MARK WAHLBERG CONFIRMS ‘TED 2’: Mark Wahlberg told Collider.com that Seth MacFarlane is working on a sequel to their hit film Ted. Wahlberg says Seth’s ideas for Ted 2 are “sick.”
ZAC EFRON JOINS JFK CONSPIRACY MOVIE: Zac Efron has joined the all-star cast of Parkland — a film exploring the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jacki Weaver are also attached.
ROSE MCGOWAN TO GUEST STAR ON ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’: Rose McGowan has been cast to play the young version of Barbara Hershey’s character Cora on Once Upon A Time. She will appear in a flashback during an episode showing the origin story of the character.
‘DARK KNIGHT’ TRAILER WAS YOUTUBE’S MOST WATCHED OF 2012: The Dark Knight Rises was YouTube’s most watched movie trailer of the year. Skyfall, Ted, and Hunger Games also made the top 10.
BEN AFFLECK DROPS OUT OF ‘FOCUS’: Ben Affleck has dropped out of playing the veteran con artist role in the film Focus. He had been scheduled to co-star with Kristen Stewart.
DANIELLE FISHEL IS A COLLEGE GRADUATE AND ENGAGED: Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel earned her college degree after returning to school at 27-years-old. She posted the news on her Tumblr page and also revealed that she is engaged to a guy that she met as a math tutor in school.
KIM KARDASHIAN’S BANGS ARE FAKE: Kim Kardashian announced on her blog that the bangs that she was recently photographed with are actually fake. She was just wearing clip-ons for a Cosmo cover shoot.
CHRIS PRATT REVEALS WEIGHT FLUCTUATION ON ‘CONAN’: Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt told Conan that he spent five to six months getting ripped to play a member of Seal Team Six in Zero Dark Thirty. Immediately after filming he had to pack on 60 pounds for a new role.
CRYSTAL HARRIS CELEBRATES UPCOMING NUPTIALS AT BRIDAL SHOWER: Hugh Hefner’s wife-to-be Crystal Harris celebrated her bridal shower at Femme Fatale on Wednesday (December 20th) in Studio City, California. The party was hosted by her friend Ashley Matthau and Hefner’s sister-in-law Caya Hefner.
BLAKE LIVELY SHARES WEDDING PHOTOS: Blake Lively has been very private about the details of her wedding to Ryan Reynolds back in September but the actress has shared some of the photos with Martha Stewart Weddings. Take a look: http://bit.ly/VT9nvM
St. Martin’s Press will be publishing a relationship advice book written by New Jersey housewife Melissa Gorga. The book will be titled Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage.
Gorga told Us Magazine that fans approach her and her husband Joe asking for marriage tips all the time. She describes the book as “practical strategies on how to strengthen their marriage, amp up the passion, and the secrets that make my marriage as sexy and hot as it is warm and loving.”
- Melissa and Joe have been married for eight years and have three children together.
- St. Martin’s Press also published Andy Cohen’s memoir Most Talkative.
28-year-old Rebel Wilson’s career has exploded over the past year and shows no signs of slowing down. The Australian actress was recently spotted leaving a meeting in Venice, California with an arm full of scripts.
In addition to developing her own sitcom at ABC and several new films in post-production, Rebel is also being courted to star in the sequel to 2012’s Pitch Perfect. Skylar Astin, Wilson’s Pitch Perfect co-star, told movieweb.com, “I do have a meeting with a Universal representative next week. And I know that Rebel Wilson had hers last weekend. It’s definitely a talking point.”
- Rebel was named Next Big Thing in Details magazine’s Hollywood Mavericks issue.