Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah and Christoph Waltz helped U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel turn popular YouTube.com videos into hilarious new film trailers on Sunday (02Mar14). As part of the comedian's annual Jimmy Kimmel Live! post-Oscars special, the TV host recruited Australian acting brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth to shoot a big screen version of 2007 viral video Charlie Bit My Finger in a movie titled Bitman Begins.
Streep played the brawling siblings' mother, while Hanks portrayed a hooded monk looking out for Liam.
Another fake film preview featured Queen Latifah as Kimberly 'Sweet Brown' Wilkins, who rose to Internet fame in 2012 after giving an interview to a local news station in Oklahoma about her escape from an apartment fire, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt led the cast in an amusing movie adaptation as David, a youngster who begins to hallucinate from the anaesthesia he was given for dental surgery.
That trailer starred Catherine Zeta-Jones as the tooth fairy and Samuel L. Jackson as a mad dentist.
However, the best clip, a take on Amadeus the piano-playing cat, was saved until last, and starred Kevin Spacey, dressed in a giant cat costume, as Ameowdeus, while Christoph Waltz donned a furry white suit to play a scheming hamster.
The bizarre 'trailer' also featured appearances from Sir Ben Kingsley, Mandy Patinkin, Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish.
German actress Diane Kruger is still mortified by her behaviour at this year's (13) Vanity Fair post-Oscars party after meeting her childhood crush Don Johnson for the first time. The Inglourious Basterds star turned down the chance to visit Quentin Tarantino on the set of Django Unchained and meet Johnson because she wasn't sure how she'd react to coming face to face with the man she once idolised, and she admits she wasn't prepared for the encounter at the party.
She says, "I'm standing with Quentin and (Inglourious Basterds co-star) Christoph Waltz and Quentin goes, 'Look who's here...' and I turned around and it's Don Johnson with his wife, and I immediately start crying... I had a few too many, but it was so embarrassing.
"I was like, 'Oh my God, you're Don Johnson... I love you for your song and I have it on my phone...' and he's so embarrassed and his wife is so embarrassed for me. My boyfriend is like, 'You need to stop talking now'."
"He (Johnson) actually had to say, 'I'm walking away now'."
Kruger appeared on U.S. late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (09Jul13) and revealed Johnson's 1986 album Heartbeat was a big part of her youth - she had her first kiss at 13 while the album's title track was playing.
Last year on Oscar night, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel unveiled the star-studded trailer for the ultimate cinematic experience, Movie: The Movie. The nine-minute clip boasted A-list actors such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks and has since reached more than 20 million views on YouTube.
Not to be outdone by his previous success, late Sunday night Kimmel debuted the highly anticipated (by some) trailer for his sequel Movie: The Movie 2V. “When you have a big success in Hollywood, there’s only one reasonable thing you can do — and that is cheapen it with a sequel,” the host told the audience at his post-Oscar telecast edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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This year’s faux-trailer featured a “sexpocalypse” theme in which sexy vampires, zombies, mummies, and leprechauns banded together to destroy the world with their collective good looks and thirst for human flesh. However, despite gathering a plethora of beautiful people together, Movie: The Movie 2V couldn't hold a candle to last year’s trailer.
Here are some of the highlights:
Bryan Cranston played an armless piano savant who thrilled audiences with his one-note nose performance. John Krasinski was bitten by a radioactive cocktail shrimp, and naturally turned into a crime-fighting superhero called, “The Shrimp.” Oprah portrayed our first female president and nonchalantly hung up on Kimmel when he and Jessica Chastain called to ask for her help with the sexpocalpse.
Matt Damon appeared briefly in a green screen suit and was told to pretend like he was eating a “really big” sandwich. Needless to say, he stormed off set uttering his new classic catchphrase, “F**k you Kimmel.” Amanda Seyfried used her Les Miserables pipes to sing about the problem and then quickly jumped into a breakdancing number.
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Gerard Butler channeled his inner Liam Neeson as a father desperately searching for his daughter, only to realize that she had been strapped to him in a Baby Bjorn the entire time. And spoiler alert: Channing Tatum defeated the army of hot supernatural creatures by using his own sexiness — a.k.a. a beam of light coming from his crotch — against them.
But wait, there's more! Bradley Cooper, Bruno Mars, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson made brief cameos as well.
Overall it seemed like Movie: the Movie 2V was missing something, and the answer is blatantly obvious: Jennifer Lawrence.
Check out the full trailer for Movie: The Movie 2V below and then hit the comments with your thoughts!
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At this point it's amazing most major news organizations don't have a Late Night War correspondent, as the competing hosts may never cease fire. Jimmy Kimmel, who graces the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone (okay, perhaps "grace" isn't the right word to use when someone's butt crack is on full display), has once again taken aim at late night foe Jay Leno.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live host, who will soon compete with Leno in the same time slot when his show moves to 11:35 PM, said of the divisive Tonight Show host, "Leno hasn’t been a good stand-up in 20 years. As a comedian, you can’t not have disdain for what he’s done. He totally sold out.” Leno had no comment for the RS story. (If only someone had thought to tape his reaction, Kimmel could use it for his famous segments.)
This is hardly the first time Kimmel has openly expressed his disdain for the man who unceremoniously took back his show from his successor Conan O'Brien and ruined a good chunk of the 90s with the Dancing Itos. During a conference call last month, he put it simply to reporters, "As much as he would like it, Jay Leno can’t stay on television forever."
Surprisingly enough, Kimmel's statement about Leno's long-running stand-up act varied wildly from that of Leno's longtime rival and his own longtime comedy hero David Letterman, who recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey and said, "He is the funniest guy I've ever known. Just flat out, if you go to see him do his nightclub act, just the funniest, the smartest, a wonderful observationist and very appealing as a comic." But don't go calling this a late night peace treaty, Letterman also called Leno "an unusual fellow....he is also maybe the most insecure person I have ever known."
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After a few years experimenting with a gamut of host types — from Tony-approved A-Lister Hugh Jackman, youth-skewing It-persons Anne Hathaway and James Franco, and the older than old school Billy Crystal — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has proven they'll give anything a try in hopes of luring eyes to their annual Oscar broadcast. With planning for next year's ceremony currently underway (the show already has a set date of February 24, 2013), news of the AMPAS hunt for a frontman is starting to trickle out with a big name leading the pack.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Jimmy Fallon is in talks to host the 2013 Oscars, with his Late Night and Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels also in discussions to produce the show. The Academy Awards wouldn't be Fallon's first awards rodeo: the comedian previously wowed audiences as the host of the 2010 Emmys.
While neither Fallon nor Disney (the parent company of Oscar's TV home, ABC) could be reached for comment by the Times, the report does mention that a few factors could keep Fallon from landing the job. The responsibility of securing a host and producer for Hollywood's biggest night traditionally falls on the president of the Academy. That job's only just been filled — former head honcho Tom Sherak was replaced by Hawk Koch this past Tuesday. Sherak was in talks with Fallon previous to his departure, but according to the ex-Prez, he couldn't seal the deal before his term was complete. "I couldn't meet that deadline, so I stopped all negotiations." Whether Koch will continue with the discussions is unknown.
The other hurdle is just plain business smarts. Fallon's home is at NBC. ABC has their own late night funnyman: Jimmy Kimmel. Although Kimmel is slated to host the Emmys and is therefore out of the running for the Oscars gig, ABC may choose not to hire Fallon just to avoid promoting another network. While ABC's deal with the AMPAS does not allow them to veto the Academy's choices, their demands are taken seriously ("I felt that we were partners, and I included them in our decisions, even though I didn't have to," he said," Sherak tells the Post.) According to the Times, the network pays the Academy $70 million for the rights to air the Oscars. That's a fat check that Fallon's comedic stylings may not outweigh.
Hiring Fallon would be a catch for the Academy, who routinely struggles with finding a host that can play to both the house crowd of Hollywood elites and viewers at home. The actor's late night show is a blend of new and old, a time-honored format injected with a heavy dose of millenial energy. That's exactly what the Academy needs — but since when do people get what they want?
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Chaz Bono appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about Dancing with the Stars (and his rigorous training for it), and how he deals with all the ignorant remarks about his appearance on the show is "influencing children toward sex-change operations."
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You saw him teaching Humpilates after the Oscars to Hollywood hotties like Scarlett Johansson and Emily Blunt, but last night, Jimmy K premiered another piece to add to that fitness puzzle: The Hottie Body Jim-Miracle Diet, so you can be a HoBo too! I personally find the second installment funnier than the first, more humperific version and it seems that celebs did too (because there's a whole hell of a lot of them). Watch as Jimmy K miraculously eats FOUR FIFTHS of the calories in meals prepped for Zoe Saldana, Kristen Bell, Anna Faris, Amanda Seyfried and other successful HoBos. Oh, and there may or may not be a word from your favorite "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV" spokesperson: Neil Patrick Harris. (Minus the "or may not" part.)
JAMES FRANCO stunned passersby outside Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, where he was filming an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on Thursday (02Dec10) when he ran to the rooftop to celebrate his new gig as the co-host of the 2011 Oscars by shouting out the news to people down below. The actor decided to do the stunt after realising the talk show was filmed opposite the Kodak Theatre, where the Academy Awards will be held on 27 February (10).