Actress Elisabeth Moss is set to lead the cast of the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles. The Mad Men star will play the titular role of Heidi Holland in the new version of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the late Wendy Wasserstein.
The production will mark Moss' second stint on the Great White Way, following her 2008 debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, alongside Raul Esparza and Jeremy Piven.
Joining Moss is American Pie star Jason Biggs and Broadway actors Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo.
The Heidi Chronicles is slated to open in February 2015.
Jason Biggs' wife Jenny Mollen was horrified when pal Chelsea Handler sent a regular masseuse to her home as a birthday gift for her husband - because she wanted a hooker for a threesome. The adventurous actress and writer wanted to surprise her man with a sexy treat and asked comedienne Handler to recommend a good prostitute, but she misunderstood what she wanted and sent over someone who could give the couple a massage with no 'happy ending'.
Mollen tells Access Hollywood Live, "I thought it was on and it wasn't. She wanted to work on my rotator cuff, which was a real let down for me."
But she didn't let the experience put her off the idea, adding, "Once my ego was bruised, I'm like, 'No, I'm gonna make this happen...' Then I was hell bent on finding the perfect hooker, so I had to go to Vegas... and find a professional."
That idea didn't work either.
Mollen explains, "We're just total dorks. It was a comedy of errors and when it came time to do it (have sex) it kind of just fell apart."
The actress details her attempts to find the perfect hooker in her new book I Love You Just the Way I Am.
"I'm a terrible influence... because he'll say something to me and I laugh because I'm sick and twisted and then he's like, 'Oh that sounds good, I'm just gonna send (tweet) it!' I get him in a lot of trouble." Jason Biggs' actress wife Jenny Mollen admits she's often to blame for the American Pie star's ill-advised tweets. He had to apologise after upsetting followers by tweeting a joke about the Malaysian Airlines disaster hours after the plane disappeared earlier this year (14).
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Another day, another Justin Bieber scandal. In the past, many of Hollywood’s elite have voiced their negative opinions of the Biebs, but recently Orlando Bloom chose to use his fists instead. Early Wednesday morning, it appears that the Biebs and Bloom were in less of a partying mood, and more of a fighting one. It’s not clear what sparked the fight (as if you need a reason to hit Bieber), but we’re totally #TeamOrlando. Bloom joins the ranks of these other celebrity Bieber-haters.
This funny man first tweeted his sincerest feelings about Bieber back in January:
All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2014
When he appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, Rogen elaborated with a story. When Rogen and Bieber were both guests on a German talk show, a member of Bieber's team reached out to Rogen because the pop star wanted to meet him. It wasn’t exactly the meet up he’d expected.
"[...] I went outside to meet him and he was acting like I asked to meet him. It was very nonchalant, 'Yo man. Wassup,' and I was like, 'What the f*ck, I don't give a f*ck about, I don't want to meet you. Don't act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn't want to meet you. I was totally cool not meeting you… But I was like, fine, I wouldn't have said anything, I was like, 'He's a bit of a motherf*cker. Whatever. He's young, the kid's a dick.'"
In 2012, Bell began his hobby of being Justin Bieber's biggest hater, using Twitter as his weapon. At first, the tweets were pretty tame.
I wouldn't randomly bash @katyperry....bieber however lol
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) July 3, 2012
It didn't stop there, though. Bell continued poking fun at Bieber’s talent and his "crazy" #beliebers over time. It’s become commonplace in the Twitter world for Bell to shoot off a crack or two about Bieber. But more recently, Bell has unleashed his true and honest hatred for Bieber.
When is someone going to tell this idiot he can't draw.His art is almost as bad as his music. Talentless artless pic.twitter.com/N3xiPFfQNz
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) January 16, 2014
Wilde isn’t a fan of how often Bieber is shirtless (same Olivia, same). She took to Twitter last March to rant, “Bieber, put your f*cking shirt on. (unless you lost all your shirts in a fire in which case my condolences and please purchase a new shirt.)” She's since deleted this tweet.
The former Saturday Night Live cast member doesn’t have any fond memories from when Bieber hosted the late-night gig. Hader even considers Bieber the worst host in the show's history.
When he appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show, McHale was asked why someone would egg a house. His quick response was, “Because he’s a f*cking idiot.”
In his interview with Men’s Health, Hamm made it apparent that he believes Bieber is a person without any real life skills.
"Look at Bieber or whoever. You’re like, ‘What the fuck, man? What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame. Is there a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, ‘Hey, shithead!’ You see people in the world and you’re like, ‘Do you know how a washing machine works? Do you know how to wash a dish?’ Life skills are something we’re missing.”
Jon Bon Jovi:
Bon Jovi, whose career spans longer than Bieber’s life, talked to The London Evening Standard about Bieber’s blatant disregard for his fans, showing up anywhere from an hour to two hours late to his concerts.
"Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new. [...] Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an asshole. Go to f***in’ work!”
Like some of us, Wilson wanted to look back on the good ol’ Bieber days. We might have separate opinions on what those actually are, however.
Im starting to miss the young, adorable mop bucket peeing, house egging & strip club raging Bieber of 2013. #belieber #DUIeber
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) January 23, 2014
Like Drake Bell, Padalecki has no shame in taunting Bieber on Twitter. During the scandalous “Egg-gate,” Padalecki tweeted the star directly.
"Hey @justinbieber, how much are you paying your friend for pretending that it was HIS cocaine, and taking the fall for you?"
Braff was there to tweet what we all really felt when Bieber’s life became a DUI, drag-racing hot mess.
Who amongst us hasn't drag-raced a Lambo in Miami on pills? #FreeBieber
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 23, 2014
Another tweeter-than-deleter, Biggs once went off on a massive Twitter rant, unleashing some intense feelings about the Biebs.
“Can you beat the c*** out of Bieber? Is that what you can do?”
“Maybe the police kept getting contact highs whenever they went over there?”
“I would get my actual jaguar and smear him in meat when I went to make my citizen’s arrest.”
And of course, the most recent, Orlando Bloom:
Bloom finally did what we’ve all wanted to do, if we’re being honest, and took a swing at Bieber. This may not actually count as a fight, but we’re still going to say Bloom totally won.
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Orlando Bloom Throws Punch at Justin Bieber
Bonus points: Bloom's Lord Of The Rings buddy, Dominic Monaghan, had the best reaction to this situation, ever.
.@TheLadBible: Orlando has won infinite lad points after punching Justin Bieber last night in Ibiza For the shire! http://t.co/yotFnVReEj”
— Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) July 30, 2014
Actor Jason Biggs is hoping to move on from the backlash he received for making an ill-advised joke about last week's (ends18Jul14) Malaysia Airlines flight disaster after apologising once again during a U.S. TV appearance on Monday (21Jul14).
The American Pie star found himself under fire on Thursday (17Jul14), moments after hearing that Flight MH17 had crashed in the Ukraine, after he took to Twitter.com and quipped, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?" It has since emerged the jet, which was en route from Amsterdam, Holland to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had been shot down in a suspected attack by pro-Russia rebels in the Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard. Biggs was initially defiant over his comments, insisting, "It's a f**king joke", but he later returned to Twitter to try and make amends for his bad behaviour.
On Monday, he appeared as a guest co-host on The View and opened the daytime talk show by revisiting the issue once more to clear up any doubts about his sincerity. A sombre Biggs explained, "I certainly meant no harm, there was no malice behind it, but I was stupid... It was offensive, it was poorly timed."
"I have always tried to find the humour in even the darkest of situations, whether it's personal tragedy or bad news of any kind. It's a knee-jerk reaction for me. It's how I cope but this is not the time (to make jokes about MH17)..."
The actor admitted he had only heard the breaking news of the crash when he tweeted about it and was unaware of the subsequent developments as he battled his critics online, but now he accepts he was clearly in the wrong.
He added, "I also wasn't aware of the extent and the magnitude of what had happened. It was very quick, I didn't think and I wasn't aware of what was happening and what was transpiring and the extent of just how horrible this tragedy was... "I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families, but I've learned a lot from here and I'd like to move on from it."
Actor Jason Biggs has apologised for making an ill-advised joke about the latest Malaysia Airlines flight disaster after coming under fire from angry followers. Flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14) after taking off in Amsterdam, Holland bound for the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Multiple reports suggest the jet, which was carrying 295 people, was shot down.
Shortly after news of the incident broke, Biggs took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"
He added, "In all seriousness, tho (though)- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh... It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
After a barrage of tweets from angry followers poured in, the American Pie star took to the micro-blogging site hours later to offer his apologies for the posts.
He wrote, "Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.
"This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.
"P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize."
Actor Jason Biggs has upset his Twitter followers for cracking an ill-advised joke about the latest Malaysia Airlines flight disaster.
Flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14) after taking off in Amsterdam, Holland bound for the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Multiple reports suggest the jet, which was carrying 295 people, was shot down.
Biggs reacted to the sad news by taking to his Twitter.com blog and quipping, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?".
He followed it up with, "In all seriousness, tho (though)- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh. "It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
The American Pie star's initial comedic comment fell flat with many followers, who immediately blasted him for making light of the tragedy, four months after another of the airline's planes, Flight MH370, disappeared while transporting passengers from Malaysia to Beijing, China in March (14).
But Biggs refused to apologise for his insensitive post and instead hit back at his detractors, insisting he never meant any harm. He tweeted, "Hey all you 'too soon' a**holes - it's a f**king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."
"The idea that I wouldnt have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right (sic)? Truly - you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere."
Biggs also took aim at editors at gossip blog TMZ.com for reporting on his ill-advised Twitter joke and the subsequent backlash, writing, "Hey @tmz - well done on posting my face next to the wreckage of the plane - you might almost think I actually shot it down!"
"I tried the breast milk recently. I actually tried to get it from the boob and she kind of shot me down. I don't know why... She had her boobs out, I think she was about to pump, and I just wanted to try it... and she just was really like, 'What are you doing?' and I was like, 'I feel like I have a right to it as well, don't I?' Apparently not! So I just tried it when it was in the bottle... I just wanted to see what the fuss was about." New dad Jason Biggs has sampled his wife's breast milk.
After detailing our thoughts on the best and worst aspects of the second season of Orange Is the New Black, we realized that there's just too much craziness going on at the Litch for one article. The season is chock-full of great moments, but also a few regrettable ones. We've decided to compile another list of the best and worst aspects of Orange Is the New Black's second season.
Good: Morello is actually crazyNasty casual racism aside, Morello was a interesting background player in Season 1, but the revelation about the true nature of her engagement with Christopher was remarkably executed. We've been hearing Lorna drone on about wedding plans and a perfect fiancé since the first episode, but to learn that they were really the delusions of a profoundly delusional woman was one of the show's finest Season 2 shockers.
Bad: And Sister Ingalls is hardly a nunYet more proof that you never really know someone, the outwardly pious sister Ingalls was revealed to be a fame-hungry rock star wannabe who saw herself as the Bono of charity work (so, basically just Bono). It was an interesting curveball for the character, but it doesn't quite line up with everything we gleaned about her from last season.
Good: Everything with RosaWho knew the mostly silent cancer-stricken inmate would become such an endearing character in Season 2? Orange Is the New Black excels at adding dimension to characters who could have easily been written off as one-note background figures. Rosa's character, with her pessimistic snark and heartbreaking storyline, became a huge highlight of Season 2.
Bad: Nothing for Ramos and GonzalesWhile so many characters got beefier roles in Season 2, inmates Maritza Ramos and Marisol Gonzales weren't given the same upgrade. There was the short subplot where the duo blackmailed Bennett into sneaking contraband into the prison via his leg, but they didn't have much to do beyond that. We really want to learn why Gonzales has such an unhealthy fascination with The Smiths.
Good: Vee's demiseAfter terrorizing the Litch for a full season, it looked like Vee might slip away in the wind, but good ol' Rosa, patron saint of manners, made sure Vee received the ultimate lesson in etiquette. "So rude, that one!" Vehicular manslaughter has never felt so cathartic.
Bad: ...Vee's demiseThere's a pendulum of feelings regarding the death of Vee swinging in our minds right now. Carnal satisfaction is bumping up against proper storytelling logic, and as nice as it was to see Vee get exactly what was coming to her, it did leave a slightly sour taste in our mouths behind all that sweetness. Vee hit Litchfield like a tempest, but there doesn't seem to be much debris in her wake. We worry that Rosa mulling down Vee with the prison van hit a factory reset on the show, and everything will now, more or less, go back to normal. It feels like too tidy of an ending for such a great storyline. At least Caputo is experiencing the biggest headache of his life.
Good: The Crazy Eyes flashbackThe best flashbacks on Orange Is the New Black help to shed light on the characters' current situations in prison, and perhaps our favorite one of the season was Crazy Eyes'. We thought that the visual gag of Crazy Eyes' posh white parents from season one was a one-off joke, but the series followed up on it, delivering a great glimpse at why Crazy Eyes has such a craving for affection, and why it's so easy for Vee to wrap Suzanne around her little finger.
Another good: Nicky's near relapseDespite her truckloads of sarcasm, Nicky still has some dangerous demons swirling around inside. Seeing the character struggle with her heroin addiction yet again was a great callback to Season 1. Now that the character is sitting on a truckload of the drug thanks to Vee, it will be interesting to see if she can maintain her sobriety in Season 2.
Bad: The way Alex is returning to LitchfieldSure, fans went into a series of convulsions when they heard that Laura Prepon would only be appearing in a few scant episodes of Season 2, but the character's disappearance from the Litch led the way for some interesting things story-wise, especially with regards to Piper. Thus, the way Alex is presumably returning for Season 2 feels a bit contrived. It was just too easy for Piper to manipulate Alex back into prison.
Another bad: The wait until Season 2A drawback to watching every episode of Season 2 in one mad binge is that we all have to wait for an entire year for more. It's going to be a long, long year spent refreshing Netflix on our browsers.
Actor Jason Biggs has defended his wife Jenny Mollen after she came under attack for revealing she once hired a prostitute to partake in a threesome for her husband's birthday in her new book.
The Crazy, Stupid, Love. star opens up about the incident in her novel I Like You Just The Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People, and she shared details about the racy tale during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Tuesday (17Jun14). However, she came under fire for the saucy story from more reserved critics, with The View's guest co-host Candace Cameron Bure stating on Wednesday (18Jun14), "How is that a great story? I'm sorry, (but) how is hiring a hooker for your husband's birthday, how is having threesomes, how is that celebrated? I have a hard time finding the humour in that, as a woman who has been married for 18 years."
The comments irked Biggs and now the American Pie actor is fighting back. During his own appearance on The View on Thursday (19Jun14), he explained, "It was, for us, hilarious and we are very open people, we are real people, we are honest, my wife is amazing and this is not an habitual thing on our part..."
Biggs also defended Mollen against claims that she was embarrassed to discuss the ordeal on the family-friendly daytime talk show because she is a different person in private than she is in public. He added, "My wife is incredibly real... she was in a circumstance that didn't allow for her to say these things."
The controversy comes days after Biggs slammed the newsmakers at U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America for dedicating a full segment to celebrity "over-sharing" because they felt his baby announcement in February (14) was over the top.
The new parents had documented baby Sid's arrival by chronicling every stage from labour to delivery on their Instagram.com accounts.