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.


Angelina Gets Her Nerd On At Comic Con


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.

[Photo: Splash News Online]


Move Over Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whitely Is Here


Back in May, we learned that Megan Fox was fired from Transformers 3 and that she would be replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Now that the film is in production, we can finally see Huntington-Whitely in action and she looks white hot on the Milwaukee set. Check out photos of the model-actress (well, the “actress” part remains to be seen) hanging out with co-star Shia LaBeouf in our gallery below.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]


FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

Anybody remember the “erotic thriller”? Popular during the 1980s, these steamy offerings were a rite of passage for many an impressionable seventh grader. Somewhere between Basic Instinct and Zandalee, though, they lost their way somewhere in Cinemax’s late night schedule. So TheFABlife throws our Kleenex in the air for Chloe, a sexy suspenser starring Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried that’s not totally devoid of brain cells. The Mamma Mia star plays a call girl working Toronto’s more exclusive establishments. She’s hired by Moore, a suspicious wife looking to confirm hubbie Liam Neeson‘s infidelities in the worst way. Sure, there are hidden agendas galore and they play peek-a-boo along with the A-list flesh. Two engorged thumbs up.

Extras: Deleted scenes, a “making of” doc with director Atom Egoyan (Exotica) and Seyfried explains herself on the commentary track.

- By C. Bottomley

by (@katespencer)

10 Random Thoughts We Had While Watching The Welcome To The Rileys Trailer

Hey guys, Kate Spencer here. I cover the Kristen Stewart (photos) beat for TheFABlife and like all of you I eagerly sat down at my desk this morning to watch the new Welcome to the Rileys trailer and count how many times my pretend BFF KStew bit her lips (answer: 0!)*. The flick revolves around a couple – played by Melissa Leo and James Gandolfini - who lose a daughter and later take in a teenage stripper, played by Stew-pants. It looks a bit cliched and sappy, but I trust these actors to bring it and will definitely give it a watch, and not just because I’m a brainwashed Kristen loyalist and think she can do no wrong. Which she can’t.

I chronicled my emotional journey through the the 2 minute and 26 second trailer and have documented my varying reactions for you, dear, Stew-fans, below.

Let’s just say I ended up in tears. Don’t tell anyone. More importantly – what did you think? Would you camp out for 4 days for WTTR?

  • :10 – Melissa Leo doesn’t even have to talk and she’s f*cking amazing.
  • :16 – I’m still sad they killed Adriana on The Sopranos. Also James Gandolfini with a Southern accent = LOLs.
  • :35 – What do they use in movies to make fake pills?
  • :46 – Kristen’s old hair! I still love you! Come back to me!
  • :47 – Where can I get a meatball po’boy?
  • 1:02 – I bet Kristen took those bright yellow Keds home with her after shooting wrapped.
  • 1:34 – Wait a second, Kristen just half-bit her lip. Does that count?
  • 1:45 – The make-up artist should win an Oscar for making Kristen’s perfect skin look so nasty.
  • 1:52 – And…Kristen just made the most classic Stew face ever. Be still, fluttering heart of mine.
  • 2:17 – Oh crap, I’m crying! Why am I crying?!

* Lip-bite count updated to .5 after re-watching the trailer.

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Inception Premiere: Indie Cool With A Dash Of DiCaprio

Inception looks like it’s going to blow our minds with it’s scary, crazy surrealist plot and awesome cast that consists partly of mega-stars (Leonardo DiCaprio), and partly of low-key indie talent like Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The London premiere of the film was also a mix of mainstream and quirky, with all our heroes taking part (when else will you get Michael Caine mingling with The SmithsJohnny Marr and our most bizarre celebrity crush, Cillian Murphy, whose eyes simultaneously freak us out and turn us on in a really weird way)?

Check out the star-studded gallery below for all the attendees.

by (@JordanRuntagh)

James Cameron Presents Fergie’s Humps in 3D!

The Black Eyed Peas are teaming up with James Cameron for a concert film that will bring you Fergie’s humps in 3D! Will i. am told Vibe magazine that the band approached the Avatar director to make a multi-dimensional movie documenting their dates in South America.

“It’s a full-length film and it’s based around our tour activities,” he said, “We’ve toured from America and Europe, to the Middle East, South America, Asia and Africa. It’s not like we go, ‘Yo, we are international, you know what I’m saying? London and Paris!’ No, that’s just two cities. We want to go across the planet.”

“We have the biggest director because we are the biggest group on the planet,” said the not-singer of U2, the Rolling Stones, Radiohead or Coldplay. The film is scheduled for release in 2011 and has a plot line developed by Cameron, which described as “dope”. It better be good, considering they turned down our idea of having a luxury liner full of blue aliens collide with one of Fergie’s lovely lady lumps and sink. Where’s the love, James?

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Andrew Garfield Named Next Spider-Man, Public Asks “Who?”

andrew-garfieldrnrnAfter negotiations between Sony Pictures and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi broke down in January, the studio decided to shutter the whole Raimi/Tobey Maguire/Kirsten Dunst triumvirate and start fresh. They hired the promising yet largely unproven 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb to helm the reboot of the most popular superhero franchise of the last decade and, just yesterday, finally landed on their lead. Ladies and gentlemen, courtesy of our friends over at Movieline, meet Andrew Garfield!rnrnNow, we don’t blame you if you stare blankly at your computer screen and say, “Andrew WHO, exactly?” We did the same thing this morning when we read the news! Fortunately, we’ve done the research on him so you don’t have to.rn Read more…


Rob And Reese Look Polished, Pensive On Set Of Water For Elephants


Rumored Oscar contender Rob Pattinson (photos) was spotted strolling the set of Water For Elephants lookin’ mighty dapper and clean-shaven in a tux. Co-star Reese Witherspoon sipped coffee while looking retro-flawless in a clingy red silk dress, diamond brooch, and pin-curled locks. These sneaky set photos are truly a tease…is it 2011 yet?!  [Photos: Splash News Online]

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Pee Wee Is Going To Have Another Big Adventure


We. Are. So. Excited. There is going to be another Pee Wee Herman movie made, which will be produced by Judd Apatow‘s production company! Oh, how our childhood was molded by Pee Wee’s first adventure, traveling across these great United States in search of his bicycle, all the while discovering the Alamo doesn’t have a basement and trying not to get clobbered by Simone’s boyfriend Andy at the Dino Park.

Paul Reubens revived the Pee Wee character for a stage show which has been performing to sold out audiences in L.A. this year (and will come to New York in the fall). Apatow took in one of the performances and got the idea for a new movie, saying “Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman. I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens — who is an extraordinary and ground-breaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.” The love is mutual, as Reubens seems equally thrilled to partner with Apatow, saying “There is no one like Judd in our business — he loves comedy with emotion and heart, and he sees what we do as art. I can’t believe I’m getting this opportunity to be working with him.” This can’t happen fast enough, in our opinion. The real question though is will evil bike thief Francis Buxton return??

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