Joaquin Phoenix stars in Fears of a Clown: Stargazing
I am a bit creeped out by the photos and video from the filming of The Joker. I am more scared, however, by the fact that the movie also features Robert De Niro.
The movies ol’ Bobby has made in the last decade mostly make Meet the Parents look like Taxi Driver, and DC Comics movies of late don’t offer much cause for optimism. On the upside, the movie also features Marc Maron as, according to Variety, “an agent on Robert De Niro’s talk show who plays a part in booking Phoenix’s character, and eventually causing him to go mad and become the Clown Prince of Crime.” First thought: Maron’s character will surely be killed, in a way that both we and Maron will find satisfying. Second thought: wait a second ... deranged comedian? De Niro? A talk show? If this is secretly not a DC Comics movie but just a bloody sequel to The King of Comedy, I am up for it.
Russell Crowe’s at a shooting range in New South Wales in his native Australia, where the targets used better not be what I think they are. (Backgrid photos)
Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds debate filming details in Florence, Italy, with the director stubbornly insisting that they explode the car at least once with Reynolds inside. (Backgrid)
Brad Pitt only sends his stunt double (rear left) in to handle the really tough moments, like when co-star Lena Dunham tries to show Brad her underwear. (Backgrid)
At the Fahrenheit 11/9 premiere Tom Morello, right, and Jackson Browne recommit, respectively, to raging and gently murmuring against the machine. (Invision/AP)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith look smashing at the Emmys after-party but they think the hours in the tanning booth were kind of a waste. (Getty Images)
I’m with Katt Williams: if I ever win an Emmy, I’m drinking and walking around Los Angeles with it for days, until every last person in show business sees me with it. (Getty/Backgrid)
This week on the Modern Family set, Eric Stonestreet wonders, “why aren’t we nominated for the Emmys like we used to? We’re doing the same sophisticated comedy we always do.” (Backgrid)
Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T meet up at the Law & Order: SVU 20th-anniversary party but find they can no longer have a conversation about anything except blood and semen. (Getty)
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