Newt wants Brad to play him in movie

If they ever make a movie about Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful known for his ego wants Brad Pitt to portray him, TMZ reports.

Gingrich picked the A-list actor even though he admits they don’t look alike, and that Pitt is younger, better built, and better looking.

Gingrich said in an interview with the “Rich Stevens Radio Show” about selecting Pitt to play him, “Look if you’re gonna go for it… You gotta relax and just, you know, let your imagination soar.”

Brad Pitt plans to stop acting in three years

Moneyball star Brad Pitt, 47, says he has three more years left of acting and then he plans to retire from the big screen.
“I am really enjoying the producorial (sic) side and development of stories and putting those pieces together. And getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise,” Pitt told the Australian version of 60 Minutes.

In the interview, it was clear that Pitt is committed to taking only the best acting roles he can find in the time he has left in films so that his children can one day be proud of him.

“If I am choosing a film right now, I want it to be maybe less immature than things I have done in the past. I’m very conscious, when they’re adults, I want it to mean something to them. I want them to think ‘Dad’s alright.’”

And speaking of his children, Pitt said that he and Angelina Jolie are still undecided on whether to expand their already sizable family. He added, I don’t know that we’re finished. I don’t know yet. I don’t know.”

When asked if he is happy, Pitt replied, “I think happiness is overrated, truthfully I do. I think sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re not. There’s too much pressure to be happy. I don’t know. I don’t really give a s–t. I know I will be at times and I know I won’t be at times. Satisfied, at peace, those would be more goals for myself.”

Kate Winslet gets waxed for Madame Tussaud’s

Kate Winselt will be seeing double Wednesday when her waxen likeness goes on display at Madame Tussaud’s.

The Oscar-winning Titanic star joins other Bristh acting talents such as Dame Helen Mirin and Dame Judi Dench in the London was museum.

Model makers spent months perfecting the “dead-ringer” figure of 36-year-old Winslet.

On the wax replica is the red capped sleeve Elie Saab dress Winslet wore to collect her 2011 Emmy for her title role in the mini-series Mildred Pierce.

Perhaps Kate shouldn’t have been so quick to give up the dress. An Emmy and a wax replica– that’s one lucky dress.

Helen Mirren talks of tea, DiCaprio in newest Esquire

Dame Helen Mirren says she describes herself as a “spiritual” person, but admits she doesn’t “believe in God.”
The 65-year-old actress, who appears on the cover of the August edition of Esquire magazine wrapped in the Union Flag, said she’s not religious.

 ”I am quite spiritual. I believed in the fairies when I was a child. I still do sort of believe in the fairies, and the leprechauns. But I don’t believe in God.”

 The Academy Award-winning actress revealed an encounter with Leonardo DiCaprio on the night she won the Oscar in 2007 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the film, “The Queen.”

 ’When everyone was going home, they let these little gold Oscary shapes flutter down from the ceiling. Leonardo DiCaprio came over, bowed down, and kissed my hand, she explained. “It was the most fabulous moment – such a lovely gesture. He didn’t say anything.”

 While the British are known for their teas, Mirren said she is always well prepared for a cup of her favorite brew.

 “I drink just as much tea when I’m in Los Angeles as I do when I’m in London. I take my tea bags with me wherever I go. PG Tips.”

 One thing she’s not a fan of: overpriced designer clothes.

 “The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which was which.”

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson admits to being drunk once in her life

While “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe has claimed he no longer drinks, his co-star Emma Watson says she’s only been “very, very drunk” once in her life.

The 22-year-old British actress, who appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday in New York City, said she got drunk in England after she turned 18.

“Yes I have tried spirits, we drink at 18 in the U.K. but I’m actually legal to drink here now, it’s worth mentioning. I’m 21,” she said. “Yes, yes I have. I got very, very drunk once in my life as everyone does. Fine, I got drunk, I have been drunk – and I’ll bow to that!”

When Letterman asked if she had ever peed on the subway, Watson replied that it has never gotten to that point.

“Thankfully it’s never been that bad,” she said.

But when the late show host asked if she knew about Radcliffe’s drinking on the set of the “Harry Potter” films, Watson replied: “To be honest, it’s rarely not something that I genially know much about. He ‘s the one to talk about it. But as far as I know, he never took a sick day. He was like the most professional, amazing guy.”

Earlier this month, Radcliffe revealed to GQ magazine that his drinking became an issue on the set of 2009’s “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.” Lucky for him, he said the paparazzi were not around.

“I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken,” he said. “I became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff.”

The actor, who stars in Broadway’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” said drinking was an attempt to cope with his early success.

“There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.”

Radcliffe said he’s been sober for almost a year and prefers to be home than attending movie premieres and parties.

“As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me,” he said. “I’d just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh.”

Radcliffe and Watson star in the final installment of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which opens in theatres on July 15.

Katie Holmes says she’s in no pressure for baby #2

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes says she is under no pressure to have another baby.

In the August issue of InStyle magazine, the 32-year-old actress, who has a five-year-old daughter, Suri, with husband, actor Tom Cruise, said her biggest concern right now is taking care of her daughter.

“I don’t feel pressure to do that. We already have a very big family: a full household with cousins who are over a lot, and she has her friends,” she said. “My biggest thing is making sure she’s fully taken care of and doing well.”

Holmes, who is currently filming “Jack and Jill” with Adam Sandler in Cancun, Mexico, is also stepmother to Cruise’s adopted children, Isabella, 18, and 15-year-old Connor from his marriage to actress Nicole Kidman.

The “Batman Begins” star said she has a lot of hope for Suri’s future.

“I think she’s going to do a lot of different things. She’s an amazing athlete, singer, and dancer, and I think she’ll probably be an actress.”

While she loves being a jet-setting mother, who recently traveled to Miami Beach to celebrate her husband’s 49th birthday, she admitted that it isn’t always glamorous.

“I’ve been thrown up on many times, right in the face.”

Maria Shriver buys $10 million home after filing for divorce

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver

Nine days after Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former television journalist has bought a $10 million mansion in an exclusive neighborhood in Brentwood, California, reports TMZ.

The 11,000 square feet home, which is not too far from where O.J. Simpson lived, is undergoing a complete makeover.

According to pictures obtained by TMZ from inside the vacant mansion, the palatial pad has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a three-car garage, gym, theater and wine room

But the pictures of dust-filled rooms, and empty pool and unfinished carpentry leave a lot to be desired.

The complete renovation is expected to be done in three months.

According to the divorce petition, Shriver cited “irreconcilable differences” as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage.

She is asking for joint custody of their minor children, Patrick, 17, and 13-year-old Christopher.

The filing comes months after the former California governor and one-time action star revealed he had fathered a child out of wedlock with a member of his household staff years ago.

Cast of “Stand By Me” reunite for film’s 25th anniversary

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

The cast of the eighties coming-of-age movie “Stand By Me” are back together after 25 years. The three remaining principal stars, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton, were reunited in Toluca Lake, Calif. on Thursday for the launch of the Blu-ray and DVD version of the 1986 film, reports the Daily Mail. The actors were joined by Richard Dreyfus, who narrated the film, and the director Rob Reiner. One actor who was not present was River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose outside of a Los Angeles nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23. Now 37, O’Connell, who played the pudgy pre-teen in the film, stars in the ABC television series “The Defenders” and is married with twins to model/actress Rebecca Romijn. Feldman, 39, whose role in the film helped him to become a teen heart-throb in the 90’s, struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his life and is now a leader for the band The Truth Movement. Wheaton, 37, who went on to become a regular on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and other sci-fi television shows and films, is married with two stepsons. The actors played best friends in the 50s-era film that set off on an adventure to find the body of a boy killed by a train. Based on the book by writer Stephen King, the film was based on a writer, narrated by Dreyfus, reflecting on his youth. The 25th anniversary edition of “Stand By Me” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March

Hollywood’s biggest night draws big stars for the Oscars

“Black Swan”

Hollywood’s biggest stars will descend on the red carpet at the 83rd annual Academy Awards, with box-office films like western remake “True Grit,” sexually-charged ballet thriller “Black Swan” and British drama “The King’s Speech” vying for top Oscars victory. The ceremony, which honors filmmakers and performers with the most prestigious award in the movie industry, will be presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. According to ABC News, frantic final preparations are underway and workers have already sealed off the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard outside the venue.  Actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco, who is the first nominee to host the ceremony in 24 years, will be the youngest ever to host movie’s biggest night. “Young and hip seemed to be the buzzwords that keep getting thrown around,” Hathaway told ABC News. “I’m trying to figure out which one I am. “ The presenters for Oscars include Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Oprah Winfrey amongst others. Even the list of performers is impressive. Mandy Moore, Indian composer and singer A. R. Rahman, Gwyneth Paltrow, actor/singer Zachary Levi and others will be performing live. “The King’s Speech,” which tells the friendship of King George VI and speech therapist Lionel Logue hired to help overcome the king’s stutter, is nominated in 12 categories, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design. Following close behind is “True Grit” with 10 nominations and eight nods each for “The Social Network” and the hi-tech blockbuster “Inception.” Colin Firth, who has already won British Academy Film, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” will be battling for best actor with Spanish actor Javier Bardem in “Biutiful,” veteran Jeff Bridges in “True Grit,” Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network” and Franco in “127 Hours.” Newly-engaged Natalie Portman, who is expecting her first child with “Black Swan” choreographer Benjamin Millepied, is one of the hopefuls to take home an Oscar. Like Firth, Portman recently won a string of awards for her portrayal of Nina Sayers, a ballerina in the psychological thriller. She will be fighting for the best actress spot with Annette Bening in ‘The Kids Are All Right,” Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole,” Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” and Hollywood’s newest “it-girl” Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone.” ABC, which just announced that it has extended a broadcast deal with Oscar organizers for another six years on the current contract, will kick off its coverage of the 83rd Academy Awards at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. “Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn, Vanity Fair editor Krista Smith, and journalists Maria Menounos and Robin Roberts will be interviewing celebrities and comment on red carpet fashions during the Oscar pre-show.

Justin Bieber movie “Never Say Never” tickets start pre-sales

Justin Bieber movie

Justin Bieber movie

Brace yourselves, Fandango. We’ll see just how bad Bieber Fiever is in America when pre-sale tickets for “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” his first ever 3D concert experience, go on sale at movie theater box-offices everywhere tomorrow. 

Paramount Pictures is putting tickets on sale online and at participating box offices across the nation beginning Tuesday, February 1st.

Bieber fans (and their moms) better snap them up fast. If it’s anything like when tickets went on sale for the “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Tour 3D” film, those tickets were as hot as actual concert tickets.

Moviegoers purchasing tickets for the film on and are automatically being entered in the “Ultimate Golden Ticket Sweepstakes,” which gives one lucky person from each site a date with Justin for their very own screening of “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” for them and their friends.

The film, helmed by “Step Up 3D” director Jon M. Chu, combines footage of Bieber from way before he went from YouTube sensation to a teen pop powerhouse to never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage of Bieber on his latest current tour.

The concert footage, featuring Bieber performing hits like “Baby,” was grabbed at a sold out show in Madison Square Garden. The show also features guest appearances by Usher and Jayden Smith.

“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” hits theaters in 3D and 2D on Friday, February 11th.

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