The Hollywood 5 & 1: 6.14.14: Bianca Beauchamp Vs Jordan Carver Edition
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 06.14.2014
Bianca Beauchamp takes on Jordan Carver in Vs, rumors about DC making a massive movie announcement, Harrison Ford gets hurt on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Egypt SeLinda 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 Father/Son Dynamic in Marvel comics! Or you can check out my Big Screen Bulletin for more movie related news and thoughts!
Click and read my interview with Playboy's Miss May Dani Mathers!
OK, who's greeting us this week? None other than Melissa Riso! This model/actress has been on my radar for a while and thought I'd brighten the day with her starting things off.
Last week we had Adrienn Levai and Jordan Carver battle it out and here are the results...
I was unable to access the results last week as my computer hasn't reset from the 411mania.com relaunch. Don't worry though, I'll be sure to have those results next week for those who are interested.
This week I felt like bringing back an oldie but goodie. Bianca Beauchamp and Jordan Carver. At their prime, these two were burning up the internet with their pics. Let's match them up one more time and see who wins!
Bianca Beauchamp VS. Jordan Carver
PIC OF THE WEEK! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West relaxed by the pool in Punta Mita, Mexico, on Tuesday. Kim soaked up the sun in a white bikini and spent some time on her laptop while Kanye kept cool in a t-shirt and towel. Kim and her new husband are reportedly staying at the luxurious beachfront home of their friend Joe Francis, the creator of Girls Gone Wild.
WHAT THE HELL? Frank Miller wants to write Captain America. He revealed this during a Reddit AMA to promote the second Sin City on Wednesday, telling fans that the character "features values that my country has either lost or misplaced for a very long time." But is Marvel prepared to hand over Captain America to the controversial creator?
For some background: When asked which comic hero he'd like to write for, he replied "I get back to Captain America, because I find him such a wonderful anachronism," in addition to being a character that "features virtues that my country has either lost or misplaced for a very long time." He continued, "I remember telling people at Marvel, just a few days after 9/11, that I hoped they realized what they had there, because Captain America's reaction to 9/11 would have been pretty direct."
Miller's own reaction to 9/11 was to create what would eventually become Holy Terror, a graphic novel in which a superhero called "The Fixer" fought Muslim terrorists. Originally intended as a Batman graphic novel, the title was published by Legendary Entertainment's comic book imprint to much critical complaint; the journalist Spencer Ackerman summed up popular response to the book when he described it as "a screed against Islam, completely uninterested in any nuance or empathy, [that] ignores practically everything about the actual strategic situation the United States is in."
Asked by a fan about whether Marvel would be interested in working with Miller on any Captain America project, the company's executive editor Tom Brevoort replied by writing "We'd certainly be interested in the abstract, depending on what story he'd want to tell," adding "I don't think, for example, we'd have gone ahead with Holy Terror as a Captain America story."
Now that Captain America is a hot movie property, is there any chance Miller is given the job?
Oh, here's a trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For:
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DC Strikes Back!
In an interesting turn of developments, DC is looking to counter Marvel's cinematic mastery with some major moves. Nikki Finke, formerly of Deadline has launched her new site with a big scoop: the rumored year-to-year line-up for DC Comics based films from 2016 through to early 2018.
While Finke says cautiously that "a lot of stuff remains in flux," she reveals a seven movie slate for DCE and WB over the course of just two years, beginning in May 2016 and ending in May 2018. That would put DC on a three movies per year pace, a massive leap up from where they're at currently, with a three-year wait between Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So what's beyond Dawn of Justice? Here's the rumored lineup:
May 2016 Batman v Superman
July 2016 Shazam
Christmas 2016 Sandman
May 2017 Justice League
July 2017 Wonder Woman
Christmas 2017 Flash/Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 Man Of Steel 2
This is a very, very aggressive schedule and begs lots of questions. Do they really have a plan in place to launch each of these movies or are they creating buzz to see what's sticking
What about G'nort?
I'm Getting Too Old For This...! Harrison Ford suffered an ankle injury while filming the next Star Wars installment, Disney Studios said Thursday. Ford, 71, is reprising the Han Solo role that brought him fame in the first Star Wars in 1977. The injury happened on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII Thursday, a Disney statement said. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."
While the film's production is happening at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, and Abu Dhabi, Disney did not give the set location. A spokesman for the British Health And Safety Executive told CNN Thursday that the agency "have been made aware of an incident at Pinewood studios and are making initial inquiries."
At least it wasn't his hip.
OK, some cool news. Disney is releasing a new app that will allow children to become visual storytellers. Disney Publishing Worldwide executive VP Andrew Sugerman unveiled "Star Wars Scene Maker" at Variety's Purpose: The Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills on Thursday. "The output of this is you're actually going to create a minute-long film," said Sugerman.
Available June 19, the app gives children the ability to re-imagine three iconic scenes from the Star Wars franchise, including the Cloud City duel, and what those worlds can be using their own imagination.
Let's be realistic. This will be used by adult fans almost exclusively.
Kids (adult fans) can position multiple virtual cameras to capture vehicles, ships, characters,props and weapons that can be manipulated in a 360-degree field. Even dialogue can be voiced. Consumers will also be able to share their stories through Facebook and YouTube. Last month Disney released Lucasfilm app "Star Wars Journeys," which creates a storytelling format for ages 6-8. "We can bring the saga to a new generation of Star Wars' fans," said Sugerman.
Will you use this?
TMZ! Louis C.K. sent a message for TMZ: Take down an insensitive video of a deadly car crash. Immediately. On Wednesday night, the comedian took to Twitter to plead with the celebrity news outlet to take down a clip that shows the aftermath of the New Jersey Turnpike crash Saturday that killed comedian James McNair and injured four, including his friend and fellow comedian Tracy Morgan.
Louis C.K.'s pleas came on the heels of a similar request made by comedian Ardie Fuqua's daughter. Fuqua was one of the four individuals injured in the crash and his daughter has said the TMZ video shows her unconscious father being pulled out of the wreckage.
"I honestly would like to petition for TMZ to remove this video," Fuqua's daughter wrote on Instagram earlier this week. "I understand people want to know and people want to be updated, but enough is enough. This is hurting my heart so bad that this video is posted for all to see." Fuqua, Morgan and a third passenger -- Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea -- remained in critical condition, per the Associated Press. A fourth person was reportedly treated and released from the hospital Saturday.
This story begs the question that's been asked many times in the past: When is enough enough? Do we really need to see video of the wreckage? Very similar to the video and pictures of the aftermath of Paul Walker's death.
What's next for TMZ?
Right now, the hottest fad to sweep the modeling world looks to be denying that you're really a model at all. Two of the most in-demand models in the world, Miranda Kerr (No. 2 on Forbes' Top Paid Models list in 2013) and Karlie Kloss (expected to make it this year thanks to her slew of endorsements) have both recently declared that they don't consider modeling to be their job.
In an interview with Net-a-Porter's The Edit, Kerr claimed to see herself an an entrepreneur more than anything else, saying, "From my first photoshoot at 14, I never saw myself as a model. If someone asks me what I do, I say, I have my own skincare line.' I don't define myself as a model." That's not to say that she doesn't make money posing in fancy clothes for famous fashion photographers. "I like being able to find different aspects of myself and expressing them through a picture," she says. "It's fun. I might as well do it while I can. It's not going to last forever."
Kloss echoed the sentiment in an interview with Into the Gloss earlier this week. "I think that's why I treat myself more as an athlete than just a model," she said. "But I'm not a professional athlete, I'm not a professional dancer, I'm not a professional anything; I have never considered modeling an actual job title. I have yet to determine what my job actually is but, yeah, modeling is a fun and funny gig."
While a number of people would beg to differ with these two about what a job actually is and how they make their income, will anyone really care when you look like this?
What's the VIDEO BUZZ? Alejando Gonzalez Inarritu, the director who brought us Babel, 21 Grams, and the Oscar-nominated "Biutiful, returns with Birdman, a comedy-drama that stars Michael Keaton. Keaton plays a former superhero actor who tries to revitalize his career on Broadway. Emma Stone, Zach Galafianakis, Amy Ryan, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, and Naomi Watts and costar. Fox Searchlight opens the film October 17.
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 ...Egypt SeLinda!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present...Egypt SeLinda!
Before I say GOODBYE!
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