Russell Brand was really good in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, which was a good movie, and after that he signed on to do a bunch of other movies. Now were right in the middle of the lull between him doing those movies and Hollywood figuring out that a little of that guy goes a long fuckin way and audiences sort of hate him.
With that in mind, Russell Brand was in costume today on the set of ‘Rock of Ages’ in Fort Lauderdale. If you don’t know, this is based on a Broadway play, and will combine elaborate song and dance numbers with horrible 80’s rock with Tom Cruise with Russell Brand. Which sounds only slightly more entertaining than combining a bear trap with my nuts.
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Even though OK! magazine is about to run a cover story with a picture of Katie Holmes and the word “official” and an exclamation point in big letters above “Yes, I’m pregnant” in quotation marks, a rep for Tom Cruise was insisting today that she’s not, which is the same thing Katie was saying yesterday.
So are Tom and Katie lying or is OK simply wrong? Or is OK maybe the ones who are lying? Or maybe Tom got an editor at OK pregnant and this is her way of telling Katie. Jesus Christ, these magazines are complicated.
By brendon April 20, 2011 @ 3:21 PM
Just 7 days ago, Catherine Zeta Jones was so depressed and overwhelmed that she checked into a mental health facility to be treated for a bipolar disorder. It was so bad she even turned down a People magazine cover story when they asked to interview her about it. Oh wait never mind.
(Jones) realized she needed help in the face of mounting depression.
“The simple things would just seem overwhelming, like going out to dinner,” says the close friend. “There was just a little piece of her chipped away. It was hard to watch because I knew how hard she was trying.”
Now, just one week later, not only is she back at work in Louisiana filming a movie called Playing the Field, but she’s agreed to join Tom Crusie, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand in Rock of Ages.
To recap, she was depressed but now she has an almost manic energy and focus. In other words she wasn’t really paying attention when they explained what bipolar means.
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By brendon April 04, 2011 @ 1:41 PM
Two years ago most people had no idea who Jeremy Renner was. Two Academy Award nominations later and he’s starring alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (then is expected to take over the franchise and star in MI:5), in The Avengers as Hawkeye (which could get it’s own spinoff movie), and now the always great Latino Review says he is the choice to take over for Matt Damon in the new Jason Bourne movies that are not actually Jason Bourne movies.
…the offer to topline “The Bourne Legacy” is about go out to Jeremy Renner.
The new movie will simply take the title from author Robert Ludlum’s book, but will not use the story. Gilroy has also made it very clear that the new film is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel, and that no one’s replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter and that this film is a stand-alone project.
It’s interesting that Renner is getting all these leads in action movies considering the rumors about him being gay. A former acting coach of his said it never used to be a secret, and taking his mom as his date to the Academy Awards (two years in a row) hasn’t helped.
He’s a great actor so no one should give a shit but Hollywood doesn’t exactly have the greatest history here. Normally the only fight you’d see in a movie with a gay actor would be at a shoe sale with him snapping his fingers in a circle and then closing his eyes and scratching.
By brendon March 16, 2011 @ 4:45 PM
The Daily Mail says today that Katie Holmes was out with Suri, who is 4, at a restaurant called Serendipity 3 in New York last night, and on the way out Suri picked up a box of gummi penises.
The box features cartoon like drawings of male genitalia, and unsurprisingly Suri seemed somewhat captivated by the brightly coloured packaging which contained penis-shaped jelly sweets.
Katie seemed as oblivious to adult candy as she was to the late hour.
The phallic shaped sweets were quite clearly an inappropriate choice for the four-year-old.
As a guy I’m much less concerned with Suri seeing a penis than I am by the idea that a new generation of girls think a penis is supposed to be bitten and chewed.
By brendon March 01, 2011 @ 6:52 PM
Katie Holmes has filed a 50 million dollar lawsuit against Star magazine for their January 31st cover story, not only because it wrongly infers that she’s addicted to drugs, but because they don’t actually think she’s addicted to drugs either, despite the words DRUG SHOCKER! in a font size magazines normally reserve for Martian attacks.
Inside the issue, the story does not say that Holmes uses drugs but focuses more on her use of an “e-meter” during Scientology sessions, which allegedly reflects past emotional experiences.
Nonetheless, Star says…
“Star fully stands behind the editorial integrity of what we have published concerning Ms Holmes’ controversial use of the Scientology e-meter. The physical effect of the e-meter on its users is a matter of significant public concern, and we plan to vigorously defend the suit filed by Ms. Holmes. Our attorneys look forward to deposing Ms. Holmes about her experiences with Scientology and the e-meter, and expect that the case will be promptly dismissed by the court.”
The balls on this guy. I guess they’re saying the e-meter is a drug. I don’t mean to brag but I’m pretty sure I know what the word “drug” means. Star should be grateful she’s only suing for money. This is so intentionally misleading and defamatory, if I were on that jury and she wanted the men set on fire and the women to have their vaginas sewn shut, I would do it.