Not content to simply ruin the mediums of music and television, Nicki Minaj has apparently decided to expand her tour of terror to film and is reportedly in final negotiations for a role aside Cameron Diaz in the upcoming “revenge comedy” The Other Woman.
The Hollywood Reporter has the full scoop:
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kate Upton are on the roll call.
Nick Cassavetes is directing the comedy, which centers on a woman (Diaz) who finds out that she is “the other woman” in an affair. She teams up with the wife (Mann) to get revenge on the cheating cad of a husband, being played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Minaj will play Diaz’s opinionated assistant — a woman on her third marriage — at a law firm.
The singer currently appears on American Idol as one of the judges and has voiced a character in Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Julie Yorn is producing the project, which was written by Melissa Stack and will shoot in late spring/early summer in New York.
LOL, I love that Nicki Minaj’s first role would be of an “opinionated” woman. Really stretch her abilities there, guys. The only thing that could make a Cameron Diaz movie worse is Nicki Minaj – and I’m saying that as someone who doesn’t really even mind Cameron Diaz. This is just a big no all around.
April 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
If you haven’t heard about The Bling Ring yet, I’ll give you a short synopsis. It’s Sofia Coppola‘s movie about the true story of a teenage burglary ring who broke into the homes of several celebrities in the Hollywood Hills. What’s not to love? Emma Watson stars as Nikki, the leader of the girl gang, in a totally refreshing role that’s a far cry from Harry Potter, that’s for sure.
Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock and Carlos Miranda are also in the movie, which is coming out June 14 in the US and I have to be honest, I can’t wait to see this shit.
If you want to know Emma’s thoughts on the movie, here’s a few – she basically hated her character but “relished” the chance to play someone so amoral and selfish. Hurrah!
“When I read the script and I realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it.
“The character is everything that I felt strongly against – she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realized that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate?
“But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”
April 24, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t think I’ve sat all the way through any of the Spider-Man movies, so I don’t really know the storyline or the characters or anything. My synopsis is that a bro gets some ooze on him and can then cast webs out of his wrists and he swings on his spider silk to save people. That’s about the size of it, right?
Spider-Man 2 is coming out soon, and Jamie Foxx is going to be playing the role of Electro, who, according to The Los Angeles Times, is “an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. He turns to a life of organized crime.” Alright, I can get down with that.
Here’s more of what they have to say about the character:
The photos, taken while the filmmakers were shooting in New York’s Times Square, show Foxx wearing creepy blue makeup and prosthetics, as well as an LED-lined hoodie, revealing an Electro that might not be familiar to some fans of the classic villain.
The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask. But Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain. In the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics and TV series, Electro has a different original story involving genetic experimentation and he’s often portrayed as bald, strong and glowing with blue electricity.
Sounds kewl. Spider-Man 2 is due out in May 2014 and will see the return of your favourites (or the stars from the last one, in any case), Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Plus, Shailene Woodley from that awful ABC Family show about teen pregnancy will be joining the cast and wrecking homes! Hurrah!
More pics of Jamie as Electro below!
April 17, 2013 at 10:10 am by Jennifer
Anyone who’s familiar with Parks & Recreation actress (and Upright Citizens Brigade alum – holla!) Aubrey Plaza knows that her sense of humour is dry, and that’s being generous. So during last night’s MTV Movie Awards when she jumped on stage in the middle of Will Ferrell‘s acceptance speech for his ‘Comedic Genius‘ prize, no one really knew what to make of it… and they still kind of don’t.
MTV has said that the stunt was not planned at all and that producers asked Aubrey to leave the show shortly after, but LOL to that. She doesn’t seem to bothered about it herself and even took to Twitter to joke about it, so… whatever, I guess?
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 15, 2013
April 15, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
If you love The Hunger Games (and who doesn’t, really?), then you were probably stoked to hear that the first trailer for Catching Fire premiered by star Liam Hemsworth during last night’s MTV Movie Awards. I definitely was, but not enough to actually watch them – instead, I waited until the video was uploaded to YouTube and the HungerGamesExperience website to watch because I have common sense.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theatres on November 22 and your favourite torrent site probably the day after (I kid! Go to the movies! Don’t give into the modern age!), and I can’t wait. It probably won’t be as good as the books but, like Harry Potter, the movies are good enough to be an entity unto itself.
Here’s a shitload of promo shots from the movie, just to hold you over:
April 15, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are one of the best Hollywood couples, as you know, so it’s no surprise that even their approach to parenting is cute (as are their kids)! After a hectic few years of making movies and winning Oscars and whatnot – you know, your everyday activities – Ben is taking a well-deserved break while his wife’s schedule gets a bit busier and will be looking after 7-year-old Violet, 4-year-old Seraphina and 1-year-old Samuel full time. Go, Mr. Mom!
“Jennifer is going to work,” a chuckling Affleck, 40, told PEOPLE Monday night. “And she told me to go to the gym.”
“I’m preparing myself to take on some more of the burden [at home],” Affleck said at the Los Angeles premiere of To The Wonder, hosted by Fiji Water and Disaronno. “[Jennifer's] got a couple of movies coming up, so it’s going to be a little Mr. Mom action, and I’m going to get back in the ring and we’re going to see if I still have it.”
ADORABLE. I don’t even particularly like Ben Affleck or Jennifer Garner as people (I don’t dislike them, either, I just don’t really know them at all), but I just think they’re so cute together. Oh, whatever!