Michael Caine has been tapped to play Bruce Wayne's trusty butler, Alfred, in Warner Bros.' latest Batman flick, Variety reports. As previously reported, Christian Bale is playing the Caped Crusader. Production is slated to get underway next year for a 2005 release. read more
An Indiana high school marching band has dropped Michael Jackson's "Thriller" from its songlist for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band's director told the New York Times that in light of the child molestation allegations facing Jacko, the tune would not be "appropriate for the morals and the ideals and the sense of pride" the parade represents. Instead, the band will play "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy. read more
The death of 27-year-old actor Jonathan Brandis has been officially ruled a suicide. According to a coroner's report, the SeaQuest DSV star hung himself with a nylon rope in the hallway of his Los Angeles apartment complex on Nov. 11. He was found unconscious that night and rushed to a hospital, where he died the next day. Most recently, Brandis had a starring role in the ABC drama pilot 111 Gramercy Park. read more
Universal is employing a new strategy with its ailing Hulk franchise: If at first you don't succeed, try making a film that doesn't suck. According to USA Today, the studio is developing a sequel to last summer's Hulk, due in theaters in 2006. read more
It's not easy being a mutant. There's the uncontrollable optic laser blasts. The unsightly blue skin. Or the girlfriend who sucks up your life essence if you kiss her for too long. The only one who's got it tougher is director Bryan Singer, who had to juggle about a dozen costumed characters in X2: X-Men United while clawing his way past the recent glut of comic book films. Nevertheless, he delivered what many considered a superior sequel. With its DVD release today, Singer looks back on his x-traordinary experience.
TV Guide Online: Did you really consider reshooting some scenes because your mom said Famke Janssen's new hairstyle didn't look glamorous enough?
Bryan Singer: I just think that was her way of saying it wasn't long enough. My mother always has something to say about everything. You should see the script notes sh read more
In the new film Timeline (opening Wednesday), Can't Hardly Wait cutie Ethan Embry gets a chance to play a physicist who watches as his colleagues get sucked back into the medieval era. Was he bummed that he was stuck in the present day while his costars got to don period garb and engage in swordplay?
"I was jealous until I saw the movie," Embry tells TV Guide Online. "Then [I saw that] they were running around and jumping in cold rivers and being shot at with burning arrows."
Despite his modern wardrobe, the Sweet Home Alabama scene-stealer is almost unrecognizable thanks to a goatee, bleached blonde hair and a very skinny figure. Speaking of which, why does a scientist need to be so thin? "At the time, I was going to play Nightcrawler [in X2: X-Men United]," the 25-year-old notes. "So I was working out at night, and read more
Tori Spelling, 30, became engaged over the weekend to actor-writer Charlie Shanian, 34. The couple met two years ago when they were cast in a Los Angeles production of the play Maybe Baby, It's You. In a recent interview with TV Guide Online, the iconic 90210 virgin confessed that Shanian "is the one." And I repeat: What about David?!?!?! read more
Faux rich cowboy David Smith chose Linda from the Czech Republic over Cat from Germany on last night's Joe Millionaire finale. Despite his lies, Linda decided to stay with him and was awarded $250,000 for her troubles. Smith, meanwhile, won a 90-acre ranch. read more
Country crooner Glen Campbell, 67, was arrested in Phoenix on Monday on suspicion of drunken driving, hit and run, and aggravated assault on a police officer. He was later released on $2,000 bond. read more
Fox has given the green light to Ricochet, an hourlong cop drama in which the stories are told in reverse a la Memento. Translation: My brother David and sister-in-law Pam are gonna hate it. read more