James Cameron may be a touchy guy, but don’t assume he’s a poor sport. The kajillionaire says the Academy shouldn’t have scrapped their planned Avatar parody starring Ben Stiller and Sacha Baron Cohen—at least not on his account. “I don’t know anything about that,” he told E! Online. “I don’t produce the Oscars. If they want to poke fun at Avatar Sunday, that’s OK by me.” According to New York, Cohen was going dress up as a female Na’vi and accuse Cameron of impregnating her. Worried the perfectionist director might bolt out of embarrassment, producers reportedly canceled plans and Cohen decided not to bother attending at all.
Considering how tame this sounds compared to having Bruno’s asscheeks in your face, Cameron seems disappointed he won’t get his ribbing. “The Oscars are a celebration of movies…even the gaffes and out-of-bounds stuff are all part of the fun.” Besides, with Cameron saying he hopes ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow wins Best Director for The Hurt Locker, he’ll be in a fine mood as long as they grab him while Avatar‘s snabbing all the techie trophies…and before Best Picture.
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It’s a boy! Singer Keyshia Cole and fiancee/Cleveland Cavalier Daniel “Boobie” Gibson welcomed little Daniel Hiram Gibson, Jr. into the world late last Tuesday, just before midnight. “Both mother and baby are doing great,” said the singer’s publicist. “Keyshia would also like to give a special thank-you to her fans that have been with her since the beginning, sharing in her growth as a woman and an artist.” And we’d like to give a special thank-you to Keyshia and Daniel for naming the kid “Daniel, Jr.” instead of “Boobie, Jr.” Keyshia, scheduled to release her fourth album later this year, makes her cinematic debut in Why Did Get I Get Married Too next month.
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Johnny Depp is trying to get out of filming The Tourist, after longtime girlfriend (and mother of his children) Vanessa Paradis objected to her man filming love scenes with Angelina Jolie, according to Page Six. We remember when Melanie Griffith supposedly stayed on set when husband Antonio Banderas filmed nude scenes with Jolie in 2001′s Original Sin, and everyone knows Jolie respectively stole Billy Bob Thornton and Brad Pitt from Laura Dern and Jennifer Aniston during film shoots. But are Hollywood’s better halves still worried about losing their fellas to Jolie now that she’s settled down with Brad and their barrel of children?
“[Paradis] found out that there was a real long and intense love scene between [Depp] and Jolie,” says their source. “He’s currently trying to [get out of the movie], but I don’t know if he’s succeeded. But he’s trying and they’re talking about replacing him with [Jolie's partner] Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio.” Considering Depp is already on set and has praised Jolie in print (“She’s a nice woman. What she does she takes very seriously. I was really impressed by her and I’m thrilled to be working with her”), we kind of doubt he’s still ringing the “save me, she’s too sexy!” alarm. Not that a gossip site like ours would mind if Angelina cheated on Brad with Johnny…we just don’t think we’re that lucky.
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We caught up with Robert Pattinson on the Remember Me red carpet, and the actor gave us a rare glimpse into his super-private dating life. When asked by VH1′s Janell Snowden if he had any commitment problems in relationships, RPattz replied coyly, “None. At. All.”
Well, hey now. We’re just going to jump out on a limb here and assume he’s talking about his not-so-secret relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart, which is allegedly pretty serious behind the scenes. Though they’ve never officially come out as a couple, KStew walked the Remember Me red carpet which, in Hollywood, is like walking around with a t-shirt that says “Yes, I’m Dating The Hot Vampire From Twilight.” What with their recent rendezvous in London and her walking around in Rob’s t-shirt (er, so says some fan sites), it seems like she doesn’t have any commitment problems either.
Rob also talks about the most insane fan freak out moment from his short career and who he thinks makes a better boyfriend: Remember Me‘s Tyler Haskins or the world’s most beloved immortal, Edward Cullen. Though clearly, commitment-loving Rob is the best of all.
Throughout awards season, our friend Janell Snowden at VH1 News has been asking celebrities like Nick Jonas, Marion Cotillard, Sean Paul and Death Cab for Cutie for their 2010 Oscar predictions. If the sum total of these celebs are correct, then Avatar will win Best Picture and George Clooney Best Actor at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Precious and Crazy Heart stand a chance, too. Listen to the hodgepodge of celebs give their predictions, and you’ll catch noteworthy moments like Avatar director James Cameron admitting that his ex-wife’s movie The Hurt Locker might take home the top prize.
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The story might sound familiar. A goldfish falls in love with a human boy and is determined to live with him on land. This Japanese ‘toon is much more than a Little Mermaid retread, though. Its reservoirs of emotion seem like a force of nature, while Ponyo and Sosuke’s relationship plays out against a tsunami that devastates the boy’s seaside town. Adults will enjoy the story’s surreal touches and environmental message. With its adorable characters, stunning animation and catchy theme tune, it’s very much for kids, too. It might seem like they don’t make them like this anymore, but they do. Matt Damon and Tina Fey are among the voices. Be sure to seek out director Hiyao Miyazaki‘s other masterpieces My Friend Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Kiki’s Delivery Service, reissued this week by Disney.
Extras: Disney’s Blu-Ray combo includes an interactive visit to Japan’s cutting-edge Studio Ghibli, whose run of films inspired Pixar. There’s also a storyboard presentation and producer introduction.
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Think you can handle photos of Twilight lovers Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart without freaking out?! We hung out on the Remember Me red carpet with VH1′s lovely Janell Snowden, and got an eyeful of Robert Pattinson in all his awkward, hair-grabbing glory. We spent Saturday staring at him at the movie’s press junket as well, and can honestly say this: up close and personal, he doesn’t radiate sex as much as he does goofy cuteness. The dude has tiny features (his head seemed like it was the size of a grapefruit), and his humble, self-deprecating nature, while charming, totally comes across in how he carries himself. Don’t get us wrong, we found it totally refreshing, and we’d still do him in a heartbeat. But man, is this one awkward heartthrob.
We were happy that Rob’s cohort in introversion, Kristen Stewart, came out to support him, lurking on the red carpet in mustard-colored pants. If this doesn’t confirm for people that they’re lovers underneath the covers, we don’t know what will. Rob did pal around with co-star Emilie de Ravin on the carpet, but it seemed totally platonic. Her outfit was adorable up close (high five, stylist), and she is teeny-tiny and super sweet.
Not so sweet: the f*cking paparazzi. Holy crap, you guys, we’ve never heard people scream like the photographers did last night. And not just squeals of excitement; these were downright terrifying wails that channeled the voices and spirits of 1000 demons. “ROB! ROBBBBBBB! PUBLICIST, MOVE! WE NEED A SHOT OF ROB!” Yes, the fans were 100 % more polite in their screaming. It’s no wonder Rob and Kristen cower every time someone with a camera steps in their way. We were curled up in a ball on the red carpet, and no one was even trying to take our picture.
Check out more pics from the Remember Me premiere below, and if you have to scream, remember – inside voices only!
Was last night Hot Mess Night and no one told us? While the Character Approved Awards were confusing passerby in NYC, the Costume Designer’s Guild Awards was bringing the noise in Beverly Hills. Ladies like Anna Paquin, Emily Blunt, Kristen Bell and Anna Kendrick—not to mention fashion-forward fellows like Eddie Izzard and Alan Cummings—were on hand to celebrate those who keep actors looking great on screen. While you’d expect such stylists to make a big impression on the carpet, some—we’re looking at you (and quickly looking away), Mona May—might have been trying a little too hard. See who wore what in the gallery below.
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Clive Owen‘s film career has been something of a flop commercially (our last post about him asked if Duplicity would end his losing streak and…uh, it didn’t), but that doesn’t keep the Children Of Men actor from being one rugged Romeo. Seeing the studly Dudley saunter through the Giorgio Armani party at Milan’s Fashion Week yesterday got us all excited for next year’s promised The Inside Man 2, which may finally bring Owen the blockbuster he deserves (hopefully they won’t make him hide behind a mask this time).
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