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Diane Keaton’s “Balls To The Floor” Appearance On The ‘Today Show’

November 9th, 2010 No comments

If only Diane Keaton‘s recent movies were as funny as her appearance on the Today Show this morning to promote her new movie Morning Glory where she plays a morning show news anchor. She told real life counterpart Meredith Viera that being older in Hollywood is just as bad as it’s ever been. She said:

Being older is always a dumping ground. They never want you. So if you do survive, then you’ve really done a good job at somehow managing it.

Keaton said she admired her character in Morning Glory for being, “balls to the floor.” Sort of life her daffy talk show appearance. Nicely done.

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Helena Bonham Carter Opens Up About Working With Husband Tim Burton: “We Went Through A Really Bad Time On ‘Sweeney Todd’”

November 7th, 2010 No comments

Hollywood couples who decide to work together sometimes find it’s a double edged sword. The high pressure atmosphere of a movie set can strain even the healthiest relationships. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise famously ended their years long marriage shortly after co-starring with each other on Stanley Kubrick‘s Eyes Wide ShutKate Winslet‘s marriage to writer/director Sam Mendes also wasn’t strengthened by their collaboration on Revolutionary Road. The movie was a success, but the same couldn’t be said for their relationship, which ended soon after the movie was released. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, actress Helena Bonham Carter who is married to director Tim Burton revealed that she was forced to lay down the law on the set of Alice in Wonderland in order to save the relationship. Although they have successfully navigated the treacherous territory of working together several times, she said it hasn’t always been smooth sailing:

We went through a really bad time on Sweeney Todd. … I didn’t get one compliment (from Burton). He really had this whole thing, like he didn’t want to seem as if he was favoring me. So he’d go in the opposite direction. And Tim and Johnny (Depp), they have their lovely relationship, you know, they get on so well. So that was a difficult one. … Read more…

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Chilean Miner, Edison Peña Belts Out ‘Suspicious Minds’ On David Letterman

November 5th, 2010 No comments

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Vince Vaughn Responds To Controversy Surrounding Trailer For ‘The Dilemma’: “I Didn’t Think It Was A Problem”

November 4th, 2010 No comments

The original trailer for The Dilemma , which featured Vince Vaughn spouting the  line, “Electric cars are gay. I mean not homosexual gay, but, ‘My parents are chaperoning the dance, gay,” probably would have gone unnoticed under normal circumstances. Since it had the unfortunate timing to be released at the height of sensitivity following the suicide deaths of several gay teenagers, it became the perfect target for anger from media pundits such as Anderson Cooper and activist groups like GLAAD. Following the outcry, Universal released a new trailer with the line removed, but announced that it would remain included in the film that will be released January 14th. Vaughn has kept quiet so far, but finally got a chance to respond to the controversy surrounding the trailer on Atlanta radio’s The Bert Show, hosted by Burt Weiss. A transcript of the portion of the interview relating to the trailer is posted after the jump. Read more…

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Sean Young Lacing Up For Her Reality TV Comeback

November 3rd, 2010 No comments

Except in rare examples like Meryl Streep, Hollywood doesn’t usually allow for actresses over 40 to enjoy a second act to their careers. In the case of Sean Young, whose reputation as an eccentric showbiz castaway is as entrenched in the Tinseltown firmament as the Hollywood sign, being over 40 is only the first in a long line of obstacles. Young, who was last heard from when she heckled The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director Julian Schnabel at the Director’s Guild Awards in 2008, told Entertainment Weekly in 2007:

I’m a come back waiting to happen.

It looks like the quirky actress will finally be making a comeback, albeit on reality television. She announced to the magazine that she will be appearing on the first season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars spin-off Skating with the Stars. Read more…

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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY! All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 10/25

November 1st, 2010 1 comment

Lately, Chicago has been a hot spot for big budget studio projects like Transformers 3, which filmed over the summer in downtown locations. When some movies, even those set in the windy city, are forced to cut corners, the filmmakers have to scramble to recreate the city’s sights and sounds elsewhere. Canada is usually seen as the cheaper alternative. In 2002 the movie musical Chicago wasn’t filmed in its namesake, but in Toronto and in 2004, Wicker Park, starring Josh Hartnett was mostly filmed in Montréal and Québec.

  • The filmmaker’s behind the upcoming romantic comedy The Vow starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams took a similar route, filming most the movie in Toronto, but came to Chicago to capture some of the city’s notable landmarks such as Millenium Park. Tatum was spotted having dinner at Sunda on October 25 with his wife Jenna Dewan. Read more…
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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Halloween Déjà Vu, Saw 3-D #1, Paranormal Activity #2

November 1st, 2010 No comments

It was déjà vu, with a similar line-up of movies as last year capitalizing on Halloween fever. Paranormal Activity 2 came in second place and Saw 3-D raked in $24.2M for first. It was the seventh film in the franchise, but the first spruced up with 3-D technology and the added gimmick proved to be potent draw. Its opening weekend numbers were much higher than last year’s Saw VI, which didn’t have the benefit of the hefty surcharge for 3-D films. Last year Oren Peli, the director of Paranormal Activity reassured fans that the filmmakers behind the sequel understood the material and that they would not be disappointed, when he said:

These guys get it, and the fans won’t be disappointed. Read more…

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