Hunt is on for the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
July 28th, 2010
06:01 PM ET

Hunt is on for the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Thus far, Daniel Craig is the one sure lead in the buzzed-about English-adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

It’s been announced that Craig, 42, will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the adaptation of the first novel in Stieg Larsson’s Swedish noir trilogy, with "Panic Room" and "Fight Club's" David Fincher directing.

But what of the juicy female lead, Lisbeth Salander? There's much speculation as screen tests for the part are rumored to be happening, but the names being bandied about now may not be the ones you'd expect.

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
Discovery's 'The Colony' makes a return
July 28th, 2010
04:42 PM ET

Discovery's 'The Colony' makes a return

The Discovery Channel’s “The Colony” is back with its second season, centering on the struggle of seven “survivors” of a contrived viral outbreak to stay alive.

But right from the start of last night's premiere, some of the excitement dissipated as the show opened with a necessary note: “Participants in ‘The Colony’ experiment are presented with situations that have been created by the producers. They receive support from off-camera experts when their health or safety may be in danger.”

It’s good to know that the participants aren’t in any real danger, but it definitely takes some of the thrilling edge off that very scary question - “What would you do if the world ended?”

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'Pretty Little Liars': Flashback much?
July 28th, 2010
03:17 PM ET

'Pretty Little Liars': Flashback much?

Holy flashback.

Last night’s episode of “Pretty Little Liars” showed a lot more of Alison than we’re used to seeing, and to be honest, a lot more of Alison than I ever want to see again. Who died and made her queen bee?

The episode opened with the girls preparing for Alison’s memorial. We're introduced to Alison’s creepy brother Jason, who’s apparently an even bigger control freak than Spencer, and he insisted on taking the reigns.

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Welcome to the Twitterverse, Kanye West
July 28th, 2010
02:23 PM ET

Welcome to the Twitterverse, Kanye West

From Ice T calling out a cop to 140-character birth announcements, Twitter is more or less the method of choice for celebrities to quickly communicate with the public - and Kanye West is ready to have his say.

The rapper, who recently emerged from months of maintaining a low-profile with a "Power"-ful single that he performed at the BET Awards, is now on Twitter as simply @kanyewest.

So, about that album that’s supposed to drop in September - West confirms that it's no longer called “Good Ass Job." “I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now,” West tweeted Wednesday.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Kanye West • Music
Melissa Rycroft Strickland is pregnant
July 28th, 2010
02:03 PM ET

Melissa Rycroft Strickland is pregnant

Getting publicly dumped by Jason Mesnick on “The Bachelor” last year just might have been the best thing to happen to Melissa Rycroft Strickland.

Not only did she go on to marry her true love after Mesnick took back his marriage proposal, but now she’s also expecting a baby.

“It was a shock. We weren’t even trying,” the 27-year-old, who wed insurance agent Tye Strickland in December, told Us Weekly of her pregnancy. "He wanted the kids right away, and I was laughing at him going, 'No, not ready!'"

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Lohan gets to keep her hair extensions
July 28th, 2010
01:38 PM ET

Lohan gets to keep her hair extensions

And now for a lesson in jailhouse hair care: If you get a weave that’s too difficult to take out, you get to keep it, which is the case with Lindsay Lohan.

The 24-year-old actress has been allowed to keep her hair extensions as she serves her jail time, but it has nothing to do with special treatment, the L.A. Times reports.

Typically, hair extensions are removed when an inmate arrives at the Lynwood, California all-female facility, but only if they’re detachable, according to L.A. County Sherriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore. Lohan’s extensions, on the other hand, are bonded to her hair and essentially sewn in close to her scalp, jail officials told the L.A. Times.

But it doesn’t appear that Lohan will be in the slammer long enough to fret over her hair extensions anyway; it’s likely that she’ll serve only 13 to 15 days of her 90-day sentence.


Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan
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