So it’s official, Twi-stalkers. Nine year old Mackenzie Foy has been cast for the role of Renesmee in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. (***Spoiler Alert! If you are one of the 7 people left who have not yet read Breaking Dawn, then you may want to stop reading now!!**)
Perhaps the most anticipated cast member to be chosen since her characters parents, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and June’s mega-mougar of the month, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), Mackenzie Foy has been creating a lot of buzz already throughout Hollywood as rumors began flying that she was a potential candidate for the role of Renesmee Cullen. Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer confirmed the studios choice on Facebook Wednesday night.
“Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy,” Meyer wrote. “She’s an amazing young actress and I’m excited to work with her.”
So how will they pull it off? With a baby who ages rapidly through the book, it may be tricky. According to recent reports, Bill Condon, the director for the last two installments of the Twilight Saga, is expected to use the same special effects that were used to de-age Brad Pitt’s character in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
It has also been reported that the studio is considering using younger actresses for the earlier parts of the role.
Recently the studios announced that they had cast Lost’s Maggie Grace to play the role of Irina from the Denali clan, joining MyAnna Buring (as Tanya) Casey LaBow (as Kate), Mia Maestro (as Carmen) and Christian Camargo (as Eleazar).
So it sounds like the studios have been busy, which is great because shooting for the first half of the final installment starts next month in Louisiana.
You can expect to see all of the new additions, along with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner and the rest of the returning cast members November 18, 2001 and November 16, 2012 for the last two movies in the series.
So how do our Celebstalkers feel about the new additions? Are you excited about the choices they have made? Do you plan to see the last two movies in the Twilight Saga?
So what would Brad do if he was in charge? He says he would have considered having the people responsible for the BP oil spill executed if he was in power and while he usually opposes capital punishment, he would make an exception if he could.
FOX News quoted Brad while he was filming his part for Spike Lee’s new documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, which is being made to show the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as it comes to it’s fifth anniversary.
When asked about his comment, Brad Pitt, who has been pretty active in helping rebuild parts of New Orleans, said “I was never for the death penalty before-I am willing to look at it again.”
If you are interested in seeing Brad in Spike Lee’s documentary, you can watch it on HBO Tuesday night.
So, Celebstalker’s, what do you think about Brad’s comments?
Do you think Angelina Jolie agrees??
Do you wish that Brad was in charge?
Make sure you comment below!!
Saturday, via Twitter, the star announced the happy news that he and David would be parents.
“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall,” Neil tweeted. “We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy…”
Neil is also up for three Emmy’s this month for his role on the hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, a guest role on “Glee” and hosting last year’s Tony Awards.
Wow! So it looks like baby fever is sweeping Hollywood again! Who do you think will be next?? Maybe Scarlett and Ryan?? Or Brad and Angelina??
Celebstalk is super stoked for the couple! What do you think of the news, Celebstalkers?
Fans of the intelligent and frighteningly realistic socio-political zombie novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars” by Max Brooks will be psyched to learn that the popular novel is finally being made into a feature film! Talk of the World War Z movie has been going on for several years now, with some fans beginning to believe that it would never get made.
In 2007 word came out that Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B was in a bidding war with another company to gain rights to the film. But nothing more was officially said.
But Zombie movie lovers everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief because Max Brooks has now at last confirmed to MTV that the film is on and that none other than mega-star Brad Pitt is attached to it! Although Brad Pitt is obviously attached through his production company, rumors are already swirling that he will also star in the film. Could we be so lucky?
The film will be directed by Marc Forester and may be set to release in the summer of 2012. It’s about damn time!
We’ll keep you posted as more news surfaces!
In January, The News of the World reported that the couple had planned to separate and that they had already come to an agreed custody situation with their six children and planned to divide the assets that the newspaper estimated the couple had made.
The couple fought back and said that the claims were false and demanded a retraction of the story as well as an apology.
Solicitor Keith Schilling told the High Court in London that he accepted the fact that the reports were “false and intrusive” and agreed to publish an apology.
The paper will also pay the couples costs and damages, which they of course plan to donate to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
So do you think the verdict was fair, Celebstalkers?
Do you think that they really do donate all the money they win to their charity? If not, what do you think they use it for? Cookies? Maybe a nice lunch? Let us know what you think Celebstalkers!
Mega-Mougar George Clooney will be receiving recognition, not for acting, but for something much more important at this year’s Emmys. George Clooney will be presented with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. It will be the first time in the past six years that the award has been given out at the Emmys.
So what did Mougar-extraordinaire George Clooney do to win this rarely given Emmy Award? Well CelebStalkers, for those of you who don’t know, George Clooney is a fierce advocate of human rights around the globe.
George Clooney has been active in trying to stop the genocide taking place in Darfur in Sudan for years.
George Clooney is a founding member of Not On Our Watch, along with other superstars with hearts of gold: Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub. Not On Our Watch is a foundation committed to international advocacy and humanitarian efforts. George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, and friends recognize that because of their positions as famous men, they have the unique opportunity to use their voices to speak for marginalized peoples.
We at CelebStalk will always be loyal to celebrities who use their power and money to save lives. If you don’t already know all about Not On Our Watch, please take a moment to visit notonourwatchproject.org and learn about what these stars are doing and how you can get involved too!
We commend you George Clooney and think you deserve that Emmy, even thought we know that awards aren’t why people like you commit their time and energy to humanitarian efforts.
Past recipients of the Emmy that George will take home on August 29th have been Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby.
So what do you think Celebstalkers? Does George Clooney deserve the Emmy for humanitarian work?
Did you know about Not On Our Watch and what they’ve been doing in the Sudan, Burma, and Zimbabwe?
Can Don Cheadle get any freaking cooler?!?!
Have you ever heard such a bad-ass name for a humanitarian organization? Tell us what you think!
It’s been said for decades that Tinseltown is a “man’s world”. Well boys, meet the lady that just put Tinseltown on it’s ass. Angelina Jolie has been a mega star for years, has been a humanitarian, settled down with one of the hottest mougars of our time and now, she can add one more amazing feat to her resume: Angelina is taking home a cool $20 million to star in one of the summers hottest action movies, Salt, which was originally written for a man. Not just any man, either. Word has it that the writers for this mega action packed flick were seeking out some of the hottest male action stars in the biz with credentials matching that of Tom Cruise. So, when Jolie stepped into the role, they rewrote the script to accommodate a woman.
This isn’t her first action role, but it definitely takes the cake as being on of her biggest. We all remember her starring roles in blockbusters such as Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, Wanted and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, opposite Brad Pitt. Jolie has always shown that she has had the forcefulness needed to step into the more physical roles, but while there have been women who have dabbled with action films in the past, such as Jennifer Garner in Alias, Daredevil and Elektra, Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four and Dark Angel, none of them have proven their ability in this genre quite like Angelina Jolie.
“It’s definitely unusual that a female has become an action star,” said Salt’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “But it’s a funny thing. She’s not a female action star; she’s an action star. She’s really the first female to transcend gender. I don’t think it’s occurred before.”
In the past ten years alone, Jolie has starred in five action-packed films totaling nearly $1.5 billion combined worldwide.
Following Salt, which opens in theaters next Friday, Jolie’s next big release will be The Tourist, in which she stars alongside mega-mougar Johnny Depp, and her character in that film, Elise, will also be featuring some action packed scenes. Jolie will be paid generously for this role as well, another $20 million up front, plus a good share of the profit as well as other benefits, which can only be matched by two other actors in the world.
“The fact that she can is in the entertainment industry and can approach a male salary is an anomaly,” says director of women’s and gender studies at the University of San Diego, Lori Watson. “Maybe she can command a salary, but she can’t break through the expectations that women are supposed to be beautiful and sensualized and fit a certain mold and behave a certain way.”
With the prospect of many more action films in her future, including sequels to Wanted, Salt and possibly even The Tourist, you would think you could plan to see Jolie on the big screen for many years to come, even considering her choice to cut her work load down to one film per year. And with talks of her starring as Cleopatra, Malificent in a Sleeping Beauty spin-off and others still in the works, there should be lots of different genres for her fans, but what if Jolie just walked away?
“I’m very, very grateful, it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury,” she said in a recent interview in Vanity Fair. “But I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.”
So who would fill her shoes if she called it quits? Could anyone?
“I don’t see anybody right now,” di Bonaventura says. “Will there be more female action heroes? There will be another one, yeah, I believe that. You look at these things as a progression. First, they tried to mimic what a male action star was. And now with Angie, you’re just letting her be what she is. We’ve gotten away from that male classification of what is an action star. And that means that will open possibilities for somebody else. You just needed somebody to break the ground.”
In an interview in the newest issue of Vanity Fair , Oscar-winning actress, mother of six (Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Vivienne, and Knox) and lauded humanitarian, Angelina Jolie states that she may be ready to soon give up acting for good.
Says Jolie, “It is not the most important thing in my life…I don’t think I’ll do it much longer.” In the same interview Angelina Jolie talks about all of her children’s distinct personalities. She describes her first adopted son Maddox as a “real intellectual.”
Angelina Jolie also calls adopted daughter Zahara “elegant and well-spoken. Of her eldest daughter fathered by Brad Pitt, Shiloh, Jolie states that she is “one of the goofiest…people you’ll ever meet and that she is a real tom-boy.
So is Angelina Jolie giving up acting to have more children?
When asked if she and her gorgeous husband Brad Pitt plan on having more kids, Angelina Jolie answered that although they are not opposed to the idea, they want to make sure that they can give the six children they do have the attention that they need.
It seems that what Angelina Jolie is really saying is that she is prepared to put parenting first in her life. If that means giving up on acting, then she’s prepared to do it. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are currently both A-list actors who are also two of the best paid actors in the business.
Due in parts to their ridiculous good-looks, successful acting careers, the scandal surrounding Brad’s jump from Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie, and their interesting family life, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get their fair share of media coverage.
Perhaps Angelina Jolie thinks that quitting acting may take some of the media attention off of her family, in addition to giving her more time to spend with her children.
So what do you think celebstalkers? Will Angelina Jolie quit acting?
The full story is included in the new Vanity Fair that hits shelves this Friday!
UN Goodwill Ambassador (and mega star), Angelina Jolie, traveled to Haiti this past weekend to visit the SOS Children’s Village in Santo, near Port au Prince, where close to 500 dislocated children are cared for.
Just hours after her visit to Ecuador, she arrived to bring the children in the SOS house toys and gifts, as well as spend the night evaluating their living conditions and treatment.
“That is why I like to visit and support the SOS Children’s Villages in the world,” she says, “because I have seen that the children are growing up in a safe and loving environment.”
There was no word on whether or not Jolie was accompanied by her long time love, actor Brad Pitt. Could baby number seven be in the cards for the couple? Guess we will have to see what happens!