Jake Gyllenhaal's toned Prince of Persia abs could be the secret weapon he needs to finally crack the PopSugar 100 top 10. Check out how else he's prepared himself to go far on the road to this year's big bracket showdown! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest celebrity gossip!
The geeky good time of Wondercon allowed me the opportunity to talk to stars of upcoming movies that I'm super excited about, including irreverent comic-turned-film Kick-Ass. I showed you my interviews with stars Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz, but now it's time for McLovin' himself and Greek's Dale: Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Clark Duke!
Watch Mintz-Plasse joke about which other superhero he'd portray (it's really not what you think) and playing Red Mist:
To hear Duke talk about his star growing and being a mild-mannered sidekick, just read more
The movie madness of Wondercon continues, this time with the controversial comic book adaptation Kick-Ass. I talked with the young stars of the film, Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz, who play Kick-Ass and Hit Girl, the kids that get it into their heads to don masks and try to be superheroes — without superpowers. There will be more of my interviews with the Kick-Ass cast coming up, including Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Clark Duke, but first, Johnson and I chat about how he became involved with the movie:
To hear what the adorable Chloe Moretz had to say about playing Hit Girl, just read more
After sitting down with Jake Gyllenhaal at this year's WonderCon in SF, I headed over to chat with Director Mike Newell and Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner. Mike Newell is no stranger to mystical story lines, as he's directed such blockbusters as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, while Jordan Mechner started the whole story in motion back in 1989. Find out what they had to say about the future of the franchise, and why they decided not to bring Prince Dastan to life in 3D below!
Director Mike Newell on how he got involved with Prince of Persia: What drew me towards it was that I loved the script, and the idea of it. I was sent two things; I was sent the script, and I was also sent by Jerry [Bruckheimer], a beautiful art book of 19th century pictures — by mostly French painters — of people who had been out to Arabia, and had painted what they'd seen there, like documentary paintings of what they saw in Arabia. There was this incredible light, trains of camels, architecture, the desert, lines of fierce horseman attacking, and I remember phoning Jerry back and he said, "Well, what do you think?" and I said, "I dunno yet, but I'm not giving you the book back."
To hear why the story was so important, Mike Newell's thoughts on 3D and the film industry, as well as how the original Prince of Persia story was inspired, just read more.
The highlight of this weekend's annual WonderCon event was definitely the cast of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time — namely star Jake Gyllenhaal. Before Pop and I went to a party to chat him up, I had a chance to ask him about the movie and his turn as an action star, and he also joked about being turned into a LEGO for the role and whether his education helped him prepare. Watch it below and then tell me just how dreamy you think he is!
Jake Gyllenhaal draws inspiration from Indiana Jones for his action film and Lego figure, Kevin Jonas gets up close and personal with Apple's iPad, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen spend Easter Sunday on Broadway. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest celebrity gossip!
Prince of Persia's Jake Gyllenhaal tells us at WonderCon that he is a fan of Indiana Jones and says taking on an action role is something he's always wanted to do.
With those icy blue eyes and angular features, Nicolas Cage is a good-looking man. In fact, ever since I saw him in Moonstruck back in the '80s, I've had a tiny crush on him, longing for him to take me to the opera. (We'll overlook some of his lesser flicks, like Con Air.) While we're used to seeing him with short, dark hair, he debuted this uncharacteristically longer, bleached-out style at WonderCon this weekend.
Many women color their hair, but men generally seem more resistant to doing so. (When's the last time you saw a guy in a colorist's chair?) Of course, some dudes can't resist the lure of making a change, but it seems like relatively few men take risks with their hair color. Whether on a star like Nic or a gent in your life, what's your take on guys who dye?
WonderCon came to San Francisco this weekend, which meant lots of star power in the Bay Area including a very handsome Jake Gyllenhaal — check out Buzz's take on all the highlights with videos to come soon! Jerry Bruckheimer joined Jake who chatted about playing video games as research for Prince of Persia and how he feels about the 3D trend in movies. After the panels Jake headed to the Disney cocktail party, where the iPad was the talk of the town and of course Jake had one to play with. Jake told us how excited he is to see himself as a Lego for Prince of Persia, a toy that he still gets to play with thanks to the little kids in his life. He's currently filming Source Code in Canada with Vera Farmiga, which he said has been an amazing experience. Jake also got cute talking about how gorgeous Rachel McAdams looked on Oscar night, though he admitted that he left a few footprints on her long dress! Stay tuned for lots more details from the festival to come.
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