Scarlett Johansson insists watching porn can be good for both men and women, as long as it is viewed in moderation. The Avengers actress stars in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new film Don Jon, about a man who looks at a vast amount of Internet porn despite having a healthy sex life, and Johansson insists racy videos can be enjoyed by both sexes.
However, Johansson, who recently announced her engagement to boyfriend Romain Dauriac, admits she wouldn't be happy if she found out her fiance watched as much as the main character in Don Jon.
She tells Marie Clare magazine, "I think porn, like anything else, can be enjoyed. It can be productive for both men and women... If I found out my boyfriend watched (as much as the character in Don Jon) I would be totally flabbergasted, for sure."
"He's been my neighbour for over 20 years. We got together and decided we would go out together and see what happened. 'Simon and Sting-funkel' is what we're gonna be called." Singer Sting jokes about the new name he and pal Paul Simon should take on when they embark on a North American tour next year (14).
Actress Denise Richards is so concerned by the bad behaviour exhibited by her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twin boys, she has been trying to set up appointments for psychiatric evaluations. The former Bond girl, who has two daughters with Sheen, has been looking after four-year-old Bob and Max - his kids with another ex Brooke Mueller - since their mother was stripped of custody following a drugs bust in May (13), that prompted the troubled reality TV star to check into a rehabilitation facility.
Richards recently reached out to officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to reveal she can no longer take care of the boys as they have allegedly started harming her pet dogs and bullying her girls, reportedly strangling, kicking, scratching, slapping and punching them.
Richards expressed fears the temper troubles are connected to the time the twins spent with Mueller, suggesting they frequently turn violent after returning from visits with their mother.
Now TMZ.com has obtained an email Richards sent to Dr. Jay Gordon, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA Medical School, in August (13), in which she asked to have the kids assessed by child specialists.
The message reads: "As we have discussed, because of recent events involving the boys' behavior I think that they need urgent evaluation. I am very concerned about their escalating violent actions; the apparent lack of understanding of the consequences and the safety of others is most worrisome. I would like them seen by Dr. Alessia Gottlieb for a complete developmental and behavioral assessment."
However, Mueller has reportedly refused to allow Bob and Max to take part in the medical visits as she fights to regain full custody of the kids - a move which has infuriated Sheen.
He has made no secret of his feelings about her custody efforts, recently taking to Twitter.com to rant about child service officials and declare war on Mueller. In his latest bizarre outburst this week (begs04Nov13), he tweeted, "What my family and I are forced to deal with in the last four years, lives outside the pale of any acceptable conduct or decency. I am battling an amorphous enemy that needs to be swiftly disempowered.
"These crimes against my children will be exposed. These war criminals will be hanged at dusk to a cheering and jeering crowd... The storm is brewing."
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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has vowed to continue pushing forward with his online production company hitRECord as a tribute to his late brother. The Inception star was left devastated when his beloved sibling Dan died in 2010 at the age of 36 in a drug-related accident.
The pair launched the arty website together in 2005, and the actor is determined to keep developing the project in honour of Dan, as it helps him feel connected to his tragic brother.
Gordon-Levitt tells Britain's The Daily Telegraph, "hiRECord is very connected with my brother. So it's very dear to me... (Continuing it is) certainly what he would want... He and I were really trying to do something with it. For me it's a great way of feeling connected to him, by continuing to have the thing grow and evolve. It can be painful, but it's the good kind of pain. It's the healing kind."
Sting and Paul Simon are set to embark on a North American tour together in 2014. The rockers will kick-off Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together in February.
Announcing the joint tour, Sting tells The New York Times, "Paul and I both share this abiding curiosity about music and where it's going.
"We don't really know where this (tour) is going. We don't really have a clue how this is going to pan out."
In June (13), Simon surprised fans at Sting's concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he joined the former The Police frontman onstage for renditions of Fields of Gold and Simon & Garfunkel's The Boxer.
Actress Julianne Moore initially snubbed the chance to appear in new comedy Don Jon as she was convinced it was a porn movie. The Hours star has a role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature-length directorial debut, in which he stars as a young man struggling with a porn addiction, but she almost turned down the movie offer when she was first handed the script as she feared the plot would be used as an excuse for multiple sex scenes.
She tells Britain's Event magazine, "I heard that the subject was porn and thought, 'Ugh, I don't want to read it...' (I read the script when) I was on a plane sitting next to my husband; I looked at him and said, 'Wow, this is not about porn, it's about unrealistic media images that are preventing people from being themselves...' Ultimately it's a film about intimacy, which is quite daring."
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair insists he never watches TV and movie portrayals of his career so he can avoid discussing political gossip, according to actor Michael Sheen. The Hollywood star played the former leader onscreen in 2006 movie The Queen and in the 2010 TV drama The Special Relationship, which examines reports Blair struck a deal with his deputy Gordon Brown about the handover of power.
Sheen has met Blair only once, and he is convinced the ex-politician's denial of having watched his work is a convenient way to avoid discussing the storylines.
Sheen tells U.K. talk show Loose Women, "I've met him once... He said he hasn't seen it... Because if he said he's seen it then people will say, 'Well, is it true, is that what happened?' So he says he hasn't seen them."
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The Road to Perdition; The Walking Dead; Sin City; American Splendor; Batman – the list of film adaptations from comic books is a long and varied mix. While some seem a natural for the silver screen (think Nolan’s Batman trilogy) others haven’t fared as well (Green Lantern, a fanboy nation turns its geeky eyes to you). Still, that hasn’t stopped the list of projects on the horizon, including a new Thor movie, more Superman – even one based on little known Ant Man. Still, there are several more properties out there that rarely get a whiff of rumored studio interest, despite the fact they remain ready-made for multiplexes and Saturday afternoons. Look! Down below this paragraph! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . five comic book properties that deserve their own movie!!
The exploits of Earth’s primary protector against threats both magical and mystical should make for movie-magic in the right hands, and surely be light-years better than a little seen '70s TV-movie. Need inspiration, writers/directors? Read the Ditko books. Supposedly in the works, fingers-crossed.
Seems about time for another Flash Gordon movie, no? Sure, we’ve had the legendary serial in the '30s; yes, there was the 1980 movie (with memorable theme from the group Queen) and even a forgettable TV reboot in 2007 - but an updating seems appropriate. The stuff from which almost all sci-fi was spawned remains ageless.
Call him Cap. Call him Shazam. Heck, even call him the Big Red Cheese – whatever the case, this hero (whose books once outsold Superman) is deserving of his own film. He even comes with a family of superheroes as subsidiary characters, including Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel.
One of the few properties TV actually got right even way back when (referring to the '90s series) Flash is a big-screen adaptation waiting to happen. While perhaps a solo effort would be a hard sell, a team-up with other DC Heroes would work as well.
True Will Eisner fans everyone are still waiting for a true adaptation of this acknowledged master’s work. The 2008 movie had nothing of the mystery or whimsy of the original strip, the template from which the medium itself was essentially based.
"They (Kayapo tribesmen) painted me like a raccoon. I thought I looked like really cool... so Peter Gabriel got the idea and he was gonna come on and sing with me... and the guy who painted me painted Peter and when Peter came on I couldn't sing for laughing because he'd painted his entire head black and all you could see were his eyes... I said, 'You look like a billiard ball'." Sting recalls a hilarious moment from his Amnesty International An Embrace Of Hope concert in Chile in 1990.