A couple of days ago, TMZ posted behind-the-scenes footage of a dog actor named Hercules being forced to do a stunt he clearly didn’t want to do on the set of A Dog’s Purpose in Winnipeg. Someone shot video of Hercules’ trainer trying to put his scared furry ass in rushing water as one crew member said, “Just gotta throw him in.” Both the movie’s director Lasse Hallström (who claims he was not on set, uh huh) and one of its stars Josh Gad said they were grossed out by the video. PETA called for a boycott and the American Humane Society said that they suspended the rep who was on set. The production companies behind the movie, Universal and Amblin, kind of shrugged it off and said that Hercules and the other dog actors were all treated well. But yesterday, Amblin announced that they have killed plans for the premiere and press junket.
Ever since Donald Trump won, we’ve all been waiting and waiting for a response from the country’s most esteemed performance artist Angelyne. But since Angelyne has kept quiet, we’ll have to settle for Shia LaBeouf for now. Shia and his partners in high artistry, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, have followed up their hitchhiking piece titled #TAKEMEANYWHERE with an anti-Trump art installation that will last for the next four years….or until someone (read: Kellyanne Conway in a Gucci ninja outfit) accidentally hits it with a hammer several times during the night.
In August, The Hollywood Reporter said that MGM is doing a gender-flip remake of 1988’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Rebel Wilson. And now The Hollywood Reporter says that Anne Hathaway is joining Rebel.
The original starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as two con men trying to swindle an American heiress out of $500,000. Nasty Women, which is what this remake is called, will star Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Anne and Rebel will play two women “from different walks of life” who team up to con a tech prodigy out of his money. Rebel Wilson is also a producer on it.
The first Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had a real slobs vs. snobs dynamic, so I’m taking that “different walks of life” thing as a sign that Nasty Women will be similar. Ann-with-an-E was born to play the uptight snob role, which means Rebel will probably play the snob. Although I really wish they’d switch it and make Rebel the snob and Anne the slob. I want to see Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway pretend to use a fancy dining room chair like a toilet.
I’m not a huge Dirty Rotten Scoundrels fan, but I’m still a little hesitant about this remake. We already have the perfect movie about two con women with a talent for grifting. It’s called Heartbreakers. There’s no way you can make a better movie than Heartbreakers, so why bother? Oh no, that totally sounded like I was challenging Hollywood to remake Heartbreakers. I take it back! Nasty Women – great, sure, whatever, just please leave Heartbreakers alone.
Kristen Stewart’s job title may be sedative-faced actress, but one of her passions is writing. Kristen has previously shared with us the poetry she’s created, and she recently made her debut into the world of smarty-pants academic research papers. I guess she’s trying to get her UhD? (Doctorate of “ugh, whatever“).
KStew co-authored a paper on artificial intelligence titled: “Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim.” Come Swim is a 17-minute short film Kristen Stewart directed that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last night. According to The Guardian, Kristen Stewart wrote the paper with a research engineer and the producer of Come Swim, and they submitted the paper to an online database connected to Cornell University’s library on Wednesday.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about” said every eyebrow game worshipper who read that headline and then immediately fixed their eyeballs on the exquistely-crafted eye valances belonging to the lady on the left.
Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife Sara Gooding got married in 1994, and in 2014, she decided needed a break from him, so they split up. Three years of legal separation sounds like a dream situation for two people who don’t want to be married anymore. Getting to be single again with no messy divorce? That sounds great. Except that Cuba now wants the divorce part.
TMZ says that Cuba filed for divorce and is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 10-year-old daughter. He’s willing to give Sara spousal support, but there’s a catch. He doesn’t want her to get a piece of the money he made after she filed for legal separation in 2014. That means Sara is welcome to some of his Snow Dogs cash, but she better stay away from his American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson money. Personally, I think Sara should at least be financially compensated for the 20 years worth of “Show me the money!” jokes she’s had to put up with.
Cuba has been acting single for a while now, so I’m guessing this divorce is happening because he was getting tired of having to answer “Wellllll….” every time a woman asks if he’s married. But now that everyone knows, he’s going to want to get used to the feeling of being swarmed by crowds of women everywhere he goes. I mean, what woman wouldn’t want to get with this?