CULTURE CLUB
Liza Minnelli to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 4th brings the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards to NYU at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts at 7:30pm. Liza Minnelli will be honored with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award! We all know Liza (who didn't love her in recent endeavour Arrested Development?), winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy. Now that's impressive. In film, television, and on stage, Liza has won critical acclaim, as well as a following of fans.

INDUSTRY NEWS
The Bluths Are Back!

After years of rumors, anticipation, and trying to fill a frozen-banana-shaped void in their souls, fans of the dysfunctional Bluth family can put away the Prozac and sleep soundly again. A 10-episode series and a full-length film for Arrested Development are finally and officially in the works.

The show's creator, Mitchell Hurwitz was reunited with the cast on Sunday at a New Yorker Festival Event. When asked for an update on the movie, Hurwitz teased the audience by saying “We’re 80 percent of the way to an answer." He revealed that he and director Ron Howard have been "talking about this for ages and trying to get this going... [but] we don’t completely own the property, there are business people involved and studios and that kind of thing.” He also cleared the air about Michael Cera being the lone holdout and preventing production as being an inside joke that went awry.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Arrested Development Cast Reunion

For one night only, on October 2, the wacky cast from Arrested Development comes together for a special panel called the "Bluth Family Reunion." Nancy Franklin will moderate, and creator Mitchell Hurwitz along with cast members Will Arnett, Jason Batemen, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkkat, Jessica Walter, Portia de Rossi, Jeffery Tambor, David Cross and Tony Hale will be in attendance. The monumental event will take place at Acura at SIR Stage37 at 408 West 37th, at 4pm. Fanatics can get a rare glimpse of the defunct cast for just $30. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, September 21st.

FUTURE EXES
Amber Tamblyn & David Cross Getting Hitched!

Bet you didn't even know they were dating! Or you probably heard about it, but deemed it too unbelievable so you brushed it off as a silly little rumor.

It's true! Actress Amber Tamblyn, 28, and comedian David Cross, 47, are tying the knot, Life & Style magazine has confirmed today. "They've been engaged for weeks," sources claim. At least SOME people in good old Hollywood know how to keep marriage details private. Yes, Kim Kardashian, that was for you.

This marks down to be the second marriage of the four leading ladies in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. America went first a couple of months ago, now Amber...perhaps Blake Lively would like to be bride number three with A-lister beau Leonardo DiCaprio?

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Bluths on the Bigscreen

While rumors of an "Arrested Development" movie have been swirling for some time, it is not confirmed the project will go forward with or without Michael Cera. Cera, who has received considerable post Arrested fame with roles in Superbad and Juno, played dorky George Michael Bluth on the hilarious series that also starred Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi.

As it stands, Cera is "uncommitted" to the movie, while actual established stars like the aforementioned twins de Rossi and Bateman, Jeffery Tambor, and even Will Arnett have signed on to the project - whose script is to be written by TV series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and directed by Ron Howard.