Escape Plan disappointed at the box office, but Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t let that stop him. In a bold move to capture the nostalgia vote — and a shameless bid to reset the current standings in the Stallone/Schwarznegger eternal rivalry — Schwarzenegger took to Reddit and took requests from internet citizens, promising to recite some of his most memorable lines. READ FULL STORY
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Tom Hanks on Reddit: 'Captain Phillips' star on his favorite movies, best-smelling co-stars, and the 'Friend' he would've liked to play
Thank Captain Phillips producer Scott Rudin and Tom Hanks’ children for suggesting that the two-time Oscar winner spend an hour on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session on Monday afternoon. His new movie, which chronicles the tense real-life drama surrounding the 2009 kidnapping and military rescue of Richard Phillips, the skipper of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship that was raided by Somali pirates, opened this year’s New York Film Festival and arrives in theaters on Oct. 11.
Not surprisingly, most of the questioners bypassed the relatively unseen movie, and opted to probe for details from their favorite Hanks films: His best-smelling co-star? His favorite recent non-Hanks movie? And the scene of his that always makes him weep like a baby? Click below for the 10 most revealing, fascinating, or simply silly revelations from his AMA. READ FULL STORY
Actress Olivia Wilde has a few things in common with her faux-surname inspiration, Oscar Wilde, as we learned from today’s Reddit AMA with Wilde and her Drinking Buddies director, Joe Swanberg. She’s rather funny. She was raised by writers. And she’s far from shy about discussing politics.
Drinking Buddies, a comedy about co-workers at a Chicago brewery, is currently out in theaters, iTunes, and On Demand. The tone of the AMA stayed on an even keel with the film, mostly focusing on light-hearted, lusty, first-date-y conversation topics like favorite things and dream superhero roles. Wilde, who starred as Dr. Remy ”Thirteen” Hadley on House from 2007 to 2012, was virtually pelted with questions ranging from her time on popular the medical drama, but also answered questions on the awesomeness of Drinking Buddies co-star Anna Kendrick, her favorite beer, and what it takes to parallel park (hint: a paired anatomy). Sadly, I don’t think we’ll ever get to know what her fiance, SNL‘s Jason Sudeikis, smells like.
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Aaron Paul has been acting since the late ’90s, so there was a lot of ground to cover during his Reddit AMA (“ask me anything”) on Tuesday. And his dedicated fans were out in full force, asking about everything from his 1999 Corn Pops commercial to his appearance on The Price Is Right.
But let’s be honest: The bulk of the conversation revolved around his breakout role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC drama Breaking Bad, which kicked off its final eight-episode run on Sunday. And Paul was happy to give BB fans what they wanted, calling each questioner “bitch” (often by request) and mourning the end of the series alongside them.
We picked our favorite revelations from the chat below. (Fair warning: Paul’s likability skyrockets even further with this adorable chat — even more so than when he surprised this celebrity bus tour.)
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The Veronica Mars movie has kept Kristen Bell pretty busy lately, between shooting the film and promoting it at Comic-Con last week. But she’s juggling yet another responsibility at the moment: Raising money for Invisible Children by raffling off a (platonic) date.
With only three days left in her fundraising effort, she brought some more attention to her worthy cause by playing a game of “Would You Rather” on Reddit, and fans got to take a look into the witty actress’ brain. She talked a lot about her signature character of Veronica Mars, and she might have some explaining to do to husband Dax Shepard when it comes to one answer.
See our favorite replies below:
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If you didn’t know, wrestling legend and Redneck Island host Stone Cold Steve Austin fielded an AMA today on Reddit. Wondering if, at the age of 48, he’s still capable of opening a can of whoop-you-know-what? Read our collection of some of his choicest quotes and judge for yourself.
Question: What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught?
Stone Cold Steve Austin: 32 foot great white shark with a cane pole.
Question: Are you and The Rock friends after those years of the rivalry? Do you guys ever talk?
Stone Cold Steve Austin: the rock and i will always be friends. text msg here or there. READ FULL STORY
What spooks Stephen King?
Though Dark Tower fans may have guessed that the writer isn’t a big fan of spiders — as he wrote yesterday during a Reddit AMA, “Are spiders the most alien creatures on earth, or what? I’ve just got a thing about them” — King revealed during the Q&A session that his actual greatest fear is a little less tangible and a lot more serious: Alzheimer’s Disease. (Maybe he should team up with Samuel L. Jackson to fight it!)
Generally speaking, though, King kept things light throughout his Reddit jaunt. While he was nominally on hand to promote CBS’s Under the Dome — a new series executive-produced by King and based on his 2009 novel) — talk of the show didn’t dominate the conversation; instead, the horror master gamely answered questions about his favorite of his books (2006′s Lisey’s Story), his current favorite TV show (The Americans), and the creepiest thing about Maine (“the endless woods”).
Here are a few other highlights from King’s moment in the virtual sun:
Who is Bryan Cranston to you? Walter White? Heisenberg? Hal? Hammond Druthers? Apparently to at least one participant in Tuesday’s Reddit AMA session, the Breaking Bad star is also just some dude who asked to crash his random table of diners when a Culver City restaurant was too full.
But, the session wasn’t all sweet celebrity encounters. Just take a look at Cranston’s takeaway from the restaurant story. He deflected the silly questions with quippy responses (i.e. the softness of Ryan Gosling’s skin), addressed sincere ones with care, and even made a few people kind of uncomfortable with some of his answers as we all wondered whether or not he was kidding (like when he answered this question about his funniest time on set). But, Cranston just proved once again that he is kind of awesome. Also, he made 6 distinct references to people getting crushed by cranes, so we can probably rest assured that he didn’t actually witness a death on set. And we can all start obsessing over whether or not this is a clue about the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad.
Cranston also conducted the session to raise awareness (and money) for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Take a look at some of our favorite moments from Cranston’s session.
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Last week, noted neologist Samuel L. Jackson waded into Reddit’s murky waters and pledged to recite any 300-word monologue of the Internet’s choosing, all in the name of charity. Though the resulting thread was kind of a mess — thanks largely to 4chan trolls — he emerged Friday with the winning monologue: an original composition that had Jackson promise to give up acting for a life of crime-fighting.
But thankfully, the fun didn’t stop there. Partway through the contest, Jackson interjected and told users that if their donations to the Alzheimer’s Association broke $100,000, he’d record another monologue of his choosing. Reddit’s users came through — and yesterday, Jackson made good, posting his own take on one of Breaking Bad‘s most memorable moments. Turns out he‘s the one who knocks:
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