Gwyneth Paltrow names Shallow Hal her ‘least favourite’ movie

Gwyneth Paltrow considers Shallow Hal to be her “least favourite” movie role.The Oscar-winning actress made the revelation while she took part in The BFF Test for Netflix’s social media channels to promote her show The Goop Lab. Her assistant and close…

Gwyneth Paltrow considers Shallow Hal to be her “least favourite” movie role.

The Oscar-winning actress made the revelation while she took part in The BFF Test for Netflix’s social media channels to promote her show The Goop Lab.

Her assistant and close friend Kevin Keating had to test his knowledge about Gwyneth by answering questions about her, and during the game, he was asked to name his pal’s “least favourite performance”.

Kevin immediately guessed the Farrelly brothers’ 2001 comedy and Gwyneth nodded enthusiastically and added, “Exactly.”

“I’m not sure who told you to do that one. But it wasn’t me. Not around for that,” said Keating, and the 47-year-old replied, “That was before your time, see what happened? Disaster.”

In the film, Jack Black plays the superficial Hal, who only falls for physically beautiful women. But after hypnosis, he sees only inner beauty and falls in love with the obese Rosemary. Gwyneth played the physical ideal seen only by Hal, and wore a bodysuit for her performance as the plus-size character Rosemary.

The Iron Man star previously opened up about wearing the fat suit while promoting the movie.

“The first day I tried (the fat suit) on, I was in the Tribeca Grand (hotel) and I walked through the lobby,” she told W magazine. “It was so sad; it was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese. I was wearing this black shirt with big snowmen on it. For some reason, the … clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive.”

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Kevin Hart cried while filming Jumanji: The Next Level

Nick Jonas has claimed that Kevin Hart cried while filming Jumanji: The Next Level because it was so cold.The 27-year-old reprised his role alongside Hart, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan as video game avatars in the action comedy sequel, a…

Nick Jonas has claimed that Kevin Hart cried while filming Jumanji: The Next Level because it was so cold.

The 27-year-old reprised his role alongside Hart, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan as video game avatars in the action comedy sequel, alongside new castmembers Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.

Filming took place in California, Atlanta, Hawaii and Canada, and it was while shooting scenes in “very intense and very cold” conditions in Calgary that Kevin experienced issues.

“Kevin Hart, having just come up on one of the snowmobiles – that was the only way to get to set – and the wind blowing in his face so much that he started to cry, and so off camera as we’re all trying to do our scene he’s just crying because of the wind,” the singer told The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s obviously already funny but when you add that element to it, it gets even better.”

And Karen, who reprises her role as Ruby Roundhouse in the follow-up to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, also revealed that putting up with the treacherous weather conditions in Calgary paid off when the film hit the big screens.

“At one point we could see a blizzard coming toward us and we were like, ‘Should we maybe get off this mountain?’ and they’re like, ‘We’ll just finish this scene and then we’ll get off the mountain,'” she said. “It was very extreme, but it’s so worth it when you watch the film.”

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Karl Lagerfeld’s photography celebrated in New York exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the photography of Karl Lagerfeld has opened in New York.The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, died at the age of 85 on 19 February (19) from complications of pancreatic cancer.While the …

An exhibition celebrating the photography of Karl Lagerfeld has opened in New York.

The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, died at the age of 85 on 19 February (19) from complications of pancreatic cancer.

While the fashion world continues to mourn Lagerfeld, executives at Galerie Gmurzynska have put together a retrospective of his photography work, titled Homage to Karl Lagerfeld: 30 Years of Photography.

“We had been talking with him about doing another show – we didn’t expect him to pass,” Isabelle Bscher, co-owner of Galerie Gmurzynska, told The Hollywood Reporter. “We decided to do a show encompassing 30 years of working together; not just his latest series, but also pieces we have shown in the past, from pictures he showed at Miami Art Basel in 2006, from Versailles and Paris – a lifetime’s work as a photographer.”

The exhibition includes a series of portraits of celebrities, including stars like Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, an image of a woman posing entitled ‘Homage to Oskar Schlemmer; costumes for the triadic ballet,’ as well as other archival pictures.

The owners of Galerie Gmurzynska, who also have locations in Zurich and Zug in Switzerland, first held an exhibition of Lagerfeld’s work back in 1996.

“Karl has continuously and fearlessly explored the avant-garde of photographic processes; combining his compositional eye with his keen interest in the lost histories of the medium. His deep knowledge of art history has always been clearly illustrated in fresh ways throughout his oeuvre, while creating his own unique processes that will continue their influence on photography and art in general,” they added in a statement.

Homage to Karl Lagerfeld: 30 Years of Photography will be on display at the New York gallery until the end of April. 

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Kevin Hart ready to turn to directing

Kevin Hart wants to turn to directing once he’s proved himself as a producer with his HartBeat Productions firm. The 39-year-old’s entertainment company recently released its first film, the comedy hit Night School, and he has several projects on the …

Kevin Hart wants to turn to directing once he’s proved himself as a producer with his HartBeat Productions firm.

The 39-year-old’s entertainment company recently released its first film, the comedy hit Night School, and he has several projects on the way – including a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Kevin tells Variety that when he proves his worth as a producer with a few more hits, he wants to step behind the camera and direct.

“Once I get a couple films under my belt that can act as a clear definition of what my company is, then I’ll say, ‘OK guys, it’s time for me to take the next step with directing,'” he explains.

The stand-up turned actor and producer has big hopes for his company, which as well as producing TV and film projects, has launched its own comedy streaming service.

On his ambitions, the diminutive U.S. funnyman adds: “There’s nothing that I think exists in the entertainment field that I don’t want to do. I’ve been around the movie business for quite some time now, and I’m in a position where I know it frontward and backward. I think it’s only right that I explore all options within the entertainment industry and put myself in a position to say I did that, or I was a part of this, or I remember when…I’m just a guy that’s never content. The more that I can do, the better for me.”

Following the success of the 2017 Jumanji reboot starring Kevin, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black, the comedian is looking forward to starting work on a sequel, for which his company will receive a production credit, unlike its predecessor.

“We start shooting at the end of January,” he gushes. “We almost made a billion dollars with the first one, so to have the opportunity to repeat that same level of success is beyond exciting. To get that whole crew back is exciting. I’m pumped up about it.”

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Eli Roth wanted to make film to get children into horror

Eli Roth decided to make family-friendly fantasy The House with a Clock in Its Walls because he misses the scary children’s films that got him into the horror genre. The filmmaker is known for making violent, gory horror films such as Hostel and Cabin…

Eli Roth decided to make family-friendly fantasy The House with a Clock in Its Walls because he misses the scary children’s films that got him into the horror genre.

The filmmaker is known for making violent, gory horror films such as Hostel and Cabin Fever. But he has now made the switch from extremely adult content to something for children, with The House with a Clock in Its Walls, about a boy who goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be a warlock, in a creepy old house.

At the world premiere of the film in London, the director/actor explained to reporters that he decided it was time to make a family-friendly movie because they aren’t made as often anymore.

“I’ve pretty much chopped up every body part that you can at this point so I need to switch it up, but I miss these movies. I miss the old school Amblin movies, I miss going to the theatre for movies like Gremlins, Goonies, Raiders (of the Lost Ark), Poltergeist, E.T., Time Bandits – the fun, scary, PG-rated, kids’ movies.

“Those are the films that got me into scary movies, you know, I didn’t start off with (1974 horror) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. If you love scary movies, this is the movie you bring you kids to to get them into it. I wanted to do a film like that.”

The film stars Jack Black as the warlock uncle Jonathan, Cate Blanchett as his neighbour, a witch named Florence, and Owen Vaccaro as Lewis, the 10-year-old nephew, who is seen as weird at school and treated like an outcast.

Eli explained that the second reason he wanted to make the film was because he liked the message of “embracing your weirdness”.

“I think that everybody’s living life through an Instagram filter now, trying to look perfect and life isn’t like that,” he said. “The movie’s really about the things you think make you an outcast are actually your strengths and once you own it and embrace it, that’s when you’re at your best.”

The House with a Clock in Its Walls hits cinemas later this month (Sep18).

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Eli Roth terrorised Jack Black with satanic goat prank

Eli Roth let a “satanic goat” loose in Jack Black’s trailer as a prank at the end of shooting new movie A House With a Clock in its Walls. The director thought it would be a giggle to scare his leading man as he returned to his trailer after the final…

Eli Roth let a “satanic goat” loose in Jack Black’s trailer as a prank at the end of shooting new movie A House With a Clock in its Walls.

The director thought it would be a giggle to scare his leading man as he returned to his trailer after the final scene, and concocted a practical joke with the film’s young star Owen Vaccaro.

“Owen was obsessed with doing a prank,” Roth tells talkRadio. “He was like, ‘We have to prank Jack, we have to prank Jack’, and I was like, ‘Let’s put a goat in his trailer, a really black satanic goat’. And he was like, ‘How are we going to do that?’ And we did it – on the last day.

“We actually have footage of it that we’re going to release. We put it in his trailer and the goat went nuts and started stomping over everything and Jack was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s a goat.”

Owen, 13, reveals the prank was perfect, because the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star thought the house in which they were shooting was haunted by a goat.

Jack admits he was completely caught out by the goat joke, and now he’s plotting his revenge.

“We finished my last shot of the whole movie, there was hugs, kisses and tears, I walk back to my trailer, I open the door and staring at me in the face was this evil looking goat,” Jack recalls. “Now goats aren’t dangerous animals but of all the non-dangerous animals, goats are the most terrifying because they look like Satan. I let out a little shriek and they captured it on camera.

“Often times, at the end of a film, there will be a prank pulled on the castmembers, and Owen Vaccaro and Eli Roth, those sons of guns, they got me good. If we ever do a sequel, you better believe I’ll be getting them back.”

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Jack Black tackling ‘scary side of kids’ cinema’ in new film

Jack Black is exploring the darker elements of children’s cinema in his new film, The House With A Clock In Its Walls.The actor plays warlock Jonathan Barnavelt, best friend to witch Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), in a story about a young orpha…

Jack Black is exploring the darker elements of children’s cinema in his new film, The House With A Clock In Its Walls.

The actor plays warlock Jonathan Barnavelt, best friend to witch Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), in a story about a young orphan called Lewis who helps Jonathan find a clock which holds the power to bring about the end of the world.

Helmed by Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth, Jack acknowledged that the 46-year-old is an interesting choice of director.

“It is, but if he was going to do it (a children’s film), it would be something like this. Lean towards the scary side of kids’ cinema,” he explained in an interview with Britain’s Total Film magazine, listing the reasons he was keen to be involved in the project.

“Obviously Cate Blanchett was a huge thing for me. I just think she’s one of the greatest actors of all time. Eli Roth – master of horror. I thought it would be fun to work with him. And the script. The script was great.”

The Tenacious D frontman is prepared for inevitable comparisons to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise due to the film’s notes of “wizardry and witchcraft”. The House with a Clock in Its Walls is also based on a book of the same name, the first in an 11-part series, however, Jack admitted he was unfamiliar with the 1973 novel by John Bellairs until he won the role.

“I didn’t know the books. But I quickly read this book when I got the part,” he shared. “I was a big fan of (the book’s illustrator) Edward Gorey’s, so it was cool to see a collaboration between him and another writer. And yeah, I really dug it. And I really dug what the screenwriter did in the adaptation (sic).”

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Jumanji screenwriters recruited for sequel

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are to reteam for a Jumanji sequel. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who put the finishing touches to the screenplay for the blockbuster, which is still America’s number one movie a month after …

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are to reteam for a Jumanji sequel.

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who put the finishing touches to the screenplay for the blockbuster, which is still America’s number one movie a month after its release, have been given the task of creating the follow-up to Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

The film, which is close to becoming action man Johnson’s highest grossing movie to date, is now Sony’s biggest earning non-Spider-Man project, hauling in a massive $857 million (GBP614 million) globally on an estimated $100 million (GBP71.7 million) budget.

Matt Tolmach will return as producer, alongside Johnson and his ex-wife and manager Dany Garcia.

Johnson continues to pile up projects after debuting the trailer for his new summer blockbuster Skyscraper, in which he portrays an amputee security expert, during the Super Bowl telecast on Sunday (04Feb18). After the big game, he also announced plans for a new reality TV contest, called The Titan Games.

Inspired by his favourite show, American Ninja Warrior, The Titan Games will feature competitors from across America. They will step inside an arena to face one of six Titans. If a contender wins, they will take their place and battle with their fellow Titans in the finale.

“We wanted to create a new kind of athletic competition unlike anything ever attempted before,” the former wrestler explained. “The Titan Games will challenge competitors to succeed in ways no one thought possible while entertaining the whole world at the same time.”

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