Topic: russell-crowe

Giuliana Rancic Reminisces About The Time Russell Crowe Was A Total Dick To Her On The Red Carpet

Giuliana Rancic Reminisces About The Time Russell Crowe Was A Total Dick To Her On The Red Carpet

She’s had a lot of awkward moments, and she admitted that on last night’s Watch What Happens Live when asked to name the most awkward of all. The answer came to her pretty quickly, though. It was that time Russell Crowe was a total toolbag to her because he didn’t like her questions. And also because he’s pretty much always a toolbag. More »

Michael Jackson Used To Prank Call Russell Crowe, Because I Guess God Likes Mad Libs

Michael Jackson Used To Prank Call Russell Crowe, Because I Guess God Likes Mad Libs

Sometimes I’m just convinced that a celebrity news story was inspired by a late-night game of Mad Libs played by either a website’s editors or even just God himself, leaning back in his heavenly easy chair with one of those paperback game books you buy for a dollar at the airport, filling in celebrity names and having a good rumbling laugh. How else do you explain this new story about Russell Crowe getting prank phone calls from Michael Jackson? More »

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For Les Miserables, Learn Absolutely Nothing About The Plot

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For Les Miserables, Learn Absolutely Nothing About The Plot

The first teaser trailer for the epic costume drama Les Miserables has been released, and gosh oh golly, it sure tells you a lot about the storyline. No wait, no it doesn’t. It’s a minute and a half of Anne Hathaway singing in the background while a very craggy Hugh Jackman exchanges deep, portentous looks with the sky, Russell Crowe trots about on a horse looking imperial in a very silly hat, and Amanda Seyfried looks refreshed and happy because I’m assuming she plays a character who has actual money and doesn’t have to eat stones like everyone else. More »

Who Should Join Anne Hathaway in the Cast of Les Miserables?

Who Should Join Anne Hathaway in the Cast of Les Miserables?

You may or may not be aware of this, but a movie version of the international musical theatre sensation Les Miserables is currently in the works. This isn’t the first time in recent memory someone has tried to put Victor Hugo’s novel on the screen, but it IS the first time that it’s been done in musical form. And it’s racking up a pretty good cast, too: Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe signed on as escaped con Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert respectively a while ago, and just this week, Anne Hathaway joined the team as Fantine, the ill-fated singer of “I Dreamed a Dream.” So that got us thinking: Who ELSE might shine in this star-studded cast? We have no idea if any of these actors can sing, but hey, that’s never stopped anyone in the past (Sweeney Todd, much?). Here are our picks for the cast of the new Les Mis: More »

When Did Paul Bettany Get Typecast as Controversial Religious Figures?

When Did Paul Bettany Get Typecast as Controversial Religious Figures?

What’s the last major role of Paul Bettany‘s that you can remember where he didn’t play a warrior priest with a sick cross forehead tattoo; a fallen angel who cuts off his wings and straps on some firepower to protect the next Jesus Christ; or an ardent (albino) Opus Dei assassin who flogs himself for his mistakes? Bettany’s been pigeonholed as the token religious character in a string of underwhelming movies — I’m surprised he didn’t find his way into M. Night Shyamalan‘s Devil — and we miss the sweet guy we first met in A Knight’s Tale. More »

Hollywood Jobs: Leslie Thorson, Location Manager

Hollywood Jobs: Leslie Thorson, Location Manager

In our new series Hollywood Jobs, Rebecca Rose will interview people who work in all aspects of the entertainment industry – except performing. Here, you’ll meet the people who keep the show going on behind the scenes.

Leslie Thorson is a Key Assistant Location Manager who has worked on over 20 major Hollywood films, including LA Confidential, Something’s Gotta Give and The Italian Job. Leslie spoke with me from her home in Los Angeles in order to help me understand what it takes to do one of the toughest, if most under-appreciated fields in production. More »