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Warning: Spoilers about "Star Trek Into Darkness" lie ahead.
Looks like the phasers were set to stun after all: despite the added benefit of 3-D surcharges, "Star Trek Into Darkness" opened with $84 million over its first four days of release, just $9 million more than its 2009 predecessor managed in just three days. (Over three days, "Star Trek Into Darkness" made $5 million less than "Star Trek.") That's a far cry from the $100 million opening Paramount had targeted for "Into Darkness" following its $13.5 million opening day on Thursday. While it's doubtful there are too many tears being shed on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise -- "Star Trek Into Darkness" added $80 million overseas, already putting it on track to top the $127 million "Star Trek" earned internationally in 2009 -- the "Into Darkness" opening was a domestic disappointment. Why did J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated film trip out of the starting gate? Ahead, »
- The Huffington Post
ABC's affiliation with Disney seems to be paying off a bit more for Jimmy Kimmel Live since Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise. Last month, Kimmel staged a pretty heated (and amusing) confrontation between Harrison Ford and his old pal Chewbacca. Apparently the two had a falling out over an indiscretion between Chewy and Leia. The topic of the wookiee came up again this week when Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams visited Kimmel's show. Once again, Kimmel turned to the audience for questions, and once again, there were costumed fans and a few notable guest stars waiting for their chance to speak. In addition to speaking to an eager fan in a slave Leia costume, Billy Dee Williams - a.k.a. Lando Calrissian - stood up to make a suggestion to Abrams for Star Wars Episode VII. "The next Star Wars - nothing but Lando," »
"Parks and Recreation" star Jim O'Heir has found a solution for any plus-sized Abercrombie & Fitch shoppers. Make an Xl or Xxl shirt yourself! The actor, who plays Jerry Gergich on the NBC comedy series, went shopping at the clothing chain for a sketch on Thursday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The skit was inspired by a 2006 interview with the company's CEO Mike Jeffries, which went viral recently. Also read: Abercrombie & Fitch Will Pay 'The Situation' to Shop Elsewhere "Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid »
- Greg Gilman
There are so many various layers to this little bit on the Jimmy Kimmel show that we're sure graduate students could write an entire thesis about it. First you have current Star Trek director and future Star Wars director J.J. Abrams doing everything he can to ignore his ultraserious personality in order to have a little fun with Kimmel. Then you have Abrams trying to respond to joke questions from crazy audience plants dressed in Star Wars costumes, while at the same time he's probably saying to himself, "Great, this is the rest of my life now." Then, to top it all off, the bit ends with William Shatner (of all people) pitching Abrams on a sex scene between Princess Leia and Chewbacca. This, of course, comes after Shatner was very publicly left out of both of...
- Erik Davis
The Star Wars prequels weren’t exactly well-received by fans of the franchise, with many irked by a variety of plot points in those first three episodes. Well Jimmy Kimmel has a great idea for how J.J. Abrams can avoid that problem this time around – take ideas directly from the fans. Now we’d suggest that if he’s going to take fan ideas, Abrams should go look no further than one Patton Oswalt. But sadly with Patton not around, Kimmel instead pointed J.J. in the direction of his studio audience. One man dressed up as a jedi would like there to be a part in the new movie where Luke Skywalker fights someone with a lightsaber, and “also Princess Leia and Chewbacca should totally do it.” Okay, so these audience members were comic plants, but we did particularly enjoy the thoughts of one audience plant. “The next Star Wars. »
- Joe Cunningham
Baby Wesley is Jimmy Kimmel’s nephew, lives with his parents, has some cool dinosaur toys, and is looking for love. So Kimmel decided to make Wesley the first ever Baby Bachelor. The first episode is below and is filled with adorable kids saying adorable things. For the most part, Wesley is a gentleman, opening doors for the ladies, grabbing their hands, and giving one a kiss on the cheek when she’s crying. Still, when a beautiful blonde shows up, who is 316 months old, he can’t help but be intrigued. “I’d like to get the big girl, »
- Sarah Caldwell
Thanks to the success of ABC's "Nashville," both Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere have enjoyed an unexpected side career in country music. On "Jimmy Kimmel Live," though, Britton said she actually feels guilty about it.
“I have albums out, yeah ... That is a joke to me," she said. "I walk around Nashville just apologizing to all the amazing country singers. I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, guys! Want a place on my album? You can have it! I’m really sorry.’”
One thing that makes her feel better about taking a piece of that Nashville pie is that the show hires real singer-singwriters from Nashville to contribute to all that original music on the show. In its first season alone, "Nashville" has released two soundtracks featuring new songs by Britton and Panettiere.
And there are likely more soundtracks on the way now that ABC has picked up the show for a second season. »
- Jason Hughes
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Connie Britton shared her thoughts on how Nashville (spoiler alert!) could have better destroyed its sex tape. The garbage disposal "is not as good as a wood chipper." Now the chipper is "always a no-fail sort of a thing." Plus: Chris Pine, with the help of Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo, dubbed over a Star Trek Into Darkness clip into Spanish. Translated back into English, Kirk tells Uhura: "It's just that sometimes I want to rip the bangs off of [Spock's] head." Also, Pine's co-star Zachary Quinto is scheming up a "pon farr," the Vulcan mating ritual, for the third film; and Mindy Kaling is channeling Misery in her love for the handless Jaime in Game of Thrones. Watch our compilation to see what you missed. »
- Caroline Shin
With Star Trek Into Darkness now playing all around the world and making its midnight debut last night in domestic theaters, J.J. Abrams has been keeping very busy. In addition to balancing all of his television projects and dealing with pre-production details on upcoming movies - such as, for example, the highly-anticipated Star Wars Episode VII - the filmmaker has been traveling around the world with the cast of the new sequel, talking with press and promoting his latest movie. But no press tour would be complete for a superstar like Abrams without a stop on Howard Stern's couch. This week the director did just that, and you can listen to the 35 minute interview in the YouTube embed above as Abrams talks about all of the details of his career and filmmaking with Stern, his crew and fellow guest star Jimmy Kimmel. It's an interesting listen, as he not »
Forget critics -- apparently, everyone's a consultant. J.J. Abrams, who's directing the next installment of the "Star Wars" film series, dropped in on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night. And, while he was on hand to direct his most recent movie, "Star Trek Into Darkness," the resurrection of George Lucas' space saga was also a topic of conversation. And there was no shortage of voices happy to weigh in with advice for Abrams. Also read: 'Star Trek' Actor Karl Urban Joins J.J. Abrams' Android-Cop Pilot Chief among them: Actor and beloved Colt 45 »
- Tim Kenneally
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's chat show, Abrams heard ideas from 'fans' dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia, before two familiar faces showed up.
Billy Dee Williams - who played Lando Calrissian in the original films - suggested that the seventh film should just have his character "making sweet love" to women around the galaxy.
He stated that Han Solo and Lando should just be replaced by Captain Kirk having the "road trip of a lifetime".
J.J. Abrams appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" last night to promote Star Trek: Into Darkness, which was an awesome movie by the way. While there, Kimmel allowed a few of his audience members and die-hard Star Wars fans to give Abrams some advice on what he should include in Star Wars: Episode VII. There's also a couple of great guest appearances that are sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy!
- Joey Paur
Much like Harrison Ford a few weeks ago, J.J. Abrams appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to plug his latest movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, only to be asked about the status of Star Wars: Episode VII. Unlike Ford, Abrams shared the fact that he and screenwriter Michael Arndt have come down with a case of writer's block to which Kimmel suggested taking some ideas from the audience. What followed included suggestions from some costumed fans as well as Lando himself, Billy Dee Williams. Hell, even »
- Alex Maidy
After J.J. Abrams was unable to find a way to have William Shatner make an appearance in his rebooted “Star Trek” franchise, is there a possibility he reprises his role as Captain Kirk in the next installment of “Star Wars?”
See Also: ‘Star Trek’ Embarks on Potential $100 Million Debut
Probably not but it was something Shatner suggested during a portion of Abrams interview on The Jimmy Kimmel show last night where Kimmel had members of the audience suggest plot points for the upcoming movie. Shatner was among those who suggested ideas and was also joined by Billy Dee Williams, who suggested the next pic should be entirely about his character Lando Calrissian.
After showing some disappointment when he was not included in the first “Star Trek” reboot, it’s nice to see that Abrams and Shatner have moved on and are able to have fun about it.
Who knows, maybe »
- Justin Kroll
The biggest problem with the "Star Wars" prequels (besides, you know, Jar-Jar) was in the intervening 15 years between episodes fans had basically made those movies in their heads, and nothing could live up to the majesty of whatever they had concocted.
Luckily, J.J. Abrams has taken that into consideration, and seems open to taking suggestions directly from fanboys as he crafts "Star Wars Episode VII," as in last night's interview with Jimmy Kimmel where he took pointers from a guy with a light saber and a fat dude in Slave Leia drag (natch). And, surprise, O.G. "Star Trek" stars Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and William Shatner popped up to offer their own expert opinions.
As far as audience plants go, Billy Dee was about as smooth as a cold Colt 45, pitching Abrams on 2 hours of straight up sexy Lando action. While Williams clearly still has the moves »
- Max Evry
File this under "When Galaxies Collide." Turning up on Wednesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live to plug Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams fielded some pretty hilarious suggestions for the new Star Wars movie from a couple of audience members who turned out to be none other than Billy Dee Williams and William Shatner! "Well, I've got an idea. The next Star Wars, nothing but Lando," offered the erstwhile Lando Calrissian. "Two hours of Lando and beautiful ladies making love, sweet love in the galaxy." "Is that it?" asked J.J. "Of course. What else do you need?" replied the ever-smooth Williams, cracking a smile. The former Captain Kirk then »
Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live, J.J. Abrams admitted that he and Michael Arndt have hit a bit of a wall while writing "Star Wars: Episode VII." The revelation of writer's block led Jimmy to suggest that Abrams listen to some helpful members of the audience that had ideas for what should be included in the next "Star Wars."
The general consensus was that Chewbacca and Princess Leia need to get it on, and if they aren't getting it on, the movie should only consist of Lando making sweet love in the galaxy.
The suggestions, of course, came from fanboys planted in the audience, Billy Dee Williams, and a red-faced William Shatner. Here's to hoping that Abrams actually listens to the fans and gives them what they want.
Watch the clip after the jump!
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in theaters today, May 16.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
The first two guys are in costume and both feel strongly that, “Leia and Chewie need to do it!” The second, who we’ll assume works for Kimmel, really deserves our respect. Talking to J.J. Abrams is a nice perk of the job, but not many guys would go so far as wearing Leia’s gold bikini on national TV.
The third “audience member” is Billy Dee Williams, »
- Sarah Caldwell
This marks the second time a recent Jimmy Kimmel audience has gotten face time with a Star Wars principal after Harrison Ford’s awkward reunion with a former co-star back in April. Last night the Episode VII director — who is making the talk-show rounds to promote Star Trek Into Darkness — heard from the die-hards (and a couple of others) what they really wanted to see in the new installment. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
David Letterman is well known for shunning public events like CBS’ upfront. But in the midst of big late-night changes at NBC and ABC, the veteran late-night host showed up at the CBS presentation for the first time in 15 years. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves broached the subject. “What’s going on out there in late-night? All of a sudden, everybody’s got a Jimmy: they have a Jimmy, they have a Jimmy,” referring to NBC’s and ABC’s new 11:30 Pm hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, respectively. “We thought we don’t have a Jimmy. Jimmy Buffet is too tropical, Jimmy Carter too political, Jimmy Hoffa not available. There are a lot of Jimmys out there but there is only one Dave, David Letterman.” Letterman walked out to a thunderous applause and engaged in a looong hug with Moonves. “I’m honored to be here for your pledge drive, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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