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Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings people together, be they family, friends, or even strangers that become friends, and 2013 was no exception. But did you know that this year's turkey day brought together Jennifer Aniston and Ed Sheeran?
Random new friends alert! The "Friends" star and the British singer/songwriter celebrated Thanksgiving together. You want proof? Aniston's manager Aleen Keshishian shared a photo on Instagram on Thursday (Nov. 28) with the two new friends, with the caption, "#happythanksgiving."
While the Aniston/Sheeran coupling may seem random, on closer inspection it becomes clear that they have a huge connection: mutual friend Courteney Cox.
On Nov. 19, Sheeran tweeted a picture of himself with Cox asking his millions of followers to support her at the People's Choice Awards. And we all know that Cox used to star on "Friends" with Aniston, so maybe she introduced the two.
Regardless of how they met, we're loving »
Lyndon gives HollywoodLife.com a look into Drew and Natalie’s future together — which may or may not include mud wrestling.
It takes a lot of woman to handle Drew (Miles Heizer) on Parenthood. He may not be the smallest Braverman, but he’s got the emotional stability of an Autumn leaf, which is why some fans aren’t too crazy about Natalie, the girl-next-dorm who’s been messing with Drew’s head all season. Lyndon Smith spoke to HollywoodLife.com about Natalie’s future with Drew, their upcoming love triangle, and the time she totally fan-girled over Lauren Graham.
>> Why is Natalie messing with Drew? Doesn’t she know how fragile he is?
Yeah, she’s not being too nice. It’s not her nicest time. But you know, there’s a time and place for selfishness, and I went to college myself, »
- Andy Swift
As Bruce Campbell proved to us all last week when he debunked the previous week’s announcement that Army of Darkness 2 was on its way, news of impending horror sequels should probably always be taken with a grain of salt. Countless sequels have been announced over the years, only to drop off the face of the earth shortly thereafter. It’s just the nature of the game, in a fickle business like the movie-making one.
Back in August we took a look at ten of those sequels that we’re still waiting to see, and today I’ve got ten more for ya. They were all planned, they were all announced, but none of them ever actually happened!
28 Months Later
A few months before the 2007 DVD release of 28 Days Later’s sequel 28 Weeks Later, the now defunct company Fox Atomic teased a third film, implying that the future of the »
- John Squires
This week’s Parenthood finds Ryan (finally) putting a ring on it, while Julia flirts with some extramarital action and Hank embraces his bromance with Max.
Here, we break down the seven key takeaways from the NBC weepfest’s latest installment:
• That hot band member is way too handsy with a certain engaged Luncheonette employee. (Ahem, Amber.) Poor Ryan has less than stellar timing, too, as he finds his ladylove in the arms of said other man more than once in the hour. He reacts as one would — by proposing again (this time with a massive ring). “My life changed »
- Megan Masters
Aside from a couple of casting stories, news on the Poltergeist reboot has been fairly quiet. Some of you probably don't even know that one of the greatest haunted house thrillers of all time is getting the remake treatment.
Released in 1982, the now iconic horror movie was directed by Tobe Hooper from an original idea by producer Steven Spielberg. Its long been rumored that Tobe, who made a name for himself with the low budget The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, fell victim to the pressures of a huge Hollywood blockbuster, suffering from panic attacks that led to Spielberg, who was just down the street working on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, taking over and helming the majority of the project.
Taking on a classic is a gutsy move, even for an award-winning filmmaker. And when director Kimberly Peirce signed on to re-imagine Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers hellbent on revenge, she knew she had some sky-high expectations to meet.
"I'd make a joke and say, 'I didn't give a f*ck,' but of course I felt pressure!" she told us recently while doing press for "Carrie." "But I think pressure is good."
All that pressure had Peirce thinking long and hard about what it would mean to sign on to a project of this scale, with its history and existing fan base. Having made just one film, 2008's "Stop-Loss," since her 1999 directorial debut, "Boys Don't Cry," it's clear, as a filmmaker, she doesn't make decisions lightly.
"I walked into this feeling a huge responsibility, much like I did with 'Boys Don't Cry »
- Tim Hayne
Parenthood, Season 5, Episode 3: “Nipple Confusion”
Written by Sarah Watson
Directed by Patrick Norris
Airs Thursdays at 10pm (Est) on NBC
This week, on Parenthood: Drew has a terrible roommate, Sarah graduates to people, and Aida finally stops crying (temporarily)
One of the greatest obstacles in relationships, according to popular wisdom, is lack of communication. It doesn’t matter what kind, failing to listen to what someone is saying, verbally or nonverbally, or make yourself heard in return are surefire ways to allow a friendship, business partnership, or marriage dissolve. There’s always drama to be found in people’s inability to communicate, for one reason or another (horror movies would be over much faster if everyone had cell reception, for example), and yet very few TV shows seem particularly interested in exploring this or in prioritizing open, honest discourse among their characters. As demonstrated this week, Parenthood is »
- Kate Kulzick
Though it's been in danger of being cancelled each year, Parenthood has survived for five seasons. Will it see a sixth year or will this be the end? We'll have a better idea as the weeks progress.
Airing on NBC since 2010, Parenthood revolves around the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The ensemble cast includes Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Mae Whitman, with Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the »
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I’m starting to think that James Wan had a special relationship with the bogeyman growing up. Each of the director’s features thus far, excepting the Kevin Bacon revenge thriller Death Sentence, have, in some way or other, honed in on the shadow monster hiding behind head-shaking pragmatism of adulthood.
Whether it’s the twisted, medieval morality of the mysterious Jigsaw or the phantasmal wrath of otherworldly critters, Wan (and often his collaborator Leigh Whannell) seems inordinately interested in the darkness lurking just over your shoulder. The appropriately named Insidious: Chapter 2 opens up another portal to this presence, one stuffed to the gills with funhouse amusements and shambling mysticism.
Explicitly linked to its predecessor, the 2011 chiller that never met a screeching violin chord it didn’t like, Insidious 2 abandons the traditional creeps of Wan’s The Conjuring and heads back to the dime store. »
- Nathan Bartlebaugh
Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 7, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $27.98
Studio: Warner Home Video
The war movie stars Sam Waterston (TV’s Law & Order), John Malkovich (Red) and Haing S. Ngor (The Dragon Gate) and is based on the true events of the 1975 takeover of Cambodia by Khmer Rouge, the terrorist government that killed nearly 3 million people.
Waterston plays Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg, who stays in Cambodia after the government falls and convinces his friend and translator Dith Pran (Ngor) to stay too to report on the bloodbath and the U.S. role in precipitating the horror.
It's almost impossible to imagine Modern Family without one of its talented castmembers. But turns out, Ed O'Neill, who plays Jay Pritchett on the ABC show, almost didn't get cast in the hit comedy. "When I read it I thought, 'Oh boy, this is pretty good,'" the 67-year-old actor recalls. "And I called my manager and he said, 'Well, they're out to Craig T. Nelson.'" "They couldn't really decide between Craig and Ed," casting director Jeff Greenberg adds. "They're both wonderful comic actors." Despite Ed's obvious chemistry with his TV wife Sofia Vergara (who plays Gloria Pritchett), his impeccable comedic timing and »
NBCUniversal is trying to widen the audience for its flagship property “Sunday Night Football” with a series of promos that burnish the pigskin showcase among not only sports fans but also celebrity-watchers and current-affairs aficionados.
The video vignettes, which will appear online starting Tuesday and debut on TV this weekend in pre-season football coverage, feature various NBCU celebrities, including Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel (from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent); Joan and Melissa Rivers (from E!’s “Fashion Police”); Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”); Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales (from NBC’s “Today”) and Ken Jeong (from NBC’s “Community”), all taking part in ersatz try-outs to sing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,”which has been the “Snf” theme song since 2006.
- Brian Steinberg
Sam Rockwell may join the Poltergeist remake; Several high profile actors circle The Giver; Steven Spielberg drops out of American Sniper; Judy Greer is in negotiations for Tomorrowland; Horrible Bosses 2 needs a new director; and Fast and Furious 7 nabs its first new addition.
Although Rockwell is only in “early talks” with the studios, reports suggest he is their first choice for the patriarch role in the film, the one played by Craig T. Nelson in the original. If cast, Rockwell will be starring ...
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- Anthony Taormina
This is the worst kind of casting "news" because it's not really news if it isn't official, but I need to fill digital column space so here goes. Word out of The Wrap is Sam Rockwell is eying a lead role in MGM's Poltergeist remake opposite Rosemarie DeWitt. The actor is apparently "intrigued by the prospect of a lead role in a studio movie produced by horror maestro Sam Raimi" whose most recent efforts as either producer or director include the Evil Dead remake and Oz the Great and Powerful. Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the film from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote Oz for Raimi. Word is the film will follow the same plot as the original though the name of the family has been changed from the Freelings to the Bowens and instead of the young daughter's name being Carol-Anne, it will be Madison. Tobe Hooper »
- Brad Brevet
The trades are reporting that “Moon’s” Sam Rockwell is in “early talks” to star in Fox 2000′s remake of “Poltergeist”. If the deal goes through, Rockwell would join “Promised Land’s” Rosemarie DeWitt, who was previously cast as the film’s female lead. Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) will direct the film from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire, who scripted “Oz: The Great and Powerfulful” for director Sam Raimi, who will be producing the remake along with buddy Rob Tapert via their Ghost House Pictures shingle. As with the 1982 original starring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, the new “Poltergeist” will follow a family “whose lives are uprooted when youngest daughter Madison is abducted by supernatural forces that trap her in the netherworld between life and death”. All I remember from the original was that the little girl got pulled into the TV. Fun times, fun times… Getting Rockwell would be quite the coup. »
'Moon' and 'Seven Psychopaths' star Sam Rockwell (below) is the latest name being touted for a potential role on board the new 'Poltergeist' remake. The actor is reportedly in early talks to play the father of the piece, the part filled by Craig T. Nelson in Tobe Hooper's 1982 original. It's still early days so nothing concrete just yet but Rockwell would join the already assigned Rosemarie DeWitt. Gil Kenan ('Monster House') will shoot from a script penned by David Lindsay-Abaire ('Oz The Great and Powerful') and will be co-produced between Twentieth Century Fox and MGM. »
Just last month brought news that Touchy Feel and The Watch star Rosemarie DeWitt was taking the female lead on MGM and Fox 2000's remake of the horror classic Poltergeist. Director Gil Kenan (Monster House) is at the helm of the film which follows a family who, struggling to make ends meet, relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their young daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil. DeWitt is the matriach, and now The Wrap has word that Sam Rockwell is in talks for the lead father role once played by Craig T. Nelson. Rockwell has a whole slew of projects coming over the next couple years, but everyone should be checking him out in the Fox Searchlight coming-of-age comedy The Way Way Back right now. He would certainly bring some flare to »
- Ethan Anderton
The Poltergeist remake is moving right along and today brings word of another potential cast member. According to The Wrap, Sam Rockwell (Moon, Iron Man 2) may star. The actor is reportedly in "early talks" (which mean his involvement may or may not happen) to play the father in the film. He'll co-star opposite Rosemarie DeWitt.
Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits includes Oz The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.
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Now that banks have reopened following the death of Eileen Brennan and I’ve reluctantly reopened my curtains, we can get down to real mourning. Ugggggggh. Our girl Eileen — the superfly Mrs. Peacock of Clue fame, the grizzled Billie from The Sting, the nutty Tess Skeffington of Murder By Death – died at the ripe old age of character actress and now the world is deprived of her unflinching, husky-voiced command. In her lifetime Ms. Brennan only earned a single Oscar nomination, a Best Supporting Actress nod for Private Benjamin, and wouldn’t you know it, captain?: Private Benjamin is a perfect addition to the Best Movie Ever? anthology, a comedy about basic training in self-possession. It’s the rugged flipside to 1980′s other funny feminist jam, 9 to 5.
Private Benjamin is about a spoiled woman named Judy Benjamin (Hawn) who, following the death of her hilariously selfish new husband Yale »
- Louis Virtel
Appearing on a panel Saturday promoting the show’s upcoming fifth season at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills, Nelson didn’t exactly back away from his previous comments. “You get frustrated when doesn’t seem to be being honored in the way you feel it should be,” he said. “I felt I had an obligation as the patriarch of this dysfunctional family to speak out … I believe »
- James Hibberd
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