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'Canyons' star James Deen on working with Lindsay Lohan, the 'NY Times' article, and always being known as 'that porn guy'


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Like many a pop culture aficionado, The Canyons star James Deen read the
New York Times story on Lindsay Lohan/ The Canyons over the weekend. But unlike many fans gobbling up the article for intel on Lohan, her co-star Deen read the feature, which outlined Lohan’s love of chaos and inappropriate on-set behavior, with bemused wonder. “The best way I can describe [the Times article]

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

Lindsay Lohan tweets trenchant Golden Globes analysis

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:

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:


7 biggest non-Lindsay Lohan takeaways from the 'New York Times' profile of 'The Canyons'

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.

Below, the biggest non-Lohan revelations we learned from Rodrick’s New York Times story: READ FULL STORY

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

All of Tarantino's pop culture references in chronological order -- VIDEO

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

'Saturday Night Live': 2012's most popular sketches, as seen on Hulu

As always, SNL had its ups and downs this year. For every insta-classic Maya Rudolph episode, there was a stinker hosted by Daniel Craig; for every innovative new sketch (come on, you liked “The Californians” the first time it aired), there was a bit that wore out its welcome long ago (did we really need to see Gilly one last time?).

Still, the year’s five most popular sketches exemplify why EW’s Ken Tucker thinks Saturday Night Live is “displaying a surge of renewed energy it hasn’t shown for a long time” — they’re fresh, funny, and largely original, though one marked the first appearance of a recurring character and another is a riff on one of the sketch show’s biggest hits ever. Interestingly enough, the top three are all pre-recorded videos rather than bits that were performed live — though there’s only one Digital Short in the mix, indicating that SNL should do just fine without the viral efforts of Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, who departed the show in May.

So without further ado, here’s Hulu’s list of 2012′s most-watched SNL sketches. It’s a solid inventory that largely coincides with my personal picks for the year’s funniest bits — though I’m sorry that Louis C.K.’s Lincoln didn’t make the cut.


Top 10 Lines from 'Liz & Dick'

It was essentially a live viewing party online for Lifetime’s Liz & Dick last night. The movie, which spanned decades, was easy snark ground for the Internet. From the costumes (and those wigs!) to some less-than-stellar line delivery, the whole thing was like an early Christmas present to Lindsay Lohan haters.

Lohan’s fans had less to be excited about — although some certainly were happy for the actress: New BFF Lady Gaga tweeted: “you did a beautiful job on Liz & Dick, Let no one bring u down, Liz didnt, they always try to knock the greats down a few pegs.”

Miss the drama and just want some highlights to contribute to your office discussion? Read on for the Top 10 standout (and increasingly meta!) Lindsay-Lohan-as-Elizabeth-Taylor lines. READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan rasps her way through a gentle 'Tonight Show' interview -- VIDEO

The last time Lindsay Lohan stopped by The Tonight Show, Jay Leno steered the beleaguered actress through a surprisingly frank conversation about her legal woes, her jail time, and what she’s learned from her rocky post-Mean Girls years. “I made a lot of poor decisions in the past,” she told Leno. “And I’m dealing with the consequences of those decisions. So, yeah, there were times when I was concerned [about getting work], but I’m a fighter. And I know I have to work to gain the respect back. And I’m willing to do the work that I have to do to follow through with being an actress.”

Alas, Lohan’s most recent Tonight Show interview wasn’t nearly as candid — though between bouts of nervous hair-playing, she did briefly address canceling on Barbara Walters and the news that she apparently has a half-sister. Of the former, Lindsay said vaguely that “the timing wasn’t right” for a probing 20/20 sitdown; of the latter, she drily commented, “I guess I could give her one word of advice: Good luck with my dad.” READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan reveals secret to her comeback: 'Just keep me on set. It's safer that way' -- VIDEO

Breaking: Lindsay Lohan managed to plug Liz & Dick on Good Morning America without injuring a single pedestrian or setting anything on fire! I knew good things would start happening for our girl as soon as she became a redhead again.

After Lohan pulled out of a planned interview with Barbara Walters last week, it seemed like the beleaguered actress might not be ready for another press tour. But the star of Lifetime’s new Elizabeth Taylor biopic was calm and composed on GMA, if a little stiff. In a smoky voice that seemed huskier each time she opened her mouth, Lohan discussed her role — surprise: she relates to Taylor’s famously tumultuous life “in a lot of ways” — and her drama-filled past few years, albeit obliquely. “I think that everyone goes through things in life,” she told Amy Robach, “and I like to learn from my mistakes… Everything happens for a reason, good or bad.”


Lindsay Lohan pulls out of Barbara Walters interview -- Maybe for the best?

Turns out, we won’t be hearing any confessions of a (twenty-something) drama queen.

For those that were planning a glorious week of watching Barbara Walters’ interview with Lindsay Lohan and the premiere of Liz & Dick, apologies. You’ll have to make do with just the TV movie. According to Deadline, Lohan has cancelled on the planned sit down with 20/20 doyenne Walters.

The change likely has to do with Lohan’s change in publicity representation. Her publicist of the last two years recently quit, and it seems her new team is making some changes. (EW reached out to her new publicist, but did not hear back.)

The cancellation is probably for the best. While Lohan would like the chance to talk about her work as Elizabeth Taylor, she’s had a couple of flare ups on the legal front recently (lying to the cops regarding an earlier car incident) that Walters — and viewers — wouldn’t be able to ignore. We all remember how that went for Britney Spears and Matt Lauer in 2006; the interview likely wouldn’t be good for Lohan’s long-term public image.

For now, it’ll be interesting to see if she does any publicity at all for the movie. I could see her succeeding with a quick, silly late night appearance on something like Jimmy Fallon — a demographic where many still have a soft spot for her. She could show up, play some kind of game with the audience (maybe have fans compete against her in her own movie trivia? Remind people of when they liked her?) make a self-deprecating joke and peace out. That seems a more winnable strategy than a hard Q&A at this point.

A rep for 20/20 did not return a request for comment.

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