Former Lcd Soundsystem star James Murphy is reteaming with Greenberg director Noah Baumbach to score his upcoming film While We're Young. The winning duo previously collaborated for Baumbach's 2010 indie hit, which marked Murphy's debut film score.
Now the moviemaker has hired Murphy once again for his new comedy/drama, which stars Ben Stiller Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Beastie Boys rapper Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz.
While We're Young is slated to have its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in Canada this September (14).
Beyonce appears to be excited about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation - she has posted the teaser to the trailer, which will debut on Thursday (24Jul14), on her Instagram.com page. A slowed down "uh oh, uh oh" from her 2003 hit Crazy in Love can be heard as the ad fades to black, suggesting the song may appear on the movie's soundtrack.
This Post Contains Spoilers for the Upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy!
With all of the attention surrounding the Avengers franchise in the last few days, Marvel wanted to make sure the world didn’t forget that they have another team of superheroes hitting screens in just a couple of weeks. And the way they chose to go about that was by revealing a cast list that let some of the most exciting, buzzed about and truly bizarre cameos in Guardians of the Galaxy slip to the entire Internet. According to Stitch Kingdom, cult favorite Nathan Fillion will be appearing as “Monstrous Inmate,” – which is a bit of a letdown, considering the amount of press his cameos has generated over the past few months – Stan Lee will play “Xandarian Ladies Man,” and Howard the Duck will be making an appearance as himself.
Yes, you read that last sentence correctly: Howard the Duck will be in Guardians of the Galaxy. It hasn’t be revealed why, when, or how he will make a cameo, but he will be there, and Stitch Kingdom has the casting scroll to prove it. But as absurd as it seems to have Howard the Duck, who despite his divisive feature film is a Marvel fan favorite, appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, it doesn’t even come close to topping the list of the most bizarre character crossovers and cameos. Seriously, there are things out there that are stranger and more confusing than the prospect of Howard hanging out with Rocket and Groot. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself:
Charles Barkley and Godzilla The union of the five-time NBA All-Star and two-time Hall of Famer and the giant mutant lizard that has been known to both spit fire and shoot lasers from his eyes was originally conceived as a Nike ad, and later expanded into a comic book. Because nothing says “cool sneakers” like a basketball-playing kaiju that can’t actually fit his giant feet into shoes. Also, who was buying that comic book?
Spider-Man and Ren and Stimpy There was once a time when you hadn’t properly made it until your cartoon got its own comic book. Unfortunately, some shows just aren’t meant to be read, and Ren & Stimpy is one of them, so when the comic book (unsurprisingly) failed to sell, they brought in the big guns: Spider Man. In true Ren & Stimpy fashion, Spidey took on Powdered Toast Man, that beloved vigilante superhero/breakfast food spokesman. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to read a 12-year-old's fever dream, this is the comic for you.
Superman and the Quik Bunny Spider-Man isn’t the only superhero to succumb to some very obvious product placement. Superman one teamed up with the Quik Bunny, purveyor of powder that makes your milk brown, in order to fight the Weather Man, a lame villain with fourth-tier powers and a costume that made him look like he was starring in a community theater production of Robin Hood. At least Spider-Man had the dignity of fighting with a fictional breakfast-hero.
Inspector Gadget and Mario and Luigi Remember the Super Mario Bros. Super Show!? No? Well, that’s probably for the best, but it does mean that you missed seeing Inspector Gadget, the world’s more over-equipped and incompetent detective, get his various malfunctioning parts fixed by Mario and Luigi, who are supposed to be plumbers. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to find out that it goes horribly wrong, to no-doubt hilarious consequences. Clearly, the moral of this episode was to play to your strengths, and maybe not to call a plumber to fix a wire problem.
Archie and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles On some level, this one probably makes some sense. After all, Archie and his friends are teenagers, and so are the Ninja Turtles. Both groups like pizza and video games and, from the looks of the cover, dance parties. But what’s really strange about this crossover is that it happened as the result of the Turtles being spit out by a giant cow head, which apparently allowed them to hop through various dimensions. Mutant ninja turtles or no, there had to be an easier way to get these guys to Riverdale.
Arthur and Mr. Rogers In what is perhaps the most well-meaning, mild-mannered crossover of all time, Mr. Rogers appeared on an episode of Arthur that centered around Arthur being embarrassed that the friendliest man on television was going to be staying at his house. Of course, this conflict is solved with a charming heart-to-heart that taught children that real friends don’t make fun of their friends for what they like. Unless that thing is Transformers. Not even Mr. Rogers can endorse Michael Bay.
Marvel Superheroes and Guiding Light You know who’s really into comic books and superheroes? The kind of people who religiously watch daytime soap operas – we’re assuming that was the pitch that got Guiding Light to team up with Marvel on a crossover episode that saw soccer mom Harley Davidson Cooper gain superpowers after being struck by lightning on Halloween night and transform into Guiding Light. (Seriously.) The saddest part of this is that Marvel clearly didn’t learn anything from their failed experiment at reaching a new audience, since they had the Thor announcement revealed on The View.
Batman and Robin and Scooby Doo When it comes to crime-fighting teams, there are two that stand above everyone else: Batman and Robin and the Mystery Gang. So teaming them up on The New Scooby Doo Movies to uncover a hooded counterfeiter who’s been sending the Penguin and the Joker fake money makes perfect sense, right? Sure, if you live in a world where Mrs. Baker is on the same level of super villainy as two of the most iconic comic book villains of all time. Fun fact: this episode was so poorly received that Batman later made fun of it in an episode of his own.
Cartoon All-Stars to the RescueThe plot of this movie sees cartoon favorites like Winnie the Pooh, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Muppet Babies, the Looney Toons, and the Smurfs come to life in order to convince Michael to stop smoking pot, drinking, and stealing from his sister’s piggy bank for drug money. Because if anything is going to convince someone to stop doing drugs, it’s a bunch of cartoon characters who suddenly come to life and sing songs about life choices. Clearly, all D.A.R.E. really needed to be effective was Daffy Duck.
An advert for Jaguar cars featuring movie villains Tom Hiddleston, Sir Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong has been banned over fears it could promote irresponsible driving.
The TV commercial featured appearances from all three British stars and focused on their reputations for playing big screen bad guys, with Hiddleston, who portrays Thor's nemesis Loki in the superhero franchise, saying, "They say Brits play the best villains."
However, the advert, which featured the slogan "It's good to be bad", has drawn the wrath of bosses at the U.K.'s advertising watchdog Advertising Standards Authority, who ruled the scenes which featured Hiddleston driving a Jaguar promote speeding.
The ruling reads, "We considered that the second part of the ad suggested that the car was being driven at excessive speeds and that the ad therefore encouraged irresponsible driving... The ad must not appear again in its current form... We told Jaguar Land Rover (the company) not to portray speed of driving behaviour that might encourage motorists to drive irresponsibly in future (sic)."
Jay Z, Spike Lee and Billy Crystal are among the sports fans honouring New York Yankees star Derek Jeter in a new TV tribute ad. The RE2PECT commercial features fans and celebrities alike saluting the baseball great with his own iconic cap tilt. Jeter will retire as a professional baseball player at the end of the current MLB season.
Kate Moss' little sister is following in the British supermodel's footsteps after signing on as a new face of Calvin Klein. Lottie Moss appears in new ads for the Calvin Klein Jeans x mytheresa.com The Re-Issue Project, a capsule collection of iconic denim pieces which will be sold exclusively online.
Photographer Michael Avedon captured the 16 year old in a series of eye-catching black-and-white images.
The new ads will debut on Wednesday (16Jul14).
Avedon, whose grandfather shot Calvin Klein's iconic campaign with Brooke Shields in the early 1980s, says, "Lottie truly represents the essence of the Calvin Klein girl - intriguing innocence with utter beauty. It was wonderful to photograph this beautiful young lady!"
Moss' big sister made her Calvin Klein debut with Mark Wahlberg in 1993.
Vanessa Hudgens is aiming to boost fans' self-confidence by agreeing to let bosses at fashion brand Bongo use unedited photos of the actress for their new advertising campaign. The Spring Breakers star has returned for a second year as the face of the clothing company, but this time, her shots will be completely natural and free of digital adjustments.
She says, "I love that the final ad images are unretouched. It's so important for girls to remember that real beauty shines from within and I'm so proud that Bongo is choosing to send such a positive message with this campaign."
Cody Simpson's ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid is showing the pop star what he's missing by baring all for a new fragrance ad. The Sports Illustrated Swimwear Issue model has stripped off and posed on all fours to promote the new Tom Ford Velvet Orchid perfume, with her arms and legs carefully placed to preserve her modesty.
The 19 year old debuted the image on her Instagram.com page on Wednesday (02Jul14), adding the caption, "TOMFORD Introducing the new fragrance, Velvet Orchid #TFVelvetOrchid (sic)".
Hadid split from Simpson in May (14), but the Australian singer, 17, recently revealed he would be interested in rekindling their romance in the future. He said, "I definitely don't imagine it being over for good. We're still really good friends and we chat. We just had to slow it down."
The pair had been dating for less than a year.
We have been loving Kendall Jenner's recent high fashion photo shoots (and videos), and for that reason this new Love magazine cover is truly disappointing.
Kind of meh, no? We get the Independence Day theme, but there's not a lot happening here otherwise. Love magazine has had some great issues in the past, so let's hope the rest of the spread is better.
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Australian actress Rebel Wilson has contacted police over allegations her name and image have been used to promote a weight loss product without her permission.
The Pitch Perfect star was alerted to an online promotion which allegedly suggested she uses a pumpkin-shaped fruit from Indonesia to lose weight, and included 'before and after' snaps.
In a message to a Twitter.com follower, Wilson writes, "This is some scam, I have no idea what that is or why they are using my image," before warning all her fans, "Hey guys, just to be clear, if you see an ad for some weight loss product with my name and picture on it, it is 100 per cent not me. Some bs (bulls**t) scam!"
Wilson goes on to confirm she has alerted police to the situation, adding, "Hey everyone, especially friends in Australia, if you see a post about me relating to some 'diet' product: this is a SCAM. Police alerted... They are unlawfully using my name and image. Please ignore."