14 items from 2015
Santa Monica — It's been really easy for the media to talk about "Birdman" and Michael Keaton's award-winning performance in terms of being a "comeback," and of course, the meta angle of playing an actor who formerly starred as a superhero is just begging for attention. On one hand it's a fortunate hook to help sell the movie, but on the other, it's been a pretty simplistic reduction, not necessarily one that Keaton has had a big problem with, but one that could certainly be discussed with a little more nuance. You might have to go back to the late '90s for examples of the actor's work that really landed culturally, but in the time since, while he's certainly taken a few breathers, he's worked very consistently. He's done TV spots on popular shows. He's starred in acclaimed TV movies like "Live from Baghdad" and the TNT miniseries "The Company. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Ex On The Beach returned tonight - and thank goodness, because we badly needed a few lessons in dating. Pleasingly, the new cast continue the trend of being pretty much the worst teachers possible. Read on to find out what the eight 'sexy singles' taught us tonight...
1. The new Ex On The Beach cast started out strong.
Morgan's ideal woman has an hourglass figure, no body fat, a beautiful face and "knows how to use a knife and fork". Aim high, Morgan!
Melissa has been "completely unsatisfied" by men over the years, hates "bitchy" women ("I'll be a bigger bitch back") and kind of won us over by sneering at Morgan's eyebrows/accent/general being.
Connor says "naughty" a lot. Like, a lot. Like, stop saying "naughty". "I've banged probably about 26 birds at the moment. Not too bad, considering I'm only 18. When I'm 30, I want to have shagged at least 30 girls. »
For a few moments on Wednesday night across the pond, it seemed that Will Ferrell had gone a few steps too far. Coverage on all of the major Us news networks were running footage of the comedian causing havoc at last night Los Angeles Lakers game as they took on New Orleans Pelicans, but somehow unbeknown to them, Ferrell’s antics were all in the name of comedy.
Shooting scenes for his new film, Daddy’s Home, Ferrell took to the court during the half-time break to shake things up, including throwing a basketball straight into the face of a cheerleader, and causing quite a reaction across all social media platforms. You can see some fan videos and pictures of Ferrell’s antics here…
- Scott J. Davis
If you happened to be at last night's Pelicans game in New Orleans, you were treated to quite the bonus surprise when someone who looked and sounded an awful lot like a drunk Will Ferrell took to the court and attempted to make a long-distance shot to win a prize. You were greeted with even more of a shock when Ferrell failed miserably, instead drilling a nearby cheerleader in the head with the ball, dropping her to the floor. Sadly it wasn't for a bizarre Space Jam remake. And no, Ferrell wasn't actually drunk, as he appears in the clip. It was all for a scene from a new comedy called Daddy's Home that reunites Ferrell with his The Other Guys costar Mark Wahlberg. In it they play two men competing for the affections of the same woman. We're guessing this...
- Peter Hall
On Wednesday, Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance at a New Orleans Pelicans game against the Los Angeles Lakers where he pelted a cheerleader in the face with a basketball. The actor was then immediately tossed from the arena.
The incident was all part of a stunt for the actor’s new film, Daddy’s Home, in which an attempted half-court shot goes awry.
Watch: Will Ferrell Pumps Up World Cup Fans
Of course, the entire scene was caught on camera as fans and reporters shared Vines and images on social media.
Will Ferrell knocks a #Pelicans cheerleader off her feet with a "drunken" throw while filming a scene at halftime. pic.twitter.com/AD8FMkX5ad
— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) January 22, 2015
A video posted by Kevin Ding (@kevinding) on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:24pm Pst
Even better pic of Will Ferrell being led out of »
The funnyman was carried away after the “attack” which was being filmed for an upcoming movie
Will Ferrell pelted a cheerleader with a basketball at the Pelicans-Lakers game in New Orleans Wednesday night .
In the video, Ferrell was supposed to attempt a half-court shot, but instead launched the basketball into a woman’s face during the halftime show. (Watch the moment at the 1:30 mark)
Fellow cheerleaders and the Pelicans’ mascot rushed by her side at the Smoothie King Center. Security swiftly dragged a “drunken” Ferrell out of the arena.
See photos: 9 NBA Stars Who Took a Shot at Hollywood »
- Alicia Banks
Will Ferrell fans living in New Orleans got a special surprise at the Lakers/Pelicans NBA game recently when the actor showed up to film a scene for the upcoming comedy Daddy's Home. The film which will reunite Ferrell with his The Other Guys co-star Mark Wahlberg shot a scene during halftime of the game and it was all caught on tape. Funny or Die posted the footage on their site which features Ferrell's character drunkenly attempting a half-court shot in order to win a »
- Alex Maidy
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys) have reunited for a brand new comedy from directors Sean Anders and John Morris entitled Daddy’S Home, and it look like they both took themselves to a basketball game in the Us last night to shoot some pretty big scenes.
When a divorced guy’s (Ferrell) ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc.
That’s the basic gist of the plot, and it looks like Ferrell is wreaking said havoc in this scene, filmed at the Pelicans game in New Orleans last night. From the slurry speech and Ferrell’s body language, it looks like his character is pretty hammered.
Watch a couple of clips from the filming below.
Daddy’S Home is scheduled for release later this year.
Source: YouTube »
- Paul Heath
Paul Newman’s salad dressing enterprise is common knowledge, but did you know about these 25 businesses run by Hollywood stars?
What do big-time movie stars get up to in their spare time? While their fictional counterparts might enjoy chopping wood or getting hosed down by friendly females (more on that here), actors themselves have a tendency towards wacky entrepreneurial ideas and hefty industrial investments.
Looking at our findings from some rigorous research (read: Googling), it seems that you can divide famous actors into a handful of groups – those who are trying to do something good for the world, those who are trying to break into internet megabucks and those who like opening restaurants.
Without further chit-chat, here’s a breakdown of which stars are behind which brands which you may or may not know and love…
Here’s a brilliant one to start off with »
Talk about an A-list cast! Variety reports that Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling will all star in a financial drama called The Big Short, which is being written by Ant-Man co-writer and Anchorman director Adam McKay. (For those who may find it strange that McKay - who generally sticks to the comedy genre - is involved in a serious drama about America's recent financial crisis, think back to the end credits of The Other Guys, in which McKay laid out how a Ponzi scheme works. He takes this stuff very seriously.)
Pitt's Plan B Productions will produce the film, which is based on Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." Lewis also wrote "Moneyball," another book Pitt turned into a movie. The film is rumored to feature a bunch of A-list actors in similar sized roles, with Traffic cited as an example. There's no start date yet, »
- Ben Pearson
Brad Pitt’s Plan B production outfit are building a reputation for backing solid dramatic fare, which is set to continue with the just-announced financial drama The Big Short. The adaptation of the non-fiction best-seller by Michael Lewis will mark Pitt’s second dalliance with the author’s works following Moneyball. This time around, however, the film has attracted a trio of big-name headliners, as Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale are all on board to star.
Plan B will work in conjunction with Warner Bros for the film, which will delve into the detailed goings-on behind the worldwide financial crisis of 2007-2008. Beginning back in the early 2000s, The Big Short aims to chart certain key players directly involved in the global event that saw the housing and credit bubble burst leaving countless people homeless and facing life-long debt. Some of those pivotal roles will be filled by the aforementioned three actors, »
- Gem Seddon
I guess Brad Pitt really enjoyed delving into the world of author Michael Lewis with Moneyball that he is keen enough to take a second dip into the writer's catalogue. This time Pitt's Plan B will produce an adaptation of Lewis' The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, simply calling it The Big Short, which tells the story of the build up of the housing and credit bubble in the early 2000s. What makes the project a bit more interesting is, according to Variety, Pitt will star in the film alongside Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. That is a trio of actors I am sure many of you out there are keen to see on screen together. I am not the biggest Gosling fan in the world, but you want me to see a movie starring Pitt and Balec Yes, please. Along with these three, Adam McKay is the one »
- Mike Shutt
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.
Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.
Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.
20. Billy Zane
Though they make no mention of the role he'd be playing, Deadline report that Michael Keaton (Birdman, Batman, The Other Guys) is in negotiations to star in Kong: Skull Island alongside Tom Hiddleston and J.K. Simmons. Late last year the Legendary Pictures film backed away from its original release date -- and Marvels Doctor Strange -- and will now hit theaters March 10th, 2017. Details on the story are slim, but we do have this brief description. "Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions." Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings Of Summer) will direct with a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. What do you think of this latest casting addition? »
14 items from 2015
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