Brad Renfro: Dead at 25

Holy sheboigies! I just got an alarming text from Sarah:

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Brad Renfro, star of films like The Client and Apt Pupil has died according to TMZ.com. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Renfro recently finished filming on The Informers, a movie starring Winona Ryder and Billy Bob Thornton.

Woah.

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times reports that Renfro was found by his girlfriend this morning in his Wilshire home and declared dead at 9am by paramedics.

James McAvoy Is a Lightweight

…when it comes to drinking, that is… Check out this preview clip from the Golden Globes Dateline special where Atonement star James McAvoy (and my favorite Scottish actor of the moment) reveals how his inability to drink large quantities of alcohol prevented him from becoming the “rocker” child he longed to be in his youth:

Sadly, due to the WGA and SAG boycott of NBC’s broadcast of the Golden Globes, you will not see dear Jamesy pick up his award, if he is to win for Best Actor.

Cell Phone Drama at “There Will Be Blood”

So last night I went to see the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie, There Will Be Blood, at the Union Square theater. Me and the BSB are running late, so we book it into the theater about 20 minutes before it starts. Lucky for us, they just let everyone in so we are able to get good seats.

So the movie is effing long, ok? It’s like 2 1/2 hours long, and my phone goes off RIGHT in the middle of this intense quiet scene. Yup, I was that person. But what I realized was that the movie is SO long that the theater didn’t have time to play that 30 second clip of the dancing popcorn telling you to shut your cell phone off–and since I was so rushed, I totally forgot, AND I had my phone on silent the whole day long, but I must’ve put it on ring when I was trying to locate the BSB, so I would here it if it went off. I promise you, I’m NEVER that person who leave their phone on during the movie.

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Ode to James McAvoy

Ever since he scampered onto the screen as Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, James McAvoy has been on my shortlist of most favorite movie star crushes. Sorry, but I’m a sucker for pale, blue-eyed Scottish boys. Throw in the fact that he’s wee (James is only 5’7″) AND has a vague resemblance to Sondre Lerche, and well, I’m hooked of course. Just like Scot hottie Ewan McGregor, James is a very fine actor, which increases his hottness by 10.

Anyhoo, I just saw him in Atonement, the film adaption of the novel by Ian McEwan co-starring Kiera Knightley. Having read the book before seeing the movie was probably the main cause of why I thought the movie wasn’t all THAT great, and I really wished that there had been more James (of course). Atonement still has nothing on his performance in The Last King of Scotland.

But in any case, I’d love to see him get recognized for his work in Atonement at this year’s Academy Awards, as well as Sondre for his music for Dan in Real Life. Just imagine it: James McAvoy AND Sondre Lerche at the Oscars. My head would surely explode!

Check out James being interviewed about being nominated for awards on “Shootout.” The full episode of him being interviewed alongside Atonement director Joe Wright) airs again this Sunday at 11am on AMC:

Here’s Sondre talking about music and blah blah blah to some dude from YeboTV:

Britney Spears Makes It Lame at the 2007 VMAs

UghhhH! There are so many things wrong w/ Britney Spears’ performance of “Gimmie More” on this years VMAs. 1. She’s not dancing at ALL. The SLOWEST movements known to man. Was the routine designed for a talentless slug? You will see this exact routine in just about every strip club across the globe by the end of next week. 2. There are about 3 words in the entire song. 3. WTF is she wearing? She can’t even walk in those stiletto boots she’s got on. 4. LMAO about “It’s Britney, bitch!” 5. Brit Brit needs to do a few more sit ups. This is the VMAs, not a run to Coffee Bean. 6. This was almost as bad as Sarah Silverman‘s hosting skills. Can MTV PLEASE stop hiring her?

Watch it here. If the embed gets taken down, check it out on MTV’s site:

Shia + Zac = Possible Boy Meets World Remake?

My friend Joc mocked up these images (she had to take Topanga out of the first shot) and I LOLed. The though of Shia LaBeouf and Zac Efron taking on the roles of Corey and Shawn is AWESOME.

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To quote her original email:

Will the real Corey and Shawn stand up?

I’m just sayin… am I the ONLY one who sees this?

Boy Meets World… the Movie?

Someone call up the studios, I think we have a potential hit on our hands.