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  1. Spotted! Will Smith in New York
    October 01, 2007 18:26 IST



    Reader Nimish Vora spotted Will Smith right opposite his office in New York, when the Hollywood star was shooting for his film, I Am Legend.

    Nimish was taking a break, and had stepped out of his office.

    Will Smith had just finished his shooting and was packing up for the day when Nimish approached him for the photograph.

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/oct/01celeb.htm

  2. Alfonso Unloads on TMZ

    TMZ caught up with Carlton last night -- er, Alfonso Riberio -- and he's not so happy with TMZ! The once jolly Ribeiro told our cameras, "I ain't down with them no more ... TMZ was rude as hell!" Is that Carlton talking like that?! What would Mr. Banks say?

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    Carlton went on to say, "What I do to TMZ? Why they mad at me?!" What happened to the days when he would just do the Carlton dance and make everything all better? Who knew he was so sensitive?! Sorry, Carlton -- er, Alfie!

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    Carlton Holds a Grudge!

    TMZ caught up with Carlton Banks, er, Alfonso Ribeiro outside of Hyde last night and he was still upset with us!

    Last week, cameras filmed the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star as he vented about being called corny ... now, he won't even say hello! A member of his two-person entourage even flipped us off! People forgave him for doing the Carlton dance ... can't he forgive us?

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    He hasn't always been so serious -- take a look at this hilarious 1985 break dancing infomercial he did! In his younger days -- he was cool! Feel the love.

    http://www.tmz.com/tmz_main_video?titleid=1231019884

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    Annoying press. :thumbdown:

  3. Julie, if that guy asked if Will was gay is because there have been a lot of rumors about it. He wasn't trying to offend him, he was just asking. Everyone is free and can ask whatever. If you don't like it, don't reply, but stop talking about ws.com like that.

  4. I Am Legend Dreamcast Mark II
    Posted on 09.30.07 by Widge @ 4:16 pm

    Okay, as promised, here we are back with another revamped Dreamcast. This time around it's Richard Matheson's vampire classic, I Am Legend. Which has one of the most chilling opening lines ever: "On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back." Love it.

    Now, when we first did this Dreamcast ages and ages ago we told you they were going to screw it up, and I've seen the trailer and it's guilty until proven innocent as far as I'm concerned. I've got nothing against Will Smith, mind you. Smith looks like he might actually play a serious Neville and not, as reader Kede put it, ID4 Am Legend. However, I read a draft of the screenplay they decided to write for when Schwarzenegger was attached to play Neville and it was dreadful. And I somehow doubt that Akiva Goldsman (I, Robot, Batman and Robin) has done much to improve it. I would love to be proven wrong. But it's rare.

    So here we are. You know the drill. Two casts. How we would do it given the constraints of who we have on hand today and another Ultimate DreamCast where we bend the rules of space/time and can snatch anyone from anywhere and cast them.

    Before we get started, these DreamCasts may contain spoilers. So if you have not read the book, you go fix that right now, yes? Also, yet again, comment spam bastards will swoop in just like Anthony Zerbe leading a bunch of chalky-white monstrous monks if we open up commenting, so if you're going to comment, go to the new Gabfest. Hit us up there or at widge sucks at need coffee dot com.

    http://www.needcoffee.com/2007/09/30/i-am-legend-dreamcast/

  5. Stars are engaged in a race to be crowned king of the trailer park. Emma Smith and Christopher Goodwin in Los Angeles check out the kit

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    It was Sylvester Stallone who threw the first punch, then Will Smith stepped into the ring and finally Robert De Niro entered the fray. These Hollywood heavyweights are trading blows to see who can build the biggest RV (that’s recreational vehicle, or motorhome to you and me).

    The results are rolling mansions stretching up to 75ft, with up to three storeys and weighing in at as much as 40 tons – the equivalent of 331 Ford Fiestas. They do about six miles to the gallon – a few less than that other celebrity favourite the Toyota Prius – and cost up to £1m.

    Stallone’s was a fairly modest affair at 175 sq ft, Smith’s is more than six times bigger, with 1,192 sq ft of living space while De Niro’s has a third-storey sun terrace, £5,000 satellite dish, home cinema and a high pressure air-con system that can cool the interior to optimal temperature in just 15 minutes. There’s room for 30 to sit down to dinner and watch films on the 100in drop-down screen or 11 smaller plasma TVs.

    Rather than slum it in a tin box on wheels, barely more luxurious than the models on show at the local trailer park, Hollywood A-listers are increasingly demanding mobile homes to match their superstar egos. And the most extravagant come courtesy of Ronnie Anderson (recently voted “Most Powerful Mobile Home Maker” by Entertainment Weekly magazine) and his company, Anderson Mobile Estates. Stars from Mariah Carey to Vin Diesel can’t get enough of them. Carey, singer and notorious diva, prefers to stay in hers when she’s filming than go back to a five-star hotel. Nicole Richie, gossip mag regular and daughter of soul singer Lionel, and Ice Cube, the rapper turned actor, are also fans; Cube insists on having a recording studio in his.

    Anderson built his first RV for Stallone when he was filming Rocky IV back in the Eighties. “I couldn’t understand why these movie stars made millions but spent their life in a $40,000 trailer,” he recalls.

    He decided to take his cue from luxury yachts. In place of plywood, lino and net curtains he put burnished wood or marble floors, carved pillars, giant leather sofas, oak dining tables and cinema-sized plasma screens. The only thing these RVs have in common with their Volkswagen camper and Bedford Dormobile cousins are wheels – although Anderson’s often boast as many as 16 on eight giant axles.

    Standing in the dusty parking lot of a small movie studio in the San Fernando Valley in temperatures approaching 40C, I’m glad of the shade from three of Anderson’s behemoths. Anderson ushers me into Will Smith’s van, known as the Aspen and designed to the star’s personal specifications (although it can be hired out to other stars when he doesn’t need it), big enough to comfortably accommodate the 6ft 2in star, his 7ft bodyguard, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their two children.

    “Will wanted something casual,” says Anderson, “somewhere he could put his feet up, where his buddies could come in and drink a beer and watch the game.” For each customised model, Anderson visits the star’s residence and tries to recapture some elements of the home in his trailers. For Will’s RV he included cowhide pillows, chessboards and African masks.

    “This one is for people who are looking for a completely relaxed, laidback experience,” says Anderson, who laughably calls it a “bare bones unit”. It may look casual to Smith, the star of Men In Black, but to anyone else it looks like something you’d never finish paying the mortgage on. It would cost you about £960,000 to buy, £4,765 to rent for a week or £1,600 for a day. But then it does have its own dance floor.

    Shia LaBeouf, the young actor who appeared alongside Smith in I, Robot, was anything but laidback about it. “Will’s trailer was the coolest thing,” he says. “There’s a studio where he makes his music. It’s got marble floors. And the kids have a games room. I’ve never seen anything like it. My own trailer had a toilet and three cans of Sprite.” It takes Anderson four months to build one of these palaces on wheels in his factory in Detroit. When the RV is in motion the first floor is folded down into the ground floor (the first-floor furniture is designed to sit flush against the roof when it’s lowered, so it’s not a good idea to leave a candle on one of the tables). Push a button and the first floor reappears, powered up by computer-controlled motors in 30 seconds. “It’s like a giant Transformer,” says Anderson.

    If you think Smith’s Aspen sounds impressive, you should see De Niro’s model. It’s called the Heat, although temperature is hardly a problem thanks to that turbocharged air-con. When I arrive for my viewing, The Godfather is playing, fittingly, on the 50in plasma screen. It’s all dark wood with ostrich-leather seats and a table made of carpathian elm imported from Italy. A curved granite staircase leads up to the first floor. Tyra Banks, supermodel and US talk show host, borrowed it over the weekend and has left tiny dimple marks all over the wooden floors with her high heels – De Niro will not be pleased.

    The Heat’s most impressive trick is the master controller that can adjust everything in each room of the trailer, including the 11 TVs, each of which can be individually tuned to one of more than 500 stations. If you ring the door bell your image can be made to flash up on any of the screens so De Niro can decide if he wants to let you in.

    There’s a private study and most of the first floor is a screening area that can comfortably sit 30 people, so they can watch “dailies” (the film shot that day on the set). The windows have an automatic window-frosting effect that can be activated at the touch of a button if the star wants more privacy. If someone breaks in, the security system would dial the owner’s mobile phone and transmit an image of the intruder.

    Security is obviously important to Anderson’s latest client, the American government’s Department of Homeland Security, which has commissioned one of his units to be used as a mobile disaster training centre. Anderson claims he’s going to make one so airtight you’ll be able to drive it into an area that has been contaminated by a dirty bomb and emerge unscathed.

    Ask Anderson if he’s been working with anyone famous recently and he sounds almost offended. “I only work with well known stars,” he protests. His next model will be even bigger and better, he says, with a garage on the back and room for a small sports car or four Harley-Davidsons, so the stars can make a quick getaway in between takes. It sounds as if De Niro could be in need of an upgrade.

    http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_...icle2548362.ece

  6. Karate Kid remake?

    Hollywood's desire to remake everything is incredible, and the rumour that they could be eyeing a Karate Kid remake sounds bizarre but not unbelievable with today's money making studios.

    After all the film is looking a bit dated, and the original actors have all moved on enough from these roles, so why not have another one? Introduce some new hipper stars and scenarios, maybe make it a little more gritty, oh boy, I'm talking myself into this one already!

    The rumour is from one of those pesky sources, although this one seems to carry a little more weight with it than most.

    A source told IGN that Sony Pictures is working on a remake of The Karate Kid which will be produced by the Will Smith production company and Jerry Weintraub. Weintraub just happened to produce the original film.

    The Karate Kid is twenty-three years old, it was made in 1984 and starred Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio as Karate teacher and pupil respectively. Obviously the teacher is a master who is living a quiet life in the U.S., and the pupil is a headstrong and young man who is impatient and eager to learn, and for that matter to show off. It sparked a number of sequels and made a fair impact at the time.

    Apparently, and this gives us some hope that the film might be in production for a good few years, Will Smith's son is being looked to for the remake, and if that means the lead then we could be here a little while, after all Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is only nine right now.

    There's no word back from anyone as yet, so it's a big rumour, but a good one. A new young, black and modernised Karate Kid facing all today's pressures, not the lighter ones of the eighties. If this was made realistically then we could be seeing something a bit darker and harder.

    You know what, I'm actually liking this idea.

    http://www.filmstalker.co.uk/archives/2007...kid_remake.html

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  7. What a Handsome Couple

    Yeah, they might have an “open” relationship, but whatever works, right??

    Don't even start up that idiotic crap again. Go 2 the Sony board if u wanna talk about tabloid lies.

    I'm not sure if that was directed at me, but I didn't write that. I just copied it from another site.

  8. 'Action, not jingoistic action'

    "I didn't want this to be an 'America kicks (butt)' movie," he says. "I wanted action but not jingoistic action."

    The film was shown in a working-class London neighborhood, and the sequence drew an ovation. Berg decided audiences were cheering a win over terrorism, not nationalism, and kept the scene.

    "He's not afraid of trying anything if he thinks it's good for the movie," Foxx says. "He's not a cautious guy. That's what makes him fun to work with.

    "Well, that, and he's crazy."

    "There's a system to it," Berg says, now frowning at a Rubik's cube on the set of Hancock, his next movie. "You're supposed to be able to do it in just eight turns. I just can't …"

    He's filming a key fight scene between Smith and Theron. Four video monitors capture the action, but Berg is fixated on the cube.

    Or seems to be. Somehow, he notices something amiss in the shot, which requires a truck driver to scramble out of the cab of an 18-wheeler as Theron approaches it. The driver is descending the cab, from about 10 feet off the ground.

    It's not fast enough for Berg, who sprints from his seat to the big rig. "Here, like this," Berg says, leaping from the cab, not bothering with stairs. The actor (John Dykstra) shakes his head and grins. No way he's jumping.

    Berg jogs back to his chair and snatches the cube, given to him by Smith, who learned how to solve the puzzle while making The Pursuit of Happyness.

    "Now what did Will say the secret was?" Berg mutters, again seemingly ignoring the monitors as the scene rolls anew. You get the feeling that if you dropped a box of matches, Berg could tell you how many were on the ground.

    "Don't let him fool you," Smith says. "You think he's making a sports movie. Or a political movie. Or a superhero movie. But what he really makes is dramas, hidden beneath the other stuff. He's a natural director."

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2...eter-berg_N.htm

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