'Pacific Rim 2's' release date, and more news to note
June 27th, 2014
05:11 PM ET

'Pacific Rim 2's' release date, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • You know a movie's a big deal when its release date is three years away. That's the case with the sequel to 2013's "Pacific Rim," which will be directed by Guillermo del Toro and released on April 7, 2017.
    • Speaking of sequels, Frank Darabont is going to direct the "Snow White and the Huntsman" follow-up ... but Kristen Stewart isn't expected to return. [The Wrap]
    • Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley is back on the job in the Motor City. "Beverly Hills Cop 4" will be filmed in Detroit and released in March 2016.
    • Peter Capaldi will officially start his reign as the new "Doctor Who" on August 23.
  • If you see an even more insane amount of social media updates from the Kardashians this weekend, it's because it's Khloe Kardashian's 30th birthday. Yes, that's rapper French Montana in the photo celebrating with her - he's rumored to have bought her a diamond-encrusted ring, a diamond grill and a car. [E!]

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Lindsay Lohan lands stage debut, and more news to note
June 26th, 2014
06:00 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan lands stage debut, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Lindsay Lohan is trading in the screen for the stage. The actress will make her debut to the thea-tah in London with David Mamet's "Speed the Plow." [THR]
  • Thought Shailene Woodley smoked a lot of pot? You'd be mistaken (but you also wouldn't be the first person to make that mistake). [Vanity Fair]
  • Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks might be headed for a - gasp! - on-screen movie reunion. [HuffPost]
  • Here's what Keira Knightley's singing voice sounds like:
  • And here's Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert doing their best impression of "Thelma & Louise":

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A Bear Grylls show we can't wait to watch, and more news to note
June 25th, 2014
06:00 PM ET

A Bear Grylls show we can't wait to watch, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Our national crush on Channing Tatum and Zac Efron has infiltrated NBC's new Bear Grylls adventure show. The two actors are among the celebrities who will venture off with Grylls to a remote location for 48 hours in the upcoming "Running Wild with Bear Grylls." [THR]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker is finally making her way back to TV - maybe. But there won't be any sex or stilettos involved (we don't think): she's taking a look at a starring role in a police corruption drama. [TVLine]
  • MTV is going to pretend like its still 1999 on July 2. The network is bringing back "Total Request Live," but it's going to be all about Ariana Grande. [NYDN]
  • "The Biggest Loser" has lost Jillian Michaels as a trainer once again. She won't be back for season 16. [Us Weekly]
  • "Scandal" fans, you're going to need to dip into your wine budget for this: starting this fall, The Limited will host a "Scandal"-inspired line of clothing. [Variety]
  • Paul McCartney's thankfully feeling a lot better:
  • Find your English tea! A trailer for the fifth season of "Downton Abbey" has arrived:
  • And the official trailer for Brad Pitt's "Fury" is out, too:

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New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' trailer, and more news to note
June 24th, 2014
05:57 PM ET

New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' trailer, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • When it comes to this summer's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, the newest trailer tells you everything you need to know: They're turtles, not aliens (because aliens would be stupid), and they're ninjas. (Also, there's Shredder!)
  • When can you expect "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Good Wife" to return? Mark your calendars - CBS has revealed premiere dates for its fall season. [Variety]
  • The Coen Brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" is building a pretty dynamite cast. In addition to George Clooney and Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton have also joined the crew. [THR]
  • Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku have thrown in the towel on their five-year romance. [People]
  • Because he's Kanye West, the rapper's version of doing community service is teaching fashion at a Los Angeles technical college. [TMZ]
  • If a draft of Bob Dylan's lyrics for "Like A Rolling Stone" can go for $2 million at an auction, can you imagine  how much the master recording must be worth? [Rolling Stone]

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Fox's 'Kitchen Nightmare' is over, and more news to note
June 23rd, 2014
06:00 PM ET

Fox's 'Kitchen Nightmare' is over, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Gordon Ramsay's decade-long series "Kitchen Nightmares" is coming to an end. "It's been a blast," Ramsay said in an announcement, "but it's time to call it a day." [GordonRamsay.com]
  • To induct their daughter into their over-the-top way of life, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West created their own festival for North West's first birthday. Ripping off the popular music festival in Indio, California, they dubbed their expansive (and apparently expensive) soiree "Kidchella." [E!]
  • We admire the persistence of a man in love, but ... completely airing your relationship's dirty laundry in a sad-faced music video might not be the way to win back your wife, Robin Thicke.
  • Need some uplift after that depressing clip? This clip from Pearl Jam's recent performance in Milan should do the trick:
  • Start placing your bets that there will be a "Maleficent 2" now. The live-action Disney movie is now Angelina Jolie's highest-grossing film to date. [EW]
  • The legacy of James Gandolfini has an entry that's yet to be released. Take another look at "The Drop," which is set to bow on September 12:

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'Star Wars' might have a new director, and other news to note
June 20th, 2014
05:22 PM ET

'Star Wars' might have a new director, and other news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Rian Johnson, the director of "Looper" and several memorable "Breaking Bad" episodes is in talks to write and direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and write a treatment for "Episode IX." [Deadline]
  • Thank you so much Andy Cohen for asking Jennifer Lopez about dressing Ben Affleck, her reported feud with Mariah Carey and who is better in bed between dancers, singers and actors during "Watch What Happens Live." Sorry Ben. [Bravo TV]
  • We hope Zoe Kravitz doesn't start a diet craze with her confession that she drank clay to lose weight for a role because ain't nobody got time for that. [Us Weekly]
  • So much yes for Rosario Dawson being cast in Netflix's "Daredevil." [EW]
  • Oh Matt Lauer not you too with the short suit. Is this real life? [People]
  • "Thelma and Louise" stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunited for a picture on Twitter. And it was awesome. [Susan Sarandon's Twitter account]

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