It’s not every day that you take a chainsaw to a $100,000 handbag, destroy a pair of designer shoes or direct actors to be bound to train tracks, chomp on raw meat and spontaneously sport a fresh black eye for fun.
But that can be a typical day for Tyler Shields, the controversial celebrity photographer (and now actor and director) notorious for accessorizing young Hollywood’s elite with guns, knives and murderous Barbies. In addition to appearing in two upcoming movies and making his feature directorial debut with the Nasser Entertainment and Prospect Park thriller Final Girl starring Abigail Breslin, set to begin shooting later this year, Shields will release his first photo book, The Dirty Side of Glamour. The book will debut with HarperCollins and IT Books publishing, available fall 2013.
“A big part of this book is about showing the freedom of yourself,” Shields told The Hollywood Reporter. “People get caught up in the idea of celebrity, fame, luxury, excess — but all they really are is an idea. I mean, every celebrity goes to the bathroom! They all eat; they’ve all had their heart broken! They’ve all done everything that every person has done, but they just live under a microscope.”
The cult of the celebrity is a theme Shields has explored with Hayden Panetierre, Alex Pettyfer, Demi Lovato, Josh Hutcherson and the casts of Glee and Revenge. Shields’ girlfriend Francesca Eastwood was captured pepper spraying a SWAT team, and Ashley Greene has voluntarily been gagged and roped to train tracks. Lindsay Lohan has alternated between blood, knives and a portrayal of Linda Lovelace. Emma Roberts — who Shields says “will text me five ideas in a day” — has posed alongside bloody and beheaded Barbie dolls and while biting a pile of hundred dollar bills.
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Sexy, gripping and action-packed! This exciting crime thriller tracks 4 best friends over 3 days they’ll never forget. For hardworking Jo (Emma Roberts), adventurous Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton), defiant Kerry (Shanika Warren-Markland) and troubled Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond), life changes forever when a chance encounter with some deadly thieves sends their worlds on a collision course with the players in a major diamond heist. With just one shot at the big time, what could possibly go wrong.
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Emma Roberts is in early talks to co-star in New Line’s “We’re the Millers” opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis.
Rawson Marshall Thurber will direct.
Pic follows a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Hahn will portray the wife of a DEA agent who’s on vacation.
Will Poulter and Ed Helms have also recently joined the “Millers” cast.
Tucker Tooley, Vincent Newman, and Happy Walters are producing, and production is set to begin July 23 in North Carolina.
CAA reps Roberts, whose upcoming pics include “Adult World” and “Empire State.” Her next film, “Celeste and Jesse.”
Emma Roberts is in talks to join the Rawson Thurber-directed New Line comedy We’re The Millers opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Roberts will play Julia, a 20 year-old runaway with a dark side who pretends to be the daughter of Sudeikis’ and Aniston’s fake family while on a cross country vacation. Roberts recently completed the starring role in the indie film Adult World opposite John Cusack and the love interest to Liam Hemsworth in Empire State for Lionsgate. She is repped by manager David Sweeney and CAA.
Hope she gets the part! Would love to see her work with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis! UPDATE: Emma got the role and filming begins next week in North Carolina!!!
Besties and former Scream 4 castmates Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts kicked off their summers by launching the Neutrogena Wave for Change campaign, a philanthropic initiative in its third year that supports U.S. educational charities. This year, its goal is to raise $250,000 for Global Giving, which helps children receive an education.
Education is a topic close to both the stars’ hearts — and one they take very seriously. “It’s the basis of life, it’s the basis of people,” Panettiere tells PEOPLE. “It’s the basis of success, it’s the basis of art, it’s the basis of what makes the world go ’round.”
Something they take less seriously, however? Summer! “I try to find a pool,” reveals Roberts. “And definitely use sunscreen because I’m the palest person on the planet.”
As far as summer style goes, the duo are opposites. “I’m really into wedges,” says Roberts, while Panettiere prefers the easy, breezy natural look. “I love that you can just throw on a bathing suit and a blousy boho dress and feel comfortable,” she admits.
Both actresses can agree on one thing, though: their beauty must-have, Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock. “It cools you down and it feels so good,” says Panettiere. “It doesn’t leave the streaky ugly white stain. It keeps you moist, fresh and cool.”
To help Neutrogena reach its quarter-million-dollar goal, watch the Wave for Change video or activate your eligible Neutrogena purchase at Neutrogena.com or Neutrogena’s Facebook page. One dollar will be donated for each video watched or product registered.
Emma Roberts is no stranger to major hair makeovers, but she’s not quite sure about her latest ‘do.
For her role in Empire State, costarring Liam Hemsworth, 22, and Nikki Reed, 24, Roberts was asked to get bangs. “I don’t know what to do with them. I’m still like, ‘Ugh, they’re in my eyes!’ I don’t know what to do!” the actress told Us Weekly at the 2nd Annual Seventeen magazine “Pretty Amazing” finalists luncheon in NYC June 18.
Though she’s still on the fence about her bangs, she doesn’t totally hate them. “I kind of like them — they’re a fun change for summer,” the 21-year-old admitted. “I think I’m going to cut them shorter and dye my hair after the movie’s over.”
There are two reasons why Roberts is ready to make another change: “I just want a fresh start and that way they can’t do reshoots!” she laughed.
After production on Empire State wraps in New Orleans, Roberts’ summer is pretty open. “I’ll probably just hang out with friends and be in L.A.,” she told Us. “And I really, really want to go to Hawaii at some point.”
Directed by Dito Montiel, Empire State also stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Jerry Ferrara and Michael Angarano.
Thank you for all the congrats messages on meeting Emma! Going to have to wait a week til I can get my photos developed to share my story…
Miley Cyrus better watch out because Emma Roberts might be moving in on her man…onscreen, that is. Emma is staring alongside Miley’s fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, in the upcoming action flick, “Empire State,” which is currently filming in New Orleans.
MTV News caught up with Emma at Seventeen magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest event, where she didn’t want to talk Liam’s engagement, but did reveal that she just might be locking lips with “The Hunger Games” star.
“I do play a waitress, and I play kind of friend, love interest to Liam Hemsworth,” Emma revealed. “It’s based on a true story, and it’s a heist movie, so it’s pretty awesome.”
The film, which also Dwayne Johnson, Nikki Reed and “90210” star Shenae Grimes, is a true story from the ’80s, which follows two childhood friends as they attempt to rob an armored car depository in New York.
And in between filming it seems that Emma is just taking in the sights and sounds of the Big Easy.
“New Orleans, I haven’t been there in years. The last time I was there was actually rebuilding houses after Hurricane Katrina, which was insane,” Emma said. “So to go and experience the city now rebuilt is really awesome and really great, and I think it’s really great we are shooting a lot of movies down there to help them out.”