"There was an edge of, 'Go away kid, you're bothering me'. I've kicked myself a million times since. I could've discovered Whitney Houston." Singer Billy Joel regrets not listening to Whitney Houston sing when he met her in the 1980s while on vacation in St. Bart's.
Shia Labeouf has heaped praise on his Fury co-star Brad Pitt, insisting he's much more than a pretty face. As well as crediting the Troy star for helping him arrive at a new spiritual happiness during filming on the World War Two tank drama, LaBeouf admits he was surprised to learn Pitt is a deep thinker, just like himself.
He tells Interview magazine, "People don't know this about Brad - he's a very thoughtful actor. That's not a motherf**ker who just shows up and does the job. He puts a lot in, so you get a lot out. He's hard on himself, very hard."
And LaBeouf believes every great actor has a bipolar edge which keeps them at the top of their game: "I think every great artist is bipolar to some degree. To be great you have to have self-criticism, which, in that moment, becomes some sort of bipolar thing.
"You go from, 'That was f**king great', to, 'I'm f**king s**t!' And Brad has a bipolar element to the way he deals with his work. We have a lot of similarities that way'."
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Do you remember the first time you watched Saw? The movie celebrates it's 10th anniversary on October 29th. With a handful of sequels, crazy twists, and gruesome deaths, it doesn't feel like the first film in the series came out that long ago, but it did.
I don't have the best memory, I tend to forget things pretty fast, but I can still remember convincing my mom to take me to the movies to see Saw with my 2 best friends. It wasn't the first R-rated movie we'd ever been too (over the summer she took us to see Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle) but it was the first horror movie we were seeing in theaters with that rating. We thought it was the coolest thing ever, but what else are you going to think when you're 13 and seeing a movie that everyone has been talking about? I spent about 75% of the movie hiding behind a bucket of popcorn, because as it turns out, I was terrified of gore and horror movies. When the doll rode up on his little bicycle for the first time and uttered the words we would all no doubt hear for the next ten years, "Do you want to play a game," I forced one of my friends to leave the theater for the excuse of a bathroom break. I remember gasping in the theater when they realized the point of the hacksaw was not to cut through their chains, but through their own bones.
As an adult, I can appreciate the film for what it is. Since first watching it, I've seen enough "scary" movies to satisfy me for a lifetime, yet I've never seen a movie like the original Saw. I've watch movies where people are being held prisoner. I've seen movies where people are killed in crazy, interesting ways. But I've never seen a movie that has such an intricate system for how the victims are first chosen, then how they're killed. In Saw, Jigsaw is not the direct killer. He gives these people, like Amanda (the only victim to survive and escape) a chance to get out, but the circumstances around those choices are tough. Do you kill someone else so you survive? These people also realize that they were chosen for a reason, whether it be drug use, cheating, or overall poor life choices, and that the person they thought was also a victim, might not be as innocent as once believed. The most shocking part of the film, which still gets me even though I've seen it a dozen times, is when you found out that the body laying between Adam and Lawrence was not in fact a dead body, as they first assumed when the woke and found the recorders, but it is Jigsaw. When he stands up at the very end and tells Adam that the key to unlock him was in the tub en whe woke up and went down the drain, before sealing him in the bathroom, I still get chills. It's easily my favorite movie in the series.
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We turned the question to our amazing readers to see what Saw memories they had:
"Saw was the first horror movie I was allowed to see in theaters! I was so excited my mom took my friend and I to see it, as I was only thirteen at the time. It was a great movie, which I still love watching today! Not only was it scary, it was creative and original, which is hard to come by nowadays. The twist at the end had me completely mind blown and I couldn't wait to see the next movie, cause I knew walking out there would be a sequel, which was equally as good (also hard to come by nowadays). I wish we had more movies like the saw series in this decade!"
- Courtney Z.
"I remember the first time I went to go see Saw, I was on my way to my best friends house and she just bought Saw. Thinking nothing of it we were very excited to make some popcorn and have movie night! Little did we know that we would be clenching pillows to our faces and having nightmares for a few nights! It was such a great movie, especially with the unthinkable twist at the end. Great movies make great memories, I won't ever forget that night!"
- Jillian J.
"I first watched Saw in the theaters with my mom. I was only 14 when the movie came out; I thought I was too cool going to see a rated R film. I love the Saw franchise because it keeps you intrigued and on the edge of your seat, thinking who is behind this and how are they going to escape! The Saw movies are perfect for "scary movie night." I have had many Saw marathons with friends. "Want to play a game" (insert creepy voice)? No thanks, I'll pass."
- Kelly N.
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You can relive these Saw memories by seeing the film again, for a 1-week limited engagement starting Thursday, October 30th, to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary. Just in time for Halloween! Want to enjoy a serious throwback, read our review from the first Saw premiere! You can also check out these incredible images from the original Saw.
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Aerosmith star Joe Perry gave U.S. late-night host Conan O'brien's show a rock edge on Monday night (20Oct14) when he joined house group Jimmy Vivino & the Basic Cable Band for the programme. In between musical interludes, the guitar great plugged his new autobiography Rocks: My Life in & Out of Aerosmith.
Singer Brad Paisley is set to use his signature country style to design his very first clothing collection.
The "Celebrity" hitmaker is adding fashion designer to his resume, and collaborating with U.S. western wear retailer Boot Barn to create the Moonshine Spirit line. Paisley will help create a large array of items, including boots, hats, jeans, shirts, jewellery and T-shirts, adding his personal "modern, country music edge". Paisley shares his enthusiasm for the new venture in a statement which reads: "Boot Barn and I have created what I think is an authentic and very wearable line of country clothing. It's hip, modern, progressive, rugged and country - ready for the stage and ready to go out on the town. "It's a great time to launch Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. It embodies the enthusiasm of my new album, Moonshine in the Trunk." The Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley collection will debut at the grand opening of the Nashville, Tennessee Boot Barn store on 24 October (14), and the entire collection will be available online and in U.S. stores from 1 December (14).
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer dedicated a performance of his The Dark Knight theme tune to the movie's late star Heath Ledger. The German musician played a concert in London on Friday (10Oct14), reviving his iconic movie music with a live orchestra, and he took the opportunity to honour Ledger, who played The Joker in the 2008 Batman blockbuster but died before it was released.
Zimmer dedicated The Dark Knight music to the late actor, telling the audience, "When Heath died I thought I should make the score simpler but then I knew he would have wanted the edge kept in it."
The composer was joined on stage by rocker Johnny Marr, his collaborator on The Amazing Spiderman 2 soundtrack, and Happy hitmaker Pharrell Williams at his second gig at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday night (11Oct14).
U2 star The Edge's plans to build a luxury retreat high above Malibu, California have suffered another setback after officials at the California Coastal Commission postponed consideration of his controversial compound following a deluge of complaints from locals. National Park Service officials, local politicians and environmental groups have inundated the CCC panel in recent days, urging them to shut down the rocker's development plans, claiming the project would cause irreparable harm to the coastline and destroy habitat, while also posing an extreme fire danger.
But The Edge, real name Dave Evans, is taking the setback in his stride - a spokeswoman calls it "a procedural hiccup".
She tells the Los Angeles Times, "We’ll be back in January," and insists that The Edge plans to work with the CCC officials to ensure compliance.
The rocker has been fighting to secure permission to build five houses and an access road on Sweetwater Mesa in the Santa Monica Mountains since 2006.
Blues guitarist Walter Trout has been readmitted to a California hospital after suffering complications from a liver transplant earlier this year (14). The 63 year old received a new liver in May (14) and this week (ends05Oct14), he was admitted into the intensive care unit at UCLA with sepsis.
In a message on Facebook.com, his wife, Marie Trout, writes, "I know - it seems like a deja vu! But the liver biopsy that was scheduled for Monday, ended up either activating internal bacteria or inserting new ones in the bloodstream (the most likely scenario). Walter felt great before the biopsy, and as soon as he woke up after it, he was shivering and quickly developed a fever, low blood pressure, quick pulse, and irregular heart beat; the sure signs of serious infection.
"The biopsy thus directly caused it or activated it. But either way, he has another bout of sepsis. The results of the biopsy were inconclusive, and so tonight more tests were scheduled. But first they now have to deal with the sepsis."
No longer in intensive care, Trout has been taken off the critical list and transferred to a regular hospital room.
His wife adds, "Further tests will show if there even is or was a problem with the new liver at all. We had a magnificent weekend in Las Vegas. Walter felt great all weekend as well as Monday before the biopsy. And after it, he was once again close to the edge..., (but) bottom line is this: Walter will pull through this one too. Just watch!"
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has won a slew of solid reviews for her West End debut in Speed-The-Plow, with critics hailing her performance as "perfectly creditable" and insisting she has "real presence" on stage.
The Mean Girls star faced the notoriously tough theatre critics on the opening night of the show at London's Playhouse Theatre on Thursday night (02Oct14), and garnered a largely positive response. The Guardian's Michael Billington branded the production "tame" and "under-powered" but insisted Lohan was on top form, writing, "Lindsay Lohan gives a perfectly creditable performance in this revival of David Mamet's acerbic, anti-Hollywood satire. Whatever her colorful past, Lohan brings on stage a quality of breathless naivety that is far and away the most interesting thing in (the show)... She holds the stage with ease and doesn't let the side down."
Paul Taylor of The Independent was also impressed with Lohan's stage debut, writing, "Given the circumstances and the glare of publicity, it would have been understandable if she had succumbed to traumatic mutism at tonight's press performance, so it's good to report that she was completely on top of the script... Bravo to Lindsay Lohan for... turning in a deftly delineated characterization... She has real presence."
The Daily Express' Simon Edge adds, "She has a reputation as a director's nightmare who doesn't turn up to rehearsals back home, so much the better: who wouldn't pay to see a historic A-list car-crash?... I'm sorry to be the bearer of disappointing tidings, but pile-up it ain't."
Dominic Cavendish of the Daily Telegraph concludes, "Lindsay Lohan... made her stage debut with a surprising - and smouldering - degree of style. True, she fluffed a line and needed an off-stage prompt - but given the pressure to prove herself, that's just-about pardonable... She delivers enough of the goods... to hold her head up high."
Lohan ended the show by showering the audience with gold glitter and later attended a star-studded press night afterparty at London's National Liberal Club. Her mother Dina was in the crowd for the opening night show after flying in from New York for the occasion.
Veteran actress Honor Blackman fears Bond movies have lost their edge because producers are desperate to emulate the Bourne franchise. The Brit starred as iconic Bond girl Pussy Galore in 1964 007 hit Goldfinger and although she is a huge fan of the more recent spy movies starring Daniel Craig, she is adamant they have lost the tension of the earlier films in the series.
Blackman blames the change in formula on the newer movies in the franchise not being based on original stories by Bond creator Ian Fleming.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "The trouble today, I think, is that they try to rival those Bourne Identity things, tearing over rooftops. Which is exciting in a way but not nearly as exciting as the battle of wits that went on in Goldfinger."