Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Tim Burton confirms ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel (and Winona Ryder will be in it!)


If Hump Day’s got ya down, here’s something that’ll cheer you right up again: Tim Burton has confirmed that there will indeed be a Beetlejuice sequel coming our way soon, AND that our beloved Winona Ryder will be in it!

From MTV News:

“Oh yeah,” Burton said, when MTV News asked if he’d be directing the sequel. And his response to the question of whether or not Winona Ryder would be returning?

“Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah,” he said. “Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah.”

Hear that? That’s the sound of nine “yeahs.” So if “yeahs” were Beetlejuices, we’d have three at this point. We’re still waiting on the one, but Burton did say that working with Ryder on a recent video for The Killers helped influence his decision to return to the ghostly franchise.

“I worked with [Ryder], I hadn’t seen her in awhile… and she was so great,” Burton said. “I was so happy to see her. So those kinds of elements mean something to me. Michael, and her… and that character, I just miss it, there’s some freedom about that character that I love.”

Awesome! I wasn’t a Beetlejuice fan and I don’t really like Tim Burton, but I can see the draw on this one. Let’s hope it holds up as a decent sequel.

Will you go and see Beetlejuice 2?

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Scarlett Johansson thinks her body is just “okay”

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Scarlett Johansson is, by all accounts, pretty hot, right? She’s just had a baby so she’s probably feeling that Hollywood pressure to get back in shape and yada yada, but baby or no baby, she’s an attractive woman. Not by her own account, of course – she just think she looks “okay”.

Here’s what she had to say about it on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 (via E! Online):

“It’s an okay body,” said the actress, who welcomed her and Romain Dauriac‘s first child Rose Dorothy just three months ago. “I wouldn’t say it’s particularly remarkable, though. I don’t like my thighs, my midsection.”

And how does the newly married mama feel about being viewed as a sex symbol? “I never put on a sexy face,” she told Barbara, “so I don’t know what it means to act seductively.”

Rose Dorothy! How did I not know that was her daughter’s name? It’s so old school! It’s adorable! And yeah, sorry ScarJo (I know you love that name!), but you are more than “okay”. Not my cup of tea, but from an objective point of view… come on.

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The Sony hackers really hate Seth Rogen and James Franco

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Seth Rogen and James Franco have that disastrous “comedy”, The Interview, coming out on Christmas Day, but it’s already created enemies worldwide. Namely in North Korea and with a group known as the Guardians of Peace, who actually have threatened to reenact 9/11 for real if they dared hold the premiere or if anyone went to the theatre to see it.

From Variety:

The Sony hackers have threatened a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korean comedy “The Interview,” substantially escalating the stakes surrounding the release of the movie.

The attackers also released the promised “Christmas gift” of files. The contents of the files are unknown but it’s called “Michael Lynton,” who is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.) Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.”

Huh. This warning was enough to put the wind up someone in power, though, because they’ve gone ahead and canceled the New York premiere (the LA one went off without a hitch last week).

I know North Korea is a serious diplomatic and humanitarian crisis by all accounts, but if we’re going to get real/bring some levity to the situation, what grown ass adults care about being teased in a comedy movie made by two stoners? Methinks people need to take themselves far less seriously. Come on, now!

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Maisie Williams has no time for Emma Watson’s “first world feminism”

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Remember that great speech Emma Watson gave at the UN a couple of months ago about feminism and its importance? Everyone thought it rocked – myself included – but there was one person who was less than impressed. That person is Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, who thinks Emma Watson needs to climb down from her ivory tower and broaden her world view.

From The Guardian:

Williams is a feminist, though it’s not an issue high on her agenda. “There are creepy things that people say online that I shouldn’t have to read,” she explains, “but there are bigger things going on in other countries.” We talk about actor Emma Watson’s recent UN speech, in which she talked about her reasons for becoming a feminist, and the need for men to be onside; Williams says she is impatient with this kind of “first-world feminism”. “A lot of what Emma Watson spoke about, I just think, ‘that doesn’t bother me’. I know things aren’t perfect for women in the UK and in America, but there are women in the rest of the world who have it far worse.”

Huh. I mean, I kinda get where she’s coming from – Feminism isn’t just for white, middle-class women, and yet that’s often where so many of the efforts are focused. Feminism is ALL women of all ethnicities, religions, economic background, etc, and the issues surrounding marginalized and often ignored communities definitely need more attention. That being said, I don’t think Emma Watson was being purposely exclusive, she just maybe needs to sorta expand her horizons. Plus, one speech doesn’t mean that she’s ONLY concerned about what she said within it, and I also don’t think Maisie was trying to diss or talk shit about Emma, just that their priorities are different, and that’s okay.  These two should meet – they might learn something from each other!

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Jennifer Aniston is still sick of you asking her about having kids

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Jennifer Aniston has been plagued with a lot of bullshit questions throughout her career. The most popular one has to do with kids: when she’s going to have some, why she doesn’t have any yet, wouldn’t she love kids, what will she name her kids, aren’t kids great, when are you going to be pregnant with a kid, yada yada. Well, she’s sick of it and frankly, thinks it’s a bit unfair.

From Allure:

“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women – that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering – dogs, friends, friends’ children.”

“This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself, that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is.”

Jen admitted that the criticism really gets to her, too – she gets “tight in the throat” even talking about it. But yo, Jen – I get that it can be hurtful when someone says something untrue about you, but what if it was true? So what if you valued your career and wanted to focus on that instead of changing your entire life to accommodate a baby? Is that not actually one of the most thoughtful things you can do – not having kids as accessories and pawning them off on others to raise just so you can look like you’re “having it all” when really you couldn’t give less of a shit about having babies?

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James Franco doesn’t smoke pot, apparently

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If James Franco isn’t the highest motherfucker alive 95% of the time (his BFF Seth Rogen excluded), then the sky isn’t blue and the grass isn’t green. What else could explain half the shit he does? His Smiths-inspired album?  A Lindsay Lohan-inspired short story? I mean, the list goes on and on.

But yeah, apparently James Franco doesn’t smoke weed – or so he says. In an interview with Seth on Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM radio show yesterday, James swears he never smokes, at all, and hasn’t in a long, long time because “there’s just no need”. Why, because his brain functions like a terminally stoned person’s anyway?

James also said that if he were to smoke, he likely “couldn’t function” and instead, he just lets Seth get him high by proxy, which… whatever. How much BS is this story, do we think?

If you’d like to listen to the whole thing, here ya go:

P.S. Franco’s performance as the crazy stoner in Pineapple Express was also apparently just acting, but if that’s the case, this dude deserves an Oscar, like, 8 years ago.

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Britney Spears brings her abs to the cover of ‘Women’s Health’

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Britney Spears is the cover star of the January issue of Women’s Health, and she brought abs for days. Of course, the hateration is rife on this one and people are saying her abs are fake and she’s been Photoshopped to high heaven. I mean, of course she has – everyone ever in the history of magazine cover stars has been – but I still think she looks fantastic.

In the accompanying interview, Brit Brit talks a bit about her diet and exercise regimen. What does she eat? How does she work out? Tell us all!

Via US Weekly:

“Dancing is a great cardio workout,” the superstar told Women’s Health. “Tough and fun at the same time.”

“I like my workouts to be effective in a short amount of time,” she explained. “I start with 20 minutes of intense cardio—usually running— move on to light free weights, body-weight exercises such as pushups, squats, and situps, then finish it off with a stretch.”

“I’m really into raw food — sushi basically,” Spears noted, adding that she indulges in Nut Thins and “any kind of fruit” to help keep her body fueled. There is one weakness, however, that the southern superstar cannot shake off: “I love sweet tea!”

Kewl story. I wonder which member of her team was responsible for sending over the copy for this shit, because this is NOT how Britney Spears talks, sorry. I’ve heard her. I’ve seen her. Just… no. That being said, I’m sure she does do all of that shit – she HAS to work out in order to be able to do her Vegas shows and whatnot, so yeah. I can’t believe she doesn’t eat her Cheetos anymore, though :(

Here are some more photos from the shoot – like I said, she’s looking amazing!

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