Sylvester Stallone’s twitter crusade against Bruce Willis is making a whole lot more sense now that we have all the details. Stallone tweeted that Willis was, “GREEDY AND LAZY” and that he was “out” and Harrison Ford was “in” (and this was followed with many exclamation points.) He was referring to The Expendables 3, and now we know why Willis was out.
According to The Hollywood Report, Bruce Willis wanted…get ready for this…$1 million PER DAY. They said no.
And you know what’s almost crazier? They were willing to pay him $3 million for four days!
Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. “He said he’d drop out unless he got $4 million,” this source close to the production says. “A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no.”
Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join the Expendables cast.
The insider adds, “I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford – a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film.”
I was going to make a joke about how Bruce Willis wound up being expendable, but then saw the top rated comment on that post was basically the same joke. I’m guessing EVERYONE is making that joke right now.
Bruce Willis should be f-cking ashamed, and so should the producers and studio for offering him as much as they did.
August 9, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I love it when celebrities get passive aggressive and take their issues with another celebrity to twitter. And that’s exactly what’s happening here, except it’s with celebs I didn’t even think knew how to use twitter. You guys ready for this? Sylvester Stallone is angry with Bruce Willis, and he took it to twitter. He tweeted,
WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!
He then added,
GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE
Amazing! I gotta say I am so over Bruce Willis, especially after this (and that’s not the even the first time as of late he was rude to an interviewer for no reason). And I’ve always LOVED Harrison Ford — didn’t think he was ever “out” — so my sheer joy is with Stallone in this fight. Although I guess it’s not really a fight considering that Bruce Willis isn’t fighting back…I don’t think he actually has a twitter.
Let there be no doubt, Stallone’s rep confirmed that this indeed was Sylvester Stallone tweeting insults directed at Bruce Willis. (USA Today)
Who do you prefer: Stallone or Willis?
August 7, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Harrison Ford signed on to be in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is going to play a “legendary newscaster a la Tom Browkaw.” Neat. The film begins shooting this month in Atlanta. The original cast of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner will return. Kristen Wiig has also been thrown into the mix. If I had to speculate I’d say we’ll also see a cameo from Vince Vaughn again and maybe someone like Jonah Hill. One thing’s for sure, this is gonna be one hell of a Judd Apatow and friends circlejerk.
Mr. Ford is hopefully going to appear in another sequel, this one of the Star Wars variety. In the meantime he has three films coming out: 42, Paranoia, and Ender’s Game.
Are you excited for Anchorman 2?
March 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
NERDS, GET IN HERE, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT STAR WARS IN HERE. Mark Hamill AKA Luke Skywalker of the Star Wars trilogy, is in talks about possibly returning to the franchise. “Who cares about Mark Hamill?” you ask. I CARE. A LOT OF US CARE. THERE ARE 4 – 8 PEOPLE READING THIS WHO CARE ABOUT MARK HAMILL.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
They’re talking to us. George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts; they would write us out. I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.
Omg, Mark Hamill, you adorable national treasure. “They’re more busy than I am.” That is some beautiful honesty right there.
In January it was announced that J.J. Abrams is directing the first sequel, Episode VII. Then, there was discussion that Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo, but reports conflict as to whether or not it’s official just yet. Rolling Stone says it is, but check out their source.
From Rolling Stone:
Harrison Ford will return as the original space cowboy, Han Solo, in the new installments of the Star Wars franchise, according to Fox News Latino columnist Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez. The reporter said he “triple checked” his “legitimate sources”…
Oh cool, well we all know how legit that Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez is.
Hamill goes onto speculate,
I’m assuming, because I haven’t talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring — like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character. … When I found out [while making the original trilogy] that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there’s a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad news is she’s your sister – I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to wind up like Sir Alec. I’m going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.’
February 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Image by Randy Holmes via Entertainment Weekly
Below, a video of the episode’s “cold open”; in it, someone from Harrison’s past suddenly materializes, anxious to cash in on a few old favors. (Harrison’s overzealousness is kind of alarming, but at least he is committed, and anyway, the whole thing was directed by Jon Favreau.)
Laugh it up, fuzzballs.
July 28, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
Who broke up a marriage? Which pop tart is getting back into acting? And whose scar is penance for his cheating ways? None of the answers are inside, because it’s time for More! Blind!! Items!!!
Put on your Thinking Gloves and talk to me in the comments downstairs.
Here’s an especially juicy scandal:
What Oscar-winning actor is already being blasted as a deadbeat dad BEFORE his baby’s even born?! The brooding actor hasn’t ponied up for his baby mama’s prenatal care because he’s been too busy romancing a hot new gal!