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Fred Willard is expected to get off easy in his lewd conduct case. Okay, wrong choice of words.
The veteran actor, who was arrested this week for an incident inside a Hollywood theater that allegedly involved his pants being down, can avoid prosecution if he signs up for a $380 “pre-filing diversion class,” The Los Angeles Times reports. This is a program that teaches one about responsibility and decision-making.
Willard has referred to the arrest as a “a big misunderstanding” and he’s already been fired from his job at PBS.
But at least it looks like the funny man won’t get into any realMore >
The 52-year old Brit won rave reviews for her role as Amanda during the play’s recent run in London and will revisit the same role at New York’s ‘Music Box’ from November 17th until February 5th.
The Canadian actor, Paul Gross, who you’ll recall from ‘The Red Green Show’ will play Kim’s ex-husband Elyot.
Written by Coward in 1930 the play is a finely-drawn comedy about a divorced couple who discover they’reMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – It’s now forty-three years since Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis and Samuel L. Jackson has just signed to make his Broadway debut in a play that explores the great man’s last days.
Rumors of Sam’s decision to take his bow on Broadway had been around for some time, but although the news is now official it’s tainted by the fact that Halle Berry, who was all set for a major supporting role, can’t take part because of her child custody problems.
Called ‘The Mountaintop’ the play is set on April 3, 1968 – the day before Dr. King died. He arrives at Room 306More >
Following a five-year relationship with Jim Carrey, it didn’t take long for Jenny McCarthy to move on to Paul Krepelka.
But the funny man is doing just fine himself in the wake of this split, too. Witnesses spotted him holding hands with Anchal Joseph last night, a 24-year old former contestant on America’s Next Top Model.
She and Carrey were seen outside the theater of Laura Linney’s new play, “Time Stands Still.”
A native of New Delhi, Joseph is pursuing a modeling career in New York. She was the seventh contestant kicked off the seventh season of that aforementioned Tyra Banks-hostedMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – ‘Baywatch’ star, David Hasselhoff is widely admired for his ability to laugh at himself. And that show. But ‘The Hoff’ now has a new challenge – he’s to replace Simon Cowell as head judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’
“David is very excited about the move,” an insider tells PopEater. “He’s in London over the holidays, going into theater and looking at apartments for when he moves there early next year.”
He’ll also be playing ‘Captain Hook’ in a London theater production of ‘Peter Pan,’ from tonight until the end of next month.
The Hoff in Captain’s regalia and blackMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – In what may be bad news or just proof of evolving careers, Disney has announced the Jonas Brothers’ tween-friendly series ‘Jonas LA’ has been canceled.
The news broke on November 6 via that favorite medium of the show’s ardent fans, Twitter. The director, Paul Hoen tweeted;
“Sadly no more Jonas L.A.”
He’s since deleted the message, but the suits at Disney have confirmed the show is over;
“The series has concluded as scheduled after two very successful seasons, and all original episodes of its second season have aired,” a Disney spokesman told EW. “The Jonas BrothersMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – In a casting decision that could raise some eyebrows it’s being reported that porn star Jenna Jameson is in talks to take over a lead role in the Broadway rock musical, “Rock of Ages.”
The 36-year old adult actress is in talks to step into the role of ‘Justice,’ who owns a strip club used as a major scene in the show.
“I’m in talks with the producers and I’m praying I get the role,” she told the Post. “We’re talking about a run that would be up to three months, and it could start very soon. I think I’m perfect for the role, and I’m really looking forward to becoming aMore >
[HMG] – Most musicals come and go like a breeze, but the latest Broadway sensation ‘Memphis’ won four Tonys – and now Zac Effron and Justin Timberlake are scrapping like divas to be in the film.
Opening on Broadway in October last year the show is loosely based on the story of legendary Memphis DJ, Dewey Phillips, who was one of the first white men to play black music on radio in the mid-1950s. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, plus four others in June. And now Zac and Justin both want to be Dewey.
Zac attended the play’s performance last Tuesday with girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, andMore >
With Transformers is no longer in her future and Jonah Hex finished filming, mega-hottie Megan Fox is said to be actively campaigning for a role in the comic book movie Gen 13 where she wants to play the character Rainmaker.
During the premiere of Jonah Hex, Megan Fox told Fox 411:
“I don’t want people to protest this, but I would like to be [Sarah] Rainmaker in ‘Gen 13′ if they ever made that into a movie.”
If you’re unfamiliar with Gen 13 it’s part of the Wildstorm series that debuted in 1994 and was created by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi. The storyline surrounds a group of young More >