Will Bey ease on down the road?
Yesterday we learned the exciting news that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have been added to the cast of NBC‘s The Wiz Live! in the roles of The Wiz and Evillene, respectively. Today we hear that other big names are being talked about as possible castmembers in the forthcoming televised musical production … names like Beyoncé. At this point, I’d suggest holding off on getting too excited just yet but we hear today that Bey is being courted for the role of Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz. We already know that producers are looking for a newcomer to play the lead role of Dorothy but I can see how producers might want to get a big name like Beyoncé to add star-power to the cast. HMMM. More »
The family is reportedly fighting over those funeral plans, tho
At the start of this week, we learned the very sad news that Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away at the age of 22 as a result of injuries caused by a drowning incident that took place back in January. Today we learn that funeral plans are coming together for Bobbi Kristina but things are reportedly not going very smoothly. BK‘s family has decided that her funeral will be a private affair and will take place this Saturday August 1 at St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA but the two sides of the family — the Houstons and the Browns — are reportedly butting heads over the actual funeral plans. The family has agreed, it seems, that BK will be laid to rest next to her mother, the late Whitney Houston. It’s so sad that even in death, Bobbi Kristina can’t seem to find any familial peace. More »
"Channing Tatum’s 'Gambit' deal is in jeopardy of falling apart"
Back in May of 2014, we learned officially that beefy actor Channing Tatum was cast in the role of the tall, lanky X-Men mutant Gambit / Remy LeBeau in future X-Men movies — including a stand-alone Gambit movie that is set for release in 2016. Channing made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this month to promote the forthcoming film. Today we learn, tho, that Tatum may not star in Gambit after all. Nothing has been officially confirmed but a new report suggests that trouble is brewing with the production and may result in Channing leaving the movie altogether. Filming production of Gambit is set to begin in October so … if Channing‘s out, then another actor will have to be found and found quickly. HMMM. More »
Posted under: 'Gambit', Channing Tatum
Cuz you know they've got 'Bad Blood'
It would appear that the “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry remains resolved in the wake of an apparent dig on Taylor‘s part at Katy over the weekend. As you may know, Taylor and Katy have reportedly been “feuding” for some time now stemming from drama that resulted from Taylor‘s previous relationship with John Mayer, who ended up dating Katy afterward. Most recently, Katy interjected herself in the Twitter feud that erupted between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj by taking a swipe at Taylor and siding with Nicki. Over the weekend, an image of a shark “curiously” appeared on stage during Taylor‘s performance of Bad Blood during her concert performance in Foxborough, MA which many perceive as a reference to the Left Shark that famously stole the show during Katy‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance back in February. If so, it would seem that the catty back and forth fighting between these two adult women is still in full effect. More »
He knocked up his stylist Briana Jungwirth
Louis Tomlinson, one of the members of the massively successful boy band One Direction, is going to be a father according to a new report from People magazine. Altho Louis has yet to confirm the news, or comment publicly at all, People seems very confident in their reporting that Louis got his stylist Briana Jungwirth pregnant with the couple’s first child. To be honest, when I first heard this news, I thought it was a joke. After all, back in 2012, Louis made a joke on April Fool’s Day that he was going to be a father. Now, 3 years later, that joke has become reality … apparently. Click below to read the deets as reported by People magazine and get excited? A member of 1D is going to be a dad … which is so weird if you really think about it. More »
Soooooo … with the forthcoming mega superhero sequel movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice due out next year and about 9 other films to follow from DC Comics/Warner Bros., you’d think that the studio would be focused on the movies they’ve already announced instead of announcing production of even MORE movies … and you’d be wrong. Today we learn that DC/WB is reportedly set to announce officially that Ben Affleck will star in and direct the next stand-alone Batman movie, with the help of DC Comics‘ chief creative officer Geoff Johns. So in addition to two Justice League movies, Suicide Squad, the first Wonder Woman movie, the first Aquaman movie, ANOTHER Green Lantern movie we will also get another stand-alone Batman movie … starring Batffleck himself … which really seems like a lot. More »
OR, might she be guesting on the show?
First Daughter Malia Obama, the eldest child of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, was spotted this week hanging out on the Brooklyn, NY set of the HBO series Girls … leading many to speculate that she may be involved professionally on the show, rather than just hanging out for fun. Malia turns 17 years old this weekend and, as such, is at the right age to start her first job. Considering that she is the eldest daughter of the most powerful man on earth, it seems extremely likely that she can have any job she likes as her first job. Click below to see a photo of Malia on the Girls set and speculate along as to what she may have been doing on set. More »
Posted under: 'Girls', Malia Ann Obama
"Shit just got real"
In the wake of rumors that the new Green Lantern movie might focus on both Hal Jordon and Jon Stewart (both DC Comics characters that have been the Green Lantern), we learn today that model/actor Tyrese Gibson has been suggesting and hinting hardcore that he might be playing the role of Green Lantern / Jon Stewart in a new film (I guess those Denzel Washington rumors are dunzo). Tyrese posted a photo on his official Instagram profile that caught people’s attention and when he was asked about his Green Lantern hints, his coy answers seem to fuel the rumor flames that he will don the green costume as the next Green Lantern on the big screen. Click below to see his photo, read his teasing comments and speculate along with me, won’t you? More »
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is still enjoying a healthy run in movie theaters right now but plans are already in the works for the next Avengers movie, Infinity War – Part 1. Today we are hearing that Marvel is reportedly interested in getting pop star and sometimes actress Beyoncé to star in the next Avengers movie … which is interesting and weird, I think. I love Beyoncé but not necessarily for her acting roles. And altho the Marvel movies aren’t really the kinds of movies that require amazing acting performances, I can’t help but think that Bey would stick out like a sore thumb if she were to star in The Avengers: Infinity War. Click below to read what was reportedly said about Beyoncé possibly starring in the next Avengers movie and see what you think of the prospect of Bey as a superhero. More »
Mimi hits the jackpot, literally
It has been a few months since Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey filed for divorce (which came shortly after he had his massive Mariah back tattoo covered up in a show of absolute dunzoness) so the time is right, apparently, for Mimi to get back into the swing of dating again. There was a rumor a couple of months ago that Mimi and Brett Ratner were getting close romantically but that turned out to be false. Today we learn from TMZ that Mariah is apparently dating a billionaire named James Packer … and, get this, the two were brought together by MC‘s BFF Ratner. Could Mariah really have hit the jackpot with this rich new man? More »