Yesterday we swooned over Bradley Cooper‘s 20 Sexiest Looks, today we are dy-ing (Nous sommes morts, right?) over the man parlez-vous-ing in perfect French. It’s as if he sat in that big comfy leather chair in his old Vermont farmhouse (work with us here), and asked himself, while gently stroking both the cashmere scarf around neck and the three-legged rescue dog at his side: “What can I do to appear sexy, sensitive, intelligent and charming all at once? Aha! I’ve got it. I will learn to speak French fluently and then casually drop my skills on a French TV show. My plan is hatched! Now, off to pick fresh herbs from my garden and make pasta from scratch.”
Does it matter what he’s talking about? Probably Hangover 2, but we don’t care. Just close your eyes, sit back and enjoy.
Strap on your satchels and locate your infants; The Hangover Part II teaser trailer is here! Featuring Ed Helms with a Tyson-esque face tattoo and Bradley Cooper smeared with filth, this sneak peek at the gent’s trip to the seedy underbelly of Bangkok for Stu’s wedding is exactly what we dream about when we take our little tiger snooze.
The film, which hits theaters on May 26, looks like it’s in great shape after the whole Mel Gibson being replaced with Liam Neeson Hangover debacle. Other guest stars include Juliette Lewis, Mamie Van Doren and Bill Clinton, as well as Community’sKen Jeong reprising his role as Mr. Chow. The question in our mind, of course, is which furry, hilarious creature is going to steal the movie this time: Zach Galifianakis or that adorable monkey wearing human clothes? Its little pants are camo!
This ex-president of ours never ceases to surprise us. And we’re talking about Bill Clinton this time, not George W. Bush, whose actions are never surprising anymore. First Clinton shocked us by actually having an opinion aboutLil’ Wayne‘s release from prison and now he’s totally going Hollywood and has signed on for a cameo in The Hangover 2. In fact, the scene Clinton will be in has already been shot, as he was conveniently in Bangkok, Thailand this weekend, which is where the movie takes place. We can’t wait to see the film but we have to wonder if Bill saw the first movie (or, more importantly, the closing credits) and knows what he’s getting himself into.
We were seriously worried for Liam Neeson‘s safety when he replaced Mel Gibson on The Hangover 2. Mel was dropped because it’s apparently a liability to have crazy people on set. A source revealed, “They don’t want him to be in the movie and serve as a platform for some creepy comeback. They didn’t want that energy or to shoulder what would come with having him apart of the film.”
Gibson out, Neeson in… but was it going to turn into a case of hell hath no fury like Mel scorned? According to Liam, fortunately not. Neeson explained, “I spoke to Mel. Mel’s cool about it. We’re all cool. Mel and I did a movie together about 20 or 25 years ago. It was a long time ago. So, we know each other.”
Don’t trust him, dude. The guy is called Meltdown Mel for a reason!
Says Tyson, “I’m not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone. I don’t live in a glass house. None of us do.” Well, while it’s true most of us don’t live in glass houses, we’ve also never threatened to bury anyone in the rose garden outside of our actual houses. Soooooooo, it’s apples to oranges really.
Continued Tyson, “I work with anybody, as long as they’re respectful.” See, there’s the problem. From all reports, Gibson actually forgot what the word ‘respectful’ meant in order to make room in his brain for more racial epithets. It’s just science!
Some, reportedly even Gibson himself, criticized The Hangover directorTodd Phillips for casting Tyson, a former drug-user and convicted rapist, but not Mel, who is also terrible. Didn’t their mamas ever tell them that two wrongs don’t make a right? Just because you have one criminal-level misogynist in a film doesn’t mean you have to pack the cast with them.Ã‚Â On the other hand, we’ve already started composing the theme song to The Mel And Mike Movie: Escape From Crazytown.Ã‚Â [Photos: Getty Images/]
Defending Gibson (sort of), Phillips explains, “He’s one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors. But The Hangover 2 is a family … and as much as I loved the idea, a lot of people didn’t … I didn’t want anything to come in between that family.” You see, it’s a lot like your real family at Thanksgiving. Your dad reluctantly invites ol’ racist Uncle Mel even though you all know he’s just going to drink the cooking sherry and call your new boyfriend “sugar tits”, and it’s not until Uncle Zach Galifianakis threatens to quit that Uncle Mel has to leave. Or something like that. Our point is: good call, Todd!
Reportedly having put up the biggest stink against Gibson’s cameo, Galifianakis joked on Monday that director Phillips wasÃ‚Â “the worst Jew in Hollywood,” explaining, “that’s an inside joke.” You guys, it’s one thing to kick Gibson off the movie, but to steal his lines?Ã‚Â For shame. We as an audience really don’t mind waiting for another one of Gibson’s secretly recorded rants to hear another gem like that one. No, really. We don’t.
A source for Gibson says that Mel “doesn’t understand why Mike Tyson, a drug user who turned his life around, was given a chance while [he] was kicked to the curb. Everybody deserves a second chance.” We’re guessingÃ‚Â that Tyson seemed less toxic and evil for two reasons: one, enough time has passed since his DUI and rape convictions that he seems less threatening, and two, his voice. Like, how can you stay mad at someone with that voice? It’s even cuter thanÃ‚Â David Beckham‘s voice.
Mel’s camp has a good point though, although we’ve come to the conclusion that basically everyone in Hollywood has made some kind of pact with the devil, so in terms of judging others for their wrongdoings, it’s six of one, half dozen of the other.
Liam Neeson better get fitted for a mouth guard and stay away from any and all hot tubs in the near future, because apparently Neeson is replacing Mel Gibson in The Hangover 2. The actor’s rep confirmed, “It’s true pending clearance of cast and crew background check,” which will hopefully weed out the strange new P.A. who looks lot like Mel in blond wig and heels. Liam seems thrilled about the casting choice, gushing, “I just got a call to do a one-day shoot on Hangover 2 as a tattooist in Thailand, and that’s all I know about it. I just laughed my leg off when I saw The Hangover, I was shooting in Berlin earlier this year and rented it on the hotel TV.” First you laugh your leg off, and then Mel Gibson chews it off after he sneaks into your trailer. Either way, it’s a movie you’ll never forget!
An insider working onThe Hangover 2reportedly confirmed that it was Mel’s currently reputation (i.e. demonic possession) that got him dropped from the film, revealing, “They don’t want him to be in the movie and serve as a platform for some creepy comeback. They didn’t want that energy or to shoulder what would come with having him apart of the film.” We are only half joking when say this switcheroo is the thing that will finally send Gibson over to the dark side. We mean, Mel Gibson charged a baby rent; you seriously think he will take this slight lying down? [Photos: Splash News Online]
Not literally, of course. Giving him a sharp instrument at this point would probably be a mistake. But it looks like Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover 2 has been cut. In related news, the list of people Mel would like to put in his rose garden has probably just gotten longer.
“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie,” said director Todd Phillips in a statement, “But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and the decision ultimately did not have the full support of the entire cast and crew.” Is this is the same cast and crew who were fine working with convicted felon Mike Tyson in the original?Ã‚Â Maybe Mel is in worse shape than we thought.
We can’t be sure, but we’re fairly certain that Mel’s inclusion in the blockbuster’s sequel was what had star Zach Galifianakis so furious. Our advice to the cast and crew? Change your phone numbers. What do you think of the controversial casting move?
Bradley Cooper. Ed Helms. That other guy. All amazing performers, all great in The Hangover. But let’s be real here: we are all going to see the sequel mainly to be hit with an intense, hairy blast of comedy named Alan. However, currently comedianZach Galifianakis is “up in arms” over something in The Hangover 2… and we as a people stand behind him.
Galifianakis revealed during the podcast Comedy Death-Ray Radio, “But a movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control Ã¢â‚¬â€ you just show up and vomit your lines out. I’m not the boss. I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen] Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I’m not making any leeway.” The podcast’s host Scott Aukerman began to say, “I know youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re filming The Hhhhhhhh Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ “, before Zach cut him off saying, “It has something to do with a movie IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m working on, yeah. I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating.”Ã‚Â SHUT IT DOWN. SHUT. IT. DOWN. NOW. Whatever it is bothering our future comedy husband, it has no part being in this film. Pluck it out immediately and replace it with an equal amount of Ken Jeong, because that guy is amazing.
So what could be so grossly offensive as to send a professional joke-teller into a “deep protest”? Some have postulated that it was the recent announcement of Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover 2, which would make sense given that Gibson seems to have completed his transformation into Gollum. We hope those rumors aren’t true, though; we wouldn’t want to see Zach have to go up against Mel. It would be like a velociraptor fighting a Popple.