KRISTEN WIIG JOINS SEASON FOUR OF ‘ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT': Kristen Wiig has signed on to appear on the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development. She will play a young version of Jessica Walter’s character Lucille Bluth.
SHIA LABEOUF EXITS BROADWAY’S ‘ORPHANS': Shia Labeouf was set to make his Broadway debut starring opposite Alec Baldwin in Lyle Kessler’s Orphans but has backed out of the show citing creative differences. Producers are scrambling to find a replacement for the role since the show will begin previews on March 19th.
CONAN O’BRIEN TO HOST WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER: Conan O’Brien has been tapped to emcee the annual White House Correspondents dinner for the second time. He also hosted back in 1995. The event will take place on April 27th and air on C-SPAN.
JANE LYNCH IS JOINING BROADWAY’S ‘ANNIE': Glee star Jane Lynch has finalized a deal to play the role of Miss Hannigan in Broadway’s Annie starting this spring. She will appear in the musical from May 16th through July 14th.
BRUCE LEE ORIGIN STORY IN DEVELOPMENT: The screenwriter of Nixon and Ali has been hired to write the script for the Bruce Lee origin story Birth of the Dragon. The story is inspired by Lee’s true-life duel with China’s most famous kung fu master Wong Jack Man which took place in San Francisco in 1965.
KIM KARDASHIAN IS NOT QUITTING ‘KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS’: Kim Kardashian took to her blog to clear up rumors that she is quitting Keeping Up With the Kardashians following comments published in DuJour magazine. She wrote, “I know that many of you have read the Dujour magazine interview, I just did. In the article, I was asked about continuing on with Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As everyone knows, we are extremely proud of the show and all of us are staying on through at least season 10.” Kim later added, “The fact is that I have many goals that I still need to reach and accomplish, and I, like so many of you, don’t know where my life will be in the next couple of years, but I’m looking forward to continuing this journey”
ALEC BALDWIN WON’T APOLOGIZE FOR INCIDENT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER: Alec Baldwin has denied that he made any kind of racial slur at the NY Post photographer that he fought with over the weekend and laughed when a TMZ cameraman asked him if he planned to apologize on Wednesday (February 20th.) Alec’s 30 Rock co-star Tracy Morgan recently made a statement recommending that Baldwin apologize if any racist comment was made.
ROBIN ROBERTS HAS RETURNED TO ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA': Robin Roberts made her return to the anchor chair at Good Morning America on Wednesday (February 20th) — bringing an end to her 174 day hiatus. She was welcomed back by her co-anchors as well as recorded messages from President Obama and Michelle, Oprah, and Hillary Clinton.
JESSICA BIEL ATTENDED BEVERLEY MITCHELL’S BABY SHOWER: Jessica Biel attended Beverley Mitchell’s baby shower in Hollywood earlier this month and was reportedly one of the first guests to arrive to celebrate her 7th Heaven co-star’s pregnancy. Other celebrity guests included Haylie and Hilary Duff.
STEVEN SPIELBERGS’S RIDICULOUSLY LUXURIOUS YACHT: Steven Spielberg’s $200 million private yacht was spotted in Fort Lauderdale this week. The enormous boat has an infinity pool, a 15-foot movie screen, gym, spa, helipad and it sleeps 12 guests and 26 crew members. It can be rented for $1.3 million per week.
British gadget website MenKind.co.uk has announced the results of a poll asking their readers to choose the Hollywood actress they find to be the least sexy. Kristen Stewart topped the list with Sarah Jessica Parker and Lindsay Lohan rounding out the top three spots.
A spokesman for the site said, “Our Oscars poll has been a fascinating insight into the minds of British men – it’s shown that sexiness is far more than appearance. They were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don’t want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen.”
- The rest of the list includes Denise Richards, Kirsten Dunst, Mischa Barton, Hilary Swank, Lucy Liu, Tilda Swinton, Uma Thurman.