Our top moments of the week:
9. Some Things Never Change Award: On the season finale of Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti tries to find love for Stacy Kessler — a millionairess whom she threw out of her office earlier in the season. But history repeats itself when Stacy shows her date a cringe-worthy, self-made DVD about preparing for a lingerie shoot, which promptly ends the date, and her relationship with Patti -- again.
8. Scariest Stare-Down: Unsurprisingly, former heavyweight champ Patrick "Lights" Leary throws some blood-splattering punches in the Lights Out premiere. But his most threatening confrontation comes when the big bruiser silently stares down daughter Ava's secret boyfriend, "Brent from Brunswick," after the two...
Their parents' favorite sitcoms keep showing up as movies, and rock bands have always played at presidential inaugural parties. At least that's how it seems to the incoming college class of 2014, according to an annual survey of college freshman.
Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen want Roman Polanski released from a Swiss Jail.
The two directors and more than 100 other filmmakers and actors have signed a petition voicing their objection to Polanski's arrest on 32-year-old charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to E! News.
News: Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland
Zurich authorities took the 76-year-old Oscar-winning director of The Pianist into custody Saturday. Polanksi, who also directed Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby, fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with the underage girl. The Swiss Justice Ministry...
Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins
Woody Allen has found his newest leading men in Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. The actors are the first to be cast in Allen's new ensemble film.
In typical cryptic Allen fashion, details ...
Question: I don't get why people like Mark are begrudging Isaiah Washington getting work. I am one of the gayest gay men you'll ever meet, and though I was really unhappy with the reports of what he said, I've also seen him apologize and do volunteer work in pro-gay PSAs. He seems sincere in his attempt at redemption, which is more than you can say for most celebrities involved in scandals of this sort. I have a big problem with him being let go from Grey's Anatomy. If they had fired him immediately, that would have made sense to me. But to fire him at the end of the season, after the effort he put into apologizing and making things right? That was nuts. Am I naive to think that Isaiah is getting another chance because Ben Silverman is listening to Washington's claims that his gay cast mate is fudging accounts of what happened? Help me understand: Why do so many folks not want to see him on TV anymore?
Answer: To be honest, I think what rattled so many cages was the speed with which
Casting is under way for director Rob Marshall's adaptation of the musical Nine, and thus far Katie Holmes, Demi Moore and Chicago's Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones have thrown their hats into the ring, says the New York Post.... Woody Allen hopes that his new (of course) untitled film, starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and (of course) Scarlett Johansson, will do for Barcelona what Manhattan did for the Big Apple.... Richard Roundtree has boarded the Wachowskis' live-action Speed Racer, playing a driver turned commentator who's a hero to Speed and a sex machine to all the chicks.
Annabelle Gurwitch, Fired!
Getting fired is never fun. But Annabelle Gurwitch's journey to the unemployment line was particularly unpleasant: Not long after she landed a dream gig in a Woody Allen play, the neurotic nebbish complained that she looked "retarded" and promptly sacked her. The comic actress — who's best known for her six-year stint as cohost of TBS' Dinner & a Movie — was devastated. How could she fight back? By mining her experience for laughs, of course! First she published a personal essay in Show People magazine. Next she organized a series of performances, both in Los Angeles and New York, where celebrities like Illeana Douglas and writer
Having starred in Match Point (good) and Scoop (um, Match Point was good), Scarlett Johansson is set to shoot her third Woody Allen film. As-yet-untitled, the pic also stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and will start production in July in Spain, Variety reports.For an encore, ScarJo might head south... meaning, as the star of a new Broadway staging of South Pacific, to open in January 2008, the New York Post hears. Also on the wish list to play Nellie Forbush are Reese Witherspoon and Kelli O'Hara, though Scarlett, once ardently wooed to front Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End revival of The Sound of Music, is said to be the fave.My new Trivial Matt'rs blog entry talks about ScarJo's naughty turn in J.T.'s music video.
The O.C.'s Adam Brody and his Red Menace
Fans of The O.C. will recall that Season 2 of Fox's teen soap opera found über-nerd Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) creating his own comic book, "Atomic County." Now art is imitating life as Brody teams up with Danny Bilson (father of Adam's O.C. costar and real-life girlfriend Rachel) and Paul DeMeo to pen the series Red Menace for WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics. "As much as I love comics, writing one wasn't something I ever thought about doing," confesses the 26-year-old Brody, who unveiled Red Menace last week at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "Danny brought it up, so I tho
The O.C.'s Adam Brody and his Red Menace
Fans of The O.C. will recall that Season 2 of Fox's teen soap opera found über-nerd Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) creating his own comic book, "Atomic County." Now art is imitating life as Brody teams up with Danny Bilson (father of Adam's O.C. costar and real-life girlfriend Rachel) and Paul DeMeo to pen the series Red Menace for WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics. "As much as I love comics, writing one wasn't something I ever thought about doing," confesses the 26-year-old Brody, who will be on hand to unveil Red Menace at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday, July 21. "Danny brough