SHAILENE WOODLEY REVEALS HER DREAM ROLE: Shailene Woodley is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Women’s Health where she reveals that her dream role would be to play Stevie Nicks. The 22-year-old tells the magazine, “She’s just such a fascinating woman who’s lived such a life and is still living such a life. Her music was really profound for me in my life. Yeah I think it’d be an adventure to play Stevie Nicks. I love that there is no other Stevie Nicks in this world. She is so fully herself, and undividedly herself. That in itself is such a powerful lesson to take in and be like, ‘wow.’ No one is going to be the next Stevie Nicks and Stevie Nicks was not the next anyone. And I think that’s such beautiful advice for all of us. You do you, we do we. She does she in such a beautiful way. I think it’d be great to sing in a film. I love to sing. I guess another dream movie would be a movie like Once. It’s so romantic and sensual and musical but doesn’t feel like a musical necessarily.”
PADDINGTON BEAR MOVIE LOSES COLIN FIRTH: Oscar-winner Colin Firth has dropped out of Paddington. He was set to provide his voice as the stuffed bear in a red hat. The news comes in the middle of production of the project — a teaser trailer was even released back in December. Colin released a statement to Entertainment Weekly saying, “After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling.’ It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice. I’ve had the joy of seeing most of the film and it’s going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I’m pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him.” The movie is still expected to hit theaters in the US on Christmas Day.
ANNA KENDRICK TO PROVIDE HER VOICE IN ‘TROLLS’: Anna Kendrick has signed on to provide her voice in the animated musical comedy Trolls. According to Deadline, she will be playing Poppy — a relentlessly upbeat princess. The movie is based on the popular toy doll series. It is being directed by Mike Mitchell.
JARED LETO MIGHT REPLACE WILL SMITH IN ‘BRILLIANCE’: The Hollywood Reporter claims that Jared Leto is in talks to join the cast of Brilliance as a replacement for Will Smith. The project is an adaptation of the novel by Marcus Sakey which takes place in a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called “brilliants.” Noomi Rapace was previously set as Will’s co-star. Julius Onah has been tapped to direct.
FIRST ROUND OF TEEN CHOICE NOMINEES ANNOUNCED: Fox has unveiled the first wave of nominees for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars scored the most nominations on the TV side with five each. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire leads on the film side with four nominations. The show will air on August 10th.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO PLEDGES BIG BUCKS TO CHARITY: Leonardo DiCaprio pledged seven million dollars to support the effort to protect the world’s oceans. The former Oscar nominee announced his donation on Tuesday morning (June 17th) while speaking at a State Department conference in Washington D.C. He told the crowd, “This isn’t simply an exercise in wildlife conservation. If we don’t do something to save the ocean now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that suffer. It will be our children and our grandchildren. I’m standing up here as a concerned citizen of this planet who believes that this is the most important issue of our time.” Leo added, “My foundation recently announced a $3 million grant to the organization Oceana to support their efforts to protect sharks, marine mammals and key ocean habitat in the Eastern Pacific. Today, I’m here to commit even more of my foundation’s resources to this cause. I’m pledging an additional $7 million to meaningful ocean conservation projects over the next two years.”
RYAN PHILLIPPE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND GET REPLENISHED THROUGH IVS: Ryan Phillippe and his girlfriend Paulina Slagter recovered from some hard-partying in Miami by ordering IV drips to their hotel room over the weekend through a mobile service called VitaSquad. The company offers several different “medical cocktails” that replenish the body and help fight fatigue, anxiety, and hangovers. They can sometimes last up to four days. The couple enjoyed a half-hour session administered by professional nurses. According to E! News, Ryan and Paulina have been spotted enjoying some fun in the sun and nights out at local hotspots in Florida for the past few weeks.
THE SITUATION WAS ARRESTED AT HIS TANNING SALON: Former Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was reportedly arrested at his family-owned tanning salon in New Jersey on Tuesday (June 17th) after getting involved in a brawl on the premises. TMZ is reporting that the police were called after a fist fight apparently went down between Mike and his brother Frank which resulted in only the reality star being cuffed and taken into custody. The salon is the same place that made news last week when employees got the cops involved after their paychecks bounced.
OLIVIA WILDE DISCUSSES JASON SUDEIKIS’ SHOE OBSESSION: Olivia Wilde reveals in the July issue of O magazine that Jason Sudeikis has a sneaker obsession that is taking over their home. She explains, “Guests always expect me to have too many shoes. He’s a sneakerhead with about 200 pairs of Air Jordans. They make up an extraordinarily colorful wall in our apartment.” She goes on to talk about what she has more than enough of in her own closet saying, “If you were to peek inside my closet, you’d think I was a newscaster or a politician — I have dozens of blazers. I always buy them, thinking they’ll pull together an outfit, but then never wear them.”
MARIA MENOUNOS DISCUSSES MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT: Reality star Maria Menounos has learned the hard way that being thin doesn’t always mean being healthy. She appears in the July/August issue of Health magazine saying, “If I were to take my jeans off right now, you would see pre-cellulite. It doesn’t look that good, but I’m okay with that. We’re all human. Trust me: I’ll see Giuliana Rancic’s Tweets in the morning and she’s like, at the gym at 4 a.m., and I’m thinking, ‘God bless you!’ I could never in a million years. I never look at anybody’s body and think, ‘Oh my God, I hate her.’ What I do is admire.” Maria admits that she once reached a point in her modeling career where she was too thing. She reveals, “Even though I was skinny, I was eating so poorly that I landed in the hospital for dehydration and nutrient issues. I was in the hospital for a week with a rare intestinal infection. They thought I had SARS. I wrote on a piece of paper, I will not compromise my health for anyone or anything ever again. I still have that note.”
Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Nude Scene
Jason Segel may not have been embarrassed to show it all off in Forgetting Sarah Marshall but his mother felt it for him. The former How I Met Your Mother star reveals in the new issue of Vanity Fair that Mama Segel was not happy when she saw that he was letting it all hang out on the big screen.
Jason tells the magazine, “She cried.” He goes on to say that she sent an email to other family members saying, “I would like to inform you all that Jason has chosen to do full-frontal nudity. However, it is not gratuitous and is essential to the plot.”
- The 34-year-old recently chatted about the scene during an interview with the New York Times saying, “It actually had a function in Sarah Marshall, besides just shock value. One of the pitfalls of a romantic comedy is that you know how it’s going to end. The guy and the girl on the poster are going to end up together. I felt like if the main guy showed his penis, you’re forced to sit back and say, I have no idea what’s going to happen in this movie.”