1. Daniel Day-Lewis is a legend, plain and simple:
He has given Hollywood some of its greatest and most triumphant performances, including the cerebral palsy-stricken artist Christy Brown in My Left Foot, a rich industrialist who terrorizes the gang-ridden streets of Gangs of New York and the brooding overseer of oil fields in There Will Be Blood. Now Day-Lewis will be starring in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Lincoln as none other than Honest Abe himself.
This is simply amazing news. Day-Lewis is arguably one of the best actors in Hollywood, and he has proven it with four Academy Award nominations and two wins for his leading roles in My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood. He will bring Abe Lincoln alive with his acting talent and ability to accurately portray any character, including the bearded one.
If Abe was still alive, I have a feeling he’d feel very relieved to know his legacy is in such good hands.
2.Canada has finally produced something worthwhile other than syrup, hockey, moose and Celine Dion. Ryan Reynolds, the actor best known for spitting in your food in Waiting, was recently voted this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine:
What a nice coincidence then that his wife, Scarlett Johansson, was voted this year’s sexiest woman by the same publication. Reynolds has risen to Hollywood prominence over the past couple of years, with his most high-profile role coming as the Green Lantern in the upcoming superhero movie bearing the same name. Johansson has also been a bright spot in many recent movies, including the massively popular Iron Man 2. It must be so great to wake up in the morning and know you and your wife are basically the hottest people on the planet. Combine the two, and lucky viewers will get a staggering amount of hotness that could equal the overall temperature of the sun. Now stop and imagine Reynolds and Johansson’s future child — so good looking the gods haven’t even envisioned it yet.
3. Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, sporting a fedora and whip that get him both the girls and ancient lost treasure:
The character James Bond is also renowned for his suave appearance, license to kill and ability to solve any mission while sleeping with any woman he wants. Now Ford and current Bond Daniel Craig are teaming up to fight aliens in the Wild West for the upcoming flick Cowboys & Aliens.
Directed by Jon Favreau (of Iron Man fame), Cowboys and Aliens does its title justice: Cowboys need to defend their town, and their lives, from ruthless alien invaders. While the western folk obviously would not be properly equipped to defeat alien technology alone, a cowboy (played by Craig) somehow possesses an alien weapon/device that helps level the playing field. Check out the trailer — it’s awesome.
4. Everyone knows — and loves — the Harry Potter movies:
Having given 10 years to making these movies, Daniel Radcliffe said he would not be on board if they were to make another book/and or movie. Can we say, “WTF?” Before Harry Potter came out, people never knew this blue-eyed, pale-skinned actor. Harry Potter has made Radcliffe what he is today, and he’s telling everyone he would turn it down? Seriously? There is something wrong with him if he’d give up fighting wizards, learning spells and drinking potions to do weird stuff like standing naked next to horses. Does anyone else find this a bit odd? He might as well say, “Sorry, Harry Potter fans, but I prefer doing exciting things like bestiality over casting spells on evil wizards.”
5. Leave it to Paris Hilton to make community service look good:
While cleaning graffiti on Hollywood Boulevard on Friday, the heiress was spotted wearing tight black jeans, hoop earrings and black heels. In September, the pink princess pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors because of a drug bust in Las Vegas. After being sentenced to serve a year’s probation, complete a drug-abuse program, pay a $2,000 fine and serve 200 hours of community service, Hilton is well on her way to becoming a model citizen. As a person who hangs out with girls like Lindsay Lohan, that might take her a while. Then again, the world may be a better place without airheads polluting the air.
6. Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has a new girl to take home to mom:
A reality-television personality by the name of Brittny Gastineau. Wow, he’s definitely got himself a diamond in the rough. Has anyone even heard of her or seen this so-called reality show? I’m pretty sure she’s just saying she is a star so she’ll get a second look from Phelps. I mean, she has to be with him for his good looks and long … arms. One might ask if she is dating him for fame, because let’s face it, he’s not that much of a looker. It was reported Gastineau and Phelps were spotted at a Los Angeles hotel where they laughed and talked the night away until the bar closed. What the source forgot to mention was Phelps accompanied Ms. Gastineau to Room 236 with a Victoria’s Secret bag in one hand and a Spencer’s bag in the other. I’m sure once Phelps comes down from the high of his bong, he’ll realize the mess he’s dating.