Saturday, October 03, 2015

Freeheld in Song

Miley Cyrus is hosting SNL tonight. Girlfriend’s the show’s musical guest as well, so, maybe, just maybe, she will sing her latest, non-Dead Petz-related effort, a ballad for the awards-bait-y Freeheld.

Staring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, the film tells the story of the terminally ill New Jersey lieutenant who fought to ensure that her pension would go to her registered domestic partner after her death.

Las Cyrus has been tapped to sing Hands of Love” for the film’s soundtrack, a deeply moving ditty written by Linda Perry.

I smell an Oscar campaign....

Freeheld is out in limited release this weekend.


Revenge Will Be His

Leo. Tom Hardy. Natural light.

They are all co-starring in The RevenantAlejandro G. Iñárritus ambitious follow-up to the Oscar-winning Birdman.

The film features Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper from the 19th century who gets mauled by a grizzly bear and is left for dead by some associates who, btw, also rob him of all his s---. He survives, and, natch, embarks on quest redemption, safety, and payback on all that wronged him, including Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter.

Check out the film’s first full trailer:

The Revenant will have an Academy Awards-qualifying run at Christmastime before opening wide on Jan. 8.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Bridget’s Back for Thirds

That Bridget Jones – she may have been gone for a while, but she was never forgotten.

And here she comes again.

The powers that be have released the first look at Renée Zellweger, in character as the British heroine, in advance of the forthcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby, co-starring Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.

Looks like Bridget has upgraded her diary to an iPad!

Bridget Jones’s Baby is due next Sept. 16. Sharon Maguire, the franchise’s OG director, is back calling the shots.


Flight Girl

Now she’s put down her TV Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev is ready to take on the movies.

Up first is The Final Girls, a horror comedy with all the makings of a cult classic waiting to happen, and then it’ll be Arrivals time.

The actress is joining Asa Butterfield and Arya Stark herself, Maisie Williams, in a new coming-of-age indie by that title. She will play the flight attendant-love interest of Butterfield’s character, a hypochondriac college dropout working as a baggage handler at the airport in Cape Town.

Williams will portray a Brit with a bucket list, the plot point that ties them all together.


Nothing Tragic About This General...

He may be getting all that buzz for his performance in next weekend’s Steve Jobs, but, clearly, Michael Fassbender is gonna be bringin’ it as Macbeth.

Do you see what I mean.

Directed by Justin Kurzel and co-starring Marion Cotillard, Macbeth is set to arrive in theaters on Dec. 4 – just in time for someone to get twice as many Golden Globe nominations!


Thursday, October 01, 2015

A Gay May-December Forever

That c--- Kim Davis is not gonna like this.

Congratulations are in order, to gay power couple Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley.

The Milk Oscar winner and the young Olympian – a couple since late 2013 – are engaged to be married. The announcement was made the traditional way: via The Times of London (what...a Cumberbatchian move!).


Good for them!



Point, GOOP?

Blake Lively is pulling the plug on Preserve, her not-quite-as-maligned-as-Gwyneth’s lifestyle website.

Evidently, the site was not quite ready when it went live last year, and, as the Age of Adaline star put it to Vogue, it was not “making a difference in people’s lives, whether superficially or in a meaningful way.

Meaning it wasn’t making the Lively-(Ryan)Reynolds household any money?

Lively has vowed to relaunch Preserve or a new incarnation of Preserve, saying she has a new plan and that she is rather excited about it.

For now, though, it looks like gf will be focusing on her real bread and butter: the movies.


Update: Preserve may be going offline, but it is doing so with quite a sale. Get it all while its hot!

When Kevin Hart Met the Becks

OK – this is kinda funny.

I don’t live or die for Kevin Hart – I think the guy is funny in small doses (no pun intended) – but I do have a thing for David Beckham.

Yeah, right. Who doesn’t.

Anyway, Hart has joined the Becks in the ranks of H&M models; the two are hawking the company’s upcoming fall campaign together, and it features a short film in which Hart shadows the footballer day and night, for his is set to play him in a forthcoming biopic. For realsies – watch:



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Royal Beard Does Good

Prince Harry’s #RoyalBeard is still turning heads.

And doing good while at it!

The RUILF took out his beard for a veterans charity walk in England earlier today, as part of his work on behalf of Walking with the Wounded.



Positively Boss

You remember Danny Pintauro, the cute kid from TV’s Who’s the Boss?, right?

Well, he just became an activist.

The actor revealed last weekend that he is HIV-positive...has been since 2003. He came out with his diagnosis on an installment of Oprah: Where Are They Now? (obviously), because he was finally “ready,” especially now that this is, “not something that people are really talking about right now.

The revelation prompted a declaration of admiration from his old TV mom, Judith Light, as well as a public display of admiration from his old co-star, Alyssa Milano, on The Talk yesterday.

While it’s sucky that he got it, it is a good thing that Pintauro is willing to help everyone revisit the HIV conversation. We gotta do more to reignite the train of education and prevention.


A Captain Enslaved

And for his next act, Russell Crowe’s turning to Sand and Blood.

Indeed, the Academy Award winner is going to star in In Sand and Bloodthe adaptation of Dean King’s Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival.

It’s quite possible that the actor – who popped his feature-film directorial cherry with The Water Diviner  – may helm the project, which will tell the story of an American ship crashing in Western Sahara, where the 12 men on board were tortured and forced into slavery.

Well that doesn’t sound heavy at all.


The Taming of the Minaj

Strange Bedfellows Alert!

Nicki Minaj is working on a new untitled show for ABC Family.

Hollywood can so be weird sometimes....

The project, based on the rapper’s family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early ’90s and her growing up a Queens girl, is on the hunt for its #YoungNicki.

For her part, Minaj not only will contribute some appropriately tame spits for the character, she also will appear on the show, which she is executive producing.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Playing Favourites

Kate Winslet is getting regal.

The Academy Award winner is circling The Favourite, a new historical drama about Queen Anne of Great Britain. She would play the monarch’s (Olivia Colman) confidante, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, with whom she was tight until political differences torn them asunder.

Meanwhile, Emma Stone also has her eye on a part in the project – that of Abigail Masham, the duchess’ socially clever cousin. gonna be one fun and intriguing court, huh.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Florent’s Big Comeback

An old New York institution is getting a revival.


Alan Cumming is developing a new show for Showtime based on the life of Florent Morellet, the restaurateur and AIDS activist that opened the dearly departed Meatpacking District pioneer Florent, which closed in 2008 due to a dramatic rent increase.

Cumming has been fixing to get this passion project a home for a while now, and the show is being put together as a follow-up to his Emmy-nominated stint on TVs The Good Wife.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

November 25d?

And speaking of Adele....

Looks like the British sensation’s beyond-eagerly awaited new album, 25, reportedly will be out...on Nov. 20.

A new single must be imminent then.


How Ya Like That Writing?


Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Walldropped this week.

That, of course, would be the singer’s theme song for SPECTRE, the new James Bond movie opening on Nov. 6.

What did you think, what did you think?

While I like some of the things S2 does on it...the song aint not “Skyfall.


Serving Miami Drama

Mr. Worldwide hearts the 305.

And that is why he is making a show out of it.

Yes! Pitbull’s producing a new drama for Fox titled 305, a nod to Miami’s OG area code. The show will revolve around a man named Willy who is forced to quit high school in order to move with his celebrity chef-uncle, who enrolls him the Magic City’s most elite private school.



Watchu Got There, Zac Efron?

There Zac Efron was on the set of Neighbors 2, shirtless and doing a bulge check earlier this week....

And all was fine with the world.