Dane DeHaan has revealed that he made no attempt to become friends with Robert Pattinson before they started filming Life.
The Amazing Spider-Man actor stars alongside the Twilight heartthrob in Anton Corbijn's drama, focusing on the friendship between Life photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and Hollywood icon James Dean (De Haan).
I always thought he was the most handsome man in Holland and my fav. dutch actor and I'm proud to say that I knew him because i used to live next to him. Best things i can remember about him were his old bicycle and vintage Volvo station car. Super nice, calm, humble and extremely handsome.
"I live in Koreatown on the edge of Hancock Park [in LA], so I do different things where and when I can. It's not just people with mental illness on the streets, but also people who, throughout the years, have lost identification information, that sort of thing. And I know what to do, I know how I can help, because I was that person."
With the 2014 World Cup starting next week, all eyes are on Brazil, a country as beloved for its five-time-world-champion national football team as it is for its celebration of the female form. And, really, with one look at the Bahia-born Adriana Lima, it’s no wonder. The perennially toned, delightfully curved supermodel could have been designed by the late “form follows feminine” Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. In reality, her shape is a result of ten years of training exclusively with Michael Olajide, Jr., at New York City’s Aerospace. There, Lima can be found at least twice a week working out, in her words, “like a professional boxer getting ready for a fight.”
“It’s the only thing I do for exercise,” says Lima of her regular 90-minute sessions with Olajide, who, in turn, trains her as he would a real boxer—because, more than a good sweat, says Lima, boxing for her “is a passion.”
As physically involved as the sport is, it requires quick thinking, so Olajide begins Lima’s workouts with five to ten minutes of exercises designed to sharpen her mental concentration, including jumping jacks and shadowboxing—complicated eight-count combinations to keep Lima on her toes. “She is really smart. If it’s too repetitious, she doesn’t want anything to do with it,” says Olajide, laughing.
Next, the former middle-weight champion hands her a jump rope—which he calls the “rainmaker” for its ability to induce sweat—for up to 30 minutes of intense double unders (rotating the rope around your body twice within one jump), cross overs (crossing the rope in front of your body), and side-to-sides, during the course of which Lima performs complicated footwork that would put Double Dutch champions to shame.
At this point, Lima dons mitts and takes to the speed bag for a rhythmic, high-frequency ten minutes of throwing punches, followed by ten minutes of double-end bag work. “I think of cardio as muscular endurance,” says Olajide. “Through bodyweight resistance and high repetitions, everything she does burns calories.”
Better yet, the mere rotation from throwing technically perfect hooks, uppercuts, and jabs defines her Victoria’s Secret–worthy abs, meaning she never needs to do crunches. “I call it Grand Central,” says Olajide of her core, “because that’s where everything originates.”
For the end of the workout, the pair heads into the ring to spar for up to 40 minutes. With gloves on, they throw choreographed punches at high speeds. “It’s like a dance,” says Olajide, “but she has to remember to duck.” To make sure Lima is perfectly toned and that “her butt really pops,” they round out each session by zeroing in on bodyweight-resistance strength-training exercises.
The challenging full-body workout ensures that, on the road, Lima need only squeeze in ten minutes of jumping rope each day to stay fit. Aside from keeping her famously toned form in high demand, boxing bestows her with confidence and patience. “You know how powerful you are and how much strength you have. When you’re confident, you’re not bothered by much,” says Lima. And what’s more beautiful than that?
James Franco may want people to stop asking him if he’s had sex with Lindsay Lohan, but the multi-hyphenate artist still yearns to creatively explore the real story. The Of Mice and Men actor, 36, penned a short story for Vice entitled “Bungalow 89,” which details the encounter in question that Lohan, 27, claims was sexual. Franco’s prose moves back and forth between the tale of his late-night run-in with the former child star, his life living in “Bungalow 89,” and meeting mentor and famed director Gus Van Sant. He claims the Mean Girls actress knocked on his door late at night, and he let her into his room under the condition that they would not have sex and, instead, offered to read her a story. “Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before,” Franco wrote. “Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one. I knew that she would like Salinger, because most young women do … Now we were lying in bed. I wasn’t going to f—k her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her.” Franco continued to muse about Lohan, writing that she had once made an aggressive pass at him in the bathroom following the premiere of her 2006 film directed by auteur Robert AltmanA Prairie Home Companion. He once again claimed that he fended her off. “I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous,” he wrote. “She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged. For a while, after her high hellion days, she couldn’t get work because she couldn’t get insured. They thought she would run off the sets to party. Her career suffered, and she started getting arrested (stealing, DUIs, car accidents, other things). But the arrests, even as they added up, were never going to be an emotional bottom for her, because she got just as much attention for them as she used to get for her film performances. She would get money offers for her jailhouse memoirs, crazy offers. So how would she ever stop the craziness when the response to her work and the response to her life had converged into one? Two kinds of performance, in film and in life, had melted into one.” read here: Bungalow 89