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Michael Jackson Used To Prank-Call Russell Crowe
Thursday, May 6 by

"Is your refrigerator runnin'?! J'amon!" Apparently Michael Jackson and Russell Crowe used to be the best of pals. After L.A. Confidential the two become very close, I assume because of their mutual adoration for Jerky Boys albums, and Jackson would often prank-call Crowe. The former gladiator told GQ UK, "A gruff voice would say something was wrong, then this tiny little voice said, ‘Don't worry. This is Michael."Don't worry?! That's when the worrying begins! I'd prefer a loan shark with emphysema and straight razors for hands than Michael Jackson. It's just a good thing Crowe wasn't in the same room. The Sorry, Wrong Number scenerio would have ended with a rotary phone embedded in the King of Pop's skull. (Vulture) 

Kristen Wiig Is A Clown Hooker in ‘Clown Girl’
Thursday, May 6 by

Kristen Wiig is ready to make repetitive funny noises in full THX Pro Cinema Sound. The "Saturday Night Live" star has shelled out her hard-earned MacGruber dough  to option and adapt Monica Drake's novel Clown Girl. She's got her eye on the lead role of Nita aka Sniffles the Clown, a street fair entertainer struggling to make ends meet while trying to resist the lure of selling her body to clown fetishists.There are clown fetishists? THAT'S SICK! **He says as he scrubs grease paint out of his boxers** (Deadline)

Details Leak About J.J. Abrams’s ‘Super 8′ Teaser
Thursday, May 6 by

They're linked like E.T. and Elliott.We were excited when we heard that J.J. Abrams would be tipping his hat to the early films of Steven Spielberg for his next directorial project. Only because we were certain we'd see an alien shark that hunts treasure. Apparently, that's NOT the case though.Turns out that his soon-to-premiere super secret-double-probationary teaser for Super 8 is not a Cloverfield sequel or prequel or squeekquel after all. It's a teaser for the joint he's doing with Spielberg. The one that doesn't feature any Nazi-killing alien sharks./Film has a source who saw the teaser and provided an in-depth description. I've posted it after the jump along with an EXCLUSIVE screen cap. Don't get mad at me if the information turns out to be wrong. I'm just telling you what a guy heard from another guy.TEASER SYNOPSIS AND SCREEN CAP AFTER THE JUMP…

MTV’s ‘Guy Block’ Premieres Tonight With Parkour!
Thursday, May 6 by

Ultimate Parkour Challenge – Watch more Funny VideosAfter a decade of hell-raisin and hijinx in the Arctic Circle, MTV is bringing the Dudesons to the US of A. Same goes for parkour, but France instead of the Arctic Circle. Well, parkour has already been building in popularity in America (I blame Casino Royale), but now it's a live televised challenge! Check out a preview of all the crazy wall climbing and monkey action above.  "The Dudesons in America" and "The Ultimate Parkour Challenge" premiere tonight on MTV @ 10/9c

Mickey Rourke Up For Tony Scott’s ‘Hells Angels’
Thursday, May 6 by

Hells Angels founding member Sonny Barger OR Mickey Rourke circa 1994?In addition to Potsdamer Platz, Mickey Rourke is circling another Tony Scott project, and he's circling this one menacingly on a motorcycle while yelling hate speech. Typical Mickey.Rourke is up for the role of the outlaw Sonny Barger in Hells Angels, a script that Scott has been developing for ten years. Now, Scott Frank has been brought in to rework the script that tells the story of a young cop who infiltrates the nefarious gang. This is spot-on casting. I can't think of a single actor more appropriate than Mickey Rourke for the grizzled Hells Angels founder. You could have a motorcycle growing out of your ass, and Mickey Rourke would still be more appropriate for the role. (Deadline)

Ignore Stephen Baldwin – Restore Joss Whedon
Wednesday, May 5 by

Why would you want to donate money toward the restoration of nutjob Stephen Baldwin when your charity could be used to get more of Joss Whedon's smoking hot ass-kicking chicks on the air? Think about it. The more you know. Shooting star.These links don't suck, just like Joss Whedon.Summer TV Premieres 2010 (TVSquad)Hot Weather Girls All Over the World (Asylum)Emma Watson Had An Awful First Week at College (PopEater)25 Sexy Corona Girls (HolyTaco)Kristen Bell Is So Hollywood Ugly (FilmDrunk)Gallery of Avatar Cosplay (Unreality)Rutgers Kid Provides Another Epic Faceplant (TotalProSports)25 Hottest Mexican Women (Maxim)Randy Wants a Shot at the Winnder of Shogun-Machida (CagePotato)Jessica Alba Shows Off Her Tramp Stamp (CelebJihad)30 Best Pinatas Ever (Smosh)A Tire That Explodes Heads (Pajiba)Cinco de Mayo: Arizona-Style (Atom)Mother's Day Gift Guide (MadeMan)Sneak Peak at the NASCAR Hall of Fame (AllLeftTurns)

“Get Out Of There!” Montage
Wednesday, May 5 by

There have been montages of mirror scares and company arriving in film, and now our friends at Pajiba have put together one of characters shouting, "Get out of there!" They may have managed to find the line in every movie ever made. Kudos, Guys. Now clean up your bags of Late Night Tacos Doritos and get some shut eye. And then GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE! (Pajiba)

‘The Strangers’ Director Bryan Bertino Seeing ‘This Man’
Wednesday, May 5 by

Have you seen this man? Well, people across the world have seen him randomly in their dreams and I don't just mean ladies looking for a good time. Deadline reports that Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) is teaming up with Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures to bring this man's story to the screen.In This Man, the protagonist learns that he has been appearing in the nightmares of complete strangers. Ghost House has purchased the rights to www.thisman.org, a real website created by an Italian sociologist who has been tracking this real-life phenomenon. Insiders are referring to it as "a hair raising story that will be sure to delight horror fans.”Also delighted? Inevitable leading man Todd Barry.

‘Attack of the Show’ Correspondent Sara Underwood
Wednesday, May 5 by

Sara Underwood is a former Playboy Playmate of the Year and Oregon State University student. She's filled in for Olivia Munn on "Attack of the Show" and recently helped wash cars with a group of Princess Leias in bikinis. A word from Sara: "I hate closeminded people who think they know it all."You'll love me. My mind's as empty as my tolerance for people who are different than me. More pics of the Playmate after the jump.

Official Release Date Bonanza! ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Breaking Dawn’, and ‘Cyrus’
Wednesday, May 5 by

Official.We've got official coming out of our asses today. So much official I decided to compile it all into one officially official post. Wookie, cue the official music! **Cue Salt n' Pepa**Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is officially directing X-Men: First Class and 20th Century Fox has officially set a June 3rd, 2011 release date. The film will center on Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr before they took the names Professor X and Magneto, and they were just two young men discovering their powers for the first time. And chillin'. Breaking Dawn, the final (yaaay!) film in the The Twilight Saga, has nabbed the official release date of November 18, 2011. It's recommended that Twi-Hards starting lining up at theaters after band practice and their orthodontist appointments today. A favorite film at Sundance this year, Cyrus, will officially open in select theaters on June 18, 2010. Jonah Hill will face off against himself, as Get Him to the Greek also opens that same day. Can theaters safely contain that much Jonah?Whew. Now THAT'S official, yo. (/Film,/Film,/Film)

‘A-Team’ Screenwriter in Talks for ‘Die Hard 5′
Wednesday, May 5 by

It looks like John McClane won't retire from the murdering people in ridiculous ways business anytime soon. The super cop, who was last seen surfing on a jet, is being given another go-'round by 20th Century Fox. The studio is in talks with A-Team screenwriter Skip Woods to pen a fifth adventure for Bruce Willis's iconic ass-kicker.Woods is the only appropriate choice to write this film. McClane has already killed terrorists with icicles, giant fans, and gravity on a few occasions. Not to mention the time he killed a helicopter by launching a car at it. Who better to team him with than the writer responsible for a tank fighting a jet miles above the earth? I'm going to be sorely disappointed if this film doesn't have Bruce Willis tie the muzzle of a rifle into a bow so that it explodes in the gunman's hands. That's clearly the direction Fox wants to go in. (THR)

Illegal ‘Machete’ Trailer
Wednesday, May 5 by

For Cinco de Mayo, Robert Rodriguez dropped a package off at the home of his AICN homies, and it turned out to be the "illegal" trailer for Machete hidden underneath a pound of tamales. Alright, I'm not certain about the tamales, but it's how I deliver all of MY packages.

‘Lost’ Finale Will Have Extra Half-Hour of Commercials
Wednesday, May 5 by

"Lost" fans are no doubt on edge these days. Their favorite show is about to slip away and potentially leave behind a slew of unanswered questions. If only there were more time to solve them. Just a few minutes more. ABC has got your back.The network has agreed to extend the series finale by an extra half hour, airing it on Sunday, May 23rd 2010, from 9:00pm to 11:30pm. This will push back the local news, and Jimmy Kimmel's "Aloha to Lost" post-special, which will now air at 12:05 a.m.. If history is any indicator, this super-sizement is to make room for more advertisements. That breaks down to three minutes of show, five minutes of ads, repeat. I can't wait until they solve the mystery of the Hurley bird and how a man can enjoy Yoplait yogurt as much as his wife. (Live Feed)

Paul Rudd’s Computer
Tuesday, May 4 by

Paul Rudd appeared in a sketch on "Tim & Eric" where he completes some morning work on his computer. Said work involves watching different versions of himself dance. Seems like more of an after lunch indulgence, but to each his own. (WarmingGlow)Tayne would love these links.Mickey Rourke Is Awesome at Not Caring (Moviefone)5 Signs 'Prince of Persia' Is Going to Such (Asylum)Justin Bieber Doesn't Know What 'German' Means (PopEater)25 Ridiculous Pinatas (HolyTaco)'Back to the Future'-Themed Wedding Proposal (FilmDrunk)LOST Actors in Their Earlier Years (Unreality)USHL Hockey Goalie Shoots and Scores (TotalProSports)Fine Ladies With Food Pics (Maxim)Overeem Thinks Fedor is Scared to Fight Him (CagePotato)Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are Lesbians (CelebJihad)25 Presumably Female Bodybuilders (Smosh)5 Most Evil Assholes in Hollywood (Pajiba)The Curse of NBA Jam (Atom)13 Ways Facebook Ruins Your Relationship (MadeMan)Mini Cooper Crashes Into Fans (AllLeftTurns)

Sequel to ‘Dark Crystal’ Ready to Give Nightmares to a New Generation
Tuesday, May 4 by

Peter and Michael Spierig, the directors of Daybreakers and Unwatchable Undead, have been hired for a sequel to 1982's most child-brain-scarring puppet film The Dark Crystal. A press release from The Henson Company announced that the film will stay true to its puppetry roots and resist the overuse of CGI. But don't worry. It will be presented in price-gouging 3D. Which scares the crap out of me.I saw this film over 25 years ago and I still can't socialize properly or sleep through the night. I'm still haunted by nightmares where monsters pull their eyeballs out and attack elves that look like Julian Lennon. Now that Power of the Dark Crystal is on its way, I'll more than likely go full-on shed-living recluse. Guess I'd better start getting use to the taste of squirrel and other rodents. **dials Zen Chinese Kitchen** (Henson)

Steven Spielberg Drafts ‘War Horse’ As His Next Project
Tuesday, May 4 by

On-set romances always end badly.James Van Der Beek will soon have another poster to add to his fictitous wall. For his next project, Steven Spielberg will send a horse to war. The Saving Private Ryan director optioned Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse, a story about a horse on the front lines of World War I as he inspires his platoon and longs to return to the farm on which he was raised.I'm really looking forward to the inevitable scene where the horse shows the other soldiers a photograph of the philly he's gonna marry back home. Movies like this always have those. (Variety)

Lindsay Lohan Taking On Linda Lovelace Role in ‘Inferno’
Tuesday, May 4 by

Perfect. Lindsay Lohan is officially set to play 70s porn star icon/oral pleasure pioneer Linda Lovelace in the biopic Inferno. The film's producer Walid Razaqi confirmed that Lohan secured the part, and that they'll be an official announcement at the Cannes Film Festival. Razaqi stated, "For at least a year, the director and I have gone back and forth imagining how awesome of a performance she could give if she was in the movie." Please be more specific, Walid. Were you guys hangin' down in the basement, passing the Sunny D and discussing Lohan's depth and range as an actor, or did one of you casually hold up a banana and say, "I bet Lindsay Lohan could take all of this."This isn't the first racy project Lohan has taken on since she entered Phase 2 of career suicide. She attempted to get asses in the seats again by playing a stripper in I Know Who Killed Me, and she'll appear topless in Machete just for the hay of it. Deep Throat seemed like a sensible next step. (LATimes)

‘Iron Man 2′ Actress Anya Monzikova
Tuesday, May 4 by

Anya Monzikova is a textbook example of why Russian chicks are so ungodly hot. Growing up in Florida, she got her start modeling for various lingerie magazines until finally making her way into television modeling in shows such as "Deal or No Deal."A word from Anya: "I just stayed home watching TV and learning english by watching Sesame Street!"Only downside, no dirty talk during sex. Unless you're willing to learn a few new words, yes? Brush up on your Russian with more pics after the jump.

Patrick Dempsey and Jamie Kennedy Could Tango with Bay for ‘Transformers 3′
Tuesday, May 4 by

I'm only writing about this because I REALLY wanted to put together the above photoshop. Patrick Dempsey and Jamie Kennedy are maybe going to be a part of Transformers 3. Random much? Michael Bay must just be shouting out the names of people he sees on TV now. I'm sure Can't Buy Me Love and Scream were playing back-to-back on some network this past weekend.Depending on where you translate the interview that Dempsey gave to Brazilian website BOH it either says:“I start filming later this month in “Transformers 3″, which I play a character who is far more “dark” than others.”or:"Chicken patty sandwich."Don't ask me, I don't speak Portuguese.Jamie Kennedy told 8KUPD Arizona (he got interviewed by a license plate?) that he “had an interesting interview with the people behind the new Transformers movie and I may have a role in the movie.”More Transformers 3 casting news to come, but I really don't see it getting anymore exciting than this, people. (/Film)

Secret J.J. Abrams Trailer to Screen Before ‘Iron Man 2′
Tuesday, May 4 by

It's been roughly a year since J.J. Abrams teased us mercilessly, so I'd say we're about due. It's being reported that Hollywood's sneakiest man is attaching a secret trailer for Super 8 to prints of Iron Man 2 this weekend. You might ask, what is Super 8? You being me, of course. What is Super 8?Hit Fix is saying that it's the rumoured sequel to Cloverfield. Or it could be the other secret J.J. Abrams project 500 Rads. Or it could be some dusty, old super 8 footage that Abrams found at a swapmeet. If anyone could make someone's unwanted home movie a hit, it would be Abrams.At any rate, now we all have a good reason to go see this "Iron Guy" movie that we've heard so little about.

11 Best Drug-Influenced Movie Scenes
Tuesday, May 4 by

Over the years, movies have given us a trippy cornucopia of moments of drug use on screen. Most of it is used to amplify your mind in an another world or dream-like sequence, and this experience can be scary, hilarious, or even both at times. Yet which movies out of the thousands have done the most damage to our psyche? Like an acid flashback that won't abate, today we are going to 11 and listing the best drug scenes movies have to deal.   TRAINSPOTTING The floor has officially trapped you while ODing from a dirty batch of smack.

Sam Rockwell Moseys Up to ‘Cowboys & Aliens’
Tuesday, May 4 by

Pew. Pew. Pew Pew. Pew.John Favreau has rebounded since his man-crush, Robert Downey Jr., was forced to drop out of Cowboys & Aliens. His solution, of course, was to bring in his vice man-crush. Sam Rockwell will join the already cast Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford as Doc, a bar owner who joins the fight against the alien threat.The role was originally tailored for a heavyset man but when Vince Vaughn became unavailable, it was rewritten for Rockwell. (THR)

John Goodman Is a Juggalo
Monday, May 3 by

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George Clooney Has Sexy Company in ‘The American’ Teaser Trailer
Monday, May 3 by

Hollywood seems to have an obsession with assassins, and this teaser trailer for The American only further proves that point. George Clooney plays a soul-searching gun-for-hire hiding out in Italy for one last job. A last job he's of course being coerced into completing. There are pretty women (who can't be trusted), a priest (who can't help ease Clooney's suffering), and surprisingly a lack of alcohol. C'mon, an assassin who's NOT an alcoholic? I don't buy it, Hollywood. I bet we're going to see a bottle of Jim Beam in the full trailer or the pistol in my desk drawer isn't stained with orphan blood. The film is directed by Anton Corbijn, whose last film Control profiled Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, who commited suicide. Soooo he does bummer movies. Check out the trailer after the jump. The American hits theaters September 7, 2010.

Matthew Vaughn To Mentor ‘X-Men: First Class’
Monday, May 3 by

This is Matthew Vaughn's Johnny Vaughan's excited face.X-Men: First Class is a dream project for most up-and-coming directors working nowadays. Matthew Vaughn was in talks to take the gig but those talks broke down, causing Hollywood's hottest to pig pile on the property. But now it turns out their writhing and hair-pulling was all for naught, as Matthew Vaughn has sauntered in and taken back the crown. Too bad too. Samuel Bayer ended up getting a pretty bad finger jammy in the melee.The man who McLovin described as a "dick" is in final talks to close the deal. If this all comes together, expect to see Ice Man bang out the chalkboard erasers later this fall. (Deadline)

Watch Vh1′s ‘The OCD Project’ Preview Over and Over and Over and Over Again
Monday, May 3 by

Vh1 announced a few weeks ago that they would move away from the trashy television that butters their bread and take a step in a classier direction. Albeit, a baby step. This preview of "The OCD Project" shows us people who wash the skin from their hands, believe they can kill with the power of minds (mind bullets!!), and more disgustingly, EAT. OUT. OF. TOILETS. Say what you will about Flavor Flav, but the man had standards. You saw how he barely made out with that woman who pooped on his floor. Standards, folks. It's what separates us from hobos.Outlandish fears? Check. Creepy doctor scaring the crap out of everyone? Check. Toilet eating? CHECK. "Panic Attack," the gauntlet has been thrown down.Check out the preview after the jump…

NBC Picks Up J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’
Monday, May 3 by

NBC is taking a chance on a J.J. Abrams project. I know, right? Buncha stupid-heads over there, and no I won't watch my language. The Peacock has greenlighted "Undercovers," a spy drama from the mind behind the plastic, black eyeglass frames of Abrams himself."Undercovers" stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Steven and Samantha Bloom, a married couple who run a Los Angeles catering company. Five years earlier, though, they were a pair of the CIA's best spies. Now, when their old espionage buddy goes missing, they're reactivated by their boss Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney) and thrown back into the field. Not surprisingly, they discover they missed The Life.Sounds like my experience as a blogger. The catering racket just couldn't appease this wild child. Abrams wrote the "Undercovers" pilot with Josh Reims and also directed it, making this the first pilot he's gotten behind the camera for since "LOST." You took a gamble on this one, NBC, but hopefully it'll pay off. Abrams seems to have a decent enough reputation around town. Now thank whatever god you sacrifice to for granting your flailing company such a wonderous bounty. (EW)

‘Iron Man 2′ Actress Scarlett Johansson
Monday, May 3 by

Scarlett Johansson is known for her curvy physique, unique film choices, and popularity with celebrity men. She's hooked up with Benecio Del Toro, Jared Leto, Derek Jeter, and Josh Hartnett. I guess husband Ryan Reynolds isn't bothered by these transgressions. Yes, even Josh Hartnett.  A word from Scarlett: "One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she's sexy."You're sexy! You're sexy! You're sexy! You're sexy! Now what do I win?I suppose the pics after the jump will have to suffice.

Ke$ha Makes History On ‘The Simpsons’
Monday, May 3 by

Sorry Danny Elfman, you've been replaced by the singer who's so money she has a money symbol in her name. On last night's episode of "The Simpsons," the inhabitants of Springfield sang, hopped, and fought to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" instead of Elfman's internationally recognizable, and never substituted, score. You can even catch Carl Dr. Hibbard breakdancing in the background. Aren't more Asians and Latinos doing that nowadays than African Americans? At least that's what "America's Best Dance Crew" showcases. Bumble-Bee Man should have been all about those windmills and coin drops. (Buzzfeed)

N.W.A Puttin’ It Down in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Biopic
Monday, May 3 by

Get ready to go further behind the music of popular VH1 "Behind the Music" subjects N.W.A (aka That-word-my-friend-Tariq-asked-me-to-stop-saying With Attitude). New Line has tapped (not as in "tapped that ass") Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) to write Straight Outta Compton, a biopic dramatizing the rise and fall of seminal gangsta rappers and police f*ckers: Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella.Biopics always clean up come award season and I don't see why this one should be any different. One might argue that the subject matter is too aggressive but the same could once be said for Johnny Cash. I'm interested to see how far this can go. In fact, I'd like to go ahead and nominate it right now for the Screen Junkies' Theater-Going Experience Most Likely to Get You Shot Award. (THR)