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Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Knoxville’

Dear Media: Please Stop Calling Vitalii Sediuk a ‘Prankster’

As George Clooney, the very good friend of this bozo’s latest target, would be the first to remind: pranks require both cleverness and a certain, gentle charm.

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What Vitalii Sediuk tried to pull off at Wednesday’s Hollywood premiere of Maleficent had none of these qualities. Rather, it was a desperate bid for attention by a man toting a first name with two “i’s” and forever since, it seems, a desperate need to make it all about him.

Also, as was the case with Sediuk’s America Ferrara Cannes red carpet intrusion, the Brad Pitt offensive took place within the confines of a large, publicly attended street event. As such, it no doubt felt more dangerous and threatening to those in the middle of it.

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A Year After Full-Time Playboy Return, Jason Buhrmester Gets Promoted to Executive Editor

In Jason Buhrmester’s brief website bio, he notes the following bit of personal trivia: “I was born in Kankakee, Illinois which was once voted, “The Worst City in North America” by The Places Rated Almanac. I now live in Los Angeles.”

He sure does. An associate editor at Playboy magazine beginning in 1999, the 39-year-old Buhrmester returned to the Hef fold in 2010 as a contributing editor and, as of 2012, full-time senior editor. He has now ascended to the even-more plum (and Kankakee-distant) perch of executive editor. From today’s announcement:

In addition to interviewing celebrities including Mariah Carey, Kate Beckinsale, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Knoxville, Danica Patrick, Fergie and Charles Barkley for Playboy’s iconic 20Q and Playboy Interview features, Jason has also brought a variety of high-profile articles to the magazine such as the April issue’s “Ghost in the Machine” (an exclusive interview with rap legend The D.O.C.) and “Dancing Off the Edge” by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh on the rise of electronic dance.

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Paramount Continues to Tap Fort Knoxville

In what has to be deemed a very clever move, Paramount Pictures shot enough footage while making Jackass 3D to then use either as DVD Extra material if the film did moderately well or as a stand-alone separate product if the film did really well.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock tumbled onto you by a slack-jeans wearing daredevil, you know that Jackass 3D was a monster profit-margin hit. And so, in March 2011, Paramount will follow with digital sequel Jackass 3.5. For some, these digits are where the film will rank, at best, on the critical rating scale of one to 10. But for the folks at Paramount, there is no doubt about the standing of Johnny Knoxville (pictured) and co.

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Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and the Dancing Outlaw Family of West Virginia

Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze are producing The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, about the legendary mountain dancer Jesco White and his outlaw family, known equally for their musical talent, great storytelling and frequent shoot-outs with the law and each other.

A recent ad for crew suggested that applicants have

martial arts skills or are licensed to carry a concealed weapon

The project, slated for MTV, is billed as

the end of documentary filmmaking as we know it

Johnny Knoxville Pens Intro To Vice Dude’s Book

And it’s a doozy:

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Vice Books Launches

deardiary_cover.jpgHaving successfully launched a record label and published a series of wildly popular guidebooks, the impossibly-irreverent Vice magazine is launching a full-on book division.

Two titles — Lesley Arfin‘s Dear Diary (a Go Ask Alice for the post-Kids generation) and Chris Nieratko‘s faux-porn reviews, Skinema — are both due in June.

Speaking of Kids, Chloe Sevigny contributes the foreword for Dear Diary; Johnny Knoxville (could this be considered the post-Jackass already?) provides the foreword for Skinema.