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Shallow Hal's Joshua Shintani Dies At 32


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The Hawaiian native passed away on Wednesday (25Nov15) following a bout of pneumonia.

Shintani was known for the cameo he made in the 2001 film opposite Jack Black, and sang and played Never Forget Where I'm From on the ukulele.

He was also featured on the film's soundtrack.

Black Happy To Be Second Choice


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Heavyweight funnyman Jack Black loves his Hollywood's Most Unlikely Sex Symbol Tag, because it proves humour is indeed the best aphrodisiac.
Black has played the lead in a number of films, including Shallow Hal and School Of Rock - despite not possessing conventional Hollywood leading man looks.
The Tenacious D star believes it's because he is seen as more attainable to cinemagoers compared to sex symbols Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
He says, "I think it's all down to the fact that I am perceived as gettable, whereas with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, there's no prayer.
"The girls have no chance with those guys but me... maybe it's because they think I would be a fun date.
"A little humour goes a long way. Johnny Carson said it's the number one aphrodisiac so I must be sexy."

Black Refuses To Lose Weight For Movies


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American actor Jack Black has ruled out crash dieting simply to secure a movie role, insisting Hollywood's obsession with weight is stupid.
The portly star, 37, who recently admitted to "selling out" when he made the 2001 comedy Shallow Hal alongside Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, remains unmoved by Tinseltown's preoccupation with svelte stars.
He says, "I don't get hung up on weight. If a director said I'd get a role but I'd have to lose five pounds (2.3 kilograms), I could do that by tomorrow - losing the first few pounds is easy.
"But if someone asked me to lose, say, 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) for a film, it'd have to be an awfully cool part. And nothing's coming to mind right now."

Black: 'I Sold Out With Shallow Hal'


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Hollywood actor Jack Black believes he "sold out" by making the 2001 comedy Shallow Hal, although he didn't intend to make a mainstream movie.
Black was keen to work with film-making siblings BOBBY and Peter Farrelly and Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, but didn't anticipate the movie would turn out the way it did.
He says, "I feel I kind of sold out a little bit when I did the movie Shallow Hal.
"I had an opportunity to work with some dudes I thought were really funny, but it didn't turn out as I'd hoped, I wasn't proud of it, and I got paid a lot of money, so in retrospect it feels like a sell-out."

Black's Punctured Privates


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Movie funnyman Jack Black was left with damaged private parts after a run-in with little wrestlers on the set of his latest movie NACHO LIBRE.
Black, who plays a Mexican wrestling monk in the new film, was left with bruised and battered genitals after clashing with miniature fighters Satan's Cavemen in the ring.
The Shallow Hal star says, "I had a good experience with Satan's Cavemen - the wrestlers who came up to my navel. They were tremendous athletes, too, and they kicked my a** good. They flung me around like a rag doll.
"They punctured my privates, but for the good of the film. At the end of the day, I gave them a low five and said, 'Let's rock it later.'"

Hudson Parties With Future Sister-In-Law


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Hollywood star Kate Hudson took a night off babysitting her son RYDER to party with future sister-in-law ERIN BARTLETT on Saturday (06MAY06). The ALMOST FAMOUS star's older brother Oliver Hudson is preparing to marry Shallow Hal beauty Barlett this summer (06) after a two-year engagement. Hudson was the star guest at Bartlett's bachelorette (hen) party at Las Vegas, Nevada's Fix restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel + Casino, before dancing the night away at trendy nightspot Light.

Black Makes Film For Mother


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Hollywood actor Jack Black accepted his role in upcoming film HOLIDAY because he wanted to make a movie his mother could enjoy without blushing. The Shallow Hal actor, who stars alongside Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in the film, chose the role as it contains no violence or bad language. Black tells UK magazine Hotdog, "That's a cute, sweet story I decided to do for my mother because she wanted me to make a film that she could see without being embarrassed."

Paltrow Rejects Blockbusters


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Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed never to star in another big-budget Hollywood movie, insisting she would rather spend time with her family than be involved in a "horrible behemoth".

The Shallow Hal actress, who is currently pregnant with her second child, is horrified by the film industry's passion for blockbusters and insists the gap between independent arthouse projects and established studio extravaganzas is widening uncontrollably.

She says, "Hollywood films these days are just so bad.

Continue reading: Paltrow Rejects Blockbusters

Paltrow Replaces Hurley


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Gwyneth Paltrow is replacing British actress Elizabeth Hurley as the face of Estee Lauder perfumes.

Hurley, 40, has been the face of the luxury cosmetic brand since 1995 and will continue in her role as spokesmodel. But the lucrative fragrance contract has been passed to Paltrow in a bid to help the company "vamp up its image and make it more sexy".

A spokesperson says, "Gwyneth is new and a bit more exciting."

Continue reading: Paltrow Replaces Hurley

Shallow Hal Movie Makers In Trouble


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The brains behind hit comedy Shallow Hal are being sued by a set designer who was dismissed from the film after allegedly fighting off a series of sexual advances.

Movie making brothers PETER and Bobby Farrelly's CONUNDRUM ENTERTAINMENT company and Sony have been named in a suit served by SHARON DAVIS, who claims she was sexually harassed by the crew on the Gwyneth Paltrow film.

Davis alleges she had to fend off sexual advances and sexual innuendos, while she was working on the film and then she was dismissed when the work environment became too hostile.

25/06/2003 09:16
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