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Pasty Faces Galore in New Robert Pattinson Film

While Robert Pattinson is busy celebrating the box office bonanza of  “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” there’s also work to be done.  He’s in the midst of shooting “Water for Elephants” with Reese Witherspoon, which has been locationing in downtown L.A. the last couple of days with at least some cast members who apparently share Edward Cullen’s pasty pallor.

Forces on the film have been seeking proficient Foxtrot dancers who are not only Caucasian, but “very, very pale – not a suntan at all,” who are thin, with no implants and no piercings, according to casting notices.  There was also the need for a very pale cigarette girl, and a very pale man with a 32-inch waist.  The pallid faces and thinness have nothing to do with vampires on this movie, of course.  Based on Sara Gruen’s acclaimed novel, it is set in the 1930’s Great Depression and, as notices remind, “nobody’s doing well.”

MORE THAN A PARTY:  Happy Independence Day to one and all, and a thoughtful note from Jimmy Smits, who is hosting the 30th Annual “A Capitol 4th” event being carried on PBS from the nation’s Capitol.  After performances from the likes of David Archuleta, Reba McEntire and Gladys Knight, the show ends with a phantasmagoria of fireworks.  “To have this fireworks display in Washington, D.C. is so moving because of the backdrops of the national monuments,” notes Smits.  “Being that we’re in a time of conflict and having young people serving and protecting us, to me, it kind of focuses what it is that the fireworks represent for the country.”

THE INDUSTRY EYE:  Tricky casting challenge on Gavin Polone’s movie showing the behind-the-scenes drama of making 1973’s landmark “An American Family” documentary series.  They need to find an actor who can play Dick Cavett in that  era when he was the intellectual choice for late night viewing.  Lance Loud – being portrayed by Thomas Dekker in the movie – notoriously guested on the old Cavett show.  Diane Lane and Tim Robbins play Lance’s parents.

Top 10 Hot Movie Hunks of Summer 2010

Robert Pattinson

Last week, we brought you the Top 10 Hot Babes of the upcoming summer movie season, so now it’s only right that we turn our attention to Hot Hunks.

There are some names you may be surprised to find missing from this list.  You might think, for example, that “Robin Hood” would be a no-brainer, considering the men in tights who’ve graced the silver screen through the years – from Errol Flynn to Kevin Costner with a side of Sean Connery.  But Russell Crowe as the latest Robin Hood is a brute and the movie’s more gouging and impaling than dashing and romancing.  What’s merry about that, men?  You want realism?  Well, fine.

Alex Pettyfer

Leonardo DiCaprio is sexy, sure, but watching his “Inception,” we’ll be too worried about our minds being sucked into a vortex of terror and insanity to think of romance.

Justin Long bares all in “Going the Distance” with Christina Applegate and Drew Barrymore, his on and off-again girlfriend.  Applegate has characterized the movie as “very dirty.”   Jeepers creepers, really?  Alvin the chipmunk?  The Apple guy?  That’s going to take some getting used to for fans used to his puppy dog cute image.  We’ll wait and see on that.

Now, on to those who did make the list, in chronological order.

1. Common in “Just Wright.”

If you’ve seen the 38-year-old rapper-actor’s Gap ads, photos with girlfriend Serena Williams, or the poster for “Just Wright,” his new movie with Queen Latifah, you’ve seen those biceps.  A good woman who doesn’t happen to be supermodel slim winds up with a super attractive NBA star.  Let the fantasy season begin!

2. Christopher Egan in “Letters to Juliet”

Speaking of fantasies, suppose you’re hooked up with Gael Garcia Bernal and he not only looks like he looks, he’s a chef who cooks pasta for you, too.  But yet, you’re not satisfied, Amanda Seyfried.  You have to go out on this crazy Italian adventure that involves an old lady (Vanessa Redgrave), her lost love and her hunky grandson – Egan, the 25-year-old Aussie who’s getting all kinds of attention.

3. Max Ryan in ‘Sex and the City 2”

With all due respect to Big and Aidan (Chris Noth and John Corbett), it’s Kim Cattrall’s latest on-screen lust interest who has captured our attention.  Debonair-looking 42-year-old British actor Ryan, with the close-cropped salt-and-pepper hair and beard, is familiar to fans of Jason Statham’s “Death Race” and Jet Li’s “Kiss of the Dragon” – like any of those people will be coming to see “Sex and the City 2.”

4. Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

We just can’t quit you, Jake Gyllenhaal, with those amazing blue-green eyes. Clearly, Gyllenhaal has worked out for his new sword ‘n’ sandals video game adaptation, since the 29-year-old matinee idol now has a super buff bod the filmmakers and studio have been flagrantly showing off in trailers and ads.

5.  Ashton Kutcher in “Killers”

If you’re one of the many who fantasize about being a great-looking blond with a really handsome guy who turns out to be – surprise! — a super spy who gets you all caught up in his high octane, dangerous adventures and gives pwetty widdle you a gun to protect yourself from the bad guys, this is your summer!  There are certain beats that are bound to feel like déjà vu between the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz “Knight & Day” and the Katherine Heigl-Ashton Kutcher “Killers,” in which the man of Hiegl’s dreams (and 32-year-old Ashton is looking pretty dreamy in this movie) turns out to work for blah-blah-blah and have a license to blah, as he puts it.  This one is the romantic comedy with action.

6.  Tom Cruise in “Knight & Day”

This is the action thriller with comedy and romance.  Cruise may be the best super spy ever, or the most insane super spy, as he takes over and turns upside down Cameron Diaz’ life.  He’s still got the dazzling smile.  Time will tell if, at 47, Cruise is still a top gun among movie stars in this picture that cost just under $100 million to make.

Taylor Lautner

7.  and 8.  Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

You knew they’d be here.  Of course.  Will Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) choose her sparkly immortal love, vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson, 23), or her muscular manimal friend, werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner, 18)?  We’ll have to wait to find out, because they’re kind of busy right now with this army of vampires coming — not to mention merchandise from hoodies and jewelry to mints (cool if you want Edward, hot if you’re into Jacob).

9.  Alex Pettyfer in “Beastly”

In this modern day take on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” tale, 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer is the rich, spoiled, cruel and incredibly handsome Manhattanite who gets turned into an unsightly being by witch Mary-Kate Olsen.  Can Vanessa Hudgens unlock the spell?

10.  Rick Malambri in “Step Up 3D”

The 6’2” 27-year-old Abercrombie model from Ft. Walton Beach, FL, seen in Bruce Willis’ “Surrogates,” turns into the leader of a tight-knit group of street dancers in “Step Up 3D.”  Looking good.

— Stacy Jenel Smith

Beck/Smith Hollywood’s Fearless Predictions for Tinsel Town in 2010

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

The New Year — make that the New Decade — is upon us. While we can’t tell you how long the economic recovery will continue or give you a timetable for climate change, we do have our trusty celebrity crystal ball here and we’re ready to make our fearless predictions about Hollywood and its stars in 2010.

By the end of next year, people will finally catch on that “The Hills” is the worst show on television and it will be canceled … if we’re lucky.

Brad and Angelina will adopt a child from an obscure country while Madonna stands by jealously watching the media attention.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will finally announce they’re a couple.

Tyler Perry will make a movie in which he’s wearing a dress.

Lady Gaga will make a movie in which she’s wearing half a dress.

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz will bring into the world a little sister or brother to go with son Bronx Mowgli Wentz. The new baby’s name will be Brooklyn Bagheera Wentz or Manhattan Shere Khan Wentz.

2010 will be a comeback year for Dave Chappelle.

It won’t be a comeback year for Bobby Brown.

Meryl Streep will make it 16 Academy Award nominations with her “Julie & Julia” performance. Duh! She already has the record for Oscar noms with 15, three more than Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson.

Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson will make headlines once again for dating Mr. Wrong while John Mayer will wallow in his self-appreciation.

Tina Fey will rule the universe.

The Kardashian sisters will have started collecting alimony from some of the world’s biggest athletes.

Jane Lynch will get an armload of awards for her instant classic character, the Machiavellian, sadistic yet delightful Coach Sue on “Glee.”

Like a ticking time bomb, Lindsay Lohan will self-destruct. Oh, wait, too late.

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski will join the rest of “The Bachelorette” broken hearts club.

Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper will become the first TV personalities to negotiate contract extensions with bonuses on a “per pound” basis, as NBC keeps bringing in heavier and heavier contestants (coming up: a 526-pounder) to get more episodes out of each “Biggest Loser” season.

Michael Jackson’s family will find new ways to cash in on his legacy.

Amid reports of infidelity, Jessica Alba will finally realize that she cannot bank on her husband, Cash.

George Clooney will finally settle down.

Yeah right. Like that would ever happen.

New ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer will be judged on her appearance.

The countdown to Oprah’s last show will become unbearably drawn out and exhausting, and it isn’t even 2011 yet.

The countdown to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s departure from the California governor’s mansion a year from now will become unbearable — because it’s still so far away. With an eye on his future, the bodybuilding champ turned movie star turned politician will sign up to become a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” proving once again that ballroom dancing doesn’t make you a girlie man.

The Jonas Brothers’ fans will start to come to grips with the fact they’re growing up and moving on — Kevin got married, Nick has a solo album and his own group, and Joe is moving more into acting and being the center of dating rumors. So girls, better drink in all of the second season of the “Jonas” series this coming summer while you can.

More people will come to grips with the hard truth that when you call a television network to complain about something, you make it stronger, e.g. MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” The latter premiered to about 1.4 million viewers, but thanks to controversy over its portrayal of Italians, the viewership jumped to about 2.1 million viewers in its second week. And then there’s Adam Lambert’s American Music Awards performance.

Lambert will become the first male celebrity to land a cosmetics spokesmodel gig, hawking eyeliner.

Since he’s proven that he helps anything he emcees — the TVLand Awards, the Tonys, the Emmys — Neil Patrick Harris will be asked to host the 2010 Tiger Woods Chevron World Challenge golf tournament.

The “Ghost Hunters” on SyFy will at long last capture unequivocal proof of post-mortem activity when they stumble onto the vaporous visage of Jon Gosselin’s TV career.

— Stacy Jenel Smith and Emily-Fortune Feimster