Will Voice A "British Author"
My fave author Neil Gaiman, who recently married his rocker fiancée Amanda Palmer in San Francisco, CA to ring in the New Year, announced on his official Twitter profile last night that he will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Gaiman has been cast as a “Nail Gaiman: British author”, a role I think he can prolly handle. Gaiman also posted a few fun photos from the recording session for sharing. More »
"Return - Revenge - Redemption"
Last month the winner of Survivor: Nicaragua was chosen and we learned that the hit CBS competitive reality TV series would revolve around Redemption Island. Today we get our first look at the cast of the new season of Survivor: Redemption Island and we learn a little bit about each of the competitors. More »
She Wants OUT!
Back in August we got our first look at the new cast of Bravo TV‘s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … a cast which included Camille Grammer. In the past few weeks, we’ve gotten to know Camille on the show … and what we got wasn’t at all pretty. We’ve also learned more details about why Camille‘s husband Kelsey Grammer dumped her and we know that she will be gettin’ quite a bit of money from the divorce. Today we learn that Camille will not be returning for season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … cuz she wants OUT. More »
Natalie Mendoza is ready to QUIT the show
More bad news for the troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark … according to a new report from the New York Times, the show is about to lose one of its lead actresses. Natalie Mendoza was injured during a performance of Turn Off the Dark a few weeks ago and suffered a concussion as a result. Apparently, the latest accident which involved Christopher Tierney was the final straw for the actress … she is now ready to cut her losses and get the HELL out while she still can. More »
Dina Lohan says NO!
Producers have revealed plans to make a new film titled Dogs in Pocketbooks that will tell the tale of a “spoiled brat prone to alcohol and cocaine binges, reckless driving, failed rehab attempts, career-ending partying and ruthless hangers-on” … sound like anyone you know? Furthermore, heiress Lydia Hearst has been attached to the project and it has been noted that Hearst bears a striking resemblance to one Lindsay Lohan. That’s right, this new film will allegedly tell the life story of Lindsay Lohan … and her mother Dina Lohan is suing mad! More »
The 'Jersey Shore' DJ Spins-Off On His Own
The third season of Jersey Shore won’t debut on MTV for a couple of weeks yet but today we’re hearing that one of the show’s break-out stars has signed a solo deal to have a TV show of his own separate from Jersey Shore. Paul Pauly D DelVecchio has signed a deal and filmed a pilot for a new show of his very own that will focus on his burgeoning career in music. More »
His first film since his 2002 feature film debut in '8 Mile'
After making a bit of a splash back in 2002 in his feature film debut in 8 Mile (a film which won him an Academy Award for Best Song), Eminem is finally returning to the big screen. Deadline is reporting that Em has signed on to star in a boxing film being produced by Dreamworks. Eminem‘s new film is titled Southpaw:
reamWorks has made a preemptive acquisition of Southpaw, a pitch for a star vehicle for Eminem (Marshall Mathers) that will be written by Sons of Anarchy creator/exec producer Kurt Sutter. Like in Eminem’s 2002 screen starring debut 8 Mile, Southpaw will be fueled by the struggles that inform Eminem’s music and mirror his life. Eminem will play a fast-rising welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy. The movie is about his fight to reclaim past glory … The film will be produced by Eminem’s Shady Films’ managers and producing partners Paul Rosenberg and Stuart Parr, and Alan and Peter Riche of Riche Productions. The deal comes as Eminem’s comeback album, Recovery, just got 10 Grammy Awards nominations … Sutter will begin writing immediately, and he will complete a draft by February, before he and his Anarchy writers begin to plot the fourth season of the series. “There is a rich story her that references his own experience, and I was honored to be able to continue a relationship that began with 8 Mile,” Snider told me. She’ll steer the project with DreamWorks co-president Mark Sourian.
Well it’s about damn time! I totally understand why Em has not taken on any movie roles in the past 8 years considering all the hardships he’s been thru but it is really great news that he is ready to act again. I loved his performance in 8 Mile and I am really anxious to see if he’s got it inside him to bring the skills again. What do y’all think … are you excited to see Eminem on the big screen again?
Posted under: 'Southpaw', Eminem
Happy Hollidays Ahead
Gwyneth Paltrow had such a blast making a guest appearance on Glee last month that she is already giddily looking forward to her return to the show. Because Gwyneth‘s appearance was such a success, it was presumed that she might return to the show for a repeat performance. According to Gwyn herself, her return is absolutely certain:
If you loved the sound of Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee, you’re in luck because the actress will be back for more singing and dancing as substitute teacher Holly Holliday. “I’m going to do one more,” the Country Strong star tells Access Hollywood. “I signed up for two … so I’m excited!” Paltrow … says the whole experience of filming an episode of FOX’s hit show was a blast. “Just the incredible challenge of getting off a plane, going to record four songs immediately in one afternoon, and then having to learn all the dance numbers in like 20 minutes,” she says of what she enjoyed about the stint. “I love Ryan Murphy. He’s an old friend of mine and I was just in awe of everybody’s talent and getting to work with Jane Lynch, and Matt Morrison is so adorable and all the kids – it was just great. It was really fun.”
I, for one, LOVED Gwyneth on Glee so I’m among the many folks who were hoping Holly Holliday would make at least one more appearance on the show … so this is great news. To be honest, except for Britney Spears, Gwyneth‘s guest starring role is my fave. I can’t wait to find out under what circumstances Ms. Holliday will return to the halls of William McKinley High School. Are YOU as excited as I am about Gwyneth‘s return to Glee?
Posted under: 'Glee', Gwyneth Paltrow
Her first post-'Harry Potter' role
In October we got our first look at Michelle Williams in costume as Marilyn Monroe. In November we got our second (and, IMHO, better) look at Michelle as Marilyn. Today we get our first look at Michelle‘s co-star Emma Watson in her role in their film My Week with Marilyn … behold:
Film chieftain Harvey Weinstein wants to take Emma Watson under his wing and mould a big post-Harry Potter screen career for her. The studio boss was getting all excited (professionally!) over Emma after seeing her on the set of My Week With Marilyn (where she gets seduced by leading man Eddie Redmayne), and then watching the footage of Simon Curtis’s film. Emma, back in London for additional filming on the final part of Deathly Hallows, donned a wig over her gamine hairstyle to play the small but important role of Lucy, an assistant in the wardrobe department at Pinewood studios in 1956. The film’s based on a memoir by Colin Clark, who was Laurence Olivier’s assistant on the movie and who, during an intense period of filming, became Marilyn Monroe’s confidant. But he flirted with Lucy as much as possible in between takes. Clark described Lucy as ‘one of the prettiest little girls I have ever seen in my life… slim as a wand, curly brown hair, huge brown eyes and a wide cheeky grin.’ Harvey told me: ‘For ten years she has been this schoolgirl in the Harry Potter films and now you see her as a woman for the first time. ‘She has an elegance about her – she looks like Jean Shrimpton! – plus she has a gift for comedy and drama, and we’re just starting to see her range. I feel we’re going to work together a lot in the future.’ He was speaking before a screening in New York for the film Blue Valentine, which features powerful performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, who portrays Monroe on My Week With Marilyn. The latter’s director Simon Curtis called Emma a ‘proper actress’. Curtis cast Daniel Radcliffe in his first role when he played David Copperfield in 1999. ‘It’s great to have given Emma her first job after Harry Potter,’ he added.
I am really excited to see Emma Watson in her first post-Harry Potter role. As I’ve said numerous times, I think she is a fantastic actress and I’m very confident that she and her Harry Potter cohorts (Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint) will have long, successful careers in film. I must say, tho, that I’ve gotten so used to Emma‘s cute short ‘do that she looks kinda funny to me with long hair again. Still … I cannot wait to see this film.
Goodbye Ian, Hello Marco
Trevor Donovan‘s character Teddy on 90210 may have shared a same-sex kiss with Kyle Riabko‘s character Ian ONCE or TWICE but the days of Teddy and Ian kissing on the show are about to be over. According to a new report, Riabko is leaving 90210 very soon leaving the role of Teddy‘s love interest wide open … enter actor Freddie Smith and his character Marco:
For someone who’s not even out of the closet, 90210’s resident gay Teddy (Trevor Donovan) sure is seeing a lot of action. On the heels of the wannabe McEnroe’s first man-on-man smooch with current love interest Ian (Kyle Riabko), the increasingly addictive CW soap has cast newcomer Freddie Smith to play Teddy’s super-athletic and friendly new beau Marco. Although a 90210 rep declined to comment, a West Bev insider tells me that [spoiler alert!] Smith is being brought in to fill the void left by Riabko, who is leaving of his own accord. (I’m told Riabko wants to make himself available for the looming pilot season).
Marco is rumored to be making his debut on the show in February, which means that we only have a few more eps to look forward to that will feature the burgeoning romantic relationship between Teddy and Ian. I must say, in terms of Teddy‘s careful coming out, the timing couldn’t be worse. He is finally coming to terms with his homosexuality, he has finally declared his feelings for another guy … and that guy will soon be out of the picture. I’m glad to hear that the 90210 bosses already have another guy lined up to play Teddy‘s love interest but … dang … I have really been enjoying the growing relationship between Teddy and Ian. Ah well … love can be a fragile thing. I’m very glad that producers plan to keep featuring same-sex love relationships on the show … it’s one of the many things I love about watching 90210.