Spotted: Nic Cage filming new Disney flick
Fri Mar 27
Who doesn't love seeing celebs filming their latest cinematic adventure on the streets of NYC? The defining moment in my life was when I caught a glimpse of Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey making out in front of a cafe on Park Ave ( ah-maz-ing ). Well, the cast and crew of Disney's upcoming film The Sorcerer's Apprentice (loosely based on the classic Fantasia segment and slated to hit theaters in July of 2010) has begun shooting at various subway stations around the city. Stars Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer have all been seen hanging at various MTA locations. Keep your eyes peeled next time you swipe that MetroCard!
13-year-old boy not a daddy!
Thu Mar 26
Over the past few weeks there's been a ton of chatter over 13-year-old Brit Alfie Patten supposedly fathering a child. Shortly after the birth of his alleged baby, speculation started that he might not actually be the dad, and now that theory has been confirmed through a series of DNA tests. Relief, right!? Perhaps not for everyone. Little Alfie says he is "devastated" by the news that that he "adores" the baby girl. It's also being reported that the girl's family used him to make money off the press from the scandal. Oh, the humanity. If I were him, I would be livid that this Chantelle chick and her fam put him through this emotional rollercoaster. For a 13-year-old, he's handled the entire situation with considerable maturity. Then again, maybe he was in on the scam all along.
Visit your playground...for charity!
Wed Mar 25
With the weather warming up, chances are you're going to be spending a lot more outside visiting parks, playgrounds and other alfresco hot spots. While you're taking digital photos of your kid, why not snap a pic of the play spot too, to benefit a good cause? National nonprofit org KaBOOM! has teamed up with Dancing With the Stars ' siren Julianne Hough to find 100,000 play spaces across the nation in 100 days. For every play spot shot, Hough will donate $1 to a worthy cause. To participate, all you need to do is log on to the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder , pick a charity to earn money for, post a pic of a place to play, and rate it. Hough will then give the selected nonprofit a buck (guess she makes some good dough on that reality show, huh?). Not only are you giving to charity, you're also helping to create a fabulous online resource: a Google-based map filled with user-generated data about places to play including playgrounds, athletic fields, ice rinks, basketball...
Breaking news: Where the Wild Things Are trailer
Wed Mar 25
Last week, we mentioned Spike Jonze's upcoming cinematic adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and we admitted that we were equal parts excited and skeptical. Well our fears have been laid to rest with the release of the movie's trailer. I got goosebumps, people. GOOSEBUMPS. I've watched it a half dozen times and keep going back for more. The two minute preview is set to Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" which, though slightly obvious, goes perfectly with the story's theme. Gather the kids around, watch the trailer and then start counting down to October 16th. We can hardly wait.
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