Whether or not you’ve seen the original Endless Love movie, you’ve undoubtedly heard the classic ballad of the same name. The Lionel Richie and Diana Ross duet has played at practically every wedding since. It’s definitely one of my favorite sappy tracks to sing at karaoke. Obviously, I take Miss Ross’ parts :) In addition to its contribution to music history, the movie is also best known for marking Tom Cruise’s silver screen debut.
On Valentines Day 2014, Universal Pictures releases a remake of the 1981 original. Taking over the roles the star-crossed lovers Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt immortalized are Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer. Based on the recently-released trailer, expect lots of scenes featuring a barely-clothed Pettyfer. My kind of movie;) No wonder Alex is Lee Daniels’ latest male muse. Even though he’s not your conventional good-looking chap, there’s something about him that just screams ‘SEX.’ Check out the trailer below.
How do you follow up such critically-acclaimed movies like Monster’s Ball, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire and The Butler? Easy. Film an action movie featuring a gay interracial couple. The 53-year-old director revealed this in an exclusive interview with OUT magazine.
The project is still in development, but Lee Daniels shared a few juicy details. He envisions it as a gay Mr. & Mrs. Smith but with two good-looking guys as the action heroes. In the end, we find out that they’re homosexuals and in a romantic relationship. Daniels also shared his intention of casting an interracial couple. One half of that crime-fighting duo would be Alex Pettyfer, who recently starred in his film, The Butler. I guess Pettyfer is his new male muse du jour, replacing Zac Efron who starred in Paperboy. Not a bad replacement if you ask me.
“Alex Pettyfer is in it, [but] I have to find the right black guy opposite him. He’s so hot, isn’t he? So hot. And so aware of his hotness in a way that’s so… I love him to death.” – Lee Daniels
Someone has a bit of a man crush, doesn’t he? Who would you cast opposite Pettyfer? Shemar Moore? Taye Diggs? Jesse Williams? Or someone else? Weigh in below, after checking out my favorite scene starring Alex Pettyfer.
Yes and no. The 23-year-old Brit did film a scene as Christian Grey, but he wasn’t auditioning for the coveted role. Instead it was a screen test for Gus Van Sant (Milk & Good Will Hunting). According to The Wrap, Van Sant filmed a scene in a bid to direct the film adaptation of E L James’ best-selling erotic novel.
The scene he selected was a steamy one. It involved Pettyfer’s kinky billionaire character taking Anastasia Steele’s virginity. What I would give to take a sneak peek at that video. You know 100% Pettyfer was most likely butt naked in it. And if you saw Magic Mike, he certainly has a nice ass.
Whether Van Sant snags the directing gig or not, it gives a sense of what kind of director Universal is looking for. Even though they forked over $3 million for the movie rights, no director or stars are attached to the highly-anticipated project. Though numerous names have been dropped.
Pettyfer wouldn’t be my first pick to play the womanizer Christian Grey. I much prefer Stephen Amell (Arrow), who reportedly had a meeting about the role. That said, Alex has that cocky attitude that’s kinda sexy. Since we probably will never see his Gus Van Sant-directed clip, I thought I’d share my favorite scene from Magic Mike. Check it out below.
Yesterday, I posted about the winners at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards along with former President Bill Clinton’s speech. Today, GLAAD uploaded a few more videos from the star-studded event that took place at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live on Saturday, April 20.
We have Darren Criss singing “Call Me Maybe.” Before you release a collective huge groan, the Glee star performs it differently. He does it with the “original lyrics” which happen to include Prop 8, DOMA, same-sex adoption and all kinds of LGBT references. I’m curious to know why GLAAD didn’t share Kelly Rowland’s performance with us.
Next we have Chris Evans joining his openly-gay brother Scott and their mother at the podium. The family banters back and forth about familial matters. It’s cute to see the Evans brothers interact.
For the event, both Betty White and Alex Pettyfer auctioned off kisses to the highest bidder. I wonder which attendee scored a chance to plant a big wet one on the Magic Mike star. Lucky mofo. As much as you’d think Alex was the main draw, it would seem that White was the one most desired. Not only did Pettyfer steal a kiss from her, but Cloris Leachman as well. She burst onto the stage trying to tongue the Hot In Cleveland actress.
Check out all the aforementioned videos, along with clips of Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence introducing Bill Clinton and Drew Barrymore kicking the event off.
The 2013 GLAAD Media Awards took place on Saturday (April 20) in Los Angeles. Drew Barrymore hosted the event at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live which featured a performance by Kelly Rowland.
On hand for the annual event were Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Matt Dallas with his fiance Blue Hamilton, Darren Criss, Alex Pettyfer who gave Betty White a smooch, Chris Evans with his gay brother Scott and many more including Jennifer Lawrence who debuted a brand new hairstyle. The Silver Linings Playbook actress was there to present the inaugural Advocate for Change Award to Bill Clinton for his work campaigning to legalize same-sex marriage.
“I want to keep working on this until not only DOMA is no longer the law of the land, but until all people, no matter where they live, can marry the people they love. I believe you will win the DOMA fight, and I think you will win the Constitutional right to marry. If not tomorrow, then the next day or the next day.” – Bill Clinton
In 1996, the ex-president signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as a partnership only between a man and a woman. In recent years, he’s changed his stance and campaigned heavily against anti-gay legislation proposed in various states. He credits his daughter Chelsea and her gay friends for seeing the way. Others honored last night include The New Normal, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Days of Our Lives. Check out all the winners, Clinton’s speech and a few more photos below.
Both hail from the United Kingdom and both are celebrating birthdays today (April 10). In honor of their special day, I thought I’d pit these two studs against each other in our latest Who’d You Rather battle. They may be a decade apart, but these two are equally sexy and handsome. After checking out the following evidence (shirtless photos), be sure to cast your verdict in the poll. Who do you want to give the birthday bumps to?
Alex Pettyfer made a huge splash in 2011. The 23-year-old actor starred in three films- I Am Number Four (Dianna Agron), Beastly (Vanessa Hudgens) and In Time (Justin Timberlake). Personally, I didn’t get the hype until I saw him practically bottoming for Matthew McConnaughey during a stripping tutorial in Magic Mike. Instantly, I became a fan. He can next be seen later this year in Butler starring Robin Williams and James Marsden. Pettyfer also modeled for Burberry in 2008-2009.
Charlie Hunnam gained a huge gay following after appearing in the UK version of Queer as Folk. Now, the 33-year-old is best known for playing Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy. His film credits include Nicholas Nickleby (Anne Hathaway), Cold Mountain (Jude Law), and Children of Men (Clive Owen). Hunnam will headline this summer’s sci-fi flim, Pacific Rim. Charlie was previously married to actress Katharine Towne but divorced in 2002.
The Butler is a film coming in 2013 about a White House butler that served eight American Presidents over the course of three decades. The cast is actually quite unreal. There’s Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower; Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower; Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan; Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan; James Marsden as JFK; John Cusack as Tricky Dick Nixon; Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson; Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King, Jr; as well as Forest Whitaker, Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Alex Pettyfer, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard and as mentioned in my title, Oprah Winfrey.
The film was inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Forest Whitaker, as shown in the header photo) in the Whitehouse for eight presidents over three decades. On Monday, Oprah tweeted the photo below that shows her looking all sultry while smoking a cigarette and sitting next to Terrance Howard. Oprah says, “And THAT’s a Wrap! Terrance Howard and me in our goodbye”love scene.” Check out the photo she is referring to below.
When Donovan asked me to go see Magic Mike I’ll admit I had my reservations. As much as I love nearly naked men as much as the next gay, I didn’t really think there could possibly be a movie with this much hip thrusting and sweaty men that I would want to be watching in public. Fortunately, what I expected to have me asking for my dollar bills back at the end of the night turned out to be a highly entertaining movie with a gratifying storyline, semi-solid cast, and throbbing beats that made me want to get out of my seat and take my clothes off… almost.
Channing Tatum stars in this film, which is loosely based on his experience as a stripper after dropping out of high school. In this version of the story, Alex Pettyfer (Beastly, I Am Number Four) stars as the young kid Adam, while Tatum portrays the 30-something male stripper and titular character Mike. The two meet while working on a contruction site and while hesitant at first, Mike takes the kid under his wings and introduces him to the highly profitable world of male stripping.
Shortly after being thrust on stage, and awkwardly removing his clothes to “Like a Virgin” while high on GHB, Adam is thrown into full rotation at Xquisite, the local male strip club. He begins taking lessons from Dallas , the club’s owner, emcee and former stripper who is played by Matthew McConaughey. Adam soon learns how to twist, pump, thrust and gyrate his way to that next dollar. He is soon deep in a world where the money, drugs, and women come quicker and faster than you did your first time *wink*.