Jacob Staudenmaier shot for the stars—well, one star in particular.
Staudenmaier, an Arcadia High School student in Arizona, filmed an elaborate La La Land-inspired “promposal” that went viral Tuesday. “I saw La La Land and loved it a lot,” the 17-year-old told ABC News Wednesday. “It was one of my favorite films and I’ve always liked Emma Stone as an actor and I guess that spawned the idea of maybe asking her to the prom.”
A former Arcadia High School had asked Miley Cyrus to prom a few years ago, which gave Staudenmaier the idea. “She didn’t actually go to prom with him, but he was invited to one of her concerts and he got to go up on stage with her so I think it worked out,” Staudenmaier said. “If I was going to do it, I had to do something more ambitious and bigger in scale.”
The process took two weeks from start to finish, including directing and editing.
In his video, Staudenmaier referenced his resemblance to La La Land‘s leading man, Ryan Gosling. A classmate had previously told the teen that he looked like Gosling in Remember the Titans. “We took a picture next to it and everyone was like, ‘Yeah you look like him,'” he explained. “I felt like incorporating that into the song, since she starred in the movie with him.”
Staudenmaier didn’t see the resemblance between himself and the 36-year-old actor, but he still took it as a compliment. “If I get compared to him,” he said, “I have no problem with that!”
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The teen “was hoping” the video would somehow reach Stone. “Whether she says yes or no, I think just a response in general would be amazing. I guess if she did say yes, that would be the best outcome possible,” he said. “Either way I’ve enjoyed everything that’s happened so far.”
Thanks to the power of the internet, Stone did receive his “promposal.”
On Friday, Staudenmaier read a message from Stone on Good Morning America. “Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received. I can’t tell you what an honor that was and how much I smiled through that entire beautifully orchestrated video. I’m in London working, but I hope you have the best time at prom, and I’m grateful you thought of me,” the Oscar-winning actress wrote. “Thank you. P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes. Love, Emma.”
Staudenmaier plans to attend prom stag: “I’m going to have a great time with all my friends.”
Published at Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:45:00 +0000
The Green Bay Packers quarterback and actress have broken up, a source close to Rodgers confirmed to E! News. According to the source, they were “just on two different pages in life.”
“It was Olivia that called the break,” the insider said, adding that they still communicate, but the breakup has been hard on both of them.
While the exes spend time apart, the source wouldn’t rule out a potential rekindling. “They were great together—never had fights, so getting back together can be possible, but as of now, they need time,” the source added.
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They were last spotted together on Valentine’s Day, with Rodgers carrying a large bouquet of flowers. E! News confirmed the two were dating in May 2014, after reportedly meeting at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The breakup comes as a bit of a surprise considering the couple sparked rumors of a possible engagement in late January when the Ocean’s Eight star was spotted with a diamond ring on her right hand.
However, their public life together was not without a few hurdles. After the athlete’s younger brother Jordan Rodgers revealed a family rift while competing on the 12th season of The Bachelorette, unconfirmed reports claimed Munn was the source of the family drama. The typically private pair never addressed the allegations publicly.
Munn also had to defend herself against journalists and Internet trolls who blamed her for her boyfriend’s performance on the field.
While they faced naysayers in the spotlight, behind the scenes, the two became a family with help from a furry friend.
“Chance made us a family…he and Aaron have changed my life in every way. My world has become so much brighter, sweeter and lovelier,” Munn told Good Housekeeping in 2015 of their rescue dog. “I feel grounded with them in my life.”
“Aaron is different than every other man I’ve ever met,” she continued. “There’s so much I could say. Everything a good person can be, he is.”
People was first to report the split.
Published at Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:44:00 +0000