Another day, another scare for Lindsay Lohan. Less than one week after the actress was hospitalized following a car crash with an 18-wheeler, paramedics were rushed to Lindsay Lohan's hotel room Friday morning after the actress was found unconscious in her room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the L.A. Sheriff's Office tells Hollywood.com that when staff arrived at Lohan's room to wake her for work on the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, "they couldn't wake her, so they called 911. When paramedics arrived, she was able to become conscious." Lohan's rep says the actress was not taken to the hospital, and plans on continuing work on the set later today.
According to a statement from Lohan's rep, "Lindsay was examined and is fine, but did suffer some exhaustion and dehydration. Lindsay was never taken to a hospital; reports to the contrary are false. She is resting now and is hoping to be back on set later this afternoon."
So what was responsible for Lohan's health setback? If the actress' rep is to be believed, simple fatigue led to the 911 call. "Lindsay worked a grueling schedule the past few days," he said in a statement. "She was on set last night at 7 pm and worked through the night until 8 am this morning. She took a nap before shooting her final scene. Producers were concerned when she did not come out of her room and called paramedics as a precaution."
Lohan is eyeing a comeback with Liz & Dick, a film centered around the iconic Hollywood romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Earlier this year, she successfully completed a longstanding probation stemming from two DUI arrests in 2007. (Reporting by Lindsey DiMattina)
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Lindsay Lohan is signed on to star in the upcoming thriller The Canyons alongside James Deen following a successful Kickstarter campaign for funding.
The Canyons author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) tweeted the casting news yesterday.
“Shooting The Canyons starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A.,” Easton Ellis said. “Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it...” The film has been previously described as a thriller about “youth, glamour, sex and Los Angeles”, directed by Paul Schrader.
This movie will be a far cry from Lohan’s former days as a child star – her role as “Tara” calls for full-frontal nudity, and her costar James Deen is an acclaimed porn star, having appeared in nearly 1,000 pornographic films in the last decade.
The Canyons will shoot in July in Los Angeles. In the meantime, Lohan is working on the made-for-TV movie “Liz & Dick,” based on Elizabeth Taylor’s affair with actor Richard Burton.
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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.
At the moment there are few greater clichés in the media than the freaking out single woman on the cusp of 30. Of course clichés are clichés for a reason worth exploring even through the lens of just one or two women as in Lola Versus. Unfortunately while the intention behind Lola Versus isn't that we should all be happily married by the age of 30 it still fits into the same rubric of all those "Why You're Not Married" books.
Lola (Greta Gerwig) has a gorgeous fiancé Luke (Joel Kinnaman) and they live in a giant loft together the kind of dreamy NYC real estate that seems to exist primarily in the movies. Just as they're planning their gluten-free wedding cake with a non-GMO rice milk-based frosting Luke dumps her. It's cruelly sudden — although Luke isn't a cruel man. Lola finds little comfort in the acerbic wit of her best friend the eternally single Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones) who is probably delighted to see her perfectly blonde best friend taken down a peg and into the murky world of New York coupling. Lola and Luke share a best friend Henry (Hamish Linklater) a messy-haired rumpled sweetheart who is kind and safe and the inevitable shelter for Lola's fallout. Her parents well-meaning and well-to-do hippie types feed her kombucha and try to figure out their iPads and give her irrelevant advice.
Lola Versus is slippery. Its tone careens between broad TV comedy and earnest dramedy almost as if Alice is in charge of the dirty zingers and Lola's job is to make supposedly introspective statements. Alice's vulgar non-sequiturs are tossed off without much relish and Lola's dialogue comes off too often as expository and plaintive. We don't need Lola to tell Henry "I'm vulnerable I'm not myself I'm easily persuaded" or "I'm slutty but I'm a good person!" (Which is by the way an asinine statement to make. One might even say she's not even that "slutty " she's just making dumb decisions that hurt those around her just as much as she's hurting herself.)
We know that she's a mess — that's the point of the story! It's not so much that a particularly acerbic woman wouldn't say to her best friend "Find your spirit animal and ride it until its d**k falls off " but that she wouldn't say it in the context of this movie. It's from some other movie over there one where everyone is as snarky and bitter as Alice. You can't have your black-hearted comedy and your introspective yoga classes. Is it really a stride forward for feminism that the clueless single woman has taken the place of the stoner man-child in media today? When Lola tells Luke "I'm taken by myself. I've gotta just do me for a while " it's true. But it doesn't sound true and it doesn't feel true.
In one scene Lola stumbles on the sidewalk and falls to the ground. No one asks her if she's okay or needs help; she simply gets up on her own and goes on her way. It's a moment that has happened to so many people. It's humiliating and so very public but of course you just gotta pick yourself up and get where you're going. In this movie it's a head-smackingly obvious metaphor. In one of the biggest missteps of the movie Jay Pharoah plays a bartender that makes the occasional joke while Lola is waiting tables at her mom's restaurant. His big line at the end is "And I'm your friend who's black!" It would have been better to leave his entire character on the cutting room floor than attempt such a half-hearted wink at the audience.
Lister-Jones and director Daryl Wein co-wrote the screenplay for Lola Versus as they did with 2009's Breaking Upwards. Both films deal with the ins and outs of their own romantic relationship in one way or another. Breaking Upwards a micro-budget indie about a rough patch in their relationship was much more successful in tone and direction. Lola Versus has its seeds in Lister-Jones' experience as a single woman in New York and is a little bit farther removed from their experiences. Lola Versus feels like a wasted opportunity. Relatively speaking there are so few movies getting made with a female writer or co-writer that it almost feels like a betrayal to see such a tone-deaf portrayal of women onscreen. What makes it even more disappointing is how smart and likable everyone involved is and knowing that they could have made a better movie.
June 5 saw the first official photo of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler (True Blood) taking on the classic Hollywood romance at the center of Lifetime's Liz & Dick. And wouldn't you know it, LiLo pulled off a pretty fantastic Elizabeth Taylor pose. Determined to keep us rolling on this good faith, Lifetime released another set of portraits to promote the TV movie, and the good impressions are still rolling.
The cable network released two individual portraits of the film's principle characters: Taylor and her longtime love Richard Burton, as played by Lohan and Bowler. Lohan dons an outfit similar to the red dress and fur shawl Taylor once wore in this iconic photo. Okay, Lifetime. We're with you. La Lohan is pulling this off!
Bowler's Burton portrait doesn't have such a classic rendition to play off of, but we get the idea: He's classically handsome and dresses like a classic 1960s actor. Plus, if we weren't clear on the whole Hollywood actor bit (I'm sorry, I mean thespian), they've got him in a director's chair. For more Lohan as Liz Taylor, head over to our gallery. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler. [Images: Lifetime] More: Lindsay Lohan Actually Pulls Off Liz Taylor - PIC Lindsay Lohan Dyes a Marilyn Wig Brown for Liz Taylor Pic
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A kids’ movie without the cheeky jokes for adults is like a big juicy BLT without the B… or the T. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted may have a title that sounds like it was made up in a cartoon sequel laboratory but when it comes to serving up laughs just think of the film as a BLT with enough extra bacon to satisfy even the wildest of animals — or even a parent with a gaggle of tots in tow. Yes even with that whole "Afro Circus" nonsense.
It’s not often that we find exhaustively franchised films like the Madagascar set that still work after almost seven years. Despite being spun off into TV shows and Christmas specials in addition to its big screen adventures the series has not only maintained its momentum it has maintained the part we were pleasantly surprised by the first time around: great jokes.
In this third installment of the series – the trilogy-maker if you will – directing duo Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath add Conrad Vernon (director Monsters Vs. Aliens) to the helm as our trusty gang swings back into action. Alex the lion (Ben Stiller) Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) are stuck in Africa after the hullaballoo of Madagascar 2 and they’ll do anything to get back to their beloved New York. Just a hop skip and a jump away in Monte Carlo the penguins are doing their usual greedy schtick but the zoo animals catch up with them just in time to catch the eye of the sinister animal control stickler Captain Dubois (Frances McDormand). And just like that the practically super human captain is chasing them through Monte Carlo and the rest of Europe in hopes of planting Alex’s perfectly coifed lion head on her wall of prized animals.
Luckily for pint-sized viewers Dubois’ terrifying presence is balanced out by her sheer inhuman strength uncanny guiles and Stretch Armstrong flexibility (ah the wonder of cartoons) as well as Alex’s escape plan: the New Yorkers run away with the European circus. While Dubois’ terrifying Doberman-like presence looms over the entire film a sense of levity (which is a word the kiddies might learn from Stiller’s eloquent lion) comes from the plan for salvation in which the circus animals and the zoo animals band together to revamp the circus and catch the eye of a big-time American agent. Sure the pacing throughout the first act is practically nonexistent running like a stampede through the jungle but by the time we're palling around under the big top the film finds its footing.
The visual splendor of the film (and man is there a champion size serving of it) the magnificent danger and suspense is enhanced to great effect by the addition of 3D technology – and not once is there a gratuitous beverage or desperate Crocodile Dundee knife waved in our faces to prove its worth. The caveat is that the soundtrack employs a certain infectious Katy Perry ditty at the height of the 3D spectacular so parents get ready to hear that on repeat until the leaves turn yellow.
But visual delights and adventurous zoo animals aside Madagascar 3’s real strength is in its script. With the addition of Noah Baumbach (Greenberg The Squid and the Whale) to the screenwriting team the script is infused with a heightened level of almost sarcastic gravitas – a welcome addition to the characteristically adult-friendly reference-heavy humor of the other Madagascar films. To bring the script to life Paramount enlisted three more than able actors: Vitaly the Siberian tiger (Bryan Cranston) Gia the Leopard (Jessica Chastain) and Stefano the Italian Sealion (Martin Short). With all three actors draped in European accents it might take viewers a minute to realize that the cantankerous tiger is one and the same as the man who plays an Albuquerque drug lord on Breaking Bad but that makes it that much sweeter to hear him utter slant-curse words like “Bolshevik” with his usual gusto.
Between the laughs the terror of McDormand’s Captain Dubois and the breathtaking virtual European tour the Zoosters’ accidental vacation is one worth taking. Madagascar 3 is by no means an insta-classic but it’s a perfectly suited for your Summer-at-the-movies oasis.
Lindsay Lohan was left red-faced after she suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on the set of her upcoming movie Liz & Dick.
The Mean Girls star, who plays a young Elizabeth Taylor in the film, was on board a boat docked in Marina del Rey, California, to recreate Taylor's 1965 trip to the Bay of Naples, Italy with her then beau Richard Burton.
Lohan was filming a heated argument with her co-star Grant Bowler, who plays Burton, and the actress was unaware she flashed a breast as the plunging neckline of her dress slipped down when Bowler dragged her across the deck.
The actress soon recovered and was pictured smiling as the scene drew to a close.
Following a week of rehearsals, Lohan is now all set to portray late movie icon Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic.
Executive producer Larry Thompson tells PerezHilton.com, "This is really happening... She is number one on the call sheet. She is the star."
And Thompson can't wait for film fans to see his leading lady as Taylor after the top-secret TV movie is shot.
He adds, "When you see both of them (Lindsay and co-star Grant Bowler) in full hair and make-up, it is the definition of movie magic."
Bowler is playing the love of Taylor's life, Richard Burton, in the film.
For months, Lindsay Lohan has been telling the world that she's looking to make a career comeback, and it seems the actress might actually be keeping her word. Filming has already begun for the highly anticipated Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick — which will showcase the life of the late Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor — and Lilo is already starting to transform into the part.
Wearing a leopard print, one-piece bathing suit, glamorous sunglasses and long dark locks, the 25-year-old star manages to bare a notable resemblance to Ms. Taylor, which is a lot better than some skeptic may have thought she could pull off.
The movie also stars True Blood actor Grant Bowler as one of Taylor's husbands, Richard Burton, and will focus on the couple's tumultuous relationship.Of course, maybe the transformation isn't so shocking after all. I mean anyone can understand the many levels of controversy and drama, it would be Lindsay Lohan.
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