During its ten year run, did anyone else forget that Smallville was actually about Superman? And somehow became the longest running sci-fi show in the United States? Both of these are quite shameful, aren’t they?
Anyway, would-be Man of Steel Tom Welling is now in talks with the other team, Marvel, about a possible role in one of their upcoming flicks, though no one is quite sure which movie that will be. Possibilities include Doctor Strange, Runaways, and Deathlok, which are all B (or C) string characters/titles that few outside of the local comic shop have heard of. I stopped being familiar with the current superheroes in film when they told me Jonah Hex was a comic and I asked if he had ever been on Conan.
Dang, Nathan Fillion is so damn charming with Jimmy Kimmel. He goes hunting gophers ala Caddyshack the night before and never before has rodent control seemed so endearing.
We don't have Craig Ferguson's show on LLN that often which is a shame because he's one of the better hosts out there. Like this interview with Thor’s director Kenneth Branagh, it’s entertaining, insightful, and really really funny. Also he really likes Doctor Who, which is always a plus in my book.
Ginnifer Goodwin, the star of the hugely forgettable Something Borrowed, chatted with Jay Leno, the star of the hugely forgettable Tonight Show.
Judd Apatow was on Conan and revealed that he recently started allowing his kids to say “shit.” So, not only do his kids get to star in his movies, hang out with the funniest comedians all the time, but they also get to say shit in the house? Damn, lucky kids.
Confession time! I read Twilight. Then I read all the other books in the series. I even read the half-a-book that Meyers never finished because it got leaked. Then, once I got over that very brief period of fascination with the novels I realized what a load of trash they were. Then the film came out and Summit Entertainment managed to make it an even bigger pile of trash! When I listened to the commentary (I’m a sucker for self-flagilation) I realized what the problem was: Catherine Hardwicke.
Hardwicke is not a good filmmaker and yet she’ll continue to get work because of how successful that film was despite it only making money for simply being Twilight.
She has lined up her new gig, an adaptation of The Bitch Posse. This is yet another young adult book filled with all the emotional ennui of watching a drop of water spread slowly over a paper napkin. The book follows three girls in high school who are tough, but best friends. However something shakes them to the core which haunts them into adulthood. The film jumps back and forth between their high school and adult lives. So hooray for talentless hacks who seem to fail upwards! You give hope to us all!
Bokeem Woodbine (the second most popular Bokeem in history, after his excellency Bokeem the Bird Sniffer of the Great White Swamp) has landed a role in the reboot of Total Recall. He'll play the best friend to the man in what was originally Arnold Schwarzenegger's part. And if you don't totally recall the movie (this is why they pay me the big bucks, folks) the main character thinks he's an undercover agent on Mars. Woodbine joins the already impressive cast of Bryan Cranston -- really, Cranston is all you need to make the cast impressive.
Anyway, you may remember Bo (as he is known to his close circle of friends and those who read his Wikipedia page) from Devil, the movie that unfortunately had M. Night Shyamalan's named splashed all over it and was pretty good despite that.
Well, looks like Paul Greengrass won’t be making his Martin Luther King, Jr movie anytime soon. And since idle hands are the devil’s workshop (which I bet violates so many building codes) he’s looking for another project. Among the front runners for his next film is an adaptation of The Deep Good-By, a novel featuring the misadventure-prone beach bum and sometimes “salvage consultant” Travis McGee. Oliver Stone was considering it as his next picture, but dropped out in favor of the quickly-casting-up Savages.
Leading the pack of potential McGee's is Leonardo DiCaprio, who's long wanted to play the laid-back protagonist. The McGee novels have numbers running in the tens, so this is a potential franchise (because everything is a franchise these days). Greengrass is looking at other projects as well while Dicaprio hasn’t had a weekend free in three years and seems to be booked all the way through 2034.
One of biggest changes Conan made to his new show, he made to his face. Specifically it was his beard. That he grew. But that’s about to change. Will Ferrell is promising (threatening?) to shave it off when he is a guest on May 2nd. He’s made two videos on two different days (though he’s somehow wearing the same clothes in each) promising that it’s coming off. Needless to say, he’s coming off a little crazy, but when does Will Ferrell not come off as crazy?
The first video aired Monday night as part of Conan’s “Haha, I Found An Error” contest.
The second came during Tina Fey’s interview. Fun note - Tina Fey always has the best clips when she comes on Conan. Just thought I’d share that with you.
Must be my lucky day. Third article in a row about a beautiful woman joining a great project. I’m not sure what entertainment journalism god I pleased, but I’m going to keep sacrificing to him/her/it.
Anyway, Isla Fisher is in talks to join Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby. She’ll join a cast that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carrey Mulligan. Fisher would be playing the mistress Myrtle of the adulterous Ben Affleck (Tom Buchanan) who is also still in negotiations to join the cast.
Can this be real? Isla Fisher and Carrey Mulligan in the same movie? Be still my stuttering heart. Seriously, be still. I’ve been having unusual heart beats. And this isn’t helping. Curse you talented and beautiful British and Australian actresses! Curse you to appear in more movies so I can see your beauty on giant screens! That'll show them.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
In terms of mythical reunions, the big ones everyone knows are: the cast of Seinfeld on Curb (hilarious), McCartney and Lennon in ‘76 (rumored), and Jerry Garcia with the Grateful Dead (zombied). But now we have one that blows them all out of the water: Katie Couric is returning to Today with Matt Lauer. But only as a guest.
On Wednesday, Couric will return to the fabled studio where she cut her teeth on fluff piece after fluff piece. Lauer will be interviewing her about her new book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives and no doubt the sexual tension that so prevailed when they co-hosted together from 1997 to 2006 will be back in full force. I highly doubt it will be that awkward unless Lauer brings up the Happy Feet DVD that Couric borrowed and never gave back. And since both of their contracts are running out (Couric is expected to leave the CBS anchor post and Lauer’s future with Today is questionable after his ends in 2012) the reunion could potentially indicate whether they will re-team back together in a syndicated talk show. Putting them together again is, after all, the only way to see if the sparks are still flying between the two of them (in between, of course stories of a dog’s bark that sounds like “I love you” and Kathie Lee Gifford getting drunk again).
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Okay, people. Listen up. If you believe that any of these special guest stars The Office is lining up for its season finale on May 19 are going to replace Michael Scott, please go back to enjoying The Bachelor. These are simply guest stars that will interview for the position, say a few funny things, then move along after the rest of the office complains about not hiring internally. Basically, it reminds me of that one episode that promised Jack Black and Jessica Alba cameos and it turned out they were in a movie within the show. Of course, having said all of this, if Michael’s replacement does turn out to be one of these people then I am fully prepared to eat my own foot. I prefer it medium-rare, thank you very much.
Anyway, Ray Romano, James Spader, and Catherine Tate have signed on for guest appearances in the final episode of the season. Considering Romano already has another TV project lined up for next year (like Will Arnett, who's another guest star for the season finale), he’s more than likely not the replacement. This leaves Spader and Tate as real contenders, though they won’t get it.
Romano is of course the former star of Everybody Loves Raymond. James Spader was the star of Boston Legal among other things. He’s got a sharp wit about him that I would love to see on The Office every week but I don’t see it happening. Catherine Tate is a British comedian who had her own successful show before costarring on Doctor Who. So maybe this will be a Doctor Who and The Office crossover? I think I need to sit down. And a fresh pair of pants.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
For a man with three first names, Michael Clarke Duncan is incredibly intimidating. What first names have to do with intimidation is beyond me, I just know it to be true (who are you more like to be afraid of: someone named Arnold or someone named Schwarzenneggar? Point = proven).
Anyway, apparently MCD is in talks to voice Kilowag in Green Lantern. In case you don’t know, oh who am I kidding you know this, Kilowag is one of the Lantern trainers from the Bolovax Vik planet in Space sector 674. But you knew that already. Of course you did. You were also aware that he was a gifted genetic scientist and even though he was able to save all the spirits from his home planet before it was destroyed, after he repopulated another planet with his people the planet was blown to bits by Sinestro. Duh. He’s also this giant hulking beast of a person and considering MCD is a giant beast of a person, well, if the shoe fits...
My only hesitation with this casting is that the film is three months away from getting released and they’re just NOW getting to casting a main role? Oh yeah and IMDb lists Dennis Haysbert as the voice of Kilowag. There’s nothing to say that they won’t recast the par, but I'm saying I really like MCD and Haysbert makes me want to buy insurance. We’ll keep you updated.
Source: Latino Review