July 2, 2015 |
"SESAME Street Live," reality TV, stripping for Jada Pinkett Smith. That's the strange but true path to success for "Magic Mike XXL" star Stephen "tWitch" Boss - he does the movie's climactic striptease with Channing Tatum - who grew up in Montgomery, Ala., a place known more for football than dance. "I tried sports, and it just wasn't my thing," said Boss, star and current street-dancers' team captain on "So You Think You Can Dance," and frequent guest DJ on daytime TV's "Ellen.
March 28, 2014
IN 2014, Joe Manganiello will appear in a Terrence Malick movie and an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, an acting feat surely never to be duplicated. As if being voted favorite pop-culture werewolf of all time were not already enough. The "True Blood" regular (Alcide Herveaux) just learned that he made the final edit for director Malick's latest mystery opus, "Knight of Cups. " He also plays one of Schwarzenegger's posse in "Sabotage," opening today. You may also know him as the stripper Big ---- Richie in "Magic Mike.
November 15, 2013 |
AFTER 20 YEARS in Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey is having a moment. Previously thought of as little more than a buff, pretty-boy actor who looked good in romantic comedies and without a shirt, McConaughey became a dad in 2008, turned 40 in 2009 and decided to get more serious about his craft and his career. Goodbye "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. " Hello "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Bernie," "Killer Joe," "The Paperboy," "Mud," "Magic Mike" and now "The Dallas Buyers Club. " Different character roles, interesting directors, studio films mixed with eclectic art-house fare.
May 3, 2013
1"The Guilt Trip" Barbra Streisand proves mother knows best to suffering screen son Seth Rogen. (Universal) 2"Touch of Love 3D" Teaches the fine art of the sensual massage in graphic, greased-up detail. A 2D version is included and almost as eye-popping. She'll thank you in so many ways. (No Taboos Canal) 3"Magic Mike" Ladies Night out without the guilt! (Warner Bros.) 4Steve Tyrell "It's Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn" is a swell tribute to an utterly lovestruck composer.
April 22, 2013 |
How the heck did he get on that island? How long has he been there? How the heck did he get cigarettes? How did he get Beanie-Weenies?" Those are just a few of the urgent questions Matthew McConaughey had for Jeff Nichols once the actor had pored over the writer/director's screenplay, Mud , and signed on to play the title role - a fugitive wanted for murder hiding out on a deserted island in the middle of the Mississippi, down Arkansas...
March 29, 2013 |
BACK IN 2009, Hasbro followed its "Transformers" hits with another toy-based, hoo-rah extravaganza, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. " It was a junky, guilty pleasure, starring a cusp-of-fame Channing Tatum as team leader Duke, and the whole thing had the energy of a young recruit: eager to please, game for anything, immune to embarrassment. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," however, is the opposite. This botched sequel feels like a shellshock victim: flailing, screaming, inept and utterly incoherent.
December 23, 2012 |
When you hear the sound of thunder, Don't you get too scared. Just grab your thunder buddy And say these magic words . . . Of course, I can't write those magic words in this newspaper. But if you saw Seth (future Oscar host) MacFarlane's brilliantly funny, filthy Ted , you probably remember how the rest goes. I wrestled long and hard with whether to put the Mark Wahlberg-and-his-cussin'-plush-toy comedy on my Top 10 list. In the end, even with fond memories of Mila Kunis' straight-faced aplomb, Norah Jones' inspired cameo, and the hooker-poop scene, the hard-R romp didn't make the cut. It was that good a year.
November 16, 2012 |
His role as the warrior Duke in the G.I. Joe pics didn't hurt. But we bet his half-naked turn in Steven Soderbergh 's true-life male stripper tale Magic Mike clinched it: Channing Tatum , 32, has been crowned People mag's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. "My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,' " Tatum says of the honor. He told wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum "after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs. . . . She was like, 'What?' " Tatum supplants Philly native Bradley Cooper as the galaxy's hottest dude.
November 16, 2012
JON BON JOVI 's daughter has been hospitalized and is facing drug charges after allegedly overdosing on heroin. Police were called to the dorm room of Stephanie Bongiovi , 19, a student a Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., after getting a report that a young woman had overdosed and was unresponsive. Police said later that they found heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her room. Stephanie is the eldest of Bon Jovi's four kids with wife Dorothea Hurley . Arrested with Stephanie, of Red Bank, N.J., was Ian S. Grant , 21, also of Red Bank and a Hamilton student.
August 10, 2012 |
I DON'T KNOW what's gotten into Matthew McConaughey lately, but I'm glad it's in there. The famously laid back actor had gotten a little too laid back in recent years — fully reclined, perhaps half asleep, not terribly "present," as actors like to say. He bounced back last year with "The Lincoln Lawyer," was good again as the exasperated district attorney in Richard Linklater's "Bernie," and in "Magic Mike," more "on" than he'd been in...