Actress and former Justin Bieber paramour Selena Gomez has snatched up the movie rights to Sky Is Everywhere, a YA novel from Jandy Nelson, Deadline.com reports. Gomez will develop the project though her production company, July Moon, and intends to play the lead role of a 17-year-old "bookworm and band geek" who, upon the tragic death of her extrovert older sister, "is left to take center stage and balance not one boy but two." Which makes it sound like some sort of morbid Ugly Duckling tale with a Twilight-esque love triangle thrown in. How delightful.
We all knew this day would come eventually. First Brad Pitt tortured us during an interview with 60 minutes when he said he planned on retiring from acting at the age of 50 (that's three years from now) and now Angelina Jolie is hinting she may be fading from the silver screen as well (commence panic attack mode). Yes, it seems ever since Jolie tried her hand at directing, she's developed a growing interest in the industry and has now caught the directing bug (not to be confused with the acting bug), making her think about going behind the camera full-time.
Jolie admitted to her potential career change to E! Online at the Producers Guild Awards, saying, "I still love acting–if I can find those roles that matter. But if I don't, it's nice to be able to shine the spotlight on another actress your think is extremely talented and give her the spotlight." Granted she isn't the first Hollywood star to think about permanently making the switch to the director's chair, but it's strange to think of her behind the scenes rather than in them. Plus, last we checked, directing made her cry in the shower, so I'm not sure why she's so drawn to the idea.
Indeed, watching one of Hollywood's most iconic figures retire from acting would be just tragic. But luckily that day is not today since Jolie still seems to be finding films that interest her, including her upcoming role as Sleeping Beauty's nemesis in the live-action fairy-tale thriller Maleficent. Still, we'd better enjoy her roles while we can because it sounds like her movie days could be numbered. Any film could be her last.
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I don't think there's a single person out there who doesn't love Betty White. Her outlandish humor and vivacious personality has made her not only beloved by her adoring fans, but by her Hollywood peers as well. And throughout the years, her popularity only continues to grow both on and off-screen. There's no such thing as too much Betty White, so in honor of her 90th birthday today, we're honoring the actress with five reasons we love her oh-so much. And believe me, there are more than just five reasons, but we thought the full list would be a bit much. So here's to Betty -- captivating the world for 90 years (and beyond!). We look forward to the future memorable moments and comedic characters you undoubtedly have in store for us.
Happy Birthday, Betty!
1. She America's Favorite Golden Girl
White played the role of Rose Nylund on the hit sitcom, The Golden Girls, from 1985-1992. Full of child-like innocence and a ditzy demeanor, her character quickly became the lovable grandmother we all wish we had. Her kooky behavior and naïve nature was always good for a laugh (not to mention that rather active sex life of hers). Sure, she could be infuriating at times, but she always managed to be warm and wise in her own unique way. True fans of the show would know, it just would not have been the same without her.
2. She'll Tackle Almost Anything
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During the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV, White appeared as a football player in an ad for Snickers. Now, I'm not a big sports fan, but this commercial alone was well worth the hours of rough-housingI was forced to endure. Watching White tackle a huge football player was nothing short of comedy gold -- and the country seemed to agree. The ad won the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter’s top spot placement and proved that White was solid in pretty much every demographic, ever. If you haven't seen this this little gem already, you've seriously been missing out.
3. She's A Dance Machine
Garbed in Native American apparel, White teams up with Sandra Bullock in The Proposal to produce a Lil' Jon-inspired chant to the universe and it was awesome. Ever wonder what it would look like to see an elderly woman Get Low? Well, you get your answer thanks to this little scene...at least until a confused Ryan Reynolds appears and breaks up the little chanting session. But you haven't heard a song properly until it has been sung by the lovely Betty White. And that's not even mentioning her killer dance moves. Night clubs, beware!
4. She's A Wonderful Host
White's popularity reached such extreme heights that it prompted a Facebook campaign to get White signed on to host Saturday Night Live. And that crywas not ignored. Sure enough, in May 2010, White appeared as the SNL host and she didn't disappoint. Not only did her appearance deliver a ratings boost, White also made a memorable character out of Florence Dusty, a pastry cook whose speciality was muffins. I know what you're thinking: "Is there anything Betty can't do?" And the answer is "No, there isn't."
5. She Knows Her Hip Hop
If you're like me, I had no idea who Luciana Caporaso was -- that is, until she featured our dear Betty in a video for her 2011 song "I’m Still Hot." Now, it’s just a digital single that promotes a life settlement program (“The Lifeline Program”), but who doesn’t want to hear an auto-tuned Betty White rapping things like: “I’m Betty from the block, I love my Emmys and my beatbox?" As long as Betty's involved, it can never go wrong. Why? Because she's STILL HOT!
Growing up is never easy, especially in this day and age when social media reigns supreme. But like it or not, everyone has to suffer through high school and all the drama that goes with it, which is exactly what the film LOL sets out to focus on. The trailer, which was released online today, centers around Lola (played by Miley Cyrus), who is struggling to deal with the bittersweet joys of teenage romance along with the usual peer pressures that come with being in high school. Looking for the next inspirational coming of age story? Then this movie should be right up your alley.
And no teenage angst film would be completely without an overbearing parental figure, played by none other than Demi Moore. Overbearing with no respect for her daughter's privacy, Moore is the exact opposite to Cyrus' wild-child character. But as mother and daughter struggle to find common ground, they ultimately end up figuring out their own identities along the way. Yes, LOL has all the ingredients necessary to evoke teenage nostalgia, while also secretly making you remember why you're glad those years are behind you (well, for some of us).
LOL hits theaters later this year.
Justin Timberlake may be saving up for his upcoming nuptials, but JC Chasez is saving lives. The former 'N Sync singer proved himself a hero on New Year's Day when he saved the life of a one-year-old baby girl, Shirel, on the beaches of Miami. E! Online reports that a helicopter was flying too close to the ground and accidentally sent an umbrella flying across the sand with the small child caught in its crosshairs. But have no fear -- the heroic singer managed to get a hold of the umbrella before it struck the infant.
As you can guess, the mother of the child, Italian jeweler Netali Nissim, was extremely grateful for Chasez's chivalrous deed, stating, "Shirel is safe because of him. I want to tell him thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it had not been for him, my daughter could have been hurt." Like we needed another reason to love him, but this seriously is the sweetest thing ever and takes me back to my old 'N Sync obsession.
So now that JT and JC continue to make their marks on the world, I'll be interested to see if any more of the old gang will also come back out of the woodwork -- I'm looking at you Joey Fatone!
With a third season on the way and loads of traffic on Twitter and other social media outlets, the sucess of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars has been anything but little. Even without the help of the infamous “A,” ABC Family recently got the cast of Liars, along with those from other shows on the network including The Lying Game and Switched at Birth, to grace us with their “pretty” presence and talk about their programs futures, plot lines, etc. We also talked to the stars of the newly launched Jane By Design for your viewing pleasure. Check out the video below, and follow me at @TheRealRothman for more entertainment updates!
Yesterday afternoon, a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight from LAX kicked Alec Baldwin off the plane before takeoff because he wouldn't stop playing Words With Friends on his electronic device. After being escorted off the plane, Alec tweeted, "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving #nowonderamercanairisbankrupt." His representative told People, "Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing Words with Friends while parked at the gate. He loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave the plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight." However, other reports indicate he put up a bit of a fight before agreeing to get off the plane. The New York Post spoke to someone who claimed, “He was beating the walls of the lavatory to the point that the captain called us to see what that was about. They heard it in the cockpit. He was asked five times. Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesn’t matter who you are. He was violent, abusive and aggressive.”- Twitter, People, NYP
Sources tell People that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kim Richards, checked herself into rehab to get help for alcohol abuse and "other problems." One said, "Kim has been to rehab more than once before, but every time is a new time and everyone just hopes this sticks and that she gets the help she needs. It's serious." However, Perez Hilton spoke to someone else who claims Bravo demanded Kim get treatment, saying "Kim was told by the people at Bravo that she had to get help and that help meant going into rehab immediately. The network people were worried about her and wanted her to try and fix her problems … After Russell Armstrong’s suicide Bravo is trying to making sure that nothing bad happens to the people on their shows. They don’t want any more tragedies on their hands.” - People, Perez Hilton
Terrence Howard's soon-to-be ex-wife, Michelle Howard, was granted a restraining order against him this morning, in order to protect her from his violent beatings and threats to kill her. Michelle's court documents indicate Terrence started beating her seven days after they got married in January of 2010, and describes how one time, Terrence "slugged me across my face and neck" and told her he would throw her off a balcony. She also alleges he said things to her like, "Bitch, walk home. That's my car, I pay for it" and "I'll hit a woman quicker than I'd hit a man" and "If you tell anyone about my business, I'll kill you and no one will ever know." - The Hollywood Gossip
Finding out the gender of your baby is a pretty huge benchmark on the road to parenthood. And while some celebrities insist on hiding their baby's gender until after the actual birth, others are just too excited to contain themselves. Fortunately for us, the latter seems to be the case for Robert Downey Jr., who revealed that he and his wife Susan Levin are eagerly expecting a baby boy!
The actor spilled the beans about the exciting news on Monday night during an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "I am not permitted to discuss it," he quipped. "I can't say a word... We're having a boy!" So much for keeping things confidential. And while the Iron Man star is overjoyed by the news, he really wishes the whole pregnancy part was already over and joked, "I don't wanna be presumptuous. But I think actually [the pregnancy] has been tougher on me [than Susan!]... Just the hormones on and the mood stuff and the nausea and the whole thing." He playfully added, I gotta be careful. I am gonna have to see my wife some time after doing this segment with you, and I think I'm already in trouble."
As reports previously revealed, the baby's due date is sometime in February. Congratulations to the parents-to-be! Check out the slip confession below:
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Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively and her co-stars Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley have also thrown their support behind The Elephant Project, an organisation raising cash and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association.
The stars, as well as Paris Hilton, David Arquette, Katy Perry and Anne Hathaway, have all posed with a stuffed elephant toy and signed special Elephant Project cards, which have been put up for sale on auction website eBay.com.
The celebrity sales are available to bid on until 8 December (11).
The actress was hailed as the British Artist of the Year by the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Yates landed the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, while Pixar chief and animator John Lasseter was lauded for Worldwide Contributions to Filmed Entertainment.
Scottish actor Alan Cumming hosted the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Ben Stiller was handed the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Warren Beatty received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and used his speech to thank wife Annette Bening and his sister Shirley MacLaine, both of whom attended the event.
Nigel Lythgoe, chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles, said, "Warren Beatty is an undisputed film icon who, during nearly a half-century, has created a body of work that transcends trends and remains timeless. He is a powerful and original creative force, both in front (of) and behind the camera, and it is our distinct pleasure to honour and celebrate his immense talents."
Praising the winners, Cumming told the audience, "It's all about people who have contributed things over their careers, so it's less faddy (sic) and markety (sic) and less current, and more about celebrating these people for what they've done over their entire lives."