Don’t you absolutely love it when an actor or actress comes out of the woodwork and surprises the heck out of you? That happened this week with “Boardwalk Empire” star Michael Shannon. Comedy website, Funny or Die, recruited the 40-year-old actor to act out the Delta Gamma sorority president’s vulgar letter threatening her chapter to be more pretty and sociable around fraternity men.
Shannon has played pretty serious characters in his films and is playing contract killer Richard Kuklinski in the upcoming summer flick, “The Iceman,” so this little monologue is a treat to say the least. Check it out here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4ad20b4edf/michael-shannon-reads-the-insane-sorority-letter
In other news, the newest Marky Mark film, “Pain and Gain,” also starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson premiered this week. But it wasn’t the two front-running starlets that have been commended for their performances – it’s supporting actor Anthony Mackie. Mackie came onto the Hollywood scene eight years ago in Eminem’s “8 Mile” and has played strong characters in “We are Marshall” and “The Hurt Locker.” Moves featured him on its men’s cover in 2011. The man is absolutely hilarious – very reminiscent of Chris Rock – and he’s a hoot during interviews. Good to see him getting the recognition he deserves.
Check out this hilarious clip of Mackie on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/anthony-mackie/n35959/
Moves Cover and 2012 Power Women Susan Sarandon recently announced that she’s opening up another one of her SPiN Ping Pong clubs overseas in Dubai. SPiN currently graces 4 cities including Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee and Toronto. The Dubai club will feature 11 ping pong tables, including one made from gold as well as three bars and a dance floor. When asked about her newest ping-pong venture, Sarandon said, “SPiN Dubai will be the sexiest and swankiest ping-pong lounge and nightclub in the world.”
Well, guess it looks like a trip to the wealthiest city in the world may finally be in order. I’ve always wanted to play ping-pong on a table draped in gold.
Until next week, Movers,