Bradley Cooper’s new film, “Silver Linings Playbook,” is getting some great reviews, and a bunch of stars joined Cooper at the Weinstein Company’s “Silver Linings Playbook” special event with Lexus and Purity Vodka at the Chateau Marmont in LA. Co-star Robert De Niro was among the guests as you can see in the slideshow above, along with Zoe Saldana, Naomi Watts, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mel Gibson, Christian Slater, Thomas Jane, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Brolin, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart. The drinks were flowing as the guests enjoyed various martinis made with Purity Vodka. Zoe Saldana and Naomi Watts looked great as you can see above.
Check out the trailer. Unfortunately we didn’t see any pics of co-star Jennifer Lawrence at the event, but the others seemed to have a great time.
We’re huge fans of Amber Heard, and we were very disappointed to see “The Playboy Club” cancelled. Amber has a classic look, and she looks amazing in the hair and clothes of the late 50s and early 60s.
Now we’ll get another chance to see her in that period with “The Rum Diary” opening at the end of the month. Of all the new movies coming out, this movie definitely has our attention. Amber Heard looks amazing as you can see above, and Johnny Depp is perfect for the Hunter S. Thompson story that will certainly set up some bizarre scenes. And then there the classic C1 Corvette convertible. We love movies that are visually appealing, and this one looks like a winner as it’s set in Puerto Rico and it’s beautifully shot. It’s the kind of movie that begs to be seen on the big screen at places like the Leicester Square cinema.
Heard has been getting more and more roles, and this film can definitely help her career if it’s a success. Even though her TV series got cancelled, she was very good in it so it shouldn’t hurt her. Hollywood always needs blonde starlets, so she’s looking at a great career over the next several years.
The show featured Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor as the three new angels. Minka Kelly is beautiful and she seemed like the perfect new version of the Jaclyn Smith character, but the show didn’t have anyone to fill the blonde bombshell role occupied by Farrah Fawcett and then Cheryl Ladd.
The show was mostly filmed in the city of Miami so this is a blow to that area. The concept was a good one, and Miami Beach offered an ideal setting, but it just didn’t come together.
Minka Kelly looks like a star, so I expect to see her get many more chances to carry a series. The other two actresses did a fine job as well, but perhaps the expectations here were too high.
There might be many parallels between director/co-writer Gavin O’Connor’s festival of emotion and creative MMA bloodsport, “Warrior,” and 1976′s “Rocky,” but the character of Tess Conlon as played by Jennifer Morrison is a far cry from the put-upon Adrian Pennino. She’s a woman who is fully secure in her intelligence and beauty who knows what she wants. What she doesn’t want is her husband, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), risking his neck, or her and their children’s future, by getting involved in UFC-style fighting.
Bullz-Eye writer Bob Westal met with Ms. Morrison during the “Warrior” press day at L.A.’s celebrity friendly Four Seasons to discuss the new film in addition to projects past and present. Check out a sample of the interview below and then head over to Bullz-Eye to read the full transcript.
Bullz-Eye: We’re a men’s magazine and obviously MMA cues in pretty closely to our demographic. But your director, Gavin O’Connor, is saying that, after the testing on “Warrior” was done, an executive told him he’d made “a chick flick.” Women are liking this movie.
Jennifer Morrison: I know. Isn’t that crazy?
BE: What do you think about that?
JM: I think there’s any number of elements to it. There’s certainly the appeal of watching manly men be in a film like this. Both Joel and Tom are solid guys who are incredible actors who give incredible performances. You have this opportunity to watch two great men be very manly, which is appealing for women. But within that, it’s such a heartfelt story that really is about family and really is about fighting for family. I think women really do relate to that. It’s sort of an unexpected element.
JM: The fact that there’s this interesting marriage between Brendan and Tess where you really want to [root] for them and you want them to be together. Yet they have very real problems and a very authentic conflict that’s going on. I’m hoping that part of it is that women really do identify with Tess and how she feels in this circumstance.
BE: You don’t see a lot of, in movies or in real life, people who are high school sweethearts who’ve stayed together.
JM: There’s an appeal to that, for sure. My parents are high school sweethearts. They’ve been together and are still together. So, I’ve witnessed it actually work.
BE: You’ve got a significant role in the film, but your part is not gigantic. How do you create that feeling that these two people have been together a long time.
JM: We were really lucky. Gavin is incredibly collaborative and inclusive in the whole process. We spent about a week with Joel, me and Anthony [Tambakis], one of the writers, just together in a room going over every detail of that marriage. Ultimately, the script changed as we got through those meetings because we would discover something about them that would really inform the way they would actually converse about what was going on, and would add an element to the scene that we didn’t realize was going on before. Gavin gave us about a hundred questions to answer. There were 30 or 40 just for the marriage.
When you think about celebrities, you probably assume that they came to their fame without having much education. There are more celebrities than you may think with degreesÂ â€” and not just a bachelor’s degree. Here is a list of 10 celebrities who have graduate degrees.
1. David Duchovny: Duchovny is best known for his role as Agent Mulder on The X-Files and more recently as Hank Moody on Californication. Before beginning his career, however, Duchovny received a master’s degree in English literature from Yale University.
2. Rowan Atkinson: If Atkinson’s name isn’t familiar, you’re likely familiar with one of his most famous characters, Mr. Bean. Although Atkinson has made it a career playing the idiot, he is far from it. Before acting, he first got a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oxford.
3. Shaquille O’Neal: Shaq’s degree came later in life. After earning his bachelor’s degree in 2000 in general studies, he went on to earn his MBA online through the University of Phoenix.
4. Sigourney Weaver: Before her acting career took off, Weaver earned a master’s degree in art from Yale University’s School of Drama.
5. Bill Cosby: Famous for his stand-up comedy on everyday life, including giving his children chocolate cake for breakfast (after all, it has eggs and milk and flour), Bill Cosby believed education was important. Even while being successful with comedy and acting, Cosby earned a doctorate degree in education from the University of Massachusetts.
6. Art Garfunkel: Although he was known more for his music with Paul Simon, Arthur Garfunkle was also a math whiz earning a master’s degree in mathematics from Columbia University.Â
7. Spike Lee: Though born as Shelton Jackson Lee, it was his mother who named him Spike because of how tough he was. Lee graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Film and Television. In fact, Lee has joined the ranks of celebrity professors by teaching film at NYU and Columbia.
8. Brian May: Though his first love is being a musician, as songwriter and lead guitarist for Queen, his second love is in astrophysics. Although he took time off from his doctoral studies to be a musician, he went back to school and, in 2007, earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the Imperial College in London.
9.Â Mayim Bialik: Best known for her role as Blossom in the show Blossom,Â Mayim Bialik earned her doctorate in neuroscience in 2008. Most recently, Bialik has returned to acting playing Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, where she plays a neurobiologist.Â
10.Â Ken Jeong: Though Jeong is best known as a comedian, starting his career at The Improv and Laugh Factory comedy clubs and currently appearing in NBC’s Community, Jeong earned his medical degree from theÂ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is affectionately referred to as Dr. Ken.
Knowing that so many celebrities have earned graduate degrees, doesn’t it make you feel like you could do it too?Â
Actress Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of the Olsen twins, is starting to get some publicity of her own. While her sisters are generating buzz more for their fashion line than any acting, Elizabeth is starring in several films that debuted at Sundance. Look out for her in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” opening soon.