except this girl, Noriko Aota:
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there are so many outfits here that i...just don't understand
August 18, 2008 --
WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut . . .
An insider tells In Touch that producers on Jake’s next movie are considering Abbie as his leading lady. The sci-fi flick is about an expedition to the moon to start a lunar colony and is due out in 2010.
“This is one of those only-in-Hollywood situations,” the insider says. “It could work out as long as Reese doesn’t visit Jake on the set.”
Can we say a-w-k-w-a-r-d?
The House Bunny had its premiere Los Angeles premiere at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, CA on Wednesday night (August 20). The whole cast attended the premiere, including Anna Faris, Rumer Willis, Katharine McPhee and Emma Stone.
Also out for the event was Ashley Tisdale, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Demi Moore along with Ashton Kutcher who were there to support Rumer.
The House Bunny opens on Friday, August 22 and is predicted to come in second at the box office with about $13 million, behind Death Race which should see $17 million. Tropic Thunder and The Dark Knight should remain in the top 5 with over $10 million each.
Charlize Theron and Will Smith posed together at the Tokyo, Japan premiere for their movie Hancock, at the JCB Hall on Thursday (August 21).
While Hancock has opened everywhere else in the world, the movie is only opening on August 30 in Japan. To date the movie has made over $564 million worldwide.
Jarett Wieselman of the New York Post's Popwrap checks in with Project Runway designers Wesley and Daniel and reveals that the two are living together and are wearing matching rings that look like belts. They also talk about what happened to their relationship when Wesley was eliminated earlier in the season.
Watch it (Warning: spoilers), AFTER THE JUMP...
Disney have thought of a new way to make more money out of Miley Cyrus fans, they are now selling tickets to help celebrate her 16th birthday with the singer at Disneyland.
Miley turns will turn 16 on Nobember 23 but the event will be held on October 5, tickets for the “Miley’s Sweet 16 — Share the Celebration,” will cost you $250 and will be up for sale on August 30.
Click here to watch a video of Miley speaking about the event, including her saying she will perform at the bash.
Rihanna, Paramore, Pink Join Lineup Of 2008 VMA Performers
New acts join already-announced performers Lil Wayne, the Jonas Brothers and Kid Rock.
In the past couple of weeks, Lil Wayne, the Jonas Brothers and Kid Rock have all been confirmed to take the 2008 Video Music Awards stage. But what about the ladies? Viewers concerned about the lack of female artists at the big show can stop worrying.
On Thursday (August 21), MTV revealed that pop-punk outfit Paramore, who've been nominated in the Best Art Direction in a Video and Best Rock Video categories, will be returning to the VMAs as performers, as will Pink and Rihanna, who could walk away with the Moonman for Best Female Video.
Paramore will rock the crowd with a lively performance of their hit "Misery Business," while Pink is set to perform her new single, "So What," and Rihanna will deliver her latest smash, "Disturbia." A list of presenters and additional acts gracing the VMA stage will be announced in the coming weeks. This year's awards show, which airs live September 7 at 9 p.m. from the legendary Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, will be hosted by British comic and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" co-star Russell Brand.
source - http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1593242/20080821/rihanna.jhtml
by Mike Krumboltz
August 20, 2008 01:05:15 PM
Think Harry Potter is over the hill? Think the boy wizard no longer garners fanaticism among his fans? Think again, muggle!
Upon hearing that Warner Bros. would delay the release of the sixth film from November to June, fans turned to the Web to voice their displeasure in ALL CAPS. Warner Bros., eager to keep the herd of angry nerds from storming its gates, quickly responded.
The president of the studio, Alan Horn, released a statement explaining that the decision was not taken lightly, and even pointed out a silver lining. With the sixth film, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," pushed back until June, fans won't have to wait as long between it and the seventh (and final) flick, scheduled for a November 2010 release.
As far as silver linings go, this one is stretching it, especially if the last film gets delayed as well. But the fact that a studio president responded to online grumbling is, in and of itself, news.
Various stories focusing on the delay cast a spell over the Buzz, including this cheeky item from Defamer. For anyone who wants to read Mr. Horn's full letter, MovieWeb has a copy of the entire missive. And, for the hardcore Harry worshipers, CNET reports that Scholastic will sponsor an all-day read-a-thon of the boy wizard's first adventure. The event will be broadcast live on the Web on September 23 (barring any delays).
Ten things you never know about Christian Bale
Not so long ago, Christian Bale was best known as a Huey Lewis-loving serial killer in ‘American Psycho’. A serious performer most famous for his commitment to his craft (he once dropped a third of his body weight for a role), he spent years as a cult player before stepping firmly onto the A-List with 2005’s Batman Begins. Not content to help revive one flagging franchise, the former child actor now has a second in his sights in the shape of next year’s blockbuster ‘Terminator 4’. As new Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight’ wings its way into cinemas later this month, we unveil ten fascinating facts about Hollywood’s most dedicated star.
Ready to take America by storm as he hosts the MTV Video Music Awards a few weeks from now, Russell Brand was spotted taking advantage of time in the States with a trip to the Urth Cafe in West Hollywood on Thursday (August 21).
According to a source on the scene, Brand kept various ladies entertained while at the cafe for breakfast - seemingly enjoying all that America has to offer.Meanwhile, the British funnyman has denied rumors that he’d been offered the lead role in the remake of cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Brand’s agent told press: “It’s news to me. It wouldn’t surprise me if they wanted him but they would have plenty of hoops to jump through.”
Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
When Javier Bardem first notices Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen’s new film, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” his penetrating gaze is a wolfish one that has seldom been seen in Mr. Allen’s screen work. It is not as though his films haven’t acknowledged male lust; they are steeped in longing. But that desire is usually camouflaged by layers of shyness and nervous banter. Pretty women like Ms. Hall and Ms. Johansson, who play two Americans vacationing in Barcelona, are to be admired and wooed with smart conversation, but they are not raw meat to be pounced on and devoured.
Mr. Allen’s typical alter egos are variations of the neurotic nebbish he has so often played. Brainy, not brawny, they seduce with charm and wit, not physical magnetism. One reason movie critics heaped such lavish praise on his movies during the “Annie Hall” period was that so many of them were fuzzy-haired brainiacs like Mr. Allen, living more in the mind than in the body. Mr. Allen, like his homely Hollywood forerunner Fred Astaire, is a profoundly reassuring role model for male nerds of all ages. Despite his lack of sex appeal, he often gets the girl, and it can even be Julia Roberts.
When in his work have you seen a hookup in which a hunk and a babe make eye contact and fall into ravenous lovemaking? Mr. Allen’s disdain for the jock-cheerleader ideal was encapsulated in the famous scene in “Annie Hall” in which his character, Alvy Singer, approaches a golden couple on the street, remarks that they look happy and asks how they account for it. The young woman replies, “I’m very shallow and empty and have nothing of interest to say.” Her companion adds, “I’m exactly the same way.”
Mr. Bardem has bedroom eyes and is sort of a hunk. In “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” his character, Juan Antonio, a painter, eventually has his way with both Vicky (Ms. Hall), a straitlaced student of Catalan culture who is engaged to a yuppie go-getter, and Cristina (Ms. Johansson), a restless, moody aspiring artist with a talent for photography.
His seductions follow his initial suggestion that the three have sex together, an offer that the prudish Vicky rejects. All that is shown of each encounter is some moderately passionate kissing before the camera retreats. As always in a Woody Allen production, what happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom.
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” like many of his films, has antecedents in European cinema. Here the obvious forerunner is François Truffaut’s “Jules and Jim,” but instead of two men and a woman Mr. Allen gives us three women and a man. Penélope Cruz plays the third woman, Maria Elena, Juan Antonio’s volatile ex-wife, a fellow painter who crashes back into his life while he is living with Cristina. Ms. Cruz’s spitfire, who suggests both Jeanne Moreau’s Catherine in “Jules and Jim” and Marion Cotillard’s Édith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose,” is casually bisexual. Cristina, Maria Elena and Juan Antonio share an interlude as a ménage à trois.
Maria Elena is also the hot-blooded European version of the dangerous, headstrong women played in earlier Allen films by Judy Davis. The difference between Maria Elena and Ms. Davis’s characters in “Husbands and Wives” and “Deconstructing Harry” indicates that Mr. Allen views European sexuality as more advanced and sophisticated than that of uptight America. Where Ms. Davis’s women are bitter, frustrated neurotics, Ms. Cruz’s Maria Elena, for all her gun-waving craziness, is tempestuous, free-spirited and sexually uninhibited. It is the difference between Joan Crawford and Sophia Loren.
The racing erotic pulse of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is an encouraging development for Mr. Allen, who, for all the talk about relationships in his films, views arguing couples more as self-absorbed therapy patients than as lovers. If his dialogue weren’t so witty, you’d beg them to shut up.
That view changed decisively in “Match Point,” from 2005. There, the illicit lovers played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ms. Johansson were portrayed as hungry young animals in a movie that aspired to be a film noir on the order of “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” But as their sculptural lips locked, there was no sign of a passion strong enough to incite murder, because for all his sleek good looks Mr. Rhys Meyers was still a cold fish.
Despite the sensual loosening up of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” it still follows the romantic pattern of all Mr. Allen’s movies. The male protagonist is often older (sometimes a lot older) than the women he pursues. (In real life Mr. Bardem is 39; Ms. Johansson and Ms. Hall are in their 20s.) He clings to the role of teacher and guide, flaunting his wit, erudition and self-deprecating humor. His love interests run to childlike eccentrics who are relatively unthreatening. The young Diane Keaton was a girlish neurotic kook, Mia Farrow a waifish tomboy and Mariel Hemingway, in “Manhattan,” a schoolgirl.
Juan Antonio, in addition to having erotic magnetism, is a suave bon vivant and knowledgeable Barcelona tour guide. Most important, he is a serious artist, an exalted status in Mr. Allen’s universe that puts him on the same plane as the professors, intellectuals and filmmakers who inhabit his films. Among this elite, lovers lacking intellectual curiosity, the gift of high-culture gab and a post-Freudian vocabulary are no better than peasants. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is the first Woody Allen film to infuse this lofty world with serious body heat.
It seems like Hollywood have no plans to stop touching classic movies as Paramount Studios have announced they have their direct-to-video department has been given a branded name, a production and release plan for everything from prequels, sequels and spin-offs to franchises that were big hits in movie theaters.
The department will be called Paramount Famous Productions and headed by former Universal Studios Home Entertainment president Louis Feola.
So what movies are they going to
butcher do? The just wrapped productions on “Without a Paddle : Nature’s Calling“which is a sequel to the 2004 movie that grossed over$58 million in theaters.
They are also working on a sequel to hit movies such as Mean Girls, Grease, Road Trip, Naked Gun and Bad News Bear.
According to The Hollywood Reporter straight to DVD sequels on movies such as Bring It On and American Pie usually sell around 1 million - 2 million copies, which is just as money as 300 made at the box office.
So this is the email I got sent being an "affiliate" for MTV about the Gwen Stefani birthin'
From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX [mailto:XXXXXXXXXXX@Vh1staff.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:44 PM
Subject: MTV RADIO BULLETIN: GAVIN ROSSDALE & GWEN STEFANI WELCOME A BABY GIRL
GAVIN ROSSDALE & GWEN STEFANI WELCOME A BABY GIRL
Gavin Rossdale has been a father since May 26th, 2006, when his wife, Gwen Stefani, gave birth to their son Kingston. Now, according PerezHilton.com, Gwen has given birth to baby number two, a girl named Zuma. When we last chatted with Gavin, he filled us in on what type of dad he is.
(Actuality #1) “Some people, like when I grew up, my dad worked so much I wouldn’t see him ever. Like six days a week, like eight in the morning until eight at night, that was normal, it was fine. It’s not a sob story, it was just a reality right? Now, I’m like loaf guy, you know because I am there every morning because you know when I go to work, I don’t really start until around 11,12 or one.”
source: my email.
Here's the news from Gwen's official site:
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Kingston, Gwen and Gavin Rossdale welcomed the newest member of their family- Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale - at 12:46 PST on August 21, 2008. The couple's second son, Zuma was born weighing 8.5 lbs. Mother, baby and family are all happy and healthy.
Q: Was your voice this wonderful always, or is this a lot of training?SOURCE
A: My voice. Well, I don't know, I hear something completely different to everybody else. No, my voice teacher had a constant struggle. And likewise people working with diction. Huge problems. My voice teacher at the time, who was called Michael McCallion - sadly dead now but is the author of a very fine book about voice and speech in the theatre - he said, "You sound as if your voice is coming out of the back end of a drainpipe." So, clearly I had work to do.
Q: A BBC survey voted the perfect man's voice as a blend of yours and Jeremy Irons.
A: Hey, ho! (Laughs.)
Tori Spelling may not be appearing on the new 90210, but she wishes the show much success.
“As of now there are no plans for me to be on the show,” Spelling told popular radio host Sean Valentine of 104.3 MY fm’s Valentine in the Morning.
Spelling and the CW network both issued separate statements recently that she would not be joining the show as originally planned.
This came on the heels of Internet rumors that the 35-year-old actress’ former co-stars Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty were offered more money to star in the spin-off.
Still, Spelling says she only wants the best for the remake. When Valentine said he’d be boycotting the show since she wasn’t going to be part of it, Spelling replied, “Oh, watch it!”
She continued: “I hope it turns out to be a really great show, just for my dad’s legacy. I was originally a part of  and it was something pretty phenomenal, so I hope it turns out great.” (Aaron Spelling was the producer behind the original ’90s hit.)
One person lobbying for Spelling’s return is Garth, who is starting a “Bring Back Donna Martin Campaign.” Garth said recently, “I know Shannen probably doesn’t share the feelings that I have for Tori, but I love Tori like my sister.”
Aug 20 2008 3:41 PM EDT
By Shawn Adler
It's already the second-highest-grossing movie of all time, a gigantic cultural juggernaut that will soon break $500 million domestically. If you haven't seen "The Dark Knight" at least twice, well, you haven't really seen it at all. And, yet, for some people, the ending of the latest Batman film is still a complete and utter mystery, especially regarding the fate of Harvey "Two-Face" Dent, the villain played with such delicious glee by Aaron Eckhart.
(Massive spoilers ahead if you're one of the two cave-dwelling people in America who has yet to see "The Dark Knight.")
Does he die? Does he live? Even though he falls from a great height at the end of "Dark Knight," and even though there's a memorial service in his honor soon after, and even though it seems bloody obvious given Batman's sacrifice (can you tell which side we believe?), fan opinion on the matter has been bitterly divided. On MTV Movies Blog posts about potential "Batman 3" villains and themes, commenters argued back and forth over the matter, refusing to budge on what they think is right.
They might not have budged before, but now, like Dent himself, they have been pushed.
The script for the blockbuster sequel was made available for purchase on Tuesday and soon after found its way online. It's a long read at 167 pages, but fans looking for confirmation on the fate of Dent need only look at page 163.
"Dent lies at the bottom of the hole, his neck broken," the stage direction, written by brothers Jonathan and Christopher Nolan, reads. "DEAD." (Capital letters their emphasis, not ours.)
Although some already are arguing that because it refers to the character as "Dent" and not "Two-Face," it's possible the villain could make a return appearance, but Gotham's D.A. is always referred to as Dent throughout the script, even after his transformation.
Now that Dent is definitively dead, does it change fan opinion of the movie or mean something different for the franchise moving forward?SOURCE
This weekend was my wife’s birthday and so I did not object when she suggested spending the day with the kids at the beach. I do not like the beach. I do not like the beach at all. Why? For starters, sand. If I had to rank substances upon which to eat a fun picnic lunch, sand would rank near the bottom, right above lava. Sand and eating do not mix, and yet eating seems to be one of my family’s two primary beach activities (the other is complaining about the heat). No matter how much plastic wrap you swaddle your food in, it is pretty much impossible to avoid getting some sand in your mouth, which is roughly the same as putting a horseshoe crab shell in a blender and then eating the result. Plus, sand always works its way into my butt crack. My entire ass region has enough problems without adding sand to the mix.
When I was writing about the beach yesterday I started thinking about clothing optional resorts. As somebody who is kind of a perv, I obviously like this idea, but the more I look at pictures from these places, the more I realize "clothing optional" is just a euphemism for "unattractive required." What is about walking around with with your flapjacks flapping that appeals to the out-of-shape set? Nudists always say their particular proclivity isn't about sex, but I think that's bullshit. What else could it be about? After all, playing naked volleyball is the same as playing uncomfortable volleyball; it's not the kind of thing you'd do unless you really wanted to see some seriously jiggly ballsacks.
http://michaelianblack.typepad.com/blog/2008/08/the-beach.html & http://michaelianblack.typepad.com/blog/2008/08/when-i-was-writing-about-the-beach-yesterday-i-started-thinking-about-clothing-optional-resorts-as-somebody-who-is-kind-of-a.html