It appears that President Barack Obama has his very own doppelgänger. A 34-year-old Indonesian man, Ilham Anas, shares an uncanny resemblance to our president. He looks like him. He smokes like him. He’s even a Muslim (Just kidding!). Anas, who says he enjoys being an Obama impersonator, often gets stopped on the street because of his looks. But it’s not all fun and games. With great power comes great responsibility, and Anas sometimes worries that the negative feelings toward America in Indonesia will lead to harm, and possibly assassination. READ FULL STORY »
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SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t yet seen last night’s finale of Top Chef: Just Desserts, do not click any further! But if you’re already in on the news, click ahead to check out our Q&A with the the cooking show spinoff’s first winner.
Viewers of last night’s Mad Men season finale were treated to some majestically bizarre sights — how cute, the Draper kids are singing in French! But one of the most unexpected delights about the evening came during a commercial break, when we were treated to an eye-catching trailer for The Fighter, the upcoming boxing film starring Mark Wahlberg. The movie’s been a passion project of Wahlberg’s for years, and will be the first feature directed by David O. Russell since 2004′s I Heart Huckabees. The trailer is, well, insane: lots of overlapping dialogue and raw-looking footage. How raw? Amy Freaking Adams punches somebody. READ FULL STORY »
When you think Lisa Rinna, you may think Dancing With the Stars, Melrose Place or Days of Our Lives. But more than likely, when you hear the star’s name, you think lips. Thanks to a recent procedure, however, Rinna’s signature plumped-up pout, courtesy of a 1986 lip injection, is a thing of silicon past.
The actress and new star of TV Land’s Harry Loves Lisa, went under the knife in August, People reports, to reduce the size of her famously large upper lip after years of ridicule. The actress said: “I took a big hit for being honest. It gave everyone online permission to lambaste me. It hurt my feelings.”
Rinna, who’ll have to wait six months for a full recovery, also acknowledged that she didn’t want her lips to define her anymore. But much like game-changing surgeries of the past (think Jennifer Grey’s rhinoplasty), will she be the same Lisa Rinna to you? What other plastic surgeries have forever changed celebrities in your eyes?
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raw meat ensemble at the MTV VMAs, the latest celebrity to turn to protein is, fittingly enough, Kevin Bacon. A charity auction on eBay — all proceeds are going to Ashley’s Team, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to bring joy to childhood cancer patients — is offering a life-size bust of Kevin Bacon that has been constructed entirely out of (yep, you guessed it) bacon.Fall 2010 has brought forth an interesting trend where celebrities, fashion, and art all meat up. Weeks after Lady Gaga donned an all
The 14-inch tall Bacon Kevin Bacon bust appears to be fashioned out of bacon bits, and its swoopy red hair makes him look more like Conan O’Brien than Kevin Bacon. Of course, the sculpture is not edible, but why would you want to eat your art? (Gaga’s dress, however, is being turned into jerky.) There are seven days left in the eBay auction — bids have already reached $510 — so if you are willing to pony up a minimum of $520, you can own this one-of-a-kind sculpture, much to the envy of all your friends.
What’s next? Jon Hamm in a Don Draper-esque suit made entirely out of ham? A sculpture of Meatloaf made out of meatloaf?
Before The Social Network, before Fight Club, before Se7en, David Fincher was a brilliant music video wunderkind trying to make the jump to a feature film career. So he set himself the impossible task of directing Alien 3 (usually stylized as Alien3, the derivative of which is 3Alien2). With little film experience, Ridley Scott and James Cameron’s big shoes to fill, and an intrusive studio that thought it could push him around, it’s no surprise that Fincher’s contribution was worse than what came before in the franchise — and what came after in his career. The result is like getting face-hugged for nearly two hours, and not in a good way.
Keith Staskiewicz: Alien 3: Great opening 30 seconds, not so great closing 113 and a half minutes.
Darren Franich: I wanted to like the movie because it so gleefully kills off everything and everyone people like about Aliens, but it doesn’t really give us anything in return. Besides lots of bald people with interchangeable space-British accents.
KS: The movie defines itself in the negative right from the start. At the end of Aliens, Ripley succeeded at kick-starting her maternal instincts by saving Newt, her surrogate daughter, and Michael Biehn, the makeshift husband. Before the opening credits of Alien 3 are even out, Newt and Biehn are both dead. Are we done with them? Nope, not by a long shot! First, we have to palpate their dead bodies to make sure they don’t have aliens in them. Then, cut them wide open, just to make really sure. And then, just to be really really sure, toss their bodies in a huge burning furnace. It’s like trying to get rid of space bedbugs.
DF: And then, just when you think Alien 3 is done tearing Aliens apart, it revives Bishop as a limbless, faceless, dripping-android-blood muppet. READ FULL STORY »
America’s Perfect Teen 2010. The problem? Panesar resides in Wales. In the United Kingdom. The last time I checked, that’s definitely NOT in America.Oh no she didn’t! Some American pageant hopefuls (and their stage moms, no doubt) are outraged because Anysha Panesar, 16, was crowned
Panesar was in Florida on holiday with her family when she beat out the other contestants, claiming the top prizes, including a full scholarship to the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. So naturally, she’s caused quite a stir with her new title. “Some people did say I shouldn’t have won because I’m British,” she told the London Daily Mail. “But really I think the people who said that just said it because they didn’t win.” READ FULL STORY »
Sure, he was dating Madonna, but Warren Beatty’s life wasn’t perfect. The year was 1990. Beatty was coming off of Ishtar, a mega-flop and a rare misstep in a glorious career. The famous ladies’ man was still the portrait of Hollywood glamour — again, dating Madonna — but before Ishtar, he hadn’t made a film since 1981′s epic Reds. He turned to a curious labor of love: an adaptation of Dick Tracy, a 60-year-old comic strip about a lantern-jawed detective who fights magnificently ugly criminals. The timing was perfect: Tim Burton’s Batman came out the year before Tracy, and set a gold standard for comic book adaptations, merchandising, blockbuster promotion, and generally making a boatload of money off of comic-based movie with a tweaked approach to set design. Lest you doubt the connection, the two movies share a nearly identical Danny Elfman score. (Seriously, the dude just Xeroxed his Batman sheet music and made a couple changes.) With all this in mind, and in honor of this week’s release of two other movies directed by actors (Ben Affleck’s The Town and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Jack Goes Boating), we discuss that crime-busting, yellow-coated man with the two-way radio watch, Dick Tracy.
Darren Franich: This might be the most Oscar-heavy cast ever assembled for a comic film. There’s Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, and Kathy Bates as a stenographer. The film’s shot by Vittorio Storaro, who won Oscars for Apocalypse Now, Reds, and The Last Emperor. Throw in Dick Van Dyke, Madonna, and the original songs by Stephen Sondheim, and Dick Tracy officially has a team EGOT.
Keith Staskiewicz: And for the first time, Al Pacino really plays an outsize caricature of himself, which he then carried with him throughout the following 20 years. All of the mannerisms are there: sudden outbursts, table slapping, a permanent scowl. It’s like he’s wearing a Halloween mask of himself, which ended up melding to his face and becoming the real Al Pacino. READ FULL STORY »
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