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04/19/2007


News: Baby Cambridge, Amanda Bynes, Freddie Mercury, Matt Bomer

Road King David's Palace unearthed by archaeologists in Israel? Royalbaby

Road The sex problem in the Navy.

Road New trailer for George Clooney & Sandra Bullock's Gravity.

Road The world finally meets HRH Baby Cambridge.

Road Sofia Vergara gives co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson wedding shout-out.

Road Shia LaBeouf understands the value of a well-planned ensemble when going to The Home Depot.

Road Justin Theroux proves guns are in this season.

Road Reese Witherspoon gets wild.

Road This is not a still from Magic Mike 2.

Road The most unfortunate back-brace/baseball hat combo ever.

Road Dennis Farina battled lung cancer leading up to his death.

Road Amanda Bynes tries to burn down a rando’s house, gets hospitalized against will for mental evaluation. Burns Dog in process. Is this real life?

Road In case you didn’t get your fill of Teen Beach buff-ness yet.

Road Armie Hammer went to Cowboy Camp. Seriously, no one got a pic of that?

Bomer  Road Possibly your new summer anthem. Not surprisingly by Icona Pop.

  Road I hate it when my hair gets caught in a fan.

  Road Even at the airport, Ricky Martin and those boys are darn cute.

  Road In more gun-related news, these firearms were on display earlier this week.

  Road The CW’s The Carrie Diaries finds its Samantha.

  Road Sacha Baron-Cohen will not play Freddie Mercury as earlier planned.

  Road Apparently we need to check out The Vineyard.

  Road A look back at Windsors in the family way.

  Road This might be the best pic from Comic-Con.

Road The fallout from SCOTUS’ VRA ruling isn’t pretty.

Road All in the family: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' gets mashed up with Growing Pains.

Road New Hunger Games movie promises to bring the beefcake.

Road The witch is back.

Road Maybe he just misinterpreted someone's order for a six inch sub.

Road Is Batman/Superman mashup a bad idea?

Road Mitt Romney's granddaughter shares Baby Cambridge's birthday. So does Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem's daughter.


A Homoerotic 'Skyfall' Poster: PHOTO

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Imagining the gay Bond.

(via reddit)


Movies: Skyfall' is Quite a Birthday Gift For Bond

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Daniel Craig has returned and will return again as 'Bond, James Bond.' Enjoy him!

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS

YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION

SKYFALL arrived on US screens Friday with such multiplex flattening hype that you'd be forgiven for thinking the title literal. The Cubby Broccoli estate, which controls the adventures of the super spy, was pulling no stops for the 50th anniversary installment of the granddaddy of film franchises. We've been inundated with Bond Mania for months now. So you'd think at this point that the actual film would be an afterthought. Not so.

The 23rd official Bond film delivers… and not just the five mandatory goodies no Bond film is complete without: Action (Particularly the Opening Setpiece), Theme Song, International Villain, 007 Himself and the Bond Girl. Unlike most modern franchises, the Bond series favors stand-alone storylines with only the five-pronged Bond template uniting them. Even Bond himself changes though Skyfall happily sticks with Daniel Craig's impossible zombie handsomeness and dangerously erotic icy blues.

Five mandatory goodies and Daniel Craig's sexual pull AFTER THE JUMP...

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Inside James Bond and Skyfall's Gay Subtext

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Apparently Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem (who plays the current Bond villain Silva) have an "erotically charged scene" in Skyfall (above) in which Silva strokes Bond's chest.

Bond reportedly asks the villain: "What makes you think this is my first time?"

Movieline's Frank Diagiacomo asked Craig about it at the press junket:

"What are you going to do?"  Craig replied breezily, getting a nice laugh from the crowd, but then he added: "I don't see the world in sexual divisions."  He then  changed the subject from Bond to to Bardem's wonderfully flamboyant character, Silva. "Someone suggested that Silva may be gay," Craig said with a big smile. "And I'm like, I think he'll f**k anything."

Producers suggest it's all a power struggle. As for Bardem:

Asked how Silva's "sexuality informed [Bardem's] interpretation of the character, the actor responded; "It  was part of the game, but it’s not entirely the game."  Bardem explained that his "main goal" as Silva was creating "uncomfortable situations" for anyone who crossed his path. "Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish," Bardem said. "But  it was more about putting the other person in a very uncomfortable situation where even James Bond doesn't know how to get out of it."

More at Movieline.

It's worth noting that back in 2006 Craig reportedly suggested to producers that they give Bond a gay scene.


Oscar Producer Explains Cut-Away from Brolin - Bardem Kiss: 'No One Knew It Was Coming'

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Academy Award telecast co-producer Bruce Cohen, who is gay, explains ABC's cut-away from the kiss and dance between Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin to AfterElton:

"It [the dance and the kiss] was unscripted, and the plan in the truck was always to cut to Penelope in the audience applauding Josh's and Javier’s introduction, so that is what happened, just as they were starting to dance. Josh and Javier’s moment (I saw them start to dance, but, to be honest, I have no idea if they kissed — that’s the first I’ve heard of that) would have made a great TV moment, but since no one knew it was coming, we cut to the gorgeous Mz. Cruz as planned. By the time we cut back from her close-up, James and Javier were walking to the podium."

I know Bruce, and he's a good guy, but I'm not sure I buy his explanation.

Previously...
Did Oscar Producers Get 'Gay Panic' When Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem Kissed During the Telecast? [tr]


Did Oscar Producers Get 'Gay Panic' When Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem Kissed During the Telecast?

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Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem exchanged a playful kiss and danced at the Oscars but viewers never saw the kiss and producers quickly cut away from the dance, which is a shame because the producers clearly needed something in the telecast that was entertaining.

AfterElton's Michael Jensen wonders why it was censored:

"Viewers saw the two men walk out onto stage where they engaged in an apparently impromptu dance, though viewers only saw a flash of that before the camera jumped to an extended shot of Penelope Cruz...So why the cut away? On one hand, it seems unlikely that ABC would find a kiss between Bardem and Brolin to be something needing to be censored. After all, back in 2006, the Oscar telecast included a Brokeback Mountain spoof featuring Jon Stewart and George Clooney in bed. On the other hand, the cutaway to Cruz seemed awkward and clearly lasted until the two men had stopped dancing. Frankly, it's hard not to wonder if it might not have something to do with the Adam Lambert imbroglio from the American Music Awards."

ABC told AfterElton it would have no comment on the issue.

FLASHBACK: Brolin and Bardem have a tradition of getting affectionate and playful on Oscar night.

(dance photo source, kiss photo source)

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