Dearest Ashley Greene and Kullan Kellan Lutz,
Well look at that – Kellan, I spelled your name wrong in my open letter to you! I’d apologize except that I think it’s a perfect example of how insignificant you are. I’m a massive Twi-dork and I sometimes forget your name. So why then do you guys think your irrelevant asses deserve $4 million for each Breaking Dawn movie?
Look dudes, I get where you’re coming from. You’re part of a mega-franchise, with the second installment, New Moon, raking in $140.7 million in its opening weekend alone. So sure, $4 million (or $8 million, if Breaking Dawn is split into two movies) doesn’t seem like that much compared to how much the Twilight franchise makes (and how much Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are reportedly earning). But let’s be realistic here.
Ashley, you were a waitress at the Belmont Cafe before some casting director huffed crack and gave you the role of Alice Cullen – probably because your inexperience made you an affordable option. Sure, you were already a A-List star, what with your role as “McDonald’s Customer” in the movie no one saw, King of California, but Twilight kinda gave you a career bump, dontcha think?
Kellan, you look like every other gym-addicted, protein smoothie guzzling, tank-top wearing, girl in a club grinding, douche bag infesting America today. The most important thing you do in Twilight is pat Bella on the back. We’re confident Mike from Jersey Shore could handle that situation, and would be happy being paid in steroids and vodka tonics to do so. Sure, you had some bit parts on shows like The Comeback and 90210, but your most high profile role pre-Twilight was appearing in a Hilary Duff perfume ad. You should try letting the rain fall down and wake you from these salary dreams, bro.
Edge of Darkness
Mel Gibson is a man who carries a lot of baggage. He’s also a rare thing in Hollywood: a genuine larger-than-life movie star. Guy’s had a good track record of bringing out the best from even the most generic material, too. In this post-sugart*ts comeback vehicle, Mel’s grizzled cop is out to avenge his slain daughter and will let nothing stand in his way. Directed by Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell, the material plays to Gibson’s single-minded strengths and provides him with an entertaining foil in the shifty form of Ray Winstone (The Departed). Things go boom, bones go crunch, and anybody looking to waste a little time will be happy.
Extras: The standard DVD has a selection of deleted scenes. Blu-Ray features more deleted and alternate scenes and a featurette on the story’s journey from BBC miniseries to the big screen.
- By C. Bottomley
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes DVD bonus clip above.
Most would see the premiere of a low-profile indie movie like Holy Rollers (starring Jesse Eisenberg as a Hasidic teen caught in the drug racket) as a chance to dress casual, but Mary-Kate Olsen found the perfect opportunity to remind us why she’s (allegedly) a rising star in the world of fashion. Really, what says “flattering” and “fashion-forward” like a cheetah print top over baggy pants? It’s schlubby chic! Some might say she looks like David Lee Roth trying out for the Golden Girls, but those philistines don’t realize that “elderly ballroom dancer” will be the look in 2011. Find out what Ashley and everyone else wore in the gallery below.
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Sarah Jessica Parker opened up about the catfights on the set of Sex and the City 2, saying,”Sometimes feelings get hurt”. Even when you’re wearing vintage Halston, apparently! SJP finally addressed the constant reports of hardcore rivalry between the four ladies that have stuck around from when they were filming Sex and the City 2. She told Marie Claire, “When you’re on set, you’re working 90-hour weeks, you’re never home, you’re exhausted. There are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt.” She added. “But I don’t have any regrets about how I’ve treated people.”
Cynthia Nixon agrees, saying that there have been ups and downs, but enmity between the fab four doesn’t exist. “It hasn’t always been smooth sailing. But the idea that we’re somehow adversarial is ludicrous.” She added that the ladies do hang out off set too, “We go to the theatre together or just go to one of our houses for dinner.”
Kristen Davis addressed rumors that she refused to have dinner with Kim Cattrall while filming in Morocco: “There was a very strange piece in one of the tabloids that said Kim and I would eat in the restaurant of our hotel and not sit together, which cracks me up. When I would get back from the set, I would go to the gym and get room service. I’m not a put-on-decent-clothes-and-go-to-the-hotel-restaurant person. But Kim is. The story was that we don’t like each other. Ridiculous.”
Cattrall says much of the same but denies a bitter rift, “Nineteen-hour workdays are stressful, whether you’re driving a truck, working in a coal mine or on a set and trying to be your brightest at 4 o’ clock in the morning. But there’s a camaraderie that happened through all of that…The chemistry among the four of us is very strong.”
Okay so what we get from the gals is: we’re not BFF but we make do! Fair enough.
We recently vented about the latest Eclipse trailer and its lack of sexual tension. Looks like Summit heard our cries, and released this bonerlicious still of Bella and Edward about to suck face. We’ll take it. [Photo: Summit Entertainment]
Another just-released still in the gallery below, of the hunky Cullen men planning their attack on Victoria and the newborn vamps.
It’s hard to think that in 10 years Robert Downey Jr. has gone from being a jailed heroin addict to one of Hollywood’s most wanted actors. It’s also just as hard to believe that he’s been walking red carpet events for 30 years and has yet to pick up a single fashion tip along the way. How is it that someone with such a GQ face always looks like he walked straight out of the K-Mart bargain bin? With the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster Iron Man coming out this Friday, we thought we’d take a look at RDJ’s worst fashion choices.
1. Disco Dreadful
2. Zipper Issues
3. Denim Dud
4. Satin Sexy
5. The Undershirt Protest Phase
6. Pretty in Pink
7. Partying in Plaid
8. Straight out of the Laundry Hamper
9. Clash of the Patterns
10. Mustache Mistake
11. Blond Ambition
12. Bringing Back Prison Colors
13. Masculine in Mink
14. Over Accessorized and Painfully Pinstriped
15. Ready for the 1985 Prom
16. Channeling Samuel L. Jackson
17. Purple Passion
18. The Bucket List
19. The Opposite of Business Socks
20. Floundering in Fuchsia
Attagirl Lindsay! This is such a fantastic way to revive your career. Playing Linda Lovelace in a film that’s the porn star featured in 1972′s infamous Deep Throat is a genius move. Forget the fact that you’re playing an adult film actress and you’ve already played a stripper once. You’re in a movie again! Your parents will be so proud (maybe this is what you and Dina were toasting at Chateau Marmont last night?). Oh wait – first you need to avoid going to jail, eh Lindsay? Then you need to get to the point where you can actually see your dad Michael Lohan without a police escort. But hey – this is progress!
This may seem like just another page in LL’s very own gossip bestseller, Lindsay’s BFF/photographer Tyler Shields says there’s some truth to this tidbit. E Online confirmed the report after Shields told them he spoke to film’s director Matthew Wilder. He stated, “[Wilder] contacted me and asked me if I would do the promos for the movie.” Looks like La Lohan’s really going to be lovin’ up the screen with this one. It’s called, most aptly, “Inferno.”
Oh and just so you know, Lovelace eventually did leave the adult movie business and became an antipornography activist. Hear that, Lindsay?
Woo, woo, woo! TMZ has footage of Charlize Theron making out with Keanu Reeves on the street after a delicious dinner together! Is it possible that the former co-stars of 1997′s Devil’s Advocate and 2001′s Sweet November are enjoying a belated romance? Has he been politely waiting for relationships with Stephan Jenkins and Stuart Townsend to end so he could swoop down and declare his eternal devotion? Was his shirt off when he did it? “More evidence—when they hugged each other goodbye, Charlize’s hands are clearly UNDER KEANU’S JACKET!” OMG! That’s totally the universal sign of a sexual relationship! What an update!
Granted, these two have acted intimately for years at social events and they clearly were aware of the cameras during their clinch. If they were secretly banging, they probably wouldn’t be hugging at all. But if Charlize and Keanu want to come forward with some grand Hepburn and Tracy story involving years of simmering chemistry, far be it from us to advise them otherwise. See photos of Charli-anu in the gallery below.
[Photo: Getty Images]
A musical based on 8 ½, the impenetrable Federico Fellini film from 50 years ago? God knows what anybody was thinking–aside from hoping that maybe this tuner would repeat the success of the Oscar-winning Chicago. The songs are pretty unmemorable and the story is as underpowered as an Audi on bricks, but there are some good things here. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the genius movie director who has run out ideas. Seeking refuge from his producers and the press at a seaside spa, he is both tormented and delighted by visions of the women in his life. Day-Lewis is as watchable as ever; Penelope Cruz does a pole dance, and Fergie is an unexpected surprise as a prostitute singing “Be Italian” like her next plate of pasta depended on it. Judi Dench warbling in a basque, however, is enough to make one drive nails through their eyes.
Extras: Commentary track, three music videos and plenty of “making of” featurettes.
- By C. Bottomley
It’s no secret that we, along with millions of rabid fans, love Robert Pattinson. We’ve even had the pleasure of sitting within arm’s length of the gorgeous hair-fusser at the Remember Me roundtables. Sure, we drooled and our hearts raced as he entered the room, but it wasn’t his looks (okay, solely his looks) that resonated after his wrangler dragged him from the interview. It was his shocking modesty and charm that kept our butterflies aflutter. Despite his throngs of screaming fans, the dude genuinely seemed baffled why anyone gives a sh*t.
It’s because of this personal interaction that we refuse to believe the rumors that Mr. Nice Guy himself was a diva during the re-shoots of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse last week. Apparently Rob showed up a day late and gave director David Slade ‘tude throughout the following three 16-hour days on set, making the entire atmosphere tense. We can’t imagine Rob doing much more than workin’ his mop and giggling adorably, but even if he wasn’t happy as a clam, who would be chipper under the circumstances?
These re-shoots (or “pick-up shoots” as Summit is cautiously calling them) usually don’t bode well for a film’s quality. Let’s hope Eclipse just needed more gratuitous beauty shots of RP’s pretty face, a la Remember Me, to overshadow subpar acting. We went there, Twi-hards! [Source: E!; Photo: Getty Images]
Eclipse stills below.