Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Marc Jacobs the Tease

Marc Jacobs may have just learned that, you know what – he needs to work on his angles.

The designer lit up the Internet today when he accidentally (was it an accident, though?) Instagrammed a hint of penis while sharing a literal profile pic of his bum as he invited someone “to try [it].

Aw...dating in the time of silliness.

Photo: Zimbio.com.

Update: MJ has acknowledged his faux pas on July 2, chucking it to having meant to send [the ass pic] by DM. Oops, my mistake,” and, of course, apologizing for any offense he may have caused.



It is getting to be that time more and more, huh: the time when all the OG designers start to take a bow and retire (ish) from their posts.

Donna Karan announced today that she is stepping down as the chief creative force of her namesake company, Donna Karan International, this after 30 years at the helm.

Karan is not going away completely, though. The designer will remain a close adviser to the company, but her main focus from now on will be her Urban Zen Foundation.

Good for her.

Photo: NYTimes.com.

Mama Jen


For real?

Jennifer Aniston has decided to scrub all the good will Cake bought her last year in order to join Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, and her Horrible Bosses 2 co-star Jason Sudeikis in...Mother’s Day, a new star-studded joint to be directed by Garry Marshall.

Well. We knew this was bound to happen, since Marshall already gave us both New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day.

I wonder who else will jump on this bandwagon....

But back to LAniston: Fine. Whatever. But then Mean Moms, OKRRR.

Photo: UsMagazine.com.

They Will Get Their Man

Secret In Their Eyes is gonna be most polarizing, if the response I’ve seen on Facebook to its just-released trailer is any indication.

A remake of the 2009 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, the Billy Ray-directed film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as an FBI agent who becomes consumed with finding and capturing the murderer of his partner’s (Julia Roberts) teenaged daughter, much to the, well...not the chagrin of but the, you know, understanding disapproval of their district attorney-supervisor/pal (Gwyneth Paltrow Nicole Kidman). What he encounters instead, or as well, is an unspeakable revelation that will serve as commentary on the devastating effects seeking vengeance can have on the human soul.

So get ready to feel good at the movies!

Secret In Their Eyes is set to open on Oct. 23.

Photo: MovieWeb.com.

The Age of Garfleck Is Ovah

Looks like the tabloids were right: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are done.

Indeed, the couple – married since 2005 (it was their 10th anniversary yesterday) – is getting a divorce, [a]fter much thought and careful consideration,” surely in consideration of the three kids they share: Violet, 9; Seraphina, 6; and 3-year-old Samuel.

And another one bites the dust.

Photo: People.com.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Boldly Going Beyond

FYI, people: The follow-up to 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be titled...Star Trek Beyond.

So #Beyond away when the time comes.

The Justin Lin-helmed threqueel in the ongoing threequel starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto et al. is due out next July.

And in case you were wondering, Pine and Quinto are on board for a fourth outing.

Photo: Paramount Pictures.

Bring On the Second Volume!

And henceforth, the sequel to last summer’s surprise mega-hit Guardians of the Galaxy (you know...Chris Pratts starmaker) shall be known as...Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Director James Gunn confirmed as much, so there you have it.

The title, fans will know, is a riff on a nostalgia-tinged plot point in the original blockbuster, as well as on the title of its well-received soundtrack.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due in theaters on May 5, 2017.

Photo: Fandango.com.

The Coke Peddler


Into the Woods’ Billy Magnussen – soon to be seen as Kato Kaelin on FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – has landed one of the three leads on the network’s new drama pilot Snowfall.

To be directed by John Singleton, the pilot serve as an introduction to a potential chronicle of the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s L.A.

Magnussen will play the black sheep of a very prominent family who is just desperate to forge his own identity and willing to do anything to step from outta the shadow of his father. Anything – including becoming a major player in the nascent coke trade in town.

Photo: Zimbio.com.

Trump Fired

NBC has done its patriotic duty – just in time for the Fourth of July.

The Peacock has handed Donald Trump his walking papers.

As you probably know, Trump is running for president this election cycle. Seriously. And seriously. And as you also probably know, the Donald has been on a xenophobic rampage lately, saying really dumb things about Mexicans and opposing trade agreements and picking a fight with Univision, which dropped his beauty pageants in the wake of his comments.

Now NBC is cutting ties with the guy, so that means the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants will have to be, I dunno, streamed on Trump’s campaign website or som’in’. This also means his Apprentice franchise is off the Peacock’s schedule.

In characteristical style, though, Trump is vowing to sue NBC for its action.

What else would you expect, right.

Photo: Zimbio.com.

Update: Macys announced on July 1 that it, too, is cutting ties with Trump. Literally. The retailer will not carry his line of neckties – or shirts or cuff links – any longer.

I Could Make a Filthy Joke Here...

Team Swallow, Gwendoline Christie.

The Game of Thrones fan fave has been tapped for a role in Swallows & Amazons, the story of four 1929 children holidaying with their mother in the Lake District that go sailing to a nearby island on their boat, the Swallow. They set up camp for a few days, but soon discover that the island belongs to a couple of girls that arrived their on their boat, the Amazon.

A rivalry ensues.

Oh...the adventures of childhood.

Photo: Zimbio.com.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Break a Leg, Harry Potter

In life after blockbustership, why just be a theme-park ride when you can also be a theater show.

J.K. Rowling has tweet-confirmed that Harry Potter will make his transition to the stage next summer, Potterheads. 

Indeed, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new Rowling-co-produced-but-not-written entry in the series, will have West End run at the Palace Theatre in London under the direction of Tony winner John Tiffany.

No word on casting yet, but you know that somewhere out there som lad is thinking he’s got just what the role needs, that he is the next Daniel Radcliffe.

Guess she shall see soon enough.

Photo: TheDailyBeast.com.

A Heroic Comeback

You ready for the rebirth of TV’s Heroes?

Ya better be ’cause here comes Heroes Reborn, a reboot of the Emmy-nominated show that will premiere on NBC this fall.

The show, I think, stars Robby Kay (TV’s Once Upon a Time) as a young man discovering his powers, Zachary Levi as a bad guy hot on his trail, and franchise vets Jack Coleman and Masi Oka as a pair of heroes hoping to steer Kay in the right direction?

I dunno for sure. We just gon’ have to find out together when Heroes Reborn premieres on Sept. 24. In the meantime, here’s the first trailer for the show:

Gay Marriage Wins!

Woo-woos for everybody!

The Supreme Court of the United States legalized gay marriage across the nation on June 26, 2015, a day that will go down in history as yet another major win day for the LGBT community, if not humanity. America, for sure – the leader of the free world has got a lot of catching up to do these days.

But back to the news du jour: It was, indeed, very happy news to wake up to this morning.

The Obergefell v. Hodges case that helped settle the matter came down to a 5-4 vote, though. Not terribly surprising. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, stating, among other things, that, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.

“In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilizations oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law.

The Constitution grants them that right.”

Heck yeah it does!

And America will be all that much better because of this day, because equality for all is a beautiful thing. President Barack Obama agrees with me. :)

Photo: TheGuardian.com.

Update: Click here to read reactions from Hillary Clinton and from Hollywood, including Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, George Takei, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Sean Hayes, Shonda Rhimes, Zach Braff, and Ian McKellen, among others.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Going Live!

Aaron Eckhart news always makes me such a :).

The My All American and London Has Fallen star – who like, should be a much bigger deal! – has landed the lead in Live!, a new, shot-in-real-time actioner about a disgraced cop on a mission to rescue his commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, who is trapped somewhere in town with only 80 minutes to live, provided, of course, that he can elude the psycho that put her there in the first place.

Oy the pressure.

Now, can someone get this Live! movie a better title? In fact, can someone steer Eckhart away from this lot of material that once upon woulda been quite suited from Chris Evans (you gotta admit this sounds kinda Cellular-ish).

I got it. I got the solution. Marvel. They need to put this guy in one of their movies, already (preferably in something that requires some shirtlessness).

Photo: HDWallpapersOS.com.

The Activist

Taraji P. Henson clearly knows a good a thing when she sees it...and when she has it.

The Cookie Lyon of our lives is sticking close to Danny Strong, the co-creator of her star vehicle, TV’s Empire, now that she’s getting ready to star in the Strong-written big-screen offering The Best of Enemies.

The based-on-true-events project will tell the story of Ann Atwater’s working relationship with KKK leader C.P. Ellis. Henson will play the former, a prominent civil rights activist based in Durham, N.C.

The film is scheduled to go into production early next year.

Photo: GettyImages.com.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Circle Gal

Oh, hold up – Alicia Vikander will not be part of The Circle, after all.

The Swedish actress was going to star opposite Tom Hanks in James (The End of the Tour) Ponsoldt’s The Circle, as a college grad who joins a big tech company and gets involved with a mysterious man of a certain age (the two-time Academy Award winner). But now that she is doing the fourth Bourne movie....

Enter Emma Watson.

The Noah star has signed on to replace Vikander in the project, which is scheduled to start shooting in California this fall.

Right on, Hermione.

Photo: E! Online.

The It Girl Becomes a Bourne Girl

Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) is so It, you guys. Of course she would land on an It project.

The actress is not only getting ready to co-star opposite Tom Hanks in The Circle, she is also set to join Matt Damon in the follow-up to 2007The Bourne Ultimatum that Paul Greengrass is finally going to helm for a potential 2016 release.

Whom Vikander will play – good? bad? – is being kept under wraps for now, natch, but, obviously, she will have some sort of dealing with Damon’s Jason Bourne.


Vikander joins a cast that also already includes franchise vet Julia Stiles.

Photo: TheTimes.co.uk.


Röyksopp is so last year.

Kids! Have you heard that Robyn is part of a new music venture called Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique?

And their single Love Is Free,” featuring Maluca, is the jam?

Heck, it could be the song this summer has been looking for, y’all. Have a listen:

Boom, huh!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hell Time

A bouncing-about Kit Harington?

Bring. It!

The erstwhile Jon Snow of Game of Thrones is sticking close to HBO for his next big outing, the mockumentary 7 Days In Hell, co-starring Andy Samberg.

The 45-minute proposition – which also features Serena Williams (the title of the comedy – oh, this is a comedy, and it revolves around the longest tennis match ever), Will Forte (TV’s The Last Man on Earth), Mary Steenburgen, John McEnroe (obviously), June Squibb as the Queen of England, and Lena Dunham – premieres on July 11.

Check out the trailer now.

Photo: ScreenRant.com.

The Right Fit

Matt Bomer is one of the new faces of Giorgio Armani’s Made to Measure initiative.

That is all.

And remember, everybody: Magic Mike XXL opens on July 1!

Photo: TheFashionisto.com.

R.I.P. Master Horner

James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer, has passed away.

The 61-year-old Titanic music man perished yesterday, in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, Calif. He was flying alone at the time of the accident.

The prolific artist – his IMDb lists 156 credits as a composer – reportedly was working again with James Cameron (whose tribute to his colleague you can read here), on the director’s sequels to Avatar before his untimely death.

Horner’s work will next be heard in next months Southpaw.

Photo: Twitter.com.

Update 1: Click here for remembrances from the likes of Celine Dion, Ron Howard, Diane Warren, Russell Crowe, and OneRepublic, among others.

Update 2: So for whatever reason, Horner’s death wasn’t confirmed until early evening today.

The Holland Spider Era

The search is over: Tom Holland will be the new Spider-Man.

Yes, the Impossible star – a 19-year-old British import – reportedly has beat out the likes of Asa Butterfield in the race for the part and will play Peter Parker and his webslinging alter ego in upcoming Marvel-produced blockbusters moving forward (now that Sony has agreed to share), beginning with next year’s Captain America: Civil War, as well as Sonys second reboot in 2017.

Indie helmer Jon Watts will oversee the new Spider-Man movie, which is scheduled for three July 18s from now.

Holland will be first seen later this year in Chris Hemsworth’s In the Heart of the Sea, though.

Photo: Zimbio.com.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bourne’s Main Girl’s Back

And ’cause you can’t a fourth Jason Bourne movie starring Matt Damon without Julia Stiles....

It’s official: Julia Stiles is set to join Matt Damon in Paul Greengrass’ forthcoming third film about the once-amnesiac spy with...the heart o’ gold?


The actress will, indeed, reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons in the still-untitled project.

Photo: PopNews.ca.

Night Friend or Night Foe?

When Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie take TV Russell Tovey will be there.

The cute alumnus of HBO’s Looking has been cast in The Night Manager, a BBC-produced property that AMC will premiere stateside next year.

The show – an adaptation of the John le Carré novel – will center on a former British soldier-cum-night auditor at a luxury hotel (the Hiddle-hunk), and the information he receives from a French-Arab woman about a dangerous black-market arms dealer (Laurie) in order to turn it over to British intelligence. Instead, though, the night manager becomes part of the operation tasked with taking down the ne’er-do-well.

And there ya go: drama.

Photo: TheBacklot.com.

Running from the Dead

#ICYDK, Fear the Walking Dead is coming to AMC this summer.

And here is your first look at some of the action the show will serve up. Check it out:

That, btw, is Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).

The young British actor plays the high school-aged son of either Kim Dickens or Cliff Curtis on the show. And it looks like he will be among the first in his family to meet the walkers. Or whatever they call em out in L.A., which is where the companion series will be set.

Update: Heres another tease, this time featuring Kim Dickens starting to realize something is coming.