The Hollywood 5 & 1 4.26.14: Stefanie Knight Vs Rhian Sugden Edition
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 04.26.2014
Rhian Sugden takes on Stefanie Knight in Vs, Joss Whedon talks Avengers: Age of Ultron, thoughts on a potential Lost reboot, the Fantastic Four won't be called the Fantastic Four, Vivian Kindle is your "& 1" Model of the Week 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. This week we talked about the Greatest X-Men Line Up! Or you can check out my Big Screen Bulletin for more movie related news and thoughts!
OK, who's greeting us this week? None other than SueLyn Medeiros! Enjoy this hot two-in-one selfie from Medeiros!
Last week Emma K took on Jocelyn Chew. Here are the results:
Emma K 81.97%
Jocelyn Chew 18.03%
Another week, another spanking! Emma steamrolled over Jocelyn. This week we get Stefanie Knight going up against Rhian Sugden. Vote, vote, vote!
Jocelyn Chew VS Rhian Sugden
PIC OF THE WEEK!
The project was only announced last month, but the first teaser poster for Jem and the Holograms is here. Aubrey Peeples will play Jem, Stefanie Scott will play Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko will play Aja, Aurora Perrineau will play Shana, and Jon M. Chu will direct.
The original show followed the adventures of the titular Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of a young woman named Jerrica Benton who, with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy, is able to clandestinely perform rock concerts with her friends.
I know this makes a lot of you pretty excited.
WHAT THE HELL?
A Bulgarian news source, Blitz.bg reports that Hulk Hogan will be joining the Expendables franchise for the fourth entry. Blitz has a history of being accurate, though they don't have any sources listed to provide confirmation of the information.
Only one little hitch. The Expendables 4 has not yet been confirmed by anyone, though Sylvester Stallone has said that there are plans for a fourth entry. The third entry opens on August 15th. However, Stallone has reportedly been lining up names and Pierce Brosnan said last month that he was signed on for a future entry in the franchise, so it is entirely possible.
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Age of Ultron!
In an interview with Empire magazine, Joss Whedon spoke about using Ultron as the villain for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here are highlights:
On using several new characters: "I fiercely dislike the idea of just throwing in more people for the sake of doing that. But last time I had all of Earth's Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict."
On using Ultron: "I'm having a blast with Ultron. He's not a creature of logic - he's a robot who's genuinely disturbed. We're finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is."
On the movie's UK locations: "The number of different looks and textures and moods we're getting from the British locations is stupid awesome, because this, palette-wise, is very different. I'm trying to make a different film. Because why would you make one movie twice? That seems weird."
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lost writer Carlton Cuse spoke about the finale of the show, as well as his thoughts on if the show will come back in the future. Here are highlights:
On the methods to keep the finale a secret: "ABC had this retired FBI guy who was our security consultant… Most significantly, for the whole end church scene, we were concerned that people would figure out what was going on, so we hired two extras who looked like Sun [Yunjin Kim] and Jin [Daniel Dae Kim]. We put them in wedding clothes, and we had them walk around outside of this church we'd rented for the finale and so photographers who were across the way taking shots would think that we were staging a version of Sun and Jin's wedding. These [people] spent several days just sitting around, walking in plain sight enough so that people would think that 'Oh, it's Sun and Jin's wedding!'"
On if the show could be revived one day: "We absolutely made no contingency for a sequel or a spin-off. We so definitively had decided that this was the end of our journey with the Lost franchise. We wanted to tell a story that was ending, and with our ending, and it's called "The End" for that reason. It is the end of the story that we wanted to tell and we had no plans to go back and revisit it. I think it's likely that at some point, ABC will want to reboot Lost because it's a valuable franchise, and there will be some young, bright writer or writers who will come up with a great idea that the network responds to, and that'll be great. I do not begrudge ABC the opportunity to do something more with the franchise. But we told the story we wanted to tell, and I think there's kind of a wonderful sense of closure for us. I feel like there's not a moment where I certainly say, "Oh, hey, I wish we had told this story" or "I regret that we didn't get to do this or that." I feel like we had ample opportunity to tell all the stories that we wanted to tell."
On if there is too much pressure on finales: "There's this almost crazy expectation about finales. Somebody might say to you, "Well, I love Breaking Bad but the finale wasn't the best episode of the show." Like, really? It has to be the best episode of the show? This idea that you can watch a show like True Detective, and it was awesome, but is it really ruined for you if the finale is not your favorite episode of it? It's just odd to me. I feel like if you enjoyed the 119 hours that precede the finale of Lost, is that whole experience ruined by the fact that you might not agree with everything that we did in the finale? I would hope not! I would hope that you would appreciate the fact that you were entertained for 119 hours even if you didn't love the finale. Certain shows are harder than others — if you're doing a show like Lost which is a mystery and everything about the show is mysterious, the expectation is just much higher in terms of what you have to do…. Social media has created this bell curve effect around finales that is really overblown. I can't say that the ending of a story is always the best part of the story, and yet there's sort of this implicit idea that the finale is somehow supposed to be the mind-blowing best episode of a show. The question is: Why is that? Why do people make that assumption? I don't know why the expectation is that it should be…. For both Damon and me, "The Constant" is our favorite episode. The finale of The Sopranos is not my favorite episode, as much as I love that show. I would name a number of episodes before that — notably the episode where Tony takes Meadow to college and strangles that dude. Breaking Bad, I would say "Ozymandias" was an episode I liked better than the finale. The finale is an ending but somehow there's this idea that it needs to be topping everything that's come before it and I think that those expectations can only lead to disappointment."
Do you want to see a Lost reboot?
Although the Fantastic Four reboot will feature the Marvel superhero team, they won't be called The Fantastic Four. In an interview with IGN, writer Simon Kinberg explained, "This Fantastic Four movie is in some ways a reboot and in other ways just a stand-alone origin story. By the end of the movie, we don't call them The Fantastic Four, they're not celebrity superheroes."
Add this news to the rumor that the reboot may not feature them in their classic blue jumpsuits. "The tone of the movie is much more grounded and real and gritty - more in the direction of Chronicle than in the direction of the original Fantastic Four movies."
What about a X-Men crossover?
"The idea of potentially having a crossover movie is very appealing," he said. "But we'd have to figure it out, because there's an inherent challenge to combining Fantastic Four and X-Men in the movie universe because they sort of exist in different planes or dimensions even."
That line actually blew my mind. It's like he's not aware that they are comic books.
"In the Fantastic Four world, it's a contemporary world - there's no mention of mutants because otherwise they wouldn't be that 'fantastic'. And in the X-Men world, as we've seen, there aren't famous, celebrity-superhero Fantastic Four."
How does this make you feel in regards to the reboot?
I have a bad feeling about this.
Radar Online reports that while Lindsay Lohan claimed she had a miscarriage (which was revealed on her series on the OWN network), two sources have claimed that they believe Lohan was never pregnant. They believe she made up the whole thing to get sympathy and to explain her unprofessional behavior during the eight-part series.
One source said: "She absolutely made it up. Lindsay was never pregnant during filming the reality show for OWN, or in the months after. Lindsay knew she was being perceived as a total slacker, not showing up on time for photo shoots, call times and refusing to shoot. So this is what Lindsay does. She lies! Her family and friends had no clue about her ‘pregnancy' and subsequent miscarriage. Lindsay is once again her own worst enemy."
The second source added: "Lindsay has continued to smoke through-out this entire series and has admitted to relapsing and drinking alcohol. Don't forget there have been multiple media reports that she fell off the wagon months ago. Quite simply, Lindsay never acted like someone who was pregnant. It's just sad that anything that comes out of her mouth is considered to be a lie."
At the end of Sunday's episode, she revealed the news about the miscarriage when talking about her time making the show.
She said: "No one knows this — and we can finish [filming the show] after this — I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off. It's a very long story. That's why when it says on the show she doesn't want to come down, [it was really because] I couldn't move. I was sick. Mentally, that messes with you. There are drugs that people have said I've done that I've never touched and I know people that have done that and I've tried to help a lot of people to get away from that sh**. I'm not your typical addict. I know the difference between right and wrong."
Never ceases to amaze. Week after week.
What's the VIDEO BUZZ?
Paramount Pictures has released a new international trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction, or as it's called in Japan, Transformers: Lost AgeMark Wahlberg. The film will be released in theaters and IMAX on June 27 and also stars Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver.
What do you think?
Welcome back to the & 1 Model of the Week! It's pretty obvious what this is. A couple pictures of a sexy gal for you to look at before clicking to the next article. This week our & 1 Model is ...Vivian Kindle!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present...Vivian Kindle!
Before I say GOODBYE!
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