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Here's a new fantasy to add to your Chris Pratt spank bank: You're alone in a romantic location—but not cheesy romantic, sexy romantic. Maybe a cabin in the woods? Maybe a bungalow on the beach? We don't know your life. In this scenario, he's not married to Anna Farris, because stealing another woman's husband is wrong. And with the tenderest of touch...he leans in...and French braids your hair. Yo, Chris Pratt can French braid really well! He can French the hell out of a braid! And he did just that for one lucky intern during a recent Entertainment Tonight interview: That touch! That technique! We would book all our appointments at a salon where we could talk »
Bobbi Kristina isn't the only one who has a problem with Lifetime's upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. The late superstar's mom, Cissy Houston, also objects, and pleaded Tuesday, July 22, for the network to just let her daughter rest in peace. "Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections," Cissy, 80, told Entertainment Tonight of the made-for-tv film, I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story. "No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her [...] »
Chris Pratt was asked to French braid an intern's hair during a recent interview and the muscular, manly action star performed admirably. The “Guardians of the Galaxy,” who plays leader Star-Lord in the film, sat down with “Entertainment Tonight's” Rob Marciano to discuss both the Marvel movie and 2015's “Jurassic World,” but the conversation quickly took an unexpected turn toward hair. See video: Chris Pratt Has 12 Percent of a Plan in New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Clip They show him an Instagram photo of a woman's French braided hair; it was one Pratt had posted to his account, along »
- Travis Reilly
Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, is speaking out against Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about her late daughter. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, she said her family is “exhausted by the continuing misinformation” and pleaded to “let rest.”
“In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her,” Cissy said. “I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered »
- Ariana Bacle
Lifetime is once again drawing ire about one of its biopics from the family of its subject. Whitney Houston‘s mother, Cissy Houston, has issued a blistering statement regarding Lifetime's upcoming film about her deceased daughter, pleading with the network to “please let her rest.” See photo: Yaya DaCosta Strikes Iconic Whitney Houston Pose in First Look at Lifetime Biopic Arista/EW In the statement provided to Entertainment Tonight, Houston said the deceased singer's family objects to the film, and is “exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments” from people who did not know the “How Will I Know” singer, »
- Tim Kenneally
Sometimes the worst thing a journalist can do is reference a random thing a celebrity did or said on the internet and make them talk about it. But other times, that's the best thing to do. In this case, it's the latter, as an interview with Entertainment Tonight turned into Chris Pratt French-braiding the hair of an intern because of that one time he boasted on Instagram about French-braiding his wife Anna Faris's hair. In case you didn't believe before that it was Pratt who did the braid, now we know for sure that it was. He is great at braids! Get him a gig on Game of Thrones. »
- Lindsey Weber
Those polarising threats of a Goonies remake lose some of their power this week with the release of Earth to Echo. David Green’s bittersweet anthem for alienated youth is so profoundly in love with the 1983 classic that The Goonies could be credited as supporting cast. Yet the tender delivery of this adoration is such that the frequent nods to it are entirely forgivable. By acknowledging the singularly treacherous tightrope between childhood and adolescence with generosity, Earth to Echo forges a fresh path over this well trodden ground. This is jointly achieved by the guilelessness of the four young leads and the clever incorporation of social media as narrator.
Our Goonies are Alex, Tuck and Munch – The Mulberry Ballers Club. A trio of misfits in the Las Vegas ‘burbs, bonded by their exclusion from the in-crowd. Munch (Reese Hartwig) is Data 2.0 – techie, eccentric and unintentionally hilarious. Foster kid Alex (Teo Halm »
- Emily Breen
Whitney Houston's mom, Cissy Houston, has come out firmly against the planned Lifetime biopic about her daughter, releasing a scathing statement to Entertainment Tonight. Photos Whitney Houston 1963-2012: The Iconic Singer's Life and Career in Pictures "Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections," the statement reads. "No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby [Brown]. In the two years since Whitney's death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe
- Katie Atkinson, Billboard
Blooming! Vanessa Lachey's baby bump has popped. And she returned to Instagram to share a picture of her blossoming figure on Tuesday, July 22—the first time since her second pregnancy announcement. Lachey, 33, is a prolific Instagram poster but for over a month had only been sharing pictures of husband Nick Lachey, 40, and son Camden, 2. while she kept her baby secret. On Tuesday, the Entertainment Tonight star was ready to debut her growing pregnancy bump, after her husband's July 15 Twitter announcement that the Lachey family [...] »
There’s nothing like the Moon for cinema. It’s been a fascination for fiction from way before motion pictures were invented, but it’s had a very special place in the history of film. From the beginning, at least as early as 1896 when Georges Melies created a lunar-based dream for A Nightmare (watch it here), filmmakers have been portraying our planet’s natural satellite in all kinds of ways. One of the most famous movie images of all time is a silhouetted bicycle in front of a giant full moon, in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Even one of the Hollywood studios incorporates a crescent moon in its logo. One of the reasons the Moon is so interesting for cinema is that for the majority of the art form it was still a relatively unknown thing. Then, 45 years ago today (or yesterday, depending on where you are in the world), man touched ground on its surface and »
- Christopher Campbell
Alexandra Shipp Starring In Aaliyah Biopic
Talk show host Wendy Williams, who is executive producing the made-for-tv movie, announced the casting news on Twitter Friday. “I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase,” she wrote. "Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah.”
I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah.
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) July 18, 2014
Before Shipp stepped into the titular role, Disney star Zendaya Coleman was tapped to play the R&B singer that tragically died »
Whose renewal is it anyway?
The CW’s improv-comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (obviously), which got picked up today for a 24-episode Season 3, to debut in 2015.
Related CW Boss Defends Beast Renewal, Offers Supernatural Spin-Off Update, Drops Dixie Pregnancy Bombshell
Ready for more tubular news nuggets? Here ya go…
* An answer has finally been given to the age-old question, »
Week in Review rounds up the best of the rest of film and TV news hitting the web this week. Check out the rest of the Sos Blog for more news updates.
When Tommy Wiseau, the director of self-proclaimed masterpiece The Room (i.e. one of the best worst cult movies ever made), isn’t touring around college campuses and dodging chucked spoons at midnight screenings of his own film, or better yet, trying to play a video game, he’s presumably still out there being the auteur he thinks he is. Those desperate to know what he’d be up to next need wait no longer, as Wiseau has shared a clip from an upcoming sitcom he’s made called The Neighbors. Naturally, it looks awesome.
The clip for the show, as well as the show’s website, says it will premier on “Comedy.TV” this September. Except that might be a total lie, »
- Brian Welk
Rob Marciano is leaving his co-hosting job at “Et” to join “Gma,” an ABC News insider told TheWrap. He will serve as chief meteorologist for “Weekend Good Morning America” and as part of ABC News’ extreme weather team headed up by Ginger Zee. As part of the team, Marciano will appear across other ABC News properties. Also read: Rob Marciano Exiting as Co-Host of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ (Exclusive) Zee previously served as the weather anchor of “Weekend Gma.” She was promoted in December to take over Sam Champion's duties at “Gma” when he left for The Weather Channel. Marciano's exact start date hasn't yet been. »
- Jethro Nededog
The Vampire Diaries’ new doctor is in.
The actor will play Liam, a “cocky yet good-natured” med student at Whitmore College, who comes from a family of doctors. Liam will first appear on the show’s Season 6 premiere, airing Thursday, Oct. 2.
Related The CW Fall Schedule Revealed: The Originals on the Move, Flash Paired With Supernatural
While the actress and singer made her name on the Great White Way — scoring five Tony nominations from 1955 to 2001, including a win for her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty — TV fans might best remember her as Colleen Donaghy, irascible mother of Alec Baldwin’s network chief Jack on 30 Rock.
Stritch scored five Emmy nominations as Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the 30 Rock role, and took home the statuette »
“Entertainment Tonight” co-host Rob Marciano is set to exit the syndicated magazine program just 18 months after coming on board, multiple individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. With just months left on his contract, Marciano informed “Et” he wanted to go back to his hard news roots, according to show insiders. Also read: ‘Et’ and ‘Insider’ Shakeup: Brad Bessey Named Ep of Both Shows, DJ Petroro Exits Another individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap he has already landed a new gig at a major news organization, which is expected to be announced in a matter of days. »
- Jethro Nededog
Walking proof! Vanessa Lachey didn't go public with her pregnancy until Tuesday, July 15, but there were clues as early as a month ago, when the second-time mom-to-be stepped out with what we now know was a teeny, tiny baby bump. The Entertainment Tonight personality was photographed in New York City on Tuesday, June 10, wearing ripped jeans, a black and white varsity jacket, and a loose black T-shirt that skimmed her ever-so-slightly rounder-than-usual stomach. She's kept a low profile since then, except on Twitter and Instagram, [...] »
Nick and Vanessa Lachey are expecting their second child, her rep has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Nick, who rose to fame as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees and hosts NBC's The Sing-Off, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. (See his tweet below.) Photos The Beatles to The Wanted: The Evolution of Boy Bands The baby announcement was made on the couple's third wedding anniversary. Nick and former Entertainment Tonight correspondent Vanessa tied the knot on July 15, 2011. This will be the couple's first daughter. They welcomed son Camden in September 2012.
- Ryan Gajewski
This will be my third year attending the venerable Fantasia International Film Festival here in Montreal, and this year’s slate does not disappoint. I was asked to pick the five movies I was the most excited to see. This proved to be a difficult task, seeing as how my original list had upwards of thirty titles. But here are the five that have got me the most intrigued.
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Even though this movie has been finished for a while and already released in certain territories around the world, there’s a sense that a new Terry Gilliam movie is some form of minor miracle. Stories of Gilliam’s distended budgets, lost projects, and squabbles with producers lend the director a kind of bizarre mystique. But by all accounts, this was the easiest time Gilliam had making a movie in a while. »
- Derek Godin
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