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Lance Bass says that the first person in ‘NSync he came out to was Joey Fatone, but it wasn’t on purpose. “Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that.” As for Joey’s reaction? “He was like, ‘Dude, I don’t care.’ I’m like, ‘Surprise!’ Joey was just like, ‘Dude, I don’t care. I have so many gay friends — I don’t care.’”
Sony is going to make a movie called Grasshopper Jungle, and the description will make you think the executives were high when they bought it. “It’s perhaps best described as Stand By Me meets Attack The Block, a coming-of-age yarn revolving around a teenager in Iowa trying to come to grips with his own »
- Ed Kennedy
Andrew Garfield reportedly opposed plans for the Oscars Batkid segment.
The Amazing Spider-Man actor arrived at rehearsals for the awards ceremony with a rewritten script, believing the original to be exploitative, insiders told The Wrap.
The show's producers apparently requested that Garfield revert to the first script for the segment featuring 5-year-old cancer survivor Miles 'Batkid' Scott.
He did not immediately respond, but is later said to have agreed. However, the Academy decided to cut the entire segment and replace it with a speech by Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Chris Evans.
Yesterday, Garfield responded to "lying" reports that he had pulled out of the segment.
His rep Rupert Fowler said that "Andrew and Miles were equally upset" by the removal of the segment, and that Garfield joined Batkid and his family at Disneyland on Monday.
Scott became an internet celebrity in November after being treated to a crime-fighting »
Andrew Garfield has responded to "lying" reports that he pulled out of an Oscars segment planned to honour cancer survivor 'Batkid'.
The Academy has taken responsibility for the cut, confirming that the 5-year-old Miles Scott's appearance was axed "due to the logistics of production", but several publications reported that the actor refused to take part over disagreements about the script.
Garfield's rep hit back at the claims, saying that the Amazing Spider-Man star and Batkid were "equally upset" to miss out on the ceremony.
Rupert Fowler told Us Weekly: "Here are the facts. In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honour Miles Scott as the true hero that he is.
"At some point overnight on Saturday/Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn't work in the ceremony. They decided to pull it »
The 5-year-old leukemia survivor known as "Batkid" had yet another huge feat on the horizon, following his day of playing a mini-superhero to the city of San Francisco in November. The child, whose real name is Miles Scott, was expected to appear at Sunday's Academy Awards, alongside fellow superhero Andrew Garfield (aka Spider-Man), who was scheduled to introduce him to the audience. But Scott, who was born in Tulelake, Calif., was in for a shock with his family upon arriving at the awards show in Hollywood, where they learned his scene had been cut from the program despite some early rehearsals. »
- Dahvi Shira
An appearance from 'Batkid' at this year's Oscars was pulled at the last minute, AMPAS has confirmed.
5-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott became an internet celebrity in November, after being treated to a crime-fighting day in San Francisco dressed as the superhero.
Miles was reportedly invited to participate in a segment during the Academy Awards, and his family had travelled to Los Angeles.
However, the plans were cancelled on the day of the ceremony, his mother told the International Business Times.
"I don't know if they ran out of time, of if there was something about the segment they didn't like," said Natalie Scott. "It got pulled so quickly that we didn't have a lot of insight into what was going on.
"It is kind of a disappointment, but things happen. I know that's how TV goes and how Hollywood is. We're just not used to that; we're from a really small town. »
Feature Mark Harrison 5 Mar 2014 - 06:39
For every animated movie that gets made, there are dozens more that never make it. Mark looks at some failed Disney projects...
In the age of the internet, Hollywood studios are much quicker to announce the projects they have in development than they used to be. Now that the demand is there, there's a huge turnover of movie-related news every day, and if you follow it in any significant way, there are probably a whole bunch of projects that you've heard about, maybe even gotten excited about, that never came to fruition.
Still, it's not only via the easier availability of such information that we know about projects that never came to be. At a studio like Disney, projects will get as far as being fully developed in animatic form before falling apart, and the artefacts left behind from such abridged projects have made for some fascinating reading. »
Ja from Mnpp here, starting off a new week with a brand new round of Beauty Vs Beast! I hope everybody enjoyed the Oscars last night - there were highs (Lupita!) and there were lows (another year of ill-incorporated montages) but there is one thing we can all agree upon: seeing Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in the same room like that made us all wish we were watching Death Becomes Her instead.
I was really hoping they'd present together, or maybe Meryl would just randomly scream out "Now, A Warning?" while Goldie was on-stage, or maybe Jennifer Lawrence would tumble down the theater's stairs and break into pieces in an elaborate tribute to the nearly twenty-two year old film? ...Something. Anything! Isabella Rossellini could've been carried out onto stage by some muscle men, perhaps? Alas it wasn't to be, save my imagination.
Thankfully I can trot out my imagination here, »
A trip to Disneyland after a big win has apparently been usurped by a guest-starring role on a daytime sudser.
After Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson revealed on NFL Total Access that his guilty pleasure is watching The Young and the Restless, the CBS drama booked the Super Bowl champ for a guest spot.
Robinson will now make his acting debut on March 13. He was written into an episode that will have him appearing alongside Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).
“It was an amazing experience! I’ve been a fan for years, and it was great to meet the personalities on the show, »
- Lynette Rice
Baby's first trip to Disneyland! Michael Bublé took to his Instagram page last week to share an adorable family photo of his son Noah meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time during a recent trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. "Noah's first time @Disney !! #Disneyland #family #fun #mickeymouse," the 38-year-old singer captioned the pic. In the shot, Bublé holds up little Noah, who's dressed in a striped onesie. A man in a Mickey costume stands next to the 5-month-old tot and gives the camera a wave. Meanwhile, mama Luisana stands next to Mickey and flashes a giant smile. Too cute! During their recent trip to Disneyland, Bublé was also snapped »
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Ryan Sweeting just might be the happiest people at the Happiest Place on Earth. The adorable lovebirds enjoyed a fun-filled "mini honeymoon" getaway to Disneyland on Saturday. As usual, the Big Bang Theory star documented the magical experience at the amusement park on her Instagram account. "Mini honeymoon at the happiest place on earth! @ryansweething #myhusbandisadisneyvirgin!," the actress captioned one snapshot. The Sweetings are appropriately clad in Disney gear as they pose in front of the well-known Mickey Mouse grass design. Kaley is sporting a cute pair of bright pink polka dot Minnie Mouse ears, while Ryan opted for the blue Fantasia Mickey tall cap. The »
Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, brought their baby boy, Noah, to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday. The couple was joined by Michael's parents, who took turns pushing the little one around the theme park in his stroller. During their daytime outing, Michael shared a photo of Noah meeting Mickey Mouse on Instagram, writing, "Noah's first time @Disney!!" (for what it's worth, Noah seemed unimpressed). Later in the evening, it was Luisana who was occupying Noah's stroller - she posted a snap of Michael pushing her with the caption, "While Noah rests in the arms of Grandma. . . " written in her native Spanish. Wouldn't we all love to experience Disneyland from the comfort of a baby carriage? Keep reading to see Michael and Luisana's adorable snaps from their son's first Disney adventure. Source: Instagram user michaelbuble View Slideshow › »
- Brittney Stephens
“I think we’re all glad that they changed the name to Fantasia,” states Steve Martin dryly during his introduction of Fantasia 2000 regarding the film’s predecessor, which was originally called The Concert Feature. (Fantasia may be a slightly cooler-sounding title, but it’s not much more inviting to the average audience member than The Concert Feature.) That single line of dialogue represents the key to the creative struggle at the heart of Fantasia 2000, a perfectly entertaining film with no identity of its own. Though Martin is funny in his few moments on screen (all of the celebrity introductions in this new film are mildly charming in their own way, though they vary in tone from Martin’s wacky fourth-wall-breaking humor to regal sincerity, as with Angela Lansbury’s climactic appearance), the fact that a recognizable comedian needs to be one of our ushers into a world of »
- Josh Spiegel
The opening and closing images in the Toy Story trilogy are one and the same: a picture-perfect blue sky with a couple of carefully placed, nonthreatening fluffy clouds in the middle. While both are computer-generated facsimiles, the former is a facsimile of a facsimile: the comforting wallpaper in the bedroom of a little boy named Andy Davis. The latter is closer to the real thing, greeting the teenage Andy as he drives off to college and out of the lives of the toys with whom he populated his imagination for over a decade. As the series opens, the 6-year old Andy, a suburban Christopher Robin of sorts, proves in the confines of his tiny room, overstuffed with plush animals, board games, action figures, and other toys, that his world of make-believe is limitless. As the series closes, Andy ventures into the known unknown of the real world, secretly wished an »
- Josh Spiegel
With anticipation building for Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent," due May 30, it's worth noting that the source of her live-action remake, Disney's animated "Sleeping Beauty," marks its 55th anniversary this week. Released on January 29, 1959, the movie was only a modest hit at the time, but over the years, it earned acclaim for its gorgeous wide-screen visuals, its memorable music, and its unforgettable villainess.
It's a movie you probably watched many times as a child, and yet there are still some things you probably don't know about "Sleeping Beauty," including its connections to Bugs Bunny, "The Andy Griffith Show," and the British royal family.
Here's a list of 25 such items you can stack on your spindle -- but be careful to shield your fingertip.
- Gary Susman
As Zayn Malik prepares to turn 21, his future wife, Perrie Edwards took him on a trip to Disneyland for a surprise pre-birthday celebration. The couple snagged adorable pics and enjoyed the best of the park’s attractions.
As many Directioners know, the beloved Zayn turns 21 on January 12. Before his big day however, Little Mix singer and fiancé Perrie surprised the One Direction heartthrob with a trip to the happiest place on earth.
Zayn Films Perrie Moonwalking On Ice »
- HL Intern
Films such as Lincoln revitalised the genre by focusing on short periods, but are too many made, too soon?
For a genre that's been dismissed so many times, the biopic is in impertinently rude health. In the past six months in the UK – and only counting the ones about major public figures – we've had Behind the Candelabra, Renoir, Lovelace, Rush, Diana, Hannah Arendt, The Fifth Estate, One Chance, Saving Mr Banks, Kill Your Darlings, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The next few weeks alone will grant us audiences with Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave), Charles Dickens (The Invisible Woman) and Grace of Monaco.
Somewhere down the line, though, the biopic tightened up its act. The Mandela picture's cradle-to-the-grave trudge looks positively old-fashioned now; even 12 Years a Slave is a bit copperplate. The new-school, high-definition biopic goes for the essence, rather than a chronicle of events, focusing on a galvanising »
- Phil Hoad
Zayn Malik got a magical birthday surprise, courtesy of his fiancée Perrie Edwards: a trip to Disneyland Paris! The One Direction singer will turn the big 2-1 on Jan. 12, but before he celebrates the milestone occasion, the Little Mix singer whisked her future hubby to the theme park in Marne-la-Vallée. The beautiful duo was appropriately clad in Disney gear as they posed for photographs in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, Zayn sporting a gray Mickey Mouse sweatshirt while Perrie opted for a tan beanie. The couple took in all of the attractions, but their favorites included the thrilling Big Thunder Mountain ride and Peter Pan's Flight. Zayn and Perrie stayed at the fairy-tale »
Feature Ryan Lambie 8 Jan 2014 - 07:26
A universe once separated along two disparate lines - that of George Lucas' film ideas and the ones present in the Expanded Universe - is about to be unified. That's according to Leland Chee, who's part of the Lucasfilm Story Group, a team set up to oversee the interweaving narratives we'll see over the next few years.
"[The] Story Group has a hand in all facets of Star Wars storytelling, including movies, TV, games and publishing," Chee wrote in a series of recent posts on Twitter. "More so than ever, the canon field will serve us internally simply for classification rather than setting hierarchy."
Further, Chee stated that, in its new home at Disney, the Star Wars universe would form »
When Disneyland Paris, then called EuroDisney, opened in 1992, it was seen as something of a boondoggle, with a lack of thematic clarity and poor attendance. It's commonly seen as one of the biggest blights on Michael Eisner's tenure as the head of the Disney company (detailed lovingly in James B. Stewart's "Disney War"). For years the park (which now includes a second gate) has limped along, surviving via a series of last-minute financial interventions and government subsidies but still struggling due to its massive financial debt. Still, it's one of the more unique Disney parks in the world, particularly when it comes to the Jules Verne-indebted version of Tomorrowland (complete with the only Space Mountain that shoots passengers outside of the building -- and upside down) and this summer will have a huge feather in its cap with the addition of an entire "Ratatouille"-themed section of the park. »
- Drew Taylor
Like so many kids of my generation, Walt Disney was my baby-sitter when I was a kid. “Uncle” Walt sometimes showed up on The Mickey Mouse Club. He was the genial host of The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. He was the bestower of Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Daisy, Goofy and all those amazing cartoons.
Alas, I grew up, as kids tend to do. I learned more about Disney, the man and the business. The business was well-known for its penny-pinching, and Walt, personally, was a right-wing, union-busting anti-Semite. These are not the kind of institutions I tend to support.
And yet ….
The reason for these musings is that I just saw Saving Mr. Banks, a lovely movie about the making of Mary Poppins. And it is a lovely movie, even though it is almost surely inaccurate. It stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as P. L. »
- Martha Thomases
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