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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Happy Friday: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Covers Nirvana!

I’m going to make a bold statement. Are you ready? I think that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has the potential to be the next Ryan Gosling. You know what I mean? Of course, it’s not like Ryan Gosling is anywhere close to being over, I just think that when all the “Hey Girls” die down a little and he stops being Hollywood’s superhero, Joseph here could slip right in that void. Really, he’s that cute. Does anyone else see it?

Alternatively, if it’s too early to consider such a thing, you can just settle in and enjoy Joseph displaying his charm and one of his many talents. Enjoy!

Dan “Burning Dan” Gordon-Levitt’s Death Possibly Due To Drug Overdose

It was announced yesterday that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s brother Dan tragically passed, and today we’re learning that his demise may have been drug-related.

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Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter spoke to E! Online and said, “It was initially reported to us as a possible overdose. There were two friends present and one of them also was taken to the hospital.”
Dan, a practicing fire performer, was known for having a wild and fun personality, and his friends called him “Burning Dan”. Yep, just like “Burning Man”, the week-long drug-laced desert dance party that takes place in the last week of August. His partner/lady friend “TeaFaerie” describes herself on her blog as, “semi-professional trip sitter.” Trip sitting, for those of you who managed to have more savory college experiences than I, is watching over a person or group of people while they’re experimenting with psychedelic drugs (Griffin, I still owe you a proper thank you for that, man.)
The cause of death wont be announced until toxicology reports are completed, but either way, it sounds like Dan lived a life full of the things he loved.

Just Another Reason For You to Love Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Because it’s not 2010 without covering Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” You know, I was a fan of JGL before the revival hit earlier this year — I didn’t, you know, want to bang him or anything, because he kind of struck me as a cute, cuddly teddy bear that, despite numerous pleas, would only ever be “just a friend,” but I rather enjoyed him in Third Rock From the Sun, one of the best sitcoms ever in my humble opinion, and yes, he was rather assertive in Halloween: H20, but for crying out loud, I was a teenager when that came out, so of course I was paying more attention to Josh Hartnett back then anyway. Plus, he ended up with an ice skate in the face, and that’s always problematic when finding someone attractive.

Anyway.

Here’s for all of you Joseph Gordon-Levitt fans. I think I’m going to mosey on over to eBay to see if I can get 3rd Rock on DVD. With some free shipping, maybe. Wish me luck!

Can Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pull Off The Riddler?

While Robin Williams seems convinced that he’s the only man for the role, CinemaBlend has announced that it’s looking like that husband Joseph Gordon-Levitt might be filling Jim Carrey’s shoes if they do bring back the The Riddler.

From CinemaBlend:

First Showing has heard from a source who has laid eyes on a “casting grid” that names The Riddler as a character in Batman 3, and has Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name alongside the character as an “interested” actor.

It’s important to know that Gordon-Levitt’s name on there is in no way confirmation that he’ll take the part, and more likely a reflection of the pervasive Internet rumors that said Nolan wanted Gordon-Levitt for the role– or at least a logical assumption that Gordon-Levitt is on the shortlist. It’s also worth noting that the Batman 3 script isn’t yet finished and there’s been no formal casting process whatsoever, so while the Riddler’s involvement in the third film may be assumed by lots of people, don’t ever stop expecting the Nolan brothers to switch things up at the last minute.

1) I will be so bummed if they don’t use The Riddler, 2) Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be perfect for the part, 3) He’d be mentally insane to turn the role down. Not only does Broseph have the natural comedic ability to pull off the part, but I think playing a villain in a big budget superhero movie would catapult him into the next phase of his career. Like, he’d be A-list status and making mad millions on everything he did.

I’m pretty much sold. What about you guys? Do you think JGL can pull it off or is there someone else you see as The Riddler?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Too Adorable

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was on Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his hosting gig on SNL tonight and ohhhhhh boy do I have a crush on this man. He spends the first minute of his interview praising the house band, The Roots and goes on to tell them that they are the whole reason why he listens to hip hop music. I don’t know what it is about this kid, maybe just the fact that he’s so handsome and seems so entirely psyched on life, but I probably kind of sort of think I need to marry him. Also, as he says in the interview, his SNL monologue tonight sounds like one not to be missed, so gear up your DVRs or get ready to tune in on Hulu Sunday because I think he may just top Drew Barrymoore and Taylor Swifts already exceptional opening bits on the show.