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There was a time when two veteran straight actors such as John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, taking on the roles of a gay couple and their subsequent travails at married life would have been the tabloid equivalent of shock and awe. It still might raise some eyebrows, but Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange is a testimony to societal progress in terms of storytelling. Now it will face the box office as the Specialty title platforms this weekend via Sony Classics. A real-life gay marriage takes the spotlight this weekend courtesy of Starz Media doc To Be Takei about the multi-faceted actor/activist and social media talent who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in TV’s original Star Trek. It will be joined by Millennium Entertainment’s Are You Here with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler which will open day and date by Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner. »
- Brian Brooks
Comedian Artie Lange has been hospitalized after going into diabetic shock, he tweeted on Tuesday. Lange said he's in a hospital outside of Detroit and apologized for "missing gigs" on his tour. Story: Artie Lange Plans to Host Fox Sports Radio Show He added that his road manager is taking care of him. Lange is best known for his many appearances on The Howard Stern Show and years on MADtv. He's also had memorable roles in movies like Lost & Found, The Bachelor and Elf. Story: Artie Lange Wants to Return to the 'Howard Stern Show' He currently hosts The
- THR Staff
It’s hard to make a comeback in Hollywood — unless you’re swine.
In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the final episode of Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night,” singing a melancholy song with her Muppets pals; dished about her love life on “The Bachelor”; and sipped Lipton tea in an Oscars ad. The weekend of the ceremony, she popped up on an E! fashion segment, dressed in a frock designed by Vivienne Westwood, and attended a pre-Academy Awards QVC party, where she entered via cabana lifted by four shirtless hunks. Then the situation got a little sticky. According to tabloid reports, Piggy shoved Joan Rivers into a cake backstage, and Rivers emerged at the party with frosting in her hair.
Like any shrewd publicity-seeking celeb, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
It isn’t news to most of us that some cable networks have a target audience, whether or not we agree that their programming actually serves that target. A case in point is Lifetime, which calls itself “female-focused” though my remote hasn’t landed on the channel in years. I’ve heard good things about Witches of East End but honestly haven’t checked it out just because it’s on that Army Wives network.
That may change, now that Lifetime is testing the waters of dystopia with its pickup of the series The Lottery. I can see how it would be considered female-skewed, given that the premise is a lottery to determine who will serve as surrogates for the 100 embryos still in existence, but I’m intrigued that they’re calling it a “conspiracy thriller.” Okay, Lifetime, you have my attention.
Lifetime Greenlights Conspiracy Thriller The Lottery Project is »
- Erin Willard
Source: Getty "I get filthy when that liquor get into me. . . . Why can't I keep my fingers off it, baby?" These are the lyrics of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love," and the words that just might start Nicole Richie's next lawsuit. This week, the fashion designer expressed her appreciation for how Bey has broadened her lexicon, making it even dirtier. In other hilarious tweets, Bette Midler is not impressed with the Golden Globes, and Elizabeth Banks reminded us why she should be in the high-heel Olympics. Check out all that and more in this week's best funny tweets! Drunk In Love gave me an entire new vocabulary to sexually harass people with #QueenBey — Nicole Richie (@nicolerichie) December 16, 2013 Put some sample vids up on Instagram, Nicole. Boy, those Golden Globes. I hadn’t seen that many men congratulate themselves since Congress got their health insurance to cover Viagra. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 14, 2014 Zinger! »
- Nick Maslow
Elizabeth Wurtzel's 'The Bachelor' Recap: Countdown to Juan Pablo What’s in a name? A lot. By Elizabeth Wurtzel It’s time for another season of The Bachelor, America’s pre-eminent reality show for romantic group dates, high-profile rejections, crying pharmaceutical saleswomen, and rendering the phrase “true love” utterly meaningless through ceaseless repetition. This season, we have asked Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation and Bitch, to confront our favorite national circus nightmare. Join Elizabeth each Tuesday for all the squabbling and hot-tubbing that’s fit to air on ABC. Here is the truth, and the answer to Shakespeare's question: There is a lot in a name. If your parents want your life to be substantial, they give you a serious name, like mine or anything else biblical or Anglo-Saxon. And if your parents are hoping you will someday have plump silicone breast implants, that you »
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
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