EMMA ROBERTS JOINS ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’ SEASON THREE: Scream 4 star Emma Roberts has signed on to play a party girl named Madison on the upcoming third season of American Horror Story. Emma’s boyfriend Evan Peters has been a cast member since season one.
LIFETIME SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR ANNA NICOLE BIOPIC: Lifetime has announced that the Anna Nicole Smith biopic called Anna Nicole will debut on June 29th. The TV movie stars Agnes Bruckner as Smith along with Martin Landau and Virginia Madsen.
LISA KUDROW’S GENEALOGY SHOW GETS A NEW HOME: After getting the axe from NBC last year, Lisa Kudrow’s family tree show Who Do You Think You Are? has been picked up by TLC. A new eight-episode season will kick off on July 23rd.
BILLY CRYSTAL TO STAR IN NEW FX PILOT: City Slickers star Billy Crystal has signed on to star, co-write, and executive produce a new FX show called The Comedians about a veteran comic who teams up with a younger, edgier comic for a late-night sketch show. It is based on Swedish TV series from 2004.
FIRST WAVE OF ‘TEEN CHOICE AWARDS’ NOMINEES ANOUNCED: Fox has announced the nomineeds for “Wave One” of the nominees for the Teen Choice Awards. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 earned the most nominations with seven. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 11th. Check out the Wave One nominees: http://bit.ly/5LZn2
RYAN GOSLING’S ‘ONLY GOD FORGIVE’ GETS BOOED AT CANNES: Reviewers at a Cannes screening of Ryan Gosling’s latest film Only God Forgives reportedly booed throughout the film because of the gratuitous violence and disturbing dialogue. The film reunited Gosling with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn.
LINDSAY LOHAN’S ALLEGED DEALER REVEALS ALL: A man named David ‘DJ’ Joseph who claims to be Lindsay Lohan’s longtime drug dealer has revealed to Star magazine that Lilo spent between $10,000 and $15,000 on coke and Molly in the time he dealt to her. He added, “Lindsay still wants to party. But she feels going to rehab saves face in the eyes of the public.”
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ THINKS MEN IN HOLLYWOOD CAN’T WRITE FOR WOMEN: Michelle Rodriguez made it known at a press junket for Fast & Furious 6 that she doesn’t think men are good at writing strong female characters. She said, “It’s so hard to find really good writers. It’s a fairly new, last-twenty-year thing to have strong, independent, free-spirited women on film. Eighty percent of the writers are guys, most of them are married in Beverly Hills and they’re married to some woman who obviously annoys them or they wouldn’t write the way they write.”
DR. PHIL IS AGAINST THE BOY SCOUTS GAY BAN: Dr. Phil took some time on Tuesday (May 21st) to call out the boy scouts on Twitter for their ban on gay scout leaders. Phil wrote, “It’s wrong to deny any boy a chance to learn the values and be a Scout. No one should be excluded. #BoyScouts http://www.glaad.org/scouts ”
JOSE CANSECO ACCUSED OF RAPE: MLB star Jose Canseco is under investigation in Las Vegas after a woman filed a report accusing him of sexual assault. Jose took to Twitter to defend himself by writing, “Lets play truth or dare. I dare susie bell to tell the truth.”
Friends Reunion on Ellen
Although recent internet rumors of a Friends reunion were quickly shot down by the show’s creator and several cast members, three of the show’s biggest stars reunited to help promote Jennifer Aniston’s co-hosting gig on Ellen on Wednesday (May 22nd.)
Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox took part in a hilarious video where Aniston arrives at Perry’s house seeking co-hosting advice from him. During the episode, Ellen spoke for the fans when she said, “You want to announce it here? Don’t you want to do it? Say you want to do it.” Jen responded saying, “I will say this, though: Doing that little bit with Matty and Court yesterday was…we were very nostalgic and miss working together. We miss each other, and it’s a great thing to go back to your family like that. Also, I know that people will love it.”