Theories on 'The Event' abound
September 21st, 2010
06:57 PM ET

Theories on 'The Event' abound

"'The Event' was what would happen if you took some '24,' 'Flash Forward,' and 'Lost' and placed it in a blender. The result so far looks to be a hot mess."

So said iReporter Harry Crosland after watching Monday night's premiere of the much-anticipated "The Event." Approximately 10.8 million viewers watched it with him, and hundreds of those viewers weighed in with their thoughts about the conspiracy thriller - which included an airplane being chased down by an SUV, mysterious detainees and that same plane getting sucked into a vortex - right here on the Marquee Blog.

Not unlike what Crosland had to say, there was a lot of criticism - for example, "Jack" really didn't like the structure of the pilot: "With all the back and forth and then back again I felt like I was taking an online test and had to be glued to the TV in order to figure out what was going on. Way too much happening and nothing resolved."

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Chris Brown's next album: F.A.M.E.
September 21st, 2010
05:33 PM ET

Chris Brown's next album: F.A.M.E.

Fresh off the success of his first No. 1 single in four years, Chris Brown is ready to bring the "F.A.M.E." - which is the title for his upcoming album,  he revealed while guest-hosting at Austin, Texas's 102.3 The Beat.

The name may be in correlation to the tattoo the 21-year-old star also has inked on his arm, which Brown explained as “Forgiving All My Enemies," but perhaps it's also applicable to Brown's current wave of success that's come with the release of his latest single, “Deuces,” and a role in box-office-topping flick, “Takers.”

“I’m putting out singles a lot right now, so everything's coming together,” Brown told the Austin radio station.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Chris Brown • Music
Katherine Heigl on adopting baby Naleigh
September 21st, 2010
05:28 PM ET

Katherine Heigl on adopting baby Naleigh

Adoption may seem to be the celebrity lifestyle choice du jour, but Katherine Heigl says she'd been dreaming of bringing home a baby of her home for quite a while.

It was so important to her that she had to make sure husband Josh Kelley felt just as strongly about adoption before they could walk down the aisle.

“Josh and I had been talking about adopting for a year before it actually happened. I had spoken to him about it before we got engaged because I wanted to be sure we were on the same page—not everybody feels the way I do about adoption,” Heigl told InStyle magazine for their October cover story. “I don’t know why it was so important for me to do it before we had biological children, but I felt like I had been waiting for and dreaming about [daughter] Naleigh for a long time.”

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Filed under: Celebrities • Katherine Heigl
Michael Douglas feeling 'good' on the red carpet
September 21st, 2010
05:26 PM ET

Michael Douglas feeling 'good' on the red carpet

Michael Douglas made a return to the red-carpet last night for the premiere of his new film, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

Since announcing that doctors found a tumor in his throat earlier this year, the actor has made few appearances, aside from a pre-taped appearance on the "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon on September 10.

So of course, the extra long press line at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City had been forewarned by publicists that Douglas wasn’t going to be answering any questions, but that didn’t stop a bunch of cameramen from mobbing Douglas while he gamely posed for pictures with the cast.

Although the 66-year-old stayed mum on the red carpet when CNN asked how he was feeling,  he give an encouraging encouraging wink and a nod topped off with a quiet "good," although admittedly, his response was less spoken and more the result of reading his lips.

Hayden Panettiere to portray Amanda Knox
September 21st, 2010
05:07 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere to portray Amanda Knox

Lifetime has plans to bring the story of Amanda Knox to the small screen, and “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere will play the lead, according to Variety.

Knox, who as a U.S. student studying abroad in Italy was convicted of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher, is currently serving a 26-year prison sentence. The film, Variety reports, will follow the events that surrounded the headline-grabbing trial.

“The Amanda Knox Story” comes from the same folks who brought you Discovery's “Dirty Jobs,” and is in fact the production company's first scripted project.

The movie is expected to debut on Lifetime sometime next year.


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
'Lost's' Emerson and O'Quinn – together again?
September 21st, 2010
02:30 PM ET

'Lost's' Emerson and O'Quinn – together again?

Some fans of "Lost" would watch Emmy winners Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn read out of the phone book. And, although Emerson's character Ben may have killed O'Quinn's Locke on the show, Emerson told CNN back in May that the two get along famously off-camera.

They also spoke openly about trying to work together again sometime. Well, thanks to "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams, that dream may come to fruition, according to NYMag.com.

The site reports that the actors would play former black-ops agents (sounding somewhat like the comic book and upcoming film, "Red") in a comedy tentatively titled "Odd Jobs."

EW.com also reports that at least three networks are interested in the show.

Would you watch a new show with this pair, and do you like the concept for the show so far? Sound off below.

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