Is Hollywood Out Of Control?

In: Movies, Tyrell

Is Hollywood out of control? Director Jonathan Demme seems to think so. His name may sound familiar if you’re a fan of hit films like Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. However, Jonathan seems to have been MIA in the film industry as of late. That may be because he’s been focusing on creating self-financed and more independent projects. Why the shift from sure fire award winners to indie flicks? Because Demme thinks that the film industry has become a bit wild in terms of production cost to produce Hollywood’s big blockbusters. Recently at the Aruba Film Festival, Jonathan commented on the state of the film industry:

“Film making exists now in is revenue void. To do these high style films now it costs so much to make them and I am not comfortable spending a lot of money on a movie any more. The money is needed in other places. I love the stuff you see on YouTube made by 12 year-olds.”

The moment Jonathan knew it was time for a change was after he spent $80 million dollars to produce his version of The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington. The film only raked in a disappointing $65 million in domestic box office sales. Demme knows the film cost a fortune and when he saw a film like Napoleon Dynamite which was made for $100,000 and became a Hollywood cult hit. Now, Demme wants to find his own Napoleon Dynamite.

See what Demme is up to after the jump

Oh boy, do I have have a treat for you today! Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera bring you a new track called “Moves Like Jagger” and it has just leaked. You’re gonna LOVE IT! “The Voice” judges will be performing the single tonight on the show at 9/8c and I think people are going to be blown away. The song is super catchy and their voices sound incredible together. Apparently, Levine had approached Christina to sing on his track after their ‘Crazy’ performance on The Voice. Well, I’m glad he did!

In a release, Levine said, “We are excited to perform it for our fans on The Voice this Tuesday and on the road this summer.” Check out the upbeat song below and let me know what you think!

Listen to the song after the jump…

After the success of the first reboot of Star Trek, director and producer J. J. Abrams promised a second film would be in the works. After Leonard Nimoy made a very prominent featured cameo in the first flick, it was a major question whether or not William Shatner would be next in line to make a cameo in the sequel. However, that is looking like it’s not the case.

Even though the film focuses around the development of Captain Kirk through actor Chris Pine, the actor who played him for the entire television series still won’t get his cameo. According to some reports, Shatner was a little peeved that he wasn’t asked to be a part of the original reboot so the rumor started to flutter that J. J. would maybe give him a shot. However, Will revealed at Calgary’s Comic Expo that even though he was become an acquaintance of J. J. Abrams lately, he will not be in Star Trek 2. And even though Leonard did play a hug role in the first film, he also will not be jumping on board for round 2.

It is looking like the rest of the main cast will return including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto who played a young Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Chu as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura. So what’s the plot looking like for the sequel?

Check out Star Trek 2 plot rumors after the jump

In a matter of days, the hit show, “True Blood” is returning to living rooms everywhere. The hit HBO show is full of hotties, and one of these hotties is showing off his washboard abs in the latest issue of GQ Magazine. Joe Manganiello, who plays a werewolf named Alcide, shows of his killer body in Bon Temps. In Donovan‘s latest “Marry, F*ck, Bitch Slapon the True Blood hotties, Donovan said he would choose to “marry” Manganiello explaining, “So I can wake up to him every morning and have his huge arms comfort me when I’m sad. Plus, I get to enjoy that hot body for the rest of our lives.”

Although, there’s no hair on this sexy 34 year old werewolf, Manganiello explains that having the body he has is all part of the job. “If Alcide was described as weighing 300 pounds with a comb-over and missing his front teeth, that’s what I would look like,” explains Manganiello. Thankfully, this is not the case.

True Blood” Season 4 starts Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. In the meantime, get your eye candy fix from the photos below.

Check out the sexy pics after the jump…

A few weeks ago I wrote that the Chicago Cubs were planning on filming an “It Gets Better” video. Just in time for Chicago Pride, the Major League Baseball team revealed their minute-long clip aimed at inspiring hope for young people who may be struggling and are victims of school bullying. They become the second professional sports team (after the San Francisco Giants) to participate in Dan Savage’s campaign which takes a stand against anti-gay bullying.

The Chicago ball team’s video features some of the organization’s key players on and off the field. Players appearing in the video are starting pitcher Ryan Dempster, outfielder Marlon Byrd and second baseman Darwin Barney. On the management level, club manager Mike Quade, first base coach Bob Dernier and Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts all lend their voices as well. Ricketts became the first openly LGBT owner of a pro sports team in 2009 when she became a part owner of the club.

Ricketts’ being a part of the Chicago Cubs organization has definitely influenced them to supporting the LGBT community more. Last year, the team participated in the city’s Pride Parade. Ricketts and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks appeared on the float entry. In addition, the club hosts an annual “Pride Day” at Wrigley Field with proceeds going to Center on Halsted and AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Check out the team’s “It Gets Better” video below.

watch their video after the jump

Model Behavior: Steve Boyd

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

This week’s Model Behavior post is going to be short and sweet. I’m beyond exhausted from spending another great Portland Pride weekend with great friends. Then adding to my exhaustion was spending a delayed Father’s Day dinner with my pops the second I got back to town. Plus, being away from the computer for the past four days have definitely caught up. Ergo, the quick and dirty post on this week’s featured male model. In the end, it’s the pictures you like, so I’m probably sure you won’t mind.

Steve Boyd is a fashion model originally from Chicago, Illinois. He was discovered while working out at the gym in Miami. He lived in the Sunshine State after completing high school from Chicago. He now currently lives in New York City where he works as a successful male model. He is represented by Soul Artist Management.

While there was an abundance of hot pictures to chose from, any sort of biographical information was scarce. I did uncover a few random tidbits via an interview he gave. Steve reveals the last time he cried during a movie was watching “Bambi“. Listening to “Rooster” by Alice in Chains makes his heart skip a beat and if his life were a film, it would be “Taxi Driver“, which makes sense when you see him posing with machetes, guns and other weapons in the pics below.

Boyd also tells the interviewer that giving money to homeless people while walking around the New York streets is a guilty pleasure he can’t seem to quit. WTF??? Maybe he didn’t quite understand the assignment. LOL. Oh well, at least he’s really pretty. Check out a few of his pics below.

view lots of sexy pics of Steve Boyd after the jump

Summer’s here!! Just kidding it’s totally not. But what better way to celebrate a chilly pride season and the blessed month of Juneuary with some haht haht music. I’m pretty sure this short selection is going to reflective of my flavour for the summer, and we can thank the dance music trend for this. I’m sure as hell not complaining! Oh, and I’m gonna do a bit of a lame sandwich, so anyone not needing a few beepboopbeep rave beats skip number two, or pop a steroid and find the nearest white party. Otherwise ENJOY!

You know them, you love them, you just might not know you love them. Anyone remember this little ditty? It defined a summer for me! SSS just seems to pop up at the perfect times. Well we can always thank them for original melodies, and unique beats, and this is no exception. Not to mention, from being raped with colour, to hipster Marilyn hosting a dirty shadow charade game of what’s what in the dark, there’s not one thing I don’t love about this video. Repeat all summer? Check. We love.

Listen to this song and more after the jump…

You probably don’t recognize him from this picture, but I’ll give you a few hints. Back in 2007, when he was still an awkward teen, he became famous through his viral YouTube videos. Obsessed with a female pop star, his bizarre videos focussed on this obsession and created quite a stir online, with millions and millions of views. People even started to parody him. As of October 2010, his YouTube channel was ranked the 100th most viewed of all time in all categories, with over 205 million video views. Amazeballs.

Now at 23 years old, this guy is apparently getting into porn via famed porn director ChiChi LaRue and is allegedly going to star in the porn with the sexy Brent Everett. Prior to this news getting out, the guy has been posting naked pictures of himself to his Tumblr page. Perhaps this is how he was recruited. So, who is this mystery person?

Click here to find out…

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