THR reports that Rose McGowan has signed on to star in Napa, a romantic thriller (or "rom-thrill," as we like to call it) about "a woman who after three tours of duty in Afghanistan returns to her hometown, where she is given the job of sheriff." The film, which will shoot on location in California's Napa Valley, marks the feature-film directorial debut of writer-producer Michael Kerr. Kerr and Hans Ostrom co-wrote the script, based on Ostrom's novel Three to Get Ready, which is a much more interesting title than plain old Napa. Presumably, the filmmakers made the change in order to avoid any and all possible associations with the Matthew McConaughey/Al Pacino gambling flick Two for the Money, and for good reason.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Rose McGowan was last seen in the sword and sandals flop Conan the Barbarian. Click on the image below to check out her photo gallery:
As you might have seen last week, a very flustered Jonah Hill visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to share some hilarious, but incredibly hostile, anecdotes about Glee's Matthew Morrison. While at a Fox network party, Hill overheard Morrison making a joke about the comic actor...something he found very unsettling.
So, Hill went on Late Night to publicize his new feud with Morrison, and demand that the Glee star "bring his s**t." All this can be seen here. All this can be seen here (and is very much worth the watch -- there's nothing better than an overwhelmed Jonah Hill). However, Hill probably wasn't expecting such a speedy, and well-choreographed, reaction. Last night on Late Night, we got Part Two of the Hill-Morrison feud: Matthew Morrison shared a very Gleeish video accepting Jonah's challenge, and showing off some of his own chops. Morrison was very insistent that he could, despite Hill's remarks, "sing his way out of" pretty much anything. Best of all, Morrison took things a step further and demanded Late Night face-off with Hill. Will the feud escalate to epic proportions? We can only hope. Hill vs. Morrison could be this generation's Ali vs. Liston.
Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt is the latest in an absurdly long line of actors and actresses to join the upcoming male-stripper movie Magic Mike.
Bridesmaids actress Wendi McLendon-Covey was the most recent addition, two weeks ago -- when it seemed like there literally couldn't be any roles left to fill! But sure enough, Brandt has signed up, joining Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel, Alex Pettyfer and seemingly dozens more in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film, based loosely on Tatum's experience before he became an actor.
Brandt plays Marie Schrader on the beloved AMC meth drama. Brandt, who has previously starred on ER and Boston Legal, will also appear on the season premiere of Private Practice. The specifics of her role in Mike are not yet known.
We're always hearing about celebrities hanging out together and starting romantic relationships; they seem like a pretty friendly community. So it's rare, but occasionally wonderful, when we come across a celebrity feud. Especially one brimming with as much hilarious hostility as the one between Jonah Hill and Glee star Matthew Morrison.
Hill recently joined the Fox network as the creator and star of the new animated series Allen Gregory. Since he's new to the network, he was hoping to fit in and make a lot of new friends. This didn't start out so well. First, he had an awkward encounter involving Randy Jackson and Michael Clarke Duncan. But then, things got much, much worse, when he encountered his new arch enemy: Morrison.
Watch both videos of Jonah's interview on last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and see the comic actor explain the dawn and evolution of his feud with the Glee star. He gets a little bit worked up over the issue -- and it's pretty darn funny.
Betty Draper is a mom! Reports have confirmed that January Jones gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. According to her rep, "Mom and baby are doing great." So what did the Mad Men star decide to name her precious newborn? The baby's name is (drum roll please)...Xander Dane Jones. Common? No. Adorable? Absolutely! For a first time mom, she's certainly showing up some of Hollywood's veteran mothers who think numbers and fruit are proper names for children. Way to go January!
Jones announced her pregnancy in April, but has yet to disclose the identity of the child's father (notice the baby is taking her last name). The star has dated Jason Sudeikis, singer Josh Groban and Ashton Kutcher in the past if you care to place bets on the plausible candidates. But with or without a man, January is ready to start a family. Back in June, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner said the actress had been wanting a baby "very badly." He also added that, "She's got a big heart and she's been talking about having children since I met her, which is not always common with actresses. I think she's going to be amazing." Well her long-time wish just came true -- congratulations to the new mother!
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Magic Mike seems intent on ensuring that America gets to see every single actor and actress in Hollywood naked. Added to the gigantic cast of Steven Soderbergh's "coming of age"/"making ends meet" story (based on star Channing Tatum's real-life experiences) is Olivia Munn, who will play (wait for it...) a stripper.
Munn's character is Amber, who will be of romantic interest to Channing's Michael "Magic Mike" Martingano. The role had been formerly attributed to Jessica Biel, who now seems to have no attachment to the project. Those very much enthused by the idea of a stipper movie for purely aesthetic reasons will probably not be disappointed by the inclusion of Munn, even at the expense of Biel.
As it's inevitable that you've missed or forgotten at least a few of the cast members in this rapidly-growing project, here's a handful of those who have been mentioned: Alex Pettyfer as Magic Mike's protegee (with the moniker "The Kid"), Cody Horn as the sister to Pettyfer's character, Matthew McConaughey as a stripclub owner named Dallas, Matt Bomer as another stripper, Riley Keough, Gabriel Iglesias and Joe Manganiello.
Justin Bieber was involved in "a minor fender bender" when driving his Ferrari yesterday in Los Angeles. A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to People, "No one was injured and there was no damage to either vehicle." Apparently, Bieber was driving through Studio City when some soulless person in a Honda Civic "crashed" into Bieber's Ferrari, which unfortunately was dented in a few places. Police were careful to explain, "There was no crime, and it was just a minor accident." Yes of course, the only crime committed was the construction of the Honda Civic in a world where Justin Bieber owns a Ferrari. - People
LeAnn Rimes (who people despise so much for her thinness that they go up to her while she's eating and tell her she should be eating more) is upset with Giuliana Rancic (who's also too thin) for calling her "a little thin." More specifically, Rancic said Rimes "lost a lot of weight from all the stress in her life. She seems a little thin right now, and I think she looks great when she's a bit curvier." Rimes responded on Twitter with, "@GiulianaRancic hey, we should get dinner sometime. You get criticized all the time for how small you are. You can see just HOW much I eat and maybe put a stop to this crazy "shrinking" once and for all... oh, & then we should work out together. Good luck with your restaurant!!!!" - Us
After punching the female driver of a party bus in Cleveland, MSNBC reports Matthew Fox will formally be charged with assault. Prosecutors revealed to CNN that they have photos of the driver's bruised arms and legs which Fox reportedly gave to her as he forcefully tried to board the vehicle, which was rented out to a group and was unable to hold any more passengers. The driver maintained that when Fox first tried to climb inside, she didn't recognize him. "He smelled like a liquor cabinet, like a bar. I told him, 'Sorry buddy, this is a private party. You get off my vehicle.' I told him three times." - MSNBC
All you Lost fans better find another person to tie a tourniquet for you in an emergency, because Matthew Fox doesn't deserve to have the pleasure. The actor was arrested early this morning in Cleveland for apparently punching a woman in the chest and in the stomach. The Hollywood Reporter was able to get its hands on a police report that maintains Fox tried to "hitch a ride" to his hotel on a private party bus, but the driver (a 29 year old woman) blocked him from boarding the bus and informed him that the vehicle had been rented out and was not about to take on any new passengers (especially ones who said they were never going to star on another television show). Not willing to admit defeat, Fox allegedly socked the woman in the chest and stomach, before then enduring a fist to his mouth. The woman reportedly believed that she'd broken her hand (in the coolest way possible, but still).
TMZ reports Fox was released without being "formally arrested," so that might mean the woman decided not to file charges against him. Police released him to a friend, who then escorted him back to his hotel via taxi. So yes, this means he clocked a woman twice because there just weren't any taxis anywhere. And he really wanted one.
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Sources: THR, TMZ
In this age of languid cynicism and tired apathy, one man still has the blood of a revolutionary surging through his veins: Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. Sutter, as he tends to do, recently spoke out on a matter regarding the biggest controversy of this, or perhaps any generation. Of course I mean AMC's recent firing of Frank Darabont, former showrunner of The Walking Dead.
Speculations arose immediately about Darabont's departure. Many of them targeted the man himself as the bad guy in the situation. Although no details have been confirmed, Sutter is quite confident about the reasoning behind AMC's decision: Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, was reportedly demanding so much money that the network was forced to cut costs drastically on shows like the masterpieces that are The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. It's suspected that Darabont considered a lot of AMC's budget-reducing tactics (such as shooting the majority of the season indoors and decreasing the onscreen presence of zombies) to be out of the question.
Sutter states, "[Matthew Weiner] held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto [Vince] Gilligan [creator and showrunner of Breaking Bad] and Frank [Darabont]. No one else wants to f**king say it, but the greed of Mad Men is killing the other two best shows on TV—Breaking Bad and Walking Dead. I don't know [Weiner], got no beef with him. Just hate that Darabont is being demonized. No one has the b**ls to tell the truth. [Mad Men] gutted AMC.”
Source: A.V. Club
Though ostensibly successful 2009’s The Final Destination represented to many a horror franchise on its last hackneyed legs. Rote uninspired and humorless it scored a (modest) hit only by virtue of the novelty -- and added ticket price -- of its 3D transfer. Two years later Final Destination 5 arrives with a slightly tweaked formula a beefed-up storyline actors you might actually recognize and genuine honest-to-goodness 3D. It’s still schlock mind you -- but artful schlock and a marked improvement over the preceding entry.
The story begins in familiar fashion with a cursory introduction to the characters followed by a grisly premonition that sees them perish wholesale. An assortment of cubicle-dwellers at a paper factory are being bused to a corporate retreat when one of them Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto perpetually bug-eyed) dreams of a massive bridge collapse in which he and his co-workers are impaled beheaded bisected crushed by cars singed by tar -- however many ways a suspension bridge can kill a person the film’s opening set-piece explores it gruesome detail. Sam awakens duly horrified and demands the bus be evacuated. Seconds later the employees watch in horror from the sidelines as Sam’s vision comes to fruition.
You know what happens next. One-by-one death stalks the survivors who meet their fate in a series of elaborately-staged incidents. Some are relatively straightforward; others involve fiendish head-fakes and red herrings. The range of victims is older and more colorful than in previous Final Destination films in which death preyed exclusively on attractive nubile teenagers but the end result is invariably the same. (Not to give anything away but those considering acupuncture or laser eye surgery would be wise to avoid the film entirely.) As death’s scheme becomes achingly evident Sam his lachrymose girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell) and his increasingly unhinged buddy Peter (Miles Fisher) become increasingly desperate. Enter the ever-ominous Tony Todd returning to the franchise after (wisely) taking the previous film off offering a potential way out. But is it genuine or just another of death’s cruel tricks?
Director Steven Quale a James Cameron protege hired principally for his 3D expertise takes full advantage of the added dimension delivering some of the most vivid and immersive 3D sequences in recent memory. Unlike The Final Destination which seemed little more than a amalgam of crude one-liners Final Destination 5 feels like a real movie one with a discernible plot an element of suspense and a handful characters who are more than just punchlines. Most of the actors are surprisingly competent save for Fisher a credible doppelganger for Tom Cruise (he parodied him 2008’s Superhero Movie) who imbues every line with couch-jumping intensity.
Final Destination 5 ends with a twist that while genuinely unexpected feels like a Hail Mary for a franchise that can’t forestall its inexorable descent into stale irrelevance despite the best of efforts from Quale. Its trademark formula has simply lost its potency -- a problem no amount of cosmetic upgrades however welcome can fix. That the film is bracketed by two pointless and time-consuming montages -- the first an animated sequence that hurtles various hazardous objects at the audience the second a greatest hits compilation of memorable kills from previous Final Destination films -- is a telltale sign that the saga’s creativity is on life support. Perhaps it’s time to pull the plug.