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"Spears is a very beautiful human being. After I worked with her, I realised that there was a reason why she was the most popular pop artist over so many other pop artists at that time who were more talented, had better voices. And it was because of her heart, her soul," huffingtonpost.com quoted her as saying.
The two worked together in the 2002 film "Crossroads".
- Anita Agarwal
Actor/musicians who are massive in one field are often ridiculed when they dare to step across this all-important borderline. Some make it and become huge international stars but others don’t fare so well. When films like Jennifer Lopez’s Maid In Manhattan and Britney Spears’ Crossroads exist in the world, we can be forgiven for being sceptical of these cross-genre adventures. Miley Cyrus has also become too eponymous with this concept for my liking. Surely we can remember more actor/musicians who aren’t aimed purely at twelve year-old girls?
The actor/musician pattern used to be much more common, with stars like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby even starring in High Society together amongst their other innumerable projects, but there has since been plenty of critical ridiculing of actors trying to sing (and vice versa). The cliché is for such ventures to be immediately passed off as vanity projects and nothing more, »
- Charlotte Tobitt
The 34-year-old saw the pop starlet in action on the set of "Crossroads," a 2002 MTV Films-produced flick about three best friends who go on a road trip across the country after high school. Although the movie was panned by a majority of critics, Saldana said it opened her eyes to Spears' celebrity.
"Britney's a very beautiful human being," Saldana told Allure for the magazine's June 2013 issue. "After I worked with her, I realized that there was a reason why she was the most popular pop artist over so many other pop artists at that time who were more talented, had better voices. And it was because of her heart, her soul."
Saldana has long been a fan of Spears. »
- The Huffington Post
She later gained prominence for her roles as 'Anamaria' in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", 'Uhura' in "Star Trek" (2009), a starring role as 'Neytiri" in "Avatar" and the lead in "Colombiana".
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- Michael Stevens
• If Jon Favreau’s Chef was ever in danger of receiving adequate financing, he can probably breathe easy now. Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to join the independent comedy. Downey Jr. and Favreau have worked together for years on the Iron Man franchise. Favreau plays the role of Happy Hogan, and also directed the first two films. In Chef, which Favreau wrote — and will direct and star in — a recently fired chef tries to regain control of his craft by opening a food truck. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is also set to star. [Deadline]
• Kate Winslet will star in the period film, »
- Lindsey Bahr
On this week’s Glee, Rachel looked to her New Directions past to help her move toward a Broadway future, Finn stuggled to find a balance between his responsibility to study and his right to party and Marley unveiled a secret weapon that might be the key to winning Regionals.
It wasn’t the funniest episode of Season 4 — and it wasn’t as harrowingly intense as last week’s “Shooting Star” — but “Sweet Dreams” captured the innocence and hopefulness of young kids with big aspirations as well as any hour of the show this season.
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- Michael Slezak
Ahh, the never-ending pursuit of the almighty dollar yen, euro and ruble. It will forever dominate us all — especially those in Japan, Europe and Russia, respectively.
That's where the following American movie stars traveled to film a commercial or two. Fortunately for us, what happens overseas does not stay overseas. Thanks, YouTube! We haven't quite forgiven you for Bieber, but this is a good first step.
Here are the ten most random non-American commercials starring American movie stars. Indulge yourself in funny languages you'll never learn.
1. George Clooney in Norway
This commercial is straightforward, and superb. A young Norwegian lady wakes up from a bender and realizes she's now married to George Clooney, who may or may not have thought she was Drew Barrymore and was for some reason wearing a horse head much of the evening before. The great thing is if this happened in real life — Clooney goes to Norway, »
- Nick Blake
The sight of Gwyneth Paltrow teetering in six-inch heels on the edge of Cee Lo’s piano, warbling out a shaky rendition of “Forget You” was enough to make me swear off the Grammy’s for years to come. This wasn’t an isolated incident, either. I could name a dozen actors and actresses who, when famous enough, decided to declare their musical talents to the world and drop albums, collaborations, and musical cameos on their unsuspecting fans.
Frankly, I just don’t understand. Aren’t you famous enough, adored enough, and paid enough to be satisfied with acting? Maybe we’re just watching another side effect of the cult of celebrity; the glitterati are so famous, so adored, so well paid that they feel free to indulge their every whim, trusting their brilliance will cushion them.
Actors/actresses aren’t alone in this either. For every Minnie Driver (yes, »
- Angel Woods
Even if you don't know who Melissa Rosenberg is, you've probably seen her work; she's the screenwriter behind all the Twilight movies and was a head writer on Dexter for the first four seasons. Now she's running her own show, Red Widow, as creator and executive producer, and she came to the TCA with the stars of the midseason series, including Radha Mitchell and Goran Visnjic. Mitchell plays the lead character, a mother who is pulled into a crime web after the death of her husband, while Visnjic plays a drug lord pulling the strings. The two talked about their characters and what drew them to the show, while Rosenberg gave other tidbits about the series. Mitchell describes her main character of Marta as a housewife who's been "avoiding her criminal upbringing by living a life of a soccer mom, [then is] dragged into a world she has been trying to avoid her whole life. »
- Shannon Vestal
When people refer to "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow as a "female director," it seems a little weird for 2013, doesn't it? Do you know any dudes named Kathryn? Does anyone refer to Bruce Willis as a "male actor?" Our good pal and male writer Max Evry touched on this topic more in-depth and without mediocre jokes in a must-read over at our female sister site.
Presumably when said people say this, of course, it's with the implication that the female director is a rare breed, the behind-the-camera equivalent of a culturally-significant "Madea" film. What these well-meaning folks don't realize is that some of their favorite movies were directed by the ladies. Really! In fact, here are ten.
1. 'Point Break' (1991)
We start things off with aforementioned female director Bigelow's classic, which wins the "Most Re-Watchable Cable Movie" award in a runaway over male director Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men. »
- Nick Blake
10 items from 2013
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