Tonight, MTV will broadcast its 21st annual Movie Awards. Truth: Twenty years ago, the golden popcorn for Best Movie went to A Few Good Men (following that: Menace II Society, Pulp Fiction, and Se7en). Safe to say, the show’s tone has changed pretty dramatically from those edgy early days when Dennis Miller hosted and Denzel Washington won Best Male Performance for Malcolm X. (I personally trace the trajectory shift back to the short-lived decision to create a Best Sandwich in a Movie category in 1996.) Yet even as the show’s gotten more mainstream (read: Twilight- and Hunger Games-saturated), it’s never failed to churn out cultural flashpoints that have ranged from steamy to awkward, subversive to surreal, and everything in between. Below, we run down the 10 most memorable moments.
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, and enough poise” to come on the show despite all the jokes he’s made at her expense.
Before that earnestness peeked through, though, Letterman and Lohan mostly kept things light, discussing her first appearance on his old NBC show — as a 6-year-old, she played “Things Found on the Floor of the D Train” in a Halloween-themed sketch — and, of course, her checkered past. Lohan said she had planned to do a bit implying that she was wearing a stolen dress; Letterman laughed heartily at the idea.
And Lohan, in turn, laughed pretty gamely when Letterman read through a few of his Lindsay jokes, taking special delight in this quip: “Lindsay Lohan’s in court so often the cafeteria has named a sandwich after her.” “They don’t let you eat there!” she said gleefully. “What is this, a gourmet court?” READ FULL STORY
Things are going to get awkward on the Late Show tonight.
As previously announced, America’s favorite headline maker Lindsay Lohan is visiting David Letterman tonight, and if this preview clip is any indication, the host isn’t going for the softball questions.
In the clip, made available by CBS this afternoon, Letterman takes the actress by surprise, shifting talk to her upcoming stay in rehab. “What are they rehabbing, first of all?” he asks. “We didn’t discuss this in the pre-interview,” Lohan replies, before calling rehab “a blessing.”
Watch their exchange below.
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It’s time to play everyone’s favorite parlor game: Casting the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation. When EW spoke on the phone with James Deen last week, we asked The Canyons actor about rumors of possibility starring in the picture. As an adult film star, he already has quite a bit of experience (nearly 4,000 credits) with sex scenes on camera – which, to anyone who has read the book, seems to be a necessary prerequisite for the role. (A rep for Universal declined to comment on casting rumors).
Deen has actually yet to read the book, but like anyone, he’s heard quite a bit about it through friends – and he’d be up for portraying Christian Grey if asked. (Ironically, he’s already playing a Christian opposite Lindsay Lohan’s Tara in The Canyons) “It seems like a character I could have a lot of fun with,” he told EW. “I’ve heard really mixed responses about it, like, ‘Oh, it’s a cheesy Twilight wannabe.’… [but] I think it could be fun. I feel like it could be a really cool, fun role to work on.” READ FULL STORY
'Canyons' star James Deen on working with Lindsay Lohan, the 'NY Times' article, and always being known as 'that porn guy'
is actual life events reflected in a mirror and then retold for dramatic effect,” Deen said on the phone with EW this morning. “It’s accurate enough that it can’t be said that it’s not; it’s not a lie. But it’s twisted enough that if you were actually there you’re like, ‘Wait. That’s not exactly what happened.’”
What did actually happen was Deen (real name Bryan Matthew Sevilla), affectionately known as ‘the porn star next door’ with over 4,000 credits to his name, started hearing his name thrown around by screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis on Twitter. Ellis was looking for an actor for an upcoming noir thriller, and needed the person to be comfortable with a lot of nudity. Enter Deen. What Deen didn’t know at the time was the low-budget project that would become The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader, would also be starring Lindsay Lohan — and that equaled a lot of extra drama. READ FULL STORY
It will surprise no one to learn that Lindsay Lohan evidently was not invited to last night’s Golden Globes. But thanks to the Internet, we can know all of her thoughts on the event anyway — the Canyons star spent Sunday evening live-tweeting the ceremony, proving once and for all that the Globes are just as important as a presidential debate.
Lindsay kicked the night off by reminding us all that she was once the fresh-faced star of Mean Girls, thus inspiring the Twittersphere to contemplate its own mortality:
I am grateful to of had the opportunity to work with 2 amazing women who are people i admire, such as Amy Poehler & Tina Fey. xo—
Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) January 14, 2013
She went on to express controversial opinions about Damien Lewis (“he is incredible”), Paul Rudd (“Paul Rudd is the best. Ever”), and Jessica Lange, who is Lohan’s “FAVOURITE!” even though neither she nor Lange is British (or Canadian). A tiny bit of negativity crept in, though, when Lindsay sensed that somebody was disrespecting her iconic Prairie Home Companion co-star:
If you haven’t already, you absolutely must read this “Making of The Canyons/Lindsay Lohan profile” that was published in the New York Times yesterday. The article, “Here is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie,” is a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the low-budget film The Canyons that was shot while Lohan continued her public struggles. Between the constant smoking, delusions about her life, how Paul Schrader got her to work and her issues with co-star James Deen, the whole thing is a fascinating read.
For a movie that raises some eyebrows when described (in the article, screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis describes it as a “pranky noirish thriller,” a vision the first trailer definitely backs up), the film comes with quite a pedigree. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) and written by Ellis, the Lohan-starrer was supposed to be a look at L.A. from the point of view of twenty-somethings. Writer Stephen Rodrick was on set for a lot of the filming, and his stories paint a picture of dysfunction before, during, and after the shoot.
Lindsay Lohan in totally NSFW 'InAPPropriate Comedy' trailer... but she's not the saddest thing in it
This is a NSFW trailer for a NSFW sketch-comedy movie featuring NSFW language, NSFW sexual innuendo, and NSFW racially-insensitive remarks. But the aptly-titled InAPPropriate Comedy stars Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and features de rigeur cameo from Lindsay Lohan, who clearly was trolling for ways to make her Scary Movie 5 pop-in look sublime in comparison.
It’s directed by Vince Offer, the infomercial guy who brought you the Slap Chop, and that seems about right. You’re going to watch the trailer below no matter how much I tell you it will make your soul ache, so just get it over with. READ FULL STORY
Quentin Tarantino makes no secret of his encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture. His characters are fountains of obscure movie references and his films themselves are functional homages to bygone genre flicks. Nobody would blame you for getting a little bogged down in all of those trivia bits.
But now, thanks to the diligent folks over at College Humor, you won’t have to. They’ve put together a supercut with all of Tarantino’s pop culture references, and what’s more, they’re arranged in chronological order. So, starting with a nod to silent film star Max Linder in Inglorious Basterds, it works its way through the decades until it screeches to a halt on a Lindsay Lohan comment in Death Proof. Think of it as really profane, rapid-fire history lesson from a distinguished cinephile. Yeah, that’s Tarantino in a nutshell.
Watch the video after the jump! READ FULL STORY
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