J. Law tells MTV News normally wears bras, but had to forgo them for David O. Russell's 1970s-era film.
By Kase Wickman, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
On Dec. 8, the former MTV reality star took to her Facebook page claiming that she knows who killed Elisa Lam, the 21-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in the rooftop water tank of the Los Angeles' Cecil Hotel in February, and that Lam's death was a "ritualistic murder" like Paul Walker's.
Um, OK ...
The Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled Lam's death accidental due to drowning back in June, while Walker's death by car crash was also ruled an accident.
Showtime has announced that the upcoming seventh season of "Californication" will be its last, according to TV Guide.
The series, starring David Duchovny as womanizing writer Hank Moody, will return for one last 12-episode season in April 2014.
"With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series," Showtime Entertainment president said in a statement. "We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody."
Premiering in 2007, the series has won two Emmys and increased its ratings every season, with the sixth season boasting its best ratings ever.
While the announcement may come as unexpected, Nevins promises that Tom Kapinos, "Californication's" creator and executive producer, has created the perfect ending for Hank Moody. "Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank's journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and longtime fans alike."
"Californication" has always been known for their choice of guest stars and the upcoming season looks to be no different with actors like Heather Graham and Michael Imperioli joining in on the fun before Moody rides off into the sunset.
"Californication" returns for its final season in April 2014 on Showtime.
What do you think "Californication" fans? Think it's too soon or the right time to say goodbye to the series? Sound off in the comments.
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something to wag a tongue at: MTV says Miley Cyrus is the best artist of the year.
The former child star twerked her way to the top. Her eye-popping duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the year's most talked about cultural events.
MTV said Monday the VMA duet on "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" was the year's most watched video on MTV websites. Similarly, the MTV artist site devoted to Cyrus had more visits than any other artist's.
Forbes named the 10 "Most Overpaid Actors" by looking at the last three movies each actor or actress starred in over the last three years up until June 1, 2013. His or her average return on investment was calculated with pay, movie budgets and expenses data.
Adam Sandler topped the list, with box office bombs like "Jack & Jill" and "That's My Boy." He can command northward of $15 million per flick but delivers only $3.40 for every $1 paid. Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon landed at No. 3 on the list, returning $3.90 for every $1 paid. Aniston came in at No. 8 with a $10.60 return for every $1 paid. Forbes noted she is having more box office success with supporting roles rather than leading ones recently.
The 44-year-old star can make $5 million per comedy, The Hollywood Reporter revealed in September. And Aniston does have some certifiable hits under her belt to back it up, including "We're the Millers," "Marly & Me" and "Just Go With It."
Still, some critics have panned her big-screen clout.
"Jennifer Aniston is the most peculiar of A-list celebrities. She’s a movie star with no star power," The Daily Beast's Kevin Fallon wrote back in August. "Few female celebrities are as recognizable -- or on as many magazine covers -- as Aniston. But when it comes to selling tickets at the box office, Aniston, for all her apparent popularity, seems remarkably … unpopular."
Click here to see Forbes' full list of "Most Overpaid Actor."
Also landing on the list, announced Monday: Paul Greengrass' Somali pirate drama "Captain Phillips"; Spike Jonze's futuristic computer love tale "Her"; Ethan and Joel Coen's folk scene-focused dark comedy "Inside Llewyn Davis"; John Lee Hancock's Disney comedy "Saving Mr. Banks"; and Martin Scorsese's provocative stockbroker story "The Wolf of Wall Street." The AFI also selected the year's top-10 television shows. "Breaking Bad," ''Game of Thrones," ''House of Cards" and "Scandal" were among the favorites.
The creative assemblages will be awarded at a Jan. 10 luncheon in Los Angeles.
The two looked adorable in matching santa hats and leis as they thanked the troops for being so welcoming and wished everyone a happy holiday. Murray joked that Hawaii seems to be a wonderful place to be based as he wished the crowd of thousands a happy St. Nicholas Day. The actor instructed the men and women to leave their shoes outside so that St. Nick could bring them candy.
Sounds like a lovely way to wish our servicemen and women a Mele Kalikimaka!
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred incorrectly to Hawaii as an independent country.
Although Isaac has appeared in a few major films--playing Prince John in Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" and Carey Mulligan's ex-con husband in "Drive"--"Inside Llewyn Davis" is certainly his star turn. Interviewing him, it's clear that "Inside Llewyn Davis" means the world to Isaac -- even if it meant working with five different cats.
The cat in this movie seemed well behaved.
Yeah, some of them were. There were a lot of them.
How many were there?
There were like four or five of them. Because it's very hard to train them, so they had to have one that was more calm for those scenes where I had to carry him. And sometimes they needed it to be alive and peppy and that's when they had the squirrely one that they would tie to me.
I almost don't like knowing that.
Yeah, it's like watching a sausage get made -- you don't really want to. You'd rather just eat it, you know?
I had kind of assumed Llewyn would be this "folksy" guy but he's a lot more cynical than I expected.
Yeah, yeah. It totally makes sense. That's the thing, there is this idea of what the folk scene was like, but I think it's very similar to the punk scene. It's people trying to find who really means it -- who's the most authentic? And, yeah, Llewyn is in a situation where he's just having the shittiest week of his life and he just feels alienated from people -- a stranger in a strange land -- and just trying to make it through.
How did you find out about this role?
I just saw online that Joel and Ethan were going to be making a movie about the folk scene in the '60s -- and I knew that I had to get in through the audition.
Was your first thought, I need to play the lead role?
No, I just said, "I need to be in this."
How did it get to the point that you were auditioning for the title character?
Well, once I got the call that, "OK, they're willing to see me for that role."
That's a huge jump in your career. Were you at all hesitant or was this more, "It's about time"?
No way, yeah, I've been ready. Yeah, I graduated in 2005 [from Juilliard] so it's been eight years of doing it. And I had auditioned at that point for a few other things for the lead role, so I was in a god place where at least I could get into the room to be seen for it. So, yeah, it's super intimidating and wild and I assumed that I was a long shot -- but still absolutely ready to go in there. And especially because it's the Coens, my favorite filmmakers. I've seen all their movies many more times than just two. And I understand their tone and so I felt like just if they give me the shot, I know I can do it.
And they don't seem to cast their movies based on how many movies an actor has starred in in the past...
Yeah, yeah. They're not in a situation where they necessarily -- at least for this movie -- in a situation where they needed a big name.
And when you got the news...
It was life changing, man. It's the thing that I had hoped that I'd get a chance to do, which is play the lead in a film. And the fact that it could involve my other passion throughout my life, which has been playing music. I could not have imagined a better scenario for myself as far as my aspirations as an actor and as a musician.
And now you've been front and center on this press tour since Cannes. Was that weird at first?
You know, yeah, it's not something I've experienced, but it makes sense, leading a Coen brothers movie. It wasn't a shock, but, yeah, it's definitely different -- it's not something that I'm used to. It's easy to go on these press things and talk about it because I love it so much and I'm so proud of it.
Has there been a moment where you had to pause and think, "Well, that's a new one"?
All of it is. All of it is new, you know? The fact that this has been going on, you know, we shot it almost two years ago now. And we've been playing some shows as well in conjunction with it with some amazing people -- and all of that is new. Being on stage with Elvis Costello, that's pretty new ... so, every day there's a whole new thing that takes you by surprise and I'm just thinking, Wow, man, I can't believe I'm here.
You mentioned that it was filmed almost two years ago. Was that frustrating? Knowing you filmed something special that no one had seen?
Yeah! Yeah, I think it was frustrating for everybody -- the Coens, too. It was unusual for them. But we had missed all of the windows for festivals and all of that, so we had to wait for the following year.
And now it's actually going to be in theaters where people can pay to see it.
No, it's true ... so, yeah, I'm so excited for people to see it.
The Coen brothers have a history of using actors in multiple movies. Has that been on your mind?
Heck yeah, man! They better call me back! No, seriously, I would be happy just to do their movies every year.
And nothing else?
Yeah, man. I really would. I love them so much and I just really think they're the greatest.
Mike Ryan is senior writer for Huffington Post Entertainment. You can contact him directly on Twitter.