This post is being written by a ghost because the writer and Revenge superfan known as Brian Moylan is dead. He keeled over in a state of joy when he heard that Jennifer Jason Leigh is going to be co-starring in the second season of Revenge, which is a much better place for this noted screen actress than in the nine jillionth season of Weeds, which is where she is now. And get this — she's going to play Emily's mom!
There hasn't been a better casting moment since Joan Collins lifted up that black veil in the first episode of the second season of Dynasty and revealed the queen bitch of all of television. I mean, this is Jennifer Jason Leigh! Do you remember the s**t she pulled in Single White Female? And now she's going to be on Revenge! Madeleine Stowe better sharpen her knives and thaw out her frozen forehead because between these two mean girls and Amanda Clarke/Emily Thorne #1 (who is a blonde billionaire with ninja powers) and Amanda Clarke/Emily Thorne #2 (who is a murderous stripper), there are going to be some serious cat fights this season.
We don't know much about her character other than that Emily/Amanda thought that her mother was dead but she was secretly alive the whole time. We'll find out why she disappeared and where she's been hiding. The show's creator Mike Kelley told EW.com that she has "deep psychological issues." Like she's going to move into Grayson Manor and take over Victoria Grayson's life? Someone is going to have to bring me back to life before September 21, because I can not wait one more moment for Season 2.
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According to Twitch, Jessica Biel has signed up to play Victoria/Viper in the upcoming sequel The Wolverine, thus becoming a big part of the Marvel universe (we're not really counting her role in Blade: Trinity) — and making many a geek's dream come true. No word yet on whether or not those in attendance at Comic-Con paused for a euphoric moment of silence over the news.
The details of the character are sketchy at this point, but Viper — a character originally affiliated with Captain America — is expected to be the villainess of the title character (Hugh Jackman) in The Wolverine. In one iteration of the comics, she conned Logan/Wolverine into marrying her, which made things very complicated between the two, as tends to happen.
The James Mangold-directed Wolverine is due in theaters July 26, 2013, adding to an already packed schedule for Biel that includes roles in the sorta-biopic Hitchcock and the drama The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. She'll also be seen this summer in Total Recall and Justin Timberlake's wedding, as the bride.
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Actress Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle, All My Children, Eastwick) and celebrity chef Curtis Stone are making it official: the couple are set to wed. Stone, the Australian co-host of Bravo's culinary reality show Around the World in 80 Plates, shared the joyous news with US Weekly.
Stone dished the engagement details to the magazine, telling them, "We were down in the south of Italy. We took a little break, and...I did it! I popped the question. We had a beautiful balcony in Positano and I did get on one knee." Price responded with a "yes", making for a "very happy" Stone. It will be the first marriage for Stone, 36, and second for Price, 35, who was previously married to Dead Zone co-creator Shawn Piller and briefly dated How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Stone and Price welcomed their first child, a son named Hudson, last November. [Image: DailyCeleb] More: Sofia Vergara is Engaged — PIC Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Engaged 90210 Hunk Matt Lanter is Engaged
While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
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We probably didn't need a lawsuit to imply that working for Courtney Love isn't a great gig, but one former assistant is suing for essentially the overall awfulness of her onetime employer.
According to E! Online, the plaintiff, Jessica Labrie, Love "acted with an improper and evil motive amounting to malice or despicable conduct."
And that's just the beginning. Among other allegations, Labrie — who worked for a year as Love's administrative assistant and "forensic research aide" — says that her former boss frequently forced her to work overtime with paying overtime; asked her to hire a computer hacker (among other gray-area activities mentioned in the suit); and failed to make good on several promises, including paying for Labrie's college tuition and securing her a job on a Nirvana biopic.
Labrie resigned on June 27, 2011, at which time, she claims, Love owed her more than $2,000. She is seeking unspecified damages for, well, everything that was just mentioned.
"The most controversial woman in the history of rock" (per Rolling Stone magazine) had a pretty solid lawsuit-less streak going: She hadn't been sued since a January 2011 Twitter fiasco, which recently sucked in her 19-year-old daughter with the late Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean.
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Raise your glass, Pink is back! The pop has announced a new album called The Truth About Love, which will be released Sept. 18. It's her first since 2008 — and since becoming a mother in 2011 to daughter Willow Sage Hart. The Grammy-winning singer made the announcement via video, not long after her new single, the interestingly titled "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," was unveiled on her website.
"I wanna talk to you about something really important," the 32-year-old Grammy-winner says with a faux-serious tone, before breaking into laughter. "Hey, guess what?" she asks her fans, before revealing the name and release date of her latest effort. While Pink has evolved quite a bit since her radio-friendly 2001 smash hit album Missundaztood (still rocking that pink hair though, thank goodness!) which featured hits like "Get the Party Started," "Don't Let Me Get Me," and "Just Like a Pill," but she remains one of the most consistent, formidable forces in the music industry, having never released an album that sold less than one million copies in the U.S. Check out her quick announcement (in a very revealing outfit, no less) below: More: Pink, Chelsea Handler and More: 7 Celebs Who Look Hot, Even in the Hospital - PICS Pink Gives Birth to a Baby Girl Pink Confirms Pregnancy, Thinks It's a Girl
It's been easy to forgot recently — thanks to some interesting fashion and style choices — that Willow Smith is actually a singer, but Sunday night she reminded us just that.
At the 2012 BET Awards, the daughter of Will and Jada and sister to Jaden — with whom she attended the event — unveiled the music video for her latest single "I Am Me," in which she directly addresses her much-buzzed-about sartorial inclinations. "People don't like the way I dress," she sings over a piano strumming.
The clip depicts Smith as she navigates a city — via skateboard — and her own identity, while encouraging others to ignore any and all critics. The song is also a step in a different direction from her infamous "Whip My Hair." It's a much calmer video that allows Willow to show off her vocal talents.
Check it out below!
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Last week B.o.B. told MTV that the video for "Both of Us," his team-up with Taylor Swift, would be "about all walks of life, all classes of society" — which is precisely what the just-unveiled video seems to depict. It's an uncharacteristically not flashy effort for both megastars, whose music videos tend to focus, justifiably, on them and feature more cinematic production values overall.
By contrast, the stripped-down "Both of Us" clip — which was shot in the Nashville countryside, where Swift said bugs and spiders stalked her and B.o.B. — shines a light on other, everyday people, more so than the country-pop singer and the rapper behind the hit song off B.o.B.'s latest album Strange Clouds. Check out the video for yourself, below!
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It's taken a long time for Dax Shepard to get his proverbial "shot," and it has arrived in the form of Hit and Run, the action comedy he wrote, co-directed, and stars in.
And if the just-released red band trailer is any indication, Shepard could potentially be looking at an ascension similar to that of his costar in the movie, (a dreadlocked) Bradley Cooper, following his own breakout comedies, Wedding Crashers and The Hangover.
The comparison is apt: August 24's Hit and Run — about a former criminal (Shepard) who leaves the Witness Protection Program to help his fiancee (real-life soon-to-be wife Kristen Bell) land her dream job — shares producers with Wedding Crashers and very R-rated laughs with The Hangover. A delightfully foulmouthed Kristin Chenoweth also stars. Check out the red band trailer below, but remember: "red band" means R-rated and in this case, very much NSFW.
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Eleven-year-old singer/actress/daughter of really famous people Willow Smith caused quite a social-media kerfuffle over the weekend when she posted a photo (left) on Instagram sporting what appears to be a tongue ring.
Not long after, however, her female friend (also pictured at left) posted her own Instagram photo of the girls' piercings with hashtags like #fake, #dontjudge and #justhavingfun — seemingly suggesting that their studs are of the magnetic variety. So ... who knows what to believe?!
If the piercing is real, you'd have to think that Will and Jada would give Willow a little talking-to, if not a full-on grounding ("Go to your wing!" "No publicity for a week!"). Or would they? As E! Online points out, Will did an interview with Parade magazine just last month and implied that he and Jada are somewhat lenient parents.
"When you have a little girl, it's like how can you teach her that you're in control of her body?" Will said. "If I teach her that I'm in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she's going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. ... She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she's going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself."
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