We won’t pretend we didn’t watch Jennifer’s Body and enjoyed the hell out of it. The 2009 horror-comedy was seriously underrated and let’s face it: that make-out scene with Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox was hot. Amanda agrees! [Read more…] about Amanda Seyfried Thinks Sex Scenes Are Great!
Iron Man 2 is still at the top of the box office charts as of this past weekend, grossing $53M, though Robin Hood (Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, Willam Hurt) opened in 2nd place with just over $37M. Also opening, Letters to Juliet (Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave), pulling in $13.75M. [Data from Variety]
Upcoming movies/ roles: Zoe Saldana (pictured above), who played a very sexy Uhura in J.J. Abrams’ version of Star Trek, as Neytiri in Avatar, and Aisha in this year’s The Losers, is possibly playing an assassin in Colombiana, a Luc Besson drama. She’s also listed as being in an untitled Star Trek sequel. Yay! Evan Rachel Wood and professional freak and rockstar Marilyn Manson are attached to the first in a series of slasher flicks, Splatter Sisters. Bruce Willis will be alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper, a time-travel science fiction flick. Both actors will be playing the same character. Salma Hayek, who took time off to have a baby, Valentina, has a film, Grown Ups, coming out this year and another, Puss in Boots (voice), coming out next year, plus another 5 films in development. Finally, Jessica Biel will be starring in the Broadway musical version of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Seriously? I just don’t see it.
Films opening this week include Robin Hood (with Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett), Letters to Juliet (Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave), and Just Wright (Queen Latifah, Common). If those don’t interest you, there’s Iron Man 2, which looks as exciting and fast-paced as the first one, and with great graphics to boot. There’s also Clash of the Titans for a bit of Ray Harryhausen-inspired fun, The Losers for a gritty adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, or A Nightmare on Elm Street, if you want a knuckle-gripping fright.
Upcoming films/ roles include: Mary J. Blige in a bio-pic about singer Nina Simone; both Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, in two different films; a third Marilyn pic that explores the possibility that she was murdered; Jason Momoa as Conan; a 3D Judge Dredd; Colin Farrell and Toni Collette in a remake of the vampire flick Fright Night; Colin Farrell in the comedy Horrible Bosses, which might also have Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman; Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard in Cosmopolis; an all-Japanese remake of Ghost; Katherine Heigl in Age of Adaline; Katherine Heigl and Jason O’Mara in One for the Money; Evangeline Lilly and Anthony Mackie in Real Steel; Kurt Russell in Undying; and a Brad Pitt/ Darren Aronofsky project, The Tiger. Oh yeah, and a Broadway musical production of Spider-Man might run after all, after numerous cast exits even before rehearsals.
While they’re mostly not listed here, there sure seems to be a lot of remakes and sequels in the works, as well as film adaptations of Japanese TV anime characters or crappy toys. Aspiring screenwriters might want to sharpen your proverbial pencils and come up with some original materials. And Hollywood wonders why less people want to go to movie theaters where they have the privilege of paying stupidly ridiculous rates for popcorn and other munchies.
While some people can’t get along in the same house, Amanda Seyfried and BF Dominic Cooper have managed to make a long-distance relationship work. By “long distance,” we mean we’re not even talking about them being in the same country let alone the same state. In fact, he’s in the UK.
How do they do it? Tons of frequent flier miles and Internet-connected computers with webcams to chat on when they can’t be with each other in person. Bravo you two for making it work for three years now. But can you really get to know someone when you’re not living together? What about all those annoying habits that only “appear” when you finally live together? Or after so long, do you have enough confidence in yourself and trust in your partner that you don’t take offense at inconsequential things such as leaving the cap off the toothpaste or shedding hair all over the place?
Seyfried, who admits her long-distance relationship hasn’t been easy, will appear in Letters to Juliet. (The movie opens later this month and also stars Vanessa Redgrave, who recently lost her equally legendary sister Lynn Redgrave.) She appeared in 2008’s Abba-inspired Mamma Mia!, in 2009’s twisted horror Jennifer’s Body (with current hotty totty Megan Fox – pictured above, at left), in 2004’s Mean Girls (with Lindsay Lohan), and other movies and shows. She currently appears in HBO’s Big Love series, which has been another tough challenge for her, requiring nudity despite her small-town upbringing that had her feeling “sex was somehow wrong,” even dirty and disgusting, when she was younger — which might in fact explain how she can make a long-distance relationship work (i.e., no stigma about “shacking up”). From the video clip of some of her Big Love love scenes, it looks as if she got over some of her sexual hangups.
Stylists are quite inventive. They get away with changing the rules of fashion. Having worked for fashion magazines in the past, I myself have done the unthinkable. We can turn tube tops into skirts. We have asked models to wear ruffled skirts as tops. An oversized t-shirt can be transformed into a belted dress. The possibilities are endless!
Why is it that when a celebrity or normal person does the same thing, people give her flack for doing so? At a red carpet premiere on Monday, Amanda Seyfried decided to experiment with a dress from the Bodamyr Fall 2010 collection by wearing it backwards with the zipper facing forward.
A lot of fashion websites have given this move their thumbs down. Red Carpet Fashion Awards commented, “We ask for celebs to be more inventive on the red carpet, but this isn’t what I had in mind.”
Amanda wasn’t the first celebrity to wear a red carpet dress “the wrong way.” Remember Angelina Jolie’s Max Azria dress that she wore to the 2009 SAG Awards? She wore it backwards to keep the plunging neckline at the back, while the more conservative part covers her bosom. Critics commented that she should’ve shown off her cleavage instead.
If celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe pulled this off, I believe fashionista wannabes would be scrambling to do the same thing. What if it were the editors at Vogue who asked Amanda to wear the dress the wrong way and piled up some rockstar bling to label the look “rebellious?”
Sometimes it’s just a matter of how we look at things [and people].