And the Stars Look Very Different Today: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

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And the Stars Look Very Different Today: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | August 26, 2012 | Comments ()


I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.

5. We Lost a Few Good Friends.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, 82.


Count von Count Actor Jerry Nelson, 78.

Comedienne Phyllis Diller, 95.


Filmmaker Tony Scott, 68.


4. And Gained a Skarsgård (You Can Never Have Too Many).


Stellan Skarsgård, 61, welcomed a baby boy this past Friday. The busy actor--upcoming films include Thor: The Dark World, The Physician, Romeo and Juliet, The Railway Man and Lars von Trier's The Nymphomaniac--and father to Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Valter, Eija and Ossian, added another boy to the Skarsgård clan. Good on you, man.

3. Toronto International Film Fest Selection Mushrooming Debuted Its Trailer; My Head Broke.

If you can make heads or tails of this before OR after reading the notes, I heartily congratulate you.

2. Stephen Gaghan's Candy Store Attracted Major Film Stars.


The Syriana director's next film is about an undercover operative who "loses everything" and starts over as a Brooklyn beat cop, then finds himself right in the middle of the organization he'd been trying to take down. Offers have reportedly been put out to Inglourious Basterds co-stars Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz; Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx are also interested, and the backup list includes Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper (?). I say again unto you, Hollywood, Bradley Cooper is not going to happen.

1. Django Unchained Made the Cover of (French) Premiere Magazine.



Quentin Tarantino's anxiously awaited western follows bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and his apprentice Django, the slave he freed (Jamie Foxx). The two make a deal: Django helps Schultz hunt down a group of killers; Schultz helps rescue Django's wife from plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film drops Christmas Day, 2012.

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  • Kip Hackman

    I really wanted to come up with a joke about how Stellan Skarsgård is obviously Zeus but then I realized that the Nordic pantheon is probably more accurate for his ancestry and the only connection I could think to draw there is Loki, who had a witch, a world-eating snake and a god-killing wolf that collectively brought about the end of the gods as children, I'm going to have to just go with a simple Congratulations.

  • Guest

    Stellan named one of his sons Ossian? And here I thought I couldn't love the man any more than I already do.

  • Man, Jamie Foxx has such a stupid face. It bothers me greatly.

  • jams

    Humm. Five things bring me a lot of memory!c_o_u_g_a_r_s_t_e_r_c_0_m making friends, swim with my best friend in the cool river,climb the highest maitain in our province......Now we are separated different place and world!:(

  • Snath

    Humm. This is one of the more brilliant bot postings I've seen in quite some time. I, too, know the pain of climb highest maitain with best friend. We are also seperated different place, but not world. Because that's just weird.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Seriously, that doesn't even have a goddamn thing to do with cougars. Get it together bot-man!

  • firedmyass

    cougar = maitain lion

  • ColostomyBaggins

    Ha! Totally thought Peter Sarsgaard was a Skarsgaard. Wondering how he got left of the list of Stellan's by-blow. Fuckin nuanced Swedish surname.

  • $27019454

    And can we just stop with the Jamie Foxx bullshit already? Ew.

  • hapl0

    Ew ew.

  • fracas

    Wait, wait, wait. The white guy in Django Unchained is named Dr. King? Seriously?

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    Man, this week killed way too many people. And it was all the wrong people, too. None of the ones from my list.

    I also do not believe that Bradley Cooper is a thing. They keep making Hangover movies and declaring him sexy but I feel like he was created by committee out of some unused scraps of George Clooney that Ryan Gosling didn't want.

  • Classic

    I can't breathe due to the Bradley Copper comment haha.

  • mdm

    Here's the thing with Cooper--they went wrong trying to enhearthrobenate him. He's not the hearthrob type. As a (admittedly probably not the most reliable group to judge) straight guy, I bought him as the awkward geeky friend cute back in the Alias days.

  • $27019454

    And Wedding Crashers-esque bit parts and side-action nutjobs. He was great as that. Make him that again.

  • Lee

    Hahahaha! My sentiments exactly re. Bradley Cooper. And the George Clooney scraps were the skeeviest smarmiest bits, chopped up and blended with bits of left-over Adam Sandler.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    Right. And...eww.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    I think I may be the only person who does not like Tarantino.

  • Yeah, I couldn't be less excited about this movie.

  • dahlia6

    Oh Thank God! Come in from the cold, my friend! We have hot tea and homemade cookies for you.

  • blorft

    Nope, not just you.

  • hapl0

    Stellan Skarsgård, 61, welcomed a baby boy this past Friday.

    Do you think the kid will be sitting on a bench, hugging himself, shivering, 7 years from now?

    If you can make heads or tails of this before OR after reading the notes, I heartily congratulate you.

    It's clearly a werewolf movie.

    I say again unto you, Hollywood, Bradley Cooper is not going to happen.

    Whatever happened to A-Team 2?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Weremoose. Didn't you see the sign? And what do you think those wolves were running away from?

  • Guest

    :D And you just answered your own question.

  • And also, in breaking news, Snooki has delivered a "healthy" baby boy. I'd like to be the first to welcome our new Satanic Overlord and hereby duly adopt an appropriate attitude of despair and wailing. So mote it be.

  • BarbadoSlim

    I dont think the original archangel of light would agree to be shat out of that toxic sewer.

  • BarbadoSlim

    WAIT! wait one darned pickin minute. Somebody voted this down?!?!?! Identify yourself immediately so we can point derisively.

    Oh, and get tested. For everything.

  • Jerce

    I hope and expect that Django Unchained will be good.

    ...But every time I see news about it, I can't help thinking: Idris Elba. And I feel like crying.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Silver lining: for every American role he doesn't get, the chance is that much greater that we'll see him on the big screen using his sexy, sexy, naturally British accent.

  • Kala

    Wow, Bend! Way to make lemonade! Well, I certainly feel better now.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Now let's just cross our fingers and hope Pacific Rim is as brain-bustingly awesome as it has the potential to be so everyone can share the wealth. And bonus: Charlie Hunnam is hopefully using his own accent, too!

  • BarbadoSlim

    sorry but DiCaprio looks like an asshat with that fake beard.

  • Now, now. He had that custom made from the leavings of Blake Lively's last bikini wax. Show all due respect.

  • BarbadoSlim

    hehehehehehe, gross.

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