“She’s still a bad girl…delightfully so,” Jolie’s longtime partner Brad Pitt said earlier today on CBS This Morning. But if you were hoping for a further explanation of how the two get down and dirty, don’t hold your breath.
“It’s not for public consumption,” Pitt said, when pressed by interviewer Charlie Rose. Watch the interview after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
Despite some reported personal turmoil this week, Johnny Depp can rest easy that America’s still got his back. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has topped Harris Interactive’s “Favorite Movie Star” poll for a second year in a row. There were plenty of surprises on the list, like how the reclusive Depp beat out four of Hollywood’s most charismatic A-listers and a Westerns legend, the complete absence of Tinseltown’s ultimate power couple, and the demographic breakdown of Depp’s fan base that shows his supporters are truly a silent majority. See who Depp bested for the title and which Oscar-winning actresses dropped off the list entirely after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
While the Golden Globes are Hollywood’s most star-studded event, it’s actually the event planners who hold the real power in the room because they get to design the seating chart. Then again, it’s mostly a paint-by-numbers job since tradition dictates that casts are lumped together. What’s the fun in that? We’re turning it over to you, PopWatchers. If you could be lucky enough to attend the Globes tomorrow night, who would you like to have at your table?
The new action thriller Haywirewill be hitting theaters on Jan. 20, but it’s the film’s heroine, betrayed operative Mallory Kane, who will be doing most of the hitting ass-kicking. Despite this being her first leading role, mixed martial artist and American Gladiator Gina Carano, who plays Mallory, will be in some very familiar territory– her opponents in the movie (including Michael Fassbender and Channing Tatum) will wish they had never crossed her.
But there have been many who paved the way for female badassery in movies. There’s perhaps no more obvious choice than the original female rebel, Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) who not only faced down some terrifying extraterrestrials in the Alien saga, but uttered one of the most copycattedlines in movie history. Then again, Sarah Connor and her unbelievable arms (courtesy of Linda Hamilton) could have just as easily fought off those pesky space invaders. Just look at all damage she (and those biceps) did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
And then there are the ladies who make revenge look so good: Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in the two versions of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Kate Beckinsale as vampire Selene in the Underworld series. Or how about Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity in The Matrix trilogy, Anne Parillaud in La Femme Nikita, or Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?
They may be bringing tough-as-nails video game heroines to life, like Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and Mila Jovovich as Alice in the Resident Evil films. Or they could be leading the charge for a new generation of no-nonsense female warriors, like Chloe Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass and Saorise Ronin as Hanna in Hanna. Clearly, there’s no shortage of awesome women showing the enemy where it hurts.
Now it’s up to you, EW readers, to decide: Who is your all-time favorite female film badass? Take our poll below and choose wisely, because the winner will be revealed in an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. (And the “losers” could very well kick your butt.) Happy voting!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, not so much here in Los Angeles, where the only snow is the fake kind at the mall, but definitely on TV and in theaters. Whether you can’t get enough of holiday movies and cheer, or you’re looking for a way to ignore the whole thing, this week has something for everyone. PopWatch Planner is here to help guide you through the holidays with nine can’t-miss entertainment events.
SUNDAY Meryl Streep on 60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
How does she do it? The two-time Oscar winner (and most nominated actress ever) shares her tools of the trade with Morley Safer. Streep plays former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in her latest film, Iron Lady, which opens Dec. 30. Catch a preview of the interview here. READ FULL STORY »
There may be no question posed to Angelina Jolie more than whether or not she and equally mind-bogglingly attractive partner Brad Pitt will ever get married. (Well, that and “How about a Beowulf sequel, already?!” Sarcasm.) It’s not just the tabloids splashing the still-burning question across their cover. Heck, even Jolie and Pitt’s children are asking them about it.
During an interview with Christiane Amanpour for a segment that will air on both Good Morning America and Nightline, the Oscar winner, who is making the rounds to promote her latest film and directorial debut, the war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, assured her interviewer she wasn’t the only one asking that oft-posed question. Jolie said, “The kids asked me the other day, and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a ‘big cake.’” (In her kids’ defense, even if that is their reason, it’s a pretty valid one.) She continued, “They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies … you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married.” Then Jolie, who has become something of an expert question fielder over the past few years, told Amanpour, “We’ve explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you’re committed.” Well, that answered that, all right. Watch the moment below: READ FULL STORY »
The most revealing thing about Angelina Jolie’s candid chat with 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon wasn’t her declaration that “I’m still a bad girl” and that that side of her “belongs to Brad [Pitt],” or that she chose to be in the action flick Salt because she “felt like … getting up and punching something” after giving birth to twins and wearing “a nightgown for about seven months.” Rather, it was her alternative career plans had this whole acting thing not panned out: funeral director.
While talking mainly about her directorial debut for the Bosnian war film, In The Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie also discussed how she’d previously taken courses on how to become a funeral director. “It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do. But, in fact, I lost my grandfather and I was very upset with his funeral. And so, we discussed that maybe there are ways where this whole idea of how somebody passes and how a family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this acting thing didn’t work out, that was gonna be my backup,” the Oscar-winner said.
Watch the full interview — in which Jolie speaks openly about her troubled past (“I shouldn’t be here”) and why she gets choked up talking about her late mother (“That’s my soft spot”) — below: READ FULL STORY »
Before she raised lots of children, Angelina Jolie raised lots of eyebrows by wearing a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck and kissing her brother but good on the mouth. On this Sunday’s edition of 60 Minutes, the actress/humanitarian/wife of Brad Pitt opens up (a little) to Bob Simon about those wilder days as well as her experiences as a first-time director of a film, the Bosnia-set romantic drama In the Land of Blood of Honey. But enough for about the latter for right now — what did she have to say about the old Angelina? “I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them,” she reveals. “I didn’t die young, so I’m very lucky.” She also makes reference to taking “too many chances” and being close to “too many dangerous things” while never quite articulating what those chances and things were. We’re guessing that’s all the tidbits she’s giving away, but maybe we’ll find out more on Sunday? That doesn’t mean that she’s completely reformed: “I’m still a bad girl,” she notes. “I still have that side of me … it belongs to Brad. Or… our adventures.”
Three weeks ago, I asked you which thirtysomething actor you were most excited to watch during the next decade. Perhaps because I basically slobbered all over Ryan Gosling, who was on the verge of being crowned the unofficial homecoming king at the Toronto Film Festival, the Drive star dominated his peers with more than 60 percent of the vote. But the poll didn’t include the likes of Michael Fassbender or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as several commenters pointed out. It also didn’t include even one actress.
Coincidentally, my favorite actress working today is in the news. And she happens to be 31. Michelle Williams, Gosling’s Blue Valentine costar who next plays the iconic blonde bombshell in November’s My Week With Marilyn, will be honored with the Hollywood Actress Award at the Hollywood Film Festival on Oct. 24. READ FULL STORY »
In the October issue of Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie, who graces the cover, says some things that will, no doubt, gain a lot of attention. From the rumored seeeeeecretwedding to longtime partner Brad Pitt (“[There's] no secret wedding”) to plans on expanding their brood (“I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment”) to Brad’s reaction after reading her script (“He called and said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad’”) and his feelings on how she’ll be as a director (“Brad thinks I’m going to be a nightmare”), Jolie’s refreshingly honest quotes always grab the public’s interest.
But there was another thing in particular that Jolie told VF that caught our attention: She doesn’t watch TV! READ FULL STORY »