It’s astounding…no, it really is. I couldn’t be happier that THE Tim Curry, you know, the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter, is joining Fox’s remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show, because let’s be honest, it just wouldn’t be real with out him. While we already reported that Laverne Cox will be taking over Curry’s role (and you know she’ll kill it), Tim will be playing the narrator/criminologist, which just feels freaking perfect. In the movie Charles Gray played the role, but make way for Tim. More »
We’re all pumped for the NBC special, The Wiz Live!, which has a crazy all star lineup, some wild costumes, and insanely talented voices. But that’s not all it has. Director Kenny Leon spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the female characters in the special. First off, Queen Latifah is playing The Wiz, which is a whole new spin in itself. Kenny was inspired by her performance in A Raisin In The Sun on Broadway, and generally thought she was perfect for the role. But him and writer Harvey Fierstein, who revised the book for this version of the show, wanted to change up her backstory and make it more fitting. More »
So NBC is hosting The Wiz Live on December 3rd, which is amazing, because who doesn’t like The Wiz? The show is star studded and includes Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blidge, Common, Ne-Yo, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley and so so many more. We have The Sound Of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood to thank for this. After it did so well in 2013, NBC decided to keep doing more live musical shows. Last year they did Peter Pan Live, but personally I’m most excited for this one. This first clip reveals part of the choreographed sequence from the musical number “Brand New Day,” which looks flippin’ insane. Also, I am just loving Queen Latifah as the Wizard of Oz. Check it. More »
The AUTHORIZED Toni Braxton Story
Lifetime TV has made a name for itself by producing cheesy made-for-TV movies that have, in recent months, focused on telling unauthorized tales of beloved TV shows like Saved By The Bell, Full House, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. Today we learn that they have partnered with singer Toni Braxton to produce an authorized biopic film that will be based on her 2014 memoir Un-Break My Heart. With Toni executive producing the film, there is a slight chance that the production value of this particular biopic TV movie might be elevated above the rest of Lifetime’s TV movie programming but … I’m not holding my breath. But, in all honesty, if Toni is cool with letting Lifetime tell her story, I’m totally cool with it, too. More »
Who's ready for 'Mariah Carey's Christmas Project'?
Oh lord … and Mariah Carey was having such a great year so far. In the spring, Mariah kicked off her concert residency in Las Vegas, then she met and started dating a billionaire, then she was finally approved for her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All of these things are great. Today, tho, we learn that MC is set to make her directorial debut with a Xmas movie that will be produced for the Hallmark Channel. Furthermore, Mimi will be co-starring in said made-for-TV movie … which has been given the apt title of Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project. This movie will go into production in October (!) and will be released in December (!!!!!!!!!). I mean … that’s not a lot of time for a first-time director to get their first movie right, is it? Yes, it’s can be a career boon for a singer/actress to direct her first project … but something like this? For the Hallmark Channel? Doesn’t this sound like it has “disaster” written all over it? More »