A new trailer has arrived for New Year's Eve, the latest saccharine rom-com from septuagenarian celebrity-hoarder Garry Marshall. The cast includes Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Josh Duhamel, Sofia Vergara, Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, and a host of other attractive famous people of different ages and ethnicities. Hidden within the trailer is an easter egg: the faintest trace of a plot. See if you can find it!
New Year's Eve opens December 9, 2011.
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What does Sarah Jessica Parker do when life gets too complicated and stressful? She talks to herself. We've all done it from time to time, but the actress admits it's become a regular routine to help calm herself down. Parker confesses that, “I talk to myself. Constantly. Both my baby-sitter and I talk to ourselves, and we’re constantly apologizing for it.” But can you really blame her -- this working mom has a lot on her plate with raising three kids (James Wilkie, 8, and twin 2 year olds, Loretta and Tabitha) and the promotion of her latest movie I Don't Know How She Does It. Even though she appears to be a pro on the matter, Parker claims that all women seem to have multitasking programed into their DNA. She says, “Frankly, I think women are accustomed to doing a lot. We can talk on the phone and tie a shoe and pack a lunch and change a diaper.”
But don't think her husband of 14 years, Matthew Broderick, isn't holding up his end of the parental duties. Parker admits to getting a lot of support and help from her husband. Broderick, who seems to be a stay at home dad for the time being, states that, “It seems like [my wife] is responsible for a lot of organizational stuff, but I do as much as I can. I’m just good at different things.” He adds that, “I can hang out with a kid forever and do very well. I’ll be spontaneous; I’ll go to a movie, zoo, or museum. It’s simple.” Apparently he has a way to go before he starts talking to himself.
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Christina Hendricks appears as Allison, a friend and fellow working mom of Sarah Jessica Parker's Kate Reddy in the new movie, I Don't Know How She Does It. Together, the two of them stress out about making time for their kids when they're at work and making time for their work when they're with their kids. It's quite a stressful position to be in, and it just may have played a part in helping Hendricks realize that she wants to wait a little bit longer before she and her husband of two years (Geoffrey Arend) have kids. At the movie's premiere in NYC, Hendricks told People, "We've been doing a lot of traveling and different jobs and going back and forth. I don't freak myself out if something doesn't happen." She continued engaging the reporter on the subject and clarified that she and her husband had absolutely on plans to have a baby, and then added, "I feel busy enough right now." But while IDKHSKI certainly does a great job of depicting how hard it it is to be a working mother, it also successfully conveys that it's a completely rewarding experience as well...so maybe Hendricks should see her own movie before she really decides on what her future holds.
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Parker was visiting the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow when security guard Oleg Donstov offered to take the beauty inside for an up-close view of the venue, which was closed to the public due to renovations.
After the tour, Donstov ripped open his shirt and leaned in to kiss the actress, much to Parker's dismay.
Donstov immediately expressed his regret in not acting as a true "professional", and now his amorous actions have landed him in hot water with his wife, who saw the whole thing unravel on camera.
Parker is now trying to remedy the couple's marital issues by assuring the woman the kiss was harmless.
Recalling the ordeal during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday (07Sep11), Parker said, "The guard was slightly abusive (physical) but I kind of understood that this was kind of the quid pro quo of the situation. So we came back out (of the Theatre)... and there were some paparazzi there. He became rather boastful and he ripped open his shirt... and he had a pen and he wanted me to sign his chest. And then he went in for a big kiss. And I just squealed like a lady and just ran.
"It was videotaped, and his wife saw it and their marriage is in trouble. It's the truth. His marriage is in trouble!
"And I had no means (of) communicating with this lady. I don't know her name, so I issued a statement that was like, you know, 'No harm, no foul. We understand each other. (It was) all in good fun.'"
How would you like to spend a night shopping with the stars? It's all possible thanks to the ever-intimidating Anna Wintour! The Vogue editor-in-chief came up with an idea in 2009 where retailers in NYC would stay open past their normal hours and offer in-store events to promote shopping and help stimulate the struggling economy. She called the night Fashion's Night Out, and it always takes place the Thursday before New York's fashion week begins.
FNO has become such a phenomenon that celebrities even take part in the festivities. From performances to guest appearances, A-listers are stepping out to support this stylish shopping extravaganza. And so in case you plan to participate, here is a list of where you can go tonight (in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago) to rub elbows with some of your favorite Hollywood stars.
NEW YORK CITY
Bloomingdales (1000 Third Avenue New York NY 10022): Actor Eddie Cibrian (6-8 p.m.), star stylist Rachel Zoe (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Bottega Veneta (699 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): Actress Rose Byrne (6-11 p.m.)
Coach (595 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022): Saturday Night Live's Seth Myers (7-9 p.m.)
Completely Bare (25 Bond Street NYC NY 10012): RHONY's Cindy Barshop (6:30-10:30 p.m.)
DASH (119 Spring Street New York NY 10012): Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D (6-8 p.m.)
David Yurman (712 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065): Camilla Belle (6-11 p.m.)
Dolce & Gabbana (825 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065): Justin Bieber (6-11 p.m.)
Giorgio Armani (760 Madison Avenue New York NY 10065): Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett (8-10 p.m.)
Jeffrey New York (449 West 14th Street New York NY 10014): Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe (6-11 p.m.)
Kiehl's (109 Third Avenue New York NY 10003): AJ Maclean of the Backstreet Boys (6-11 p.m.)
Lord & Taylor (424 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10018): Solange Knowles (6-9 p.m.) and Ivanka Trump (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
Lucky Brand (535 Broadway New York NY 10012): Project Runway star Tim Gunn (6-11 p.m.)
Macy's Herald Square (151 West 34th Street New York NY 10001): Tommy Hilfiger (5:30 p.m.), celeb DJ Samantha Ronson (6-7 p.m.), Kelly Rowland (7-8 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell (8-9 p.m.)
MAC Cosmetics (109 Spring Street New York NY 10012): Beth Ditto (8-9 p.m.)
Manolo Blahnik (31 West 54th Street New York NY 10019): Sarah Jessica Parker (6-11 p.m.)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Men's (382 Bleecker Street New York NY 10014): Bar Refaeli (6-10 p.m.)
Marc Jacobs (163 Mercer Street New York NY 10012): Dakota Fanning (6-10 p.m.)
Michael Kors (610 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10020): Michael Kors (6-11 p.m.)
New York & Company (715 Lexington Avenue New York NY 10022): Real Housewives of NY cast mates Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Ramona Singer (6-10 p.m.)
Payless Shoe Source (716 Lexington Avenue at 58th Street New York NY 10022): Designer Christian Siriano (7:30-9 p.m.)
QVC (428 Broadway at Howard Street New York NY 10013): Kris Jenner, Heidi Klum, Donald Trump (6-11 p.m.)
Rag & Bone (119 Mercer Street New York NY 10012): Stars of Lala's Full Court Life Carmelo Anthony and La La Vazquez (6-11 p.m.)
Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): Kris Humphries (6:30-10 p.m.), Ne-Yo (8-9 p.m.)
Sephora Times Square (200 West 42nd Street New York NY 10036): True Blood's Kristin Bauer, Kat Von D, Kate Walsh (6-11 p.m.)
Stuart Weitzman (625 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022): Michelle Trachtenberg and Hayden Panettiere (6:30-10 p.m.)
Ted Gibson Salon (184 5th Avenue 2nd Floor New York NY 10010): Twilight star Ashley Greene (8-10 p.m.)
Tiffany & Co (727 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): Leighton Meester (8 p.m.)
Versace (647 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022): DRAKE (7-10 p.m.)
Victoria's Secrets (591-593 Broadway New York NY 10012): Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge (7-10 p.m.)
The Beverly Center (Beverly Blvd lvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048): Nicole Richie (5-11 p.m.)
The Grove (189 The Grove Dr Los Angeles, CA 90036): Lauren Conrad (7-8 p.m.)
Westfield Topandga Canyon (6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA): Tori Spelling (6:30 p.m.)
900 Shops (900 North Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60611): Bravo fashion guru Brad Goreski (6-9 p.m.)
Macy's State Street (111 North State Street Chicago IL 60602): Kelly Osbourne (6-8:30 p.m.)
Macy's Aventura (19535 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura Miami FL 33180): Real Housewives of Miami's Alexia Echevarria (6-7 p.m.), Real Housewives of NY's Jill Zarin (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
The cast for Guillermo Del Toro's new film Pacific Rim is quickly filling up. And with each cast member, it's clear that this isn't going to be your typical action film. The film stars Wire alum Idris Elba, and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Charlie Day just joined the cast in his first major dramatic role. Now, character actor Clifton Collins Jr. has signed on to the project. It's not clear what role Collins will play in the sci-fi epic, but it's not the actor's first foray into alien territory - he appeared as a Romulan in Star Trek. The actor is also known for his critically-acclaimed roles in Capote and Traffic.
Pacific Rim, which marks Del Toro's first return to the director's chair since Hellboy 2, is a science fiction adventure set in the distant future, where humans must battle alien invaders in giant robot suits. Think Evangelion, but with the visual style of Pan's Labyrinth. Are you done screaming yet?
Collins can next be seen with Jason Statham in Parker, and in Indie comedy Freeloaders.
Pacific Rim is set for a July, 2013 release, so expect more casting news before then. Knowing Del Toro, it'll be a strange mix.
An online jihadist has called for the assassination of David Letterman after taking offense to a joke made on Late Show.
A user posted the following message on a Web site (reputed to be Shumukh-al-Islam, according to EW.com) visited frequently by members of Al-Qaeda: "Is there not amongst you a Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever. Just as Sayyid (may Allah release him) did with the Jew Kahane." Sayyid Nosair al-Masri is an Egyptian-born man convicted of involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and tried for the assassination of Israeli politician Rabbi Meir Kahane, mentioned in the post.
The poster continued: “He showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden,” he wrote. “We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck."
The apparent joke in question was made back in June and referenced and/or mocked Ilyas Kashmiri, an accused terrorist leader who died in June following a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan.
According to an analyst for a group that tracks activity on extremist Web sites, the Letterman threat is more serious than the similar one made last year against South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone after the show's depiction of Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Carney, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Turn Off The Dark, has signed to Jake Scott's film about the tragic star.
Buckley's mother Mary Guibert has reportedly signed on as an executive producer.
The film will be loosely adapted from David Browne's book Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley.
The singer drowned in Tennessee in 1997 at the age of 30.
Buckley's mother says, "We are over the moon that Reeve has agreed to take on this challenging role. I've seen him perform several times... he's been getting ready for this all his life. It certainly doesn't hurt that he looks so much like Jeff."
As with seemingly every other tentpole release to hit the multiplex this summer the action thriller Cowboys & Aliens is based on a comic book – albeit a lesser-known one. It’s directed by Jon Favreau whose previous comic-book adaptations Iron Man and Iron Man 2 proved how much better those films can be when they’re grounded in character. Unfortunately his latest effort is grounded not in character but a hook an alt-history scenario best expressed in the language of the average twelve-year-old: “Like wouldn’t it be awesome if like a bunch of 1870s cowboys had to fight a bunch of crazy aliens with exoskeletons and spaceships and super-advanced weapons?”
Like perhaps. The hook was compelling enough to get someone to pony up a reported $160 million to find out and the result is a film in which the western and science-fiction genres don’t so much blend as violently collide. After the wreckage is cleared both emerge worse for wear.
Daniel Craig stars as Jake Lonergan a stranger who awakens in the New Mexico Territory with a case of amnesia a wound in his side and a strange contraption strapped to his wrist. After dispatching a trio of bandits with Bourne-like efficiency he rides to the nearby town of Absolution where he stumbles on what appears to be an elaborate Western Iconography exhibit presented by the local historical preservation society. There’s the well-meaning town Sheriff Taggart (Keith Carradine) struggling to enforce order amidst lawlessness; the greedy rancher Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) who really runs things; his debaucherous cowardly son Percy (Paul Dano); the timid saloonkeeper Doc (Sam Rockwell) who’s going to stand up for himself one of these days; the humble preacher Meacham (Clancy Brown) dispensing homespun spiritual advice; et al.
Jake of course has his own part to play – the fugitive train-robber – as we discover when his face shows up on a wanted poster and a sneering Dolarhyde fingers him for the theft of his gold. The only character who doesn’t quite conform to type is Ella (Olivia Wilde) who as neither a prostitute nor some man’s wife – the traditional female occupations in westerns – immediately arouses suspicion.
Jake is arrested and ordered to stand trial in Federal court but before he can be shipped off a squadron of alien planes appears in the sky besieging Absolution and making off with several of its terrified citizenry. In the course of the melee Jake’s wrist contraption wherever it came from reveals itself to be quite useful in defense against the alien invaders. Thrown by circumstances into an uneasy alliance with Dolarhyde he helps organize a posse to counter the otherworldly threat – and bring back the abductees if possible.
Cowboys & Aliens has many of the ingredients of a solid summer blockbuster but none in sufficient amounts to rate in a summer season crowded with bigger-budget (and better-crafted) spectacle. For a film with five credited screenwriters Cowboys & Aliens’ script is sorely lacking for verve or imagination. And what happened to the Favreau of Iron Man? The playful cheekiness that made those films so much fun is all but absent in this film which takes itself much more seriously than any film called Cowboys & Aliens has a right to. Dude you’ve got men on horses with six-shooters battling laser-powered alien crab people. Lighten up.
Craig certainly looks the part of the western anti-hero – his only rival in the area of rugged handsomeness is Viggo Mortensen – but his character is reduced to little more than an angry glare. And Wilde the poor girl is burdened with loads of clunky exposition. The two show promising glimpses of a romantic spark but their relationship remains woefully underdeveloped. Faring far better is Ford who gets not only the bulk of the film’s choicest lines but also its only touching subplot in which his character’s adopted Indian son played by Adam Beach quietly coaxes the humanity out of the grizzled old man.
If a movie like Avatar is proclaimed as an event film for its photorealistic special effects and eye-popping 3-D, then Valentine's Day also deserves the label—albeit for completely antithetical reasons.
The 2010 flick from Pretty Woman director Gary Marshall rounded up every A-lister who graced the pages of celeb magazines that year and shotgunned them into the ultimate romantic comedy. The top-dollar experiment was a huge success, solidifying Valentine's Day as a blockbuster of a different kind.
But would a Valentine's Day 2 really make sense? More pretty people standing around talking about love and relationships on the Hallmark-stamped holiday? No, but with a calendar full of romantic holidays, there was still plenty of opportunity for a follow-up. Enter: New Year's Eve, the spiritual sequel to Valentine's Day, which just premiered its first with an equally familiar, confounding and enjoyably absurd cast. The first look at the film features scenes with Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Spencer, Ludacris, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhmel, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, HIlary Swank, Sofia Vergara, as well as returning actors Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Biel. Whew—deep breath.
The movie follows suit and intertwines a number of romantic threads, all leading up to the last moments of the year. Sounds simple enough and for those who ate up Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve should provide a welcome dose of heartwarming during the cold of winter. The movie hits theaters December 9. Check out the trailer: