With the help of Wall-E director Andrew Stanton, Disney is bringing a new out-of-this-world hero to the big screen in John Carter. We sat down with the cast and director of the movie, which is based on the classic sci fi book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Willem Dafoe plays a creature on Mars who helps Civil War vet John Carter when he finds himself on Mars, and we got Willem to speak some Martian for us. Dominic West, who plays the villain, opened up about his days in the circus, and director Andrew Stanton told us why he wanted Taylor Kitsch for the title role. Watch our interview with the talented trio now, and don't miss our chat with Taylor Kitsch or Lynn Collins, who plays the Princess of Mars. You can catch John Carter in theaters March 9.
Last night there was a whole lotta drama, screaming, crying, and bleeped out sentiments on the "Women Tell All" episode of The Bachelor, but the show (per usual) really delivered its funniest moment during the end credits. Blogger Jenna addressed her meltdown from the season premiere and that infamous tampon moment with Monica. In case you need a refresher, a boozed up Jenna spent most of the inaugural episode crying in the bathroom, and in an attempt to be funny awkwardly suggested her and Monica "share a tampon." When Chris Harrison brought up the incident last night, Monica had an unexpected response for Jenna. Watch the clip now to find out!
Sandra Fluke went on The View today to respond to the derogatory remarks made by Rush Limbaugh. Here's a refresher on what's happened so far. Sandra, a 30-year-old law student at Georgetown University, tried to testify at a Congressional hearing on birth control coverage. She was denied the opportunity, being told that the all-male panel was to discuss religious freedom, and not birth control. Congressional Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi invited her back to speak, and Fluke gave a well-reasoned testimony on the burdens of being denied contraception coverage by an insurance plan at a religiously sponsored institution. She spoke of a woman at Georgetown, a Catholic sponsored school, who had to get an ovary removed; the woman's cysts could have been treated with the pill, but since she couldn't prove she wasn't using it for contraception, she was denied coverage. In addition, Fluke pointed out that students like her have to pay as much as $3,000 out of pocket for contraception.
Rush Limbaugh caught wind of her testimony, and totally misrepresented it, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" for wanting taxpayers to cover her birth control. He called for her to release a sex tape in return for the birth control, and said she must be having so much sex for it to cost $3,000. Never mind that the topic of taxpayer funding of contraception never came up (it was about insurance companies), and the birth control pill, which can be used for other medical reasons, costs the same no matter how much you have sex. Limbaugh's inflammatory comments have cost him some sponsors, and won Fluke a call from the president, and Limbaugh apologized for making it personal.
Today we saw more from Sandra Fluke, who said name-calling is a standard way to quiet women. She said, "I tried to see this for what it is. And I believe that is an attempt to silence me to silence the millions of women and the men who support them." Watch her address the situation and her response to Rush Limbaugh's apology.
There's a new Disney princess in town: the Princess of Mars, played by Lynn Collins in John Carter. She stars alongside Taylor Kitsch in the upcoming film, based on the classic books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. We talked to Lynn about how her character differs from past princesses, her gorgeous and revealing costumes, and falling for Taylor Kitsch's character. She also gave us some insight into what her sexy costar is like off screen. Check out our interview and catch John Carter in theaters on March 9. And don't miss our interview with Taylor Kitsch!
Lindsay Lohan attempted a comeback last night hosting SNL, and the former child star hit her stride while poking fun at her Disney roots. In last night's Real Housewives of Disney sketch, Lindsay brought to life a "more animated" version of the Bravo franchise. She played Rapunzel, who said she was "out of the tower and into the spotlight" during the classic Housewife intro, alongside Kristen Wiig's drunk Cinderella. We can add reality princesses to the hipster Disney princesses and other modern twists on the classic fairy-tale cartoons we've seen lately. Watch below and tell us what you think.
If you're a fan of Friday Night Lights, then you're probably rooting for Taylor Kitsch. The hot actor is trading TV for the big screen in the upcoming Disney fantasy film John Carter, based on the classic sci fi book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Taylor plays the title character, a Civil War vet who gets transported to Mars, where he has to save the planet and its beautiful princess, played by Lynn Collins. Taylor told us what it was like to film most of the action scenes shirtless and how he enjoys being popular with the ladies — plus he gave us the latest on the Friday Night Lights movie rumors. Check out our interview and catch John Carter in theaters on March 9!
Good news, Friday Night Light Fans: Taylor Kitsch has left Texas for the big screen and is set to make his debut as a leading man in John Carter. It may be a Disney movie, but there's still some sexy chemistry between Taylor and actress Lynn Collins. On LIVE! With Kelly today, guest host Alec Baldwin really could not contain his appreciation of Lynn's good looks. Alec asked Taylor about a "dirty" line in the movie, when Lynn's character says, "I can take you to the gates." Taylor promises an unrated cut on the DVD. Hot.
In one of the most clever videos we've seen of late, Leonor Greyl has come out with this cute parody of The Artist, complete with adorable Jack Russell, hot guy, and well-placed beauty mark. Look for a cameo from Louise Moon, who is Jean Dujardin's groomer in real life (and creator of the Academy Award-winner's Oscars-night hairstyle). She plays the stylist who's fixing up our hero while he flirts with a cute Peppy stand-in. You definitely have to have seen the movie to find this spot charming, but fans of the film may find themselves suddenly inspired to start using more hair products.
Bachelor Ben Goes Hot-Tubing in Fantasy Suites and New Bachelorette Emily Maynard Boards the Titanic
It was down to the final three on The Bachelor last night, which meant Ben got to roll around in the hay in Switzerland with Lindzi, Nicki, and Courtney before kicking one of the ladies to the curb. Season after season we must painfully watch one of the most awkwardly forced scenarios of the show — the reading of the fantasy suite cards — as the bachelor and each of his three contestants/girlfriends pretend to not know what the card is ("Oh, what's this?") and then act like they just want to spend more quality time with each other ("We just talked all night!"). Ben tried unsuccessfully to hide his excitement before practically running to the fantasy suite with each of them, but after the hot tubs, fireside fondue, and professions of love, it was Nicki who took the limo of shame back to the States.
The second most awkward part of the show (well, besides Kacie flying all the way to Switzerland to get closure from Ben) was the introduction of the next Bachelorette, Emily Maynard. Emily went on a "date" with past bachelorettes Ali Fedotowsky, and Ashley Hebert, where she got to try on dresses, get advice, and then attend a screening of Titanic in 3D. It seems a little odd that Emily's getting advice from Ali, who's no longer with her pick from the show, and Ashley, who not only lost out to Emily on Brad's season, she basically spent her entire Bachelorette season comparing herself to Emily and being compared to Emily by her contestants. Emily should be getting advice from the real success story of the franchise: Bachelorette Trista Sutter.
Watch the clip for yourself now, and get excited to hear "My Heart Will Go On" every episode of next season's The Bachelorette!
The Oscars are tomorrow, and it's time for the nominees to get their speeches ready in case they're called to the stage on the big night. In the past, the winners have embraced presenters, cried their eyes out, or performed feats of strength for all the world to see. This year's nominees could learn a thing or two from their predecessors — take a look at some of the most memorable acceptance speeches from years past!