Comedian Steve Harvey's novel "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" sold 2 million copies since its 2009 release. Hollywood rules clearly states that that means a feature film adaptation is the next logical step. Screen Gems picked up the novel, which is essentially a love guide for bridging the differences between the sexes for successful relationships, to make a movie about a soon-to-be-divorced, self-professed relationship expert who doles out advice to a couple. Funny man Kevin Hart will play the "counselor," but today we've learned that Michael Ealy and Taraji Henson will portray the ailing couple in Think Like A Man.
Variety says that Tim Story (Barbershop) will direct from a script by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Will Packer will produce while Harvey will serve as executive producer. Production is set to begin this summer for an April 6, 2012 release. Harvey is a bit of an icon in the African American comedy world, so his presence should help sell the film, as will Henson, who's the biggest star in the set cast. Unfortunately, the film sounds like an terribly generic rom-com and is being released against another that's significantly bigger (American Reunion). In addition, The Cold Light Of Day (an action thriller that stars Bruce Willis and new Superman Henry Cavill) and Titanic 3D will hit theaters on the same day, making Think Like A Man's prospects of taking a healthy opening weekend haul very grim.
Kate Hudson chatted with David Letterman on The Late Show about how her mother mistook her for a boy when she was born. The explanation? She had a big head -- because, you know, that makes sense when identifying the sexes of babies.
Comedian Kevin Hart talked with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show about just how big of a deal he is -- and how he's a sex symbol. But he hasn't allowed fame to change him because he lives by one motto: "stay in your lane."
Seth Meyers caught up with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night and described his nervousness about speaking at the White House Correspondents Dinner this coming Saturday. Frankly, his nerves are justified, especially considering he's following the freaking president. Good luck, dude -- at least your mom will laugh!
According to Variety, The Office star Mindy Kaling has officially joined Five Year Engagement -- and boom, just like that, this movie somehow got even more exciting. The comedy, which reunites the creative team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller behind the camera, Judd Apatow producing and Jason Segel writing and starring) already sports a pretty amazing cast: Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, David Paymer and Kevin Hart. With the addition of Kaling, we're not even quite sure what to do with ourselves; but we're sure she's gonna look amaaazing.
After becoming famous at the hands of The OC and Josh Schwartz, Rachel Bilson is returning the favor. She's in talks to star in his upcoming CW show, Hart of Dixie, about a young doctor from the big city who's forced to switch gears and take over a small-town practice. I'm guessing she'll be Hart and the town will be Dixie...or vice versa. It doesn't really matter because it works either way.
I'm not sure I've ever seen Bilson do anything other than a version of her OC character, Summer, on Ritalin or some other calming substance, so I'm not sure about this one. She's supposed to be a snooty fish out of water here, so I'm assuming her Summer skill set will apply and what we'll get in another version of the teen character, just with a college education, bigger wallet, and her own money instead of daddy's. To get to this point, Schwartz sort of played the Bilson shuffle. She was slated to carry his supernatural pilot for NBC, but when that got snuffed out, she hopped on over to this one. Now, she's almost got a deal for the show, but I'd say it's all but settled. She's a Schwartz darling and there's not much else that her acting skill set is suitable for. Bring on the yappy, hoity toity doctor lady.
Early this morning, the Golden Globe nominations were announced, and the crew behind The King's Speech came out on top with seven nominations. The Social Network and The Fighter were right behind with six nominations each. Burlesque was nominated for comedy or musical as well as two noms for best original song, and in terms of television, Glee came off on top with five nominations. Below is a full list of the new hopefuls in both movies and t.v.
Best motion picture, drama
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
David Fincher - Social Network
Tom Hooper - King's Speech
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David O. Russell - The Fighter
Best Actor in a motion picture
Jesse Eisenberg - Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter
Best supporting Actor in a motion picture
Christian Bale - The Fighter
Michael Douglas - Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps
Jeremy Renner - The Town
Jeffrey Rush - The King's Speech
Andrew Garfield - The Social Network
Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Johnny Depp - Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp - The Tourist
Paul Giamatti- Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal - Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey - Casino Jack
Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie
Idris Alba - Luther
Ian McShane - Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino - You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid - The Special Relationship
Edward Ramirez - Carlos
Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
Scott Caan - Hawaii 5-0
Chris Colfer - Glee
Chris Noth - The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
David Strathern - Temple Grandin
Best Actress in a motion picture, drama
Halle Berry - Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine
Best supporting Actress in a motion picture
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Mila Kunis - Black Swan
Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Jackie Weaver - Animal Kingdom
Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway - Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie The Tourist
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone - Easy A
Best Actor, TV series, comedy
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Steve Carell - The Office
Thomas Jane - Hung
Matthew Morrison - Glee
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Best Actor in a TV series, drama
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
John Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House
Best Actress in a TV series, comedy
Toni Collette - Unites States of Tara
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Laura Linney - The Bic C
Lea Michele - Glee
Best Actress in a TV series, drama
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Elizabeth Moss - Mad Men
Piper Perabo - Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal - Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick - the Closer
Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie
Hayley Atwell - Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes - Temple Grandin
Judi Dench - Return to Cranford
Romola Garai - Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt - The Client List
Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie
Hope Davis - The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch - Glee
Kelly McDonald - Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles - Dexter
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
Best TV movie or mini-series
Pillars of the Earth
You Don't Know Jack
Best original score – motion picture
Alexander Desplot - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Robin - 127 Hours
Trent Reznor - The Social Network
Hans Zimmer - Inception
Best screenplay – motion picture
Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Hart - Kids are All Right
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David Seidler - Kings Speech
Aaron Sorkin - Social Network
Best TV Series, comedy
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Best foreign language film
Beautiful, Mexico - Spain
The Concert - France
The Edge - Russia
I Am Love - Italy
In a Better World - Denmark
Best animated feature film
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3
Best original song – motion picture
Bound to You - Burlesque
Coming Home - Country Strong
I See the Light - Tangled
There's a Place for Us - Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque
Best TV series, drama
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead
Kim Kardashian may be the most searched person on Bing, but the credit card venture she and her sisters tried to start up is already hitting a wall and shattering into a million plastic shards. Their prepaid debit cards – dubbed “Kardashian Kards” – venture is under fire for “predatory” fees (and improper spelling). Wisely, the trio has promptly decided to GTFO. -Popeater
Word has it that John Mayer almost derailed the Katy Perry-Russell Brand mega romance. The night before Perry met her British hubby, she was slinging back drinks with the Don Juan of the music world and get this: she was actually really into it. She was even exchanging texts with Mayer on that fateful VMA night when she threw that water bottle of love at his bed-head. -E!
Well this is one way to pay your respects…to your favorite whiskey. Pink spilled the beans about her unborn child’s name – if it’s a boy, he’ll be named Jameson after the delicious amber elixir. Pink’s hubby, Carey Hart is not loving the name, but dude at least she’s not naming him Audio Science or Jermajesty. -Popeater
Can’t a guy wear some leather pants to a movie premiere? Apparently once you near 50, even if you’re as sexy as Brad Pitt, leather pants are no longer okay. After rocking the look at the Paris premiere of Megamind, the internet is in an uproar about the aging (gracefully) actor’s wardrobe. Here’s what’s up: he’s Brad-freaking-Pitt and he can wear whatever he wants. -Us
Harry Potter isn’t exactly synonymous with scandal, but that’s changing pretty quickly. One PostSecret.com user is accusing a Harry Potter cast member of fathering her child. Last week an anonymous postcard featuring Harry Potter stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, Oliver Phelps and James Phelps read "One of these men is the father of the most amazing little girl in the world. He's never met her. He never will. He probably can't even remember my name." Felton and the Phelps brothers have denied the rumors, but the other stars still remain mum. Does anyone else notice that one of these things is not like the others? -Celebuzz
Johnny Depp told Vanity Fair that Disney was worried about Jack Sparrow being too “gay.” Depp even said that they “couldn’t stand” Sparrow and even went as far to ask if the character was meant to be gay. Chill out Disney, I’m sure that the of millions of moviegoers’ dollars that Depp’s flamboyant pirate allowed you to plunder should be enough hush money. -Huffpo
And Charlie Sheen will have to adopt a new strategy to get out of this pickle. Deny, deny, deny doesn’t work when investigators subpoena your medical records from the night of your rumored coke binge. You should go ahead and set up the plans for rehab now. Sorry, Charlie. -RadarOnline
US Weekly reports Pink and Carey Hart are expecting their first child together. That's great, but think of the tattoo stretchage! - US Weekly
Yes, I agree! Clicking on Reba McEntyre's cover of Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" initially seemed to be a mistake because she Jack the Rippers all the song's gerunds, but when it was over, I felt like I wanted to run through the airport and tell it not to leave. - Gawker TV
Kim Kardashian wants to fall in love again. So, if you know where it's hiding... - People
Bret Michaels told People he did not have an affair with Miley Cyrus' mom. She just likes "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and it was the first concert she took Miley to so she thought the two of them should remake the song for Miley's new album. That, is like, textbook affair commencement. - People
Gayle King continues to say the rumors that she and Oprah are lesbians is "ridiculous." Someone just go find out if their ringtones for each other are "Teenage Dream." - TMZ
Brittany Murphy would have been 33 today, and her mother plans to write a book about her personal life and career. - TMZ
If your loser cousin at Brown emailed what they called "naked pictures of Emma Watson" to you, delete them because they're not real. Her spokesperson said, "There have been a number of nude fakes over the past two months. Emma has seen them and finds them tiresome. People should know better." So, out them at Thanksgiving for not having a more discerning eye. - Huffpo
So, Kendra Wilkinson is on the cover of this month's Playboy. However, figuring out that someone would realize her body in the picture does not look like the body we have seen on Kendra, she clarified that the photo was taken at a shoot two years ago when she was still living in the mansion. ESCANDALO, ¿NO? - People
Dakota Fanning was crowned homecoming queen for the second year in a row. Jealous? - Huffpo
Jamie Foxx knows President Obama is smoking the doobies. - TV Squad
Now that the pool of young Hollywood dudes is done duking it out over the lead in the upcoming Universal thriller Safe House, the studio’s grabbed a new writer to rework the script originally penned by David Guggenheim. Terry George, who’s lent his linguistic abilities to films like Hotel Rwanda, Hart’s War, and The Boxer, will take a crack at Guggenheim’s script. And honestly, I think that’s probably best.
Guggenheim’s supplied the scripts for a lot of television movies and series and, most recently, a handful of documentaries including An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting For Superman. No offense to Mr. Guggenheim, but I think that George may be on a more appropriate wavelength for the CIA drama. I'd say that he's a little more in tune with big screen thrills and suspense than the former Party of Five scribe.
The film, which is about a CIA agent who transports a dangerous criminal after they’re both attacked at a safe house (hence the oh-so creative title), stars Ryan Reynolds (who beat out Shia LaBouf, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal and a handful of other hunks for the role) as the CIA agent and Denzel Washington as the criminal in what I hope will be another awesome walk on the dark side for the seasoned Oscar winner.
Also attached is Swedish director, Daniel Espinosa, who comes fresh off his acclaimed crime thriller Snabba Cash (which is already on the remake train with Zac Efron aboard) to direct the film when it starts shooting early next year. Espinosa was also considered to direct the next X-Men movie, but something tells me this set-up might be a better way to make a US debut.
The entertainer died at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut on Thursday (12Aug10).
His Broadway credits include The National Health in 1974, a 1975 revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness!, and a revival of The Glass Menagerie that same year.
He also starred in the original production of John Guare’s comedy Bosoms and Neglect in 1979, was part of the original Broadway cast of David Rabe’s Streamers in 1976, and starred as Romeo in a 1977 production of Romeo and Juliet.
Alongside Meryl Streep and Philip Bosco, Rudd played the title role in a 1976 production of Henry V for the New York Shakespeare Festival.
On U.S. television, he starred in Beacon Hill, and in 1977 TV movie Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye. He also appeared in The Betsy, the 1978 film based on the Harold Robbins novel, and continued his TV career throughout the 1980s with guest roles on TV series Hart to Hart, Moonlighting and others before leaving acting to raise his children.
Rudd is survived by his second wife, Martha Bannerman, their three children, Graeme, Kathryn and Eliza and his mother, Kathryn Rudd.
After putting in 28 years of "is she pregnant or is she just in love?" and "inside Jacko's monkey cage!" Mary Hart is leaving Entertainment Tonight. The former Miss South Dakota joined the show in 1982, which I cannot verify myself because I wasn't born yet, so technically I can only give her credit for her service from '86 onwards. I don't think she'll really care, because those first few years must have been utter chaos -- you know how it is...the '70s lingered a little.
In a statement, she said "I've reached a point when I clearly realize it's time for a change. There are many things I want to do in my life and I'd better get on with them. It will certainly be with mixed sentiments that I say 'goodbye' at the end of the season, but it will definitely be with a sense of celebration." I bet it will. I'm sure she's tired of being the spokeswoman for ruching around the cleavage.
No decision has been made on who'll replace Hart, but someone better get on it because the show premieres on September 13th...and they've got to take down all those blimp-sized advertisements of her with Mark Steines before that to assert the news is a punctual and otherwise accurate entity. As for Hart, she doesn't know what she's going to do next...but she's already blond and smiley, which means she certainly won't be a circle trying to fit into a square peg.