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(HMG Celebrity News) – Taking on another dramatic role, New York magazine reports Bill Murray is set to portray polio-afflicted politician president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in an upcoming adaptation titled “Hyde Park on the Hudson to be directed by Morning Glory’s Roger Michell.” Oddly the production will be bankrolled by Film4, who apparently passed on funding The King’s Speech in their eagerness to get this film which also features King George VI. Written by playwright Richard Nelson, the movie recounts a June 1939 weekend when King George VI and his queen visited President FranklinMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – It has been announced that Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and Pushing Daisies alum Lee Pace have both signed up for the upcoming Broadway debut of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s acclaimed 1985 play set during the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York City. With a recent Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the physicist Sheldon Cooper, Parsons will make his Broadway debut in “The Normal Heart,” playing Tommy Boatwright, a Southerner in a nascent group of HIV/AIDS activists in the early 1980s. Pace, meanwhile will also be making hisMore >
The cast and crew of hit CBS series Two and A Half Men have packed up and headed home for the rest of the production season after a rant by Charlie Sheen reached the web.
The show was already on temporary shutdown while Charlie Sheen was suppose to be receiving help for his drug addiction among other personal problems.
The show was scheduled to start shooting again on Tuesday however CBS execs now say the earliest new shows will air will be September.
In a statement on Thursday CBS execs stated:
“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner
Britney Spears’ forthcoming video for “Hold It Against Me” is being heralded as genius by its choreographer. That may be true … she’s just not in all of it.
According to TMZ, citing a source close to the production, the singer couldn’t nail the routines, so a dance double stepped in to do the difficult legwork.
Jonas Akerlund, the director, was upset that Britney hadn’t practiced enough so he asked her dance-double – Allison Kyler – to fill in. Things got heated.
Britney supposedly left the “Hold It Against Me” set crying as a result.
Naturally, Britney’s camp flatly denies this story.More >
Natalie Portman is pregnant! Natalie Portman is also engaged to her unborn baby’s father, Benjamin Millepied! What a day of announcements for her!
The happy couple met during the production of Black Swan, for which Nat earned nominations for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Here’s a photo of the pregnant and engaged star with her man …
The future Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Millepied!
Benjamin Millepied served as choreographer for Black Swan, but a few months into filming, he found himself on the other side of the camera as well.
Of being cast as the dance partner of Portman andMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – The $65 million Broadway spectacle ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ is facing some dark odds of continuing, after the fourth medical mishap to mar the show occurred Monday. Spider-Man” stunt man Christopher Tierney, was badly hurt when he fell 30 ft. and suffered cracked ribs and other internal injuries. Tierney, 32, reportedly underwent back surgery Wednesday. The producers of the Broadway spectacle announced Wednesday they agreed with federal and state worker-safety authorities to cancel tonight’s show while they implement new safety protocols. The show isMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Natalie Portman’s performance in her new movie ‘Black Swan’ has gained a great deal of attention. But one source close to the production claims it’s nothing compared to the attention from the film’s choreographer, Benjamin Millepied.
The snitch claims 33-year old Ben [seen here]was so obsessed with Ms. Portman he ignored all the other dancers who worked on the set.
“They would go to do their shots and wouldn’t know any of the choreography because he was so involved with helping ‘Natalie” the source tells Page Six. “There was a lot of drama.”
The film tells the storyMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Teri Hatcher who has played ditsy mother Susan Mayer for seven years on Desperate Housewives has reportedly told colleagues at ABC that the next season will be her last. A source tells The Daily Mail that Teri already has a new TV pilot lined up and wants to focus all her time on that:
“She has another production deal in the pipeline and she is in the early stages of developing a sitcom that she wants to start work on immediately after she finishes Desperate Housewives – she wants a new show in time for the mid-January pilot season. Some of the crew areMore >
When you get dropped form playing Linda Lovelave in an adult documentary about the pornstar behind the XXX rated movie Deepthroat it should be a good time for you to realize you have major issues to deal with in your life and that’s exactly what happened to Lindsay Lohan this week.
Inferno director Matthew Wilder had previously fought for Lohan in the main role of Lovelace, heck he even delayed production of the film to wait for her to finish rehab, but on Saturday he told E! News that the production has been delayed long enough and must go on.
Wilder told E! News:
“We are withdrawing our
Leonardo DiCaprio, through his production company, has won the rights to Legacy of Secrecy:The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination a book that claims the mafia was at the heart of John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination.
Reps for DiCaprio confirmed the actors purchased of the books rights which will be produced by Warner Bros.
Apparently DiCaprio’s father George introduced the book to him years ago and he was excited to get his hands on the rights to the novel.
According to Eonline:
DiCaprio will play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham who, according to recently declassified FBI files, took More >
Don’t worry, Teresa Giudice. You aren’t the only member of the Real Housewives franchise who is an idiot with money.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Sonja Morgan filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday, listing $19.8 million in debt and $13.5 million in assets on her petition. We’ll give you a moment to let those numbers sink in…
“The decision to seek bankruptcy was not an easy one, but unfortunately, I am at a crossroads in my life,” wrote the 46-year-old Bravo star, who was arrested for DUI this summer, in court papers.
So, what role does John Travolta play in this?More >
Goodbye, Mel Gibson. Hello, William Jefferson Clinton!
That’s right, the former President of the United States will make an appearance in The Hangover 2, which is now filming in Thailand, a Clinton source reports.
Clinton shot his brief appearance Saturday in Bangkok, where part of the production takes place, and where he was delivering a speech on clean energy.
I feel your pain … hangovers are the worst!
Bill Clinton will play himself in the cameo. This is not the same role Mel Gibson was hired and then fired from (that part will now be filled by Liam Neeson).
Directed by Todd Philips,More >
[HMG Celebrity News] – You might have read that forthcoming divorcée, Christina Aguilera was seen in the company of Lindsay Lohan’s alleged former beau, Samantha Ronson. Well, apparently the medication wore off and Christina now has a new friend – Matthew Rutler.
Christina, 29, met her new man on the set of ‘Burlesque,’ a cabaret-style drama in which she co-stars with Cher. Matt was one of the production assistants.
The pair were spied on Friday, sharing a double date with Nicole Richie and Joel Madden at ‘SoHo’ in West Hollywood. And Christina was strangely keen to keep him away from theMore >
While no offers have been made yet he’s said to be ahead of Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender. The movie will be based off the same book by Philip K. Dick, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the movie:
“follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret
It looks like Mel Gibson will actually be starring in something other than crass phone meltdowns again soon. The actor will have a cameo in The Hangover 2.
The troubled actor “will make a cameo as a tattoo artist. Filming is taking place on the Warner Bros. lot, and Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks.”
A Bangkok set has been constructed in L.A, but the production will move to Thailand to film on location there the end of October. Sans Mel, of course.
Mel has been battling Oksana Grigorieva for custody of their daughter, and his stunning phone calls to her have been hugelyMore >