Last night, a crowd of industry insiders and excited film enthusiasts gathered at the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a live table-read of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club. This time, instead of Molly Ringwald and the gang, Up in the Air director Jason Reitman gathered an equally eclectic group of actors to reimagine the diverse sterotypes portrayed in the film. A lovely and very pregnant Jennifer Garner was beauty queen Claire (Molly Ringwald), James Van Der Beek was Andy the jock (Emilio Estevez), Mindy Kaling was basket case Allison (Ally Sheedy), Patton Oswalt was Brian the geek (Anthony Michael Hall), and, probably best of all, Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul was the criminal Bender (Judd Nelson). Rounding up the cast as those ever-meddling adults (cue eye-roll) were J.K. Simmons as Carl the janitor, and Michael Chiklis as Mr. Vernon. Reitman himself called out the directions on stage, while images from the film flashed on stage to signal a change of scene.
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The fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice is underway, and the ladies of Team As-Yet-To-Be-Named-But-Hopefully-It’s-Something-Like-Fabulicious! took to New York’s West 52nd Street to sell their wares during a lunchtime charity challenge. Previously announced contestant Cheryl Tiegs braved the paps with Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela (pictured left) and Miss New York USA 2011 Amber Collins to hand out fliers. Sandwich seekers walked a red carpet in and even got their photo taken by an on-scene photographer. But what awaited me inside? Read on to find out and see the ladies’ menu. READ FULL STORY
Nothing lowers one’s own creative ego like watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The energetic 30-year-old performer can act, dance, direct short films, write songs, play the guitar and drums, and even sing in French.
All of Gordon-Levitt’s talents — plus those of special guests Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and Neil Patrick Harris — were on display Monday night during the HitRECord Fall Formal at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. HitRECord is Gordon-Levitt’s online production company, where he and thousands of other contributors collaboratively create movies, music, and short stories. The Fall Formal was an opportunity for Gordon-Levitt to showcase some of their diverse output. (Check out the video below.) READ FULL STORY
The Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan, famously capped with a massive glass cube, is currently covered a white shroud, as if in mourning for the passing of the company’s co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs. The cube is actually undergoing renovations, swapping out dozens of smaller glass panels that make up its surface for just 15 larger ones, described with Jobs-ian panache as “seamless” by signs out front. In a way, it serves as a perfect tribute to Jobs’ famously relentless pursuit of elegance, quality, and thoughtful precision.
The other tribute to Jobs growing outside the Fifth Ave. Apple Store is neither elegant nor precise, but I imagine Jobs would still be deeply moved by the spontaneous shrine of flowers, written tributes, and lots and lots of McIntosh apples. (A few even had a bite taken out of them.) READ FULL STORY
George Clooney talks with TIME, jokes about why he cast Ryan Gosling in 'Ides of March': 'He was cheaper'
There are plenty of reasons to want to cast Ryan Gosling in a movie: He’s good-looking, charming, capable of driving ticket sales and stopping street fights (not simultaneously, although we wouldn’t be surprised), and, of course, inspiring Tumblers... the list goes on. But for The Ides of March director (and star) George Clooney, the decision to cast Gosling in his film came down to something much more basic: “He was cheaper,” Clooney quipped, responding to an audience member during a live 10 Questions interview with TIME’s Rick Stengel on Wednesday. “He hasn’t worked in awhile. I felt bad for him.”
During the sit-down, which also touched the star’s views on politics, advocacy, and the journalism industry, Clooney revealed that Gosling caught his attention early on. READ FULL STORY
Taylor Lautner’s first big post-Jacob movie as an above-the-title star — the I’m-a-suburban-teenager-who-discovers-I’m-a-missing-person thriller Abduction –premiered Thursday tonight at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. And since it was kiiiiinda impractical for all of the Twilight Nation to pile onto Hollywood Blvd. to see Lautner walk the red carpet, we thought a replay of the live-stream event would work instead. Check out Lautner below, along with co-stars Lily Collins, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, Denzel Whitaker, and director John Singleton joining in on the festivities: READ FULL STORY
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