Of course Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, the dirtbag auteurs that turned Joe Dante's gleeful "Jaws" send up "Piranha" into "Piranha 3D," a hilarious, excessively violent screed about American over-indulgence, would spearhead a remake of 1980's "Maniac," a notoriously misogynistic Bill Lustig horror movie whose poster, featuring a man holding the bloody scalp of a young woman, still elicits cries of outrage. Most filmmakers would be too scared to approach the material; it practically glows it's so toxic. But when thinking about these two, who also turned Wes Craven's backwoods horror romp "The Hills Have Eyes" into an angry, gore-soaked metaphor for Bush-era American intervention and culpability, well, why the fuck wouldn't they, really? The original "Maniac," released during a fertile period for American serial killers and set in New York City (this was three years after the Son of Sam murders), concerned Frank Zito (played by the film's co-screenwriter, Joe Spinell), a sad...
Variety Media last month in New York added the trade publication’s former owners Reed Elsevier and Reed Business Information to its kickbacks and fraud case against branding company Beverly Hills Media Group, seeking $10M in damages in New York state Supreme Court for breach of contract and declaratory relief. Today, Reed has countersued, claiming it’s owed $1.3M more on the purchase price after Penske Media Corp acquired Variety in October 2012. PMC is Deadline’s parent company.
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Katy Perry still has quite a lot to get off her chest about Russell Brand and their 14-month marriage. “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” Katy says in a revealing new interview in the July issue of Vogue. “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.” Watch: See Katy Perry's New Video for Popchips! The comedian wasn't kidding, says Katy, who thinks her ex-husband was “hysterical in some ways." That is, until he turned her into the butt of his jokes at one of his shows. "He didn’t know I was in the audience, because I had come to surprise him...So. Hysterical to a point," she explains. Photos: See Inside Katy Perry's Stunning New Hollywood Hills Home Still, the singer takes her share of the blame for their failed marriage. "I do admit that I was on the road a lot," she says. "Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie," the documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me. “That wasn’t edited to leave footage out—there wasn’t any footage of him.” OK! News: See Who We Think Katy Perry Should Date! However, Katy does fault Russell for not knowing what he really wanted in a wife. “At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.” One of the guys she moved on to was John Mayer. "I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him," she reveals, insisting they are not dating again despite rumors. Listen: New Music from John Mayer and Other Singers! “All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind,” Katy says of John. “Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds.” Who would you like to see Katy date? Tell us in the comments section or on Twitter @OKMagazine. Photo credit: Splash News
Filed under: Chrysler, Fiat Detroit's Big Three could become the Big Two. According to an AP report in The Detroit News, state officials have been lobbying for Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee as the location for Fiat's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC. This weekend, Marchionne met with Tennessee governor Bill Haslam at a ceremony celebrating the expansion of a Fiat subsidiary plant in the city of Pulaski. The AP report does not mention any serious talks about headquarters relocation, only that Tennessee officials have been "working me over pretty well," according to Marchionne. Fiat hopes to complete its merger with the Auburn Hills-based automaker sometime next year, and earlier reports have stated that the company is seeking $10 billion in financing to buy the remaining bits of Chrysler. If the company were to relocate, it would join Nissan and Volkswagen in having major American automotive operations in Tennessee. Of course, that whole "Imported From Detroit" thing would need to go out the window, as well.Could Chrysler leave Michigan for Tennessee? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
“I love controversy.” Dania Ramirez said at the June 17 premiere party for “Devious Maids.” The Lifetime show, developed by “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, sparked some heated comments as soon as the teaser trailer revealed five highly sexualized Latinas cast as maids in Beverly Hills. Ramirez explained, “As far as the controversy of the... Read more »
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