First of all, yes, there is going to be a sequel to The Wizard of Oz! Second of all, you know it will likely be pretty modern and fun considering Drew Barrymore is set to direct the movie. It’s called Surrender Dorothy and we can’t wait to see what it’s all about!
This is no way for a 37-year-old Oscar winner to dress. Actually, this is no way for any human being to dress, but we’re especially embarrassed that leather-loving Adrien Brody decided this look was appropriate for yesterday’s Armani yacht party at Cannes. The Lady Gaga shirt may be meant to suggest a fashion forward mindset, but he still looks like a cheap, sticky couch possessed by DJ Pauly D. Even if we didn’t hate this guy for stinking up every single movie he’s made since winning that Oscar for The Pianist (which we still haven’t seen because its a holocaust drama directed by a rapist and starring Adrien Brody), we’d still hate him for this suit. If he makes Predators suck, we suggest he be banned from anything that has the slightest chance of being awesome.
Thankfully, attendees like Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro and Natalie Imbruglia (she lives!) found more respectable attire for the soiree (Elizabeth Banks is still trying too hard, though). See what they wore in the gallery below.
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We had hardly begun wiping up the drool from the Muse music video premiere, and these arrived in our inbox. Our friends/enablers over at Summit just made our day even better by sending us three new Eclipse character banners featuring the Volturi, the heart-throbbing trifecta, and the newborns led by Riley. From what we’ve seen thus far, there was no shortage of male hair product on this set. [Photo: Summit Entertainment]
Taking on all the Na’avi’s is such a smart idea! Kelly Van is the author of a book called, “Sheila the Warrior: The Damned”, which was published online. And she’s claiming that James Cameron stole the idea for Avatar from it.
She’s spouting that 20th Century Fox was in on it too, and in court papers, claims that everything was copied. From the plot to the characters, especially their, “physique, demeanor, attire, emotions and powers/rituals.” Van’s characters are blue with yellow eyes, too. She’s going as far as to allege that Cameron’s “settings” and “scenes” are ripped off from her story as well.
Van’s work is a science-fiction piece where her characters travel to Tibet where baddie “bloodsuckers” are attempting to overthrow the peace. In her Tibet, “the concept of killing” is alien. Using Tibet as a space is hardly original, though, now is it? It’s a Buddhist land, and the “concept of killing” amongst the people, is alien according to the religion’s scriptures. Violence came in when China decided to overthrow the country causing His Holiness The Dalai Lama to flee to India. Her plot sounds like a metaphor to us!
Cameron claims he’s never even heard her story, and isn’t particularly worried about the suit. Chris Petrikin, a spokesman for Fox stated, “It’s absolutely baseless. Jim Cameron’s treatment for Avatar was written before Ms Van alleges she even started to write her book.
One of the major disputes is this: a studio source says that a completed script for the film was given in 1998. Van’s lawyer, Kevin Mirch, disagrees, saying, “We did a lot of research, and the copyright says ‘Avatar’ was copyrighted on April 1 of 2007. The date of [Van's] creation was in 2000, and it was published on the Internet in 2003.”
Outlining more of the beef he added, “Avatar was done much later. It’s just contrary to what they said to us – which they did in a very rude manner. [Cameron's] lawyer wrote us a letter saying they would go after our law firm and our client if it wasn’t dismissed immediately. To have letters that say they’re going to sue us and they’re going to bankrupt us is bad business.” We’ll be watching how this particular script unfurls! ‘Cause the Na’avi won’t take it lying down.
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Crazy news: Terrence Howard has been secretly married for the last five months. The Iron Man actor (replaced by Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2) introduced wife Michelle Ghent at a cocktail party in Cannes for Winnie, his upcoming Mandela biopic with Jennifer Hudson. “To come here and be with my wife, it’s the best feeling in the world,” Howard told Anderson Cooper. “Terrence is so in love with her and she’s a great, down-to-earth girl who really understands and loves him for him,” a source told Us.
What surprises us even more than the secret marriage is that someone lived up Terrence’s notorious standards for female partners. After all, Howard is anti-premarital sex (“Afterward, I would feel unclean…so I would have to let them go because they didn’t help me to be a stronger person”), pro baby-wipes (“If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves…I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean”) and fond of dating multiple women at once (“The greatest number of women I’ve dated was 12. I’ve had four women come to my hotel and we all painted pictures together. I was just trying to see which ones I liked the most”). Still, it looks like one lucky lady has passed the audition. See photos of Howard and his lady in Cannes below.
While it’s not totally clear whether she jumped or was pushed, everyone seems glad that Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3. Initially, blogger Nikki Finke announced that Paramount decided to give Shia LaBeouf a new love interest in the next sequel, presumably one who wouldn’t compare director Michael Bay to Hitler after the shoot (“[it] makes more sense for the story,” said her source). A rep for Miss Fox responded “It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best,” but Finke has already called the rebuttal a “pantload”—which is still a smaller pile than the last Transformers movie.
While LaBeouf has yet to comment on Fox’s departure, he’s already made clear he wants big changes for the franchise. “There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone,” he said of Revenge Of The Fallen, admitting he “wasn’t impressed.” It shouldn’t be too long before we hear who will be helping Shia bring back the “heart”—Transformers 3 has already begun filming in LA.
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Robert Pattinson (photos) appeared on Ellen today to discuss Eclipse, his adorable shyness, and as we mentioned earlier, his mostly-favored new haircut. While RPattz was as bumbling and giggly as ever, Ellen was able to pry five fun facts from the hysteria-inducing hunk:
5. He thinks he’s more beautiful than Julia Roberts. When Ellen asked RP how he felt about being named one of People‘s most beautiful people, he said he didn’t realized ranking was involved, and jokingly said that Julia Roberts “came out of nowhere” and he had been working on the title all year.
4. He “doesn’t think well in real-time.” When asked why he’s more at ease with a script in hand and the cameras rolling than in interviews, Pattinson said he hasn’t perfected the art of thinking before he speaks.
3. He shaved his head due to a bad case of “nits” AKA head lice. Truthfully he lopped off his lovely locks for his role opposite Reese Witherspoon in Water For Elephants, but he jumped at the chance to start a rumor that didn’t involve knocking up Kristen Stewart.
2. He practiced ballet until he was 10 years old, then “realized he was a guy.” Ellen then joked that Rob missed his opportunity to hookup with female dancers, but given he and KStew‘s eye-f*cking extravaganza on Oprah, we think Robsten (photos) is doing just fine.
1. He cannot be identified by his pecs. Producing a studio full of girl boners, Ellen invited one lucky audience member to participate in “Pattin’ Pattinson” where while blindfolded, she had to pick Rob out of a line-up just by feelin’ him up. She failed at the game, but won the award of luckiest b*tch on the planet, second only to Kristen.