HOLLYWOOD Actor Seth Rogen has been developing the screenplay for his teen comedy Superbad since he was in high school, but when it came to playing the main character based on himself in the flick, he didnt have a prayer. Rogen tells Jeanne Wolf, I was going to a meeting to pitch myself [for the part] and I shaved really, really close. Then I thought, What T-shirt will make me look young? Thats when I realized I should forget it. The fact that I was having to put that much thought into looking young meant I was getting old. Luckily, actor Jonah Hill stepped in for the role and Rogen still got a hilarious part as a fumbling, bumbling cop.
HOLLYWOOD Buddies Jonah Hill and Michael Cera play two awkward high schoolers desperately trying to score with the ladies in Superbad, and they both tell Jeanne Wolf that their pretty female prospects in the film reminded them of their real life experiences with girls. Cera explains, I can be a little geeky, but, hopefully, less inept. If you compared me with all my ex-girlfriends as to whos more attractive, its always them. Hill adds, We both attract women that look a lot better than us. The one I date in real life would laugh at a penis joke, and thats probably why they like me.
HOLLYWOOD Heroes star Ali Larter is trying her hand at singing and dancing in her new Bollywood flick, Marigold, in which she plays a Tinseltown diva opposite Bollywood super star Salman Khan, and she tells Jeanne Wolf that working with the Indian actor was a fun experience. Larter says, Salman is such a prankster! I was filming a dance number and guys in hooded masks with guns came in and started shooting at each other and blood started gushing. Everyone dropped to the floor and started screaming. They were Salmans bodyguards, and they were firing blanks. We were ready to kill him!
HOLLYWOOD Film director Brett Ratner has been a Hollywood pro for a while, but the moment he felt most powerful in the biz was while filming a take for Rush Hour 3 on the Eiffel Tower with dynamic duo, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Ratner tells Jeanne Wolf, I turned to Jackie and Chris and said, Watch this. I turned to my assistant director and said, Turn off the lights. Ching, all the lights go off on the Eiffel Tower. It was totally dark. Then I went, Put them back on. Ping, the lights go back on. I recognized that I was really a director at that point, if not the King of the World.
HOLLYWOOD Sexy actress Gina Gershon is trading in her sizzling silver screen antics for some creepiness with her new kiddie novel, Camp Creepy Time (The Penguin Group), and she tells Jeanne Wolf shes enjoying the change of pace that comes with being a writer. Gershon explains, When you write, you dont have to comb your hair and put on makeup. You just sit there looking like a nightmare. I didnt look in the mirror once.
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