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June 28, 2010

From the ‘Grown Ups’ premiere in Cancun, Mexico

Filed under: What's new — Rajeev @ 11:01 am


Waiting for the stars to show up on a red carpet is always painful for photographers and press. Much bitching and moaning always ensues. But the smart guys at Sony figured a surefire way of keeping photogs distracted/occupied at the red carpet premiere of Grown Ups in Cancun on Sunday.

Good-looking, half-naked models playing with balls! (Bollywood, there might be an idea here….considering our stars NEVER keep time!)

The stars did show up eventually, and all was fine. Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek and David Spade celebrated their $ 41 million opening weekend for Grown Ups by patiently taking dozens of questions from the gathered press.

I asked what it felt like to beat Tom Cruise’s shockingly disappointing  Knight & Day numbers (opening weekend: $ 20.5 million), to which Sandler cheekily replied: “Oh I had no idea”, while Hayek sportingly jumped in with: “Are you surprised? We have a great film!”

Next I asked about the “mixed” reviews. To which David Spade quickly replied: “I like that you’re calling them mixed!”

Sharp one, Spade! As of 10.30 pm on Sunday, Grown Ups had scored an abysmal 9% on the Tomatometer at Rottentomatoes.com where top international critics’ reviews are collected.

Seems like Sandler has just proved once again that his comedies are indeed review-proof!

27 June, 2010

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