Grace of Monaco had everything going for it. The Weinstein Co. acquired the film in 2013 and it opened the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Nicole Kidman playing Hollywood darling turned royal icon Princess Grace is pure Oscar bait.
It was supposed to hit theaters in 2014 but the Weinsteins pulled it from their schedule. Reportedly it was because of the behind-the-scenes drama, specifically script changes and clashes with the film’s director Olivier Dahan.
The good news is the biopic will finally see the light of day. The bad news is it’s debuting on the Lifetime Network. A + E Networks made the announcement this week. How awful is the movie that execs felt compelled to play it on their channel known for cheesy biopics. Remember the trainwrecks that were the Aaliyah and Whitney Houston films?
I’m definitely going to watch Grace of Monaco when it airs on Lifetime on May 25. If I could sit through the Aaliyah one, I can certainly stomach two hours of Kidman navigating through this. Check out the theatrical trailer below if you haven’t already seen it yet.
Based on this blistering new taste of their upcoming album, it would appear MS MR might avoid the dreaded sophomore slump. Expectations are high after their well-received debut effort, Secondhand Rapture, released in 2013. Once again they’ve teamed up with Max Hershenow who produced their last album.
“Painted” is off their yet-untitled second LP. The electro-pop masterpiece features brassy synths and piano keys played frenetically between tempos. It’s fantastic. Lizzy Plapinger’s wailing voice is mesmerizing. Give it a listen below.
The dysfunctional and former wealthy Bluth family rises from the ashes once again. Executive producer Brian Grazer broke the news via Bill Simmons’ podcast.
“I love Arrested Development. But it never — it was never a huge thing. But people are loyal to it, and we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development.” – Brian Grazer
Other than revealing the number of episodes, Grazer didn’t reveal which cast members are returning and when shooting will begin.
With that being said, are you still excited that a new season of Arrested Development is on the horizon. Sound off below.
When Jason Derulo jumped onto the scene, I thought he’d be another one-hit wonder, maybe two. Instead, the 25-year-old singer continually delivers catchy numbers. His current single, “Want to Want Me,” which is currently climbing the charts, is on heavy rotation on my playlist. I just can’t get enough of it. His latest is another potential earworm in the making.
Derulo once again teams up with hitmaker Ricky Reed. The two previously delivered the one-two punch of “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle.” The beat during the hook of his new offering, “Get Ugly,” is sick. This is a definite urban hit with a potential to cross over if a clean version is released.
“Get Ugly” is the latest taste of the Miami native’s upcoming LP, Everything Is 4, which arrives on May 29. It’s the first official ‘countdown single” on iTunes. I can’t wait to see what else he has up his sleeves. Give it a listen below.
The Real Housewives of New York return tonight for its seventh season. It marks the much-heralded return of Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel. It’ll be interesting if the once former fan favorite can reclaim her crown.
This season we also meet a new Housewife named Dorinda Medley. It’s the first time in the entire franchise that we have eight regular cast members. At first glance, it seems too much but I’ll reserve full judgement.
Beside the reunions, the next best part of any Real Housewives season is the premiere. Why you ask? It’s all about the taglines. Crafting a memorable one is rather tricky. Ideally, it should encompass your journey for the upcoming season and be sassy as well.
Last year, the ladies of RHONY were criticized for their taglines. Do they do a better job this year? In my opinion, definitely yes. Check them all out below and see which one ranks as my favorite and least favorite.
As she’s often done in the past with other high-profile sporting events, Ellen DeGeneres enlisted shirtless dancers to predict a winner. It’s a tried and true method ;)
Four studs representing the Final Four strutted their stuff in the audience. The gent snatching the most dollar bills in their junk would win.
If based on DeGeneres’ audience, the winner of the NCAA Tournament would’ve been the Wisconsin Badgers. Sadly for them, they came up short and placed runner-up to the Duke Blue Devils on Monday night.
Personally, I would’ve made it rain with the Duke’s representative. WOOF!!!. All proceeds went to the animal rescue foundation, Start Rescue. Watch all the twerking and booty dropping below.
The sixth season for any series featuring young actors is always crucial. Typically, the network signs the relative newcomers for six seasons at the beginning to lock them down. Naturally, some usually jump ship when their contract is over to pursue other endeavours or leave because not enough money was offered to stay.
In Nina Dobrev’s case, it seems it’s the former. The 26-year-old actress wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to go along with a picture of herself with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec. Here’s a snippet below.
“I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.”
Plec confirmed Dobrev’s exit with her own statement.
“Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful,” she said. “After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries has reached a level of closeness that I don’t think any of us ever expected. Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold. We will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.”
The Vampire Diaries showrunner also revealed that another series regular is stepping down. Find out who below.
Well, this was an unexpected pleasant surprise. After releasing a couple of self-directed music videos and a free EP, I naturally assumed her Aquarius era was over. Thankfully, Tinashe and her record label haven’t given up completely on her underrated debut album.
Directed by Ben Mor, the 22-year-old rising R&B singer puts not just her hands but everything she has on deck in her sexy new visual. She’s simply stunning. Girlfriend twerks her ample behind all over a shipyard in Long Beach. Some of the aerial shots and the dance scenes in stacked shipping containers are fantastic.
“I feel like when you put yourself in a borderline dangerous situation, exciting things can happen,” Tinashe says about filming her own stunts. “That shock value is always what you want to go for in a memorable video. We were over 100 feet in the air with no safety harnesses. Literally, we could have died. It was a thrill to make and I’m so excited for my fans to see this video. We really stepped it up, visually.”
The only thing missing from this is Iggy Azalea. The Aussie rapper appears on a remix for “All Hands On Deck” but is nowhere in sight. Was she too busy to show some support? A lot odd given that Tinashe was originally slated to support Azalea on her tour. Check out the clip below.