War-time Drama For Nic
The Railway Man is a new movie from a UK-Australian production company. It is scheduled to begin shooting in April and has just announced a new cast member – Aussie darling, Nicole Kidman. Nic has been cast as Colin Firth’s wife, replacing Rachel Weisz who was originally given the role. The film is a war-time drama based on the life history of Eric Lomax and his horrific experiences as a Japanese prisoner in World War II. It also chronicles the remarkable reconciliation Eric has with one of his captors 30 years later. Colin is playing the role of Eric and Nicole has been cast as his wife. This is set to be a great dramatic role for both Nic and Colin, and of course being a proud Aussie, I’m happy to say that part of the movie will be filmed in the Gold Coast in Australia. More »
Katy Or Adele??
It’s an unlikely choice but reports are going around that Harvey Weinsten is choosing between Katy Perry and Adele for a Billy Elliot-style movie about British opera singer Paul Potts. The news came out yesterday that Harvey approached Katy at the pre-Oscar party about whether she would be interested in playing the wife of Potts. Do y’all know Paul Potts? He was the adorable chubby and shy mobile-phone salesman from Bristol who became a singing sensation after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. I love Paul and think it is the perfect story for a movie. They’re looking for a singer-actress to play Paul’s wife. I wouldn’t normally compare Adele and Katie, what do you think? More »
Posted under: Adele, Katy Perry
Cheerleader To Nashville
Hayden Panettiere is going to back on prime time TV with a starring role in ABC’s new drama pilot Nashville. The new show is all about young musicians trying to make it big in Nashville, Tennessee. It is described as a family soap about love, country music, family, politics and sex set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene. It follows the story of a middle aged singer Rayna who finds out that her label is making her team up with teen sensation Juliette Barnes, Hayden, to help her failing career. Hayden is swapping her pom poms for a microphone showing off her singing skills as a country superstar. What do you think of this new role for her? More »
Posted under: Hayden Panettiere
Will She Be Murdered In The Shower?
Scarlett Johansson has been cast in possibly the most famous murder victim role of all time. She has signed on to play the role of actress Janet Leigh who was the original girl in the shower in the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic,Psycho. The new film, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, is not a remake of the original, but focuses as the name suggests, on Hitchcock’s decision to make a seemingly “lowbrow horror flick” at the height of his legendary career. The film has also secured other top actors including Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as Hitchcock and his wife. British actor James D’Arcy has also signed on to play Anthony Perkins, who portrayed serial killer Norman Bates in the original film. What do you think of Scarlett as Janet? More »
"[Cowell is] definitely talking to Britney ..."
Now that we know that Janet Jackson is officially OUT of the running as new judge on The X Factor, our attentions can turn more importantly to those rumors that our dear Britney Spears might join the show as judge. This week, Louis Walsh — who is one of the judges on the UK version of The X Factor — sat down for an interview in London on Craig Doyle Live and he confirms that Simon Cowell is in serious talks with Britney to join the show as judge. Click below to read Walsh’s comments on the possibility that Britney might become a new judge on The X Factor. More »
Making His Primetime Return
A few weeks ago we heard about the new comedy from Ellen DeGeneres starring her wife, Portia de Rossi. Yesterday we learned that David Arquette, the former hubby of Courtney Cox, will be making his prime time return playing opposite Portia. David has done a lot of TV work and a lot people know him as the Scream star, but he hasn’t had a regular role in a prominent series for a while. He and Portia will be two of the lead stars of the new series, The Smart One, about two sisters, one smart and one well, less smart. David will be playing the role of Candy, the pretty sister’s, husband. What do you think of this casting? More »
Who Will It Be, Mariah? Fergie? Britney? Someone Else?
From the day The X Factor let go of their two judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, rumors and stories have been running rampant as to who will be the new judges in the next season. Simon Cowell revealed that Paula and Nicole would be replaced by two women, so quickly names began being thrown around… Mariah Carey? Britney Spears? Janet Jackson? Earlier this month, we learned that Simon Cowell was considering hiring Whitney Houston as a judge on The X Factor before she tragically passed away on the 11th. Today we learn that Janet was offered the position but she turned it down. Do you think one of the other ladies will get it, or will it be a new name thrown into the works? More »
It was reported yesterday that a new musical comedy film, One Hit Wonders, from the Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, will have one massive star studded cast including new mom, Beyoncé. The film is also going to include Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Andy Samberg and Gwyneth Paltrow will be producing. The musical film will be about a group of singers who each had a ‘one hit wonder’ song in the 90′s and try to unite together as a “super group”. This is going to be huge given the star power of the cast, and it will also be Bey’s first job lined up since she gave birth to gorgeous Blue Ivy a few weeks ago. More »
Jess, Finn & Alex
Back in April of last year we learned that the amazing actor Robert Sheehan was leaving the cast of the British TV series MisFits. In May we learned that actor Joseph Gilgun had been cast in MisFits as new character Rudy. At the time, I was very worried that the loss of Sheehan would ruin the show but Gilgun proved to be an excellent addition to the show. At the end of last season, 2 beloved characters left the show (one died, one went back in time) … today, we learn that 3 new characters will be added to MisFits when it returns for season 4 later this year. More »
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"At this point it’s in suspended animation."
Back in December 2009, actress Sigourney Weaver started talking about appearing in the much-anticipated sequel film Ghostbusters 3. In January 2010, Ivan Reitman signed on to direct the film. In July of 2010, actor Dan Akroyd confirmed that Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver all signed on for the film … and it seemed like Ghostbusters 3 was finally going to happen. Cut to today … and new comments from Akroyd that update the GB3 situation. It turns out that Bill Murray has decided NOT to appear in Ghostbusters 3 and, as a result, the film itself is in “suspended animation”. Is this just a nice of way of saying that the Ghostbusters sequel is actually dunzo? More »
Posted under: 'Ghostbusters 3'