Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Gwyneth Paltrow in "Iron Man"

"Her representatives let us know that she wanted to do a movie like this," said Kevin Feige, Marvel's president of production. "A few phone calls later from all parties involved, and over the weekend it happened."

That's the way to do it, Gwyneth. No bullshit about how you love the character and want to help bring something real to the fans. Nope, just say, "I heard these movies are making a lot of money and people aren't talking about me enough lately."

My favorite part of the article are the bullet points on top:

• Gwyneth Paltrow joining "Iron Man" cast
• Movie to star Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
• Iron Man is popular Marvel Comics character

They get dumber as they go on. The fourth bullet should be "movies are a popular form of entertainment".

You can read the article here but it doesn't really say anything else.


Alex Grubard said...

Fuck you twice, Jon. You beat to the joke on both acounts. I read about this and thought, "Jon'll love this." Then I read that first line in your blog and thought, "I'll post a comment about how she's just being a spoiled child, 'I want to be Kirstin Dunst too!'" You win, sir. Jon - 2, Alex - 0.

Brian Kunath said...


5th bullet:
"Entertainment is a noun that means 'agreeable diversion.'"