When you get a tattoo on your body you want it to really mean something since it will be permanently stamped on your body forever (well unless you get that tattoo removal surgery). But either way, it should mean more and be more symbolic than just representing what your favorite cartoon character was as a kid unless it's Cartman from South Park because that's just awesome. Miley Cyrus herself decided toget inked again with something that is very important not only to her, but to a great number of people worldwide: equality. The former Disney star shared a photo of her latest tattoo on Twitter Friday, displaying an equals sign (=) on her right ring finger. In a caption underneath her tweet pic the singer wrote, "all LOVE is equal." This gesture is reportedly making a statement for the singer's support of gay marriage. This will be the latest tattoo in her vast growing collection which includes a dream catcher on her torso, Just Breathe on her ribcage, an anchor on her wrist, Love on her ear, and a cross and heart on her hand. Cyrus clearly seems to think a picture is worth a thousand words. What can I say -- she's just being Miley. - E Online
Kat Von D and Jesse James may not be together anymore, but Von D is letting their love live on on our television screens. The tattooed star is not shying away from replaying her romance with James on L.A. Ink. The show's executive producer said, "Kat wants to show that this was a fairy tale and that she was truly in love." What sort of fairy tales were read to her as a child? Because I know it's been a while, but I'm pretty sure there's supposed to be a Happily Ever After in there somewhere. Apparently, there will be no re-edits in light of the split and the series will show the couple in happier times. Even though this will be the main focus of the show, viewers will still definitely see what led to the demise of the tattooed duo's relationship. The exec claims, "We're going to hear how he proposed to her and we're going to hear how they got to the point where they are up to now." - People
They'll be back...as friends. It can be hard to remain friends after a break-up, especially when you're in the spotlight, but apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are going to give it a try. The ex-couple reunited on Saturday in Beverly Hills to enjoy lunch at Barney's for the Terminator star's 64th birthday. Schwarzenegger and Shriver were spotted in the same car arriving at the restaurant. Witnesses commented that there didn't seem to be "any tension" between the exes and that the group "seemed relaxed." Shriver even paid the bill for the birthday boy. Arnold said, "Bye, darling," to Shriver at the end of the meal, who went to the restroom and exited by herself. - Us
With the sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s testosterrific actioner The Expendables ready to begin production, speculation has begun as to which aging action stars will be coming on board for the next ultra-violent go-round. Straight outta Bulgaria (so you know it’s legit) comes word that Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and John Travolta will be heading to the country in September to begin principal photography on Expendables 2 alongside returning castmembers Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis. At least that’s what David Varod, CEO of the Bulgaria-based studio NU Boyana, claims.
Travolta may have shown considerable action-movie mettle in From Paris With Love, but he still sticks out like a sore thumb among the rest of the film’s larynx-crushing ensemble. I’m guessing he’ll play the villain.
Source: Slashfilm, Movinite
It has long been Law & Order: SVU's M.O. to borrow story inspiration from international news. Naturally, a story as severe as the scandal surrounding Schwarzenegger's secret son (I'll spare you further alliteration) would be a treasure trove for a series focal on illicit sexual affairs. Of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger did not break any laws by cheating on his wife; that's where the writers come in.
The true nature of what the sex crime will be in the episode surrounding the Raines family (comprised of Andrew Raines—a celebrated philanthropist, derivative of Schwarzenegger—his wife Kathleen, and an illegitimate son, Tripp) has not yet been revealed for the episode which will broadcast early in the program's 13th season. This kind of high-profile case is just what will draw in the viewers, what with the loss of the beloved Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and the gradual fade-out of Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). The season will premiere September 13.
You can insert you're own "I'll be back" joke here, because Arnold Schwarzenegger is finally making his post-political return to the big screen. The Governator is taking a role in the new film The Last Stand, from Korean director Jee-woon Kim (The Good, The Bad and the Weird).
Schwarzenegger announced that he was returning to film earlier this year, but originally planned to pick Brad Furman's thriller Cry Macho as his debut. After his paternity scandal earlier this year, however, the former senator is switching gears and opening with a smaller project.
The Last Stand is described as a western about a small-town sheriff who must stand against a Mexican drug cartel. Deadline described the central role as "designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision." Director Jee-woon Kim further explained the concept as "kind of a combination of Die Hard and High Noon... The Last Stand would be where someone puts their lives on the line to protect something that’s very important."
The issue of whether audiences will buy Arnold as a small town southwestern sheriff seems moot, since people have bought him as stranger things in his glory days (Junior, anyone?). The real obstacle that Schwarzenegger is going to have to overcome is audience backlash, in light of his highly public scandal. Either way, he'll be taking a pay cut on this project until the studios feel safe that he's marketable again. In the mean time, I'll be busy watching this clip. It's way more interesting than a paternity scandal.
Source: Deadline, Slashfilm
Governor Jerry Brown and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met the couple at LAX airport as the prince and his bride arrived in California from Canada.
The royals were immediately whisked off to a new media summit at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
The Duchess, who has never visited America before, wowed onlookers in an elegant lilac Roksanda Ilincic dress.
News choppers followed the couple's motorcade, as fans on the sidewalks waved flags as William and Catherine passed by.
The couple spent its first evening in Southern California in Hancock Park, at the residence of the British consul general, and among the guests was Prince William's pal David Beckham, who attended the royal wedding in April (11).
The Duke and Duchess will spend Saturday (09Jul11) at a charity polo match in Santa Barbara, California, before attending a star-studded BAFTA party.
James McAvoy talked with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night about his upcoming movie X-Men: First Class and what it was like to work with Fallon on Band of Brothers -- except, well, they actually didn't work together because Fallon only had one line.
Dana Carvey stopped by Conan to deliver about a million different impressions -- and most of them were actually hilarious. It's quickly becoming apparent that this whole Arnold scandal is a great opportunity for stars who may not be as relevant these days to shove themselves into the limelight once again.
Piers Morgan chatted with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show about what it takes to ban guests from his show, which I guess, is just being an irritating person?
Ray Romano talked with David Letterman on The Late Show about some of the benefits of growing old -- and mainly, one of those benefits is that it doesn't hurt nearly as much to get kicked in the balls. Ray's theory? Well, it's the "world's slowest race to the ground."
I will remember Friday, May 13th 2011 for the rest of my life as the day that a rich girl stole the rights to one of Hollywood's most prized franchises from a major motion picture studio. Megan Ellison, daughter of Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison and brother of David Ellison (who shares her interest in showbiz and collaborated with her on True Grit), has emerged victorious in the battle for the film rights to The Terminator franchise, reports Deadline.
The news is a fourth-quarter shocker, as Lionsgate nearly sealed the deal before an eleventh-hour bid from Ellison became an offer that hedge-fund Pacificor (the company that took the rights to the series from Halcyon in 2010 after the less-than-stellar returns on 2009's Terminator Salvation) couldn't refuse. Details are still coming in, but the source claims that the final sale price could've hit $20 million, which is a bit less than the $29.5 million that Pacificor paid.
Business aside, this is a major victory for fans of the franchise. Though her pockets run DEEP, Ellison has invested mainly in prestige pictures that never guarantee a payback in the long run, including the Megan Fox-starrer Passion Play which went straight to DVD. The one exception thus far is Grit, which pulled in massive box office on a $38 million budget. Her upcoming slate represents the high standard of quality she demands of projects with her name attached, including John Hillcoat's The Wettest County in the World, Andrew Dominik's Cogan's Trade and Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled religious drama. So the fact that she's just invested in The Terminator means that the the series could finally return to the level of intellect and general awesomeness that the original film and its first sequel boasted.
The rights package was purchased with Justin Lin (Fast Five) and Arnold Schwarzenegger attached, and Ellison could very likely follow the rumored plan to finally bring the franchise to an agreeable close with two back-to-back films that would lead to a natural conclusion to the story of man vs. machine. No writer has been hired yet, and that upcoming decision will probably be a major factor in determining what we can expect from The Terminator in the coming years.
Today is April 20th -- or in the world's under-the-table (or not so under-the-table, pending where you live) terms: 4/20. As our culture's come to recognize, 4:20 p.m. is the socially acceptable time to spark up a joint, take a bong rip or toke up however you please. So this afternoon, at 4:20 p.m. on 4/20, as you and your friends pull out that "Sour Purple Stomp Hawaii Blend" or whatever the hell the kids are calling it these days, we've provided you lucky Netflix Instant subscribers with the best path to inebriated entertainment as you venture into your night sitting on the couch, ripped out of your mind. Oh, and snack suggestions as well! Enjoy!
4:20pm: Old School Nickelodeon
Why: Many of us spent our youth lost in the worlds of Hey Arnold! and Rugrats or any of those other awesome Nickelodeon shows. They were blissful adventures that brought us along through the babies' quests. Over time, we grew to know and love the characters. They became friends and at times -- dare I say it -- inspirational. We all wanted to be like Tommy, or Arnold, or hell, even Skeeter. They gave us a simple, safe world that we really wanted to live in, so now that we're older, take a trip down memory lane and embrace your youth with a heightened state of mind.
Snack: Candy, of course! Skittles, Starbursts, Jelly beans and any other colorful, sugar-coated goodies you can think of.
5:30pm: The Naked Gun
Why: Now that you've warmed up on childhood feel-goods, it's time to laugh. One of the greatest comedic minds of the past 50 years was undoubtedly Leslie Nielsen. His brilliant career spanned almost six decades as he created over 220 characters in over 100 films and 1,500 TV programs, but his finest work arguably came in 1988 with David Zucker's The Naked Gun. In it, he delivered his signature deadpan delivery in nearly perfect form -- acting like an oblivious buffoon and making us laugh at every manic moment. The film stands as a cornerstone of comedy and should find itself in the home of stoners and non-stoners alike on 4/20 -- but let's be honest, it'll be much better blazed.
Snack: Popcorn, for the first full feature length film of the evening
Why: With your head filled with Leslie Nielsen quotes, it may be time to tune-out for a little bit, put something pretty on and laugh with your friends. The should've-been-nominated-for-an-Academy Award Ponyo is a crazy, colorful animated adventure written and directed by lauded Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. It follows a goldfish named Ponyo who ends up befriending a 5-year-old human boy and wants to become a human girl. You may think it sounds like The Little Mermaid, but believe us, it's not. Ponyo's animation dazzles, beautifully blending the shades of reality and the absurd. Plus, c'mon, by this time who's to say that you'll even be in the right state of mind to correctly follow a plot.
Snack: Goldfish, duh.
9:00pm: Star Trek
Why: Let's jump out of the animated world and into the final frontier. J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot of one of the most hallowed franchises in cinema history was no disappointment. We see the rebirth of Kirk -- but in a younger, faster and much more intense way. Star Trek avoids its nerdy stereotypes and embraces its inner action movie: explosions, time travel, lasers, etc. But at the same time, it respects the franchise and carries some heart. Chris Pine delivers a spot-on Kirk, portraying him as someone we not only like, but someone we can look up to and aspire to be. Although only two years old, Star Trek has already become an infinitely watchable, classic film. On the apex of your night on 4/20, there's not much more you could want other than a plot with some intelligence, a whole lot of explosions,and the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Snack: Pizza. Not not because of Star Trek, but because if you don't eat anything much more substantial, you'll probably end up gnawing on your friend's arm.
Why: All that action makes you want to laugh again and there's no better way to do it than with FX's hilarious animated comedy Archer. Voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, the show follows secret agent Sterling Archer, a man who is proficient in all the basic spy stuff (weapons, driving, fighting) but would much rather spend his time chasing tail and guzzling booze. He's a man's man, but also deals with his mother Mallory Archer (head of ISIS, his espionage organization) as she heckles him about his daily life. He's slowly becoming a cult role model for all 20-something males.
Snack: A really, really manly burger
Midnight: Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
Why: To close the night (if you haven't fallen asleep yet), spend your time watching the smartest and funniest contemporary comedian: Louis C.K., a bitter, cynical man who somehow gives us a fresh and brilliant perspective on common issues. Chewed Up tackles them all: male-female relationships, the meaning of words, sex and more. By this point, your eyes will probably be blurry and you'll most likely struggle to comprehend exactly what the hell he's talking about, but who cares? If anything, he'll speak to your subconscious and, let's be honest, if we all let Louis C.K. speak directly to our subconscious, our world would be a much, much better place.
Snack: A Cinnabon
Bryan Cranston recently traveled to Mars to work on Andrew Stanton's highly anticipated John Carter of Mars, but the weather must be nice on the Red Planet because he's just booked another trip back there. Variety reports that the Emmy winning actor will play the villain in Sony's remake of the 1990 sci-fi actioner Total Recall, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and was directed by Paul Verhoeven.
This time around, Len Wiseman is directing from a script by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback and James Vanderbilt that supposedly skews closer to Phillip K. Dick's source material (the short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"). Colin Farrell is filling Arnold's shoes while Neal Moritz will produce through his Original Films banner. The story focuses on Douglas Quaid, a man who takes a "virtual vacation" to Mars but wakes up in a frenzy after "memories" of the trip raise some conspiratorial and hazardous theories. He then travels to the distant planet to set the record straight, or does he?
I've never been on board with a remake of this film, as Verhoeven's version is one of my favorites of yesteryear. I'm a big fan of Farrell's work; his involvement suggests that the script and direction of the project is perhaps better than I'd originally imagined. Cranston is also a genius and I can totally dig him in either the Ronny Cox or Michael Ironside roles from the first movie (that is, if their characters will be included). Again, his involvement inspires confidence. But I'm still sitting at my desk with a sour taste in my mouth while writing about a redo of a Hollywood classic.
So, no matter how much we try to pretend that it's not, that Total Recall remake from director Len Wiseman is actually happening. Back in November, Colin Ferrell signed on to play Douglas Quaid, the original role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now there are women circling the female leads to round out the project.
Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger are reading for Quaid's wife Lori, the role that launched Sharon Stone's career. And reading for the other major role of Melia, originally played by Rachel Ticotin, are Eva Mendes and Paula Patton.
As the picture comes together a little bit more, it's starting to actually look like this film could be worth watching, but then again, Len Wiseman is the same dude who continues to think the world needs more Underworld movies, so his judgment may not be the best. Plus, as a Deadline commenter points out, there's still a pretty big question that needs answered: who is going to play the original film's three-breasted woman?