BRADLEY NAMED PRESENTER FOR THE 2014 TONY AWARDS

THEWRAP.COM – The Tony Awards announced a diverse group of presenters Tuesday that includes everyone from Clint Eastwood to Carole King.

The presenters also include Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Fran Drescher, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Tony Goldwyn, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber.

Eastwood is adapting Broadway’s “Jersey Boys”you for the big screen, and King’s music provided the inspiration for the musical “Beautiful.”

As previously announced, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will return for the fourth time to host the Tonys. More presenters and performers will be announced later.

The Tonys will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8 at 8/7c on CBS.

BRADLEY COOPER, TODD PHILLIPS FORM PRODUCTION COMPANY, SET NEW MOVIE

Actor Bradley Cooper and director Todd Phillips, who collaborated on The Hangover trilogy, have teamed up to form a production banner, and have signed a three-year production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.

At the same time, the duo have set their next collaboration, Arms & the Dudes, based on a Rolling Stone article written by Guy Lawson. The story tells of two stoners from Miami Beach who ended up becoming arms dealers for the U.S. government.

Jonah Hill has been involved in table reads for the project although it’s unclear at this stage if he will officially join the cast. Phillips is said to be doing a polish ahead of a shoot later this year.

(Mark Gordon is also producing while Bryan Zuriff is exec producing.)

Both Phillips and Cooper have or have had deals with Warners.

Cooper had a two-year deal that he signed in 2012 for his shingle 22nd & Indiana Pictures. That yielded American Sniper, which is currently shooting in Morocco and Los Angeles, with director Clint Eastwood.

With his Green Hat Films, Phillips has been based at the studio since 2005. The made not only the Hangover films but also 2010’s Due Date.

“Todd and Bradley have deep personal ties throughout the studio and we couldn’t be more pleased that they are combining their immense talents into what promises to be one formidable production company,” said Greg Silverman, Warner’ president, creative development and worldwide production.

“The entire Warner Bros. family is excited about the great movies we know will come from this collaboration of two highly successful and original filmmakers.”

Phillips and Cooper are repped by CAA; Phillips is also repped by attorney Warren Dern.

Source – The Hollywood Reporter

BRADLEY COOPER GAINED 40 POUNDS & BEARD FOR NEW NAVY SEAL ROLE

Eric Close is one very busy man these days. Not only does he co-star on Nashville as Teddy Conrad, but on Saturday, he and his wife, Keri, are hosting a big fundraiser at their L.A.-area home for The Africa Foundation.

But before we get to any of that, I have to tell you what Close just revealed to me about Bradley Cooper. Close appears opposite the Oscar-nominated actor in American Sniper, the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed real-life drama about the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Cooper), who had more than 150 confirmed kills over his decade-long career as a sniper.

“He put on like 40 pounds,” said Close, who plays a Defense Intelligence Agency agent in the film. “He’s really been working hard. He looks great. He’s really taken on this character…He really takes this story personally and wants to do an honorable job for Chris’ memory and for his family.”

Source – E! Online

BRADLEY COOPER NOMINATED FOR 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

The full list of nominations for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards has just been revealed, and the competition for the Golden Popcorn might be the toughest in years. Bradley scored himself a nomination for Best Male Performance in “American Hustle.” The film, as well as his co-stars Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Christian Bale, all got nominations as well. View below who Bradley was nominated with and you can also click the link below to view all nominations.

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Josh Hutcherson — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

If you want Bradley to win his award, you can vote here. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, will air on April 13th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Source – MTV