Nicolas Cage says it ”sucks to be famous right now”.
The ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ star recalls being inspired by the late James Dean after watching him on 1955′s drama ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘East of Eden’, and insists the American actor’s talent made him want to join the film industry.
The 50-year-old actor is disappointed that fame has changed since then as there are people who are ”famous for famous’ sake” now.
Talking at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas on Monday (10.03.14), Cage said: ”I started acting because I wanted to be James Dean. I saw him in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, ‘East of Eden’. Nothing affected me — no rock song, no classical music — the way Dean affected in ‘Eden.’ It blew my mind. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do.’
”This was before everyone had a thing called a Smartphone, and before the advent of the ‘celebutard’ — just being famous for famous’ sake. I’m not complaining, but it really sucks to be famous right now.”
Cage will next hit the big screen in crime thriller ‘Tokarev’ alongside Rachel Nichols.
After unveiling the first promo for the upcoming 24: Live Another Day event series during the Super Bowl, Fox has released a new trailer for the new chapter in the 24 franchise. The London-set Live Another Day debuts May 5.
The production of the live action film brings Ghost House Pictures, Sam Raimi’s production company, in as producers alongside Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, alongside creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley.
Neil Druckmann, lead writer and creative director on the game, will also write the script.
“Our partnership with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures, and Screen Gems to develop a film based on ‘The Last of Us’ universe is a perfect fit,” said Evan Wells, Naughty Dog’s co-president to Variety. “Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards. We look forward to collaborating with Sam, his team, and Screen Gems, to make a movie that will thrill fans of The Last of Us and general audiences worldwide.”
The Last of Us saw the journey of a man named Joel and a girl named Ellie as they traversed the US twenty years after a new type of zombie apocalypse. Playing off a real fungus that can turn ants into "zombies," in the game’s world, the fungus mutates and starts infecting humans. Joel and Ellie may be the only hope for humanity to survive, and their journey pits them against the undead and living alike.]]>
We know Cleveland rocks, but we’re also about to find out if Cleveland dances.
Drew Carey joins 11 other new cast members on ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars," including Billy Dee Williams, two child stars (Danica McKeller of "The Wonder Years" and Candace Cameron-Bure of "Full House"), reality Housewife NeNe Leakes and several athletes for the 18th season of "Dancing with the Stars."
Carey may be best known for his comedy and taking over for iconic "Price Is Right" host Bob Barker, but plenty have taken notice of how much weight he’s lost.
That’s part of the reason he’s doing the show.
He told "Dancing" hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron he’s wanted to do something like this since he started dropping the pounds.
After being partners for years, Winter Olympic ice skating champions Charlie White and Meryl Davis skate into the show as competitors.
They aren’t the only dancers with time on the ice. Former pro hockey player Sean Avery will be out on the dance floor as well.
They’re joined by snowboarder Amy Purdy, actor/singer James Maslow, singer Cody Simpson and long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad.
Here’s a list of the professional dancers they will be paired with:
–Amy Purdy with Derek Hough
–Meryl Davis with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
–Charlie White with Sharna Burgess
–Candace Cameron-Bure with Mark Ballas
–Drew Carey with Cheryl Burke
–Sean Avery with Karina Smirnoff
–James Maslow with Peta Murgatroyd
–NeNe Leakes with Tony Dovolani
–Diana Nyad with Henry Byalikov
–Billy Dee Williams with Emma Slater
–Cody Simpson with Witney Carson
–Danica McKellar with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Season 18 starts March 17]]>
Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice pleaded guilty to several counts including bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and failing to pay taxes.
Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.
In a statement read by her lawyer, Teresa Guidice said she is taking responsibility for her mistakes and is "heartbroken" over the effect it has had on her four young daughters.
The couple was accused last year of exaggerating income while applying for loans before the show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.]]>
Kunis was spotted shopping wearing a diamond ring on that finger, and a source says that she and her Kutcher are indeed planning to make it official.
Kunis and Kutcher have been dating for almost two years.
Kutcher had split up with Demi Moore about seven months before kindling the flame with his former "That Seventies Show" co-star
Just a few weeks ago it was announced that Jonathan Banks will revive his Mike Ehrmantraut character for the show to star alongside Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman. Paul was fielding questions promoting his new film Need for Speed when Jesse Pinkman was [unsurprisingly] brought up.
Paul told the interviewer:
"Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there. I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter days — because it’s all a prequel — it would be fun."
The 53-year-old funny man was booked for public intoxication after being found on the floor of a casino, but he won’t be charged.
Caesars Windsor reportedly alerted the police to the situation, who came and assessed, and subsequently, made the arrest.
George was scheduled to perform at the casino that night, and is also on the bill to perform tonight. George has been released from jail and will take the stage later in the day.]]>