Expectant actress Jaime King marked the impending arrival of her first child by throwing a Star Wars-themed baby shower on Saturday (17Aug13). Hollywood stars Selma Blair and Jessica Alba were in attendance, as were King's Hart of Dixie co-stars Rachel Bilson and Wilson Bethel, as well as fellow mother-to-be Teresa Palmer and her fiance Mark Webber.
King's husband Kyle Newman tweeted a picture of the couple's Star Wars cake, which featured the caption "May the force be with baby Newman," and depicted the parents-to-be as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.
After the bash, held at Soho House in Los Angeles, King took to her Twitter.com page to share snaps of her smiling guests, writing, "Best baby shower ever! Thanks to all."
Hart Of Dixie star Cress Williams is a married man after exchanging vows with his girlfriend on Saturday (15Jun13). Williams' Hart of Dixie co-stars Scott Porter, Wilson Bethel and Kaitlyn Black were among the guests who watched the German-born actor head down the aisle with his actress partner Kristen Torrianni.
Porter took to his Instagram.com page to share photos of the couple's big day, writing, "Celebrating Cress and his beautiful bride! Wishing an eternity of love... Great times!" while Black also posted a snap of herself with her male co-stars, adding, "I got the Dixie boys all to myself!"
Going into the Season 2 finale of Hart of Dixie on Tuesday night, there were a few things I was expecting: Zoe (Rachel Bilson) would inevitably regret her drunken one night stand with Wade (Wilson Bethel) that occurred at the end of last week's episode, but ultimately would look for a deeper meaning in their tryst and question her feelings for him and his feelings for her again. Or Zoe would also try to get together with her supposed soulmate George (Scott Porter), now that they were both single at the same time. And amid all of her emotional struggles, she would wrestle with the decision to go back to New York and accept a job at her old hospital, thus saying goodbye to Bluebell for good.
However, none of these things happened. Well, to be fair, they each happened but in ways I was not expecting. And that is what made "On the Road Again" the perfect season finale for a show like HOD. Let me explain...
First of all, Zoe didn't actually end up choosing between #Zade and #Zeorge, as the Bluebell public named the couples. In the end, she chose herself. She decided to move back to NYC for the summer and take up the job at her old hospital, give herself some space to figure out how she truly felt about Wade (after he confessed his love for her and promised he was ready for a real relationship now), and do what she loves in the city she loves. The distance would help her see things more clearly. As she told Wade, it was only three months.
The hopeful look on Wade's face when Zoe told him she'd be back in three months spoke volumes on how he feels, but the appearance of Jonah (Travis van Winkle) at the wedding Zoe was attending in NYC means the doctor probably won't be pining for Wade alone.
So, what about George? After pouring his broken heart out through song (and many, many beer pitchers), he realized, with the help of country performer Lily Anne (Amy Ferguson), that singing was actually therapeutic and joined her on the road to tour. With those lingering glances and musical chemistry, something tells me sparks might be flying on the road for these two.
The episode ended without any true resolution to the Zoe/George/Wade love triangle, because each component of the triangle found another entity to focus on/distract themselves with until the inevitable conflict rears its head again in Season 3. And while that might sound like it would make fans mad, that is actually the exact reason why this was the perfect season finale for HOD.
This show is all about adult relationships in a small town. Sure, sometimes those relationships can get melodramatic and unrealistic but most of the time, the couples on HOD represent real issues and struggles. People cheat, people fall out of love, people fall in love with people they used to hate, and nothing is ever tied up in a happily-ever-after bow. Life and love are messy and there is no The End once you've found happiness.
Maybe Zoe didn't choose George or Wade just yet, but she's got three months away in the city that never sleeps with a hot, uncomplicated doctor who just wants to have fun with her. George found a new way to pass the time, and someone to pass the time with. Wade finally realized he was ready for a real relationship, and can prove to Zoe he meant what he said by responsibly running the Rammer Jammer, cultivating his new successful business over the summer. Life will keep moving, and when Zoe returns to Bluebell in three months time, things will probably have changed. If she and Wade still feel the same way, then they can try again. If they don't, then the relationship was doomed to fail anyway.
The choices Zoe made were real, and in my opinion they showed major growth on her part. Instead of just jumping back in to a relationship, she's going to focus instead on herself. By using a bit of patience and thinking things through, she can make a healthy choice once she returns to Bluebell. And when Season 3 picks up this fall, you can be sure that the love triangle will also pick up steam again. After all, it isn't HOD without a little drama!
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Major spoilers below if you haven't seen Tuesday night's Hart of Dixie, "Where I Lead Me." Read at your own risk!
We knew it from the moment Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel) walked out of the bar with a random girl on last week's Hart of Dixie: he cheated on his girlfriend, Zoey Hart (Rachel Bilson). Sure, we held out hope all week long, thinking that maybe, just maybe, he didn't go through with it. Maybe he really had changed enough to stop things before they started with that rando. Because surely, after trying so hard for one and a half seasons to get Zoey, he wouldn't screw things up so royally in just one night, right?
Wrong. As we and Zoey found out on tonight's Hart of Dixie, Wade truly did cheat on her. Sure, he was drunk and disappointed from his loss at Battle of the Bands, but his infidelity was inexcusable. It was the one thing Zoey couldn't and wouldn't forgive. And with that one terrible choice, Wade and Zoey were no more.
It was the breakup heard 'round the internet. Fans all over were crying foul, lamenting that Wade's choice was out of the blue and out of character. He had been evolving as a person throughout the series, starting off as a drunk, lazy jerk who self-sabotaged anytime he was close to success. And over the past season and a half, he became a better person, working towards a brighter future (opening his own bar). He became a good boyfriend to Zoey after working so hard to win her over from George Tucker (Scott Porter). Wade and Zoey were even getting close to trading "I love you's," and then he would just turn around and destroy everything in one move? So unlike him!
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But wait, that actually sounds exactly like him. This is Wade Kinsella we're talking about. The ultimate ladies man, the liar and the jerk who will self-sabotage any chance he gets at coming close to happiness. Sure, he has been evolving as a person, but that doesn't mean he's perfect. This was totally realistic and in the realm of who Wade is. He had a wonderful girlfriend, he was so close to winning Battle of the Bands with George as his lead singer, and when Zoey emphasized how important the battle was (the cash prize would mean Wade could open his bar), he choked under the pressure.
He kicked George out of his band, got drunk before the performance, and lost the battle. The money was gone. The opportunity to open his future bar was gone. The only thing Wade had left was his relationship with Zoey, and that was getting too close to perfect. So he did the only thing he knew how: he self-sabotaged. He found a random girl and left the bar with her. Sure, he was drunk and it may have meant nothing like he told Zoey, but it was still his move to make. He may have been growing as a person, but he was still flawed. And this mistake was unsurprising. Incredibly sad and heartbreaking, yes, but still in his character.
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We've always known Wade to be a deeply troubled guy. He has major father issues, and he hasn't had a good relationship in his life besides his marriage to Tansy, which we can all agree was not a healthy or stable one. So to come so close to achieving his dreams in one night was too much for him, and his resulting freakout reverted him back to who he used to be. That's extremely realistic, and I'm actually quite impressed that the writers chose to go this route. In life, you could be the most upstanding person, always making the right choices, but it's that one big mistake that can completely unravel your relationships and ruin your life. That one terrible choice that you can't take back or make right, no matter what you do or how hard you try. That's real.
We all wanted Zoey and Wade to have a happily ever after with Wade as the white knight, the perfect prince, but the truth is he is far from the good guy. He's definitely trying to be better, but he is still learning and making mistakes. I can only hope he learns from this one, and instead of dwelling on it, he can move on and keep on improving himself. Although I'm pretty sure this is the definitive end to Wade and Zoey, the couple (excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep).
Zoey will never forgive Wade for his infidelity. She very clearly stated that this was the only thing she could never accept. And that's exactly the reason why he drunkenly did it. He cheated because it was the only way to totally destroy his relationship.
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Hello, it’s very nice to meet you! (Leanne awkwardly curtsies) I am here for two simple reasons: I love TV and I’m very impatient. I’m so impatient that I don’t want to have to wait to find out what’s “coming up next week… ” on my TV. I want to know now. Luckily, I’m great at gathering spoilers, but I’m not the best at keeping secrets. So the powers that be at Hollywood.com have gifted me with my very own weekly column to dish details on all your favorite shows! (Please try to contain your excitement, people are starting to stare... )
So here’s how it’s going to work: Every Wednesday, I’ll post a short but oh-so sweet list of all the spoilers you absolutely need to know. Every show will get their time to shine, but if you really want to hear scoop about a particular series, shout it out on Twitter (using the hashtag #LeannesList) or (if you’re too lazy to open another window on your desktop) just place your requests in the comments below.
Now that we’re slowly but surely becoming cyber soulmates, let’s get down to the goods. Seven shows have made my list this week and that is no coincidence. (It’s my favorite number.) I caught up with the stars of Glee, Sons of Anarchy, New Girl, and more to bring you exclusive scoop that you won’t get anywhere else. But before you read on, I really must clarify because there is always that one perpetually lost reader: There are spoilers ahead honey! If you don’t want to know, then I suggest you go back to looking at your friends’ awkward engagement photos on Facebook! For the rest of you, I hope you enjoy.
1. Glee: Oh, Ryan Murphy, you play with our hearts. The new season hasn’t even started yet and you’ve already ignited a new civil war: finchel v. brodchel. We’re all on the same team, people! To help clear the confusion, I fangirled chatted with the lovely Lea Michele about the endgame of Rachel’s love life. Not only did the Queen of Glee share some positive, yes I said positive, Finchel news with me, she also quoted her on and off-screen beau Cory Monteith in the process! In a word, adorable. Michele begins, “Well I definitely think that people love Finn and Rachel together and I also think that they’re really interesting sometimes apart.”
Now, before you start to hyperventilate Finchel fans, take a deep breath and read on. “But this is what Cory would say: Cory always says, ‘Finchel Forever.' That’s his answer to everything!” Michele says with a laugh, “So I’m just going to take that one.” You hear that guys? Finchel forever. Stay tuned for Thursday night’s Glee recap for more squee-worthy goodies from Michele and the rest of the cast.
2. New Girl: Max Greenfield is amazing at three things: 1) Acting like a douche. B) Putting money into a jar. And finally, dishing details on the new season of New Girl. While Schmidt and Cece (Hannah Simone) are going “back to square one,” many new characters will be entering the apartment this year. Greenfield tells me, “We’re looking to their families this year and getting to know the [main] characters a little bit more in that way. Like where did these guys come from and not so much of where they are now.”
And of course I had to ask about my favorite character on the show: Fat Schmidt. Luckily, Greenfield shares my same admirations of his character's chubby past. “Playing Fat Schmidt is fun, like really fun. He comes back in the first episode for a quick little pop which is really funny, but I would love to do one where it’s a much larger scene.” That makes two of us Schmidty.
3. Shameless: When I caught up with the ridiculously gorgeous Emmy Rossum, she spilled that Season 3 will be filled with a bunch of “crazy” new jobs for Fiona. “I’ve had a couple nasty jobs already, sewage clean-up, clubbing and grocery working so it’s been fun.” Reader’s note: that “fun” was laced with heavy Rossum sarcasm.
Our favorite Disney starlet (no lie) also revealed that Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) and Fiona are now bunking together under the same Gallagher roof and living happily ever after. For now. Rossum warns, “Well, they are at the start of the season, we’ll see how far that continues.” Dun dun duuun. “The road is definitely rocky. They need to come clean, and then there’s Jimmy’s Dad and our younger brother and their relationship so it’s a little complicated.” More like a lotta complicated, but hey I’m not here to argue...
4. Sons of Anarchy: Death is coming for the fellas of FX — and it certainly won't be pretty. Producer Paris Barclay says that there will be "quite a few empty seats at the table" by season's end. Yikes! And unfortunately, star-slash-baddie Ron Perlman fears he might be one of them. "I've worried [about being killed off] pretty much for the last three seasons," Perlman says. "My deeds get more and more dastardly, and more and more heinous. I'm fodder, baby. A lot of people want to take me out, and not for coffee." [Insert your version of “oh snap!” here.]
Losing Clay would be a major bummer, but Barclay says this season's deaths will all be for the greater good. "We're starting to develop the story of Jax (Charlie Hunnam) really taking control of the club," he says. "There are going to have to be certain transitions to make that happen, and that's what you're going to see in Season 5." Looking forward to it!
5. Raising Hope: Do you hear that? (Just imagine a faint “ding-dong.”) Well, that’s sounds of wedding bells chiming from your TV. Nicely done! Shannon Woodward tells me that our favorite Raising Hope couple may be heading for matrimony this season. Woodward gushes, “There’s engagement stuff happening! That’s like a full bit of this season, so that is definitely becoming a fast-approaching option I think.”
Another exciting storyline coming up involves Jenny Slate from my favorite SNL bit of all-time. The SNL grad joins the quirky comedy for a super special two-part episode as an overly curious social worker. Woodward explains, “She’s worried that we’re abusing Maw-Maw (Cloris Leachman), so she takes her away from us and puts her in a home. And we try to break her out because she’s really unhappy there.” And hilarity is sure to ensue.
6. Touch: Child actors typically scare the crap out of me. They’re overly serious and I swear sometimes their eyes can pierce straight through my soul. Luckily Touch’s David Mazouz is adorable, sweet, and completely normal even though he’s now “best buds” with Jack Bower Kiefer Sutherland. This pint-sized protagonist was able to dish on what’s coming up for the drama-filled second season. Mazouz says, “It’s really suspenseful. I thinks it’s a lot more suspenseful than last year… and it’s kind of a chase to find Amelia (Saxon Sharbino).”
For those of you who have been living under a rock (or in Lima... ), Amelia is Lucy's (Maria Bello) gifted daughter who's currently MIA. Mazouz says he hopes to finally find his voice this season, “I think that Jake is going to have a lot more organic and new original ways of communication. I don’t know about talking yet. I hope so. I hope that comes out, but no sign of it.” Well I’ve heard him speak and I promise he sounds just like a normal 11-year-old boy but with roughly 30 extra years of maturity.
7. Hart of Dixie: The entire time I was interviewing Scott Porter, all I wanted to do was scream “Texas forever!” But instead, like a good little journalist, I nabbed specifics about the premiere of Hart of Dixie. Porter says this season will have a quicker pace than last year’s Southern drawl. “We are going to give people answers right in episode one. We’re going to pick up seven hours after the finale ends. George wakes up and very purposefully goes to Lavon’s house to thank Lavon for his help and then sees Zoe (Rachel Bilson).”
Uh-oh! When we last saw Zoe, she was fornicating with the town’s more shirtless bachelor. Porter spills, “Wade (Wilson Bethel) is still going to be around and Zoe’s poker face is not the greatest, so you’re going to really see those relationships change right off the bat.” I’ll have more details from our favorite Dillon Panther as the Hart of Dixie season premiere gets closer.
Are you happy with Lea Michele’s Finchel fodder? Nervous for the deaths that await this season on Sons of Anarchy? Tired of the love triangles on Hart of Dixie? Hoping to see Jimmy and Sabrina tie the knot? Tell me everything in the comments below, and see you back here next Wednesday for more spoilers!
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—Additional reporting by Shaunna Murphy.
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Deadline New York reports that Channing Tatum has been approached by Marvel Studios and director Joe Johnston for the lead role in The First Avenger: Captain America.
He joins the latest group of actors in the mix, including Chris Evans, Mike Vogel, Garrett Hedlund and Wilson Bethel.
Meanwhile, the studio is also testing leads for the female role of Peggy. So far, they're looking at Keira Knightley, Alice Eve and Emily Blunt.
We wonder if the audition went anything like this?
Source: Heat Vision Blog
Yesterday, we reported that John Krasinski is the frontrunner for The First Avenger: Captain America, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Today, Heat Vision has received an update on who Marvel Studios is looking at now for the coveted role. According to them, Wilson Bethel (HBO's Generation Kill, The Young and the Restless), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Chris Evans (Fantastic Four movies) and Garrett Hedlund (upcoming Tron Legacy) are reading for the role, have tested or have received test offers.
Actors previously reported as testing including Krasinski, Michael Cassidy, Chace Crawford, Scott Porter and Patrick Flueger are no longer under consideration, say the sites. The part calls for a nine-picture deal, the second of which would be The Avengers
To be directed by Joe Johnston, The First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled for a July 22, 2011 release.