Poor Matt Damon is always the butt of the joke when it comes to Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show. Constantly featured in Jimmy’s catchphrase: “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time!”, Damon FINALLY got his revenge on the talk show host by kidnapping him, taking over the show and inviting a string of A-list celebrities along for the hilarious ride.
You better sit back and prepare yourself to watch a play-by-play of what took place that fateful night. If you missed the show that aired this past Thursday, I can promise that the set of videos that are about to come will cause an emotional whirlwind.
Here’s what went down:
1) Matt Damon kidnapped Jimmy and held him hostage:
Yikes!! Matt Damon is pretty scary when he’s angry. So much so, that it’s kind of borderline psychopathic like The Joker from the Batman series. This is what Jimmy gets for neglecting Matt all these years and calling him “overrated.” Because let’s get real here. It’s F*CKIN MATT DAMON we’re talkin’ about!
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Dane Cook jokes about the Aurora shooting and Zac Efron looks good in the Paperboy trailer.
HIT: The London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directed spectacle was AMAZING. While there were some questionable moments (like Sargent Pepper mingling with the Industrial revolution crowd), everything else was fantastic. The Queen jumped out of a helicopter with Daniel Craig, Mary Poppinses brought down the evil Lord Voldemort, an appearance from my queen J.K. Rowling, the music through the ages bit, Paul McCartney, CORGIS… the list goes on. It was just amazing.
MISS: Dane Cook continues to not be funny with a terrible Aurora shooting joke
The “comedian” somehow thought it was a good idea to make a joke about the Dark Knight screening in L.A. a week after the incident. “The Batman movie is so bad,” said Cook, “had the killing spree not occurred, the people inside of the theater would have been begging for someone to shoot them.” He’s since apologized after the internet raged on him, and called it a “bad judgement call.” Three things: One, it was a bad judgement call for whoever gave you stage time. Two, this is the most insensitive joke I think I’ve ever heard. Comedy can be used to talk about hard issues but this didn’t even attempt to do that. Three, did Cook watch Dark Knight Rises? EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS SO GOOD. Much better than Employee of the Month.
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We saw a lot of white at the Oscars tonight, but the shade wasn’t my favourite. It looked a little too bridal and boring to me. It also washed out some ladies on camera, like Rooney Mara. Long sleeves were another big look, which I personally loved. Some critics deemed it too “mature” but who cares about those rules anyway?
Ladies in colour, Michelle Williams and Emma Stone
My absolute favourite look of the night goes to Michelle Williams who wore a coral Louis Vuitton gown. It looked like a vibrant red on camera but this photo really brings out the coral. She paired it with a simple necklace and brooch. She can do no wrong!
Emma Stone wore a beautiful red haute couture dress by Giambattista Valli. I know there will be a bit of disagreement about the bow but I like that she’s fearless. There was some chatter that her dress was too similar to one of Nicole Kidman’s past dresses, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Especially considering how many similar little black dresses we see on the carpet each year.
Sarah Hyland’s lilac dress was a little too prom for me. I like the cap sleeve on her right shoulder but found the cut to be a little plain. I originally liked Shailene Woodley’s Valentino dress when I first saw it, but it didn’t photograph as well as it looked on camera. Although some critics thought it wasn’t “age appropriate,” I like the fact that she has a very unique style for being so young. Instead of bare arms and a low cut she went for a dress that’s comparatively conservative. In comparison, Rooney Mara’s Givenchy white dress washed her out and was ill-fitting. She said she picked it out that morning and it showed!
Screen Gold, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman
No joke, I’ve always had a weird affinity for capes. They rock. And Gwyneth Paltrow, who wore Tom Ford, rocks for wearing one. Natalie Portman’s dress was a little too 50s sweetheart to me. We see her in the “cute” dress a lot and I wish she’d mix it up for a change. But still, the style makes her comfortable so I can’t blame her for going that route. My second best of the night goes to Angelina Jolie. She looked HOT with that slit in the leg and she actually cracked a smile.
Funny ladies, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy
My favourite of these ladies was Rose Byrne. Her haircut is the type of style that makes me chop off my hair and then immediately regret it. But it looks chic on her. Maya Rudolph looked great in a simple purple. In comparison, her SNL buddy Kristen Wiig was a little too beachy and casual for the night. If she pulled up her hair it would have made a huge difference. I heard some different points of view about Melissa McCarthy’s dress but I don’t think it’s structured enough and I’m not huge on the colour.
Best of the night? Sacha Baron Cohen
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.
As reported by celebrity-gossip.net, powerhouse actors, Nicole Kidman and James Franco are set to appear in a revival of Tennessee William’s 1959 play, “Sweet Bird of Youth”.
This news comes alongside the Oscar Nominations in which Kidman and Franco are both up for leading actor/actress. “Sweet Bird of Youth” follows the story of a young gigolo and aspiring actor, Chance Wayne, who returns to his hometown to seek the help of Princess Kosmonopolis (also known as Alexandra Del Lago), a fading movie actress, in hopes that she will help him break into Hollywood. Wayne also returns to win back his former girlfriend whose father kicked him out of town years ago.
The play was adapted for the screen in 1962 with Richard Brooks directing and starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, and Rip Torn. It also went on to win an Oscar for Ed Begley in a best supporting role.
The play features very strong writing. With Kidman and Franco starring it should go on to receive rave reviews.
Radar Online is reporting that the queen of middle-aged women everywhere took a break from her show’s special taping schedule in the land down under to take a yacht cruise with the ever-charming Russell Crowe.
O and Crowe took a quick sail through Sydney Harbor followed by a flotilla of smaller boats carrying the hundreds of lucky women and fans. The ladies were winners of the talk show’s dream trip giveaway and were invited to accompany Oprah on the landmark trip and taping.
We imagine this was a segment for the show and not just some spontaneous yachting jaunt…right?
Fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are also due to hang with Winfrey during the trip, though what exactly they’ll be doing with her and her guests is unclear.
Come on, Nicole! We want to see Oprah go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef!
Brace yourself for sky-high ratings amongst your Australian audience, Ms. Winfrey!
Nicole Kidman is not pleased with the way Hollywood portrays women, reports Oh No They Didn’t.
The Oscar-winning actress, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, stated that she thinks Hollywood has contributed to violence against women by representing them as weak sex objects in so many blockbuster films.
Before the “International Violence Against Women: Stories and Solutions” hearing at Rayburn House Office Building started, a crowd of people lined the hall and around the corner to hear the film star speak.
Kidman said she is not interested in acting in such roles, when she testified before a Foreign Affairs subcommittee. This committee is considering legislation to combat violence against women overseas through humanitarian relief efforts, as well as grants to local organizations addressing the problem.
Woody Allen has added Nicole Kidman to the all-star cast of his latest film, which will begin shooting in London this summer.
According to Variety, the actress joins a cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame.
He’s only directed three other movies, yet five minutes into Australia I could already tell I was watching a Baz Luhrmann film. It wasn’t just the old-time opening, or the grainy-yet-computerized globe-trotting animation detailing Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman)’s journey from Britain to Australia (though that certainly helped), it was the film’s aggressively old-fashioned atmosphere, combined with a complete lack of cynicism on the director’s part. Formula rules in studio movies, but it’s a knowing, calculated formula, created by executives who don’t believe in it to hoodwink the masses who do. Like Moulin Rouge before it, Australia is most groundbreaking in its creator’s sincerity.
Pity it’s not a better movie.
It starts off well, justifying the reason for its existence by mentioning something about the Australian government’s policy during WWII to kidnap half-white/half-aboriginal boys and take them away to be trained for service – and to have the “black” stripped from them. These kids, according to the movie, became known as “the lost generation,” and the government didn’t issue a formal apology for them until this year. Australia is narrated by one of these lost boys, a “half-breed” known as Nullah, played by newcomer Brandon Walters. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Nullah’s place in history is just a backdrop for the old-fashioned romance he witnesses between Lady Ashley and Drover, a cattle driver played by Hugh Jackman.
This Western romance, which takes up the movie’s first act, is gorgeous and entertaining, as Luhrmann makes liberal use of both the Australian outback and his effective leads to bring us scenes that are by turns touching, thrilling, and funny. Lady Ashley and Drover (with Nullah’s help, of course) lead a cattle drive across the desert while contending with a group of wranglers led by Lady Ashley’s former rancher (played by David Wenham). I’d heard complaints the movie feels too long, but my impression with this first act was it wasn’t long enough – most glaringly we hear multiple stories about the treacherous “Never Never,” and apparently Nullah and co. trek through it, but we never actually see it.
Then their trek comes to a successful close (was there ever any doubt?) and the second act begins.
The problem is this second act, the brooding, romantic war epic promised by the trailers, feels completely separate from the first. And since I already felt like I had seen a complete film, it would have needed a new setup to engage me. As is, it never gained its footing. The second act isn’t a total loss, since Kidman, Jackman, and Walters’ characters remain engaging, and Wenham makes an especially good nasty-yet-sympathetic villain, but instead of being pulled along like I was in the first act, I felt disconnected, and was simply watching it lumber from one plot point to the next with Luhrmann’s characteristic quickness. Perhaps audiences will disagree with me; I hope they do. Personally I was left to think about (and shudder at) what was ideologically wrong with the movie.
You didn’t think I’d finish this review without mentioning something, did you? The film pretends to be about something, but really isn’t. It elevates a beautiful white woman to sainthood for realizing how unfortunate the circumstances around her are, but never leaves any doubt that she is above them, nor does it address the underlying reasons. It pays the social consequences Nullah would have faced being a half-breed lip service without depicting them. It presents another character as an adult mirror to Nullah – half-black, half-white, when in reality he isn’t, nor could he look, less black. No less than three aboriginal characters are reverently presented as magic negroes, including one who heroically sacrifices himself. You really want to depict a lesson being learned? Have the sexist, racist white Russian sacrifice himself.
…And yet this is a Baz Luhrmann film. It was clearly directed by someone who cared about his audience and wanted to entertain. It looks like something that required nine months of shooting. As I’ve said before, better a movie that aims high and misses than a movie which aims low and hits. I would not have regretted spending $11 to see it. We deserve a market for intelligent filmmaking like this, so here’s hoping it does well.
I just can’t help wishing Australia had been a better movie.
Kate Hudson has joined the Weinstein’s film adaptation of the musical “Nine,” reports Cinematical.com.
Hudson rounds out and incredible all-star cast, including last year’s Oscar darlings Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard, as well as Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Penélope Cruz and Nicole Kidman.
The play is about a director (Day-Lewis) going through a mid-life crisis following his biggest career success and becoming entangled romantically with several women.
“Nine” debuted on Broadway in 1982 and played 729 performances.
In celebrity baby news, Nicole Kidman gave birth to a healthy baby girl this morning in Nashville, reports E! News.
Kidman and husband Keith Urban named their first child Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. The new bundle checked in at 6 pounds, 7½ ounces, according to a statement from their publicist.
“Keith was by Nicole’s side, and mother and baby are very well,” the rep said.
Urban also posted the good news on his website:
“Earlier this morning, Nic gave birth to our beautiful baby girl,” he wrote. “We want to thank everybody that has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We feel very blessed and grateful that we can share this joy with all of you today.”
Kidman and Urban married June 25, 2006 and announced their pregnancy in January. Kidman has two other children from her marriage to Tom Cruise, Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13.
Nicole Kidman has called her relationship much more laid-back than her previous marriage to Tom Cruise.
She told Vogue magazine, “Keith and I, we’re more like, ‘Hey’ [she shrugs and smiles]. We just gently, gently sort of fell into each other. We were just two lonely people who went, ‘Ah, there you are.’ I’m so committed to this relationship, and so is he. I don’t have addiction problems, but love is a very powerful force in my life. It’s my fatal flaw and my virtue.”
The couple are expecting a child this summer – an overwhelming emotional ride for Kidman, who has suffered several miscarriages.
“When I first saw the baby on the ultrasound, I started crying,” she said in the interview. “I didn’t think I’d get to experience that in my lifetime. I like the unpredictable nature of it. To feel life growing with you is something very, very special, and I’m going to embrace that completely.”
Nicole Kidman will play Dusty Springfield in an upcoming biopic about the legendary English chanteuse.
According to Daily Variety, Kidman, 40, will also produce the movie through Fox’s Blossom Films.
The script is being penned by Michael Cunningham, the same writer behind the novel “The Hours,” which was adapted into a 2002 movie starring Kidman as literary giant Virginia Woolf. Kidman won an Oscar for her performance.
Kidman’s newest project is one of two Hollywood films about Springfield currently in the works. Universal is developing its own biopic, starring Kristin Chenoweth (“The West Wing”) as the pop icon.
The films’ release dates have yet to be announced.
Springfield reached the height of her popularity in the 1960s with hits like “I Only Want To Be With You” and “The Look of Love.” In her personal life, she strugged with mental illness and substance abuse.
She died from breast cancer in 1999 at the age of 59.
The rumours are finally true: Nicole Kidman is pregnant with her first biological child.
After denying reports that she and hubby Keith Urban were knocked up, Kidman’s publicist confirmed the pregnancy yesterday, releasing this statement: “Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban confirmed today that they are expecting a baby. The couple are thrilled.”
Kidman has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, young teens Isabella and Connor. This will be the first child for Urban.
The couple married in the summer of 2006. Urban checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse several months later, but with Kidman by his side he has been doing much better.
Despite topping the weekend box office, The Golden Compass couldn’t find its way to a record-breaking debut.
New Line Cinema was hoping the $180 million fantasy epic would pull in big numbers but had to settle for $26.1 million and the number one weekend spot.
It’s been compared to other children’s books turned movie franchises like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter but those movies grossed at least $47 million in their first weekends.
After loads of controversy surrounding the anti-Christian messages in the Golden Compass and less than great reviews, the movie seemed doomed. But even if it didn’t live up to the hype, the film pulled in much bigger numbers than stars Nicole Kidman’s and Daniel Craig’s last flop, The Invasion, E! Online reports.
Rounding out the top five weekend films are Enchanted with $10.7 million, This Christmas coming in at number 3 with $5 million, Fred Claus, $4.7 million and finally, Beowulf with $4.4 million.
NICOLE KIDMAN has sensationally revealed the biggest secret during her
nine-year marriage to TOM CRUISE – she miscarried a child.
The tragedy has become the subject of much speculation in recent years, and now Kidman is revealing all in a stunning new Vanity Fair interview.
She recalls, “From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have
“We lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that’s when we would adopt (daughter) Bella.”
When asked to talk about her ill-fated pregnancy, the Australian actress
adds, “There’s a complicated background to that, given that I never speak much about many things. One day maybe that story will be told.”
Kidman and Cruise separated in 2000, shortly before their 10th wedding
anniversary. The divorce was finalised in 2001.
If the miscarriage revelation doesn’t shock, the Patrick Demarchelier Vanity Fair cover shot will – the normally demure and shy Kidman poses in a sailor’s hat and rips open her blouse to reveal a white bra. (KL/PE&VF/MT)
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Nicole Kidman says her dream life would be quitting acting to live on a paradise island with a huge family.
The 39-year-old actress, who has been at the centre of pregnancy rumours in recent months, admits she would love to have a baby with husband Keith Urban and live the rest of her days in a tropical haven.
She is quoted as saying: “I’d love to be a mum again. I’d always thought I’d live on a Fijian island. I love the idea of being in sarong, with hair down to my bum and kids following me around.”
However, Kidman refused to confirm reports she is already expecting, only saying of her and her spouse: “Our priorities are aligned.”
The ‘Cold Mountain’ star already has two adopted children, Isabella, 13, and Conor, 11, from her marriage to first husband Tom Cruise.
Country music star Urban is currently in rehab being treated for alcoholism.
Actress Nicole Kidman paid a visit to husband Keith Urban in rehab, squashing rumours their marriage is on the rocks.
Kidman was spotted with her country singer husband at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Sunday.
“Keith is expected to be in rehab for 35 to 40 days,” a source told US Weekly.
Urban was admitted to the centre on Oct. 19, where rehab programs start at $21,000 US.
Rumours of alcoholism and cocaine addition have swirled around Urban’s rehab stint. Even so, he took home the Best Male Vocalist trophy during Monday’s Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.
Nicole Kidman has more on her mind than just her rumoured upcoming wedding this weekend with Keith Urban.
The actress visited a children’s hospital in Sydney yesterday, the Daily Telegraph in Australia reports.
Kidman, her two children and her mother spent two hours at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, visiting the oncology, haematology and neurology wards. Reportedly, she has been a long supporter of the hospital and visits it whenever she is home.
The actress has reportedly asked her wedding guests that in lieu of gifts, they should donate to the children’s hospital.
In a very Australian gesture of goodwill, Actress Nicole Kidman and her fiance, country singer Keith Urban, gave a case of cold beer to the photographers camped outside her home in Sydney.
Apparently, about 20 paparazzi were stationed outside Kidman’s home when her garage door began to rise. But instead of an appearance by the celebrity couple, two women walked out carrying bottled water and a case of beer.
A note was attached to the case of “Victoria Bitter”: “Enjoy! Nicole and Keith.”
Earlier that day, the paparazzi sent Kidman flowers for her 39th birthday and even sang “Happy Birthday” to her through the intercom.
When she emerged from the house, smiling, she was asked what she had planned for her birthday.
“Not much, dinner at home with mum … boring,” she said. “Thank you for the flowers and the singing.”
Urban and Kidman arrived in Australia on Monday, saying they had returned to the country to be married. The wedding is widely expected to take place this weekend.