Seth Rogen helped Judd Apatow rewrite Bad Boys II

Seth Rogen has revealed he helped Judd Apatow rewrite Michael Bay’s action sequel Bad Boys II.The epic follow-up to 1995’s Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has become a cult classic since its release in 2003, thanks to its enormous se…

Seth Rogen has revealed he helped Judd Apatow rewrite Michael Bay’s action sequel Bad Boys II.

The epic follow-up to 1995’s Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has become a cult classic since its release in 2003, thanks to its enormous set-pieces, a fast-paced storyline, and plenty of comedy gags.

On Tuesday, days before the release of Bad Boys For Life, film writer Eric Vespe debated the pros and cons of the hit sequel with his followers, which prompted Rogen to join in and make his surprising confession.

“I helped rewrite bad boys 2,” he replied, leading to scores of Twitter users demanding more information from the Long Shot star.

Rogen went on to explain in a follow-up tweet that he and longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg were hired by director and friend Apatow to help him out with the script.

“Judd was rewriting it and me and Evan were broke so he gave us a bit of money to help,” he added. “I don’t remember much but we all definitely wrote the joke where they don’t know the words to the song, and where Martin shoots the machine gun in the car by accident. And probably many more…”

The script for Bad Boys II was originally written by Ron Shelton, who penned other classics such as White Men Can’t Jump, along with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation writer Jerry Stahl. Apatow was not officially credited for his work.

Apatow first began working with Rogen and Goldberg on the short-lived 2001 Fox sitcom Undeclared, in which the Knocked Up star appeared in alongside Jay Baruchel and Charlie Hunnam.

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence scrapped stunt plans for Bad Boys sequel

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence abandoned plans to do all of their own stunt work in the new Bad Boys movie after realising they were no match for professionals.The pals have reunited for Bad Boys for Life, the long-awaited third and final film in the b…

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence abandoned plans to do all of their own stunt work in the new Bad Boys movie after realising they were no match for professionals.

The pals have reunited for Bad Boys for Life, the long-awaited third and final film in the buddy cop franchise, which began in 1995 and continued with the 2003 sequel, Bad Boys II.

Smith initially wanted the duo to take on as much of the action work as possible, but it didn’t take the stars long to admit they were no longer cut out for the physical toll of the stunt scenes.

“The big change for us (from previous films) was probably the amount of stunt work,” the 51-year-old shared in a joint interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. “When I started, I was like, ‘We doing all the stunts, we doing everything, every one of these Bad Boys, 25 years later, all the stunts!’ Then like, probably three days in, I looked over to (Lawrence), and was like, ‘Hey, what you thinking?’

“He was like, ‘Yeah, we should probably let the stuntmen earn they money (sic)!'”

Lawrence, 54, acknowledged his larger frame is partly to blame for his lack of fitness, but joked that packing on the pounds was all in preparation to reprise his role as veteran Miami Police Department Detective Marcus Burnett, who becomes a grandfather in the new film.

“I’m a lot heavier (compared to the previous instalments),” he said. “I put on a little more pounds (sic), but it’s for the role…! Method acting!”

Smith, who plays his onscreen partner, Detective Mike Lowrey, quipped, “I was like, ‘Oh, Martin’s really into this character!'”

Bad Boys for Life opens in U.S. cinemas on Friday.

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Gabrielle Union hopes to end textured hair horror stories with Flawless products

Gabrielle Union is determined to help black women avoid hair disasters with her new product line.The Bad Boys II star launched her own haircare collection, Flawless, last year (17) in a bid to offer more variety for women with textured or curly locks, …

Gabrielle Union is determined to help black women avoid hair disasters with her new product line.

The Bad Boys II star launched her own haircare collection, Flawless, last year (17) in a bid to offer more variety for women with textured or curly locks, and now she’s out to educate stylists on what to do when they have thick-haired clients in their chair.

“For me, my revelation (to start Flawless) came from my experience in Hollywood hair chairs, and being forced to sit in the chair of people who have no idea or understanding of how to style, manage, and maintain healthy textured hair,” she explained to InStyle magazine ahead of a speech at the #BlogHer Creators Summit in New York City this week (ends10Aug18). “Any textured-haired celebrity you could talk to is going to have multiple horror stories of being forced to sit in the chairs of people who not only don’t have the products, but also don’t have the know-how, and no one is feeling the need to rectify this.”

Although Gabrielle acknowledges there are products for textured hair on the market, the star is dismayed that much of what is available is relegated to drug stores or obscure beauty shops – and she wants women of colour to have more mainstream items to choose from.

“Like a lot of things in the world, we tend to centre whiteness in every narrative and industry,” she said. “The needs of the textured hair community are generally never centred in any discussion. I think that the textured hair community is still growing, and we’re very vocal about our need for products that are effective, but aren’t harmful to the environment or to our hair – whether it’s chemically straightened, natural, or curly.”

Entrepreneurial Gabrielle also thinks ignoring the textured hair market is bad business.

“There’s haircare and then there’s black or textured haircare,” she explained. “If you look at women with textured hair on a global scale, there are billions of us. So, to ignore billions of people and their needs is outrageous. And, from a business standpoint, it’s terrible business to ignore billions of people with very specific hair needs.”

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Gabrielle Union fronting unretouched photo campaign to celebrate body confidence

Actress Gabrielle Union has encouraged fans to share their unedited swimsuit selfies online as part of a new charity push for body-positive brand Aerie. The Bad Boys II beauty took to Instagram on Monday night (11Jun18) to promote the American Eagle O…

Actress Gabrielle Union has encouraged fans to share their unedited swimsuit selfies online as part of a new charity push for body-positive brand Aerie.

The Bad Boys II beauty took to Instagram on Monday night (11Jun18) to promote the American Eagle Outfitters’ #AerieReal campaign, through which followers can help to raise up to $25,000 (£18,700) for the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) simply by posting their natural snaps on social media.

“Love the swim you’re in!,” Gabrielle captioned a series of Instagram images, in which she poses make-up free in a high-cut black-and-white one-piece.

“Swimsuit season can trigger a lot of insecurities… cellulite, ingrown hairs, scars, body diversity, ageism, you name it!” she explained. “But it’s important to always embrace, own, and love every inch of yourself… imperfections and all! OWN what your mama gave ya (sic)!

“For every unretouched photo you share with #AerieREAL, @Aerie will donate $1 (up to $25K) to @NEDA.”

Gabrielle isn’t the only famous face to embrace the Aerie way of life – Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart has also uploaded a shot of herself sporting a low-cut green one-piece with a pair of denim shorts for the #AerieReal campaign.

“Some days are harder than others to accept your body for how it is,” she wrote beside the image. “The ‘ideal body’ is often presented to us as looking one particular way… but that’s a concept I hope to help change. There is not one shape that’s more beautiful than another. We should be exposed to all body types in advertising and media. That’s why I have so much appreciation for Aerie and their representation of all shapes and sizes in their campaigns.”

Lili’s post emerged days after facing her own body shaming experience online, after sparking speculation she was pregnant with boyfriend Cole Sprouse’s baby by displaying a slightly rounded stomach.

The 21-year-old quickly shot down the claims, insisting she had just been bloated at the time, and last week (ends08Jun18), she admitted the baby talk had been “really upsetting”.

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