HALLE BERRY JOINS NEW ‘X-MEN’ FILM: Halle Berry is the latest X-Men alum to sign on to appear in Bryan Singer’s new film X-Men: Days of Future Past. She will reprise her role as Storm.
FOX GRANTS EARLY RENEWALS FOR SEVERAL SHOWS: Fox has given the green light for new seasons of freshman shows The Mindy Project and The Following. Returning favorites New Girl and Raising Hope were also renewed for next year.
‘THE WALKING DEAD’ PRODUCER WORKING ON EXORCISM SERIES: Robert Kirkman, producer of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, is working on a supernatural series about exorcisms. The series will tell the story of an adult who has been plagued by possession for his entire life and sets out on a journey to understand why.
LIFETIME UNCANCELS ‘DROP DEAD DIVA’: Thanks to an outpouring of letters and signatures from angry fans, Lifetime has decided to uncancel Drop Dead Diva. The network announced last year that the series would not return for a fifth season because it was too expensive to produce.
DISNEY EXPECTS BIG BOX OFFICE FOR ‘OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL’: Disney has released a report estimating that Oz: The Great and Powerful will earn over $80 million during its first weekend in theaters. If the numbers are that high, the film will be the largest opening domestically for any film in 2013 thus far.
BRADLEY COOPER DOESN’T WANT TO WIN AN OSCAR: Bradley Cooper reveals in the April issue of British GQ that he is not disappointed that he didn’t win an Oscar and that he actually doesn’t even want one. He says, “I don’t want to win an Oscar. It would change nothing. Nothing. The things in my life that aren’t fulfilled would not be fulfilled. Career-wise, right now, it’s better that I don’t win one. I don’t want to win. I don’t.”
HONEY BOO BOO IS STILL SELLING GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: Despite having her Facebook cookie sale shut down, Honey Boo Boo and her family are committed to selling some somoas. Mama June told E! News, “It has always been my family’s goal to give back and help others. We have helped our family friend sell Girl Scout Cookies for the past three years. While Alana is not an official Girl Scout, we have followed all rules sent to us by the local council.”
JAMIE LEE CURTIS DID NOT ENJOY SETH MACFARLANE’S OSCAR JOKES: Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis has written a scathing op-ed piece on The Huffington Post saying that she found this year’s Oscars ceremony to be “disturbing.” She argued, “The ‘boob’ song, as it will be known in perpetuity, may go down as the highest-rated Oscar number in history, but at what cost? I’m sure public executions would get big ratings too, but is that what the Oscars are truly about? Ratings? When did they turn into a ‘roast?’”
SHARON OSBOURNE IS STILL MAD AT NBC: Former America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne says she is not ready to let bygones be bygones after cutting ties with NBC. When TMZ asked her if she’d ever work for the network again, she responded, “Over my dead body!”
LINDSAY LOHAN’S FORMER ASSISTANT WILL BE KEY WITNESS AGAINST HER: Lindsay Lohan’s former assistant, Gavin Doyle, will reportedly be the key witness against her in the case where she is accused of lying to the police. Radar Online is reporting that Gavin has been fully cooperative while working with the opposing counsel and is prepared to take the stand.
A private jet flying magician David Copperfield from Las Vegas to New York City had to have an emergency landing in Peoria, IL on Monday (March 4th) morning. Copperfield was scheduled to appear on the Today show but they were forced to do his interview over Skype and air a trick that was pre-recorded.