Jesse James and Kat Von D called off their engagement and the pair has officially parted ways. Apparently, the commute between L.A., where Von D shoots her reality show, and James's home outside of Austin, Tex. proved to be too much for the pair to handle. In a statement James commented, "I'm so sad because I really love her...the distance between us was just too much." The LA Ink star herself also confirmed the break up via Twitter stating, "I am no longer w Jesse and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that.
The couple became engaged this past January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of when they started dating. This would have been the second marriage for Von D and the fourth marriage for James, whose exes include Karla James, porn actress Janine Lindemulder, and Sandra Bullock. Apparently Bullock didn't have enough tattoos though, so the marriage ended after six years when his secret affairs were uncovered. If he left the lovely, talented Sandra for Von D, I'm almost scared to see who his next mistress will be.
Source: People, US
Every once in a while, a film destined to spend eternity rotting away in that nightmarish place we in the industry like to call development hell will find salvation. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card's classic sci-fi novel that has been lingering throughout Hollywood for almost two decades, is one of those projects. Originally, Wolfgang Petersen was to helm its adaptation but that package has long since evaporated. Has it finally found its savior in X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood? Quite possibly.
Summit Entertainment, flush with cash thanks to great returns on its Twilight investment, is in talks to finance the adaptation with Hood directing the script he wrote. If you’re a fan of the book and are slightly (albeit justifiably) worried about the director of Wolverine handling your beloved story, fear not. The dude won an Oscar for Tsotsi. And I wouldn’t quite blame him for that 2009 mess; I’d be willing to bet the studio had something to do with it.
Anyway, yay! We might finally get a decent film out of Ender’s Game! Besides Hood, Star Trek super-producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will also work on the flick. Honestly, this is probably the best set up we could hope to have for with Ender’s Game. Now on to speculating who should play Ender! My money is on Jeremy Renner.
Source: Hollywood Reporter