Uma Thurman‘s latest movie, Motherhood, came and went in the U.S. last fall. The film grossed just under $100,000 during its run in theaters here in October, small potatoes when you compare it to Thurman’s previous films, but we guess people just haven’t forgiven her for My Super Ex-Girlfriend. People in the U.K. were even less excited to see the new film though, because on its opening day this past Sunday, it made £9, which means one person saw it that day. ONE person. On the bright side, at least they didn’t have to deal with anyone texting or talking the whole time. The total take for the weekend was £88, or about $131. That means nine people in all of England saw the film. Producer Jana Edelbaum, after being notified of her film’s losses said “We must have broken a new record for grosses.” Indeed.
Unfortunately for the film, it’s going to go down not just as that crappy Uma Thurman movie, but as the movie that drew an audience we can literally count on both our hands, which means that rather than being forgotten, it might go the way of Glitter and end up as a punchline for years to come. [Photo: Getty Images]
Do actors eat trophies or something? Oscar season has been over for less than a month, but the pageantry continues at full pace. Enjoying his metal meal last night was Matt Damon, earning a Lifetime Achievement Award (we’re not kidding) from the American Cinematheque (again, not kidding) for the outstanding body of work the 39-year-old has sculpted (Rounders, yo!). Among those celebrating the Damon Supremacy were Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman (they f—ed, remember?), Robin Williams and, of course, BFF Ben Affleck. It might seem a little early to give the Talented Mr. Damon such a trophy, but it’s really just under the buzzer: a new proposition under review in California could have all actors bronzed at the age of 40, granting thespians both eternal youth and the honor of being trophies themselves.
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Miley Cyrus and boyfriend/co-star Liam Hemsworth strolled the red carpet at the premiere of their new vom-com, The Last Song, looking like a couple of kids who just discovered the magic of hand jobs in love. We must admit that we’re crushing on Miley’s look: slick hair, clean lines and a perfect LBD. It’s when she opens her mouth and words come out that we curl up into a ball of cringe. Oh Liam, it’s a good thing she can’t talk when her tongue is down your throat.
The pair was joined by a bunch of nobodies there to bask in Miley’s teen glow. Pics below!
It’s not often that farm animals attend film premieres, but there was one in attendance at the Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang opening in London yesterday. Star Emma Thompson had to wrangle the animal, luckily handing it over to its trainer before it made on the carpet.
Thompson and co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal looked glamorous regardless of the fact that they were competing for attention with Porky. During filming, Gyllenhaal said of Thompson “Early on, Emma gave me a couple of notes. And she’s not directing me, she’s acting with me! If some other actor started giving me notes I would tell them to f**k off – there is not one actor I would allow that from.But they were fantastic notes – clear and totally helpful.At the premiere, Gyllenhall added “I’m her biggest fan and I know I’m not alone in thinking she is a brilliant genius. I would like to work with her on everything.” For more pictures of the stars in attendance, check out our gallery. [Photos: Getty Images]
Another day, another exciting Eclipse email! The first official poster hit our inbox today, wherein Edward Cullen and Jacob Black see who can out-smolder each other for pretty Bella Swan’s affection. Sorry, Mr. Muscles, Team Edward4Eva! [Poster: Summit Entertainment]
Amanda Seyfried has an admirable resumé – she managed to turn her soap opera beginnings into a diverse movie star career full of low budget and big studio films. Even though she accepts some challenging, independent roles, she’s more famous for her romantic comedies (Mamma Mia!, Dear John) and explains that basically, she just does those for the paycheck.
In a recent Vanity Fair interview Seyfried explained her method for choosing roles, saying that it’s hard to say no to a rom-com because “they pay a lot of money. Sometimes, when you want to buy an apartment in Manhattan, you gotta do one or two. . .. It’s making movies for a different reason: for money. And that’s all great. We all want money. I mean, I love my apartment in New York.” She later added that the only other reasons she’d do a big-budget film are “[If] you have a kid, and then, you need a bigger apartment. Or like, I don’t know, if your dog is sick, and you need to pay for surgery.” At least she’s honest. Also, we don’t have pets, just how much does dog surgery cost, anyway? [Photo: Getty Images]
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Acclaimed director Wes Anderson is best known for tweedy films like The Royal Tenenbaums that deal with the eccentric rich. So he may not be the first choice to direct a stop-motion animated version of Roald Dahl‘s delicious children’s tale, where a hungry fox outwits some bloodthirsty farmers. In fact, Fox softens the gore to create a lovely bedtime story. There are animals in corduroy jackets, musical interludes by Jarvis Cocker, and the occasional fox-weasel knife fight. Sure, the meticulous art direction means the wallpaper is important as the characters. But kids will enjoy the badger who sounds like Bill Murray and adults can smile at the odd joke about existentialism. Well, some adults.
Extras: Featurettes include a making of segment and a look at how puppets are made to move.
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Check out our EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes DVD bonus clip above!
Janet Jackson hasn’t had the easiest time since that infamous “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004. In the five years since, she’s lost her brother, broken up with long-time boyfriend Jermaine Dupri (though not before he vomited on her in public), suffered vertigo on stage and left her last record label after only one (flop) album. With all the great music she’s given us, we’re glad to see her smiling away at the special screening for Why Did I Get Married Too? in NYC last night, joined by everyone from Jill Scott and the Rev. Al Sharpton to Ice-T and CoCo (yes, star/writer/producer/director Tyler Perry was there too). While the film is unlikely to top the box office when it’s released in April (a little flick called Clash Of The Titans comes out the same day), Perry’s track record suggests Jackson should have another hit on her hands. She’s earned it!
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Those Marvel guys must love Chris Evans. The actor has reportedly accepted the titular role in 2011′s The First Avenger: Captain America, beating countless Hollywood hunks for the chance the World War II-era superhero. Ironically, Evans has already portrayed The Human Torch in Marvel’s recent Fantastic Four series—guess we won’t be seeing another one of those!
The role is a real coup for Evans, who also played a superhuman in Push and will appear in two other upcoming comic book adaptations, The Losers and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (can somebody say “typecast”?). Though the first film will pit him against Nazi super-villain The Red Skull in the ’40s, a frozen and forever young Cap is set to be found in the modern day by Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man in 2012′s The Avengers—assuming the preceding Thor or Captain America films don’t stink up the box office beforehand. But if it’s a hit, Evans can expect plenty of sequels (and paychecks) to follow.
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Really, Robsten? Want to keep your ravenous fans out of your sexy business? We’d advise against post-coital rummaging of each other’s suitcases. Kristen Stewart arrived at LAX yesterday wearing the same raggedy white t-shirt rumored-boy toy Robert Pattinson wore arriving in Paris last November. Next time you guys share clothes, try to grab a garment without distinguishable rips and tears. Or don’t… for our sake. [Source: Robsessed; Photo: Splash News]