sonneta: Comics Anti-Feminism Bingo.
From psammead: BBC reporter starts screaming at Scientologist; Scientologists squeal with glee. This is big enough that they actually had a segment on it on Today this morning, and I have to say, Sweeney's behavior (his explanation here) was unprofessional, out of line, and totally awesome.
Nudists seek to attract younger members. I bet they do.
RIAA renews efforts to take down
Prince kissed by girl, mutters darkly. I just love this headline.
Sea lion joins California schoolchildren's walk-a-thon.
Dads' Parenting Style Influences Childhood Obesity. "The researchers found that fathers with permissive (no limits on their children) or disengaged parenting styles were more likely to have overweight or obese children, while fathers with a consistent (clear limits, following through with instructions, etc.) style were less likely to have children with a higher body mass index (BMI)." Yay! Something else I can blame on my terrible father!
What do you MEAN I'm not going to die?
"My poems are not written so much as excreted."
Alan Moore gets married, may be Victorian superhero.
trailer_spot: Kingdom, Silk, Grönholm Method, Waitress, Harry Potter, Fantastic Four, Pirates, Ratatouille, Shrek.
J.K. Rowling Updates Diary Regarding Spoilers; Potter author pleads: Don't spoil plot.
Alfonso Cuaron Talks 'Harry Potter.'
Directors Asked How They Would Bring the Magic to the Final "Potter" Films.
Rob Zombie ("Halloween"): "I'd probably be very violent with a lot of nudity. That's what it needs. Harry should say 'f---' a lot. That would spice it up."Christopher McQuarrie's 'Stanford Prison Experiment' Gets Picked Up. Side note: my psychology teacher told us about this in high school, and she later showed us a video that somehow incidentally involved Dr. Philip Zimbardo, and she was absolutely right: he really did look like Satan.
David Fincher ("Zodiac"): "Could I make it darker than Alfonso's? I don't know. [Should Harry die?] As all good teenagers must."
Andy "She's the Man" Fickman Tapped to Direct Fame Remake?
Disney continues tweaking first black Disney Princess.
Scans of Johnny Depp's EW cover story. I'm surprised my mother hasn't already bought this magazine and, like, taped everything up in her locker.
Orlando Bloom: 'Even the Writers Can't Explain 'Pirates 3.' Aw, hell. I really wanted people to like this one. And how weird is that--that I'm not worried about me liking it, but about other people liking it so I won't feel so weird? Upside: It makes things easier for me.
Nicolas Cage is Al Capone.
Ewan McGregor plays Iago for minimum wage.
Jessica Biel Wants Respect As an Actress. " 'Parts that I really want aren't going to me," the 25-year-old actress says in Elle magazine's June issue, on newsstands Tuesday. 'Like The Other Boleyn Girl with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. I don't want to say that there's nothing I love that I can have. But there's still the occasional script that the director doesn't want to see you for. They want that top tier of girls.' " 1. Normally this is the kind of thing I'd mock mercilessly, but I've been on Team Biel since The Illusionist. 2. She is way too smart, or at least reads as way too smart onscreen, to play Mary Boleyn in that. One of the actual good things about that book, as I have said before, is that Philippa Gregory manages to make Mary (a first-person narrator!) incredibly hapless and naive at times while still telegraphing information to us that completely escapes her. I've come to like Scarlett Johansson, but she? Can play dumb.
A really interesting profile of Keira Knightley.
I thought somewhere in the next room someone will ask her about her weight and, in another interview, more journalists will either attack or fawn, and it will be hour after exhausting hour of unreality. Maybe that's where she gets her steeliness from - it's honed in these tedious hours of strangers asking you about everything from your body, to the food you put into it, to your sexual relationships, to your parents.Bello Replacing Weisz In Mummy 3... as the Evie character. Initially I thought that they'd just write Weisz out and bring in a new character, but now I'm actually kind of upset. I mean, I like Maria Bello and all--I just really hate recasting. Unless it involves Katie Holmes.
Then when she gets home to central London, five or so men will be at the front of her house and they'll photograph her living the life she has just spent the day discussing with strangers.
Pushing the button in the lift and escaping to the relative lack of artifice that is Sloane Square, I preferred to think of her cooking for her friends in her flat, freezing chicken stock, getting drunk on good red wine and having a laugh at how weird life is.
(Speaking of which: Warner Bros. Puts Up Teaser Page for The Dark Knight.c)
Apparently Cate Blanchett's looking so haggard because she's playing a cancer victim in something? God, I hope so. I wonder if it's the same movie with Jack Nicholson as a cancer victim. God, I hope not. But what are the odds?
Danny Trejo Says Weinsteins Have Greenlit 'Machete', originally seen as a fake trailer in Grindhouse.
Peter Iliff Says He's Writing 'Point Break 2.' Why?