celebrity: March 2011 Archives


Imagine if the popular iPhone game Angry Birds was made into a movie, and imagine that movie was directed by Michael Bay… or alternatively just press play below.

That's because someone has done all the imagining for you and this faux-trailer shows what it could be like if Angry Birds become the latest computer game to receive the Hollywood treatment.

In the two-minute trailer a soldier is tasked with rescuing eggs which have been left behind enemy lines. He is then introduced to the catapult and disturbing real-life Angry Birds.

The video was created by Rooster Teeth and is very-much a spoof… for now. Although given what has happened to other games-turned films this could well happen.

A sports reporter almost got run over on live TV when a car accidentally reversed into him as he was busy talking to the camera.

ABC 10 reporter Ben Higgins was talking about San Diego State’s recent win in the NCAA basketball tournament when the accident happened.

As the studio hosts cut to Higgins, he started his broadcast… but in the far left of the screen a over-sized SUV could be seen backing up towards him.

And it soon got closer. Within the twelve seconds it took Higgins to get his introduction out, the car was right next to him and still moving.

It was only when a member of the production crew bang on the back of the car it stopped… impressively Higgins did not, after a brief "Whoa" he calmly finished his report.

275x250.jpg"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" has been named as the greatest line of dialogue uttered in any movie, ever.
 

A poll of 5,000 movie fans saw the line from Clark Gable's character Rhett Butler in the 1939 classic Gone with the Wind, named the best ever.

It beat off competition from Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "I'll be back" in Terminator and the "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates" from Forest Gump.

Other popular lines included Patrick Swayze's cheesy line from Dirty Dancing: "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" and Michael Caine's "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" from the Italian Job
 
And if you managed to read all of those without breaking into a rather dodgy impression, you're a better person than us.


When we first saw this video - seemingly showing AC Milan doing the limbo, fencing and dancing minutes before a match - we thought someone had spiked the water at the San Siro.


But it turns out that not all was quite as it seemed ahead of the Serie A match between AC Milan and AS Bari.

That's because the 'players' doing the bizarre and odd stunts are actually footballing lookalikes - hired to help advertise Italian sports newspaper Gazzete dello Sport.

We should have known something was up when we saw what we thought was Gennaro Gattuso ballroom dancing with the referee rather than head-butting him. But it's a funny old game.

275x250.jpgQuentin Tarantino is suing an Oscar-winning screenwriter neighbour… because his pet macaws keep letting out "blood curdling, pterodactyl-like screams".

The Pulp Fiction director - who is no stranger to blood curdling screams - says the noisy birds are even stopping him form working on his latest movie.

According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the birds belong to Alan Ball, the man behind American Beauty and TV series True Blood.

He and his wife are said to have installed an "exotic bird menagerie" over a year ago and their macaws now scream for seven to eight hours each day.

47-year-old Tarantino claims the "obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams" have "seriously disrupted" his ability to work… we would have though they acted as inspiration.


A woman has given Stephen Fry an amazing ukulele serenade asking him to let her act as a surrogate and have a baby for him, so that his DNA can continue.

Molly Lewis made the unusual request to the actor as he was being awarded the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University.

Getting up during a question session she sang to him about the various reasons he should have a child and why she would be an ideal surrogate mother.

To be fair we can't do Molly justice in words, so it's probably best if you just sit back, click play and enjoy the song almost as much as you will enjoy the way Fry responds.

275x250.jpg Beards can be divisive, people either love them or hate them. And while we're big fans of facial hair, it appears viewers of BBC Breakfast are not.

Bosses of the show say they received hundreds of complaints after presenter Richard Westcott appeared on Wednesday morning with a newly grown beard - that's more comments than any other topic.

Westcott, who was returning from holiday, was presenting an item on council toilets from a convenience in Loughborough and everything seemed to go ok.

But hundreds of people are said to have emailed, texted and even phoned the show to complain that he looked "unkempt" and "dirty"… some even questioned whether he'd slept in the WC.

275x250.jpg Lifting a house off the ground with balloons looked easy in the animated hit movie Up -- but it took a team of scientists and engineers to achieve it in real life.

This weekend the scientists and engineers, along with two world-class balloon pilots gathered at a airfield east of Los Angeles in a bid to recreate the iconic scene from the movie.

A lightweight 16 x 16ft 'house' was built and then attached to 300 coloured weather balloons making the experimental aircraft more than the equivilant of a 10 story building.

Filmed for the National Geographic Channel the ballon house was then taken to an altitude of over 10,000 feet and flew for approximately one hour. Carl Frederickson would be proud.

275x250.jpg An MP has been criticised for giving Liam Fox an air guitar accompaniment as the Defence Secretary delivered a Commons statement on troop cuts.

Graham Evans appeared to pluck away on a rolled-up copy of the Parliamentary order as Fox spoke about job losses announced in the Strategic Defence Review.

Rival MPs claim his behaviour was disrespectful to the armed forces and their families who are being impacted by cuts. In his defence Evans says he was "just tapping".

Check out the footage of the musically-minded Weaver Vale member below, and if you spot any other plucking Tory MPs be sure to let us know.

It's safe to say a 3am news broadcast on a local Australian radio station wouldn't normally get the biggest of audiences.

But when newsreader Kate Wilson suffered a hiccuping fit during a recent report, it made it a viral hit all around the world.

Wilson had only just started the early morning report on 3AW when she first hiccupped while giving the time as "three o'clo-HIC".

Over the next three minutes she proceeded to hiccup another 20 times as she spoke about Gaddafi, the New Zealand earthquake and the sports headlines.

While a lesser newsreader would have given up or burst out laughing, Wilson tried to carry on… and listening to this we are glad she did.

275x250.jpg Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton has become the first person to high-wire walk between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station.

The 27-year-old took just 14 minutes to complete her crossing on the 150 metre stretch of wire, at a height of 66m (216ft), to raise money for Comic Relief.

She had undergone months of training to learn how to balance on the wire the which has just the same diameter as a 10 pence piece.

Speaking after the stunt Skelton said she'd rather have done it without a safety harness so the wire walking community would take her seriously.




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