Lifetime developing 'Silence of the Lambs' drama, 'Clarice'
May 30th, 2012
12:14 PM ET

Lifetime developing 'Silence of the Lambs' drama, 'Clarice'

NBC has created its own spin on the 1991 thriller "Silence of the Lambs" with "Hannibal," and now Lifetime is angling to tell the other side of the story.

According to TV Guide, the network is developing a drama called "Clarice," named for the character Jodie Foster portrayed in the film opposite Anthony Hopkins' Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

"Clarice," which is still in the early stages of development, would focus on Clarice Starling's life not long after she graduates from the FBI academy.

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Watch: Teaser trailer for 'Les Miserables'
May 30th, 2012
11:34 AM ET

Watch: Teaser trailer for 'Les Miserables'

The new teaser trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" may be brief, but it's powerful nonetheless.

The minute-and-a-half long clip makes great use of Anne Hathaway as Fantine, as her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" serves as the soundtrack for the teaser.

Tom Hooper's take on the classic tale set in 19th century France wields a star-studded cast, including Hugh Jackman as paroled prisoner Jean Valjean; Amanda Seyfried as Cosette; Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert; and theater star Samantha Barks as Eponine.

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'Twilight' author hasn't read 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
May 30th, 2012
11:33 AM ET

'Twilight' author hasn't read 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Believe it or not, Stephenie Meyer, the woman behind the vampire romance series “Twilight,” says she hasn’t read the popular book trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey," which has its roots in "Twilight" fan fiction.

But that connection still didn't tempt her to pick up the books, as Meyer says she's just not into racy reads.

"I haven't read it. I mean, that's really not my genre, not my thing," she told MTV about British author E.L. James’ runaway success, which was recently optioned into a movie. "I've heard about it; I haven't really gotten into it that much. Good on her - she's doing well. That's great!"

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While you were working...
May 29th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • The developing Jimi Hendrix biopic has run into some glitches, primarily with the Hendrix estate, but Andre 3000 is moving ahead and getting into character as the legendary musician. Check out the first photos at the link. [Shadow and Act]
  • Newlyweds Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni were ladies in spring green (maybe chartreuse? this isn't a close-up) at their weekend wedding. [People]
  • If you didn't get to see Beyonce over the holiday in Atlantic City and you wanted to, check out these photos from her shows. (We know, we know, it's not the same - just supply your own soundtrack and pretend!) [Beyonce's Tumblr]
  • This isn't necessarily today's news, but interesting nonetheless if you missed it the first time around: How Helen Gurley Brown's "Sex and the Single Gal" influenced Matthew Weiner's "Mad Men" - particularly relevant after Sunday's episode. [Forbes]
  • Lady Gaga's shoes, while seemingly always at stupefying heights, were indeed handmade for walking. Get a look at the process behind a pair of her faves at the link. [StyleBubble]
  • We find it ... intriguing that Jessica Biel is being so frank about her impending marriage to Justin Timberlake in this French interview - supposedly saying that marrying him won't change a thing - considering that she's stayed quiet about it Stateside, but we'll share anyway. [E!/Gala]

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'Hatfields & McCoys' makes ratings history
May 29th, 2012
05:36 PM ET

'Hatfields & McCoys' makes ratings history

The History Channel didn't have to battle for viewers on Monday night, thanks to the feuding "Hatfields & McCoys."

The first part of the miniseries came out swinging Monday, with 13.9 million viewers tuning in. The network expressed its appreciation for the show of support on Twitter, noting that the huge turnout made it "the No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable history!"

In a statement on TVLine, the network's president, Nancy Dubuc, said that the History Channel has "[owned] historical drama ... with guns a-blazin'!"

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Christian Bale's going to miss that Batman suit
May 29th, 2012
04:42 PM ET

Christian Bale's going to miss that Batman suit

Although Christian Bale is happy with the way his character Bruce Wayne's story ends in this summer's "Dark Knight Rises," he is going to miss slipping into that snug Batman costume.

"You know, for all the kind of discomfort, and all the heat and the sweat and the headaches and everything from it, when you sit back and watch the movie at the end of the day you end up going, 'that's f*****g cool!'" Bale told Movies.com of his alter-ego's iconic outfit. "So I will. I will miss it."

As far as the extent of his interaction with Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Bale played coy, saying that fans will just have to wait to see the movie when it arrives in theaters July 20.

In the meantime, there's the latest "Dark Knight Rises" TV spot to view. It's only 30 seconds, but we'll take it!

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