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‘Cause They’re Cousins! Identical Cousins All the Way…Sing With Me! Let’s Chat About Jared Leto, Glenn Close and Matthew McConaughey While We’re At It

A hotdog makes her lose control?


C’mon.  Sing with me!  Listen, even I’m too young to remember this show except for reruns…but I totally thought of the theme song to The Patty Duke Show when I saw the picture of Jared Leto (!) in drag for the upcoming film,  Dallas Buyers Club.  Jared TOTALLY looks like Glenn Close’s iconic character Alex Forrest from Fatal Attractionor at least a cousin, right?



You may have heard about this film already. The usually hot-piece of ass, Matthew McConaughey is starring in the film which is “loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live”.

In case you haven’t seen MM’s physical transformation from his perfect form in Magic Mike to the very thin and frail appearance for DBC, we’ve got a side by side comparison for you.


Matthew’s startling transformation…


Wow.  Matthew is certainly trying the DeNiro/Hanks/Theron-method acting pretentiousness trick to garner a few award nominations, isn’t he?  Sorry to be so jaded, but…

“Alright, alright, alright” had better be said in an acceptance speech.

Daniel Day-Lewis As ‘Lincoln’ — Or Is That Really Abe Lincoln?

Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln

Source/Photo: EW.com

Yikes.  Just hand over the Academy Award to Daniel Day-Lewis right now.  He’s already preparing us for another boring genius character that will receive loads of accolades in Steven Spielberg’s biopic ‘LincolnThe film which opens November 9th is just three days after our Presidential election.

Of course we all know how “method” DDL is, right?  Did he forgo all modernity and its devices during filming?  You might remember that Daniel Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for My Left Foot reportedly refused to leave his wheelchair while making that film. Spielberg basically rolled his eyes at the assumption that DDL stayed in character and refused to use a cell phone Morse Code or a car horseless carriage during the filming of ‘Lincoln‘.



“Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” Spielberg says. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”

People on set did refer to the actor as “Mr. President,” including Spielberg, but the director says that was just part of the effort to maintain atmosphere. “I was calling [all] the actors by their character names,” he says. “That was something I felt was important to establish a little authenticity, maybe even more for me than for them.”

Whatever.  I like thinking that DDL totally walked five miles, barefoot, in the snow, without a coat, uphill (both ways, of course) while carrying a baby calf, to and from the set every day…because he probably did.  Spielberg is undoubted over all this role-immersion as much as we are and doesn’t want that crap publicized.

But from now on?  During the day, I’d like to be referred to as Pulitzer Prize Winning Publishing Magnate.  I’m SO method.


Anne Hathaway Debuts A New Look With Very Little Hair

Anne? Anne Hathaway? Is that you?

Photos: Splash

I can’t fault Anne Hathaway for wanting to get her method acting on, but I also want to weep for the loss of her luscious hair. Hathaway cut off all her locks in preparation for her role as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables. She has also reportedly been on a very strict, low calorie diet to lose as much weight as possible for the film.

"I'm a THES-PIAN!!" - Jon Lovitz on behalf of Anne Hathaway

Not to mention Anne has a wedding to a non-criminal fiance Adam Shulman, who she was spotted with in London leaving a nightclub early Sunday morning, coming up, although maybe not this year.

There’s also a huge movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in which she plays Catwoman to promote this summer. I’m sure in the words of Tim Gunn she’ll find a way to “make it work.”

What do you guys think, is the pixie look working for her?