The Hollywood 5 & 1 6.07.14: Adrienn Levai vs Jordan Carver Edition
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 06.07.2014
Adrienn Levai takes on Jordan Carver in Vs, James Earl Jones denies his involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII, casting rumors for Dr. Strange and Indiana Jones V, Cassandra Dawn 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 Worst Batman Villains! Or you can check out my Big Screen Bulletin for more movie related news and thoughts!
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OK, who's greeting us this week? None other than Kelly Brook! The great thing about Kelly, you don't need to say much. Just sit back and enjoy.
Last week we had two new ladies joining us. Vivian Kindle and Adrienn Levai battled it out and here are the results:
Adrienn Levai 64.41%
Vivian Kindle 35.59%
Eh. A solid win for Adrienni on a slow week. I wanted to keep Adrienn in the competition (give her the rub, so to speak) and match her up with the popular Jordan Carver.
Adrienn Levai vs Jordan Carver
PIC OF THE WEEK!
Here's Daphne Joy in a new selfie posted to her Instagram account. Thank you, Joy!
WHAT THE HELL?
Some big casting rumors this week. Badass Digest reports that Jared Leto is up for the role of Doctor Stephen Strange for Marvel Studios' upcoming Doctor Strange film. According to the report, Marvel "likes" Leto for the role of the Sorcerer Supreme. Leto recently won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) is also rumored to direct the film, but Marvel Studios has yet to confirm the news.
Next is the UK tabloid The Daily Star is reporting that Robert Pattinson is at the top of a shortlist by Disney of actors who may replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The site quotes sources in Hollywood as saying that Disney is concerned that Ford is too old at this point to play the character and is committed to the new Star Wars films.
One source noted, "Disney is looking at its long-term options for the Indiana Jones franchise. They feel that the series has huge potential on many levels, starting with the films leading to other spin-offs like games which can generate more money than movies. Rob is top of the initial list because he has showed his acting stripes away from Twilight . But the competition will be stiff."
It is worth noting that Disney has not announced development on new Indiana Jones films and that at last word, Ford was still said to be up for the role in another entry, dependant on George Lucas finding a good story.
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Here's a full update on the latest Star Wars news:
* James Earl Jones recently spoke with Variety, and was asked about his possible involvement in the new Star Wars films. Here is what he had to say:
Will he be involved in the new Stars Wars films?: "Oh no," Jones replied. "I've got no illusions that I will or even hankerings to be in them, but I'm very proud to have been part of the original."
On what he expects from the new films: "I have no idea where they'll go with it, but I hope they sustain the success of the first ones and do it well."
* Superhero Hype reports that Josh Trank has signed on to direct a stand-alone Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm and Disney. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said: "We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."
Trank added: "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time." He joins Gareth Edwards in the list of directors taking on Star Wars projects not related to the new trilogy. Edwards' film arrives on December 16, 2016.
* Time reports that Disney is responding to a social media campaign for more Princess Leia and girl-themed Star Wars merchandise to be made. Last month, Disney announced that they would be rolling out official Star Wars merchandise in Disney Stores. Fans reportedly complained about the lack of Princess Leia toys and merchandise, and the company replied with, "Currently, there are no plans for Leia products." Fans then took to Twitter with the hashtag "#WeWantLeia" in response. Disney then changed their tune because Disney spokesperson Margita Thopmson stated: "The current assortment of Star Wars products at the Disney Store launched earlier this year and is just the beginning of what is to come. We're excited to be rolling out new products in the coming months, including several items that will feature Princess Leia, one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy."
* Bad Robot has released a tongue-in-cheek response to the leaked Star Wars: Episode VII production photos on Twitter. It's a photo of a note from J.J. Abrams which denies that the Millennium Falcon will be in the movie. The leaked set photos revealed that the starship was being constructed in the UK. While Abrams "denied" the appearance of the Falcon was happening, there's a twist to the photo. The note is placed on what looks like the holochess board on the bridge of the ship, which Chewbacca and R2-D2 played in the first movie.
Let the Wookie win.
In an interview with IGN, director Ryan Coogler spoke about his plans for a Rocky spin-off called Creed, which would follow the family of Apollo Creed after Ivan Drago killed him in Rocky IV. He revealed that he has been talking with Sylvester Stallone to produce and appear in the movie.
He said: "Rocky is such a great character and I think it would be cool to see him again. But more than anything I've always been interested in supporting characters. It might just be growing up and seeing people that look like me always relegated to the side, always playing support."
He also spoke about why he wanted to tell this story and why he loves Apollo Creed. He added: "When I watch the first one now, I'm really fond of him. Obviously he was based on Muhammad Ali, and if you did a poll of everyone's favorite athlete, Ali still wins. So he was based on this charismatic guy – outspoken and things – but also I think that Stallone when he wrote that script was playing with stereotypes a little bit… you've got this black dude who is successful as an athlete, he's also very intelligent and a very smart character. Our film is basically about what happened to this dude's family. Where is his family right now? I feel like if you look at that, it would be ‘What if Muhammad Ali had died in the ring and he was 40-years-old? What would happen to his family?' That is kind of what the movie is."
He is currently working on the script.
What do you think?
In an interview with Total Film, Mark Ruffalo revealed that the Hulk will get more screen time and development in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He said: "[My role's] even bigger than last time, and it's more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc."
He also spoke about the motion capture process for the sequel. He added: "I'm really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff… now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers."
In mutant news, Channing Tatum recently spoke about possibly starring in the rumored Gambit movie. Here are the highlights:
On Starring in The Rumored Gambit Film: "Creatively, we're starting to chug forward. Obviously there's nothing [official]," Tatum said. "There are only conversations and dreams right now, really."
On Doing a Stand Alone Film First: "We've talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the 'hero, superhero movie.' Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He's a thief. He walks on the gray. I'm hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones."
Nothing is official, but the Gambit movie could be the "Untitled FOX Marvel Movie" scheduled for a July 18th, 2018 release date.
Check out the new international red band trailer for 22 Jump Street:
Excited for Channing as Gambit?
Gwyneth Paltrow. The actress, who recently compared reading mean things about herself on the Internet to being as dehumanizing an experience as war, is causing a stir again. In her most recent Goop newsletter, Paltrow relays that she's just "fascinated" by the power of the human consciousness -- like the effect words can have on water, for example, or more crudely put, that water might have feelings.
Let me let her explain:
"I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter. I have long had Dr. Emoto's coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it. Below, Dr. Sadeghi explores further."
What's the VIDEO BUZZ?
Here is the latest TV spot for Guardians of the Galaxy. The film opens on August 1st and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana,Dave Batista, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker and Vin Diesel.
Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
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 ...Cassandra Dawn!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present...Cassandra Dawn!
Before I say GOODBYE!
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