Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hugh the Apostle

Hugh Jackman’s becoming a man of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Meaning the Awesome Aussie’s gonna star in a film co-produced by the dynamic duo.

Indeed, Jackman’s set to headline Apostle Paul before he gets to Wolverining around one last time. He will play the Jewish man of God, a.k.a. Saul of Tarsus, who crossed over to speak to the Romans and preach the word in the faith-based project.

Paul, FYI, was not one of the 12 original disciples but was converted on the road to Damascus when Christ came to him and he was blinded by a great white light. He remained sans sight until a man named Ananias prayed for its restoration, which led to Paul becoming one of Jesus’ most important messengers, going on trips to Rome and appearing before its rulers, for he also was a Roman.

Not for nothing Paul is credited with writing 14 of 27 New Testaments books.

Photo: Zimbio.com.

Enter Casey Jones

Stephen Amell just can’t keep away from the color green.

The Arrow has landed a role among those (green) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the sequel to their  first live-action, Michael Bay-produced cinematic outing. You know, the one co-starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett that came out last year and some made bank.

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2Amell will play Casey Jones, a loner-type who becomes an ally to the turtles and a love interest for Fox’s April O’Neil.

The follow-up is due out next year.

Photo: LATimes.com.

Kanye Does the Biebs?

Justin Bieber is a big man now, as evidenced by his willingly taking one in the chin last during the much-deserved #BierberRoast.

So, to the surprise of nobody, the Ultra-crashing Biebs is gonna put out a big-man’s album soon.

And said record will be co-produced by Kanye West that the Canadian superstar anticipates will shock everyone.

Alrighty then.

Photo: MiamiNewTimes.com.

Like Robin Thicke, Then Maybe Love Him Again?

Robin Thicke just did his first smart thing, musically speaking, in a bit and a half: He’s gone back to being a featured artist.

That’s an effective way to let us forget about his terrible 2014 and re-ingratiate us to his voice, which can be sweet and sexy and fun.

The Thickester’s one two artists (the other is Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White) joining Flo Rida on – Potential Song of Summer Alert!  I Don’t Like It, I Love It,” which is part of the latter’s upcoming EP My House.

Watchu think?

Photo: Philly.com.

Monday, March 30, 2015




It’s all about the upcoming SPECTRE now.

Daniel Craig’s latest 007 adventure’s coming out this fall, and, like Skyfall before it, it promises to be a doozy.

James Bond will receive a cryptic message from his past that will send him – like a kite dancing in a hurricane – on a journey to uncover the true intentions of a beyond-sinister organization. Check out the blockbuster’s first teaser trailer now.

SPECTRE will take over theaters on Nov. 6.

The Weinstein Snag

God is in trouble.

And by God I mean Harvey Weinstein.

The Hollywood titan’s kicked off the week standing accused by a 22-year-old woman of groping her breasts during a private get-together in his Tribeca Film Center offices last Friday afternoon. The unidentified woman reportedly filed a complaint about two hours after meeting the married producer (his wife is Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman).

Weinstein and his accuser, it seems, first met last Thursday at an event for his New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. He was questioned by police on Saturday after he, evidently, volunteered to take part in that exercise.

Although no charges were (or have been) filed against him, Weinstein did ask to leave during his interview with investigators so he could consult with his attorney.

Stay tuned.

Photo: Variety.com.

Update: Harvey Weinstein’s accused has been identified.

She is Ambra Battilana Gutierrezan Italian model who, as the story unfolds, has been in similar situations twice before. She has an unfortunate tie to Silvio Berlusconi, and, at 17, accused a 70-year-old man of taking advantage of her (like that).

For his part, it seems Weinstein’s camp has deemed the entire ordeal a shakedown of sorts and expects that the producer will be fully vindicated in the end.

The TIDAL’s Rising

So that’s why Madonna and Coldplay and BeyoncĂ© changed their profile pics on most of their social media to a turquoise blue square or circle....

’Cause of TIDAL.

Now...what’s TIDAL, you ask?

It’s a new streaming service that Jay Z is championing and will be introducing to the world later this afternoon. He already made it semi-official by teasetastically letting us know that the aforementioned acts, plus many more including Jason Aldean and Calvin Harris and Daft Punk and Rihanna and Kanye West, are on board with...whatever TIDAL will do, which promises to be a changer of the game.

Color me intrigued.

Photo: EURWeb.com.

Update: So. TIDAL. What is it?

It’s an ad-free, high-quality streaming-music subscription service that will set listeners about $10 a month.

Lots more big-time artists are participating in this endeavor, including Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj and Usher and Arcade Fire and Deadmau5, and doing so as co-owners of the company, no less.

Clearly, TIDAL will be star-powered competition for the likes of Pandora and Spotify and Apple’s soon-to-lunch music-streaming service.

The Lady Is a Wardrobe

Let it be known that Audra McDonald can play anything.

Including...a wardrobe?

Nah, the multi-Tony-winning actress is not pulling a Vin Diesel (not exactly, anyway), but she will be playing an inanimate of sorts, in Disney’s live-action musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

McDonald, you see, is circling the part of the lady-in-waiting/wardrobe Garderobe.

Photo: NewNowNext.com.

The Fear Is Real

Fun news, kids: We have us a title for that companion series to AMC’s The Walking Dead. It’s gonna be...Fear the Walking Dead.


The L.A. Dead woulda been on brand and just cheesy enough with the location inclusion. Much better than this long-ass situation we are getting....

Anyway. Here’s the first tease for the show, which is premiering with six episodes, and which just may begin to explain how the walkers came to walk.

Photo: AMCTV.com.

Trevor Noah Takes Ovah

The time for despair is over: Jon Stewart’s successor has been found.

South African-born cutie-patootie-comedian Trevor Noah has been selected – seemingly on the strength of only three previous appearances on Comedy Central’s Daily Show – to take over The Daily Show once Stewart peaces out later this year.

Stewart already is on record as “thrilled” and even has left the door open to “rejoin [the show] as a correspondent just to be a part of [the Age of Trevor Noah]!!!

Down, boy.

Photo: NPR.org.

Taydonna Forever!

So Madonna performed at last night’s iHeart Radio Music Awards down in L.A.

I rightfully had figured that the Queen was going to serve up some Ghosttown,” since it is the second single off of Rebel Heart, but I imagined how.

Or with whom.

So I was hella tickled to see that M invited none other than Taylor Swift to join her on stage, on acoustic guitar (and for a lot of hair-emoting). And thus #Taydonna was born. Check it.

Can’t wait to see these two on tour this year.

Photo: Mashable.com.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Good for them!

Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are now a couple of regular ol DILFs.

Berkus announced the happy news earlier this week via Facebook, writing that he and his also-a-designer-husband welcomed a daughter they’ve named Poppy, via surrogate, on March 23. Oh and he also stated the obvious, natch: that he and Brent could not be happier to embrace this new chapter in their lives.


Photo: Out.com.

Deadpool Will See You Now

We’ve always known Ryan Reynolds to be a good-looking mofo good sport, even in the undenieable face of spectacular failure (cough, cough, Green Lantern, cough).

So no one could be surprised this week when R2 tweeted this first-look pic of himself in his new Deadpool costume. Of course he would pose as Burt Reynolds did back in the day (you know the famous shot...).

Can’t wait to see him in action, yo. This might finally be his big, big moment.

Reynolds’s long-gestating-and-awaited, very-much-part-of-the-Xverse stand-alone Deadpool – featuring Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano – will arrive in theaters next February.

Photo: Twitter.com/VancityReynolds.

Spy Kit

Kit Harington will soon learn that in life – or, alright...at MI5 if you are part of MI5 – you can either do good or you can do well.


My, as the star of the spy thriller Spooks: The Greater Good, the adaptation of the British TV show Spooks.

The movie co-stars Jennifer Ehle, David Harewood (Showtime’s Homeland), and original Spooks star Peter Firth (pictured here with Harington), and is set to start hitting theaters in May.

Check out the international trailer now.

Photo: DailyMail.co.uk.

Britney Gets Her Iggy On

This week was a good week to be a fan of Britney Spears.

See, the pop tart confirmed that she is giving us a new single on May 5, and that said single is a collaboration with none other than I-G-G-Y.

That is, Iggy Azalea, for the uninitiated.


Photo: EW.com.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sam the Dad

Give it up: Sam Worthington is officially a DILF.

The Cake star and Lara Bingle, his Australian model-gf, have welcomed their first child together.

No word on whether the baby is a boy or a girl, but it probably definitely is very, very cute and destined to have a nice little accent.

Photo: BeauGrealy.com.

Hiro’s Return

I knew this would happen.

’Cause you can’t have your Heroes without having your Hiro!

Yes, Masi Oka is set to reprise his Emmy-nominated role as space-time manipulator Hiro Nakamura on NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn.

Oka joins fellow original-flavor cast member Jack Coleman, Robbie Kay, and several newcomers to the franchise on the limited miniseries, which will air this fall.

Photo: Deadline.com.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kendall Does Calvin

So. Kendall Jenner is Calvin Klein’s newest denim face.

Imma just drop the mic on this one right there ’cause I kinda can stomach the girl, so why even pretend to have anything snarky to say about this or her, right?

The #mycalvins Denim Series that she and model Simon Nessman are striking a pose for will be sold at Opening Ceremony New York and L.A. stores only, for a month, beginning on April 15.


Photo: Out.com.

The Thick of the Ring

The light heavyweight champion of the world.

His loving family.

His short fuse.

It all proves to be a bad combo for Jake Gyllenhaal before he pulls it together in the upcoming Southpaw, a Kurt Sutter-written, Antoine Fuqua-helmed story of redemption that, yes, will feature the Gyllen-yum all ripped to shreds and s--- but that also will give us another reason to admire the Oscar-nominated actor for his chops. Just like he likes it best.

Check out the film’s intense first trailer now:

Southpaw – co-starring Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, and Naomie Harris – is due out on July 31.

Relive Stonewall

That Jon Robin Baitz-written film about Stonewall that (out) director Roland Emmerich was mounting last year?

It’s ready to be seen and absolutely coming out this year.

Starring Jeremy Irvine (The Railway Man), the independently produced Stonewall – about a young mans political awakening in the wake of the events that unfolded as history was being made around him – will be in theaters this fall, just in time for awards season.

Looking forward to it!

Photo: Out.com.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cookie Takes a Bite Outta Saturday Night

She gave us a new ’tude (and body) as Cookie Lyon this past winter, and now Taraji P. Henson’s gonna give us funny as a Saturday Night Live host next month.

Heck yeah!

The breakthrough of TV’s Empire will lord over Studio 8H on April 11, in her hosting debut, with musical guests Mumford & Sons.

It is the Age of Taraji – and I love it.

Photo: People.com.

Spice 20

Yo. Can you believe next year will mark 20 years of zig-a-zig ahing?

Yes, it was two decades ago that the Spice Girls first made a huge splash with their music, taking over the zeitgeist and promoting Girl Power all around the world.

Good times.

Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh, and Sporty – you know who they are! – reunited in 2007 and again three years ago to help close the London Olympiad. And, now...now comes word that the quintet may get together again next year to celebrate their landmark 20th anniversary.

“I was with Geri (Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice] and Mel B [Scary Spice] just recently[;] we love each other and we love performing together,” Baby Spice Emma Bunton has revealed. “[We were talking about it.] It’s just [a matter of] when the timing is right because we all have our own careers now and we have families, it’s just about getting five schedules together and that’s all it is.

Better get to it then!

Photo: RevistaVanityFair.es.

Update: On April, Mel B sort of echoed what Baby Spice said, that the Spice Girls probably, hopefully will do something next year for the group’s 20th anniversary.

Done Throwing Shades

Seems Fifty Shades of Grey proved a shade too many for director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Last month’s half-billion-dollar worldwide blockbuster was not a Sunday picnic for the British helmer, most everyone knows is privy to that bit of gossip/info. She and E L James, the author of the books upon which the franchise is based, reportedly clashed quite a bit on set, about the direction that the movie should take and even about Dakota Johnson’s final line of dialogue should be (James got her way – GTS, if you wanna know more).

“Incredible yet “intense” – that is how the woman who called the shots (officially...from behind the camera) describes the entire experience. So, not surprisingly, Taylor-Johnson’s passing on directing any follow-ups, not without wishing “nothing but luck dealing with James success to whosever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three.

’Cause she classy like that.

Photo: Gala.de.