Per usual, we were reading some celeb stories recently and were struck not by the juicy content, but of the accompanying photos of the actors, all of whom are growing out their facial hair loud and proud. And we’re not even talking about the ever-popular hipster moustache. It seems like Hollywood is churning out its fair share of Grizzly Adamses, there is nary a Mach 3 among any of Tinseltown’s leading men these days. While some of them have grown out their stubble for roles, others just look like they opted for a summer shave-cation. All we have to say is what the hell happened to Brandon Walsh? [Photos: Getty Images]
Robert Downey Jr. teamed up with a dude in a HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) cyborg suit to break open a barrel of sake at the Japanese premiere of Iron Man. No, Robert’s not relapsing in a big way—the ceremony is for good luck. Why don’t we have a cool red carpet tradition like that?
By the way, that HAL suit? It’s supposed to give the wearer five times their ordinary strength. Just like Robert’s moustache.
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Wednesday Addams sure has grown up. Christina Ricci and boyfriend Kick Gurry frolicked on the beach in Malibu while Christina showed off her tattoos and enjoyed the California sun. In case you’re wondering, Kick is an actor from Down Under who met Ricci on the set of Speed Racer. [Photos: INF]
Kevin Smith‘s newest movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno has a controversial title, and we’ve come to expect films full of obscenity from the writer and director of such lines as “Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!” and inventor of the stinkpalm. But, just as our mother wouldn’t allow us to see Dirty Dancing because it “sounded” filthy, the MPAA has tried to stand in Smith’s way regarding the film’s rating (no NC-17 for this bad boy, Smith made an appeal for an R rating and won) and now they’ve blocked a poster for the film because they deemed it too vulgar.
In the ad, the stars of the film, Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, appear to have some visitors, uh, down south. The MPAA must have some pretty dirty minds, it’s totally obvious that it’s just a couple of people helping tie Seth and Elizabeth’s shoes while kneeling in front of them. Said Smith about the ban on the ad: “When you’ve got the word ‘porno’ in the title, naturally, the marketing materials are gonna be scrutinized more closely by the MPAA. I understand they’ve got a job to do, but c’mon … this image isn’t that dirty; they’re both fully clad.” Sadly the ad, while available online, will only be used in the film’s marketing in Canada — apparently they’re mature enough to handle it. [Source: EW's PopWatch Blog]
Helen Mirren is so gangsta. The actress who famously played a snobby, stoic Queen Elizabeth in The Queen, shockingly reveals that she loved drugs, was date raped, and stole. In her party days, Helen used to throw one wild tea party. “I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a bit at parties,” Helen Mirren tells the October issue of GQ.
However, after reading an article about how Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie had been making money from the drug in South America, the star of The Queen reveals, “all the cards fell into place and I saw how my little sniff of cocaine at a party had an absolute direct route”. Mirren also revealed that she had previously used marijuana, even though she “hated it”. “Dope always made me feel miserable and paranoid and unhappy. And I woke up one day and thought, ‘No more of that, thank you’.”
She also reveals that she was date raped “a couple of times” as a teen in London.
“Not with excessive violence, or being hit, but rather being locked in a room and made to have sex against my will,” she says.
To this day, she supports a woman’s right to say “no” at any point, but says she’s not always in favor of reporting attacks.
“I don’t think [a woman] can have that man into court under those circumstances,” Mirren says. “It’s such a tricky area, isn’t it? Especially if there is no violence. I mean, look at Mike Tyson. I don’t think he was a rapist.”
Helen also says she stole as a child, explaining, “I needed to shoplift for food.”
Who knew Helen Mirren was so street? [Source:Us Magazine; Photo: Getty Images]
Holy crap! It’s an American celebrity at the Venice Film Festival who has nothing to do with Burn After Reading! After George Clooney and Brad Pitt‘s beautiful burst of bromosexuality, it looked like the Venice Film Festival had nothing to offer our paps except for a bunch of European non-celebs named “Angelo.” Just when snappers were about to give up…Natalie Portman appeared! Portman was there to promote her directorial debut—the short film Eve with Lauren Bacall—and pick up a “humanity award.” Short films, Lauren Bacall, humanity, whatever, just look hot and smile!
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This week the New Yorker profiled Alec Baldwin. For nine pages. Yet the best lines of the article (and this is even with our ginormous crush on Alec Baldwin), come from his younger brother Billy. No, not the one from Celebrity Rehab, that’s Daniel. No, not the Born-Again Christian, you’re thinking of Stephen. Billy. The one who was in Backdraft. And he’s pretty much fine with saying whatever he wants about his big brother.
Billy on why he and his brothers chose to follow in Alec’s acting footsteps: “I think he thinks we felt, ‘If that idiot can do it, I’ll give it a shot.’ And on some level that’s sort of true.”
Billy on the movie script Alec wrote for he and his brothers to star in: “Basically, it was: Daniel’s the outlaw; I’m the riverboat gambler who gets all the pussy, the shallow, good-looking sap; Stephen’s the village idiot; and he’s the fucking hero! He’s the one who saves the day at the end; he’s the Clint Eastwood. If you’re looking for how my brother thinks about his brothers, and how he always felt about his brothers, that’s it. That ‘s the movie he wanted to make with his brothers.”
Billy on Alec’s relationship to Kim Basinger: “Alec’s friends, family members, people in Hollywood had been asking, basically, ‘Should we do an intervention?’ [To extract him from the relationship.] I wish he’d figured it out after three or four years, not ten.”
Billy on Alec’s outlook on life: “There’s always something for him to fucking whine about.”
Bitter riverboat gambler, party of one!
Halle Berry might finally be tying the knot with longtime love supermodel Gabriel Aubry. The Oscar award winning actress is wearing a sparkly band of diamonds around town. The couple already have six-month-old daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry together, probably one of the best looking people on the planet. Well, she’ll at least give Brangelina‘s kids a run for their money.
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Berry has said how lucky she is to have found someone so special to have a child with and hopes to have another one right away. Maybe we’ll have to wait for baby number two before we see this beauty wearing white, but these diamonds look promising.
Jennifer Aniston is trying to get back to her TV roots. It’s been more than four years since Aniston and the cast of Friends took their final bow on NBC, but OK! Magazine has learned that the actress is in talks with the network about making a brief return. “She’s in talks to have a guest spot on one of their high-profile shows,” says the insider. “The top choice is 30 Rock, but if that doesn’t work out, they’ll try to find another show for her to make an appearance on.”
She might want make funny on the small screen again, but she isn’t ready to give up on her film career. There is no rest for the weary. Aniston not only just met with Woody Allen to discuss an upcoming project, but she has several new movies coming up including Marley & Me with Owen Wilson and the star-packed film version of the best seller He’s Just Not That Into You. We hope her hectic schedule will keep her mind off all the media frenzy around her break up with attention seeker John Mayer. [Photo: WireImage]
Madonna‘s bro Christopher Ciccone is trying to make a buck off his sister and her famous friends with his tell-all book. In an interview with Out magazine, Ciccone talks about his estranged relationship with Madge and all the juicy details that didn’t make the cut. He wanted to add a disgusting story about Demi Moore (pictured above in Striptease) squirting her breast milk, but his lawyers panicked. This didn’t stop him from spilling it to the mag:
“Yeah — and she’s [Demi] dancing up on me and humping me from behind. The one part that’s not in the book is that she was lactating at the time and she was squirting breast milk at my lesbian friends. My friend Michelle called me the next morning and asked me, how do I get breast milk out of my black dress and I said How the f*ck would I know Call Demi. It was hysterical. There are no pictures of it but it actually happened. The lawyers didn’t think it was wise for me to print that — so there’s your juicy tidbit.”
We’re sure Demi’s daughters would rather go deaf than hear that story, but the book will be a best seller with tasty (sorry) gossip like this. [Photo: Getty Images]