Just consider it another reason why New York is the best city in the world to live in. Though an official announcement hasn’t yet been made, it seems very likely that A Steady Rain, Keith Huff’s play about two troubled police officers, will be appearing on Broadway this fall starring none other than Wolverine and James Bond, also known as Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
While Jackman is an experienced stage actor (recall his stellar musical talents on display during the Oscars) having already performed at such illustrious venues like Britain’s National Theatre, Craig is new to the game. Interestingly, Bond-franchise producer Barbara Broccoli will also be producing A Steady Rain.
This meeting of thespian super hunks is naturally expected to be a smash hit at the box office.
On Tuesday, California’s Supreme Court decided to uphold the state’s ban on gay-marriage, and many Hollywood celebrities are not happy. Some held messages at protests, like the sign Kathy Griffin carried with her mother: “Gay Marriage—I’ll drink to that!” Others, like Drew Barrymore, took to their Twitter accounts to voice outrage over the ruling. Here’s what the celebs are saying about the decision:
“I don’t want to live in a world where Prop 8 exists… It’s who I am. You cannot define a family… I will fight for as long as it takes.” –Drew Barrymore
Remember what happened last time Jessica Simpson had a TV show? It led to her divorce from boy-bander Nick Lachey—but hey, she was at the top of the world! She was on every magazine cover and was being given movie roles in films that actually played in theaters.
The last few years haven’t been so good for Simpson career-wise. The most attention she’s garnered in recent months is for weight gain she showcased on stage in a pair of high-waited pants. But, alas, she has a plan to regain her fame: Jessica Simpson is shopping a reality TV show.
Be prepared for a rare moment to feel sorry for Michael Jackson. Apparently, Jackson will have to undergo a painful skin - shaving operation to remove lethal growths on his body. Doctors will have to remove layers of skin from his chest and nose before deciding if he needs further radiation gun therapy to eliminate the potentially cancerous sections of the skin. Ouch! It sounds so painful that there’s really no room to poke fun at the 50-year-old. I just hope he pulls through.
Just weeks before the birth of their first child together, Nas and Kelis are engaged in a messy divorce. It’s been less than a month since news of the break-up hit fans everywhere like an on-coming Hum-V. While rumors circulate about reasons for the break-up, (from Nas cheating to Kelis having a sex tape on the low) one thing for sure is Nas doesn’t want to come out of pocket.
Who knows how much Kelis is worth; she hasn’t had a record in forever. Plus having to care for his child, she won’t be recording or making appearances anytime soon. Nas on the other hand is one of the most successful rappers ever. He definitely has the cake to pay spousal support as Kelis requested. But it seems things have gotten so bitter, he’s having no part of it.
Remember that show about the sleazy activities of rich people that came out in the 90’s? You’re thinking about 90210, but in fact, I’m talking about its counterpart, Melrose Place. All I remember about it is Heather Locklear and her seductive ways.
Well it seems CW is replicating the show with a brand new cast. Ashlee Simpson will have an entire season to redeem her television career after her lip-sinking debacle on SNL. Lucky for us, she won’t be forced to hit any notes on the series. Hopefully. At least she is relevant; when is the last we’ve heard from Jessica. Kate Cassidy takes over as the bad-ass blonde played by Locklear. The show debuts this fall on CW.
The day has finally come for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to see the light of day. After serving a 19-month sentence for running a dog-fighting ring, Vick drove 19 hours to his home in Virginia to reunite with his fiancée and other family members. His $100 million dollar contract with the Falcons is shot to hell, so he will take up work at a nearby construction site during his time on home-confinement.
A future in the NFL is inevitable for Vick, but for now he’s just chilling. His publicist says he’s not focusing on football. He hasn’t hired a trainer yet; probably because he can’t afford it. However, there will be a time when teams in the NFL will bid for Vick’s services. Look for the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks to show interest in the dynamic QB.
An upcoming installment of MTV’s “True Life” will be taking place at the Hamptons. The camera crew will be heading to the Long Island beach houses to capture the East End drama.
Be prepared to get a glimpse into the lives of young adult “professionals” engaging in your average dose of reality TV partying, hooking-up, and fighting—all while hanging out on the rich people’s playground known as the Hamptons.
If you’re between the ages of 18-27 and think the world would enjoy watching your Hamptons life on a weekly basis, go to MTV.com and fill out an app. We could be tuning in to your True Life this summer.
After the alleged beating of Rihanna by Chris Brown, people everywhere cringed when they continued to see photos of the couple seemingly carrying on together. Finally, everyone can rejoice—Rihanna seems to have found a new man.
The 21-year old singer was spotted at NYC’s famous Lucky Strike bowling alley earlier this week with nearly a dozen friends for games, drinks and dancing. Attached at her hip was Canadian actor/hip-hop artist Aubrey “Drake” Graham. The artists danced the night away while sipping whiskey drinks and engaged in some PDA, including cuddling and kissing.
Zac Efron was all set to reprise the role that made Kevin Bacon famous—and then he changed his mind. Being famous for the High School Musical movies, Efron feared this role would typecast him as a cheesy musical star and stepped aside. When he dropped out of Footloose, many actors were rumored to be considered for the role of high school rebel Ren McCormack.
Now, it’s official: Paramount Pictures has announced that Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl will be stepping into Zac’s dancing shoes. The newly-famous 23-year old reportedly beat out Derek Hough, of Dancing with the Stars, for the role.