Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Badass Bruce Willis may be 52 years old, but the Live Free or Die Hard actor tells columnist Jeanne Wolf that he can still kick butt on- screen, with the proper training. Says Willis: “I had to work out a lot to get my muscles to the size that they protected my bones, so they wouldn’t shatter when I dove on the concrete floor. I got beat up, but I lived through it. I’m just glad I didn’t wait a couple more years.”

HOLLYWOOD – Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore’s latest movie, Sicko, examines the universal problems with healthcare, but Moore admits doctors in other countries have no problems – at least in the looks department. He tells Jeanne Wolf, “They’re literally all their own Dr. McDreamys. It was like “Dr. El McDreamy” in Cuba and “Dr. Haden Guest Dreamy” in Britain. The women on the crew were like, ‘Wow, every time we go to a country with socialized medicine, the doctors look really good.”’

HOLLYWOOD – Actor Justin Long is trading in his nerdy, Apple computer guy persona to help Bruce Willis fight cyber-terrorists in Live Free or Die Hard, but the geeky guy admits he still gets recognized by fans for just being the “Apple Guy.” Long tells Jeanne Wolf, “I get the worst of both worlds. I look like a geeky hacker, but I don’t know anything about computers. People who recognize me from the Apple commercials ask a lot of questions, like, ‘What do you do when you can’t control-alt- delete?’; and I have to totally fake it because I’m very, very computer illiterate.”

HOLLYWOOD – Actor Justin Long has worked with hot- shot stars like Vince Vaughn and Bruce Willis, but he tells Jeanne Wolf that his best movie memory came from Beavis And Butthead creator Mike Judge. Long says, “I did a part in Idiocracy directed by Mike Judge. We were drinking at some bar and I said, ‘Hey Mike, do people ever awkwardly ask you to do Beavis And Butthead on their answering machines?’ And he goes, ‘Are you saying you want me to do yours?’ So now I have an outgoing message from Beavis And Butthead on my machine.”

HOLLYWOOD – Comedienne Janeane Garofalo stars in the new Disney and Pixar flick, Ratatouille, and while she’s funny on-screen, Garofalo admits she’s not very comical when it comes to everyday life. She tells Jeanne Wolf, “I’m a pessimist. I prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty and cracked. And I just cut my lip, and I chipped a tooth.”

HOLLYWOOD – Christian Bale plays a prisoner of war held captive in a Laotian prison in the upcoming film, Rescue Dawn, and he was forced to eat live maggots in one scene, which he had to really prepare for. Bale tells Jeanne Wolf, “I bought exotic thing like grasshoppers, cockroaches, and all sorts of different bugs. I had bags of them, and I was eating them like potato chips, so it wasn’t a huge leap to go on to [eating] maggots. The only thing I requested was that they didn’t go and collect them from a pile of crap. I just wanted to know where they’d been.”

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