Beyonce: New HBO Documentary Trailer (VIDEO)

Beyonce Knowles gets candid and emotional in the new trailer for her upcoming HBO documentary, set to air in February.

On Saturday, the network released a preview of the special, titled Life is But a Dream. Directed by the 31-year-old singer herself, documentary includes personal footage from multiple rehearsal spaces, the recording studio, Bey’s bed and her adventures around the world.

Viewers will also get an intimate look at an ultrasound of baby Blue Ivy Carter, who just celebrated her first birthday last week.

 

“I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself. How do I stay current? How do I stay soulful? I felt like I had been so commercial success, it wasn’t enough,” Beyonce says in a voiceover in the trailer.

“You can’t express yourself. You can’t grow. It is the battle of my life. So I set a goal. And my goal was: independence.”

In the trailer, Beyonce can also be seen being frustrated with trying to hide her baby bump, possibly during a time just prior to her big announcement at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

The “Countdown” singer is gearing up for a busy next several weeks, starting with President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., followed by her highly anticipated Destiny’s Child reunion at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Feb. 3, before celebrating the premiere of Life is But a Dream on Feb. 16.

What do you think of Beyonce’s new documentary? Check out the full trailer, above, and weigh in below.

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Halle Berry Takes On a Kidnapper in New Trailer for ‘The Call’ (VIDEO)

Meet Halle Berry, phone operator.

On Friday, Sony and Tristar gave Berry fans around the world a first look at her new film The Call (formerly known as Hive). In the picture, a 911 operator named Jordan (Berry) receives a phone call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who is trapped in her kidnapper’s trunk.

The twist? The kidnapper is believed to be the same serial killer Jordan failed to catch in a previous emergency phone call.

Michael Imperioli and Morris Chestnut also star in the film, out Mar. 15.

The Call is one of at least two films Berry will star in this year, along with Movie 43, a movie made up of 12 different storylines and a large ensemble cast.

Featuring the directing talents of the likes of Elizabeth Banks and Brett Ratner, the comedy stars Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Chloe Grace Moretz, Uma Thurman and Jason Sudeikis, just to name a few.

Berry stars in a storyline opposite Kate Winslet.

What do you think of Halle Berry’s role in ‘The Call?’ Watch the film’s first trailer, above, and weigh in below.

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Ryan Gosling Says After Doubting Backstreet Boys’ Success, ‘They’re Not Returning My Calls’ (VIDEO)

It’s not secret that Ryan Gosling spent a significant portion of his adolescence on The Mickey Mouse Club, singing and dancing alongside future pop stars like Justin Timberlake on the Disney Channel series.

But in an interview for his new film Gangster Squad, Gosling reveals that he doubted for the future of such pop phenomena as Backstreet Boys when a members of the band first proclaimed their inevitable success.

“When I was doing the Mickey Mouse Club, we were living in the same place as that guy A.J. from the Backstreet Boys,” Gosling tells Celebuzz. “They were just forming that band, so he was saying how big they were going to be – and he had a poster of them in his house.

 

“We were like, it’s never going to happen,” he remembers. “Didn’t they already do that with New Kids? You’re a little late. Cut to… I was wrong.”

Backstreet Boys, of course, went on to become multimillion-selling pop stars, and continue to flourish today – perhaps not coincidentally thanks to a collaboration with forbears New Kids on the Block, entitled NKOTBSB. But Gosling insists that he isn’t regretful he skipped that particular career path in lieu of his current acting career.

“You can’t live in the past,” he says. “You’ve got to live in the now. That ship has sailed.”

Nevertheless, Gosling joked that his efforts to reach out to A.J. since then failed to receive a response. “They’re not returning my calls,” he says. “I try not to think about it.”

Watch Celebuzz’ interview with Gosling above, and the film’s theatrical trailer below. And then let us know in the comments – what do you think of the idea of Baby Goose getting down on stage as a pop star?

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One Minute Buzz: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Split; Britney Spears Quits ‘X Factor’ (VIDEO)

It’s One Minute Buzz time!

This past week was filled with plenty of break up action, and we’re not just talking about the ending of the brief romance between Taylor Swift and Harry Styles.

After 37 days together, the young singers called it quits this week and headed their separate directions — Swift to the west coast, where she picked up a People’s Choice Award for favorite country artist, and Styles to the east coast, where he feasted on Italian grub in Queens, for free.

Meanwhile in TV land, Britney Spears made her X Factor exit official on Friday.

 

“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season,” the princess of pop said in a statement obtained by Celebuzz.

“I had an incredible time doing t he show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it’s time for me to get back in the studio.”

For more on the week’s hottest headlines, check out One Minute Buzz, with Hyla, above. Are you looking forward to new music from Britney Spears? Weigh in below.

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Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

If you’re anything like us, the first few weeks of the year are a tangle of renewed responsibilities, halfhearted resolutions and mostly, desperate need for more days off.

As such, it’s not just a welcome, but necessary distraction to find a movie (or two, or three) to occupy those hours not already claimed by work or a new gym membership – which is why Five Flicks in Five Clicks exists.

Celebuzz takes a look at the week’s top five films – some already successful, others eagerly anticipated – to help moviegoers make their choice when they trek out to theaters over the weekend.

Click here to launch the gallery and see Celebuzz’ breakdown of the week’s films.

Check out the trailers for the films below.

Django Unchained

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Gangster Squad

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A Haunted House

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Jack Reacher

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Texas Chainsaw 3D

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Let us know in the comments below – which of these cinematic masterpieces makes you most excited to go to the movies?

‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ First Look; Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Battle ‘Godzilla’

The first official images from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were released on Thursday, showing characters such as Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Plutarch Heavensbee, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. In addition to revealing the new pics, producer Nina Jacobson revealed why fan-favorite characters Bonnie, Twill, and Darius will not appear in the sequel.

“I want every single thing in there,” Jacobson said. “But… If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.” Catching Fire arrives in theaters November 22. [EW]

Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla recently drafted Frank Darabontfor a rewrite, and now the film is searching for a star.

Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has reportedly been offered the leading role in the film, and that the actor will most likely sign-on once Darabont completes his rewrite. Johnson can currently be seen in the Oscar-nominated drama Anna Karenina. [Variety]

Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig recently decided to stay rooted in the business of making more R-rated comedies. In light of the recent successes of Ted and The Hangover series, 20th Century Fox has signed the director to a first-look deal, allowing Feig to write and direct adult-themed comedies under his Feigco banner. Feig recently made buddy cop comedy The Heat for Fox, which is set for release April 5. [Deadline]

The Norwegian helmers behind Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Film Kon-Tiki have signed on to direct their first-ever major studio project. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will helm Spectral for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. The story details are (per usual) being kept underwraps, but word ‘round the campfire is that the film is in the vein of Black Hawk Down but with a supernatural twist. [Deadline]

Reports of Steven Spielberg’s next project being dead are slightly exaggerated. In a recent interview following his Oscar nomination for Best Director, The Beard himself said that his new sci-fi entry, Robopocalypse, is still going to happen – just latter than planned. And with a new story. “We found that the film was costing a lot of money and I found a better way to tell the story more economically but also much more personally.” Spielberg told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m starting on a new script and we’ll have this movie back on its feet soon.” Spielberg hopes to have the new story completed in six to eight months. [EW]

Excited for your latest Hunger Games fix? Or for Spielberg’s return trip to the sci-fi genre? Tell Celebuzz all about it in the comments!

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‘Gangster Squad’ vs. ‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

Ryan Gosling takes on the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden at the box office this weekend.

Super awards contender Zero Dark Thirty finally goes into wide release after a limited run in December, and the fedora-wearing cops of Gangster Squad are gunning for it. Yep, another round of Box Office Thunderdome is upon us.

In one corner, Warner Bros. long-delayed Gangster Squad sets Gosling, Josh Brolin and others on a tommy-gun filled mission to take down mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in 1950s Los Angeles. Reviews have been mixed to kinda good, and who doesn’t like a good cops ‘n robbers film?

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But audiences may like Kathryn Bigelow‘s intense military procedural more. Zero Dark Thirty has received some of the loudest awards buzz in recent memory, along with some of the the best reviews of a film released this year – let alone in the last decade. Audiences are eager to see what the big deal is for themselves, so expect Thirty to give Squad a serious run for its money.

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Which movie will you see this weekend? More importantly, which film do you think will win the box office? Sound off in the comments below!

 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Journey to the Golden Globes (VIDEOS)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler may be hosting this year’s Golden Globes Sunday night, but they’ve been making fans laugh for a lot longer.

Starting out in Second City, the duo quickly became featured players on Saturday Night Live, co-anchoring the “Weekend Update” segment together in 2004.

Since then, the comediennes have appeared in numerous movies together — such as the Fey-penned Mean Girls — and became notorious for their Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton impressions during the 2008 presidential campaign.

As these funny ladies are gearing up to make history as the first female Golden Globes hosts, Celebuzz is taking a look back at the pair’s top 10 most memorable TV moments together.


Tina Fey Photobombs Amy Poehler at 2012 Golden Globes

“B*tch Is the New Black”

Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon vs. Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Joke-Off

Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton Cold Open

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sponsor Lindsay Lohan

Playing “Sexy Tennis” on ASSSSCAT Improv

Presenting at 2008 Emmy Awards

“Jersey Floor” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

“Mom Jeans”

2013 Golden Globes Promo