Terrence Howard isn't bitter about being dropped from Iron Man 2 at all.
The star, who was reportedly dropped from the sequel after salary negotiations went south, isn't shy about his dissatisfaction with the film's producers.
"Marvel made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice," Howard told Parade.com. "They didn't keep their word. They didn't honor my contract. They produced a great bounty with the first one but they put it all in the storehouse and you were not allowed in."
Howard believes his fellow actors should have ...
Terrence Howard, Iron Man
It turns out that news of Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard in the upcoming Iron Man sequel was as much of a shock for Howard as it was for the rest of us.
"It was the surprise of a lifetime. There was ...
Don Cheadle and Terrence Howard
In last summer's blockbuster Iron Man, Terrence Howard promised he'd join Tony Stark in his adventures "next time," amplifying fanboy anticipation for the sequel. The sequel may be happening, but don't expect to see Howard taking flight.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Don Cheadle will be filling Howard's shoes as Jim Rhodes, Stark's best friend and future hero War Machine. Marvel is keeping mum, but sources say Howard's return was squashed by disagreements over money and other undisclosed reasons.
See how the role will change now that Cheadle's on board after the jump.
A fourth and all-black Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will open March 7 at the Broadhurst Theatre, it was announced on Tuesday. Directed by Debbie Allen (Fame, fame!), this staging features James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad as Big Daddy and Big Mama, Terrence Howard as their son, Brick, and Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) as Brick's "in need of an itch scratching" wife, Maggie. Previews begin Feb. 12.
Hammacher Schlemmer is now offering a full-size replica of Lost in Space's B-9 robot, which speaks 511 prerecorded (by the series' Richard Tufeld) phrases and has animated clawed arms. The price tag: $24,500. (Britney just bought three.).... Kate Walsh and Terrence Howard will announce this year's SAG Award nominees Dec. 20 on TNT.... The Today Show site at 4 pm/ET today will Web-premiere the new Spice Girls video.... DotComedy is not pretty. NBC Universal is pulling the plug on its website barely a year after the service launched.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Hustle & Flow's Terrence Howard has joined the cast of Marvel's Iron Man feature as Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, best bud of Tony Stark, the billionaire industrialist/superhero to be played by Robert Downey Jr. Filming is set to begin in February 2007, for a May 2008 release.... Per Variety, Everybody Loves Raymond exec producer Rory Rosegarten has secured the rights to a feature film about the seminal punk-rock band The Ramones, based on the authorized bio I Slept with Joey Ramone. So sorry to rub it in, Vincent Chase.
A Little Game Without Consequence, a dramedy that would have reunited Jim Carrey with Mask costar Cameron Diaz, has lost its two leads "due to amicable but substantial creative differences," the studio says in a statement. Carrey and Diaz reportedly wanted the film to retain a dark tone, while the studio was dead-set on something more commercial. This marks the third consecutive Carrey film to get sidelined.... Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte and Martin Short are in talks to join The Spiderwick Chronicles, playing the central kids' mother and a pair of otherworldly creatures, respectively.... Hard Candy's Ellen Page has the title role in Juno, a coming-of-age comedy also starring Arrested Development's Michael Cera.... Hustle & Flow helmer Craig Brewer tells the AP that he and Terrence Howard are working on a biopic about country crooner Charley Pride, which Howard will headline.
Taryn Manning, Banshee
With her modest but pivotal role as Nola, pimp Terrence Howard's cornrowed pro in Hustle & Flow, Taryn Manning made folks sit up and notice. Now she's front and center in Oxygen's Banshee (premiering Saturday at 9:45 pm/ET), playing a tough-talkin' babe who steals cars with the greatest of ease. Alas, on one fateful night, she boosts the wrong ride, shifting into gear a deadly tale of revenge. TVGuide.com gave Manning a call — and caught this "tough gal" just as she was hollering down the hall to Mom.
Per Variety, Close to Home's Kimberly Elise has scored the female lead opposite Terrence Howard in the inner-city sports drama P.D.R.... A big-screen adaptation of the video game Cold Fear is in the works.... Dane Cook is developing and will star in Dad Knap, about a man who abducts his dad in order to get some quality father-son time.... Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick are neighbors at war over holiday decorations in the comedy All Lit Up.... Per Reuters, George Lopez and Maggie Q have joined Balls of Fury, a comedy set in the world of clandestine Ping-Pong tournaments.
Joan & Melissa LIVE at the Academy Awards5:30: I'm so glad my colleagues over at the channel have decided to go blue for the red carpet. Setting the tone for the evening, Joan Rivers begins with a slightly disturbing scene in which she spreads 'em for Matt Dillon in Crash and groans a lot. And she warns us that there are many more such scenes from the nominated movies to come. Next she gives a nod to Isaac Mizrahi's infamously presumptuous Golden Globes coverage at rival E!. "I would never be so presumptuous!" she declares while she pokes Lisa Rinna in the boob. Instead of groping her interviewees, she'll be using cards to indicate whether they are wearing underwear and/or have real breasts. This'll be interesting.
5:33: Joan gives her own thank-you speech tailor-made to offend her entire crew: "We are color-blind here at TV Guide. Right, black person?" Then she fills the time