TAYLOR LAUTNER DISCUSSES AWKWARD IMPRINTING PLOT IN ‘BREAKING DAWN PART 2′: With the final Twilight installment arriving in theaters this week and much of the promotion focusing on the status of Robsten’s romance, Taylor Lautner took some time recently to address a key plot point in the film that many fans have wondered how it would be depicted on film. Lautner described his ‘imprinting storyline’ with Edward and Bella’s daughter as “a complicated and touchy thing” since there are some romantic implications in the relationship between the characters.
DOROTHY’S DRESS FROM ‘WIZARD OF OZ’ EARNS BIG AT AUCTION: During a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia, the gingham dress that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz sold at a much higher price than any other item up for bid. Auction house Julien’s Auctions received a $480,000 bid for the dress which was sold among items worn by Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, and Julie Andrews.
MATTHEW LILLARD CAST IN FX PILOT FROM ‘HOMELAND’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Continuing on his comeback trail following a role in the Oscar-nominated film The Descendants and a seat in the director’s chair with Fat Kid Rules the World, Matthew Lillard has scored a role in the upcoming FX project, The Bridge, from Homeland’s Meredith Stiehm. Lillard will have a recurring role as a cocky reporter should the pilot earn a series order.
‘NASHVILLE’ PICKED UP FOR FULL SEASON BY ABC: Despite being one of the best reviewed new shows of the fall, ABC’s Nashville has been stumbling in the ratings a bit. However, ABC has picked it up for a full season which makes it only the second new show on the network to get the full pick-up. No word yet on the other ABC dramas like Last Resort and 666 Park Ave.
JAMES FRANCO & ASHLEY BENSON CAUGHT SLEEPING TOGETHER: Despite publicly denying that he is dating his Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson, James Franco has been spotted acting awfully cozy with the Pretty Little Liars actress yet again. The pair took in a midnight screening of Skyfall over the weekend in an attempt to remain incognito but caught the attention of the theater staff when they had to be awakened at the end of the film.
MARY-KATE OLSEN’S MAY-DECEMBER ROMANCE ON FULL DISPLAY AT KNICKS GAME: Mary-Kate Olsen was not shy about showing affection to her boyfriend at last Friday’s Knicks game. Though people have had a lot to say about the relationship between the 26-year-old and her 43-year-old Wall Street honcho, she recently told the Wall Street Journal: “I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.”
NICK AND JOANNA GARCIA SWISHER ARE HAVING A BABY: Despite NBC pulling the plug on her recent series Animal Hospital, Joanna Garcia Swisher and her former Yankee husband, Nick, have much to celebrate as they announced they are expecting a baby set to arrive in the Spring of 2013. The news was announced on Nick Swisher’s Facebook page.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO CELEBRATES TURNING 38 WITH STAR-STUDDED NIGHT IN NYC: An evening that began as a charity event benefitting the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund turned into a 5 AM rager at Manhattan hotspot, The Darby, when Leonardo Dicaprio turned 38 over the weekend. Emma Watson, Robert De Niro, Jonah Hill, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Mark Ruffalo were just a few of the A-list names who were in attendance. Sources say that Leo even beat-boxed to 2 Chainz at one point to keep his guests entertained.
SNOOKI DEBUTS NEW RED HAIR: Snooki is the latest start to go bold. The Jersey Shore star tweeted a picture of her new ‘do, with the caption, “Sexual.” Check out Snooki’s Instagram photo here: http://bit.ly/RPV8dL
Kevin Clash, the man who created and has voiced the beloved Sesame Street character Elmo since the muppet’s debut on the show has taken a leave of absence following allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Clash admits to a relationship but claims that his involvement with the accuser was between two consenting adults.
The accuser, who is now 23, has hired the same law firm who represented one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims. Sesame Workshop, who was first approached about this situation back in June, released a statement on their website today calling the accusations of underage conduct unsubstantiated and that an investigation only revealed that Mr. Clash violated the company policy regarding internet usage. His leave of absence was explained as a need ‘to protect his reputation.’
- This is the first sex scandal associated with Sesame Street in the show’s 43-year history.
It’s nothing new that actors often put themselves through some pretty outrageous physical changes in order to look the part of a character they’re playing. Matthew Mcconaughey has recently made headlines for his gaunt appearance to portray a man living with AIDS in The Dallas Buyers Club and now Anne Hathaway is on the cover of the December issue of Vogue discussing her drastic body transformation for her role in Les Miserables.
While she may be loving the pixie haircut she sports in the film, portraying the dying, TB-afflicted prostitute had her shed 25 pounds by the end of filming. She had initially lost 10 pounds before filming began and then limited her food intake to two squares of dried oatmeal a day to drop another 15 throughout the production. She went on to tell the magazine that detoxing after filming was complete was difficult and that it took her weeks to feel like herself again after living in such a state of deprivation and being physically and emotionally drained.