Armie Hammer is signing on as the man with the handsome face and mega castle in Tarsem Singh's Snow White. That's the one with Julia Roberts as the evil queen, not to be confused with Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the queen. Hammer couldn't be more perfect for this film; while we all enjoyed seeing two of him in The Social Network, seeing him as a charming Prince wooing Snow White is just a little more appropriate for his handsome face. But Hammer's good fortune good mean curtains for another actor. Saoirse Ronan was being considered for Snow White, but she's a little young for Hammer so it's likely they'll be aiming for an older actress.
It looks like ABC's pilot, Good Christian Bitches, has a pretty good chance of making it into the fall rotation. Now, they've rounded out their cast with familiar face and Broadway star, Kristen Chenoweth for the Darren Starr produced primetime soap.
Set in Dallas, the steamy drama will have Chenoweth as Darlene alongside Leslie Bibb as the protagonist, Amanda. Bibb's character is forced to move back to her hometown after a scandal destroys her marriage. She's since grown out of her catty high school ways, but it seems that her old classmates have kept it going and from the looks of things, they're going to giver her a whole lot of hell. ABC will make the final decision in May to keep or toss this pilot, but I think that this Desperate Housewives 2.0: Meaner and Bitchier show is probably going to be just fine.
The show has also nabbed Annie Potts (Men In Trees, Joan of Arcadia), Miriam Shor (Damages), and Marisol Nichols (24) to round out the gaggle of good Christian bitches.
You saw him teaching Humpilates after the Oscars to Hollywood hotties like Scarlett Johansson and Emily Blunt, but last night, Jimmy K premiered another piece to add to that fitness puzzle: The Hottie Body Jim-Miracle Diet, so you can be a HoBo too! I personally find the second installment funnier than the first, more humperific version and it seems that celebs did too (because there's a whole hell of a lot of them). Watch as Jimmy K miraculously eats FOUR FIFTHS of the calories in meals prepped for Zoe Saldana, Kristen Bell, Anna Faris, Amanda Seyfried and other successful HoBos. Oh, and there may or may not be a word from your favorite "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV" spokesperson: Neil Patrick Harris. (Minus the "or may not" part.)
Well, nothing is set yet, but The Daily Show has opened the conversation with Larry King about becoming a regular contributor to the show. So he wouldn't be saddling up alongside Jon Oliver or Wyatt Cenac on a regular basis, but he could be added to the long list of contributors like Lewis Black and Kristen Schaal. Personally, I've never really thought of King as a comedian, but that's not really stopping him. In addition to the discussion with the Comedy Central show, he's headlining his own comedy tour this Spring.
While I'm sure this little addition to the Daily Show family would be great for ratings, I just don't get it. You know why I like when Lewis Black shows up? Because he uses that loud, angry schtick to talk about things that really piss me off; and that's funny. Do you know why I like when Kristen Schaal shows up? Because she's adorable and so, so weird. So what's Larry going to add to all this? That he interviewed La Toya Jackson and boy, was she strange? That he looks like a caricature of himself? That he's got a pair of suspenders for every occasion? Sure, this is just the beginning; they're only in talks for now, but at heart, The Daily Show is a comedy show about politics, not a political show that uses humor to sell its message. Stewart touts that distinction often and adding King might confuse that a bit unless he's truly gone all-out comedian since leaving CNN.
One of our favorite silver foxes may not be returning to his post on Mad Men anytime soon (seriously, get it together, AMC) but he's got ample time to prove that the Brooklyn-based band, The National, can actually have a sense of humor. In their new video for their single "Conversation 16" John Slattery plays a White House staffer who's madly in love with the lady president (played by Kristen Schaal). Cut to shots of Slattery taking a bullet as Schaal claps and mouths "thank you," him looking wistfully at the president, and a weird twist where she packs a presidential seal thong to go visit the Russian prime minister? It's weird, it's kind of disturbing, it's almost sexy (?) but most importantly it's hilarious. Besides, anything where Kristen Schaal gets to be cute and weird and John Slattery gets to be stoic and sexy is okay with me.
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Guess what? Charlie Sheen did something else totally wild and crazy. I bet you didn't expect that. Oh wait. You did. This time around, ol' Tiger Blood is in the market for an intern (hopefully not to replace the "goddess" that just peaced out). Basically, now that his Twitter is worth a whole bunch of money, he needs someone to take care of it for him. That's great and all, but I'm just imagining some wide-eyed kid just out of college being plopped into Charlie's world in that giant mansion and having to navigate a world where "Duh! Winning!" and "Tiger Blood" are legitimate ways to win an argument. This is never going to end, is it? -Internships.com via Twitter
Amanda Seyfried finally admits that she's dating Ryan Phillipe. Wow. Why did she have to admit this? Is it really some huge secret? It's not like they're Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Phillipe's past the age where he needs to appear single to woo the young ladies. Seyfried seems to be doing just fine. Oh, they wanted privacy? Is that it? Well, at least the paparazzi won't be busy climbing through their bushes and chasing their cars while snapping photos in attempt to prove that they're together, right? Right? -Us
Someone hurt Lindsay Lohan's feelings again. Oh, boo hoo. This time, LiLo's indignant about the jokes made at her expense on SNL this weekend. Miley Cyrus played Lindsay in the opening sketch, poking fun at her trouble with the law and saying she has her own parking spot at the LA courthouse and later singing during the monologue about how she never screwed up like Lindsay. Well. I have to be a downer here, but she didn't screw up like Lindsay and Lindsay's completely earned the criticism. And hey, you don't see Charlie Sheen running around sending sad emails to Lorne Michaels about how much that skit hurt his ego. DUH WINNING. -TMZ
It happened. They got Miley Cyrus on SNL and she said, "Pretty cool" and it was pretty lame. Sure she handled whatever skits they threw at her and hammed it up because she's a child star -- of course she's a ham -- but it was a pretty grating experience. I want to apologize to my parents for that time I made them sit through the Britney Spears-hosted episode of SNL back in 2002 because I imagine it was a lot like this only I was blinded by my own teenage adoration for BritBrit. I've seen the error of my ways, and for that I'm truly sorry. Now, so you don't have to spend an hour sifting for the few comedic nuggets from the Miley edition of SNL, here it is boiled down for your convenience.
First, it's Miley y'all. The real Miley did her best Justin Bieber impression (with a weird self-narration technique that was a little creepy) and Vanessa Bayer's fake Miley got Miley Bieber to say pretty cool. Whatever.
This is probably the one skit where Miley actually worked. She lent her voice to the cruise ship entertainer, Ginger Rangers, whose Broadway dreams were crushed leaving her to sing bitterly to "so gross" old people on some cruise ship. To be honest, the best part of this skit is Kristen Wiig and her "cat parking" shirt.
The show opened with a Charlie Sheen talk show called, "Duh! Winning!" because duh, they have to do a Sheen skit. They also throw in other screw-ups including Abby Elliot's okay "impression" of Christina Aguilera and an appearance from Miley's Lindsay Lohan. I guess that's pretty cool. It's just too bad Jimmy Fallon already killed that Charlie Sheen impression last week, because as great as Bill Hader's was, it didn't hold a candle to Fallon's.
I’m not sure I can adequately express how excited I am for Five-Year Engagement. It started off fairly excited. Who wouldn’t be stoked for another Judd Apatow-produced, Jason Segel-penned and Nicolas Stoller-directed movie? Then we learn that Segel and Emily Blunt will star - that’s great but slightly expected. Segel attracts some top talent. Forgetting Sarah Marshall had Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, the guy has an eye for lady talent. But then they go and get Alison Brie to co-star? WOOOOO!!! I thought my excitement had peaked for the movie, there was no way to be more pumped.
Then they go and add Chris Pratt and Rhys Ifans to cast.
It’s almost not fair. A cast this awesome just shouldn’t exist. Hollywood isn’t supposed to make smart moves like this. They’re supposed to put Miley Cyrus and Channing Tatum in some sequel and CGI the hell out of it. But Segel, Blunt, Brie, Pratt, and Ifans in one movie together? That’s too good to be true. With a cast as strong as Park and Recreation’s, Pratt consistently has the best lines on the show (probably second to Ron Swanson, but come on, no one can compete with Ron Swanson). And Ifans? That British bastard oozes charm with a razor sharp dry wit. Not to mention, he’s the Lizard in the new Spider-Man reboot.
I love it when Hollywood comes together and makes the right moves. Warms the cockles of my heart, it does.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
I guess Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's upcoming alien comedy, Paul, sets out dispel all the prejudices and rumors about aliens. For one thing there's nothing they can learn from probing us so stop worrying about it. Secondly, their other worldly powers only seem to help make for some awkward situations. Take this clip for example; the hilarious Kristen Wiig is trying to share an awkwardly sweet moment with Pegg and what happens? ALIENS. Or... PAUL (played by Seth Rogen who I would totally believe is secretly an alien). See? They are out to get us; just not in the way most science-fiction movies promise.
I can hear it now, hearts breaking all over Twitter. Justin Bieber and his rumored lady love Selena Gomez stepped out hand in hand at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night. Though the duo has tried to keep quiet about their supposed relationship, the whole puppy love hand-holding and arms around each other while staring deeply into eachother's eyes deal kinda gives it away. Come on, even Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart try harder to keep things only slightly non-platonic in front of the cameras. Just say it already kids. Twitter is just a social networking site, you can handle some mean ol' 140 character phrases.