Here come the Men In Black…the smell you can remember! Script problems have already turned the making of Men In Black III into a nightmare for everyone involved, but residents of Soho are a little more concerned with the stink problems. Not only is Will Smith‘s two-floor, 53-feet-long trailer annoying the locals with its size (“This thing is like a duplex. How would Will Smith feel if I parked that thing out in front of his house?”), they’re also complaining about the funk (“The smell that comes along with it is disgusting. It’s like living in a gas station. I really like Will Smith, but I would be embarrassed if that was my trailer. A little modesty goes a long way”). The trailer reportedly holds office space for up to 30 people (used by his notorious personal writing team) to a lounge bar, 100-inch movie screen and full-sized kitchen, though he has to go to his other trailer to work out.
Despite the complaints, the city and film producers Sony swear everyone’s following the necessary rules and regulations. Still, production assistants were reportedly heard calling a shooting this week a “fiasco.” See photos of Smith, co-star Josh Brolin, a horse painted like a zebra and ’60s-attired extras on set in the gallery below.
On 30 Rock, Liz Lemon describes her neighbor-turned-boyfriend Drew (played by Jon Hamm) as looking like “a cartoon pilot,” a comparison we thought was spot on for the perfectly manly Jon Hamm. Until now. Josh Brolin, who has been filming Men In Black: 3 this week with Will Smith, is giving Hamm a run for his cartoon sack of money in his new role. With his old fashioned suit, chiseled face, and Brylcreemed hair, Brolin practically looks like an action figure.
Brolin is reportedly playing a young Tommy Lee Jones in the film, which explains 1) his incredible resemblance to Tommy Lee Jones, and 2) the fact that the film’s set looks like 1972. Flashback alert! Check out some additional pics of Brolin and Smith as they do their alien-killing thing in our gallery below.
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Seriously? The one thing that would have jazzed up an otherwise super-beige Academy Awards, and we didn’t even get to see it? Many who attended the Academy Awards reported Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem kissed at the Oscars, right before they broke into a romantic little two step on-stage. We wouldn’t know, because the most important moment of the 2011 Oscars never reached our television. “It [the dance and the kiss] was unscripted, and the plan in the truck was always to cut to Penelope [Cruz] in the audience applauding Josh’s and Javier’s introduction,” Oscars producer Bruce Cohen explains. Well, we’ll have to watch the show again; if Penelope’s eyes bulge out of their sockets and her tongue unfurls to the ground, then we’ll know we’re definitely missing something great.
The gay news site AfterElton questioned whether homophobia kept Brolin and Bardem’s kiss off the air, a claim Cohen denies. We should hope not; it’s the only thing that would have made up for Anne Hathaway‘s musical number. “So that is what happened, just as they were starting to dance. Josh and Javier’s moment…would have made a great TV moment, but since no one knew it was coming, we cut to the gorgeous Mz. Cruz as planned,” Cohen said. “By the time, we cut back from her close-up, Josh and Javier were walking to the podium.” Next year the producers are going to have to be on their game to catch precious moments like these. Either that, or they can script them into the show. In which case, we will welcome James Franco back with open arms…and lips.
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All religions sound a little odd if you aren’t a participating member, but Scientology is leading the wacky pack. Following Kelly Preston’s silent birth, the church’s rampant homophobia and everything Tom Cruise has done in the past seven years is Josh Brolin‘s new claim (in an epic article about the Scientology in the New Yorker) thatÃ‚Â John Travolta tried to heal Marlon Brando with his hands. Why do we even spend money at the movies when we get stories like this for free? According to Brolin, he first visited the church a “moment of real desperation” for “auditing,” thinking that the success of stars such as Cruise and Travolta might be based on their religious affiliation, not realizing of course that they are all insane in the membrane.
Later, Brolin saw the wonder of Scientology in action at a dinner party in L.A. When movie legend Brando arrived with a cut on his leg sustained helping a stranded car, Travolta informed him that he had reached a new level of Scientology, put his hands on Brando’s leg, and attempted to heal him of his pain. We seriously need a cigarette after this story; that’s how good it is. “I watched this process going onÃ¢â‚¬â€it was very physical,” recalls Brolin. “I was thinking, This is really f—ing bizarre! Then, after ten minutes, Brando opens his eyes and says, Ã¢â‚¬ËœThat really helped. I actually feel different!’” We guess curing people with the laying on of hands isn’t a completely foreign idea in our society. Plenty of people have done it, like Jesus andÃ¢â‚¬Â¦um, the X-Men. Travolta’s lawyers have dismissed the story as “pure fabrication,” but if it’s anything like the “untrue” rumors about Travolta’s gay affairs, we look forward seeing John Travolta: Superstar hit Broadway any day now.
We’ve only got a few more days until the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards airs live on VH1 and, as you’ll see below, the confirmed guest list is really starting to come together. Be sure to tune in on Friday night at 9pm ET to catch some of film and television’s biggest stars!
JON HAMM, JULIANNE MOORE, JOSH BROLIN, SOFIA VERGARA, KEVIN SPACEY AND EMMA STONE ARE AMONG THE MANY PRESENTERS AT THE 16th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS CEREMONY
EMILY BLUNT AND JIMMY KIMMEL TO PRESENT MATT DAMON WITH THE JOEL SIEGEL AWARD
AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT
(SANTA MONICA, CA – January 12, 2011) — This year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will feature an array of presenters including Hank Azaria, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, the Kardashians (Khloe, Kim & Kourtney), Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Joan Rivers, Tim Roth, Paul Scheer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Spacey, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara. Maroon 5 will also be on hand as this year’s house band performing during the show as well as the live pre-show. The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air live on VH1 on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT from the Hollywood Palladium.
We haven’t seen Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, but we’re fans of the first film and have a lot of theories about how this new film is going to go down. First of all, if Shia LaBeouf doesn’t go on some mission to find his predecessor, Charlie Sheen (and inevitably finds him living in a cabin in the woods seeking redemption for his formerly greedy ways), that will have been a wasted opportunity. And if there’s not some kind of nod to Michael Douglas‘ prototype of those newfangled cellular telephones that were as big as a tissue box, we’ll be disappointed. Other than that, bring it on, sequel!
The premiere of the film took place in New York last night, and all the stars were out in full force – it was a mix of the old guard and the new. LaBeouf and girlfriend/co-star Carey Mulligan looked amazing, as did Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. And director Oliver Stone took time out from growing and combing his mustache to attend so that was nice. Of course, it wouldn’t be a party unless Courtney Love showed up and made everyone nervous so there was that, too. Check out all the shots from the red carpet below.
Eat, Pray, Love represents a melding of two of our favorite things – movies and eating. But if it disappoints us the way Julie and Julia did (Amy Adams, we still haven’t forgive you or that ugly wig!) we might have to give up on the inspiring food film genre. The New York premiere for Eat, Pray, Love was host to not only the biggest stars from the film – yum yum, Javier Bardem, and also that Julia Roberts chick – and also plenty of celebs from the food world. Our girl Gail Simmons, who we love from Top Chef, was on hand, as were several chefs from the Food Network. Don’t get us started on why semi-half-assed Sandra Lee was there though, we still haven’t figured her out. We’re guessing she cooked James Franco and ate him while guzzling a signature cocktail though, since he’s suspiciously absent.
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Megan Fox wasn’t wearing an engagement ring at the Jonah Hex premiere in Hollywood last night—guess they really did lose the thing in Hawaii—but the actress certainly looked like something Brian Austin Green would get all up on. Ironically, the erstwhile David Silver was nowhere to be found at the event, while co-star Josh Brolin was joined by wife Diane Lane, dad James Brolin and stepmom Barbra Streisand. Babs could make the premiere but BAG couldn’t? Support your surgically enhanced catch, dude!
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The math isn’t perfect—you have to skip his TV movies, short films and anthology works like New York Stories (or keep New York Stories and skip the redubbed Japanese movie What’s Up Tiger Lily?)—but You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is arguably the 40th feature full-length directed by Woody Allen. It’s an especially impressive feat considering he’s been directing for less than 50 years—the 74-year-old hasn’t gone a year without a film since 1981!
Though Stranger star Antonio Banderas was too busy pimping the latest Shrek in LA to celebrate with the Woodster at Cannes, co-stars like Josh Brolin and Naomi Watts were in attendance for this weekend’s premiere, along with well-wishers ranging from Diane Lane to Evangeline Lilly to Jean Claude Van Damme. See what everyone wore in the gallery below.
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It feels like the Wall Street sequel has been like 25 years in the making…oh, wait, it has. But now the film that stars Shia LaBeouf as Gordon Gekko‘s greedy financial district protége is finally ready to premiere at Cannes, and there was an abundance of men in light-colored suits there to celebrate. We don’t often visit the south of France, so that look is probably the norm – one person who opted for a burst of color however was the film’s director, Oliver Stone, who appears to be slowly morphing into late 1970′s Marlon Brando. LaBeouf and his Money Never Sleeps co-star and girlfriend Carey Mulligan both looked stylin’ in the tropical heat though, as always Mulligan can do no wrong with her fashion choices.
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