ABIGAIL BRESLIN HORROR FILM TO DEBUT AT SXSW: Abigail Breslin’s horror film Haunters will make its world-premiere in the Midnight line-up at the SXSW Film Festival in March. Breslin plays a girl who is doomed to repeat the eve of her 16th birthday over and over which also happens to be the day her entire family is killed.
ROSE BYRNE IS TOP PICK FOR PILOT SEASON: Damages actress Rose Byrne is casting directors’ top choice to star in pilots for the 2013-2014 television season for both drama and comedy. Jason Isaacs, star of NBC’s cancelled drama series Awake, is at the top of the wish list for male actors.
‘SMASH’DEBUTS TO SERIES-LOW RATINGS: The newly revamped Smash made its season two debut on Tuesday (February 5th) and had the lowest ratings of any of its previous episodes. The show saw a 60% decline in viewership from the season one finale last spring.
MTV RENEWS ‘BUCKWILD’: MTV has announced that their West Virginia-set reality show Buckwild will be back for second season. Each season one episode has averaged around three million viewers.
ABC GREENLIGHTS MURDER MYSTERY REALITY SERIES: ABC has ordered nine episodes of a new reality series called Whodunnit? The show will pit 13 amateur sleuths against each other trying to solve mysteries “committed” by one of their own.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE STALKED JOHN STAMOS AT A PARTY: Jennifer Lawrence sat down with Conan O’Brien and discussed the embarrassing exchange that went down when she met her childhood crush John Stamos at a party. She told Conan, “I lost my mind. And I got so upset – I didn’t want to meet him because when I meet people it’s never good, and I was avoiding him. But then my friends brought him over because my friends are jerks, and I started really freaking out. And he asked me if I was on mushrooms and I said, ‘No. I’m dead sober. This is just me.'”
MELISSA MCCARTHY WON’T LET HER KIDS WATCH ‘BRIDESMAIDS’: Melissa McCarthy has made the decision to censor her 5-year-old and 3-year-old daughters from watching her 2011 hit Bridesmaids which her husband also appears in. She told reporters at the Identity Thief premiere, “I have little tiny kids so they’ve seen Mike & Molly, but they haven’t seen Bridesmaids and they won’t see this for a while either.”
DEV PATEL AND FREIDA PINTO DON’T CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY: Slumdog Millionaire co-stars and off-screen couple Dev Patel and Freida Pinto say they don’t celebrate Valentine’s day because they think every day should be a celebration of love. The pair have been together for over four years and attended the NAACP Image Awards together on February 1st.
LANCE ARMSTRONG FACES FEDERAL PROSECUTION: In light of Lance Armstrong’s drug confession, the feds are investigating the cyclist for obstruction, intimidation, and witness tampering. People close to Lance have publicly accused him of threatening them into silence back when the doping first started.
BARBARA WALTERS IS RECOVERING BUT STILL TIRED: Barbara Walters called into Wednesday’s (February 6th) episode of The View to update her co-hosts and viewers on the status of her health. She said, “I have been a little weak. I am not in any pain. And I’m not scratching too much. I’m not itching away. I just feel sort of weak and tired, and I probably won’t be back on the program for about three weeks.”
Kim Kardashian caused an uproar on Twitter on Saturday (February 2nd) after uploading a picture of a bejeweled .22-caliber revolver to her Instagram account. The post came only a few weeks after she urged her followers to join her in signing a pledge to end gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Kim quickly deleted the post but not before getting backlash from her followers. According to ABC News, one user said, “You have too much influence to be this blind and ignorant. Innocent children & people still die even if the gun is pretty.” Another wrote, “When everyone is debating gun control, this is what you post – as if it’s just a fun accessory?”
- This is not the first time that Kim has posted gun pictures. Back in November she posted a picture of herself shooting a gun with the caption “Bang bang.” She also posted the same caption under a picture of a gun designed by YSL back in June.
Cruise ship steward Fabian Zanzi has dropped his lawsuit against John Travolta only days after a judge refused to allow the case to go to arbitration. According to the Hollywood Reporter, no reason was given for the dismissal.
Zanzi claimed that the Grease actor disrobed and offered him money for a massage followed by uninvited kisses on his neck and a naked embrace. Travolta previously addressed the accusations saying, “While I was indeed a passenger aboard the MS Enchantment of the Seas in or about June 2009, Mr. Zanzi’s allegations in the Complaint are entirely false, including… a purported physical encounter with me and his allegations… regarding an alleged financial offer I made him. None of these events happened, and Zanzi’s allegations are pure fabrication.”
- It is suspected that the dismissal may be attributed to the financial burden that would be put on Fabian if the case did not resolve in his favor.
- Many suspect that a recent item about a $1.75 million payoff between an actor and his plaintiff on BlindGossip.com is about Travolta and Zanzi.