Justin Bieber is Ignoring the Most Important Rule of Life: When You Come at the King, You Best Not Miss
Idiot – The Biebs outbid Leo!
Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio got in a bidding war over a Bulgari necklace at a live auction at Cannes Film Festival’s annual amFAR Cinema Against AIDS event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The exquisite piece of jewelry was reportedly a13.05-carat aquamarine stone with 19.12-carats of pavé diamonds.
DiCaprio, 39, and Bieber went back and forth for the Bulgari stunner, worth around $204, 000, during the exciting auction. “The Wolf of Wall Street” actor put in his final offer in at around $476,000.
The 20-year-old pop star, who apparently wanted to purchase the gem for his mother, was clearly not intimidated by the high-profile movie star and came out the winner by offering $545,000.
Despite DiCaprio’s loss to the “Baby” singer, a bidder at the same event did pay $1 million to accompany the suave star on the Virgin Galactic trip to space.
Not a smart move by Bieber. Clearly DiCaprio let him have his fun and walk away with the fancy piece of jewelry. If you think Bieber got the best of him in this situation then you care clearly high. Leo could’ve dropped a couple million on that jewelry and ended it then and there, but sometimes it’s better to lose the battle and win the war. In this case the war being the luckiest guy in the world paying $1 million to go to space with Leo, which might be the bargain of the century. I’d sell all of my personal belongings and those of my friends and family to go to space with Leo. Just do horrible, horrible things for that opportunity. As far as Bieber is concerned, he just woke up the hornets nest. I doubt DiCaprio ever forgets this and will probably carry on a lifelong vendetta against Bieber until he’s a worthless pile of trash. There’s a storm coming Mr. Bieber. You and your stupid friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large without King Leo coming for a slice of the pie.
Foxcatcher, the new Olympic wrestling themed film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, premiered at Cannes yesterday to rave reviews. Most of those reviews revolve around the acting, and while I’ve always enjoyed Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum, I’d like to focus on Steve Carell. The first look trailer above (a longer version was leaked months ago but the studio took it down) gives us a small glimpse into the film and it’s three main characters. Carell looks haunting, and unrecognizable, as John Du Pont, the millionaire heir to the Du Pont family fortune who used his vast amounts of money to train Olympic wrestlers trying to make their way to the top. Carell’s performance is already getting Oscar buzz, but I’ll leave that for the actual critics to bicker over. I’m excited that Steve Carell was given the opportunity to step out of his comedy shadow and transform into the bad guy. Carell was magical as Michael Scott in The Office. Magical might not even be a strong enough word to express just how great I thought he was. Michael Scott was a character, yes, but he had a very human side to him, and any of us unlucky enough to be employed in Cube Life have come across a Michael Scott at some point or another. I think Steve Carrel always had this kind of performance in him, but he wasn’t given a chance to show it until now. It’s tough to blame writers, directors or movie studios: he’s a comedic gem who always delivers, whether he’s the oddball boss, or the lovable, albeit slow weatherman, or even the 40 year old virgin. When the director of the movie, Bennett Miller, was asked why he chose Carell, his answer was perfect:
Miller said after he met Carell and discussed the part, he knew he had found his Du Pont. “[This] obviously doesn’t resemble anything he has done before,” Miller said. “I asked Steve if he could imagine what life would really be like if he did not have the relief of a sense of humor. Not just being funny but to see humor in things.”
Carell went “to a dark place,” Miller said, adding that he thinks all comedians are dark. “I just thought, he could do it.” (WSJ)
The talent has always been there, and come November, I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be happy the opportunity finally came too.
Expendables – When I exclusively reported earlier this month that Millennium Films was planning a massive stunt with the cast of The Expendables 3 storming the Croisette today, I had a feeling it would be rather extraordinary — but I didn’t know it would end up to be one of the most entertaining events I’ve attended in 17 years in Cannes. The action brigade rolled into town this morning – on tanks no less – giving throngs of onlookers something to gawk at, and journalists inside a packed press conference the hourlong thrill of seeing mega-franchise stars riffing on everything from their advancing age to the state of today’s action films, how their competitiveness has waned from the ’80s and why this movie will be PG-13. “We are children with arthritis, we are young forever,” said writer- star Sylvester Stallone to great applause when he was asked how he and his cronies will know when it’s time to hang it up on actioners. He added, “I think if you wake up in the morning and your ass falls off, it’s time to retire.”
I don’t know what this means, and to be honest I don’t want to try and decipher it either. I’ve never been able to understand Sylvester Stallone and there’s no point in trying now. All I know is he’s legitimately insane and I wouldn’t want him any other way. I hope one day we see Expendables 10 and its rated Q because Stallone decided to create his own rating system. I also hope his ass doesn’t fall off because that sounds like it would be horribly painful.
Ever wanted an inside look at the Cannes Film Festival? Well HBO documentaries has you covered, as the next installment of their Fall Series, Seduced and Abandoned, gives viewers an in depth look at the famed film festival. The documentary is centered around director James Toback and Alec Baldwin trying to secure financing for a film project, and all the personalities they encounter along the way. The trailer may only be 46 seconds, but it’s clear Toback and Baldwin give a fascinating look into a secret world that very few see from the inside out. Seduced and Abandoned premieres next Monday on HBO.