TOM CRUISE’S ATTORNEY WORRIED ABOUT NEW PLAY: Tom Cruise’s attorney Bert Fields has expressed some concern to Page Six that a new play in Chicago called The TomKat Project may not go over so well with his client. Bert said, “I love a good spoof, even about me – or especially about me. But they can be misleading and cruel, so I’m concerned for Tom and Suri.”
‘THE VOICE’ EXPANDS ON NBC SCHEDULE: NBC has extended the Tuesday episodes of The Voice airing on April 30th and May 7th to two hours each and will air a one-hour episode on Wednesday May 8th to face off against American Idol. The network previously pissed of Simon Cowell by airing new episodes against The X Factor.
‘MODERN FAMILY’ STAR JOINS ‘BONNIE & CLYDE’: Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland has signed on to play the sister-in-law of Emile Hirsch’s Clyde in the Lifetime/History channel miniseries Bonnie & Clyde. Sarah also joins Holliday Grainger, Lane Garrison, William Hurt, and Holly Hunter in the series which will air in four parts.
JAMES CAMERON GIVES AN ‘AVATAR’ UPDATE: James Cameron spoke with the site Play Goes Strong about the status of his sequel to Avatar. He told the site, “I’m deep into it, and I’m living in Pandora right now. There is that startup torque where you feel it’s coming to you. Then you build up momentum. That’s when it gets fun. The characters talk, and it’s writing itself. I’m almost there right now. It’s building fast. It’s a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation.”
MTV SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR ‘AWKWARD’: MTV has announced that season three of its comedy Awkward will unspool beginning on April 16th with back-to-back episodes. The new season will have 20 episodes –nearly double the length of seasons one and two.
GEORGE CLOONEY STEPS OUT WITH STACY KEIBLER: Stacy Keibler stepped out in Berlin with boyfriend George Clooney on Saturday (March 16th) to have dinner with Matt Damon and producer Grant Heslov despite rumors that the couple are heading toward a split. Stacy tweeted on Friday (March 15th), “Hello Berlin!! Glad to be back! Excited to spend some time here.”
CHARLIE SHEEN SAYS SCHOOL IS HARASSING DENISE RICHARDS: Charlie Sheen is continuing his war against his daughter’s former school which he says has been targeting his ex-wife Denise Richards and their children since his call to action on Twitter last week. He wrote, “Here’s why people suck; a group of mindless Viewpoint School supporting doosh-bagz have targeted Denise and the girls with ‘bullying tactics’ as a response to my call to arms. Leave them alone. This is not a threat but a promise that justice will be served. I’m not hiding. You are. Show yourselves you spineless cowards. Oh that’s right; cockroaches scatter in the light. FYI – we have your faces on camera. Police are involved.”
‘HARRY POTTER’ STARS PARTY IN VEGAS: Harry Potter actors Tom Felton and Rupert Grint spent the weekend partying in Las Vegas together. Early Monday morning (March 18th,)Felton tweeted a photo of the former co-stars hanging out with the message, “Rumours saying that Rupert and I are painting Vegas red tonight…of course they’re not true. It was last night x ”
JACK NICHOLSON REJECTS NINA DOBREV: Jack Nicholson rejected Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev when she asked him to take a picture with her at Sunday’s (March 17th) Lakers game. She tweeted, “Just asked jack Nicholson to take a picture WITH ME.. He said no. #rejected. Haha so I took a pic of him solo #paparazzi LOL”
SIR IAN MCKELLEN TO OFFICIATE PATRICK STEWART’S WEDDING: While appearing on UK’s Jonathan Ross Show, Sir Ian McKellen announced that he will be officiating the wedding of his X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart. McKellen plans to pay a $25 fee to the Massachusetts’ Secretary of Commonwealth which offers a service that allows a family friend of relative to perform a couple’s wedding ceremony.
It was another circus of insanity on Monday (March 18th) as Lindsay Lohan stepped in front of the judge. After arriving nearly 40 minutes late to the courthouse, Lindsay narrowly escaped being glitterbombed by an onlooker standing with the media.
According to TMZ, inside the courtroom an 11th hour plea bargain was reached which states that the 26-year-old will undergo 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community service, and 18 months of psychotherapy which she has already been attending for several months. She must also submit to drug testing.
- During the hearing, Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller kept standing to speak which clearly annoyed Lindsay as she could be overheard yelling at him to stop speaking and, at one point saying, “Oh my god, I’m going to kill you.”
- When the sentence was passed and everyone left the court, Heller stayed behind to give a press conference which did not sit well with Michael Lohan who started heckling him from the crowd. Michael asked, “WHY ARE YOU STILL UP THERE? I WANNA KNOW, WHY ARE YOU STILL UP THERE!?!” Heller quickly left the podium which prompted Michael to take the mic and announce, “his guy is trying to CASH IN on my daughter’s notoriety for his own professional interests!” He also accused Mark of owing him a lot of money.