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R&B singer BOBBY V's personal life has been thrust into the spotlight amid reports suggesting he features in a new sex tape.
The Slow Down hitmaker, formerly known as Bobby Valentino, allegedly filmed himself having sex in a hotel room with an unidentified video vixen - and now the footage is up for grabs.
Editors at Tmz.com, who have viewed the X-rated tape, claim the film is currently being shopped to the highest bidder by a mystery seller.
The star, real name Robert Wilson, isn't the first celebrity to have his bedroom antics exposed - fellow singer Ray J famously had sex with Kim Kardashian on tape, while Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton have also experienced similar scandals.
Matthew Gray Gubler is known to many adult TV viewers as young genius Spencer Reid from the FBI's serial killer-tracking Behavioural Analysis Unit on the hit series Criminal Minds.
Yet there's a whole younger generation of film goers and DVD watchers who know Gubler not by appearance but as the voice of Simon in the Alvin and the Chipmunks animated movie franchise.
"Oh yeah, I love that," Gubler enthused on the phone from Los Angeles.
"I am very fortunate I have done a lot of cartoon work. It's great kids know me as something else and their parents know me as the weird pale guy who looks at dead bodies on TV. It is nice to span the ages like that."
Show business was something that always beckoned Gubler, who grew up in Las Vegas and still calls it home when not filming Criminal Minds in Los Angeles.
"I love it all, I love entertaining, I grew up in Las Vegas," he said.
"I wanted to be a magician when I was a child. Then I found the magic of filmmaking and loved acting in my own stupid movies.
"I sort of pursued filmmaking because I knew it was a more controlled vocation. As a director, you can make decisions and things happen, as an actor you're waiting for a director to find you, for the right script that you can try out for.
"I like doing it all equally. I have had a great deal of good luck as an actor which has allowed me to accomplish what I studied, directing."
The New York film school graduate and former model, who has music videos and a handful of Criminal Minds episodes under his directing belt, got his chance to act while working with Wes Anderson on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou in 2004.
"He is the one who gave me an amazing opportunity of being an actor so I feel a great deal of gratitude and awe," said Gubler.
"He is my favourite living director and I still can't believe I was in one of his movies.
"If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be on Criminal Minds. He turned me into an actor."
Gubler, 33, is in his eighth season of Criminal Minds and now switching into the mode of the quirky, super-intelligent Reid is second nature.
"I wanted him to be sort of like Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, to have a timeless out-of-step quality," he explained. "So the research I did wasn't necessarily in the crime-ness of it all.
"I studied a lot of people with Asperger's syndrome and sort of got familiar with their speech patterns, their eye contact and stuff like that and based him on a couple of people I know in real life who are eccentrics I have always thought were compelling.
"So, the way Spencer wears his watch over a sleeve is a shout out to a friend of mine."
Gubler has directed two episodes this season, adding his own stylistic stamp.
He said that he tried to make his episodes "other worldly" so it was fun and a different type of Criminal Minds show.
"As I have done more and the weird ones I have done have worked, they have let me have more 'carte blanche' when it comes to the strangeness. They asked me to do two this year so I guess they like what I am doing as a director."
He prefers the episodes that are on the stranger side than the ones featuring horrific violence.
"I like anything that has the element of surreal whimsy to it," he explained.
"I like the episodes with people being turned into human dolls, things that are more imaginative are always exciting to me as an actor and a director.
"If I had it my way, our show would be more like The Twilight Zone meets Twin Peaks."
The accomplished artist, who began sketching as a way of killing time while waiting between scenes on the set of Criminal Minds, is prolific on social media and his website, matthewgraygubler.com, aka Gublerland.
"I have the best fans in the world," he enthused. "I love the internet in that, if you love to entertain people, it is just a new form of short entertainment - whether it is like a stupid picture of me eating a burrito while riding on Shemar's (co-star Shemar Moore) back, whether it is a picture I have drawn or a video or something.
"I love the fans and I like the idea of hopefully brightening someone's day with a stupid sentence about nonsense."
ACTRESS Alyson Hannigan says Buffy co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar was "annoyed" at having to play the vampire fighting hero.
In a TV interview, the How I Met Your Mother star was asked who was most annoyed to be on Buffy the Vampire Slayer by the seventh and final season.
"Sarah," the 39-year-old replied. "Well, she had a big career going on ... It was a lot of work."
Hannigan was then asked after what season did Gellar start hating Buffy.
"Uh, three," Hannigan answered.
Gellar, 36, spoke years ago about the problems she had with committing to a series.
"I was 18 when I started the show; I'm 26. I'm married. I never see my husband [Freddie Prinze Jr.]," she said. "This has been the longest span of my life in one place. There've been times where that's been difficult - you want to pick up and go, try other things, live in different places. It feels right, and you have to listen to that."
The series ended over ten years ago and she is still complaining about Sarah. At least Sarah turned up to the Buffy reunion.
The campaign, scheduled to begin during “Mad Men” on Sunday, carries the theme “Wonderfilled,” in a play on words that mashes up “wonder” with a reference to the creme filling in each Oreo. The “Wonderfilled” campaign follows a well-received, yearlong effort for Oreo to commemorate the brand’s 100th birthday.
Although “we were delighted” with the response to the birthday campaign, Ms. Lukin said, “we always look to see how we can evolve and engage with our fans.”
“We think the future is just as bright with this new ‘Wonderfilled’ campaign,” she added.
By sharing something “as small as an Oreo,” Ms. Lukin added, it can bring “a positive change.”
That is illustrated in two commercials that help introduce the campaign. One spot, which runs 90 seconds, asks if unpleasant characters like a TV vampire would be transformed for the better if someone shared Oreos with them.
Would the vampire “not act so undead?” the singing narrator in the spot asks. “Would he thirst for milk instead?”
Jennifer Lawrence arrived in Montreal sunday night to film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ movie on May 12, 2013.
When you think of Russia, you usually picture Vladmir Putin topless riding a bear. Who woulda thought that you should also be picturing glittering night clubs with some great dance music. And to be more specific, dance music coming from Tesla Boy.
Actress Hayden Panettiere has spent the past month sleeping on a futon in the attic of her friends’ house in Tennessee because she was unsure if her TV show “Nashville” would be renewed for a second season.
The “Heroes” star relocated to the southern state last year to film the drama series, in which she portrays a villainous country singer, and she rented a condominium in the same building as Grammy winner Taylor Swift.
However, she decided not to renew her lease to the apartment when it expired earlier this year. Instead she moved in with pals, as she had no idea if she would still have a job by the end of spring.
Luckily, bosses at ABC, the network behind “Nashville,” chose to renew the show on Friday, giving Panettiere the OK to start house-hunting again.
And it seems this time it could be for good – the actress insists she would still like to set down roots in the country music mecca regardless of her series’ future.
She tells New York Magazine, “Even if the show didn’t go on, I would always want to have some sort of a base here.”
With Sam Palladio!
He's dating Chloe Bennet:
How cute are they?!
Something to tell us? Hayden Panettiere shows off stunning diamond 'engagement' ring on her finger
While not on her left hand where engagement rings are traditionally worn, the expensive ring cannot be dismissed as just another accessory. This is because her on and off again partner is from the Ukraine and it is custom in most Orthodox Christian Eastern European countries to wear the engagement and wedding rings on a woman's right hand.
The pair rekindled their love in January after Hayden split with boyfriend of a year and a half former New York Jets star Scotty McKnight. The 23-year-old Nashville actress and her 37-year-old athlete beau started dating in 2009 but split in 2011. In a statement obtained by German magazine Bunte, Wladimire said they called time on their 18-month romance because it was difficult coping with having a long-distance relationship.
The star made sure to snuggle up to her very tall boyfriend throughout the evening. She later wrapped her arms around her Nashville co-star Sam Palladio as they represented their hit drama show. The pair had a lot to celebrate, besides Hayden's possible engagement ABC also announced that it had renewed the country music series.
Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann. Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio pose at the photo call for The Great Gatsby. The film adaptation will open the 66th annual festival.
Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are set to star in a remake of 2009 Italian film The Double Hour.
Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) will write and direct the project, which is being financed and sold in Cannes by Silver Reel Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment.
UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are co-repping domestic rights for The Double Hour, which is a remake of director Giuseppe Capotondi’s film of the same name, which premiered in competition at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.
Williams and Edgerton will star in the psychological thriller as a couple who find themselves victims of dangerous robbery.
The film was originally set up at Fox Searchlight, but is now going the independent route. Edgerton is currently in Cannes to celebrate the The Great Gatsby, which is opening the festival on Wednesday evening. The Australian actors plays Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's 3D film.
Indigo Films’ Nicola Giuliano, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Journeyman Pictures’ Paul Mezey are producing the film, and Silver Reel’s Claudia Blumhuber, Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Giulio Marantonio, John Powers Middleton, Jacob Pechenik and Florian Dargel will executive produce.
Marston is repped by WME and Anonymous Content, Williams by CAA, Edgerton by CAA and Shanahan Mgmt., and producers Roy Lee and Nicola Giuliano by UTA.
Game Of Thrones Star Alfie Allen Talks To The Big T
THE question of whether the sex and violence shown on ‘Game of Thrones’ are gratuitous has been raised since the start of the awarding-winning show, but according to one of its stars, all the bloodshed and nudity serve the purpose of making the story more real.
Sporting new platinum coloured locks (which he dyed for an upcoming film), British actor Alfie Allen sat down with the Caribbean press during a recent HBO Latin America press junket in Miami to discuss the third and current season of the hit fantasy show.
The 26-year-old Allen plays Theon Greyjoy, the heir of Lord Balon Greyjoy who has been held as a hostage of House Stark since his boyhood after his father’s uprising against King Robert Baratheon failed.
Theon grew up as one of the Stark siblings, but that did not stop him from betraying them when he saw an opportunity to impress his father by capturing House Stark’s seat, Winterfell.
At the end of season two, Theon had failed in his bid to hold Winterfell and was captured by enraged Northmen who mistakenly believed that he had murdered two of the Stark boys.
Now, season three finds Theon at the mercy of Ramsay Snow, who is seemingly torturing him for his crimes.
Throughout the seasons, on his path to self-realisation, Theon has often found himself in sex related and torture scenarios, but Allen said he feels these scenes always serve the plot and he has no problem filming them.
“I feel fine being part of it, I don’t feel wrong about that. If it’s gratuitously done, it’s wrong, but I think in (Game of Thrones) it’s very real. (Sex and violence) happen in real life, so why not, why can’t we show that on screen?
“I think it’s needed. I don’t think it’s just there for the audience to see (naked skin),” he said.
As for the violence specifically, Allen said people have an age-old fascination with seeing bloodshed and fight scenes, and that no one is really above finding a particular skilled sword move “cool”.
But while filming especially gruesome torture scenes for the show’s third season doesn’t bother him, Allen admits that he does find it challenging.
“The first torture scene was tough, trying to reach that level of emotion, because I didn’t have any real life experiences to draw on. I have definitely been mentally tortured by a few women, but not physically,” he joked.
Another challenging scene to film was the aborted violent rape of his character in episode three of the new season.
“It was tough and not really something to be laughed at; it’s pretty horrible,” he said.
However, Allen recalled that the Game of Thrones’ crew decided to lighten the mood with a visual joke.
“I remember we had the storyboard (for that scene), and in the storyboard they made me look happy about (the near rape experience).”
While he has done full frontal nudity for show before, the British actor chose a stand-in for the cheek-bearing scene in this episode and said he hopes the viewers appreciated his choice of derriere.
But aside from the failed rape, filming sex scenes are pretty easy and always enjoyable, Allen said.
“With those sort of scenes you just have to get on with it and enjoy it as well. Once you’re nervous, the other person is going to become (nervous) and it won’t ring true.”
Wanting to look his best for the nude scenes and also to give a good representation of a hardened warrior, Allen said he hit the gym and lost weight.
To achieve his desired physique, the actor said he changed his diet completely, but in a “common sense” way by cutting out sugary drinks, reducing his intake of carbohydrates and drinking lots of water.
“When I’m doing those nude scenes and sex scenes, it’s going to be up there for eternity, those things, so you want to make sure you’re in the best shape you can be, because people are going to be rewatching it over and over again...hopefully,” he said.
In addition to withstanding long and grisly torture sessions this season, Allen’s character is also on a journey of finding himself and achieving redemption.
“Theon’s biggest challenge is realising he has nothing to prove to anyone, that he just needs to get on with his life and be Theon, and not be a Greyjoy and not be a Stark, but just be his own person,” Allen said.
“And he kinda does that in episode four (of season three); he’s on the path to realising it and gets severely punished for it.”
Allen describes Theon as a lonely character, someone who is often surrounded by other people, yet still feels very much alone. And it is this loneliness that the actor said is sometimes challenging to portray.
“That was hard; it can be demoralising at times...(portraying) that lonely state of mind the whole time,” he said.
With more screen time in seasons two and three and a presence in key, game-changing scenes, the character of Theon has captured the fans’ attention.
“One of the things I love about the character is he’s real, he’s not a hero, he’s a real person. He makes mistakes and he’s a bit of a boy really. And you’re going to see him grow into a man, hopefully, in a really f* up way,” Allen said.
The British actor said he feels viewers relate to Theon because he’s someone who displays very human flaws.
“Everyone wants to relate to the hero and be a hero, but when it comes down to it, we’re not all perfect human beings, are we?”
And while his character has increasingly become the topic of heated discussions between fans, and the show itself has grown to dominate the pop culture landscape, Allen said there’s really no pressure for him.
“It’s cool, but I don’t really feel the pressure. I don’t trawl the Internet or do stuff like that. I’m not on Facebook and I’m not on Twitter, so I don’t really see those sides of things – not because of Game of Thrones, I just don’t like Facebook or Twitter. I think Facebook is on the decline right now. I think a lot of people are getting bored with it. A lot of young children are not joining up, I think it was just sort of a fad...and I was the first one to get off it,” he said jokingly.
But while he may not get the full Internet experience when it comes to fandom, Allen said he loves the fact that the show has become so huge and continues to attract more viewers.
“It doesn’t really add pressure for me. I love that, love performing. I love theatre, I love performing in front of big audiences, I buzz off that. That more and more people love (Game of Thrones), I just think it’s great,” he said.
I'm seriously starting to stan for this guy. He is such a gr8 actor and seems like a really nice and funny person in general. Will forever be bitter that he will never get the recognition that he deserves, while Kit Harington remains overrated as fuck.
Wade Robson: I'm Ready to TALK About MJ Sex Abuse Allegations
Wade Robson is breaking his silence on the Michael Jackson sex abuse allegations ... and it sounds like he's about to drop a bombshell.
Robson surfaced at JFK this morning -- unsuccessfully trying to stay low-key in a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.
But when the paps recognized Robson, they immediately blasted the guy with questions about his accusation -- that MJ molested him when he was a kid.
TMZ broke the story ... Robson claims MJ was a monster who sexually abused him for years ... but he didn't take action sooner because he repressed the memories. The MJ estate says Robson's allegations are completely bogus.
Robson says he'll open up about the situation tomorrow.
Stay tuned ...
Wade Robson: I Don't Need MJ Estate to Prove Molestation in Court
Wade Robson WILL have his day in court in his attempt to prove he was molested by Michael Jackson ... even if he's shut down by the Michael Jackson Estate.
TMZ has learned ... Robson has filed a civil lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court ... and it has nothing to do with his creditor's claim against the Estate. We broke the story ... Robson belatedly filed his creditor's claim, alleging MJ molested him between the ages of 7 and 14.
Robson may get shut down by the probate judge because he waited too long to file his claim. But the civil lawsuit we found will NOT go away that easily.
The allegations in the civil lawsuit are sealed, but TMZ has obtained the face page of the complaint, which shows Robson is suing DOE 1, an individual, DOE 2, a California corporation, and DOE 3, a California corporation. As for who these anonymous DOES are ... TMZ has done some digging, and it's clear. Robson is targeting MJJ Productions -- Michael's record label (owned by Sony) which hired Wade when he was 11 -- and MJJ Ventures ... which produced Michael's music videos.
The two corporations may have been involved in bringing Wade to the U.S. from his home in Australia, and it's clear Wade will argue they had some responsibility for protecting him -- kind of like the relationship between priests who molest and the Catholic Church.
As for the individual DOES (Wade names 50 DOES) ... it's very clear from our research that Robson is targeting the two executors of the MJ Estate -- John Branca and John McClain.
Short story -- even if Wade loses in probate court, he can probably have his day in civil court and put Michael Jackson and allegations of molestation before a jury.
Stills of Kidman as the Hollywood starlet-turned-princess whet the appetite for Olivier Dahan’s historical drama.
Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, wasn’t finished in time for Cannes, but images of Kidman as Hollywood starlet-turned-princess Grace Kelly whet the appetite for Olivier Dahan’s historical drama.
The shots suggest Dahan is not taking a lookalike approach for the film, something Kidman, speaking to THR in fall 2012 when Grace still was shooting, confirmed. “I’m not trying to re-create Grace, just capture her essence. Like [Dahan’s Edith Piaf drama] La Vie en Rose, this is more of an art movie than a strict biopic.” The Weinstein Co. will bow Grace of Monaco in an awards-season qualifying run stateside Dec. 27.
The star of Baz Luhrmann's kaleidoscopic screen adaptation, said reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's book again, he came to believe that it was not the tale of tragic romance he had once believed.
"I remember picking up the novel as a youth and being entertained by it, fascinated with Gatsby but not by any stretch of the imagination grasping the profound sort of existential power that Fitzgerald has in writing this book," the 38-year-old DiCaprio told reporters Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival.
"Ultimately I was fascinated by Gatsby as a character. I was moved by him. It no longer became a love story to me. It became a tragedy of this new American, this man in a new world where everything is possible, and at a time of great opulence in the 1920s. He was trying to become a great Rockefeller, a great American, and somewhere along the way has lost a sense of who he was."
In the movie, DiCaprio glows with health, bursts with brio – and wears immaculate linen suits – as Gatsby, a self-made man of mystery whose Long Island mansion becomes the epicenter of impossibly glittering parties while he nurses a private romantic yearning.
DiCaprio's the one thing in the film most critics have been enthusiastic about, and he gave Cannes' opening day a big dose of star power as he posed for photos with fellow cast members including Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.
DiCaprio – who first worked with the director on the 1996 film "Romeo + Juliet" – said Luhrmann brought out the best in his cast.
"He inspires you every day in the workplace to not only do your best, but dream big," DiCaprio said. "You cannot get in a room with this man and not feel inspired, not feel nostalgic, not feel like you're part of something special. He brings that out in everybody he works with, and it's infectious.
"He's also not afraid to take on incredibly classic stories that are embedded in our culture and that are incredibly risky to do."
The risk of adapting a much-loved work is evident in the movie's muted reception from journalists in Cannes, and the mixed reviews it has received in the United States, where it opened last week.
But it is a box-office hit, and cast and director all expressed pride in being faithful to the spirit of Fitzgerald's 1925 novel – despite the anachronistic soundtrack that features Jay-Z putting a hip-hop spin on Jazz Age sounds.
"Leonardo used to drive me crazy – but in a good way – because he would say, `are we honoring that book?'" Luhrmann said. "And that was our singular focus."
Luhrmann is a Cannes darling – his first feature, "Strictly Ballroom," played here in 1992 and "Moulin Rouge" opened the festival a decade later.
He said he was delighted to bring "Gatsby" to the French Riviera, where Fitzgerald and his wife and Zelda lived "a youthquake" of glamor and decadence much like the one the writer captured in his novel.
"He wrote it 20 miles up the road here," Luhrmann said, "while his wife was having an affair on the beach just down there ... and there was a French airman buzzing their house, who she was having the affair with.
"The thing I think about that is, how much of that pain and beauty went into the writing."
Khloe Kardashian announced via Twitter she has gotten Invisalign braces to straighten her teeth.
"Thank you Dr. Sands for being the best dentist ever!" the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star and former "the X Factor" co-host, 28, tweeted.
Kevin B. Sands, DDS, posted a picture of himself with Kardashian online, along with the Twitter message, "Always a pleasure to have her and Lamar visit!"
Jessica Chastain at Cannes 2012
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As the new face of Absolut Elyx Vodka as well as a renowned actress, former model and style icon in her own right, Chloë Sevigny is no stranger to the spotlight.
In fact, the trendsetter is also a pro at fielding press interviews, so much so that she recently went on the record last night with New York mag to discuss Gwyneth Paltrow's recent complaints about last week's Met Gala.
"Maybe her sleeves were too tight. If you're in a dress where you can't breathe, then you're not comfortable," she said, explaining that her own Proenza Schouler design was specifically made so she could move with ease at the fashion affair. "You have to wear comfortable shoes and an outfit you can be okay in."
And while Gwyneth made it pretty clear to USA Today that she's never going to the Met Gala again, Sevigny offered some supportive insight as to why the grand gala might not be well-received for all attendees.
"I think it depends on what table you're at, and who you're with, and obviously your attitude. But it's a lot of hoopla over not a lot. Everybody thinks it's so much pressure, and you do the carpet and it's such a big deal, and it's just a museum fund-raiser, you know?"
So true. Way to weigh in with a refreshing dose of down-to-earth sensibility, Chloë!
There are also reports that Madonna completely ignored ex bff Gwyneth and instead talked to Beyonce for most of the night and made sure she showed Gwyneth she was having fun with her A list friends and didn't need her.
Superman Gets Pensive In New 'Man Of Steel' Image
After a few posters showing off Superman taking flight, and another depicting Supes charging ahead, the latest "Man of Steel" image is way chill by comparison. The new shot shows Henry Cavill hovering calmly over Metropolis, glancing over his shoulder.
While the image has yet to be made into a poster, it will be used on the advance passes being sold at Walmarts starting on May 18th at 8 a.m. The "Man of Steel" Facebook page has all the details about obtaining the tickets, as well as a sneak peek at the tickets themselves (the negative space in the image is put to use, graphic designers!).
10 New Dick of Steel Images (Zack Snyder, Michael Shannon & More)
Another batch of Man of Steel images has landed online giving us a look at director Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue and more.
Man of Steel opens June 14th in IMAX 3D.
Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Man of Steel movie hub for more news, images and trailers.
SUPERMAN TO FLY HOME TO CHANNEL ISLAND
Superman himself, Henry Cavill, will be flying back to his hometown of Jersey for the Man of Steel premiere on the 14th of June, Friday. The first showing of the film in the Channel Island where Cavill was born will be held at St. Helier. It was reported that the Jersey premiere of the much anticipated film at Cineworld is set for two days right after the UK premiere in June. [Source: BBC News]
Directed by Zack Snyder [300, Watchmen] and written by David Goyer with Christopher Nolan [The Dark Knight Trilogy] as producer, Man of Steel will hit the U.S. theaters on the 14th of June. Tickets for advanced screening will be available on the 18th, May at your local Walmart.
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MAN OF STEEL Running Time Confirmed
WB has sent a few press outlets an email confirming a few details about Man of Steel, chief among them is the film's running time which is confirmed at 143 minutes or 2 hrs 23 minutes.
Man Of Steel: Gender-swapped Jimmy Olsen confirmed?
Bye bye Jimmy. Hello Jenny.
According to reports, Jimmy Olsen, the budding young reporter/photographer of Clark Kent’s local rag The Daily Planet, has undergone a gender-swap for upcoming reboot ‘Man Of Steel’.
The realignment of the classic character was seemingly confirmed after a film still, listing actress Rebecca Buller as “Jenny Olsen”, was noticed in the pages of an official ‘Man Of Steel’ tie-in book.
Back in January, Comicbookmovie.com reported that Buller was credited as the mysterious “Jenny Olsen” on IMDB’s ‘Man Of Steel’ cast list. The actress was also spied by eagle-eyed fans in a trailer - running alongside Lawrence Fishburne, who plays The Daily Planet’s editor Perry White.
The rumour sparked an online backlash, with fans of the ‘Superman’ series angry at the potential tampering with the long-established character.
Jimmy, who was played in 2006’s ‘Superman Returns’ by Sam Huntingdon, has appeared as a steady supporting figure in the DC comic book series as far back as 1938.
A source previously told Comicbookmovie.com that Jenny (if she existed) would actually be Jimmy’s sister, and not a gender- swapped version of the character. Still, there’s no sign of Jimmy himself on any cast list.
Warner Brothers is yet to comment if the realignment rumour is true.
I found a GREAT article about this gender-swapping, pls read, it's cool:
Jimmy Olsen, a girl? Why not? by Paul Cornish
Several comics news websites are reporting the rumour that the male character, Jimmy Olsen will be changed to a female character in the upcoming Superman movie by director Zack Snyder, Man of Steel. Jimmy has been one of Superman’s main supporting characters since 1941, and has been portrayed on screen by such actors as Jack Larson, Marc McClure, Justin Whalin, and Sam Huntingdon. But rumour has it that in Man of Steel, Rebecca Buller will be playing a character called Jenny Olsen. Personally, if this is true I’m all for it. In fact, I think Jimmy should become Jenny in the comics too.
Originally in the Superman comics, Jimmy Olsen served a role similar to that of Batman’s kid sidekick, Robin. Here was a character the young readers of the comic could identify with. With Jimmy, DC Comics were saying to their young fans, “Look, here’s a kid just like you, and he’s Superman’s best pal! If Superman were real, that could be you!” Jimmy even had his own comic, Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen, in which he would get himself into all manner of bizarre scrapes but inevitably use his supersonic signal watch to call his best friend, Superman, to help him out.
Times changed however, and so did Superman’s audience. Superman’s fans, and fans of comics in general, grew older, and as far back as the Seventies DC Comics’ creators began to search for a new take on Jimmy. For example, in the early 70s, comics legend Jack Kirby took over Jimmy’s comic and took him further away from his traditional depiction as Superman’s Number One fan. Jimmy was now embroiled in adventures involving the mysterious D.N.A Project and its genetically mutated creations, and Superman was as much along for the ride as Jimmy was.
Since the mid ’80s Jimmy has also been affected by the changing role of Lois Lane. Traditionally, Jimmy was “Superman’s Pal”, while Lois was “Superman’s Girlfriend”. By the ’80s creators and fans had finally realised that “girlfriend” and “pal” are not mutually exclusive. It is not impossible for someone’s romantic partner to be their best friend too, in fact, it’s probably essential! And so, as Superman and Lois became engaged and eventually married, Lois quite rightly became Superman’s trusted confidant, and Jimmy’s role became even less clearly defined. Even in DC’s recently rebooted Universe, where Superman has never been married to Lois, Lois is still referred to as Clark Kent’s best friend, leaving Jimmy’s role still as unclear as it has been for years.
There have been some great stories involving Jimmy over the past few decades but I would argue that they have mostly been reinterpretations of very old depictions of Jimmy. Throughout the late 80s and 90s Jimmy was forever encountering rebooted versions of Kirby’s 70s creations. Recent depictions of Jimmy by such great writers as Grant Morrison and Nick Spencer have been fun but drew heavily on the style and ideas of those early Jimmy stories from the 50s and 60s. I would argue that Jimmy Olsen has not been a truly interesting character for the past two decades, and I’d be hard pressed to think of a Superman story from that period that would have truly suffered from Jimmy’s exclusion. Sam Huntingdon’s portrayal of Jimmy in the Bryan Singer’s 2006 film, Superman Returns sums up the problem with the character quite neatly. In that film he is depicted as a bow-tie wearing, “gee-whiz”, throwback. It was fun, but not really essential to the film, or recognisable as any sort of person who’s ever existed in real life. That pretty much sums up Jimmy Olsen these days.
So, why not make him a girl?
Let’s list Jimmy’s defining characteristics. He’s a photographer, or sometimes a reporter. He’s young, usually late teens or early twenties. He’s Superman’s pal and he idolises Clark Kent and Lois Lane. He’s brave. Would any of these characteristics be lost or changed if Jimmy became Jenny? No, and changing Jimmy to Jenny could potentially open up the character to some story avenues that had not been possible before. We’d lose nothing, and potentially gain more.
If DC Comics were to ever perform such a switch I would imagine it would be done by some cosmic, time altering story telling device, or perhaps a multi-part, much hyped, DEATH OF JIMMY OLSEN storyline, in which Jimmy would die and be replaced by a cousin or a sister. But here’s a thought. Why not have a storyline in the comic where Jimmy decides that from now on he wants to live as Jenny? Remember, the whole DC Universe has recently been rebooted. We’ve seen very little of this version of Jimmy so far that would contradict a storyline where Jimmy reveals that his gender identity is different from his sex, and that he would now like to live as Jenny Olsen.
We live in a society that has a long way to go in its understanding and acceptance of transgender people. If handled properly, a prominent trans character in something as iconic as the Superman comics could go some way towards helping and educating us all. At the very least it opens up the possibility of a story that we’ve never seen told before in a mainstream superhero comic and it contradicts none of the defining characteristics I listed above. In fact, one of the defining characteristics I listed was ‘brave’. Choosing to live as you feel you truly are even if it means facing a world that may not understand or approve of your decision? Sounds pretty brave to me.
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