Actress America Ferrera and her Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants co-stars reunited for a brunch date on Monday (15Sep14). The former Ugly Betty star, along with Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively and Amber Tamblyn, showed their offscreen friendship still lives on, as they caught up over lunch and delighted fans with a photo of their meeting.
Ferrera posted the selfie on Instagram.com, along with the caption, "Always a good day when I'm with my sisters #DeLosPantalones (of the pants) Love these amazing women."
The picture also features Bledel in her first public snap since marrying Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser during a secret ceremony in June (14).
The original Sisterhood film, based on author Ann Brashares' series of the same name, came out nearly 10 years ago, and in April (14), Ferrera hinted that the foursome is eager to reprise its roles for a third installment in the series.
She told Entertainment Weekly magazine that she was hoping author Ann Brashares' fifth book in the Sisterhood book series could be turned into a movie, explaining, "It picks up 10 years after the fourth book, so the characters are all basically the ages that we are now. I know that the four of us would love it (to make another film), and it would be wonderful."
The foursome previously reprised its characters for a 2008 Sisterhood sequel, and Ken Kwapis, the director of the original, has signed on to make a third movie, titled Sisterhood Everlasting.
The Silence Of The Lambs star Scott Glenn has been cast as Matt Murdock's martial arts mentor Stick in a new Daredevil TV series. Marvel's Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in 2015 and Glenn will join Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio among the cast.
Marvel Studio's TV head Jeph Loeb says, "Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the superhero we call Daredevil."
Blind Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock, was previously played on the big screen by Ben Affleck and portrayed by Cox in the new series.
As America's Next Top Model's 21st cycle unfolds, we've decided to take a look at previous seasons to see how often Tyra and her ever-changing panel of judges choose the right model. As anyone who has watched the show throughout the years (and the marathons every time they're on TV) knows, the model you spend all season rooting for rarely wins, no matter how much she deserves to.
Who Won: Adrianne Curry
Should Have Won: Adrianne Curry
If only Tyra's first season were a sign of things to come. She picked it right. Adrianne had that special blend of being cool, a good model, and reality TV perfection (which is essential for a first season). She went on to become a "star" on Vh1's CelebReality, and we continued to grow up watching the ups and downs of her relationship with a Brady. That sort of contribution to our adolescence is invaluable.
Who Won: Yoanna House
Should Have Won: Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
Mercedes was perfect! She was such a great model, she had the cutest personality, and she was owning the competition while suffering with Lupus. Her final photo and her Billie Holiday photo are some of our favorite in ANTM history.
Who Won: Eva Pigford
Should Have Won: Toccara Jones, Yaya DaCosta
Eva was okay, but we loved Toccara. She left too soon, and we began to root for Eva. Looking back on this cycle now though, it's hard not to feel like Yaya is sort of like ANTM's Jennifer Hudson -- she lost, but has the best career possibly out of any of the girls.
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Who Won: Naima Mora
Should Have Won: Kahlen Rondot
This is a no brainer. Kahlen was perfect. Naima was a good model, okay, sure. But she was quiet and enigmatic. Kahlen was shy, but adorable and relatable. And, if we're being frank, a far superior model.
Who Won: Nicole Linklater
Should Have Won: Bre Scullark (or Nik Pace)
We loved Bre. We still love Bre. She will always be one of our favorites. We rooted for Nik after Bre was eliminated, but Tyra didn't seem to care and picked the annoying and whiny Nicole.
Who Won: Danielle (Dani) Evans
Should Have Won: Joanie Dodds
This makes us uncomfortable to say, because we really like both girls here. This was one of the rare instances where we would have been happy regardless of who won. For some reason, we always remember this as the cycle that Joanie won though. Clearly she left the stronger impression (although we'll never forget Dani's photo on top of the elephant, while she was sick).
Who Won: CariDee English
Should Have Won: CariDee English
We felt really bad when Melrose lost because she was consistently good. She tried so hard to be perfect. Sure, she wasn't the most likable, but she was undeniably a good model. But CariDee had the whole package. She was likable and could model. We would have been happy if one of the twins won too though (just saying...).
Who Won: Jaslene Gonzalez
Should Have Won: Renee Alway
We were rooting for Renee from the very beginning. When she came in third place, we obviously started supporting Jaslene just to prevent the bizarre Natasha from winning. Deep down though, we still feel wronged by Renee's elimination.
Who Won: Saleisha Stowers
Should Have Won: Jenah Doucette
We never liked Saleisha. She kind of looked like Rihanna if Rihanna were on Disney. We were never into it. Chantal similarly had sanitized feel to her. Jenah shined as the only normal, likable girl in the cycle. She was a great model too!
Who Won: Whitney Thompson
Should Have Won: Anya Kop
This is one that outrages us still. Whitney was unlikable and even the judges thought so for most of the season. She just happened to get farther than any other plus-sized model, so they let her win. Everybody knows that Anya ran that cycle as if she were already a professional. Her photo shoot with Nigel? Her Sprite campaign? And don't even get us started on the injustice of eliminating Tiffani Thiessen-lookalike Katarzyna. How did they pick Whitney?
Who Won: McKey Sullivan
Should Have Won: McKey Sullivan
Girl was flawless. She was tall, stunning, poised, and had a lovely personality. Honorable mention to Analeigh Tipton though for doing her thing and having a great career.
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Who Won: Teyona Anderson
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
Allison. Our favorite contestant in the history of ANTM. This one hurts. We're not quite ready to talk about it.
Who Won: Nicole Fox
Should Have Won: Nicole Fox
We loved Nicole and we loved runner-up Laura Kirkpatrick. Tyra didn't have the chance to mess this cycle up.
Who Won: Krista White
Should Have Won: Raina Hein
Raina has been working more than anyone else from this cycle -- we've been seeing her pop up on commercials, and a working model is a successful one. Overall, we didn't really like this cycle.
Who Won: Ann Ward
Should Have Won: Kayla Ferrel
First of all, Ann's runway walk was not good. Chelsey and Jane were both good models, but there was something about Kayla that we were consistently drawn to. She somehow looked like a classic beauty, yet edgy and modern. She was fieeeeerce.
Who Won: Brittani Kline
Should Have Won: Hannah Jones
Were we the only ones who didn't hate Alexandria? We would have been happy if she won, but instead we were left with Brittani. She was a fine model, but on a personal level, we just stopped liking her after that meltdown in panel. Hannah also reminded us a lot of Analeigh from cycle 12, so we had a soft spot for her.
Who Won: Lisa D'Amato
Should Have Won: Allison Harvard
TWICE? REALLY? Allison, who broke our hearts when she was runner-up in cycle 12, admits that it sucks to be runner-up twice. She should have won. Twice. She's the best. We'll never be ready to talk about this.
Who Won: Sophie Sumner
Should Have Won: ...Annaliese Dayes? ...Laura LaFrate? Maybe Sophie?
This is one of those cycles that had three great girls at the end. At one point or another, we rooted for all of them to win. We're happy Sophie won because she was a cutie, but we loved Annaliese way more throughout the competition. She was like a Spice Girl and a model all in one.
Who Won: Laura James
Should Have Won: Leila Goldkuhl
Laura is a fantastic model -- let's just get that out of the way up front. Leila was eliminated, because Tyra rarely makes good decisions, and brought back by the fans who loved her. Clearly she was a fan-favorite and she should have won. Leila was definitely better than runner-up Kiara.
Who Won: Jourdan Miller
Should Have Won: Renee Bhagwandeen
Our friend texted within the first episode of ANTM 2.0 saying she couldn't stand the girl who was married and divorced at 18. And she never really made us like her more. On the other hand, from the moment Renee was shown in the casting episode, she had our vote. We were gung-ho from the get-go. Sure, Cory and Marvin were fantastic, but personally we're still rooting for the girls.
Will Tyra make the right choice in Cycle 21?
George Harrison is set to be honoured by musicians including Brian Wilson and Norah Jones at a star-studded tribute concert, dubbed George Fest. The Beatles guitarist's tunes will be performed by some of music's most notable rockers during the celebration at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on 28 September (14).
Taking the stage alongside Wilson and Jones will be Heart star Ann Wilson, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, the Killers' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon's Britt Daniel, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and members of The Strokes and Weezer, among others.
Harrison's son, Dhani, is also set to take the stage, as well as some surprise guests.
Profits from the gig will benefit the Sweet Relief organisation, which aids career musicians who are in financial need.
George Fest will take place three days after a new six-disc Harrison box set, The Apple Years 1968-75, is released.
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack are set to team up for an upcoming episode of Cmt Crossroads. The singers will hit the stage together for a concert in Franklin, Tennessee in September (14) for the show which pairs up country artists with musicians in other genres.
John Hamlin, the senior Vice-president of music, events and talent at CMT, says, "Having John and Lee Ann join us on CMT Crossroads is going to be an incredible pairing - they are both among the most respected singers in their genres.
"This has all the makings of another classic Crossroads collaboration."
The CMT Crossroads concert series has previously paired up acts including Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and John Mayer and Carrie Underwood with Steven Tyler.
Rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly been slapped with a new paternity suit amid allegations he is the father of a 12-year-old boy. Keiotia Brown filed legal papers in a Miami, Florida courthouse earlier this month (Aug14), seeking a DNA test from the Lollipop hitmaker to determine if he is or isn't her son Dwayne Keyshawn Brown's biological dad.
If the results are positive, she plans to obtain a court order against the hip-hop star, real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., for child support.
The kid's grandmother, Brenda Ann Brown, previously attempted to establish the youngster's paternity back in August, 2010, but a judge postponed the DNA testing until the end of the year as Wayne was behind bars, serving time for weapons possession, when he received the legal notice.
However, it appears he failed to submit to the testing and now his alleged former lover, Keiotia, is attempting to get to the bottom of the case once and for all.
Lil Wayne is already a dad to four children with four different women. He has a daughter named Reginae with his ex-wife Antonia Carter, a son named Lennox with actress/model Lauren London, boy Neal with singer Nivea and another kid, called Dwayne III, with an unnamed ex-lover.
The rapper has yet to respond to the new paternity suit.
Country singer Josh Gracin is "safe" after posting an apparent suicide note on his Facebook.com page on Thursday (14Aug14). The former American Idol finalist updated his account with a cryptic message that seemed to be aimed at his wife Ann, hinting that he may have been thinking about taking his own life.
He wrote, "I've loved her for 17 years... I made mistakes... I admitted them, told her the truth and she turned her back on me when I needed her help the most. Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music... Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye."
A concerned family member saw the post and called police to the star's home in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where they found his wife, but not Gracin, according to TMZ.com.
The officers reportedly reached Gracin by phone and managed to get him back to his house without incident.
Gracin's manager Amy later updated fans on Facebook, writing, "First, thank you everyone for your prayers and concern. Josh is safe and with his family now. We ask that you please respect their privacy during this time and continue sending your well wishes. I promise to update you soon."
She also announced his scheduled appearance at Friday's (15Aug14) Live on the Levee show in Charleston, West Virginia had been cancelled, and country singer Trent Tomlinson will perform in his place.
Gracin, 33, is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and finished in fourth place in the second season of American Idol. He has four children with wife Ann.
The news of Gracin's suicide scare comes days after another Idol alum, Michael Johns, passed away on 2 August (14). His cause of death has not been revealed.
Rockers Heart have pulled out of plans to perform in Ohio on Wednesday night (13Aug14) to deal with a "family emergency". The Barracuda hitmakers, featuring sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, were booked to hit the stage at the Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Kettering, but they scrapped the gig just hours before showtime.
In a series of Twitter.com posts on Wednesday afternoon, a Heart representative writes, "For those of you who were planning on attending the show tonight at Kettering, OH, it is being postponed due to a family emergency.
"We will make an announcement as soon as the show has been rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets."
Details about the incident which prompted the cancellation have yet to be revealed.
Leslie Knope is a golden-haired goddess. She is the perfect woman. She is smart, classy, passionate, and witty. She's got ideals that every woman should model their lives after. She's the funniest woman in Pawnee (or on TV, if we're being technical).
1. On why she can’t go home:
2. On how you should do things:
3. On pain:
4. On what food to eat:
5. On taking risks:
6. On what to do in case of emergencies:
7. On the female code:
8. On what to do when you like a guy:
9. On inequality:
10. This too:
11. On drinking:
12. On an appropriate look:
13. On feminism and female power:
14. On what guys like:
15. On what’s important in life:
16. On Ann:
17. On percentages needed in life:
What is your favorite Leslie Knope quote? Sound off in the comments!
Irish actress Ann Rowan has died, aged 65. She was was best known for playing Julia Mac in TV soap The Riordans, which ran from 1965 to 1979.
She also appeared Irish TV hits Ulysses, Fair City and comedy Father Ted, and in movies including The Love She Sought and Troubles.
Rowan passed away on Sunday (10Aug14).