I don’t pay too much attention to Jim Carrey one way or the other, but this was a great story – he stopped by Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa on Saturday to give the commencement speech to the school’s 2014 graduates. He also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, so not too bad a weekend for ol’ Jim.
The speech itself can be watched in full below, but I thought this was a great part:
“The decisions we make in this moment are based in either love or fear. So many of us chose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never ask the universe for it. I’m saying I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it. And if it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order.”
May 27, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
He and Jim Carrey have on their best Dumb and Dumber faces and aside from looking significantly older (Mr. Daniels especially), not much has changed.
Are YOU excited for this 20-year-later sequel?
September 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jim Carrey shot his scenes as Colonel Stars and Stripes in Kick Ass 2 last year, but has since announced that he won’t promote the film ahead of its August release because he’s not really feeling the violence in the film – especially since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.
He announced this via his Twitter page (where else?) on Sunday; Universal Pictures hasn’t responded, but they probably wont.
I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
Well, can’t argue with that. I mean, I don’t really correlate the two – movie violence and real-life violence – but I can see where he’s coming from and respect that. Below is the trailer for Kick Ass 2 – what do you think?
June 24, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
“I was so flattered I can’t even tell you. Honest! I was really flattered, I really was! … Right before the video came out, we were at the MTV Movie Awards. Jason Sudeikis hosted,” she recalls. “There was like five of us, and we just went on this tangent of talking nice behind Jim Carrey’s back. Jason was talking about how great [Carrey] was when he went on Saturday Night Live and how he was just like a comedic genius. Everyone was kind of weighing in, like ‘He’s the best. He’s amazing.’ And so when [the video] happened, we all kind of talked to each other like, ‘Weird, that was the guy we were lauding for, like, 30 minutes.’ Have you ever done that? Just all sat around a table saying nice things about one person? It was the greatest thing. You walk away, and you were just like, That felt so good, to talk about how wonderful someone is.”
Now I don’t know why Emma’s taken an entire year to really address Jim’s video, but hey. I guess it’s better late than never, right? Also, I watched ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ the other night. And no, before you ask, I don’t really know why, either. It just happened. Just like how I’d kind of like to see these two happen. Yeah, he’s old enough to be her dad, but that’s not stopping people like Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, now, is it?
June 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
This image of comedy treasure Steve Carell ought to whet your interest in next year’s Burt Wonderstone, in which Carell stars as Burt Wonderstone.
The premise: a Vegas magician “breaks up with his longtime stage partner” (thank you, IMDb), and then a “new, ‘hip’ street magician” threatens the aging Wonderstone’s “relevance.” Hee hee!
Jim Carrey stars as Wonderstone’s professional nemesis, Steve Haines. Here he is as Steve Haines:
God, that is so perfect. Whoever designed the costumes and makeup freaking nailed it.
Like, I am a huge fan of “close magic,” but the humorlessness of no-frills street magic is so ripe for parody. Can anyone take Criss Angel seriously? He looks like a character from some vampire anime thing.
In the meantime, serial creeper Steve Buscemi shares top billing as “Anton Lovecraft.” Educated guess: Buscemi’s character is a practitioner of the Darkest Arts. Too, too funny.
There’s another reason you should be excited about Burt Wonderstone: the screenplay was penned by prodigy John Francis Daley. That’s right, the rosy-cheeked kid from Freaks and Geeks. He’s 26! Twenty-six years old! And he wrote Horrible Bosses! That is just marvelously nuts to me; good grief.
Guys, I honestly intended to post the pic of Carell in magician’s garb over the weekend, and I completely blanked. I continued to forget about this amazing photo of Carell until this very morning, when the photo, without comment, became the #1 story on Reddit. People are really excited for this movie, you guys!
P.S. Um, yes. I decided to pad this post’s image gallery with some other pics from the set. Thanks, Celebuzz!
January 17, 2012 at 11:30 am by Jenn
The lady’s name is Anastasia Vitkina, she’s very pretty and blonde, and her first-ever tweet condemned an article about Jim Carrey. (So did her last-ever tweet, incidentally. Uh. She’s only tweeted twice ever.)
A little digging uncovers that Miss Vitkina attended the renowned Parsons School of Design. I don’t know if you know this, but Parsons is so prestigious, someone named an Ikea table after it. (Originally this was intended as a joke, but it is actually sort of true. Oh, well.)
What’s really weird is, in the hours since Page Six first posted the story about the new couple, the website has cropped Carrey’s new girlfriend out of the photo again. That’s right: she was once in the frame, and now she is not.
Honestly? This sort of thing always baffles me. DO PEOPLE WANT TO DATE OR DON’T THEY? You might have to go out in public with your rich boyfriend eventually, folks, and anyway, we are all living in a post-Facebook world. I mean, I myself am all for privacy, but seriously, now. Don’t act so embarrassed about having a boyfriend, you lucky lady, you.