"Glee" drew 13.5 million viewers and a 5.9 adults 18-49 rating -- dominating the night, rising 5% from its mammoth premiere last week and scoring the pop-drama's biggest rating ever (yes, higher than the show's Madonna-themed episode). (source)
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Texas bar owner, who famously rejected both of his remaining female suitors – DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft – on The Bachelor's season 11 finale, tells PEOPLE, "I've changed. I'm ready to meet someone."
In an exclusive interview, Womack, 37, admits that taking another crack at finding love on reality television may seem like a risky venture – especially after he was branded a "commitment-phobe" and became arguably the most hated Bachelor in the show's franchise.
But Womack says in the three years that have passed, he's undergone "intensive therapy" to try and determine "where I went wrong, how I could fix myself, how I could change the things I needed to change to help me find somebody."
So what are his hopes for the future? Says Womack: "I want to come home to a beautiful family and provide for them."
In the film, an extraordinary young man, John Smith, is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events -- his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. (source)
Grace, 27, who played Shannon Rutherford during the first two seasons of Lost, has signed on to play Irina, a member of the Denali coven who blames the Cullens for the death of her lover, Deadline.com reports.
Meanwhile, Foy, a 9-year-old actress with no feature-film experience, is close to taking the role of Renesmee, Edward and Bella's vampire/human love child, according to EW.com. (read more)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
But will he have eyes for Kurt? Maybe. Maybe not. Allow me to explain…
Per a Glee source, Criss’ character, Blaine—a cute and charismatic gay student from a rival Glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers—will maintain a strictly platonic friendship with McKinley High’s most out and proud pupil. But could that change as the season progresses? Yes, it could.
Sounds to me like series creator Ryan Murphy is keeping his options open.
Ever since Murphy announced that Kurt would be getting a love interest in season 2, speculation about the identity of his suitor has run rampant. The casting of pretty boy Chord Overstreet led some to speculate that his quarterback character Sam would play that role, a theory Chris Colfer all but shot down when he informed us that there’s no sign of romantic tension between Sam and Kurt in the first four episodes. “Maybe it is too obvious,” he theorized. “Our writers have a way of avoiding the obvious and throwing curveballs.” (source)
Sunday, September 26, 2010
In yet another case of Bieber Fever, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé gives a less-than-subtle nod to his fellow Canadian pop sensation – hoodie and hairstyle included.
In the music video for his latest single "Hollywood," which premieres Monday on AOL, Bublé proves he has what it takes to show up the 16-year-old, who is 19 years his junior.
Words of wisdom for his double? "Put it in your head," he sings in the video. "Baby, Hollywood is dead. You can find it in yourself."
Also on the chopping block in Bublé's video: Clint Eastwood and James Dean.
"The video is about celebrity culture, people's dreams about fame and what can go with it," Bublé, 35, tells The Sun. "You can see what fun I had playing the characters."
Friday, September 24, 2010
Proving that fashion truly has no gender, the rocker was snapped leaving his N.Y.C. hotel confidently donning the wedge leather boots with a drapey cowl-neck pullover and a cross-body man purse! And while it has become acceptable for any man to wear designer denim or even obsess over his hair products, it seems that Lenny may just be standing alone in this bold sartorial effort. (source)
The actress will reprise her role as Selene, the Death Dealer, in Underworld 4. John Hlavin penned the script, however, J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling, World War Z) was brought in for revisions.
Screens Gems and Lake Shore are presently seeking a director. Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, and series co-creator Len Wiseman (director of the first two installments) are producing.
Casting is underway for a young woman to play Selene's daughter (!) which means the fourth entry will indeed be a follow-up to Underworld: Evolution. Cameras are expected to roll next March in Vancouver.
The last chapter, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, opened in 2009 to $20 million and took in nearly $100 million worldwide. Look for the fourth film in theaters in January of 2012. (source)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Golden Globe-nominated actress, platinum-selling recording artist, movie producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler, the frontman of Aerosmith - the best-selling American rock band of all time - have joined AMERICAN IDOL as judges. Lopez and Tyler will join returning IDOL judge Randy Jackson for the 10th anniversary season, which premieres January 2011 on FOX. (read more)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
"It's with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved," said the 36-year-old Australian actor in a statement.
"It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey."
Whitfield, who is married with two children, is battling a reappearance of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Work on the second season of the series was postponed in the spring when the Welsh-born Whitfield was first diagnosed. In June, the Starz network, which produces the gore-and-sex-filled series, announced the actor had responded well to treatment and was returning to work.
In light of Whitfield's departure, Starz said co-stars Lucy Lawless and John Hannah would be the focus of a six-episode prequel, airing in January.
In the series, the character of Spartacus is a soldier condemned to fight as a gladiator who ultimately leads a rebellion against the Romans. It's loosely based on the true story of a gladiator who led a slave uprising against the Romans in 73 BC. (source)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
"That morning, I was in [Muskoka's] Lake Rosseau at a friend's cottage," says Mike Tompkins, YouTube's newest sensation. "It's a really beautiful place. All the bedrooms have windows that face the water. It was a beautiful day."
It was also the morning, of course, when the latest video from Tompkins — who had already built up a fan base of a few thousand with his infectious A Capella covers of hits like Miley Cyrus' "Party In The U.S.A." — officially went viral.
Perez Hilton, he of the 300-million page views per month mega blog, linked to the 23-year-old's rendition of "Teenage Dream," the popular Katy Perry summer anthem Tompkins recreated using only sounds made from his mouth.
Hilton told MSN one of his readers emailed him the video, which also samples Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are," and was blunt during an interview explaining his choice to pass it along. (read more)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The pop star, 28, treated Jayden, who turned 4 on Sunday, to Johnny Rockets in Calabasas, Calif., and also celebrated son Preston's fifth birthday.
"Spent the boys' bday weekend at Disney and had a blast," Spears Tweeted Tuesday. "I can't believe my boys are getting so big! Happy birthday JJ and Preston. – Brit"
Also on the agenda for the birthday boys? Having yet another party. "The boys also brought a cake to school and celebrated with their friends," says the source.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
A month after the singer-actress’s initial deal with American Idol fell apart — thanks, in part, to demands that had gotten “out of hand,” according to a source — Lopez will after all be joining the judging panel for the show’s upcoming 10th season, sources tell PEOPLE.
Lopez’s $12 million contract, which was first reported by Deadline.com, comes two weeks after DioGuardi confirmed she was leaving the show, following in the footsteps of both Simon Cowell and new judge Ellen DeGeneres.
According to the report, Lopez was hoping for movie and TV development deals to accompany and even larger Idol salary as well as input about her new co-judges, but Fox made no commitments and she settled for a cool $12.
“She’s very excited,” a source close to Lopez says of the final deal.
Fox has no comment and a rep for Lopez did not return calls for comment.
No official word on who may be Lopez’s fellow judges but Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler said he will “probably” be a judge. Shania Twain, Harry Connick Jr., Elton John and Chris Isaak had also been rumored as possibilities.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sandwiched between two naked male models and barely covering her modesty in a sexy spiked dress, Kim graces the cover of Hong Kong's Prestige Magazine for the fifth anniversary issue. (source)
The pop star, nominated for a record-setting 13 trophies, took home top honors, winning video of the year for "Bad Romance" – and seized the opportunity to trill for Cher, who presented her with the Moonman trophy.
"I never thought I'd be asking Cher to hold my meat purse," a tearful Gaga said at the podium in a bacon-colored outfit.
"I promised that if I won this tonight, I'd announce the name of my new record," she said. After exhaling, Gaga revealed it is titled Born This Way. Then, she belted out a refrain as Cher looked on. "God makes no mistakes," she sang. "I'm on the right track baby. I was born this way."
Throughout the night, Gaga turned the ceremony, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theater, into her very own fashion show, at one point noting that she wasn't prepared for all her acceptance speeches.
"This outfit's too heavy to walk in," she said while accepting best pop video. "I apologize if I'm a little slow this evening." (read more)