A few months ago the future of the James Bond franchise looked bleak. MGM, the studio behind the films, was in financial trouble and on the brink of bankruptcy. Then several drafts of the movie screenplay didn’t impress the powers-that-be, thereby delaying the project. In the past weeks, the 23rd Bond movie has picked up steam and looks like a go. Check out Daniel Craig’s statement regarding the upcoming film:
“We’ve got a great script this time. I’m as excited about this script as I was about the ‘Casino Royale’ script. I think in Sam [Mendes] we’ve got the perfect director. The cast is coming together now. I can’t wait to get going on it.” – Daniel Craig
I’m beyond excited that Sam Mendes is still on board with the project. He’s always been attached to the film, but I feared he would bail after all the multiple delays. With his track record, this next installment should be phenomenal. I can’t wait to see how his interpretation of the iconic character translates on screen. The cast that Craig eludes to in the above statement includes two rumored A-list actors. Both Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem are in negotiations to join the film. With the villains potentially cast, attention now goes to the ladies. Let’s face it, the Bond girls are as important as the bad guys.
The Bravo Housewives landscape seems to be as shaky as a straw house on the San Andreas fault line. With Russell Armstrong’s suicide on Beverly Hills and four ladies being fired from New York, you never know which franchise is going to be shaken up next. Based on this latest development, it would seem it’s New Jersey’s turn. First Dina Manzo left voluntarily, then Danielle Staub was let go after Caroline Manzo gave Bravo an ultimatum and now the Garden State show is losing another Housewife.
Even though RHONJ Season 3 is still on the air, the current crop of ladies are currently filming Season 4 as we speak. In fact, it was at this week’s annual Posche fashion show that led this lady to finally throw in the towel. This Housewife tweeted that she was done with the show and had to walk away for her sanity. Any idea who it is? Find out below.
Janice Dickinson, Twiggy and Paulina Porizkova better start rolling out the red carpet soon, because someone’s about to join their exclusive club. You know the one where Tyra Banks forces her fellow judges to join when she’s done with them. Even though we’re in the midst of the awesomely entertaining ANTM All-Star cycle, one of the current judges won’t be back for Cycle 18.
In a perfect world, the departing judge would be Tyrant herself. But since we don’t live in utopia, we’re stuck with her for a few more cycles. Instead, saying auf wiedersehen at the end of this cycle will be the awesome Andre Leon Talley. BOOOO. I’ve been a fan of Talley for years, prior to his gig on ANTM. Even though he has the most fashion cred on the panel, he’s bidding adieu after four cycles. While both Dickinson and Porizkova left on bad terms, it seems Andre is leaving amicably like Twiggy. Here’s what the Vogue editor-at-large said in a statement.
“I had a great ride and will always consider my experience with Top Model one of the best moments of my life,” Talley says. “Tyra is an incredible role model and I learned so much sitting next to her through four cycles.”
Since Talley has joined, ANTM has gone more high fashion. Respected fashion photographers jumped on board as well as big-named designers. He even convinced Franca Sozzani to give valuable exposure on Vogue Italia as part of the prize. With Tyra Banks claiming there are no longer going to be “normal” cycles, it makes sense Talley is leaving. So with the dawn of a new era of ANTM on the horizon, who’s jumping on board to navigate the model high seas? Find out below.
While Ryan Murphy promised that Rachel and Finn would stay together this year, he never said the same thing for the show’s resident gay couple. When watching this week’s new episode of “Glee“, keep in mind that trouble lurks ahead for Kurt and Blaine. You’d think Blaine transferring from Dalton Academy to McKinley High would signal in smooth waters for the two. Not so. During the show’s fifth episode this season, a new character will be introduced.
Cue Sebastian. In other words, the homewrecker that will breakup this happy gay home. The new character is being described as the male version of Santana. He’ll be this season’s villain. Sebastian is a gay Dalton Academy Warbler who sets his sights on Blaine. He is the polar opposite of any gay character on the show as he’ll be both promiscuous and duplicitous. Hmmm, I can’t wait. So who will be playing this evil Warbler? Keep reading.
When Sylvester Stallone’s geriatric action film, “The Expendables” stormed the theaters last year, few would’ve have predicted the movie would generate boffo box office cash. Obviously people were longing for their fix of 80s action heroes back on the big screen. Sensing that the nostalgic sentiment is still ripe for the picking, a sequel was green lit.
Recent developments indicate the sequel is going to be bigger and better than the original. Stepping down as director and writer, Stallone will only star in “The Expendables II“. Taking over directing duties are David Agosto, and screenwriter Ken Kaufman is penning the screenplay based on a story by Stallone. Changes are also being made for in front of the camera. Both Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who both made cameos in the original, are back with more substantial roles.
The already star-studded cast is adding even more star power this time around by enlisting former action stars Chuck Norris, Nicholas Cage and Jean-Claude Van Damme for the film. Realizing that their cast looks more like a brochure for a retirement home rather than a marquee poster, the producers are injecting some youth to the cast. Here’s a hint… he’s Aussie.
NBC’s upcoming period drama “The Playboy Club” is starting to look like another period drama that aired on the network a few years ago. You’re probably wondering how a show using the infamous bunny-populated club as a backdrop, is similar with with the wholesome family drama, “American Dreams” from the 2000s. Easy. It’s all about the music.
“American Dreams” which ran on NBC from 2002-2005 wonderfully cast current pop stars to portray legendary acts from the 60s. A few notable guest stars included Kelly Clarkson, Usher, and Kelly Rowland playing Brenda Lee, Marvin Gaye and Martha Reeves respectively. Based on recent casting developments, “The Playboy Club” is definitely using the same tactic in a few of their episodes. It should come as no surprise considering the producers promised to showcase plenty of musical acts on the show.
When “Cougar Town” premieres in late Fall on ABC’s schedule, it’ll have a different look. Not only is the showing adding a new character on the show, but it might show up on your TV Guide with a brand new name. Since the show premiered, the show’s female-skewing title has been blamed for the comedy’s ratings. Research has shown that there was a high number of men who would NEVER sample the show. Even when shown an episode, they were reluctant to continue to watch the show even if they enjoyed it. Also problematic was a few of the show’s fans could and would not refer the show to their friends due to the title.
Co-creator Bill Lawrence reignited the rumor the show is changing it’s name this season via a tweet he sent the other day -“Those that loved the title…. [It's] not around for much longer.” Honestly, if you’re not going to watch the show or refer it to a friend due to its title, that’s pretty lame. Seriously, some people need to grow some balls. Personally I could care less what the show is titled, but wished they had changed the title before Season 2 began. It’s a case of a too little, too late, if you ask me. That being said, I really enjoy the show and hope the change helps out the show’s less-than-stellar Neilsen ratings.
I’m also looking forward to the latest casting news I stumbled upon today. An actress from ABC’s “Roseanne” is joining the show for multiple episodes. If you’re a fan of that sitcom and a medical sitcom from a few years ago, then you’ll also be excited that this talented actress is the newest member of the cul-de-sac crew. Keep reading to find out.
The much delayed musical adaptation of Les Miserables looks like it’s actually going to happen. The Victor Hugo classic is considered to be one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. There have been numerous adaptations of his literary work including a long-running Broadway musical and a 1998 big screen adaptation sans singing, starring Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman, Geoffrey Rush and Claire Danes. Now it’s time for another movie, but this time more in the vein of the stage musical.
“The King’s Speech’s” director Tom Hopper will helm the musical movie version which Universal has slotted for a December 7, 2012 release. Can someone say Oscar bait? William Nicholson wrote the movie script based on the classic novel and stage play. In the past few days, the film has cast two of the main leads. While Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr, and Vincent Cassell (Black Swan) were all at one point considered for the movie, none of them are attached. Instead, the movie has cast two major A-list stars, who both happen to be Aussie.