House star Robert Sean Leonard is returning to his Broadway roots with a revival of Born Yesterday, but for now it's just in addition to his television duties. However, with the future of House up in the air, he says he's actually looking forward to being done with the popular Fox show. Contractually, this is his last season of the show and it's Fox's last season too. With the shuffling at Comcast, there's no deal for future seasons and according to Leonard that means one thing: he's free.
But don't weep just yet, House fans. While he says if they do reach a deal for more House, that he can't guarantee his character will return and that he and his family miss New Jersey, blah blah blah, he does mention that he really likes money. Like, a lot. And you know what comes with more episodes of House? More money for Leonard. He "assumes" they have another season, and he "assumes" he'll succumb to the money, but he's tired of LA and he's ready to move back East. So basically, no one knows what Leonard will do in the future, including Leonard. Cool.
So that Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges movie -- the one that once upon a time had the brilliantly cast ensemble of Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro but sadly fell apart and morphed into the current and not nearly as good pairing of Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and somebody else -- is still happening. And now, it may have one of its female leads: Modern Family starlet Sofia Vergara.
The film will be divided into three, 27-minute vignettes of PG-rated, physical comedy. According to Variety, Vergara would star in the second vignette as "a femme fatale who tries to trick the Stooges into killing a man for money, which the slapstick trio needs in order to save their orphanage from being closed."
Despite this picture continuing to be re-cast and pretty much being one big clusterfuck, Vergara's hiring is a fine choice to balance the chaos. The Three Stooges need one thing for success: great physical humor. Anybody familiar with Modern Family knows that Vergara gives her scenes big, dominate performances, which will fit right into the Stooges' world. Plus, if her role is just to "trick" the Stooges into doing something, she won't really need to try too hard -- I mean, just watching her walk from the kitchen to the living room is distracting.
So, that Three Stooges movie is still happening and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Hayes has been cast as Larry in the Farrelly brothers comedy. He joins Will Sasso, who will play Curly, but the role of Moe is still not yet cast. The film will not be a biopic, but will be separated into half-hour vignettes that will hopefully feature as many "so you're a wiseguy, ehhh?" jokes as possible.
Hayes is best known for his role as Jack in Will & Grace, who was pretty much a stooge, so his casting actually seems spot on. Pending Moe's casting, the only concern we have right now is with Sasso, whose latest work is that CBS sitcom about a Twitter feed. No, no, not that one. Or that one. But that one.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Now this is news to brighten your day! Vanilla Ice is back you guys! And he's going to be in a movie! As a gay wedding planner! Wait, what?
V-Ice (that's my nickname for him), James Caan (the father of H50 star Scott), and Leighton Meester (the prettiest of the bunch, so she gets the picture. Sorry V-Ice) have all signed on to star in I Hate You, Dad with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. So the Sandman moves into his son's (Samberg) place before he gets married to Meester (this is a comedy after all). Things go, one would assume, awry. Caan is the aforementioned Meester's father. And V-Ice, as you may recall, is the gay wedding planner.
I for one am fairly excited for this movie. The dudes behind it, Sean Anders and John Morris, are also responsible for the not-great-but-still-has-some-redeeming-qualities-to-them Sex Drive, She’s Out Of My League and Hot Tub Time Machine. Not to mention David Wain and Ken Marino contributed to re-writes.
I was fairly excited about this movie when it was first announced and this new bit of casting has only increased the excitement. Don't get me wrong, this could go horribly, horribly wrong and be the worst thing ever. But if everyone brings their A-game this could potentially be a classic. Potentially. I'm not saying get your hopes up, but at least don't write it off just yet. V-Ice is a gay wedding planner after all! Hilarity!
Hey, look at that -- another mob movie is headed our way. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. just green lit Gangster Squad, a crime drama written by Will Beall and to-be-directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).
The studio formally offered the role of Mikey Cohen to Sean Penn and wants to bring in Ryan Gosling as one of the two cops who pursue the real-life gangster. The film centers on Cohen, a former boxer who, though charming in the public eye, had friends who had no other choice in life but to be gangsters. Their names were Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, perhaps you've heard of them? The film will attempt to be a fact-based tale of crime fighting in L.A. during the '40s. Neither of the actors have agreed to work on the project as of yet, but answers are expected soon.
Also happening at WB in the realm of gangsterdom: Cicero is in development, a film about Al Capone's formative years. No talent has signed on yet, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates is currently being pursued by the studio to helm the project.
The bottom line is that these films will undoubtedly continue the trend of movies like The Untouchables, Casino and Goodfellas which, if my uncle has anything to say about it, didn't embellish the truth at all.
Reese Witherspoon got married on Saturday, but the poor dear's Will the Circle Be Broken was outshined by the first public appearance of Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn as a couple. It turns out that Scarlett is a client of Reese's now-husband, and Rob Shuter reported that everyone was shocked to see she brought Sean Penn as her plus one. Apparently, their outing was a huge deal, as a source told Rob that their arrival together "is announcing to the whole of Hollywood that they are serious." Previously, Scarlett and Sean were seen celebrating Black Swan (a movie that neither one of them made) by draping their legs over each other at a party in LA and earlier this month, they went to Mexico for one day because it was all they needed. But now that everything's out in the open, they're planning a trip to Haiti, which will certainly serve as another kind an announcement (because that's why anybody does anything, you see -- to make an announcement!).
Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand in Haiti this weekend, just outside Port-Au-Prince. He went to a local hospital for treatment and was released. On Saturday, his representative said, "He's fine now. It happened late yesterday night and he was released after a couple of hours." - TMZ However, there are conflicting reports that say Wyclef just cut his hand on glass. - NYDN
Britney Spears has hired a tutor to teach her how to manage her money. Which do you think will get its own lesson: Starbucks, fishnets, or weaves? - Daily Mail
Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn "seemed very much a couple when they joined a small group of friends for dinner Saturday night in West Hollywood." They also "sat very closely and exchanged flirty looks." - People
Martin Sheen told Telegraph that his son Charlie is still a kid. He said, "you know, Charlie's 45 years old. He's not a kid. Emotionally he still is, because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotional. So when you get clean and sober, you're starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol. You're emotionally crippled." - US
In between comparing himself to fighter jets, Charlie Sheen has talked a lot about having all these "friends." He claims that Mel Gibson called to offer him support in dealing with the morons who don't really mind Jews too much, otherwise known as us. Sheen has also said that Colin Farrell and Sean Penn have sent him their good wishes as well, and now that we know Charlie Sheen has a room completely dedicated to housing his cigars, it's pretty obvious that that's where those last two events took place.
But this morning, we learned that Donald Trump is another person in Sheen's corner, and it's because Trump recognizes that recently, Sheen has been doing what Trump has been doing for years, which is lowering the productivity of businessmen everywhere by strategically appearing on morning shows to distract their smart but abused-into-silence housewives from preparing their beloveds' steak aux poivres on time. In addition to verifying that Sheen is a "winner," Trump told Access Hollywood a little bit about what he thought Sheen's future looks like. He said, "I think what's going to happen is [Two and a Half Men] is going to end up signing him for a lot more money than he was getting paid in the first place. It's all about ratings in this crazy business, and if you have ratings, you can be the worst person on earth and they're still going to sign you. I think Charlie will do very well." He continued: "I think it's very risky [to continue...'Men' without Charlie] and I think with Charlie they'll do probably better than they ever did before. I would say that probably Charlie will be a big star for a long time to come... I get a great kick out of him... I think he's doing just fine."
Man, can you imagine how amazing it would have been if Trump had remembered that he had a show of his own right then?
Source: Access Hollywood
The woman who put the words into Bella and Edward's mouths (I'm embarrassed that I even know character names) in the Twilight movies is set to take on the remake of the 1986 Sean Connery flick, Highlander. Melissa Rosenberg has been in the business quite a while and actually wrote some episodes for Showtime's Dexter, but I'm still not convinced she's the right lady for the job. Most of her other works are in the lusty, melodrama vein; Party of Five, The OC, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. It's just an odd choice for a remake of a film that is so decidedly manly -- that may be attributed the overwhelming manliness due to the presence of Sean Connery, but still.
In case you aren't a nerd who used to watch this movie with her dad on Sunday afternoons, Highlander is the story of Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman. MacLeod must face the immortal barbarian who seeks to destroy their kind until there is only one left. This storyline isn't the one that bothers me, it's the romantic aspect of the plot. MacLeod has a mortal lady who ages while he does not and struggles to understand and believe his reality...does that sound familiar? I'll say it: TWILIGHT. If Summit insists on using Rosenberg for this film, I sincerely hope she stays on the lighter side of this romantic plot, resists adding any sparkle or glow to MacLeod's skin and focuses on the action at hand: the fact that the dude is an immortal swordsman fighting the last battle of good versus evil. If she can do that, we'll be cool.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Awww yeah! Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is all set to make a guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O. Readers of our award-winning* recaps know that part of H50’s charm is its use of guest stars and this is easily one of the better guests. Diddy has mad acting chops and his comic timing is superb (he was easily one of the better parts of Get Him to the Greek). Diddy will play an NYPD officer who arrives in Hawaii on the hunt for criminals that did something to his family. Will he have some witty dialogue with McGarrett and Danno? Will he hit on Grace Park? You better believe it, son**.
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