KRISTIN CHENOWETH TO PLAY MALEFICENT: Angelina Jolie isn’t the only one donning horns to play Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent this year. Kristin Chenoweth has been cast in the upcoming Disney Channel film Descendants playing the evil sorceress. The TV movie centers on the offspring of the famous Disney villains including Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Jafar. The project is expected to begin production in late May and premiere in 2015.
‘BETTER CALL SAUL’ NABS MICHAEL MCKEAN: This Is Spinal Tap actor Michael McKean has joined the cast of the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. He will be playing Dr. Thurber — an attorney with an “unusual affliction.” The show stars Bob Odenkirk as his Breaking Bad character, Saul Goodman. It is expected to debut in November.
ADULT SWIM RENEWS ‘CHILDRENS HOSPITAL': Adult Swim has announced that their live-action comedy series Childrens Hospital has been renewed for a sixth season. The new batch of episodes will shoot this summer and air in 2015. Creator Rob Corddry said in a statement, “We’re placing the Childrens gang safely back in their hospital next season, having spent last season in Japan, so fans can expect the kind of tomfoolery that endeared them to Childrens Hospital back when they were youngsters.”
IS ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK’ ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK?: Radar Online is reporting that Real Housewives of New York City may be on the verge of cancellation after scoring the lowest ratings in the show’s history this season. A source told the website, “Bravo executives are watching the numbers closely and they are definitely considering getting rid of the New York franchise. The ladies just aren’t connecting with viewers and they need something major to happen to them.”
SCOTT EASTWOOD TO STAR IN ‘THE LONGEST RIDE': Scott Eastwood has been cast in the next Nicolas Sparks adaptation, The Longest Ride. The novel was released back in 2013 and tells the story of an elderly widower named Ira whose life becomes entwined with that of a college student named Sophia and the cowboy she loves — played by Eastwood. It will be directed by George Tillman Jr. and is slated to hit theaters on April 3rd, 2015. Scott confirmed the news on Wednesday (April 30th) on Instagram by posing with the book and writing, “Great book. Thanks Fox for this amazing opportunity!! #thelongestride #nicholassparks”
SETH ROGEN WANTS TO SMOKE WITH DAVID BECKHAM: Seth Rogen doesn’t have much interest in sports but he is definitely interested in chilling with David Beckham. The comedian recently chatted with FHM where he revealed, “I’m not a sports fan in any capacity. I follow the outcome of no sporting events on the planet. I wouldn’t even care if there was a Canadian soccer team, honestly. I would like to smoke a joint with David Beckham, though. That would be cool.” Seth went on to say, “I pretty much smoke weed every day. I work a ton, probably much more than anyone would like to think I do. But I do also smoke weed, which I don’t think stops me from working a lot.”
LENA DUNHAM IS NOT BROKEN UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND: Lena Dunham took to Twitter on Thursday (May 1st) to address a story being reported by OK! Magazine that she broke up with boyfriend Jack Antonoff. The Girls creator wrote, “Despite everything I’ve seen and done, I still believe most of what I read…so when an article claimed Jack & I had broken up after a display of street rage, I was all ‘what? can’t we try and work it out?'” The story cites a witness who said, “Lena was screaming at the top of her lungs, saying, ‘I can’t believe you!’ over and over, with tears in her eyes.”
JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS FHM’S SEXIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD: Jennifer Lawrence has been named FHM’s sexiest woman in the world. The actress replaces last year’s honoree, Mila Kunis. British actress Michelle Keegan nabbed second place with Rihanna, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kaley Cuoco rounding out the top five.
JASON PRIESTLEY IS ABOUT TO PUBLISH A JUICY NEW MEMOIR: Beverly Hills 90210 actor Jason Priestley is about to put out his new book, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, on May 6th and it covers big topics like Shannen Doherty’s diva behavior and living with Brad Pitt. Jason discusses a flight he and the 90210 cast took to New York by writing, “I could not believe my ears at Shannen’s very first words after she boarded. Her butt had barely hit her seat before she said loudly to the PR person, ‘Really? A town car? You send a town car to take me to the airport, not a limo?’ She sighed a very put-upon sigh. I laughed, as I couldn’t really tell if Shannen was kidding or not. But that was just the beginning. I looked on, becoming more uneasy by the minute as she began bitching about the short notice and the food on board and the temperature in the cabin and everything else.”
Kate Upton’s Agents
Kate Upton may be on the cover of many magazines these days but she wasn’t always to go to model. The 21-year-old appears in the June issue of Vogue UK where she reveals her biggest obstacles in achieving success.
Kate tells the magazine, “It’s weird that in the press they’ll be like, your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers, and I’m like, no, my biggest fight was with my agents, trying to get them to sign me into the castings. I thought, how I’m going to come out of this will be an example for girls.”
- Amanda Seyfried discusses Kate’s impact on the modeling world in Elle UK’s June issue saying, “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t constantly aware of what I’m doing with my body. I don’t have to look like a supermodel. I don’t have to have those abs — the camera doesn’t see that. But because we have all been designed to want these things, I’m a victim of this stuff, too. Thank God for Kate Upton. She’s a supermodel. She has curves. She’s like the new image of beauty and thank god.”
- Upton can also currently be seen in the Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman.