“You were made to be ruled,” Thor villain Loki hisses at the beginning of the new Avengers trailer. Were we ever! Cleveland-posing-as-New York has never look better, or filled with more enormous green rage monsters, than it does when Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Renner slip into their respective pair of skin-tight pants to fight evil.
Though, if we’re going to be honest here, the real star of the trailer would have to be Chris Hemsworth’s arms. Dang. Remember when Hemsworth got too ripped for his Thor costume? Well, apparently filmmakers came up with a solution that we all can enjoy come May 4, 2012: sleevelessness. In the meantime, you can enjoy the trailer’s five hottest shots of Chris’s insane arms. Consider your ticket to the gun show…comped.
What’s been getting into Hollywood lately!? Everyday it seems like there’s another celebrity pregnancy to report. Did somebody drop some Luther Vandross into the LA water supply or something? We’ve told you that Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, and Beyonce (!) all have babies on the way, and now you can add Robert Downey Jr. to Celeb Lamaze class. Yes, RDJ is expecting a child with Susan Levin, his wife of six years, according to Star Magazine.
“The baby is due in February,” says Susan’s aunt, Nancy Miller. “Susan’s father, my brother, called me about three weeks ago with the good news. Her parents are over the moon about it.” It’s still too early to tell if the Iron Baby will be a boy or a girl. “It [doesn't] really matter if it’s a boy or a girl. What really matters is that the baby is healthy.” Although a first time for Susan, this is Robert’s second time becoming a parent. His first child, Indio Falconer Downey, was born in 1993 to his first wife, Deborah Falconer. Congrats to the happy couple!
Marvel’s Captain America last scene is as spoiler-y as you can get, provided any potential audience members actually thought for a second that Cap would be killed by Nazis. No, the real spoiler alert (really, we warn you; it’s an actual spoiler alert) is that in the last scene of the film, Chris Evans‘ Captain America wakes up in modern day New York and finds himself sprinting through Times Square, just in time for the upcoming Avengersmovie. Anti-spoiler alert: he is as jacked as he was 70 years ago.
Marvel also leaked the Avengers teaser shown after Captain America‘s credits, complete with Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man and Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury. Nothing too secret to see there, unless you consider it a secret how Chris Hemsworth’s Thor could possibly get any hotter after seeing him play a Norse god the first time around. We’ll give you a hint: hair extensions.
What a day for premieres it was yesterday. Crazy, Stupid Love was on as well as — and this is the one we’ve been waiting for — Captain America: The First Avenger debuting on the other coast in Hollywood. We’re totally digging ChrisSquared. Chris Evans killed it in his suit, and Chris Hemsworth looked adorable alongside wide Elsa Pataky. Which is all sweet and very spouse-ly of him but can we please have some solos, bro? And then there’s Robert Downey Jr who can put on all the crazy suits and glasses he wants to, but we’ll still adore him!
The women were repp’d by a stunning Zoe Saldana who seems to have legs for miles. We’re just not feeling Vanessa Hudgens hair (yes, we know it’s for a role), but more of that in our next post. Jamie Alexander looked pretty edible in her red gown too. Also spotted were very dapper looking Dominic Cooper and Sebastian Stan. Samuel L. Jackson was, well — Samuel L. Jackson. If you want to see them up close, flip through our gallery.
We’re already a sucker for anything involving smoking jackets, petticoats and pewter chalices, but combine it with good ol’ fashioned cross-dressing? You have yourself the holiday hit of the year right there. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer promises all the karate chops and dry banter present in the first Sherlock Holmes film staring Robert Down Jr. and Jude Law, but just in case the American public wasn’t sold on the bad-assery inherent in an old-timey British detective series, the upcoming sequel also includes The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Noomi Rapace, a showdown with Holmes’ archnemisis Dr. Moriarty (we remember our Wishbone episodes), and what appears to be a slow-motion trains-plosion. We also suspect Downey in drag is a sly blue-eye-shadow-encrusted wink the Sherlock Holmes gay rumors swirling around the previous film. Elementary, my dear diva!
Let’s admit it: The Avengers has a lot to live up to. Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and Thor—all characters who have earned their own movie—crammed into one summer blockbuster with a handful of other heroes, and directed by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, far better known for nuanced TV character work than special effects extravaganzas? If you thought this sounds less than certain to work, Robert Downey Jr. would have agreed with you. “I tend to look at a scene and say Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis is absolutely impossible, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t shoot this, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s horrible.Ã‚Â I can tell you ten other movies its been in.Ã‚Â I refuse,’” said the actor behind Iron Man at the Hero Complex Film Festival this weekend. “I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve signed on to do.Ã‚Â So I brought that attitude, happily. Anyway, I just thought how are you going to put all us clowns together? HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wearing a suit.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all jacked up.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so and so.Ã‚Â And poor Mark Ruffalo, what he’s gonna out do us?”
That was the wind up…and here’s the serve. “WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about six weeks in and I have to say Whedon is nailing it.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so smart and so good. Ã‚Â ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be great.Ã‚Â I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed it but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna be great.” While his confidence should be taken with a grain of salt, it is a relief to hear the eternally frank RDJ going to bat for the project like this—even if he practically admits he did it for the money. Will Marvel’s gamble pay off? Only one year until we find out for ourselves!
Every bro must be jealous of Dax Shepard right now…his fiancee is such a freak she’ll make out with another lady on the red carpet! Baller! Granted, Kristen Bell was tongued by monkey named Crystal who stars in The Hangover II, but it’s still pretty awesome. Other awesome sights at the film’s premiere last night in LA were a happy Robert Downey Jr., a pregnant Alyssa Milano, and Ken Jeong‘s wife, the subject of his unsurprisingly insane, surprisingly touching “Best WTF Moment” MTV Movie Award speech. After all, if it wasn’t for her brave battle with cancer, we never would have seen his wee penis in the first movie.
See photos from the premiere in the gallery below.
Tonight’s Academy Awards were extraordinary not just for the stunning gowns, the surging emotions, and Jennifer Hudson‘s shockingly teeny waist. Seriously, when did that woman become a walking toothpick? No, the most remarkable part of the show was the sheer number of times we stared at the screen in complete disbelief and yelled, “Whaaaaa?” From the skin-crawling to the unfunny, the obscene to the blundering, here are our top five picks for the most cringe-inducing moments at the 83rd Academy Awards (and there were a lot):
5) Melissa Leo drops the F-bomb: As adorable as it was to see a stunned Leo snag Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter, hearing her develop a cause of pirate mouth in front of all those couture gowns almost made our monocle fall into our champagne flute. You ain’t Charlestown anymore, Leo!
4) The Ghost of Bob Hope introduces Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law: Bob Hope has been dead for almost eight years, and he still managed to be a funnier, more charming host than Franco or Hathaway. Not that it makes using a hologram of the deceased star any less creepy. In fact, we were so weirded out by Zombie Bob Hope, we almost couldn’t enjoy the smoking hot Jude zinging the equally gorgeous Robert. Obviously we did, but still, it shouldn’t have been that hard.
Looks like someone couldn’t wait two months to see Mel Gibson‘s The Beaver. Police are investigating the disappearance of a DVD copy of the film, due in late March, that Summit Entertainment gave to the actor. Mel reportedly placed the disc in his mailbox this morning for a messenger to take back to the studio, only to have it go missing before the staffer arrived. Look on the bright side guys, must be nice to know after all Mel’s abuse drama that at least one person is anticipating the Jodie Foster-directed flick.
One person we can probably take off the suspect list is Jude Law. According to the Enquirer, Law is upset that his Sherlock Holmes 2 co-star Robert Downey Jr. still claims to “love” Gibson despite his violent, racist outbursts (Gibson produced—and paid the insurance bond for—The Singing Detective, RDJ’s first film after his notorious meltdown). RumorFix got Robert’s rep to slap the rumor (“Robert and Jude are still sleeping together. Sorry to disappoint the Enquirer”), but after Mel’s Hangover 2 cameo controversy, it wouldn’t be the first sign that Hollywood is having a civil war over Mel.