WAS MELISSA MCCARTHY PHOTOSHOPPED ON ‘THE HEAT’ POSTER?: The blogosphere is up in arms over the possibility that Melissa McCarthy’s face may have been slimmed down for a promotional poster for The Heat in the U.K. British blog The Shiznit wrote, “Are they trying to pretend it’s not her? Surely the whole point of The Heat’s dynamic in the first place is that Sandra Bullock’s character is skinny and prissy and uptight and Melissa McCarthy’s character is bigger and bolshier and her diametric opposite? I’m flabbergasted at this flabby-blasting.”
BRANDI GLANVILLE FIRES ASSISTANT: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville has fired the assistant who she blames for losing her dog Chica. She tweeted the news on Tuesday (June 11th) saying, “I dont know wat 2 believe about a break-in my assistant/ nanny lost both my dogs earlier that week, I myself found them. So I let her go.”
EDWARD FURLONG IS IN JAIL AGAIN: Terminator 2 star Edward Furlong is back in jail after a judge raised his previously paid bail from $50,000 to $100,000. The actor was arrested last month for allegedly violating a restraining order obtained by his ex-girlfriend but was released after paying the originally set price of 50K.
PENN BADGLEY AND ZOE KRAVITZ BREAK UP: Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley has ended his relationship with Zoe Kravitz after nearly two years of dating and reportedly living together. A source told UsMagazine.com, “It is all good between them. It wasn’t a sad break-up. It just wasn’t working. It really did end on good terms, though. They are at two different stages in their careers. They just didn’t have time for each other.”
LUCY HALE IS THE NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR MARK: Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale announced on her Instagram page that she has been named the newest beauty brand ambassador for mark — an Avon beauty and fashion brand. Lucy said in a press release, “I’m incredibly proud to partner with a brand that is as passionate about empowering women as I am. I’ve been a fan of mark’s products for years, but it was important to me to work with a brand that is truly about beauty on the inside and the outside.”
WARNER BROS. DROPS ‘DUMB AND DUMBER’ SEQUEL: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros. has decided not to move forward with the sequel to Dumb and Dumber that they have been developing for years. The Farrelly brothers will now reportedly seek a new financier and distributor for the project.
‘THE PURGE’ IS GETTING A SEQUEL: Producer Jason Blum announced via Twitter that a sequel to The Purge is in the works. The film was made on a $3 million budget and took the top spot at the weekend box office by grossing over $34 million. Blum also produces the horror franchises Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister.
‘HARRY POTTER’ STAR JOINS TNT DRAMA: Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, has signed on as a series regular for the TNT drama pilot Murder In The First. The 25-year-old will play Erich Blunt — a cocky, spectacularly wealthy, tech genius.
‘CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE’ MOVIE IN THE WORKS: 20th Century Fox has nearly sealed the deal to acquire the film rights to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. The series was published until the late 1990s with over 180 titles and 250 million books sold worldwide.
Amanda Bynes Is Fine – According To Drake Bell
Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell came to the defense of Amanda Bynes while speaking to OK! magazine during an appearance at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City on Saturday (June 8th.) Drake revealed that he still speaks to Amanda on a regular basis and that he has actually confronted her on her strange behavior.
The 26-year-old said, “Amanda and I are close…I talk to her every day. She’s a sweetheart. I had lunch with her yesterday, and she’s brilliant. She’s good, and she’s healthy.” He added, “Anytime I’ve ever been with Amanda, she’s totally coherent, totally there, totally everything.”
- Drake also claims to have spoken with Amanda about how people think she’s losing her mind but she insists that she doesn’t mean to seem crazy and that she just wants to change the way she looks.
- He defended his former Amanda Show co-star further saying that he knows she is not on drugs
First Trailer For New Hobbit Movie Is Out
Peter Jackson has debuted the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The two-minute video previews the return of Orlando Bloom and the introduction of Evangeline Lilly’s character Tauriel.