Sir Ben Kingsley, 63, passionately locks lips with 21-year-old Mary-Kate Olsen in The Wackness, now lensing in New York and concerning a drug dealer who pays his shrink (Kingsley) in weed, says the New York Post's Page Six. Consider your eyes warned.... Emma Roberts will front the live-action comedy Hotel for Dogs, in which two orphaned teens hide dozens of strays in an abandoned hotel.... Also per the Reporter, Bernie Mac has come on board Old Dogs.... Rosario Dawson has joined Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan in the D.J. Caruso-directed thriller Eagle Eye.... Also per Variety, the BCC, in partnership with Pathe, is backing a $50-million live-action take on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Mary-Louise Parker and Matthew Modine, Weeds
Nancy. Serious firepower aimed at her head. A missing stash. Silas and his trunkful of pot being approached by the cops. How does Agrestic's dealing damsel in distress get out of this one? TVGuide.com invited Jenji Kohan, the creator of Showtime's Weeds, to preview the new season, premiering Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 pm/ET.
TVGuide.com: I actually just got the press kit for Weeds. That's some foldout of Mary-Louise Parker, nude!Jenji Kohan: Yeah! Her ass looks good in that. Wish they hadn't used the snake, but what can you do?
TVGuide.com: Last time we spoke, you said Season 2 was about Nancy accepting her role as drug dealer. What's the theme for Season 3?Kohan: It's the education of a gangster. [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: She has seen how rough-and-tumble it can get.Kohan: And she's got to learn the ropes. It's learning how to be great at her job.
TVGuide.com: My big
Romany Malco and Mary Louise Parker by Randy Tepper/Showtime
Moments after wrapping up a press conference for television critics last weekend, Weeds star Romany Malco joined TVGuide.com in the Beverly Hilton Hotel lobby to dish about the dark comedys third season, his character Conrads sexual tension with Nancy and what its really like to work with an Olsen twin. TVGuide.com: Tell me something nobody else knows about the new season.Romany Malco: Perhaps one of the most unpredictable things, at least for me, is U-Turn. So far, when Ive been reading the scripts, the one time where I went, No! is U-Turn. The way that dude comes into Nancys life, everybody is going to be so hurt because everybody wanted Conrad to be with Nancy. Then U-Turn comes into the picture and I havent told anybody else it aint about Conrad right now.TVGuide.com: So Nancy is attracted to U-Turn?Malco: Yeah. Its very interesting. He has this charm and he has this thick skin and swagger that Nancy takes...
Mary-Kate Olsen by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com
Mary-Kate Olsen has landed a costarring role on Showtime's Weeds this season, playing Tara, a Christian girl living in the new Bible-thumping development of Majestic, and a love interest for Nancy's handful of a son, Silas. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Olsen in this, her first major solo role sans Ashley will appear in 10 of the 15 episodes.Weeds creator Jenji Kohan tells the Reporter that Olsen was "absolutely charming" at her read-through, "and seemed like a great fit. Audiences have seen only one side of Mary-Kate, but here we'll see her in a whole new light." And, I'm thinking/hoping, without the mondo sunglasses.
Question: I know this is a really, really stupid question, but some friends and I were talking about the Olsen twins and (not that either of them is ever going to be nominated for an Academy Award — sorry Mary-Kate! Sorry Ashley!), but we were wondering: Have twins ever shared an Oscar?
Answer: I'd go so far as to say it's a very silly question but I'd stop short of "stupid," perhaps because I was actually curious enough to look into it. And the answer is that two twins have been Oscar winners, though the twins in question weren't actors: They're Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein, two of the three screenwriters who wrote Casablanca (1943). Oh, and they didn't have to share a single statuette — each got his own.