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In his first interview since the death of Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown denies he was the one who got the pop singer hooked on drugs. Brown talked to Today's Matt Lauer about the last time he saw Whitney, at a dinner with their daughter Bobbi just weeks before her death. "She had this, this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible," Brown said. "You know, and I'm— I'm saying to myself, you know, 'She must be — she must be doing really well,' because she looked really well." Regarding the drugs, Brown said he didn't introduce drugs to Whitney. "No, that's not true. I didn't get high before I met Whitney," He said. "No, I— I— I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all." Brown said Whitney was taking drugs "way, way, before" the two got together.
For a moment it looked like there was going to be one less Kardashian show on the air after Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom announced they were pulling the plug on Khloe and Lamar so Lamar could focus on basketball. But just like her husband focusing on his career, Khloe is going to focus on hers. TMZ reports Khloe is in talks with E! to do her own spinoff show sans Lamar. The network is reportedly desperate to stay in business with her. The show will be similar to other Kardashian spinoffs like Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. E! sources say Khloe is a "huge draw," and as one source put it, "We're definitely in the Khloe Kardashian business." Great, it seems the Kardashian business is also recession proof.
Hope you didn't have a big breakfast because this next story might make you sick. "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is getting into the porn business. On the news that she's $1M in debt, Suleman is doing the one thing she said she would never do — porn. But she argues what she has signed on to do is isn't actual porn. Suleman said she's doing a "self pleasure" video, which will be shot over the summer and released shortly after. No word on how much she's making from the video. Earlier this year she posed semi-nude for a UK publication for $10,000.
It's a girl for Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard The couple, who already have a five-year-old daughter, Ramona, welcomed Gloria Ray on April 19. It was announced in November that the two were expecting. Gyllenhaal said it was hard to attend premiere events and walk the red carpet while pregnant. "I'm throwing up in the bathroom and having to keep pretzels in my purse, and having to fit into dresses," she said. The two have been married since 2009.
And in breaking-pregnant news — Jessica Simpson finally finally gave birth. Simpson gave birth to a baby girl, named Maxwell Drew Johnson, weighing in at 9 pounds, 13 ounces. Posted 05.01.12 by Chris
The first photo from Lovelace, the upcoming biopic of the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried), was revealed last week and, in the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly—via scanner at The Playlist—another new photo has arrived online. While the first photo shows the early days of her relationship with her abusive husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), in the print edition of EW, Seyfried revealed that the latest photo takes place later in the couple's marriage, though still before Traynor would violently force Lovelace into a pornographic career.
more on seyfried's performance, new cast members and more >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Chuck has just gotten out of jail and told me that we are broke. We have nothing. She's worried about what measures he'll take, what he's capable of in this situation.
Hollywood usually likes to make movies in two's (for example, two live-action Snow White movies will be competing at the box office this year), so it's no surprise that two biopics about late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace — Lovelace and Inferno: a Linda Lovelace Story — would start shooting at roughly the same time.
The first to release an image is Lovelace, which stars Amanda Seyfried (Red Riding Hood) in the title role. Considering Lovelace's pornographic career, including the infamous 1972 movie Deep Throat, there may be some that expect a more titillating photo, but directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl) are creating a more historical look at the starlet's life, who later renounced her porn career and claims she was forced into it by her abusive husband Chuck Traynor (played by Peter Sarsgaard). Instead, first photo for Lovelace, revealed by EW, shows the couple in the early stages of the relationship, with Seyfried (as Lovelace) showing off either her engagement or wedding ring while the two embrace in their car. more about Lovelace >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
Actress Angelina Jolie is known these days as much for her on-screen work as her humanitarian efforts, and her next project will combine both.
THR reports that Jolie is attached to star in the biopic Gertrude Bell, based on the life of the English writer, archaeologist and explorer known for her British Intelligence work in the Middle East during the early 20th Century. Her intelligence work was instrumental in administering the creation of the modern state of Iraq after the end of the Ottoman Empire. Despite traveling and working in a predominantly male world, Bell has been described as "one of the few representatives of His Majesty's Government remembered by the Arabs with anything resembling affection".
Screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) is working to tailor the script for Jolie, which could be directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator), who is already producing through his Scott Free production company. Reportedly, the movie is one of three projects Scott might direct after he finishes his upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus, the sort-of prequel to his classic movie, Alien. According to the report, Scott is also looking at directing the drama Gucci, which would follow the famous fashion family through the 1970's and 80's, as well as serial killer mystery Child 44, which is set in Stalinist Russia.
Jolie is also set to appear in a sequel to last year's Salt. stone to star in one of two Lovelace biopics >> Posted 11.18.11 by Ryan
Tomorrow The Green Lantern heads into theaters, but the question remains: Why should you check out this comic book adaptation rather than the other nine out this summer? It's an especially relevant question if you're not particularly up to date on the whole Green Lantern mythology… And seriously, even people who are can get lost in the comic's many retcons and retoolings. Lucky for you, we've once again cleverly anticipated your question and have five reasons why you should purchase a ticket to The Green Lantern, whether or not you're the type of person who cares about power rings.
5 Reasons: Green Lantern >> Posted 06.16.11 by reelz
Warner Bros. (WB) has been making the otherworldly, hard sci-fi elements of its latest comic book adaptation, Green Lantern, one of the major selling points of the movie, even hyping it as the Star Wars of superhero movies, with Ryan Reynolds' character, Hal Jordan, the Han Solo of superheroes. But, the movie doesn't just take place on the digitally-created planet of Oa where digital aliens wield digital power rings, so WB has released nearly 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage (B-roll) of the making of the movie to show some of the great actors assembled to play out the human drama that takes place on Earth and some of the incredible practical stunts employed by director Martin Campbell. watch the three b-roll videos >> Posted 06.07.11 by BrentJS
Much has been made of the otherworldly or Star Wars-esque aspects of director Martin Campbell's (Casino Royale) Green Lantern that help to set this comic book adaptation apart from the plethora of superhero movies that have come before it or that will be debuting this summer. However, in addition to the threat of Parallax, a galactic fear-entity that the 7,200-strong members of the Green Lantern Corps of intergalactic peacekeepers must contend with, novice Green Lantern Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) of Earth must also face off against the terrifying terrestrial threat of Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), a scientist who gains psionic powers after coming into contact with a mysterious meteor (that, from the looks of it, might be infected with an aspect of Parallax). While much of the previous marketing for the movie has been focused on Hal Jordan or the Green Lantern Corps, Sarsgaard's Hammond is finally getting his due, first with additional footage of the character in the new theatrical trailer, and now with his very own character poster. more about Green Lantern >> Posted 05.12.11 by BrentJS
Warner Bros. (WB) has just released a new character poster for its latest DC Comics adaptation, director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern. The first character poster featured Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) as Green Lantern (naturally) and the new poster spotlights another one of the 7,200-strong Green Lantern Corps members, the peaceful avian Lantern Tomar-Re (voiced by Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush). check out the new still images >> Posted 04.21.11 by BrentJS
Outside of the first-look pics of Warner Bros.' upcoming adaptation of Green Lantern, based on the DC Comics character, the promotional images released for the movie have left a lot to be desired. The three still images released in December were nothing more than stills grabbed from the trailer released a month earlier. They were followed by two characters images of the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps, fan favorite Tomar-Re and mentor-turned-nemesis Sinestro (also taken from the trailer).
The latest image comes from Cinemateaser and, while it was refreshingly not taken from the trailer, only depicts a plainclothes Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). He's brandishing a glass at some kind of evening function and standing next to a pre-transformation Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), before he is exposed to a meteor and has his brain expand in size. A blurry Tim Robbins also appears in the background as Senator Hammond, Hector's father.
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) directed Green Lantern, which opens June 17. Mark Strong, Blake Lively and Angela Bassett also star. Posted 01.19.11 by Ryan
Fans recently got the opportunity to see the first-look photos of Green Lantern, including a peek at Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hector Hammond, who's huge head required hours of prosthetic make-up. Sarsgaard told HitFix that, unlike most actors in his position, he didn't mind the long hours in the make-up chair.
Sarsgaard to do prosthetics commercials? >> Posted 08.03.10 by Ryan
Y'know I really enjoyed acting in the prosthetics. I'm a prosthetics spokesperson now. It was a blast. It was like being 14 and mask acting. It was everything every actor ever wants to do. The prosthetics are so detailed and so fine and attached to muscles in a way that makes it so I can articulate it like I articulate my own face.