Lorde's amazing meet-and-greet, and more news to note
April 16th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

Lorde's amazing meet-and-greet, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Did you know there's a connection between Lorde and George Brett? Her hit single "Royals" was inspired by a retro picture of the baseball player - and on Tuesday, she finally got to meet him. [Deadspin]
  • "Fargo" got the critical praise, and now it's getting support from audiences, too. The series debut on FX Tuesday night netted an audience of 4.15 million.
  • And in other FX news, the series' Russian spy drama "The Americans" is coming back for a third season, because someone at FX is smart.
  • If you're a huge fan of "The View," don't miss Friday's episode. In honor of it being Barbara Walters' last day, the talk show's bringing back every single one of its former hosts. [EW]
  • Word has it that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are expecting a girl! If it's true, we're hoping against hope they name the baby Jackie. [Us Weekly]
  • This trailer for Chloe Grace Moretz's "If I Stay" has a mere 2 minutes and 30 seconds of movie but it's more than enough to make us weep.

Get More:
Movie Trailers, Celebrity News

  • Is the new promo for Louis C.K.'s "Louie" a perfect example of his very dark sense of humor, or just poor taste?
  • If William Shatner suddenly comes into possession of The CW, don't be surprised. The actor has been giving some of the network's sci-fi shows a boost with his live-tweeting. [Washington Post]

Filed under: While you were working
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' gets a final trailer
April 16th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' gets a final trailer

With just over a month until "X-Men: Days of Future Past" arrives in theaters, 20th Century Fox is offering one last preview.

The studio has unleashed a third and final trailer for the follow-up to "X-Men: First Class," and enlists Hugh Jackman's Wolverine to help explain the time-bending plot.
FULL POST


Filed under: movies • Trailer Park • X-Men
Colbert, Letterman to meet on 'Late Show,' and more news to note
April 15th, 2014
05:42 PM ET

Colbert, Letterman to meet on 'Late Show,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • We're both excited and nervous to watch "The Late Show with David Letterman" next Tuesday. Stephen Colbert is going to be on the talk show for the first time since it was announced he'll be taking over the CBS show after Letterman retires in 2015.
  • Ooh, "Bachelor" burn! For Andi Dorfman's season, ABC has rolled out a promotional poster that takes a major dig at former "Bachelor" Juan Galavis. Almost makes us feel bad for the guy. [ABC]
  • Tracy Morgan is worried about his old "30 Rock" co-star Alec Baldwin, and really wishes the guy would just settle down and raise his kids. [NYT]
  • As if Mother's Day isn't already fraught with anxiety - so much pressure to find the right gift and master brunch! - NBC is turning it into a horror show. The network will air the first part of the four-part miniseries, which stars Zoe Saldana as the ill-fated Rosemary, on May 11.
  • FYI, Brandy's single again. She and her fiance have ended their engagement. [Us Weekly]

Filed under: While you were working
'Fargo' comes to TV: Should you watch?
Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson and Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt in FX's "Fargo."
April 15th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

'Fargo' comes to TV: Should you watch?

Let's start with the bad news: the "Fargo" you keep hearing about - the one airing on FX Tuesday night - isn't a repeat of the 1996 movie.

Instead, it's a new 10-episode "limited series" from Noah Hawley ("Bones") that's like an homage to the Coen brothers' classic: it takes some of "Fargo's" elements and then applies them in an original way.

And that's the good news: FX's "Fargo" isn't a remake, and it's better off for it.

FULL POST


Filed under: television
Michael Strahan debuts on 'Good Morning America'
April 15th, 2014
01:45 PM ET

Michael Strahan debuts on 'Good Morning America'

With his plan to appear on both "Good Morning America" and "Live! With Kelly and Michael," Michael Strahan is going to need lots of coffee.

Thankfully, his new co-workers at ABC's "GMA" are a thoughtful bunch, as they presented the former pro athlete with a coffee mug twice the size of his head when he debuted on the morning program Tuesday.

FULL POST


Filed under: television
Is this Brad Pitt's next role?
April 15th, 2014
12:56 PM ET

Is this Brad Pitt's next role?

For movie inspiration, Brad Pitt is looking no further than his bookshelf.

The actor/producer, who just won an Oscar with 2013's adaptation of Solomon Northup's slave narrative, "12 Years A Slave," is now working on an adaptation of late journalist Michael Hastings' examination of the nation's military commanders.

Called "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan," Hastings' 2011 account has as its central set-piece the downfall of General Stanley McChrystal, who resigned after a damaging profile of him and his team ran in Rolling Stone magazine in 2010.

Now, Pitt's Plan B production company is teaming up with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment to develop the project. "Animal Kingdom" writer/director David Michod is attached to write and helm "The Operators." On top of producing, Pitt's expected to play the role of McChrystal himself.


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
   older posts »
Advertisement
About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.

Advertisement
Advertisement