Saturday, January 29, 2011

Robert Downey Jr needs crystal healing

Robert Downey Jr. employs a “crystal man” to repel negative forces around him.
The 45-year-old actor – who battled drug addiction for several years and was even jailed because of his habit – thinks having someone on the set of ‘Sherlock Holmes 2′ to carry special crystals help “repent his soul” for the damage he did to his body when he was hooked on heroin, cocaine and crystal meth.
A source told BANG Showbiz: “This guy dressed all in white has been following Robert around with a briefcase ever since filming began. After a couple of weeks, one of the crew members thought it was a bit weird and asked him what he was doing.
“He explained the briefcase contained a set of crystals which apparently channel good energy from a pyramid in Los Angeles. Robert demands they go everywhere with him to help repent his soul for all the damage he did to his body when he was on drugs.”
Downey was jailed for three years in 1999 for heroin, cocaine and possession of a handgun.
The actor – who stars opposite Jude Law and Rachel McAdams in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ – told the judge who sentenced him that he had been addicted to drugs since the age of eight.
The ‘Iron Man’ star – who has been sober since 2001 – has previously insisted he wasn’t changed by prison.
He said: “I do think there’s something divine about large-scale humiliation, but no, it never worked for me. It never produced enough of a blow back for me to catch the drift. It doesn’t so much produce results as just get your attention – you become a fish in a barrel and there’s really something quite beautiful about that.
“Jail didn’t help me any more or less than anything else. But I know I created that experience for a reason, and I’m only just starting to understand those reasons. Remember this is California, ‘Come on vacation, leave on probation.’ I mean, I can’t believe I stayed out of the pen for as long as I did.”

Friday, January 28, 2011

Jude Law is pissed at Robert Downey Jr.’s support of Mel Gibson

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. famously became BFFs during the filming of the first Sherlock Holmes movie. The two are currently working on the sequel, and according to the Enquirer, there are some strains in the friendship. One particular string, specifically: Mel Gibson. RDJ notably refused to say anything critical about Mel Gibson over the past year of “glum c-nt” bombs and revelations about beatings. RDJ’s history with Mel is well known - back when RDJ was really drugged out, Mel gave him a job, and when RDJ first became clean for the last and final time but still found himself uninsurable, Mel once again got him work. I believe Mel always supported RDJ’s recovery and encouraged his sobriety on a personal level as well as a professional level, and RDJ still feels that he owes Mel a great debt. BUT - Jude Law thinks it’s high time that RDJ cut his ties to Mel, and that the time for honoring one’s debt to another man ends when that man is telling his girlfriend that he’s going to bury her in the rose garden.
Tensions are running high between former friends Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. during the filming of Sherlock Holmes 2 - and it’s all Mel Gibson’s fault!
RDJ has remained friends with Mel, and he’s publicly supported Mel over the last year, and “that’s not sitting well with Jude. Robert and Mel talk nearly every day, and Jude just can’t get his head around it,” said a source.
“Jude thinks what Mel did to Oksana was appalling, and he doesn’t think Hollywood should be supporting someone who’s behaved that way. In Jude’s mind, Mel’s reputation is also tarnished for his disgraceful behaviors beyond Oksana - his anti-Semitism, sexism, aggression and his drinking problem. Jude thinks he’s been given enough second chances, and it annoys him that RDJ has allegiances to him.”
Sadly, Mel has come between Robert and Jude.
“They share the same sense of humor and really enjoyed hanging out together… now they barely talk between scenes.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition]
A few weeks ago, I saw an Entertainment Tonight exclusive, on the set with Jude and RDJ… and they didn’t seem as tight and bromantic as they once did. Is it because of Mel? Or do they just have other crap going on?
Also - I’m not saying Jude is anywhere near Mel Gibson as far being a nasty bastard, but Jude does have some crap in his past and his life that is sketchy too. I mean… Jude shouldn’t be so judgy. So RDJ won’t bail on a man who stood by him throughout the years - what’s it to Jude?

Written by Kaiser

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Other new tweets from Fry (Sherlock Holmes 2)

Wrapped on SH2, but going to the set for stills and things tomorrow + secret mission with film crew - *taps side of nose*
(Jan 26 2011)

Language doc today. Will Interview Richard Curtis this morning then Sherlock Holmes 2 crew about film jargon/slang etc.
(today, Jan 27 2011)

Tweet from Stefen Fry about SH2!

@ Happy to be back on the Sherlock Holmes 2 set. Last day of filming for me, tho I'll be there tomorrow for stills.
(Jan 26, 2011)

Sherlock Holmes 2: costume designer talks to GQ UK about the film & working with RDJ

What's it like working on the sequel to Sherlock Holmes?
Well, they are of course the nicest group in the world. Guy Ritchie is heaven on wheels. I just absolutely adore him but I'm old enough to be his mother. Bless him, Guy is completely clothes-obsessed and can't quite get over the fact that I'm not. He spoke of this only yesterday: he said, "Jen, are you wearing that same coat? Haven't you got a wardrobe full?" But I said, "I'm not the least bit interested in clothes." He thought this was extraordinary. I deal with them all day every day, so I suppose it makes sense." He looks wonderful: he's taken to pocket handkerchiefs at the moment which he wears variously and well-cut tweed suits. We sold him a bit of material from one of Watson's Harris tweeds which he then wore for interviews. I was terribly touched, actually.
How's Stephen Fry as Mycroft?
Just magical. He's wearing Cosprop's finest stock. We haven't had to make a thing and he's 6' whatever. He's such a magnetic, big and well-known personality, the less you do the more he'll look like Mycroft rather than Stephen Fry. Obviously you'll never stop him looking like Stephen but if you then went to town and gave him an eccentric look like Holmes, people wouldn't get over the fact it was Stephen Fry. Whereas if you keep it straight - 19th-century frockcoats and what have you - it's a much better option. He was wonderful in Wilde. I loved him in Gosford Park, which was the first time I'd dressed him. He is such a well-known personality that he can't be disguised unless you put him under the most elaborate make-up, which is not why they wanted him. They wanted his look because he looks like an older brother of Robert in a way - it's great. But I've kept it very, very simple.
What's been the biggest challenge?
I think we may have just passed it. Due to it being such a big, action-packed film you need a lot of duplicate costumes for stunts and you have to know you can find enough fabric to do it. Sometimes that is a real challenge. You can always buy enough tweed for three-and-a-half suits but sometimes we need six to ten, depending on how many stuntmen will do different parts of the stunt and how much happens to the clothing. On something like a Mike Leigh film you can improvise where there is very little stunt work, but this is a stunt-heavy action movie. It's probably my biggest challenge: it's pure logistics. As well as Cosprop, I've got a whole team beavering away in work rooms and my chief cutter Stephen Myles. In the first one we made for all the thugs who had three of everything. He does the patterns, he cuts, he clothes them and then he makes the stuff.
How do you interact with the cast?
Robert and Jude really do bring something to it. There is a little sequence where Robert is wearing Jude's clothes, which we slightly set up in the first film. A lot of it is about the banter and the clothes - he's always nicking stuff! Sherlock must be the flatmate from hell - a bit like Jazzer in the Archers. But that came out in a moment of inspiration - that wasn't in any script I'd ever read. There's a marvellous moment where Robert is eating a bit of greasy chicken and wipes his hand on Jude's trouser leg. They use everything you give them. It's totally collaborative.
How was working with Robert?
I'm completely in love with him. He knows I'm completely in love with him so it's perfectly OK and he's married so don't worry on that account. What I love is that he throws ideas out and we can just leap on them. But you need a lot of people and a lot of money to do that - he couldn't have done it on The King's Speech. The budget is definitely more realistic - not stupid, a lot more and Warner Brothers is a very prudent company.  He's wonderful  - you get him in and you dress him up. He does talk but not quite like we're in an interview. We do it the same way as we do with everybody else, I suppose. We know what the character is - the only thing he wanted was stretch fabrics, something with a bit of lycra in it because he's so physical in the part. But it's a challenge finding Victorian-look stretch fabrics...

Mr. Peabody!

Last Monday the news came down that the workoholic known as Robert Downey Jr. would be taking on a new role as the voice of Peabody in an adaptation of the Rocky and Bullwinkle short Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Part of the report was that the next issue of Entertainment Weekly would have the first look at the brilliant, glasses-wearing, time-traveling canine, and now that images has found its way online.

Cartoon Brew has gotten their hands on a scan of the character, although they are calling it "concept art" and aren't saying whether or not it is from EW. Basically a 3D CGI version of the character that we all know and love, there really isn't anything to complain about. Hell, they even let him keep his spiffy red bowtie.

Check out the image below and if you need help envisioning just what Robert Downey Jr.'s voice will sound like for the character, I've also included the new Planters commercial, which features RDJ as Mr. Peanut. Check it out!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A set of Sherlock Holmes 2

Film crews were believed to be shooting scenes for Sherlock Holmes 2 at Hampton Court Palace at the weekend.
Visitors to Bushy Park said they saw areas cordoned off and security staff explained filmmakers were using parts of the historic building.
Richmond Park was transformed into a gypsy camp in October last year when actors and crews shot scenes for the sequel to the 2009 hit film, starring Robert Downey Jr as the famous detective, with Jude Law as Dr Watson.
A source at Hampton Court Palace said parts of the building had been converted into a film set, but could not confirm whether it was for the movie.
The palace said “there are currently works taking place” in the Tudor kitchens until Friday.
Julie Hill, of Sherland Road, Twickenham, visited Bushy Park on Sunday and said security staff directed visitors’ cars on to the grass, as the Tarmac area of Upper Lodge Road car park was reserved for the crew’s vehicles.

Written by Paul Teed

Original source:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"A star is born"

Deadline is reporting that Clint Eastwood will direct the Houston native in 'A Star Is Born' remake.

The Warner Bros backed project will be the 3rd remake of the 1937 film about a young singer who meets and falls in love with a male singer who's career is on the decline.

Deadline reports that possible male leads include names like Diddy, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr and Jon Hamm.

Already an international singing star, Beyonce's film career has continued to grow as well. Her most notable movies are "Dreamgirls", "Obsessed", "The Pink Panther" and "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

No ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel for Robert Downey Jr?

It seems that RDJ is going to be replaced by Johnny Depp in the "Oz: The Great and Powerful".
What do you think? Tell yours.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Can Guy Ritchie Trump the Original with 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel?

Watch it here:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sherlock Holmes 2 : ET EXCLUSIVE On the Set of the Sherlock Holmes Sequel

Best at Golden Globes 2011!

According with EW...

BEST: Robert Downey Jr. steals the show
Presenting the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, RDJ launched into an epically naughty riff: ''I don't know if an actress can do her best work until I've slept with her,'' he said, before saying wildly inappropriate things about the lovely nominees. ''If I could, I'd give it to all five of you!'' he admitted. (Don't worry, kids, he's just talking about the award!) Only Downey could publicly make a pass at five different famous women at once and be cheered for it.

RDJ talks Mr. Peabody and The Avengers

Robert Downey Jr has signed to star as Mr. Peabody in a new animated feature.
The 'Sherlock Holmes' star will take on the role of the genius dog - who along with his pet boy Sherman, appears in the 'Rocky and Bullwinkle Show' - in the big screen tale of his adventures as he travels through time using his WABAC time machine, learning about history's greatest figures.
Director Rob Minkoff said the movie will also focus on Mr. Peabody's origins, explaining: "Mr. Peabody is this genetic anomaly. He does have brothers and sisters, all of them non-speaking, no super-smart dogs. He's an outcast, but has overcome it by being so great at so many things."
Mr. Peabody is this genetic anomaly. He does have brothers and sisters, all of them non-speaking, no super-smart dogs. He's an outcast, but has overcome it by being so great at so many things.
The role of Sherman has not yet been cast while 'The Simpsons' veterans Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin are writing the script.

Robert will soon begin recording his voiceover work for the as yet untitled 3-D animation movie with an expected release date of 2014.
Meanwhile Robert has revealed he is excited about the upcoming 'Avengers' movie - which will also feature Chris Hemsworth from 'Thor', Mark Ruffalo as the 'Incredible Hulk', 'Captain America's Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson who appeared in 'Iron Man 2' - and said he thinks it is going to be "extraordinary".
When asked about the Marvel Studios project, he said: "I think we're going to do something extraordinary. If we work really hard, I think we'll have something worth it."

Monday, January 17, 2011

The transcription of the speech at Golden Globes 2011

Last night at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, all jokes turned towards the inappropriate, with host Ricky Gervais setting the tone. Robert Downey Jr.’s speech as presenter was one of the strongest moments of the night.
While Gervais came under serious fire for some of the jokes he included in his speeches, Downey’s was received with hysterical laughter, mainly because it proves, once more, that he never takes himself too seriously.

Gervais introduced Downey, enumerating some of his best-known movies and joking that it could very well be that he was best known for his stints in rehab.

“But many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail,” Gervais said.

Never the one to take offense that easily, Robert did not miss the chance to fire back at the British comedian, saying the awards ceremony was going wonderfully, except for the times when Gervais was actually on stage.

“Aside from the fact that it’s been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I’d say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn’t you?” Downey asked.

Then, when handing the award to the winner in the Best Actress in Comedy or Musical category, the star did not miss the opportunity to present his theory (and study) about how female actresses do their best job after they have slept with him.

“I consider myself a veteran of sorts. And I’ve made somewhat a study of this,” the actor began by saying. He then proceeded to present his unique – and well documented, he argued – theory.

“I don’t know if an actress can do her best work, until I’ve slept with her, Julianne,” he said, meaning Julianne Moore, nominated for “The Kids Are All Right.”

“Told her that I was working with strange new feelings that were confusing me, Angie [Angelina Jolie], only to have her blow me off half way through the shoot like it never happened, Annette [Bening],” he added.

He then agreed that the nominees this year might be the exception that broke the rule, since they all put on great performances without bedding him.

“If I could, I’d give it to all five of you. At once,” Downey added, meaning the award. Still, his smile suggested “it” could also mean something else.

Robert Downey Jr MUST host next year!

With all due respect to the incomparable Ricky Gervais, who was a phenomenal choice as host for the 2011 Golden Globes... it's time for Robert Downey Jr. to take his turn. Through a night of excruciatingly boring or canned presentations, Downey's was the only one that didn't feel like a "bit" as he presented the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical film.

He graciously offered his advice for women trying to succeed in Hollywood: "I don't know if an actress can do her best work until I've slept with her." He called out all of the nominated actresses, scolding them for their, uh, indiscretions... even the youngest of the bunch.

"I'm not trying to creep anyone out," he said, "But where's Emma [Stone]?"

He stared pointedly at her. To her credit, Stone met his gaze, unfaltering.

When the jig was up and he finally admitted that he hadn't actually hooked up with any of the nominees - Annette Bening, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Stone, and Julianne Moore, for the record - he did note that he'd be happy to, any time.

"I'm just saying, if I could, I'd give it to all five of you. At once. Right here. Center stage. In front of my wife, the audience, and millions of viewers."

Seriously, Downey. Clear your schedule and host next year. You're the only sober guy in the room; you deserve to hog the spotlight.


2011 Golden Globes: Robert Downey Jr.

And then... enjoy this GIF!

RDJ at Globes weren't so happy about Ricky Gervais "humor"

The Golden Globes are known to be one of the most relaxed, fun awards shows of the season – but this year, thanks to tart-tongued quips by host Ricky Gervais, not everyone had a ball.
Presenter Robert Downey Jr is one of them. When Gervais introduced him on stage, he rattled off a list of the actor's films before snipping, "But many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail."
Downey Jr later said on stage: "Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I'd say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn't you?"  
Read what Christian Bale, Al Pacino and others said about Gervais here:

Golden Globes 2011 photos

Golden Globes 2011 photos with Susan

Robert Downey Jr: Golden Globe Awards 2011 speech (FULL HQ)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

ET preview: Sherlock Holmes 2 (this tuesday)


Watch the video with better audio here:

Here some screencaps from the video:

New photo and action details of Sherlock Holmes 2


On a frigid November morning, as steam rises from train engines burning fiery coal in a century-old rail depot, Sherlock Holmes is in trouble. Blood on the side of his face, he’s fleeing the staccato rat-tat-tat of 19th century gunfire. Fortunately, his loyal friend Dr. Watson is at his side, as is a rifle-toting gypsy. Outside the depot, Watson and Holmes fumble with their guns to get a bead on their assailants, but the gypsy woman, Sim, beats them to it. She confidently cocks her rifle. Boom! A man falls dead. On beat, Watson and Holmes look at each other with surprise.

The sequence, unfolding on the grounds of the train museum in Didcot, 40 minutes by rail from London’s Paddington Station, is from the as-yet-untitled sequel to director Guy Ritchie’s 2009 “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s signature literary creation and Jude Law as Watson. The new film is due for release in December.

This time, though, the compatriots are joined by the feisty Sim, played by actress Noomi Rapace, perhaps still best known to audiences for originating the role of punk rock computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish movie adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Also making an appearance is Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes, played by actor Stephen Fry, a character who producer Susan Downey describes as “stranger and perhaps even more brilliant” than the English detective.

Set in 1891 — a year after the last film’s events — the sequel shows Holmes continuing his pursuit of Professor Moriarty (played by Jared Harris), who, if the investigator’s instincts are correct, might be the world’s first supervillain. Watson, meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), while keeping Sherlock alive.

From the looks of things, that latter task won’t be particularly easy, given that Ritchie appears to be continuing with the gritty, stylized approach he adopted for the first movie. “I think one of the most exciting things in this one is the fear level,” says Law. “We get pretty kicked around. Just look at the state of us.”

“Unlike last time, where Holmes kept getting Watson into trouble,” adds actor Downey, “this time Watson is getting Holmes out of trouble, and they’re both in deeper trouble than I think the audience could have imagined we could go…. All manner of nastiness has just occurred.”

Later in the day, Downey and Law are positioned behind a cargo crate on the edge of the depot for another scene in which their characters are again under fire. A battered-looking Holmes fires his meek little pistol, but then Watson, who carries what appears to be a portable Gatling gun, dishes out an awkward volley (with the herky-jerky movement of a 1980s-era bass player). What he lacks in precision, he makes up for in bullets fired.

“They get their hands on a few things that were a little ahead of their time,” Susan Downey, who is married to the actor, observes. A short time later, in a small heated tent along the rail side, Law — wearing a 19th century handlebar mustache — expressed hope that audiences who took to the first film will keep up with the next stage of the serial. “We have no intention of going back and patronizing people by re-covering the same ground,” says Law.

Actor Downey, like a good partner, continues the thought. “Look, I’ve done a sequel or two now — I feel like I should be in a recovery group for sequel-itis survivors. First, there is a bit of inflation. Then, you say, ‘We have to work harder.’ Then you work harder, but not smarter.”

Written by Eric Pape
From LA Times

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Golden Globes 2011 presenting

Robert Downey Jr will be presenting at the Golden Globes, airing live this Sunday at 8pm EST

Thursday, January 6, 2011

People Choice Awards 2011

  • Iron Man 2 --> WINNER!
  • Kick-Ass
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Robin Hood
  • Salt

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The sexiest man in 2011 movies! (men and women's picks)

Here's the list:

1.            Johnny Depp (Pirates 4) 10%
2.            Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) 10%
3.            Robert Downey, Jr. (Sherlock Holmes 2) 7%
4.            Daniel Craig (Cowboys & Aliens) 5%
5.            Bradley Cooper (The Hangover 2) 5%
6.            Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life) 5%
7.            Harrison Ford (Cowboys & Aliens) 5%
8.            Matt Damon (Contagion) 4%
9.            Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) 4%
10.          Dwayne Johnson (Fast Five) 3%

1.            Johnny Depp (Pirates 4) 13%
2.            Robert Downey, Jr. (Sherlock Holmes 2) 7%
3.            Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) 6%
4.            Bradley Cooper (The Hangover 2) 6%
5.            Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1) 6%
6.            Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1) 5%
7.            Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) 5%
8.            Channing Tatum (The Dilemma) 4%
9.            James Franco (Your Highness) 4%
10.          Dwayne Johnson (Fast Five) 4%