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The Hollywood 5 & 1: 02.16.13: Eva Mendes VS. Dollicia Bryan Edition!

February 16, 2013 | Posted by Steve Gustafson











Welcome back! How was your week? Have you taken a second to vote for Leola Bell? As you may or may not have heard, voting for Playmate of the Year has started. Leola has been a friend of mine and a friend to and she gets endorsement. Click on the LINK and vote daily! Thanks!

I took a few minutes to interview The Canyons’ James Deen! We talked about the Lindsay Lohan situation, Cowboys & Engines, and Betty White! Speaking of The Canyons’, the film has some good news! It was acquired by IFC Films on Friday and will “premiere day-and-date and on digital platforms in early summer.” Awesome!

Who’s greeting us this week? It’s none other than…Hannah Davis! Davis is making waves with her pictures that are currently in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. You know what? Can you tell I liked the current Swimsuit issue? Check out the lovely Jessica Gomes too! I just might have to put together a special VS with swimsuit models!

Interesting results from last week when Arianny Celeste, Kate Upton, and Sarah Shahi shared the VS. spotlight and this is what we got:

Kate Upton 49.46%
Sarah Shahi 29.2%
Arianny Celeste 21.33%

The mystery that is Kate Upton! While I don’t doubt her beauty, her domination is a surprise. Maybe the added press of getting her second Sports Illustrated cover in a row put her over. I thought it would have been a closer back-and-forth between her and Arianny with Shahi trailing in third. I guess our MMA readership didn’t turn out as strong as they usually do.

Let’s take a break from the 3-way dances and go with a good ole one-on-one! Eva Mendes takes on Dollicia Bryan!

Eva Mendes VS Dollicia Bryan


Marc Webb continues to tease Spidey fans by releasing a snippet here and there of info concerning The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with his latest piece containing a glimpse of the wall-crawler’s new suit.

Wow. An eye-piece.

Yes, the interweb was sent into a tizzy from a look at just one of the eye-pieces Spidey will be peering out of. And really, it doesn’t look that different from the old ones. Except it is a tiny bit bigger.

“We’re making some cool improvements on the suit,” revealed Webb a few months ago, although just how drastically different it proves to be remains to be seen.

Let me know when we get a glimpse of Jamie Foxx’s get-up as the villainous Electro. Word is the character’s comic-book outfit will be getting a fairly serious redesign.

They’ve both been in movies so I can run with this piece! Adult film star Kendra Lust has denied rumors that she has had a sexual relationship with John Cena. Rumors started stating that Cena supposedly met Kendra at a gym and they carried on a sexual relationship for a year while Cena was still married. When word got to Lust about the supposed affair, she denied it and posted this statement:

“I want to clear the air about my involvement with WWE Superstar John Cena. Although I am a huge fan of John Cena and his great moves in the ring, he has never used them on me personally. I’ve been a fan of wrestling since I was a kid, but the closest I’ve ever been to John Cena was in the audience at Monday Night Raw. This is just an Internet rumor with no merit. I wish him the best of luck and do not wish to cause any conflict in his marriage.”

Do you believe her?

Make sure you’re following all the comings and goings around 411mania on Twitter! Follow me for some witty tweets from time-to-time as well. Dana White, Jesse Jane, and Larry Csonka follow me. What are you waiting for?
Ford is Back!
I have a feeling we’ll be running Star Wars rumors for a while. Harrison Ford has signed on to return to the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Episode VII. So says Latino Review, via Fox News.

Latino Review scooper El Mayimbe appeared on Fox News to announce the story, saying it’s a “done deal”. Ford famously tried to distance himself from the series when Empire Strikes Back was in production, requesting that George Lucas kill off his character.

So what made Ford join? I’m sure we’ll hear soon enough but I’m sure J.J. Abrams lured him somehow. In case you didn’t know, Abrams and Ford have collaborated on previous projects; Abrams wrote Regarding Henry, and produced Morning Glory.

Wait! There’s more! Ewan McGregor continues to express an interest in playing Obi-Wan Kenobi again. In an interview with MTV News (with his Jack the Giant Slayer co-star Stanley Tucci), he even had an idea about when the film could take place if it were a spin-off.

He said: “I think it’s a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, Episode III, before Alec Guinness, there’s that period where he’s in the desert…That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don’t know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff. Could be quite exciting. I’d be up for it, for sure, of course.”

If the spin-offs do well, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this made. What do you think of Ford coming back and Ewan playing Obi-Wan one more time?

What about Lando?

The Year of Dwayne!
I’m impressed. Dwayne Johnson has a shot at being one of the most prolific actors of 2013, with releases like Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Empire State, Pain & Gain, and Fast and Furious 6 all set to hit theaters by the end of this year. Not content, he’s gearing up to film Hercules: The Thracian Wars for director Brett Ratner next but another project is off his plate.

MTV sat down with Johnson for an interview and asked him whether he’ll be playing Lobo in DC Comics’ adaptation of the comic, and he said that despite some initial interest, the project “went away.”

Guy Ritchie was once attached to direct the movie before he stepped away in favor of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and then Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton scored the director’s chair for Lobo last year. Johnson mentioned on Twitter that rumors he was considering starring as the motorcycle-riding anti-hero were true, but that’s no longer the case. Here’s what he told MTV when asked if he was developing the film:

“It was for a minute, but then it kind of just went away, as things happen in Hollywood. For a minute, I was interested in it, but then it went away.”

No clarification on if that means that the entire project is dead or been put on hold or just if he is no longer interested in starring.

Anyone bummed about no Lobo?

Another busy week for our mutants! Plenty of rumors concerning who will and won’t be turning up in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and now the man himself has spilled some of the film’s secrets in an interview with Collider.

“It’ll be the biggest movie I’ve ever made,” reveals Singer. “If you try to do every single detail that’s in this story, that can be too much for a movie. But if you can grab the essence of that story and those characters, and then realise it’s a movie, it’s not a comic book, so there are certain parameters that are different, it’ll still be satisfying to fans and non-fans…Part of it takes place in the 1970s…And Richard Nixon’s in it, that’ll be an interesting casting choice…There’ll also be some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story and, without giving it away, some technology that we haven’t seen yet in the X-Men universe.”

“I got the impression that everyone was kind of excited to come back,” he continues. “The actors from X-Men: First Class are contracted to, but the ones I’ve spoken to are very enthusiastic. Jen’s [Jennifer Lawrence] very excited, I’m with Nick [Nicholas Hoult] these past few days and he’s excited, and Hugh [Jackman], Ian [McKellen], Patrick [Stewart], Anna [Paquin] – they remember we felt very good about those first two X-Men films.”

More, you say? Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has joined the cast and it emerged that he’ll be playing the villain of the piece.

According to Variety, Dinklage will play the film’s “main antagonist”, quashing rumors that he would be playing Alpha Flight member, Puck. No other details have been confirmed as yet, but with the robotic Sentinels likely to appear, could it be that Dinklage is playing their inventor, Boliver Trask?

I started a rumor on Twitter that he’ll be playing Arcade. We’ll see if that takes.

The Sentinel creator?

Oh, Ashton!
It’s nice when they can admit it! Ashton Kutcher’s career is made up of movies that have been critically panned…and he knows it.

“I know exactly what films I’ve done that f***ing suck donkey,” the actor admits in the March 2013 issue of Esquire. “And I know the ones that are good, that people like. And I know it not because of the box office, because the box office is not going to tell you the truth. I know it because I have friends that don’t hold back. They don’t depend on me for money or employment. They’re just friends. Friends tell the truth.”

Where were those friends when he signed on to do them? And while the box office may not “tell the truth”, how does Kutcher keep landing roles?

Esquire put it right, “He’s a movie star who has yet to make a movie worth remembering.”

No chance I was putting Ashton’s pic here!

What’s the VIDEO BUZZ?
It’s not the same trailer from last week. I promise. Fast & Furious 6 has a lot of buzz right now. And a casting rumor! The new film sees Dwayne Johnson’s law-man catching up with Vin Diesel and his crew in order to enlist their help in taking down Luke Evans’ villainous mercenary.

Things are complicated further when they realise that one of Evans’ posse is none other than Michelle Rodriguez, having seemingly watched her die earlier in the series.

The new trailer is essentially a more streamlined, tightly-edited version of the first one. But AICN has broken some fairly major news about the next part of the franchise, which is a SPOILER territory!

Apparently, Jason Statham will be playing the villain in Part 7, with the star set to make a teasing appearance at the end of Part 6. He’ll be playing the brother of Evans’ character, which probably suggests that things don’t end peachily for the villain this time out.

What do you think?

Welcome back to the & 1 Model of the Week! I’m going to use this area to introduce a lovely young lady that you might not be familiar with. Sometimes I’ll ask them some questions, so we can get to know them a little better.

This week our & 1 Model is …Kendra Lust! She’s getting her piece of mainstream fame so why not celebrate it properly! I wonder how the WWE would respond if it turned out to be true?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present… Kendra Lust!
For more go to Twitter @KendraLust!

Before I say GOODBYE!
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