If you’re not already a little worried about Fifty Shades of Grey being weird on your career, Dakota Johnson, take a gander at this Domino’s story…
For like, two seconds Domino’s had a ridiculous ad for Sriracha pizza that surfaced online Tuesday. The ad, which purportedly appeared in print in Israel, features a tongue tied up and ball-gagged, with a VO that is demanding the tongue to “suffer and enjoy every moment.”
Of course, everyone’s like WTF is this AND is it real? The answer? Yes.
“It’s real,” company spokesman Tim McIntyre tells PEOPLE. “The ad was created and pitched by an agency to the independent franchise in Israel.”
The catch? It never ran in print – or anywhere for that matter.
“It never ‘officially’ appeared anywhere, because it was ill-advised, unfunny and not brand-appropriate,” McIntyre adds. “In a word, it was stupid.”
The ad only surfaced online because it was leaked. Now it’s “being presented as something that actually ran in Israeli media,” McIntyre explains. “It did not.”
The spokesman admits that even he thought it was a joke when he learned of the risqué ad. “When I first saw it myself, I thought it was a parody, just in time for the premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey,” he says. “I’m still shaking my head.”
Couldn’t find the commercial, but the print ad is almost as stupid. Check it out HERE. Man, I can’t wait for all this Fifty Shades of Grey stuff to calm down, so people can go back to NOT BEING INSANE.
Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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Julianne Moore is super charming, but when you’re playing Madonna’s enemy, all bets are OFF!
During Watch What Happens Live, the Still Alice star talks about the 1993 thriller Body of Evidence, a film she worked on opposite Madonna. When she was asked whether she was scared about slapping Madonna during one of their final scenes, Moore vehemently answered in the affirmative!
“I was actually super nervous. I was so so nervous,” Moore, 54, told host Andy Cohen and fellow guest Jonathan Groff on Wednesday, Jan. 21. “I actually didn’t even make contact.”
But that wasn’t the only reason why she was uncomfortable on set: Moore revealed that Madonna really, really got into her character Rebecca Carlson – a kinky lady accused of intentionally killing her rich, older lover during sex.
“It was a fake slap, but she wasn’t talking to me because she was being very method-y,” Moore added of Madonna, whose filmography is littered with less-than-celebrated performances. “I felt nervous and scared. I didn’t want to hit her at all.”
She explained: “She was playing the girlfriend and I was playing the wife and we were supposed to be enemies.”
(Via Us Weekly)
Yikes. So Julianne, you didn’t invite her to your condo after the shoot to gab about acting, career, etc? That’s fair. It IS, Madonna after all. What a trip!
Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 11:11am
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Bradley Cooper really commits (and it’s making me hungry!).
The actor worked super hard to get in shape to play real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper, but not really in the way you might think…
Writer-producer Jason Hall dished to People Magazine on how Cooper trained to become Kyle, who is widely regarded as the deadliest sniper in American history.
In order to bulk up 40-plus lbs., Cooper “had a strict, crazy diet,” Hall says. “He was eating about every 55 minutes or something like that, and I want to say it was about 8,000 calories a day.”
Um, I need to uh, bulk up for a role, too. That’s MY excuse. BUT TO BE FAIR, he also worked out and such…
“Bradley used his own trainer, who was busting on him. I think he was working out four hours a day for several months,” adds Hall of Cooper’s fitness regimen. “He was determined to do it naturally, he didn’t want to use any hormones or steroids or anything. He was just very systematic about it and took his trainer with him wherever he went.”
Ugh, I kinda just wanted to use the first part of his quote, but I’m a JOURNALIST (hah) so I thought I’d give you the whole truth on how Bradley beefed up. And hey, it paid off…the film has six Oscar nominations including Best Picture and a Best Actor nod for Cooper.
Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Are you ready, world? Fandango says you ARE.
Fifty Shades of Grey doesn’t open for nearly a month, but is already the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history!
So what does that mean? Variety says it means that the adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy best-seller is selling OUT, and FAST. The film has supplanted “Sex and the City 2″ for the honor of having the most ticket sales on Fandango for a non-sequel film since the first “Hunger Games” movie in 2012. It’s also outpacing other R-rated hits such as the second and third “Hangover” films and “Gone Girl.”
It’s getting so crazy that the demand is causing theater owners in all fifty states to offer new showtimes.
This is also pretty interesting because, according to Variety, sexually charged films haven’t been in vogue since “Basic Instinct” and “Fatal Attraction,” so the film was still risky for Universal to back. To that end, the studio seems to be emphasizing the love story elements of the story in its promotional materials.
Are you gonna see it? Opening day (Feb 13th) is coming FAST!
Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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