We’ve all had a moment where we initially think something is a great idea, and then realize at some point (either immediately after or several years later) what a truly bad idea it actually was. For instance, when I thought I wanted to be a redhead three days before my college graduation, I immediately realized what a bad choice that had been the moment my hairdresser spun me around to face the mirror. Yet my weird clog phase that I went through in high school didn’t dawn on me as an embarrassing blip in time until very recently. Knowing we all do such things, we can’t pass too much judgment on celebrities when they too make a decision they might find highly embarrassing in the years to come, but we can still laugh. And hey, when you’re making a big paycheck from something a little embarrassing, you’re probably not going to mind a little laughter aimed in your direction anyway. Here are five celebs who may find themselves blushing over those endorsement deals. Continue reading
The San Diego Comic-Con schedule of events may be jam-packed, but there will always be the wiggle room to squeeze in a few last minute surprise speakers. One of the biggest surprises to come out of this year’s convention was the appearance of Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey, the director and head actor of the highly anticipated film, Interstellar. The two debuted a new trailer, much to everyone’s delight, and provided some new insight into the rather mysterious science fiction film. Continue reading
Ladies of America…I think all us law breakers are ready to feast our eyes on the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike aptly entitled XXL. Yep, you read that right – Magic Mike: XXL has a green light and should be hitting theaters next year! The sequel (or possibly prequel) of the much loved male stripper film based on the real-life experiences of star Channing Tatum, is being written this time by both Reid Carolin (writer of the first film) and Tatum. According to various media outlets, the script has not been finalized but they have signed a director. Continue reading
As I was lounging on my couch this past week watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, dreaming about Matthew McConaughey chasing me down in a cab to proclaim his love, I realized how far he truly has come. Sure, everyone loves a classic rom-com here and there, but we all knew McConaughey could shine beyond his southern charm. Ladies and gents, welcome to the McConaissance.
This is the type of era that most actors don’t get to live out. Once you get a reputation for playing the mediocre roles of surfer dudes and love-blind boy toys, it tends to be difficult to climb higher on the performance ladder. Somehow, though, McConaughey was able to do it, even after Ghosts of Girlfriends Past seemed to be his final straw. According to IMDb’s list of best performances of the McConaissance, his real breakout role was in 2011 as Mick Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer. Also in 2011, McConaughey starred in Bernie as Danny Buck and Killer Joe as Killer Joe Cooper. In 2012, he moved on to play Ward Jansen in The Paperboy, Mud in Mud and Dallas in Magic Mike. Most recently in 2013, he was cast as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club and Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Yes, the women love him in Magic Mike as a perfectly sculpted male stripper (more attractive than even Channing Tatum, dare I say), but the variety of roles that he’s been cast in and succeeded at over the past few years is beyond impressive. Shedding almost 40 pounds for Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey proves he has more going for him than just looks, playing a homophobic AIDS infected cowboy. The role earned him a nomination in the Best Actor Oscar’s category, which airs March 2, 2014.
Will McConaughey be able to continue this streak of success? From the looks of things, it sure seems that way. Starring next to Woody Harrelson, his role as a homicide investigator in HBO’s hit series True Detective is already has Emmy speculations for later in the year. Also, McConaughey will be playing a lead part in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, scheduled to release Nov. 7, 2014. If all goes well, this comeback story has no end in sight.
The Oscar’s are coming, the Oscar’s are coming!
This Sunday is my Super Bowl. It’s the big game. The show stopper. The awards show to end all awards shows. And I couldn’t be more excited. This year in particular, I’ve watched so many of the movies that have been nominated and I’ve even watched more awards shows than I usually do just to get pumped for The Academy Awards.
A friend even texted me last Sunday saying “ONE WEEK TIL THE OSCARS!”. So yeah, it’s a big deal.
And as excited as I am for the movies, the show and the celeb sightings, I’m just as excited to see what everyone will be wearing. This awards season has been full of so many hits and several misses, but The Oscars is where people bring their A-game. And I, personally, cannot wait to see it.
With that, my five picks for stars destined to make the Best Dressed list come Monday morning are: Continue reading