The highly anticipated trailer for Zoolander 2 got fans excited for the sequel when it dropped last month, but it also managed to spark major backlash for its portrayal of a "non-binary" character!
Some LGBT activists called for a boycott of the upcoming sequel after taking offense to a scene featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as an androgynous supermodel called "All."
Justin Theroux, who co-penned the script for the comedy, has responded to the criticism, promising that the scene was meant as satire and was taken out of context!
Video: Justin Almost Died On His Honeymoon With Jennifer!
Speaking to The Wrap, Jennifer Aniston's husband said:
"I don't even know what to make of it, because it hurts my feelings in a way. I take great care in the jokes I write, and the umbrage being taken is out of the context of the scene. I wish people would see the movie first. Satire is a thing that points out the idiots, and we went through it on Tropic Thunder with the ‘R' word."
Back in 2008, The Leftovers actor got heat from disabled groups who blasted Robert Downey Jr.'s repeated use of the word "retard" in Tropic Thunder!
But according to Theroux, that was used as a comedic device to comment on the ugliness of people who use that word! He added:
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He got a job! Yay!!!
No, T.R. Knight is not pulling a Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder and actually PLAYING Jackie Robinson, but he will be donning the role of Brooklyn Dodgers travelling secretary Harold Parrott.
The movie, called 42, is based on the FAMED baseball player Jackie Robinson, who was the first black Major Leaguer of his time!
Chadwick Boseman will play Jackie, and Harrison Ford plays Dodgers' executive, Branch Rickey.
It's gonna be classy!
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Tell us, Jen! Which SNL star partied the hardest? It was Jason Sudeikis, wasn't it? LOLz.
This weekend, Jennifer Aniston and BF Justin Theroux attended the Saturday night Live wrap party after coming out and showing their support for host buddy Ben Stiller.
What'd you two talk about with Ben? More Tropic Thunder? Along Came Polly 2: Polly Harder? A Polly/Thunder crossover movie called Tropic Polly???
We want the deets!
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This definitely makes up for that Tower Heist
We're excited to announce that Ben Stiller's Red Hour Digital will be creating more of those HIGHlarious trailers from Tropic Thunder (above) in a new online series he's putting together called The Fake Trailer Project.
Ben's company is
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So there's this energy drink, right? It's called Pussy. You drink it. They named it that just so you could say, "I need to drink some Pussy right now."
We get it. Shock value. Attention. "Edge."
In the end though, is it just in bad taste?
Pun completely intended.
Pussy is a 100% natural drink. No nasty chemicals and nothing manufactured. It is made for people looking for a natural alternative. The name Pussy shocks and demands attention — that's the point. Inhibition is a recipe for mediocrity. This is a premium energy drink named with confidence.
Beyond it trying to be totally serious about it being called that, it just seems like the took a page out of that joke energy drink from Tropic Thunder, which was called Booty Sweat.
Doesn't really matter which came first, the point is that they're equally a joke, only that one of them is real.
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After seeing Tom Cruise dance as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder, we DEFINITELY want to see this!
New Line has offered Cruise a supporting role in a film adaptation of the Broadway play Rock of Ages.
If he takes the part, he'd be playing a singing bartender, who would totally rock out, 80s style!
Do we think he'd be good in a musical? Maybe. Are we extremely curious to see this? Absolutely!
Give it a shot, Tom! You're doing another Mission: Impossible, which is fine, but now it's time to try something new!
Would U like to see Tom Cruise in a musical?
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Who cares, really?
Tom Cruise's producer character from Tropic Thunder Les Grossman is getting a spin-off movie.
Tom will be producing the movie along with Ben Stiller. Ben says:
“Les Grossman’s life story is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds. He has assured me he plans to quote, ‘Fucking kill the shit out of this movie and make Citizen fucking Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.’ I am honored to be working with him.”
Are U going to see this?
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