Shia LaBeouf suited up yesterday to continue working on Transformers 3 in Chicago. He was joined over the weekend by his male costars Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, and Patrick Dempsey — the boys looked dirty and roughed up to film action scenes. Rosie Huntington-Whitely has been around as well to add a feminine presence to the production. Despite rumors that Shia and Rosie are turning out to be more than friends, his rep was quick to deny that those stories have any basis in reality.
Robert Pattinson is on the set of Water For Elephants and will soon be joined by his big costar, Kate Moss wears a romper backwards to a store opening in London, and Michael Lohan is pleased a judge issued a warrant for Lindsay. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest celebrity gossip!
Before the entertainment industry gets swept away by tomorrow morning's Oscar nominees announcement, let's discuss the (arguably) worst movies of the year with the 2010 Razzie nominations. As usual, box office performance has little bearing on eligibility — Transformers 2, and G.I. Joe each took home a handful of noms despite raking in the big bucks.
Of course, what is most likely to send hoards of fans into a rage is all the hating on New Moon — the film scored nods for Worst Screen Couple, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Supporting Actor. (Though I doubt the nomination will affect your desire to meet Robert Pattinson in person).
I'm actually most amused by the fact that Sandra Bullock can be a Razzie nominee and a potential Oscar nominee in the same year, but check out the full list below and tell me what you think!
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Robert Pattinson wore Gucci for New Moon's huge US debut, Angelina Jolie went with Michael Kors for date night with Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Aniston picked Prada to accept a big award. The hottest celebrities rocked it on the red carpet this year, and we've got the top seven memorable moments of 2009! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest celebrity gossip!
Tuesday means that new DVD releases hit up Netflix, so I've checked out the offerings to let you know which movies deserve a spot on your queue.
Though last year's Transformers was a fun surprise hit, I thought this Summer's sequel failed to deliver the same laughs or thrills. Reprising their roles are leading-man-in-training Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox as long-distance couple Sam and Mikaela when Sam goes off to college, only to be followed by his robot-taming legacy.
It's Decepticons vs. the Autobots again, and many things blow up — but I'd rent this only if you're a fan of thin plots, deafening explosions, and Megan Fox's body parts.
The special features include a behind-the-scenes feature chronicling the making of the film with cast interviews and a retrospective of the Transformers toys to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
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It was an odd little lineup of possibilities at the box office over the weekend: a racy and squirm-inducing adult comedy, an animated prehistoric adventure for kids', some robot cars, slick gangsters, teens with crushes, some family drama, a proposal, a hangover and more. The racy comedy, Bruno, took in the most in box office sales for the weekend with $30.4 million, though Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (in its second weekend) was close behind with $28.5 million. Bruno also experienced a 39% drop from Friday to Saturday, "indicating that most fans turned out on opening day."
Still, co-chair/co-CEO of Media Rights Capitol (which financed and produced the film) Modi Wiczyk is pleased with the opening weekend results: "Not bad for a movie that doesn't have talking robots."
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen continues to transform everything in its path into dollar signs, coming in third place not far behind Ice Age with $24 million. Public Enemies and The Proposal took the fourth and fifth spots respectively.
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Both Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had stellar holiday weekends at the box office, with Ice Age taking in a record amount internationally for an animated movie and Transformers becoming "the year's domestic B.O. champ." The dinosaurs just edged out the robots, however, as Ice Age took in an estimated $67.5 million over the five day holiday weekend and Transformers ended up with $65 million. At the end of the weekend, both movies claimed the same total for the normal three-day weekend take: $42.5 million. Still, Transformers is now officially the most profitable movie of 2009:
Revenge of the Fallen lit up the holiday box office frame by becoming the highest-grossing pic of the year, with a domestic cume of $293.5 million in its 12th day in release. The only film to have amassed a higher gross in such a short time is The Dark Knight.
Johnny Depp's gangster movie Public Enemies opened last Wednesday and brought in $41 million domestically over its first five days, landing in third place at the box office. The Proposal and The Hangover took fourth and fifth place respectively.
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Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen earned a five-day opening gross of $201.2 million, easily taking the top spot at the weekend's box office. The sequel nearly beat the best five-day opening of all time, The Dark Knight, which earned $203.8 million. Second place went to The Proposal, followed by The Hangover in the third spot.
Pixar's Up came in at No. 4 and became the year's highest grossing movie. Finally, My Sister's Keeper starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin had a modest debut, earned about $12 million and coming in at No. 5.
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Megan Fox stood out in bright colors as she stopped by Live With Regis and Kelly today to film her appearance airing tomorrow. Transformers 2 is already raking it in at the box office and for better or worse Megan's sexy portrayal in the film is sure to help, even if most of you don't think she's the next Angelina Jolie. Her costar Shia made a fan's day this morning, and Megan might have a chance to do the same. Kodak is offering $5,000 to the first person who finds the boy she accidentally snubbed so that they can arrange a reunion.
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