Welcome to OffBeat, the rumor-free celebrity blog dedicated to the careers of those celebrities who rarely make headlines. Here, we embrace the independent film, the overlooked gem, and the significant performances that go unnoticed.

We pride ourselves on being straight news and opinion. You won't find gossip here. No who's-dating-who; no paparazzi photos. We're here to discuss the actors and their work. No spin, no lies.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dailies: Emma Stone's success, Jesse Eisenberg's new film

Emma Stone’s ELLE Cover

Young actress Emma Stone has been grabbing headlines left and right since her breakthrough performances in 2009’s Zombieland and 2010’s Easy A put the 22-year-old on the map. Stone boasts an impressive resume which includes more than five upcoming releases. Her upcoming performance in The Help, set to be released in August, is already generating buzz.

Stone landed the cover story on July’s issue of ELLE, a popular women’s magazine. In her interview, Stone admits to sucking her thumb until age 11 and admits her distaste for Hollywood’s focus on perfection in certain movie roles. This actress would rather look believable than like a runway model.

I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!”

Stone realizes how lucky she’s been with her success over the past few years.

I’ll kick my ass later on if I don’t enjoy it right now. But it does make you realize that so much of the joy of it is the journey. The struggle is such a lovely part of it.”

Read the rest of the interview at ELLE’s website.

Mark Wahlberg: Fighter sequel?

Hollywood tough guy Mark Wahlberg admitted intentions of doing a sequel to The Fighter, last year’s surprised hit. The film, which scored the cast two Oscars, revolved around boxer Micky Ward’s early years in the ring.

Wahlberg made this announcement in accepting the Spike TV Award for ‘Guy Movie of the Year.”

We’re not going to do Fighter 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, but we’re going to do 2,” Wahlberg said.

Lisa Kudrow to host Webby Awards

Look out for some biting humor on Facebook June 13th. And no, I’m not talking about your friend’s statuses.

Funnywoman and former Friend Lisa Kudrow is set to host the Webby Awards, which will air live on Facebook next Monday. Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive promo and, if this clip is any indication, it seems like a riot.

Kudrow’s Web Therapy show will begin playing on Showtime in the near future.

Check out EW’s clip and log in to Facebook June 13th for more Kudrow humor.

Jesse Eisenberg: Magician?

The Social Network and Adventureland star Jesse Eisenberg is said to be in talks of landing a role in Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans) new film Now You See Me, a film about magician bank robbers.

Eisenberg is currently only in negotiations for the lead role. Other rumored actors for the film include Jake Gyllenhaal and French actress Melanie Laurent.

No comments:

Post a Comment