‘IRON MAN 3’ TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX 3D: IMAX corporation has announced that Iron Man 3 will be released in IMAX 3D format. The Marvel flick will hit theaters on April 25th internationally and on May 3rd domestically.
ABC PULLS ‘DON’T TRUST THE B-‘ FROM SCHEDULE: ABC has pulled the plug on the James Van Der Beek sitcom Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23 after two seasons. The network will double up on episodes of Happy Endings to fill the empty space in the schedule.
HBO TO DEVELOP ‘BORED TO DEATH’ INTO A FILM: HBO has put a feature film version of their cancelled series Bored To Death into production. The series ran for three seasons and starred Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson.
JAMES FRANCO TO DIRECT ‘AMERICAN TABLOID’: James Franco has announced that he will direct and star in American Tabloid. The film will be based on a 1995 novel by James Ellroy of the same name.
TBS CANCELS ‘THE WEDDING BAND’: TBS has cancelled its musical comedy The Wedding Band which premiered in November but did not catch on with viewers during its 10-episode run. The show starred Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO NEEDS A BREAK: After filming three movies in two years, Leonardo DiCaprio told Germany’s Bild, “I’m a little bit drained, I am now going to take a long, long break.” DiCaprio can be seen in Django Unchained and upcoming films The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street.
KATIE COURIC DISCUSSES STRUGGLE TO FIND LOVE AS A WIDOW: Katie Couric appears in the February issue of More magazine where she discusses her difficulty in finding love since the death of her husband in 1998. She says, “It’s actually surprising to me that it has been almost 15 years and I haven’t remarried. I think life is more fun when you have someone in your life.”
GWYNETH PALTROW SPORTS TATTOO AT LAX: Gwyneth Paltrow was photographed at LAX sporting some interesting body art before hopping on a flight to the UK. She was rocking a temporary bird tattoo that can be easily removed with some scrubbing.
DENISE RICHARDS’ DOG HAS DIED: Denise Richards’ 13-year-old French bulldog has died. The actress tweeted the sad news saying, “Last night we lost our beloved Hank … I will miss him dearly, 13 yrs old … been there for me thru it all Best dog ever & part of our family.”
CAMILLE GRAMMER COMMENTS ON ADRIENNE MALOOF’S NEW ROMANCE: Real Housewife Camille Grammer is fully supportive of Adrienne Maloof’s new romance with 32-year-old Sean Stewart. Grammer told Radar Online, “I just want Adrienne to be happy. She truly deserves it. Adrienne needs to just have some fun and light in her life right now.”
A commercial parody featured on last Satuday’s (January 19th) Saturday Night Live episode has caused an uproar from people who feel the sketch was racist. The skit was meant to poke fun at what a customer experiences when they visit a Starbucks store but seemed to take the joke a bit too far.
The scene featured cast member Vanessa Bayer preparing a cup of java on her at-home coffee maker which promises the true Starbucks experience. That experience includes having your name mispronounced by a rude and lazy barista whose voice is built into the machine. Some blogs like Ad Age suggest that the joke went too far by introducing another non-functioning coffee machine called Verquonica which pronounces “ask” as “axe” and exists only to talk to the other machine about you.
- Christopher Robbins at Gothamist wrote, “We have no experience writing comedy, but it seems that executing this skit without the racist machine voices would be easy enough. … this isn’t a thought-provoking riff on the absurdity of racist language, or a heart-breakingly sharp observation about racism in America, or complicated art that is worth strenuous debate. It’s just lazy.”
Lindsay Lohan may be strapped for cash these days but she is apparently not low enough to sign on for the new season of Dancing with the Stars. TMZ is reporting that Lindsay was made several offers to appear on the upcoming season of the show but turned down every one.
Sources told the website that she was offered as much as $550,000 to partake but the actress is just not interested in doing reality television. She is reportedly telling friends that she wants to focus on films.
- Earlier in January, it was reported that Ann Romney also turned down the opportunity to dance in the new season.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will not let a little indiscretion like a love child with a former maid stop him from trying to save his marriage. Arnold is attempting to use the media to win back Maria Schriver.The actor spoke to Germany’s Bild newspaper about his desire to keep their 25 year marriage going. He told the paper, “We’re not fighting any war. I still hope for reconciliation. I still love Maria.”
- Shriver filed for divorce in 2011 after the news of Arnold’s affair with their former maid came out.