The Hollywood 5 & 1 11.02.13: Ashley Olsen VS Mary Kate Olsen Edition
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 11.02.2013
Melissa Riso is your "& 1" Model of the Week, Ashley Olsen takes on Mary Kate Olsen in a Vs Battle of the Twins, Kevin Feige talks about the role of Thanos in the Marvel Universe, Robert Downey Jr gets flack from a director and more!
A WORD FROM STEVE...
Welcome back! How was your week? We're back for another week of hot women, the biggest Hollywood news, and some celebrity gossip! For some additional reading you can check out my Comics 411 or my Big Screen Bulletin!
Alright, who's greeting us this week? It's none other than...Carla and Melissa Howe! Looking extremely nice for Halloween! Speaking of, how was your Halloween...what? You're not reading this anymore because you're too busy looking at the twins? Carry on.
Last week we had two of the most popular ladies in 5 & 1 history go at it! Yes, Kate Upton and Scarlett Johansson met in VS for the first time. Here's how it went down:
Kate Upton 53.81%
Scarlett Johansson 46.19%
Wow. I'm surprised! I thought Scarlett was going to take this one 60/40 but Kate proved me wrong. This is the first time Scarlett lost since the tournament we held last year. But, in this contest, is there really such thing as a loser? Moving on to this week. Yes, I'm opening up a can of worms with this one. Twins. Specifically, Ashley Olsen VS Mary Kate Olsen. I'm very curious to see how the vote goes.
Ashley Olsen VS Mary Kate Olsen
PIC OF THE WEEK!
Did Halloween feel like it was 2 weeks long to you? Anyways, here are Crystal Hefner and Hugh Hefner dressed as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke for Halloween:
WHAT THE HELL? Robert Downey Jr. and director James Toback made three films together between 1987 and 1999. A strong bond was surely made but don't expect them to join creative forces again. In an interview with HuffPost Live host Ricky Camilleri, Toback slammed Downey by saying "he's not the same person anymore."
"He's clearly under some influence which has flattened him out," Toback said. "He's not, apparently, doing any drugs. He's not going up and down. He's on an even keel, and he's become the most successful robotic cartoon character in movie history. He's a one-man brand franchise. I think it requires him to be a person who doesn't resemble the person he used to be. That was a conscious decision. I was one of the three people who toasted him at his wedding, and I could feel the beginning of it there. I got a sense of the wife, and the kind of control she was going to take over his life. The fact that he was ready to surrender his life to somebody and to AA or whatever."
Downey married his wife, Susan, in 2005 and the pair run Team Downey, a production company that will develop projects for Downey. "She runs him," Toback said of Susan, who worked as a producer on films like Iron Man 2, Sherlock Holmes and Due Date.
According to Toback, the Downey he worked with is gone. "That Downey is either dead or in the parking lot under three layers of concrete and cars," Toback said. "That Downey, which I found fascinating and addictive and alluring, was not financially feasible and not pharmacologically feasible. Now he's got a financially feasible and pharmacologically feasible life, in which he's doing nothing but heading toward the billion. It used to be, 'I'm a millionaire.' Then it was $20 million, then it was $100 million, then it was a billion. From what I gather, he'll be there in a couple of years."
Toback made similar dismissive comments about Downey in interviews withIndiewire and Interrobang. While the actor has not yet responded to Toback's claims, he did speak about his career with writer Chris Heath during an in-depth story for the May issue of GQ.
I ask Downey what was the key thing that finally enabled him to move away from where he was and how he used to be. He suggests that any answer he gives today might be different from an answer yesterday or tomorrow. "What would I say?" he considers. "I fell in love?" He offers this in a way that seems to say: That's certainly true, but if you imagine that any one answer can fill the gap that follows a question like that, then you don't really have a clue what it is that you're asking about.
"Any of my answers," he adds, "always have to do with: I stopped worrying about fixing things and just dealt with what was right in front of me. The bouncing ball of the moment."
Is it inevitable that money/fame changes everyone? What about love? Deep.
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THANOS! Kevin Feige has compared Thanos to the end boss of a video game. The Marvel Studios president spoke with HuffPost about Thor: The Dark World and was asked about whether Thanos, who appeared at the end of The Avengers but won't be in the sequel Age of Ultron, is like a video game's final boss fight.
"We never thought of it exactly like that, but I'd say that's...fair," said Feige. "It's also, you look at some classic story lines in the comics and they tease out characters like that -- big bads like that -- for sometimes years. I think Walter Simonson was teasing Surter for years before he popped up. It's fun to have the luxury to build somebody up like that."
Thanos will reportedly be a part of Guardians of the Galaxy, which releases next year.
Speaking to Erin Darling of Clevver Movies, Tim Miller, the director attached to the long in development purgatory Deadpool movie, spoke about the current status of the movie. Miller reportedly claimed that the movie is "ready to go," but they still need the green light from 20th Century Fox in order for the movie to happen. You can check out the report in the player below.
With Ryan as Deadpool?
NME reports that Ron Burgundy has released a trailer for his "highly, highly anticipated autobiography". The book is called Let Me Off At The Top!: My Classy Life And Other Musings. It will be published by Century on November 19 in print and digital editions. Burgundy said when the book was announced: "I don't know if it's the greatest autobiography ever written. I'm too close to the work. I will tell you this much: The first time I sat down and read this thing, I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank."
A month later, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 25. The film stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate.
Who needs a scotch?
Radar Online reports that Khloe Kardashian is blaming Lamar Odom's drug addiction on the various times he has cheated on her. Odom, meanwhile, is vowing to take random drug tests to prove he is clean and sober in hopes of saving their marriage. The two aren't back together yet. A source said: "[They] are on a path that will likely end up in a reconciliation. Lamar has volunteered to undergo random drug tests anytime that Khloe requests. The drastic maneuver impressed Khloe, but she is still is very concerned that Lamar has refused to go to rehab. Lamar has also stopped hanging out with his shady drug friends, and has cut off all contact with them. There was a time when Khloe would call Lamar and he wouldn't call her back for hours, or even days, as he would disappear on drug binges."
The two were spotted together earlier this week at a Kanye West concert (Hey, free tickets!) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The source added: "Now, whenever Khloe calls him, Lamar almost always answers the phone, and if he doesn't, he calls her back right away. Lamar is doing everything possible to try and get his marriage back on track." Before the West concert, the two hadn't been seen together in months. However, the two have been going on "secret dates including going to the movies and out to low key dinners in the Valley. They have been going to places that they know they won't be spotted by paps." The source continued: "Khloe is often dropped off by her assistant because they are truly trying to work on their marriage out of the spotlight. Lamar has spent the night with Khloe in their Tarzana mansion, but he hasn't moved back in, yet." Another source said: "Khloe was never just going to give up on Lamar. She knows this is a disease, and Lamar wouldn't have cheated on her had it not been for his addiction. No pun intended, but the ball was in Lamar's court, and he has stepped up and is trying to do the right thing."
Will Khloe and Lamar make it?
What's the VIDEO BUZZ?
Here is the first trailer for The Lego Movie. The movie opens on February 7th and features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
What do you think?
Welcome back to the & 1 Model of the Week! I'm going to use this area to introduce a lovely young lady that you might not be familiar with. This week our & 1 Model is ...Melissa Riso!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present...Melissa Riso!
Before I say GOODBYE!
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