Although a Whitney Houston biopic may not be in the works for awhile, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues star Meagan Good is throwing her hat into the ring of actresses who could possibly fill the iconic Houston's role.
When asked recently if she would like to portray Houston in a film version of her life, Good answered, "Absolutely," and said that it would be "a blessing," but also admitted, "I don't know if the story is happening." The 32-year-old - who is not particularly known for her own vocals - also added, "Yeah because it's not about singing like her. You'd have to use her voice, you'd have to use her essence."
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Halle Berry shocked producer Peter Farrelly when she agreed to stick her breast into a bowl of guacamole for a scene in her new film Movie 43. While Peter was initially worried the 46-year-old actress would think her scenes in the movie were too "outrageous," he was surprised when Halle thought what he had planned was "too soft" and asked to make them even more controversial.
In an interview on website Reddit, he explained, "I would have to say Halle Berry surprised me the most. I was a little nervous about meeting her because her scene is so outrageous, and I was afraid she might get on the set and balk. Not only did she not, but she thought the scene was too soft and asked us to amp it up a little. We ended up coming up with a couple of things for her to do that weren't scripted but were insane,. To give you an example, [her scene] is about a couple, her and Stephen Merchant, who play Truth or Dare on a first date. Among other things, she ended up sticking her bare breast into a bowl of guacamole. She couldn't have been more fun to work with."
However, the actual breasts shown are screen were fake with an insider telling E! News, "They're so huge. You can totally tell they're fake."
Halle Berry is set to star in The Hive.
The Gothika actress will take on the lead role in the Brad Anderson directed thriller about a 911 emergency operator who helps to save a teenager from a disturbed killer, despite her own fears.
"I'm thrilled to be working with Halle on this. It's a formidable role for an equally formidable actress," he said.
"Ms. Berry has always been our first choice to star in The Hive, and we're thrilled that we were able to put this together in and around Los Angeles with the help of the California Tax Incentive," producers Robert Stein and Michael Helfant added.
Halle was originally attached to the movie when Joel Schumacher was set to direct but pulled out when Brad signed on in January citing personal scheduling issues. However, after the filming date was pushed back she has now recommitted to the role.
Aretha Franklin has been very vocal in her wish that Halle Berry should play her on the big screen. When asked about the role, Berry said she was very flattered by Aretha’s wish, but that she can’t sing a note. Franklin, however, doesn’t care.
“I never expected Halle to sing,” Aretha reportedly told a source. “She’s an actress, not a singer. Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-syncing to the artist’s original recordings.”
Faking it is a time-honored tradition in Hollywood (see: Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady), but we’d like to offer Franklin two more names she ought to consider: Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson. Both women are accomplished actresses, and both could certainly belt out an Aretha song for the big screen.
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Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.
In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)
Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:
- Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
- Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
- Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
- Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
- Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
- 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)
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"The last thing I want to say is that the last bastion of civil rights in the movie business is ageism. And Helen, you have single-handedly, all by yourself, broken down that barrier because you can age, you can do films that are successful, and you can still be hot as hell!"
-Halle Berry honoring Sherry Lansing Leadership Award recipient Helen Mirren.
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“Everybody talks about the Oscar curse. People win Oscars, and then it seems like they fall off the planet. And that’s partly because a huge expectation walks in the room and sits right down on top of your head. The moment I won the Oscar, I felt the teardown the very next day. I thought, If I’m going down, I’m going down taking chances and daring to risk. Hence…Catwoman.”
-Academy Award winner Halle Berry trying to explain why movies likes Catwoman came after Monster’s Ball.
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Gina Carano: The mixed martial arts competitor has just scored herself a Steven Soderbergh film. Gina (also known as American Gladiators’ “Crush”) will star in Knockout, an thriller about a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Carano’s character will get to use her fighting skills for a purpose while traveling around the world. Production will be in January.
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: DVD
- Catwoman: Blu-ray
- Crank 2: High Voltage: DVD, Blu-ray
- Creepshow: Blu-ray
- Dance Flick: DVD, Blu-ray
- Dead Calm: Blu-ray
- Freddy vs. Jason: Blu-ray
- Friday: DVD, Blu-ray
- Local Color: DVD
- Menace II Society (Director’s Cut): DVD, Blu-ray
- The New World (The Extended Cut): Blu-ray
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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:
- 30 Days of Night (R): starring Josh Hartnett, Melissa George (directed by David Slade)
- The Comebacks (PG-13): starring David Koechner, Carl Weathers (directed by Tom Brady)
- Gone Baby Gone (R): starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman (directed by Ben Affleck)
- Lars and the Real Girl (PG-13): starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer (directed by Craig Gillespie). Read the FilmCrunch review here.
- Rendition (R): starring Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep (directed by Gavin Hood)
- Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour (PG): starring Rissa Walters, Brian Comrie (directed by Lisa Comrie)
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