The next James Bond venture, until now referred to as Bond 22, has been officially (and rather awfully) dubbed Quantum of Solace, says BBC News. I'm sorry, is it a Merchant Ivory production?.... More Grammy Awards performers have been announced, including Carrie Underwood and the Foo Fighters, who will join the lineup alongside the rumored Beyoncé-Tina Turner duo. For a special "anniversary segment," the even funkier combo of Rihanna and a reunited The Time will take the stage.... And officially mixing politics with entertainment, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will present the top-10 list on tonight's Late Show with David Letterman. Related: Beyoncé and Tina Turner to Just Duet?read more
Question: Wasn't Denzel Washington once considered for the role of James Bond? — Alan
I live in Floyds Knobs, Ind., a suburb of Louisville, Ky., and there's a wild rumor floating around that I've heard from so many sources I'm beginning to believe it might be true. The rumor is that Denzel Washington bought a home here to live in with his family while he shoots a movie about a church bus accident that occurred in Carollton, Ky., more than a decade ago. Is there any truth to this rumor?
Answer: Two Denzel Washington questions in one week — it must mean something. Unfortunately, the answer to both appears to be no. There was some chatter about the James Bond movies needing a serious overhaul and that maybe the way to go was to cast an African-American actor like Washington. But none of that talk originateread more
Question: Why on earth was George Lazenby given the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service? Was Sean Connery ill? Was there a contract dispute? Were the producers mad?
Answer: No longer the little-known actor who rocketed to fame in Dr. No (1962), Sean Connery retired from playing James Bond after his fifth outing, You Only Live Twice (1967). Australian model George Lazenby won the role after a high-profile search for a new 007, and I'm not alone in thinking he was actually good in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and would probably have grown into the role if given half a chance. But he didn't clicread more