REPORT: SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS ENGAGED: People is reporting that Scarlett Johansson is engaged to her journalist boyfriend Romain Dauriac. The Avengers actress hit the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday (September 3rd) where she was rocking a gigantic art deco diamond ring. A source told the magazine, “They’re engaged and very happy.” 28-year-old Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds.
JACK NICHOLSON IS NOT RETIRING FROM ACTING: Despite a story from Radar Online claiming that Jack Nicholson has decided to retire from acting, NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver revealed to E! that the rumor is 100 percent false. Shriver made it clear that Jack is not suffering from any kind of memory-related illness and is still actively looking at scripts for future projects.
EMMA STONE ACCOMPANIES ANDREW GARFIELD TO LONDON WEDDING: A Reddit user posted a photo to the website on Monday (September 2nd) of a girl posing at wedding with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone claiming that Andrew was actually in the wedding party. The caption read, “Girlfriend went to her cousins wedding in London, Andrew Garfield was the best man. Oh yeah, his girlfriend came too.” Though it is unclear exactly when the wedding took place, Andrew can be seen sporting the same long hair and grown-out scruff that he was photographed with last week. Check out the pic: http://bit.ly/18Ax5Uu
KYLIE JENNER WORE GRILLS TO IN-N-OUT: Kylie Jenner posted a new selfie to her Instagram account on Wednesday (September 4th) enjoying a drink at In-N-Out burger while wearing a gold grill in her mouth along with the caption “The Spot.” Her half-sister Kim Kardashian was also photographed wearing a gold grill for the cover of Carine Roirfeld’s CR Fashion Book. Kim uploaded the photo on Wednesday morning saying, “OMG the COVER of Carine Roitfeld’s crfashionbook #issue3!!! Shot by @karllagerfeld! Thank you…” Take a look at the grills: http://bit.ly/17DemZv , http://bit.ly/17zTELS
MICHELLE PFEIFFER DOESN’T FEEL THE PRESSURE TO LOOK YOUNG ANYMORE: Dark Shadows star Michelle Pfeiffer reveals in the October issue of Ladies Home Journal that she has reached the age where she no longer feels the need to look young. She explains, “Once you get over a certain hump there actually is less pressure. You can begin to look great for your age. I’ve moved over to that other side — I’m 55, which is a little too close to 60, but looking great for my age is okay now.” Michelle also discusses her absence from films in recent years saying, “I started putting caveats on everything — like I’ll do a movie only at a certain time of year, or in a certain location — and I negotiated myself out of work.” She stars opposite Robert De Niro in the upcoming film The Family.
REPORT: LAMAR ODOM CHECKS HIMSELF INTO REHAB: People magazine has reported that Lamar Odom has checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. A source told the magazine, “He realized he needs help.” This come just days after an unidentified NYC drug dealer told Radar Online that Lamar had spent $50,000 on cocaine in the last three years. The dealer added that that Lamar freebased cocaine before a game between the LA Clippers and the New York Knicks back in February.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS IS TO STAR IN ‘CABARET’ REVIVAL: The Roundabout Theatre Company has locked in Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams to star in a limited run revival of Cabaret co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. Alan will play Emcee and Michelle will play Sally Bowles. The musical will play a 24-week engagement with opening night set for April 24th at Studio 54 on Broadway.
SOFIA VERGARA IS TV’S HIGHEST-EARNING ACTRESS: Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has been named by Forbes’ at TV’s highest-earning actress between June 2012 and June 2013. Vergara earned $30 million from everything including her endorsements with Sears, Diet Pepsi, and Covergirl. Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco shared the number two spot by earning $11 million each.
‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ FANS PETITION FOR CAST CHANGE: Over 22,000 fans of Fifty Shades of Grey have signed a petition on Change.org requesting that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam be replaced as the leads for the upcoming film adaptation. Fans suggest that Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel take over as Christian and Anastasia. The petition reads, “Matt Bomer is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY AND ALEXIS BLEDEL IS THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE and if THEY ARE NOT, NOBODY WILL BE And I read the whole trilogy and I can assure that Matt is the perfect actor for this movie and Alexis too. So please PLEASE, all of the GREYsessed and Bomerettes in the world NEED those actors. They always will be for us the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS, ANYTHING.”
ELIZABETH HURLEY TO STAR IN E! PILOT: Austin Powers star Elizabeth Hurley has nabbed the starring role in a new hour-long pilot for E! called The Royals from the team behind One Tree Hill. The show is described as “a contemporary drama about a fictional royal family informed by the regal opulence of the British monarchy and framed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Part fairy tale, part cautionary tale, the show is described as a tale of men and women corrupted by power, wealth and desire.” Hurley will play the sexy, devious, and conflicted Queen Helena.
JON STEWART’S RETURN TO ‘THE DAILY SHOW’ SCORES BIG RATINGS: Two million viewers tuned in to watch Jon Stewart return to his position behind the desk at The Daily Show on Tuesday night (September 3rd.) The ratings were 22 percent higher than the show has averaged this year. Jon told his audience, “I’ve missed you so much — you don’t know what it’s like out there in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid f***ing thing you do!”
Alicia Silverstone Was Too Pretty For “My So called Life”
Homeland star Claire Danes made a name for herself by playing Angela Chase on My So-Called Life but the role almost went to someone else. The show’s co-executive producer, Marshall Herskovitz, revealed in an interview with The New Yorker that Clueless star Alicia Silverstone was also seriously considered for the part.
Herskovitz told the magazine, “Alicia is so beautiful that that would have affected her experience of the world. People would have been telling her she was beautiful since she was six years old. You can’t put that face in what’s been written for this girl.” Series creator Winnie Holzman supposedly felt the same way about Alicia but found Claire to be, “sexy and not sexy, free and bound up, open and closed, funny and frighteningly serious.”
- Danes’ performance on the show earned her a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination in 1995.