CHANNING TATUM BEING EYED FOR NEW COEN BROTHERS FILM: Channing Tatum is in talks to join the new Coen Brothers project called Hail, Caesar! Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are also negotiating deals to appear alongside George Clooney and Josh Brolin who were previously cast. The film is set in 1950’s Hollywood and follows a fixer who works for Tinseltown’s studios to protect its stars. The siblings are directing the movie based on their own original screenplay.
LIFETIME NABS STEPHEN KING PROJECT: Lifetime is moving forward with a TV movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Big Driver — a novella from his 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello will star as a woman who is assaulted and left for dead on the side of the road but finally makes it home to begin a revenge plot against her attacker. Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett, and Will Harris have also been cast. It is expected to premiere in the fall.
FORMER ‘BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’ ACTOR WANTS A SPINOFF: Anthony Stewart Head, famous for playing Giles on the TV adaptation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has revealed that he would still be open to the idea of reprising the role in a spinoff. While promoting his new series Dominion, Anthony told Vulture, “You know what? I would do it. I would do anything to work with Joss again. He’s a wonderful storyteller, a great director, and a lovely man. I would love to, you know? Whether it’s Ripper or something else…” Ripper was initially set to air on BBC back in 2008 but never got off the ground.
‘PREDATOR’ REBOOT IN THE WORKS: Fox has announced plans to reboot the 80s action film Predator. The studio has hired Lethal Weapon creator and Iron Man 3 writer-director, Shane Black, to write the treatment for the new version before handing it off to Fred Dekker to complete the script — they worked together on the 1987 film, Monster Squad. Shane will also direct the project. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the original but it is unclear who they are eyeing to appear in the reboot.
ROSE BYRNE IS HEADING TO BROADWAY: Neighbors star Rose Byrne will be making her Broadway debut co-starring in a revival of the comedy You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Rose will appear opposite James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, and Annaleigh Ashford. The play is about a family of eccentrics from Manhattan. Annaleigh and Rose will be playing sisters Essie and Alice Sycamore. The show will be opening in the fall.
ANNA KENDRICK CALLS OUT VOGUE FOR RIPPIING OFF HER RECENT ELLE SPREAD: Anna Kendrick took to Twitter on Monday (June 23rd) to call out Vogue magazine and more specifically, Charlize Theron, for stealing her look from a photo shoot she recently did for Elle. The Pitch Perfect star posted a photo of her cover next to a photo of her holding up Charlize’s cover. Anna wrote, “Oh Charlize, always borrowing my clothes and being hot and tall and blonde in them. Classic Theron.” The Oscar winner has yet to respond.
MEGAN FOX AND HUBBY BUY BING CROSBY’S OLD HOUSE: Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green have reportedly purchased the former home of Bing Crosby located in Toluca Lake, California. The couple recently put their house in Los Feliz up for sale at $3,995,000 and only spent $3,350,000 for the new one. Bing’s former digs includes four bedrooms and six bathrooms. It was built in 1937 but remodeled in 1998 and features a backyard with a saline pool, Jacuzzi, fire pit, and pool house which has its own kitchen and bathroom.
NOAH WYLE HAD A SECRET WEDDING: Falling Skies star Noah Wyle secretly got married earlier this month to actress Sara Wells. He made the announcement during an appearance on The View on Tuesday (June 24th) saying, “It was beautiful. It was great. It was a very small ceremony — we have this little farm in California. We got married on the ranch in front of the barn and then took a honeymoon.” They vacationed in Paris for the honeymoon. Noah and Sara started dating in 2011. This is his second marriage.
IAN MCKELLEN EARNS HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM CAMBRIDGE: Sir Ian McKellen can also add doctor to his official title. The 75-year-old star was awarded an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University in the UK. He broke the news on his Facebook page writing, “I am now an honorary Doctor of Letters at Cambridge University UK. My old college St Catharine’s celebrated by flying the rainbow flag,” Ian studied English literature at the school in his younger years.
SIMON COWELL AND LAUREN SILVERMAN PURCHASE NEW YORK PAD: Simon Cowell may have relocated back to the UK following the cancellation of the American X Factor but E! News is reporting that he has purchased a new $10 million apartment in New York City for his family. The luxury pad is located in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood and is reportedly still under construction. The music mogul recently discussed making a home with his girlfriend and their son while chatting with UK’s Mirror saying, “Maybe because it puts things in perspective having two people in my life who I am responsible for. There were times last year when I would live in two rooms, y’know kitchen and bedroom, in your house. It is a weird existence when you live on your own. On the phone all night, blah blah blah. Now the house is full of people. It has become a home rather than a house.”
Eliza Dushku Breakup
Former Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku chose to move back home to Boston over continuing her relationship with boyfriend, Rick Fox, out in L.A. She ended things after five years together and recently discussed her decision to relocate with The Boston Globe.
Eliza told the newspaper, “Rick’s an L.A. guy and I’m a Boston girl. Nobody in LA has a basement. They all have the obligatory storage spaces in the Valley. I’d rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally cold in L.A. I missed my town and I missed my family.”
The 33-year-old also revealed that she plans to go to school but hasn’t figured out where or what she wants to study.
- Dushku echoed similar sentiments while chatting with The Improper Bostonian saying, “After living in Los Angeles for 15 years, I definitely grew out of being an L.A. hater, but I think there’s a level of truthfulness and individuality here that is refreshing in a business where everyone conforms to certain standards. I’d rather be physically cold than emotionally stagnant. I just sort of come alive when I’m home.”