The Mix-Up: Rihanna and Chris Brown Reunite, Oscar Countdown, James Bond Sneak Peek, Oh and a Frankenweenie

Blog By: Jaclyn Zepnick

RiRi and Brown Remixes Get Mixed Reactions…

First off Happy 24th Birthday Rihanna! Her gift to us: two new remixes with Chris Brown that were released last night on….her birthday. The first song is “Birthday Cake”—clever PR—off her Talk that Talk album and the second is off Brown’s Fortune album, “Turn Up the Music.”

These remixes have been the hot topic of convo and controversy given the duo’s sketchy history. Some say Rihanna has the right to live her own life and do what makes her happy, regardless of being in the public spotlight. They are happy she and Chris have put the past behind them and let the music come first.

However, others believe RiRi is just too big a role model to make a song with the man who savagely beat her. They say that by collaborating with Chris, it tells girls it’s OK to go back to someone who abuses you. What do you guys think? Bad morals or just plain good music?

Oscar Update…

With only 5 more days left til red carpet madness, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell join the long list of A-list celebs to present at the Oscars. It’ll be Zach’s first time at the awards show. The two just wrapped up filming on the comedy The Campaign….Hope they bring a little comic relief to the black tie event on Sunday.

James Bond Behind the Scenes…

The new 007 film Skyfall doesn’t come out til November but director Sam Mendes is releasing his first behind the scenes video blog tomorrow to tease eager fans. It’ll be the first released footage from the film. Up until now, die-hard Bond watchers have had to live vicariously through still photographs like this one with Judi Dench:

That’s Mendes with the coffee cup, staring over Dench’s shoulder. It makes sense she’s the center of the pic as agent M is one of the main characters in Skyfall. Other stars in the film are Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Helen McCroy, Naomie Harris and Albert Finney, oh and Daniel Craig.

Frankenweenie Poster Revealed…

Walt Disney Pictures gave away the first glimpse of what Tim Burton’s next film will look like. That’s right, Frankenweenie, Burton’s remake of his 1984 live-action film, will now be a stop-motion animated picture. The film’s poster was released today, and needless to say, it looks quite spooky and cool. Frankenweenie hits theatres on October 5th and features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.


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