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Fantasy casting: 'Divergent' edition


With the news that Kate Winslet is very close to signing on to star in the film adaptation of Divergent (presumably, though nof officially, as cunning antagonist Jeanine Matthews), it’s only natural to start thinking about how else director Neil Burger (Limitless) should fill out the cast.

Veronica Roth’s 2011 YA thriller often gets compared to The Hunger Games. And it’s true, both series feature brave, bad-ass heroines in a dystopian future and plenty of life-or-death action. Divergent‘s Beatrice Prior, 16, must choose a faction to call home. Each faction is dedicated to virtues found within society: There’s Erudite for the more cerebral; Candor for the honest; Amity for those seeking peace; Abnegation for the selfless; and Dauntless for the brave. There’s no sorting hat to help those decide so it’s a shock when Beatrice — who grew up in an Abnegation home and based on her test results was eligible to go to three different factions — chooses to go with the wild and daring Dauntless and rename herself Tris. Initiation is scarily competitive. While Tris makes friends and embarks on a romance with the mysterious and stoic “Four,” she’s also guarding a secret about herself that could put her life in danger. READ FULL STORY

'Movie 43' trailer will premiere during 'Tosh.0'

Tosh.0 may be famous for web redemption, but promoting an actual movie trailer? That’s a first.

But the outrageousness and hilarity of Movie 43 — which stars Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Richard Gere and many, many others – was a special occasion.

A green-band (read: safe for TV) trailer will run during Tosh.0 tonight, and then a red-band trailer (NSFW) will be online exclusively on Viacom sites tonight. READ FULL STORY

Kate Winslet's 'Titanic' screen test features awkward dialogue, Jeremy Sisto as Jack

Can you imagine a Titanic in which Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t play Jack Dawson? Most likely, the answer is “no.” DiCaprio’s celebrity is completely, inextricably linked with that character — and it’s nigh on impossible to picture a different actor calling himself the “king of the world,” or teaching Rose DeWitt Bukater how to spit like a man, or slowly sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic.

Of course, there was a time when James Cameron hadn’t yet cast DiCaprio. Before the director decided on that kid from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, he also had another up-and-comer in mind: Elton from Clueless.

That’s right: Jeremy Sisto was once a contender for the role that made DiCaprio an international sensation. And after watching the clip below — which happens to be a blonde Kate Winslet’s first Titanic screen test — you’ll see why Cameron made the right choice.


Kate Winslet on nudity: Her imperfect body 'makes women feel empowered'

Kate Winslet is no stranger to nudity. The actress has appeared at least partially naked in films such as Little Children, Holy Smoke!, and The Reader — not to mention that iconic scene from Titanic — but Winslet is now opening up about why she’s repeatedly chosen to bare all, and she shared it’s not always just a character choice.

She told Britain’s The Sun, “I look like the people that walk down the street. I don’t have perfect boobs, I don’t have zero cellulite — of course I don’t — and I’m curvy. If that is something that makes women feel empowered in any way, that’s great.”

“On a deeper, subconscious level, it’s one of the reasons why I’ve allowed my stupid self to be so naked on screen,” Winslet said. “It’s partly because I do believe that it’s right for the character and it’s right for the story but it’s also knowing that not many people do that, actually — and not just that, but I’m a normal person.” READ FULL STORY

'Titanic 3D': China censors nude scenes so viewers wont 'reach out their hands and touch'

It looks like Chinese schools don’t teach the adage “Look, but don’t touch”: Nude scenes of Kate Winslet posing for a drawing in Titanic 3D have been banned in Chinese theaters for fear that moviegoers will reach out with their hands in attempts to touch certain body parts prominently displayed onscreen, according to Chinese website Offbeat China. READ FULL STORY

'Titanic' shocker: 'My Heart Will Go On' makes Kate Winslet 'feel like throwing up' -- VIDEO

Near, far, wherever you are — don’t bother trying to serenade Kate Winslet with a certain Celine Dion ballad. The Academy Award winner told MTV News yesterday that Titanic‘s bombastic theme song makes her sort of seasick: “I do feel like throwing up” after hearing it, she said with a laugh. To quote another ’90s icon: That was way harsh, Rose.

In the interview, Winslet does manage to convey her annoyance without sounding spoiled or entitled. “I have loads of funny stories” thanks to the film, she explains. Either way, I can’t help feeling for the woman — imagine if people insisted on playing a Celine Dion song every time you walked into a room. (Well, any Celine song besides “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” That song rules.) Watch Winslet’s interview below. READ FULL STORY

'Extremely Loud' and incredibly disliked: The critical gap in this year's most surprising Best Picture nominee

Something is Rotten in Hollywood. Perhaps one of the biggest surprises at this morning’s Best Picture nominations was the nod for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The 9/11-related drama, which was just released wide Jan. 20, was admittedly a hit with audiences (it merited an A- CinemaScore), but critics… not so much. The film scored a paltry 48 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which makes the B- grade from EW’s own Lisa Schwarzbaum (“A polarizing load of quirkiness in Extremely Loud gunks up … what is at heart a piercing story”) seem practically charitable. Compare to the other eight Best Picture nominees, which ranged critically from a low-end 76 percent RT score (The Help, which had 196 reviews to Extremly Loud‘s 119) to a near-perfect 97 percent (The Artist, with 175 reviews). And yet! The film scored a Best Picture nom. Where does Extremely Loud fit into this mix? READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture by the Numbers -- Oscar nominations 2012 edition!

When Jennifer Lawrence and AMPAS President Tom Sherak announce the nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards tomorrow morning, lives will change, salaries will grow instantly, and new Cinderella stories will be spun. But what of the nominees of the past? What was Oscar’s most expensive film ever nominated? Who has been recognized the most times without ever actually winning? And which actor was nominated two years in a row — even after his death? Read on…

$320 million Production cost (adjusted for inflation) of 1963’s Cleopatra, the most expensive movie ever nominated for an Oscar — even with nine nominations, that’s about $35.6 million per nomination

1939 First year an Oscar (Hammerstein II) was ever nominated for an Oscar READ FULL STORY

'Carnage' joins the pantheon of big-screen vomit scenes: Where does it rank amongst the most rank?

The biggest laugh in Carnage, Roman Polanski’s chaotic ensemble comedy, doesn’t come from one of the verbal barbs spewed between the group of ill-mannered New Yorkers. Rather it’s a gut-busting scene (quite literally) that involves, well, spew. And it’s from Kate Winslet, no less. In fact, the actress is so believable in the moment that if the Golden Globes were to vote on a vomit curve, she’d have this thing in the bag. (Bridesmaids‘ Kristen Wiig‘s near-puke in the bridal shop would be a close second.)

Is it the fact that you’re watching an Oscar-winner lose her lunch (in this case, a piece of fruit cobbler) all over another Oscar-winner’s prized art book that makes it so outrageous? Or simply the fact that vomiting, when played for laughs is always funny? Check out the wreckage in Carnage below. But, fair warning, unlike Ms. Winslet, it ain’t pretty.


Kate Winslet reveals she went braless during fiery rescue on Necker Island

Remember that time Kate Winslet was a superhero? If you don’t, the L.A. Times can jog your memory. They caught Winslet’s recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, in which she detailed her brave and bra-less rescue of Richard Branson’s 90-year-old mother from a fire on Branson’s private Necker Island. “It really was like being in a movie,” said Winslet as she hilariously retold the tale. Should we officially start writing up the petition for a Best Anecdotes Oscar category? See Winslet’s full account after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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