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The pneumatic blonde and her husband are searching for dancers and extras for the production of her brand new music video, and has taken to the internet to complete its casting.
The ad reads: 'Musician and actress Courtney Stodden is currently seeking dancers and extras for her upcoming music video production taking place in Hollywood, California.
'With nearly 7,000,000 views on YouTube, this is your opportunity to star side by side with one of the internet's biggest pop culture sensations.'
During her studio session on she could be found sentences such as:
‘While hardcore hits dominate my every move - I suddenly strip - & jump on top of a sexy sports car as I begin to wash it uncontrollably!’
She later added more suggestive words: ‘Smoothly shooting whipped cream into the erotic air and watching it as it lustfully lands on all the right places of my candy-coated body...’
The nineties sketch-comedy troupe The State has bred much talent, including Ken Marino (Party Down), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911! ), and David Wain, whose latest movie, Wanderlust (co-written by Marino), opens this weekend. Vulture spoke with the director of the yuppies-meet-hippies comedy (starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, and Justin Theroux) to ask him inappropriate questions about nude scenes, kissing, and that Wet Hot American Summer sequel.
This movie is rife with one-liners. Was there a lot of ad-libbing?
Everyone in the cast was at liberty to improvise. Even during the editing process, we’d record audio lines off-screen. There’s always a chance for more.
There’s this bit with Paul Rudd riffing in a mirror about propositioning a woman. Were you shocked by the filth that came out of this nice guy’s mouth?
Um, no. [Laughs.] He certainly has that ability to be that bawdy in real life. "Like your erection selection," that was just another thing that was written on the page — and Paul just kept going. That’s what makes that scene so crazy. “I wanna get it all up in your vadge!” I was pretty amazed. We were laughing so hard on set. But that’s part of the reason I work with Paul Rudd over and over again.
One thinks of Jennifer as a rom-com person, but not necessarily as a comedienne. Did she play along?
She absolutely did. She jumped right in with everybody else. I was really pleased. I think it was fun for her, to jump into a different type of comedy with a group of people she didn’t know, as well. She has the comfort zone with Paul since she worked with him [on 1998’s The Object of My Affection and also on Friends].
Was she your casting coup?
And also Alan Alda [who plays the leader of the commune]. He was a dream choice. It never occurred to me he’d say “yes.” He initially passed on it, but then we e-mailed a little bit. Then coincidentally we were both in Chautauqua, New York, the same weekend. It was very random. We had the chance to meet each other, sit down, and talk about it. I think he liked the script but wanted to make sure there was an intelligence to it or something like that.
How did Justin Theroux come to mind to play a hippie leader?
The only other time I worked closely with him was when he played Jesus in my film The Ten. So he had the long hair, the beard, and was larger than life … so it was almost a cousin to that character. In fact, Justin Theroux was really the only person that we wrote the script with in mind.
Do you feel like a proud papa now that Justin and Jennifer are dating?
Having done a few films now, there are always some people who hook up on sets, ’cause it’s a very intense environment. Everyone in the cast and crew really got along. We were all on location in Georgia, and the communal bonding experience on the screen was [the same] among the cast and crew. But there was certainly no specific relationship between Justin and Jennifer.
If Jennifer and Justin marry, would you offer to be a Flower Man or Drunken Speech Guy at the wedding?
I’m officially, publicly offering on Vulture right now.
Have you ever been stuck in a situation with a lot of hippies around you?
When I was younger I went to a Rainbow Gathering, which was this really hardcore stepping out in the summer with naked people making rice and stuff. But I think that if anything directly inspired this movie in my life, it was more working in comedy groups like The State, where you’re working as a democratic group different from the way mainstream society tells you to.
How did you prepare everyone for your old State-mate Joe Lo Truglio’s persistent nakedness?
He was naked a lot! It was really awkward at first, but after a couple of days nobody thought about it anymore. There were so many naked people in general around the set. Also, his penis was fake. It was a stunt penis.
Was this so Wanderlust could get an R-rating and not NC-17?
No. Honestly, it was so that we weren’t looking at a real penis all day long every day.
What does your wife make of the star-studded Wainy Days Make-out MegaMix going around online?
She said, “I’d rather you do that onscreen than off-screen.” I also made out with my wife in Wainy Days, so that’s something.
What is the key to kissing onscreen?
Just relax and get that tongue-wag.
While we’re on the topic of bad kissing, what’s going on with that Wet Hot American Summer sequel?
Michael Showalter and I are writing a script as we speak, making our early arrangements to get it done.
Where is it going to pick up?
That is classified. I got no answers for you on that.
Which characters will return?
Most of them.
What’s with all the secrecy?
[Cackles.] I’m trying to keep an air of mystique about it.
Comedian Simon Amstell has joined Twitter – but he's not sure it's for him. He's already lost a real-life friend by not following him. And his followers are annoyed – they think it's all about marketing (it is). Luckily his friend, actor Jessie Cave, is there to guide him through the dos and don'ts. Plus, we meet Daniel Simonsen, who will be going on tour with Amstell.
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Love him, but she makes me feel so awkward in what is probably a bad way.
"Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010."
Excited to see this...there really is no other place like Comic-Con.
Chris Brown and Rihanna are dangerously close to getting back together, sources close to the ex-couple tell TMZ -- but the singers' friends are desperately trying to keep them apart ... for their own good.
According to sources, Rihanna is still head over heels for Chris -- despite that fateful night 3 years ago when he brutalized her -- and if it weren't for the media and her fans, she would already have taken him back.
We're told Chris also has extremely strong feelings for Rihanna -- current girlfriend be damned.
Now, sources tell us, Rihanna and Chris' friends are terrified they'll get back together -- and they're doing everything they can to prevent a possible reunion.
According to sources, friends on BOTH sides have expressed extremely strong reservations to Ri and CB about spending so much time together ... warning it's a terrible idea ... personally AND professionally.
But with Rihanna's birthday ... Chris and Rihanna's duets released this week ... friends fear they're fighting an uphill battle.
As one source put it, "You can't hold back love."
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With less than one week to go until the Parenthood season finale airs, the cast has come together with singer (and boyfriend of the show's Mae Whitman) Landon Pigg, 28, to film a goofy video cover of LFO's 1999 hit, "Girl on TV."
Watch the video above and tune into Parenthood's season finale on Tuesday at 10 pm on NBC.
Mods, the video works when I preview it....
This is just an excuse to discuss the last episode. I'm not sure how I feel about Jasmine and Crosby reuniting. They are very cute together, their respective partners are too nice to be screwed over.
In the face of criticism over what some have described as a “shameful” decision to put Whitney Houston’s corpse on the cover of their magazine this week, the publisher of the National Enquirer told FoxNews.com that she thought the cover was a work of art.
“I thought it was beautiful,” publisher Mary Beth Wright told FoxNews.com.
Fellow members of the media attacked the publication's decision as tasteless and morbid.
The Washington Post declared that “a line had been crossed.” The website Jezebel called it morbid and the site The Daily Caller added: "Running an image of Whitney Houston’s lifeless body on the cover is pretty par for the course for The National Enquirer, but it’s still a bit much."
The photo shows the late singer dead in a gold casket with the headline, “Whitney: The Last Photo!” The image is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey. Accompanying headlines lure readers in with the promise to bring them inside Whitney’s private funeral, offering details that she was buried in $500,000 of jewelry with gold slippers on her feet.
A day after the National Enquirer's purported photograph of singer Whitney Houston in her casket made the rounds of the Internet, no one has revealed who took the photo and provided it to the tabloid.
The Enquirer's photo, showing a woman who appears to be Houston lying in a casket with her nickname, "Nippy," written on its silk lining, provoked widespread outrage. It appears to have been taken in a viewing room prepared to receive guests for Houston's service. That service was held at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J. on Feb. 18.
"I have spoken with the family about this and they have asked me not to comment on the matter," Carolyn Whigham, the funeral-home owner, told the UK's Daily Mail.
It "seems doubtful" the photo was leaked by a family member, the L.A. Times reports, citing the Houston family's attempts to keep the media away from the service. Houston's funeral was invitation-only to preserve privacy, although an Associated Press camera was allowed to film the service, which was streamed live online.
The paper also notes that the picture is probably authentic, writing that "no one from Houston's family has come forward so far to say the photo is fraudulent."
Focus does seem to be shifting from Houston's death to the press coverage of her death, especially as it relates to how information is leaking out. Radar Online is reporting that hotel staffers at the Beverly Hills Hilton, where Houston died on Feb. 11, have been fired for speaking to the media about the death.
“Hotel employees that talked to the media were fired because they violated hotel policy," Radar Online's anonymous source says. "They weren’t high level employees, but the hotel didn’t want anyone to talk about Whitney’s tragic death.”
There is still no official cause of death given for the late singer. Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says an autopsy was performed, but that results are being held until toxicology tests have been performed.
While the Beverly Hills police department has said the death is not a criminal case and they are not conducting a homicide investigation, Nancy Grace of HLN has brought up that angle, saying "I'd like to know who was around her...and who let her slip, or pushed her, underneath that water."
Comedian Lewis Black criticized Grace's speculation, saying "she manages to turn the tragic accident into murder mystery dinner theater."
No less than legendary singer Aretha Franklin, Houston's godmother and a 50-year friend of Houston's mother Cissy, has pleaded for media sanity, issuing a statement Wednesday saying, "Cissy does not need ridiculous speculation and neither do I.”
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Avril Lavigne is set to launch accessories from her Abbey Dawn label on JustFab.com next month.
The rock/pop songstress will debut twelve shoe styles and five handbags from her fashion brand's spring collection, of those, four special color variations will be exclusive to the site.
“Overall, the style of Abbey Dawn is rock ’n’ roll, so you see a lot of spikes and skulls and black. They are bold pieces. They make a statement. They are a lot of fun," said Lavigne.
JustFab.com president Kimora Lee Simmons also chimed in about the partnership, explaining, “Avril, I feel, is such a punk rock sweetheart. She really has a distinct look, feel, flair and style, and certain elements of that, speaking from a design standpoint, will cross over and resonate with our members.”
Here are some promotional videos for the partnership:
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In 2010, the Sitges Film Festival and its director Ángel Sala were charged with exihibiting child pornography in connection with the screening of A Serbian Film. Today, newspaper El País is reporting that the charges have been dropped. The charges were first laid in relation to two particular scenes in the film, which implied that minors were sexually assaulted. The charges were preceded by cancellations of screenings of the films at other locations in Spain. According to the article, authorities ruled that the film is not pornographic, falls within the "gore" genre, and that the film itself, even with its graphic content, was quite clearly speaking against such acts as it was depticting, or should it be said, pretending to depict.
This comes as a great relief not least to Sala, who if convicted might have faced jail time, but to the festival, its fans, and indeed, all those who promote and display art that stretches boundaries, both narratively and stylistically. Not that authorities should overlook any art that might fall into this category; but this clearly wasn't the case.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have not seen A Serbian Film, nor do I intend to. This is not a reflection on the quality of the film; but I have a limit, and from what I've heard, this movie passes it. But that shouldn't stop other people from seeing it. No festival of the caliber of Sitges would ever screen a film that in any way shape or form sought to glorify child sexual abuse, which deems the original charge ridiculous to say the least. The film only played once during the festival, at midnight, with plenty of public warning as to its graphic content. But more importantly, nothing was depicted onscreen, and thereby didn't break any laws.
In the wake of the firing of José Luis Cienfuegos from the Gijón Festival, and the new conservative government's threat of severe cuts to film funding, it's nice to see some good news in the Spanish film industry.
Almost 20 years after they co-starred together in the classic teen comedy "Clueless," actors Alicia Silverstone and Jeremy Sisto are reuniting on screen as Silverstone joins Sisto's ABC sitcom "Suburgatory" for a four episode arc. Silverstone plays Eden, a new love interest to Sisto's single dad character George.
"We were good friends back in the day so it's been really nice to personally reconnect and meet her baby and to hear stories about her life over the last 10 years," Sisto said of the reunion.
"It's just going to be a real trip for people to see Elton and Cher together from back in the day," he added. "They're completely different characters of course, but in reality, you would be a completely different person -- or I am from when I was 19 to what I am now -- so it's a trip!"
When asked if "Clueless" fans can expect any inside jokes on the show, Sisto said isn't quite sure what the "Suburgatory" team is cooking up yet. "They might very well get some 'Rollin' With the Homies' action going on. That's a good idea. But [Silverstone's guest stint] is going to make people feel a little old and I think it's a great moment to see these two actors back together."
The film looks god-awful, tbh - like "Superbad" without self-awareness/ironic distance. But I've got a crush on this guy...
Do you fancy conquering the Iron Throne for a day?
The seat forged of a thousand blades is coming to London for one day only on 5th March in celebration of the worldwide release of Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD.
Head on down to HMV 150 Oxford Street on 5th March and have your picture taken on the Iron Throne. Make sure to be in keeping with Westeros’ latest fashions as the best Game of Thrones inspired outfit will win an ‘exclusive and signed money can’t buy’ Game of Thrones prize!
Doors open at 8am but get there early as we’ll be giving away exclusive prize packs to the first fans of the day. Keep an eye out for more information on the arrival of the Throne by liking our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ukhbo.
Please be aware that the Throne will be unavailable from 12.30pm until 2pm,
I'm going with my boob hanging out. obviously.
When it comes to selling clothes, size matters. A campaign for Levis Curve ID Jeans was banking on it, until it backfired.
The line of customized shape-fitting denims boasts in a print ad, "hotness comes in all shapes and sizes." But underneath that message of empowerment, are three models with very similar, slender body types. Aside from slight differences in backside protrusions, none of the models reflect the size 14 shape of the average American woman.
Copyranter, an advertising watchdog blog that posted the magazine ad Wednesday, called it an insult to women size six and over.
"The company doesn't seem to understand what 'different' means," added Jezebel's Anna North. "See, 'hotness comes in all shapes and sizes,' as long as those shapes are minute variations on the same thin, ponytailed woman."
In a call to Levis, a spokesperson told Shine that particular ad is actually from last year. Their latest campaign takes into account the heaping dose of criticism from bloggers since the first ads launched in 2010. ("If you put the words 'Bold Curve' next to a woman, I expect her to have, um, bold curves and preferably legs that don't look like toothpicks," activist Shelby Knox wrote of one of the first Curve ID ads.)
In fact the most recent ads for Curve ID, launched last week, plays down the word "curve" and play up the toothpicks. More street art than self-help, the look of the new campaign for the 'Ankle Skinny' Curve ID jeans, buries the curves behind six long slim legs. It's hard to tell any difference at all between the three body types presented because of the way they're posing, but it's safe to say nobody's a size 14.
"By no means is the advertising representative of all women's body types across the globe," Levis rep Ibby Clifford tells Shine, adding that a more diverse gallery of "real women" exists on their Facebook page.
Levis' Curve ID brand concept attempts to eliminate the physical torment as well as the psychological baggage of buying jeans. That's probably why the campaign has historically taken so much heat, compared to every other jeans ad with a skinny model. While the line features a wide range of sizes, the focus is on the curvature of four different body types: Slight, Demi, Bold and the more recent, Supreme. The Starbucks-inspired naming convention is designed to take the stigma out of jeans sizes and celebrate the curvier figure. But ever since the line launched in 2010, its ad campaigns have struggled to portray real body types in print.
It's not the first to apparel brand to stumble while promoting equal opportunity designs. American Apparel incited critics last year when it announced a plus size modeling contest to promote their new XL line.
While advertisers struggle with the demand for larger sizes, merchandisers are embracing it. The Limited launched an entire online shopping site last year for, Eloquii, their line for women sizes 14w and over. In the UK, size 12 mannequins are storming department stores. Displaysense, one of the biggest suppliers for clothing chains, has seen a 16 percent increase in requests for curvier mannequins.
In the past year, Levis has had so much success with their Curve ID line, they've expanded the range of cuts and styles, notably adding a larger shape option called Supreme, "designed to solve the fit frustrations of the curviest women."
Despite the wider variety of sizes in stores, one size still fits magazines-and it's too small for a growing number of critics. Still, even those critical of Levis' Curve ID promotions, seem to like the actual jeans. "They've made some nicely fitting jeans, albeit jeans that still fit squarely into a body-oppressive paradigm," confesses My Body Image's Taylor Owen. "I'll admit, I bought two pairs. "