Tom Selleck is haunted by Indiana Jones

By brendon June 09, 2011 @ 12:47 PM

(note about the headline: not literally)

Though he’s obviously gone on to have a long and successful career in Hollywood, the Daily Mail says that Tom Selleck has been haunted for the past 20 years by a role that he decided to turn down.

Tom Selleck has been haunted for the past 20 years by a role that he decided to turn down.

See.

What they’re referring to of course is Indiana Jones in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. They say new pictures and footage have been released from the screen test he did in 1981 with Sean Young as Marion Ravenwood. Selleck was offered the part, but Universal wouldn’t let him out of his ‘Magnum P.I.’ contract to do a movie for Paramount, so the role went to Harrison Ford and the character became one of the most popular in the history of movies.

And yes, I know most people already know this, but I’d never seen his screen test before and thought it was cool. It’s also more evidence that George Lucas is a fat titted jackass whose entire career is based on sheer random luck.

Tom Cruise is almost as big as a little girl

By brendon June 09, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

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The highly anticipated ‘Super 8′ had it’s big fancy Hollywood premiere last night, and exciting celebrities like Tom Cruise were there. Here he is with the movies star, 13-year-old girl Elle Fanning (she’s Dakota Fannings daughter. Or sister. I should look that up). And obviously someones been drinking their milk because Tom is almost as big as that young girl now.

“Yeah, but she’s probably wearing heels,” you might be thinking. Oh please. As if Tom wasn’t. Yet they’re essentially the same size, even though “frail” doesn’t even beging to describe her appearance. Between her white blond hair and pale skin and that creepy dress, she looks like a ghost you’d see in a Swedish castle.

Oh, and look, Ryan Lee (imdb) was there too. He’s in this movie, and, SPOILER ALERT, he saves the day when the towns damn bursts. Try and guess how!

(image source = getty and bauer griffin)

Leonardo and Blake make it official

By brendon June 08, 2011 @ 4:08 PM

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If there was any remaining doubt that Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio are together these days, new pictures of them last week in Monte Carlo, holding hands on their way to dinner, should settle it. Especially if you’re like me and only barely give a shit.

(image source = bauer griffin)

statistically speaking, Jennifer Love Hewitt sucks

By brendon June 08, 2011 @ 3:48 PM

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The good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt is that she isn’t the worst, most unpopular actress to ever live. The bad news is she’s the worst, most unpopular actress since 1985.

According to Slate.com, who used their access to movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Love Hewitt is the worst-reviewed actress since 1985, the cutoff date they established as a modern era for reviews unaffected by nostalgia and the easier critics of the past.
Hewitt has the rare distinction of never having made a single “fresh” (above 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) film. Her average score of 18.9 owes to such duds as “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” (7 percent), “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (35 percent), “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (7 percent), and both “Garfield” movies (15 percent and 11 percent, respectively).

It’s too bad they don’t factor in and compare actresses as competitive eaters, like in those hot dog eating contests they have on the 4th of July. If they had a chart like that, Jennifer would be all set.

(image source of Hewitt yesterday in West Hollywood = pcn)

Alec Baldwin wants to be mayor of New York City

By brendon June 08, 2011 @ 3:14 PM

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Alec Baldwin has been interested in politics for a long time, and today both the Hollywood Reporter and the Daily say the current political climate has him seriously considering a run for office, and what better place to get his feet wet than as mayor of the fourth largest city on earth.

Alec Baldwin is considering a run for New York City mayor now that Rep. Anthony Weinermay pull out of the race due to the Weinergate-Twitter photo scandal, according to a new report.
“Alec said, ‘Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,’” a Baldwin pal told iPad newspaper The Daily. “The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.”
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” his rep, Matthew Hiltzik tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Baldwin, an active Democrat, has long mulled going into politics. He’s also announced his last year on 30 Rock will be 2012, which would free up his schedule ahead of the 2013 mayoral elections.

I can’t believe I even have to say this out loud, but being handsome and liking politics aren’t qualifications to be mayor of New York. I’m cute as a button and like roller coasters, that doesn’t mean I should be allowed to go to Six Flags and build one.

Wednesday headlines

By brendon June 08, 2011 @ 1:58 PM

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THE HANGOVER 3 – is already in development, and Zach Galafianakis says the story will center around his character getting sprung from a mental institution. In other words, expect to see his ass in a hospital gown. (rolling stone)

SALT 2 – could be on the way now that Angelina Jolie has agreed to do it and Sony has hired Kurt Wimmer to write a script. Might I suggest showing her ass in a hospital gown. (mtv)

SIENNA MILLER – got an apology from London tabloid News of the World after they published information they learned after hacking her cell phone. Pardon me, a “sincere” apology. So that seems fair. Look Sienna, we could go back and forth all day about who’s to blame and never get to the bottom of it, but they obviously feel terrible so let’s just call it even. (the ap)

NAOMIE HARRIS – who might best be known for playing voo doo witch/Calypso in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ 2 and 3, is in talks to be the female lead in the next James Bond movie. Will she get it? Oh, I’m on pins and needles! (ew)

RAMONA NITU – was on ‘Jersey Shore’ last season, and yesterday she was on South Beach, and… ok, I’m not gonna lie to you; posting these pictures seemed like a much better idea when they were just thumbnails. (bauer griffin)

Ali Larter should have kids all the time

By brendon June 08, 2011 @ 12:53 PM

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Ali Larter had a baby way back in December, and … umm … she still has huge breasts, is my point. Though she doesn’t seem as proud of them as she should be because in all the pictures other than these she tried to hide them under that stupid sweater. It goes without saying that I skipped the hell out of those.

(image source = fame)

Kim Kardashian is suing In Touch

By brendon June 08, 2011 @ 11:18 AM

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In Touch, who is no doubt still strutting around after breaking the story that Jesse James was cheating on Sandra Bullock, goes to newsstands today claiming that Kim Kardashian has been cheating on her fiance for the past 5 months, with NFL, ahem, “star” Brett Lockett. Apparently Kim’s been all over him, but since she lives her life in such quiet seclusion, we just never saw them together or heard about it. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it.

Needless to say she’s suing.

(Kim is) threatening “In Touch” that if it ran the cheating story Kim would take legal action.  The letter put “In Touch” on notice; the cheating allegations “are, at a minimum, damaging, defamatory, and an invasion of her privacy.”
Kim’s reps tell TMZ Kim has never even met or spoken with Lockett. 
In the story, Lockett is quoted, saying, “I knew this was a game to her, and this is what she does.”  Lockett adds, “She pursued me.”

This really feels like a publicity stunt by Lockett, who also says he’s a model and a rapper, and In Touch doesn’t do themselves any favors by playing along and labeling him a “NFL star”. He’s a safety for the Patriots, with 7 tackles in two seasons. I’ve never even heard of Bret Lockett, and I’m on the Patriots.