Archive for January, 2011
Who’s the Boss? Chances are, it’s John Travolta. According to Marc Fiore — the CEO of Fiore Films, LLC — the Pulp Fiction star is in serious talks to play New York City mob boss John Gotti in Gotti, an upcoming film executive produced by Fiore about three generations of the crime family. (A call to Travolta’s representative was not immediately returned.) “We would love to have him,” Fiore tells EW. “He’s a terrific actor. John Gotti, Sr. — he’s an icon. And so is Travolta … The Gottis have an image already. People know who they are. You can’t just be a good actor, you have to be a great actor who can become John Gotti.”
As for who will direct the film about “the Teflon Don”, Fiore is finalizing a deal with Travolta’s Face/Off co-star — and The Notebook director — Nick Cassavetes. And another big name is being tossed around to play John Jr.: James Franco. Fiore says he is in very preliminary talks with Franco, but that he’s one of several “A-list actors” they are speaking to. (A rep for Franco, who already has a busy schedule ahead of him, confirms the preliminary status: “A script was sent to him. That’s all. There are no plans for him to do it at this time.”) Regardless of who jumps on board, Fiore says to expect a film that will recall another famous mobster tale. “It’s going to be the new Godfather,” Fiore says. “It’s a story about a father and a son, but the father happens to be John Gotti Sr.”
It certainly doesn’t hurt that the cast and crew will have help from a valuable source: The Gotti family. Fiore says the entire family has signed exclusives to be consultants on the film — which Fiore hopes to begin filming in summer 2011 — including John Gotti Jr., who worked on the script with writer Leo Rossi (who appeared in Analyze This) “every day.” “We have a real inside look,” says Fiore. “John, Jr. will answer any question you ask him. The Gotti family, they don’t try to put a sweater over things.”
Comedy Centrals Tosh.0, aired the web redemption for the rapper who was filmed rapping and dancing in the middle of the street, then hit by an ice cream truck.(funniest shit ever!!!) You gotta see the video from Tosh.0!!! We put both videos up just in case you didn’t see the original video of the accident. Enjoy
It is not easy to find a gap in the Porsche 911 lineup, there are 19 variations of the car for sale in the U.S. right now, but product planners have identified one more (well, two if you count coupe and convertible separately). The chasm between the 385-hp Carrera S and the 435-hp GT3 was heretofore filled by the costly—$16,900—23-hp power pack, which combines modified cylinder heads, a special intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled tuning flaps (instead of the one flap of the regular Carrera S), and a sport exhaust system. The power pack also includes a carbon-fiber air-filter casing.
All of that—without the carbon-fiber air-filter gimmick but with unique bodywork—now comes in the Carrera GTS. Output is 408 hp, versus the 385 hp of the Carrera S. Maximum torque remains 310 lb-ft. Top speed for both coupe and convertible versions is 190 mph. With the Sport Chrono Plus package and PDK on board, Porsche says 0 to 60 mph should take four seconds flat. Based on our previous testing, that is likely a very conservative guess.
Combining stylistic elements from Porsche’s parts bin helps create a model more unique than a Carrera S with the power pack. Like the GT3 RS and Sport Classic, the GTS is rear-drive but uses the body of an all-wheel-drive 911, which is 1.7 inches wider. Black 19-inch RS Spyder wheels with a single, central lug nut are standard, and the rear rubber is a steamrolling 305 mm wide. The front end wears a specific, GT3-like air intake, and there is GTS script on the doors and trunklid. The panel between the dual exhaust pipes is painted black, a styling element that reminds of the mid-engine Carrera GT.
The interior is specific to the GTS, too. Porsche uses high-grip Alcantara for the seat inserts, shifter and hand-brake levers, and the steering-wheel wrap. The premium over the Carrera S is less than the cost of the power pack, or just about 12 grand. That puts the GTS’s sticker at $103,110 for a coupe or $112,900 for a convertible. At that point, though, we’d be tempted to check out the purest 911 of them all, the $113,150 GT3.
How many of you scribbled “new job” on some bar napkin during the holidays? With the New Year rolling out, it’s (very) likely you’ve been contemplating a new job. The job market hasn’t gotten less competitive and, while we wouldn’t dare suggest that a better-looking wardrobe is the answer to that scribble, we do believe in the power of looking the part.
luckily for you, we also believe that style doesn’t cost all that much.
Case in point: We’ve seen countless men fall victim to the heuristic that designer label = style. Wrong. If you’ve coughed up the bank for a designer suit but it fits like it’s off-the-rack, you’ve failed. People’s impression of your style has more to do with how your wardrobe fits and flatters your body, how you combine things in unique, eye-pleasing ways and your overall taste level - that has little to do with the label sewn in on your blazer.
Step one involves identifying what industry you’re targeting. You may be stressed out by how much a new suit will run you, but if you’re looking at creative-type jobs, say, graphic design, a full-on suit isn’t required. Your better off crafting a “look” depending on the industry you’re in.
RIM’s has called out Apple’s tablet, saying only that its upcoming PlayBook slate would have “equal or greater” battery life/endurance to Apple’s device. Canadian company’s senior business marketing VP Jeff McDowell is saying this will also be achived using a smaller cell size.
The latter part isn’t hard to achieve, considering Apple filled most of its slate’s innards with Li-Pol juice packs, but the promise of matching its autonomy from the wall socket is a big claim to make. Many people consider that to be among the iPad’s foremost strengths, so RIM is surely aiming high by pledging to not only match it, but potentially better it. The PlayBook we saw in person wasn’t quite up to that level yet, but there’s still time until that March launch for RIM to turn bold words into a beautiful reality.
Warner Studio announced, Anne Hathaway has nabbed the coveted Catwoman role opposite Christian Bale in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The studio also revealed Tom Hardy, who joined the cast last fall, will play Bane.
“I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies,” Nolan said in a statement.
Hathaway was on the list of actresses which tested for the role in recent weeks, along with Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley.
Just as Casa Noble calls their fine tequila “The One”, this episode is completely worthy of being named THE ONE NOT TO MISS! Lippy welcomes special guest, David Yan – Marketing Director for Casa Noble Mexico. The two of them break down the flavors, history, and creation process for just about EVERY Casa Noble product ever made!
Watch in rapt attention as Th’ Lip puts his treasure bottles on display and methodically opens each one to compare it to the current line of Casa Noble products. How does the current stuff rate? Is there a “future treasure bottle” in the current product line? Will Lippy keep his palate “straight” after so many tastes? An epic tequila line deserves some epic time to break it all down. And this episode IS an epic 2 HOURS! Not a speck of filler, though. Enjoy and sip along!