When exactly did Bradley Cooper become an action bad-ass? Ten years ago he was Amy Poehler‘s gay musical partner in Wet Hot American Summer, taking TV roles (Kitchen Confidential) and bit parts in comedies (perhaps you saw The Comebacks?) before stardom came calling with last year’s The Hangover. He lost the part of Green Lantern to Ryan Reynolds, but his heroics in the upcoming A-Team movie must have been impressive enough to snag him the lead in The Dark Fields, a full-blown “techno-thriller” about mind-altering designer drugs co-starring Abbie Cornish and Robert DeNiro.
Shia LaBeouf was originally set to play Eddie, a slacker turned hyper-intelligent speed freak, but now it’s Bradley getting a gun pulled on him by some Statham-esque thug on set. If The Dark Fields—planned for March 2011—and The A-Team are hits, it might be a while before we see Cooper chasing Sandra Bullock in a rom-com like All About Steve again. Let’s hope it doesn’t get to his fake-tanned head!
See photos of Cooper and Cornish filming in Union Square—plus Renee Zellweger stopping by the set to visit her “boyfriend”—in the gallery below.
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Leighton Meester needs a fashion intervention fast. We realize the Gossip Girl actress wants to have an identity outside of her Blair Waldorf character (where is that Emmy nomination?). But just because Blair has terrific fashion sense, that doesn’t mean Leighton has to dress like a Bai Ling in training. We normally chuckle at her ridiculous outfits, but wearing a fringe cape to the premiere of your new major motion picture (Tina Fey and Steve Carell‘s Date Night) isn’t just embarrassing, but potentially destructive to your career. There are too many attractive young things in Hollywood for execs to bother hiring one that makes a mess on their red carpet. And that’s what this outfit is. Someone stop her…before it’s too late!
See Meester, Fey and Carell—as well as guests like Ben Stiller and Hugh Jackman—in the Date Night NY movie premiere gallery below.
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Going from media-empire mega-star to outdated cultural dinosaur would crush most ladies, but if Jennifer Lopez is sweating her prospects after losing her record deal following two flop singles (“Louboutiiiins!”), four years of box office silence and enduring a ridiculous legal battle with one of her ex-husbands, J. Lo.’s not showing it. Writing off the phrase “attempted comeback” to describe The Back-Up Plan, her first romantic comedy since 2005′s Monster-In-Law, the singer/dancer/actress/mommy prefers to see herself as reborn. “I was just home, kind of on maternity leave. And now, my first movie’s coming out since I was fat!” she said at a recent press conference. “I feel now like I’m 25 again and that it’s all starting over. With the babies, I feel like my life is just beginning.” It wasn’t Gigli that sidetracked her, guys—it was baby!
Even if The Back-Up Plan fails to restore her cinematic crown, a new record deal with Island Def Jam should give her something to look forward to—though not everyone’s enthusiastic. “Jennifer has fallen between the cracks of the music business,” an insider explained to the New York Daily News. “She’s too old to play the cute little dance dolly, and she’s not skilled enough as an artist to sing serious ballads. So what can she do?” Judging from a video clip leaked this week, one thing she apparently can’t do is cover Barbra Streisand. Allegedly released by an engineer as revenge for her prima donna antics, the clip features the lovely Lopez—or a remarkably impersonator—repeatedly butchering the beginning of the disco classic “Enough Is Enough.” Check it out after the jump.
The Last Song, Miley Cyrus‘ big dramatic break from Hannah Montana-hood, hopes to join such Nicholas Sparks adaptations as Dear John and The Notebook in the hit romance hall of fame. But judging from advance reviews, it looks more likely to follow Mariah Carey‘s Glitter out the pop-star-movie poop-chute, with Salon saying the 17-year-old is “finally old enough to hate” and “cannot act.” We have to admit the clip above doesn’t look too promising, with a mud-caked Miley contorting her face and keeping it that way as she asks “where are we, Graceland?” and grins psychotically at real life boyfriend Liam Hemsworth‘s on-screen mother. Roger Ebert says Miley fans will give it four stars in his two-and-a-half star review, but will there be enough tearjerking tweens to make The Last Song a hit?
See more Last Song clips—including Miley showing her piano prodigy chops!—after the jump.
When in Spain! Jennifer Aniston got a little wild last night, taking the stage in a flimsy, see-through minidress when she and Gerard Butler hit a flamenco room in Madrid. Though no other European appearances have been announced to follow last night’s premiere (coming fast after their Paris and London dates), don’t assume Jen-Ger’s red carpet cuddles are over. The pair could still hit upcoming Bounty Hunter premieres in Greece, Singapore, Italy and Brazil if they so felt like it (Gerald loves Brazil!)…and the film doesn’t open in Japan until July (*cue gong sound*).
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Congratulations, Sam Worthington! The Australian actor’s roles in 3-D action blockbusters Avatar and Clash Of The Titans have earned him such a rabid fan base he needed a police escort to get out of LAX! Unfortunately, rather than screaming teenage girls or even horny housewives, Sam was harassed by a squadron of schlubby autograph collectors bearing portraits of blue-skinned Na’vis. And, boy, did Sam ever look excited to see them! Better do a rom-com fast, Sammy—or at least start taking some shirtless Statham-esque non-CGI roles—unless you want nothing but convention halls full of doughy furry fans in your future.
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Rise and shine, Team Jacob! Summit Entertainment is shakin’ Taylor Lautner fans outta bed by throwing them a bone(r) and releasing three more stills from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. One shot features Bella snuggling up to Mr. Muscles over a fire and another shows Jacob undoubtedly threatening her vampy boy toy.
As for Team Edward, we’re afraid all you get this morning is a still of the Cullen family looking Folgers-alert in the woods. Enjoy! [Photo: Summit Entertainment]
We really hope that Carey Mulligan never gets a chance to see The Blind Side. Sandra Bullock may have won the best actress Oscar, but after seeing this Sixties-set coming-of-age story, it’s clear the Brit newcomer was the victim of a robbery. Her 16-year-old Jenny is a little smarter than everyone else at school, and bored to death growing up in a drab London suburb. Then along comes an older charmer in a sporty motorcar, ready to whisk her off to exciting nightclubs, country jaunts and even a trip to Paris—the city of every young intellectual’s dreams. Jenny is ready to give up pursuing her studies, but David, played by Peter Sarsgaard, has many secrets to hide. In a strong cast, father Alfred Molina and Bond girl Rosamund Pike are also stand-outs. The sharp script is by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby.
Extras: Commentary from Mulligan, Sarsgaard and director Lone Scherfig; deleted scenes; two featurettes.
- By C. Bottomley
Check out our EXCLUSIVE DVD bonus clip above, wherein Mulligan discusses what it was like, as a 22-year-old, playing a 16-year-old girl.
They have to run out of countries eventually, right? Jennifer Aniston and Gerald Butler flaunted their modest sexual chemistry yet again Monday, promoting The Bounty Hunter with a red carpet rendezvous in Berlin and looking more than a little batty from the grind (if you can call international jet-setting and cuddling for the cameras a “grind”). Even if one makes the most out of that photo of Gerard groping Jennifer’s ass and assumes there’s a genuine relationship brewing between them, you have to assume these stars are looking forward to exploring it outside a studio-approved setting—unless they get off on their handlers watching. Check out their stir-crazed silliness in the gallery below.
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