James Franco is hitting the ground running in 2011. He just announced that he will be directing adaptations of Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” and Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian.” And he has signed on as the screenplay writer for both projects. He’s getting quite literary on us.
Actor Pete Postlethwaite has died of cancer at age 64. He left an extensive movie career behind him as his legacy. He gave an exceptionally memorable performance as Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects. He most recently appreared in Ben Affleck’s The Town.
In a turn for the weird, William H. Macy has revealed that he used to babysit Joan Cusack, his costar in Shameless. And now they’re going to bump uglies onscreen for the Showtime series. Poor Joan, it’s bad enough that you have a creepy guy hovering over you. But now you have to do it with someone you’re basically related to.
And with the New Year, we bring good news, internet nerds. Mila Kunis, the rugmunching star of Black Swan, has parted ways with Kevin McAllister. Yep, that’s right. Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis have ended their relationship and now we can all plan our swoops.
Hey there, boys and girls. It’s that time of the year where we have to step back from the computer and do that all ol’ fashion tradition of spending time with the families. For you baby daddies with different mommas, you have more than one family to be spending time with and it shouldn’t be in front of a computer.
And they’re more than willing to share that fact with you in SNL’s latest digital short with Akon, who is interchangeable with T-Pain it seems. They offer us their enthusiasm over some girls wanting to have sex with them. Those girls just happen to be Jessica Alba and Blake Lively.
A Firefly loyalist recently approached David O. Russell, director of The Fighter, to replace Mark Wahlberg for Nathan Fillion in his upcoming film, Uncharted. I love Firefly as the next guy, but I know that I’m in no position to give advice to a director on decisions that have million-dollar consequences.
Whatever happened to acting like the movie never existed or avoiding the whole issue altogether? Now actors are taking it upon themselves to apologize to their viewers for the unsatisfying movies they ended up being in. M. Night Shyamalan has yet to apologize for his whole career.
Heather Morris might be rumored to play the next Whedon-less Buffy. Morris is known for her role as Brittany on Glee and the white girl “Single Ladies” backup-dancer for Beyonce. While the rumor is still in the air, Morris might not be the perfect girl for the role, but we wouldn’t mind in the slightest.
I always wondered how it felt for someone in Jim Carrey’s position to host a show like Saturday Night Live. He hosted before in 1996, but my inquiry stays the same. What does it feel like for a talented to “In Living Color” alum to host the show of the competition. Granted, it’s more than a decade later, but when we were young, the rivalry felt real.