Taylor Swift's prom wish list doesn't include Jake
December 23rd, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Taylor Swift's prom wish list doesn't include Jake

Even if he is romancing Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal clearly isn't prom-date material.

The 30-year-old actor was noticeably absent from the country music queen's wish list of who she'd want to accompany her to a high school dance.

On the January 3 episode of "Rachael Ray," 21-year-old Swift tells the TV host she wouldn't be able to pick just one prom partner, so "it would be a group, and it would be a really fun group." Among those giving her a corsage?

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Christina Hendricks: I'd 'love' to play Wonder Woman
December 23rd, 2010
03:21 PM ET

Christina Hendricks: I'd 'love' to play Wonder Woman

If Christina Hendricks has her way, she'll be ditching those form-fitting "Mad Men" dresses in favor of a skimpy one-piece.

The flame-haired actress says her dream is to play Wonder Woman.

As Marquee previously reported, the Amazing Amazon (famously portrayed by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series) is headed back to the small screen, and 35-year-old Hendricks is among the favorites that fans want to fill the role – not to mention the red-and-gold bustier and blue short-shorts with white stars.

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'Pee-wee Herman' headed back to HBO
December 23rd, 2010
03:00 PM ET

'Pee-wee Herman' headed back to HBO

We wouldn’t call it a comeback, except it kind of is: After reviving the "Pee-wee Herman Show" for Broadway production, Paul Reubens is getting the character back on HBO.

The cable network is planning to film Reubens' Broadway show for a special that will air sometime in 2011, according to the New York Times.

Back in 1981, HBO aired a special of the “Pee-wee Herman Show,” which starred Reubens and his comedic cohort performing at The Roxy in Los Angeles. That show - airing prior to Reubens' other projects with the character, like "Pee-wee's Playhouse" - was the seed for what would become the Broadway show you can see today.

The “Pee-wee Herman Show” is on the Great White Way until January 2, and HBO said it would tape its special immediately following the production’s close.


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Reese Witherspoon can't stand looking at her own photos
December 23rd, 2010
02:59 PM ET

Reese Witherspoon can't stand looking at her own photos

With all the publicity Reese Witherspoon has been doing for her new rom-com, “How Do You Know,” we’re not sure how she avoids looking at pictures of herself, but one thing’s for sure: Checking out her own pics drives her “nuts.”

“I literally think I look bad in every picture,” Witherspoon, 34, recently admitted to Chelsea Handler on “Chelsea Lately.”

And watching herself on screen? That’s not happening, either. She watched a clip of a film once and started to cry.

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Steven Spielberg's not helping Dems 'rebrand'
December 23rd, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Steven Spielberg's not helping Dems 'rebrand'

He has no problem giving orders to A-list actors, but director Steven Spielberg has no plans to give guidance to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Despite a recent Washington Post story claiming that Pelosi sought out marketing experts as well as the filmmaker to help "rebrand" the image of Democrats in Congress, Spielberg has no intention of leaving his life behind the lens.

“I can say as a long-time spokesman for Steven that he has made it his career to direct actors, not political figures,” Spielberg's rep tells Deadline.com.

Update, 12/23 5:39 p.m.: A rep for Pelosi denies the story as well. "Speaker Pelosi is a great admirer of Steven Spielberg and loves his movies," the rep said in a statement. "Any thoughts that they are in consultation is not so."

Sixty-four-year-old Spielberg has, however, gotten involved in Democratic affairs before. He backed Hillary Clinton's run for president and raised funds for President Barack Obama.

Michelle Williams on life after Heath Ledger's death
December 23rd, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Michelle Williams on life after Heath Ledger's death

As the third anniversary of Heath Ledger's shocking death approaches, Michelle Williams is finally speaking out about life after her partner's untimely passing.

Ledger, who was father to Williams's 5-year-old daughter Matilda, died of a drug overdose at age 28 in January 2008. The actress tells "Nightline" her first 12 months without him were most surreal.

"It didn't seem unlikely to me that he could walk through a door or could appear from behind a bush," explains Williams, who read Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking" following her loss. "It was a year of very magical thinking, and in some ways I'm sad to be moving further and further away from it."

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