Bad Teacher has quite the legacy. The 2011 comedy has already spawned a TV series, and now it's getting a sequel. Deadline reports that Bad Teacher 2 is in development, as a follow-up to the film starring Cameron Diaz. The original film, about an alcoholic gold-digging teacher, was a surprise hit at the box office, earning $216 million worldwide. Diaz has not signed on to the project yet.
CBS had previously announced a new series based on Bad Teacher as well. The show stars Ari Graynor and will premiere at midseason. This seems like a bit of Bad Teacher overload, considering the quality of the first movie.Are a sequel and a TV show really necessary?
Sony Pictures' president of production Hanna Minghella said the sequel "hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun.” But we'll believe it when we see it.
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The death of actor James Gandolfini has sent a shock wave through Hollywood, prompting a slew of tributes from heartbroken stars including Susan Sarandon, Russell Crowe, Lindsay Lohan and Ewan Mcgregor. The Sopranos star passed away on Wednesday (19Jun13) after reportedly suffering a heart attack in Rome, Italy ahead of an appearance at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily later this week (beg17Jun13).
The 51 year old's iconic role as mob boss Tony Soprano in the hit U.S. TV series won him the respect of his fellow actors and directors, and tributes have poured in from his former colleagues and fans.
Sarandon, who starred opposite Gandolfini in 2005 film Romance & Cigarettes, writes in a post on Twitter.com, "So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I've ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family."
Olivia Wilde, who worked with him on this year's (13) The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, writes, "James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day."
His Surviving Christmas co-star Christina Applegate writes, "I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I'm in shock."
Crowe took to Twitter.com to recall his first meeting with Gandolfini in the early 1990s, writing, "Sad to hear about James Gandolfini. First met Jimmy back in '94. He was roommates in NY with (actor) Lenny Loftin (sic). Lovely man. RIP Jimmy."
McGregor tweets, "Jesus. The world just lost one of its great actors. James Gandolfini has passed away. Thoughts to his family. Such a talent. I'm saddened," and Samuel L. Jackson adds, "Massive blow to the acting community today... The passing of James Gandolfini. So talented. My heart goes out to his family!"
The news even prompted a response from troubled actress Lohan, who sent a message from rehab, where she is serving out a court-ordered treatment program. A message posted on her Twitter.com page, reads, "From Lindsay: 'James Gandolfini was a dear friend and a great man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed' - team Lohan."
Stars from the world of music were also saddened to hear of Gandolfini's death, with Justin Timberlake writing, "Really though... This James Gandolfini passing is so sad. My heart goes out to his family in this time. RIP. Taken too soon," while Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler adds, "You were... and always will be... A true gift! James Gandolfini."
Other tributes came from stars including Val Kilmer, John Cusack, Rose McGowan, Mia Farrow, Bette Midler, Michael J. Fox, Debra Messing, Jonah Hill, Wes Craven and Busy Philipps.
It’s baa-ack! After getting our hearts smashed into millions of itty-bitty pieces in "The Break Up" and enduring 35 days of boring music-free programming, Glee is back! Unfortunately this episode did not show the New York storyline whatsoever, but chin up Glee-bees! There are some familiar faces strutting down the halls of McKinley, and Wemma fans get some much-needed loving from their favorite star-crossed teachers.
So Here’s What You Missed on Glee:
Finding his Place: While Finn is working hard in the body shop— complete with cute grease-stained jumper—Artie rolls on in to give his much-taller friend a much-needed pep talk. Finn is once again feeling lost, but also a tad bit melodramatic when he says he’s hoping to get crushed by one of the cars he’s working on. (Side-Note: Please smile, Finn. You’re a thousand times more attractive when you don’t pout.) Artie asks Finn to help him co-direct the new McKinley musical Grease, and after listening to Artie threaten to blow up Olivia Newton John (Gasp!) he reluctantly agrees. Finn is seriously doubting his directorial skills, so Artie reveals a special surprise. Just then the original New Direction reinforcements arrive and Mercedes and Mike walk down the hall (in slow motion of course!) and gleeks everywhere let out a slight squeal of delight upon seeing these familiar faces.
Relationship Woes: Over in the halls of McKinley, Blaine explains to his vice-president Sam that he is a complete and total wreck. “Since Kurt and I broke up I haven’t slept, I’ve lost my appetite and I don’t even gel on weekends.” Klaine fans then got a glimpse of what the future was supposed to hold for our beloved couple: “Kurt was my soul mate. We talked about spending the rest of our lives together. About retiring in Provincetown and buying a lighthouse together and start an artisan colony.” Unfortunately all those dreams are shattered right now because Kurt wont even answer his calls or texts, and he sent back Blaine’s peace offering gift: a boxed set of Gilmore Girls. (Side-Note: I’m obsessed with Gilmore Girls, so this only reaffirms the fact that Blaine and I are destined to be best friends and we need to go shoe-shopping together immediately) Blaine then breaks into a lovely rendition of “Hopelessly Devoted To You” whie reminiscing on all the good times he shared with his now ex-boyfriend and walking in slow-motion through a football practice. (Side-Note: Ugh, having to type “ex” when describing Kurt makes me feel nauseous.) Blaine ends his song on the auditorium stage and right on the spot Artie offers him the role of Danny Zuko. But Blaine tearfully declines and scampers off the stage like his heart has been broken all over again. (Side-Note: Noo! Come back! I'll give you a hug!)
Will and Emma are having some differences of opinions regarding the move to Washington while sitting in an impromptu therepy sesh with Coach Beiste. (Side-Note: Yay that Beiste is back! Yuck that Wemma is fighting!) Will pleads, “This is not just a once in a lifetime experience for me but for both of us.” Emma makes a fantastic case stating the she refuses to “play the part of the dutiful 1950’s housewife” and drop all of her dreams and pack up her life to follow Will’s quest for his dreams. Will quickly concedes once his sees how upset his fiancé is and then tells her the sweetest thing ever: “Emma I love you with every fiber of my being and no matter where we go or what we do, I want us to always be together.” Emma agrees to leave with Will, but coach Beiste can see the faint glimmer of doubt in Emma’s eyes. (Side-Note: It’s about damn time that Wemma graced our TV screens! I’ve desperately missed this adorable duo.) Beist confronts Emma in her office about lying to Will. She clearly does not want to go to Washington, but Emma says that she really wants to support her fiancé. “I can’t get in the way of his dreams, that’s what Terri did.” (Side-Note: I wonder if Terri ever became manager of Sheet-N-Things?)
Where in Lima is Tina? Luckily Mercedes has the answer! The forever dive says that Tina refuses to audition for the musical because she can’t stand to be in the same room as Mike. Burn. Mike later finds his former high school sweetheart in the halls and demand to know why she has been avoiding him. She snaps, “I was fine with our break up, out of sight, out of mind. But maybe you could’ve called and asked if I could handle you choreographing the school musical.” Mike practically begs her to audition for Gease, but Tina flat-out refuses. (Side-Note: Something tells me that Rachel would be proud of Tina’s dramatics, but she should never let an awkward situation stop her from stealing the spotlight.
The Newest Newbie: Although there are plenty of hopefuls for the role of Sandy, finding someone to slip into Danny’s leather jacket is proving to be a tricky task. So Finn decides to stalk the students of McKinley high and Coach Beist introduces us to our newest newbie. “Ryder Lynn, sophomore. I think he flunked out of his old so they transferred him here. Sweet enough kid but he’s a loner and can’t learn a play for his life and if you ask me I’d say he’s got a last streak.” Finn sends and extra gullible teacher to leave the classroom and he then takes the opportunity to introduce himself to Ryder.
Finn encourages Ryder to follow in his footsteps and audition for the glee club promising that it will somehow open up his brain and let him get better grades. (Side-Note: I love Finn, but I so desperately wanted someone to stand up in that classroom and yell, “He doesn’t even go here!”) Ryder arrives at Grease auditions and he and Finn share a rocking duet—complete with air guitar—to “Jukebox Hero.” (Side-Note: Welcome to Glee Ryder! I think you’ll fit in quite nicely, but mostly because you’re like a baby Finn.)
Over in the hallway we see Marley and Ryder having the cutest conversation. She compliments his end-zone dance moves, he compliments her mom’s generosity and for a brief moment I was just as giggly as Marley watching the two newbies interact. (Side-Note: Don’t tell Jake I just said that.) Oh crap I think he heard me! Jake is brooding down the hall as he seethes with jealousy watches Marley and Ryder talk. Cue Kitty to enter the scene and make matters bajillion times worse: Kitty goes off on one of her attack-Marley rants and Ryder promptly calls her a bitch. (Side-Note: Santana’s monologues were hands-down better, but I can still appreciate a longwinded verbal slap in the face when I see one.)
NEXT: The Auditions!
The Auditions: Over in the ladie’s room, Unique tells Marley that she so desperately wants to play the party Rizzo in the musical, but just as Marley was in the middle of her pep-talk, Coach Sue arrives tries to squash their spirits. No worries, Marley and Unique with a audition a kickass rendition of Pink’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
Jake and Kitty decide to team up for their Grease audition and give a brilliant performance of Neon Tree’s “Everybody Talks.” (Side-Note: Hands down this was my favorite performance of the night and it’s not just because the former cheerleader in me was beyond impressed with Jakes beautiful layout step-out.) But of course in true Glee fashion, Marley was watching the entire performance off stage and she is crushed to see that Jake is so handsy with his ex-girlfriend.
As their call-back song the group performs “Hand Jive” and it was fantastic to hear Mercedes’ diva-licious voice again. The performance was filled with lots of pushes and shoves from Kitty and she tried to dig her claws into the part of Sandy, but it’s clear that the “Summer Loving” chemistry is between Marley and Ryder. (Side-Note: This is the part where I reaffirm that I ship Jarley so y’all don’t need to freak out.)
Finding his Voice: Finn decides he wants cast Unique in the part of Rizzo but almost like magic, Sue enter the choir room an demands that Principal Figgins wants to see him in his office. (Side-Note: But he’s not a student!) Sue explains, “We’ve become somewhat of a progressive bubble here at McKinley High and I think that’s due to the fact that the glee club is being run by a strange weepy man child who has lotion in his hair but no adult friends. We live in Ohio and if you choose to cast Rizzo with a naïve gender-confused boy boy in a dress, I guarantee someone is going to raise a very public stink about it.” And by “someone” she means Sue.
Finn finally finds his confidence and stands up to the cheerios coach and… holy freakin crap. (Side-Note: I’m typing all this as I’m watching and just now hearing Finn refer to Sue’s newborn daughter as “a retarted baby,” has made my stomach tie up in knots. This is so not the Finn we know, and I’m honestly baffled as to why this just happened) It’s clear that Finn has just unleashed hell-hath-no-fury Sue and New Directions need to buckle down for the wave of terror that is surely headed their way. (Side-Note: Okay honesty time: Although we are all shocked that the writer’s would have Finn blurt that out, we can’t quite call it out of character. Remember when he called Kurt the three lettered “f” word in way back when? It’s just unfortunate that the writers would exploit Finn’s blunt tendencies like this. He's a good one!)
Over in the library, Finn offers Unique the part of Rizzo and says that if anyone has a problem with his casting choices, he’ll handle it. The look on Unique’s face when she gets the part makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. She the gives us some insight into the challenges she faces everyday stating. “I don’t feel right when I go into the men’s locker room, but I can’t go into the girls. I don’t feel right in men’s clothing, but I can’t wear dresses everyday. It sucks to never know your place. It’s just nice for once to feel like I’ve finally found one.” (Side-Note: Squee!)
The Final Five: Emma is cooking up a storm their kitchen and it only takes about 2.5 seconds for Will to realize that she’s upset. Emma admits (for the second time) that she does not want to go to Washington. “For the past three years, all I wanted was to be your wife but when I really stop to think about it I have no idea what that means to me.” Emma explains that she is terrified to go with Will because she does not want to end up resenting him for dropping her dreams. They once again show up that this is what a real couple should be and after listing what being a husband/wife really means, they agree to switch off visiting on weekends. (Side-Note: Who else screamed out loud when the Wemma wedding was mentioned?) Over in the choir room Will tells his former student that he is leaving the glee club for a few months and he wants Finn to take over for him. Just as Finn was done pondering and about to say “yes” or “no” the episode ends. Not to worry glee-bees we all know he’s going to say yes...
Grease Call Sheet:
“Rizzo”—Wade “Unique” Adams
“Cha Cha”—Brittany S. Pierce
“Teen Angel”—Blaine Anderson
“Patti Simcocks”—Kitty Wilde
Most Heart-Warming Moment: The look on Unique’s face when she got the part of Rizzo.
Most Heart-Breaking Moment: Seeing Finn’s remorse for his outburst with Sue.
“As president and vice president we can pretty much decree which ever parts we want right?”—Sam “Grease Lightening is my cell phone ringtone and I’ve been knocked out by a car door before so I was really looking forward to recreating that moment on stage.”—Sam “I sit when I pee.”—Unique
“You Urethra Franklin, you are a boy and you are fooling no one. You are smuggling more kielbasa under those gowns than and homesick Polish lady trying to sneak through customs.”—Coach Sue
“Dreams aren’t free.”—Unique
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America might have talent... but it seems fewer and fewer Americans want to see it. One day after posting middling Season 2 premiere ratings, The X Factor dipped 6 percent from its Wednesday premiere, attracting just 3.1/0 despite the massive star power of judge Britney Spears. (And, this time around, we can't blame fellow Mouseketeer and The Voice coach Christina Aguilera, though X Factor's first-hour figures did rise 7 percent without its NBC competitor drawing eyes.)
But it seems audiences didn't want to see singers on any other program either. Not only did the America's Got Talent finale drop 33 percent from last season's ender with 2.4/7 — despite, again, the star power of Howard Stern — but Glee also dipped 13 percent, posting 3.3/9. (The cult musical drama, however, did finish 14 percent higher than the Season 3 finale.)
Is X Factor missing, well, the x-factor? Based on history, the show shouldn't necessarily worry — whereas the FOX reality show rose its numbers as Season 1 aired, both seasons of The Voice lost viewers as the fascinating blind auditions made way for the less gimmicky battle rounds and finals. So, X Factor, try again next week, baby, one more time.
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Rumors surrounding Sharon Osbourne's plans to exit America's Got Talent have been stirring for months. In July, Osbourne tweeted a message to fellow judge Howard Stern, suggesting that she would not be returning past the current seventh season. In August, reports attributed Osbourne's still unconfirmed decision to leave to her son Jack Osbourne's dismissal from the NBC reality show Stars and Stripes. Rumors, reports, results of extended games of telephone — that's all we had... until now. On Thursday night's season finale of AGT, Osbourne confirmed definitively that she will not be coming back to the program.
Following the elimination of the dance group the Untouchables, Osbourne rose from her seat to make the following conciliatory statement: "You should be so proud of yourselves. You have come so far in this contest. And don't be sad, little ones, because it's my last show, too. So we're both leaving together, okay? Smile! This is just the beginning." So there it is: official confirmation.
So Osbourne is out. Who will join Stern (who has yet to renew his contract for future seasons) and Howie Mandel at the judges' panel for Season 8? Maybe now that his American Idol chatter seems to have come to a close, Enrique Iglesias might be joining the Howards for AGT. And wasn't Charlie Sheen in that mix, too? There are loads of possibilities.
You can watch the full episode below, and find Osbourne's speech beginning at the 58:30 mark of the video.
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The 28-year-old Aussie action man became a first-time father on Friday (11May12).
The couple's little girl was born in London and Us Weekly magazine reports the child will be named India Rose.
Hemsworth and Fast Five actress Pataky wed in 2010 and announced the baby news at the beginning of this year (12).
It's beginning to look like a terrific year for the new dad, who has scored a massive hit with superhero blockbuster The Avengers, in which he portrays Thor.
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The actress rose to international stardom in 2008's Slumdog Millionaire alongside her offscreen lover Dev Patel.
Now Pinto is set to appear in the upcoming 007 movie, which is to be directed by Sam Mendes and will be set in Afghanistan, reports Britain's Daily Mirror.
Meanwhile, American actress Olivia Wilde is reportedly in talks to star as the second Bond girl in the 23rd outing of the spy franchise.
A source tells the publication, "Sam (Mendes) has been talking about Bond for months now and is so excited about it. The project has been in the pipeline for months and Freida was always the dream Bond girl, but initially she was nervous about accepting it.
"This is going to be the most ambitious 007 yet. Sam plans to reinvent the genre. Peter Morgan, who wrote The Queen, has penned the first draft of the script and it promises to be visually stunning.
"It will be a typically glamorous and raunchy role and Dev has been joking to friends he is cool with seeing Freida rolling around with 007."
The 19th century controversial writer Oscar Wilde was remembered and celebrated today in Paris with a memorial Mass, Reuters reports.
A graveside ceremony led by Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland marked the 100th anniversary of the flamboyant writer’s death (Nov. 30, 1900).
Wilde was remembered for his scandalous wit and Irish charm. The writer came to fame in the 1880s for his controversial plays and poems which sharply criticized Victorian society. Also known for his homosexual lifestyle, his career took a sharp nosedive when he was arrested in 1895 and jailed for two years for “gross indecency.”
While in jail, however, Wilde later wrote that he deeply regretted wasting his talent on an extravagant lifestyle and related himself to the Biblical parable of the Prodigal Son –- the Gospel about forgiving a wayward son.
``Oscar Wilde knew only too well his human weaknesses and flaws of character, and yet sighed repeatedly for some things deeper in life,'' said Father Thomas Scanlon, pastor of Saint Joseph's, during today’s Mass. ``In prison, he speaks of becoming a deeper man through suffering.''
Throughout the day, small groups of admirers showed up at his grave to leave bouquets of flowers or a single rose. Wilde died in his Paris hotel room from an ear infection that had spread to his brain. He was 46.