We leaned on mom and dad to watch the boys and took in a movie tonight. I wasn’t expecting much from Due Date but I’ve got to tell you, we laughed our asses off! There is something about the bearded Zach Galifianakis’s face that puts me in a good mood. It’s similar to the way Bill Cosby, John Candy and even Will Ferrel make me feel. They turn my frown upside down. 🙂
I wouldn’t compare Due Date to Annie Hall or even Planes, Trains and Automobiles but let’s face it, sometimes it just feels good to laugh a little extra long at a scene that really isn’t even that funny. While the two actors ended up having a deep affection for each other in the movie, it turn’s out that in real life they disagree on the notion of second chances:
THERE’s a new feud in Hollywood — between actorsZach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr., according to a new report.
E! News says Zach — who stars alongside Robert in new movie Due Date — has riled the Iron Man hunk for getting Mel Gibson fired from The Hangover 2.
Mel — who has faced a string of personal problems over the past few weeks — had signed on to play a tattoo artist in the eagerly awaited movie sequel, which stars Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Justin Barthaamong others.
Robert — who told Parade magazine it was Mel who taught him about second chances, casting Downey inSinging Detectives, his first flick fresh from jail — was instrumental in convincing Hangover director Todd Phillips to give Gibson a role.
According to E! News:
After director Todd Phillips’ failed to bring Gibson on for The Hangover 2, we’re hearing RDJ wasn’t too thrilled with his Due Date costar Zach Galifianakis.
Robert has told Parade magazine it was Mel who taught him about second chances, casting Downey in Singing Detectives, his first flick fresh from jail, even though an insurance company wouldn’t cover it.
So, RDJ thought it was time to return the favor.
He has the same rep as Gibson, and obviously got close with Todd during the filming of their hilar flick Due Date, and was very involved in getting Mel’s name into the mix.
But the entire Hangover cast was über-pissed when Phillips sprang the Gibson cameo on them. So ticked off, that sources on the way secretive Hangover set confirm there were a lot of threats made by the stars of the sequel if Mel came onboard, with Zach on the front lines (can ya blame him?).
Apparently, tensions have been running high between Zach and Robert during the promotion of Due Date.
(Reps for both RDJ and Z.G. declined to comment.)
We’re told from knowledgeable sources that Downey thought Mel really deserved another chance—and that he’s subsequently been “pissy” with Zach, since he had a big part in getting Gibson axed.
The two did pose together at the end of the carpet at the Due Date premiere in L.A. last night after being asked, but they weren’t exactly as buddy-buddy as usual.
Todd skipped most press because he didn’t want to answer Mel questions, which was a big topic of convo on the carpet.
Ken Jeong said he wasn’t allowed to say anything about Gibson-gate, while RDJ still defend him when asked.