Mel was in complete shock. Everyone was walking on eggshells around him. It was the weirdest set ever.” We bet! We can’t imagine anyone brave enough to look him in the eye after listening to his insane rants. Fortunately for everyone, we’re gonna guess that Mel’s not going to be cast much in the near future, so he won’t have to worry about awkward run-ins with coworkers after this.

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Angelina Gets Her Nerd On At Comic Con

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Angelina Jolie is a woman with many sides. Glamorous actress, humanitarian, mother, and now, most identifiable to us, nerd. Jolie has been confirmed to make an appearance at Comic Con next week to promote the upcoming flick Salt, where she plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. (How topical!)

Of course we kid, just making an appearance at Comic Con doesn’t mean you’re a nerd – last year the Twilight cast, Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana all showed up to add some hotness to the mix. No word on whether Brad Pitt will accompany Angie to the San Diego fest. Maybe he’ll just send his shaved off beard in his stead.

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