LEA MICHELE LANDS BOOK DEAL: Glee actress Lea Michele has inked a deal to publish her memoir entitled Brunette Ambition. It is described as “part memoir, part how-to and part style-guide” and will chronicle her life “from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on TV.”
EVAN PETERS JOINS ‘X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST': American Horror Story actor Evan Peters has landed a role in X-Men: Days of Future Past playing the mutant Quicksilver. Director Bryan Singer tweeted, “Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
‘S.W.A.T.’ ACTOR STEVE FORREST HAS DIED: Veteran actor Steve Forrest died on May 18th at the age of 87. Forrest had over 100 TV credits including the 1970’s cop show S.W.A.T. and a recurring role on the original Dallas.
A&E CANCELS ‘INTERVENTION': A&E has announced that Intervention has been cancelled after 13 seasons. Executive VP of Programming at A&E said, “As Intervention comes to an end, we’re proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series. We’re honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, leading to the 156 individuals that are currently sober to this day.”
RICHARD LINKLATER DISCUSSES ‘DAZED AND CONFUSED’ SEQUEL: Director Richard Linklater took part in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit on Wednesday (May 22nd) and provided fans with an update on his long-awaited sequel to Dazed And Confused. The filmmaker said, “Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble.”
LENA DUNHAM IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE ‘GIRLS’ PORN PARODY: Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is not happy that Hustler has decided to make a porn parody of her HBO show called This Ain’t Girls XXX. Lena tweeted on Thursday (May 23rd,) “I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never predict what will trouble me and it’s simply exhausting.”
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT LOVES BEING CURVY: Client List star Jennifer Love Hewitt is on the cover the June issue of Women’s Running magazine and discusses how she has no plans to run off her curves. She tells the magazine, “I’m an actress, I live in L.A., I work in Hollywood. But I’ve learned that if you’re too skinny, they’ll say something about it. If you’re not skinny enough, they’ll say something about it. I just try to feel good in my own skin as much as I can. I do find that as a curvy girl, as I guess I’ve sort of been deemed, I don’t think you want to run your curves off, because then you’re just not yourself.”
RON LIVINGSTON AND ROSEMARIE DEWITT WELCOME DAUGHTER: Office Space star Ron Livingston and his wife Rosemarie DeWitt have announced through reps that their daughter Gracie James Livingston was born on April 29th. The new parents met while shooting the Fox TV series Standoff and married in 2009.
BROOKE MUELLER HAS NEVER BEEN ALONE WITH HER KIDS: Radar Online is reporting that a major discovery has been made that could keep Brooke Mueller from reclaiming her kids once she gets out of rehab. Sources tell the website, “Brooke has never been alone with the twins, ever. Since the time they were born, she has always had nannies, or help from her family. She doesn’t know how to care for Bob and Max’s basic daily needs, and views them as play things. The boys would spend the majority of their time with their nannies. Brooke would try and eat breakfast with them, if she was able to be roused in the mornings. Brooke never goes to the twins’ preschool, in which the parents are encouraged to participate. It’s always the nannies.”
JESSICA CHASTAIN WAS SCARED TO WEAR ELIZABETH TAYLOR’S JEWELRY AT CANNES: Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain revealed to People that she was a bit frightened to wear Elizabeth Taylor’s sapphire-and-diamond necklace to a Cannes screening of Cleopatra. She told the magazine, “I didn’t want to know how much it was worth. It was so thrilling to wear it, but I was overwhelmed too. It was a little scary. I was the first person to wear it since Elizabeth. I felt as if I was able to spend the day with her today by wearing the necklace.”
Morgan Freeman Fell Asleep During Interview
Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine were promoting their new film Now You See Me on Seattle’s Q13 Fox News when Morgan started dozing off mid-interview. A video of the interview has been making the rounds on the internet which shows the 75-year-old actor appearing to nod off while Caine is answering a question.
The brief nap occurred while Michael was discussing how magic tricks are performed on stage and Freeman opened his eyes just in time to catch the end of the response. The chat ended with anchor Bill Wixey asking Morgan for narrating advice for his daughter who was just cast as the narrator in a school play.