As someone who basically lives at the movie theatre, this year certainly didn’t disappoint me in terms of movies. From The Hunger Games to The Amazing Spiderman to The Avengers, plenty of film franchises racked up some serious cash at the box office.
While the Academy favours artistic movies over franchises, I personally think some of these films are worthy of Oscar nominations because they are SO GOOD.
Here are five movies I highly suggest you to watch as soon as you can.
From the start, this film had plenty of potential. Having separate films surrounding the main characters, such as Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, what could be more awesome than putting all of them together to fight the evils of Loki?
Unlike the disappointment that was Fantastic Four, this film had everything going for it. From the pacing and the action, to the chemistry between the characters and Robert Downey Jr.’s cool humour, Joss Whedon couldn’t have been a better director/writer for this movie.
I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t normally read comic books (tragic, I know). But considering how this film kept me on my toes from beginning to end, The Avengers could arguably be one of the year’s best movies.
Showing everyone why they’re one of the coolest young couples out there, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield got creative for the paps in New York City after a lunch date.
Upon seeing that paparazzi was waiting for them outside, the two created signs and held them over their faces to spread an important message.
The signs, which appeared to be on napkins, read: “We just found out that there were paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So… why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it,” followed by links to two charity websites, wwo.org and gildasclubnyc.org.
Unlike most Hollywood actors, it’s nice to see Andrew and Emma addressing the paps and the public with a good message.
But on another note, can these two get married already?!
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce after five years of marriage.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” says Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe to People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Cruise’s rep on the other hand, said: ”Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
The couple, who have been together since 2005, were very public with their relationship. Having been married since November 2006, Cruise and Holmes are also parents to six-year-old Suri.
This was Holmes’ first marriage and the third for Cruise, who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children.
I hate to see any couple break up. But in Hollywood unfortunately, the result seems to be inevitable.
By Galen Simmons
Of all the possible (and impossible) ends to the human race, the notion of having everyone you’ve ever known turn into mindless husks of human flesh intent on eating the still-living leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Just think, a shotgun and a box of ammunition is all you’d need for hours of non-stop entertainment. And yes, that could be potentially dangerous, but only if you haven’t created the appropriate safety protocols.
To enjoy yourself during the zombie apocalypse, you must first heed the messages of people who have pondered the notion of the non-living much longer than we ever have. I’m talking, of course, about the film and T.V. writers who have played out zombie-themed scenarios countless times, and have incidentally uncovered survival strategies that work.
Here’s what Hollywood has to teach us:
1) Create a plan
Once you get past the initial shock and panic brought on by the thought that everyone you love is probably dead, you’ll be ready to have fun in your new zombie playground. Take a moment to sit and jot down a couple basic rules to help prevent any zombie from getting the jump on you. Caution is the key here. If you’re not careful your game could come to an end, and you don’t get any extra lives.
2) Find more survivors Read more…
Remember Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Of course you do. He’s the lame prepster who wore his pants to high and occasionally indulged by dancing to the song “It’s Not Unusual.”
Now that we’re on the same page, you can watch the most awesome flash mob ever, led by Carlton himself. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played the character, started the “Carlton Dance” at the Universal Studios City Walk in Hollywood before hundreds joined in the awesomeness.
The group was trying to break the record for the most people in North America flash mobbing at the same time, but it’s unclear whether they were successful yet. Other groups performed the exact same dance all over the country.
Of course, they started with the song “It’s Not Unusual.”
Watch it here:
As much as I’d like to, I’d be totally amiss to bypass Valentine’s Day altogether. So instead, fellow singletons, or couples, lets have a masochistic moment and watch this sappy video, which presents the many ways our favourite film characters have said I love you over the years.
Watch the awkward (Michael Cera, Woody Allen) to the smokin’ hot (Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig) and the inexplicable (Nicolas Cage, Dany Carvey). Just make sure to hold out to the end when we get over 30s seconds of kissing scenes. Oh, and also remember a box of tissues.
Selena Gomez is only 19 years old, but she is already an A-list performer, and her boyfriend Justin Bieber is arguably the most famous person in the world. However in a recent interview, Selena says she sometimes thinks about leaving Hollywood.
“I am so, so lucky to have the fans that I do,” she said. “But I have thought about my life being different. [Trips away from Hollywood are] really fun to be able to see that environment. [It makes] me think about how different my life could have been if I chose a different route and didn’t do what I do. It would be interesting, but I think I love my music and everything else too much to give it up!”
If she gave up Hollywood, she may also be giving up a ton of money, and let’s not forget Justin Bieber. You have a good deal Selena, don’t mess it up!
21-year-old Rachel Lee may look young, sweet and innocent when you first look at her but it won’t be long before she lets her crazy side show.
Lee, a member of the Bling Ring Gang, has been breaking and entering and stealing from rich celebs for a while now. According to CTV, the group have broken into the homes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom. She is now the second member to get caught.
When it came to the bulglary of The Hills’ star Audrina Patridge, Lee pled no contest in 2009, after allegedly stealing more than $25,000 in designer luggage, jewelry, clothing and shoes. But, after trial this past Tuesday, Lee was sentenced to 4 years in state prison.
Great news for Audrina, who had to testify against a grand jury when the issue first took to the court in 2009. I know we’re all bummed the show’s over and things aren’t the same on MTV. but this is no excuse. No one messes with the cast of the Hills!
Orlando Bloom has been voted ‘Most Stylish Celebrity Dad,’ reports CTV.
The actor is a new dad to his five-month-old son Flynn, with supermodel wife Miranda Kerr.
In a poll conducted by MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk, Bloom beat out celebrities such as soccer star David Beckham and film hunk Matthew McConaughey for the top spot.
“With Father’s Day coming in the UK we wanted to put celebrity dads under the fashion spotlight. As a new dad, it was interesting to see Orlando Bloom fly straight into the charts and clinch the top spot as the ‘most stylish celebrity dad,’” says Andy Barr, the Marketing Director of MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk.
“The public evidently likes his eclectic style; and even though he beat David Beckham to the top spot, Beckham still managed to stay very near the top of the style charts with his ‘casual’ style.”
Bloom won by a sweeping 71 per cent, while Beckham was close by with 66 per cent.
The actor says fatherhood has changed his life, but apparently it hasn’t affected his sense of style.
“It’s awesome, I love it. I hate that word but I love being a father; it’s changed everything in so many ways… Miranda is an amazing mother.”
Here is the list of the top ten Most Stylish Celebrity Dads of 2011:
Love reveals that a few years ago, she actually had to save Osbourne’s life via CPR after she blacked out from some kind of overdose. She recalls:
“I still can’t escape the stigma [of a drug addict] for some reason,” Love said. “Even people like Kelly Osbourne feel free to f–k with me … This is a girl whose life I have saved twice, once with CPR and another time with CPR and violence — by which I mean I had to poke her furiously in certain places to wake her up from her coma. It wasn’t long ago when Kim Stewart was screaming, ‘Courtney, what are we going do? Kelly Osbourne is blue on the floor!’ Kelly wasn’t doing that well back then.”
Love goes on to explain how some young girls of Hollywood actually come to her for guidance when they hit rock bottom as well – like Lohan.
“Lindsay Lohan called me after she was arrested. The judge presiding over her case was the same judge who presided over mine. He was a very sweet man. I think he was an ex-alcoholic himself. I told Lindsay to just get it together and trust the judge, and Lindsay’s father called me for advice every day … What am I, a junkie Auntie Mame?”
That’s very nice and all, but is Love really the best person to go to advice for? Has she really gotten her act together? Sure, she’s doing a lot better than how she used to be, but she ain’t no Mother Theresa either.
Ryan Gosling is a critically acclaimed actor, but he’s now set to be much more than that. In fact, Gosling is going to be a major motion picture director.
Gosling will get behind the camera for an upcoming remake of the 1980 film ‘The Idolmaker,’ which is a biopic of famed music scout Bob Marcucci.
The original film was the major motion picture directorial debut for Taylor Hackford, who went on to direct ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ and ‘Ray,’ among others, and is now head of the Directors Guild of America. So, Gosling has some major shoes to fill.
Gosling is also set to act in the film, so he’ll really be directing himself.
It’ll be a busy few months for Gosling. He’ll be debuting his Steve Carell-costarring comedy ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.,’ and his indie thriller ‘Drive,’ and has recently wrapped work on the political film ‘The Ides of March’ with George Clooney.
Hey, if James Franco can do it, so can he. He seems like an intelligent guy, and people often say to be a director you need to have previously acted, so this is perfect for him.
Based on Channing Tatum’s real-life stripper past, Alex Pettyfer will star alongside Tatum as a male stripper in ‘Magic Mike,’ reports Deadline.
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh chose 21-year-old newcomer Pettyfer to play a young Tatum, while Channing will play his older mentor.
Pettyfer recently starred in ‘I Am Number Four’ and ‘Beastly,’ and will appear this fall opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the film ’In Time.’
‘Magic Mike,’ though, is the story of a friendship set in the world of male strippers. Tatum plays the title character, who schools a young dancer, Pettyfer, in how to hustle on and off the stage. It’s a ”wild summer of dancing, partying, and women.”
The inspiration came from Channing’s own experiences as a stripper when he was 19, before making it big as an actor.
Like I said before, two half-naked men in a two hour movie is definitely going to bring in ticket sales. I bet you girls are already lining up outside movie theatres.
Heidi Montag is returning to reality television, People reports.
The reality star is no stranger to the spotlight. Montag began her career on ‘The Hills’ alongside Lauren Conrad, and from there shared every aspect of her life with the media including her lacklustre music career and plastic surgery woes.
But now, almost a year after the series finale of the show that made her famous, Montag is taking a different route with the show ‘Reality Food.’
On the new VH1 show, Montag will appear alongside other familiar faces including The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka and Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub as they re-launch a new restaurant.
Co-star Pavelka says “This isn’t TV to me. This is a show about us trying to open a restaurant. It’s just coincidental there are cameras there.” Yeah, sure.
Despite this new claim to fame, though, Montag is stressing the importance of keeping her life private.
“From now on, I’m going to keep my life a little more private,” Montag says. “I think I was just doing The Hills for so long and I just needed a break [from Hollywood]. Plus, I enjoy my privacy.”
Really? You enjoy privacy? Of course you do. That’s why you always publicly comment on every aspect of your life, attend every Hollywood event, and never pass up the chance to be on television. Of course you love privacy.
Super hot TV vampire Ryan Kwanten helped save a man’s life this weekend after he spotted the victim bleeding in the middle of a Hollywood street.
Perez Hilton reports that the True Blood star spotted the injured man from his car as he was driving by the scene and instantly got out to help. Kwanten moved the man’s body to the sidewalk and encouraged passerby to call for paramedics, watching over the victim until medical help arrived.
An eyewitness says that Kwanten was recognized during his rescue mission, which caused a bit of a crowd to gather, but the star stayed on the scene to “make sure this guy was okay.”
Super admirable! We love him even more now!
No word on the man’s condition, but we’re sure Ryan’s helping hands made a difference.
Lindsay Lohan is apparently thinking of dropping her last name, reports PopEater.com.
“Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay,” Dina, Lindsay’s mother, told PopEater. “Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.”
Apparently, the Lohan family wants nothing to do with crazy-media-seeker father Michael, so they are all changing there name. So will Lindsay be joining Oprah, Cher, and Jesus?
“So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list,” a family friend told PopEater. “And it’s a way for them all to start over. No one in the family want anything to do with Lindsay’s father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name.”
Although I could see why they want to do this, not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. ”I don’t think it’s a smart move,” brand strategist Kaira Akita told E Online. ”She’s been in a position as a celebrity [where it has appeared as if] she’s kind of beat the system, so the idea of her going with a one-name moniker makes it appear as if she’s higher above us.”
I mean, I know the Lohan name doesn’t exactly embody a positive and joyous nature, but this is a little extreme. On one hand, I see why she wants to change it. She wants to start over and distance herself from this crazy Lohan stereotype. But at the same time, do you think you’ll ever bounce back as an actress with the name “Lindsay”? I see Lilo being a good one-namer, but not Lindsay.
But if it makes Lindsay happy, then so be it. All I want for her is to move on with her life and start over. No one can deny that she is a great actress, so we’ll just have to wait and see where this goes.
According to a report in Us Magazine, Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger have split. Yet another couple to bite the dust!
After almost two years together, multiple sources confirmed to Us that the couple have split. Reps for both Cooper and Zellweger had no comment, though.
Cooper, who stars in “Limitless” this month, first met Oscar-winner Zellweger six years ago on the set of their thriller “Case 39.” Their romance didn’t bloom until summer 2009.
Both stars have had short-lived marriages in the past: Cooper was married to actress Jennifer Esposito, while Zellweger to singer Kenny Chesney. Interesting enough, the couple have always, always remained private about their relationship in the press. When asked about Zellweger in Details magazine in the June/July 2010 issue, Cooper retorted, “I just can’t.” Well then.
I’m never really shocked by celebrity splits, unless it’s like, Brangelina or something. I always found this couple rather odd – Cooper is 36, Zellweger is 41. Thats like a 40 year age difference in Hollywood. Just kidding. But in all honestly, they were a mismatched couple. I see Cooper with someone like Jessica Biel or Jessica Alba, while Zellweger is more suitable with a George Clooney, Richard Gere, distinguished type. Whatever, they are both rich and famous, so I’m sure they will find one suitable. Time to play the field!
According to People, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are no more. The couple decided to end their relationship recently and “there are no hard feelings,” a source told PEOPLE exclusively. “It was completely mutual and they both decided it was time to move on.”
The source added that Biel is keeping her house in L.A. and she and Timberlake will remain friends. The two had been dating since 2007.
Reps for both of the stars released a statement on Thursday, confirming the split: “Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.”
This news isn’t really shocking, the two haven’t been seen together for quite a while now. I’m sure there are thousands of girls, and boys, out there who are thrilled Timberlake is a single man again. Same goes for Biel. They are the hottest people in Hollywood right now, so I’m sure they will have no problem rebounding and finding new love. Plus, as far as Hollywood relationships go, they lasted quite a while. Time to move on, you two!
Mike Myers has wed his longtime girlfriend Kelly Tisdale in a secret ceremony, said his rep to E Online. The two have been dating since 2006 and have been secretly married for several months.
“I can confirm that last fall, Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale were married in a private ceremony and celebrated with family and friends,” his rep told E! News.
Myers’ was married once before to wife of 12 years, comedy writer Robin Ruzan, meanwhile Tisdale was previously linked with music star Moby.
It completely baffles me how celebs are able to get away with things like this. I mean, Mike Myers is by no means an A-list celebrity who is constantly being hounded by paparazzi, but you’d think at least one paparazzi would be on location. Props to him though if he’s able to be in movies AND have a private life – something that isn’t easy to do in the world of Hollywood. Must be because he’s Canadian.
Speaking of Hollywood, though, while we’re on the topic of Myers – what has he done lately? The last huge blockbuster he’s been in is, of course, Austin Powers, which I dearly miss. But he hasn’t really done much after that, has he? Sure, Shrek can count as something but he wasn’t actually acting in it. Throwing on some PJs and recording your voice in a booth isn’t exactly hard work, in my opinion.
I say it’s time to bring back another Austin Powers movie. Except no Beyonce in it, this time.
Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler were arrested this morning in West Hollywood, reports TMZ. Christina was arrested for public intoxication and Rutler was arrested for driving under the influence.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Rutler’s bail was set at $30,000.
Law enforcement sources tell us Aguilera appeared to be “extremely intoxicated” and was “unable to take care of herself.”
However, the source adds, “If the driver had NOT been arrested for DUI, [Christina] would have never been in trouble.”
TMZ reports cops pulled over Rutler after they saw him driving erratically.
We are thinking of nominating Christina for mother of the year. I mean she’s a class act. Has her boyfriend move into the same home occupied by her husband and child, and now this little mishap. Christina we like your style!
Rumor has it Foxx got into an altercation with his former manager, reports RadarOnline. A witness says “The fight spilled to the outside area and I don’t think Usher even noticed because the place was so packed with people. When they got outside security intervened and after some cops approached both men seemed to make-up with one another before they left.”
Hollywood Police say no charges have been filed. We wonder what the dispute was over. Perhaps the Manager made some comment to Foxx like, “You would still be on ‘In Living Color’ without me.” And that comment would be completely unfair. Even if the show wasn’t cancelled, Foxx would have been canned anyways because he really wasn’t that funny.