November 05, 2010 12:51pm EST
Just last week, E! Online breathlessly reported that currently-in-vogue personage Betty White and decidedly less trendy former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger had signed on to join Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and the rest of the cast in Men in Black III, the production of which is currently underway in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, as it turns out, the former Golden Girl is not involved in MIB 3, nor has she ever been. "Where did that come from?" she asked at last night's BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, where she was being honored. "All these rumors come up but there is absolutely no truth to any of it."
Perhaps more unfortunately, Nicole Scherzinger - who started the rumor by telling reporters last week that she would be gearing up for a December shoot with White by her side - is still in the film as a character named Lilly. "She's like a small villain role," Scherzinger gushed. "I'm so excited because I get to die. I make an appearance. I say a couple of lines and then I die."
The former Pussycat Dolls singer - sans White - joins an ensemble cast that includes Josh Brolin (as a younger version of Lee Jones), actor-comedian Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, and Alec Baldwin. Franchise director Barry Sonnenfeld returns to direct.
So just to reiterate, in case it was unclear - Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls: excited that she gets to die in Men in Black III. Betty White: not actually in Men in Black III. Nicole Scherzinger: misinformed and/or compulsive liar. Alright, moving on.
November 02, 2010 8:15am EST
The Nanny McPhee star picked up the Role Model prize at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London on Monday night (01Nov10). Thompson was honoured for her work as an actress, producer and writer, as well as her human rights campaigning.
Florence And The Machine star Welch took the Breakthrough of the Year trophy, while artist-turned-director Taylor-Wood was named Renaissance Woman of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was handed to Scottish singer Annie Lennox, while supermodel Christy Turlington was named among the magazine's International Women of Influence, along with designer Donna Karan and Queen Rania of Jordan.
October 14, 2010 1:23pm EST
I think we’ve all finally gotten over the shock that there will soon be a third – yes, third – Men In Black movie in 2012. I know, I know. The first one was cute, the second one was pointless, so why is there a third in the works? Who knows, but the point is that it’s coming our way and it’s apparently gobbling up some of our favorite stars like a ravenous, giant, gelatinous monster along the way. We already know that it’s sucked Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back in. It’s managed to hunt down Josh Brolin (W), Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), and Emma Thompson and now, Men in Black 3 is hot on the tails of two more beloved actors. Run for your lives, Alec Baldwin and Betty White!
It’s just speculation at this point, but New York Magazine is reporting that Betty White may have signed on to funny up the completely unnecessary movie and though he hasn’t entered an agreement, Baldwin is said to be in negotiations about an appearance in the film (if I can even use that word).
While I want to hate this movie with every fiber of my being, I have to admit, if they manage to snag Betty White and Jack Donaghy (you know Baldwin would end up playing some version of his 30 Rock character), I’ll have to spend two hours of my life making sure it’s as bad as the last Men In Black sequel. Damn you, casting wizards.
Source: New York Magazine, ComingSoon
October 14, 2010 1:15pm EST
Website BloodyDisgusting.com has confirmed the former Golden Girls star has signed on for a small part opposite Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.
Meanwhile, Emma Thompson and Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger are in negotiations to play Agent Oh and Devil Girl in the film, which is expected to hit cinemas in 3-D in 2012.
October 01, 2010 7:54am EST
Every person has that one film that truly defined their childhood. Upon every repeat viewing of the movie, waves of nostalgia roll on the mind bringing back fresh memories of days past. It can be a film you saw with a group of friends and begin quoting it like it was your own secret language. Or it can be that one film that so perfectly summed up your childhood it could be a documentary. Or it could be that movie you saw twice in a row because the girl you liked showed up for the screening after the one you saw and you hung around to talk to her after the film while you waited on your parents to pick you up (not that that happened or anything).
Men in Black was not that film. Nor was Men in Black 2. But Men in Black 3? Strangers things have happened (no they have not).
Anyway, MIB3 just got a whole lot classier and British-ier. Emma Thompson has joined the cast that includes other big time actors who needed a pay check like Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin.
The story revolves around Smith’s character K, or J, or L, or M, or some other letter going back in time to the reign of JFK to talk to Jones’ past self. Thompson will probably pay Jones’ past self. Nope, wait. I kept reading the article and it looks like she’ll play the head of MIB, a position twice drunkenly played by Rip Torn, and Brolin is the past self. Ok, I guess that makes more sense. But if she wants to live up to The Legend of Torn (soon to be copyrighted), she’ll have to come to the set drunk and with no pants.
September 28, 2010 5:00am EST
The Oscar-winner recently returned to her former school and was left stunned how younger generations do not alter their style of communication when in formal company.
A shocked Thompson admits she berated students, advising them to avoid using slang language "because it makes you sound stupid, and you're not stupid."
She tells Britain's Radio Times, "We have to reinvest, I think, in the idea of articulacy as a form of personal human freedom and power... There is the necessity to have two languages - one that you use with your mates and the other that you need in any official capacity. Or you're going to sound like a k**b."
September 10, 2010 5:00am EST
In July (10), the Brit infuriated Isle of Wight residents after joking on America's The Late Late Show that they torture homosexuals on the island off the south coast of England.
She carried on the joke, adding: "I think they are still allowed to flog them, which some of them enjoy. I think they are allowed to shoot Irish or Scottish people if they arrive on the island - it is still in the rules, they are allowed to torture people. It's lovely, you should go."
Now the outspoken Oscar winner has attempted to make amends for her remarks, telling local council leader David Pugh she meant to single out the Isle of Man, in between Britain and Ireland, instead.
In an email to Pugh, she writes: "Thank you so very much for understanding that not only were my remarks on a late night comedy show (comedy being the operative word) but I also mixed up my islands - I think it was the Isle of Man that used to enjoy the privilege of being allowed to shoot Scotsmen if they appeared on the beach."
August 20, 2010 5:00am EST
"I’ve got the star of Eve Arden somewhere near me, James Cameron and Yehudi Menuhin. I think all of us who are still alive need to go to the Pig ’n' Whistle for a cocktail. I asked them to make me one and call the cocktail after me. I said, 'Make it very short, dry and gin-based.'" EMMA THOMPSON is thrilled with the placement of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - outside British pub the Pig 'n' Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard.
August 19, 2010 10:15am EST
"You've got this wig, which is quite hot... Then a mouth full of teeth... Then a fat suit which crushes your ribs, layers of skirts and jackets... I have to take everything off and get naked." British actress EMMA THOMPSON had to strip off regularly while playing NANNY MCPHEE in order to keep cool.
August 18, 2010 10:15am EST
"I always swap the cutlery around because I'm left-handed. At my home it's all reversed, so people say, 'Who laid this table?' because I put everything on the wrong side!" Guests at actress EMMA THOMPSON's house are always confused when they sit down for a meal.