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Can you imagine Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis playing the Upper East Side It-girls?
While we can't imagine anyone other than Blake Lively and Leighton Meester playing the roles of Serena and Blair on ‘Gossip Girl’, casting director David Rapport has revealed that the two actress’ weren't the studio’s first choice. Instead Rumer Willis and Ashley Olsen were the studio's top picks to play the Upper East Side queens.
Rumer Willis was almost cast in ‘Gossip Girl’.
"I think the network initially pitched us Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis for Blair and Serena,” Rapport told Buzzfeed. "I love Rumer, she’s grown into quite an amazing actress and person, but that, to me, was based on protecting the investment of a television show where creatively, these lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years.”
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are parents to a baby girl!
Leighton Meester at the L.A. premiere of Life Partners in November 2014.
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The 'Gossip Girl' actress was spotted in LA over the weekend showing off her baby bump, and E! News confirmed the happy announcement on Monday.
The 29 year old former ‘Gossip Girl’ star was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon with her actor husband Brody (35) and displaying a prominent baby bump. Entertainment website Popsugar was the first to get the pictures, and E! News has confirmed it.
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their first child together
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The former 'Gossip Girls' actress didn't hesitate when she was recently asked whether or not she considers herself a feminist.
Unlike Kaley Cuoco's views on feminism, former 'Gossip Girl' actress Leighton Meester knows exactly where she stands on the subject, and even thinks everyone else should call themselves a feminist to stop it being "sensational news."
Meester thinks everyone should call themselves a feminist
Meester, who wrote an op-ed article for the Huffington Post titled 'I'm Not a Tart: The Feminist Subtext of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men,' did not hesitate when she was recently asked whether or not she considers herself a feminist during an interview with radio station B-93.7's Broadway's Electric Barnyard.
Nick Tortano has always felt under pressure to do well in his life, no matter what that takes. He's constantly been the subject of bitter disappointment from his Italian father, who deeply disapproved of the life of petty crime and dodgy dealings that Nick had entered into. Having become so used to his criminal ways, Nick knows no other way to live his life, but is still ultimately ambitious in his career of violence and covert money making. Thus, the next step for him led him to join the Boston mafia, and while he may have found true status, he soon finds out that there's a lot more to this criminal underworld than he initially realised, and when he falls in love with a young girl named Ali Matazano, he suddenly discovers for the first time that he finally has something to lose - and he's in more danger of that than he thought.
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This generational drama strains so hard to be serious that it's almost laughable. Its big themes are only superficially addressed, while the bloated nearly two and a half hour running time could easily have been cut down simply by eliminating all of the emotive close-ups of actors with tears welling in their eyes. In other words, while there are the bare bones of a decent movie in here, it's been badly compromised to turn it into Oscar bait.
At least it starts well, with a sequence centred on Hank (Robert Downey Jr), a slick Chicago lawyer with a precocious daughter (Emma Tremblay) and an angry trophy wife (Sarah Lancaster) who has had enough. Hank's cold-hearted ways are a legacy of his estranged relationship with his father Joseph (Robert Duvall), the no-nonsense judge in a small-town Indiana town. Then Hank is called home when his mother dies, comforting his brothers Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio), whose injured hand ended his baseball career, and Dale (Jeremy Strong), who is mentally challenged. He also rekindles his youthful romance with waitress Sam (Vera Farmiga). Then Joseph is arrested for murder, and Hank steps in to help inexperienced lawyer CP (Dax Shepard) defend him against the shark-like prosecutor (Billy Bob Thornton).
There isn't a single subtle element in this film, as the script is carefully constructed to pull our sympathies back and forth even though both Hank and Joseph are deeply unlikeable grumps. Downey and Duvall are good enough actors to make them watchable, but director David Dobkin (The Change-up) hammers every sentimental scene home with far too much force. And the script is so simplistic that it chickens out before anything interesting happens. Even the court case lacks something compelling to draw the audience in. It certainly doesn't help that the characters are all deeply contrived. Just one example: there's a disability for each of the three brothers: physical, emotional and mental.
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Leighton Meester - Leighton Meester leaves Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th October 2014
David Dobkin's movie 'The Judge' is the opener at Toronto Film Festival - a slot not traditionally associated with high quality.
David Dobkin, the filmmaker best known for his classic comedy Wedding Crashers, brings an altogether different film to the Toronto Film Festival this week. His legal drama The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, opens this year's festival on Thursday (August 4, 2014).
"I hadn't had an opportunity to really dig in and do something like this in 20 years," Dobkin told the Canadian Press of his foray into drama. "There are a lot of intense scenes in the movie. You would think that comedies are more fun to work on and they're not always as fun as they come out. This movie was strangely cathartic."
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Hank Palmer is a ruthless but excellent lawyer, despised by many of his peers for his habit of representing often blatantly guilty criminals. One day mid-trial however, he receives a call from home informing him of his mother's recent death. Reluctantly, he ventures back to the town of Carlinville, Indiana where he grew up to convene with his family ahead of the funeral. As he expected, the greeting between himself and his father - the local Judge Joseph Palmer - is particularly frosty. As a young college graduate, Hank was desperate to leave the harsh and unfriendly grasp of his father but when the town's sheriff tells him that Joseph is now a murder suspect, he begins to feel a grudging obligation to cast their differences aside and help him protest his innocence.
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We defy anyone that tells us there isn't a top secret celebrity forging factory somewhere out there. We present Exhibit A (B, C, D, etc.)...
We’re starting to suspect that there’s only a handful of famous people, but that they each just have a few different aliases. We’ve never been able to put our finger on it until recently, but some of these celebs look far too similar to be different people. We’re considering a theory that there is a celebrity factory and they only have a few different molds to work with.
Take Penelope Cruz and Paz Vega for example. It’s hard to believe that these two aren’t at least a little bit related. We only realised recently that it’s Paz starring alongside Adam Sandler in Spanglish and not Penelope.
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After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
Leighton Meester Monday 21st April 2008 The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala at Lincoln Center New York City, USA
Date of birth
9th April, 1986
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