We don’t know why they buried these great cinematic shots of Zac Efron in soaking wet tightie whities in the middle of The Paperboy trailer. Shouldn’t the entire trailer just be a gif of his slow underpants dance with Nicole Kidman? Why we aren’t in control of these decisions, we’ll never know. We could tell you what the people want, Hollywood, if you would just listen!
Questionable editing decisions aside, the trailer does seem to deliver on the sweaty, over-the-top action we were anticipating from Lee Daniels‘ Southern-fried crime drama. There’s also a shot of Efron crawling on the beach in what we have to assume is the scene where Nicole Kidman pees on him to treat a jellyfish sting. We can’t wait to see how that scene makes any narrative sense in what appears to be murder mystery. We also can’t wait to see it because it involves Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman peeing on former teen hearthrob Zac Efron. You know, maybe Hollywood doesn’t need our help after all. It seems like they’re getting at least some aspects of the filmmaking process right. Also right? These screencaps of Zac Efron:
Trying to keep up with Rihanna’s relationship rumors is like trying to keep track of the most complex soap opera in human history. The “We Found Love” singer seems to find new love about as often as the rest of us change socks. At least it you believe the tabloids, that is. For all we really know, Rihanna could be living the life of a nun…a very scantily clad nun. But barely a week goes by when a story of Riri’s new alleged hookup comes spiraling out into the gossip universe, and this long weekend wasn’t any different.
It’s all too much! So to help you make sense of the swirling vortex that we call Rihanna’s speculative love-life, we’ve assembled this helpful (and very thorough) timeline of all her hookups and relationships, both real and imagined. Enjoy!
Not counting every second of The Avengers, we have a sneaking suspicion that Nicole Kidman going number one on Zac Efron is going to be our number one movie moment of the summer. See what we did there? According to the film’s director Lee Daniels, however, he almost chickened out and yanked the Oscar-winners’ (non-sexual) golden shower moment out of fear. “I got nervous at the end, after we shot it,” Daniels told GQ. “Right before I sent it off to Cannes, I called Nicole at three in the morning. I said, ‘Nicole, I can’t do it, I’ve gone too far. I can’t put that scene in the movie.’” Man, if Nicole Kidman had a million dollars for every time a nervous Less Daniels called her in the middle of the night to talk about peeing on Zac Efron…oh, wait a minute, she does!
Luckily for us, Kidman wasn’t about to let a little thing like social decorum or sheer grossness stand in the way of cinematic greatness. “‘Lee, you made me pee on Zac Efron, ” Kidman allegedly admonished him. “[I]f you don’t put that in the movie, you’re out of your freakin’ mind. I did it! I did it!’” Of course she did! She’s an Academy Award-winning actress! Kidman had better at least win a Golden Globe for this, is all we’re saying. If not for her commitment, then at least for all the puns!
All of Cannes is abuzz about Nicole Kidman’s amazing performance in Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy, which screened earlier today. We were already onboard with the flick after Zac Efron said filming sex scenes with Kidman were “the highlight of my life.” But now that the folks at Vulture have spoiled one key crazy part of the movie (which, they say, is full of crazy), we are both eager and apprehensive. Here’s their description: “Nicole Kidman looms over a supine Zac Efron, cries out, ‘If anyone’s gonna pee on him, it’s gonna be me,’ and then squirts an impressive stream of urine onto the High School Musical star’s face and bare chest.”
Sorry, pervs, it is not a weird sex scene that inspires this golden shower, but a jellyfish attack on Zac. And now, all we can picture is the Friends episode, “The One With the Jellyfish.”
We’re always drawn to the Cannes Film Festival for the glamour it represents. Everyone know that it’s as much about fashion as it it is about films, and everyone pulls out their trump cards for this event. Sartorial smarty Nicole Kidman may just have out-matched all the fashion mavens with her ace at The Paperboy photocall, earlier today. The actress appeared in a sublimely simple blood-orange Antonio Berardi shift (the photo on the left), which is so classic and elegant that it hurts our teeth. Paired with deep maroon kitten heels, minimal makeup which showed off her radiant skin and her strawberry-blond hair, Nicole has just climbed to the top of our best-dressed list.
What’s so hilarious is that her co-stars, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron — who are no slouches in the wardrobe department, either — look like they can’t believe their eyes. We’re not too surprised that the Zefron looks blown away. We already know how much Zac enjoyed filming his sex scenes with Nicole for the movie. This is a second style win for her in a row at Cannes. The cast met up yesterday as well to talk to Le Grand Journal about the film. They also had dinner together, with Kidman’s husband, Keith Urban, later on the beach, as you can see in the photograph on the right. Nicole wowed in a cream, very ladylike L’Wren Scott dress with a maroon belt. Like we said, she’s owning that best-dressed list and we couldn’t be happier.
Guys, what is that suit that Zac Efron is wearing? It’s blowing our collective minds, particularly because — and we can’t believe we’re saying this — he’s actually working it. What is that, seriously? Spacesuit material? In eggplant? No, it’s actually a very expensive one by George Clinton, and the funny thing is, we think we’re starting to love it. If you stare at it long enough, you’ll get there too. This amazeballs ensemble was worn for the Berlin premiere of The Lucky One, FYI. Zac’s hand is still injured and we still don’t have an official explanation as to what happen, other than the one he jokingly gave at the premiere in the U.K. saying, “A fan bit me.” His co-star Taylor Schilling wore a really sophisticated black dress by Alaia that we thoroughly approve of as well. We gotta hand it to the Zefron, though. If he’s pulling off something that 90 percent of men on this planet would not be able to, then he’s really got it going on.
From the sound of it, Zac Efron is downright giddy about his sex scenes with Nicole Kidman in the upcoming thriller The Paperboy. After seeing new stills of the movie, so are we. “She’s my love interest… Nicole is so gorgeous. It was everything you dreamed of. She was such a lovely person. I pinch myself everyday, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman,” Efron gushed to reporters from the AAP. “It was the highlight of my life. Nicole was something else and was always in character. She didn’t get weird method, like some actors do, but I have never seen anyone so centered.” Um, do you all see the bleach-blond Florida hotness that is Kidman in that movie still right there? Just looking at that photo is the highlight of our lives, and yet there’s more!
Collider has 24 new images of the movie, and the each one looks almost as amazing as a Efron/Kidman sex scene looks in our minds. Oh, like you weren’t picturing it too? The photos highlight a greasy-looking Matthew McCounaghey, a paisley-wearing, knife-wielding John Cusack, and the fact everyone is covered in a thin layer of swamp sweat and sex oils. As it should be. That’s just our opinion, though. What do you think about the film’s sex scenes, Nicole?
We see what you did there, Zac Efron. You’re trying to lure us into see your new romantic movie The Lucky One with your supernatural bra-unhooking abilities! We couldn’t help but be swayed when we saw video of you destroying Jimmy Kimmel in a brassiere-removal competition last night. This is just like when you dropped that condom on the red carpet to convince us to see The Lorax. That’s…that’s why everyone else saw The Lorax too, right?
As if that wasn’t enough to charm us into shelling out $12.50, you also talked with People about your sex scenes with costar Taylor Shilling in the film, which is based a Nicholas Sparks novel. “There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren’t afraid at all,” you explained. Added Taylor, “I think the harder part is doing some of the emotional scenes and then once those are done, it’s like, you want me to kiss you? Meh. No big deal.” Well, if the sex scenes are anything like the ones in the film adaptation of Sparks’ The Notebook, that’s reason enough for us sprint immediately to the nearest movie theater. Oh no…now we’re talking ourselves into seeing your movie! Damn you, Zac Efron! Damn you and your nimble fingers and impressive acting ability!
We are still fanning ourselves after watching this hilarious interview in which a pair of Australian reporters ask Zac Efron to demonstrate how he can unhook a bra with one hand. (This somehow has something to do with The Lucky One, we think.) For some reason, this is the moment in which we realize our little Troy Bolton is all growed up. And very talented. Come to think of it, Zac could probably do a nice video podcast series teaching all the men of the world some of his other useful skills, such as:
How to drop a condom on the red carpet of a children’s movie and still come off as adorable, not at all creepy.
How to “getcha” head in the game: as in, play basketball, dance, lipsynch and toss your Bieber bangs (before they WERE Bieber bangs) out of your eyes all at once.
How to play catch with a ghost.
How to date Vanessa Hudgens.
How to date Lily Collins.
How to befriend Taylor Swift without dating her and thus becoming the subject of a really sad revenge song.
Reverent footballer Tim Tebow is rumored to be dating most of Hollywood, and so is Taylor Swift. So it seemed like only a matter of time before the two would be somehow linked in a match made in slow-news-day hell. The two were first spotted together at a pre-Oscar party last weekend. “They were together for almost an hour,” a witness told Celebuzz. “She approached Tim and he looked more than happy to be talking with her.” And any elementary schooler knows that when a boy and a girl talk, it’s because they like each other.
But then again, Taylor does tend to have quite the active dating life. Wasn’t she supposed to be with Zac Efron, like, last week? She’s been linked to so many people that it’s hard to keep track! So as a public service, we’ve compiled a comprehensive history of Taylor Swift’s boyfriends, real and imagined. No need to thank us. Head on down to the gallery below to see the men behind all those breakup songs!