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Elizabeth Berkley Is Finally Proud Of ‘Showgirls’

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For many years, Elizabeth Berkley absolutely hated Showgirls, to the point where she wouldn’t discuss it or so much as acknowledge it existed. After all, it was supposed to be her huge breakout role, her star-maker. Instead, it was a box office flop that became a cult hit, and it’s only now – 20 years later – that she’s finally sorta okay with the whole thing.

Apparently she was so humiliated by Showgirls that she actually stopped dancing for years because of it. But last week, at a screening of the movie full of 4,000 people at Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles last week, Berkley showed up and addressed the crowd, who clearly love Showgirls, no matter what the critics have said.

“Tonight is like this magical full-circle moment where I actually didn’t get to experience the sweetness of the screening with a crowd that embraced it. I wanted to thank you guys for giving me this gift of truly getting a full-circle moment of experiencing the joy with you because you guys and the love you have for this movie have made this the cult film that it is.”

Then, on Instagram, Berkley shared the following:


Strangely enough, I’ve never watched Showgirls, so I can’t comment either way. What I will say is that Elizabeth Berkley has the most insane skin I’ve ever seen on a living woman ever. Like, it GLOWS, and not in an “I’m wearing too much makeup” way. I’ve seen that shit up close and personal, and it’s real.

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Even ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Screenwriter Kelly Marcel Won’t Watch The Movie

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We all know Fifty Shades of Grey is a disaster. The books were terrible, the movie was even worse (if that’s even possible), and if that wasn’t clear before, it will be now: turns out Kelly Marcel, the screenwriter who worked on the movie, won’t even watch the finished product because it’s just that awful. Marcel hated the experience of working on it so much, that’s why EL James handed the job over to her husband for the sequel.

Here’s what Marcel had to say to Bret Easton Ellis on his podcast this week (via US Weekly):

“I very much wanted to do something different with the screenplay, and when I spoke to the studio and the producers and made that quite clear, they were very enthusiastic about that and kind of loved the things I wanted to do,” she explained. “When I delivered that script was when I realized that all of them saying, ‘Yeah, absolutely this is what we want,’ and, ‘You can write anything you like and get crazy and artistic with it’ — that was utter, utter bulls–t.”

“My heart really was broken by that process, I really mean it,” Marcel continued. “I don’t see it out of any kind of bitterness or anger or anything like that. I just don’t feel like I can watch it without feeling some pain about how different it is to what I initially wrote.”

Why am I not surprised? The fact that Fifty Shades is even a thing is sad enough on its own, but to know that they couldn’t even try to put lipstick on a pig, so to speak, with a good script is even more pathetic.

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Matthew McConaughey Got Booed At Cannes

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Matthew McConaughey may have an Oscar and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, but that doesn’t mean that everything is “all right, all right, all right.” (Lord, forgive me for that.) His latest film, The Sea of Trees (also starring Naomi Watts) was not well received at Cannes. At a screening, after the film ended, it was met with a round of boos. Who does that? I never understood why people boo (or applaud) after a film ends. I think a movie would have to be monumentally terrible to get me to boo. And maybe this was, but come on, how bad could it have possibly been?

McConaughey, however, is totally cool with it. From PEOPLE:

“Anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate,” said McConaughey, 45, in a Cannes press conference for the film on Saturday.

McConaughey plays a scientist grieving the death of his wife (Watts), who travels to a “suicide forest” in Tokyo in order to end his life. Once there though he encounters an injured local trying to find his way out of the forest and in helping this stranger he finds the will to live.

Personally, I think the film sounds awesome. I’ve always been fascinated by creepy things (that’s the Scorpio in me), and the Tokyo “suicide forest” is one of them. If I’m not totally broke and/or totally lazy, I would see the film.

Have you guys ever booed a film? Which one was it?

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Chris Hemsworth Shows Off His Ample Package In ‘Vacation’ Trailer

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If the words “Chris Hemsworth” and “well-endowed” pique your interest, stay tuned, because you’re in luck. The new red-band trailer for a movie called Vacation – a reboot of the old Chevy Chase comedy, naturally – has been released, and in it, Hemsworth wears some tight underwear that outline a… considerable package.

I suppose the whole trailer is “funny”, but I know you pervs – you’ll be looking out for the peen. It’s a red band trailer, remember, so it’s probably NSFW, as it were, so watch at your own risk.

Does Chris do anything for you?

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The ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Teaser Is Here – Hope You Brought An Extra Pair Of Underwear

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Alright, I have to admit something: I still haven’t seen Magic Mike, and frankly, given my personal preferences, it’s not really up my street. However, I do get that plenty of ladies and gents are quite turned on by the male stripper movie and they’re super excited about the sequel that’s coming our way soon, Magic Mike XXL. Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello are ready to do a sexy dance for you again. Are you ready?!

During a visit to Good Morning America, Mr. Sofia Vergara brought the first teaser trailer for the follow-up, and I’ve got it right here for you:


So, what do you think? Gonna be worth the wait?

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Gets Its First Trailer, Will Be “More Of A Thriller”

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Keep in mind that the first installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy was only released a little over two months ago, on Valentine’s Day. I bet it’s even still playing in some theatres around the world – that’s how new it is. But never one to enjoy the present too much, fans are already desperate to know more about Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment, and it looks like they’re (sorta) getting their wish since the first “teaser” was released on Thursday:

Frankly, a 30 second clip, at least half of which is production credits and/or film company logos, isn’t really much to go on, but people are still going nuts watching Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey putting on a jacket and an eye mask. I guess that’s in line with the other news we found out yesterday, which is that Fifty Shades Darker – which is being written by E.L. James’ husband rather than the author herself – is going to be “more of a thriller” than its predecessor, as Universal’s Donna Langley revealed in conversation with The Hollywood Reporter. Oh, joy!

What do you think?

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Amy Winehouse’s Family Is Not Happy About ‘Amy’ Documentary

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This summer, the long-awaited Amy Winehouse documentary film, aptly titled Amy, will finally be released, and while fans are looking forward to getting such an intimate glimpse of the singer and entertainer they so adored (myself included), Winehouse’s family is suddenly not really feeling it, despite the fact that they were originally working directly with director Asif Kapadia. According to the Winehouse family, there are some pretty big problems with the movie and it wasn’t at all what they originally expected it to be.

From Rolling Stone:

“The Winehouse family would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy,” a spokesperson for the Winehouse family said in a statement.

“They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” the statement continued. “There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.” Amy is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

“We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family, and we approached the project with total objectivity,” a documentary spokesperson said in a statement. “We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”

One of the big issues Mitch has with the production is the involvement of Blake Fielder-Civil, the drugged up dickhead Amy fell in love with who got her into the drugs that began her downward spiral and eventually killed her.

“Blake is saying in the film that the reason Amy was like that was because of me — not because he gave her crack and heroin and because he completely manipulated and coerced her into Class A drugs,” Mitch Winehouse said. “If the real truth came out about Blake, he wouldn’t be able to walk down the street, so how they can allow him to make that claim about me is so hurtful and beyond belief.”

“Fundamentally, the Winehouse family believes that the film does a disservice to individuals and families suffering from the complicated affliction of addiction,” the Winehouse family statement read. “By misunderstanding the condition and its treatment, the film suggests for instance that not enough was done for Amy, that her family and management pushed her into performing or did not do enough to help her.”

Ugh, what a mess. Even in death, the girl can’t get any piece. Look, Blake is a scumbag and is no doubt at the centre of where the real trouble began, but Amy was an adult. Yes, her judgment was impaired by her unfortunate love for him, and the industry she was in, and any number of things. But her parents weren’t angels. Amy herself was no angel, and she was capable of making her own decisions.

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