Today the latest Pixar epic Brave opens wide in theaters, and we fully expect it to earn the GNP of a first world country in its opening weekend alone. The film follows the story of Merida, a young archer from the hills of Scotland who struggles to undo a curse placed upon her family. Actress Kelly Macdonald recently sat down with Carrie Keagan on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live to discuss the pressure of voicing the very first female lead in Pixar history. ”I felt it [the pressure] for a moment. Because also it’s film number 13. Lucky number 13. So at first I thought ‘Oh no! Too much pressure!’ But it’s Pixar. I think we can all rest easy.” In addition to the quality of the visuals, Kelly insists that the story is timeless. “It’s a mother and daughter story, so I feel like every female should be able to relate.”
We have to admit, we were pretty pumped to go see the film, because Pixar movies are unforgettable. But the more we thought about it, we realized that they’re unforgettable because of the emotional scars they carved on our psyche at a young age. At least that’s what our therapists have said. Nemo losing his mother in Finding Nemo, those creepy mutant toys in Toy Story, the lonely old man in Up. This is some powerful stuff! And from what we’ve heard, Brave packs a few emotional punches too. So for the strong willed, we’ve compiled the 7 most traumatic Pixar movie moments of all time. Full disclosure: At one point we sobbed a bit while compiling this post.
7. Toy Story: Revenge of the Toys
This scene is basically an animated Child’s Play, with a touch of The Exorcist thrown in for good measure. For years we made sure our toys were always neat and tidy, for fear of pissing them off. Also, for reasons we can’t fully explain, this kid Sid reminds us of a pre-fame Justin Bieber.
To the Douchemobile! MediaTakeout reported today that The Situation’s personalized Bentley has allegedly been repossessed, a tragedy that they claim to have the reader photos to prove. How do we know that the Jersey Shore star’s ride didn’t just pull a Knight Rider and escape with the help of her friend the tow truck, though? Someone get David Hasselhoff on the phone! We need his expertise!
Whether it’s getting sued over Twitter promotions, filing a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch or being forcibly (and hilariously!) removed from the Apple Store, there is no amount of trouble the Situation could get into that would truly shock us. That being said, according to TMZ, the Sitch’s car was allegedly being taken in for a tune-up, not to be crushed into an Axe-scented cube by the IRS. Besides, if the Situation’s car was actually being repossessed, wouldn’t we have seen him clinging to the bumper, sobbing with an inconsolable rage? Those photos would be everywhere.
Like many young and growing families, Beyonce and Jay-Z have traded their flashy car for a safer, larger, and more practical mini-van. But unlike most other young families, the power couple shelled out a million dollars for it! Beyonce has been seen cruising around NYC in her new ride, a massive Mercedes luxury van pimped to the brim with all sorts of mind blowing necessities for the soon-to-be ‘rents. Jay insisted on installing a $150,000 sound system and plasma screen DirecTV for New York Nets/Dora The Explorer viewing, while Bey requested cream colored hand-stitched Italian leather upholstery. We guess baby spew comes off of leather a lot easier than fabric. The whip also has wifi capabilities, and even contains it’s own bathroom with a shower. So basically, there’s no reason to ever get out. Get pics and more under the jump!
So we guess Taylor Lauter is a car guy. That’s the only way to explain why he shelled out $200,000 for a hot new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG yesterday.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The 19-year-old Twi-hunkÃ‚Â apparently walked into an LA area dealership,Ã‚Â dropped the cashÃ‚Â and drove his hot toy off the lot on the very same day! He even brought his parents along (awww). So for any members of Team Jacob looking to track Taylor down…it just got a hell of a lot easier: there can’t be too many of these whips roaming the street. But good luck trying to catch him, because the Mercedes SRS can go from zero to sixty in less than four seconds, and can reach speeds of 200 miles an hour! Check out the gallery below for a closer look!
As Lady Gaga’s “Judas” video premiere nears, the controversy-loving lady wants the world to know that, sure, God give Gaga the lyrics to “Judas.” But He also gave her a sweet muscle car to ride around in while she lip-syncs them into a camera. “With Ginger! ‘Won’t poke holes in the seat with my heels, that’s where we make love’-Marry The Night,” Gaga tweeted, along with the photo of the flame-detailed El Camino. Lady Gaga: trying her best not to poke love-making holes into every vehicle she comes in contact with.
Not exactly sure how such a boss ride fits into the Biblical canon? Let Mother Monster explain. “Well, I want to allow the video to speak for itself, but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem,” Gaga told MTV about the “Judas” video last week. “And I play Mary Magdalene, leading them into the town where we meet Jesus, and I will leave the rest for you to see. But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.” Meanwhile, we’d like to celebrate our faith that leopard print bike shorts plus hot-orange flames equals one offensively good music video.
We don’t know about you, but when we made the honor roll, we got to go to Wendy’s. So we nearly barfed with envy after hearing that Diddy gave his son a $390,000 Maybach limousine for making the honor roll. “Justin has turned himself around and is now an honors student, which he wasn’t before, so I wanted to treat him,” the proud papa explained. The fact that they even make cars that expensive seems insane to us, but on top of that, Justin already has a Mercedes Maybach. That he got last year. For his 16th birthday. We got a ’96 Corolla when we turned 16, and we still rolled through the school parking lot like we owned the place.
Not that Diddy is worried about spoiling 17-year-old Justin. “But like all my kids, he prefers the simpler things than the expensive things. Simple tastes,” Diddy, who threw $1 million into the crowd at Rick Ross’s birthday last weekend, claimed. If by simple tastes he means Justin doesn’t fly a G6 to school, then technically he’s right. Justin’s love life probably needs no improvement, but just in case, Diddy has some suggestions for how to best use such an exorbitantly expensive vehicle. “It’s a collector’s car so maybe he will use it for special occasions like on a first date,” the rapper says. The second that kid turns 18, we’re available! Which will also be the second he gets his third Maybach.
While the rest of us are counting out pennies to pay for bus fare, Beyonce is celebrating her husband’s birthday by buying Jay-Z a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, the most expensive car in the world. Hova turned 41 this past Saturday, and what better way to tell someone you love them than to buy them a car worth more than the GDP of Portugal? The amount Bee dropped on the new ride? You are going to want to start breathing into a paper bag now, because it’s $2 million dollars. We almost had to blur that number out, it’s so obscene.
According to the Bugatti webite, the Grand Sport is able to go 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 253 miles per hour, which would come in handy when we want to get to the store to buy Ramen, because that’s all we could ever eat again if we bought this car. The Grand Sport is now just one of many in Jay-Z’s luxury car collection, which purportedly also includes a Maybach 62S, Ferrari F430 Spider and a Pagani Zonda Roadster, which we suspect based on the names are actually Transformers in disguise. Lucky for you, there are seven Great Sports still available! Sure, you’ll have to live in it, and your kids can’t go to college, but isn’t being awesome a little more important than that? [Photos: /Bugatti.com]