She was 10, as you'll remember, and Brad was a hippieish, long haired guy who she felt probably had cooties. So, while it was the dream of most women and a lot of men, little Kirsten was completely grossed out by the experience.
Despite opposing claims from TMZ, celebrities are actually nothing like us. Take, for example, this 2005 Heineken commercial starring a beer-thirsty Brad Pitt. In it, the star uses some stealth techniques to avoid the legions of photographers who capture his every move. The ad ran on the heels of ... More >>
Says this link: "There were low expectations for producer Brad Pitt's R-rated ruthless star turn in Killing Them Softly" because it was released on the weekend after the Thanksgiving one, generally not a prime time for box office magic. But not that low.
Something must be in the air--like dire desperation or maybe economic collapse--because the slew of quality films coming your way seems to be drawing a lot from horrifying disasters, both real and imagined, as they go to a very dark place in your wallet. Yes, some of them are personal awakenings wi ... More >>
I love Brad Pitt, but his new ad for Chanel No. 5 is cringe-making in its hollow, pretentious drivel. (I normally like hollow, pretentious drivel, mind you, but not when it's this nonsensical and pseudo-profound.)
I was flipping through the book The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts by Thornton and Kinky Friedman, and came across this confession: "The reason Angie and I split up was because I couldn't take it. "Angie, I felt, was definitely too good for me, and at some point, if you believe somebody's ... More >>
The opening credits of the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly are set to snatches of Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic Convention speech, focused on the notion of "the American promise," jarringly jump-intercut with scenes of Frank (Scoot McNairy) making his way through a tunnel onto a dismal A ... More >>
When Katy Perry and Russell Brand announced their split not long ago, no one batted a fake lash. It was a matter of "How did it even manage to last that long?" But when relationship champs like Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, and Heidi Klum and Seal, are reportedly splitsville, who's left that we ... More >>
No, not out of residual guilt over Jennifer Aniston. And not over the pressure of mothering 350 kids and counting.
I could have sworn as much the second I started watching the based-on-a-true-story movie and heard Brad being referred to as Billy Beane. I knew someone by that name! (See above.) He was the hot-looking ex-major-league player who made international headlines when he came out in 1999. He's histori ... More >>
I think that sounds nicer than "omnipresent," since it's not her fault that every movie she's ever done seems to be coming out all at once. She's Jessica Chastain, the 31-year-old beauty who's showing her range--and incredible aptitude for achievement--in the following 2011 films:
Ever since his breakthrough perf in 1991's Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has proven to be not just a good movie star, but a really fine actor too. In the wake of his latest, The Tree of Life, winning the big prize at Cannes, let's look back and pick Brad's five best performances out of many. ... More >>
According to Colton Burpo, who had a near-death experience as a four-year-old but lived to write a book about it with his dad (Heaven Is for Real, Christmas-list it!): There are no old people in heaven. If you make it up there, you get the Benjamin Button treatment. Also, as he explains in this Fox ... More >>
That's easy. It was Meet Joe Black, the plodding, overlong meditation on life and death starring a wan Brad Pitt, a comatose Claire Forlani, and an annoying Anthony Hopkins. After the 20-minute mark, I had already met Joe Black and eagerly wanted to move on -- but there were two hours and 3 ... More >>
We all know about the bullshit artists who say they're models and then show up and turn out to be hand models with the face of a carb-drenched werewolf. And then there are all those self-proclaimed hotties whose wevb photos must have been shot through gauze and then smeared in grey vaseline.
His name was Jean Sorel, and in fact it still is. The Frenchman is 75 and keeps on working. But Sorel's heyday was the '60s and '70s, when his dreamy features and glossy, immovable hair filled the screen in Sidney Lumet's fiery A View From The Bridge, Bunuel's wry classic Belle De Jour, and ... More >>
OMG, details about Chelsea Clinton's wedding to boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky -- once "under intense scrutiny and impenetrable secrecy" -- continue to emerge! Now we know, thanks the Hudson Valley News, that the grand 400-person invite-only event will be held at John Jacob Astor's former estate in ... More >>
What are the best, juiciest, most orgasm-inducing ones? I'm not talking about GAY movies, mind you--I mean flicks that deal in subtext, undercurrent, and suggestion. Movies that gays can wank off to even though the men in them aren't doing anything overtly sexual together. Films that closet c ... More >>
Slashfood rounds up the weirdest celebrity food commercials, including the famously botched frozen pea voice-over by Orson Welles and a cringe-worthy Pringles ad starring a young, shirtless Brad Pitt. As a rule of thumb, the best in celebrity ad weirdness can be found in those commercials filmed a ... More >>
I hate to start the casting ball rolling so soon after a person's passing, but somebody's got to. So in the inevitable movie about Teddy Kennedy, who should play the Massachusetts Democrat who achieved so much (though USA Today's Wednesday headline, "Kennedy Made Massachusetts Larger Than It ... More >>
I already forget which animal-based martial-arts style involves you kicking a dude so hard his brain falls out and then stomping on said brain, but nonetheless this is basically Inglourious Basterds with various Wu Tang dudes instead of Brad Pitt and ninjas instead of Nazis. Sold. (Thanks to The ... More >>
No, I don't mean the person you're married to. I mean did you ever hook up with someone espoused to someone else? And did you blindly keep going with it anyway? Let's face it--we ALL sit back and bitch out movie stars who break up homes and carry on with married folks, but when the chance comes alo ... More >>
We've all imagined doing it with famous people--snuggling with Angelina, pounding it to Brad, going down on Hitler--so it's time we took our perfectly healthy fantasies out of the closet and brought them into the public arena for mass ridicule. So which celebrity, living or dead, would YOU most wan ... More >>
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are so beautiful they look like some kind of constantly polished Renaissance sculpture, completing each others' features in a way that makes them into one sumptuous being known simply as Brangelina. But might the fame game be getting to these conjoined icons just a teeny ... More >>
Damn you, grizzly men. I love you!
Let's play an amusing little pretend-they-got-married game, the type long perfected in my pal Cindy Adams's column in the New York Post. Just think of the riotous names that could emerge with the right pairings. If Jenna von Oy married Timothy McVeigh, she'd be Jenna von Oy Veigh.
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>
For those who did not get enough Forrest Gump . . .
When we're looking for sources to confer credibility upon our trifles and bagatelles, we go to the Times, the Post, and GerritsenBeach.net. When Brad Pitt is looking for such sources, he comes to the Village Voice. In his brief Vanity Fair tribute to Human Rights Watch, the star of Troy and Legends ... More >>
Unrelated: the city's sex life bottoms out; Hillary's gal Friday; Dean among the Queens
'Til death do us part: Freakishly hot sex symbols smolder while film takes tepid late turn
We know what they did last summer: Paid vacation makes for surprisingly snazzy sequel
Could be verse: Brad Pitt's beefcake Achilles is a heel in a streamlined, digitized Iliad
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
Sinbad and the Order of the Phoenix
David Fincher stages a theater of war in Fight Club