Howard Stern Talks With Lady Gaqa About Madonna, Perez Hilton And Quitting Weed

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During his chat with Lady Gaga, Howard Stern discussed her feuds with Madonna and Perez Hilton, who, apparently, after one too many whiskey sours, turns into a mean drunk who insults Born This Way.

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Twerk It, B*tch: Lilly Allen’s Back With A Message For The Music Industry

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Back in 2009, Lilly Allen declared that she had enough of being a super successful pop star and was finished with the music business. At the time she said:

I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record.

Luckily for fans of sarcastic pop music and hardcore twerking (which should be almost everyone) Allen is back with a new single and video, “Hard Out Here.” Last time out, with her album It’s Not Me, It’s You, most of Allen’s songs were about how annoyed she was with all the guys she dated. Now, after a hiatus during which she got married and had two kids, she’s annoyed with the music industry, singers that shake their ass (aka Miley Cyrus and her foam finger) and people telling her to get in better shape.

At the beginning of the video, Allen is layed out on the operating table, while her agent expresses his disgust at her body.

Agent: Jesus, how does somebody let themselves get like this, huh?

Surgeon: Lack of self-discipline I supppose.

Lilly Allen: Um, I had two babies.

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This is followed by a twerk-a-thon, during which Allen sings about being too smart to use her sex appeal.

Don’t need to shake my ass for you cause I’ve got a brain.

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Allen gets to have her cake and eat it too. She calls out the sexism in the music industry while looking as hot as possible. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it and then be ready to pose for the cover of Vogue. Good to have Allen back and, as her creepy agent says in the video, “in fighting shape,” to take on that responsibility.

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HV Article About Shelley Duvall Mentioned On “How Was Your Week” Podcast

Thanks to Jen. J. Walker for sending author, podcaster and performer Julie Klausner a link to our article about actress Shelley Duvall. The article is titled “Shelley Duvall: The Update You Didn’t Want” and based on Klausner’s reaction to to it, on the latest episode of her podcast “How Was Your Week,” she clearly didn’t want to find out that, as of 2009, the actress was living in Texas and claming that there were, “aliens living in her body.” The link was sent to Klausner after she and Rachel Lichtman revealed “their mutual desire to be pals with Shelley Duvall,” during a recent segment on “How Was Your Week.”

 

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Trailer For ‘Before Midnight’ Released: Delpy and Hawke Are Older But None The Wiser

Before Sunset, the sequel to Before Sunrise, was the rare followup that was even better than the original.  That movie ended with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in the middle of a flirtatious moment where they seemed to be on the verge of rekindling their lost love.

before_mdnight_posterTurns out they did, and the recently released trailer for the third film in the trilogy, Before Midnight, shows that they not only rediscovered the spark between them, but ended up getting married and having kids. At this point this series is starting to feel like a reunion for the class of 1994 (when the original movie came out). Is it possible to recapture the magic of the first two movies? Hard to say, although after watching the trailer it’s clear that Delpy’s character still loves to wax philosophical about the state of their lives and relationship. That could get irritating after awhile, even for the most patient among us. What’s always made them a good match is that Hawke’s character has always been good at knowing when to shutup and listen, even when she says stuff like, “I still feel close to you, but I don’t know some I feel like you’re breathing helium and I’m breathing oxygen.” As was the case when Before Sunset was released in 2004, the latest addition of the series will be a breath of fresh air at the multiplex, which has been bombarded lately with lackluster 3D blockbusters.

 

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Steven Spielberg Talks ‘Jurassic Park 3D’

In a recent interview (posted above) Steven Spielberg discussed the upcoming release of Jurassic Park 3D and explained that technology was a natural fit:

Jurassic Park in a sense was shot in my mind in 3D.

As someone who has been skeptical of converted 3D movies, Spielberg’s enthusiasm makes a very good case that the rerelease isn’t just a crass money grab. The director of the summer 1993 blockbuster said that he was inspired by last year’s 3D rerelease of Titanic. (more…)

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A Hollywood Vulture EXCLUSIVE: Mila Kunis As The Wicked Witch In The Original Oz

In his review of Oz the Great and Powerful for the Chicago-Sun Times, Richard Roeper, echoed the sentiments of many (including myself) who were disappointed in the casting, particularly of Mila Kunis, who portrays the Wicked Witch of the West. He wrote:

Margaret Hamilton‘s Wicked Witch in the original “Oz” was the stuff of nightmares for generations. Mila’s Wicked Witch would get her first place for makeup at a Hollywood Halloween party, while her performance is closer to a Razzie than to an Oscar.

What would it look like if Kunis had portrayed the Wicked Witch in the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz instead of Margaret Hamilton? I put together a video that demonstrates that it might not have worked out very well.

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Howard Stern Goofs on Liza Minnelli and Adele

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Early Reviews Are In For ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’

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Even though there have been several big budget 3D flops recently, Disney is confident it will be able to recapture the box office magic of Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland which earned over $330 M, in the US alone, when it was released in 2010.

The studio wisely followed the marketing strategy of Alice and is predicting a huge $80 M weekend. This is Disney’s first stab at a movie based on the Oz books since Return to Oz in 1985. (more…)

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Jamie Lee Curtis Blasts Seth MacFarlane: Says He “Lacks Class” And Calls The Oscars “A Cheesy Vaudeville Show”

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Jamie Lee Curtis has been writing a column that appears in The Huffington Post for the past few years and hasn’t shied away from writing honestly about her own struggles, such as her past addiction to painkillers. She’s also used it to express her opinion on a variety of subjects from aging and divorce to the World Cup. Turns out Curtis was very offended by the Oscar telecast hosted by Seth MacFarlane and in her latest article titled “And the Oscar Goes to… Hell” she makes it clear she’s no fan of the Family Guy creator. (more…)

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Jack The Giant Slayer Turns Out To Be A Big Budget BOMB For Warner Bros.

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Jack the Giant Slayer was the number one movie at the box office this weekend and that would normally be a cause for celebration. Unfortunately, with a low gross of $28M, it was considered a big bomb for Warner Bros., because the CGI spectacle starring Ewan Macgregor had a budget of over $195 M.

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It was an off weekend at the multiplex in general and two other new movies, 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II, also underperformed. It remains to be seen how much Warner Bros. will be affected by Jack‘s disappointing returns, but the low theater attendance is coming at a time when both Disney and Dreamworks have announced they are planning to restructure their film divisions in order to remain profitable as a direct result of low performing releases. Both studios have had to rebound after big flops. (more…)

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