Lars von Trier has caused quite the stir over controversial comments he made at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. He's been condemned by Cannes officials and now he's getting similar abuse from film industry peers on Twitter, with a heaping amount of tongue-in-cheek jabs coming from Eli Roth.
In more pleasant news, the world got its first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" yesterday, and one of her co-stars — Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket — was especially blown away by Lawrence's new look.
I'm @roundhoward and there's all that and more in today's Twitter-Wood for May 19, 2011.
What happens when "Lost" meets "Iron Man"? More specifically, what happens when two of the creative masterminds behind those projects — Damon Lindelof and Jon Favreau — sit down and interview each other? We'll find out soon, if their mutual Twitter teases are any indication.
Similarly, we could very well be on the cusp of a collision between "Twilight" and the Judd Apatow comedy empire, as one actor from the blood-sucking series tweeted his personal pitch to work with the "Bridesmaids" producer at some point in the future.
I'm @roundhoward and we have all that and more in today's Twitter-Wood for May 18, 2011.
Shocking news from Arnold Schwarzenegger's camp today, as the former governor revealed that he fathered a child over a decade ago with a member of his household staff, a revelation that led to his separation from Maria Shriver. The confession has prompted a wide range of reactions and ridicule from celebrities in the Twitter-Wood space, as you might expect.
In other news, many are buzzing about the just-released teaser for Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," while one actor/rapper has strong words for Bill O'Reilly after his debate with Jon Stewart over Common's invitation to visit the White House.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 17, 2011.
Stop the presses — turns out that "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump isn't running for president after all. The news was announced during the NBC up front presentation today, prompting a flurry of reactions from the celebrity-driven space of Twitter-Wood.
In unrelated news, "Bridesmaids" was a hit at the box office this weekend, crushing any doubts that Kristen Wiig's latest comedy couldn't achieve commercial success. It's a critical darling, too, with glowing reviews pouring in from all across the blogosphere.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 16, 2011.
It's official: Ashton Kutcher is replacing Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men." The "That '70s Show" actor teased his involvement late last night on Twitter, which prompted a flurry of cheers and jeers from several of his Hollywood peers. Winning? We'll see.
Speaking of winning, "Bridesmaids" hits theaters this weekend, and people are rightfully excited to see the Kristen Wiig-starring comedy. Reviews have been glowing and praise from celebs in the Twitter-Wood community continues to flow.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 13, 2011.
"Bridesmaids" is almost here, and it looks like director Paul Feig is getting some pre-wedding jitters, if his recent tweets are any indication. Of course, he's got nothing to worry about — early buzz is very positive, with many members of the Twitter-Wood community already rallying behind the Kristen Wiig comedy.
But critical acclaim doesn't always translate to financial success, of course. Hollywood producer Jeff Katz hopped on Twitter and went over the latest tracking data for this summer's hottest movies, and some of the results may surprise you.
Plus, if you thought Sarah Michelle Gellar's anti-"Buffy" reboot stance would slow the movie's progress down, you're in for a rude awakening: screenwriter Whit Anderson says it's very much still on track.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 12, 2011.
Fans haven't been universally appreciative of casting news on "The Hunger Games" thus far, with the possible exception being Jennifer Lawrence's attachment as Katniss. But here's something that everyone — or, at least, a "Lost" architect — can get behind: Woody Harrelson is on board as Haymitch Abernathy!
Many members of the Twitter-Wood community spent today observing the 10th anniversary of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams' untimely death, while still others remain obsessed with the demise of Osama bin Laden… so much so that one actor was
not really able to unmask the Al Qaedea terrorist's killer.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 11, 2011.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been making headlines lately for his Hollywood comeback, but today, it's for sadder reasons: the former Governor and his wife Maria Shriver have announced their separation after 25 years of marriage. An unfortunate situation to be sure, but leave it to the celebrities of Twitter-Wood to find jokes in the midst of tragedy.
Excepting Arnold and Maria's breakup, the focus amongst film stars and writers on Twitter is fairly scattered today. One comedian has a reminder about The Lonely Island's new album, while another reflects on how little the world has changed in light of Osama bin Laden's death.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 10, 2011.
"Thor" brought all of its signature lightning to bear upon moviegoers this weekend, lighting up the box office with an impressive $66 million debut. Though some had their issues with Marvel's latest superhero release, many of the actors and writers lurking about Twitter-Wood expressed their overall satisfaction with the Asgardian adventure.
While it was "Thor" that dominated the box office, Mother's Day took plenty of deserved attention for itself. Several Hollywood players were celebrating the holiday for themselves, while others offered some dirty (but good-natured) jokes instead of well-wishes.
Plus, who didn't much care for "The Beaver"? The answer to that and more rests past the jump.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 9, 2011.
Whosoever holds this movie ticket, if he be worthy, shall see the power of "Thor." Moviegoers nationwide are getting ready for Marvel Studios' next big superhero endeavor, out in theaters today, and the fans lurking about Hollywood are coming out of the woodwork as well.
In other news, last night's episode of "Community" thrust the gang back into the middle of paintball warfare, though one "Lost" star is taking the game a bit too seriously. In case you missed the ep, one of the show's actresses has you covered. Plus, find out how some of your favorite stars partied down on Cinco de Mayo yesterday!
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 6, 2011.