Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a younger incarnation of Bruce Willis’ hitman killer in new film ‘Looper,’ the young actor has revealed receiving praise from his on-screen older self was the highlight of the shoot. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ actor was astounded when the ‘Die Hard’ star said good things about his abilities on set. According to Contact Music, Joe said of Mr Willis: ”He’s a very understated guy, which I admire.
It means you know he’s being honest.” ”But we were doing a scene where we were yelling at each other and between takes he said, in his off-the-cuff manner, ‘Ah, you sound like me.’” ”That was a moment of glorious victory for me. I kept it cool, I didn’t want to embarrass myself, but I was grinning ear to ear on the inside.” Aw! The 31-year-old star spent three hours every day in makeup to get him looking more like Bruce, including having a prosethic nose fitted and his eyebrow ‘realligned’.
Joseph also studied Bruce’s acting tecnique meticulously by watching his films and studying his voice and body language, to ensure his portrayal was accurate: ”I watched his movies a lot, but I focused on the recent ones. I was less interested in coming off like a young Bruce – I was interested in matching him now.”
‘SNL’ Cast Member Gets Choice Role, The show fills out its campaign-season ticket by picking Taran Killam to parody a key candidate. ‘SNL’ player Taran Killam cast as Paul Ryan, The final piece is in place for the presidential race on “Saturday Night Live.”
“SNL” cast member Taran Killam will be playing GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
The question of who had won this key role was answered Saturday when the NBC comedy show returned for its season premiere. Killam appeared in a sketch as Ryan, attempting to clarify his past athletic achievements.
Killam is beginning his third season.
Earlier, “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels said Jay Pharoah would take over the role of President Barack Obama from Fred Armisen. Pharoah made several appearances as Obama on Saturday’s show.
Lame Game Franchises That Just Won’t Die, One Wii series has bombed over and over with critics, but still sold more than 3 million copies. The worst game franchises they keep making games for, Despite good intentions, bad games happen. What’s really astonishing, though, is when a bad game gets a sequel, followed by another one.And another. And another.
How do game franchises continue to exist despite critical drubbings and, often, sales that don’t begin to compare to the haul of other titles that never see a second chapter?
The reasons are often budgetary. The games that critics (and most gamers) can’t stand cost virtually nothing to make, so they’re profitable even with minimal sales. Or in some cases, they started strong and built a loyal following of players who are so conditioned to buying each new release that they don’t realize how much the quality has suffered over the years.
And when it comes to quality, you won’t find much left in these seven troubled franchises. But you’ll find plenty of quantity.
As Kotaku recently pointed out, the four previous games in this lousy Wii mini-game series have a combined Metacritic average of 31. That’s humiliating. But the series has sold over 3 million copies, which has earned it a new installment for the Wii U.
Game Party originated at Midway, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment scooped it up (along with more valuable assets), and with the launch of the new platform, the publisher knows that parents are going to be looking for family-friendly software to go with it.
CSI might be one of the biggest television franchises of the past 12 years, but as a video game series it belongs in the morgue.
Ubisoft released the first one in 2003, though the series peaked in 2006 when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 3 Dimensions of Murder got a not-terrible Metacritic score of 67. Since 2010, though, scores have hovered in the high 30s and mid-40s, with some titles just being entirely ignored by critics. Most recently, the series made the shift to iOS, bringing bad mystery gaming to a whole new audience.
Police: Ex-girlfriend Triggers Bomb Hoax, A SWAT team – with guns drawn – boards the plane and apprehends the traveling salesman. Police: Angry Ex-Girlfriend Triggered US Airways Bomb Hoax, A bomb hoax in Philadelphia that turned a Dallas-bound flight around and led to a full-scale SWAT response was apparently triggered by a spiteful ex-girlfriend who telephoned authorities to say her former beau was aboard the US Air flight armed with liquid explosives, police told ABC News.
According to authorities, Christopher Shell, a salesman in his 20′s who travels between Philadelphia and Dallas, had no explosives and is cooperating with authorities. He appears to have been the victim of a cruel joke.
When asked how Shell reacted when police took him off the plane, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said at a news conference, “He was obviously very alarmed as I would be if heavily armed police entered a plane to take me off…he was certainly stunned.”
However, in an unlikely coincidence, Shell had been sped through security by a friend at the airport and posted a message to his Facebook page that getting through security had been a breeze.
The note would have been innocuous in any other circumstance, officials said. In the context of the phoned-in threat alarms went off and bomb techs, cops, FBI agents and K-9 dogs descended on the flight and conducted a full search.
The ex-girlfriend and a man believed to be a current boyfriend are now in custody, sources said. According to sources, they appear to have perpetrated the hoax bomb threat and are being questioned by federal authorities in Philadelphia. Neither the FBI nor the U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia would comment. No charges have been brought against anyone at this time, sources say.
Stewart Snow White, Kristen Stewart and her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders have apologized for an extra-marital fling that was brought to light Wednesday after Us magazine obtained photos of the pair in a steamy encounter.In a statement to People magazine, Stewart apologized to her boyfriend Robert Pattinson and all those involved for what she called a “momentary indiscretion.”
“I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
The 22-year-old actress was snapped kissing her “Snow White” director Sanders, 41. The steamy photos were said to be taken on July 17, where Stewart and Sanders were reportedly engaging in a “marathon makeout session” and it “seemed like they couldn’t get enough,” a source said.
Minutes after Stewart’s apology came out, Sanders also issued a public apology.
“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders told People. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”
Sanders is married to model Liberty Ross, who played Stewart’s mother in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and has two young children. (Fox News)
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Revenge” fans will see a new face when the series returns in the fall. Entertainment Weekly reports Jennifer Jason Leigh, 50, has joined the cast of the nail-biting Hamptons drama for its second season.
Leigh has landed the recurring role of Emily Thorne’s mother, according to the publication.
The role was teased in the show’s finale back in May, when producers revealed that Emily VanCamp’s character had a special family tie that would be revealed in the future.
“What you’re going to discover about the woman who was Emily’s mother is the circumstances under which they were separated, and you’re going to find that there’s some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore,” show creator Mike Kelley told EW in a previous interview. (CNN)