Justin Bieber was involved in "a minor fender bender" when driving his Ferrari yesterday in Los Angeles. A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to People, "No one was injured and there was no damage to either vehicle." Apparently, Bieber was driving through Studio City when some soulless person in a Honda Civic "crashed" into Bieber's Ferrari, which unfortunately was dented in a few places. Police were careful to explain, "There was no crime, and it was just a minor accident." Yes of course, the only crime committed was the construction of the Honda Civic in a world where Justin Bieber owns a Ferrari. - People
LeAnn Rimes (who people despise so much for her thinness that they go up to her while she's eating and tell her she should be eating more) is upset with Giuliana Rancic (who's also too thin) for calling her "a little thin." More specifically, Rancic said Rimes "lost a lot of weight from all the stress in her life. She seems a little thin right now, and I think she looks great when she's a bit curvier." Rimes responded on Twitter with, "@GiulianaRancic hey, we should get dinner sometime. You get criticized all the time for how small you are. You can see just HOW much I eat and maybe put a stop to this crazy "shrinking" once and for all... oh, & then we should work out together. Good luck with your restaurant!!!!" - Us
After punching the female driver of a party bus in Cleveland, MSNBC reports Matthew Fox will formally be charged with assault. Prosecutors revealed to CNN that they have photos of the driver's bruised arms and legs which Fox reportedly gave to her as he forcefully tried to board the vehicle, which was rented out to a group and was unable to hold any more passengers. The driver maintained that when Fox first tried to climb inside, she didn't recognize him. "He smelled like a liquor cabinet, like a bar. I told him, 'Sorry buddy, this is a private party. You get off my vehicle.' I told him three times." - MSNBC
All you Lost fans better find another person to tie a tourniquet for you in an emergency, because Matthew Fox doesn't deserve to have the pleasure. The actor was arrested early this morning in Cleveland for apparently punching a woman in the chest and in the stomach. The Hollywood Reporter was able to get its hands on a police report that maintains Fox tried to "hitch a ride" to his hotel on a private party bus, but the driver (a 29 year old woman) blocked him from boarding the bus and informed him that the vehicle had been rented out and was not about to take on any new passengers (especially ones who said they were never going to star on another television show). Not willing to admit defeat, Fox allegedly socked the woman in the chest and stomach, before then enduring a fist to his mouth. The woman reportedly believed that she'd broken her hand (in the coolest way possible, but still).
TMZ reports Fox was released without being "formally arrested," so that might mean the woman decided not to file charges against him. Police released him to a friend, who then escorted him back to his hotel via taxi. So yes, this means he clocked a woman twice because there just weren't any taxis anywhere. And he really wanted one.
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Sources: THR, TMZ
In this age of languid cynicism and tired apathy, one man still has the blood of a revolutionary surging through his veins: Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. Sutter, as he tends to do, recently spoke out on a matter regarding the biggest controversy of this, or perhaps any generation. Of course I mean AMC's recent firing of Frank Darabont, former showrunner of The Walking Dead.
Speculations arose immediately about Darabont's departure. Many of them targeted the man himself as the bad guy in the situation. Although no details have been confirmed, Sutter is quite confident about the reasoning behind AMC's decision: Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, was reportedly demanding so much money that the network was forced to cut costs drastically on shows like the masterpieces that are The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. It's suspected that Darabont considered a lot of AMC's budget-reducing tactics (such as shooting the majority of the season indoors and decreasing the onscreen presence of zombies) to be out of the question.
Sutter states, "[Matthew Weiner] held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto [Vince] Gilligan [creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad] and Frank [Darabont]. No one else wants to f**king say it, but the greed of Mad Men is killing the other two best shows on TV—Breaking Bad and Walking Dead. I don't know [Weiner], got no beef with him. Just hate that Darabont is being demonized. No one has the b**ls to tell the truth. [Mad Men] gutted AMC.”
Source: A.V. Club
Though ostensibly successful 2009’s The Final Destination represented to many a horror franchise on its last hackneyed legs. Rote uninspired and humorless it scored a (modest) hit only by virtue of the novelty -- and added ticket price -- of its 3D transfer. Two years later Final Destination 5 arrives with a slightly tweaked formula a beefed-up storyline actors you might actually recognize and genuine honest-to-goodness 3D. It’s still schlock mind you -- but artful schlock and a marked improvement over the preceding entry.
The story begins in familiar fashion with a cursory introduction to the characters followed by a grisly premonition that sees them perish wholesale. An assortment of cubicle-dwellers at a paper factory are being bused to a corporate retreat when one of them Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto perpetually bug-eyed) dreams of a massive bridge collapse in which he and his co-workers are impaled beheaded bisected crushed by cars singed by tar -- however many ways a suspension bridge can kill a person the film’s opening set-piece explores it gruesome detail. Sam awakens duly horrified and demands the bus be evacuated. Seconds later the employees watch in horror from the sidelines as Sam’s vision comes to fruition.
You know what happens next. One-by-one death stalks the survivors who meet their fate in a series of elaborately-staged incidents. Some are relatively straightforward; others involve fiendish head-fakes and red herrings. The range of victims is older and more colorful than in previous Final Destination films in which death preyed exclusively on attractive nubile teenagers but the end result is invariably the same. (Not to give anything away but those considering acupuncture or laser eye surgery would be wise to avoid the film entirely.) As death’s scheme becomes achingly evident Sam his lachrymose girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell) and his increasingly unhinged buddy Peter (Miles Fisher) become increasingly desperate. Enter the ever-ominous Tony Todd returning to the franchise after (wisely) taking the previous film off offering a potential way out. But is it genuine or just another of death’s cruel tricks?
Director Steven Quale a James Cameron protege hired principally for his 3D expertise takes full advantage of the added dimension delivering some of the most vivid and immersive 3D sequences in recent memory. Unlike The Final Destination which seemed little more than a amalgam of crude one-liners Final Destination 5 feels like a real movie one with a discernible plot an element of suspense and a handful characters who are more than just punchlines. Most of the actors are surprisingly competent save for Fisher a credible doppelganger for Tom Cruise (he parodied him 2008’s Superhero Movie) who imbues every line with couch-jumping intensity.
Final Destination 5 ends with a twist that while genuinely unexpected feels like a Hail Mary for a franchise that can’t forestall its inexorable descent into stale irrelevance despite the best of efforts from Quale. Its trademark formula has simply lost its potency -- a problem no amount of cosmetic upgrades however welcome can fix. That the film is bracketed by two pointless and time-consuming montages -- the first an animated sequence that hurtles various hazardous objects at the audience the second a greatest hits compilation of memorable kills from previous Final Destination films -- is a telltale sign that the saga’s creativity is on life support. Perhaps it’s time to pull the plug.
Fox Searchlight has added Dermot Mulroney to its upcoming thriller Stoker, rounding out the film's strong ensemble cast.
Mulroney joins Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Jacki Weaver in Stoker, about family strife involving primarily a young woman played by Wasikowska.
The film is written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller, and will be directed by Chan-wook Park, heretofore best known as the writer-director of 2005's Oldboy.
Mulroney has many, many movies due for release in the coming months, most notably Clint Eastwood's Oscar bait J. Edgar, which opens Oct. 21.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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A crucial step in the career progression of any Serious Actor is a biopic — the more controversial and/or damaged the figure portrayed, the better. Olivia Wilde, most recently seen in such frivolous commercial fare as Tron: Legacy and Cowboys & Aliens, seems primed to take that step toward respectability, and she's lined up a doozy of a subject to help her do it: porn star Linda Lovelace, star of the groundbreaking skin flick Deep Throat. According to E!, Wilde is considering starring in the biopic from directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Oscar-winning documentarians whose 2010 narrative debut, Howl, starred James Franco as the provocative beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
The news might come as a surprise to Kate Hudson, the actress currently attached to play Lovelace. The role of Lovelace's husband/Svengali, pornographer Chuck Traynor, has reportedly been offered to Franco. A rival Lovelace pic, Inferno, is currently in pre-production, with Matthew Wilder directing and Malin Ackerman slated to star.
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy didn't immediately name their new son once he was born, which part of me kinda gets because my parents didn't name me immediately after I was born (I had nicknames, though!). But it also makes sense to me that parents would want to meet their kid and observe his behavior before assigning an identity to him that might conflict with his actual identity. Does that make sense? I guess I'm trying to say that when you have a kid, you don't want to give him a name that doesn't represent his personality, right? So how to get to know your kid's personality? You spend time with him, obviously! And so after a few days of hanging out with their new baby, parents Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy have finally chosen a name for their son: Bingham 'Bing' Hawn Bellamy. Speculation as to what kind of behavior little Bing exhibited to make his parents assign him this epithet will not take place at this time.
I guess becoming CEO of K-Swiss has its perks. Like being able to afford Matthew MacConaughey and Will Ferrell on Eastbound & Down again. Actually, Ferrell probably comes pretty cheap considering he’s an executive producer on the show but I doubt that matters much when Jon “Bones” Jones runs your HR department. And yes, I realize that I’m mixing up the actual show Eastbound and Down and Kenny Powers' endorsement deal. Whatever, Kenny Powers wouldn’t care as long as he’s getting paid, son!
Anyway, McConaughey returns as the Texas scout that sent Powers off to Myrtle Beach. McConaughey rocked the role before; that will be a welcome sight. As for Ferrell? Not so much. Now, I like Ashley Schaeffer, but only in small doses. I would say he teetered on the verge of being annoying, but he was actually full-on obnoxious. Ferrell’s a genius (most of the time), I just hope he doesn’t try to overshadow the true star of the series: Katy Mixon’s boobs.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Those anticipating the upcoming World War Z movie adaptation were probably pretty thrilled to hear that LOST's Matthew Fox and, even more awesomely, Ed Harris, were part of the cast. Well, here comes a downer: they’re not. We reported that Fox and Harris were in talks to play supporting characters, both actors have pulled out of their roles in the film.
The good news is, Brad Pitt will remain on in the film's lead role.
But it's a bummer for those of us who really wanted to see Jack Shephard talking down to zombies. Apparently, World War Z sparked conflict with Fox’s schedule for I, Alex Cross: a mystery-thriller he's starring in alongside Tyler Perry.
As for Ed Harris…who knows. It’s possible that the film would conflict with his role in a Beth Henley play this coming February. But nothing is conclusive. So we all wonder…why did Harris leave the project? Who will take over the recently abandoned roles? What is the fate of World War Z? How long until Fox’s new movie’s title changes to Tyler Perry’s I, Alex Cross?
After losing the budding star Sofia Vergara, Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy is looking to enlist an actress with a more established film career: Nicole Kidman.
After being mercilessly outstanding in last year’s Rabbit Hole (I’d have been furious that she didn’t take Best Actress if I wasn’t in love with the winner), Kidman is adopting the role of a somewhat twisted heroine who writes letters to men on death row. Vergara’s talents on Modern Family are always amusing, but I’d trust a role this dark and substancial in the hands of the capably haunting Kidman.
Vergara seems to have started a trend, however. Tobey Maguire, formerly signed on as the lead role, also dropped out of the project. Maguire was to play a reporter investigating a death row case in order to prove one man's innocence. The role remains unfilled for now.
The Paperboy’s additional cast members include Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.