ANNA KENDRICK TO STAR IN INDIE MUSICAL: Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick is attached to star in the film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years. The story chronicles the five year relationship of a novelist and an aspriring actress.
‘LES MISERABLES’ RETURNING TO BROADWAY: Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced plans to revive Les Miserables on Broadway for March 2014. The musical is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history and has seen a major boost in popularity thanks to this year’s Oscar race.
HBO PASSES ON JAMES GANDOLFINI PILOT: HBO has opted not to pick up James Gandolfini’s television comeback series Criminal Justice. The show was an adaptation of Peter Moffatt’s 2008 BBC crime drama.
DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON FINALE SCORES HUGE RATINGS: The third season finale of Downton Abbey scored the highest ratings it has ever seen in the U.S. with 8.2 million viewers. Over in the UK, the series has consistently been dropping in the ratings from previous seasons.
ARI GRAYNOR TO BE CBS’ ‘BAD TEACHER’: Celeste and Jesse Forever actress Ari Graynor has been cast in the lead role for CBS’ Bad Teacher. Graynor will play the role originated by Cameron Diaz in the film version.
ROBIN ROBERTS REVEALS WHAT GOT HER THROUGH RECOVERY: Robin Roberts tweeted that she took comfort in her “Faith, family, and friends…” during her MDS recovery while taking a leave of absence from Good Morning America. The anchor woman has been prepping her full-time return to the show which she is set to do this week.
GOLDIE HAWN DOESN’T MIND BEING UNMARRIED: Goldie Hawn has been in a loving and devoted relationship with her Overboard co-star Kurt Russell for over 30 years and she recently told Australia’s Woman’s Day that they are completely content being unmarried. She said, “We have done just perfectly without marrying. I already feel devoted and isn’t that what marriage is supposed to do? So as long as my emotional state is in a state of devotion, honesty, caring and loving, then we’re fine. We both have independent finances, we’re both independently well-off.”
LINDSAY LOHAN WANTS A HALF MILLION TO PROMOTE ENERGY DRINK: Sources are reporting that Lindsay Lohan is asking for $500,000 to promote Mr. Pink energy drink in Dubai. It is rumored that executives for the company are prepared to offer her $200,000 but cover all travel expenses.
SPENCER PRATT SHOWS OFF GUN COLLECTION: Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag continued their British invasion by appearing in a documentary called Speidi: Scandal, Secrets, and Surgery which aired on British Channel 5 on Monday (February 18th.) Spencer showed off the couple’s extensive gun collection and said, “I want to share something with you that you cannot possess in your amazing country. I will let you have a glimpse of the amazing laws in America. You can never have enough guns in your house.”
TEEN MOM’S HUBBY SKIPS HIS DAY IN COURT: Jenelle Evans’ soon-to-be ex-husband Courtland Rogers skipped his court date on Monday (February 18th) where he was supposed to face assault charges filed by the Teen Mom star.
Five-time Grammy award winning music producer Clive Davis reveals that he is bisexual in his new memoir The Sound Track of My Life. He discusses having been in relationships with two men over past 20 years after being married and divorced twice.
Davis discussed his coming out to Nightline interviewer Cynthia McFadden who asked him about the belief that people are “either gay, straight, or lying.” Clive responded, “I’m not lying. Bisexuality exists.” The 80-year-old also told McFadden that he never felt shame sleeping with a man and that he believes that bisexuality should be discussed more.
- Davis has been in a relationship with an unidentified man for the past seven years who travels and attends industry events with him.
- Clive is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is credited for the careers of Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and many others.
The self-proclaimed “Queen of Mean,” comedian Lisa Lampanelli, has caused a bit of a stir after tweeting a picture of herself with Lena Dunham and dropping the n-word. Although Lisa’s stand-up act focuses heavily on her affinity for sleeping with black men, Twitter users were in an uproar and attacked her for believing she could use the word — even in the context of referring to a friend as it was used.
Lisa tweeted the photo along with the caption, “Me with my n***a @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!!”