–by Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay)
Superstar Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the fifth time, thus putting him in the elite “Five-Timers Club”. He also reunited with Lonely Island cohort Andy Samberg, impersonated Elton John, stood next to the Three Amigos, and brought us all down to Veganville.
Oh, and he sang two songs from his new album, too.
“Not all that vajiggle jaggle.” And with that Christopher Walken becomes the last part of American culture to be taken over by Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The Seven Psychopaths actor joins Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell for an in-character reading for the show’s dialogue for Screen Junkies. “These are words,” Walken states. It’s not a question. Of course it’s not. He’d have to be a fool to be completely unfamiliar with Alana and her family, considering how all pervasive they are now. They’ve pretty much invaded every aspect of entertainment, like…
When the man behind Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage decides to make a 3-D stop-motion Pinocchio remake, you just know it’s going to be a lot more odd and unsettling than the classic Disney kids movie. So why not add a dash of Daniel Radcliffe and make it downright bizarre? Director Guillermo Del Toro bragged to an audience at the Cannes Film Festival this week that the Harry Potter star expressed an interest in “getting involved” in the film, presumably as the voice of the wooden boy himself. Did we mention singer Tom Waits is probably going to be Geppetto? Sure, why wouldn’t he be? Makes those creepy, donkey-riddled Pleasure Island scenes in the Disney Pinocchio seem downright normal! Just kidding, of course! That island will haunt us forever. Why were those boys all smoking cigars? That ain’t right!
Del Toro is also hoping to snag Christopher Walken for the film’s malevolent fox villain. The director vowed that movie would be way more faithful to the original story, ”more surreal and slightly darker” and would be set in Italy between the World Wars. Because why wouldn’t he go all out with the desolate, terrifying aspect of a heartwarming fairytale? The Blue Fairy is going to be some sort of horrible mantis, isn’t she? Isn’t she, Del Toro?
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When Vanity Fair throws a party, everybody comes. So it was no surprise that when they threw a party at the Tribeca Film Festival, celebrities, old and new, and of every profession turned up. Young Hollywood was ably repp’d by Anna Kendrick and Abigail Breslin. Hollywood royalty, on the other hand, included the likes of Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken and director, Ron Howard.
There were designers (Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg), rappers (Pharrell) and supermodels (Helena Christensen) that went as far back as Lauren Hutton, even! From the miscellaneous lot, Jerry Seinfeld, Zach Braff, Martha Stewart, Ed Burns, and Emily Mortimer showed up. Take a look at our gallery to watch the motley crew arriving at the do.
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While yesterday’s Meet The Nominees reception for the Tonys wasn’t a formal affair—only folks like Catherine Zeta-Jones really went for glamor—Denzel Washington‘s decision to wear a baseball cap and heavy windbreaker to the party (on a warm day in May, no less) made the Fences star look like a movie star planning to split this cheesy thing as soon as possible (that or a guy who needs a dollar). Come on, dude, fellow Best Actors in a Play nominees Jude Law and Christopher Walken are famous film actors too and they wore suit jackets. See all these actors and more in the gallery below.
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It’s been over six months since Christopher Walken‘s mullet first graced a red carpet, and it’s time to accept that this look probably isn’t “for a role.” No, the erstwhile Deer Hunter has gone positively mullet-crazy. Someone needs to call the cops on that party in the back before someone gets hurt.
As the gallery below shows, Walken’s always been a quirky guy with quirky hair, so we can’t blame him for experimenting. But he’s had his fun and—based on photos from last night’s Tom Hanks tribute—that thing isn’t getting any prettier. Cut it off already, Chris! If you wear it on SNL we’ll never forgive you.
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Jack and Marilyn. Dick and Liz. Chris and Mickey. In a new biography, Christopher Walken wakes up and puts back to rest a long-forgotten suspicion that he and Heaven’s Gate co-star Mickey Rourke once had a romantic relationship. The hubbub started when Andy Warhol claimed in his diary that he saw the pair smooching at a party. Said Walken, “Actors do kiss each other. I don’t think there’s anything going on between me and Mickey.” That settles that.
Wait a second, though. He doesn’t think there’s anything going on? You heard it here first: Christopher Walken is not entirely sure that Mickey Rourke doesn’t want his body. Scandal!