‘MAGIC MIKE 2′ GETS A RELEASE DATE: The upcoming sequel to Magic Mike will be getting a summer release. According to Deadline, Magic Mike XXL has been set for July 3, 2015 opening up against the next Terminator film. The project is being co-written by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin. Steven Soderbergh will hand directing duties over to his go-to assistant director Greg Jacobs.
FINAL SEASON OF ‘GLEE’ WILL INVOLVE A TIME JUMP: Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has revealed that the final season of the show next year will not be focused in New York City and will actually do a time leap ahead of where things leave off at the end of the current season. He explained to E! News, “We are going to do a time jump, and that’s really all I’ll say. My feeling about the last season of Glee is very clear, and that is that we will be reaching out to all of the regulars on the show, that original group of Glee club members and the teachers, and anybody who wants to come back can come back. Anybody who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them.”
‘TRUE DETECTIVE’ WAS HBO’S HIGHEST RATED FRESHMAN SERIES: True Detective has officially become the most-watched freshman series in the history of HBO. The drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson earned an average of 11.9 viewers per episode. The previous record was held by Six Feet Under which averaged 11.4 million.
FOX TO AIR BEHIND-THE-SCENES SPECIAL ON ’24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY’: Fox has announced plans to air a behind-the-scenes special preview of 24: Live Another Day. It will include chats with the stars, director, and producers as well as a look at the new London setting. The 30-minute program will air on May 3rd — two days before the two-hour premiere of the return of Jack Bauer.
NBC RELEASES TRAILER FOR ‘ROSEMARY’S BABY’: The official trailer for NBC’s remake of Rosemary’s Baby has been released. The two-part movie premieres on May 11th. It stars Zoe Saldana in the role of Rosemary — originally played by Mia Farrow in the 1968 film.
ROSIE O’DONNELL SLAM LINDSAY LOHAN REALITY SHOW: Rosie O’Donnell took to Twitter on Sunday (April 13th) to express how disturbed she was from watching Lindsay Lohan’s docu-series on OWN. The outspoken comedian wrote, “The Lindsay show is a tragedy — on every level — I hope one day she gets sober for real and watches these episodes — n sees what we all do.” She later added to her disappointment with the show by writing, “So a chat with O can cure addiction and mental illness s#vzc@#@j @#n#m.” Rosie also compared Lindsay’s plight to another celebrity who publicly fought addiction adding, “Remember Whitney anyone ?????” in reference to Whitney Houston.
HEIDI KLUM IN HOT WATER OVER ‘GERMANY’S NEXT TOP MODEL’ PHOTO SHOOT: Heidi Klum has come under fire for promoting a racially insensitive photo shoot which took place on a recent episode of Germany’s Next Top Model. The shoot featured the aspiring models made up to look like Native Americans by donning headdresses and face paint. She shared the photos on her Facebook page a few weeks back and was quickly called out for being culturally and racially offensive. A spokesperson for the show issues a statement saying, “By no means was our intention to insult Native Americans or in any way demean their heritage. We sincerely apologize.”
MEGAN FOX DISCUSSES WORKING WITH MICHAEL BAY AGAIN: Megan Fox is singing a different tune about Michael Bay years after comparing him to Hitler and Napoleon in Wonderland magazine back in 2009. She was promoting her work in his new adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Entertainment Weekly saying, “He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie. I’ve always loved Michael. We’ve had our battles in the past but even when I’ve been really outspoken about difficulties we’ve had, I’ve always followed up by saying that I have a particular affinity to him. He can be very vulnerable, and he’s very likeable and loveable. I’ve always been very vocal about that as well. But, sometimes we clash because we both have very willful, powerful personalities.”
JOHNNY WEIR’S DIVORCE MAY BE BACK ON: Less than 24-hours after reports surfaced that Johnny Weir may be reconciling with husband Victor Voronov, sources tell Radar Online that the split may be back on. An insider told the website, “Johnny and Victor are once again broken up, and it’s because of Johnny’s mom interfering. Victor thinks Johnny’s mother has too much control of him, and has treated him like a second class citizen. Johnny never defends Victor to his mother, and it has just gotten out of control in the brief time the couple was broken up. According to Victor, there can’t be three people in the marriage. For now, the two are again at war with each other, with plans for the divorce to proceed.”
PAUL RUDD STEPS OUT LOOKING BUFF: Paul Rudd stepped out for a little fun in the sun on vacation late last week showing off the physique he has been working on for his latest project, The 45-year-old was flaunting his bulging biceps which he has been building up for his new gig as star of Marvel’s upcoming film Ant-Man. The film will be hitting theaters on July 17th, 2015.
Drew Barrymore’s Celebrity Baby Shower
Drew Barrymore’s shower for her second child brought big names to her house in the Hollywood Hills over the weekend. Sources tell E! News that the events lasted all afternoon on Saturday (April 12th) and included around 50 guests.
The insider revealed, “It was a big backyard party with around 50 guests. Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow were in attendance along with many of Drew’s close friends and some of Will’s family. Everyone had a great afternoon out in the sun. There was tons of laughter and music coming from the house. Drew was so happy to see her friends and have one last shindig before the baby comes later this month. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and all about getting together with the people she loves. Reese was one of the first guests to arrive and one of the last to leave. She had a great afternoon celebrating Drew.”
- Drew’s Charlie’s Angels co-star Cameron Diaz was also in attendance.
- The 38-year-old is expected to give birth to her second daughter in about two weeks. She and husband Will Kopelman are also parents to Olive who was born in September 2012.