September 17, 2013 |
Ben Affleck learned the hard way that it's never a good idea to read Internet comments. The actor, who set off a furious fanboy backlash when he was cast as Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel last month, responded to his haters during a visit Monday to "Late Night. " Affleck told host Jimmy Fallon that even he was skeptical when he was first approached about the role. "They called me up and said, 'Do you want to do this?' And I thought, 'Well, I'm not 25, man. Are you sure about this?
September 16, 2013 |
Meme culture strikes again. In a confluence of two topics hot (with ironic italics) on the Internet right now, model Emily Ratajkowski, most recently seen undressed and dancing in Robin Thicke's controversial "Blurred Lines" music video, has been cast in a role in the anticipated adaptation of the novel "Gone Girl. " Director David Fincher is bringing together an increasingly odd collection of talent for his telling of the tale by Gillian Flynn, who is adapting her own novel for the screen.
August 23, 2013 |
It didn't take long after Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman for the social media world to lose its collective mind. With nothing better to do on a Thursday, the Internets wasted not a second in turning the meme machine to 11 and making it clear just how the world felt about the actor-writer-director playing the Dark Knight. Post by James C Mulligan . On Twitter, in a blink, hashtags related to Affleck-as-Batman news...
July 11, 2013 |
Assuming the scheduling stars align, Ben Affleck will play protagonist Nick Dunne in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller "Gone Girl. " The high-profile acting gig would be slotted into Affleck's fall, giving the hyphenate time to prep his next helming effort, Warner Bros. crime drama "Live By Night," which is scheduled to start pre-production in January. As fans of the book know, Dunne is a magazine writer-turned-bartender who moves with his wife, Amy, back to his Midwestern hometown after he loses his prestigious NYC job -- and he is accused of murdering his wife after she disappears one morning from their North Carthage, Mo., home.
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July 3, 2013 |
Jim McGinn, a TV writer and producer, moved into his Pacific Palisades home on July 1, 1967. Three days later, the world, or so it seemed, streamed by the neighborhood newbie's front door. "That's when we found out about the parade," McGinn said. Pacific Palisades' two-hour Fourth of July procession - replete with bands, dogs wearing flag bandannas and kids riding bunting-bedecked bikes - is the centerpiece of the coastal enclave's rapturous celebration of Independence Day. "It is not the Rose Bowl Parade, with million-dollar floats coming down the street, but it is one of the best hometown parades you're going to see," said Robert Weber, 45, president of the Palisades Americanism Parade Assn., the organizing committee.
May 12, 2013 |
For those wondering which former “SNL” characters Kristen Wiig would resurrect in her return to the show as host, the answer is “almost all of them.” Fans of Shanna may have been kicking the ground in disappointment, but terrible singers Garth and Kat , the manically enthusiastic Target Lady , the Californians (which endured for about seven epic minutes and included an appearance from Maya Rudolph, who inexplicably made...