Aaron Sorkin does.
Cate Blanchett is attached to star in an authorized biopic of Hollywood legend Lucille Ball that Sorkin is set to write. I know, really chill, low-stakes movie. NOT.
The film will tackle Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, their show and kids, and her second marriage to Gary Morton. Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. will produce, so it might be a real circus of kids and feelings and you know, all THAT kind of thing.
Blanchett won the first of two Academy Awards for playing another Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn, in Martin Scorsese‘s “The Aviator,” so she’s no stranger to taking on large roles with lots of history. What do you think she’ll do with the role?
Also, do you think someone else would have been a better fit?
Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 8:08am
Filed under Cate Blanchett
Will these two be making another go at hosting the Oscars?
Two people will handle emcee duties at the 2016 Academy Awards, one of the newly announced producers of the show tells EW. And it sounds like they already know who the duo will be…
“There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two,” says David Hill, the former Fox executive who will produce the show with Reginald Hudlin, a producer of Django Unchained and a former entertainment president at BET.
When asked why he thought two hosts would be better, Hill hesitated. “Two is better than one,” he said, before joking. “Just imagine, you’re in there. One of your hosts drops dead from cardiac arrest. What do you do? Second host goes on! And you keep going. … Note to self. Check out their heart rates.”
So who could it be? Options include Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, whose Key & Peele sketch show is ending its run on Comedy Central on an ultra high-note. But at the same time, they aren’t like, Hollywood A lister or anything. My mind (obvi) jumped back to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who ended their three-year contract with the Golden Globes last December and were a total hit.
Either way, anything’s better than James Franco and Anne Hathaway, AM I RIGHT? Who do you think this hosting tag team will be? I’m hoping Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer, who are writing a movie together…
Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 10:10am
Filed under Oscars
Melissa McCarthy, you were my hero. But now, I gotta say I look up to the whole Ghostbusters crew!
The actor tweeted a picture of a whole slew of female cast and crew members of the Ghostbusters team. Holding handwritten signs bearing their work responsiblities – from “actor” and “costume” to “cast assistant” and “stunts” – the women pose behind a larger sign reading “Girl Power” held by the film’s leads: McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
“3 cheers to Ellen from all the remarkable women of #Ghostbusters. When we stand together we are unstoppable! #GirlPower,” reads the caption.
According to People, the picture was a shout-out to Ellen DeGeneres‘ partnership with Gap on a clothing line espousing girl power. The line, called “GapKids x ED,” celebrates a young girl’s ability to choose their own style free from gender stereotypes.
How excited are YOU For this new Ghostbusters film?!
Photo: Melissa McCarthy
Posted Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 2:14pm
Filed under Melissa McCarthy
Sorry, old man Ryan Reynolds. Sometimes hitting the pavement is in your job description!
Apparently, doing his own stunts doesn’t seem as fun as it used to be for the movie star, the actor tells People:
“I remember 10 years ago when falling on cement was hilarious. It doesn’t feel like that anymore. I’m right at that age where I’ll do as many takes as they want, but I’m lying on the ground after each one thinking, ‘Oh, God. Just get up and get up fast. Don’t let them see you [in pain].’ “
Even so, he does still love a good fight, especially in his new psychological sci-fi thriller Self/less, which opened July 6.
“I love doing the fight stuff,” says Reynolds. “So much of it is character-based, so you want to be a part of that and put your fingerprints on that and do it as much as possible.”
That being said, he’s not trying to be a friggin’ hero over here.
“I certainly don’t jump in and do anything that’s really dangerous,” says Reynolds. “I’m not out there trying to be a superhero. “There are some stunts I didn’t do in Self/less, like the scene where a building explodes and I come flying out of it. That kind of stuff I just don’t mess around with. Even if I wanted to do it, I don’t think they would let me.”
That’s for sure. Don’t damage that pretty face, dude! I would like to keep gazing upon it’s splendor for decades to come…
Posted Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 2:14pm
Filed under Ryan Reynolds