James Franco gave the Spring Breakers sequel its biggest bit of promotion this week, by slamming the project on Instagram.
Lots of exciting – and some not so exciting – Spring Breakers-related news today. First off, we found out that Pussy Riot – the Russian feminist punk rockers Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina - are coming to Cannes this week to meet with “Spring Breakers: Second Coming” director Jonas Akerlund and producers Chris and Roberta Hanley, and Jordan Gertner. According to Variety, Pussy Riot, who were jailed for two years in their native Russia for performing an anti-Putin punk prayer at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, are now in talks to appear in the upcoming Spring Breakers sequel.
Second Coming is in the pipeline, without Franco or Korine's blessing.
“Our director is coming in especially to meet Nadya and Maria to discuss being in the movie,” Chris Hanley told Variety. “The fiction of Spring Breakers never met with the reality of Pussy Riot — until now.”
James Franco is furious about the planned 'Spring Breakers' sequel.
James Franco - yeah, the guy who keeps doing weird things on Instagram and Whatsapp - says the planned Spring Breakers sequel will be a "terrible" film and that neither him nor director Harmony Korine will be involved. Franco - who campaigned for himself to get an Oscar nomination for the first movie - said anyone working on the movie is "jumping on board a poison ship."
James Franco hates the idea of Spring Breakers 2
Franco posted his official statement about Spring Breakers: The Second Coming on Instagram.
Former Disney star gets raunchy in new video
Selena Gomez fans will have to wait until May 7, 2013 (at 7:53pm), to be precise before they can watch the debut airing of her new single ‘Come and Get It’ but in the meantime, she’s let her fans see a snippet of the raunchy new video. Huffington Post have hosted a snap from the video shoot and it shows Gomez partly submerged in water and seemingly not wearing much in the way of clothing, on her top half.
If you blinked recently, you may have missed Selena’s transformation from homely Disney child to 20 year old sex symbol, but it appears to have happened. After appearing in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, it seems that Selena has well and truly shaken off the shackles of her pristine past, to the extent that she’s started filming sexy videos and posting snaps of herself online that probably wouldn’t make it into any Disney magazines.
There’s still no confirmation on a release date for her forthcoming album though it is known that she’ll be embarking on a the ‘Stars Dance World Tour’ on August 14 in Vancouver. On the weekend, Selena proved that she’s still a hit with Disney, though – they’re not ready to release her into the wild, wild world of sex and grown ups just yet; Selena landed the Best Female Artist award at the Radio Disney Awards. Her off again – on again boyfriend Justin Bieber also won an award, for Best Male.
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Arthouse filmmaker Harmony Korine (Mister Lonely) comes dangerously close to making a mainstream movie with this blackly comical thriller. While the film is often very funny, and constantly challenges our preconceptions by veering in directions we don't expect, it's also an intriguing exploration of America's hedonistic subculture.
Gomez and Hudgens also crush their Disney princess images as Faith and Candy, who decide they want to go to Florida for spring break with their pals Brit and Cotty (Benson and Korine). But they've spent all their cash on drugs, so they rob a restaurant and head to the beach. After indulging in a series of raucous parties, they end up in jail and are bailed out by a sleazy rapper-gangster who calls himself Alien (Franco). He takes them under his wing, getting them involved in his war with a dangerous cross-town rival (Mane).
The film is shot in lurid colours, with the girls wearing little more than fluorescent bikinis, sometimes accompanied with pink balaclavas. And the score by Skrillex and Cliff Martinez is visceral and hugely atmospheric, adding unexpected texture to the way Korine explores physicality, drugs and violence. It's also quite deliberate that, apart from the religiously minded Faith, these young women kind of blur together anonymously, like all the other bikini babes at the various beer-chugging, arms-in-the-air parties.
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Letterman said he caught Harmony Korine stealing from Meryl Streep's purse after visiting the actress' dressing room.
David Letterman banned guest Harmony Korine from the Late Show after he found the Spring Breakers director rifling through the purse of Meryl Streep. Letterman told the story on Monday (March 25, 2013) when prompted by guest James Franco, the star of Korine' latest movie.
The actor said he heard Korine was banned after pushing Meryl Steep backstage, though defended his director, saying, "Harmony is a very sane guy now -- a great artist and great person to work with. But I think he had a period where he was going a little off the rails, so maybe he was on something that night.
Letterman proceeded to correct Franco on the incident, saying, "I went upstairs to greet Meryl Streep and welcome her to the show, and I knock on the door ... and she was not in there.And I looked around, and she was not in there, and I found Harmony going through her purse. True story. And so I said: 'That's it. Put her things back in her bag and then get out."
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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine and Harmony Korine - The Los Angeles premiere of 'Spring Breakers' held at the Archlight Hollywood - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 14th March 2013