American Reunion opens in theaters today, introducing a whole new generation of impressionable teens to the magic of band camp jokes and pie sex. We caught up with Chris Klein at the movie’s premiere, and he told us that things on set were even crazier than in 1999. People partied, prank wars ensued, and Jason Biggs greeted him by slapping him in the nuts. That’s the spirit!
American Reunion opens wide today, allowing us to catch up with Jim, Stifler (and his mom!), Finch and the rest of the East Great Falls crew. But personally, we’re probably most excited to reconnect with Shannon Elizabeth, who stripped her way into teen movie history as the sultry exchange student, Nadia! VH1 News was lucky enough to speak to the actress at the red carpet premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour” in New York City this week, where she looked just as lovely as she did in Jason Biggs’ bedroom.
Even though it’s become a modern classic, Shannon admits it’s still weird to see herself on film 13-years younger in the original American Pie. “We were babies,” she says. “We didn’t even look like adults then! I know at the time we thought we were adults. But now it’s like, ‘OK, now we look like adults.’”
Though the 90s tinge of the original makes it look a little dated, it’s not the fashion choices that make Shannon cringe. “Maybe my lack of costume,” she admit. “I think that might be it for me.” It’s true that Shannon does spend a major part of the film wearing next to nothing. “Yeah, well, it worked for the time for the film, so what can I say? I made it through.” What a pro! Check out more in the video clip, and see the gallery below for some of Shannon’s hottest clothed looks.
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After a long nine years since the last theatrical installment (sorry, we’re not counting those four revered direct-to-DVD masterpieces), American Reunion finally hits theaters today. From what we’ve heard, the latest chapter of the American Pie franchise is gonna be the wildest yet! Although some of the gang is married with kids, it doesn’t mean they’ve mellowed with age. VH1 News hit up the L.A. premiere and managed to catch up with Chris Klein, who plays lax-bro incarnate Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the series and offered this comparison to the original: “It’s more fun because the jokes are a little crazier, and I think us as a cast is a little bit crazier,” he told our very own Kate Spencer. “I don’t think anybody is any more mature or responsible than we were when we were 18 and 19 years old.” Phew, that’s a relief!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a whopping 13 years since the beloved original was released. Check out the gallery below to see your favorite American Pie stars, all grown up! From pie-shaggin’ Jason Biggs to band camper Alyson Hannigan, Glee-wanna-be Mena Survari to Stifler’s Mom, they’re all here! Head on down to see, and get ready to feel reallllly old…
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I grew up on American Pie back in the day, so getting to interview the cast at the American Reunion premiere was a late ’90s high-schooler’s dream come true. I grilled Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth and the rest of the Pie Crew on the red carpet and learned some important things. Mainly, that they all had horrible prom nights, skipped their own high school reunions and really love singing Journey. In other words, some stars really are just like us!
American Reunion is out in theaters tomorrow.
Chris Klein made his claim to fame in the late ’90s as a clear-skinned goof-hunk in movies like American Pie and, um, Rollerball. Now the American Reunion star is peeling back the layers of his squeaky-clean image to reveal the messy human goop underneath. “I would have died, and I think about that every single day,” the actor tells People about his struggle with alcoholism, a battle which landed him in rehab in 2010 following a DUI. “It got to the point where I was a fragile shadow of the young man that came into this business. Today, I’m the luckiest guy alive.”
While Klein has tackled plenty of demons in his journey to sobriety, the continual thorn in his side has to be the hilariously cringe-worthy audition tape he made for Mamma Mia! “I thought to myself, Wow, did I piss somebody off? Or maybe it was too good of an opportunity to pass up,” Klein joked with HuffPo about the leaked footage of his sweaty, wild-eyed performance. “I don’t know why I was in there. But I took a chance! It’s a musical — let’s see if I can give it a shot. And, you know, the way that they put it out there, it gets taken out of context and all that kind of thing. It was really a dreadful audition.” Be strong, Chris. You survived being in Rollerball, after all. You got this.
American Reunion star Shannon Elizabeth stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live this week to hype her new comedy, as well as remind us why our high school boyfriends were obsessed with foreign exchange student Nadia in the original Pie movies. The fact she got to show off her mouth-watering bling was just an added bonus. Elizabeth sported sparkly accessories from her own jewelry line Shansen Jewelry, co-founded with her cousin Tamsen Fadal. “The necklace, the bracelets, the ring,” Elizabeth ticked off. “It’s all Shansen.” Take a look at Elizabeth’s head-to-toe ensemble below, because girl makes it clear that all that glitters is not gold. It’s also turquoise. And ruby. And agate. And, oh right, her ridiculously shiny hair.
We’ve been waiting for this day to come: Tara Reid walked the American Reunion premiere red carpet in Melbourne yesterday and she looked…so good. Maybe she also looked like she’s had a little face work done (Allegedly! We don’t know!), but either way, girl is looking better than we’ve seen her in a long, long time. We guess it’s finally time to say goodbye to Hot Mess Tara Reid. We had some good times, particularly from 2006 to 2009, but we’re moving on now. We’re all moving on. Before we do, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and say one last goodbye to the hottest of fashion messes. You have to admit, she was always fun at parties!
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Isn’t falling in love, getting married and having babies just the worst? According to practically every movie in the past 30 years, yes! The full American Reunion trailer is out, and once again we are reminded how marriage and kids inevitably leads to a sexless, sleepless fugue state, a joyless domestic desert that only Stifler’s Mom can rescue us from. Which of course made us look back on all the other films that have made family life look like the pits…or worse. Counting American Reunion as #10, from merely annoying to truly horrifying, here are our top 10 movies that seems to think having a family is the worst thing ever:
The gangs all here and they’re to their old disgusting antics in the new red-band American Reunion trailer. In case you aren’t totally sure if you should watch it at work, we’d say consider it NSFW unless your boss happens to be Stifler’s Mom. And if she is, congratulations! She is one special lady.
While there’s no sign of any pie (yet!), we do get a sneak peak at some filthy highjinks involving a tube sock and a shower head. We also get to meet an adorable toddler, who is going to need years of psychotherapy to deal with having Alyson Hannigan and Jason Biggs as his parents. So, since you’ve probably seen the original American Pie, are you planning to RSVP for the Reunion?
Seann William Scott checked into rehab last month voluntarily, to take care of ”health and personal issues”. The specifics were not revealed, only that they were serious enough for him to get treatment. Hopefully it’s been a successful stint because his month’s up and Seann’s out of rehab. His spokesperson thinks seems to think so stating that Seann, “completed a successful treatment program.”
We’re hoping for the best for him, considering he has to go to work in a month. The 34-year-old actor will reprise his role as Stifler in American Reunion and as his rep reveals, “he is looking forward to beginning production next month…”
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