When I first saw the title of the film and who was in it, I was expecting something super cheesy or maybe even a comedy, but I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. White House Down is an upcoming action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal. I think I thought comedy because the first thing that came to mind was Jamie Foxx singing “Channing All Over Your Tatum” a while back on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon…but anyway…
Here’s the premise of the film: “When a paramilitary group led by Stenz (Jason Clarke) take over the White House, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum), a failed applicant to the Secret Service, must rescue the President of the United States James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). The trailer is pretty epic, which is to be expected when you consider that the director of this movie also directed Independance Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012. In the trailer, they say “Our darkest secrets will become our biggest threats.”
As a side note, another “White House attack” type movie called Olympus Has Fallen comes out this month and that once looks good too. The film comes out this summer, opening in theaters on June 28, 2013. Watch the trailer below!
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in addition to debuting his hilarious Movie: The Movie: 2V trailer, Kimmel had the stars of White House Down on his show, Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum on the show. Foxx is so fond of his co-star, he decided to share a song he wrote called “Channing All Over Your Tatum.” LOL. Dirty!
As he beings the song, Foxx sings, “I see a pretty lady all across the bar, she smiles at me and gets right in my car and I know… I wanna Channing all over her Tatum.” Kimmel gives himself gives it a shot and sings, “It’s Oscar night and I feel blessed, I got Magic Mike and Django as my special guests, I wanna… Channing all over you Tatum.”
At first Tatum was uncomfortable with his name being used as dirty song lyrics, but then he got into it and got on top of the piano and harnessed his Magic Mike stripper moves while Fox sang away. Watch the funny and sexy video below.
A week after the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, two videos from very opposing camps hit the internet. First you have celebrities asking in a PSA, “How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners?” Demand A Plan is a grassroots initiative to mobilize Americans to DEMAND a plan to end gun violence from Congress and President Obama. Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Selena Gomez, John Hamm, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and many, many more lend their voices to the PSA.
Coincidentally on the same day, National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre, held a live press conference. LaPierre claims the media is to blame for the shootings and not guns. He explains that the entertainment industry makes “the filthiest form of pornography,” citing violent music videos and films Natural Born Killers and American Psycho. He further goes on to say that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” His most controversial comment that has celebrities on Twitter in a tizzy is his claim that had armed guards been at Sandy Hook, innocent lives would’ve been spared that day. Check out both vids below.
This past Saturday’s episode of SNL had Jamie Foxx hosting with Ne-Yo as the musical guest. While Foxx is a very talented actor/singer, the episode as a whole wasn’t my favorite. His opening monologue was all about things that could be deemed as stereotypically “black,” where he’d then say, “How black is that!?” That was okay, but both Adam (who was over watching it with me) and I felt like that theme more or less carried through the whole episode and I’m not sure why the writers didn’t give him a bit more variety – but I digress.
The best sketch of the night by far was the very last one. Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong brought the laughs big-time as they played to former (potentially brain-damaged) porn-stars that were taking part in an ad to promote Swarovski Crystals. Bayer played “Becky” and Strong played “Other Girl” because she forgot what her name is. It seriously had us bursting out laughing. I’ve included the best quotes from the sketch below, but one of the hilarious moments came towards the end when Jamie Foxx said, “…one thing that never goes out of style is…” Becky said “Crystals” at the exact same time as Other Girl said “Anal“. LMFAO.
In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Harry Osborn was played by James Franco. Now it seems director Marc Webb has found his Osborn for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Reportedly, the new Harry beat out stiff competition for the role. Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet) were just a few names reportedly up for the role. Webb calls this actor “an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast.”
Speaking of cast, Andrew Garfield returns as the masked vigilante as does Emma Stone to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy. For the second installment, Stone has competition for Spidey’s heart. Mary Jane Watson arrives and will be played by Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). Her addition was confirmed previously as was Jamie Foxx’s casting as the villainous Electro. Filming reportedly will begin early 2013 with a tentative release date of May 2, 2014 planned. Find out who’s playing Peter Parker’s best friend below.
The highly anticipated trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s film ‘Django Unchanged‘ has just debuted, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz among others. Similarly to Kill Bill, this film is about vengeance but set in the wild west, two years before the civil war.
With the help of his mentor (Waltz), a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (DiCaprio). The plantation is known as “Candyland” and there slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport.
This A-list ensemble also consists of Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, and Don Johnson. ‘Django Unchained’ hits theatres in December 2012. For now, check out the first trailer below!
I think this is the first acting gig I’ve seen Mel Gibson in in years! In a new Funny or Die video, Gibson joins Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling as the three of them brainstorm for how they can best honor Robert Downey Jr. for the The American Cinematheque Tribute.
It soon becomes apparent that Foxx is a little bitter that Robert Downey Jr. is being honored for his acting, having played a black man in Tropic Thunder. “Listen, he does this now, if we don’t nip it in the butt, next thing you’ll now he’ll be playing Martin Luther King… ‘I have a dream…,’” says Foxx. He then goes on to explain how they should avoid using the words “black” and “white”. He holds his phone and asks Gibson what it is. “It’s a Blackberry,” sas Gibson. “No, it’s an African American Berry,” responds Foxx. After some trial and error, Foxx asks Gibson again, “What group does Will.I.Am sing for?” Gibson confidently responds, “The African American Eyed Peas“. LOL.
I love how these guys were also able to make fun of themselves. Gibson wasn’t afraid to bring up his trouble with the law, Shandling his face, etc. You have to watch this. Great to see Gibson back in the spotlight for something that doesn’t involve a mugshot.
There is no doubt that Hollywood has some of the hottest men out there. But, nothing is hotter then when one of our favorite Hollywood leading men bulks up for an upcoming role. Whether it’s an action role, superhero or to get ready for a round in the ring, these men know how to work their muscles to make us want them even more.
Men’s Fitness has compiled a list of their Top 10 Hollywood Bulk-Ups so I thought that I would share them with you. However, there are some serious bulk-ups that I think missed the list. One major miss is Chris Evans for his role of Captain America. While he has never really been scrawny, his new muscles are quite to die for.
Also void from the list is Mark Wahlberg who bulked up for his role in The Fighter. Check out the list below and let us know what you think of their Top 10. You can even vote for your favorite bulk-up! Enjoy.