SHIA LABEOUF IN TALKS FOR ‘FURY’: Shia LaBeouf is in talks to join Brad Pitt in the World War II tank movie Fury. David Ayer will be directing the film.
SEQUEL TO ‘DODGEBALL’ IN THE WORKS: Clay Tarver has been tapped to write a script for a sequel to the hit 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The story will focus on Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller‘s characters forced to team up against a bigger threat.
‘DAREDEVIL’ RIGHTS GO TO DISNEY: Marvel chief Kevin Feige has revealed that the Daredevil story is being reworked over at Disney. Fox previously tried to launch the story with Ben Affleck as the speedy superhero back in 2003.
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR ‘AMERICAN PSYCHO’ MUSICAL: The creative team behind American Psycho: The Musical have launched a kickstarter campaign to raise money for the show set to launch in London in December. The crew, including author Bret Easton Ellis, are hoping the funds will “enable everything to take place at an enhanced scale, from extending rehearsals from the traditional five to seven weeks, to having a live band instead of pre-recorded sound.”
‘MALIBU COUNTRY’ IS LOSING A SHOWRUNNER: ABC’s on-the-bubble sitcom Malibu Country will be looking for a new showrunner should it get renewed for a second season. Nastaran Dibai, who replaced original showrunner Kevin Abbot in November, has chosen to step down from her role at the end of the season. Dibai reportedly had significant changes in mind for a second season which the network wasn’t on board with.
SHARON OSBOURNE OPENS UP ABOUT OZZY ON ‘THE TALK’: Sharon Osbourne took some time on Tuesday’s (April 23rd) episode of The Talk to discuss her husband Ozzy’s sobriety. She told viewers, “He said he’s been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year and a half. And that he’s been an a– and he’s been in a very dark place. That’s true. That’s very true. I never knew he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally but I didn’t realize the extent. We’re not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes I am. I’m devastated right now.”
RYAN LOCHTE TURNED DOWN OTHER OFFERS FOR HIS REALITY SHOW: Ryan Lochte showed up to the E! Upfront in New York City to promote his new show on the network and he revealed that he turned down a few other reality offers before signing with E!. He told the network, “They asked me if I would do The Bachelor or Dancing With The Stars. And I was like, ‘why don’t I just have my own reality TV show, and just put it all in there myself?’ Do it my own way.”
CONTESTANTS ON GERMAN ‘NEXT TOP MODEL’ CATCH HEAD LICE: At least two prospective models who signed on to the German addition of Top Model starring Heidi Klum have come down with head lice. Heidi confirmed the news saying that one of them brought home “a little souvenir” from New York where they filmed the last episode.
JUDGE ORDERS ‘BUCKWILD’ TO BE DESTROYED: A judge has sided with Buckwild star Shae Bradley and ordered that the sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Jesse J be destroyed. Jesse claims he burned the tape as soon as he heard Shae planned to pursue legal action.
‘M*A*S*H’ ACTOR HAS PASSED AWAY: Allan Arbus, famous for playing Maj. Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H, died at his home in L.A. on Friday (April 19th.) He was 95. In addition to acting, Allan was a photographer along with his famous wife Diane Arbus.
Michael Bay Apologizes For Armageddon
Though it’s been 15 years since the release of Armageddon, director Michael Bay has issued an apology to fans for not giving the movie his best effort. The seemingly random mea culpa came while Bay was promoting his new film Pain & Gain in an interview with the Miami Herald.
Michael told the newspaper, “I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.”
- Michael released a statement on Tuesday (April 23rd) to clarify his remarks saying, “One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I’m not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. The reporter asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I’m proud of the movie. Enough said”
- Regardless of the director’s opinion, Armageddon earned $553 million worldwide at the box office.
- In a previous interview, Bay offered a similar apology for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen saying, “It was still an entertaining movie but I think we failed on certain aspects.”