April 19, 1978, changed Hollywood when James Franco was born. Franco is truly a gem in Hollywood, with his dashing good looks, nonchalant attitude, and amazing acting capability. He keeps his private life out of the tabloids but keeps entertainment junkies on their toes with his amazing performances.
He made us laugh in Your Highness, a stoner comedy similar to his previous hit, Pineapple Express, where he played a pot dealer and gave us one of his most hilarious performances of his career. He took a more serious route when he played a rock climber in the acclaimed, 127 Hours, and made us cry and see how truly gifted he is as an actor and he was even nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as Aron Ralston.
Looks like there will be two Spideys on Broadway!
As most of us know, The Amazing Spider-Man is due in theaters this July. Before the huge buzz kicks in, star Andrew Garfield is set to make his Broadway debut. Garfield will star alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
The actor is most definitely anticipating the huge buzz this movie will receive and he becoming a household name, but before then he is enjoying some down time. The calm before the storm seems pretty appropriate.
Former Peter Parker and star of the massive Spider-Man franchise, Tobey Maguire, spoke with Andrew about how to handle the craziness of quick success on his coming out party:
In case readers haven’t noticed, some of our favorite and most essential websites are blacking out today in protest of the previously covered SOPA bill, with good reason. Under the guise of stopping pirating, SOPA has the potential to allow those with power to censor websites or have them removed entirely based on their own rationale. This not only means that freedom of speech on the internet could be curtailed by some very conservative hands, but that many of the websites we use everyday will be highly censored or cease to exist.That’s as good a reason as any to back away from the computer today and enjoy a bit of nature, but we’ll add a few more.
What has the box-office blonde been up to?
Yesterday, 10/06/11, JustJared found Kirsten Dunst hanging out with some buds in downtown Manhattan, which just got us to thinking: we haven't heard from her in awhile! Let us do a little research & recapping, shall we?
(For more images of Kirsten's New York City stroll, just go HERE!)
We all know Kirsten got her breakthrough start in 1994 by playing baby vampire Claudia (and getting her first kiss from Brad Pitt!) in Interview with the Vampire. Since then, she has been on a nonstop roller coaster to a fabulous career. From damsel in distress Mary Jane in the Spider-Man movies to the birth of the modern "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" in Elizabethtown, the actress is known for her versatility, despite her forte of playing the quirky, bubble blonde.
Gosh, what a sucky way to celebrate your birthday.
Despite not being in the Spider-Man franchise anymore, Tobey Maguire finds himself in a sticky situation as he is being sued for a nice chunk of change in the now exposed exclusive high-stakes poker circle with other known celebrities (Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon - just to name a few). Complete details of the incidents are pretty much scattered so it's still unclear.
Radar Online reports that Maguire is being sued for $311,000 he had won in Texas Hold 'em poker games from hedge fund manager Brad Ruderman, who is now currently in prison. Supposedly, Ruderman was gambling with money from his investors - around $5.2 million, which is only a small amount from the total amount he had stolen - and used to hold the poker games for about 3 years.
English actor Andrew Garfield who replaces Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man prequel is thrilled by the famous costume...and by his costar Emma Stone!
When he first wore the new shiny version of the costume, he confessed that it was a magical moment. "It was humbling and strange, and I was really moved by it. It felt right. It felt wrong. Kind of all of the above. It was just a strange, surreal moment."
In an interview given to People Magazine, the 27-year-old actor said he couldn't imagine a more talented and enthusiastic person to work with.
On the heels of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and rumors of a new Batman musical, comes news of another head-scratcher of a project—Fight Club: The Musical.
A year ago, David Fincher discussed the idea of making a Fight Club musical for the film’s tenth anniversary. Rumor has it that in a recent screening of The Social Network, his latest directorial debut, for members of the Screen Actors Guild, Fincher broached the topic of the musical once more during the film’s Q&A session, revealing that he may be collaborating with Trent Reznor to work on the music for the production.
Lead stunt double, Chris Tearney,of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, fell 30 feet during a recent show causing cancellations.
The injury has been the fourth one to occur in only a few months, something must be going on!
Spokesman, Rick Miramontez, has assured press that production knows exactly what went on and that there shouldn't be any future incidents. Let's hope. What would this Broadway show be with a faulty/injured Spider-man!
Pushing the laughter aside that a musical of Spiderman is actually performing in front of audiences, could you imagine attending the first disastrous show?
Spiderman's Sunday night performance left cables dangling and the crowd waiting patiently while the actor's stopped the performance five times, which made the show run for over three hours. Spiderman, did you get tangled in all that web or something?
Billboard.com mentioned that a woman got so frustrated that she yelled, 'I don't know how everyone else feels, but I feel like a guinea pig today -- I feel like it's a dress rehearsal.' Don't know which is funnier, that Spiderman actually sings or that the audience actually booed their outspoken fellow watcher.
Easy A alum seems to be moving in on Dunst's old flame. Word is that Sony Pictures Entertainment will be offering the role of Mary Jane Watson to Emma Stone for the latest Spider-Man installment. No worries though Dunst. Andrew Garfield who is currently starring in The Social Network will be taking your pal Toby's spot. No need to quarrel even though Stone is starting to become the new it girl in Hollywood too.