EMMA ROBERTS DISCUSSES HER RETURN TO ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’: Emma Roberts has not officially been confirmed as a cast member of the new season of American Horror Story but is definitely open to the idea of returning. She recently chatted about her ideal role with Refinery29 saying, “I wouldn’t be opposed to playing any kind of freak. It would be so fun and so interesting. Last year, when everybody was talking about coming back, everyone said, ‘Emma’s going to come back and be the bearded lady!’ I was like, ‘Oh my god, you guys! Shut up!’ I would laugh so hard if I had to put on a beard every day. But why not?” She went on to compare working on a show versus a film saying, “It is the most time-consuming thing I’ve ever done. TV is very time-consuming, especially during a one-hour show. Those episodes took a solid six months. But it is kind of nice to have a routine, because I had gone from movie to movie…I like working on TV.”
MOLLY RINGWALD AND JULIETTE LEWIS JOIN ‘JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS’: 80s superstar Molly Ringwald has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms. The announcement comes less than a day after Juliette Lewis was also announced in an unidentified role. The project is being directed by Jon M. Chu was is described as a modern take on the mysterious pop star, and will follow the band through Los Angeles on a music-driven adventure. Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples will be playing the role of Jem with Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko making up the Holograms.
BROADWAY’S ‘THE REALISTIC JONESES’ TO CLOSE IN JULY: It was announced on Tuesday morning (May 20th) that Broadway’s The Realistic Joneses will be closing on July 6th. The comedy starring Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, Michael C. Hall, and Tracy Letts failed to nab any Tony nominations despite its all-star cast. The show made it to Broadway after being workshopped at the Yale Repertory Theater. Deadline estimates that the show will close at a loss of $2.5 to $3 million to producers.
‘FROZEN’ ON ICE TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER: Disney has announced plans for Frozen on Ice to launch in September for a nationwide tour. The show will include a cast of 39 skaters and will require nine tractor-trailers to move from city to city. According to the New York Times, viewers can expect a blizzard created by 20 snow machines, a stage inspired by a six-sided snowflake and towering video projection panels that, among other things, would simulate the movie’s jagged North Mountains.” The tour will begin in Orlando, Florida.
DISNEY CHANNEL RELEASES ‘GIRL MEETS WORLD’ THEME SONG: The Disney Channel has released the theme song to their upcoming series Girl Meets World. The track is called “Take on the World” and is performed by the show’s stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter. The series will debut on June 27th.
KATE WINSLET SAYS PEOPLE MISJUDGE HER HUSBAND BECAUSE OF HIS NAME: Kate Winslet may have married a man who legally changed his name to Ned Rocknroll doesn’t mean people know anything about the kind of person he is. The Oscar winner appears in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar where she discusses people’s pre-judgment saying, “Nobody knows him — it’s brilliant. They like to think they know him. They like to be judgmental because of his name and everything, but it’s fabulous because no one knows anything about him.” Ned’s birth name was Abel Smith and he is believed to work for his uncle, Richard Branson, for Virgin Galactic — the space-travel division of the Virgin empire.
ROBERT PATTINSON DOESN’T WANT HIS PHOTO TAKEN: Robert Pattinson isn’t really a fan of the fame that comes along with his chosen profession. The Rover star told reporters at Cannes, “I’m just trying to not be in stupid gossip magazines, basically, and I think the best way to do it is never be photographed ever. As I get older, I just get more and more and more self-conscious about getting photographed. I don’t know why. I’ve done it too many times and now I feel like everyone can see through me.” The 28-year-old went on to say that he isn’t really sure who his audience is these days outside of the Twilight world.
SNOOKI SHARES SONOGRAM PHOTO: MTV star Snooki shared the first photo of her unborn daughter in the form of a sonogram picture she uploaded to her Instagram account on Monday (May 19th.) The reality star wrote, “My baby girl! She’s healthy and look, she’s already applying lipstick #mygirl” The 26-year-old and her fiancée Jionni are also parents to 21-month-old son Lorenzo. Snooki revealed that they were expecting a little girl in a video posted to her blog earlier this month.
LOUIS C.K. EXPLAINS WHEN DIVORCE CAN BE GOOD: Louis C.K. believes that divorce doesn’t always have to be a bad thing for a family. The comedian recently chatted with NPR’s Terry Gross about raising two daughters as a single dad and why his family has actually been better off after his split from wife Alix Bailey in 2008 following a four year marriage. Louis told the host, “There is a version of divorced life where you’re partners and you’re both taking care of the kids, the kids are spending equal time with each parent, and there’s balance and there’s harmony between the parents because they’re not married in a bad marriage anymore. If you do divorce right, it’s a much better life for the kids. I was determined to make sure that my kids still felt me in their lives after divorce. And then I was astonished to find out that they wanted to be with me all the time, that this was positive for them. And also that motivated me to make a good life for myself so that the kids would have a good home when they came to my place. And their mom is a good co-parent; we’re good partners together, we’re friends and we’ve both I think done a pretty good job of letting the kids feel like they have everything. They have a mom and they have a dad who get along and who are both there for them.”
IS PAT SAJAK TROLLING TWITTER?: Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak raised some eyebrows with a politically motivated tweet on Monday (May 19th) but the whole thing may have just been a joke to get a rise out of people. The 67-year-old wrote, “I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.” The tweet has been receiving a lot of attention on the internet but he may have just been trying to get a rise out of people. He wrote on Tuesday (May 20th,) “Sometimes it’s fun to poke a stick in a hornets’ nest just to hear the buzzing.” Pat also got people talking back in April when he came out as straight on the social media site by posting, “Damn the career consequences! I’m hereby proclaiming my heterosexuality!” Some speculated that post was making fun of celebrities who have made headlines by coming out as gay.
Actor Michael Jace Arrested
More details have been released on The Shield actor Michael Jace — who confessed to shooting his wife April Jace in the face on Monday night (May 19th) — killing her. According to TMZ, Jace called the cops himself to report that his wife had been shot and that he had pulled the trigger. Law enforcement sources told the site that Jace’s two kids — who are both under 10, allegedly witness him shooting and killing their mom. He was booked into a Los Angeles jail with bail set at $1 million yesterday morning (May 20th).
The site digged into Michael’s past and found that he was allegedly abusive to his ex-wife Jennifer Bitterman. According to legal docs from their divorce, Jace choked Bitterman in front of their child. A friend also told the site that there was multiple physical attacks on Bitterman.
- Meanwhile, aw enforcement sources said that Jace and April were having an argument over money when he allegedly shot her. Jace was facing serious money problems and it became an issue for the family. He filed for bankruptcy in March 2011, citing $500,000 in debts and an annual income of around $80,000.
- He is not expected to appear in court before Thursday (May 22nd).
Girl Meets World Theme Released
The Disney Channel has released the theme song to their upcoming series Girl Meets World. The track is called “Take on the World” and is performed by the show’s stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter. The series will debut on June 27th.