Admit it; you've been itching to see if Mary Kate-Olson and Vanessa Hudgens would ever do a movie together. You knew it wouldn't take long for that duo of match-made-in-heaven to find a vehicle that was interesting, unique and kinda like a modern re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. And here it is: Variety tells us that Olson will star opposite Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer in the teen romance flick Beastly, which is based on Alex Flinn's fantasy novel, which, itself, is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in modern-day New York. Ugly people in New York! Never!
Olson will play the person who puts a curse on a "handsome egocentric young man" so that he turns into "everything he despises." Hudgens, we imagine, will play this dude's secret crush.
Do you have a favorite Olson twin? Can you even tell them apart?
Short Circuit Becomes Next Casualty of Remake Fever
Will it ever stop? Why can't Hollywood come up with any original ideas anymore? Why must every film be a remake or sequel? Why are we not allowed to have any say in this? Then again…some films might not mean as much as others. Like Short Circuit, which, you have to admit, was a cute film but in no way a classic. The Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg fans of the world probably won't put up too much of a fight over a Short Circuit remake. We hope. (If you still have a crush on Ally Sheedy, raise your hand.)
Johnny 5 is alive and well…and he'll be heading back to theaters now that Dimension Films has hired Dan Milano (Robot Chicken, Greg the Bunny) to write a new Short Circuit film with a "subversive edge". Are cute and helpful 80s robots not cool anymore? Does Johnny 5 need a "subversive edge"? But then we won't want to hug and cuddle with him. Bummer. Oh well, there's always Wall-E. (Wait, aren't they the same?)
Johnny Depp's Favorite YouTube Videos
In a new Vanity Fair piece which isn't available online yet, Johnny Depp and writer Douglas Brinkley talk about watching YouTube videos while chillin onboard Depp's beautiful yacht parked off his 45-acre Bahamian island. (Nah, actors don't make too much.). New York Magazine's Vulture blog clues us in to some of the videos Depp and Brinkley watched together – one of which includes Tom Cruise's part in Tropic Thunder. Says Depp: "That's the best I've ever seen Cruise."
Other video favorites include A Colbert Christmas (though that's a non-Tube video), old Dean Martin TV roasts and James Brown CNN interviews. Yes, it's odd to know Depp watches YouTube videos when he has a yacht that's docked in the Bahamas, but at least they're not too strange or bizarre or pathetic or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on repeat. Right?