Monthly Archives: May 2008

Brad Pitt’s Burn After Reading – Preview

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Richard Jenkins star in the upcoming Coen Brothers film – Burn After Reading, a tale about an ousted CIA official whose memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise D.C. gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

Enjoy the preview for this black comedy –

Synopsis of Burn After Reading: CIA agent Osborne Cox(John Malkovich) decides to pen his memoirs and is fired from the agency. The disc containing the memoirs inadvertently gets left in a ladies locker room at a gym, where Linda (Frances McDormand) and co-worker Chad (Brad Pitt), hatch a plan to sell its contents to the highest bidder.

This flick hits theater nationwide on September 12th of 2008.

Angelina Jolie Humps Vanity Fair

New mom-to-be and actress Angelina Jolie opens up to Vanity Fair, and graces the cover and pages of the July issue. And here are excerpts:

On being pregnant: I love it. It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing. Also, I’m fortunate. I think some women have a different experience depend-ing on their partner. I think that affects it. I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy.

On her international family: When I was growing up I wanted to adopt, because I was aware there were kids that didn’t have parents. It’s not a humanitarian thing, because I don’t see it as a sacrifice. It’s a gift. We’re all lucky to have each other. I look at Shiloh—because, obviously, physically, she is the one that looks like Brad and I when we were little—and say, ‘If these were our brothers and sisters, how much would we have known by the time we were six that it took into our 30s and 40s to figure out?’ I suppose I’m giving them the childhood I always wished I had.

On Shiloh’s birth: We were in this little hospital in Africa when Shi was born. I don’t think there was anybody else in the hospital. It was just a little cottage, the three of us. It ended up being the greatest thing…. I had a C-section and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice and I didn’t find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.

On nannies: We don’t ever have anybody spend the night. We may have to adjust that when the next one comes. But we do have ladies that work with us, and they’re also from different cultures and back-grounds. One lady’s a Vietnamese teacher—wonderful. One is of Congolese descent from Bel-gium. Another is from the States and is really creative and does art programs.

On artists as parents: Artists raise their kids differently, she said. We communicate to the point where we probably annoy our children. We have art around the house, we have books, we go to plays, we talk. Our focus is art and painting and dress-up and singing. It’s what we love. So I think you can see how artists in some way raise other artists.

To read the full article, visit

Wanted hits cineplexes on June 27.

Mad Men Humps Entertainment Weekly

The stars – Christina Hendricks and Jon Hamm – of television series Mad Men grace the cover and pages of Entertainment Weekly summer preview issue. The summer issue names the stylish cult hit as the “No. 1 on of great shows to watch this summer”.

Synopsis of Mad Men: Set in 1960 New York, series follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. Story revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper, the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.

The new episodes of Mad Men Season 2 starts on Sunday, July 27th of 2008 and airs on American Movie Classics (AMC).

To read the full article, visit

The first season DVD hits stores on Tuesday, July 1, and AMC will air a back-to-back episodes marathon on Sunday, July 20 beginning at noon.

Bryan Adams – Hear the World Ambassadors

Musician Bryan Adams promotes his 22 black-and-white photographs exhibition titled Hear the World Ambassadors in New York, and then the exhibits moves to Zurich. And the Roemische Hoefe exhibition center in Berlin will showcase Bryan’s photographs for Hear the World Foundation benefit auction.

Sascha Schuermann / Associated Foreign Press / Getty Images

Bryan Adams new album – 11 – is in stores now and available on iTunes.

Angelina Jolie Didn’t Deliver Twins: ISLA MARCHELINE & AMELIE JANE

Entertainment Tonight announced that Angelina Jolie deliver her twin babies: Isla (pronounced eye-la) Marcheline and Amelie Jane Jolie-Pitt, but Jolie’s representative tells People, “Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France.”

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The babies – Amelie Jane and Isla Marcheline – will be the fifth and sixth children for Jolie and partner Pitt, who already have sons Maddox and Pax, and daughters Zahara and Shiloh.

Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward’s She & Him – Tour Dates

The duo She and Him are touring and coming to a venue near you. If you enjoyed their Volume 1 disc like I did, then you have to check them out live.

She & Him

In the meantime, here’s their live performance of Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? on Conan O’Brien and listed tour dates –

She & Him:
07-23 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
07-24 Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
07-25 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
07-26 New York, NY – Terminal 5
07-28 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
07-29 Atlanta, GA – Varsity Playhouse
07-30 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
07-31 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
08-02 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
08-05 Chicago, IL – Park West
08-07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
08-08 Madison, WI – Barrymore
08-10 Baltimore, MD – V Fest

M. Ward – Him:
07-19 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
07-20 Chicago, IL – Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival)
08-23 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
08-30 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09-26 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

For tickets and pre-sales tickets, visit and their Myspace.

Sam Rockwell @ Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke – Trailer

The new trailer for Sam Rockwell’s flick – Choke – is out, just click the images below. Choke is written and directed by Clark Gregg and based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel.

Synopsis of Choke: Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell), a medical-school dropout, is an anti-hero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be saved by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom (Anjelica Huston), and spends his days working at a colonial theme park.

The flick hit theaters in the fall on September 26th of 2008.

Lost – Season 4 Finale Episode 13 – Video

Lost – Season 4’s finale episode – There’s No Place Like Home: Parts 2 & 3 – airs tonight on ABC, and you can watch some of the scenes provided by Variety below –

Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO® Brick Art Exhibit

The Art of the Brick Museum Exhibit built out of LEGO® building blocks by 33-year-old New York artist Nathan Sawaya is coming to your town and it’ll showcase over 30 pieces. Here are some of Nathan Sawaya’s eye-popping work –

Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick Museum Exhibit is currently showing at Stamford Museum in Stamford, Connecticut from March 2nd 2008 to August 18th 2008.

There’ll be future shows at The Art and Culture Center, The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, TELUS World of Science Edmonton, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum and Crown Center.

Nathan Sawaya

You can visit for the complete location and time of the LEGO® Brick Exhibits.

U2’s Bono @ Tokyo’s Green Island Project

U2’s frontman Bono lends his fame to another worthy cause by planting a tree during the Tokyo metropolitan government’s Green Island project at Odaiba.

Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press

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