Contact Music revealed Lindsay Lohan had to re-shoot her Playboy cover because Hugh Hefner himself was dissatisfied with the first round of photos. Hefner himself confirmed that he ordered Lindsay to do another round of shots because he didn't think the pictures weren't as impressive as they should be, and explained that it wasn't Lindsay's idea to impersonate Marilyn Monroe. He told E! News, "The pictorial and the concept for the pictorial came from me. She had done semi-nudes before. I wanted to do something that would be memorable. So what is more natural, since she is a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, than (to) do something that is a tribute to the red-velvet, Tom Kelley photo shot of Marilyn Monroe that was our very first Playmate?" He also added that he felt a bit of resistance from Lindsay's camp about the nudity component of the spread, saying "I think it was essentially mama and the folks around her that kept pushing for less nudity. And I said, 'We're doing a nude pictorial here. We're going to do it in a very classy way and we're going to do it in a way in which it will not be forgotten.'"- Contact Music
Jennifer Aniston recently spoke to InStyle, and she addressed some of the ways she's aging. She said, “I’ve started getting those little sun spots. Things are beginning to pop out. Even the texture [of my skin] is changing. So I’ve recently started zapping the spots and getting spray tans whenever I can. And I’ve graduated to using SPF 60 sunblock when I’m on the beach.” She also talked a little bit about plastic surgery, and remarked “People think that I do a lot of injections, but I don’t. I’m not saying that I haven’t tried it … but I see how it’s a slippery slope. All that cosmetic stuff looks ridiculous on me." And as normal as her mindset sounds, Aniston didn't always used to be this casual about her appearance. In fact, she told the magazine she used to keep a scissors in her car so she could trim whatever split ends she had. But that kind of behavior has since stopped, and now her beauty regimen is completely normal. And to prove it, she said she gets her eyelashes tinted every three weeks because she hates wearing mascara. - People
Scarlett Johansson isn't afraid of telling people how on the set of We Bought a Zoo, Matt Damon cried "like a baby" when he had to shoot scenes with snakes. She said, "(I watched) Matt Damon cry like a baby and rock back and forth when the snakes were spread out all over the set. He was pretty terrified. He was definitely sweating a big, and maybe the sweat formed in the corner of his eye. I said, 'Matt, these kids are practically juggling the snakes. Hold it together.'" - Hindustan Times
The Mean Girls star posed for the nude photos in October (11), just before she was sentenced to 30 days behind bars. The actress was not taken into custody straight away and reports emerged suggesting the delay was down to a re-shoot commitment for Playboy.
Hefner has now confirmed the gossip was true, admitting the original snaps were not as impressive as he had hoped - and he suggested the now infamous Marilyn Monroe theme.
He tells E! News, "The pictorial and the concept for the pictorial came from me. She had done semi-nudes before. I wanted to do something that would be memorable.
"So what is more natural, since she is a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, than (to) do something that is a tribute to the red-velvet, Tom Kelley photo shot of Marilyn Monroe that was our very first Playmate?"
Hefner also admits Lohan's team was wary of the star posing for the nude snaps, adding, "I think it was essentially mama and the folks around her that kept pushing for less nudity. And I said, 'We're doing a nude pictorial here. We're going to do it in a very classy way and we're going to do it in a way in which it will not be forgotten.'"
Lohan ended up serving less than five hours of her 30-day sentence behind bars due to prison overcrowding.
Top Story: McDermott, Boyle Aren't Practice-ing
Six actors--including Dylan McDermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kelli Williams, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Marla Sokoloff and Chyler Leigh--will not be returning to the Emmy-winning ABC show The Practice for an eighth season, The Hollywood Reporter reports. In an effort to cut down on production costs due to a 50 percent reduction in the license fee paid by ABC, the actors' options were not picked up by David E. Kelley Prods. and 20th Century Fox TV. "Due to economic and creative realities, many key people will not be returning, including Dylan," David E. Kelley told The Reporter Monday. "It hurts, professionally and personally. This is perhaps the finest group of actors and people one could ever hope to work with; I hope for all of them to recur if possible, and if I'm lucky, I'll get to work with them on future projects as well. I'm indebted to each and every one of them."
Kidman Willing To Give It All Up
In Cannes promoting her new film Dogville, a favorite to win the Palme d'Or this year, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman told reporters she would gladly give up the Hollywood life if she met the right person, Reuters reports. "I probably won't do this for the rest of my life. There are other things to do that interest me and I think that when I fall in love, that's when I will stop and settle down," Kidman said.
Bring On The Matrix Defense
We knew the movies were killer, but in the literal sense? Producer Joel Silver is defending The Matrix movies against accusations that they invoke violence, The Washington Post reports. Lawyers for a 19-year-old Virginia man who recently killed both his parents say he believed he was living in the Matrix, an Ohio woman and a San Francisco man both killed their landlords but pleaded not guilty by reason of Matrix-related insanity, and even the boy involved in last October's D.C.- area sniper attacks has cited the film, Reuters reports. Matrix trilogy producer Joel Silver defended the film's violence at a press conference in London, reminding fans the movies were just fantasy. "I only can comment that 15 million people have seen the movie," Silver said.
Rocker Weiland Arrested on Drug Charge
Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was arrested over the weekend in Burbank, Calif. for possessing cocaine and heroin and released on bail Monday, Reuters reports. Police discovered the drugs during a routine traffic stop of a car that Weiland was riding in shortly before midnight on Saturday. The car's driver, Jennifer Sires, was also arrested. The rocker's arrest comes two years after he completed a jail term for violating his probation on the same charges.
Oprah Signs for Two More Years
Ka-ching! Oprah Winfrey has agreed to host her popular talk show through 2008 for an undisclosed amount, inking the deal with Viacom Inc.'s King World Productions, Reuters reports. "It's fulfilling being able to do this kind of television," Winfrey said in the announcement, "and I believe continuing to have a voice and a platform to speak to the world is still the right thing to do."
Jackman To Host Tony Awards
Wolverine a Broadway enthusiast? Apparently so. Hugh Jackman, currently starring in the hit film X2: X-Men United, is set to host the 2003 Tony Awards. The Aussie actor will also make his Broadway debut Oct. 16 playing entertainer Peter Allen in the musical The Boy From Oz. The Tonys air on CBS June 8, live from Radio City Music Hall.
Disney Tests New Home Viewing Technology
The Walt Disney Co. will test two new home viewing options this fall--one enabling consumers to download a movie directly to their televisions, and one where a rented DVD will self-destruct after a period of time, The Associated Press reports. The new technology is being designed to broaden film distribution, boosting profits and taking out the middleman, such as Blockbuster.
Role Call: Scorsese Takes on Dylan, Griffin Voices "Bunyan"
Director Martin Scorsese is set to direct a documentary about folk singer Bob Dylan and how his early music had an impact on the cultural and political landscape, Variety reports. The Oscar-nominated director, who featured Dylan in his screen version of the Band's The Last Waltz, will have full cooperation from the singer, who'll give his first filmed interview in 20 years...meanwhile, funny guy Eddie Griffin has inked a deal to provide the voice of Babe the Blue Ox in the live-action/CGI feature Paul Bunyan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows two children spending the summer at their grandparents' Minnesota farm located near the Dead Forest, where Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox disappeared decades earlier. One of the children stumbles upon a secret underworld where Bunyan has resided in solitude with his ox since their disappearance.
The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominations for outstanding achievement in screen in 2002.
Antwone Fisher, Bowling for Columbine, Far From Heaven, Gangs of New York and My Big Fat Greek Wedding have been nominated for the WGA's best original screenplay award.
About a Boy, About Schmidt, Adaptation, Chicago and
The Hours meanwhile will contend for best adapted screenplay.
Antwone Fisher, Written by Antwone Fisher; Fox Searchlight
Bowling for Columbine, Written by Michael Moore; United Artists/Alliance Atlantis/Salter Street Films/Dog Eat Dog Films
Far From Heaven, Written by Todd Haynes; Focus Features
Gangs of New York, Screenplay by Jay Cocks and Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan, story by Jay Cocks; Miramax Films
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Written by Nia Vardalos; Gold Circle Films/HBO/MPH Entertainment/Playtone
About a Boy, Screenplay by Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby; Universal Pictures/Studio Canal/Working Title Films/Tribeca Productions
About Schmidt, Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Louis Begley; New Line Cinema
Adaptation, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, based on the book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean; Columbia Pictures
Chicago, Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play, book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins; Miramax Films
The Hours, Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham; Paramount Pictures/Miramax Films
Animation--any length--one airing time (new category)
"The Bart Wants What It Wants" (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink & Don Payne; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television; Fox
"Blame It on Lisa" (The Simpsons), Written by Bob Bendetson; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television; Fox
"Godfellas" (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; 20th Century Fox Television; Fox
"Jaws Wired Shut" (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television; Fox
"My Own Private Rodeo" (King of the Hill), Written by Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck; 20th Century Fox Television Productions in association with Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgmental Films and 3 Arts Entertainment; Fox
Santa Baby! Written by Peter Bakalian & Suzanne Collins; Rankin/Bass; Fox
Original Long Form--over one hour--one or two parts, one or two airing times
Dor to Door, Written by William H. Macy & Steven Schachter; Turner Pages, Inc.; TNT
The Gathering Storm, Teleplay by Hugh Whitemore, Story by Larry Ramin and Hugh Whitemore; a Scott Free Production in association with HBO Films; HBO
Sins of the Father Written by John Pielmeier, based on the magazine article that appeared in Texas Monthly by Pamela Colloff; Artisan; FX
Strange Relations, Written by Tim Kazurinsky; Showtime; Granada Entertainment; Showtime
Adapted Long Form--over one hour--one or two parts, one or two airing times
"Batogne" (Band of Brothers), Written by Bruce C. McKenna, based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose; DreamWorks/Playtone/HBO; HBO
Hysterical Blindness, Teleplay by Laura Cahill, based on the play by Laura Cahill; Hysterical Films, Inc.; HBO
Last Call, Screenplay by Henry Bromell, based on the memoir Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald by Frances Kroll Ring; Room 520/Barnstorm Films; Showtime
Mark Twain's Roughing It, Teleplay by Steven H. Berman, based on the book Roughing It by Mark Twain; Larry Levinson Productions; Hallmark Channel
Episodic Drama--any length, one airing time
"Game On" (The West Wing), Written by Aaron Sorkin & Paul Redford; John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; NBC
"In Place of Anger" (Six Feet Under), Written by Christian Taylor; Six Feet Productions; HBO
"Nino Del Polvo" (Resurrection Boulevard), Written by Robert Eisele; Showtime; Viacom Productions, Inc.; Patagonia House; Showtime
"On the Beach" (ER), Written by John Wells; Constant C Productions; Amblin Television; Warner Bros. Television; NBC
Pilot (The Education of Max Bickford), Written by Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin; 20th Century Fox Television; CBS
"Whoever Did This" (The Sopranos), Written by Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess; Soprano Productions, Inc.; HBO
Episodic Comedy--any length, one airing time
"Change of Address" (Sex and the City), Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming; HBO
"I Heart NY" (Sex and the City), Written by Michael Patrick King; Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming; HBO
Pilot (The Bernie Mac Show), Written by Larry Wilmore; Regency Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television; FOX
"My First Day", (pilot, Scrubs), Written by Bill Lawrence; Touchstone Television Productions; NBC
"Plus One is the Loneliest Number" (Sex and the City), Written by Cindy Chupack; Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming; HBO
"Rooms With a View" (Frasier), Written by Dan O' Shannon & Lori Kirkland & Bob Daily; Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Pictures; NBC
"The Wedding" (Ed), Written by Rob Burnett & Jon Beckerman; Viacom Productions in association with Worldwide Pants, Inc. and NBC Studios; NBC
Comedy/Variety---Music, Awards, Tributes--Specials--any length
The Kennedy Center Honors Written by Don Baer and George Stevens, Jr., Film Sequences Written by Sara Lukinson; A George Stevens Jr. Presentation - Kennedy Center Television Productions, Inc.; CBS
NBC 75th Anniversary Special, Written by Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Lorne Michaels, Paula Pell, Herb Sargent, Michael Schur, Michael Shoemaker; Broadway Video in association with NBC Studios; NBC
Comedy/Variety--(including talk) Series
Dennis Miller Live, Written by Eddie Feldmann, Jose Arroyo, Richard Dahm, David Feldman, Jim Hanna, Rob Z. Kutner, Kirsten McFarland, Dennis Miller, Jacob Sager Weinstein; Happy Family Productions; HBO
Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Jonathan Glaser, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Andrew Secunda, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; Broadway Video; NBC
Mad TV, Writing Supervised by Scott King, Written by Dick Blasucci, Garry Campbell, Lauren Dombrowski, Bryan Adams, Bruce McCoy, Michael Hitchcock, Steven Cragg, Chris Cluess, John Crane, Jennifer Joyce, Tami Sagher, Devon Shepard, Rich Talarico, Jim Wise, Kal Clarke, Sultan Pepper, Bill Kelley, Maiya Williams, Dino Stamatopoulos; QDE/Girl Group; FOX
Saturday Night Live, Written by Tina Fey, Doug Abeles, Leo Allen, James Anderson, Max Brooks, James Downey, James Eagan, Hugh Fink, Charlie Grandy, Jack Handey, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Corwin Moore, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Matt Piedmont, Ken Scarborough, Michael Schur, Frank Sebastiano, T. Sean Shannon, Eric Slovin, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Scott Wainio, Jerry Collins, Tom David; Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios; NBC
Guiding Light, Written by Millee Taggart, Lucky Gold, Christopher Dunn, Tita Bell, Jill Lorie Hurst, Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Eleanor Labine, Alan Madison, Danielle Paige, A.J. Pierce, Janet Reed Ahearn, Susan Rice, David Rupel, Melissa Salmons, Eddie Sanchez, Lisa Seidman, David Smilow; Procter & Gamble; CBS
The Young and the Restless, Written by Kay Alden, Trent Jones, John F. Smith, Jerry Birn, Jim Houghton, Natalie Minardi, Janice Ferri, Eric Freiwald, Joshua McCaffrey, Michael Minnis, Rex M. Best; Columbia TriStar; CBS
Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!, Written by Christine Ferraro; Sesame Workshop; PBS
Off Season, Written by Glenn Gers; Showtime Networks, Inc.; Showtime
Our America, Teleplay by Gordon Rayfield, Based on the book "Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago" by Lealan Jones, Lloyd Newman and David Isay; Joseph Stern Productions; All Media, Inc.; Showtime
The Red Sneakers, Teleplay by Mark Saltzman, Story by Jeffrey Rubin; Lynch Entertainment, Tom Lynch Company, RS Productions, Ltd., Showtime Networks, Inc.; Showtime
Bioterror (Nova), Written by Matthew Collins; A Nova Production by the New York Times/ Granada Factuals USA and Lone Wolf Pictures, Inc., for WGBH/ Boston in association with Channel 4 Television; PBS
The Man Who Knew (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk, Kirk Documentary Group; PBS
9/11, Written by Tom Forman & Greg Kandra; Goldfish Pictures, Inc.; CBS
Rollover: The Hidden Story of the SUV (Frontline), Written by Marc Shaffer & Barak Goodman; 10/20 Productions; PBS
Documentary--Other Than Current Events
America's First River, Part One, Written by Tom Spain; WNET/Educational Broadcasting Corp.; Public Affairs Television; PBS
Empire State Building Ironworker (A Day in their Lives), Written by Peter Hankoff; Termite Art Productions; History Channel; History Channel
Evolution of a Revolution (Founding Brothers), Written by Kelly McPherson and Melissa Jo Peltier & Allison MacEwan; MPH Entertainment Inc.; History Channel; History Channel
Monkey Trial (American Experience), Written by Christine Lesiak; WGBH Educational Foundation; PBS
News--Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report
Attack on America Written by Jerry Cipriano, Paul Fischer, Thomas Harris, Hugh Heckman, Bruce Meyer; CBS Evening News; CBS
September 11th Controllers, Written by Jonathan W. Kaplan; CBS