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First up, Stone has closed a deal to play tennis pro Billie Jean King in Fox Searchlight's "Battle of the Sexes" opposite Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. Stone has been linked for some time but scheduling difficulties put that in doubt, now that has been sorted out.
The film deals with the infamous 1973 tennis match between 29-year-old King beat 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs after he essentially bragged that women could never compete at the level of men in tennis.
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine") will direct from a script by Simon Beaufoy, while Danny Boyle and Christian Colson are producing. This is not to be confused with two other projects in the works about the match, one with Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti at HBO, »
- Garth Franklin
14 years ago today, the TV series “24” premiered on Fox, with the buzzy format of each 24-episode season covering 24 hours in the life of Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland. The show premiered less than two months after the September 11 attacks, making Bauer’s efforts to protect America from terrorism plots that much more resonant with viewers. “24” lasted for eight seasons, earning several Emmy Awards along the way, including one for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Last year, it was revived for a 12-episode limited series. Other notable November 6 happenings in pop culture history: • 1965: The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off Of My Cloud” took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was their second No. 1 hit — “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” had topped the chart earlier that year. • 1967: Bob Dylan recorded “All Along the Watchtower” in Nashville, Tenn. • 1981: “Time Bandits” opened in U. »
- Emily Rome
The next time your friend makes fun of you for watching She's All That for the 578th time, kindly remind her you're simply brushing up on your classic literature. In this roundup of famous films, nine signature 1990s silver screen hits are grouped together based off of their literary origins. While some of the classics, like Easy A and Clueless, are well-known for originating from the literary masterpieces of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Jane Austen, we would have never guessed others in the lineup came to fruition long before Shane West or Julia Stiles arrived in Hollywood. For example, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s high-stakes bet to turn the »
Ladies and gentlemen, listen up! Emma Stone and Lena Dunham are having a dialogue about how women are treated in the workforce. "I get called names as women on set and off that aren't that fun," Dunham said in a Women of the Hour podcast preview, released Thursday. The Girls creator, 29, and the Easy A actress, 26, said they have both been called "sweetheart," "baby," "honey" and "straight-up babe" in professional settings and hope people will now rethink using sexist terms. To do just that, the actresses teamed up to create a list of "alternatives" that they think "would be better" if people insist on calling them by a nickname: "pal," "kid," »
From “The Real World” to “American Idol,” reality TV is famous (and infamous!) for featuring some of today’s biggest stars. Although many reality show contestants are satisfied with 15 minutes of fame, many have moved on to pursue careers in scripted entertainment. Everyone knows Jennifer Hudson got her start on “American Idol,” but do you know who else has appeared on reality TV? Jon Hamm Now an Emmy winner for his portrayal of the ever-confident Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men,” Hamm was once a very awkward 25-year-old that was rejected on USA’s dating show “The Big Date.” Big mistake, Mary. Big mistake. Emma Stone Remember the VH1 show “In Search of the Partridge Family”? Most people probably don’t. However, the show gave birth to the career of one very memorable actor. In 2004, Stone won the role of Laurie Partridge on the reality show, which chronicled the »
The Tracking Board is reporting that Will Gluck (Easy A, Annie) has signed on to write and produce an adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, which has been set up at Sony as a live-action/animation hybrid film and is said to combine elements of several of the classic children’s stories. Gluck is set to rewrite a first draft of the script by Rob Lieber (The Cat in the Hat, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day).
Peter Rabbit made his first appearance in 1902’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and subsequently featured in five more books between 1904 and 1912. The character has featured in several TV adaptations, including the BBC’s The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends and the CGI-animated CBeebies series Peter Rabbit. In 2012, British actress Emma Thompson was commissioned to pen a trilogy of new tales to celebrate 110 years since the publication »
- Gary Collinson
Usually, a competing project is poison for a studio. Especially in the era now where a blockbuster costs the national budget of a small country to get out into the world, you don't want to be up against a film with similar subject matter.
Yet this keeps happening, time and time again. Even now, there are two live action Jungle Book movies in various stages of production, for example. And let us not forget when K-9 and Turner And Hooch once did battle...
But how have the movie showdowns of old turned out? And are there any instances where everyone's a winner?
Er, not many as it happens...
Let's start with two reasonably budgeted horror films, that both got wide releases. Jan De Bont »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Dream Movie of the Day: Vulture imagines what a Spider-Gwen movie would look like, with Emma Stone reprising her role of Gwen Stacy from the Amazing Spider-Man movies and some voiceover borrowed from Easy A. Filmmaker Parody of the Day: Funny or Die inserted Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell into the trailer for The Intern for a parody of Nancy Meyers movies: Fan Art of the Day: The below portrait of old and young Al Pacino are part of artist Fulvio Obregon's series "Me & My Other Me." See more at Design Taxi. Mash-ups of the Day: Artist Butcher Billy imagines Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman from American...
- Christopher Campbell
Every Monday, Vulture debuts a new video in their Remix series, which puts a different spin on popular franchises. For instance, one of their recent Remixes was highlighted in Nerd Alert last month, which gave fans a glimpse at what an Idris Elba-lead version of Spectre would look like. Today's Vulture Remix shows us what a potential Spider-Gwen movie would look like, starring Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, with the video using footage from The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the original 2002 Spider-Man, along with Easy A and Birdman.
You may recall, back in June, we reported that Marvel Comics signed off on a new Spider-Gwen comic book series, which was believed to set up a potential movie of the same name. The Spider-Gwen movie was never confirmed, but even if it does move forward in the future, it won't feature Emma Stone, since Spider-Man is being rebooted once again, »
In Spider-Gwen's universe (no, I don't know why she's called that instead of "Spider-Girl" or "Spider-Woman" either), it was Gwen Stacy who was bitten by the radioative spider, while Peter Parker became The Lizard shortly before dying. The character has developed a huge fan following since debuting, and so the fact that there are many people who would like to see her get a movie really shouldn't come as that huge of a surprise. Well, this trailer gives us an idea of what that would be like, using footage from everything from Easy A to both Sam Raimi and Marc Webb's Spider-Man movies. Check it out below and be sure to let us know what you think in the usual place. »
At some point in our lives - most often early on - we were all young. But when it comes to some actors, that's hard to believe... until you watch their fresh-faced audition tapes, that is.
Here, then, are 8 examples of joyfully awkward casting tapes where the now rich and famous were very young and eager to please. Resist the urge the hug the following, if you can...
1. Hugh Jackman
Film: X-Men (2002)
Role: Logan / Wolverine
Age at the time: 33
Did he get the part? Yes
Film: Dazed and Confused (1993)
Role: David Wooderson
Age at the time: 22
Did he get the part? Yes
MTV's heavy metal show Headbangers' Ball, incidentally, was "killed off" in 2012. Fortunately, thanks to this audition tape, it lives on! »
She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?
In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone looks as cool as you like. There’s no detectable air conditioning, and while I stagger in from the street puce of face and clammy of brow, Stone, as befits a pampered scion of Hollywood, is sitting calmly in a breeze that wafts through the window, peering around the wing of a large cane armchair.
It’s how you expect Stone to present herself, somehow: self-possessed, unflappable, wise beyond her years. She’s only 26, and has been an authentic movie star for just five years – since the release of high-school comedy Easy A in 2010 – but appears to have cycled through the Hollywood gears with apparent nonchalance. »
- Andrew Pulver
The director of Easy A is set to produce the true story of the Seattle home that bears similarities to the Oscar-winning Pixar hit
The true story behind the Seattle house that has been linked to the Pixar adventure Up is heading to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Related: 'Real-life' house from Up is something to believe in – until it gets torn down
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- Benjamin Lee
The story of the famous house in Seattle that caused a media sensation due to its similarities to Pixar’s Up is getting the movie treatment. Fox Searchlight, the high-minded movie arm of Fox, has picked up an untitled project from John Whittington with the owner of the house at the center. Will Gluck, the filmmaker behind Emma Stone's breakout Easy A and, more recently, Annie, is on board to produce the drama along with Jodi Hildebrand, his partner at Olive Bridge Entertainment. Gluck is not attached to direct at this stage. Also part of the deal is the 2013
- Borys Kit
"Easy A" director Will Gluck is set to produce a film about Edith Macefield, the Seattle woman who held out against developers and lived in her century old small farmhouse while a mall was built around it.
The story drew obvious comparisons to Pixar's beloved animated film "Up". Macefield stood her ground and turned down a reported offer of $1 million from developers, becoming a local hero.
She also struck up a deep friendship with the superintendent of the five-story construction project and he would check in on the old lady daily, even as the mall was slowly built around her home. When she died in 2008, she left the house to him.
Fox Searchlight has picked up the comedic drama project which boasts a script by John Whittington that deals with the friendship between the pair.
- Garth Franklin
Hey girl! Emma Stone is reuniting with Ryan Gosling in their third film together, "La La Land," and our favorite on-screen couple was snapped together on the Los Angeles set on Wednesday. The "Easy A" star looked chic in a blue mini with white stripe details, while her hunky leading man sported brown tweed pants, a white button-down and some sexy stubble. Directed by "Whiplash's" Damien Chazelle, the story reportedly "follows Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), who are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart." We can already see the romantic spark between them! Stone and Gosling (and his infamous abs) first worked together in the 2011 comedy "Crazy Stupid Love" with Steve Carrell. »
- tooFab Staff
Mandy Moore and Amanda Bynes. Two seemingly different actresses, but when you put their movies side-by-side, well it starts to become abundantly clear that they were in pretty deep competition back in the early 2000s. The two had different character traits in many of their roles, Mandy Moore falling heavier on the disgruntled, sappy teen side, while Amanda Bynes. conquered the comedic, quirky. But they both were in the same game when it came to teen, coming-of-age, romantic-comedies. So naturally we have to wonder, who was better at it? Both broke into the movie industry around the same time, and though Mandy Moore is still going fairly strong while we lost Amanda Bynes to fashion or something like that, the two actresses prime years ranged from 2000-2010. From The Princess Diaries to Easy A, Mandy Moore and Amanda Bynes still rank high on our guilty pleasure movie list, and we »
In 2010, she played the lead role in "Easy A", receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy'.
Other notable roles have included 'Skeeter Phelan' in "The Help" (2011), 'Gwen Stacy' in "The Amazing Spider-Man" film series (2012–2014), and the voice of 'Eep' in the animated film "The Croods" (2013).
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- Michael Stevens
Amanda Bynes is back! The actress was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Thursday night looking healthy and happy.
The former fashion student attended the launch party for designer Michael Costello's pre-fall capsule collection, sporting long, platinum locks and wearing a white lace minidress, black stillettos and geometric black sunnies.
The event marks a rare public appearance for Amanda since her series of well-documented personal and legal troubles began in 2012. Her last official red carpet was at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2011, where she was supporting her comedy "Easy A."
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She's back—and she's smiling! Amanda Bynes stepped out to celebrate Michael Costello and Style PR's capsule collection launch in L.A. on Thursday, July 23, and, with a smile on her face, the former child star certainly seemed to be in good spirits. The Easy A actress, 29, chose a flirty crocheted dress, complete with sheer panels and an open back, plus square-shaped sunglasses and stiletto heels. Her bangs were brushed off to one side, with the rest of her blonde locks styled straight, and she added a [...] »
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