Star Trek continues raking in the dough at the box office, and the film’s stars continue to make the news. We have Chris Pine heating up People’s Top Bachelor list and the LA stage, Zachary Quinto taking on the current financial crisis, Karl Urbans talking about the fans, Simon Pegg penning an autubio, and much more. Plus, what ST09 star update would be complete without pictures of Zoe attending a fashion event!
Pine goes ‘North’ + ranked among ‘hottest bachelors’
Chris Pine is #2 on People‘s Hottest Bachelor List. The new magazine goes on sale today and has People’s 45 ‘sexy guys we love’, with Chance Crawford topping the list. People has some hot bachelor features which include Chris, including his favorite hangout and a Love Connection game. Pine is quoted:
On my first day of shooting [Star Trek], I ended up breaking a stunt guy’s nose. A word of caution to any young actor out there: Do not hurt stuntmen, because they will pay you back in kind! The next take after that, this big stunt guy kicked me in the stomach. He said it wasn’t on purpose, but I don’t know.
In other Pine news, we never got to see James T. Kirk serve aboard the USS Farragut in the new Star Trek movie, but his alter ego, Chris Pine, is currently serving aboard a "Farragut" of a different nature. The actor is appearing in the play Farragut North which began at LA’s Geffen Playhouse this past Tuesday. RadarOnline.com previewed the show, reporting Pine received a lot of attention after the performance, earning loud cheers during his bow and chatting with excited fans at a private post-show event. Reportedly, however, Pine is not receiving a lot of money for his performance, considering the play a “labor of love.” In an interview with Backstage Pine notes that "I want a long career, and I want a
career made up of many and diverse roles." The OC Register also has an article on Pine in the play, and a photo gallery as well. For more information on the play and to purchase tickets, head on over to the Geffen Playhouse website.
Pine makes it on board the Farragut
Quinto producing a financial meltdown
Star Trek marked Zachary Quinto‘s (Spock) first major film work, and even though he is still on the small screen (currently shooting the next season of Heroes), he seems intent on making more movies. According to Jam! Showbiz, Quinto is hoping to start producing and starring in a new movie within the next several weeks. The movie, which will be shot in New York, will involve the world’s current financial crisis. According to Quinto:
I would play a sort of young financial analyst who comes from a rocket science background and applies that knowledge to the financial world. It’s a significantly different character than either Spock or (Heroes‘) Sylar. It has elements of Glengarry Glen Ross.
Urban going Supanova + talks meeting with fans
Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) will be attending the Supanova Pop Culture Expo next week in Sydney, Australia. In an interview with ninemsn, Urban talked about his experience with greeting the fans:
I don’t think there is a body part I haven’t signed. Well no, actually there are a few, I take that back!
Urban also noted the overwhelmingly positive response to his portrayal of “Bones” in the new movie, and explained how Abrams trusted he and his castmates to develop the characters themselves, stating “There certainly was no mandate that we had to … closely adhere to what had gone before us.” If you live in Australia (or are visiting) and want to meet the new “Bones,” he will be at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney on June 27th & 28th and in Perth on July 4th & 5th. See Supanova.com for more info.
Urban was also spotted in Culver City last week attending the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Michael Douglas.
Looking dapper, doc
Zoe’z B’Day + doing her thang for the CFDA!
Today (June 19th) is the birthday of the talented and lovely Zoe Saldana (Uhura), who is turning 31 years young! Happy Birthday Zoe! In other Zoe news, the always fashionable Zoe attended the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center this past Monday, looking as stunning as ever. We have an image for you below, but you can check out more at WireImage and Celebrity Snap.
Zoe looking amazing at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
Pegg interview + new autobiograpy
In an interview with California Chronicle, Simon Pegg talked about fitting in with the Hollywood crowd and becoming a father for the first time. Pegg says that his “Hollywood moment” came at the Iron Man premiere last year, when he walked over to actor Jeff Bridges to say goodbye. Bridges, who was talking with fellow actor Jon Voight, put his arm around Pegg, who describes the experience thusly:
Jon was telling some story about Midnight Cowboy, or some film he had been in, so I just stood there listening with Jeff’s arm around my shoulder, thinking, ‘How the devil did I get here?’
On becoming a father, Pegg had this to say:
I’m more nervous about work things than that. I’m prepared. We all miss sleeping but I don’t sleep that well anyway. I always wake up and then can’t get back to sleep.
Also Simon is writing an autobiograpy called "Out of Spaced" due out this October. More information on the publisher’s website.
Hemsworth tries out “Project Natal” + appears on new poster
Speaking of Australia, Kirk’s daddy, Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth, tried out the new Xbox Project Natal, the “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” for the Xbox 360. Hemsworth was captured on video testing out the nifty gaming device, which he found to be “more real” than Star Trek. Take a look:
It’s Daddy Kirk versus what appear to be a bunch of RED MATTER BALLS!! AAGH!!
In more Hemsworth news, you can check out the actor on the new poster for his upcoming film, A Perfect Getaway. The movie, a horror/thriller about a group of couples vacationing in Hawaii who discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists, is set for release in the US on August 14th. Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard, Hemsworth is also starring in the remake of Red Dawn and will be playing the title character in Marvel Studios’ Thor.
The poster for A Perfect Getaway, featuring Chris Hemsworth (third row of faces, left).
Bana’s time-traveling trailer
Speaking of movies opening on August 14th, Eric Bana (Nero) will again be battling daddy Kirk, this time in separate movies. Bana’s next flick, the romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife, opens that same day, and the film’s trailer is now online. You can check that out below.
Eric Bana playing a character lost in time. Why does this sound so familiar?