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Matthew McConaughey Passes on Running for Governor of Texas

Did Matthew McConaughey get enough press for his new book? Probably because McConaughey posted a video on Twitter and Instagram, saying he’s not running for Texas governor.

McConaughey said running for governor is a “humbling and inspiring path to ponder”, but one he’s “choosing not to take at this moment.”

All these celebs like McConaughey and Caitlyn Jenner need their egos stroked. Dallas Buyers Club was a great movie, but not sure that would make McConaughey a great governor.

Polls actually had McConaughey beating current Texas governor Greg Abbott. I’m assuming it’s because McConaughey actually had a lot of Republican support and could pull in the independents. Look at me, I’m FiveThirtyEight!

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Matthew McConaughey Is Winning the Race for Texas Governor Before He Even Entered It

Matthew McConaughey could be the next governor of Texas. He’s been notably humble and low-key about the prospect of running, but according to Fox News he’s out to a commanding lead over incumbent Governor Greg Abbott in the latest opinion polls.

The 51-year-old Oscar winner, a Texas native, has been teasing a potential run against Abbott for weeks. He recently told the host of “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that “it would be up to the people more than it would me” whether or not he pivots his career into politics.

Now, in a new poll conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, it seems the people have spoken. McConaughey has a commanding lead over Abbot, with 45% of those polled saying they would cast their vote for him versus 33% who would stick with Abbott.

Let’s call this the honeymoon period, though. As Fox points out, when it comes to actual issues, McConaughey doesn’t much appear to the majority of Democrats or Republicans in the state. He’s been presenting himself as a centrist while the electorate has been solidifying to the left and the right of the center.

Once McConaughey declares for the race and has to start saying what he wants to accomplish and what policies he supports, it’s likely the honeymoon will be over. Theoretical candidates always perform better than actual candidates. And people will have to decide for themselves if an actor and celebrity is a good choice for a political leader, considering how poorly that’s gone in the past.

Although unlike other politicians, McConaughey only played a guy who hit on high school girls in a movie, so he has that going for him.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Dad Went Out Like Hero, Died Mid-Orgasm

I want to die having sex. Every time I tell my partner this she says “you better fucking not,” but what is she going to do to me if I do? I’ll just be a ghost, hanging around and watching her shower, and as amazing as she might be, she can’t fight a ghost.

Matthew McConaughey’s dad is a legend who lived the dream. Or died the dream. However you want to say it, he went out on top. On top of Mrs. McCanaughey.

Here’s what the Oscar-winning actor said, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“I got a call from my Mom. ‘Your dad died.’ My knees buckled. I couldn’t believe it. He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mom. He’d always told me and my brothers, ‘Boys, when I go, I’m gonna be makin’ love to your mother.’ And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack when he climaxed,” he recalled in the People cover story.

You know, I had a close relationship with my dad, and I believe that a large part of that is he never once said anything to me about how he fucked my mom. I know it happened because I’m here but I didn’t need to hear about it and I’m glad I didn’t, I can just assume it only happened the one time and move on with my life.

But Matthew McConaughey? Now everyone in the world has to picture his mom pulling his dad out of her and rolling him off of her. Which explains just so much about Matthew McConaughey.

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Matthew McConaughey Sells Us on the New Gold Rush in Clip from Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’


Long ago, Guy Ritchie was the go-to guy for masculine action movies with lots of fast dialogue, frantic editing, and ensemble casts populated with bruisers and hoodlums. Lately, however, he’s been lost in franchise town, trying (and failing) to get King Arthur back into the big time and more recently, directing the abysmal live-action Aladdin. It’s nice to see he’s getting back to his roots with his latest flick, The Gentlemen, which looks like a return to form for the wayward director.

In this new clip from the film, Serenity co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jeremy “I am the Rules” Strong get into a lengthy discussion about “the new gold rush” which involves something near and dear to McConaughey’s heart: Weed. Though there are no bongos involved, it’s clear why Ritchie is exploiting our ingrained knowledge of McConaughey’s life by having him play this role. The less disbelief an audience is willing to suspend for this sort of thing, the more they’ll be able to suspend it when shit inevitably goes off the rails in the third act.

If you live in the UK, you’ll be able to see The Gentlemen starting on January 1, while those of us in North America will have to wait until January 24.

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Matthew McConaughey Rapped for 13 Hours Straight After Snoop Dogg Got Him High

Something you need to know about making a movie with Snoop Dogg is that the fake movie set weed he’s giving you isn’t fake. You would think everyone would know that. Snoop Dogg isn’t smoking oregano. That dude is high all the time, why the hell would he have fake weed? That stuff is probably harsher for him than actual weed at this point. Page Six reports Matthew McConaughey learned this the hard way.

“I show up that night. I know the scene, so I talk to the prop guy on set. I said, ‘Look, I got my prop joints.’ Which are oregano. I talk to Snoop. I say, ‘These are my prop joints. Oregano.’ So all of a sudden we do the scene and it’s about an eight-minute take, it’s a long take if you’re passing a joint back and forth and you’re smoking hardcore to the heels of your feet. So the scene goes on and right after the scene I just feel like, ‘Man, I’m not sure that was a prop.’ And Snoop goes, ‘Yo, Moondog, that wasn’t prop weed, that was Snoop weed.’ I said, ‘Okay, man! Buckle up because here we go.’”

That’s a little Bill Cosby right there. Luckily, all that happened was a little rap. Unlike with Cosby. ‘E’ is an important letter.

“I didn’t say another word of English, really, the rest of the night,” McConaughey said. “You said I rapped a lot.”

“You rapped for 13 hours straight,” Snoop said with a smirk.

I can’t think of anything worse than listening to Matthew McConaughey rap for 13 hours about how relaxed he is. At least when Snoop hangs out with Martha Stewart she bakes. Can you imagine getting high with Snoop and eating food baked by Martha Stewart? The only thing that could ruin that is 13 hours of Matthew McConaughey rapping.

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Matthew McConaughey is a Bongo Playing Stoner in New Red Band Trailer for ‘The Beach Bum’ (VIDEO)


If there’s anyone in Hollywood with a rather cheeky, self-deprecating ability to poke fun at his past peccadilloes, it’s Matthew McConaughey. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that his role in Harmony Korine’s new film The Beach Bum involves him playing the bongos, giving rambling speeches, and smoking copious amounts of weed, things the actor has gained some rather questionable notoriety for doing.

With a cast seemingly assembled thanks to random dart throws at a wall—Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffet, Martin Lawrence, and Jonah Hill—the film marks Korine’s first feature since 2013’s ultra divisive film Spring Breakers. This looks like a spiritual cousin to that film, only without all the leering at teenage girls in pastel colored bikinis that barely covered their bits.

McConaughey has a movie out this weekend titled Serenity that no one’s going to go see, so it’ll be nice to see him on the big screen again in March in much more familiar climes. It’s not that I dislike “serious” Matthew McConaughey—he’s tits in the first season of True Detective—it’s just that I like this side of McConaughey so much more. This is a dude that I want to party with.

The Beach Bum starring Matthew McConaughey as Moondog hits select theaters starting March 29.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Favorite Actor Mahershala Ali Takes Center Stage in ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Trailer (VIDEO)


There were almost too many problems with True Detective Season 2 to list here, but one of the biggest problems was the show’s release date smack dab in the middle of summer. True Detective is not a summer show, and thankfully the third season is bringing the series back to January, where it belongs.

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali takes center stage this season, alongside Blockbuster Entertainment Award winner Stephen Dorff, as the two play a pair of (true) detectives investigating the grisly murder of two children deep in the Ozarks. Like season one, the revelations come over three different time periods, though there’s no indication as to whether Ali will make beer can dolls and talk about time being a flat circle.

Another interesting thing to note is that the first two episodes of this new season are being directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who directed the riveting flicks Green Room and Blue Ruin, and whose latest film, Hold the Dark, is exclusively available on Netflix. He’s a perfect fit for this detective noir, and I’m very intrigued by what he’s going to bring to the table.

If nothing else, it’ll get Ali back on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the host can have more fun with his first name. Hilarious!

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Matthew McConaughey is Moondog in Debut Trailer for Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’ (VIDEO)


He may not make movies that are necessarily about anything, but Harmony Korine has a way of crafting highly watchable movies that just kind of meander around for ninety minutes before abruptly ending. His next effort finds him working with Matthew McConaughey, who cheekily gets in touch with his rebellious, weed smoking, naked bongo playing phase as Moondog in The Beach Bum.

The film’s supporting cast feels like a who’s who of names pulled straight out of a hat: Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Buffet, and Martin Lawrence—who hasn’t made a film since 2011’s Big Momma’s House 3. It’s an eclectic mix to be sure, but it’s hard to expect any less from Korine, the reigning king of sun-drenched neon stoner movies.

You almost forget that this is a red band trailer until McConaughey opens his mouth and gives us his Moondog equivalent of his high school girls motto from Dazed & Confused… “Life’s a fuckin’ rodeo. I’m gonna suck the nectar out of it and fuck it raw dog till the fucking wheels come off.” If lines like that appeal to you, I think this might just be the movie you’ve been looking for. The Beach Bum is due out in March, 2019.

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Matthew McConaughey Surprises Students, Keeps Shirt On


Matthew McConaughey surprised students at University of Texas, McConaughey’s alma mater, by giving their drunk asses a ride home in a golf cart.

Unfortunately, McConaughey did not take his shirt off while driving the golf cart.

The students posted about it on Facebook, which read, “Longhorns take care of each other, and it’s ”safe” to say Matthew McConaughey agrees. Don’t forget to use SURE Walk when traveling home late at night; you never know who might pick you up!”

I bet one day Kevin Durant will pick them up and then right before the stop, he’ll exit the cart and head to Alabama.

‘The Dark Tower’ Is Really Happening, First Photos Emerge


We’ve been talking about making Stephen King’s infamous Dark Tower series into a movie for quite some time. We’ve been through our fair share of casting rumors and confirmations, but one thing we know for sure… the movie is coming. Now courtesy of the film’s crew, we have our first set photos.

Out February 2017, The Dark Tower will be the first installation in what will likely become a trilogy. As per Games Radar, a site that intimately understands and worships all things nerdy and wonderful, has been trying to decipher and speculate as much about the film as possible pre-production. They report:

The Dark Tower is being touted as the first chapter in a fantasy franchise starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as his adversary, Walter Padick. However, it won’t necessarily follow the story chronologically. Where Stephen King’s books begin with a tale about Roland – aka The Gunslinger – hunting down the Man In Black, this batch of set photos seem to confirm earlier rumors: the first flick will nab bits and pieces from all over the novels. The cast of characters announced so far have tipped us off to that – and that shot of the twins is another big giveaway.

Pumped to see Matthew McConaughey continue to play more outside his ditzy dream boat typecast and excited to see Idris Elba with his actual face (maybe) in a movie. Nikolaj Arcel will direct and Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick and Tom Taylor will also join the cast.

From Caitlyn to Kanye: 12 Celebrity Speeches to Remember

Caitlyn Jenner brought down the house and brought a tear to the eye of millions of Americans with her speech at the 2015 ESPY Awards.

It was the stuff of legend.

Where does it rank in comparison to other memorable speeches from recent years?

We've collected a bunch of them below. Compare, contrast, laugh and be inspired now...

1. Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs

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Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2015 ESPY Awards. Her acceptance speech was the stuff of legend.

2. Matthew McConaughey Oscars Speech

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Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey completed an impressive career makeover by winning Best Actor in 2014.

3. Cuba Gooding Jr. Oscars Speech

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Has any winner ever been more excited than Cuba Gooding Jr. to win an Oscar? Check out his speech from 1997 here.

4. Ashton Kutcher Teen Choice Awards Speech

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Ashton Kutcher offers some career and life advice in this speech from the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. Aren't you inspired, readers?!?

5. Homeless Man Accepts Miley Cyrus Award

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Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. But she asked a homeless man to accept the trophy on her behalf.

6. Steve Jobs Commencement Speech

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Steve Jobs gave this commencement speech at Stanford one year after he was diagnosed with cancer. It's inspiring stuff.
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Oh No! Matthew McConaughey’s Film Gets Booed HARD At Cannes!

Poor Matthew McConaughey!!

On May 15, Matthew's new film, The Sea of Trees, was booed during two different screenings at the Cannes Film Festival.

[ Related: If You Thought The Star Wars Trailer Was Good, Wait Until You See Matthew's Reaction To It! ]

The film, depicts a scientist who plans to commit suicide in a Japanese forest after his beloved wife, played by Naomi Watts, dies. Throughout the character's journey, the audience is given flashbacks of the couple's not-so-perfect marriage and life together.

Despite the fabulous direction of Gus Van Sant, audiences were NOT happy with the flick, a fact McConaughey isn't too concerned about.

The actor explained:

"I liked the experience of making it and I'm glad we got the opportunity to introduce it to the world. Anyone has any right to either boo or ovate."

Wow, what a positive and upbeat attitude!!

Considering Matt has made a ton of great films, we bet this one flop is no biggie.

[Image via WENN.]