15 items from 2008
George and Laura Bush were gracious hosts one more time in their home stretch at the White House last night for the annual Kennedy Center Honors gala. Barbra Streisand, who played nice and even hugged G. W. Bush at the event despite her personal feelings towards the outbound president, Morgan Freeman and Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who were among the honorees. They were joined by political heavyweights Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, the Bush family and more. Beyonce lit up the red carpet in her gown before taking the stage to sing "The Way We Were" while Jack Black managed to make the formal red carpet a little more fun. Congrats to all the honorees — the event airs on CBS December 30. To see more photos including Queen Latifah, Clint Eastwood, Taye Diggs and others just read more. Images include: Beyonce Knowles, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, Jack Black, »
Gail Simone, the writer of the current run of DC’s renowned “Wonder Woman” title, recently talked a bit with io9.com about the sudden surge of rumors surrounding a “Wonder Woman” movie, particularly ones about pop singer Beyonce’s desire to star, and McG taking the director’s chair. “In general, I’m very skeptical of any fake irony when dealing with Wonder Woman. If we’re getting some kind of post-modern satire of the Lynda Carter series, I’d rather they just pass on the whole idea entirely. Christopher Reeve showed that the noble characters work best when played nobly. Winking at the audience insults everyone involved” she says in regards to any adaptation being laden with in-jokes. Though no specifics regarding a [...] »
- Costa Koutsoutis
"I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?" she said.
She has appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember, Dreamgirls, and Cadillac Records in addition to her pop music career. Knowles indicated she has personally expressed her interest to both the studio and representatives at DC Comics.
The shapely and fit performer was ready for the revealing and tight tradition outfit as first designed by artist Harry G. Peters. "I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume. The way that Lynda Carter wore it, »
- Robert Greenberger
While the Internet was frantically reporting that Megan Fox was at the head of the line to play the Amazon superheroine, Beyonce was quietly meeting with representatives from Warner Bros and DC trying to nab the role for herself.
Hero Complex sat down with the megastar, who gushed about the recent superhero trend, noting that "they're not corny at all," and how badly she would like to be a part of them. "I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"
Her one misgiving is the costume which, despite her fantastic figure, she admits is incredibly unforgiving. "I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume. The way that Lynda Carter wore it, she was so fine. »
- Elisabeth Rappe
Already a superstar, Beyoncé now has her eyes set on becoming a superhero. "What would be better than Wonder Woman?" she tells the Los Angeles Times. "It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?" The singer-actress, 27, has met with representatives at DC Comics and Warner Bros. to discuss donning the red, white and blue bathing suit on screen, she says. "After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, 'Ok, I need to be a superhero,'" Beyoncé tells the Times. »
The American actress and singer first took her cabaret act across the U.S. last year and is set to return to her musical roots with an onstage revival in New York on Tuesday.
And Carter is convinced her return is the only way she could part ways from her role in the iconic 1970s superheroine show - to prove she is a different person from her sexy small screen character.
She tells the New York Post: "(It's) not to make more money, not to be more famous - it's for the pleasure of me. Wonder Woman always overshadowed me. People ask about her all the time. I can either distance myself or embrace her. I have all the shows, all the costumes. I think she was fantastic.
"But I never felt I, personally, was a sexy person. There's this 'ooohh and aaahh' for that character, but it's not really for you yourself. They call you sexy, but you don't feel like it." »
Lynda Carter opens tonight for a week at Feinstein's. TV's "Wonder Woman" and Miss World in the '70s, she's still a Wonder Woman because she visited me Sunday afternoon still looking like Miss World. Floor-length silver earrings, size 4 corset-tight wool sheath and drop-dead spike-heeled black suede fringed Vuitton boots, open-toed. Ok?
"The show will be a high-wire act because there's no special effects, no special lighting, just me and the people," said Lynda. "It either goes flat, or I'm doing what I'm supposed to do. »
- By CINDY ADAMS
In addition to being beautiful and talented, could it be that Courteney Cox Arquette likes videogames, too? If so, hubby David Arquette is even luckier than we first suspected. Courteney and David joined "The Hills"' Lauren Conrad, "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter and a host of other celebs for the launch of Fallout 3, one of fall's most hotly anticipated videogames -- and "The Insider" was there! "Not a huge gamer, but I have fun with it -- I'm not very good!" Lauren tells us. Meanwhile, David admits that he is the gamer of the Cox-Arquette family, but says that Courteney enjoys "some" of the next-gen diversions. Does his late-night playing interfere with her beauty sleep? "No, I'm not the bad," David tells us. "I used to be." The stars packed La Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles Thursday for a party in honor of the post-apocalyptic adventure game, which impacts the PC, »
Courteney Cox and Lauren Conrad brought along their guys David Arquette and Kyle Howard to a launch party for the video game Fallout 3 in La last night. Love must have been in the air, as Lauren and Kyle got kissy on the dance floor after spending their day together at the beach while Winona Ryder received some love from the event's promoter, Josh Richman. It wasn't all about romance, however, as stars like Nick Lachey, Mischa Barton, Emile Hirsch were all rolling solo to get their first taste of the new game, enjoy the live music and party the La night away. To see more from the party, including Nick Lachey, Emile Hirsch and Mischa Barton just read more. Images include: Lauren Conrad, Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Christina Milian, Malin Akerman, Ben Harper, Odette Yustman, Matthew Reese, Courteney Cox , Josh Henderson, Dave Annable, Emile Hirsch, Lynda Carter, Ioan Gruffudd, Christopher Masterson, »
The American actress and singer - best known for her role on the iconic 1970s superheroine show - toured her cabaret act across the U.S. last year.
And Carter took leave from the stage to record her second solo musical release following her tour dates - but the star insists she's eager to tread the boards once again.
She says, "I started professionally at 14, and I went on the road at 17... When I first went back to singing it was frightening, but I'm so at the starting gate. Every time I go on the stage I feel like I just can't wait to get out."
Her show will debut at New York's famous Feinstein's at Loews Regency theatre on 21 October. »
Debra Winger's life has enough stories to fill a dozen movies. Want to hear about overcoming adversity? When Winger was 17, a car accident put her in a coma for weeks and left her partially paralyzed and blind for 10 months, during which time she vowed that if she recovered, she would become an actor. How about a great discovery story? As a struggling unknown actor, she crashed an audition and won the coveted role of the brash, sensual Sissy, opposite John Travolta, in Urban Cowboy, which made her an instant star. A hint of scandal? It's no secret Winger has had tense relationships on set, such as with her An Officer and a Gentleman director, Taylor Hackford, and her Terms of Endearment co-star Shirley MacLaine. And how about a tale with a surprise twist? After turning 40, with three Oscar nominations to her name, firmly ensconced as a sought-after actor, Winger »
- Jenelle Riley
Many of us know Lynda Carter. She was the star of the 1970's Wonder Woman TV series, where she did many of her own stunts and became forever linked with the character, setting the standard for any future portrayals. She's been seen in supporting roles in comedies such as Super Troopers and the very funny Sky High. She's appeared in the popular Smallville TV series and played Mama Morton in the 10th anniversary show of Chicago in West End London. And she hasn't aged in the last 25 years.
Recently, Lynda Carter was being interviewed by Victor Fiorillo of the Philadelphia Magazine. They talked about nude scenes, life, alcoholism, her singing career and, yes, the many recent comparisons between Sarah Palin and Wonder Woman.
The actress was not shy about her opinions concerning how the Alaskan governor stacks up next to the Amazon warrior of Paradise Island. The full interview can be found at this link, »
- Alan Kistler
The former TV star has struggled with an addiction to booze . but gave up drinking when her husband, lawyer Robert Altman, begged her to stop.
She tells U.S. TV show The Insider, "My husband asked me ... 'Can't you just stop this for the children and for me?'"
The 56-year-old adds, "I was so good at hiding it too... Brilliant."
The TV icon, who has been sober for nearly ten years, cites her two children as the catalyst for her change - prompting her to seek help through a rehab facility in Washington, D.C.
She explains, "I needed help - I begged God in heaven to help me figure this out." »
To children of the '70s, she was a glamorous TV icon with her bullet-proof bracelets and Star-Spangled corset. But now Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has turned the "Lasso of Truth" on herself, admitting publicly that she's an alcoholic. "I was so good at hiding it too," the 56-year-old mother-of-two tells TV's The Insider. "Brilliant." But, she says, she could not keep the secret from her family: Her attorney husband Robert Altman and their two children, Jamie, 20, and Jessica, 17. "My husband asked me ... 'Can't you just stop this for the children and for me?' " His plea prompted her to »
- Caris Davis
The former TV star was out rowing on the Potomac River on Wednesday when she spotted the body of a woman floating face down in the water. Carter immediately dialled 911 and called police to the scene.
Police believe the dead woman was a hiker who may have slipped and fallen into the river and are appealing for help in discovering her identity. She is described as around 40 years old and wearing a white jacket, shorts and a t-shirt.
Washington D.C. fire and emergency services spokesperson Scott Kane says, "A middle-aged woman was found floating in the water about a quarter mile north of Three Sisters Island. She was found by a canoer. The canoer flagged down some boats and they called Fire and Ems." »
15 items from 2008
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