DIANE SAWYER LANDS FIRST AMANDA KNOX INTERVIEW: ABC News’ Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Amanda Knox — the exchange student who was freed from an Italian jail in 2011 after serving four years for allegedly stabbing her roommate. The interview will air on April 30th and coincides with Knox’s book entitled Waiting to be Heard.
G4 TO CHANGE TO ESQUIRE NETWORK: NBC Universal is rebranding G4 as Esquire Network as part of a partnership with Hearst Magazines. It will air programs targeting upscale males.
HBO SETS ‘VEEP’ SEASON TWO PREMIERE DATE: Season two of HBO’s Veep will premiere on April 14th. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy was renewed for a second season last year after only two episodes had aired.
‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 16 CAST TO BE REVEALED ON ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’: ABC has announced that the new cast members for the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars will be unveiled on Good Morning America on February 26th. There are rumors that the new cast will include Bachelorette Emily Maynard and retired boxer Victor Ortiz.
‘LOST’ ALUM JOINS CBS DRAMA: Josh Holloway, best known for playing Sawyer on ABC’s Lost, has been cast as the lead in the upcoming CBS drama Intelligence. Holloway will play a former Navy SEAL and dedicated intelligence officer.
AMANDA BYNES UPLOADS A NEW TWITTER PHOTO: Amanda Bynes has resurfaced once again with a brand new Twitter picture. This time around she has ditched the red do-rag and the cheek piercing and instead awkwardly winks at the camera as her hand is stroking a blond Barbie-looking wig on her head. Take a look: http://bit.ly/12F4S0m
SHARON OSBOURNE HAS BANNED CANDLES IN HER HOUSE: Sharon Osbourne has told TMZ that open flames have been totally banned from her home after a fire almost burned down her house last month. She told the website, “No more candles. Only in church!”
VANESSA HUDGENS GOT SOAKED ON ‘SPRING BREAKERS’ SET: An angry Florida resident decided to make her frustration known as the cast and crew of Spring Breakers disturbed the surrounding community by filming loud party scenes early in the morning. The woman yelled profanities before grabbing a hose and drenching everyone in the scene including cast member Vanessa Hudgens.
BLAKE LIVELY SKIPS FASHION WEEK: Serena Van Der Woodsen is definitely no more. Blake Lively skipped out on New York Fashion Week and opted to spend time with her husband Ryan Reynolds in Canada instead.
BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN SHOWS OFF BABY NOAH: Brian Austin Green let the paparazzi have a glimpse at his and Megan Fox’s 5-month-old son Noah Shannon Green. He held the baby boy in his arms as he looked out the window of his hotel room in Brazil on Sunday (February 10th.) Check it out: http://usm.ag/Y7GkaL
Anne Hathaway has earned a lot of acclaim for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables but this award season has also brought her a lot of haters. Even though she seems to be the front-runner to win the Oscar for best supporting actress, many people have found her previous acceptance speeches to be insufferable.
Anne took home a BAFTA trophy on Sunday (February 10th) for her performance and UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that Twitter users began bashing the actress for her drawn out, overly gracious speech. One user wrote, “Sigh. There Anne Hathaway goes again, being all surprised and honored and humble with a carefully rehearsed extemporaneous speech. #BAFTA” Another user joked that her speech was longer than her actual screen time in Les Mis.
- In addition to the BAFTA award, Anne has won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her work.