April 16, 2014

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Miss Piggy to host the Orange BAFTA red carpet show

HollywoodNews.com: Ceremony sponsors Orange today announced that, in her own words, “international star, role model and diva,” – the fabulous Miss Piggy – is set to put her unique questions to the great and the good of the international movie scene at this weekend’s Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony as the host of its Orange BAFTA red carpet show with Miss Piggy.
Miss Piggy needs no introduction; star of film, TV and the upcoming Disney movie ‘The Muppets’ released nationwide on February 10th, she has been a pop culture icon known for her wit, charm and for having a certain frog on her arm. In a UK first she will be anchoring the Orange BAFTA red carpet show with Miss Piggy’ from the ceremony, conducting interviews and analysis with the leading lights of the movie industry; from the huge array of home-grown talent as well as many famous faces flying in from around the globe, in her own inimitable style.
The glittering awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London just two days after ‘The Muppets’ goes on general release across the UK.
Miss Piggy commented on her role: “Imagine the likes of Clooney, Dujardin, Fassbender, Oldman and Pitt achieving the very pinnacle of their careers by getting a chance to speak with the one and only moi—Miss Piggy! Naturally, I will be asking questions that only moi would dare to ask.
So live your dreams vicariously through me and tune in Monday 13th February to see lots of MOI on the red carpet with my fellow A-List actors. I can hardly wait…and neither can they!”
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at Orange, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted that an icon of Miss Piggy’s stature has agreed to host our red carpet show from this year’s BAFTA’s. Having her there is very exciting for us and we can’t wait to see what great interviews she gets on the night.”
Joining Miss Piggy in the new movie is Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, who discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theatre and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever [...]

Emma Stone allegedly dating ‘Spider-Man’ costar, Andrew Garfield

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone is apparently off the market for now as she is rumored to be dating her ‘Spider-Man’ costar, Andrew Garfield.
It is alleged that the two got close while filming which led to them then hooking up, states UsMagazine.com. Garfield just split with his girlfriend of three years, Shannon Woodward, this May.
Stone and Garfield are reportedly keeping things quiet for now while they see where things go.
Do you like these two together?
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Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck in three new 3D Looney Tunes shorts

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The last time Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck graced the big screen, Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman pratfalled alongside the Looney Tunes legends for a 2003 comedy that didn’t really do the beloved characters justice.
Warner Bros. hopes to make amends.
Taking a page from Pixar’s playbook of producing masterful short films, WB revealed plans to create three 3-D animated shorts and play them before anticipated WB movies. EW.com has descriptions of the three films, which we are including below:
Daffy’s Rhapsody: In the first of the new shorts, a persistent Elmer Fudd chases Daffy Duck (Blanc) on stage during a musical performance. The short features Blanc performing the song “Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody.”
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat: A classic game of cat and bird transpires in Granny’s apartment as Tweety Bird goes to great lengths to avoid the clutches of his arch-nemesis Sylvester the Cat. The short also features the hit song of the same name, which was performed by Blanc, and sold over three million copies worldwide.
Untitled Coyote & Road Runner: Wile E. Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner continues in this all-new short. Will the Coyote finally get his paws on his elusive prize?
WB says that “Daffy’s Rhapsody” will play before the family sequel “Happy Feet 2,” which will be in theaters on Nov. 18.
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First look at Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

HollywoodNews.com: Andrew Garfield landed the role of his lifetime when he was selected to be the new face of Spider-man, and now fans can catch a first glimpse at his new role.
Columbia Pictures has just release this image that shows Garfield seen looking very serious in a modern looking suit. From the look of things, it looks like this is going to be one huge blockbuster when it hits theaters. What do you think of this first photo from the set?

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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone named BAFTA “rising star” nominees

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: There’s no questioning Andrew Garfield’s “hotness,” on a Hollywood scale. His awards-chatter turn in “The Social Network” and his starring role in a revamped “Spider-Man” have made him one of the industry’s brightest stars.
This morning, that status is being confirmed by a prominent international group.
Garfield is one of five actors selected by the BAFTAs — Britain’s top film honors – as a “rising star,” organizers said Monday.
He’ll compete against Gemma Arterton, Aaron Johnson (“Nowhere Boy,” “Kick-Ass”), Tom Hardy and Emma Stone.
Previous winners of the rising-star award are James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke and Kristen Stewart.
In addition to the “rising star” nominees, BAFTA organizers also announced the shortlist for best foreign film. The titles are: “Biutiful,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “I Am Love,” “Of Gods and Men” and “The Secret in Their Eyes.”
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Andrew Garfield feels he’ll be critical of ‘Spider-Man’ role

HollywoodNews.com: Andrew Garfield is taking on a big role and stepping into ‘Spider-Man’ which has made him a bit nervous and aware that he will be his own biggest critic.
Garfield feels that he will have a lot of opinions about himself when finally seeing the film, states Digital Spy. “Ironically, I’m going to be the person in the audience going, ‘S**t! Why did they cast this English fool?’” Garfield joked about taking on the very American role.
In order to make it through the daunting project, Garfield is going to approach it as if it is “a short film of Spider-Man that my friend is directing” so that it doesn’t seem so intense.
Are you excited to see Andrew Garfield in this role?
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Lone Star: Inside Fox’s Hot New Drama

By Fred Topel
HollywoodNews.com: Fox’s big new show for the fall is Lone Star, a drama set in the oil business of Texas. Newcomer James Wolk plays Bob Allen. He’s a con artist leading a double life, one with a wife and the other with a girlfriend, with a different business scheme on each side.
Wolk and his costars and producer presented their show at the Paley Center for Media for PaleyFest: Fall TV Previews. He says he’s gotten good at playing both of his characters on Lone Star.
“I’m actually kind of feeling real good in both of them,” Wolk said. “I am. They’re too different worlds but they’re both fun to play in. Now that I’ve gotten into the character, it makes it much easier.”
Adrianne Palicki plays one of Bob’s ladies, Cat Thatcher. You may know her from TV’s Friday Night Lights. Lone Star shows her in a new light.
“It’s a different concept,” Palicki said. “It’s a different kind of show. Friday Night Lights was very, very gritty and real. This has elements of that but it also has a little bit of that soapy sexy feel that Friday Night Lights didn’t have. Also I get to play completely different characters. I was a high school student on the wrong side of the tracks and now I’m a socialite from the right side of the tracks playing my own age which is awesome.”
Just introducing the con artist and his multiple identities and schemes provides a lot of twists and surprises for episode one. Series creator Kyle Killen promises to keep the twists coming.
“I think when you have a conman at the center of your story, his past, present and future is sort of inherently littered with twists,” Killen said. “I think that’s definitely an ongoing component of the show. I think that’s a balance that we’re constantly trying to strike. How slow is too slow and how fast is too fast? I think the daily management of two literally separate but equal lives and then having his father at the center of that sort of allied against him is something that’s constantly forcing Bob to reinvent himself and his situation so you’re never in one place too long before it has to change.”
Each episode may reveal a hole in Bob’s story. Maybe one of his women will catch on that his stories don’t add up. Palicki thinks she’ll have other things [...]

TIFF ’10: Andrew Garfield talks ‘Never Let Me Go’ and his approach to ‘Spider-Man’

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Andrew Garfield is having a moment.
For those of you living under a rock (and lacking a decent wireless signal beneath said rock), the British actor has been chosen to don the iconic Spider-Man costume in Marc Webb’s reboot of Marvel’s superhero film franchise. Later this fall, Garfield has a part in David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” which documents the rise and fall of the young men behind Facebook. And at the Toronto International Film Festival, Garfield joins Oscar nominee Keira Knightley and Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan for Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go,” a romantic drama set in an alternate existence where clones are bred for the purpose of donating valuable organs to prevent life-threatening diseases.
Adapted from Kazou Ishiguro’s novel, “Never Let Me Go” is beautiful and sparse, which Garfield would know if he took the time to watch it. He won’t. He tells me that he can’t … at least not objectively.
“All I see is the stuff I don’t do,” he said. “I don’t see any positives. I only see the negatives.

“It’s like listening to your voice recorded back, exponentially, like one-thousand-fold,” Garfield continues with a slight grin. “You are seeing your soul recorded back and its really upsetting. Because you don’t know how you come across. And why should you know how you come across? If you are too conscious of that, then you will be disabled and totally restricted in your own life. I just want to be free and be myself, reinvent myself, play different characters and be different things.”
The next thing he’s going to be, however, is huge. As Spider-Man, Garfield’s going to find it near impossible to avoid seeing himself everywhere. Yet when asked about his approach to taking on such a massive task, Garfield says he’s attempting to view it as just another role in just another movie.
“That may be naïve of me, but that’s how I’m treating it,” Garfield said. “I’m honestly treating it like this is a role that has meant a lot to me since I was four years old. And I have been waiting for the call since then to be given the opportunity to play with a bunch of awesome cameras and effects and to feel like I’m swinging through New York City. It’s a childhood fantasy come to life. But I’m just treating it like an extension of my seven-year-old [...]

Andrew Garfield opens up about chance to play “Spider-Man”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Andrew Garfield is supposed to be talking about “Never Let Me Go.” But it would be difficult – if not impossible – to sit down across from the young star and not ask him questions about his leading role in the soon-to-be-blockbuster “Spider-Man” reboot, directed by Marc Webb.
That’s what happened when the Hollywood Reporter corned Garfield in Telluride, where his latest drama recently screened. Asked about his preparation to play Marvel’s mighty superhero, Garfield said:
“I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?’
‘Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks…’
So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for.’
Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true fucking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.
You just have to love that enthusiasm, as well as the honesty. I pray the studio system doesn’t grind the energy out of Garfield, because he has some major credits on the horizon. Yes, he stars alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go.” But he’ll also appear in David Fincher’s anticipated Facebook drama, “The Social Network,” before dinning Spider-Man’s mask for the 2012 summer thriller.
More on Garfield, “Never Let Me Go,” “The Social Network” and, of course, Webb’s “Spider-Man” as news develops.
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The jealousy that Megan Fox stirs

Hollywoodnews.com: There are many reasons why girlfriends get ticked off at their boyfriends. Sometimes the guy isn’t polite to her parents. He can be lazy, lounging around the house. Or worse, he has left the toothpaste cap off the tube.
Add Megan Fox to the list of reasons why girlfriends get pissed at their boyfriends.
Apparently, some knucklehead at a West Hollywood Starbucks had the nerve to tell Fox she was gorgeous in front of his girlfriend.
The incident stirred the woman who accused Fox of having a boob and nose job.
Fox responded, “I just came here to get a cup of coffee. This is so not worth it!”
Per the National Enquirer, the woman threw one more verbal barb at Fox as she left: “You’re really not that hot, honey. And you’re certainly no Angelina Jolie!”
To date, there are no reports as to whether Fox told the couple that “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was a crappy film – an insane publicity tactic Shia LaBeouf is employing at the Cannes Film Festival to tubthump the franchise’s third installment.