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.
I’m not entirely sure why they’re remaking Stephen King’s famous novel Carrie for a third time. But considering the fact that it launched Sissy Spacek’s Hollywood career when she filmed the original, the story and role must be too good to pass off for an actress such as Chloë Moretz.
After premiering at the New York Comic Con, a teaser trailer for the 2013 film is now spreading across the web. Featuring a night skyline and buildings on fire, we catch a sight of Carrie covered in blood…looking extra sinister.
While I can’t say that I’m particularly excited (because 1. I hate horror films, and 2. why remake something again?), but I am interested to see how Moretz does. Having played an awesome Hit-Girl in the super-hero comedy “Kick Ass”, she has proven herself to be a great young actress.
Carrie, is expected to hit theatres March 15.
Chloe Moretz beat everyone from Dakota Fanning to Lily Collins for the part of Carrie White, a shy high school student who takes revenge upon her bullies with her lethal powers.
I usually don’t approve of remakes, especially for movies that are so classic. I mean, think of something fresh! That said, I think the 1976 movie based off Stephen King’s book could stand to be remade, especially if Moretz, who was in Hugo, is attached to the project.
The 1974 novel is about a young and tormented high schooler who uses her telekinetic powers to take revenge on the bullies at her school. It has some of the most classic scene in horror history.
The 15-year-old might be happy now, but imagine how she’ll feel once she’s draped in pig blood, a la Sissy Spacek below.
Stephenie Meyer must be rolling in her grave, or at least the fictional vampires of the Twilight series most certainly are. A recent report on PerezHilton.com claims that Meyer failed to make the top ten in a recent poll on America’s favorite authors.
Beloved writer, Stephen King, was named America’s Favorite Author followed by James Patterson and John Grisham. I wonder what Meyer has to say about King? However, she probably hasn’t read many of his novels, they contain too much sex and blasphemy for her tastes (clearly not enough blood though). Meyer probably staked herself in the heart when she heard the bad news.
I guess America just isn’t progressive enough for wholesome vampire tales. America just wants wholesome wizard tales. Meyer should hook up with J.K. Rowling for some tips. Maybe she can crack the top ten next year. If not, well then she’ll have to start working days and give the night shift up.
Director Steven Spielberg is planning to bring Stephen King’s latest novel, Under the Dome, to television, reports CBC. DreamWorks TV announced Spielberg will be executive producer for a mini-series based on the novel, which hit stores Nov. 10.
Under the Dome is the story of a town that has an invisible force field descend around it, making it impossible to go in or out. The townspeople then divide into two warring camps as they struggle for survival.
The killer clown is back.
Warner Bros. is bringing Stephen King’s “It” to the big screen, almost two decades after the top-selling horror novel was turned into an TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as the sadistic clown Pennywise.
Dave Kajganich (“The Invasion”) has been hired to pen the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
When asked about “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer Sci-fi author Stephen King said she “can’t write,” according to E! Online.
In an interview with USA Weekend, King was asked a question regarding the success of both Meyer and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and responded with, “The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephanie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
Although King criticized Meyer’s writing, he admitted the “Twilight” author knows how to make her stories compelling. “People are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books,” King said to USA Weekend. “It’s very exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because they’re not overtly sexual.”