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We're all still thinking about Nick Jonas' Flaunt magazine photo shoot (because Wow), but what did the family think? That's the question that E! News' Giuliana Rancic asked the young stud tonight on the red carpet at the 2014 American Music Awards in downtown Los Angeles, and what he told us might surprise you. "I sent the pictures to my parents actually right after I did the shoot for Flaunt magazine, which is actually a tribute to Mark Wahlberg. He's iconic shoot in the '90s," Jonas, who looked handsome as ever in an Armani suit, began to tell us. "My dad responded and was like, 'You know you get that from me, right?' So he was actually really proud." Lol! »
Mark Wahlberg's wife thinks he looks like an older Harry Styles. Rhea Durham - who has been married to the 'Ted' star since 2009 - is pleased he is cutting off his locks for charity so he doesn't resemble an older version of the 'Steal My Girl' hitmaker. Speaking in a video to promote the 'Buzz For Kids' campaign, Mark said: ''We're challenging every single person out there to buzz their hair. ''My wife will actually be happy because she says I look like an old Harry [Styles] from One Direction. ''I'm challenging every other celebrity, sports star in the world to pitch in too''. The 43-year-old actor has vowed to cut his hair after he has finished filming 'Ted 2', 'Deepwater Horizon', and 'Daddy's Home' to raise money and awareness for cancer-stricken children in America. Meanwhile, Mark - who has four children: 11-year-old Ella, »
Few stars are more iconic than Brooke Shields. On Big Morning Buzz Live, the model and actress gave fans a taste of her new book, There Was A Girl, which details her relationship with her manager mom. Shields also dropped juicy stories about famous friends from John F. Kennedy, Jr. to Michael Jackson.
Watch the clip above to see Shields recall growing up with the King Of Pop, having dinner with a drunk Frank Sinatra, and taking a selfie in the ’90s as she tried to woo Mark Wahlberg! In the clip below, she talks about snagging dates with Kennedy and George Michael.
If you didn’t realize Shields had such high-profile boyfriends, check out the gallery below for other former celeb couples you totally forgot.
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- Rahsheeda Ali
Patrick Radden Keefe's New Yorker story "The Hunt for El Chapo" is a terrifying, bizarre, and occasionally funny look at modern drug trafficking. Delving into the lavish world of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, Keefe finds a quirky character pulling strings for a murderous bunch who love their Instagram. The DEA manhunt for Loera, that ended this past February, lasted a decade. The best kingpins can live a life of luxury and still avert paramilitary. Loera was the best of the best. Those are the types that get movies made about their lives. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Universal has picked up the rights to "El Chapo," for its "Lone Survivor" director Peter Berg to helm. After that gritty military war film earned more than franchise wannabe "Battleship," the studio is in a position to let Berg do whatever the heck he wants. He’ll »
- Matt Patches
Before WB greenlight the Aquaman movie, buzz about bringing the DC superhero to life was first uttered by the boys from HBO's "Entourage." Since the show was based on Mark Wahlberg's real-life entourage, we asked the actor if he'd like to take some credit for bringing the King of the Seven Seas to the big screen and if his entourage will be seeing the movie.
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Hollywood sure loves making films based on the real life tales of America's "War on Drugs." Universal has greenlit another pic about the hunt for a notorious drug kingpin. This time, it'll be about Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who rose up the ranks to become the head of the Sinaloa cartel. They've hired Craig Borten, hot off his Academy Award nomination for last year's Dallas Buyers Club, to write the script- which will be based off of a Patrick Keefe article for the New Yorker.
The film will share that article's title, Hunt for El Chapo, and Universal has tapped Peter Berg to sit in the director's chair. Perg was recently in the news for another project, as the director is awfully busy lately. That other film I'm referring to is The Six Billion Dollar Man, which Berg will direct with Mark Wahlberg starring. The Lone Survivor director will likely bring violent grit to Guzmán's tale. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
• Hannibal Buress is joining Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Daddy's Home. Sean Ander and John Morris are directing the film, which tells the story of a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad he can to his wife's two children. But, his plans are disrupted when the children's biological father shows up. Buress will play a sarcastic handyman who believes the stepdad to be racist, the result of some ploying on the part of Wahlberg's character. Linda Cardellini also stars as Ferrell's wife. The film began shooting on Monday in New Orleans. [THR] • Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, »
- C. Molly Smith
Filmmaker Peter Berg has found an interesting piece of material that may be well suited to his talents as a director. THR reports that the Lone Survivor and The Rundown director is attached to helm and produce the global thriller The Hunt for El Chapo for Universal Pictures, which is based on a New Yorker article (read it here) about the capture of drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman. The project has Dallas Buyers Club co-writer Craig Borten set to pen the screenplay. Guzman was imprisoned in the early 1990s, escaped, and then ran the Sinaloa cartel while on the lam. He was captured in February of this year during an operation that involved the Mexican Navy, the DEA, and the U.S. Marshals. Berg has been doing some fine work in television since Lone Survivor, helming the pilot and subsequent episodes of HBO’s The Leftovers as well as the Dwayne Johnson HBO pilot Ballers, »
- Adam Chitwood
I kid, I kid, but I’m also kind of serious. When someone mentions Tyler Perry, it’s only fair to think of him dressing up in old lady drag, bible thumping, and moralizing about how women shouldn’t open their legs for any good looking dude like they are a 24-hour Golden Corral. (Seriously, did you see Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor? Way to send a message to women that if they are not faithful, they’re going to get AIDS and everyone will hate them. Ugh!)
But here’s the thing: Ty Ty isn’t the owner of these kinds of movie tropes, so it’s about time we stop acting like it and recognize other movies that rely on these storytelling motifs. For example:
The Hooker With a Heart of Gold
[Photo: Lionsgate, Buena Vista Pictures]
When your job is being the personification of a sneeze guard at »
Hannibal Buress is joining the cast of Daddy's Home, the Paramount-Red Granite comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Buress, a stand-up comedian, recently drew attention for his remarks about Bill Cosby's resurfaced rape allegations during a performance in October. Sean Anders and John Morris are directing the film, which centers on a mild-mannered easy-listening radio executive (Ferrell) looking to become the best stepdad possible to his wife's two children just as their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives on the scene. Buress will play a sarcastic handyman who, due to circumstances orchestrated by Wahlberg’s character,
- Borys Kit
The first time I met Jennifer Aniston, she was naked. During the rehearsals for the live broadcast version of "Fail Safe" directed by Stephen Frears, I was invited to tour the sets, talk to the people behind the event, and possibly take a peek at some rehearsals. George Clooney was our host for the day, and his assistant at the time, Amy, was the one assigned to drive us around the lot that afternoon. Amy was the sort of person who knew everyone, and she pointed out a soundstage where they were shooting the Mark Wahlberg film "Rock God." As she was pointing it out, the door to the soundstage opened and Jennifer Aniston came strolling out, wearing the tiniest kimono I've ever seen. Amy waved her over, and the two of them started talking. As they did, it was fairly obvious that Aniston was wearing the kimono and nothing else, »
- Drew McWeeny
We've been hearing about a big screen adaptation of the "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" video game for years, mostly when David O Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) was attached. Then it became clear that he has never played the game and the helmer eventually dropped out. Then Neil Burger (Limitless) stepped in to replace Russell, and soon after Burger was replaced by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), who is still on board. And now comes word that the project is becoming more of a priority for Sony, which just hired Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) to polish the script originally written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). The studio still needs to finds its leading man before the film can move forward. Mark Wahlberg was briefly attached, but has since moved on. More recently, Sony made an offer to Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), but he passed. »
Margaret here, reporting from the La festival beat with short takes on some would-be Oscar contenders.
Screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed), director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and star Mark Wahlberg joined forces on this remake of the 1974 James Caan movie of the same name, and the result is certainly stylish. It's well-shot, coolly assured, and smartly paced. Wahlberg leads the movie capably as Jim Bennett, a man from a rich family with a solid career who has nonetheless dug himself to rock bottom with extravagant compulsive gambling.
The film is at its best when it engages with the question of why someone whose life is granted so much privilege so systematically pisses it all away. John Goodman, typically scene-stealing as a dangerous loan shark, makes many salient points about Jim's decisions, which are either self-destructive or indefensibly stupid. To its detriment, the film »
- Margaret de Larios
During some down time this weekend, check out some of our casting notices to keep yourself busy and working! Here are six auditions from New York to Los Angeles and beyond that will keep you loose and limber in the audition room. “The Trial And Death Of Joan Of Arc”This San Francisco stage production is casting all the supporting roles in this staged reading. The work explores the final days in the life of Joan of Arc, who led French soldiers to success in times of war. Auditions are Nov. 17 so actors be ready to speak about yourself and cold read sides. “Daddy’S Home”This film starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell is casting for the supporting role of Pepe, a “short, elderly, ethnic driver who speaks a language other than English.” Shooting in New Orleans in January 2015, the film follows a divorced man who re-enters his ex-wife »
Alas, there is no Oscar Futures column this week. (Vacations won't take themselves, people!) Don't fret, though: If you're still curious about who's up and who's down, check out my report from the AFI Film Festival filed earlier this week, where Selma surged, American Sniper had a solid-but-not-spectacular bow, and The Gambler gave Mark Wahlberg a problematic hand to play. In the days since, Tim Burton's Big Eyes quietly entered the Oscar race, but the reception is so mixed that it's unclear how the film will fare during awards season. Stay tuned! »
- Kyle Buchanan
Today’s Week in Review takes us to the highly probable rumor mill and some potentially sensational casting.
First up, The Daily Mail is reporting that Christoph Waltz is on board to be the villain in the still untitled, Sam Mendes-helmed Bond 24. The Daily Mail was also the source behind other potential Bond news regarding Lea Seydoux, potentially the next Bond girl or “femme fatale.” And although it would seem obvious that Waltz would be playing the villain, even that seems ambiguous. “It’s not immediately evident whether the part’s friend, or foe, or a bit of both,” said one of the Mail’s anonymous sources. Still though, if you’re going to cast Anton Chigurh in your previous Bond movie, the next logical step is to cast Hans Landa, right?
The next concerns the potential full cast of Suicide Squad, the DC movie full of a team of super villains. »
- Brian Welk
There are few more recent franchises as significant to the PlayStation brand as the Uncharted series. Across three main games (and a prequel), treasure hunter Nathan Drake has scoured the globe for hidden riches. Sony has been trying to adapt the beloved games into a film since 2008, shortly after the series began. The Uncharted film has had a number of writers, directors, and actors attached to the project, and there's now another name to add to the list. As The Hollywood Reporter originally reported and EW can confirm, Sony has brought on Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker scribe »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games"), Evan Peters ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Dan Stevens ("The Guest") are all reportedly testing for the lead role in Shawn Levy's "Forty Thieves" at 20th Century Fox.
The project is an adventure comedy take on the classic folk tale 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' with the trio of actors testing for the male lead 'Allen'. [Source: The Wrap]
Armie Hammer has joined the cast of actor/director Nate Parker’s "The Birth Of A Nation" about Nat Turner, an African-American slave turned revolutionary who led a bloody rebellion in Virginia in 1831.
- Garth Franklin
As the end of the year approaches, the number of question marks in the Oscar ranks continues to sink lower. This past week, Selma, American Sniper, The Gambler and A Most Violent Year all dropped at AFI Fest, leaving only movies like Unbroken (still presumed to be a front-runner in a crowded field), Exodus: Gods and Kings (possibly not an awards movie at all), Big Eyes, and Into the Woods (who knows?) still unseen.
Did these newcomers make an impact worthy of making the charts? Let’s explore below.
It seemed like just a few weeks ago Selma might not even be completed in time for a serious awards push. This week Oprah convinced Director Ava DuVernay to screen the whole film rather than just a 30-minute preview, and the gamble paid off in spades.
- Brian Welk
Oscar winning screenwriter Mark Boal – best known for writing The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty – has come on board to rewrite the screenplay for the adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted.
The video game follows a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of the fabled golden South American city El Dorado from a cursed statue. His search for El Dorado becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray.
Uncharted is set for release 10 June, »
- Thomas Roach
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