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David Fincher Found His (Gone) Girl

Published September 30, 2013 by gossipzoo

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It looks like Rosamund Pike will be starring opposite Ben Affleck in the highly anticipated Gone Girl. The Hollywood Reporter reports that director David Fincher has offered the role of Amy Dunne to Pike and that she is expected to accept. This news puts to rest weeks of speculation about who would bring Amazing Amy to the big screen.

Pike recently starred in Jack Reacher alongside Tom Cruise. She’s also known for playing Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice as well as Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, the Bond girl who wasn’t Halle Berry. She also recently filmed A Long Way Down with Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette.

The role of Amy Dunne was highly sought after, with Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt all rumored to have been in consideration for the role several months ago. Gone Girl is based on the book by Gillian Flynn that spent eight weeks atop the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list last summer. It is also almost impossible to describe the plot without spoiling it. Suffice it to say, Gone Girl is a mystery thriller and it’s f**king fantastic.

THR also reports that Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being considered for supporting roles, though it beats the hell out of me which roles they’re being considered for. However, I’m still holding out hope for that Maura Tierney as Go rumor I started.

Kate Upton Pulls a Kate Upton by Tweeting Another Bikini Photo

Published September 30, 2013 by gossipzoo

It’s not as easy as it looks being a two-time Sports Illustrated covergirl. So claims Kate Upton, anyway.

The 21-year-old model tweeted a bikini pic from the Bahamas on Tuesday with the caption, “Rough life.” The buxom blonde wears a sly smile in the photo along with a white plunging halter top from Chrissy Tiegen’s bridal swimwear line, Beach Bunny. (Yep.)

Upton is currently in Nassau filming scenes for the comedy The Other Woman with costars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. The movie, set to be released in April 2014, also stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Kinney.

We can’t imagine the stress of jetting off to Caribbean islands, frolicking in the surf on set and maintaining the perfect bikini bod. Nope, can’t imagine that at all.

Kate, if the life of a supermodel gets to be too much, I’m sure one of your one-million-plus followers would be more than willing to take the weight off your chest – er, shoulders. Yes. Shoulders.

Selena Gomez, Mel B, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (and Breckin Meyer) Lead Today’s Star Sightings

Published September 29, 2013 by gossipzoo

From New York to Tinseltown, the past 24 hours have been jam packed with celebrity sightings.

Selena Gomez stepped out in a cropped top and short shorts as she greeted fans outside her hotel in New York City. The “Come & Get It” singer, who recently turned the big 2-1, is scheduled to hit the road next month for her highly anticipated Stars Dance tour.

Elsewhere in the Big Apple, Mel B was spotted in head-to-toe blue as she attended a photo call for America’s Got Talent on top of the Empire State Building. The day before, the 38-year-old joined fellow judges Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel at Radio City Music Hall for a post-show event.

On the west coast, Mark-Paul Gosselaar made everyone’s hearts swoon as he hit the red carpet for TNT’s 25th Anniversary Party with his Franklin & Bash co-star Brecken Meyer. The legal comedy-drama series will wrap its third season in August.

In other star sightings, Nicole Richie continued to bask in vacation sunshine in St. Tropez, Jennifer Aniston reported for another day of work on the set of Squirrels to the Nuts while Armie Hammer suited up for the Paris premiere of The Lone Ranger.

For even more star sightings, launch the gallery, above.






Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her Grills On Harper’s Bazaar’s The Look

Published September 29, 2013 by gossipzoo

Miley Cyrus talks about her style on Harper's Bazaar The Look

Miley Cyrus is a serious fan of grills. So much so that she carries not one around in her purse, but three!

The 20-year-old performer recently sat down on Harper’s Bazaar’s The Look to discuss her outrageous fashion sense, including her love of blinged out dental accessories.

Miley talked to executive editor Laura Brown about her evolving style, explaining, “It’s kind of just been like an organic thing. As I take more control of my life, people are following that and I think people are inspired to see someone young and taking control of what they know that they like. And I think people are wanting to see more of that right now or wanting to see someone with a real clear vision of what they are.”

Brown went on to show Cyrus a photo of her last Harper’s Bazaar shoot, where a long-haired, 17-year-old Miley is seen rocking a much softer look, carrying a guitar in a field. “That’s my Nashville life. That’s my simple life,” Miley remarks.

The singer also talked about her ultimate style icons, saying, “I’ve been obsessed with the Olsen twins since I was five.”

As for what she “can’t stop” at the moment? “I should probably stop eating the way I’ve been eating the past few weeks, because usually I’m real healthy,” she says. The young star went on to admit she’s been craving “Philly cheesesteaks.”

Miley also gave Harper’s Bazaar a peek inside her purse, revealing that she carries three grills around, including her “chic” one and her “chill” one. Ah, to have a grill for any occasion.

Watch Miley talk style, grills, her famous haircut and more in the fun video, above.

Kick-Ass 2: 10 Things You Might Have Missed

Published September 28, 2013 by gossipzoo

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The first Kick-Ass acted as a Watchmen-esque deconstruction of superhero movies, looking a the real life implications of what being a masked avenger actually were, but all the while with a gleeful, blood-splattered grin on its face. There’s a lot of gore in the film’s recently released sequel, but instead of a grin Kick-Ass 2 has more of a leer.

It’s not a bad film. It’s just that it feels simultaneously less indie and more overt in its aim to shock; the fighting is violent, but it’s either bloody for the sake of it or just too unrealistic. When skirting with the themes and tone of the first we get a taste of brilliance, but all too often it’s at a superficial level. The film seems to misunderstand what was so enticing about the original. It wasn’t gore that made the first so awesome, but Jane Goodman’s writing. Here the quality of the script seems to have been a second concern to shoehorning offensive phrases in. Which is funny, but lightweight.

In the end though, it’s only a comparative failure; a fine film on its own but empty when compared to the daring Kick-Ass itself. The main problem seems to be director Jeff Wadlow. The man behind Never Back Down was never going to match up to Matthew Vaughn, but it seems he tried. There’s some great moments – Chris using his mother’s bondage clothing for his costume, Mindy pausing when a muscled Dave takes his shirt off – but they’re bogged down by a nasty spirit.

What Kick-Ass 2 isn’t bogged down by is its in-jokes. Not that there aren’t plenty, but Wadlow manages to sneak them in conspicuously enough that they don’t distract you from the story. That means many are hard to spot, but don’t worry, because today I’ve brought together ten of the biggest things in Kick-Ass 2 you probably didn’t catch the first time around. Some are so awesome they actually help make up for the lacklustre film.

A SPOILER WARNING is obviously in effect.

Honourable Mention – Union J Aren’t A Joke

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I’ve never seen the X Factor and had never heard of Union J before, so assumed their appearance in the film was a simple parody of One Direction type boy bands. Turns out they’re not, which makes me question what is worse; me not knowing the semi-finalists of a TV talent show or a supposedly subversive movie giving prolonged screen time to a popular boy band.

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Batman Fans Rage Against Ben Affleck Casting

Published September 28, 2013 by gossipzoo

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I recently wrote about ten moments that gave fanboys a bad name. Well now I’d like to add a belated eleventh spot to that list because the Batman fans are at it again, thanks to the latest announcement about the impending reboot of the character

On the 23rd of August, it was announced that Ben Affleck (Director of Argo and co-writer of Good Will Hunting) has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman crossover film. But it seems that, amongst comic book fans, Affleck’s performance in the poorly received Daredevil film of 2003 is still lingering over his career because it’s safe to say that this casting decision has gone down well as a plate of veal chops at a PETA rally.

As you’d expect, the fan rage has erupted in the more predictable ways such as Facebook groups, YouTube videos, and angry forum posts; but the Affleck casting has caused some fans to go beyond standard futile anger and to start actively trying to convince Warner Bros to recast the role by introducing petitions into the mix. Which will make about as much difference as trying to change the course of a missile by shooting at it with an air rifle.

A fan named John Roden from Ludlow, Kentucky has started a petition on change.org demanding that Warner Bros recast the role which, at the time of writing, has over 22,000 signatures. Change.org is a website that was created to draw attention to serious issues like Russia’s institutionalised homophobia and other injustices. Not for fanboys to rant about a casting decision they disapprove of before the film is even made.

But most astounding of all is that somebody tried to petition the White House to intervene and make it illegal for Ben Affleck to play the Caped Crusader or any other superhero for the next 200 years. That petition has since been removed thanks to a much welcomed attack of sanity from the White House website’s managers. A large part of me thinks (and hopes for that matter) that this particular petition might have been a parody but I wouldn’t put it past at least one person to make such a petition sincerely.

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But this isn’t exactly a new phenomenon since petitions were circulated in the late 1980s after Michael Keaton was cast in the role for Tim Burton’s Batman film, and there was significant grumbling from fans decades later when the late Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Both of whom went on to be very well received after the angry fans paused for breath and actually watched them play the characters. And it’s highly likely that this will be the same for Ben Affleck. Good luck to him and I hope that he proves the doubters wrong.

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8 Legendary Films That Were Rediscovered Years After They Were Lost

Published September 27, 2013 by gossipzoo

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Before the internet gave us the opportunity to upload everything from Tarkovsky’s filmography to hilarious cat videos for electronic posterity, a film, if not properly cared for, ran the risk of deteriorating on its film stock or, even worse, being lost. Film preservation did not become a priority for cinephiles until the ’80s and by then over 90% of American silent films and 50% of sound films made before 1950 were lost completely.

Institutions like the United States’ National Film Registry, which preserved for posterity films they deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”, and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation, an institution whose mission is to preserve rare films from around the world, try to prevent films from being lost to time.

Film historians and enthusiasts are on a constant quest to rediscover the world’s lost cinematic heritage. Sometimes their hard work yields spectacular results and they unearth long forgotten artifacts from the past, or, sometimes blind luck intervenes and a film or lost footage from one of our favorite movies is miraculously saved from eternal obscurity. I present to you a list of 8 such films, films that were waiting to be discovered like the mythical unicorn: 8 legendary films rediscovered years after they were lost…

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