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Even with blue skin, red contact lenses, intimidating gold teeth and a metal mohawk, Michael Rooker is in out-of-this-world love with being in a cosmic-superhero movie.
Still, playing the alien Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy (in theaters Aug. 1) is an intense gig, and Rooker's hanging out in a golf cart and taking a break with a reporter on the Shepperton Studios lot. That means a prime time for needling from his friend, director James Gunn, as he races off to film a scene.
"Be careful. He might try to kiss you by the end of the interview," Gunn jokes.
The gravelly voiced Rooker, 59, responds with a hearty laugh. "Hey, we can snuggle if we want!"
Like many other characters in the Alabama-born actor's 30-year career, Yondu is more likely to punch a guy than hug him, but the role Gunn wrote specifically for Rooker is also a complicated one.
Yondu is connected to the charismatic outlaw at the heart of the movie, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). Years before he would become Star-Lord, Peter was an Earth boy who endured a tragedy and then was taken off his home planet by Yondu, the kid's surrogate father figure.
"He's feeling lost, vulnerable, defeated, emotionally drained and hurt, and here is Yondu in this light coming down and brings him up into the spacecraft and takes him away," Rooker says. "It might have been pretty horrific, but also a bit cool."
Yondu raises Peter alongside the Ravagers, an outer-space biker gang of sorts usually up to no good, and as an adult, Peter schemes with Yondu to steal a mystical and powerful orb.
But Peter grabs it and goes off on his own, which leads to Yondu and the Ravagers chasing him and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy as the misfit heroes also try to keep the orb out of the mitts of space villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).
Yondu has "some interesting issues — not a good guy, not a bad guy. There's hope and there's a heart inside Yondu," Rooker says.
"It's not so black and white — I should say blue and white. And I enjoy roles that are like that, even if they're not in some galaxy somewhere other than ours."
Gunn saw Yondu as a way to give his pal a part that made the most of his liveliness and "that crazy Rooker laugh," he says. "He's very good at playing hard-asses you also feel something for."
In Marvel Comics lore, Yondu was one of the founding members of the Guardians of the Galaxy in 1969, yet this is definitely Gunn's take, Rooker says. Gone is the loincloth and large head fin of yore — this Yondu sports the smaller mohawk (a prosthetic added to Rooker's shaved head) but does borrow the character trait of using a whistle-controlled arrow from the comics.
Rooker also grew his nails out a little bit, mainly to help him nail Yondu's personality: "They're not so long and pointy that they're like demon things, and yet they're not so manicured like a regular human guy."
Even his "regular" dudes sometimes are a little off, such as the semi-psychotic Merle Dixon on AMC's The Walking Dead. Rooker became a fan favorite on the hit show, and when Gunn first approached him about being in Guardians, Rooker didn't know if he could do it.
Then Rooker got the call that Merle was getting killed off — twice, since he also turned into a zombie — in the show's third season.
Because it freed him up to do Guardians, Rooker says, he has never been happier to lose a steady gig. "The Walking Dead fans would not like to hear that, but you know what, it was going to happen eventually."
And Yondu might find his own gang of followers off-screen, too, if Guardians is a hit.
"The fandom that exists for Marvel Comics and their characters is astronomical. It's worldwide, just like The Walking Dead," Rooker says. "I'm really excited about that. I like comic geeks!"
When Willow Smith isn't learning everything she needs to know about life by watching Forrest Gump and/or reading the stories of the universe on snakes' backs, she is tweeting about doing those things. And when the 13-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith isn't tweeting about those things, she's yammering aloud similar riddles that would sound simply precious and a little amazing coming out of the mouth of a toddler or an old tortoise. Recently, Teen Vogue lent her an ear.
The result is an insane interview wrapped in an innocuous lifestyle piece profiling someone who doesn't have a movie out (on dropping out of the Annie remake: "To be honest, something inside me was just, like, Don't. I'm very connected with my intuition.") or any plans in the near future to release an album ("I have enough songs to make an album, but most of the songs I don't like...It's going to be something outlandish, something that nobody can imagine, something that comes from me and only me. Something we need right now."). Willow Smith just is, and she's fielding questions.
Or maybe she isn't.
creation is love. therefore love is creation. finding yourself doesn't make sense. cause you don't exist yet.— Willow (@OfficialWillow) June 5, 2014
Who knows. Only Willow Smith knows and Willow Smith is the only thing worth knowing.
Knowing your self is the only thing worth knowing.— Willow (@OfficialWillow) June 9, 2014
Also worth knowing, though, is that her family, they love Cartier.
She adds, "My whole family, we love Cartier."
But don't hold her to that.
"My style is who I am all the time," she says, "and who I am always changes."
Willow Smith has political views, and access to government French fries.
"We all need to learn how to harmoniously live on this planet without frying it like those systematic French fries the government feeds us."
Willow Smith has better things to do than homework.
"Teacher: Why don't you have your homework? Me: Too busy learning about life."
Willow Smith has something to say, man.
"I just felt like people needed to hear what I had to say, man," Willow reveals. "I feel like I can really give people a different view on things."
If you haven't noticed so far, her Twitter is a treasure trove of different views on things.
fairy tales aren't not true. just incomplete.— Willow (@OfficialWillow) June 6, 2014
depression is not an answer, it's a question.— Willow (@OfficialWillow) June 17, 2014
I wonder if little kids ever wonder why they are here or what life is really.— Willow (@OfficialWillow) May 1, 2014
every time we are born we are one in a million.— Willow (@OfficialWillow) May 22, 2014
This has been your periodic reminder that the Smith family is insane.
This is it, folks. The Season 3 finale of Catfish: The TV Show is nigh, and oh what a season it’s been. We saw a lot of firsts and a few traditional Catfish tales. The season finale starts Tuesday night with a new episode featuring the couple Blake and Kiersten, while Wednesday night’s second finale episode will focus on Bianca and Brogan, which should prove to be a very interesting episode, despite its familiar premise. To set the finale apart from the rest of this season, model Selita Ebanks will join the boys to get in on the Internet sleuthing game.
According to the first 10 minutes of “Bianca & Brogan” already available online, the story is the same, just with different people. Bianca is a 20-year-old living in Durham, North Carolina who has a thing for body modifications. (She has some seriously impressive gauges.) Bianca has been talking online with Brogan, a woman she met on Facebook who suddenly disappeared from the world about a year ago. Bianca couldn’t get a hold of her, no Facebook messages, no calls, no texts, nothing. Then, Brogan reactivated her Facebook account and re-entered Bianca’s life. Does this sound familiar? Bianca was just so happy to have Brogan back that she didn’t ask for an explanation for her disappearance or ask her to video chat, which (shocker) the two have never done with each other. But now she needs to know the truth.
Nev and Max have enlisted Ebanks to help them get to the bottom of this, because why not? Ebanks says she is interested in online relationships and has experience with people pretending to be her online. One person in particular had her voicemail set up to say it was Ebanks’ phone. Ebanks was even a catfish once, pretending to be someone else in an online relationship with David Spade in a Funny or Die spoof of the MTV reality show. She seems nervous but eager to talk some sense into whoever is behind Brogan’s profile, so it’ll be interesting to see how she reacts to her first-ever Catfish reveal.
You’ve got to applaud Catfish for trying to keep the series fresh this season, but Ebanks’ guest spot seems a bit unnecessary to me. Her qualifications and rationale for getting in on the catfish-catching business seem tenuous, and the whole thing just seems like a gimmick. Catfish is already addictive on its own with Nev, Max, and the strange-but-true stories they uncover every week. Let’s just hope it’s not too late to save Catfish from truly jumping the shark.
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The rumors are true: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting a baby!
The actress is pregnant, PEOPLE confirms. This will be the first child for both actors, who played parents in their 2012 drama The Place Beyond the Pines.
The stars began dating in 2011, though they haven’t been photographed together since November — and Mendes hasn’t been photographed in public since March.
A friend of Mendes’s tells PEOPLE that while the actress had said in the past she wasn’t planning to get married or have children, “with Ryan things are different….she’s very independent but she’s content with her partner. She finally found the person she really wants to be with.”
Both Mendes, 40, and Gosling, 33, prefer to keep their relationship private, playing coy when asked about their love lives. But the expectant mom did gush about her beau’s acting abilities in the March 2012 issue of Marie Claire.
“He’s your dream costar,” she told the magazine of working with Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines. “I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film. He’s amazing.”
The couple more recently collaborated on Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, which premiered at Cannes this year.
His leading lady has shot down pregnancy rumors in the past, telling Ellen DeGeneres in February, “It all started because I didn’t want to go through the scanners at the airport.”
source. no mention of her being seven months along and this just confirms it since radaronline reported first. congrats to them tho and oop @ me thinking she wasn't pregs. in b4 mcgosling stans tho.
BBC America has renewed its drama hit “Orphan Black” for a third season.
BBC America general manager Perry Simon confirmed the news — which was hardly a surprise — in his opening remarks Wednesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton.
Lensing on 10 new episodes starring Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles is to begin again in the fall.The third season will bow on the cabler in spring 2015. The second season of “Broadchurch” will also hit the cabler in early 2015, Simon said.
The original “Broadchurch” mini, a grim mystery revolving around the murder of a boy, has been adapted by Fox as “Gracepoint,” which is expected to air in the fall.
The second round of “Broadchurch” will feature a new story but the return of actors David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill, who will reprise their roles. Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are new to the cast.
BBC America talked up two other new series, “Tatau” and “The Last Kingdom,” coming for 2015.
is anyone honestly surprised
“Summer is my favorite time of year,” says Karlie Kloss, the 21-year-old supermodel whose cropped, tousled hair was the coveted cut of the year in 2013, and is again making headlines this season for its new, summery blond hue. “Because of the nice weather, I can spend my free time outside moving and staying active.” Kloss isn’t shy about her healthy habits: a vocal vegetarian, she designed dairy- and gluten-free cookies with Christina Tosi for Momofuku Milk Bar (a portion of the proceeds are donated to hunger relief). She also Instagrams frequent evidence of balanced eating and hours clocked at the gym, like this morning’s posts of her recent workout in New York City with the Nike Training Club master trainer Traci Copeland, during which she test-drove Nike’s upcoming fall 2014 collection.
Here, the classically trained ballerina answers T’s questions about how she maintains her physique, what motivates her to stay in shape (aside from, of course, her job) and which fitness goal she has yet to reach.
How often do you exercise?
I like to work out at least five days a week with a good balance of cardio and weight training.
Working out: better with friends? Or alone?
I actually take ballet with friends whenever we can coordinate schedules! Going with a friend makes it more fun. I like to switch it up. I think that’s the best way to really challenge your body and to become stronger in every way. That said, I think it’s so important that your workout routine is not dependent on someone else’s schedule. For me, exercise is an opportunity to get away from everything and focus on myself. It keeps me centered, and it’s the one or so hour in my day when I can clear my mind and just focus on movement.
As a classically trained ballerina, how do you feel about the ballet-barre fitness craze?
Ballerinas are incredible athletes. Ballet focuses on strength, length and balance — the perfect combination for a workout. I think it’s great that ballet barre is bringing ballet disciplines to the gym.
Do you prefer outdoor exercise, or in-gym sessions?
Both! During the cold, snowy winter months in New York, there’s no other option but to head to the gym. When it starts to get nice out, I love to take advantage of the beautiful weather and exercise outdoors by going on a hike or bike ride.
What motivates you to stay fit?
Being strong both physically and mentally. I exercise to challenge my body to reach new goals. Movement feeds my mind and gives me energy throughout the day.
Have you made any lifestyle changes to help increase your fitness level?
I’ve learned that there are so many easy ways to incorporate movement into your everyday life. Instead of taking an escalator, I’ll take the stairs. I try to walk instead of taking the subway or a cab. It’s all about staying in motion.
Do you favor protein shakes? Juice cleanses? Or just maintaining a healthy diet?
Healthy diet! It’s so important to nurture your body, especially when you’re exercising and moving constantly. Your body needs fuel to stay healthy and strong. Nothing can substitute for a balanced diet.
Yoga or Pilates?
I enjoy yoga, but I’m a huge Pilates fan. Pilates relies on isolated, controlled movement and has allowed me to build up my core and strengthen my legs and arms.
When you’re not feeling your best, physically, what do you do to set yourself right again?
I’ve recently started meditating. I was a skeptic about the whole process at first but finally decided to try it and found it incredibly relaxing. Being able to center your mind translates to equalizing your body.
What’s one exercise you can’t live without?
Ballet! It’s how I grew up, exercising and moving. Though I’m a Pilates and Soul Cycle regular, dance and ballet will always be a huge part of my exercise routine and life.
Are there any fitness goals you just can’t seem to reach — or do you have a special trick for reaching them?
One fitness and life goal I’ve yet to accomplish is running a marathon. It’s on my bucket list. It is such an amazing accomplishment for the body and mind. You need incredible determination!
Beauty-wise, are there any products you keep on hand — or on your body — when you’re being active outdoors?
I always wash my face before and after a workout. It helps me avoid breakouts and keeps my skin fresh and clean.
Bottom 6 (as voted by viewers):
Brooklyn, Jourdan, Malene
Casey, Nick, Serge
SENT HOME (by judges):
Malene & Nick
Do you guys have any early favs? ..Is anyone still watching this? Nigel keeps alluding to this being the last season. :(
Their kiss had been seen by millions on live television on NFL draft day.
What viewers didn't know Michael Sam met Vito Cammisano years earlier, Cammisano was dressed as a bunny.
Sam and Cammisano met at one of the first big parties he attended in his freshman year at the University of Missouri. It was a lingerie party and Cammisano, a star swimmer at the school, was dressed as a rabbit with a bushy white tail.
'We didn’t start off as huge fans of each other,' Sam says in an article posted online Wednesday (9 July):
Cammisano was bent over the railing of a second-story garden deck violently puking throwing up. 'I went up to him to ask if he was OK, and he started cursing at me, screaming, "Fuck off - do you know who I am?"' I told him I didn’t care who he was.'
They didn't speak again for two years but were re-introduced by a mutual friend during Sam’s junior year.
By that time, Cammisano had come out as gay but Sam had not.
Recalls Sam: 'I could see he was interested. I bought him a couple of drinks, got us tipsy. Toward the end of the night, I put my arm around him, and it was over.'
They began to date but the still-closeted Sam fretted, worried that his teammates would find out. 'Everyone knew Vito was gay, so we couldn’t even be seen together. There was a lot of climbing out of windows,' Sam says.
They broke up eventually but got back together as Sam became more comfortable with being gay and decided to come out to his teammates.
'Vito was really the person who showed me I had to do it,' Sam says. 'I wanted us to be comfortable.'
when did everyone here come out? share your story with the group.
Jessica Chastain smiles for the cameras while walking around the set of her new movie A Most Violent Year on Wednesday afternoon (July 9) in New York City.
Michael Kors thinks fast fashion will die out.
The popular designer predicts that quality is going to become increasingly important to customers in future and has no doubt that technology will change the industry forever.
He wrote in an essay for the Wall Street Journal's 125th anniversary: "I love fashion because it's plugged into the zeitgeist, so it's always changing. Thirty years ago, I could never have predicted I'd be where I am today, so I know I don't know what's going to happen in the next five years or the next 20 years.
"I have my predictions - I'm sure technology will continue to have an impact on fashion, particularly the way people shop. I think quality will be increasingly important - we're moving away from a time of fast fashion.
"But really, the only constant in fashion is that you must keep moving forward, otherwise you'll be left behind."
Michael made his Forbes rich list debut earlier this year when his fortune hit the $1 billion mark and has credited his brush with bankruptcy in 1993 for his current dominance in the global accessories market.
He explained: "Sometimes things are not in your control. You can control what you design ... If there's a question and the ground is moving, more than ever you have to stand your ground and be who you are.
"Within eight months [of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection] we were back full steam."
His statement comes not long after fast fashion super chain Penneys where slammed when ‘cry for help’ labels were found sewn into a dress.
Paris Hilton has always had a love for cheeseburgers and french fries. But six months ago the 33-year-old former reality star decided to give up fast food to lead a healthier lifestyle.
'I lost about five pounds just from staying away from the Drive-Thrus,' the blonde, whose new single Come Alive debuted on Tuesday, told MailOnline exclusively. 'I can feel the difference especially when I'm in a bathing suit.'
Paris told MailOnline she had been eating fast food since she was very young.
'I used to eat that way, but I decided to change things this year,' she said. 'Now I don't do that. There are times when I will stop at a Carl's Jr, but I will maybe get a turkey burger or something healthier instead of a cheeseburger and fries. I am more careful now.'
The former Simple Life star added she has new habits.
'I like green smoothies, they taste good and they make me feel more energetic,' she said.
'I also like regular juices. I get a lot more vitamins these days, more fruits too, more vegetables, more protein, more salads.'
But one thing she is not doing is hitting the gym.
'I have never been a gym person, it's not me,' Hilton told MailOnline.
'I don't think people expect to hear this, but I grew up a tomboy. I would always play ice hockey, go skiing when I could. I would surf, ride bikes, swim. I love to work out outside. I have always been very active.'
But she does admit a new love for Pilates.
'It's a great way to exercise because you use so many muscles and get a really good workout,' the Stars Are Blind singer told MailOnline.
'I use the machines, not mat Pilates, and it just works for me.'
Do you eat fast food? What are your cravings ontd?
Bill Condon’s next project, which will feature Ian McKellen playing the 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes dealing with the slow deterioration of his superior mental faculties, was once called A Slight Trick Of The Mind. Thanks to the actor’s Twitter feed, we now know the title has been changed to Mr. Holmes, and we have our first look at the venerable detective.
Condon has collaborated on the screenplay with The Duchess’ Jeffrey Hatcher and they’ve worked from Mitch Cullin's novel, itself called A Slight Trick Of The Mind. The book takes place in 1947 when Holmes is 93, long retired to his Sussex beekeeping and frustrated by his diminishing power of recollection. He believes his bees' royal jelly is part of the secret of his longevity, and his further researches into the subject have recently taken him to post-war Japan. There he encounters the son of a former British diplomat who knew Holmes and disappeared at the start of the war. Holmes doesn't remember, but feels the familiar pull of an unfinished case…
The novel weaves together three narratives: Sussex, Japan, and The (also still unsolved) Case Of The Glass Armonicist: a London tale from 1902 when Holmes was still active as a consulting detective. Laura Linney is aboard to play Mrs. Munro, and the film itself should be out next year. There has also been a casting update, with Deadline reporting that The Wolverine's Hiroyuki Sanada is now aboard as Umezaki, a plant expert whom Holmes consults.
For more on the project from McKellen himself, have a listen to what he said when he stopped by the Empire Podcast booth recently (the Sherlock Holmes segment of the interview starts roughly at 30.28).
Up To Her Old Antics! Lindsay Lohan Showing Up To London Play Rehearsals Late And Unprepared
Lindsay Lohan is back to her old tricks!
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported last month, the troubled actress is attempting to re-launch her stifled career across the pond, but according to the new issue of Star, the 28-year-old is already behaving badly on the set of her new theater gig, David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow.
Sources tell the magazine that an off-the-wagon Lohan has been clubbing all night, then arriving to rehearsals late and unprepared, and sometimes not showing up at all.
“The cast is already really annoyed,” an insider says. “The director told her that, basically, it’s a one-strike deal; if she misses one more practice or comes in late again, she’s done.”
The star has been spotted partying until the wee hours at London hot spots Whiskey Mist and Chiltern Firehouse.
Lohan was publicly chastised by the CEO of production for her unprofessional behavior on the 2006 set of film Georgia Rule. In 2013, The Canyons screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis said his star was often “mixed up,” “scattered” and “bossy.”
Marvel is well-known for sprinkling Easter Eggs throughout their movies, with their most recent offering, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, briefly referencing the upcoming Doctor Strange. When Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters next month, fans should prepare themselves for an Easter Egg overload, according to director James Gunn.
During a recent interview with Moviefone, the filmmaker revealed that there are "tons" of Marvel Easter Eggs throughout the movie, with a character count that is "four times" greater than any previous Marvel movie. However, he did have to clear everything with Marvel's legal department.
"I actually have to clear everything with legal. We put in little things like graffiti on the walls and stuff like that. There's a ton of characters from the comics in this movie, in little tiny roles. But we have to clear everything with legal because once I use their name then I'm screwed in that scene or whatever. We have just tons of reference to Marvel Cosmic throughout the movie. And I'm certain probably the most Marvel comics characters ever in one movie."
The director also touched on keeping a balance between the outrageous moments and the drama between the characters.
"A big part of making this film is, we're making something that is so outlandish and out there with so many crazy situations, and characters and settings, that to keep it anchored in the drama and the reality of these characters' emotional lives is the most important thing in the film. It's been a balance but it feels pretty comfortable. That said, it's still a pretty different movie. And think it's a really different movie for a huge film to have as much comedy and drama as it has. It's very unusual."
James Gunn also talked about how Marvel's The Avengers director Joss Whedon helped land him the job.
"I'd already talked to Joss a lot about what it was like going through The Avengers -- what his experience was like. I wrote him an e-mail and said, 'Hey, I'm trying to get this job. Can you help me?' And he said, 'You're f*cking late. I already talked to all of those guys all about you.' So, yeah I did do that. And I don't do that stuff normally. That's like the most embarrassing thing."
However, once James Gunn got the job, the director revealed that Joss Whedon wasn't exactly pleased with the story he came up with.
"Joss came in and Joss was happy, but he wasn't as happy as everybody else and I was like, 'Whoa, man!' And he's like, 'Well, I really loved this and this is great, and the story's been cracked. But you know, I just really want there to be more James Gunn in the script. There's things that are too conventional and I want more James Gunn in it,' I was sitting there and then [Marvel bigwigs] Kevin and Lou were like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.' And I was like, 'All right, your funeral.' Then I went home and I swear to God, wrote a 7-page scene where the guys are in the spaceship arguing about something and it's all dialogue, and we're about to shoot it on Friday. And they were really happy. That was a cool thing and I think it's been a unique situation where Marvel -- this group of characters is ready for somebody who sees things in the way I see things. And frankly, I think people are ready to see the movie like that. So, it feels good."
When asked about the expectations fans have for Guardians of the Galaxy, the filmmaker had this to say.
"I guess I just don't think of it so much as expectations. I'm definitely trying to make a huge commercial, fun, awesome movie that moves people. I don't know that's an expectation so much as just something I'm trying to achieve. I think in terms of the expectations from the fans... one of the great things about Guardians of the Galaxy is there aren't as many expectations on what to expect when you have The Avengers. There are a lot fewer titles to choose from. And there are a lot fewer fans in general of Guardians of the Galaxy. Those types of expectations I think are easier with a movie like this. For me, I'm always hard on myself no matter what, so that's always a thing I have to deal with on a daily basis. And that's whether I'm doing this movie or in a relationship with a girl or whatever. It's like I just beat the sh*t out of myself constantly. So, same old, same old."
Guardians of the Galaxy is a big leap forward for James Gunn, in terms of the budget he's been given to work with. The filmmaker talks about the differences in shooting this massive Marvel Phase Two movie, compared to his first directorial two offerings, Slither and Super.
"I mean, I'd say radically different yes and no. For me it all comes back to just my own experience. For me, just because of the length of it, it makes it a much different experience from doing something like Super, which we shot in 24 days for $3 million. We had to do like 50 set-ups a day so it was just a harrowing, tough experience. And this is difficult but it's because it's over such a long period of time. But on a day-to-day basis it's actually a lot more-using the word easy is not the greatest thing but yeah, it's easier, because you do have more time for the set up, you have more time for planning. We had more time for planning, period."
Guardians of the Galaxy is also the director's first PG-13 movie, although he revealed there were no big challenges in crafting a PG-13 story. Let's not forget that he did write both Scooby Doo movies...
"I haven't found any difficulty in myself going from R-rated to PG-13. Occasionally, I get a little too violent but for the most part I haven't been, and the person who censored me has been myself. It is a real delicate balance. First and foremost, we're making an action adventure film-that's what this is. At its core it's an action adventure film. But there's also a lot of comedic elements and there's a lot of dramatic elements, which I think people are gonna be surprised to see, because it really is dramatic."
James Gunn has revealed that he doesn't want 'Guardians Of The Galaxy's' characters to make cameos in other Marvel movies.
Rather than having selfish reasons for his stance, the filmmaker is actually just looking out for the characters, as he is wary that they could be badly mishandled if they starred in the wrong sort of film.
"I'm not sure about Rocket and Groot doing cameos in other Marvel movies," Gunn explained to Total Film. "You don't want your kid to date someone who's going to treat them poorly and you don't want your kid to go and show up in a movie that doesn't really get who they are as a person.""Even if your kid is dating a totally nice person, they have to get your child," he continued. "It's the same with cameos, you have to make sure whoever is writing and directing those movies really understands Rocket and Groot and aren't just using them as a cheap ploy for people to show up at the theater."
While Gunn's analogy might be a little over the top, his heart is clearly in the right place. And it's no surprise that he's a tad concerned because Marvel Studios do quite enjoy a cameo. Iron Man appeared in 'The Incredible Hulk', Benecio del Toro was apart of a 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' teaser at the culmination of 'Thor: The Dark World', which Gunn directed himself, while Thanos, Dr. Erik Selvig and Stan Lee have popped up unexpectedly in other adventures too.
On another note, it's interesting to note just how confident Gunn is that 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' will blossom into a franchise that's so popular audiences will pine for its posse to turn up in every Marvel Studios film imaginable. While it's almost a formality that the sci-fi blockbuster will impress at the box office when it's released next month, directors usually try not to jinx its success by discussing potential spin-offs and sequels before it's actually hit cinemas.
Can you really blame Gunn for his exuberance though? Early reviews for 'GOTG' have been stellar, Marvel Studios' output has never been more popular and the ensemble's camaraderie appears to be so compelling you can imagine that Thanos would probably have second thoughts about destroying the blighters if he spent five minutes with them. He might as well flaunt it. Do you think Rocket and Groot will make a cameo in other Marvel films?
What Marvel references are you hoping to see in Guardians of the Galaxy? And would you like to see the characters show up in other MCU movies in the future?
Baywatch which is getting the unofficial big screen treatment, with original cast members David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul and Pamela Anderson all on board – and John Cleese joining them as the villainous Victor Van Vaught.
Due to legal issues the movie will not actually be allowed to mention the name Baywatch. Even though the finished product may look like Baywatch – and sound like Baywatch – it will be titled The B-Team, with no references to the show whatsoever.
To complicate matters further, the main trio won’t be playing their Baywatch alter egos but will actually star as themselves – with the plot apparently revolving around the fact that they were secretly working as CIA spies while travelling the world promoting Baywatch.
‘We play ourselves so there are going to be assumptions the television show in question is the one we actually all were on. But no, it most definitely is not. It is not. Not. Shall I say that again?’ Paul explained.
Meanwhile director Chris Cottam added that they have some tricks up their sleeve to avoid the mention of the B-word – including staging an explosion or other sound effect whenever it sounds as though it may rear its head. ‘It becomes a running joke,’ he said.
It's a girl!
Jimmy Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, gave birth to the couple's first child together, a daughter, on Thursday, July 10, he announced via Twitter. A rep for Kimmel also confirms the birth, and tells Us Weekly the baby's name is Jane, and mom is "doing great."
"Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife @mollymcnearney on delivering our baby girl this morning," the late-night comedian tweeted at around 10:30 a.m. PT. In a second tweet a few minutes later, he added, "Thanks for all your kind baby wishes—turns out, not ALL tweets are mean!"
McNearney, for her part, wrote, "Kids, don't do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM."
This is Kimmel's first child with McNearney, and his third overall. He's also dad to son Kevin and daughter Katherine—both in their twenties—from his first marriage to Gina Maddy.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host initially revealed McNearney's pregnancy during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in February. "It's funny, because I was just with some friends who had a baby. I was like, 'Oh, yeah.' There's new ways to do things," he said at the time.
Then, joking about his baby name picks, he quipped, "Karate or The Riddler are the names we're thinking of right now...And I would like the baby's middle name to be Effin. And not the curse version of it, like e-f-f-i-n. Like Ellen Effin DeGeneres. I mean, what a great name, right?"
Congrats to the family, and I'm glad they decided to wait to find out the gender!
After dropping upwards of 40 pounds for his role in "The Normal Heart," it's all about love and family right now for Matt Bomer.
Bomer, 36, was "blown away and just so grateful" when his name was announced today as an Emmy Award nominee for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Felix in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis among the gay population in New York City.
After the "White Collar" star dropped to an astonishing 130 pounds for the role to show how the disease can ravage the human body -- which meant shedding the chiseled features he usually shows off in his hit TV show or movies like "Magic Mike."
Even though it was a long, difficult road to this apex point -- Bomer said all the hard work culminated in one call this morning from his husband Simon Halls.
"I'm in New York and was getting ready to go to work on 'White Collar.' I got a phone call from my husband and he shared the news with me," Bomer said. "It was so great to get to share that moment with him, because I had to separate myself from my family for a while to play this role. I'm sure when I was 130 pounds, I wasn't always in the best mood, so it was nice to get to share a happy moment with him."
At first, Bomer admitted he couldn't even grasp the gravity of an Emmy nomination.
"I couldn't even speak for the first minute," he said. "I was overcome with gratitude, just the moment was so profound for me. I've been working in TV for 13 years and to have this moment, I was completely overwhelmed and had to collect myself for a bit. Simon knew firsthand how hard I worked on this role, how much we put into it, myself as an actor, and us collectively as a family. it was just really great to get to share that moment with him."
Bomer said he read "The Normal Heart" for the first time at age 14.
"It completely changed my life," he added. "It educated and informed me, angered me and frustrated me, so getting to be a part of it with this group of people for HBO was the great creative experience of my life. The news today just put everything over the top. It's beyond a dream come true."
He said that living in suburban Texas in the 1990's, he "was struck by the social injustice and the fact no one was doing anything to help. But more than anything and what I wanted to bring to the film, was the level of unconditional love between Felix and all the characters."
The actor, who came out himself in 2012, has no doubt "The Normal Heart" was the catalyst for the gay rights movements we have today.
The three children Bomer shares with Halls aren't old enough to understand what their father is doing and the walls he's breaking down, but that doesn't mean they can't share in a joyous moment like this.
"I do want to share with them a moment like this because all they see is me getting skinny and having to go away [to film]," he said. "I want to make sure they know there are great moments to be shared as well. That is something I think they can understand."
As for his husband, Bomer added, "I'm sure we'll find a proper time to celebrate," even though he's in Los Angeles right now.
Adding to this accomplishment and his popularity on "White Collar," Bomer also touched on all the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie rumors from last year and earlier this year (lol, can we not.), and added that even though he never auditioned, he "was aware of it only because we were filming in New York and people would approach us on the set and say their piece."
But Bomer is grateful that fans all across the globe were pulling for him to be cast, simply because they thought he was right for the project and that they ignored that the leading man was gay or straight, black or white.
"I hope it's a sign for more opportunities to come for actors regardless of their race or sexuality to be cast in whatever roles people feel they would be right in," he said.
When JustJared found out that Scott Michael Foster was going to be Kristoff in the upcoming season of Once Upon A Time, we had two reactions.
The first was “Why didn’t we think of him for our dream casting?” (we promptly knocked our heads after that) and the second reaction was completely joy. We had a mini-dance party in our offices about the news.
Scott, 29, was kind enough to let us ask a few questions about his upcoming role on the ABC show and even a few about his recurring status as Leo on Chasing Life. Check out what he dished below!
JustJaredJr.com: Congrats on getting the role of Kristoff! Tell us how you prepared for your audition and how you celebrated after.
Scott Michael Foster: Well, I watched the movie with my nieces and nephews about a dozen times so I REALLY got to know who Kristoff was before the audition. I celebrated with my family, who happened to be in town when I found out I got the role, at a wonderful restaurant in beautiful downtown Studio City.
JJJ: Everyone is a closet Frozen fan. (lol no How many times did you watch it?
JJJ: Kristoff is an extremely likable character. Where are you excited to take him on the show?
SMF: Absolutely! Not only is this a great opportunity for me as an actor but it’s going to score me cool uncle points as well. As far as taking him somewhere… I’m not sure. I’ll have to see what the writers want and hopefully we’ll get to do some cool things. Maybe a buddy comedy with Sven?
JJJ: Once is all about fairytales and the true nature and reality of them. Do you have a favorite tale yourself?
SMF: I’d like to think I’m writing my own “tale” so to speak. As far as other fairytales? I like Aladdin.
JJJ: Now onto Chasing Life, one of our fave new shows. Your character is one we love to hate and hate to love. What drew you to him?
SMF: Exactly that. You love to hate and hate to love him. He’s complex in that you think you know who he is but in reality there is so much more to him – That’s what drew me to the role.
JJJ: We’re only four episodes in to the show and we’re not sure how to take Leo and April’s relationship right now. Can you tease on where it will go?
SMF: You’ll take it and you’ll like it! But seriously, You’ll just have to watch and find out. (Spoiler…I think you’ll enjoy it!)
JJJ: Leo is just recurring right now. Do you think this could turn into a more permanent regular role? (Side note: we hope so!)
SMF: Who knows? Maybe if they’re still fond of me next year.
JJJ: What do you chase in life?
SMF: I chase this career of mine…all over the place. I just want to entertain people and I’ll always chase my dream of doing just that.
oh @ the creators giving in to the Frozen hype. I still want to see Aladdin & Jasmine first though