The famous "Brady Bunch" logo featured the six kids, two parents, and inimitable Alice the maid all together in a "Hollywood Squares" style criss-cross.
The upcoming movie "New Year's Eve," due out Dec. 9, doubles that effort, putting 18 stars (and two Champagne flutes, and one couple canoodling) on its golden poster.
Yes, that's Ashton Kutcher, looking shaggy. Robert De Niro, staking out a square for the over-60 crowd. Halle Berry. Jessica Biel. Sofia Vergara. Sarah Jessica Parker. Hilary Swank. Jon Bon Jovi. There are so many stars crammed into this movie that they couldn't even fit them all on there — Ryan Seacrest, Ice Cube and Alyssa Milano, among others, didn't make the cut.
I get that "New Year's Eve," like "Valentine's Day" before it, is really just an excuse to do exactly this: Cram every celeb who could give them a five-second walk-on into the same movie, and slap a holiday title on it. The cast is so goofily chosen, too. A powerhouse like De Niro with a reality host like Seacrest? Ludacris, Bon Jovi AND Ice Cube? And some of them seem to be swiped directly from the nightmares of those who love to hate celebs. Katherine Heigl? Ashton Kutcher? Sarah Jessica Parker?
Reminds me of the famed Cliff Clavin "Jeopardy" answer: Who are three people who've never been in my kitchen?
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