"The time has come for Harrison Wright to exit"
It’s a mess that not even Olivia Pope can fix so in the wake of truly horrible spousal abuse allegations, actor Columbus Short has formally announced that he is leaving the ABC drama Scandal effective immediately (which likely means that he got fired). As you should be aware, Short‘s character Harrison Wright was left in a position where it looked like he might be killed off on the show. Today’s announcement all but confirms that Harrison will be killed off of Scandal because Columbus Short will not be returning to the show when season 4 premieres this Fall. Click below to read the full text of his just-released statement. More »
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Last week Michael Egan, III filed a lawsuit alleging that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused him when he was a minor teenager. Since then, Singer‘s attorney has denied the claims made against his client while Bryan has remained silent. Today, Bryan Singer ended his silence with a statement of denial of his own. In an official statement released a short time ago, Singer vehemently denies any wrongdoing and confirms that he will not be participating in any promo events for his new film X-Men: Days of Future Past. It would appear that today’s statement will be his last on the matter. Click below to read Singer‘s statement in full. More »
Peter Jackson has updated his official Facebook page with new “inside information” about the forthcoming third and final installment of The Hobbit film franchise. As you should be well aware, J.R. Tolkein‘s novel The Hobbit has been broken into three films, with two of them having already been released — Part 1: An Unexpected Journey and Part 2: The Desolation of Smaug. Part 3 is on the way and today we learn from Jackson himself that the title of the final Hobbit film will be The Battle of Five Armies. Click below to read the full text of Peter Jackson‘s announcement. More »
But Matthew Lawrence is totally on board, Lisa Jakub "doesn't know"
Earlier today we learned that a sequel is in the works to the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire with Robin Williams reprising the lead role and Chris Columbus returning as director. As soon as the news broke, people wondered if the rest of the cast would be interested in coming back for the sequel. Mara Wilson, the actress who played the youngest child in the movie, posted a message on her official Facebook profile that makes very clear that she has no interest in returning for the sequel. In fact, she doesn’t even think there is a need for a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire. On the other hand, Matthew Lawrence, the young actor who played the son in the movie, says he is ALL FOR coming back for this planned sequel. More »
"I’m STILL getting hate for 'reproducing' and being a mother"
Back in late February it was first reported that Nicole Snooki Polizzi, the former reality TV star of MTV‘s Jersey Shore, was pregnant with her second child. At the time, Snooki refused to confirm or deny the report. Today, all these weeks later, she is finally ready to officially let the world know that she is, indeed, pregnant with her second child with fiancé Jionni LaValle (the father of her first child Lorenzo Dominic). In a lengthy blogpost that she published on her official website, Snooki reveals the reasons why she waited so long to announce the news. According to her, she confided in a select few friends with the happy news back in February and one of them leaked the news to the press. Snooki also reveals the hurt she feels that people continue to give her hate “for reproducing”. Snooks goes all in with her blogpost announcement … read some excerpts from her treatise below. More »
... which is due out this year!
Kanye West has some bad news for the folks of Australia but good news for the rest of the world — he’s postponing his planned concert tour of Australia until later this year so that he can complete work on his new album, DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR. I honestly had no idea that Kanye was so close to finishing up his follow up to Yeezus … nor did I expect him to release a new album so soon but … I’M DOWN! The bummer part is that the folks in Australia who bought tickets for his Yeezus Tour are gonna get the shaft for a few months. More »
Xtina had to 'Say Something'
Yesterday we learned the happy news that Christina Aguilera is having a baby girl after she broke the news live on stage during a concert performance in Malaysia last night. Today, thanks to a head’s up by PITNB reader Jess, we get to see video of Xtina making her announcement last night. Before she began her live performance of Say Something (a song she recorded in collaboration with Great Big World), a fan handed Xtina a bouquet of flowers for her son Max Liron. She was so touched that a fan would give her a gift for her son that she felt compelled to share the news about her baby girl. This is what she said exactly, “I have another little one on the way, too. Yeah. So, thank you guys. This is her first show. You guys are her first show, basically. So, awesome.” Click the embed above to watch Xtina make her announcement and then launch into a live performance of Say Something. Be warned, tho, the fan who recorded this video goes a little apeshizz whenever Xtina speaks but I think it’s a feeling that all of us stans can appreciate :)
Earlier this week we learned that Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin consciously decided to uncouple and end their 10+ year marriage and today we are hearing from Gwyneth for the first time since the couple’s break up was announced. Gwyneth, who is on vacation with her soon-to-be ex-husband in the Bahamans right now so that they can ride out the media fallout from their announcement together, posted a short message of thanks to her fans on a newsletter that she sent out from her official website GOOP. Naturally, Gwyneth is giving thanks for all the support she and Chris have been receiving since they announced they no longer want to be husband and wife. She also sent out chicken recipes with her message of thanks so, yeah, life goes on. More »
Earlier this week we learned of a report that claims that Kanye West purchased a group of Burger King restaurant franchises in Europe as a wedding gift for his babymama/fiancée and today we learn that the fine folks at Burger King have graciously offered to cater Kanye‘s upcoming nuptials. I mean, it makes total sense for a fast food restaurant mogul like Kanye (who also owns a few Fatburger franchises in the greater Chicago, IL area) to enjoy fast food at his wedding reception so … yeah, this sounds like a great idea to me! More »
'After Dark' with NKOTB
Great news to pass along to all you New Kids on the Block fans! The guys have announced that in celebration of their 30th anniversary together, NKOTB will perform a mini residency of shows in Las Vegas, NV this July over a 4 day period. More than just concerts, tho, NKOTB are planning to host “parties” for fans that will include more than just live performances. This NKOTB anniversary event will take place at the Axis Theater inside Planet Hollywood, the same venue where our dear Britney Spears has been performing her Vegas concert residency. Make your plans now, NKOTBers, presale tickets for this Las Vegas mini residency will be available later this week. More »