It always seems like a lot of celebrities don't want their children to follow in their footsteps and start a career in the entertainment industry. They usually want them to become a doctor or teacher or some other admirable profession, perhaps to try and shield them from the negative effects of the media. But lucky for us, Britney Spears shares no such philosophy and completely believes (and supports) the idea that her children will become Hollywood stars. I suppose they could possibly be immune to negative press at this point in their lives. But I wonder what K-Fed thinks about all this...
Hoping to keep the talent going in the family, Spears thinks her sons will "definitely" be performers when they are older. The pop singer takes her kids on the road quite often and says her boys, Sean Preston, 6, and Jayden James, 5, already love to show off what they have learned from her dancers. Britney states, "When I'm on the road they come with me and they love being on the road. When I was younger I was always on the road and it's always exciting." Apparently they've already caught the performing bug. Spears adds that, "They are in awe, they come home and copy the dancers and the dancers' moves and try to get on their heads and do spins and do all these things. They'll definitely, probably be, in the entertainment businesses." The real question is....is the world ready for them?
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Source: Contact Music
Hold up! Big Sean just came out with a music video for his song, Marvin & Chardonnay, and it features Kanye West. Does it look a little familiar? If you enjoyed Kanye's Gold Digger video, but thought Big Sean should replace Jamie Foxx, then this is the video for you. This song is off of his album, Finally Famous (we'll see about that), and was directed by Hype Williams. The video provides what all good quality rap videos can't go without: rapping (duh), serious bling, and half-naked women bending and flexing in various promiscuous positions. Although it tries to reach the caliber of its twin predecessor, it just doesn't quite succeed and I'm not overly impressed. So sorry Kanye, I’m really happy for you and I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé still has one of the best videos of all time. Check out the video below:
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Source: NY Mag
It's going to be a Bieberlicious Christmas! Don't worry about trying to stay out of the cold this holiday season because this holiday season is going to be filled with Bieber Fever. News has circulated that Justin Bieber will be recording a charity Christmas album this year, and the album will be comprised of original songs. How do we know about this? How you find out about anything important these days...we looked to Twitter. His manager, Scotter Braun, tweeted about the news last night, saying "This christmas album is amazing. might be the best album yet. all originals...soon 2 b classics. every1 i play it 4 is blown away."
If you're like me, you were initially shocked and then highly intrigued. I didn't know the Biebster had it in him. This is quite the endeavor he's taken upon his teen shoulders. I mean, I honestly can’t think of any major Christmas albums. Various artist and producer tweets indicate that Bieber recently co-wrote and recorded a song with Taylor Swift, and another with Sean Kingston, so if these are set to be in the upcoming Christmas album then it's a safe bet that it won't be a total flop.
One could say this is an opportunity that could either make or break his ever-growing career, but if I'm being honest I'd say he's going to be just as popular, regardless of album sales. Tweens and adults alike can't get enough of this guy, so a less-than-popular Christmas album attempt isn't going to stop them from going gaga every time he flashes a smile in their direction. Granted, if he succeeded he'd be more respected in the music industry for accomplishing such a feat, but the people are going to love him either way. Bieber Fever is sweeping the nation and there doesn't seem to be any cure. In the meantime, let's think of fun titles for the album. How about -- Jingle Bieber?
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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.
It doesn't matter what the Gangster Squad news is anymore--YOU'RE EXCITED. That's not to say that the inclusion of The Killing's Mireille Enos isn't intrinsically good news; it is. The point is, this movie is so awesome, it's threatening.
I've nearly recovered from the film's loss of the tundra of thespianity that is Bryan Cranston (although Robert Patrick is not a disappointing replacement), so I'm ready to embrace the movie's pronounced wonder once more.
Enos will play the wife of Josh Brolin's police officer character, which means whatever children they have will be unstoppable forces. Brolin's character will be in the minority as an honest cop, untapped by the all-encompassing influence of Mickey Cohen, played by Sean Penn. Brolin will be part of the Gangster Squad bent on defeating Cohen; if cinematic tradition holds true, I'd predict that Brolin's dedication to his mission might put a strain on his marriage to Enos.
It seems like this film has an endless supply of characters, with one available for each of the best contemporary actors. I'm still not totally over the leave of BC, but I've yet to hear an addition to this movie's cast with which I had any problem. No matter what, this movie will soar.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Okay. Fine. I'll live.
I went on a desolate three-day bender after hearing that Bryan Cranston was dropping out of Gangster Squad, which compiled the most monumental assortment of actors in the history of time. I wasn't sleeping, I yelled at strangers... but there is a bright light on the horizon, and a fire in the sky. Robert Patrick, the Terminator 2 villain, will be taking Cranston's role. Although I'll never truly be happy with anyone accepting the character of Max Kennard, I don't have much to say in the vein of negative criticism regarding Patrick.
Max Kennard is a didactic Texan police officer based in Los Angeles, hellbent on doing his job to a fault. Kennard has that in him. In fact, I think it's a role pretty well-suited for him.
No matter what, Ruben Fleischer's film will be a sensation: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Holt McCallany and Emma Stone. THAT'S how. But you probably already knew most of that, since this film is huge enough to be overshadowing everything from the economic crisis to whatever else exists in the present period of time (I wouldn't know, I've only been focusing on this film).
Per her usual routine, Scarlett Johansson is coping with the pain of her breakup with Sean Penn by seeing another guy. This time, it's Justin Bartha -- and Page Six reports that after Johansson attended the opening of the off-Broadway play, "All New People" starring Bartha, the two were photographed hanging out backstage together. "Spies" said the exchange continued through the cast dinner at Café Un Deux Trois, where Johansson and Bartha seemed "completely engrossed in each other," even though Zach Braff and Heather Graham were also in attendance (can you imagine crushing on someone so much that you aren't even willing to see what a conversation between Zach Braff and Heather Graham is like???? I bet it was about grasshoppers!). A witness said, "There were about 15 people at the table, but Scarlett and Justin sat next to each other and talked all night. They seemed pretty fascinated with each other...it looked sometimes flirty, but also they seemed to be involved in a deep discussion." Yeah, because you know how frequently beautiful people spend their time engaging in "deep discussions."
Source: Page Six
Every piece of news I hear about Gangster Squad further contributes to an already overzealous anticipation of this sure-to-be-awesome movie. Joining the assemblage of splendor that is the existing cast is Giovanni Ribisi, who I liked before it was cool.
Ribisi will join living legends Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, and Bryan Cranston in the ‘elite cop squad’ hunting down the head of the “Jewish Mafia,” Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Ribisi’s character will be an expert in electronics, which, as the film is set in the 1940s, means he owns two lamps.
Giovanni Ribisi has never disappointed me—be it mining Unobtanium, stealing cars or fathering triplets fostered by his sister’s surrogate womb, he’s got a screen presence that will only augment this already unstoppable film.
The former Cory Kupkus will also be joining Johnny Depp in the upcoming adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary and will play a major role in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted.
Just yesterday, I had the good fortune to report that dramatic demigod Bryan Cranston might be joining the cast of the CIA hostage-rescue film Argo. But Cranston is not done thrilling me this week. Reportedly, he’s also attached to Gangster Squad: a film chronicling the true story of the investigation and capture of 1940s mobster Mickey Cohen by a secret police task force.
Cranston will play a no-nonsense LAPD officer named Max Kennard. Others cast members include Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin (seriously…how GOOD is this movie going to be?), Anthony Mackie and Michael Peña. Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer is set to direct (THAT'S how good!).
Cranston’s fourth season as an increasingly criminal drug dealer in Breaking Bad will premiere July 17. After four years on one side of the law, Cranston seems to be interested in exploring the intricacies of the “good guys,” both in Gangster Squad as a police officer and Argo as a CIA agent. Traditionally in film, the good guys are treated as lesser characters. But with the unstoppable force of Heisenberg behind these roles, I predict nothing short of intensity-induced brain-explosions. Just wait. Brain-explosions, people.
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to MySpace (if anyone can do it, he can). The Social Network star is trying to save the has-been, forgotten site by taking "a stake" in the company who has been falling at the mercy of Facebook for years. Talk about art imitating life...does Mark Zuckerberg know about this? According to Timberlake, "There's a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect." If only there was a place we could interact with celebs (Twitter), listen to music (iTunes), watch videos (YouTube), discover cool stuff (Google), and just connect (Facebook). I think this sexy singer has got his work cut out for him.
The Bad Teacher star insists that the site is worth saving and believes it can become a music-based site claiming, "MySpace has the potential to be that place. Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there's a natural social component to entertainment. I'm excited to help revitalize MySpace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community." He does know that he's not really Sean Parker, right? Could this really work though? Justin Bieber was discovered through showcasing his artistic talent online, so perhaps this site will be the new go-to place to find talent. I think I see a new reality show in the making: Internet Idol or The MySpace Project. Sorry Justin, but I'm just not sure if the rest of the world will be *NSYNC with your idea.
Source: E Online