It's finally happened — the crossover teen romance that fans could only have dreamed of is actually real! According to reports, Adam Brody and Leighton Meester have been secretly dating for weeks. Teen TV translation? The O.C.'s Seth Cohen and Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf are totally together! Plus, we cover Jennifer Lawrence stalking a former Full House star, Ryan Gosling casting girlfriend Eva Mendes in his directorial debut, and more headlines!
Liam Neeson's thriller sequel Taken 2 took the top spot at the box office this weekend, hauling in $50 million in its debut. Last week's top earner, Hotel Transylvania, dropped to second place, with $26.3 million. Pitch Perfect made $14.7 in its first week in wide release, followed by Looper with $12.2 million. Frankenweenie took in $11.5 million in its opening weekend to round out the top five. The week's other new releases, The Orange and The Paperboy, took in $180,000 and $110,000, respectively.
The first week in October brings a handful of exciting movies to the theater. Liam Neeson is returning as a badass dad in Taken 2, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey star in the controversial drama The Paperboy, and Jennifer Garner is carving up a storm in Butter. Meanwhile, Leighton Meester starts an affair with Hugh Laurie in The Oranges, and Tim Burton's latest, Frankenweenie, brings a dog back from the grave. Flip through all the pictures to see this week's upcoming films!
Oliver Platt and Allison Janney play a happily married couple living in a quaint town in New Jersey in the new release The Oranges. It's a comedy, but listening to them describe it, you'd think it was a horror movie. I talked to Platt and Janney about why they'd call the story — in which their onscreen daughter has an affair with a much older man — "sort of a nightmare." Platt also regaled me with stories of his cage-fighting days, and the pair discussed the "taboo boundaries" that their new movie pushes. Watch to get the scoop on The Oranges, opening Oct. 5.
Hugh Laurie has put House's infamous cane to rest and moved on to a new role: Catherine Keener's philandering husband in The Oranges. At a recent press day in NYC, I talked to Laurie and Keener about their "happy" onscreen marriage, whether or not they think the film gives an accurate portrayal of suburban bliss gone awry, and their fight scene in the film. Check out the interview before The Oranges hits theaters on Oct. 5.
Adam Brody and Alia Shawkat play siblings in the new dramedy The Oranges, opening on Oct. 5. I recently sat down with the pair to chat about the film, in which their onscreen dad (Hugh Laurie) begins an affair with the neighbor's daughter, played by Leighton Meester. Shawkat opened up about her lack of real-life family drama during the holidays (unless you count her mom getting too drunk and playing the piano), while Brody came clean about the fact that he hasn't seen Arrested Development. Speaking of Arrested Development, Shawkat gave us a little scoop on the upcoming revival. Watch!
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Life is swell for the Wallings and the Ostroffs in the trailer for indie comedy The Oranges. The two West Orange, NJ families are thick as thieves, until the patriarch of the Wallings family (Hugh Laurie) is discovered to be having motel rendezvous with Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester), the 24-year-old daughter of his best friend (Oliver Platt). The revelation throws a wrench in the families' perfect suburban coexistence. Stern parent-child talks ensue, punches are thrown, and incredibly inappropriately photoshopped Christmas cards are sent out.
It's kind of weird to see Hugh Laurie embodying anything other than House's crippled curmudgeon demeanor. I know he had a career before House, and will presumably after, but it's still an adjustment. Having said that, this trailer has sold me on the movie. The situation seems realistic, but the characters are clever enough to make it heartbreakingly funny, rather than just awkward. It's also got a stellar cast that includes Alia Shawkat, Catherine Keener, and Adam Brody. Watch the trailer for The Oranges when you read more
Adam Brody made his way around the New Rochelle, NY, set of The Oranges yesterday with the help of a scooter, while his costar Leighton Meester was content to walk. In the movie, Adam's character falls in love with Leighton's, but in real life, both stars are single. She's fresh off a breakup from Sebastian Stan, though you guys don't think their split had anything to do with Robert Pattinson. Adam and Leighton are stars of two of our favorite teen shows of all time, and we're already excited to see their chemistry up on the big screen.
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- Nicolette Sheridan is suing Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry alleging that he hit her and fired her — TV Squad
- Olivia Thirlby cast in thriller The Darkest Hour — Collider
- House is getting a spinoff, Nurse Jeffrey, but there's a catch — Movieline
- The cast of The Oranges is complete, with Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, Alia Shawkat, and Adam Brody, to name a few — Coming Soon
- Ever thought about the significance of episode titles? — TV.com
- Rihanna is going on tour with Ke$ha — Vulture
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- Want to know what Edward Norton's five favorite films are? — Rotten Tomatoes
- Robert Zemeckis will direct Dark Life for Disney — Cinematical