Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jennie Garth is expecting her second child with actor-husband Peter Facinelli in December. The pregnancy "was a happy surprise," she told TV Guide Online over the weekend at the TCA press tour, where she was promoting her new WB comedy What I Like About You. Garth and Facinelli have a five-year-old daughter, Luca Bella. For the scoop on how the pregnancy will impact Garth's new sitcom, read Insider tomorrow. read more
Thanks to digital video recorders like TiVo and Replay TV, Americans may soon be forced to pay to watch shows like Becker and Off Centre. That's the wake-up call Turner Broadcasting president Jamie Kellner issued at the TCA press tour over the weekend. "Before American people go on not watching commercials, they have to understand what will happen," he said. "On top of your cable bill, you will have to pay for programming. Don't think for a second there's a free lunch." read more
Famed Hollywood makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin died in May from an addiction to painkillers, not a pituitary condition, New York magazine reports... Fox will release the entire first season of 24 on DVD Sept. 17... Conan O'Brien's Late Night bandleader Max Weinberg is taking a leave of absence to go on tour with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band... Fresh off the success of Band of Brothers, Steven Spielberg is reteaming with HBO for a big-budget miniseries about the life of King Arthur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. read more
Ever wonder who would prevail in a battle between the monsters from the Alien and Predator films? Well, 20th Century Fox will attempt to answer that very question with Alien vs. Predator, a movie that pits the two beasts against each other. According to Variety, Resident Evil filmmaker Paul Anderson will write and direct the project, which is based on the popular Aliens vs. Predator videogame. read more
The upcoming fourth season of HBO's The Sopranos slated to kick off Sept. 15 will delve into Tony and Carmela's dysfunctional relationship. "This year focuses on Tony and Carmela as a couple, on their marriage," series creator David Chase told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Friday. Chase also confirmed that next season the show's fifth will be his last. HBO, however, could continue on without him. "I wouldn't say it's irrevocable. If [HBO execs] decide to go on, from a business standpoint, they could." That's unlikely, considering that James Gandolfini (Tony) wants no part of a Chase-less Sopranos: "I started with him, I'd like to finish with him." Added co-star read more
Screenwriter Ivan Moffat, 84 who got an Oscar nod for the 1956 classic Giant died of a stroke on July 4. Giant was James Dean's final film and co-starred Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor... Wrestler-actor The Rock is attached to star in an untitled film for Columbia that The Hollywood Reporter describes as a comedic take on Harrison Ford's 1985 drama Witness. read more
Swedish model-actress Izabella Scorupco joined a testosterone-pumped production when she was cast in the dragonslayer flick Reign of Fire. She clearly wasn't prepared for the 24/7 toughness of her Method-acting co-stars, Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey. They treated this lady who plays a daring helicopter pilot just like one of the guys, but the former Bond girl longed to try a little tenderness between takes.
Will Smith confirms to TV Guide Online that he may headline yet another remake of the 1937 classic A Star is Born. "We have a treatment for a project," he reveals, "but it's been done well quite a few times, so it needs to be perfect."
To that end, a lot of energy has been put into finding the quintessential starlet to play Esther Blodgett to Smith's Norman Maine. Of all the names being bandied about, Jennifer Lopez and R&B superstar Alicia Keys have emerged as early favorites. "Jennifer loves the concept, [and] Alicia really likes it [too]," Smith says. "What I like about Jennifer is that you could go Latin. The music and the environment could be the Latin world, which would be different from all of the other [versions].
"I think it needs to be different," read more
Look out, Michael Myers! Badass rapper Busta Rhymes is "about to Picasso a whole new picture for you" in Halloween: Resurrection. He was thrilled to face off with the masked slasher in the eighth Halloween movie which co-stars Tyra Banks and scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, who launched it all back in 1978.
"Personally, I don't remember any black actors in [old] horror flicks to begin with," Rhymes says. "So for one, that's a cool thing. Secondly, it's a cool thing that the black guy could be the hero."