Fine, I’ll bite. I’ll watch this fake ending for Paperman, the Oscar winning Disney short.
Wait. What? The paper planes come together to form a man?! And they didn’t just magically attack, I mean, gently nudge our two lovers together for the sake of romance? It, as in the actual paper man, was just horny? Whoaaaa… whoa. Not cool. I did not expect that at all.
Dammit, College Humor. You just had to go there.
WATCH THE PAPERMAN ALTERNATIVE ENDING BELOW:
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or an absolute cynic, it’ll be hard to find anything to dislike about this film.
Recently nominated for an Academy Award, the animated short “Paperman” directed by John Kahrs truly brings the magic of Disney to the forefront. A story about love, chance and destiny, this minimalist black and white film surrounds a lonely New York man who meets a beautiful woman by chance during his morning commute.
It’s no surprise that this film is getting critical acclaim. With beautiful cinematography and music, it will be difficult not to be charmed after watching this.
*sigh* Now if only my life was like this…
Watch the film here:
Lindsay Lohan is making a career comeback at 25, when most people are freshly starting entry-level jobs. Her five year plan includes an Academy Award. When Lauer asked where she hopes to be at 30 she said: “Hopefully, I’ll have just come from the Oscars this past weekend.”
Lohan’s relapsed so many times in the past so is it bad that I’m routing for a comeback? I actually think she’s starting on the right food by parodying her behaviour this weekend on Saturday Night Live. She’ll also be tackling Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie.
Will this be a Drew Barrymore transformation or is she bound to head back to the party train?
For such a youngster, Hailee Steinfeld is definitely picking complex roles!
The oscar-nominee is now in negotiations to play Juliet in Italian director Carlo Carlei’s adaptation of the classic play ‘Romeo and Juliet,” reports upandcomers.net. The role was originally meant for Lily Collins, who will be playing the new Snow White, but she passed it up. Same with Addison Timlin, who also passed it up after a year of being attached to the project. It’s all yours, Steinfeld!
The film will begin shooting later this spring in Italy, with age-appropriate 14-year-old Steinfeld playing Juliet, one half of a young couple whose forbidden romance leads to tragedy for both their warring families in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Carlei has said the film will be set in classic Shakespearan era and will bring the iconic characters to life for a new generation that doesn’t have its own version yet. Julian Fellowes wrote the script.
“Romeo and Juliet” will also officially be Steinfeld’s first film since landing an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the Coen Brothers’ ‘True Grit.’ She is attached to a spec script of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ which is currently out to buyers, and also ‘Forgotten,’ an adaptation of the novel by Cat Patrick. Both projects are in the development stage and not close to production any time soon.
She’s only 14 and landing these major roles, so props to her. I’m glad she’s doing these kind of roles instead of, like, High School Musical part 48 or something. It’s good to experiment and test your limits when you’re first starting out, so I’m excited to see what kind of depth she can bring to the role. It’s definitely not an easy part to act, so I’m sure she’ll have to train hard and steady to receive the acclaim she did for ‘True Grit.’
The ballerina double used for Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” is speaking out about how much dancing she actually did in the movie, reports Perez Hilton. And it’s more than you think.
“Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie. All the other shots are me,” said Sarah Lane, the dance double. That’s a huge difference than the 85 per cent the instructor said Portman did. “The shots that are just her face with arms, those shots are definitely Natalie,” said Lane. “But that doesn’t show the actual dancing.”
This revelation comes after Natalie’s instructor, baby daddy and fiancée defended Natalie and how much she actually did in the movie.
Lane also claims that producer Ari Handel specifically told her to keep quiet over this. “They wanted to create this idea in people’s minds that Natalie was some kind of prodigy or so gifted in dance and really worked so hard to make herself a ballerina in a year and a half for the movie, basically because of the Oscar,” said Lane. “It is demeaning to the profession and not just to me. I’ve been doing this for 22 years…. Can you become a concert pianist in a year and a half, even if you’re a movie star?”
Despite all this drama, though, Lane doesn’t have any jealous or angry feelings toward the Oscar winning actress. In fact, she thinks she did a wonderful job.
“I do give her a lot of credit because in a year and a half she lost a lot of weight and she really tried to go method and get into a dancers head and really feel like a ballet dancer. [Natalie] is an amazing actress, for sure,” Lane says. “I know that it’s not a personal thing against me. I know that it’s just a political thing. It’s just unfortunate that I kind of lost credit.”
I feel bad for the this dance double. I can only imagine how rigorous it must have been for her, and then to get no credit for her hard work is a real middle finger to her talents.
I still think Portman deserved to win the oscar though, because even though she didn’t do all the dancing, her acting and mindset throughout the movie was what really drove the movie forward. To be honest, I don’t know why the double is lashing out at Portman. It’s not like it’s her fault she’s getting all the praise, she is the star of the film, after all.
If you want to check out her performance, make sure to pick up “Black Swan” on DVD on Tuesday, March 29.
According to TMZ, The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to disrupt Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral due to her HIV/AIDS activism and “enabling” of gays.
“Margie Phelps , daughter of WBC Pastor Fred Phelps , took to Twitter Wednesday to announce the church is going to picket non-lesbian Liz’s funeral … all because Liz was apparently some sort of gay “enabler” and (God forbid) an AIDS activist,” reports TMZ. Last time I checked, none of what she did is a crime…in fact, it’s the complete opposite! Way to disrespect one of the most notable actresses in the industry.
On a nicer note, Turner Classic Movies have announced they will air a 24-hour Liz Taylor marathon to commemorate the Hollywood icon, who passed away earlier today at age 79, reports Gossip Cop. Now that’s more like it!
The memorial tribute is set to air on Sunday, April 10, beginning at 6 a.m. EST. The line-up includes Taylor’s Oscar-winning films Butterflies 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf.
The schedule is:
6 a.m. - Lassie Come Home (1943)
7:30 a.m. – National Velvet (1944)
11:30 a.m. – Father of the Bride (1950)
1:15 p.m. – Father’s Little Dividend (1951)
2:45 p.m. – Raintree County (1957)
6 p.m. – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
8 p.m. – Butterfield 8 (1960)
10 p.m. – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
12:30 a.m. – Giant (1956)
4 a.m. – Ivanhoe (1952)
Now that’s a Sunday well spent! You will be greatly missed, Liz.
Weight Watchers just added another dazzling star to their long line of celeb spokespeople. Oscar-winning singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson, announced that she is the newest face for the popular weight-loss company, MTV News reports.
After having a 7-month-old-son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., with fiancé, pro wrestler, David Otunga, the star says that Weight Watchers fits into her schedule quite well.
“I can follow the plan no matter where I am, still enjoy my favorite foods and even use the iPhone app to track my points,” she said.
Hudson is very positive about the program and does not see it as a diet.
“He is absolutely amazing,” Efron said to Access Hollywood on the Oscar red carpet last night (March 7) of the Twilight star. “I think he’s making great choices. I think he’s handling it all really well, but you know, he’s a superstar. He really deserves all this.”
The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010, as is shown on the official Oscar website, oscar.com. The show will be hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. The official list of nominees was just announced.
Best Picture nominees:
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Just when I thought Ryan Gosling couldn’t get any sexier. Well, he’s in a band now. Not just any band – a duo with his best friend (and sister’s ex-boyfriend) Zach Shields called Dead Man’s Bones featuring, throughout the entire album, the Silverdale Conservatory Children’s Choir.
The result: songs with titles like “My Body is a Zombie for You” (the chorus of which is shouted by the aforementioned children), set to ominous piano-folk and the Roy Orbison-esque voice of Gosling. The mood is something like the Billy the Kid scene from I’m Not There, and if that reference is too obscure, let’s just call it Halloween. In the video for the band’s first single, “In the Room Where You Sleep”, the choir is outfitted in an array of costumes from skeleton to pirate to ghost.
Gosling has clearly gotten into character yet again – he and Shields created their own label, Werewolf Heart, that will release the debut Never Let a Lack of Talent Get You Down this summer. (Werewolf Heart has also taken on upcoming releases from Ima Robot and The Goat.) And just this week, Dead Man’s Bones announced plans for a North American tour in October, with stops in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and will include a local talent show before each performance.
Rumours have been flying everywhere that Disney stars like Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus and “Twilight” actor Robert Pattinson will make appearances during the Academy Awards on Sunday February 22.
“High School Musical” star Zac Efron and his girlfriend and “High School Musical” co-star Vanessa Hudgens are rumoured to be presenting the award for Best Original Song according to E! Online.
On Monday, rumours started about “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson and if he would present an award. However, there has been no confirmation of this, or if co-star Kristen Stewart will present the award with Pattinson.
Last year, “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus made an appearance at the Academy Awards, and although there has been no confirmation if Cyrus is scheduled to take the stage, it has been reported by E! Online that she will be at the Oscars in support of the animated flick “Bolt,” which is nominated under the Animated Feature category.
“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus could potentially receive an Oscar nomination for the song “I Thought I Lost You,” featured on the “Bolt” movie soundtrack.
The song was co-written by Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele and performed with John Travolta in the animated Disney film.
The Los Angeles Times has labeled the teen star as a presumptive favourite in the category of Best Original Song.
“I knew she was writing it with her partner, and I thought, ‘Well, it will be a cute song, whatever it is. I’d agreed to sing it, so whatever it is I’m going to sing it, ‘ ” John Travolta told MTV News.
“Well, it was something great.” Travolta continues, “I mean, those lyrics, the melody, those choruses are A-plus stuff, you know? She’s really gifted at writing, and she really wanted to write something good for me as the character Bolt, so she went out of her way with her writing partner to come up with something good, and I really think they pulled it off. I know something about music, and I’m telling ya, I was blown away.”
“Bolt” follows a Hollywood dog (played by John Travolta) who escapes from his trailer in search of Penny (played by Miley Cyrus).
Oscar’s feeling deep.
Reuters reports that when the nominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday, industry watchers were quick to point out that films about political and social issues are in this year – gay romance, race relations and government corruption are but a sample of the predominant themes.
“I think this year is the year that small movies get attention because they deal with complexities, they go to the gray area,” said Ang Lee, whose Brokeback Mountain nabbed eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. “They deal with issues, and they ask questions; they don’t really give resolution. That’s the mood this year.”
Crash, from Canadian writer-director Paul Haggis, and Good Night, and Good Luck both garnered six nominations each, including Best Picture. The other nominees in that category are Munich and Capote. Of the five Best Picture nominees, only Munich (which had a budget of $68 million) could be considered a big studio production. Steven Spielberg joked that he could have financed the other four movies and have enough money left over for The Squid and the Whale.
On a more serious note, Spielberg said, “This is a courageous year for filmmakers. … They are saying ‘If I never make another film, this one says what I think and feel.’”
A slew of new faces is also noticeable in the acting categories – 14 of the names are first-time Oscar nominees. Although the lack of proven star power may hurt ratings, it makes the competition more refreshing.
Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line) is the only one in the Best Actor category who has been nominated before. He faces off against Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck).
First-time Oscar nominees for Best Actress include Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line, Felicity Huffman for Transamerica, and Keira Knightley for Pride & Prejudice. The newcomers will compete with Oscar winners Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents) and Charlize Theron (North Country).
In the supporting actress category we have a lone past Oscar winner, Frances McDormand from North Country. The others are Amy Adams (Junebug), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) and Catherine Keener (Capote).
Finally, competing for best supporting actor with Oscar winner William Hurt (A History of Violence) are newcomers Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Matt Dillon (Crash), triple-threat George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck) and Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man).
The Academy Awards will air on March 5. Visit http://www.oscar.com/nominees/list.html for the complete list of nominees.