THE RAZZIES HAVE FOUND LOVE IN THE GURU

Mike Myers’ ill-received “The Love Guru” led contenders at the 29th Annual Razzie Awards, which honors the very worst of the year.
Nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, one day before Oscar nominations.

The comedy picked up seven nods, including worst pic of the year, worst actor for Myers, worst director for Marco Schnabel and worst screenplay.

Other top contenders for the worst feature prize include M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening,” Paris Hilton’s “The Hottie and the Nottie,” fantasy film “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,” and spoof pics “Disaster Movie” and “Meet the Spartans.”

In the worst actor category, Myers will be pitted against Larry the Cable Guy for “Witless Protection,” Eddie Murphy for “Meet Dave,” Al Pacino for both “88 Minutes” and “Righteous Kill,” and Mark Wahlberg for “The Happening” and “Max Payne.”

Nominations for worst actress include Jessica Alba for “The Eye” and “The Love Guru,” Cameron Diaz for “What Happens in Vegas,” Kate Hudson for “Fool’s Gold” and “My Best Friend’s Girl,” the entire cast of “The Women,” and Hilton for “The Hottie and the Nottie.” Hilton is also nommed for worst supporting actress in “Repo: A Genetic Opera.”

The Razzies are determined by 687 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. Winners are announced on the morning before the Academy Awards.

And the nominees are:

WORST PICTURE
“Disaster Movie” and “Meet The Spartans
“The Happening”
“The Hottie and The Nottie”
“In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale”
“The Love Guru”

WORST ACTOR
Larry the Cable Guy, “Witless Protection”
Eddie Murphy, “Meet Dave”
Mike Myers, “The Love Guru”
Al Pacino, “88 Minutes” and “Righteous Kill”
Mark Wahlberg, “The Happening” and “Max Payne”

WORST ACTRESS
Jessica Alba, “The Eye” and “The Love Guru”
Cameron Diaz, “What Happens in Vegas”
Paris Hilton, “The Hottie and the Nottie”
Kate Hudson, “Fool’s Gold” and “My Best Friend’s Girl”
The entire cast of “The Women” (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith and Meg Ryan)

WORST DIRECTOR
Uwe Boll, “1968 Tunnel Rats”, “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and “Postal”
Jason Friedberg, “Aaron Seltzer for Disaster Movie and “Meet the Spartans”
Tom Putnam, “The Hottie and the Nottie”
Marco Schnabel, “The Love Guru”
M. Night Shyamalan, “The Happening”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Uwe Boll (as himself), “Postal”
Pierce Brosnan, “Mamma Mia!”
Ben Kingsley, “The Love Guru,” “War, Inc.” and “The Wackness”
Burt Reynolds, “Deal” and “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale”
Verne Troyer, “The Love Guru” and “Postal”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carmen Electra, “Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans”
Paris Hilton, “Repo! The Genetic Opera”
Kim Kardashian, “Disaster Movie”
Jenny McCarthy, “Witless Protection”
Leelee Sobieski, “88 Minutes and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale”

WORST SCREENPLAY
“Disaster Movie” and “Meet the Spartans” (jointly) – written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
“The Happening” – written by M. Night Shyamalan
“The Hottie and the Nottie” – written by Heidi Ferrer
“In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” – screenplay by Doug Taylor
“The Love Guru”- written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy

WORST SCREEN COUPLE
Uwe Boll & any actor, camera or screenplay, “1968 Tunnel Rats, “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and “Postal”
Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcher, “What Happens in Vegas”
Paris Hilton & either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore, “The Hottie and the Nottie”
Larry the Cable Guy & Jenny McCarthy, “Witless Protection”
Eddie Murphy & Eddie Murphy, “Meet Dave”

WORST RIP-OFF, PREQUEL OR REMAKE
“The Day the Earth Stood Still”
“Disaster Movie” and “Meet The Spartans” (jointly)
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“Speed Racer”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

VIA: VARIETY-ERIN MAXWELL

THAT’S ‘MR. TROYER’ TO YOU AUSTIN POWERS FANS!

Thanks to the AUSTIN POWERS movies, it seems like everybody knows VERNE TROYER when they see him.  And if you do happen to run into him, keep in mind that to him, the little things mean a lot.  Like, for example, knowing his name, instead of his character’s name…

 

 He’s teamed up once again with MIKE MYERS in THE LOVE GURU… it’s in theaters as we speak

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS SUNDAY JUNE 24th, 2008

1

 

Get Smart (2008)

       $39.2M

$39.2M

2

 

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

$21.7M

$156M

3

 

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

$21.6M

$96.5M

4

 

The Love Guru (2008)

$14M

$14M

5

 

The Happening (2008)

$10M

$50.3M

6

 

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

$8.41M

$291M

7

 

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)

$7.2M

$84.1M

8

 

Sex and the City (2008)

$6.46M

$132M

9

 

Iron Man (2008)

$4M

$305M

10

 

The Strangers (2008)

$1.95M

$49.6M

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS SUNDAY JUNE 24th, 08

TW

LW

Title (click to view)

Studio

Weekend Gross

% Change

Theater Count / Change

Average

Total Gross

Budget*

1

N

Get Smart

WB

$39,155,000

3,911

$10,011

$39,155,000

$80

2

2

Kung Fu Panda

P/DW

$21,700,000

-35.4%

4,053

-83

$5,354

$155,596,000

$130

3

1

The Incredible Hulk

Uni.

$21,557,000

-61.1%

3,508

+3

$6,145

$96,476,000

$150

4

N

The Love Guru

Par.

$14,000,000

3,012

$4,648

$14,000,000

$62

5

3

The Happening

Fox

$10,000,000

-67.2%

2,986

$3,348

$50,267,000

$60

6

5

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Par.

$8,414,000

-42.9%

3,171

-633

$2,653

$290,835,000

$185

7

4

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Sony

$7,200,000

-56.0%

3,278

-188

$2,196

$84,055,000

$90

8

6

Sex and the City

NL

$6,465,000

-34.0%

2,442

-713

$2,647

$132,385,000

$65

9

7

Iron Man

Par.

$4,002,000

-28.8%

1,912

-491

$2,093

$304,788,000

$140

Box Office Results Friday June 20th, 08

1

GET SMART
Warner Bros.

3,911

$13,500,000

— / $3,452
$13,500,000 / 1

2

THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Universal

3,508

$6,455,000

+54.1% / $1,840
$81,374,000 / 8

3

KUNG FU PANDA
Paramount (DreamWorks)

4,053

$6,350,000

+54.7% / $1,567
$140,246,000 / 15

4

THE LOVE GURU
Paramount

3,012

$5,425,000

— / $1,801
$5,425,000 / 1

5

THE HAPPENING
Fox

2,986

$3,300,000

+66.5% / $1,105
$43,567,000 / 8

6

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
Paramount

3,171

$2,400,000

+63.3% / $757
$284,821,000 / 30

7

YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN
Sony / Columbia

3,278

$2,375,000

+25.6% / $725
$79,230,000 / 15

8

SEX AND THE CITY
New Line

2,442

$2,150,000

+34.3% / $880
$128,070,000 / 22

9

IRON MAN
Paramount

1,912

$1,150,000

+54.8% / $601
$301,936,000 / 50

10

THE STRANGERS
Rogue Pictures

1,578

$670,000

+23.6% / $425
$48,307,000 / 22