18 items from 2015
“Lip Sync Battle” producer and longtime Viacom Entertainment executive Casey Patterson has formed a new entertainment company. Casey Patterson Entertainment will focus on developing and producing live music, variety and comedy programming, as well as talent-driven series and specials for broadcast and cable networks, subscription and streaming services. “Lip Sync Battle” will fall under the banner, which also boasts “Guys Choice,” “One Night Only,” “Rock The Troops” with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and “A Very Murray Christmas” for Netflix. Casey Patterson Entertainment has series in production for USA and Tru TV in addition to multiple projects in development for MTV, »
- Tony Maglio
Sandra Bullock proved that she can still dominate a red carpet on Thursday when she dazzled at the London premiere of Minions. Sandra plays supervillain Scarlet Overkill in the film and walked the red carpet in Leicester Square in a short black dress while being escorted by real-life minions. Her gorgeous appearance marks the first time she's walked a red carpet in over a year. Sandra, who was named this year's most beautiful woman by People magazine, last strutted her stuff at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards in June 2014. Keep reading to see more photos of Sandra's big night, then check out some of her cutest moments from over the years. »
Sandra Bullock is back! After being Mia from the red carpet for over a year, the "Gravity" actress made her triumphant return on Thursday for the "Minions" premiere in London -- and looked absolutely radiant. The 50-year-old actress donned a fun Stella McCartney paisley print frock, which featured a peekaboo slit that revealed a black skirt. Sandra kept her hair sleek, makeup minimal, and accessorized with a simple Jack Vartanian black diamond bracelet and strappy black sandals. We haven't seen the mom-of-one on a big carpet since the 2014 Oscars -- and we've missed her. Her only other public appearance in the past 12 months has been at the Guys Choice Awards in June 2014. The brunette beauty lends her voice to the latest film in the "Despicable Me" franchise, as the villain Scarlet Overkill. Sandra has been as busy woman over the past year taking care of 5-year-old son Louis. The star »
- tooFab Staff
Didja ever notice how politically correct all the kids are now? It's like you can't make jokes about anyone anymore. What is the Deal with that?
No, Jerry Seinfeld didn't say that, but just wait.
The 61-year-old sitcom icon has been making the rounds lately, from Espn's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" to NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers." complaining that he can't perform at colleges because they get so sensitive about certain jokes, like the one where he compares a typical smartphone user to a "gay French king."
And it's not just college campuses where political correctness chills humor, apparently. It's also the place where Seinfeld was once master of his domain: television. This week, Spike announced it would cut a joke from the June 18 broadcast of the Guys Choice awards ceremony, where Clint Eastwood made a quip about athletes who've tried acting, including "Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody. »
- Gary Susman
During an interview with MTV at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards this past weekend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt offered an update on his planned big screen take on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed DC/Vertigo comic book series The Sandman and the challenges of adapting the epic story.
“It’s slow but steady. It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole. It’s not like Watchmen, which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. Sandman was written over the course of whatever — I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film — a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end — is complicated.”
Asked how it will compare to other comic book movies, »
- Gary Collinson
Given the domination of the McU and its copycat universes from Fox, Sony and DC, you could be forgiven for forgetting that there are other comic book adaptations in the works. That counts doubly for The Sandman, which has been planned as a movie for more than 20 years without a great deal of progress out of development hell.
But it seems the wheels are steadily getting into gear: the studio is happy with Jack Thorne’s script and producer David S Goyer seems confident this is no false start. That sentiment has also been echoed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who spoke to MTV at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards about the production, which is, in his words:
“Slow but steady, It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole.”
Despite it being adapted from a comic, »
- Simon Gallagher
“The Sandman” is still on his way, kids, but don’t be frightened. Because this is definitely not a nightmare scenario. Quite the opposite. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the actor-turned-producer (and possibly director) who’s helping to craft the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s epic comic series, has given us some sweet dreams indeed about what he’s putting together right now. Jgl hit up Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, California last night (June 6) — in part to dole out the Brass Balls award to Sir Ben Kingsley — and updated us on the status of the project, based on the DC and Vertigo Comics publication . »
Those of you who had set your DVRs for this week’s Guys Choice Awards won’t be getting the whole story. Spike TV said today that is has cut from the broadcast an inappropriate joke Clint Eastwood made about Caitlyn Jenner during the weekend ceremony that is set to air on Thursday. The 85-year-old filmmaker was introducing San Andreas star Dwayne Johnson and commented on the pro wrestler-turned-action hero’s transition from athlete to actor. According to <a… »
With his earthquake pic San Andreas making sizable waves at the box office and his HBO series Ballers just weeks away, Dwayne Johnson is riding higher than ever in Hollywood. Six days back, the actor signed on for a very unexpected project in a remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic Big Trouble in Little China, and now he has spoken at greater length about the redo, voicing his desire to get the original director involved while also addressing the divisive reaction from fans.
“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Dwayne Johnson knows that you hate his idea to remake John Carpenter.s Big Trouble in Little China. He read the reactions online, and he has a genuine response to fans. while also acknowledging that they might be right, and the project could get shelved. The Rock.s currently riding high on the success of San Andreas, which approached the $100-million mark at the box office over the weekend. But when speaking with EW at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards on Saturday, The Rock addressed the fan backlash over a Big Trouble reboot, and revealed the ace up his sleeve. Said Johnson: I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized . I.m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter. »
The long-awaited film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" comics is still in development and last year word was that Jack Thorne ("A Long Way Down") had signed on to write the screenplay adaptation with Neil Gaiman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer producing
"It's really good, man. It's slow but steady. It's a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they're brilliant. But they're not written as a whole. It's not like 'Watchmen,' which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. 'Sandman' was written over the course of whatever - I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it »
- Garth Franklin
Chris Pratt took home quite the honor at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards in La on Saturday. The actor was all smiles when he hit the stage to accept the guy of the year award. His Guardians of the Galaxy costar Zoe Saldana was on hand to present him with the giant gold antler trophy. The two stars posed for smiley snaps backstage, and Chris also made time for Jake Gyllenhaal. For his big night, Chris looked hot in a casual jacket, t-shirt, and jeans, adding to the list of reasons he's so lovable. The guy of the year title was given to Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck in the past two years, and it's no secret why Chris earned the honor for 2015. On the heels of last year's success with his starring role in Guardians of the Galaxy, the 35-year-old actor wrapped up his time on Parks and Recreation in February. »
Speaking to MTV at last night's Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, California , Joseph Gordon-Levitt touched briefly on his current developmental work on the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's epic Sandman series from Vertigo Comics. “It’s really good, man. It’s slow but steady. It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole. It’s not like ‘Watchmen,’ which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. ‘Sandman’ was written over the course of whatever — I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film — a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end — is complicated.” In comparison to other comic book movies, Levitt cautions that there won't »
Floyd Mayweather, Chelsea Handler and Salma Hayek are joining the constellation of stars receiving honors at Spike TV’s “Guys Choice Awards,” taping Saturday in Culver City, California, and airing on June 18. The show’s signature trophy, dubbed the “Mantlers,” will be handed to Mayweather as “Tbe,” or The Best Ever award. Handler will take “Funniest M.F.,” a prize previously received by Kevin Hart, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth MacFarlane. Hayek will accept the popular “Decade of Hotness” prize, joining a class that includes Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston and Charlize Theron. TV’s reigning power couple, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson of “Empire, »
- Matt Donnelly
Announced this afternoon, “Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are heading to Spike to host the ninth annual "Guys Choice" - the unfiltered, unpredictable event where all your "mantasies" come true, as men of the year and the women who love them are honored. "Guys Choice" will tape on Saturday, June 6 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt on Spike TV. “We just worked with Terrence and Taraji on the upcoming season finale of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and I can promise you that adding their off-the-charts chemistry into the Guys Choice mix will make for one of the most unpredictable nights of the year,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer of Guys Choice. “Gird your loins boys, Cookie is coming to town!” A-list attendees being honored with the coveted "mantlers" include: host Taraji P. Henson accepting »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The British star's role in the new rom-com is his first movie since 2012, and that’s no accident.
"I've always been half running away from show business and I'm delighted when I'm not doing any acting," says Grant.
Instead of leading ladies, Grant’s been pursuing other interests. He was inspired to become more active in politics after the 2011 News of the World phone-hacking scandal and has been working on a political campaign that he calls his "full-time job."
Grant plays a teacher in The Rewrite, and the actor admits he's also considered education as a secondary career.
"I've done tiny bits of teaching in my life and I like it," says Grant. "My mom was a teacher and I've seen that it's strangely fulfilling »
18 items from 2015
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