This week has brought the bodacious news that a third installment of the Bill and Ted movies—which began with 1989s Excellent Adventure and continued with 1991s Bogus Journey—may very well get made, with Dean Parisot whose resumé includes cult favorite Galaxy Quest attached to direct, and both stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves happy to reincarnate their eponymous hair-brained metalheads, Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Ted “Theodore” Logan. Now, courtesy of Keanu, we have a rough idea of the plot, which sounds perfect:
One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they havent done it. So everybody is kind of like: “Where is the song?” The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future “us” refuses to tell us, and another future “us” blames us for their lives because we didnt write the song, so theyre living this terrible life. In one version were in jail; in another were at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.
Related Time Travel adventures at PJ Lifestyle from John Hawkins:
Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to draw outrage from PETA, with the animal rights advocacy group suggesting that she’s a “turncoat” for professing to be anti-fur but wearing it in recent public appearances.
In a letter to the pop star (SEE BELOW), PETA vice president Dan Mathews starts by saying he’d “long admired” Gaga for telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I hate fur, and I don’t wear fur.”
But Mathews then links to several pictures of Gaga “in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass,” leading him to wonder if she has “amnesia.”
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Kanye West announced on Twitter today that the song he debuted last weekend in a New York City club was about his girlfriend Kim Kardashian.
The rapper tweeted, “I wrote the song Perfect Bitch about Kim.”
“Perfect Bitch” is expected to be included on his new album “Cruel Summer,” which is set to drop on September 4.
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Ross — who came to the event dressed like Joe Paterno, accompanied by two young topless boys — has been under fire for cracking the following zinger, directed at Seth Green:
“Seth, congratulations. This is actually a great night for you … you haven’t gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora. … I’m kidding. You are not like James Holmes. At least he did something in a movie theater that people remember!”
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Porn star Jenna Jameson chose a familiar stage to make her endorsement for the 2012 presidential election Thursday night. At a San Francisco strip club, the former adult actress and stage performer said she was ready for a Romney presidency.
“I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office,” Jameson said while sipping champagne in a VIP room at Gold Club in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”
Related to this Lifestyle post from yesterday?
The director of “The Matrix” and the highly-anticipated film “Cloud Atlas” has become the first major Hollywood director to publicly come out as transgender.
Lana Wachowski revealed she has transitioned while promoting her new film, the New York Post reported.
Lana has been transitioning for years now, the Post also reported. This new clip for “Cloud Atlas,” starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, appears to be her first public appearance since transitioning.
In the trailer, Lana introduces the film with her brother, Andy Wachowski, and director Tom Tykwer.
“Hi, I’m Lana,” she says with her hair styled in pink dreadlocks.
Lana’s personal life has been a source of headline fodder for years now.
Hat tip: Vulture.
From the LA Times in April:
The Fox Searchlight production, which could be ready by year’s end, stars Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife and creative collaborator, Alma Reville. The cast includes Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. It is the first narrative feature directed by screenwriter and documentary filmmaker Sacha Gervasi (“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”).
Hopkins’ transformation, accomplished with the help of prosthetic makeup by Howard Berger and Peter Montagna and a fat suit from costume designer Julie Weiss that turns the slim Hopkins into a 300-pound giant, is not intended to hide the Oscar-winning actor completely.
“We don’t want Anthony Hopkins to disappear under the makeup,” Gervasi, who co-wrote Steven Spielberg’s “The Terminal,” said during a break in filming. “And we don’t want him to sound exactly like Hitchcock, either. That wasn’t the point.”
Affable, old-fashioned comedian Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct and briefly held in police custody last night, after allegedly being caught affably, old-fashioned-ly masturbating in an adult movie theater with other fine folks rather than using the Internet. TMZ reports that the 72-year-old was caught “with his penis exposed and in his hand” by LAPD vice squad officers during a “random walk-through” of a well-known adult movie theater, where—using their crack detective skills—they discovered patrons watching adult movies and pleasuring themselves, a bust for which they are surely receiving some sort of special commendation from the commissioner soon, though the article strangely makes no mention.
Wow. We’ve seen this before of course…
Related today from Dr. Helen:
The Enquirer claims to have spoken with Kristopher Burnett, the owner of a Christian bookstore in Missouri who supposedly sold Jane Pitt the Bible “and prayed with her for Brad and Angelina’s well-being.”
But Gossip Cop called Burnett, and he tells us he never told the Enquirer that.
He never “prayed” with Jane Pitt for Brad and Jolie.
That doesn’t stop the Enquirer from treating it like the truth, writing that “after Angie heard about Jane’s prayer, she went crazy!”
According to an “insider” for the tab, “Angelina was already furious with Jane, so this just added insult to injury.”
That’s actually what the Enquirer is doing.
There’s no “holy war” between Jane Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
It’s a “complete fabrication,” a source close to the family tells Gossip Cop.
“Kill Bill” star Uma Thurman welcomed a new baby girl Sunday.
“Mom and baby are doing well!” her rep told Us Weekly.
This is the third child for Thurman, but the first with on-off boyfriend financier Arpad Busson, 49. She shares 10-year-old Levon and 13-year-old Maya with ex-husband Ethan Hawke.
Awesome or despicable, Mick Jagger has reportedly slept with more than 4,000 women during his sexual career, biographer Chris Andersen reveals.
“Mick Jagger has slept with 4,000 women over the course of his life, and in retrospect, I think that might be kind of a low figure.”
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s two-week European vacation to France and Italy was the stuff of romantic movies — filled with famous sights, quiet dinners and the time to enjoy each other’s company — but instead of ending in the engagement that everyone hoped for, it ended in tears.
Although Justin did propose, taking Jen’s hand one night in Hotel de Russie in Rome and asking her to spend the rest of her life with him, she turned him down! “She feels like she only got the proposal because she pushed for it,” explains an insider. “She doesn’t want a guy marrying her because he feels some sort of pressure.”
If, as the saying goes, “when it rains it pours,” then Demi Moore might very well be swimming.
The actress and Ashton Kutcher parted ways in November of 2011 after Kutcher cheated on her with a 22-year-old on their 6th wedding anniversary.
But the dark days were far from over for Moore. The 49-year-old reportedly began using a dangerous cocktail of Aderall, Red Bull, and nitrous oxide (aka “whip-its”), culminating in a seizure and a trip to the hospital in January.
After facing her addiction demons during a stint in rehab, rumors flooded the internet that nude photos of Moore’s youngest daughter were being shopped. The photos reportedly feature Tallulah Willis, Moore’s child with actor Bruce Willis, topless and smoking what appears to be a joint.
Now, both Tallulah and her sister Rumer have allegedly cut all ties to Moore. Radar Online described the relationship as having reached a “breaking point,” citing unnamed sources.
Related video from ABC News: Demi Moore’s Downward Spiral of Health
CNN’s Anderson Cooper officially, publicly came out as gay today. Most Twitter users met the news with a “big whoop” and not much surprise.
Anderson Cooper confirmed what we’ve all known for a while. Kudos to him.—
Joshua (@craftjoshua) July 02, 2012
Some, of course, questioned the timing!
People were offended by one thing, though; he came out in a Daily Beast article penned by Andrew “Uterine Forensic Expert” Sullivan. Why, Anderson, why?
So, Anderson Cooper just came out on Andrew Sullivan’s blog?—
Seth (@srosenb) July 02, 2012
Anderson Cooper explains why he chose to publicly come out now.
News of TomKat‘s divorce was nothing short of shocking, and now the details are beginning to emerge. Sources are saying that Katie Holmes was essentially scripted into Tom Cruise‘s life by the Church of Scientology. In addition, the couple’s prenup stipulated that Holmes would get $3 million for every year she stayed with Cruise, and a lot more if she and Tom made little Scientologist babies.
And the church may have orchestrated numerous relationships for Cruise before this one. According to the New York Post, the church was behind Cruise’s sudden divorce from then-pregnant Nicole Kidman, his wife of 10 years, because she didn’t fully embrace Scientology (or rather, didn’t embrace only Scientology).
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after 5 years of marriage, People reports.
The action star and “Dawson’s Creek” actress married in 2006 at an Italian castle, after making waves with their whirlwind courtship and Cruise’s infamous couch-jumping on “Oprah.” Many media outlets speculated about the legitimacy of their relationship, as well as Cruise’s Scientology views.
We all know Ke$ha can get pretty wild when she has one too many sips from “a bottle of Jack,” but her new mouth tattoo is definitely taking wild to brand new heights!
The pop rock diva debuted her new ink on Twitter, posting a photo of the tattoo reading “Suck It!” on the inside of her lip.
In the adorable files, how cute is this? Last year Mila Kunis accepted an invitation to accompany Sgt. Scott Moore to the Marine Ball in North Carolina. She didn’t only attend, she recently said they still keep in touch!
Mila told Fox411, “We are still in contact.” The star of the new movie, Ted, added, “We email back and forth, and spoke on the phone about a month and a half ago.”
Lindsay Lohan has posed once again for controversial photographer Terry Richardson at one of her favorite haunts, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
But this time around, some of the shots may have been too unsettling even for the boundary-pushing pair.
In several of the pictures, Lohan is depicted with a gun, including images meant to evoke suicide.
Did Trey Songz and ‘Storage Wars” star David Hester settle their dueling lawsuits over the phrase YUUUP? YUUUP!
Did TMZ first report that Songz and Hester each filed dueling complaints in New York, because each wanted the right to sell merchandise with the aforementioned phrase of affirmation? YUUUP!
While Dumb & Dumber is most certainly one of the Farrelly boys’ greatest comedies, we don’t think there were tons of people itching for a sequel. The horrific prequel featuring none of the original actors definitely injected a sour taste in our mouths, plus the recent track-record of Peter and Bobby Farrelly isn’t exactly spectacular. Comedy has evolved since they made a name for themselves in the ’90s, and with each film it seems they’re trying to find a pot of comedic gold that just doesn’t exist anymore for them. Which is why we weren’t over the moon regarding news that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were reuniting for a Dumb & Dumber 2, and it’s also why we’re not heartbroken upon hearing that Carrey has now left the project, which was set to shoot this fall.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty.”
“The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora,” stated a release from Disney.
Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9″), Elle Fanning (“Super 8″), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”),Juno Temple (“Atonement“) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).
An enraged Alec Baldwin punched a Daily News photographer in the chin Tuesday morning for snapping his picture outside the city Marriage License Bureau.
The volatile “30 Rock” star popped lensman Marcus Santos once in the face outside the Worth St. office after apparently obtaining a license to wed fiancee Hilaria Thomas.
Santos was standing innocently with two other photographers when Baldwin, 54, approached with an angry glare.
“He was looking mad,” said Santos. “He said, ‘Step back, step back.’ I said, ‘We’re moving back.’”
Image and hat-tip to Buzzfeed.