The couple was spotted getting cosy at an afterparty for Brad Pitt's new film Killing Them Softly in New York City last Monday (26Nov12) and the stars have reportedly been dating for a few months.
A source tells UsMagazine.com, "They were sitting in a booth and he had his arm around her and they would kiss from time to time. They definitely tried to keep a low profile."
Exes of the Bridesmaids beauty include director Brandon Cowell and writer Gregor Jordan, while Cannavale, who split from his actress wife Jenny Lumet in 2003, has since romanced Alison Pill and Sutton Foster.
Widening the thematic scope without sacrificing too much of the claustrophobia that made the original 1979 Alien universally spooky Prometheus takes the trophy for this summer's most adult-oriented blockbuster entertainment. The movie will leave your mouth agape for its entire runtime first with its majestic exploration of an alien planet and conjectures on the origins of the human race second with its gross-out body horror that leaves no spilled gut to the imagination. Thin characters feel more like pawns in Scott's sci-fi prequel but stunning visuals shocking turns and grand questions more than make up for the shallow ensemble. "Epic" comes in many forms. Prometheus sports all of them.
Based on their discovery of a series of cave drawings all sharing a similar painted design Elizabeth (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie (Logan Marshall-Green) are recruited by Weyland to head a mission to another planet one they believe holds the answers to the creation of life on Earth. Along for the journey are Vickers (Charlize Theron) the ruthless Weyland proxy Janek (Idris Elba) a blue collar captain a slew of faceless scientists and David (Michael Fassbender) HAL 9000-esque resident android who awakens the crew of spaceship Prometheus when they arrive to their destination. Immediately upon descent there's a discovery: a giant mound that's anything but natural. The crew immediately prepares to scope out the scene zipping up high-tech spacesuits jumping in futuristic humvees and heading out to the site. What they discover are the awe-inspiring creations of another race. What they bring back to the ship is what they realize may kill their own.
The first half of Prometheus could be easily mistaken for Steven Spielberg's Alien a sense of wonder glowing from every frame not too unlike Close Encounters. Scott takes full advantage of his fictional settings and imbues them with a reality that makes them even more tantalizing. He shoots the vistas of space and the alien planet like National Geographic porn and savors the interior moments on board the Prometheus full of hologram maps sleeping pods and do-it-yourself surgery modules with the same attention. Prometheus is beautiful shot in immersive 3D that never dampers Dariusz Wolski's sharp photography. Scott's direction seems less interested in the run-or-die scenario set up in the latter half of the film but the film maintains tension and mood from beginning to end. It all just gets a bit…bloodier.
Jon Spaihts' and Damon Lindelof's script doesn't do the performers any favors shuffling them to and fro between the ship and the alien construction without much room for development. Reveals are shoehorned in without much setup (one involving Theron's Vickers that's shockingly mishandled) but for the most part the ensemble is ready to chomp into the script's bigger picture conceits. Rapace is a physical performer capable of pulling off a grisly scene involving an alien some sharp objects and a painful procedure (sure to be the scene of the blockbuster season. Among the rest of the crew Fassbender's David stands out as the film's revelatory performance delivering a digestible ambiguity to his mechanical man that playfully toys with expectations from his first entrance. The creature effects in Prometheus will wow you but even Fassbender's smallest gesture can send the mind spinning. The power of his smile packs more of a punch than any facehugger.
Much like Lindelof's Lost Prometheus aims to explore the idea of asking questions and seeking answers and on Scott's scale it's a tremendous unexpected ride. A few ideas introduced to spur action fall to the way side in the logic department but with a clear mission and end point Prometheus works as a sweeping sci-fi that doesn't require choppy editing or endless explosions to keep us on the edge of our seats. Prometheus isn't too far off from the Alien xenomorphs: born from existing DNA of another creature the movie breaks out as its own beast. And it's wilder than ever.
The long-estranged O'Neals will attempt a reconciliation in their series on Winfrey's new cable network, OWN, which is set to launch in January (11).
Meanwhile, The Judds' show will follow mum Naomi and daughter Wynonna as they prepare for their first tour together in a decade and "continue to explore their complex relationship".
An OWN network spokesperson reveals both shows will air sometime next year (11)
The celebrity families join a growing number of stars set to work with OWN - Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker, Goldie Hawn, Mariel Hemingway and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne have all agreed to develop documentaries for the mogul's new network.
Country music singer Shania Twain will also star in Why Not? With Shania Twain, which will follow her life on the rebound after a messy public divorce, while Jenny McCarthy and Rosie O'Donnell have reportedly landed deals for their own talk shows.
The trio, along with American actress Mariel Hemingway and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, will produce documentaries for Winfrey's new OWN TV network, set to launch next year (11).
The shows will be part of a monthly Documentary Film Club.
Roberts will present and executive-produce Extraordinary Moms, a film looking at the power of mothers who have fought to make their kids - and the world - better, while Whitaker will produce and narrate One Last Shot, a film that goes inside Louisiana's Angola prison.
Hawn will produce, host and narrate Searching for Happiness, a documentary that will focus on positive psychology; Byrne will look at homelessness in Nashville, Tennessee with the film Tent City, and Hemingway will explore the legacy of suicide in her own family in the film Seven Suicides, reports Variety.
A spokesperson for OWN says, "All of these documentaries fundamentally explore human interaction, relationships and emotions. We're excited to provide viewers with new perspectives and new ways of looking at core themes that shape and affect their lives."
The group joins a growing number of A-list celebrities to work with the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Country music singer Shania Twain will star in Why Not? With Shania Twain, which will follow her life on the rebound after a messy public divorce, while Jenny McCarthy has reportedly landed a deal for her own talk show.
Over the weekend (ends25Jul10), executives also acknowledged that former British royal Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, was in talks for an OWN "docu-series".