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Aaron Paul Says a Magic Trick Ruined His Audition for 'Cloverfield'

Aaron Paul rocks a fedora as he heads out of the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday evening (June 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor recently told a hilarious story during Actors on Actors about how a magic trick ruined his audition for Cloverfield in front of J.J. Abrams.

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Aaron explained that while on the set of Mission Impossible: III with J.J. the two had bonded over their love of magic. When J.J. encouraged Aaron to do a card trick, he obliged, even though he knew it was going to fail and it lead to a totally awkward moment on set.

A year later when Aaron went to audition for J.J.‘s film Cloverfield, the director brought up the magic trick and it totally threw Aaron off.

“He has me tell the story about the card trick and now I’m super awkward. He’s like, ‘Now, let’s get started,’ and I start doing this monologue and I completely lose my train of thought and I stop and I apologize to J.J. He’s like ‘That’s okay. Thanks for coming in.’ I’m like ‘See ya’ and I walked out. It was awful,” he laughed.

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Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne Meets Star Wars' J.J. Abrams in James Corden's Carpool - Watch Now!

Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne gives James Corden a ride to work with J.J. Abrams in the backseat in this carpool segment from The Late Show with James Corden, which aired on Monday (May 23).

During the carpool, J.J. surprised the crowd by popping in the backseat to give Candace some Wookiee impression advice. J.J. directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the most recent Star Wars film.

Later during the show, Candace got a surprise from the real Chewbacca Peter Mayhew.

Click inside to watch more from Candace’s interview… More Here! »

Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto Give the Vulcan Salute at 'Star Trek' Fan Event

Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, and Karl Urban throw up the Vulcan salute while attending the Star Trek Beyond fan event held at Paramount Pictures Studios on Friday (May 20) in Hollywood.

The co-stars, along with director Justin Lin and the franchise’s original director JJ Abrams, unveiled the newly named “Leonard Nimoy Way” in memory of the original Spock actor.

A brand new trailer for Star Trek Beyond was just released and the world premiere of the film has been set for Comic-Con this July.

FYI: Zachary is wearing SLOWEAR trousers, sneakers, and shirt with a Boglioli jacket. Chris is wearing an AllSaints t-shirt. Karl is wearing an AllSaints jacket and J Brand jeans.

30+ pictures inside of Chris Pine and others at the event… More Here! »

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J.J. Abrams Reveals Major 'Star Wars' Secret About Rey's Parents

J.J. Abrams just revealed a major hint about Rey’s parents while speaking at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday (April 15).

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director revealed that Rey’s parents weren’t featured in Episode VII.

“Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII. So I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too,” he explained.

This seems to rule out the popular theory that Rey is the daughter of Luke Skywalker or Han Solo.

Fans will have to wait until Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017 for more information.

Jeremy Renner & Amy Adams Bring 'Story Of Your Life' To CinemaCon 2016!

Jeremy Renner keeps close to his co-star Amy Adams while attending the CinemaCon 2016 Gala Opening Night Event: Paramount Pictures Highlights its 2016 Summer and Beyond Films at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday (April 11) in Las Vegas.

The 45-year-old actor and Amy, 41, dropped the first trailer for their upcoming film Story of Your Life, which sees them as members of a team brought in to help determine a newly-arrived extra-terrestrial race’s intentions with our planet.

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“It’s Amy‘s story, and there’s not enough cinema in Hollywood where we have a strong, badass, intelligent female lead,” Jeremy expressed (via Variety). “I think that’s important.”

Also in attendance at the event were director J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg.


Amy Adams Talks ‘Story Of Your Life’ At CinemaCon 2016

FYI: Amy is wearing an A.L.C. ‘Hayley’ dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Jennifer Meyer necklace.

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Daisy Ridley Rings in 24th Birthday at MTV Movie Awards 2016

Daisy Ridley grabs some popcorn with J.J. Abrams as they sit in the audience at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards held at Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday (April 9) in Burbank, Calif.

The 24-year-old actress joined the 49-year-old The Force Awakens director as she celebrated her birthday a day early at the awards event.

“Bringing in my 24th year with JJ @mtv Movie Awards!” Daisy wrote on Instagram. “Thank you so much to everyone that voted for Breakthrough and Movie!!!!”

Also in attendance at the awards show was Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham.

FYI: Daisy is wearing an Alexander Wang dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Eva Fehren jewelry. Kat is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress, Casadei shoes, an Oroton bag, Leticia Liuton earrings, Suzanne Kalan bracelets, and rings by Sethi Couture, Le Vian, and Rachel Katz.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Says '10 Cloverfield Lane' Is Connected To 'Cloverfield' In Spirit

Mary Elizabeth Winstead strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the premiere of her anticipated film 10 Cloverfield Lane held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 Theater on Tuesday (March 8) in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr., executive producer J.J. Abrams, director Dan Trachtenberg, as well as Mary‘s pal Tara Summers who came out to show her support.

“I remember seeing it in the theater and loving it. It was such an inventive new take on the monster movie,” Mary recently revealed about the original Cloverfield (via MovieWeb). “They really flipped it on its head. They told it in a fresh, new personal way. This film is connected in spirit, in terms of that. To make something that was this exciting, to move people to the edge of their seats, that was an absolute thrill. I couldn’t be more excited to have made this film.”


’10 Cloverfield Lane’ TV Spot

FYI: Mary Elizabeth is wearing a Valentino dress, Casadei boots, Imposter faux fur jacket, Yliana Yepez clutch, and Vita Fede jewels.

20+ pictures inside of Mary Elizabeth Winstead and her co-stars at the premiere… More Here! »

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