You've never seen Sean Penn, 52, like this before. Sure, he's been on death row in Dead Man Walking, he transformed into politician and activist Harvey Milk in the eponymous Milk, and he played a single father with a developmental disability in I Am Sam, but now the two-time Oscar-winning actor is channeling a kind of aging Marilyn Manson-type in the new comedy-drama, This Must Be the Place, helmed by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and also starring Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch and Harry Dean Stanton.
Justin Bieber, 18, showed his star power this weekend at the kickoff of his hotly anticipated Believe tour in Phoenix, Arizona, when he got sick on stage but still powered through his entire act with only a few setbacks, admitting his condition at one point to the audience.
It seems that Alison Pill, 26, is just as clumsy with Twitter in real life as her character, Maggie Jordan, is with office furniture on HBO's The Newsroom, which also stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston.
The premiere of season five of True Blood is less than two weeks away, and HBO can't stop teasing the Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), and Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux)-starring show as the fateful Sunday approaches.
Director Gus Van Sant flirted with this project, with Sean Penn as the lead, way back in 1993 when Oliver Stone was looking to produce, but passed citing script problems. Now, the inimitably divisive auteur returns to this studied biopic of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office, with a script from HBO scribe Dustin Lance Black.