WEIRDLAND: Anna Faris, Amber Heard, Playboy Bunnies, Roseanne Barr relates to Charlie Sheen

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anna Faris, Amber Heard, Playboy Bunnies, Roseanne Barr relates to Charlie Sheen

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Faris as Jack Twist and Lashawn Malone in "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) directed by Ang Lee

Anna Faris and Ang Lee on the set of "Brokeback Mountain" (2005)

She’s the chatty Lashawn (who, according to hubby Randall, “talks a blue streak”), one half of a couple who Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Lureen (Anne Hathaway) befriend". “He wouldn't listen to me if he was going deaf tomorrow”, she dryly retorts of her other half. It’s a wry, reigned in performance deserving of kudos. Dramatic Potential? Though she’s still doing comedy, Faris finds ways to sketch Lashawn as more than just another dumb blonde".

Charlie Sheen and Anna Faris as Tom and Cindy in "Scary Movie 3" (2003) directed by David Zucker

Back as Cindy Campbell, Faris parodies The Ring and Signs. She admits Scary Movies have “given me a career but they've also sort of boxed me in. What really surprised me when I first moved here is that the industry thought of actors as either comedic or dramatic. And I'm still confused.” Source:

Unsuccessful Attempts to De-Glamorize Movie Stars: Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, and all the rest of Zeta Alpha Zeta, The House Bunny (2008)

Shelley (Anna Faris) teaches Natalie (Emma Stone), Harmony (Katharine McPhee), Mona (Kat Dennings), and their sorority sisters the ways of makeup and men in "The House Bunny" (2008)

"An ex-Playboy bunny, played by Anna Faris, gets a job as a house mother of a struggling sorority with a not-so-cool reputation. As members of ZAZ, Stone, Dennings, and the others are diamonds in the rough, in that they wear huge T-shirts, glasses, boyish haircuts, and in Willis’ unfortunate case, a massive back brace. Faris’ character gives them a centerfold-style makeover, and all of a sudden they’re the toast of campus, dorky laughs and all. It’s Revenge Of The Nerds redux, but, like, totally sexier. Thing is, even when Emma Stone and Kat Dennings are in unflattering garb and stupid haircuts, they’re still Emma Stone and Kat Dennings. Throwing baby tees, push-up bras, and mascara on them is just gilding the lily". Source:

Anna Faris as Shelley Darlingson in "The House Bunny" looks like Bree Olson (ex-porn star and Charlie Sheen's ex-goddess)

"Bree Olson will be posing in Playboy.
The porn star and former Charlie Sheen goddess, who split from the actor in late April, confirmed the news herself this week, Tweeting a photo of herself in a robe prior to the shoot. She accompanied the pic with the words: SO EXCITED!"

Charlie Sheen: Playboy Interview (June, 2001):

SHEEN: Believe it or not, I've always been pretty old-fashioned. I'm kind of a missionary guy, from way back. I don't need a leather diaper collection and a lot of fantasies to get sexual. I think the more props you need, the less you've got going on with your own sexuality.

PLAYBOY: And the women were easy to come by?

SHEEN: Yeah. But for every perk, there's a pitfall. For every free meal, there's a tabloid story. For every girl who sleeps with you, there are two who don't —and not until the end of the night, when they're alone with you and back at your place, do you realize they had it planned from the get-go.

PLAYBOY: Five women in one bed at a time?
SHEEN: True, but it happened only once. It wasn't a habitual thing. Source:

"It didn’t take long for me to get a taste of the staggering sexism and class bigotry that would make the first season of Roseanne god-awful.
I finally found the right lawyer to tell me what scares TV producers worse than anything —too late for me. What scares these guys —who think that the perks of success include humiliating and destroying the star they work for

Charlie Sheen attends the ceremony honoring producer Chuck Lorre with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame March 12, 2009

(read Lorre’s personal attacks on Charlie Sheen in his vanity cards at the end of Two and a Half Men) —isn’t getting caught stealing or being made to pay for that; it’s being charged with fostering a “hostile work environment.” If I could do it all over, I’d sue ABC and Carsey-­Werner under those provisions. Roseanne Barr and John Goodman as Roseanne and Dan Conner

Hollywood hates labor, and hates shows about labor worse than any other thing. And that’s why you won’t be seeing another Roseanne anytime soon. Instead, all over the tube, you will find enterprising, overmedicated, painted-up, capitalist whores claiming to be housewives. But I’m not bitter.
Nothing real or truthful makes its way to TV unless you are smart and know how to sneak it in, and I would tell you how I did it, but then I would have to kill you. Based on Two and a Half Men’s success, it seems viewers now prefer their comedy dumb and sexist. Charlie Sheen was the world’s most famous john, and a sitcom was written around him. That just says it all. People do what they can get away with (or figure they can), and Sheen is, in fact, a product of what we call politely the “culture”. Where I can relate to the Charlie stuff is his undisguised contempt for certain people in his work environment and his unwillingness to play a role that’s expected of him on his own time". Source:

"She's got a somewhat dubious past behind her," Heard says of Maureen, the Playboy Club bunny she plays in NBC's new drama, which is set in 1963. "What I love about Maureen is we don't know much about where she comes from, but we have to figure it's important... We get the sense that there's a lot to learn about her."

Heard herself has been learning about the era Maureen lives in, and she's excited to help bring it to life on the show. "It was a different time for women, it was a different time for what we expected of women," she tells Zap2it in the video below. "It was a different time for our silhouettes, for fashion. ... It's a texturally rich time to tell a story, and I'm excited that ours takes place in such a setting". Source:

Still of Randy Steinmeyer and Amber Heard in Playboy (TV 2011)

Amber Heard said the finished product may surprise some viewers. “I think because this is character-based — it’s a group of friends who become family within this interesting, rich setting — I think the plot and stars can’t help but take center stage. The racy material, you’ll find, is not all that racy”, she said. Source:

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