Paris Hilton Voted Worst Celebrity Role Model
Though there’s absolutely no reason whatsoever why Paris Hilton
should be deemed a celebrity (especially with only one talent that apparently involves being caught repeatedly with illegal drugs), the Hilton heiress and annoying socialite has been voted the worst celebrity role model via a poll
on Wenn.com, where she took home 43% of the vote. Runners-up include Lindsay Lohan, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Chris Brown. The sad fact still remains, though, that if all four of these morons made a movie together, it’d probably make three times as much as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
. Hmm, that gives me an idea – who wants to see Michael Cera
Summer Movie Ticket Sales Tanked
Though most attributed that rotten stench in the air all summer to the horrific selection of movies Hollywood churned out, there was no proof until just recently when the final box office numbers for summer 2010 were tallied, and, yup, it was the movies; they reeked
. While the overall box office numbers were up from last year (thanks entirely to higher ticket prices for 3D movies), ticket sales were way down – to the point that if you didn’t include 3D, they’d be at a 13-year low. And with such fine, quality entertainment like Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Step Up 3D, Vampire’s Suck, Sex and the City 2, The A-Team
and Jonah Hex
, it’s so hard to see how that happened.
Ben Affleck Oddly Ashamed of Directorial Debut
Before he starred in Good Will Hunting
and turned into one of this country’s biggest movie stars, Ben Affleck
directed a 13-minute short film called – and I kid you not -- I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal With Disney.
With an unbelievably awesome title like that, it’s surprising that Affleck is actually ashamed of the film, telling Entertainment Weekly
that it’s “horrible” and “atrocious,” and that it’s the only one of his short films that haunts him. I think it’s also the only one of his short films that we’d actually like to see, too. Cough it up, Ben!
Transformers 3 Extra in Critical Condition
Watch out for falling robots … or girls driving cars where they’re not supposed to! An extra on the set of Transformers 3
last week in a freak accident that saw a cable snap while a car was being towed before slicing through an adjacent car (and subsequently through the girl’s skull) as she was driving. It’s unclear whether the girl was an extra as well as a stunt driver, or if she was just a poor extra in the wrong place at the wrong time, but she’s now in stable condition at a local hospital after undergoing brain surgery. No word from doctors, however, on whether she’ll have to undergo more brain surgery after actually watching Transformers 3
Jean-Luc Godard Snubs Oscars After Being Chosen for Honorary Oscar
You’d think being chosen to receive an honorary lifetime achievement Academy Award would be a great thing for a filmmaker, except legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard has decided
he won’t be traveling to America to receive his precious Oscar because he won’t be on TV (though he continues to change his mind
and might actually show up). Instead, the Academy wants to present it to him as part of a separate event in November … probably because most of the people watching the Oscars won’t know who Godard is. But they know who Jimmy Fallon
is! Ooohh, can’t we give him something too for being so funny and stuff?!