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.
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.
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.
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.
If you watched the bachelorette scene in Bride Wars, you know Anne Hathaway is no stranger to swinging. This time around she trades in rope for a wrecking ball to channel her inner Miley Cyrus.
The 32-year-old Oscar winner goes head-to-head with Emily Blunt for an upcoming episode of Lip Sync Battle. This match makes me long for a Devil Wears Prada reunion. Cyrus and Blunt were fantastic in that film and will no doubt be so in Spike’s new series as well. Watch the promo below and be sure to watch the full rumble on Thursday, April 9.
Bad news for all you Twin Peaks fans. The planned revival of the cult favorite isn’t looking too good right now. Show creator David Lynch announced he’s left the project. He took to Facebook as to the reason for this departure.
“Dear Facebook Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done. This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. Twin Peaks may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.” – David Lynch via Facebook
Do you think Showtime will proceed with the project? If so, do you think any of the original stars will sign on like Kyle MacLachlan? Weigh in below after reading the network’s official statement addressing Lynch’s exit.
You would never see any of “Barker’s Beauties” committing this huge faux pas. With that being said, imperfection is absolutely endearing. At the very least, it certainly garners plenty of press.
During a recent episode of The Price Is Right, Manuela Arbelaez (far left) accidentally revealed the price of the vehicle before a contestant could give another guess. Clearly, the model had a brain fart. When she realized what she had done, she did what most of us would’ve done. She hid behind the a prop out of embarrassment. Poor girl.
As a result, Drew Carey awarded the contestant the brand new Hyundai Sonata SE which if you’re interested retails for $21,960. Check out the hilarious fail below.
Excuse my French, but holy effin’ sh*t!!! Of all the things being revived from the 90s, this one has me completely stoked. If this is some sort of belated April’s Fool Day joke, then in the infamous words of Dave Coulier, ‘cut it out’ ;)
Netflix reportedly ordered 13 episodes of a Full House spinoff revolving around D.J. Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler. How insanely awesome is that??? Kimmy Gibbler!!! Are you kidding me! Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber are set to reprise their iconic roles for Fuller House.