LINDAY LOHAN’S ‘ANGER MANAGEMENT’ GIG IS GOING GREAT: Lindsay Lohan not only showed up for work on the set of Anger Management an hour early but according to E! News she hit all her marks and the rest of the cast and crew were happy with her work. Lindsay tweeted on Monday (March 25th), “wonderful day on set of #angermanagement with @charliesheen…and the entire crew!”
‘WOLVERINE’ TEASER RELEASED: A 20-second preview of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sequel has been released online. The new film takes the mutant’s adventure to Japan where he gets into his usual antics. Take a look: http://bit.ly/YaDODz
FORMER WRESTLER TO APPEAR IN SHE-HULK PORN FILM: Former wrestler Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer, stars in a porn parody of She-Hulk that will be released on April 2nd. She told WENN, “Of all of the great female comic characters, She-Hulk is the one that I wanted most to play in a parody. This is the role I was destined for because I can identify with both her strength and her vulnerability”
EMMA WATSON TO BE HONORED AT MTV AWARDS: Harry Potter actress Emma Watson will receive MTV’s second annual Trailblazer Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards airing on April 14th. She is also nominated for three awards for her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
TBS RENEWS ‘COUGAR TOWN’: TBS has given the green light for a 13-episode fifth season of Cougar Town to air in 2014. The show is TBS’ highest rated primetime series ever.
NEIGHBORS SAY ASHLEY GREENE WAS A LOUSY TENANT: Twilight star Ashley Greene who recently dealt with a devastating fire at her L.A. condo was allegedly not a very good neighbor to begin with. Sources in her building told TMZ that the actress always had people coming and going from her apartment at all hours of the night and that she never controlled her dogs even when they barked incessantly.
DAVID LETTERMAN DISCUSSES BAN AGAINST ‘SPRING BREAKERS’ DIRECTOR: David Letterman took a few minutes of his show on Monday (March 25th) to explain to James Franco why Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine was banned from his show back in the 1990s. Letterman claims to have caught Harmony riffling through Meryl Streep’s purse in the green room during his last visit to the show.
ISLA FISHER SAYS HER MARRIAGE ISN’T NORMAL: Isla Fisher, aka Mrs. Sacha Baron Cohen, says that her relationship with her comedian husband has its strange moments. She told C magazine, “It’s definitely not a normal relationship. You know there have been times in the past with the guerrilla style film making of Borat and Bruno where there were surreal conversations, ‘How many people are suing us? Are you wanted in any states? Are you alive?'”
INJURED SHIA LABEOUF WALKS THROUGH NYC: Shia LaBeouf was photographed walking through the streets of New York City sporting an injured foot which happened in a kickboxing class. He acknowledged the injury on Twitter last week by uploading a picture of the boot on his left foot saying, “Its healthy to be sick sometimes.”
EMILE HIRSCH LIKES WATCHING MILEY CYRUS TWERK: Into the Wild actor Emile Hirsch let the world know via Twitter just how much he enjoyed watching the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. He wrote, “@MileyCyrus Twerking Video has taught men across the world that they could have improper thoughts about a hip hop dancing unicorn. #Wop.”
Today Show Drama
New York magazine writer Joe Hagan has written a pretty damning expose about NBC’s Today Show which made its way online on Sunday (March 24th.) The article explores the infamous firing of Ann Curry and how Matt Lauer benefited from everything that went down.
According to the article, research gathered before Curry’s ousting revealed that it was actually Lauer who was losing appeal with viewers for “looking aloof, a little bit holier-than-thou, and pompous” and that both anchors were on the chopping block. Matt allegedly began working out a deal to move over to ABC when he heard he was possibly being replaced by Ryan Seacrest but ended up using the offer from ABC to renegotiate his contract at Today. Hagan wrote, “At the moment when he had maximum leverage with NBC, Lauer, as the multimillion-dollar megastar, could easily have saved her — but he didn’t. Which doesn’t make him a horrible person — it makes him, for better or worse, a pro.”
- Hagan’s profile of the behind-the-scenes drama also discusses Matt’s rumored affair with correspondent Natalie Morales, strange pranks he played on the cast — including one which made Ann cry, and Lauer’s tense relationship with a New York Times reporter covering the story of Ann’s departure.
- The article also claims that NBC did not allow Ann Curry to tweet well-wishes to ailing Robin Roberts for fear that she was trying to “aid the enemy.”
- Today is also making headlines this week for airing an interview between Jerry Sandusky and a man hoping to exonerate Joe Paterno’s involvement in the sex abuse scandal.