SHIA LABEOUF TO MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT: Transformers star Shia LaBeouf is set to star opposite Alec Baldwin in the Broadway play Orphans. The play will begin performances on March 19th.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON’S BROADWAY SALARY REVEALED: Scarlett Johansson is reportedly earning a minimum of $40,000 a week for playing the role of Maggie in Broadway’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. She is also earning 7.5% of ticket sales.
NEW ‘HARRY POTTER’ SCENES BEING FILMED: UK’s The Sun is reporting that former Harry Potter cast members have been reuniting to film scenes for a new “mini movie.” The scenes will be shown at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida and other Potter-themed parks currently under construction.
VINCE VAUGHN AND GLENN BECK TEAM UP: Vince Vaughn and Glenn Beck have joined forces to develop a new reality show called Pursuit of Truth for Beck’s network, TheBlazeTV. The show is a competition between 20 documentary filmmakers vying for financing and distribution of their film.
ANNE HATHAWAY FLASHES PHOTOGRAPHERS: Anne Hathaway had a very Britney-esque moment when photographers got a glimpse of her downstairs as she arrived at the New York premiere of Les Miserables. The actress did not seem to have any idea that her privates were on display as she stepped out of her vehicle.
ASHLEY OLSEN INVOLVED IN AIRPLANE DRAMA: Ashley Olsen was on a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles that was grounded because of an electrical odor and a smoke-filled cockpit. Olsen and the other 211 passengers safely arrived to LAX after being placed on a new plane.
CAMILLE GRAMMER DISCUSSES ESTRANGED RELATIONSHIP WITH KELSEY: Camille Grammer sat down with Anderson Cooper and described the difficulties of co-parenting with someone who is not willing to communicate. She told Anderson, “The kids at this point, which it’s kind of sad I found this out, that they are not allowed to same my name in the house. So these poor kids, my daughter and my son, can’t say my name in their father’s house. I think they can say ‘mom’ or ‘the other household,’ but they can’t say my name.”
EMMA STONE REVEALS INSECURITIES: Emma Stone compared her body to a 10-year-old boy and described her history with acne in a revealing interview with refinery29.com. Her acne was so bad it needed to be airbrushed out of scenes in Easy A.
DENISE RICHARDS IS CARING FOR BROOKE MUELLER’S KIDS: TMZ is reporting that while Brooke Mueller goes for another stint in rehab, she has left her 3-year-old twins in Denise Richards’ care. Both of Charlie Sheen’s ex-wives seem to have a close relationship since this is reportedly not the first time Denise has taken the children in.
Lindsay Lohan will be missing a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (December 12) to continue being a groupie for The Wanted. Lohan flew to England with her rumored beau Max George and the rest of the boyband for shows in London and then Dubai.
According to E! Online, her court date is not mandatory so her attorney Shawn Holley will be there to represent her. Lindsay ‘s court appearance was related to the charges against her for lying to the police after her car accident last June.
- Lindsay has already followed the band to shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston.
- TMZ is reporting that she is facing up to eight months in jail for violating her probation.
Sir Ian McKellen revealed that he has prostate cancer. He has apparently been fighting the disease for six or seven years.
The 73-year-old Lord of the Rings and X Men actor told UK’s Daily Mirror, “When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread. But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal.” He also added that he gets examined regularly and that it is not spreading.
- McKellen is currently promoting his role as Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit
Sesame Workshop is working on a segment to teach children about divorce. The divorce storyline was shelved almost 20 years ago because children in test groups did not respond well.
The updated version features Abby Cadabby talking about pictures she drew of the two houses she lives in — her mother’s house and her father’s. The segment explains divorce to mean simply that mommy and daddy aren’t married anymore.
- The segment called Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce will not air during an episode of the show but will be posted online as a resource for parents who need help explaining the difficult situation to their kids.