News Muse – Christian Bale verbally hurls butt

Christian Bale on best red-carpet behaviour

The man just won’t stay out of the headlines!

If you haven’t heard by now, Christian Bale has proved (yet again) that he has a bit of a temper. A recording has been leaked (from last year) of the actor going off on a four-minute expletive rant on the set of Terminator: Salvation when cinematographer Shane Hurlbut disrupted a scene.

Listen to the recording here, but be warned – it contains almost nothing but swear words. Honestly, he’s worse than Al f***ing Pacino!

I couldn’t stop laughing at Bale’s over-the-top reaction but I guess it would feel different if one was in the firing line. The incident has started great debate in the media about what’s acceptable behaviour in a workplace and whether it’s alright (even normal) for ‘creative people’ to have tantrums. Others have gone one step further and allowed the tirade to inspire them, musically (warning: more Al Pacino-esque language).

While Christian considers some anger management sessions Twilight has been in the news again. Here’s what I’ve learned:

1.  Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is writing a book documenting how the teen vampire movie was made. Read more

2. Stephen King thinks Twilight author Stephenie Meyer ‘can’t write worth a darn’. Read more

3.  The casting rumours continue for the Twilight sequel New Moon. The latest being that 90210 star Annalynne McCord will join the cast as Heidi. McCord’s boyfriend and 90210 co-star Kellan Lutz is already on board. Read more

Annalynne McCord

Speaking of sequels, I shrieked with delight when I heard this week that Sex and the City 2 is really happening! Yep, all the girls have signed on the dotted line and shooting is planned to begin this summer. But first Michael Patrick King has to sit down and write the script. Let’s hope he feels as inspired as he did when he wrote the first one. This could go either way, but I’m hoping the result is entertaining. We’ll have to wait until 2010 to find out.

It’s not long to go before Oscar night and organisers are promising one hell of a show. At the annual Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, AMPA President Sid Ganis said that this year’s show would be ‘bold’ and risky’, and he told the nominees to ‘stay alert’ as there were many ‘surprises’ ahead.

The producers are desperate to up their ratings after several years of declining interest. I am very interested, especially since Hugh Jackman [swoon] will be hosting the ceremony, but I am one of many people who do not have access to the correct channel so I will have to make do with what I can find on the internet.

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