Star Trek’s new captain may not (yet) be the king of all media like Bill Shatner, but he is certainly getting enough buzz this week to get him his own ‘Celeb’ column. We have news of Chris Pine’s first big post-Star Trek role in a new action movie with Denzel Washington, plus new photos, and more in our very first ‘PineWatch’
Pine is ‘Unstoppable’
Now that Chris Pine’s star has risen, he may be more selective about the roles he chooses. According to THR Pine has been "besieged by offers since buzz on Star Trek began circulating." And according THR and Variety Pine has turned down other offers to co-star with Denzel Washington in the Fox action film "Unstoppable" to be directed by Tony Scott (Crimson Tide, Man on Fire). THR has this description of the film:
The story centers on an experienced train engineer (Washington) about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks and the newbie conductor hired to replace him. Pine would play the newbie. They find themselves in a race against time to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city.
New photos + Chris named ‘most beautiful man’ of June
Chris recently went before the lens of celeb photographer Cliff Welts (who did EW cover) and Oh La La has a full gallery. All this hunkitude is getting Chris noticed, in fact mostbeautifulman.com has named him the most beautiful man of June.
Pine & Shatner: Pop Up Video
The fine folks at ShatnerVision have posted an extended version of the video of the meeting of the Kirks, now with ‘pop up video’ tidbits. Check it out.
GossipWatch: Chris and Adrina – its over
After lighting up the gossip press with stories of their celebrity couplehood, US Weekly is now reporting that Chris has ‘dumped’ The Hills reality show star Adurina Patridge, and apparently it isn’t a moment too soon for the NY Post which had the pair on their list of "16 Couples Who Should Break Up". Now that it is over, what will they talk about?