Category: Baz Luhrmann

Austin Butler’s Singing Coach Explains Why The Anaheim Native Still Talks Like Elvis Presley

January 19, 2023 / Posted by:

Elvis left the building for the last time way back in 1977 but nobody knew where he went until three years ago when he heard Baz Lurhman was making a biopic about him and crawled up Austin Butler’s ass for one last chance at fame and fortune. And as we heard in Austin’s Golden Globes acceptance speech for Elvis, he’s still posted up in there, pulling Austin’s levers like Ratatouille but from the inside. And I get it. I really do. In the afterlife, once you’ve found a warm, comfy celebrity ass to haunt, why would you waste your good spectral energy floating around drive-by-night Las Vegas wedding chapels waiting for Jennifer Lopez to roll through with one of her exes? It’s simply nonsustainable for a ghost as famous, and let’s be real, as vain, as Elvis. And according to Austin’s voice coach, Elvis may never leave.

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Cate Blanchett Calls For The End Of Televised Awards Shows While Accepting A Critics Choice Award On The CW…

January 16, 2023 / Posted by:

The Critics Choice Awards aired on The CW last night, and a not-so-surprising guest crashed that shit like, “Bitch, I’m STILL here.” I’m talking about COVID-19. Nominees Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as presenter Michelle Pfeiffer, had to sit the show out after testing positive for Coronavirus. COVID-19 didn’t fuck with Cate Blanchett, though. She showed up to last night’s ceremony, won Best Actress for her performance in Tár, and used some of her time on stage to praise all actresses in the business and also declared that we need to finally call the time of death on the “televised horse race” known as awards shows. And then Cate galloped away with her Critics Choice Award in hand to place it right next to her two Oscars, three BAFTAs, four Golden Globes, three SAG Awards, and many other horse race prizes.

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Open Post: Hosted By Austin Butler’s “Sweaty Elvis” Getting The Meme Treatment

July 6, 2022 / Posted by:

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis has now been foisted on us (after what seemed like a long few years of “pick me-ass energy” before it was even in the can), and while it’s pulling decent numbers, there’s a glut of other summer box office darlings to compete with like Minions: Rise of Gru and Top Gun: Maverick in theaters now, with other big money makers like Thor: Love and Thunder coming down the pike. However, one thing that may remain with us long after Elvis burns out is an image that Austin Butler, who portrays Elvis throughout his tumultuous life in the film, has bestowed upon us that has now gone viral: “Sweaty Elvis.” 

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Baz Luhrmann Didn’t Cast Harry Styles As Elvis Because He’s Already Harry Styles

June 7, 2022 / Posted by:

There’s been talk about filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis for what seems like a decade already. It started with things like “who will play Elvis Presley?” “What about Priscilla Presley?” “Will the actor who gets the titular role actually have to choke down a peanut butter/bacon/banana sandwich on the toilet during filming?” Maybe that last one was just me. Now that the movie is in the can and we know all of the “whos,” Baz revealed some of the “whys.” People like Ansel Elgort, G-Eazy, Miles Teller and Harry Styles were talked about as possible Elvis-es before the role ultimately went to Austin Butler. Baz recently revealed the rationale behind one candidate getting tossed out: Harry Styles didn’t get it because he’s already Harry Styles.

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Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” Received A 12-Minute Standing Ovation At Cannes

May 26, 2022 / Posted by:

I’ve never been to the Cannes Film Festival, but I imagine there’s a lot of preparation and planning involved if you want to attend, even if it’s just as an audience member. Because The Cannes Clap is no joke and I’m not talking about the one that will have you dipping out to the nearest pharmacie for some antibiotiques. I’m talking about the standing ovations, like the 12-minute palm-punisher Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis received after its screening on Tuesday. As everybody knows, you don’t go to a Cannes screening without having done everything in your power to build up the thickest, gnarliest callouses required to endure the gauntlet of The Cannes Clap. And it’s no walk in the park for those on the receiving end either.

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Austin Butler Has Kicked Off His “Elvis” Oscar Campaign But Declined To Talk About His Ex Vanessa Hudgens

May 25, 2022 / Posted by:

Lady Gaga is probably kicking herself in the pants right now for not auditioning for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Had she nabbed the role of Elvis Presley, she’d be the one telling British GQ how her “body just started shutting down” as soon as they wrapped because of the stress. Instead, Austin Butler gets to use that line in his march toward Oscar buzz, and so far, the best that Gaga can hope for is a Best Original Song nomination for Hold My Hand (Take My Whole Life Too) for the Top Gun 2: Gaga’s Turn soundtrack.

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