Surely you’ve heard the story of Aron Ralson, the mountain climber whose arm got trapped under a boulder and in order to survive, he had to amputate it himself. I’m also sure you’ve considered if you would be able to do that – if you would be able to realize you needed to cut your own arm off, and actually follow through with it. Before James Franco agreed to take the part in 127 Hours, he probably wondered if he would be able to adequately play a man who would surely die if he did not cut off his own arm. Franco stopped by Jay Leno to try and articulate the force of Aron’s willpower and describe how much of a transformation it was on him, but all Leno wanted to know is how many arms Danny Boyle went through to get the shot.
And after learning Bristol Palin did not vote in the midterm elections, Meghan McCain told Leno how she must only care about votes for Dancing with the Stars.
Zach Galifianakis told Jimmy Fallon about his life in L.A., and what it was like to smoke weed on Bill Maher’s show.
They also played that game, “Real People, Fake Arms” after Galifianakis shaved his head?
Tina Fey did another Sarah Palin imitation for David Letterman. She should start commanding a mall Santa Claus at Christmas-sized salary for each impression.
Jon Stewart reiterated how the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives, while the Democrats remained control of the Senate. He also talked about how nicely women handled themselves very nicely, considered one of them spent more money than anyone in history and she lost. He also played a clip of John Boehner crying BECAUSE HE WON, which means since Jon Hamm’s sobs were autotuned, his should be too.
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And Stephen Colbert parted ways with a bunch of congressmen and women he did not care for.
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The music mogul last week (17Jun10) spoke out to Thelma Townsend, who competed on the TV show with her husband Don in 2007, urging her to contact her concerned family members after she disappeared earlier this month (Jun10).
He said, "Thelma, there are a lot of people very worried about you. So please make contact."
Townsend's husband and son Danny scoured her hometown of Bristol, England to locate her and police have now confirmed the 62 year old has been found "safe and well".
Patel landed his role in Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire after director Danny Boyle's daughter pointed out his performance in Skins, a series focusing on the debauched lives of a group of students in Bristol, England.
Hoult went on to land movie roles in A Single Man and Clash of the Titans following his stint in the racy drama.
Now Skins bosses are hoping to copy their former employees' success at the box office with a full-length feature film next year (11).
Producer Steve Christian says, "The biggest critics of Skins are the Skins fans so it's going to be a big challenge. The programme has this incredible fanbase despite all the characters changing. Skins has grown in popularity with more than 1.5 million people tuning in to the start of the recent fourth series. Turning TV shows into films doesn't happen so much these days, probably because there's not the material out there. But what we don't want to do is to make a 90 minute episode of Skins. It would be a complete disaster."
If you're planning to see Ocean's Eleven, prepare yourself for some deja vu come 2002, as George Clooney will make his directorial with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, starring Ocean's pals Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. The film, set to begin shooting in January, is a comedic biopic about Gong Show host Chuck Barris.
The early list of presenters and performers at the upcoming American Music Awards--set to air January 9 on ABC--has been released. Presenters include Alicia Keys, Chris Klein, LeAnn Rimes, Frankie Muniz, Method Man, Niki Taylor, Tyrese and many more entertainment stars. Performers include Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn and Cher.
William Jovanovich, chief executive and chairman of publishing house Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, died of a heart attack on Tuesday in his home in Point Loma, Calif., his family announced Thursday. He was 81.
Cast Away director Robert Zemeckis pulled a disappearing act of his own on Tuesday: he secretively eloped, marrying actress Leslie Harter in Venice, Italy. This is Zemeckis' second marriage.
A life-size bronze statue was dedicated to late actor Cary Grant on Friday in the British city of Bristol, his hometown. Grant's widow, Barbara Jaynes, unveiled the statue, which was paid for by the people of Bristol.
On Thursday, Robert De Niro announced that he plans to launch a new event called the Tribeca Film Festival in lower Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. The festival, to be held just north of "ground zero," the location of the World Trade Center collapse, will commence May 1, 2001 and last for five days, showcasing 40 films from around the world.
While CBS pulled off a victory in total primetime viewers in the November sweeps, the Eye Network also performed well in late-night ratings for the month, according to Nielsen Media Research. The Late Show with David Letterman had its best November since 1997, up 21% in viewers 18-49, while The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn shot up 25% in the same key demographic.
After three years on the hit NBC drama ER, actress Michael Michele--who plays Dr. Cleo Finch--is leaving the show due to physical duress caused by constant cross-country flights from New York to Los Angeles. Michele plays Will Smith's wife in the upcoming film Ali.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan taped an episode of Sesame Street on Thursday, The Associated Press reports. Annan will serve as a peacekeeper in the episode, teaching Elmo and the gang how to get along as friends.
Hot on the heels of the success of Harry Potter and the buzz surrounding The Lord of the Rings, Walden Media announced on Thursday that they have joined forces with The C.S. Lewis Co. to produce a live-action film based on the novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Walden Media, a newcomer on the studio scene, plans to produce all seven of Lewis' popular "Narnia" novels.