The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globes were announced bright and early this morning, and the list didn’t feature a ton of surprises. Perhaps the most surprising part is that these men and women have all kept truckin’ with their acting careers despite having made some hilariously bad role choices in the past. Congrats guys, you’re an illustration of the enduring human spirit! Or maybe you all just got better agents…
To be fair, folks like Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Hunt and Joaquin Phoenix when they made their turkeys, so they didn’t know any better. But not everyone in this list has that excuse! Ben Affleck might have a GG nod for best director with Argo, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that he helped bring Gigli to life. And why have we all forgotten that The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies was in Snakes On A Plane, or that Alec Baldwin appeared as Mr. Conductor in the children’s train movie Thomas And The Magic Track? It’s pretty priceless!
Let’s dive deep into the IMDB page of these acclaimed thespians and pull out some truly amazing forgotten films. It’s like cinematic naked baby photos! And always remember: You too can still rise to the top, even if you’ve made a movie as bad as She-Devil.
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The 65th annual Cannes Film festival kicked off in high style today, as celebs from all around the world descended to the coastal town with their finest clothes and accessories. Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger both made big entrances in huge Cinderella gowns with trains that could stretch all the way to Paris! Jessica Chastain’s dress was a little more streamlined, but definitely drew attention with a plunging neckline. The dudes cleaned up pretty nicely as well, with action stars Bruce Willis and Chris Pine rockin’ the tuxes, but Sacha Baron Cohen (predictably) stole the show when he rode down the red carpet in full Dictator regalia while on the back of a camel. Sure it’s pretty in-your-face, but at least it’s better than drowning Elisabetta Canalis for publicity, right? We’ll go with yes. Check out more incredible styles in the gallery below!
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Last November it was reported that Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and—you guessed it—Bill Murray were being courted to appear in Wes Anderson‘s planned Moonrise Kingdom. And now The Playlist has announced that Focus Features will be funding the filming of Moonrise for release next year, with the cast including Willis, Swinton, Norton, McDormand and Murray! Jason Schwartzman is also involved, but if you know your Wes Anderson movies, you probably assumed that anyway.
Surprisingly, this stellar group of grown-ups is the film’s supporting cast. Young unknowns Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward will play young lovers in the ’60s who run away together, leaving a town full of confused and worried elders, including McDormand and Murray as the girl’s parents and Willis as the town sheriff. Glad to hear Bruce is playing a lawman instead of something more ambiguous and goofy. If you don’t understand our worries, you obviously didn’t see North.
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America just wasn’t ready. While we’re glad to see the release of Passion Play, the tale of a mob-entangled jazz trumpeter’s forbidden romance with a sideshow attraction known as the “Bird Woman,” we’re sad to report that the Mickey Rourke-Megan Fox flick will go straight to DVD. We’ve been excited about the film ever since Mickey said Megan was “probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with,” but negative film festival buzz scared away distributors, despite the presence of Bill Murray as a gangster by the name of Happy Shannon.
Thankfully, the people will have their chance to judge the film’s merits on May 24th, though the lack of a theatrical run likely means the Golden Raspberry Awards will disqualify the film from consideration, scrapping Megan’s chances of being nominated for Worst Actress for the third year in a row. Odds are probably better than her next movie, Friends With Kids, will hit theaters—unless America isn’t ready to see Megan Fox snowboard with Jon Hamm either.
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It looks like Leighton Meester didn’t realize that “black tie” is just a figure of speech, or maybe she just didn’t care. She shouldn’t, because she still looked amazing arriving at New York’s Gotham Independent Film awards in a sleek suit. Any excuse to rock the Annie Hall look is fine by us, and it’s a far cry from the butt baring attire the Gossip Girl wore out a few weeks ago.
Tons of other stars showed up too, including the Hot Young Actress Holy Trinity: Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. Legends Bill Murray and Robert Duvall were also in attendance, as were old favorites Winona Ryder and Amanda Peet (long time no see, guys). Check out the faces and the fashions in the gallery below!
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While most of us would agree that it’s a stretch to still describe baseball as being Our National Pastime™, there’s little sense denying that every playoff baseball game played during the month of October is laden with the kind of dramatic tension that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. This post, however, is not really about celebrating the magic and mystery of America’s most revered professional sport. Rather, it’s about the celebrities who trot themselves out to the pitcher’s mound before games to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
First, the facts: Every single Major League Baseball team plays 81 home games during the course of the season. This means that the poor public relations department of each team has to come up with 81 different ways to get the crowd excited before a game. In some of baseball’s larger markets, teams draw upon their access to a range of different celebrities, a list that runs the gamut from Hollywood’s A-List to downtrodden reality television flameouts, to get their fans excited over a long and often monotonous season. So we here at TheFABLife thought you would get a kick out of seeing celebs of all magnitudes — most of whom are not exactly known for their athletic abilities — attempting to throw a baseball sixty feet and six inches. So, if you pardon the expression, who throws like a girl and who throws like someone who could be called up to The Show? Now’s the time to find out. Play ball!
Wipe that smirk off your face, George Clooney! The eternal bachelor took girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis to the Fantastic Mr. Fox premiere in London today, their first red carpet date since attending the Venice Film Festival last month. We’re not sure about her intentionally lopsided dress (that single strap and smooth brown streak down the side create a real “giant purse” vibe), but somehow we doubt Clooney cares.
Take a closer look at her gown (and fellow attendees Cindy Crawford and Bill Murray) in the gallery below.
When we last checked in with Bill Murray, the gloomy divorcee was discussing how he almost jumped out of a plane without wearing a parachute. Things are looking on the up for Bill, though—the Chicago Sun-Times spotted him laughing it up with fans outside of Chi-Town’s Sepia restaurant. The cause of his good mood? Possibly that he had just eaten with Crystle Stewart, better known as Miss USA 2008.
While no one’s saying whether the pair are an item, we’re sure that just being in the presence of a woman less than half his age couldn’t help but raise his spirits. Hey, wasn’t that the plot of Lost In Translation? Maybe he should do this kind of thing more often. We’re sure it’s crossed his mind.
To promote his new movie, City Of Ember, Bill Murray has given one of those “after the rain” interviews to the Associated Press, where he talks about his divorce from Jennifer Butler Murray. Butler Murray, his wife of 11 years, accused the comedian of abuse, as well as sex and drug addiction—claims Murray has yet to deny. While he has visitation rights with their four children, Murray is still rattled by the experience. “It’s like your faith in people is destroyed because the person you trusted the most you can no longer trust at all…the person you know isn’t there anymore.” Who cheated on who, again?
Surprisingly, for a guy accused of hitting his wife and living in an alcoholic haze, Murray says his lowest moment came when someone offered him the chance to skydive at an air show. “I didn’t even care if there was a parachute. Of course, by the time I got there I had had a few good days and I thought, ‘What am I doing?’”