February 28, 2002 -
Ed Gonzalez of Slant magazine reviewed '40 Days and 40 Nights' giving it
2 1/2 out of 4 stars and admitting, "Not since Magnolia has a film been
so drunk on celebrity di** as 40 Days and 40 Nights." The full story at slantmagazine.com has since been removed.
28, 2002 - Entertainment Weekly has a photo gallery of Josh Hartnett ahead
of the release of 40 Days and 40 Nights. Check it out here.
February 28, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett spoke with TV Guide about whether he seeks advice from co-stars
like Ben Affleck and Ewan McGregor on dealing with love and fame. Josh
said, "I don't really need those guys to tell me how to live my life. They're
both really cool guys and I like hanging out with them and stuff like that.
I'd ask somebody who I knew a little better than those guys what it was
like. [Besides], what are they going to say? 'I'm a really sexy guy, girls
love me, here's how you deal with it'?"
February 28, 2002 - Cindy
Adams of the New York Post quotes Josh Hartnett saying: "I made 'Black
Hawk Down' after this movie, which was slow in coming out. I wasn't considered
such a star when I made '40 Days,' and now things have changed. I thought
it was an ensemble piece and we'd all be on the poster. I now see I'm on
the poster all by myself. Wow, things sure changed fast."
February 27, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday to promote 40
Days and 40 Nights. Check out a transcript from Josh's chat on the message
February 27, 2002 - There's
a commercial on Tuesday on FOX News saying they'll be chatting with Josh
Hartnett on Wednesday. No time or show was given though.
February 27, 2002 - IMDB
reports Josh Hartnett will take a break from films after the release of
his new movie 40 Days And 40 Nights. Josh explained, "I'm going to take
some time off after this one. Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down were two
big movies. I wear uniforms in both. I didn't want to do another epic war
drama. I don't want all this to make me flip my lid. I feel lucky. I'm
grateful. But I must keep my balance. And try not to be too cynical. There
are people wanting to pry into my personal life. Suddenly more interested
in how I look, where I'm having lunch. They're not really interested in
me. I know they're more interested in the fame thing. The one good experience
is, if you make it, filmmakers become more willing to put money behind
your movie. That's the great part."
February 23, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett will be on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, February
26 along with Greg Behrendt.
February 23, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett was on with Jay Leno Friday night to promote '40 Days and 40 Nights'.
Josh told Jay confidently, "All of my scenes are sexy, Jay." For a transcript,
check the message
February 22, 2002 - Josh
Harnett will be on the Tonight Show later tonight with skeleton gold medalist
Tristan Gale, skeleton silver medalist Lea Ann Parsley, speed skating bronze
medalist Jennifer Rodriquez, and the Goo Goo Dolls.
February 22, 2002 - WireImage.com
has photos of Josh Hartnett from the premiere of '40 Days and 40 Nights'
in Westwood. Check out the arrival pictures here and the scenes from inside
February 22, 2002 - The New
York Post reports about 200 screaming teeny-boppers flocked to the L.A.
premiere of "40 Days and 40 Nights."
February 21, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett tells Liz Smith about his method acting for 40 Days and 40 Nights
revealing, "This is the only time I ever gave up sex. But I thought it
would help me understand what my character was feeling. Things are complicated
by the fact that my character encounters the sweet and sexy Shannyn Sossamon.
Actually, I confess I was only able to do this swearing off for a few weeks.
I knew I couldn't make it to 40 days. But I did learn that abstinence makes
the heart grow fonder."
February 20, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett will be honored as ShoWest 2002's Male Star of Wednesday, it was
announced today by Robert Sunshine, Chairman of Sunshine Group Worldwide
(SGW), which operates the event. Sunshine said, "Josh Hartnett is one of
the most promising actors of his generation. He is a talented young man
whose acting skills demonstrate passion and skill well beyond his years."
February 16, 2002 - Star
quotes Josh Hartnett saying, "You know what? I'm really attracted to British
women. Their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything!"
February 14, 2002 - Josh
Harnett was on Entertainment Tonight Wednesday to talk about '40 Days and
40 Nights' where he admitted to having a girlfriend but wouldn't name names.
Josh said, "I just try not to talk about her, which is hard, because I
love her." Read more.
February 13, 2002 - Andrea
Peyser of the Pagesix.com went off after Black Hawk Down failed to get
a best picture nod from today's Oscar nomination announcements. Peyser
praised the film's star saying, "Josh Hartnett, whose stardom I predict
will soon eclipse Tom Cruise's, represents the movie's heart. Or, perhaps,
February 13, 2002 - The New
York Post reports Josh Hartnett was spotted chatting over sushi at Bond
Street with megastar Mel Gibson.
February 13, 2002 - Cindy
Pearlman of the Chicago Sun Times reports director Ridley Scott hired a
screenwriter to write a romantic comedy for Josh Hartnett called "Bob."
Writer Robert Perez revealed, "It's about a young man who is engaged and
then he meets an older woman who has a few kids. It's just the wrong woman
at the wrong time, but he falls in love with her."
February 11, 2002 - Josh
Hartnett's StarPower 2002 Hollywood bankability rating has skyrocketed
from a lowly 6.85 in 1999 to 49.56 this year. Topping the list were Tom
Hanks, Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts with 100 ratings.
February 7, 2002 - The New
York Daily News reports The Catholic League is after Miramax again for
their planned release of "40 Days and 40 Nights" during lent. League rep
Patrick Scully said, "Wouldn't it have been just as cute to portray the
character as a Muslim who gives up sex from sundown to sunset during Ramadan
and is tempted during the day?"
February 5, 2002 - Cindy
Pearlman of the Chicago Sun Times spoke with Josh Hartnett for his reaction
to the poor critic reaction to 'Pearl Harbor' where the actor said he was
disappointed by it but added, "I still think it was a good experience for
me. You know, the real win of 'Pearl Harbor' for me was that I was in Minnesota
when it came out and I took my friends to see it. They liked it and afterwards
we had one big party."
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