MICHAEL BAY’S ‘NINJA TURTLES’ PUSHED BACK AGAIN: The release date for Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been pushed to June 6th, 2014 — three weeks later than previously planned. It was recently announced that Megan Fox will be starring in the film.
‘LES MISERABLES’ REACHES BOX OFFICE MILESTONE: Les Miserables has crossed the $400 million mark in the worldwide box office. It is now the second-highest-grossing musical of all time behind Mamma Mia!
‘GIRLS GONE WILD’ IS BANKRUPT: The party appears to be over for Joe Francis and his Girls Gone Wild franchise. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday (February 27th) but execs insist “it will be business as usual” for the porn studio.
DANE COOK SIGNS ON FOR DISNEY’S ‘PLANES’: Dane Cook has been tapped to voice the lead character named Dusty in Disney’s new Cars spinoff called Planes. The film will hit theaters on August 9th, 2013.
HBO SETS DATE FOR LOUIS CK SPECIAL: HBO will air Louis CK: Oh My God on April 13th. The last comedy special by Louis CK on the network aired in 2007.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS CLEARS UP BREAKUP RUMORS: Neil Patrick Harris took some time away from his vacation to clear up the rumors that he and David Burtka have called off their wedding and broken up. The How I Met Your Mother star tweeted, “The Nat Enq is cray cray. We’ve never had a wedding date, just engaged (Prop 8 and all). We’re on a cruise as I write. He’s rad. All good.”
HONEY BOO BOO’S COOKIE CAMPAIGN SHUT DOWN: The Girl Scouts in Georgia have shut down Honey Boo Boo’s attempt to sell their cookies on behalf of a friend through her Facebook page. The 7-year-old was receiving massive amounts of orders from fans which will still be counted in the fundraising efforts but no new orders will be accepted.
ROB KARDASHIAN TWEETS WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS: Rob Kardashian is hard at work to lose the 50 pounds he gained after his breakup with Rita Ora and he is taking his Twitter followers along for the ride. The reality star has been uploading pictures of his healthy meals, workout plans, and the music that keeps him motivated as he attempts to get back his Dancing With the Stars body.
WAS JENNIFER LAWRENCE GETTING STONED?: Jennifer Lawrence was photographed in Hawaii smoking what appears to be marijuana and drinking red wine in her hotel room. Jennifer is in Hawaii filming reshoots for the new Hunger Games film.
TOM CRUISE SPOTTED BONDING WITH SURI: Tom Cruise was reunited with his daughter Suri when he flew her over from New York to London for five days at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire. Tom has been in the UK filming a movie and hasn’t been seen spending time with his little girl since the holidays.
ABC’s Bachelor and Bachelorette series has been called out in the past for not having a lot of diversity among the contestants but 28-year-old Misee Harris is hoping to change that by becoming the show’s first black bachelorette. Misee has launched a social media campaign in the hopes of getting ABC to consider her for the job.
The Ohio native had previously auditioned for the show and was offered a spot to compete on The Bachelor but declined because she didn’t want to be the “token black girl.” She told NBC News, “I realized that being The Bachelorette would give me a better opportunity to find love and a stronger platform for all of my creative dreams and charity work. It also would allow me to inspire other black women and girls to dream big and know their worth.”
- Harris’ Facebook page has already acquired almost 14,000 likes and over 18,000 Twitter followers.
Despite earning rave reviews for her Golden Globes co-hosting gig with Amy Poehler, Tina Fey has shot down the hope that the duo could possibly reunite to take on the 2014 Oscars. She touched on the subject while promoting her new film Admission to the Huffington Post.
She told the website, “I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.” When the interviewer expressed his disappointment, the 30 Rock star added “I wish I could tell you there was.”
Comedian Ricky Gervais has announced that he will be bringing back his hugely popular character David Brent for one night only. A new special for The Office will air in the UK as part of a fundraising effort on “Red Nose Day.”
Gervais wrote on his blog, “I thought it was time to revisit my most famous comedy creation to find out what he’s been up to for the last decade and most importantly what he’s up to now.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Office Revisited will explore Brent’s continued attempt to make it big in the music industry while also working as a traveling salesman.
- Red Nose Day is a biennial telethon held by the UK chapter of the Comic Relief charity. It will be held on March 15th on BBC One.
- Ricky’s award-winning version of The Office was the basis for the American version starring Steve Carrell which is currently in its final season on NBC.