MATT DAMON CAST AS MATT DAMON: Matt Damon has been cast to play himself on an episode of Showtime’s House of Lies. Damon will be enlisting Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle’s characters to help him launch a charity organization.
WRITER OF BRAVO’S ‘HEATHERS’ SERIES WANTS WINONA RYDER: Jenny Bicks, the writer tasked with penning Bravo’s attempt to turn Heathers into a television series says she would love to have Winona Ryder return in some way. The series will follow the character originated by Ryder returning to her home town to live with her teenage daughter who will be going to school with the daughters of the Heathers.
‘WE BOUGHT A ZOO’ ACTOR CAST IN STEPHEN KING SERIES: Colin Ford, who played Matt Damon’s son in We Bought A Zoo, has become the first actor cast in CBS’ Under the Dome series based on the novel by Stephen King. The 13-episode series will air this summer.
AMC RESURRECTS ‘THE KILLING': After months of negotiation, AMC has decided the bring The Killing back from the dead for a third season. The detectives featured in the first two seasons will return to investigate a new case.
WARNER BROS. MOVIE FORWARD WITH ‘THE ODYSSEY’ SET IN SPACE: Warner Bros has given the green light to a re-imagining of The Odyssey that is set in outer space. James DiLapo has been hired to write the epic.
PRINCE HARRY NAMED WORLD’S MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR: Town & Country magazine has named Prince Harry the world’s most eligible bachelor. The magazine describes their list as “a highly subjective, thoroughly opinionated survey of the princes, politicians, scions, DJs, and billionaires-to-be we consider the most eligible men in the universe.”
HONEY BOO BOO’S UNCLE POODLE REVEALS HE’S HIV POSITIVE: Lee Thompson, better known as Uncle Poodle on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, revealed that he is HIV positive to Fenuxe magazine in Atlanta. He said, “On March 16, 2012, I tested negative. Then, in May of 2012 my test results came back positive. I knew it had been my boyfriend who infected me. I later learned he had been HIV positive and was not taking medication and had not bothered to tell me about it. I was advised that I should press charges and, hesitantly, I did. It was the right thing to do.”
ROONEY MARA SAYS SHE’S NOT A MODEL: Despite being featured on the cover of the February 2013 issue of Vogue, Rooney Mara told the magazine that she is not a model and doesn’t want to be. Rooney explained, “The thing is, it’s kind of an annoying part of the job – because I’m not a model, and I don’t want to be. I didn’t try to be a style icon. I’m just not that interested in that world. But it does matter, and either I can fight that or I just have to accept that it is a part of my job, and I may as well wear things that I like and that represent me.”
‘TWILIGHT’ ACTOR CAM GIGANDET BEING SUED: Cam Gigandet is being sued by a woman who claims he rear-ended her vehicle in January of 2012. The woman claims to have incurred serious injuries causing her physical, mental, and nervous pain, suffering, and anguish.
BUSY PHILIPPS REVEALS WHY SHE ANNOUNCED HER PREGNANCY ON TWITTER: Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps explained to Anderson Cooper why she chose to tweet her pregnancy announcement. Busy explained that she wanted the words to come directly from her rather than releasing some statement through a publicist.
Charlie Sheen appeared on The Late Show on Monday (January 14th) and opened up about everything from his meltdown to wanting to appear on the series finale of Two and a Half Men but David Letterman seemed to be chasing after a bigger piece of news.
At one point during their chat, the host began to coax the Anger Management actor by saying, “You are going to be, in the next several months…fill in the blanks.” Charlie responded, “Grandfather.” He added that while the news may be fabulous, “Grandpa” is not a title that the 47-year-old is ready to adopt.
- Charlie’s daughter Cassandra Estevez is expecting her first child with husband Casey Huffman whom she married in 2010.
Terminator 2 actor Edward Furlong has had yet another run-in with the law. The 35-year-old was involved in his third suspected domestic violence situation since October.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Furlong was arrested on Sunday (January 13th) after they were called to his residence for violently pushing his girlfriend. Ed was taken into custody and booked at Men’s Central Jail in L.A.
- Furlong also currently has a $30,000 warrant out for his arrest from his previous legal troubles.