Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 commercial – with his nonsensical rambling (“The world turns and we turn with it.”) and his unnerving stare — is ripe for parody. Taran Killam skewered the commercial on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live (“I can just start making up words… Bittalicious.”), but he’s not the only one to have done so. Check out five other parodies we loved, then vote for your favorite below!
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Twelve years after directing Brad Pitt in Snatch, Guy Ritchie has interviewed the star for Interview magazine’s latest cover story — and while their chat doesn’t contain any major bombshells, it’s a pretty good read for anyone interested in Pitt’s career or film in general. The interview also touches on Pitt’s political views, which synchronize nicely with his new film Killing Them Softly.
After discussing the advantages of shooting commercials versus shooting films — Ritchie says ads “will always be technically more advanced than movies… they’re also so much more efficient” — Pitt talks briefly about what he looks for in a director: “They’re all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.” In a digression about dialects, the actor reveals that he’s comfortable speaking in an Irish brogue (EW begs to differ) but can never quite nail a “proper” British accent.
The political stuff comes a bit later, when Pitt begins to explain how his upcoming crime drama represents the atmosphere of its 2008 setting. READ FULL STORY
Style and Design: Robert Pattinson's 'Breaking Dawn' toupee, the $200,000 'Spider-Man' cover and more
Did Edward Cullen get a makeover? Robert Pattinson says he was forced to wear an “orange wig” during re-shoots for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2. [StyleWatch]
A one-of-a-kind Todd McFarlane Spider-Man #1 cover drawing is expected to shatter comic art auction records when it hits the block. [io9]
Rihanna will design a capsule collection for British fashion label River Island. [Vogue UK]
From Oliver Twist’s gruel to Captain Ahab’s clam chowder, graphic designer Dinah Fried whips up famous meals from classic novels. [Flavorwire]
Could Lenny Kravitz be the next Ralph Lauren? Yes, according to Lenny Kravitz. [Telegraph]
Brad Pitt enlists architect Frank Gehry to help rebuild New Orleans’ 9th Ward. [ArtInfo]
Well, I just lost my afternoon. In honor of Paramount’s 100th anniversary, Vanity Fair has “assembled 116 of the greatest talents ever to work at the studio.” That means Leo, Bob, and Marty, some icons of the studio’s golden age (hello, Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Lewis, and Michael York!), almost the entire casts of Transformers and Star Trek, and even that Canadian whippersnapper Justin Bieber, whom you might remember from a little indie film called Never Say Never. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (Titanic zing, hey-yo!).
Because Vanity Fair knows you want to see every one of those 116 faces up close and personal, they’ve installed a zoom function on their site. Fair warning, PopWatchers: This thing is addictive. Click through at your own risk. Below, we scope out a few of the famous faces and hand out our portrait honors. READ FULL STORY
Admit it: We’ve all wondered at some point what Brad Pitt smells like. A rugged, masculine melange of sandalwood, cinnamon, and freshly trimmed beard? An intoxicating cocktail of True Romance and 12 Monkeys? A faint whisper of whatever Angelina Jolie happens to be wearing? A weird old man baby?
Thankfully, this burning question has just been answered. E! revealed today that the Oscar nominee has signed on as the new face of Chanel No. 5 — a classic scent beloved by the world’s glitterati since the 1920s. (Marilyn Monroe allegedly claimed once that she wore only a few drops of Chanel No. 5 to bed.) Though reps for Pitt and Chanel aren’t commenting yet, E! says the star will film an ad for the fragrance in London this week and net a seven-figure paycheck for his trouble. That’ll buy a man a lot of perfume.
Everyone from Hollywood moguls to Barbra Streisand came out last night (so to speak) for the Los Angeles reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, drawn from the transcripts of the federal trial over whether the U.S. constitution allows for Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage in the state of California. In the beautiful and historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, and Brad Pitt headlined an A-list cast that read a modified version of the play that was first performed last September in New York City.
“I felt after the New York version that I wanted to know the plaintiffs more, I wanted to know their personal stories more,” Black told EW after the show. READ FULL STORY
On Saturday night, an A-list cast led by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and Kevin Bacon participated in a live reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, taken largely from the transcripts of the federal trial to overturn Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage in California. While the reading is serving as a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights — the organization behind the effort to overturn Prop 8 — the event was streamed live on YouTube. And now you can watch the full program below. The play itself starts at roughly the 30 minute mark after a recap of news reports and speeches about the court case challenging Prop 8: READ FULL STORY
This Week on Stage: Brad Pitt joins Prop 8 reading, Justin Long to make Broadway debut; plus 'Carrie' Off Broadway
Hollywood’s budding love affair with Broadway just continues to grow, doesn’t it? Justin Long is set to join Jeff Goldblum in the comedy Seminar when the Alan Rickman-led cast exits on April 1. Brad Pitt joined the star-studded reading of 8, the Proposition 8 play by Dustin Lance Black which already includes names like Clooney and Sheen (Martin, not Charlie). Beloved book-turned-children’s film Matilda is headed to Broadway following an acclaimed run in London’s West End. Even Hollywood insiders got in on the action with the opening of Assistance (pictured above), an Off Broadway play penned by Harvey Weinstein’s former personal assistant (EW has the Q+A here). EW’s critics took in that and two other Off Broadway shows in this week:
Senior editor Thom Geier flashed back to the 1980s at the MCC Theater’s new revival of Michael Gore’s musical adaptation of Carrie – yes, that Carrie. The original 1998 Broadway production was a famous flop, so how did the new cast of blood-drenched high schoolers fare? “Underwhelming” and “robbed of any sense of fun,” wrote Geier, giving the over-the-top story a lowly C.
Writer Melissa Rose Bernardo got a healthy dose of Hollywood realism from Assistance, Leslye Headland’s “sharp, punchy comedy” about the unfortunate souls who toil for an unseen figure that bears a striking resemblance to Headland’s former boss, movie-studio chief Harvey Weinstein. EW awarded the show a B+, praising Headland’s “snappy, stylish script” and her “enviable gift for making hollow, slightly despicable characters oddly appealing.”
Bernardo also took a visit to the intimate Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre for Hurt Village, a “sprawling, cacophonous elegy on Dubya-era life in a Memphis, Tenn., housing project.” She praised the script by The Mountaintop playwright Katori Hall, as well as standout cast members Tonya Pinkins (“incredible”) and 23-year-old Joaquina Kalukango (“a star-making performance”). The drama scored a B+.
For more stage news and reviews, check out EW.com’s stage hub.
Brad Pitt is set to join the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of 8, the play penned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) that follows the legal fight to overturn Proposition 8, the California law that outlawed gay marriage.
Pitt will play United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who found Prop 8 unconstitutional after presiding over the 12-day public trial. He joins a cast that includes George Clooney and Martin Sheen (as the plaintiff’s lead co-counsel), Christine Lahti and Jamie Lee Curtis (as a lesbian couple), Matthew Morrison and Matt Bomer (as a gay couple), as well as Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, Rory O’Malley, George Takei, Yeardley Smith, Vanessa Garcia, Jansen Panatierre, James Pickens, Jr., and Bridger Zadina. READ FULL STORY
George Clooney talks marriage equality and Brad Pitt, kicks off Ryan Gosling's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive campaign
Outspoken Oscar winner George Clooney recently sat down with The Advocate to discuss his appearance in a staged reading of Academy Award-winning Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8 play, 8. Though the interview primarily dealt with Clooney’s feelings on gay rights, the actor did offer up a few nuggets about his famous friends Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling. READ FULL STORY
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