Celebricide '09 continues. News has broke that the giraffe that starred in many Toys R Us commercials and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective died unexpectedly on the set of the new Kevin James film, The Zookeeper. Tweet the Giraffe's death came as a shock as the animal was believed to have no known health problems. A federal probe is being conducted to find out if any mistreatment took place. The Zookeeper tells the story of a rotund zookeeper who gets some advice in the romance department from the sassy animals he cares for. Think of it as a more furry Hitch. It's a shame to see another noteworthy actor join the Raul Julia Club of Actors Who Died With Crappy Final Films. (WHDH)40 Bear wants you to read these morning links… Jessica Biel joins A-Team. Rampage puts on his dry humping pants. (Cinema Blend)Galifianakis institutionalized. (Empire)Night of the Living Dead prequel IN 3D. (/Film)Solomon Kane featurette. (Dread Central)Silent Hill 2 coming together. (Latino Review)
Drugs Are Fun PSA – Watch more Movie Trailers In the above viral promo for Black Dynamite, starring Michael Jai White, the titular badass is on a mission to fight smack in the orphanage. He pays a visit to the front stoop of Ding Dong Roar (a disturbing '70s "Sesame Street"/"Zoobilee Zoo" hybrid) to let us know that drugs aren't as fun as they look. But judging by the catchy song, hypercolors and characters like Funky Feline and Little Strange Alien Child, drugs appear to be way f**king fun. Why Tom Sizemore isn't a regular on "Ding Dong Roar" is beyond us. Black Dynamite opens October 16th, 2009. Be sure to visit the official site of Black Dynamite's crusade: Fight Smack in the Orphanage. You can help the children and sh*t.
Now, before you unsheath your lightsabers to gouge your eyes out, know this: the photograph laying atop the mattress is not actually of Yoda or his Irish cousin Seamus O'Dagobah (could have fooled me). Nay, it's that of Yaddle, a female counterpart of Yoda's who is also part of the Jedi Council. So, your childhood hero is not about to be violated in effigy. Just one of George Lucas's afterthoughts crammed into The Phantom Menace. So use the Force, pal. Use as much Force as you want. Those Fleshlights are…ahem… supposed to be durable. [Source: PictureIsUnrelated.com]Here are today's top links: How To Convince Your Girlfriend To Like Football (HolyTaco)Christopher Lloyd Is Doing Great. Not. (FilmDrunk)50 Amazing Pieces Of Food Art (SuperTremendous)Colin Firth Is Creepy. Gay. Pretty. (Pajiba)Lady Gaga Distracts You From Her Penis (CelebJihad)South Park Kids Come To Life (Unreality)Jeff Ross's Best Friars Roast Zingers (Heeb)Finally You Can Measure The Intensity Of Your Farts (Asylum)NSFW Places To Display Your Patriots Super Bowl Ring (BustedCoverage)A Monkey Who Likes To Grab Boobs (RegretfulMorning)Federer Next Perpetrator Of Tennis Umpire Bashing (TotalProSports)The Hottest NFL Wives And Gfs (MadeMan)Why YOUR Driver Will Lose The Chase (AllLeftTurns)
We here at Screen Junkies are aaaalllll about Gossip Girl. Big time. Like, completely into it.
Well would you get a load of those pearly whites… Dianna Agron has a smile that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus she can sing and dance (as evidenced by her character Quinn in the new show Glee). She's a singing, dancing, cheerleading, backstabbing wonder woman who just so happens to be 23 in real life. I'd take her overHayden Panettiere anyday. Hayden's character on Heroes may be able to heal herself, but what the hell is a healing factor when you can hit a high C note?! A word from Dianna: "I was really too ambitious for my own good." Well we've got a quote for you, Dianna. "Ruthless ambition leads to its own destruction." It comes from a little English rapper named Willy Shakes. Take a lesson from MacBeth and don't murder your way to the top. It never works out. Trust us… Here's some pics after the jump that aren't a felony!
Kanye's VMA outburst rules the headlines again this morning as the rapper apologized on last night's premiere of The Jay Leno Show. To his credit, West faced the music and didn't cancel his scheduled appearance. Though that may be due to the fact that he was on to perform with Jay-Z and to back out would have upset his camp. West did seem sincere and got emotional when Leno shamed him by asking what his deceased mother would think of his behavior. And then Kevin Eubanks just chuckled out of the blue. That guy laughs at the most innappropriate moments. He's like Dr. Hibbard with a guitar.We apologize in advance for these morning links…Beyonce visits Zoobilee Zoo. (TV Squad)Watch the pilot episode of HBO's Bored To Death. (/Film)Basterd takes over for Nic Cage. (Superhero Hype)Comedian joins Red Dawn. (First Showing)Toy Story 3 teaser poster is sparse. (Latino Review)
MTV wrapped up the 2009 Video Music Awards last night with the trailer premiere for Michael Jackson's This Is It; the documentary that captures rehearsal footage from the deceased singer's would-be epic concert. The show seemed like it would be spectacular and it's a true shame that Jackson didn't get to share his hard work and vision with fans. Though the film is being criticized by some as a hastily-cobbled cash grab, its being heralded by others as a tribute to a peerless legend. It will only play in theaters for two weeks but Joe Jackson would like you to know that he'll be selling butt-cam bootlegs the day after opening night.Michael would have wanted it that way.These links are a great adventure in their own right… Gary Busey Photoshop Contest Is Creepy (HolyTaco) Transformers Crew Hates Megan Fox (FilmDrunk) 7 Greatest David Hasselhoff Music Videos Of All Time (SuperTremendous) The Muppets Might Be Sock Puppets In Their Next Adventure (Pajiba) Jessica Simpson Looks Broken (CelebJihad) 10 Matrix Mashups That Are Sure To Entertain (Unreality) 5 Unlikely Reasons For Riots (Asylum) Ginger Leaves Miss. State Game With Penis On His Face (BustedCoverage) Spot A D-Bag By The Tilt In His Hat (RegreftulMorning) Gator's Jerseys Spell Out A Big Fight (TotalProSports) Become A Brocialite For Fun And Profit (MadeMan) Numbers Say Cup Is Stewart's To Lose (AllLeftTurns) Epic Fire Breathing Ends In Epic Face Burns (NothingToxic) Todd Glass Finds Out What's So Funny (Atom)
Ah, yes. The "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…" function of an online store. It's a pretty darn incredible invention that works on multiple levels. On the one hand, stores like Amazon.com use it to get you to spend way more than you should. On the other hand, sometimes the "Also Bought…" function can be a very telling market research tool. Here are some TV on DVD box sets with overly truthful suggestions…
Jayma Mays stars as the germaphobic teacher Emma Pillsbury in the new musical/comedy show Glee, but her red locks aren't a stranger to primetime television. Jayma's appeard in House, Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Entourage, and my personal favorite, Six Feet Under, among many others. She's also brought her fiery good looks to the big screen in Red Eye, and, let's forget to mention, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. There, we forgot to mention it. Go back and look for her in all the things we didn't forget to mention. She won't be hard to spot. A word from Jayma: "Oh sh*t! A talking beaver!"Man, there are so many ways we could go with a joke pertaining to the aforementioned quote. And surprisingly enough, most of them are too dirty for this site. We just hope you don't take it out of context, like we've done here, because the last thing we want is to spread the rumor that Jayma has verbal private parts. Oooooooh now we've gone and done it!Check out some pics of Jayma after the jump with zero talking beavers in them!
"I picked the wrong time to blast C+C Music Factory, didn't I?" Above is our first attempt at a new weekly post called "Photobomb Fridays," in which we dream up what might happen if a shot from a famous film were ruined by… anything. This week's entry the scene from American History X in which Ed Norton's character, the neo-Nazi White supremacist "Derek Vinyard," has just killed a man by stomping his face on a curb. You can watch the full scene here. If you have any interest in submitting your photobomb creations to Screen Junkies, please contact us via feedback_at_screenjunkies.com. Here are this weekend's top links: Graphs For The Weekend (HolyTaco) Brett Ratner Lifetime Achievement Montage (FilmDrunk) 10 Actors Originally Considered For Famous Movie Roles (SuperTremendous) 20 Most Boring Films Of All Time (Pajiba) Chris Brown Starts His Community Service (CelebJihad) 15 Sexiest Ghostbusters Babe Pictures (Unreality) Superhero Lingerie Is Super Hot (Asylum) Justin Gage Will Not Give You His Football, Fatboy (BustedCoverage) A Video Compilation Of Epic Fails (RegretfulMorning) NFL Weekly Locks: Week 1 (TotalProSports) Get A Noble Title And Be A Royal Pimp (MadeMan) Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Race Time (AllLeftTurns) Bloody Fight In Paris Subway Station (NothingToxic) Like Toy Story, But With Boobs And Booze (Atom)
Editor's Note: The real Sylvester Stallone did not write this. By Sylvester Stallone Yo, Internet.
Director: TBDCast: Sylvester StalloneSynopsis: Rambo fights a werewolf or some sh*t. More TBD.
Describing a girl as a "screamer" can only mean one of two things: 1) she's exposed to terrifying situations rather often, or 2) she's unafraid to express her more primal emotions in the bedroom. Here's hoping that Rumer Willis' character Ellie in Sorority Row falls into both categories. Ms. Willis doesn't scream like her character. She's the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and no daughter of John McClane and G.I. Jane is going to be intimidated by some horrific, murderous stranger. She's simply too badass. A word from Rumer: "For me, I have a hard time watching those movies where it’s like 'I’m gonna rip your face off.'" James L. Brooks does get a little edgy at times, but if you can make it past the flesh ripping parts, he really elicits some powerfully moving performances from his often stellar cast of actors. Shirley MacLaine tearing her face off in Terms of Endearment does touch a nerve with me, though. Luckily, Rumer's face is still intact in the pics after the jump!
Awesome news out of Hollywood this morning. The Coen Brothers and their The Big Lebowski star, Jeff Bridges are reteaming to bring True Grit back to the screen. Bridges will be stepping into the role of Rooster Cogburn, originally played by John Wayne. Cogburn, a U.S. Marshall, will be tracking the killer of a 14-year old girl's father because that kind of aggression won't stand, man. Also rejoining the Coens is producer Scott Rudin, who previously worked with the siblings on No Country For Old Men. I can't wait to see them create another moody western and am excited to see how the spectacular Bridges handles this role. I'm literally quaking as if I'm having anime-induced seizure. (First Showing) These links will really tie your morning together… Where The Wild Things Are character posters. (IMP Awards)Stars return for Hancock 2, Earth yawns collectively. (Empire)Timothy Dalton joins Toy Story 3 to play Pants… Pricklepants. (Latino News)Werewolf: The Series totally c-blocked. (Dread Central)Browncoats unite! Firefly getting ripped off. (Pajiba)Rainn Wilson to don tights and wield a wrench. (Superhero Hype)
Black Dynamite Theatrical Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers We all knew Michael Jai White could kick some ass. But who knew the man could sucker punch a funny bone like this? See for yourself in the above trailer for the new blaxploitation spoof, Black Dynamite. It looks, as they say on the streets, "official as a referee's whistle." The flick opens in limited release October 16th, and – February be damned – I declare October to be the new Black History month! And given that I'm about as white as D.J. Qualls after a two years of hibernation in his parents' basement, I'm guessing no one really gives a sh*t. Today's Top links are dy-no-miiiiiiite! 7 Annoying People On Your Company Softball Team (HolyTaco) Long Overdue Twilight Porn Parodies (FilmDrunk) Bowling Magicians Make Bowling Magic Happen (SuperTremendous) Five Bad Actresses Who Look Great In Leather (Pajiba) Blake Lively Airs Out Her Nipple (CelebJihad) 10 Most Memorable Torture Scenes In Movies (Unreality) Playmate-Filled 'Guitar Hero 5' Ad Ruined By Hef (Asylum) Eugene Mirman's Guide To Getting Groupies (Heeb) Dirty Play Taints Lingerie Football (BustedCoverage) Kid Loves/Hates His First Rollercoaster (RegretfulMorning) Fantasy Football: Week 1 Start'em & Sit'em (TotalProSports) Become A Brociate For Fun And Profit (MadeMan) Jesus Playing Sports Pic Gallery (AllLeftTurns)
You may remember Jamie Chung as Jamie Chung on Real World San Diego. She did a stellar job portraying her sexy self in the midst of angsty early-twenties adversity, homoerotic tempations, and sooooooo much booze. This Friday she stars in Sorority Row as Claire, a.k.a The Flirt. All we're saying is there's supposedly a topless hot tub scene. That's all we're sayin'. Oh, and "awesome." Now that's all we're sayin'. A word from Jamie: "It's a very strong, young, female role. And her name is Chi-Chi." Jamie, you're playing the chihuahua that constantly licked my face when I was but a young lad only knee-high to a tadpole?! Can I play me?! Wait, why not? But you played you on "The Real World!" Life's not fair… But these pics of you after the jump certainly are fair!
Joe Carnahan's big screen A-Team adaptation is gaining a lot of steam lately and it now looks like the final castmember is about to fall into place. Latino Review tipped us off to a report that Sharlto Copley has been tapped for the role of "Howling Mad" Murdock. Though he's pretty much a non-actor, Copley wowed audiences with his performance as Wikus in this summer's District 9. The end result will be interesting to see. Of course, a lot is riding on the character's on-screen chemistry with Quintin "Rampage" Jackson's B.A. Baracus. The danger here being that if they get along too well, Baracus will dry hump him. I strongly recommend that the producers implement the use of a safe word on set.
There's a lot of fancy talk going on about the new Tim Burton-produced 9, and why not? I haven't been this giddy to see a doll walk a dystopian Earth since I watched Pinocchio listening to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" – but I am pretty sure Pete Langham steered me wrong on that combo. There have been a lot of movies featuring a post-apocalyptic world, but none of them, and I mean none of them, are headlined by a 3-D rendering of a sock monkey (save for Kurt Russell in Soldier). But, this got us to thinking – what else should we be expecting in the years to come? And how do we know we're living it? Other Junk You Might Like: Nichole Jackson is Dressed to Impress
Charo Covers Rihanna… Poorly. – Watch more Funny Videos The above video, from a recent Jerry Lewis telethon, features fifty-something pop icon Charo covering Rihanna's "Please Don't Stop The Music." I recommend watching it en todo, but if you want to get to the best part, fast forward to about 3:05 in the clip. There you'll find a mortified Jerry Lewis making a face he probably hasn't made since the lights went up after the first screening of his directorial debut, The Day the Clown Cried. That's the one about the circus clown working Auschwitz. ¡Ay dios miiiiioooo! Here are today's top links: 25 Most Dangerous Squirrels On Earth (HolyTaco) Breaking News: Brett Ratner Is Lazy (FilmDrunk) 10 Funniest Moments In Muppet Show History (SuperTremendous) Disney Finally Recognizes African Americans (Pajiba) Miley Cyrus Sideboob Is Pedorific (CelebJihad) 10 Most Memorable Torture Scenes In Movies (Unreality) New NERF Tommy Gun Looks Like The Bee's Knees (Asylum) Show Me State's Hooters Bikini Car Wash (BustedCoverage) Paraglider Vs. Crowd Of Retards (RegretfulMorning) Monster Trucks Can Perform Backflips (TotalProSports) The USA's Ultimate Sandwiches (MadeMan) Best NASCAR Victory Celebrations (AllLeftTurns) Student Gets A Shovel To The Face (NothingToxic) The Shaman Takes A Trip To Burning Man (Atom)
Indian Superman & Spider-Woman – Watch more Funny Videos So Disney merges with Marvel. Warner Bros. forms DC Entertainment. It's just a matter of time before Dreamworks' Indian partners buy them all out and creates something like the above. But with slightly better green screen. Though, to the above film's credit, warts and all, it still looks better than The Spirit.
Briana Evigan first strutted her stuff up on screen as Andie in Step Up 2 (the number, not the word): The Streets. This Friday she stars in Sorority Row, but something tells us her character Cassidy ain't gonna sport half da fly pops and ticks of Andie. Can Cassidy tut while wielding an ax? Can she do flares while running for her life? What? That's an impossibility considering your feet need to be up in the air? Don't backtalk me! I choreographed the Cats revival in the alley behind my studio apartment. A word from Briana: "It's a West Coast thang." It certainly is, Briana. Just like In 'n Out burgers and the proliferation of hackneyed dreams. You can't see me, but I'm flashing you a Westside sign right now using my fingers in the shape of a W. I'll take the pics of you after the jump as a sign of mutual respect.
"A traveling underground fight club called 'The Brawlers' arrive at a derelict ghost town tucked away in the Colorado Rockies. They meet the town's only residents, the Maxilla family who want to buy on to the fight card. But the Maxilla family's true intentions for the Brawler crew is soon revealed in teeth and claws. Some will be hunted, some will be feed, and some will become part of the family…whether they like it or not."
Though it was bound to happen, I didn't think it would happen to MY generation. I thought, "Yes, it is eventual that a film combining mixed martial arts and werewolves together will be created some day but that's my children's problem. It surely won't occur in my lifetime." I was woefully wrong. Music video director Sxv'leithan Essex (?) is teaming up with the producer of Rise of the Silver Surfer to bring us Growl, a story about an underground fight club hunted by a family of werewolves. This movie is going to need a heavy soundtrack. Slipknot, warm up your amps. (First Showing) Wait a minute? Boxing? Werewolves?? I've seen this before…. but where? Step into the Octagon of Death with these links… Resident Evil hits the reset button. (Moviehole)Lord of the Rings lawsuit is settled. (Pajiba)Nic Cage craps out on Green Hornet. (Cinema Blend)LOST Art: Eric Tan's "The Crash" (/Film)Ne-Yo to battle aliens on behalf of Los Angeles. (Empire)Megan Fox: Evolution (MTV)
CLOONEY & VERA FARMIGAS FAUXM PARTY – Watch more Funny VideosIn this, the first teaser clip from Jason Reitman's upcoming UP IN THE AIR, traveling businessman Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) has a casual encounter in a hotel bar with Alex (Vera Farmiga) and it turns into a battle of hotel discount card one-upmanship. Then Clooney wins the war, flashing his credentials by pulling out a term he calls "fauxmy" – a cross between "faux" and "homey" to describe the behavior of hotel waitstaff. It's an impressive move to win Farmiga's character over, and one that Clooney would only have to pull in the movies, where he's seemingly always playing an "everyman." Which means that if I were to ever act in a movie, I would be playing a "talking butthole." And on that note, check out today's links: How To Enjoy A Strip Club On $30 (HolyTaco) Between Two Ferns With Zach And Charlize (FilmDrunk) 30 Ladies You'd Like To Serve You A Drink (Manofest) 5 Most Seriously Effed Up Movie Premises Of All Time (Pajiba) Lindsay Lohan Has DSLs She Won't Use (CelebJihad) Best Danny DeVito Clip Of All Time? (Unreality) Robot On The Loose In Florida (Asylum) Matisyahu's New Album Comes To Light (Heeb) Hot GILF Sucks Sidney Crosby's Sweet Nectar (BustedCoverage) 8 Awesome Activities That Became Illegal (RegretfulMorning) The Wardrobe Malfunction Pitfalls Of Lingerie Football (TotalProSports) Beat Someone Down With 5 Rare Martial Arts (MadeMan) Danica Patrick And Jen Aniston Have Something In Common (AllLeftTurns)
We're kicking off Sorority Row week with Audrina Patridge, who plays Megan in the slasher film hitting theatres this Friday. You may or may not know Audrina from the MTV sensation The Hills, or the tabloid magazines at the front of your local grocery's checkout lane. Sorority Row is Audrina's first major film, if you don't count Into The Blue 2: The Reef, which was direct to video. She's definitely no Jessica Alba, but there's no denying that Audrina can wear a bikini like nobody's business. And if you scour the interweb, you can find evidence that she also doesn't wear a bikini like nobody's business. A word from Audrina: "Go big or go home." We're packing our bags right now… It was very nice meeting you. You seem like a lovely lady. Thanks for the lively conversation and the pics after the jump.
SORORITY ROW opens this Friday and Screen Junkies' beat reporter Mike Capes had a chance to sit down four of the film's Theta Pi sorority sisters: Jamie Chung, Rumer Willis, Briana Evigan and Leah Pipes. Here's what they had to say about the film: First up are Briana and Leah, who play good girl Cassidy and über-bitch Jessica, respectively. Fast-forward to the :30 mark if you just want to see Mike ask them to make out… sorta.
Rumors flew last week that Steve Miner would be sitting in the director's chair for next summer's Halloween 3-D. Not so much, it turns out. Patrick Lussier has been confirmed as the writer/director who will be spraying CGI blood at audiences. This is a bad move but not an unexpected one. His last film, My Bloody Valentine made big money at the box office due to its 3-D presentation despite the fact that the storytelling was terrible in every way, shape, and form. You should also note that H3 doesn't have a script or cast in place and is expected on screens in less than a year. Might be wise to avoid this one and play outside instead. You know, where everything is in 3-D. (First Showing) Get back to goofing off at work with these morning links… "Rampage" Jackson WILL play B.A. Baracus but will he get his own cereal?. (Latino Review)David Gordon Green to remake Suspiria. Will Danny McBride battle witches? (Empire)Interesting tweets from Kevin Smith's Labor Day Q&A. (/Film)Spike Jonze almost directed Ace Ventura 2. (NY Mag)Lorne Michaels issues pink slips. (Comic's Comic)
Halo 3:ODST Live Action Commercial – Watch more Movie Trailers No, it's not a trailer for some super secretive Halo film they've had in the works all this time. But darned if it shouldn't be received like one. Microsoft has just released a new trailer for the Halo 3: ODST game for the Xbox 360, directed by Rupert Sanders, a commercial director who's won a bunch of awards and accolades, all of which you can read about in SlashFilm's piece. All we care about is seeing things get barbecued to a crisp. Outdoor grill or Fuel Rod Gun; it don't matter! Hell, it's Labor Day Weekend here in the States!
I wonder if this angry feline is all that remains of Brownie the Cat in the future? I wouldn't be surprised. If I were a cat and got an arrow through the head, I'd run around all day chasing sentient socks, especially if they sound like Elijah Wood. In read in this month's "Cat Fancy" that "Elijah Wood's voice" is second only to the sound of a tuna can opening in terms of What Turns Your Cat On. [Clip from 9 courtesy of Coming Soon.]Bat these weekend links around a bit and then sleep for 18 hours: Celebrity Couples With Their Heads Switched (HolyTaco) Busey Time: Bird Season's Over, Butthorn (FilmDrunk) 20 Sexy Catholic Schoolgirl Photos (Manofest) Check In The Pockets Of Your Rented Tuxedo (Pajiba) Jessica Simpson's Breasts Are Unfortunate (CelebJihad) The 10 Best Ghosts In Movies (Unreality) Drive-Thru Church Open 24/7 (Asylum) Why We Love College Football: Photo Gallery (BustedCoverage) Girl Keeps Her Boobs And Her Polish In Her Bra (RegretfulMorning) Blount Punches Boise Player Right In The Kisser (TotalProSports) The First Things Woman Notice About You (MadeMan) Darrell Waltrip Keeps Canada Down (AllLeftTurns) Cop Punches Fat Guy During Massive Brawl (NothingToxic) When Pottery Gets Really Sexual (Atom)