7 items from 2013
Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears, sitting in a tree ... k-i-s-s-i-n-g. It's true, Ryan and Britney played kissing games during their formative years as Disney Mouseketeers. Gosling, whose film "The Place Beyond the Pines" hits theaters Friday (April 12) says Spears was his "girl next door."
"Britney was a sweetheart. She lived right above me," Ryan tells The Sunday Times. "The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with." Gosling appeared on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" in the early 90's alongside Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. He says his mom and sister moved to Florida with him to support his role as Mouseketeer, but his dad disapproved and stayed behind -- a decision Ryan says led to his parents' divorce.
Growing up with just women in the house contributed to Ryan's "Hey, girl" sensitive persona. "I feel that I think like a girl, just through osmosis, »
Annette Funicello, who first gained fame as a 12-year-old Mousekeeter on Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and then starred opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of musical beach party films of the early 1960s, has died. She was 70.
Funicello was taken off life support on Monday morning at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. She’d battled multiple sclerosis since 1987, first going public with the diagnosis in 1992.
“Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family, synonymous with the word Mousketeer, and a true Disney Legend,” said Disney chairman-ceo Robert Iger. “She will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of Walt Disney’s brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent. Annette was well known for being as beautiful inside as she was on the outside, and she faced her physical challenges with dignity, »
- Carmel Dagan
Annette Funicello, who first gained fame as a 12-year-old Mouseketeer on Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and then starred opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of musical beach party films of the early 1960s, has died. She was 70.
According to a report by TV newsmag Extra, Funicello was taken off of life support on Monday morning. She’d battled multiple sclerosis since 1987, first going public with the diagnosis in 1992.
In addition to “Beach Party,” “Muscle Beach Party,” “Bikini Beach,” “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” (the last without Avalon), all directed by William Asher, Funicello starred in the related pic “Pajama Party.” She also starred with Avalon and Fabian in action comedy “Fireball 500” and with Fabian in the more dramatic but similarly stock car-filled “Thunder Alley.” All these films were made at American Intl. Pictures.
Despite the word “bikini” in the »
- Carmel Dagan
“I’ve been thinking about a bank robbery my whole life, and I finally got to do it," the 32-year-old told the Telegraph. Gosling's bank robbery fantasy came as close to a reality as possible -- without the actor actually getting arrested, of course -- but it didn't quite live up to his fantasy.
“I’m there with the gun and I look down and people are just smiling,” he says of the first robbery scene they filmed. As Gosling explained, director Derek Cianfrance arranged to shoot the scene in one take using the bank's real customers and employees. “They were just enjoying the show and I think I spotted someone filming me on their camera phone as I robbed the place. »
- Stephanie Marcus
Whenever our favorite celebs appear on "The Jonathan Ross Show" in the U.K., it's a guaranteed good time -- and Justin Timberlake is no exception to the rule. The triple threat who is finally making his highly anticipated return to music sat down with Ross to drink tequila, chat about Jay-z, and even reminisce about his "Mickey Mouse Club" days with Ryan Gosling.
Timberlake confirmed that his mother was Gosling's legal guardian for a season of the show. "We lived together. We were eleven, so we were partners in crime for a short amount of time."
Asked if they were the bad boys of the Mmc, Timberlake teased, "Aw, man, we were crazy. We like, skipped tutoring. Going to the park, to the 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' set. We'd have milkshakes. Oh, man, we were so gangster."
As for his current partner in crime, Timberlake says being married »
The video (shown above) features an adorable pint-sized Gosling, side-stepping in an oversized all-white outfit and belting out a solo in the group's performance of "Cry For You."
Timberlake has spoken about his Mickey Mouse Club friendship with Gosling, telling Ellen DeGeneres in 2011 that he was roommates with Gosling at the age of 11. "Funny enough, his mother had to keep her job in Canada the second year that we were on the television show and my mom was his guardian for like six months," Timberlake added.
Timberlake's former 'Nsync group member Jc Chasez also appears in the video, giving a strong solo. Chasez, »
- The Huffington Post
There comes a time in every girl's life when she must decide which hard-bitten-yet-handsome gentleman from an upcoming cop drama she'd most like to take home to Mom and Dad. (Isn't there?) Now that the Jan. 11 release date of "Gangster Squad" is upon us, it's time to make the call: Is it Nick Nolte who will wait for you at the end of the perp walk aisle? Josh Brolin whose detective skills will equip him for a very, ahem, intimate inspection? Ryan Gosling who will meet a noir-style, gritty end at the barrel of a gun? (Or at the bottom of a long drop, not that we've thought about it too much.)
Yes, the time has come for Eff, Marry, Kill: "Gangster Squad" Edition.
To help us, NextMovie called upon friends from Hollywood Crush and Film School Rejects, as well as you, our faithful readers. Vote in the poll below, »
- NextMovie Staff
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