Clint Eastwood will direct Sean Penn and possibly Kevin Bacon in the big screen drama Mystic River, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on Dennis Lehane's novel, Mystic tells the story of three childhood friends who become linked in a murder investigation. read more
Rosemary Clooney has suffered a cancer relapse. The 74-year-old singer is undergoing lung cancer treatment at home. "She's comfortable, and she's surrounded by her family," her spokeswoman told USA Today. read more
Marlon Brando? Check. Warren Beatty? Check. Fidel Castro? Check. Yep, multi-media mogul Peter Guber takes aim at all of these big guns and then some in Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and Misfortune in Hollywood, the Tinseltown page-turner that he co-wrote with Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart. Yet he isn't worried in the least that a thin-skinned celebrity might take a swing at him. How come? It helps, we're sure, that as former CEO of Sony Pictures and founder of Mandalay Entertainment, he's one of the most powerful producers in showbiz, a living legend who has filled cineplexes with such hits as read more
The Sci Fi Channel has tapped bad girl Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills, 90210) to host a new hidden-camera reality show titled Scare Tactics. Described as a sci-fi version of Candid Camera, Scare Tactics will secretly film pranks inspired by sci-fi movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sci Fi plans to launch the show in October. Again we ask: Doherty left Charmed for this? read more
Eminem's new disc spent another week at the top of the nation's album chart. With sales of 381,000 copies (bringing its total to 3.3 million), The Eminem Show ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week. Papa Roach's Lovehatetragedy debuted in second with 136,000 units sold. read more
As expected, Billy Joel checked out of a Connecticut substance abuse and psychiatric hospital Wednesday after a 10-day stay for reported alcohol abuse. He tells People magazine that he entered the facility as a Father's Day present to Alexa, his 16-year-old daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley. "I told my daughter I recognized I was having a problem," he said, adding that he was depressed because an upper respiratory infection forced him to pull out of his recent concert tour with Elton John. "I've been touring for 30 years and only had to cancel a handful of shows in my life, so I took this really hard." read more
DreamWorks has announced a June 18, 2004 release date for Shrek 2... The Peacock has recruited Rob Lowe (The West Wing) to host Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (airing 9-10:30 pm/ET on Independence Day). read more
As any salon stylist will tell you, hairdressing equals high drama! Especially in Hollywood, where primadonna celebs can take their beauty and themselves quite seriously. Last week, such L.A. ladies partied at The Parlour, where they ate sushi, shopped, glammed it up and gossiped about men, of course.
NYPD Blue's Garcelle Beauvais came just to buy bikinis designed by Jerry Seinfeld's ex-girlfriend, Shoshanna Lonstein, who hawked her summer wares on the back porch. The TV lawyer gladly snapped up "a gold bathing suit with little hoops on it, so I can feel like a Bond girl."
If you thought daredevil Johnny Knoxville was out of his freakin' mind on MTV's Jackass, just wait until Jackass: The Movie arrives in theaters later this summer. "It's the show times 10," he tells TV Guide Online with a grin. "We got an R rating and we took full advantage of it."
Knoxville facing heat after several teens injured themselves while trying to mimic his Jackass pranks abruptly ended the MTV series last year. "Washington came down on MTV and then it trickled down to us," he recalls. "Near the end, there were only, like, six people working in the office. I was like, 'This is not what I intended.' I wanted to quit the show while it was still funny."
As a result of Jackass's sudden death, Knoxville was left with a backlog of stunts many of which were incorporated into the big-scre read more
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform live on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J., on NBC's Today show July 30. Springsteen will sing several songs from The Rising, his first studio album with E Street in 18 years. Katie Couric and Matt Lauer will anchor that day's entire show from Springsteen's adopted hometown. Speaking of Couric, major props go to the Today hostess for more than holding her own Wednesday opposite conservative hellraiser Ann Coulter. read more