Disney to give Snow White story new spin
August 4th, 2011
07:09 PM ET

Disney to give Snow White story new spin

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney's oldest fairy tale is getting a Far East reworking for their upcoming movie.

Say goodbye to those silly dwarves -  the "Order of the Seven" will be a warrior-focused version of the legend, in which an English woman goes to Hong Kong for her father's funeral and meets a band of seven international fighters. Upon realizing her evil stepmother is plotting her murder, she turns to the warriors for protection.

Astoundingly, that means there are now three Snow White movies in the making. In addition to Disney’s project, Relativity's still-untitled film - slated for March release - will feature Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen.

Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron star in Universal's grittier “Snow White and the Huntsman, hitting theaters on June 1.

Five things to look forward to on 'Jersey Shore'
August 4th, 2011
07:03 PM ET

Five things to look forward to on 'Jersey Shore'

Forced to spend the last 18 Thursday nights watching “Project Runway” reruns, tonight marks the return of quality reality TV. Oh, how we’ve missed you, “Jersey Shore.”

It’s been five long months since we’ve curled up with our favorite fist-pumping, hair-teasing reality stars, but MTV’s juggernaut is finally back – and, according to the season 4 trailer, crazier than ever.

I, for one, am so excited to welcome Snooki and the gang back into my life, I don’t even care that the show, filmed in beautiful Florence, Italy, is still going by its original name – which refers to New Jersey’s Atlantic coast. So, in honor of “Shore’s” return, here are five things to look forward to on season 4:

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While you were working...
August 4th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Rumor has it that actress Carey Mulligan and singer Marcus Mumford are engaged - only five months after they began dating. Hopeless romantics will gush over the reported fact that the couple used to be childhood pen pals. (Us Weekly)
  • Clint Eastwood's Hoover biopic, "J. Edgar," stars Leonardo DiCaprio plus an insanely good-looking cast - the movie will be widely released on November 11. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • If you're in the Coney Island area, stop by for a free Aretha Franklin concert at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. (New York Daily News)
  • Kelly Osbourne slams Christina Aguilera on E!'s "Fashion Police," throwing out expletives and insults that you were supposed to leave behind in grade school. (USA TODAY)
  • Former soap-opera actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is heading back to her beginnings as she signs up to guest star on "All My Children." (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Rachel Zoe's 4-month-old son, Skylar, is already the mini-fashionista one would expect - the stylist revealed that she's spent nearly $90,000 on his wardrobe! (Access Hollywood)
'Grease' actress Annette Charles dies at 63
August 4th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

'Grease' actress Annette Charles dies at 63

Just a few months after her "Grease" co-star Jeff Conaway died, actress Annette Charles, known to "Grease" fans as Cha Cha, passed away at age 63, CNN has confirmed.

Her rep says that she died at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday night due to complications from cancer. According to TMZ, she'd learned of her condition just a few months ago.

Of course, Charles is best known for her sultry role as Cha Cha DiGregorio in the 1978 movie "Grease." Her character memorably kicked up her heels as "the best dancer at St. Bernadette's," stealing the attention of John Travolta's Danny Zuko during Rydell High's televised dance competition.

Charles went on to roles in "The Incredible Hulk" TV series and "Magnum, P.I."


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Vogue model controversy
August 4th, 2011
05:34 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Vogue model controversy

There’s a huge debate today over a 10-year-old girl, Thylande Blondeau, who’s in full makeup – and posing provocatively – in the September issue of French Vogue. France is certainly known for being fashion forward, but is this going too far?

Thylande is a very good looking kid, but a lot of people say her posing on top of a tiger, wearing pumps and pushing out her pouty lips is just too much for her age. I'm all for an artistic approach to fashion, but I’ve got to say I don't get it. And I get a lot of stuff that people tend to find "out there.”

What do you think? How young is too young for a child to srike a provocative pose?

Post below – then be sure to watch our big debate on this, today on "Showbiz Tonight" exclusively at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HLN.

Demi Lovato discusses meltdown: 'It wasn't a guy'
August 4th, 2011
04:33 PM ET

Demi Lovato discusses meltdown: 'It wasn't a guy'

After striking one of her dancers in the face last fall, Disney star Demi Lovato left the Jonas Brothers tour to deal with “personal issues.” The 18 year-old talks to Elle about the violent incident that led to her stay at a treatment facility.

"When you punch someone on a plane, enough is enough," Demi says in the magazine’s September issue. "I was completely out of line all summer… Just the worst attitude — totally ungrateful."

She also shoots down rumors that her issues were due to her breakup with Joe Jonas: "I wouldn't credit my meltdown to a guy,” the starlet says. “There was so much other stuff in my life."

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