Comedians Bill Bellamy and D.L. Hughley had a field day abusing Young and the Restless hunk Shemar Moore on the set of their new film The Brothers (opening Friday). "You'd come out of a room, and women would be screaming at Shemar," recalls Hughley, star of the UPN sitcom The Hughleys. "He had to suffer for that."
Hughley who also appeared in last summer's surprise hit The Original Kings of Comedy adds that Moore didn't get all the attention. "They'd scream at me too," he insists, "to tap him on the shoulder."
Dubbed Refusing to Exhale by director Gary Hardwick, The Brothers follows four lifelong pals Bellamy, Hughley, Moore and Morris Chestnut (The Best Man) as they tackle issues of love, sex and friendship. But off-screen, there wasn't much soul-searching going on. "We shot the film Monday through Friday, and on Friday, Bill and D.L. were of
The Cannes International Film Festival will kick off its annual competition with the Nicole Kidman-Ewan McGregor musical-drama Moulin Rouge. The festival runs from May 9-20... Enemy at the Gates star Jude Law is being considered to play a young Hannibal Lecter in Red Dragon, the in-the-works remake of the Silence of the Lambs prequel Manhunter, Liz Smith reports. Michael Ausiello and Daniel R. Coleridge
British newspapers are reporting that thieves ransacked the London crib of ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell ("Ginger"), making off with $114,000 worth of merchandise. Among the items stolen: her new computer, a stereo and a necklace once owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Burglars also reportedly sprayed her tony Notting Hill pad with milk and a black currant drink. Halliwell was in Paris with British pop star Robbie Williams at the time of the break-in.
In honor of the late folk musician John Phillips, who passed away Sunday, Bravo will air Bravo Profiles: The Mamas and the Papas tonight at 10 pm/ET. The show chronicles Phillips and his band, who turned out some of the most popular songs of the '60s, including "California Dreamin'" and the No. 1 smash "Monday, Monday."
Tommy Lee Jones, 54, married longtime girlfriend, Dawn Maria Laurel, 36, Monday during a private ceremony in the bride's native San Antonio, The Associated Press reports. "It wasn't a big to-do," said U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, who performed the service. "These are very private people." The couple met in 1995 on the set of The Good Old Boys.
Rumors of Grosse Pointe's death and dismemberment have been greatly exaggerated. Or have they? Although the network swiftly denied a recent report in Time claiming the revered yet ratings-challenged soap spoof which wrapped its freshman season last month had been axed, talk persists that the former bane of Aaron Spelling's existence will never see a second year.
WB entertainment co-president Jordan Levin who just announced to TV Guide Online the imminent renewal of the network's other low-rated critical darling, Gilmore Girls confesses that he can't make the same declaration about Grosse Pointe. However, he insists that should not be interpreted as any kind of cancellation notice.
"We all love the show. We're thrilled with the critical support it has received, and it is a show that wil
Following a three-week stint in rehab reportedly for an addiction to the painkiller Vicodin, Matthew Perry is expected back on the Friends set this week, Entertainment Tonight reports. He'll be taping the comedy's one-hour season finale, which airs May 17 and features the long-awaited wedding of Chandler and Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette).
Singer E.G. Daily returned to the music biz of her own accord, but is being brought back to the fore by popular demand. After her website logged more orders than it could handle for Tearing Down the Walls, her richly emotional new platter of lite-pop, the former disco queen who scored back-to-back club hits in the 1980s with "Say It, Say It" and the gay anthem "Love in the Shadows" arranged to have the disc re-released this month in record stores.
"It got out of control people in places I've never even heard of were ordering it," she tells TV Guide Online. "I kept thinking, 'How did they find out about it?' But my heart was in the right place [in making the album], and I think they get that.
"I don't really censor myself much," she adds, "so listeners can feel that [my lyrics] aren't made-up stories."
Still, the accomplished voiceover artist the Rugrats regular's "Tommy Pi
Troubled pop diva Whitney Houston reportedly has agreed to star opposite Pierce Brosnan in the next James Bond flick. According to Britain's Sun tabloid, the actress-singer who made her film debut alongside Kevin Costner in 1992's The Bodyguard is just awaiting confirmation from producers. "The movie bosses think Whitney would make a fantastic Bond girl," the paper quoted a source as saying, "and are desperately working out a deal which will be acceptable." One question remains: Who uses the term 'movie bosses'?
Score one for fans of quality television: The WB is on the verge of renewing its acclaimed freshman drama Gilmore Girls for a second season. "I think you'll see that Gilmore Girls is a long-term piece of the WB's schedule," WB co-president Jordan Levin tells TV Guide Online, adding that the series is a shoo-in to return next year.
Gilmore Girls which revolves around the bond between a young single mom (Lauren Graham) and her teenage daughter (Alexis Bledel) was instantly hailed by critics as one of the season's best new offerings. And viewers seem to be catching on: Gilmore Girls has gradually developed into a modest Thursday night hit for the WB, particularly among young women.
"We are thrilled with the creative performance of the show this season, as we are with the ratings trends," adds Levin. "It's a show that we're extremely proud of."
It's also a show t