As we look back on the year that was, we can’t ignore the moments that made us blush. Sex has been a thing since the start of mankind (sorry Mary and Joseph), but sex in pop culture exploded in 2013. And it wasn’t just the so-called implications of Miley Cyrus twerking. Read more…
Grab your mom, pop up some popcorn, and get ready to enjoy a flick that’s all about porn. On the surface, Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s full-length directorial debut, is about a Jersey boy who views women as objects whose sole purpose is to get him off. But underneath all that almost-nudity is a smart comedy that examines how media shapes our expectations and provides an escape from our everyday lives. With porn.
Although there are obviously glamorous parts, being a movie star has some serious job hazards. You can get burned, drowned, stabbed, strangled, hanged, or just straight up get the crap kicked out of you. But it’s all in a day’s work! Read on to see 15 movies that almost (accidentally) killed their stars. These celebs are tougher than you think! Thank god for insurance…
Believe it or not, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been a part of our lives for over 20 years. Now known for his acting and directorial work in films like Don Jon (out Friday, September 27) and with his production company, hitRECord, the 32-year-old got his big break in Disney’s Angels in the Outfield playing a diehard California baseball fan who was lucky enough to have Christopher Lloyd looking out for him. Next came NBC’s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun , and from there, JGL simply grew up before our eyes.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial debut with Don Jon, a festival darling that takes a humorous look at love and the way media shapes our expectations. In the film, Levitt’s Jon is a New Jersey gym rat who enjoys random hookups every weekend, but enjoys watching porn a lot more. (Like a lot more.)
—by Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay)
The Daily Mail just reported that the delightful Anna Kendrick has officially split up with her longtime love, Edgar Wright. Heartbreak is always devastating, but Anna is so lovely and Edgar is such a funny and talented director (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the Dead) that this is especially sad.
But there’s always a silver lining to every dark cloud. When one celebrity romance is over, that means another one can begin! Read more…
As the 2013 Sundance Film Festival enters its homestretch, we’ve noticed one thing about it: This year seems more about the films than the star-studded, super-sponsored A-list parties. Which, um, we’re pretty sure is what Robert Redford wants from his Utah fest. Lucky enough for those of us living vicariously through our friends (and photographers) in Park City, there has still been no shortage of eye candy. Here, we’re taking a moment to point out the lovely array of actors who put on their best puffy jackets and risked some great hat-hair to premiere their artsy movies. From Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Brody to Chris Noth, there were plenty of familiar faces at the festival, along with some relative newcomers like Austenland’s Ricky Whittle. We even gave Matthew McConaughey an honorary spot in this gallery, because even though his drastic weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club has sapped his conventional beauty, he’s looking kinda weird hot as he packs the pounds back on. And if there’s anything that’s appropriate for Sundance, it’s definitely the phrase “weird hot.”
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“I remember watching Reservoir Dogs and Sling Blade and Swingers and Big Night and The Usual Suspects and all those movies that came through Sundance back when I was working on 3rd Rock From the Sun, and I said to myself, ‘One day I’m going to have a movie at Sundance,’ ” Joseph Gordon-Levitt told VH1 News at the Sundance (and world) premiere of Don Jon’s Addiction on Friday night. And boy has his dream come true in a big way. Since his days as a sitcom alien, Joe’s been in quite a few Sundance films, but Don Jon’s marks his writing/directing debut. You could say he was rather pleased about that: “I’m kind of astonished and flabbergasted and just happy!”
This meant the rest of us got to enjoy plenty of photos and videos of JGL being astonished and flabbergasted and happy as he partied at the Sundance Channel’s house on Friday night, along with co-stars Julianne Moore and Tony Danza. And we’re going out on a limb here and guessing that his beaming face is part of what helped him sell the film about a Jersey guy so addicted to porn that he gives up a relationship with Scarlett Johansson for it. On Monday, Relativity Media confirmed the huge deal they gave JGL that will land the movie on 2,000 screens this summer.
OK, the Sundance Film Festival isn’t stooping to adult movie screenings just yet, but the festival was pretty excited to premiere a movie about pornography, so anything is possible. Actually, our friends at the Sundance Channel were also eager to share with us the photos from the premiere party (co-hosted by DirecTV), celebrating Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s writing and directing debut, Don Jon’s Addiction. He stars as the titular Jon, a Jersey boy who has no trouble picking up ladies as hot as Scarlett Johansson at the clubs, but for some reason still prefers watching porn to participating in the real deal. Tony Danza co-stars as his father — completing that 3rd Rock From the Sun/Who’s the Boss crossover fantasy you always had, right? — and Julianne Moore is a woman Jon meets at a night class.
It’s like when you were a kid and you find out your mom has gum in her purse. Two seconds ago you had no desire for gum, and now you’re screaming and grabbing the steering wheel, trying to get at that sweet, sweet Wrigleys. Does that analogy make any sense all? What we’re trying saying is, now that we have heard the rumor that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could play Batman in either Justice League or as a cameo in the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel, we want it to happen so bad. So we guess the gum would be Joseph Gordon-Levitt, your mom would be Hollywood and the steering wheel would be, um, let’s say, public opinion. We’re not English professors here, people!
Sadly, despite the support of nerds worldwide, it seems that the gossip is just gossip…for now. Hollywood.com reports that JRL’s reps “have refuted the rumor entirely.” However! Since it’s pretty obvious from the buzz that there is at least a curiosity about Gordon-Levitt donning the cape and cowl, maybe Justice League filmmakers or Man of Steel director Zack Snyder will make it happen? This could be like Mark Wahlberg and Transformers 4 all over again! Except we actually want this one to happen!
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