With categories like Biggest Ass Kicker, Most Dangerous Man, and Guy’s Guy (won by 300’s Gerard Butler, UFC’s Chuck Liddell, and Adam Sandler respectively, Spike TV’s first annual Guys Choice Awards was high on testosterone but with a liberal sprinkling of quality estrogen in the form of Rose McGowan, Minka Kelly, Tricia Helfer and Carmen Electra, dancing to ZZ Top in custom-made lingerie.
Victors in viewer votes like Naughtiest Cybervixen Christine Dolce, double winner Will Ferrell (for Funniest M.F. and Most Viral Video for The Landlord), and Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn for their Guy Movie Hall of Fame movie Swingers took home a golden antler trophy potentially more dangerous than a pointy-winged Emmy and considerably more fun.
“Anyone can win an Emmy but not everyone can say they won an award from the network responsible for Ultimate Fighter 5 and Late Night Strip,” declared Friday Night Lights’ Minka Kelly after she was named Gift from the Gods, a title she found “a bit much but I’ll do my best to live up to this honor. Next year I’m gunning for Best Ass Kicker!” Kelly, whose NBC series gets an appropriate Friday night slot in the fall, will also be seen in The Kingdom with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner. “I play a schoolteacher. It’s a very small role. I got to work with Jamie and he’s just as amazing as you hear.”
“It’s not really a fair fight because a machine gun leg will win anytime,” observed Grindhouse’s Rose McGowan, accepting the Femme Fatale trophy she defeated Tricia Helfer to win. Helfer is looking forward to the final season of Battlestar Galactica, which will involve a new incarnation of Number Six. “I like that we’re going out when we’re still on top. We knew going in that it wasn’t going to be a ten-year run. I like going out on top and keeping the storylines strong, so we’re not searching for things, doing filler episodes.”
Helfer has a juicy film role coming up in Walk All Over Me: she plays a dominatrix, black boots and all. “It’s about the relationship between Leelee Sobieski’s character and mine. I play her old babysitter.”
Nip/Tuck beauty Kelly Carlson is moonlighting in movies, too. “Player 5150 is sort of the dark side of gambling, with Christopher McDonald, Bob Gunton and Ethan Embry. And Made of Honor is a romantic comedy with Patrick Dempsey-- my character does like him but I’m married to his father,” she explains.
Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were talking up their comedy Superbad, director Judd Apatow’s next movie. “It’s from the director who made Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman so if you liked those movies I think you’ll really like Superbad,” promised Hill.
It’s about teenagers “who try to buy liquor to get girls drunk so they can sleep with them as most men do at some point in their lives,” outlines Rogen, who co-wrote the screenplay and plays a cop in it. Rogen’s busy future slate includes Fanboys, about Star Trek geeks, the stoner comedy Pineapple Express, with Freaks & Geeks nemesis James Franco, the fantasy The Spiderwick Chronicles, in which he plays a hobgoblin, and the animated Horton Hears a Who, opposite Jim Carrey. “I play Morton, Horton’s friend. I’m a mouse,” he says. Also in the pipeline, Hill is writing a script for himself and Rogen to star in, playing brothers.
Ex-wrestler Bill Goldberg, who hosted Bullrun for Spike and does mixed martial arts commentating for Showtime, also has a movie in the works, Fast Glass. “I did a little cameo in that. Comes out next summer,” he says.
Brittany Snow, the squeaky-clean American Dreams teen who played a neo-Nazi in a guest arc on Nip/Tuck last season, is continuing her walk on the wild side, after this summer’s sunny musical Hairspray. In the black comedy Finding Amanda with Matthew Broderick, “I play a prostitute and he tries to get me to go into rehab. I’m just starting to film a movie called Black Water Transit. It’s very dark. It’s the director from American History X and I’m playing a character that nobody would ever think that I would do,” she says, hinting, “It’s darker than Nip/Tuck.”
Jackass daredevil Steve-O is juggling work on a “comedy gangsta rap album” and a TV series for USA cable. “I think Jackass 3 is a probability,” he says. “It’s easy to write ‘get hit by a bus.’” He also recorded the script for a Jackass video game. “I was under strict orders to swear a lot. I think there will be lots of