News Roundup: October 21
Your weekly digest of selected news from around the entertainment world.
Volume II, Edition 3- Joaquin Phoenix doesn’t think very highly of winning awards, Tom Hanks gets a little too in character while on Good Morning America, and whoever picked this week as the one Lindsay Lohan would appear back in headlines, please stop by the front desk and claim your prize. What else has been happening? Read on!
Joaquin Phoenix speaks his mind about the awards circuit (source)
When asked by Interview Magazine what he would think if The Master was put on the awards circuit, Joaquin Phoenix had a few choice words about the honor, namely that, “I don’t believe in it. It’s a carrot, but it’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot. It’s totally subjective. Pitting people against each other… It’s the stupidest thing in the world.”
Alright, Joaquin, tell us how you really feel… but in all seriousness, we can’t wait to see how such a comment affects his chances at the Oscars.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel finally tie the knot (source)
After a five-year courtship that survived two breakups, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel finally married on Friday. The wedding was held at the Borgo Egnazia, a luxurious hotel in southern Italy. The wedding was the cherry on top of a week’s worth of celebration with the couple’s family and friends, including Andy Samberg, Chris Kirkpatrick and Beverly Mitchell. Timberlake and Biel ultimately decided southern Italy was the perfect place to marry based on their experience attending Beverly Mitchell’s nuptials there in 2008.
Tom Hanks drops F-bomb live on GMA (source)
While pretending to be in character during his interview on Good Morning America, Tom Hanks let the F-word slip. Apparently, his character in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas has quite the potty mouth. Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Vargas both immediately issued apologies, and ABC later released a statement that they had edited subsequent feeds. However, The Parents Television Council felt it necessary to throw their two cents in on the matter saying, “These cannot and must not be dismissed as ‘mistakes’ and it’s time for the networks to step up, take responsibility for what they broadcast, and ensure that this never happens again.”
Yeah… because GMAbrought the affable Tom Hanks in specifically to offend and corrupt the nation’s children.
Another 9/11 film in the works. Never forget. (source)
The next 9/11 film to come out might not be exactly what you expect. A film entitled September Morn, starring Martin Sheen and Woody Harrelson, is slated to be released in 2013 and will focus on the theories presented by the so-called “truther” movement.
The truther movement is a coalition of individuals who feel that the public has been misled on the complete events of 9/11. They believe the mainstream media has had a hand in deceiving the country, as well as theorizing that the government itself was involved in events that fateful day. One of the main citations they use to back their theories is the alleged inconsistencies in how New York’s Twin Towers fell. Both Martin Sheen and Woody Harrelson, as well as the rest of the cast, have all been linked to the truther movement, or have in some way expressed their doubts over the events that happened on 9/11.
Lindsay Lohan gets intravenous – excuse me, intervention (source)
We all knew it wouldn’t be too much longer before Lindsay Lohan was in the news again. This time, her father, Michael Lohan, attempted to stage an intervention for his daughter, but was made to leave by a person claiming to be Lohan’s boyfriend. A trespassing report was then filed, which caused the police to show up. Comments from Mr. Lohan indicate that he hopes his daughter gets the help she needs and that he’s unsure if her relapse is due to drugs, alcohol or both.
On Ms. Lohan’s side of the matter, a representative has said that she is busy promoting her new movie, Liz & Dick, which will appear on Lifetime. An anonymous insider close to Ms. Lohan also commented that the actress seems to be fine and that fears of a relapse were unfounded.
Another one bites the dust (source)
Animal Practice, which aired on Wednesdays, has been canceled, and NBC plans to fill the open slot with Whitney, which will start its sophomore season. When one remembers that this was already the Whitney time slot toward the end of its first season, one has to wonder why, regardless of how you perceive Whitney Cummings, NBC would honestly think a veterinarian with a monkey assistant was in any way funny enough to move Whitney to the dead TV show zone of Friday night?
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