WEIRDLAND: "Aloha" clip, Bradley Cooper (Tony nominee), "Generation Katniss" (Jennifer Lawrence)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Aloha" clip, Bradley Cooper (Tony nominee), "Generation Katniss" (Jennifer Lawrence)

In his latest film, Aloha, the Oscar-nominee plays a military contractor who returns to Hawaii for a big job. While trying to reconnect with an old girlfriend (Rachel McAdams), sparks start to fly between him and the watchdog (Emma Stone) who has been assigned to him. Directed by Cameron Crowe, Aloha (in theaters on May 29) also includes Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski and Danny McBride. E! News has the exclusive first look at Cooper and McAdams finally talking about what drove them apart. "We broke up because you didn't show up to our vacation," McAdams says. "I had three days planned in San Francisco. I had things planned for us to do and things to tell you and you stayed in Guam."

Cooper reluctantly remembers that time: "You said, 'If you don't show up on this vacation then that's it.'" "Because you're a workaholic who creates work to avoid real work," McAdams says. "Well, I'm still working on it," Cooper replies. "But to me, a vacation can't be an ultimatum. How can you relax on an ultimatum vacation? The whole concept is stressful." Source:

"I knew that we would have a great chemistry," Cooper told ET. "At least I thought we would based on Wedding Crashers, a movie I'd done with her 10 years ago. I always thought, 'Wow! It's so easy to work with her.' She's so present and it only got stronger after 10 years." "It's such a wonderful thing to come to work with Bradley every day, because he has so much passion for not just his character but the whole film -- the whole process," McAdams said. "He approaches every scene like he wants it to be the best scene filmed ever."

While McAdams sang Cooper's praises, Stone gushed over Crowe. "He is such a wordsmith," Stone said. "So many of the lines are perfectly crafted. He's a perfectionist and he will admit to that. And I have a tendency toward that too." Source:

If Bradley Cooper played a very damaged and spiritually heavy military figure in “American Sniper,” his outfit is decidedly lighter in Cameron Crowe’s latest romantic dramedy, “Aloha.” In the picture, Cooper plays a defense contractor who falls for an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) in Hawaii who is really his polar opposite. But before that romance can bloom, he has to contend with his still-conflicted feelings for his ex girlfriend, played by Rachel McAdams. Source:

Bradley Cooper, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, The Elephant Man: "To be a part of a community that gathers together in a 13 block radius, eight shows a week, no matter what, in the greatest city in the world – for one sole purpose, to tell stories – I can't think of a better job to have. Thank you for letting The Elephant Man be a part of this season’s story telling." Source:

David O. Russell’s latest project, “Joy,” is still in production, but that didn’t stop the director from sharing a sneak peek of the drama — and speculated 2016 Oscar contender — at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Thursday. In the teaser — which failed to include any dialogue — each main member of the cast was shown for a brief moment on screen, including Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, Édgar Ramírez and, of course, Lawrence. Quick shots, accompanied by solemn instrumental music, showed the 24-year-old actress tearfully attending a funeral, using heavy machinery, picking up a child, standing in a prison cell, shooting a gun and eventually, filming on a set.

While little is known about Cooper’s role in the film, he did appear to be working on a set in two scenes. Perhaps he will be the catalyst that helps bring Lawrence’s character to stardom? The movie marks Lawrence’s third collaboration with Russell. The pair, alongside Cooper and DeNiro, worked together on “Silver Linings Playbook” and the 2013 hit, “American Hustle.” “Joy” is scheduled to premiere in theaters Dec. 25. Source:

The next generation of women—specifically those born between 1995 and 2002—grew up with social media, recession and global conflict. Proclaims British economist Noreena Hertz, who recently surveyed more than 1,000 teenage girls in the United States and England: “This generation is profoundly anxious.” Hertz, a professor of decision science at University College London, dubs them “Generation Katniss.” She named the group -- also known as Generation Z, ages 13 to 20 -- after the Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, a skilled archer who fought for justice in the top-selling dystopian series that became a blockbuster franchise. There’s a silver lining amid the apocalyptic horror, said Hertz, who personally interviewed 25 girls for the research. She said the young women in the survey seem motivated to curb social and economic inequality. They value diversity. When asked how they describe themselves, Hertz said, the most common response was “unique.” Source:

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