Several hundred Bush supporters in Louisiana on Saturday used a 33,000 pound tractor to destroy Dixie Chicks CDs and other items after band member Natalie Maines lashed out at America's commander-in-chief. Last week, Maines apparently not crazy about a U.S.-led war with Iraq reportedly told a London audience, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." Word has it that some of the protestors also tossed copies of Kelly Osbourne's new disc under the tractor, because, well, it's awful.
Saddam Hussein is throwing a monkey wrench into Liza Minnelli and David Gest's party plans. Due to the threat of war in Iraq, the odd couple have postponed their huge wedding anniversary bash, slated for April 15 in New York. On the bright side, the prospect of an angry David Gest may finally drive Hussein into exile.
Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker is no longer in the running to play Superman on the big screen. According to Variety, the actor bowed out on Thursday over reservations about the seven-year commitment required for the three films. That leaves just two candidates to succeed Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel: Brendan Fraser and Guiding Light hottie Matthew Bomer. (For the latest on Bomer, click here.) As previously reported, Felicity grad Keri Russell is at the top of producers' short list to play Lois Lane.
If James Gandolfini insists on shaking down HBO for more dough, maybe
the cable network ought to just let the Sopranos star go ahead and
take a powder. After all, it's not like series leads can't be replaced. (Was
anyone but Valerie Harper really sorry when NBC gave Valerie's Family to Sandy Duncan? Didn't think so.) Plus, in the case of an award-winning character like Tony, there would be an impressive mob of actors ready, willing and eager to fill the mafioso's cement shoes. See for yourself TV Guide Online has assembled a lineup of master thespians who would make fine made men.
Thanks to those 13 Oscar nominations for Chicago, nearly everyone in Hollywood is hawking ideas for musicals. Case in point: Vin Diesel approached Nicole Kidman about remaking Guys and Dolls on the big screen. "She's amazing," Diesel tells TV Guide Online. "We were initially talking about another project that hasn't come to pass, and we discovered through our conversation that we were both huge Guys and Dolls fans.
"And it started to make sense," he continues, "me as Sky Masterson and her as Sarah Brown. That would be the way to do it. She's done Moulin Rouge and she has that experience. It would be something really fun! Once the [legal]
According to Frankie Muniz, Malcolm in the Middle will end its fourth season with a frustrating cliffhanger. "We just filmed the episode where Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) has the baby," he tells TV Guide Online. "They still haven't decided whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, but they've named it Jamie. They're going to leave you hanging until next season to find out!"
Meanwhile, Frankie fans can catch him on the big screen in Agent Cody Banks (opening today). "It's everybody's dream to be that James Bond-type character," he enthuses. "When I watched it, I'm like, 'Wow, people are going to think I'm this awesome, cool guy, and everyone's going to look up to Cody.'"
They may also do a double-take at Muniz's surprisingly buff bod. He's al
A Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday that Robert Blake must stand trial on charges of murdering his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. The judge set bail for the 69-year-old Baretta star at $1.5 million. The actor's handyman-bodyguard, Earle Caldwell, was also ordered to stand trial on a conspiracy count.