In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of Hits and Misses. This week, Angelina Jolie undergoes preventative double mastectomy procedure and Chris Brown is scaring the neighbourhood kids with his terrible art.
HIT: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy to lower her chances of getting cancer
She’s a heroine on and off screen! After discovering she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing either. In an Op-Ed she wrote for the New York Times she wrote, “I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.” Brad Pitt, of course, was beside her every step of the way saying that she is “absolutely heroic.”
MISS: Chris Brown scares the neighborhood kids with his crappy art
He can sing, he can dance, but Chris Brown CANNOT paint. The “celebrity” painted fang-bearing goblins outside of his Hollywood Hills home which are scaring the neighbourhood kids. As such, the “bad boy” has been ordered to take down the images within 30 days or else face a fine. While the $376 (USD) fine probably is chump change to him, do you think he’ll take them down out of respect? “”There are scarier creatures on Harry Potter,” he tweeted. “Get a … life!” So, no.
HIT: Gwyneth Paltrow (tries) to cover her tracks, says she was thrilled to be at the MET Ball
I seriously don’t know the relationship status between Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. I thought they were back together but I just can’t assume these things anymore. Last month Selena’s on/off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber landed a double cover of Teen Vogue, and now it’s her turn to grace the newsstands with her cover of InStyle.
But Selena’s won’t be the only face you see on the magazine shelves, here are June’s other cover stars:
Selena’s former BFF gets on the magazine action too as she cover’s the June issue of Company.
However, when it comes to former Disney child actresses none can compare to Miley Cyrus. She is this month’s cover megastar! Not only did she land a double cover for Elle UK but she also got three covers for V Magazine. It’s safe to say that we’ve all moved on from Cyrus’ Hannah Montana days as she is a bona fide high fashion darling.
Nicki Minaj Read more…
Horror writer Steve Niles pointed out this hilarious addition to the upcoming, Brad Pitt-led World War Z movie poster. Posted onto his Tumblr Arcane Images, Niles captioned his find with “Somewhere a graphic artist is giggling.”
For the record, the original movie poster does not feature the flying cat.
Thanks to this clever graphic designer, I may actually make an effort to go see the movie in theaters all because there’s a flying cat in the poster. Four for you, movie poster man!
The internet can sometimes be a scary place. Animals act like humans, people eat things that they really shouldn’t be eaten and faces get swapped. Sometimes, the celebrities do look better as their romantic love interests. Other times, the result can be quite frightening.
Here are just some of the unsettling face swaps to float around the internet.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift
Harry Styles and a Koala
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Read more…
In World War Z, Brad Pitt stars as a UN employee racing against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of the zombie pandemic. The movie based off the hugely popular post-apocalyptic book by Max Brooks.
While I haven’t read the book, a cursory synopsis online reveals a completely different structure than the movie. Rather than an overview or narrative, World War Z is a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdotes. I understand why the movie version would focus on one person but I personally would have found it more interesting if they featured several, diverse accounts of the outbreak.
The other thing that seems to confuse online commenters is the “zombie” part. In the trailer, it looks like the zombies are fast which goes against the grain of Brooks’ book, which sought to make the outbreak as realistic as possible. In Brooks book, zombies are slow-moving undead humans, devoid of intelligence — rotting corpses.
Terraxos wrote on YouTube: “Way to screw up an adaptation. The book was interesting because it did something new. This looks like an utterly generic disaster movie; replace the zombies with anything else and you would have pretty much the same trailer.”
Based on what I’m reading I’m disappointed at the direction, however, the grand scale of the Marc Forster-directed movie certainly looks visually appealing. Have you read the book? What are your thoughts on the trailer?
Watch the trailer here
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Brad Pitt donates lots of money in support of same-sex marriage and Carly Rae Jepsen gets sued for copyright infringement.
HIT: Brad Pitt donates $100,000 in support of marriage equality
Continuing on his crusade to save the world, Brad Pitt pledged to match all donations made to the Human Rights Campaign in 24 hours up to $100,000 in support of same-sex marriage. The HRC currently have ballot campaigns in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington where the issue will be put to vote on Election Day. Glad to know a portion of Pitt’s rumoured $7 million Chanel No. 5 contract is going to a good place.
MISS: Carly Rae Jepsen sued over a couple of “oh OH oh’s”
According to a report by Billboard.com, Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young are being sued for copyright infringement. Alabama-based singer Allyson Nichole Burnett claims that the song, “Good Time” by Jepsen and Owl City is remarkable close to her own diddy, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” Burnett pretty much claims that the “oh, oh, oh” portions are similar in pitch sequence, melodic contour, etc. Someone’s been sippin’ on that haterade…
HIT: Stephen King surprises New Brunswick high school for Halloween
To help celebrate Halloween, Stephen King paid a surprise visit to a New Brunswick high school last Friday. Sussex Regional High School in Sussex, NB have been persuading the horror author to visit their school with parody videos, letters and King-inspired artwork. A visit from King sounds so much better than a surprise clown attack (I still refuse to read/watch King’s It. I like sleeping at night).
MISS: Star Wars Episode 7 will soon a be reality
Apparently, Disney’s $4.05 billion acquisition of Star Wars means Mouse Ears plans to release THREE MORE Star Wars film with episode 7 to come out by 2015. Wait a minute. Has no one learned from Episodes 1, 2 AND 3? ANAKIN, NO!!!
HIT: The Jersey Shore house survived Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy pretty much decimated the east coast earlier this week. Included in Sandy’s path of destruction was Snooki’s home away from home, Seaside Heights, NJ. By some miracle, the famous Jersey Shore house managed to escape Sandy’s wrath. Hey, MTV! I think it’s a sign. Maybe we need just one more season of Jersey Shore? Or at least a special. The crew could help the community clean up instead of causing drunk havoc.
MISS: Gene Hackman smacked a homeless guy
According to Sante Fe, New Mexico police, legendary actor Gene Hackman slapped a homeless guy in self-defense. The 82-year-old actor slapped the man after he called Hackman’s wife a dirty name. I mean, I know Hackman is a badass and I’m all for old time-y chivalry. But I’d rather walk away from a potential physical confrontation especially if the guy had a record of battery charges, like the man on the receiving end of Hackman’s open-handed blow. Safety first, kids.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber gets a cameo on The Simpsons and Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged.
HIT: Justin Bieber to get Simpson-fied
The teen heartthrob is the latest celebrity to get himself drawn into cartoon’s most famous family, The Simpsons. Bieber let the news slip after tweeting he just did a voiceover session for the show, which was later deleted. One of the show’s executive producer later confirmed the news that the Biebs will make a cameo on the “Fabulous Faker Boy” episode which is set to air next year. Congrats Biebers, being on the Simpsons is pretty #swag.
MISS: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged
Here’s the dirty deets and here are my two cents on the best thing that happened to the internet. One, THEY WERE DATING? WHAT HAPPENED TO BRODY JENNER? Two, please don’t call them the first couple of Canadian music. That’s just offensive to all the Canadian artists who can actually make music. Three, all the face-mash ups are terrifying. Please stop. I like sleeping at night.
HIT: Jolie-Pitt offspring lands a movie role
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has already landed herself a movie at four-years-old. She’ll be appearing in mom Angelina Jolie’s latest Disney flick, “Maleficent,” as a young Princess Aurora. If this is any indication of things to come from the Jolie-Pitt clan, expect them to be the next Smiths (as in Will and Jada’s multi-talented family).
MISS: Lindsay Lohan questioned in an alleged theft Read more…
Beyonce and Jay-Z (duh) are the highest paid celebrity couple of 2012. Although they took some time off after having baby Blue Ivy, they scored big with Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne and Beyonce’s other ventures. Together, they earned $78 million which is absolutely INSANE!! Insane I tell you.
While you’re filing papers at work for less than minimum wage these two have forged a career they enjoy while cashing in big. I love them both but that salary seems
a little lopsided compared to what most people earn.
Here are some of the other highest paid celebs:
5. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, $40 million
4. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, $45 million
3. David and Victoria Beckham, $54 million
2. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, $72 million
1. Beyonce and Jay-Z, $78 million
In honour of Father’s Day, here is an obligatory post with some of Hollywood’s biggest hunks…taking care of their babies. *Sigh* There really is something incredibly hot about men with babies.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber graduates high school to make his mama proud, and John Travolta gets sued for touching people in naughty places.
HIT: The Biebs graduates high school
While he told the The Telegraph he’s not interested in reading and writing, Bieber finished high school for his mom. The Biebs continues to make his mama proud as he plans to release his next single, “Turn to You,” on Friday just in time for the Mother’s Day weekend. He said, via twitter, that all proceeds will go toward single moms. Queue the “awwww…” track here.
MISS: Amber Riley leaving Glee
I don’t even like Glee, but I’ll be sad to see Riley go. Aside from Chris Colfer, Darren Criss (AVPM fan 4ever) and Riley, I would really love to punch every character on the show in the face. Riley’s covers are one of Glee’s very few redeeming factors. No one can pull of an Adele cover like she can.
HIT: Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel No. 5?! Read more…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Zac Efron wants to be the next Leonardo and everyone goes insane when Miley Cyrus is “rushed” to the hospital
HIT: Rihanna shares vacation pics on Facebook
While no one can ask her about her personal life, RiRi doesn’t seem to mind sharing personal photos online (see her Twitter). This time, she’s sharing her Hawaii vacation photos where she’s swimming with sharks, surfing and looking good in a bikini sans makeup. The natural beauty even gets risque, as she goes topless under a waterfall. It’s this kind of uninhibited lady balls (i.e. ovaries) that has everyone around her enthralled, even director Steven Spielberg who was snapped taking her photo like a fanboy.
MISS: Drake tries to calm down a fight so he can party with models
Drake probably thought being famous would guarantee him safe passage into London night clubs. Alas, he was wrong as his entourage got into a bit of a scuffle with the security. Breaking up a fight so you can enjoy “Models Night Out?” Not as impressive as Ryan Gosling, in my opinion. Then again, nothing is as impressive as Ryan Gosling.
HIT: Zac Efron wants to be the next Leonardo DiCaprio
The Today Show asked Zac which famous actor’s career would he like to emulate, and naturally he answered with Leo. If you saw Titanic in 3D, or on the TV, this past weekend, you’ll remember how much of a babe young Leo was. Well, Zac’s got the looks down. Now all he needs is an Oscar.
MISS: Miley Cyrus goes to the hospital
Someone call the national guard! Miley Cyrus cut her finger after an unfortunate blender incident and went to the hospital with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth to get stitches. The miss here isn’t that Miley cut her finger, it’s that the story went viral. WTF? Read more…
New York Times magazine has managed to wrangle Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst to recreate iconic moments in film. The series, titled A Touch Of Evil the stars will resurrect the magazines favourite villains from films past.
The first installment stars Brad Pitt as Eraserhead. Much like the cult classic, it’s strange and Pitt rocks the character’s signature hair-do. Not a lot happens here, it’s a slow zoom in on the actor as he glares into the camera with a psychotic stare. To be honest, it looks more like Pitt’s best impression of Eraserhead rather than an actor transforming into character. However, given he probably whipped something together in a day or so, it’s still quite entertaining.
This is without a doubt the shortest, weirdest and most confusing project Brad Pitt has ever worked on. A perfect homage to the original David Lynch film. Many people struggled to understand the meaning of Eraserhead and many more will have trouble deciphering what this is all about.
The fashion season is in the air, and who better to start off the new year than Angelina Jolie? The actress-turned-director of In the Land of Blood and Honey looks as stunning as always on the January cover of Marie Claire.
She was quick to talk about growing family with Brad Pitt.
“[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear,” she said. “I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.”
Hearing this makes us so excited for they day Brangelina might finally announce that they’re getting married. Apparently, their kids are just as impatient about it as we are.
“They have mentioned it, yes,” Jolie answered when asked if the kids want them to get married. “If you take it in an emotional way, you think, Ohhh, the children! They don’t feel secure enough! But then you think, Now, wait a minute: They think a wedding is a party with a four-layer tiered cake!”
The family still seem happy as ever, as Brad, Angelina, and all six kids went on a family outing today to New York’s FAO Shwartz, Angelina flashing a giant grin as they walked into the toy store. Despite the current lack of a marriage proposal, it seems like the Jolie-Pitts as a family are here to stay!
As we mourn the death of Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard’s relationship, we’ve been gushing over other cute celebrity couplings that are no more. In Hollywood, it’s sort of a right of passage to date a co-star or a bandmate for publicity. Here at andPOP we believe in a thing called love and we think these couples listed below had it!
If you ask me, Justin Timberlake was Britney Spears’ silver lining. Once they went kaput it all went downhill for Britney.
Demi Lovato really bought out the best in Joe Jonas. We keep hearing rumours they’ve been spotted together again and we really hope those rumours turn into facts.
Serial dater Drew Barrymore seemed the happiest with Justin Long. They even made a movie together called Going the Distance. Here’s hoping she goes the distance for his heart again.
Va-va-voom! Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy were the quintessential hot couple back in 1999. Since the break-up they have both dated down.
Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody were the best thing about The O.C. When the co-stars broke up at least fans still got to see their characters in a loving relationship (eventually they got married on the show). Ah, if only real life reflected fictional life.
Some of you may think Brad belongs to Angelina but to me, he looks like a totally whipped and unhappy husband with 395349836 children to take care of. With Jennifer, Brad was so cool, calm and collected and was she.
Rachel McAdams and Gosling were the perfect couple. They never failed to show their love for one another, even in public. Plus, they made The Notebook what it is today. Even though they’re dating different people now, I still think they’re soul mates.
Moneyball hits a home run with the sentimental crowd, but if you’re looking for this years Social Network, you may be disappointed.
The film is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the former general manager of the Oakland Athletic’s and his mathematical stratagem-sabermetrics- to choose strong players for his team while also being cost effective.
Beane is working with the lowest amount of funds to build a baseball team. Compared to the New York Yankees Beane is rather penniless. After a good season for the Athletics, but not a winning season, Beane is forced to rebuild his team, but this time he is using the mathematical prowess of Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) to help him.
The film’s crotchety circle of scouts for the Athletics proves to be funny at times and perhaps overly reluctant. Pitt works well as the semi-confident hair flipping manager. However, the film is far too centered on the emotions of Bean and the constant flashbacks of his failed pro baseball career. The flashbacks become superfluous and the film could have been at least a half hour shorter if just the flashbacks were cut.
Some will say that this is Hill’s film, that he delivered a strong acting performance and is very believable st the Yale economics nerd. On the other hand, Pitt’s screen time outshines Hill’s by ten, and while it is known that Brand is working with mathematical equations, the system becomes arbitrary when emotions rise. The system to choose players just doesn’t have the appeal that Facebook does.
Bean also has a young daughter and an estranged wife who we meet for a second in an awkward series of events. His daughter is very loving of him. It seems that his paternal nature on the field had to be supplemented by the kind father off the field to enable a full understanding of the honesty and dedication of his character. Again, the film is just too tender and the final scene is gaggable.
I almost forgot to mention that Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in the film probably because his performance is entirely forgettable. Hoffman stars as the coach of the Athletic’s, an overweight submissive underdog. The usual fortitude of Hoffman’s performance is seriously undermined and his character is difficult to even sympathize with.
Hill is worth a viewing, but the film is only decent at best. Unfortunately it is quite a bore for the crowd that doesn’t love sports or Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reconsidering getting married, despite earlier vows to never tie the knot.
The famous couple claims that they are feeling the pressure from their children to become husband and wife, despite previously insisting they would only exchange vows when same-sex marriage is legalized.
In a 2006 interview with Esquire magazine, Pitt famously declared: “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”
But Pitt now admits they are warming up to the idea of marriage, thanks to much convincing from their six children.
He tells USA Weekend magazine, “The kids ask about marriage. It’s meaning more and more to them. So it’s something we’ve got to look at.”
Both stars have been married before; Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston in 2005 after falling for Jolie while co-starring in action comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith, while Jolie was previously wed to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
I hope they do get married. It’s a nice gesture that they are doing by not getting married, as they are standing for equality, but they are my favourite Hollywood couple and I would love to read all the details of their big day. Either way, though, they shouldn’t be forced to get married. They should do what’s right for them as a couple.
Powerhouse actress, Angelina Jolie has officially signed on to star as Egypt’s infamous queen, Cleopatra in the upcoming feature film.
Scott Rudin bought the rights to the biopic and is producing the picture. He reportedly intends to focus on Cleopatra’s abilities as a ruler and a politician rather than a seductress says People.com. The 1963 version of Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, was centered more on Cleopatra’s sexual appetite and lustful persona. A story about Cleopatra without sexual elements seems pretty dull. However, by casting Jolie in the starring role there is no doubt that the picture will contain at least one sex scene if not many (hopefully ha).
Now the question remains…who will play Antony? Many people have compared Jolie and Brad Pitt to Burton and Taylor, so perhaps Pitt is the best choice for Antony. They do have a natural chemistry. George Clooney also seems fitting….
Angelina Jolie was spotted this weekend doing some extreme Christmas shopping with her brood, reports Pop Eater.
Jolie, who has publicly boycotted thanksgiving because it is a “story of murder,” maintains that the home she shares with Brad Pitt is completely religiously neutral and that the children study all religions of the world.
The Jolie-Pitt Christmas is reported to be equally religiously neutral, instead reflecting Angelina’s childhood and being “a time when [they] open presents, sing songs and enjoy being together. It’s this, not the religious part, that Angie wants to pass on to her kids.”
Angie and the kids picked up pyjamas, gloves, boots, sweaters, stuffed animals and one green plastic alligator in a fancy Parisian boutique. They’ll also play host to Brad Pitt’s family on December 25th.
The one and only Brad Pitt is looking to acquire the film rights to the story of the trapped Chilean miners, reports Perez Hilton.
Pitt’s company, Plan B, is currently negotiating with legal representatives working on behalf of the miners who spent two months trapped deep underground in a Chilean mine.
The 33 men were left trapped in the mine after a tunnel collapsed, sealing them all in the deepest part of the mine. The men relied on food and supplies sent to them via a hastily drilled communication tunnel mere inches in diameter before rescue workers were able to extract them one by one on October 10th.
Hopefully Pitt will do the event justice and honour it rather than exploiting the miner’s plight!
If he gets the rights, will you go to see Brad’s movie adaptation?
It has been confirmed that Brad Pitt will be starring in an adaptation of Max Brooks’ zombie novel World War Z. As E! Online reports, Max Brooks made the confirmation at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Though the details are slim at the moment, some key roles have been filled. Brad’s company, Plan B Entertainment, has also secured the rights for the production and any sequels that might follow this picture and Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) is slated to direct.
If you haven’t read the book, the publisher’s website has a short synopsis: “The end was near. Zombies were taking over. They were infiltrating ever corner the world. No neutral ground existed, no nation was secure, and we were in serious danger of becoming extinct – overrun by hordes of the living dead.”
They’re hoping for a 2012 release, so maybe this is what was meant by predicting the end of the world!