If you haven't heard of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" yet, you've probably been offline for the last week or so. Hello, here to fill you in! The challenge is meant to help raise awareness, and donations, for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. To participate, you are supposed to videotape yourself while pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, then nominate your friends to take the challenge. Recently, more and more celebrities have been participating and nominating their celebrity friends. It's been raising a lot of awareness, as well as creating a lot of hot men in wet t-shirts.
Draco Malfoy (I'm sorry, Tom Felton)
Nominated: Ron Weasley (okay, sorry again, Rupter Grint), Josh Gordon, and Paul Hodge
Nominated: His 3rd grade teacher Don Padget, his first acting coach in New York Bob Luke, and his teacher Pat Jackson.
Nominated: Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan
Nominated: Irving Azoff, Kanye West, and Susan Sarandon
Nominated: Prince Harry
Nominated: Sophia Smith, Pharrell Williams, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell
Nominated: Cub Swanson, Peter Tunney, and Olivia Culpo
Nominated: Nick Jonas, Alex Pettyfer, Nelly, Alanna Masterson, and Diplo
Nominated: Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Marilyn Manson
Nominated: Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey, and Eric The Actor
Nominated: Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Matt Niven
Eddie Redmayne & Jamie Dornan
Eddie Nominated: Sally Light and Jamie Dornan
Jamie Nominated: Andrew Garfield
Nominated: Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo
Robert Downey Jr.
Nominated: Chris Hemsworth and Vincent D'Onofrio
Nominated: Louis Tomlinson, John Terry, and Novak Djokovic
Post by Chris Pratt.
Nominated: Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman, and Dave Bautista
Nominated: Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans
Nominated: John Green, Nat Wolff, and Dylan O'Brien
Nominated: Joe Maganiello
Nomiated: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgns, and The Roots
Nominated: Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, and Brad Slater
Check back to see if some of these other Hollywood hotties have taken the challenge! Tweet us which celebrity you want to see take part in #ALSIceBucketChallenge!
Follow @hollywood_com Follow @analuisasrz
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
With X-Men: Days of Future Past currently at the top of the box office and DC steadily teasing more and more about their upcoming superhero showdown, Marvel decided to keep itself in the news by throwing a new name into the ring: Charlie Cox. The Boardwalk Empire star is set to play Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil in the upcoming Netflix miniseries. Daredevil is the first of four heroes who will be receiving the small-screen treatment, with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist set to follow. Fans of the character have high expectations for the series, as the last time the Scarlet Swashbuckler appeared on-screen, he was played by Ben Affleck in the disastrous 2003 movie.
No matter what Cox does with the character, he will inevitably be compared to Affleck, whose performance has become something of a punchline amongst comic book fans. While there are a lot of things wrong with the Daredevil movie — terrible lighting, awkward editing, a script full of plot holes, a soundtrack full of Evanescence — nothing seems to inspire the kind of ire that Affleck's take on Matt Murdock has. A decade later, both Affleck and the film have their defenders, but whether you believe that Daredevil is an underrated classic or best forgotten completely, Cox has some big shows to fill, and a lot of wrongs to make right. Wrongs like:
Playing a Blind Character AppropriatelyMatt Murdock's blindness is an integral part of the character, and while the Daredevil movie did give it the import that it deserves, all of the torment, pain and difficulty that Matt dealt with as part of his life-changing injury were forgotten the second that Affleck took off his glasses, thanks to Affleck's blank, cross-eyed stare. Maybe it was the contacts, maybe it was the way he awkwardly held eye contact with whomever he was sharing the scene with, but either way, it was simultaneously hilarious and uncomfortable. We've got to believe Cox will do a better job, if only because it's impossible to do worse than Affleck.
Being Too Brooding Like most superheroes, Daredevil has a lot to be upset about: he was blinded as a child, his father was murdered, his girlfriend might be trying to kill him, and there's some weird Catholic guilt stuff he's dealing with. But unlike Batman, Daredevil is able to see the brighter side of things, and balances out his brooding side with some wise-cracks and charm. Affleck played up the dark, serious moments to the detriment of his charisma, resulting in a boring, overly-somber superhero. Cox, however, knows how to play up the charm, winning over both Claire Danes and Robert De Niro in Stardust — and that takes a lot of personality.
Not Brooding Enough Yes, you read that correctly. Affleck's turn as Daredevil somehow managed to be too cocky and too serious in equal measure, instead of finding the right balance of the two. When he wasn't skulking about sadly, Affleck was swanning about with an obnoxious smirk on his face, trading terribly-written quips with the supporting cast. Cox's biggest challenge will be finding a way to get across the character's joking nature as well as giving the right amount of gravitas to his angstier moments, or he, like Affleck, will somehow manage to upset both sides of the fandom.
Lacking Inner TurmoilOne of the biggest things that Matt struggles with is the idea of doing the right thing. He's an earnest, well-meaning guy, who only took up his vigilante hobbies in order to ensure that good people got the justice they deserve. While the script for Daredevil referenced that inner struggle, it was never really evident in Affleck's performance that it was something the character was really wrestling with. Cox has played his fair share of complicated characters, so he should be better equipped to hint at some of the conflicted feelings that Matt has about what he's doing. Or, you know, any feelings at all.
That Awkward Murdering-People Thing Like Superman before him, Daredevil has issues with brutally killing people just because they're bad guys. It has to do with all that Catholic guilt we mentioned earlier. However, in the first few minutes of the film, Affleck's throwing people in the path of a moving train, while Daredevil believes that violence is a last resort. While Cox has proven himself to be menacing and murderous, he's going to need to tone that down a bit in order to really bring Matt Murdock to life. Less strangling, more courtroom jargon.
Pulling Off Ridiculous Costumes With the exception of George Clooney's Batman, no hero has a more universally reviled costume than Affleck's Daredevil. Both too baggy and too tight and made of obnoxiously shiny read leather, it truly is the kind of costume only a blind person would design, and Affleck never looked comfortable in it. If you're forced to wear a ridiculous costume, you might as well commit to it, like Cox did with all of the ruffs and feathered hair he had to sport in Stardust. Embrace the absurdity, and it will embrace you right back.
And if all else fails, both Cox and Daredevil fans can take comfort in the fact that the fight scenes will be better choreographed than this:
Paramount via Everett Collection
We all know the saying about how you can't pick your relatives but you can pick your friends. Unfortunately, in high school, most people are limited to those other poor souls that are slouching through the halls to get from class to class.
Every teen movie made has seemingly adhered to some form of the cliques that occur in high school, those groupings based on looks, interests or intelligence that make up the social caste system. What if, however, you could make your own clique, using characters from those films that fit into those stereotypical profiles? It would certainly have made for a more entertaining high school experience, as well as at least one killer party. Who would we pick? Here's our choices...
VIEW GALLERY: The Ultimate Teen Movie High School Clique
The Internet has gifted the world with many wonderful things: quizzes that determine which pizza topping best represents your personality, an easy way to find out what Tom Hiddleston is up to, memes, and endless cat videos, just to name a few. But of all the Internet's gifts, the greatest is the ability to instantly communicate with people all around the world: GChat. But on Monday morning, the unthinkable happened. GChat crashed for several hours, resulting in the communication of users all over the world being temporarily suspended. There was no way to communicate with our bosses and co-workers, no way to procrastinate by talking with our friends, no way of reminding our family members to defrost tonight's dinner. How would we function? How would we fill this silence? Well, we decided to pass the time by taking a look at some of the most popular instances of communication failure in movies and television in order to put the loss of GChat in perspective.
Sandra Bullock Losing Communication with Mission Control, Gravity
Warner Bros via Everett Collection
When Communication Failed: She spiraled out into the dark, airless abyss of outer space. When GChat Failed: Your rage about last night's The Walking Dead was sent out into the empty void of the Internet, rather than your roommate.
Allison Lohman's Cell Battery Being Drained by a Demon, Drag Me to Hell
Universal via Everett Collection
When Communication Failed: She is attacked by said demon as part of a curse that was placed on her. When Gchat Failed: You were unable to find out if anyone in your office had a phone charger, and now you can't SnapChat anybody either.
The Ship's Radio Breaking in the Crash, Lost
When Communication Failed: They were unable to call for help, and stranded on a mysterious island for six seasons. When GChat Failed: You were unable to send your sister a BuzzFeed quiz, and thus will never know which Lost character she is. (Even though you know she's Anna Lucia. Boo.)
Indiana Jones Sabotaging the Zeppelin's Radio, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Paramount via Everett Collection
When Communication Failed: The crew discovered Jones' sabotage and he was unable to escape. When GChat Failed: You discovered subreddits you never needed to know existed.
Tom Hanks' Radio Transmitter Being Destroyed in the Storm, Cast Away
20th Century Fox via Everett Collection
When Communication Failed: He was stranded and forced to befriend a volleyball. When GChat Failed: You were forced to befriend your co-workers in order to talk about whatever they did over the weekends... ugh, all those stories about their kids...
The Study Group Losing Cell Signal in the Space Simulator, Community
When Communication Failed: They had to work together to land the simulated rocket, and learned not to talk back to computer systems. When GChat Failed: You found new, creative ways of cursing out your Internet connection.
Robert Shaw Destroying the Radio, Jaws
When Communiation Failed: They were unable to call for help, and stranded on a sinking ship that was being attacked by an angry shark. When GChat Failed: You were unable to make plans for drinks tonight, and now you'll be stranded at home while everyone else has fun.
Brad Pitt Being Unable to Get Through to His Wife, World War Z
When Communication Failed: She called him back at the worst possible moment and he was almost eaten by zombies. When GChat Failed: You were unable to send your friend the hilarious Parks and Recreation .gif you spent 20 minutes searching for. And she was almost eaten by zombies.
Boyle's wedding day is fast approaching on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and he asks Peralta to be his best man — the forlover to his brudgom, if you're Danish — a role that Peralta accepts with enthusiasm. But his duties aren't all whiskey and cigars, and Peralta needs to find a way to help Boyle confess to Vivian that he doesn't want to move to suburban Ottowa with her. Meanwhile, Holt is attempting to coach Diaz into apologizing to a younger officer that she humiliated after he messed up her crime scene, and Terry, Santiago, and Gina are on a crash-diet that involves eating solitary almonds and see-through slices of cantaloupes for lunch. Needless to say, the hypoglycemic rage that results isn't pretty.
So, which characters from "Fancy Brugdom" are going to live forever, and which ones gave up easy? How long was Scully in that coma? And what does Diaz read at her book club?
Terry Jeffords Terry Crews is a delight. He sells even the silliest moments of the diet storyline with enthusiasm (that cantaloupe song is still stuck in my head), and manages to make his more serious moments equally as entertaining. - "My wife heard about it at Mommy and Me Graphic Design. Or maybe it was Toddler Karate. She takes our little ladies to so many classes, I can't keep them all straight!" - On the diet: "Pro tip: lick the baggie. There's food molecules in there!" - Contemplating the see-through thin wedge of cantaloupe that is his lunch: "Santiago! Come hold this so it looks bigger in your tiny hands!" - Terry and Santiago have a "Cantaloupe Time" song. Terry sings bass, Santiago takes the high parts, and it comes with a wonderful head-wiggling dance. Also, for a song that has two lines, it's surprisingly catchy. - "We were on the same team, until you deserted me for Team Eating Food! Was that a good burn? I'm so hungry, I can't tell." - Terry proves how strong he's feeling by casually lifting up a car. - The "fart attack" that Terry has is probably the stupidest gag that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has featured yet, but Crews' humiliated face, and his desperate order to "get back inside!" sold every second of it.
Peralta Despite his usual immaturity, Peralta throws himself completely into his duties as Best Man, and devotes himself to supporting Boyle in all of his decisions. It's clear that Peralta's friends mean a lot to him, and so it was good to see him dedicate his time and effort into helping Boyle get up the courage to talk to his fiancee about their impending move. - Boyle asks Peralta to be his Best Man by hiding a bow tie in his beer, and Peralta is so honored that he learns Danish, buys nurse shoes to last through his day of wedding planning, and forces Boyle to talk to Vivian with a well-timed baton to the knee. - Santiago: "Are you gonna set up shop in a strip club?" / Peralta: "What kind of shop would I set up? Hand sanitizer! I would sell hand sanitizer." - "According to Boyle, the Danes throw the most beautiful weddings. And the most violent funerals." - Boyle: "Hello, my beautiful, big BM!" / Peralta: "Best Man. Best Man is fine." - After Boyle tells Peralta that he's planning to retire and move to Ottowa with Vivian: "We're supposed to die on the force together! Me in a big explosion and you committing suicide at my funeral out of respect." - After Vivian mentions that peasants in Ancient Egypt drank beer for breakfast: "Well, that explains why all of their buildings are crooked." - Peralta always comes up with the smoothest excuses. This week's? "I have a mole on my back that needs looking at, and Charles has eyes." - Boyle: "Am I planning the worst wedding ever?" / Peralta: "Second worst. Red wedding, Game of Thrones."
Holt and Diaz It seems like Holt and Diaz wouldn't be a hilarious pairing, simply because they're so much alike, but Andre Braugher and Stephanie Beatriz find a way to make their sarcastic, deadpan deliveries compliment each other. - Holt, after Terry tells everyone about the twins' various activities: "Childhood truly is a time of wonder." - When Diaz finds out that the officer filed a formal complaint against her, she asks "Did he fill it out in crayon?" and Holt responds "No, but he did fill it out in green pen, which is crazy to me."- Holt staring murderously at Diaz's written apology after he lights it on fire was brilliant. If they said he lit it on fire by channeling pure fury with his eyes, I'd completely buy it. - Holt and Diaz repeating "I'm sorry" to each other in various inflections of deadpan could have been dumb, but both Braugher and Beatriz nailed every second of it. - Diaz's sincere apology: "I'm sorry for your goat face, your rodent brain, and your terrible, goose body!" Also, she's sorry for talking about Officer Deitmore to her book club. "Those people don't even know you. That wasn't cool." - Holt doesn't know who Emperor Palpatine is. - Diaz: "I'm sorry." / Holt: "Please, Diaz. Don't make a scene."
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
"A new Will Smith movie! What's it about?"
That question sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? That's because you already know. Sure, there are a few odds and ends you might not have caught wind of, but you're never totally in the dark on the plot of one of Will Smith's gestating blockbusters. Because they're all pretty much exactly the same.
Every one of the Fresh Prince's (is it reductive to still call him that?) headliners commits to a rigid formula of pieces so interchangeable that were he alive today, we know who Eli Whitney would deem his favorite Hollywood star.
Brilliance — the new movie that TheWrap is pinning to the 43-year-old actor — is no outlier: In the film, Smith plays a "gifted" government agent who saves a future society from terrorist attacks. Yes, that'll fit quite snugly into the proverbial fill-in-the-blank game that is the rest of his filmography...
BAD BOYSSet in Miami in the present, Will Smith (a cop) saves the city from criminals with the help of Martin Lawrence.
INDEPENDENCE DAYSet in New York and D.C. in the present, Will Smith saves the world from aliens with the help of Jeff Goldblum and the president.
MEN IN BLACKSet in New York in the present and the past, Will Smith (a cop) saves the world from aliens with the help of Tommy Lee Jones.
ENEMY OF THE STATESet in D.C. in the present, Will Smith saves himself from the government with the help of Gabriel Byrne.
WILD WILD WESTSet in D.C. in the past, Will Smith (a cop) saves the president from a criminal with the help of Kevin Kline.
I, ROBOTSet in Chicago in the future, Will Smith (a cop) saves the city from robots with the help of a robot.
HITCHSet in New York in the present, Will Smith saves Kevin James from heartbreak with the help of Eva Mendes.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESSSet in San Francisco in the past, Will Smith saves his actual son from poverty with the help of hope and perseverence.
I AM LEGENDSet in New York in the future, Will Smith saves himself from zombies with the help of a dog.
HANCOCKSet in Los Angeles in the present, Will Smith saves the city from criminals (and himself) with the help of Jason Bateman andCharlize Theron.
AFTER EARTHSet on Earth and Nova Prime in the future, Will Smith saves his actual son from aliens and animals with the help of Scientology.
So that makes four New Yorks and three D.C.s, three counts of saving the city, two of the world, and two of his son, three movies that involve aliens, three that involve criminals, four movies where he's a cop... and in just about all of them, he's "gifted." Welcome to the game, Brilliance.
Follow @Michael Arbeiter
| Follow @Hollywood_com
Warner Bros Pictures via Everett Collection
Even without having read Mark Helprin's novel Winter's Tale, I have the unshakable feeling that Akiva Goldsman's film adaptation does not do the story justice. Speckled throughout the moreover colorless movie are hints of an intriguing idea — a fantasy epic about an angel-demon bureaucracy coexisting with the human race throughout the span of 20th century New York City, operating within the parameters of a didactic miracle-granting system — an idea that doesn't come close to its full potential. In 118 minutes, we barely scratch the surface of the world in which an apparently immortal Colin Farrell finds himself. We see him cavort with Russell Crowe, a malicious gang-leader with netherworld origins, seek guidance from a mystical Pegasus, and carry out his destiny as the savior to a mysterious red-haired girl. But we never truly understand why any of this is happening. Not that it gets particularly confusing; on a plot level, it's all quite simple. But that's the problem — it shouldn't be.
The central conceit of the film is that everyone is put on this Earth with a divine "mission" to uphold. Farrell's gives us the narrative of Winter's Tale, introducing the various rules and officers of the supernatural regime along the way. Abandoned as a baby and brought up under the criminal regime of a Manhattanite from Hell (Crowe), Farrell ascends from orphan to petty thief to horse whispering renegade to whimsical lover of a dying Jessica Brown Findlay to ageless messiah... all without much clarity on the nature of the story (or stories) he's occupying, save for two ham-fisted scenes of exposition — one with Graham Greene (not the dead author) and one with Jennifer Connelly, who shows up halfway through the movie for some reason.
Warner Bros Pictures via Everett Collection
The world that Farrell is woven into has so many bright spots: we're on board for miracle quests, a magic-laden New York City, flying horses, and one of the biggest stars in Hollywood giving a cameo as the epitome of evil. Everything we see is fun, but it all flutters away as quickly as it arrives. We don't want quick bites of the way angels and demons do business with one another on the streets of Manhattan, we want the whole meal. A more thorough exploration of Helprin's world wouldn't just be doubly as interesting as the thin alternative we're offered in Goldsman's adaptation, it'd also fill in all the comprehensive gaps in Farrell's emotional throughline
We don't really understand so much of what happens to Farrell. Even when we're offered tangible explanations, we have no reason to understand why the Winter's Tale world works in such a way that Farrell might survive a 300-foot fall, develop amnesia, or sustain youth for a full century. What's more, we don't understand why Farrell's tale as a cog in this mystical machine is any more important than anyone else's. Or, if it's not, and we're simply asked to watch him carry out his quest as a glimpse into the vast, enigmatic system that Winter's Tale is ostensibly founded upon, we ... we don't understand enough of that world itself.
Warner Bros Pictures via Everett Collection
We're never invited close enough to any of the movie's attractive features for them to matter. So even when the movie does offer entertaining bits — in its fantastical elements, its detail of New Yorks old and new, or Farrell's admittedly charming romance with Findlay — we're not engaged enough to really connect with any of them.
Still, the flying horse is pretty cool.
Follow @Michael Arbeiter
| Follow @Hollywood_com
Miley Cyrus has cleared up reports suggesting she started 2014 by stating she's the next Beyonce in a magazine article, insisting the quotes attributed to her are "made up". The pop star's alleged remarks to a LOVE magazine journalist hit the Internet on Thursday morning (02Jan14) and Miley has been quick to set the record straight.
In the article, Cyrus is quoted as boldly stating she is the only female artist who can replace Beyonce when motherhood prompts the R&B superstar to slow down.
She reportedly said, "As Beyonce grows in motherhood and all the c**p it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now. I'm the only white female singer that could fill that slot right now and do it right, you know.
"Beyonce has been a big inspiration to me but she's been out for such a long time."
Miley took to Twitter.com to clear up the quotes, writing, "That quote people MADE UP about Beyonce just made me lol (laugh out loud)! Imagine if I said I got 'the looks and the curves I'm just better!' Bahahahhaha (sic)."
NBC Photo Bank via Getty
After weeks of conflict, bros all over the world can finally take comfort in the news that the Entourage film is set to enter production. According to writer and director Doug Ellin, the cast managed to hug it out and have all signed on to make the movie a reality. Jerry Ferrara, who played Turtle, also confirmed the news via Twitter last night. But while some people are rejoicing, and others are asking if it's suddenly 2007 again, we're left wondering what the plot of the film will entail. After watching Vincent Chase's (Adrian Grenier) rise and fall (and rise and fall) in Hollywood and his friends various successes and failures for eight seasons, are there any stories left for the Entourage film to tell?
It's undeniable that the show's quality dropped during its last few seasons, and it felt like the writers were recycling old plots in order to fill air time, and watching Vince miraculously escape any consequences for his actions over and over became a bit tedious. In honor of the film moving ahead despite the conflicts and criticisms, we've brainstormed 10 possible plots for the Entourage movie, so that they don't have to keep putting the characters in the same situations again and again.
1. Since the storylines on Entourage are often inspired by real-life events, the most likely plot for the film would center on Vince attempting to get the movie version of a successful television show that he starred in off the ground. However, tensions arise when he discovers that several of the cast members have decided to hold out on signing films contracts until they are paid the same amount of money as Vince, who became the show's breakout star. Things get even worse when Eric, who produced the show and is trying to produce the movie, calls the stars "greedy" to TMZ. Luckily for them, Turtle bonds with one of the actors, and together they help broker a deal while giving cheerful interviews to the media, exciting legions of frat-boys fans the world over.
2. In another storyline inspired by real-life events, Vince makes his Broadway debut in a play by David Mamet, alongside several well-respected theater actors. However, barely two months into the run, he gets sick and drops out the play immediately, leaving the cast in the lurch and surrounded by bad publicity. When his replacement gets better reviews than he did, Vince goes on the defensive, which only brings about more negative press, and he is forced to lay low for a while. He finally manages to turn his luck around when E convinces him to star in a PBS miniseries, which makes people respect him again. The chances of the Entourage writers using this plot depend on how frustrated they are with Jeremy Piven at the start of production.
3. Instead of continuing from where the show left off, the team behind Entourage decides to scrap a film about Vince and the guys and instead give fans what they really want: a feature-length version of Queens Boulevard. Since it was Vince's breakout role, the movie has been referenced on the show often, and the tagline "I am Queens Boulevard" has become one of the show's most famous lines. Alternatively, the writers are inspired by Hearts of Darkness and decide to turn the Entourage film into a mockumentary detailing the making of Queens Boulevard, and the nightmare of working with Billy Walsh, the most unstable director in Hollywood history.
4. In an attempt to lure in a new audience, Entourage goes highbrow with Turtle and Drama Are Dead, a Tom Stoppard-inspired film which outlines the major events of the series through the eyes of two of the more minor characters. Due to salary disputes, only Ferrara and Kevin Dillon actually appear in the film, but Vince, E, and Ari are all mentioned throughout. At the end, the two are ambushed by mafia hitmen after being unknowingly sold out by Vince after her couldn't pay back the money he owed for a drug deal.
5. The Entourage team decide to find comedy in a more domestic set-up, and the film follows E and Sloan in their attempts to raise their kids in their Westchester mansion. Between one of their kids being bullied at school, attempting to help another break into show business as a child actress, and Sloan's ongoing conflicts with the obnoxious neighborhood mothers who look down on her for not raising their kids vegan, they think things can't possibly get worse until Vince, who is unable to properly function without E around, moves to New York and into their pool house. Vince gets into hilarious hijinks while babysitting the kids during the day and throwing massive parties at night. However, in a touching happy ending, he finally learns to grow up and let go.
6. After the producers read on Twitter that the young people of today love when things get "meta", the film follows Vince's attempts to get a television show based on his life and his friends off the ground. Having never produced a show before, Vince must work with writers, casting directors and studio heads in order to get Hangers-On optioned. It eventually gets picked up by HBO and becomes a massive hit, but some of the people in his life are unhappy with their portrayal, causing Vince to have an internal battle against protecting their feelings and making good television. There are at least three references to the film Inception.
7. Deciding that they've told all of the stories they could about Vince, E, Drama and Turtle, the writers instead decide to focus the Entourage movie on the true star of the show, Lloyd. After winning a harassment lawsuit against his former boss, Ari Gold, Lloyd decides to open his own talent agency, and is immediately inundated with clients. He makes a promise to himself never to verbally abuse his employees, which helps the company's roster of top agents grow quickly. However, his unbelievable success is putting a strain on his relationship with his fiancé Tom, and Lloyd must balance work and love while trying to plan the most outrageous wedding Hollywood has ever seen. When they eventually make it down the aisle, Ari is his man - the two reconciled during the film's third act.
8. Hoping to rebuild their roster of celebrity chefs, Drama gets offered a cooking show by Food Network. His builds his culinary empire quickly, and suddenly finds himself richer and more famous than his brother. He hires Turtle to manage the business side of things, which upset E, who thinks Turtle isn't qualified enough. However, they must set find a way to band together when Drama insults Guy Fieri on a morning talk show, sparking the tackiest and worst-dressed feud in celebrity history. When Drama opens up a pop-up restaurant outside of Guy's Time Square eatery, Guy challenges him to a cook off of epic proportions, which will be televised after the hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July. Paula Deen will attempt to recover from her recent scandals by making a cameo.
9. M. Night Shyamalan comes aboard the project as the new writer and director, hoping to boost his profile after a string of flops. The boys fly to a remote village in the countryside in order to start work on Vince's next film, only to discover that the cast and crew are being mysteriously killed, one by one. Mark Whalberg will take on the role of the gruff detective in charge on investigating the murders after his wife, a costume designer, dies tragically on set. Shyamalan's twist is that the scripts are possessed and killing people, and only Turtle makes it to the end. It gets uniformly negative reviews, but still inexplicably becomes a hit.
10. After years of their storylines being criticized as unrealistic, the Entourage film takes a more true-to-life approach in seeing where all of the characters have ended up. As a consequence of his constant stupid decisions, Vince has endured a second stint in rehab and a nasty divorce from his reporter wife, Sophia. He mostly makes ends meet through nightclub appearances and a string of mediocre films. E is also divorced, and has moved back to California to live with Vince and manage his mostly C-List clients. He and Sloan have joint custody of their child, but he still pines over her. By the end of the film, he is hopefully on his way to being a decent human being again. Drama's had a spike in popularity after a cable network decides to reboot Viking Quest. He's made a few guest appearances on the show, but mostly makes his living by appearing at fan conventions. Turtle owns a medical marijuana dispensary. Ari retired for good after all of his anger led to a minor heart attack, but his presence at home drives his wife crazy.
Or something like that.
Follow @hollywood_comFollow @julesemm