Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Look who Paul Feig called!
The director of the upcoming all-girl Ghostbusters reboot has lined up Melissa McCarthy,Kristen Wiig, and Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, confirming the news by sharing pics of all four actress-comediennes on Twitter.
Of course, by all-girl cast, we mean that the four principal characters first played by the pretty perfect foursome of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson in the 1984 original directed by Ivan Reitman will now be women.
The remake will of course be a reunion for Bridesmaids director Feig and stars McCarthy and Wiig...and maybe Murray, who has been historically adamant about not wanting to do a thirdGhostbusters film, would now be willing to do a cameo? He did get half his dream cast!
Asked by Access Hollywood about the planned female-centric reboot back in September, Murray called it a "grand idea" and proceeded to suggest both McCarthy, his co-star in St. Vincent, and Wiig as potential paranormal activity investigator-eliminators.
"Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster," he also told the Toronto Star. "And Kristen Wiig is funny—God, she's funny!"
The question on much of Twitter's mind at the moment—when a person with a concern can get a tweet in edgewise amidst all the rejoicing—is: Who is going to play Janine, the Ghostbusters' bespectacled, crushing-on-Egon secretary who likes to read and also plays raquetball originated by the spot-on Annie Potts?
It's got to be a guy, right? So far, Diablo Cody wins with her suggestion:
According to reports, the 30-year-old royal will help secure the best care possible for injured servicemen and women. He will work with a personal recovery unit to ensure that every wounded soldier has the right to a recovery plan for their future, whether that be in the military or another form of employment.
Harry, or Captain Wales as he's called in the military, is currently in London, hard at work on his latest venture, which, according to People, is an extension of his launching of the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style competition for injured servicemen and women.
Hey, companies. Mock humans all you want (we're really asking for it), but leave animals alone. Jerks.
GoDaddy.com, aka the company that we think just has Danica Patrick on retainer, has released a Super Bowl ad that we guess is supposed to poke fun at Budweiser's precious, heartwarming, tear-jerking puppy commercials. Instead of people laughing at it, however, people are really pissed off.
The commercial (above), features a puppy falling off the back of a truck and making a long, arduous journey back home. Once the owners see him return, they are giddy with relief…because they just sold him online using a GoDaddy powered website.
Putting aside the unfunny, cruel content, the commercial makes light of Internet puppy mills. And not only are people voicing their outrage against GoDaddy on all forms of social media, but now there is a petition on Change.org to pull the ad.
"Whether or not this was meant to be satirical, it's offensive. Essentially, Go Daddy is encouraging private breeding/puppy mills while shelter animals wait patiently for their forever homes or worse - to be euthanized. They are also encouraging purchasing an animal online; the animal could be sold to someone who runs a fighting ring, someone who abuses animals, or to someone who cannot adequately care for the animal. Animal rights are no laughing matter and to portray them as such is cruel and irresponsible."
PoorTaylor Swift !
The 25-year-old singer's Twitter and Instagram accounts were both hacked Tuesday, and some (fake) suggestions of who to follow as well as less than desirable pictures (of a man on a toilet) were posted to both.
Team Swift jumped into action, and within minutes, Taylor responded on Tumblr. "Well now I'm awake," she wrote. "My Twitter got hacked but don't worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords. Never a dull moment."
"Now Instagram," she wrote a few moments later. "This is going to be a long day."
Twitter declined to weigh in on the attack, telling E! News they "do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons." Instagram has also declined to comment as well. Taylor's pal Ronan Farrow, however, had plenty to say about the #TaylorSwiftHackof2015...
Chanelle Riggan gave judges at the Miss California USA Pageant quite an eyeful!
In exclusive video obtained by TMZ, the 21-year-old beauty queen (and Miss Beverly Hills USA) is seen accidentally whipping off her bikini top—and baring both boobs on stage—for all to see.
Chanelle handles the extreme wardrobe malfunction like a champ, and, with her sense of humor fully intact, gets the girls covered back up quickly. With a smile on her face, she even completes the full runway strut!
Shortly after TMZ posted the video of Chanelle's snafu, she posted an uplifting message to Twitter.
Oh, and did we mention the blond beauty still managed to grab a spot as fourth runner-up in the competition? She'll have no troubling bouncing back from this.
- Deadline.com claims Disney may reboot Indiana Jones with Chris Pratt as Indy
- Perez Hilton claims Christina Aguilera will perform at the NBA All Star Game with the Rockettes
- Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are going to star in a new ABC show called ''Chev & Bev'. It's about two self-obsessed baby boomers, who are forced to care for their grandchildren
- Katie Holmes is joining the cast of ''Ray Donovan''. She will play the daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney (Ian McShane). They hire Ray
- "Frozen" songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will pen songs forNeil Patrick Harris to sing at the Oscars
Bears QB Jay Cutler is catching heat for failing at babysitting. He Instagrammed Kristin Cavallari: “Need u home asap. All hell has broken loose. Jax is in his crib. Cam refuses to eat. I’m about to leave”
Cavallari later posted: “Contrary to what many people think, we don’t have a thousand nannies. So with that being said, when I got home from LA 2 days ago this is what I landed to. Pretty hilarious”
Heat magazine, citing the L.A. Times, claims Beyonce recently watched a sneak preview of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. She is quoted as saying: "As the scene opened there was no context. There wasn't the slow meeting and the interview and the coffee shop, it was just, 'Here's a hardcore sex scene, hey, nice to meet you' ... I suddenly felt myself recoil. I suddenly thought, 'This is really explicit, and I don't even know this woman'."
Her track ''Haunted'' appears in the film.
Naughty Gossip claims Paula Abdul is already crushing on her So You Think You Can Dance co-star Jason Derulo. A source tells the site: “Paula has a huge crush on him and is already making them moves. She wants to make sure that they have great chemistry on the show so they are already hanging out a lot, and now, Paula has a major crush.”
Kim Kardashian tells ET that Bruce Jenner will talk about the changes in his appearance when he is ready. "I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right. I feel like that's his journey to talk about. Of course we support Bruce 100 percent. He's our dad so we support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk about whatever he wants to talk about. I just think it's his story to talk about, not really mine."
Some say Bruce is transitioning to a woman, while others say he is having a midlife crisis.
Plus-size model Tess Holliday is the first woman of her size and height to score a contract with a prominent modeling agency. "SOOO excited to announce we now represent #TessHolliday, plus-size model/blogger," the U.K.-based MiLK Management announced on Twitter. Holliday, who wears a size 22 and is 5'5", calls what has happened a dream come true. "It's something that I've wanted my whole life, so to even think that it's happened, it feels like an out-of-body experience," the 29-year-old tells PEOPLE. Holliday has already had success in the modeling world. She's shot a campaign for Benefit Cosmetics, has worked with David LaChapelle on an upcoming project, and was featured in Vogue Italia. Some of her past projects can be seen on her Instagram. "I've just kept doing this stuff recently, thinking, 'Thank God I didn't give up,' " says the Los Angeles-based Holliday, who had to overcome many detractors to get where she is today. "I found out about plus-size modeling when I was 15, and I went to an audition in Atlanta. They told me that I was too short and I was too big, and I would never model. But I'm very hardheaded!" She decided to post photos of herself on Model Mayhem, and things took off from there. It's quite a leap from her beginnings in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi, where she says she was bullied relentlessly. "I was getting shoved into lockers, I was being called names," says Holliday, who is a mom to son Rilee, 9. "Modeling really helped my confidence because I started seeing myself in a different light. I started seeing myself like, 'Wow, I'm actually pretty.' "(People)
Next time you blow by a street performer, you might want to make sure it's not Usher. The former "Voice" judge surprised a huge Venice crowd Monday, when he took off his mask to reveal he was the golden boy with the 24-karat moves. You gotta see it ... Usher shines as the crowd cheers for more ... but fear not ... he doesn't need to panhandle. It was all part of a shoot for MasterCard's Priceless Surprise Campaign. He better save a few moves for the Grammys ... he's nominated for two. Solid. (TMZ)
Kelly Clarkson's Next Album Get a Release Date, Plus Go Behind the Scenes of the Lyric Video for "Heartbeat Song." Since she's been gone from the recording studio, our iTunes library just hasn't been the same. But the wait is over: Kelly Clarkson is back, and her sixth studio album, Piece by Piece, is dropping on March 3. RCA Records announced the good news, the release date coming along with the debut of the lyric video for the proud new mom's latest single, "Heartbeart Song" -- which you can watch right here. Oh, and not only was "Heartbeat Song" a must-download when it dropped earlier this month, it turns out that actual heartbeats -- the peaks and valleys belonging to Kelly and three of her fans -- are featured in the lyric video. In a behind-the-scenes video also posted Monday, Kelly shows that she and several others are hooked up to pocket UCG monitor, the results of which were printed out and used for the video. You know, to give it that little extra ba-boom of authenticity! Piece by Piece is Clarkson's first studio album since 2011's Stronger, though she did release the holiday collection Wrapped in Red in 2013. Since then, the pop star has married Brandon Blackstock and birthed a baby, daughter River Rose -- so what we're most looking forward to is seeing how Kelly's life-changing milestones have influenced her new batch of tunes. (Eonline)
Sia's Song "Salted Wound" From the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack! The latest Fifty Shades of Grey song is here! Earlier Tuesday, Sia premiered her song "Salted Wound" from the upcoming film's soundtrack. In the moving ballad, Sia belts out powerful and haunting vocals set to ethereal string instrument notes. "Tell her on how you feel," the Aussie singer croons. "Give her everything she needs to hear/ Give your heart and say come take it/ And she will see that you're a good man." This is the third Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack song that's been released recently. Previously released jams include Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" and The Weeknd's "Earned It." Just last week, the sexy "Earned It" music video was released. The steamy vid features a naked Dakota Johnson bound and tied up handing from the ceiling. The clip, which was directed by Fifty Shades director Sam Taylor-Johnson, also features ladies with taped-up butts, X's on their boobs and a multitude of other S&M-style constraints. (Eonline)
Chris Brown Postpones Tour After Judge Denies His Travel Request. Chris Brown is staying put in California -- for now, at least. The 25-year-old "Autumn Leaves" rapper announced Monday that he is being forced to postpone his Between the Sheets tour with Kendrick Lamar, which was scheduled to kick off Tuesday at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va. The 26-city tour would have taken the two across North America, with stops in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Toronto and Washington, D.C., among other places. The final concert was scheduled to take place on March 8 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Brown broke the news to his fans via Instagram. "I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now. The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service," the "Autumn Leaves" singer explained. "I promise that I am busting my ass doing it every day until it's complete. This is the most disappointing news I've gotten in a while. Everything happens for a reason so I wanted to personally inform my fans. The show must go on. Out of 1000 hours I only have 100 left. I will work my ass off to complete it and I will be on that stage. Once again I'm sorry for the delay. I love yall! We will let yall know the dates that are changed. It's not cancelled. Just moved around a couple weeks." Rescheduled dates have yet to be announced, as they are contingent upon Brown's progress. Earlier this month, Brown's probation was revoked by a Los Angeles judge for traveling without approval for a concert and failing to complete his 1,000 hours of community service on time. The "Don't Think They Know" singer is due back in court in March. If Brown is found guilty of violating his probation, it's possible he may serve time in jail. In the meantime, Brown and Tyga are busy promoting Fan of a Fan: The Album, out Feb. 24. (Eonline)
Pop stars One Direction, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran join Simon Cowell and Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge among the music biz players who cracked the annual Debrett's 500 list of the most influential people in the U.K. Also making the list are electronic music producers Calvin Harris and James Blake, Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, Britain's major label leaders Max Lousada (Warner Music U.K.), Jason Iley (Sony), David Joseph (Universal) and Geoff Taylor, CEO of the British Phonographic Industry. The Debrett's music list "shines a spotlight on the people who are making the most impact on this fast-changing industry, from the recording artists and record label executives, to the radio playlist-setters, music critics and the people changing the face of the music industry in the digital age." The U.K. music industry, the publisher notes, "has undergone a transformation over the last decade, with the shift from CDs to digital downloads hugely affecting the way music is bought and sold, and file sharing impacting on retail sales. There has also been a new British invasion of the U.S., a notoriously tricky market to break for U.K. recording artists. New musicians have hit the airwaves and old sounds have been rejuvenated." The unranked list features names from across 24 disciplines such as art, stage & screen, business & industry, sports, retail and politics. Among the characters in broadcasting to make top 500 were presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (aka Ant and Dec, the duo which enjoyed a brief pop music career in the '90s under the guise of PJ & Duncan), television presenter and producer Chris Evans and BB1 Controller Charlotte Moore, while comedian Russell Brand (known to millions of pop fans as Katy Perry's former husband) appeared under the literature section. Click here for the full list. (Billboard)