Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Shawn Pyfrom, 22, who plays Desperate Housewives‘ Andrew Van De Kamp, the troubled son of Marcia Cross’s character, won’t be coming back full-time, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
“Shawn’s not returning for a full season next fall,” a source tells PEOPLE. “But he’ll come back and make a few guest star appearances.”
The source says it was a tough call for the actor to make. “His decision didn’t come easy,” the source says, “but he wants to pursue new television and film opportunities.”
Desperate Housewives returns to ABC on Sept. 27.
That's right: The 28-year-old daughter of director Ron Howard will be replacing Rachelle Lefevre, 30, who took on the role for the first film and its upcoming sequel, New Moon.
"Rachelle brought Victoria to great screen life, and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character,"says Erik Feig, president of worldwide production and acquisitions for Summit Entertainment. "The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role."
According to Summit, Lefevre is leaving the series because of scheduling conflicts with a new film project. She's slated to appear opposite Dustin Hoffman in the independent film Barney's Version, which begins filming the same day as Eclipse – only on the opposite end of the continent, in Quebec.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The singer, who has been working with artists including J.C. Chasez and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, told DS that he was nearly finished on the long-awaited record.
"I've been making my record for about four years, it's been a lifetime in the making!" he explained.
"We finished [the new Backstreet Boys] record about three weeks ago, so now I'm wrapping up on my record. The album will be out in November, the single will be out in September but it won't hit you guys until spring next year."
The 31-year-old went on to say that he was "really excited" about the "amazing record" and that he had received the full support from his bandmates.
"It's a pretty awesome record and I'm really proud of it," he added. "I wrote the majority of the record along with some amazing writers and it's kind of me introducing me to the world as myself."
McLean previously hinted that the album would have a "Southern rock vibe" and promised that fans would be "surprised" by the direction of the record.
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Monday, July 27, 2009
The 'Harry Potter' actor - who is dating actress Laura O'Toole - was raised to treat everyone equally and he thinks singling someone out because of their sexuality is wrong.
He said: "I just loathe homophobia. It's just disgusting and animal and stupid and it's just thick people who can't get their heads around it and are just scared.
"I grew up around gay people entirely. I was the only child in my class who had any experience of homosexuality or anything like that.
"I hate any type of prejudice."
The 20-year-old British star also spoke of his political beliefs and called on people to follow his decision to vote Liberal Democrat in the next election.
He added to Britain's Attitude magazine: "At the next election I will almost certainly vote Liberal Democrat.
"I think the reason why people don't vote is because the politicians are all so central now, it doesn't seem to matter who you vote for."
It was recently revealed Daniel has befriended a drag queen and was seen enjoying several dinners with Our Lady J, a transvestite Dolly Parton impersonator he met in New York last year.
A close friend of Our Lady J said: "Daniel is fascinated by the drag culture and is always asking questions. He went to a few shows and was made to feel very welcome.
"He's a lovely guy and he and Our Lady J got on like a house on fire. They have eaten out together and been to parties. They have become quite close."
The pair met when Daniel was performing in a production of 'Equus' last February in New York's Broadway theatre district.
Friday, July 24, 2009
AVATAR opens in theaters everywhere December 18, 2009.
"We're going to shoot 'Pirates 4' in April and May of next year," Aviv told us during our interview. "We are going to release it hopefully in 2011 is the plan." He said that this time they would only be doing one movie this time that would "hopefully be the first of another trilogy."
"It's important to get the story right and it's important to me to scale it down, because we can't get bigger," Aviv admitted. "The movies have subsequently gotten bigger and bigger and very complicated and they were satisfying on so many levels obviously, but I want to kind of reboot the whole thing and bring it down to its core, its essence, just characters." He agreed that there is a lot of Captain Jack Sparrow's back story that we haven't seen yet without confirming or denying that we might see some of that in the fourth movie.
Still no word on whether Gore Verbinski might come back for the fourth movie.Look for our full interview with Mr. Aviv very soon. It will definitely be of great interest to anyone who is wondering how Disney has been making decisions about some of the movies they've been making and will make in the future.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
“Celebration,” the CD will also include two new songs that were recently recorded in New York City. The first single, also titled, “Celebration,” co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold, will be released August 3rd. A video for the single, which will be included on the “Celebration” DVD, was just filmed in Milan, Italy and was directed by long time Madonna collaborator Jonas (“Ray of Light”) Akerlund.
Knight says his screen time dropped so much by season 5 that he chose to leave the show rather than seek an answer — something he says was hard to come by.
“My five-year experience proved to me that I could not trust any answer that was given [about George],” he tells the magazine. “There just comes a time when it’s so clear that moving on is the best decision.”
Costar Katherine Heigl initially disagreed with her friend.
“I didn’t think it was the right decision,” she says. “I felt like some of the problems could be worked through. But by the time it came to fruition, I was [glad] for him because he was ready to go.”
Knight also addresses the dismissal of former costar Isaiah Washington, who used a gay slur in an infamous incident on the set of the show, saying the controversy that followed created tension with Grey’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
Knight came out shortly after.
“I think she was concerned about having my statement come out so close to the [initial] event,” Knight says of Rhimes, who he says discouraged him from coming out.
Rhimes denies this, telling EW, “I said, ‘If you want to come out, that’s awesome.’”
While Knight leaves behind a top 10 show and a $14 million contract, he says the move is best for his career. “From an outsider’s perspective, I get the ‘He’s just a spoiled actor … he doesn’t know how good he has it,’” he says. “There are a lot of people who would like to be in my position. But in the end, I need to be fulfilled in my work.”