April 23, 2014

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Melissa McCarthy is officially a comedy mega-star

‘Identity Thief’ cements Melissa McCarthy’s stardom while Side Effects clarifies Channing Tatum’s box office drawing power.
Melissa McCarthy is officially a comedy mega-star. There can be little dispute of that after this weekend. Identity Thief topped the box office this weekend with an astonishing $36.5 million and I’m at a loss to think of any reasons it would do so well aside from Ms. McCarthy.
Jason Bateman is a terrific actor and a fine foil, but he’s box office poison as a lead (The Switch opened with $8.4 million, Extract opened to $4.3 million, and The Change-Up debuted with $13 million). The film’s simple and self-explanatory title, along with the clever expository tagline (“She’s having the time of his life.”) surely helped, as did the lack of any big comedies in the current marketplace. Parental Guidance and This Is Forty are both doing stealthy strong business, with $74 million and $67 million thus far respectively, but this is the first big star comic vehicle in awhile and it delivered in spades.
This was McCarthy’s first big test of her alleged stardom. Identity Thief was completely sold on McCarthy’s new-found stardom. The core imagery was basically her face on the poster, slipping a Slurpee next to a befuddled Jason Bateman. This is a much larger debut than Bridesmaids, the film which catapulted her to fame and proverbial glory back in May, 2011. This is among the ten-best R-rated comedy debuts ever and the fifth-best for a non-sequel. Heck, it opened bigger than the PG-13 Couples Retreat, which had a proverbial whos-who of comedy players (Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, and Kristen Bell) and managed a $34 million debut back in October 2009.
Fox has to be thrilled at the moment, knowing that they have a plausible gold-mine in the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock action-comedy The Heat waiting in the wings for June of this summer.
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Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Wanderlust’ not a box office hit

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Aniston’s film with beau Justin Theroux, ‘Wanderlust,’ came out this weekend, but the romance apparently didn’t draw the fans in.
The film reportedly came in sixth for the weekend as it allegedly only brought in $6.6 million despite all the promotion that went on this week, states RadarOnline.com.
Other films like ‘Act of Valor’ brought in over $24 million.
‘Wanderlust’ also stars Paul Rudd and Malin Akerman.
Do you want to see the movie?
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Jennifer Aniston gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Aniston is definitely a movie star, and now she has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Aniston’s ceremony took place yesterday where her father, John Aniston, was on hand to celebrate with her and her boyfriend, Justin Theroux, who stole a kiss from her, states RadarOnline.com.
Aniston’s ‘Wanderlust’ costars Malin Akerman and Kathryn Hahn were also there along with her ‘Just Go With It’ costar Adam Sandler.
Aniston’s star is outside the W Hotel in Hollywood.
Are you surprised it took this long for her to get a star?
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Amanda Seyfried reportedly in talks for different Linda Lovelace film

HollywoodNews.com: First Lindsay Lohan and then Malin Akerman were attached to a Linda Lovelace film, but now Amanda Seyfried is being linked to a different film about the porn star.
Seyfried is reportedly in talks to star in a film based on Eric Danville’s book “The Complete Linda Lovelace,” states UsMagazine.com. The film is allegedly slated to shoot in January and has Peter Sarsgaard cast as Lovelace’s pornographer husband, Chuck Traynor.
Akerman is currently connected to the film ‘Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story,’ which was the one Lohan was originally cast in.
Who do you think will be best as Lovelace?
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Will Forte added to “Rock of Ages” cast

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Wait, MacGruber is joining the ensemble of “Rock of Ages?”
OK, it’s too much to hope that Will Forte’s clueless secret agent will be included in Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, but THR does report that the “Saturday Night Live” comedian has been added to a cast that already includes Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Forte will play Mitch Miley, the head anchor of a network news show. As the trade reports, the character wasn’t in the stage musical. And with Forte in the part, it’s unlikely he’ll just be seen on a TV in the background.
More on “Rock of Ages” as it develops.
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Lindsay Lohan replaced by Malin Akerman for “Inferno”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Lindsay Lohan is out. Malin Akerman is in.
The beautiful blonde star of “Couples Retreat,” “27 Dresses” and “Watchmen” has replaced Lohan in “Inferno,” a planned biopic of “Deep Throat” star Linda Lovelace.
“We are currently in negotiations and working out the legalities of bringing [Akerman] on board,” director Matthew Wilder said to E! News.
It’s yet another setback on Lohan’s bid for credibility. Currently the former actress is working on fighting her addictions. But she remains in the headlines for her personal demons, and not for her work.
“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support,” Wilder said.
But the show must go on, and Lohan no longer will be part of it.
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Lindsay Lohan can apparently be replaced easily

HollywoodNews.com: Quickly after Lindsay Lohan was fired from/dropped out of the Linda Lovelace biopic, ‘Inferno,’ she has already been replaced by someone with far less problems.
According to reports, director Matthew Wilder has cast Malin Akerman in Lindsay’s former role, states RadarOnline.com. Akerman is currently shooting ‘Wanderlust’ with Jennifer Aniston.
With Akerman on board, the film will probably see far fewer delays, but will it get the same amount of attention Lindsay brought it?
How do you think the film will do without Lindsay Lohan attached?
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Jennifer Aniston’s costar thinks she is as amazing as she seems

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Aniston apparently left quite an impression on ‘Wanderlust’ costar Malin Akerman who now counts Aniston as one of her favorite people.
Akerman revealed that Aniston was as amazing as she expected her to be, states People. “You want her to be your best friend,” Akerman said about how she connected with Aniston after meeting her.
She also can’t figure out why some guy hasn’t made it work yet: “She is every guy’s dream.”
Do you think Jennifer Aniston is “every guy’s dream”?
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Katie Holmes’ daughter was the star of movie set

HollywoodNews.com: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s daughter Suri Cruise has become the star of movie sets when she heads to work with her mom.
Those who took part in Katie’s latest film ‘The Romantics’ fell in love with Suri as she became a regular on the set, reports People. Costar Malin Akerman joked that the whole crew “shared her” as they played hide and seek and ate cupcakes together.
Others admitted that they wanted her wardrobe as she was always dressed impeccably.
However, Josh Duhamel noticed that she is just a child despite how people may talk about her: “[S]he’s a four or five-year-old girl, she’s just fun.”
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Katie Holmes’ ‘The Romantics’ releases official trailer

HollywoodNews.com: “The Romantics” starring Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Malin Akerman, Adam Brody, Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Lawrence, Dianna Agron and Candice Bergen has just released the official trailer for the film.
Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore… without the groom. Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, THE ROMANTICS is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth.
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