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Porn star James Deen on NASA space shortlist

September 27th, 2013 3:13am EDT
James Deen
Porn star James Deen is on a top NASA shortlist to be among the first civilians to go into space.

The X-rated actor's mother and father both work for NASA and they're hoping their son makes out-of-this-world history someday.

The Canyons star explains, "I am on a list to go into space. My dad put me on it. He thinks I'll be one of the first civilians to go into space... I don't think it'll happen, because I smoke and I'm not that physically fit, but it's kind of cool."

And the actor, who often serves up out-of-this-world sex scenes on camera, insists his clever parents have no problems wi...
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The Canyons is Lindsay Lohan's biggest movie flop to date

August 13th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's comeback movie The Canyons has become her biggest flop to date after bringing in a measly $30,100 (£20,066) at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend.

The Mean Girls actress appears onscreen alongside real life porn star James Deen in the low-budget erotic thriller, but the film failed to gross even a fraction of its reported $250,000 (£166,666) production costs in American cinema takings over the weekend (09-11Aug13).

The movie was widely panned by critics and its paltry takings makes it Lohan's biggest film failure in terms of opening weekend earnings figures, especi...
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Lindsay Lohan covered up her freckles for The Canyons

August 6th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan tried to cover up her freckles in new film The Canyons, so moviegoers could no longer link her to roles she played as a child star.

The actress agreed to apply her own make-up on the set of the low-budget Paul Schrader film and that allowed her to look just how she wanted to in front of cameras.

Schrader tells WENN, "She did her own make-up and wardrobe in this film and one of the reasons her make-up is the way it is is because she thinks those freckles remind people of the juvenile Lindsay and she wants to separate herself from that.

"I kept saying to her, 'I love those fr...
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Paul Schrader still upset with South by Southwest festival treatment

August 6th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Paul Schrader
Moviemaker Paul Schrader has blasted officials at the South by Southwest festival in Texas for negatively critiquing his new Lindsay Lohan film, The Canyons - because the feedback set the movie back months.

Schrader considered pulling the much-maligned film from release following the early criticism. It finally opened in New York last weekend (02Aug13) and will roll out to Los Angeles this Friday (09Aug13) before hitting the Venice Film Festival in Italy later this month (Aug13).

But the director is still sore about the South by Southwest negativity.

He tells WENN, "This woman who runs S...
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Lindsay Lohan jokes about The Canyons director's strip

August 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has joked she was left "traumatised" after her The Canyons director Paul Schrader got naked for her and the crew to make the actress feel more comfortable about a nude scene in the film.

Lohan's co-star, X-rated actor James Deen, recently revealed the moviemaker shed all of his clothes apart his socks while filming the pair acting out a saucy scene, and Lohan poked fun at the incident while guest hosting comedienne Chelsea Handler's U.S. talk show Chelsea Lately on Monday night (05Aug13).

The Mean Girls star was interviewing Orphan Black's Dylan Bruce when she asked him abou...
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Lindsay Lohan's 'The Canyons' Savaged By Critics

July 30th, 2013 3:52pm EDT
The Canyons
Lindsay Lohan has been dealt a fresh blow as she prepares to end her rehab stint after her new movie The Canyons was branded "lame" and "dreary" by critics following its premiere in New York on Monday.

The erotic thriller, written by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis, finally screened at The Film Society of Lincoln Center in Manhattan after it was previously denied slots at a number of film festivals last year, with organisers of Texas' South by Southwest (SXSW) rejecting it over "quality issues".

Lohan was unable to attend the red carpet event on Monday night as she is serving out...
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Paul Schrader : Lindsay Lohan Could Be The Next Marilyn Monroe

July 11th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Director Paul Schrader has drawn some dizzyingly similar parallels between much beloved actress Marilyn Monroe, and the actress we all love to hate, Lindsay Lohan. While this comparison may seem staggeringly unfair at first, Schrader does bring up some interesting points. Both actresses, he points out, have (or had) a penchant for bad behavior on set, such as tardiness, tantrums and bouts of "psychodrama."

Schrader, creator and director of his erotic thriller "The Canyons" reflects on this comparison in an essay for FilmComment.com, explaining that Lohan shared much in common with Monroe, ...
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Lindsay Lohan's 'The Canyons' To Premiere In NYC On July 29

July 9th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's erotic thriller "The Canyons" will premiere at The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City on July 29.

Film fans will get a chance to see the flick as part of "An Evening with Paul Schrader," which will include the world premiere of the drama as well as a conversation between the director and New York Film Festival executive Kent Jones.

Unfortunately, Lohan won't be promoting the film - she's stuck in rehab until August to complete a 90-day court ordered stint.

The film was on the verge of being a major flop after it was denied screening slots at several film fest...
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James Deen Invited To Star In X-Rated Remake Of 'The Canyons'

February 12th, 2013 9:54am EST
James Deen
Adult movie actor James Deen has been asked to make an X-rated version of The Canyons, the mainstream film he starred in with Lindsay Lohan.

Porn sensation Deen landed his first Hollywood job when he was cast alongside Lohan in the erotic thriller, but The Canyons was deemed a flop after it was denied screening slots at a number of film festivals last year.

Deen now has a chance to make The Canyons a success after being approached to direct and star in a saucy reboot.

In a letter to Deen, Vivid Entertainment boss Steve Hirsch writes, "It would be a first in parodies... the actual star...
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James Deen Says Lindsay Lohan Behaved 'Like A Child' On 'Canyons' Set

January 27th, 2013 6:01pm EST
James Deen
Lindsay Lohan's co-star in new movie The Canyons has slammed the actress' on-set behavior, likening her to a "child lashing out."

Porn star James Deen, who has previously revealed the Mean Girls beauty frequently criticized his work ethic, claims Lohan infuriated her co-workers with her attitude and often refused to venture onto the set.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "There were days when she would scream and yell and cry and refuse to come out. In porn I am used to working with professionals who are courteous to others. But Lindsay was like a child lashing out."

Deen also alleges Lohan...
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Lindsay Lohan's 'Canyons' Snubbed By SXSW Film Festival

January 24th, 2013 10:55am EST
Lindsay Lohan
Embattled actress Lindsay Lohan has been dealt another blow after her latest movie The Canyons was rejected by organizers of Texas' South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.

The erotic thriller has been denied a screening slot because it suffers from "quality issues" and has "an ugliness and a deadness to it," a SXSW source tells The Hollywood Reporter.

The snub comes just a week after bosses of the Sundance Film Festival opted not to feature The Canyons during the 10-day independent cinema event in Utah.

Director Paul Schrader's movie, which features Lohan opposite porn star James Dee...
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Lindsay Lohan's 'The Canyons' Snubbed At Sundance, Director Stalls Release

January 19th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
After Sundance Film Festival bosses decided not to feature Lindsay Lohan's upcoming film "The Canyons" during the 10-day independent cinema event, director Paul Schrader is rethinking the film's release.

It will be months before the director will let critics and fans see the feature, which co-stars Lohan and porn star James Deen, because he fears the project will be unfairly criticized due to the troubled actress' involvement.
 
He explained: "The intense reactions to (Lohan's 2012 TV movie) Liz and Dick and the Times Mag (magazine) article have made us realise that there will be an immedi...
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Lindsay Lohan Ordered The Crew Of 'The Canyons' To Strip To Film Sex Scenes

January 18th, 2013 7:05pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan caused plenty of drama on the set of her new film The Canyons; and co-star James Deen revealed that some of the film's crew threatened to walk out while filming the troubled star during her sex scenes.

According to Deen, the Mean Girls star demanded that the crew strip down to their underwear while filming her having simulated sex with three real-life porn stars for the film.

"She needed people to home in on the fact that this is a big deal to her - showing her boobs and doing a sex scene..." Deen tells Thedailybeast.com. "No one cared - she tried to make it a bigger deal - ...
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What's It Really Like To Work With Lindsay Lohan? New York Times Article Tells All

January 11th, 2013 1:24pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
A recent New York Times article offers an eye opening look into Lindsay Lohan's behavior while she was filming the independent film "The Canyons."

The post-noir sexual thriller centers on a group of twentysomethings who navigate life and sex in the hills of Los Angeles. Porn star James Deen stars alongside Lohan and Nolan Funk.

The Times article, "How to Catch a Falling Star: This is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie," centers on Lohan's shenanigans while making the low-budget film (made for $250,000).  The writer mentions Lohan's bizarre and drunken behavior, includ...
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Screenwriter Claims Lindsay Lohan Missed Work On 'The Canyons'

October 19th, 2012 10:31am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Writer Bret Easton Ellis has accused Lindsay Lohan of skipping a voice recording session on his new movie The Canyons.

Ellis alleges the Mean Girls star, who plays lead character Tara in the thriller, was due to attend an automatic dialogue replacement (ADR) appointment on Thursday but did not show up as scheduled.

The author/screenwriter took to his Twitter.com page to address Lohan's alleged absence, and referred to his American Psycho serial killer character Patrick Bateman in the tweet.

He writes, "Patrick Bateman has just headed over to Lindsay Lohan's hotel to confront her as to...
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Lindsay Lohan Hits Rock Bottom In 'The Canyons'; See Trailer

October 9th, 2012 12:38pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has had her ups and downs to put it very mildly. It may be hard to remember now, but once upon a time she was considered to be one of Hollywood's brightest and most promising young talents before her offscreen antics and tabloid escapades derailed her career.

Now she's trying to forge a comeback — and as this brand new trailer shows, if she wants to reach the heights again, first she has to survive "The Canyons."

Here's the deal: Directed by Paul Schrader, who's best known for writing such controversial films as "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bul...
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