ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Simon Cowell is a man who knows what he wants, and right now he seems to want Britney Spears. On a phone call to TMZ Live, Cowell would not confirm that the former mouseketeer would be a judge on next season's X-Factor, but he did say he "would love to have her on the show" and that "she would be a fascinating person to sit next to.
ABC's The Bachelor could be headed for a class-action law suit. Two African-American men are claiming that they both went to an audition in Nashville to be "The Bachelor" and were left out of the process. Previously, when criticized for the lack of diversity among the Bachelors and Bachelorettes, producers claimed that minorities had simply not "come forward."
There's a vampire-telepath baby on the way, but its last name won't be Cullen. True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting, says EW. This is 29-year-old Paquin's first pregnancy, though Moyer has two children from previous relationships.
What's even more surreal than a vampire-telepath baby? How about Kim Kardashian as mayor? Setting her sights on Glendale, California, Kardashian plans to start her campaign by buying a house in the city so she can, you know, have residency.
Let the fist-bumping begin. Howie Mandel is about to get a new game show on NBC. White Elephant has a concept similar to the popular holiday gift-swapping game, only with much higher stakes than one usually finds at the office Christmas party.
Miley Cyrus made a trip to the emergency room on Tuesday. The singer reportedly cut her finger while cooking and needed to get a few stitches. Posted 04.18.12 by Mandy
Starting with Drew Barrymore's opening-scene appearance in 1996's Scream, a cameo has been a staple of the Scream franchise, and Scream 4 is no exception. USA Today reports that Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell will both make cameos in the upcoming sequel, which finds Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox Arquette, and David Arquette once again tormented by a masked killer.
The sequel sees the returning characters joined by a younger set of potential victims, particularly Emma Roberts, who plays the cousin of Campbell's Sidney Prescott. The movie is shooting in Michigan, though recently it has been the subject of script trouble rumors.
Scream 4 opens in 3D on April 15, 2011. Hayden Panettiere, Adam Brody, Marley Shelton, Erik Knudsen, Alison Brie, Mary McDonnell, and Anthony Anderson also star. Posted 08.26.10 by Ryan
Tonight's Hollywood's Top Ten takes a look at 10 performances by child stars that served as breakout roles. Which kids made the list? Find out in the clip below. Then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT to see the full episode, or catch one of its encore showings. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system. Posted 07.29.10 by reelz
Vampires are hot these days. Two book series — both with long runs on The New York Times Best Sellers List — have made similarly long-lived leaps from the page to the screen. This weekend, HBO launches the third season of True Blood, which is based on Charlaine Harris' 10-book (and counting) The Southern Vampire Mysteries. And on June 30, the third chapter in Stephenie Meyer's series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, hits theaters nationwide, with many showings already sold out. Watch our coverage of the True Blood premiere below, and then find out how the heroines are alike, according to a fan of both series.See Top 10 Ways Twilight's and True Blood's Heroines Are Alike >> Posted 06.10.10 by reelz
Brett Ratner is tired of defending his directorial work in X-Men: The Last Stand, but fans continue to wonder what might have been if Bryan Singer had finished his X-Men trilogy, instead of defecting to Superman Returns. Michael Dougherty, the screenwriter for X2: X-Men United who joined Singer's defection, explained his ideas for X3 to Slashfilm in a recent podcast (transcribed by TheGeekFiles).
You found out was that Phoenix [(Famke Janssen)] was going round the world taking things into her own hands and that she had basically returned as a god, which they did in X3. She had viewed herself as above the conflict, that she was here to end things on her terms, she was sick of the fighting andshe was going to take things into her own hands and she did not give a s**t what the X-Men or the Brotherhood had to say about it.
And ultimately the way it was going to end, at least the version I was pushing for ... she kind of becomes that cosmic force that Phoenix is known to be, she leaves Earth and becomes a god, or at least a higher level of intelligence, and she goes into the cosmos possibly to kick-start life somewhere else. The final scene for me would have been her telling Cyclops [(James Marsden)] or her telling the X-Men "I'll be watching."
Dougherty also planned a different outcome for Rogue (Anna Paquin).
The whole point of Rogue's character is that she is supposed to come to terms with who she is and also I don't think it's good to tell girls "Yeah you should change yourselves so you can get a guy."
Instead The Last Stand saw Rogue lose her powers, Cyclops die, and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) kill Phoenix, all to the disappointment of the fans.
You can check out the entire podcast here. Posted 11.10.09 by Ryan
Variety writes that Katie Holmes will replace Liv Tyler as the lead in the upcoming indie flick The Romantics. Tyler left the project for undisclosed reasons, and Holmes joins a cast that already includes Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, and Adam Brody.
Its story involves eight friends who reunite for the wedding of Paquin's character, Lila. Both she and Holmes' character have a past with the groom, played by Josh Duhamel. Galt Niederhoffer is writing and directing from her own novel, which debuted last summer.
The Romantics begins shooting this week and is due out sometime in 2010. Posted 11.03.09 by reelz
After X-Men Origins: Wolverine's success, several X-Men actors have expressed interest in returning to the franchise and Anna Paquin is no exception. Paquin told IGN that she would like to return as Rogue, possibly in X-Men: First Class, but with certain conditions:
I would hope I could do a little bit more action next time, though. Ikind of find it ironic that I did three big action films and did,actually, no action whatsoever. I mean I got some really amazingemotional story moments, but I didn't really get to do the physicalstuff. You know, as much as I loved doing those films I was kind of like, 'OK,so when do I get to beat someone up? When do I get to steal somepowers?' You know Sookie [Paquin's True Blood character] gets to do more action than Rogue ever did. So I'm just putting that out there. More action please, for next time.
The X-Men: First Class comic book concerned the original X-Men characters of Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel, and Jean Grey, but the movie could follow some of the lesser used characters from the X-Men trilogy such as Jubilee, Colossus, Angel, Shadowcat and Paquin's Rogue. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, however, featured a young Cyclops (Tim Pocock) and seemed to set up a First Class that would feature Emma Frost, Quicksilver, and Cyclops.
Josh Schwartz (The OC) is writing the screenplay for First Class. No director has been announced yet. Posted 06.08.09 by Ryan