Thursday, September 20, 2007

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

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sexy stud Brad Pitt plays the infamous outlaw Jesse James in the upcoming flick The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, but Pitt tells columnist Jeanne Wolf that as a kid, he didn’t think James was such a bad guy. Pitt explains, “All I knew was that Jesse James was this Robin Hood figure who grew up near my hometown in Missouri. I’ve since found out he was a cold-blooded killer – it wasn’t the image he was getting in the tabloids.”

HOLLYWOOD – Zombie-fighting hottie Milla Jovovich continues her quest to battle the undead in Resident Evil: Extinction, but the currently pregnant actress isn’t exactly strutting around in her character’s signature mini- skirt while promoting the film. Jovovich tells Jeanne Wolf, “Is it OK for me to be promoting this while I’m eight months pregnant? I mean, I have 15 and 16-year-old fans that are not going to be into this version of me. They want to see me in short shorts kicking zombie butt, not as an imminent mommy.”

HOLLYWOOD – Actor Casey Affleck is about to step out of brother Ben Affleck’s shadow as he stars in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Gone Baby Gone, directed by Ben, and he tells Jeanne Wolf that working with his bro reminded him of their childhood days. Says Casey, “I was nervous about being directed by him. We did have some arguments on the set, but it was like when we were kids, going at each other and a few minutes later it’s like nothing ever happened.”

HOLLYWOOD – Gorgeous starlet Charlize Theron plays a detective trying to help a former military officer played by Tommy Lee Jones find his missing Iraq-vet son in In The Valley of Elah, and Theron found a way to keep the intimidating Jones wrapped around her little finger. Theron tells Jeanne Wolf, “I asked [actress] Frances McDormand, who had worked with him, and she said, ‘Just give Tommy Lee a big hug every time you see him, and it just drops his guard.’ And I did. The first time I saw him I gave him a big hug. From that moment on, he just really kind of took me under his wing.”

HOLLYWOOD – Charlize Theron has been dating her hunky boyfriend, actor Stuart Townsend, for years, and she tells Jeanne Wolf the exciting why reason they’re made for each other. Theron explains, “We’re both little adventurers. We just took a trip to Guatemala. Stuart came home at, I think, five in the afternoon and said, ‘We’re getting on a flight at midnight.’ And I had to drop the dogs off at my mom’s house. We’re very similar in that.”

HOLLYWOOD – Actress Maria Bello stars as a lovey dovey matchmaker in The Jane Austen Book Club, but playing Cupid was definitely a stretch for her. Bello tells Jeanne Wolf, “I’ve fixed three people up in my life. In the beginning, it was very passionate. And they all ended horribly. The people hate each other now, so I’ve stopped doing it completely.”

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