I was just talking to someone about all these nobodies who get famous from Reality TV shows. One minute, they’re as unrecognizable as seaweed among the rocks, and the next thing they know they’re hosting their own TV show or doing feature films. Johnny Knoxville is a bit of an exception. His show smells a little like a "reality" show, but "Jackass" is as scripted [and arguably as funny as] the finest of sitcoms.
His show was a hit, and his consequential "Jackass" movie was a hit. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Knoxville’s struck a deal with "Jackass" helmers MTV and Paramount Pictures to headline a follow-up. The actor will star in and produce an untitled comedy, based on his idea, about a war that develops between two hot dog vendors in downtown Los Angeles. "Permanent Midnight" author-screenwriter Jerry Stahl is in negotiations to write the screenplay. I’m not a "Jackass" fan. Nothing against it, or its star, just haven’t got the time to sit down and watch every show that pops up on the box. But I will say, Knoxville has something. Be it personality, be it charisma, be it he’s just such a goof he’s made for the movies. And obviously the studio-heads have a bit of faith in him, because it sounds like they’re giving him a bit of free reign. And why shouldn’t he have it, "Jackass : The Movie" probably paid for 3 weeks wages at both companies.
- Jetsons animated movie in the works - January 24, 2015
- New poster for Tom Hardy thrilller Child 44 - January 22, 2015
- Rob Lowe playing man of the cloth in new TV series - January 21, 2015
- The Interview hits Netflix this weekend - January 21, 2015
- Stuart Beattie writing high Voltage project - January 21, 2015
- Bruce Willis’s next straight-to-disc dud will be… - January 21, 2015
- The Girl with the Reliable R2 Unit - January 21, 2015
- Lee, Ashbrook, Fenn, Ontkean back for Twin Peaks - January 19, 2015
- Gremlins reboot on pause - January 18, 2015
- Star of new Ring sequel announced - January 18, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.