Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant showed off their lip syncing skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (24Sep13) as part of a fun competition. Gordon-Levitt performed Elton John's Tiny Dancer and Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, while Merchant belted out Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Boom! Shake The Room.
"I'm a gym rat. Joe and I had a push-up contest on-set. I wouldn't bring it up if I didn't win." Veteran actor Tony Danza, 62, flexed his muscles in a fitness contest with his Don Jon co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
A new show based around the Batman franchise is coming to TV. Small screen bosses are working on a new series called Gotham, which will tell the story of Police Commissioner James Gordon and will be set long before Batman turns up to save the city from bad guys.
It is believed the Caped Crusader himself, who will be played by Ben Affleck in a new movie, will not feature in the show, which will be broadcast on U.S. network Fox.
Gordon was previously played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, while Pat Hingle played him in four previous films and Neil Hamilton held the role in 1960s TV series Batman, all based on the DC Comics.
It is not known whether Oldman will return to the role for the new small screen project, which follows a rival Marvel show, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., onto the small screen.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is based on the Avengers franchise, premiered in America on Tuesday (24Sep13).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is keen to pair up with Channing Tatum to make a musical. The Dark Knight Rises star and Tatum were reportedly in talks to lead the cast of 20th Century Fox's Guys and Dolls remake earlier this year (13), but the project is far from definite.
However, Gordon-Levitt admits the musical idea prompted the two song-and-dance men to seriously consider working together.
He says, "He's a really good friend of mine, so we've talked about trying to make a musical together. He can dance his a** off obviously and I like to sing and dance and we want to make some kind of musical; we're trying to figure out what it can be. Guys and Dolls was one idea that we've been talking about."
Actress Julianne Moore is to receive the 2,507th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Boogie Nights star will unveil her plaque on Hollwyyod Boulevard on 3 October (13) and her Don Jon co-star and director Joseph Gordon Levitt will be among those saluting her.
Actor Tony Danza has no problems with teenagers sneaking in to see his new R-rated sex addiction movie Don Jon - because he thinks the film is very educational. The former Taxi star teamed up with old pal Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson for the movie, and he thinks it offers lessons in love.
He says, "I think it's important for kids to see. It's a cautionary tale and there's absolutely blatant warnings in there about using condoms and about relationships. Instead of propogating bad behaviour, it's actually calling on people to go, 'Hmm, am I doing that?'.
"I watched (Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington film) 2 Guns the other day and I think that's what the problem is - you have movies where people are killing each other left and right. I think this is a love story. I don't see how this could be a bad influence."
. Rocker Sting's new musical about life in an English shipbuilding town will hit the Broadway stage after a run in Chicago, Illinois next summer (Jun13). The Last Ship will launch a month-long stint at the Bank of America theatre in Chicago in June (14). Director Joe Mantello's show will then set sail for New York. Dates and a venue will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rocker Dave Matthews has taken a walk down Sesame Street to share a song about feelings. The singer recently filmed a guest appearance on the hit children's TV show, teaming up with the puppet Grover to express sadness.
Strumming on a banjo, Matthews sings, "I need a word so I can say what I'm feeling today/ I need a word so I can say how I feel/ I need a word that will say what I'm meaning to say/ And tell you the way that I'm feeling".
The star is the latest celebrity to film a cameo for the beloved programme - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zac Efron and Eva Longoria have all previously guest-starred on the long-running show.
Spider-Man actor James Franco has become the latest star to speak out in support of Ben Affleck following his casting as Batman, insisting fans should give the Oscar-winner a chance. Affleck will portray the Caped Crusader in the upcoming sequel to this summer's (13) Superman blockbuster Man of Steel, but his casting has been met with fury from many comic book fans, who have even started a petition to have the role re-cast.
Franco, who played Harry Osborn in three Spider-Man movies, is adamant Affleck has proved himself as a worthy actor and director, and suggests he should even step behind the camera to take charge of the superhero film.
He tells E! Online, "I think he’s proved himself now as both a director and an actor. But I will say he’s best in the movies he directs. Maybe he should direct it. I think he should direct it... I think he'll be a good Batman."
Franco also insists fans shouldn't hold a grudge over Affleck's previous role in panned 2003 superhero movie Daredevil.
He adds, "Daredevil wasn’t my favourite movie, but I don’t blame Ben for that. As an actor, there’s this crazy thing where you could be good, you do good work, but then if you’re in a movie that’s not so good, they blame you… That’s just crazy thinking.”
Other stars who have voiced support for Affleck's casting as Batman include the actor's friend Matt Damon and his wife Jennifer Garner, as well as Josh Brolin, who was briefly considered for the role, and The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.