Posted by Chris Franklin as Movie News at 12:52 AM EDT on Feb, 08 2011
Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively may soon be taking on the role of Carrie Bradshaw in a prequel to the popular TV series Sex and the City.
New Line Cinema execs are rumored to be in talks with the shows creator Candace Bushnell about adapting her prequel The Carrie Diaries for the big screen, a series that focuses on Carrie’s teenage years in the early 1980s.
If the prequel moves forward it could spawn other movies if successful, for example Candace just finished writing Summer And The City which follows Carrie as she movies to New York City at the ripe young age of 19.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 10:06 PM EDT on Feb, 07 2011
Fox wants to make a big splash with Simon Cowell’s U.S version of The X Factor and to make sure that will happen the network has announced a recording contract worth $5 million.
Like Cowell’s American Idol, the new show pits singers against one another with the guidance of “celebrity mentors” while groups are also allowed to compete on the show.
The UK version of The X Factor helped launched the highly successful career of Leona Lewis.
The $5 million record contract, part of a deal with Sony Music/Syco deal has no age restrictions and is the biggest in game show history.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 9:36 PM EDT on Feb, 07 2011
Lady Gaga fans this Friday will have reason to celebrate as pop’s current top female performer will debut her new single Born This Way.
The song, one of the mostly highly anticipated of 2011 was originally set to debut this coming Sunday, however Gaga announced via Tweet on Monday that she would push out the single a few days early.
Gaga was suppose to debut the song at the 2011 Grammy’s but decided that popular demand meant she should push it out earlier to the airwaves.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Movie News at 2:50 AM EDT on Feb, 07 2011
Are you ready for another big dose of Captain Jack Sparrow? Pirates Of the Caribbean is just around the corner and during the Super Bowl on Sunday the first trailer for the movie was revealed.
Aired during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, the trailer shows Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruze among other actors as they forge forward without the likes of Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom.
Check out the trailer below:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 1:47 AM EDT on Feb, 07 2011
Electronics retailer Best Buy put Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne in their Super Bowl commercial this year, an odd pairing that worked to decent effect.
The company didn’t sugar coat why they chose Bieber with marketing chief Drew Panayiotou revealing:
“Justin Bieber is the biggest star out there, but that’s not why he’s in the spot,” and “He symbolically represents something important to the brand message.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 12:54 AM EDT on Feb, 07 2011
Forget the Chrysler 300, now you can own the Chrysler 200 and the sleek looking car from one of Detroit’s original auto manufacturers debuted today at the Super Bowl in an ad featuring the cities most famous rapper and beloved ambassadors Eminem.
The commercial is sleek with a great narrative and just enough Eminem appearing to keep the focus on the vehicle.
Just before the big game Eminem tweeted:
“Imported from Detroit… The Chrysler spot…”
Here’s the commercial:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 12:37 AM EDT on Feb, 07 2011
While her singing was great, Christina Aguilera messed up the actual lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner at this years Super Bowl, a fact that she says has left her “devastated.”
Aguilera’s issue came when she sang:
“O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming” where she instead sang “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming…”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:14 PM EDT on Feb, 05 2011
Zsa Zsa Gabor is heading home once again and according to reports her condition was even worse than originally thought.
According to Gabor’s husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, the actress had “full blown pneumonia” and doctors didn’t believe she was going to pull through, her life only being saved by large doses of antibiotics.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 10:39 PM EDT on Feb, 05 2011
Actor Shia LaBeouf was handcuffed and then briefly detained before police officers freed him following a bar fight in Los Angeles on Friday night.
The fight took place at Mad Bull’s Tavern in Sherman Oaks. Some patrons at the bar say LaBeouf “got a little rowdy” which led to another patron at the bar punching him in the face.
Everyone involved was handcuffed, but quickly let go with a warning from officers.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 5:33 PM EDT on Feb, 04 2011
After 10 years on the air, the team at American Idol are preparing to launch a “greatest hits” CD. The Album, titled American Idol 10th Anniversary – The Hits will reach stores on March 15.
The tracks chosen for the CD include the “best of” from various past winners including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and nine others.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Movie News at 5:26 PM EDT on Feb, 04 2011
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon shared a romantic moment on the new poster for their upcoming movie Water For Elephants.
The movie, based on the novel by Sara Gruen is the story of a veterinary student (Robert Pattinson) who’s parents die, leading him to join a traveling circus as their resident Vet. Once on the road the vet falls in love with the head trainer’s wife, played by Reese Witherspoon.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 5:19 PM EDT on Feb, 04 2011
MTV has pulled the plug on a new reality TV series featuring Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad.
The show was to follow Conrad’s work as she works on The Lauren Conrad Collection for retailer Kohl’s.
MTV wasn’t in too deep with the show, having only shot one pilot episode for the show in October.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 12:13 AM EDT on Feb, 03 2011
Britney Spears fans should be getting excited right now, the pop queen has announced that her new album, titled Femme Fatale will drop on March 15 and in celebration of that announcement the pop singer has released the cover art (pictured above) for the album.
The album is the 7th Studio for Spears and in celebration of her release Spears tweeted the following message on Wednesday:
“This album is for you, my fans, who have always supported me and have stuck by me every step of the way! I love you all!”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 11:57 PM EDT on Feb, 02 2011
Jack and Meg White have called it quits. The White Stripes are ending their highly acclaimed run of rock and roll, a career that formed in 1997 when the dynamic duo first started performing together.
In a joint statement Jack and Meg said:
“We will make no further new recordings or perform live.”
Jack White in the last several years has been focusing his energies on bands The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs while building his record label Third Man Records.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:38 PM EDT on Feb, 02 2011
German jewelry maker Thomas Sabo is now being represented by pop sensation Katy Perry.
The hugely successful singer can now be seen in various ads pitching the sterling silver company and their wares. Specifically Perry can be seen pushing the company’s “Pop Now” advertisements.
As part of her endorsement the pop star is only wearing pieces from the Sabo Collection during public appearances and she will make a special appearance at the company’s trade show in Munich later in 2011.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 7:32 PM EDT on Jan, 31 2011
Gleek rejoice! Glee’s uber-expensive Super Bowl special is just around the corner and the first promo video for the show has debuted.
Glee will step outside the show’s typical Tuesday air time to show off a new episode following the Super Bowl on February 6 and the show is reported to be one of the most expensive single TV episodes of all time, given the fact that they have licensed the right to Michael Jackson’s Thriller among other big hits.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 7:20 PM EDT on Jan, 31 2011
During his last three months on the air talk show host Larry King routinely saw 674,000 viewers to his popular show, however just two weeks after taking over the show and with a huge advertising campaign supporting him, Piers Morgan is barely managing just over 50% of King’s original viewer numbers.
Piers Morgan Tonight has went from 2.1 million viewers during his shows January 17 premier to just 498,000 viewers as of Thursday’s show featuring uber-popular socialities and reality TV stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 7:02 PM EDT on Jan, 31 2011
When Prince William and fiance Kate Middleton wed later this year they will more than likely honeymoon in Britain’s Scilly Islands.
According to reports, the couple plan to spend their first week as husband and wife at the island.
The report comes from two different UK sources, however at this time Buckingham Palace is remaining mum on the details for the honeymoon which will occur immediately following the April 29 wedding set to take place at Westminster Abbey in London.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 6:33 PM EDT on Jan, 31 2011
Do you know what happens if you get nominated for an Academy Award? If you’re Javier Bardem and you were nominated for your role in Biutiful you immediatley receive an offer to star beside Daniel Craig in the next 007 film.
Bardem was approached last week with an offer to take on a role in the 23rd Bond film which will begin filming sometime in 2011.