Sounds like somebody wants an image change. Last month, we heard that Bradley Cooper was aching to play The Crow in a rebooting of the undead superhero franchise, and now Variety reports that Cooper is looking to sign on with a 3D adaptation of John Milton‘s epic poem Paradise Lost (you know, that one Donald Sutherland was nattering about in Animal House). Cooper, naturally, would be playing the devil—having already rocked horns as Bill Zebub in a NSFW Stella sketch pictured above, back when Brad was just glad to get a recurring role on Alias (that’s Julie Bowen licking him, FYI).
Paradise Lost will be directed by Alex Proyas, who previously directed Know1ng (which figures) and the original Crow movie that Bradley would be remaking. Considering Proyas called the plans for a new Crow film “ridiculous” in 2009, it’d be impressive if Cooper manages to score such juicy roles with both projects. Then again, far stranger things have happen in Hollywood—like multiple Snow White movies, for one thing.
If the Hangover Part II trailer didn’t give you enough of a sense of what the sequel, opening May 26, will be like, the new Hangover Part II character posters really convey the grimy, panicky good times in store for the Wolfpack. In the promo ads, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifiankis are joined by the film’s break-out star, an adorable monkey in a jean vest. Add to these photos the fact that director Todd Phillips commissioned an original Hangover Part II song from Glenn Danzig, plus the news that The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes is replacing Liam Neeson in the role of a grody tattoo artist, and we’re counting on the movie being one filthy, nearly hallucinatory good time.
Are two former co-stars the paparazzi once spotted getting a meal daring to try again two years later? Sexy times! People is all aflutter over news that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston are acknowledging each other’s existence. After all, Cooper has split with Renee Zellweger and Jennifer is so eligible magazines act like they’re worried she won’t give them grandchildren. “Jen always had a soft spot for Bradley, and she thinks he is very attractive and charming. Jen appreciates that Bradley is low-key, loves dogs and is focused on his movie career.” Hey, we like all those things about him too—that must mean we’redating Bradley Cooper!
Sure, Bradley said she was “simply, simply, just a friend,” after they were spotted after dinner in June 2009. “She’s someone who is super, super known. If someone says hello to her, it’s given that he’s fallen in love with her. So, no. No. She’s a very, very interesting woman, but she’s simply a friend.” But if People‘s source says he “plans to spend time” with her again, he obviously must have changed his mind and realized they were meant for each other. Either that or he wants to make He’s Still Just Not That Into You.
And you thought Mark Wahlberg was an odd choice for the gothest superhero of all. Though Marky decided Max Payne was more than enough dark-winged fun for one career, The Hollywood Reporter says that Bradley Cooper is aching to star in a remake of The Crow, having already met with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in Spain, where they “hit it off and shared a vision of the film.” Was that vision spray-tanned, cocky and wearing a sharp suit? Because otherwise we can’t picture it.
Of course, that might be exactly why Cooper wants the role—if he can pass as an undead spirit of vengeance, we might not just see him as an east coast Matthew McConaughey. While fans might resist Cooper taking the role originated by the late Brandon Lee, who tragically died in an on-set accident, Batman fans couldn’t picture Michael Keaton in that role twenty-plus years ago, and Daniel Craig got plenty of crap as the prospective James Bond. Besides, after cheap sequels starring Vincent Perez, Eric Mabius and Edward Furlong, it’s not like the franchise is sacred anyway.
Okay, yes, the Hangover Part II trailer seems to confirm what the Hangover II teaser trailer merely suggested: the sequel is essentially the same film all over again. Having traveled to Thailand for yet another wedding, the gang manages to lose Stu’s young future brother-in-law Teddy, played by Mason Lee. Did they check the roof? No, seriously, someone check it right now.
If you thought that we would care one iota about the plot, however, you have deeply underestimated our love of Zach Galifianakis. Ken Jeong’s maniacal Mr. Chow also returns, and the men seem to have accidentally gained custody of an elderly man in Teddy’s clothes, an adorable call-back to Heather Graham‘s baby in the original. While we haven’t caught a glimpse of him yet, we’re excited to see if Liam Neeson’s role in the Hangover IIcan rival Mike Tyson‘s in the first…and, well, undoubtedly the second. Between battling Buddhist monks, escaping gangsters and watching Galifianakis give the most inappropriate wedding toast of all time, we fell in love all over again. “When a monkey nibbles on a weenis, it’s funny in any language,” Zach says with child-like glee. So is this, Zach. So is this all.
Some celebs are so close-lipped, we only know they were officially dating when they decide to shut it down. According to US Magazine, allegedly Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper have broken up. Based on how infrequently we saw any signs of their romantic entanglement, we have a hard time telling “together” and “single” apart. The couple allegedly started their romance in 2005 while filming the horror film Case 29, and like Case 29 know one ever saw it or knew if it actually existed.
Rumors suggest that Renee and Bradley have been together since 2009, but both have remained steadfastly silent about their relationship. “I just can’t,” the Limitless star explained, when asked to speak about his love-life in the June 2010 issue of Details. Both Zellweger and Cooper were married before, to Kenny Chesney and Jennifer Esposito respectively, that ended after only a matter of months. We certainly understand being a little commitment phobic, but it’s like Renee and Bradly only dated under the cover of night. If the rumors are true, we hope both of them find happiness with their next partners. Maybe they can even slowly branch out into public hand-holding! We know, we know: baby steps.
Alyssa Milano‘s pregnant belly already upstaged her co-stars at the Hall Pass premiere—now she’s taking over events for movies she didn’t even star in! Stars Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Abbie Cornish were all in attendance at the premiere of their upcoming drama Limitless, but surprise guest Milano took plenty of the camera time, posing with her hands under her stomach—just in case you forgot she was expecting. Is it too late to digitally add her to the movie?
Check out photos of Milano and the other stars in the gallery below.
Charlie Sheen might be riding high on all the attention he’s getting recently (in addition to Riding The Snake), but it looks like he won’t be showing his mug in at least one medium any time soon, Major League 3 excluded. According an E! interview with Bradley Cooper, Charlie Sheen and Bill Clinton will not appear in The Hangover Part II, despite numerous rumors to the contrary. “Bill Clinton, we saw him give a speech in Bangkok,” Cooper went on to explain. “Me and Zachie [Galifianakis] and Todd [Phillips]…were honored enough to have dinner with him.” Despite their evening with the former president, Clinton clearly has more important things to do, like helping create some sort of defense plan in case Sheen’s warlock army finally makes it to the surface.
While the Two And A Half Men star will probably miss out on the chance to appear on the big screen in 2011, Sheen’s media presence is still expanding with SpikeTV’s animated special Charlie Sheen’s Winningest Moments. Teaming up with Taiwanese media company NWA, SpikeTV will present a fine selection of Sheen’s most over-the-top moments rendered in CGI. Charlie already owns the internet so hard, it was only a matter of time before the computers got together and made a homage to their new leader #cyberwinning.
Fashion Week is in New York, right? Then why exactly are all the stars on the other side of the country in Beverly Hills? That’s because Tom Ford called—and is as sexy as ever, BTW—and when he throws a ‘do, everyone shows up. Ford opened his flagship store in Beverly Hills yesterday, and it turned out to be a mini fashion week in it’s own right, as expected.
The love of our life, Colin Firth was there with the love of his life, wife Livia. Rosario Dawson teemed up her little black dress with a pair of leopard print pumps, while Eva Longoria went slinky in a pair of sequined black pants. Milla Jovovich was risque in a plunging sheer black blouson, hiding her modesty with a houndstooth suit. We were kinda disappointed by two men who normally make us drool every time we see them. Alexander Skarsgard and Bradley Cooper, to be precise. Skarsgard looked strangely parboiled with a weirdish, uneven tan — like he had sunglasses on while the rest of his face ended up getting sunburnt. Cooper had these creepy old man sunglasses on which were a little too Jack Nicholson for us. Adrien Brody, on the other hand, didn’t disappoint sticking to his usual lounge lizard style.
The most unusual outfit of the evening went to Ginnifer Goodwin. While her pant suit looked normal (and kinda boring, to be honest) from the front, turn around and bam… giraffes! For more mega celebrity action —including the always adorable Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and a heavily preggers Rachel Zoe — check out the gallery below. [Photos: Getty Images]
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!