Sharon Stone and actor/director Jon Favreau are set to be honoured at the 2013 Catalina Film Festival in California. The Basic Instinct beauty will be feted with the Stanley Kramer 'Social Artist' Award for her philanthropy efforts on Wednesday (18Sep13) during the opening night festivities, while Iron Man filmmaker Favreau will be presented with the Charlie Chaplin ICON Award on Thursday (19Sep13).
They join fellow honouree Patricia Arquette, who will receive the Career Tribute Award at the event, while late director Tony Scott will be remembered with a special 20th anniversary screening of crime drama True Romance, which starred Arquette and Christian Slater, next weekend (21Sep13).
Scott committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in California last summer (12).
Going through Pawnee withdrawal? Hold yourself over until the start of Parks and Recreation's upcoming sixth season with the show's season five gag reel.
The full 22-minute blooper fest is one big highlight, but we're break it down to the absolute best moments anyway. Warning: there's some NSFW language. And another warning: these clips will do nothing to make you stop wishing that you got to work on the Parks set every day instead of at your office.
1:29 — Chris Pratt coins a new word.
2:00 — Amy Poehler is going to be the best old lady ever and we want to live next door to her at the nursing home.
2:21 — Does Rob Lowe pretend to forget his lines to make the cast and crew laugh? You be the judge.
2:59 — "What just happened to your heeead?"
4:55 — Adam Scott blows up Aubrey Plaza's spot.
1:20 — Even when the cast tries to tell a bad joke, it's hilarious.
1:28 — Amy's repeated bungling of this Pawnee restaurant list may result in cravings for fictional fast food from Paunch Burger and the Fat Sack.
2:25 — Lights. Camera. Perd!
3:38 — Find out which A-List, not-at-all-age-inappropriate celeb once retweeted Tom Haverford!
4:47 — Chris Pratt is the biggest 12-year-old we've ever seen.
:45 — "It's so hot. It's hot in my nose."
1:30 — What woke Ann up with little kisses?
2:46 — Dammit, Jerry. There's no "Nick" in the Parks Department.
3:10 — This guest star finds Plaza too delightful to act convincingly afraid of her.
4:13 — Leslie speaks Klingon. Ben's a lucky guy.
:40 — Consider taking Jamm Orthodontics up on their MILF-discount.
2:02 — Rumored boyfriend Nick Kroll cracks Amy Poehler up — a good sign!
2:51 — Two words: Jean. Ralphio.
3:17 — Aziz Ansari's giggle.
4:13 – Pratt takes us out with a performance from Andy's band, Mouse Rat!
:24 — Lil Sebastian, is that you?
1:14 — Clearly, there's a Parks and Recreation "Harlem Shake" video hidden somewhere. We want it!
1:38 — Lowe throws shade at another '80s heartthrob who refuses to age. Do we smell a very, very handsome feud?
This is why we love this cast; their mistakes are better than most of our best efforts. We'll be watching the Parks and Recreation special one-hour season premiere on NBC on September 26 at 8 PM ET.
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"Now a major motion picture" is the worst thing that can ever happen to a book — short of, say, an open flame. And in this day and age, no one is safe. It happened to Life of Pi; it happened to The Great Gatsby; heck, it happened to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And now it has happened to William Faulkner. James Franco's scowling mug now takes up 70% of the cover for As I Lay Dying.
Since our copies of the novel are lovingly battered, dog-eared, and annotated, and, that being the way we like it, we haven't been in the market for a new edition recently, we didn't make this discovery until Time Out New York's Keith Uhlich tweeted the travesty (below). A facepalm has never been so well deserved.
Oh for fuck's sake. pic.twitter.com/3V0dMgB9fI
— Keith Uhlich (@keithuhlich) September 12, 2013
We've been skeptical of this adaptation for a long time, due less to Franco's involvement than to the seemily unadaptable nature of the book, but now we hate it. We hate the whole project and what it's doing to American literature. We hate James Franco's stupid face. (Well, not really, but it's about as close as we've ever come.) We need someone to blame for this crime against literature, and he's literally the poster boy.
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You were probably too busy looking up the big words, or screaming at Dawson's bangs to notice these celeb cameos the first time you watched Dawson's Creek, but now that we're 15 years passed the original air date, let's take a look back at all the famous folk who walked the hallowed halls of Capeside High and hooked up with Katie (err, Kate?) Holmes. Michael Pitt as Henry ParkerBefore he was all gangsta on Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt was featured on season three as Jen's sappy, budding, young boyfriend. He allegedly left the show because he felt the role wasn’t challenging enough.Ken Marino as Professor WilderYou know him for his deadpan humor in We’re the Millers, Wanderlust, Party Down and Children's Hospital, but before hitting his comedic stride, Ken Marino waxed poetic as Joey's naughty English professor during season 5. They may have made out.
Seth Rogen as pot-smoking college kidIn a role he was born to play / has only ever played, he “porks” (his word, not ours) Joey’s roommate, Audrey (Busy Phillips – his former Freaks and Geeks co-star) during the show’s last season.Scott Foley as jock Scott Foley shines as a dim quarterback who took Jen on a date – forcing Dawson – who was also pining for her - to do some epic soul searching (for the seventh time that episode).Ali Larter as Kristy
Best known for her bangin' whipped cream-covered bod in Varsity Blues, (also Heroes and Legally Blonde), Ali Larter steals Pacey's heart as a popular chick who's out of his league (poor thing). Rachael Leigh Cook as Joey’s proxyThe She’s All That star (seriously, where has she been since then?) plays Joey in one of Dawson’s masturbatory movies (Season 2, Episode 13). He’s so meta.Jane Lynch as Mrs. WitterAs Pacey’s uber-religious, disparaging mother (we don't see the resemblance either) the incomporable Jane Lynch got practice for her role on Glee. (Season 4, Episode 12).Chad Michael Murray as Charlie Todd
This soapy darling's dimples had already appeared on Gilmore Girls and would go on to star in One True Hill after his stint on the fifth season of Dawson's. He plays a collegiate cad who sleeps with Jen and then has a miniature affair with Joey after she performs with Charlie's band “Aggressive Mediocrity" in a moment that's almost as cringey as when she performs "On My Own" during season one.
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Rock offspring Pixie Geldof is launching her own fashion label. The 22-year-old model, whose father is Boomtown Rats rocker Bob Geldof, has joined forces with designer Ashley Williams to create her line, dubbed Funky Offish.
Explaining the label's unusual name, Pixie says, "Funky Offish is short for funky official - it is our take on smart casual - half funky and half official. We are so excited to announce it will be coming very soon. At the moment we are only planning to do womenswear, but who knows what the future holds. The main thing with Funky Offish is that it is not just a label, it is a way of life and I can't keep it in anymore."
Pixie is no stranger to the fashion industry - she has appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue and walked the runway for designers including Vivienne Westwood and Jeremy Scott.
Liberace's former lover Scott Thorson has escaped another jail sentence after a judge agreed he should attend rehab instead. Thorson, who was portrayed by Matt Damon in acclaimed 2013 TV movie Behind the Candelabra, breached his probation agreement when he failed a drug test recently - and he was facing another lengthy jail term.
But, in court in Nevada on Wednesday (11Sep13), he was ordered to rehab after confessing he's a drug addict and begging the judge for a second chance to complete a court-ordered rehab programme, according to TMZ.com.
Source Code star Michelle Monaghan is to lock lips with actress Anna Torv in Glee creator Ryan Murphy's new TV drama Open. Monaghan has been cast as a happily-engaged gynaecologist who falls for Torv's lesbian character.
Scott Speedman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Wes Bentley will also appear in the HBO drama.
Denzel Washington's 2004 thriller Man On Fire is heading to the small screen for a new TV adaptation. The Tony Scott movie, based on A.J. Quinnell's 1980 novel of the same name, about a former CIA officer who seeks revenge after his daughter is abducted in Mexico, became a box office hit and grossed over $130 million (£86.7 million) worldwide, and now it has been tapped for TV.
Tron: Legacy screenwriter David DiGilio will pen the script and serve as executive producer on the project, which is being developed for 20th Century Fox Television and studio New Regency, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Edgar Wright's Ant-Man has just been moved from a potential release date of November 2015 to July 31 of that year, just months after The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and mere weeks after Warner Brothers' Batman Vs. Superman, making it a truly packed summer for superhero fans. But not only will Wright's film be hitting theaters sooner, it will also mark the transition into "Phase 3" of Marvel films – a slate of new characters that might include Marvel's first heroine and whatever mystery project Vin Diesel is working on (Groot spinoff?). While it will be sad to see old favorites go, Phase 3 seems like a shot in the arm for the audience and studio alike, and kicking it off in summer is a great sign. Perhaps they're so confident Ultron will impress that audiences' Marvel fever will lead them to a smaller film, boosting the box office from modest to huge. Or, maybe Disney thought fans might dig the scientific background to Ant-Man's story (he's a biochemist) what with Star Wars: Episode VII hype set to peak in the summer of 2015. Or, maybe they saw The World's End's respectable box office this summer, and decided another Wright flick was hardly a risk at all.
While in the comics, Ant-Man created the Ultron system, Avengers director Joss Whedon has already explained he's writing a different origin for the villain for his Avengers sequel. But even if Ant-Man isn't responsible for the creation of Ultron, he and his wife, Wasp, were founding members of the Avengers... all leading to a stew of elements from the comics that could potentially be reworked so that, while we may lose Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, we might not have to lose the team or the sense of fun that they bring through collaboration.
Wright, who managed to bring the CGI-laden Scott Pilgrim Vs. World in at only a $60 million budget, is being given the reins on what now seems like a full fledged piece of the Marvel canon. It might sound risky, but Thor was a fantasy film with an unknown lead and unknown villian, both of whom are now bona fide stars and huge pieces of the Avengers. Ant Man seems to be following in those footsteps. Now all we have to do is wait for it... at least that wait is a couple months shorter now.
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Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx has praised the stars of Stone Temple Pilots for ditching troubled frontman Scott Weiland, branding it a "smart move" as the singer was "dragging down a great band". Weiland was booted from the group earlier this year (13) and he has been replaced by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.
The new line-up will perform a show with Motley Crue in Oklahoma on Friday (13Sep13), and Sixx has revealed he is looking forward to seeing Stone Temple Pilots play, praising them for their bravery in moving forward without their original singer.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Looking forward to (Stone Temple Pilots) with (Chester Bennington) on lead vocals opening for Crue in Oklahoma. Weiland was dragging down a great band... Smart move..."