While it looks like the mystery of Beyoncé's curiously deflating baby bump remains, Radar Online reports Jessica Simpson is preparing to confirm her pregnancy to the masses! The website claims it exclusively learned Simpson already told some of her close friends and family she's expecting, but won't officially reveal the news to her fans until she's past her first trimester. However, when Radar contacted Eric Johnson's father Stephen and confronted him about the possibility of having a new grandchild, he played what Radar described as "coy" and said "I haven't heard anything yet. Is she pregnant? I better give them a call if she is! I wish it would happen! It's just a matter of logistics. They have had so much to do."
But they really don't have THAT much to do UNLESS they are expecting a baby, since Simpson postponed her wedding to Johnson last month because she apparently couldn't commit to a date or decide if she wanted an elaborate wedding or a more intimate one. And while planning a wedding certainly is so stressful sometimes that it makes the engaged couple just want to elope, picking color schemes and place settings and a venue usually isn't enough to make people want to hold off on the nuptials all together. But a baby certainly is! It just seems much more likely Simpson wanted to wait until she wasn't pregnant to walk down the aisle because she'd want to be able to wear the dress of her dreams with confidence and without worrying about how the media (which has been notoriously critical of her weight in recent years) would hone in on and criticize her changing figure. And even though seems like we're a long way from any of that (as again, Simpson is just getting ready to let us in on the big news) there's one important thing to keep in mind: if she truly wasn't pregnant, she probably would have said something already.
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Sources: Radar, Gawker
Everyone has Bieber Fever -- even the celebs! In an interview for the October issue of Marie Claire, Evan Rachel Wood reveals she just can't get enough of Justin Bieber. After watching the teen star's documentary Never Say Never, she became a Bieber for life, confessing, "I ended up seeing it three times — in the theaters. One of those times was the director's cut, I'm not even kidding. I got obsessed with the kid." Having once been a teenage celebrity herself, the actress and the singer would have a lot to talk about, but she has yet to meet up with him. But if that day ever comes Wood admits, "It's going to be weird if I ever meet him. He's brought so much joy to my life." A bunch of teenage girls are nodding their heads in agreement.
Bieber adoration aside, the former True Blood star also opened up more about her bisexuality -- news she made public earlier this year -- and stated, "That's a big part of who I am, and it always has been for as long as I can remember. I can't say I'm one way or the other because I've honestly fallen in love with a man and I've honestly fallen in love with a woman. I don't know how you label that, it's just how it is." The man she's referring to is her former rocker beau, Marilyn Manson, whom she broke off her engagement to last year. Wood has no regrets about their relationship though and says, "I am glad—for both of us. We both have a lot more growing to do. I don't think it would've been right, but I am glad that we were engaged. I think we needed to make a statement to each other that it was legit. So that was good."
As for her current love life, there's been rumors that the actress has rekindled her romance with British actor Jamie Bell. When asked if the two were officially back to being an item she played coy, but hinted, "I mean, I've got his initial tattooed on my ankle, so…" We get the hint. Looks like Jamie has won her heart...well him and Justin Bieber.
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Showtime certainly knows how to put on a show seeing as how they brought two of their biggest and wildest shows -- Dexter and Shameless -- and one of their newest shows -- Homeland -- to San Diego to tear up the Convention. Who better to celebrate the Southern California weather than with a serial killer's serial killer and the most dysfunction family you'll ever meet? Exactly.
Showtime trotted out Michael C. Hall, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, and guest star Colin Hanks to talk Dexter and deliver a sneak peak at the new season while Shameless saw William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and executive producer John Wells. The new series Homeland's panel had Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, and Comic Con favorite Morena Baccarin.
First off was Shameless. Here are the need-to-know notes from the panel:
WHM himself comes on, looking EXACTLY like Frank. Showing some great clips from Season 1. (via Screenrant)
How he prepared for the role: "I started drinking in August...what was the question again?" - William H. Macy (via E Online)
"The road to Steve and Fiona being together will not be an easy one." - writer John Wells (via E Online)
"Fiona's very much in love with Steve, but there's not just one guy to fill in the gap when you leave. So there's James Wolk, but she'll be trying to figure out who she is, so there will definitely be some boys." Emmy Rossum (via Screenrant)
"As my wife says, the only way to get over someone is to get under someone." William H. Macy (via Screenrant)
When asked about kissing Amy Smart, Emmy Rossum says: "It's not full on tongue" & John Wells says: "Who doesn't want to kiss Emmy?" (via SHO_Shameless)
Amy Smart will be back on Shameless next season. Also, I'm fairly certain Bill H. Macy is actually drunk. No judgment from my end. (via E Online)
When asked about Season 2, John Wells says: "We are shooting in Chicago in August... gives show a different flavor." (via SHO_Shameless)
"Are we going to see more of the direction that Lip and Ian are going in?" "We're going to explore that in season 2. Lip is saying, why should I go when all my friends are here? Why should i use my abilities?" (via Screenrant)
"I'm so tired of answering this question. It's so inane that it's such a big thing." - Emmy on the nudity query. (via HitFixDaniel)
On Lip & Ian John Wells says: "Lip can get out but not sure where he wants to go... Ian wants to get out but doesn't have the skills" (via SHO_Shameless)
"It's so shockingly unglamorous what we do. It looks like a high-wire act on the screen, but when you actually do it it's very mundane." William H. Macy (via Screenrant)
John Wells says that Carl is modeled after his 10-year-old son Jack who broke four windows in one day. (via SHO_Shameless)
On Season 2: "A lot of loose ends to tie up & a lot of things beginning. Fiona is going to have to make decisions..." -John Wells (via SHO_Shameless)
Cast are in the middle of shooting the 2nd episode. Director is heading back to LA to continue shooting TONIGHT. (via E Online)
We made it through the entire "Shameless" panel without a single "Dragonball Z" query. (via HitFixDaniel)
Next up was Homeland. Here are the need-to-know notes from the panel:
EXCITING NEWS! Dexter Season Premiere - October 2, 2011 - followed by the series premiere of Homeland! (via sho_dexter)
Surprise! Morena Baccarin in the house (via E Online)
As Claire Danes is not here for the "Homeland" panel, I assume she's off receiving an award for "Temple Grandin." (via HitFixDaniel)
So looking forward to the return of secretly british Damian Lewis to TV. (via E Online)
Homeland seems like it shares great similarities with Stop Loss/Hurt Locker in terms of dealing with soldiers' PTSD and readjustment. (via LauinLA)
Last but not least was Dexter. Here are the need-to-know notes from the panel:
New Facebook Game for Dexter. "Slice of life" -you will watch an episode and then get to play the next day as Dexter himself. (via dhubs1)
Time to watch the first trailer for the new season of "Dexter." We start with Dexter getting ready to do his Dexter thing to a religious fundamentalist. Cut to "Person Jesus" as an always-awesome music cue. Brief glimpse of Edward James Olmos. Brief glimpse of Mos Def. Brief glimpse of Colin Hanks. Not sure I got much of a feeling for the season. But it was still creepy. (via HitFixDaniel)
VERY dark. Very spiritual. We just barely get to see Michael C. Hall. (via Screenrant)
Colin Hanks (Travis Marshall) plays coy: I can neither confirm nor deny any involvement on the Dexter program. (via E Online)
"Dexter has to deal with his son becoming a little boy. he needs guidance, and Dexter is ill-equipped for that... he's looking into spiritual guidance, because he thinks Harrison may need that." Michael C. Hall (via Screenrant)
The Lumen story is something that allowed Dexter to atone for the responsibility of Rita's death. He's been through that, he's processed it in his own way. We pick up a year later, and he's unplugged form that experience. he's back to his killing ways." Michael C. Hall (via Screenrant)
Producer Sara Colleton says that part of this season's journey for "Dexter" and Dexter involves our anti-hero's attempts to define faith. "It's done in true 'Dexter' style, so it's a lot of fun and it's through is prism," Colleton says. (via HitFixDaniel)
"Will any of the other books be put into a new season?" "Jeff Lindsey created an amazing original character. We took the first book with his backstory and evolved our own Dexter. Now we don't even read the books." Nice. (via Screenrant)
Dexter will be concerned that Harrison will inherit certain traits. Which we knew. Or maybe I'm just confusing it with the Arlene's Devil Baby subplot on "True Blood" this season. (via HitFixDaniel)
"Deb is very smart, but Dexter is smarter"--new showrunner Scott Buck re his sister finding out he's a killer. (via E Online)
When asked which season has been his favorite C.S. Lee says: "Yet to come because Masuka and Deborah have yet to get married!" (via sho_dexter)
"Fortunately, we've achieved a certain amount of cache with the show," says Scott Buck of attracting guest stars. (via HitFixDaniel)
Mos Def is asking an audience question! "I was wondering if you would mind if I could come up there with you guys." Mos Def coming on stage for questions. nicely done, guys. (via Screenrant)
What can Mos tell us about his character, Brother Sam? "I could, but then Dexter would kill me." (via HitFixDaniel)
"Has there been any thought as to how you might resolve Dexter's journey?" "We have yet to come to that time when we have to pin it down, but eventually the end will come. Everything has to end." Michael C. Hall (via Screenrant)
Will there be a "Dexter"/"Burn Notice" crossover? No. (via HitFixDaniel)
I think Mos Def is asleep now. (via Screenrant)
Would Lee be interested in Matsuka having a romantic relationship? "Well, according to Matsuka, his ways are romantic," Lee says. An impressive number of questions for C.S. Lee. But nobody has asked him if he's going to return to "Chuck" for its final season. (via HitFixDaniel)
"Masuka has some interns this year... women &men... go to Dexter Facebook this season to be intern of the week." -C.S. Lee (via sho_dexter)
Astor and Cody don't come back in Season 6, but they're still an important part of Dexter's life. We may see them farther down the line. (via Screenrant)
Yes, Trinity killed Rita. Apparently some people thought there was ambiguity there. (via HitFixDaniel)
"There's a moment in Season 5 where Dexter, without thinking, tells Astor that he loves her. That's a big moment for the character." Michael C. Hall (via Screenrant)
Michael C. Hall on baby Harrison actors: "They're all over the place now but they're going to be brilliant at some point" (via E Online)
"How'd I get on this job? I practice voodoo." -Def (via Screenrant)
Wild? You'd better believe it. But what else would you expect from Showtime?
We first met Abigail Breslin when she charmed us as the growling little girl in Little Miss Sunshine, but after that she continued to play the little girl to the grown-up leads. Occasionally, she takes the lead as a kid adventurer, but for the most part, we've yet to see her truly lead her own film as a young woman. In Janie Jones, we see Breslin take on a more demanding part and well, she rocks it.
Janie Jones, like the Clash-inspired title suggests, is a rock story, but it's a bit more than that. Failing rock star Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) fooled around with a few groupies in the height of his fame, but one (Elisabeth Shue) went away with a lasting parting gift: a daughter (Janie). Like many a grown up groupie, the lifestyle left her with some questionable habits and when she decides she needs to put herself into rehab, she leaves Janie with Ethan and he reluctantly brings her along on his tour. Of course this is no place for a 13 year-old, then again neither is living in a house with a drug addict.
Through a series of forced circumstances including the implosion of a band that's hanging by a thread when we enter the picture, Ethan is forced into fatherhood and Nivola delivers a solid performance as the reluctant father. However, like her character, Breslin is the real star here. In many respects, she's more of an adult than either of her parents and when she's thrown into the chaos of the road, she really shows it. Breslin also does sort of double duty for the role -- she plays guitar and sings original songs meant to be written by her young character. The lyrics ring of hard times that a young kid shouldn't know anything about, and while I doubt Breslin will be selling songs on iTunes any time soon, she pulls off the musically-inclined young lady.
Sure, the film employs an element of childhood fantasy -- I doubt many children of groupiedom find out that their father is only a haughty, delusional prick on the surface, but that he can really come around and be a father -- but Breslin brings it home. (Though, to be fair, the screenplay was inspired by writer and director David M. Rosenthal's own life, which was much less musically-inclined and much less dramatic.) She's infinitely likable and she's got a coy element about her. While Janie is very much a 13 year old girl, she's a wiley one. She knows how to use her age to her advantage and ends up using it a few times to save her dad's ass as he progresses on his downward spiral. The role really echoes Breslin's trajectory as an actress -- I know this is a weird claim, so stick with me for a minute. No, she wasn't raised by a druggie or taken on the road with a touring rock band at a young age, but she was thrown into a very adult world at a young age.
At just 10 years old, she nabbed a starring role in Little Miss Sunshine, which despite the title, was anything but a bunch of sunshine and roses. Sure, she's played the kid alongside the main plots in most flicks, but she almost always tends to be the little girl who's just a little more grown up that we'd expect. She's one of those kids who becomes very adult from a young age because though she's probably having fun acting, she ended up with a full time job before she was even old enough to drive. She's still a kid, but she's got a little savvy from being in that adult world. Janie also gains savvy from the adult nature of her world. She almost parents her mother as we see when the two stop at a gas station before meeting Ethan and Janie reprimands her mom for switching to a sluttier skirt and for still toting drugs around in her purse. We see it the first time she overhears Ethan lamenting that he's got to take her with him; instead of crying or whining, she grabs her guitar and expresses herself in a productive, mature way.
The film is by no means perfect, but it's sweet and despite a few outlandish twists and turns, feels very organic and genuine. It takes the feel of Almost Famous and adds some seriousness; there are no lofty dreams of being Rolling Stone's star journalist or marrying a rock star here. Instead, we've got the simple goal of wanting to just make it (in this case, making it means the pair getting to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas). It's a great vehicle for Breslin to make the switch from simple kid star to a bona fide actress and she uses it well.
The Baywatch star's love life hit headlines earlier this month (Apr11) when he was linked to 31-year-old Welsh model Hayley Roberts.
Hasselhoff, 58, remained coy when asked about the new romance, revealing, "I don't know that I'm in love yet but I'm in deep like (sic). It's a very kind of private time for us."
He has now gone public with his new girlfriend by taking her to the launch of new musical Betty Blue Eyes - they held hands and cuddled as they made their way into the theatre, and later kissed for the cameras after a post-theatre dinner in a nearby restaurant.
They are believed to have met in Cardiff, Wales earlier this year (11) while Hasselhoff was filming U.K. TV show Britain's Got Talent.
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon are expecting, a source close to the couple reports. “They’re both very excited and very happy,” the anonymous source reports. Speculation over Carey’s pregnancy has run rampant after the actress dropped out of her role in the latest Tyler Perry film, citing health reasons. Carey and Cannon were also seen leaving a fertility clinic last month.
Carey’s publicist, Cindi Berger, did not confirm or debunk the speculation, stating “I’m not at liberty to discuss Mariah’s personal life at this time.”
While Cannon and Carey are remaining coy, they’ve encouraged pregnancy rumors in the past. In March, Carey informed her audience at the Independent Spirit Awards that “Something special is on the way!” and both have discussed their desire to start a family.
Cannon, a former child actor, married pop Diva Carey in the Bahamas in 2008 after a brief, 6 week courtship. If the rumors prove to be true, this will be the couple’s first child. Hopefully, Cannon won't try giving his offspring a diamond-coated pacifier.
Source: Radar Online
The Sopranos creator David Chase has laughed off reports he is planning to take the Mob drama to the big screen.
The series finale screened on Sunday night and fans are desperate to see more of the Soprano family story following the open-ended conclusion.
Chase tells New Jersey's Star-Ledger of Newark newspaper, "I don't think about (a movie) much. I never say never. An idea could pop into my head where I would go, 'Wow, that would make a great movie,' but I doubt it.
"I'm not being coy. If something appeared that really made a good Sopranos movie and you could invest in it and everybody else wanted to do it, I would do it. But I think we've kind of said it and done it."
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Roll out the red carpet, unleash the stupid pets and put Paul Shaffer back in his place -- for Dave's imminent return is here.
That's right, all you Letterman fanatics, the indefinite postponement of the convalescing late-night talker's return is finally over as CBS and the "Late Show" higher power announced today that Dave is (absolutely and definitely) coming back to the talk show.
Letterman will tape his first show in five weeks on Friday, the network said. It'll air next Monday.
But don't expect to see Letterman's facetious grin every single night of the week -- not yet, anyway. According to the official word, Letterman will only be holding the "Late Show" court at a part-time basis for now -- he's tentatively slated to go on for two to three days next week with guest hosts -- Bill Cosby and the ever-eager Regis Philbin -- filling in Feb. 22 and Feb. 24.
Unlike the specially modified "Late Show Backstage" reruns (featuring all-new celebrity cameos), next week's guest-host episodes will abide by the familiar late-night talk-show format -- just not Dave Letterman's format. Translation: Cosby and Philbin will do some funny opening bits but will not introduce Letterman-branded routines such as the nightly Top 10 thing, the pet-trick thing and certainly not the calling-Dave's-mom thing.
According to the network PR folks, one thing will certainly make the big Dave homecoming show Monday night: a Top 10 list that will take as its focus Dave and his health.
PLAYING COY: So, if you're Charlie Sheen and you're offered a chance to join a semi-hit series, you jump at the gig, right?
Trade-paper reports today say the comeback-minded Sheen is hesitating from signing onto ABC's "Spin City" as a sub for departing star Michael J. Fox next season.
One possible hang-up: If the aging show, soon-to-be five seasons old, fades in the ratings with Sheen as the star, his already tarnished rep could become, um, more tarnished.
GOING MAFIA: For those obsessed with wise guys and the life of la familia, HBO's no longer the only place to be.
CBS has decided to bombard the primetime airwaves with eight consecutive nights' worth of its midseason mob drama "Falcone."
The series, based on the double life of a real-life FBI undercover agent who inspired the 1997 film "Donnie Brasco," will debut as a two-hour TV movie April 4. And then, from April 5-12, it'll air in the 10-11 p.m. time slot -- until its ammo clip is expended.