Encouraging everyone to remain kids at heart, and to thereby enable him to continue making movies, Steven Spielberg spoke to his fans at last week’s Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego upon receiving the convention’s Inkpot Award.
Spielberg used Comic-Con to inform fans of a fourth “Jurassic Park” movie. Interestingly, although the first movie in the franchise grossed in excess of $900 million worldwide in 1993, each subsequent installment saw a substantial box-office drop, constituted by a $600+ million haul for “The Lost World,” and $300+ million for “Jurassic Park III.”
Still, Spielberg is on a roll, racking up 2011 credits as both producer and director on a range of television and film products. He was also at Comic-Con to talk about his collaboration with “The Lord of the Rings” franchise-helmer Peter Jackson on “The Adventures of Tintin,” which stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Car Elwes and Gad Elmaleh. Check out their video below:
1. What closeted former “SNL” star is getting a bad reputation at spas and gyms around Hollywood for his illegal sexual activities? The once-married actor has been caught pleasuring himself in front of other male patrons, and it’s just a matter of time before he’s publicly exposed! (Enquirer)
2. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are not the only celebrity couple who have been able to keep their breakup on the DL. This other dual-celebrity couple has also called it quits after several years of marriage. The husband and wife are each very successful in their chosen professions, though she tends to sample other creative outlets. Both are award nominees/winners, but she is the much more high-profile of the two. The breakup happened several months ago, but they are stalling the public announcement until later this year while the finances and custody arrangements are being worked out. We expect that it will be a very intelligent and civilized divorce. (Blind Gossip)
3. When this D List actor dad from a popular, mostly 90′s show couldn’t cut the line on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland, he shoved the kid attendant and told him to “F**k off!” He then yelled at the crowd, “What are you looking at? Don’t act like you people are anything like me. I’ve done things. Don’t f**king look at me!” He stormed out of the ride even though the staff did their best to console him and were polite. Most people stood in shock, but the crowd actually applauded as he left. (BuzzFoto)
Olivia Wilde chats from the set of “Cowboys & Aliens,” which puts her on screen with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano.
Wilde suggests we can all learn something from the film, and it’s clear she relished the opportunity to work with seriously prestigious on-screen talent. Revealing a desire to direct, it seems that opportunity will come soon for the rising star. Though, with five films out this year, plus “House,” plus another three films slated for 2012, included the rumored Linda Lovelace project, we doubt she’ll find the time for a little while.
Those who want to keep up with Olivia Wilde’s ex-husband’s work should check out this music video of Alexander Ebert’s song “Truth.” Ruspoli directed the music video for Ebert (also known as Edward Sharpe), dividing the song’s story into three parts.
Truth: When George Clooney takes on a political project, people watch and listen, and then awards get handed out. “Good Night and Good Luck,” “Syriana” and “Michael Clayton” are all evidence of this associative trend, and there is rife speculation that “Ides of March,” will follow suit.
Based on the play “Farragut North” in which Chris Noth and Chris Pine starred with Olivia Thirlby and “The Wire’s” Isiah Whitlock Jr, the rumors surrounding Clooney’s adaptation for the screen were initially that it would star Leonardo DiCaprio in the role eventually occupied by Ryan Gosling.
Gosling and star/director Clooney are supported by Jeffrey Wright, Marisa Tomei, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood and Paul Giamatti.
Slated to open the Venice Film Festival, from where it will travel to the Toronto International Film Festival and then to its Oscar qualifying circuit in the US, Sony released the “Ides of March” trailer to press.
Being released this week, “Cowboys & Aliens” has all the right ingredients – James Bond, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and the director of “Iron Man.”
Although first word of mouth from critics has not been super supportive, the box-office is sure to see some highly competitive action between the holdovers from “Captain America” and “Harry Potter” and this week’s release of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” with Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore and Ryan Gosling.
While Daniel Craig has been busy escorting his wife this week for her US premiere of the United Nations drama “The Whistleblower,” check out the video here of Craig chatting up his genre-defying flick.