Veteran actress Eileen Davidson is set to join her former Days Of Our Lives co-star Lisa Rinna on U.S. reality TV show The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. Rinna, who is married to Mad Men star Harry Hamlin, was recently confirmed as a new castmember for the upcoming fifth season of the popular programme, and now Davidson has been reported as the latest famous face to sign up for the series, according to UsMagazine.com.
The 55 year old is married to Rock 'n' Roll High School actor Vince Van Patten.
She and Rinna will appear alongside the likes of models Yolanda Foster and Brandi Glanville and actress Kyle Richards in the show, which follows a group of high-profile women living in the glitzy California neighbourhood.
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Former Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon was left stunned after learning her great-great-great grandmother killed her husband to escape his abuse.
The actress was shooting former Friends star Lisa Kudrow's U.S. genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? when she stumbled across the grisly details from her family's past.
Kudrow reveals Nixon's ancestor took an axe to her abusive husband. She tells TV Guide magazine, "Real life is much more riveting and powerful. We were bug-eyed by that story!"
The new season of Kudrow's show begins on Wednesday night (23Jul14) and also features Rachel McAdams and Kelsey Grammer tracing their family trees.
Paris Hilton was inspired by Madonna and kids designer Lisa Frank while creating the music and video concept for her new tune Come Alive. The reality TV star-turned-DJ turned to Madonna for her sex appeal and Frank for the fairytale feel of the new song's promo.
She tells U.S. news show Hollywood Today Live, "Madonna has been an inspiration, ever since I was a little girl. Justify My Love is very sexy, and a very sexy song, and I wanted to be sexual and who better than Madonna to inspire me.
"The song is about love and magical creation. I wanted the video to be a fairytale, an ethereal fantasy world, I have a unicorn, rainbows and pink clouds. I was obsessed with Lisa Frank when growing up, so it's kinda like Lisa Frank grew up and went to (European party island) Ibiza."
Actress Lisa Rinna is returning to reality TV to join the cast of U.S. series The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. The former Melrose Place star is to have her luxurious celebrity life filmed for the upcoming fifth season of the popular programme, according to E! News.
Rinna joins the likes of models Yolanda Foster and Brandi Glanville and actress Kyle Richards in the show, which follows seven women living in the glitzy California neighbourhood.
Rinna previously appeared on her own docu-series with her Mad Men star husband Harry Hamlin, called Harry Loves Lisa, and she also competed on two seasons of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice.
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The Planet of the Apes franchise has a deep lineage of interesting writers penning different chapters about our future simian overlords. With the latest installment of the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hitting theaters this Friday, we've decided to put the spotlight on the scribes that have brought the ape-ocalypse to life throughout the years.
Rod SterlingFilm: Planet of the ApesNotable Works: The Twilight ZoneRod Sterling was the creator of the legendary sci-fi anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, whose influences continue to touch every inch of modern sci-fi storytelling. Besides The Twilight Zone, Sterling has also written a number of films, including thrillers like The Yellow Canary and Seven Days in March. He also created another anthology series, Night Gallery, which featured stories focusing on horror, supernatural, and macabre elements.
Michael WilsonFilm: Planet of the ApesNotable Works: Lawrence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life, The Bridge on the River KwaiBesides co-writing the first entry of the Planet of the Apes franchise, Michael Wilson wrote an astounding number of cinematic classics, including Lawrence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Bridge on the River Kwai. If Wilson's credits weren't interesting enough, the writer was blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system after being accused of being a communist. During this time, he wrote a number of films overseas. One of which was Salt of the Earth, a film written, produced, and directed by filmmakers blacklisted by Hollywood during the McCarthy era.
Paul DehnFilms: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the ApesNotable Works: Goldfinger, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Murder on the Orient ExpressPaul Dehn is the most prolific screenwriter of the franchise, penning scripts for four out of the five original films in the series. Outside of the Planet of the Apes franchise, Dehn has written several spy thrillers including the James Bond film Goldfinger and a film adaptation of John le Carre's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. He also wrote the screenplay for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
John William Corrington and Joyce Hooper CorringtonFilm: Battle for the Planet of the ApesNotable Works: The Omega Man, Boxcar Bertha, General HospitalThis married couple and screenwriting duo has lent its talents to five films over the years. Besides Battle for the Planet of the Apes, they also wrote the screenplay for Omega Man, another apocalyptic film starring Charlton Heston in the lead role, and Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha. The writing team is also known for their work on soap operas, having written for long-running soap staples like General Hospital and One Life to Live.
Lawrence Konner and Mark RosenthallFilm: Planet of the Apes (2001)Notable Works: Mona Lisa Smile, The Sorcerer ApprenticeLawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthall have worked together on a diverse number of projects including Mona Lisa Smile, Star Trek VI, and The Sorcerer Apprentice. They also, funnily enough, penned the script for Mighty Joe Young, another film about primates, but one with far fewer apocalyptic overtones. Lawrence Konner has also written for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire though without his writing partner.
William Broyles Jr.Film: Planet of the Apes (2001)Notable Works: Entrapment, Apollo 13, The Polar Express, Cast AwayWilliam Broyles Jr. is a bona fide A-list Hollywood screenwriter with numerous films under his belt including Jarhead, Unfaithful, The Polar Express, and Cast Away. His script for for Apollo 13 was nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver Film: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the ApesNotable Works: Avatar 3, Jurassic WorldMarried screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver had a handful of films under their belt, but the duo really broke out with their script for 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which revitalized the franchise and earned them a Saturn Award nomination for writing. Ever since, the pair have become a hot commodity for sci-fi blockbusters. Jaffa and Silver were hired to write the upcoming tent-pole films Jurassic World and Avatar 3.
Orange Is The New Black star Taryn Manning has been granted an order of protection against a former friend who is accused of harassing the actress. Jeanine Heller appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City to face a misdemeanour charge over allegations she bombarded Manning with hundreds of online messages between April (14) and July (14), according to the New York Post.
Heller was freed without bail, but Judge Lisa Sokoloff issued an order of protection banning her from contacting Manning, as well as the actress' mother and the family dog, telling the defendant, "The last person who violated my orders of protection is now in jail."
La Bamba star Lou Diamond Phillips is to make his Australian stage debut in the royal role that helped launch his theatre career almost 20 years ago. The actor will replace Jason Scott Lee in the Melbourne production of The King & I.
A torn calf muscle has forced Lee to withdraw from the show.
Reports suggest Phillips flew in to start rehearsals on Monday (30Jun14), and he'll hit the stage as the King of Siam, opposite Lisa McCune, on 10 July (14).
Phillips made his Broadway debut as The King in 1996, opposite Donna Murphy. Phillips played the role for more than 550 performances and won a Theatre World Award. He was also nominated for both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.
The actor cannot wait to hit the stage when the show opens, stating, "I am honoured to once again inhabit the role of The King... I have great passion and respect for the role and am especially excited to bring my interpretation to a new continent."
The news comes a day after it was announced Japanese actor Ken Watanabe would be making his Broadway debut in a revival of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical about the real-life relationship between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher, who he enlists to tutor his wives and children.
Rob Zombie, Duff Mckagan and former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones have formed a Ramones covers group for the 10th annual Johnny Ramone tribute. Ramone's wife Linda will host the bash at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where comedian Fred Armisen will also perform as his alter-ego Ian Rubbish and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will display his collection of horror movie memorabilia.
Zombie will also screen his movie The Devil's Rejects.
Celebrities have gathered at Ramone's statue in the cemetery annually since his death in 2004. Past guests at the tribute have included Johnny Depp, Lisa Marie Presley, Chris Cornell, Nicolas Cage and Henry Rollins.
Matthew Perry is set to be the latest former Friends star to appear on Lisa Kudrow's comedy series Web Therapy. The actors, who played Phoebe Buffay and Chandler Bing on the hit U.S. TV sitcom, will reunite on the upcoming fourth season of Kudrow's programme about therapist Fiona Wallice, who doles out advice to patients online.
Perry is the fourth Friends star to make a cameo appearance on the show - Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer have previously guest starred, leaving Jennifer Aniston as the only cast member who has yet to visit the series.
Other celebrities slated to receive online therapy on the upcoming season are Calista Flockhart, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney and Parenthood stars Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard. Web Therapy is scheduled to return on 22 October (14).
Actress Lisa Kudrow's motion for a new trial in the legal battle with her former manager Scott Howard has been denied. In February (14), the former Friends star was ordered to pay Howard $1.6 million (£1 million) for breaching a verbal agreement but asked for a new trial, claiming the weight of evidence did not justify the ruling, and that one juror told others to ignore certain instructions.
However, in a decision handed down on Tuesday (10Jun14), a judge said the evidence was sufficient for the court's decision and allegations regarding the jury were insufficient.
The ruling reads, "All jurors were encouraged to share their impressions of the evidence with the other jurors. There is an instruction that jurors can disregard instructions that they deem do not apply."
Howard's lawyer Mark D. Baute tells TheWrap.com, "(The) bulk of Kudrow's motion is taken up with a re-hash of her spin on the evidence that the jury heard and considered, ignoring all of the evidence which ultimately undermined Kudrow's contrived and fundamentally illogical defence position in this case. Hearing these arguments for a second or third time does not make them anymore (sic) believable."