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The pop princess puts the ‘Brit’ in ‘British’ in this hilarious, and spooky, new video!
“It’s Britney, witch!” Yes, that sentence is actually spoken (twice) by Britney Spears in a new Halloween video produced by BBC Radio 1 — and it’s just as amazing as you’d expect it to be. Because you can’t properly celebrate All Hallow’s Eve without a good ghost story, the pop princess recites Michael Jackson‘s classic “Thriller” in her spookiest, and surprisingly most British, performance to date.
We have to say, it’s great to see Britney back in such good spirits. Not only does she look amazing, but she genuinely seems to be having a good time in the video, which really is pretty entertaining. (Maybe this will rejuvenate her acting career, and we’ll finally get that long-awaited sequel to Crossroads!)
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- Andy Swift
Given the way Alex reacted last week to the revelation that a new patient at Grey Sloan is his long-estranged pop – textbook angsty tantrum-throwing – it probably won’t stun you to learn that this week’s Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t involve any bear hugs or fond memories. What we get instead is… Well, keep reading. I’ll tell you all about it.
Present Tense | Though Alex keeps his distance from his “dirtbag” dad, Jimmy – lest he become tempted to pick up where he left off all those years ago and move him from a recovery room to the morgue »
- Andy Patrick
In 2001, pop princess Britney Spears told the world she was “not a girl, not yet a woman.” Now, it seems, the sickly sweet, Auto-Tuned lyric that best describes her life is “not the top pop star, not yet old enough for the public to let her retire for good.”
Spears has hit the promo circuit for her eighth album, Britney Jean, and yesterday told BBC1 radio, “It’s very exciting, and this album is different from any other album I’ve done. It’s very moody and electric and different so, it’s pretty cool.” She also explained that Britney »
- Erin Strecker
In 2011, I sat down for a lengthy interview with Justin Timberlake, who told me that he was having the time of his life as a big screen star. Even though he’d experienced a few setbacks (“I bombed all my auditions,” he confessed), he was in the middle of promoting two romantic comedies and he had another film out that fall. Most of our conversation focused on his revitalized movie career.
Timberlake, who first appeared on “The Mickey Mouse Club” with Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling, said he had been studying acting for a long stretch. His inspiration was Will Smith, who successfully transitioned from music to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” to box office megastar. But then Timberlake said something that surprised me. “I have no aspirations of being a movie star,” he said. “I need no more attention.”
(Almost on cue, a young man came up to the »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.
Before I begin, I want to really emphasize the last eight words of the “There Should Be a Sequel” rubric: no matter how unlikely the idea really is. The possibility of a Crossroads sequel is a sky-high impossibility. Released in February 2002, the film was essentially a feature-length advertisement for Britney Spears at what was — in cruel hindsight — the peak of her golden age. (She broke up with Justin Timberlake that summer; her next album, In the Zone, »
- Darren Franich
Unless you are living under a rock, you've probably noticed that stars like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are getting a lot of attention for their new, sometimes controversial adult images. However, these two stars are hardly the first pop singers to try breaking away from the bubblegum music mold. We now present our favorite music moments when singers made the often outrageous leap into adulthood. Britney Spears: From Crossroads to Toxic Britney Spears put her transition from teen pop star to adult singer into song with 2002's "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," which appeared in her coming-of-age film, Crossroads. However, while "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" was part of Britney's transition away from being the princess of bubblegum pop, musically it was classic Britney. Her first real change into the world of adult music was with 2004's "Toxic," which also earned the singer her only Grammy, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Whether you realize it or not, you've seen Taryn Manning on the big and small screen for over a decade (think "Crossroads," "NYPD Blue," "8 Mile," "Hustle & Flow"), and now, the actress is nearly unrecognizable in her latest role on Netflix's original series "Orange is the New Black."
Playing Litchfield prison inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett requires a physical transformation for Taryn, which includes ugly-ing up her pretty smile to reflect her character's years of meth use.
AccessHollywood.com caught up with the actress to get the scoop on everything "Oitnb," starting with the process of creating those rotting ...
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Bells, wires, computers are all part of the music in Edgar Wright’s The World’S End. As you head off to the theaters this weekend to see the film, have your ears on the lookout, or listenout, for Award winning composer Steven Price’s score.
Reteaming director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, The World’S End reunites five friends who return to their hometown to relive an epic pub crawl from their youth. Along the way, the “five musketeers” uncover an alien invasion and soon learn that they are mankind’s only hope of survival.
His passion for music began early: a guitarist from the age of five, he went on to achieve a First Class degree in Music from Cambridge University. »
- Michelle McCue
Columbia Pictures president Hannah Minghella said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "Shonda's unparalleled story sense - especially when it comes to stories about women forging their way in traditionally male professions - made this project irresistible.
"Shonda first explored the idea of a story about female war correspondents for television, but over the years, it's become a much bigger story and we're thrilled that she sees a way to do it on the big screen.
"She has a great take on the material and we have a consummate producer on board with Gordon and believe this will make a terrific feature film."
Rhimes started her career in movies, »
The Shonda Rhimes train keeps on powering ahead, so you can either get out of the way (assuming you're in front of it), jump on-board for the ride, or just watch from the platform as it speeds on by. Rhimes will be returning to her feature film *roots* (her breakthrough gig, we could say, was co-penning the script for the 1999 telepic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge; other early scripting credits include Crossroads and The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement); She's now set to write the screenplay for a drama titled War Correspondents, which will center on women war correspondents, for Sony's Columbia Pictures. Rhimes, will pen the script for »
- Tambay A. Obenson
ABC staple Shonda Rhimes is returning to feature films. Before creating the incredibly successful ABC dramas/soaps Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal, Rhimes penned the screenplays for The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement and Crossroads. Now THR reports that Rhimes will return to the world of features to write the screenplay for the drama War Correspondents. The project, which focuses on the lives of female war correspondents, was initially developed by Rhimes as a potential TV series, but stalled when the Iraq War began. Now Sony has decided to turn the idea into a feature film, and Rhimes will pen the screenplay with longtime producing partner Mark Gordon (Source Code) onboard to produce. Rhimes continues to run Grey’s Anatomy and most recently developed the successful ABC series Scandal, which returns for a second season this fall and garnered Emmy nominations for stars Kerry Washington and Dan Bucatinsky. »
- Adam Chitwood
Shonda Rhimes is returning to feature films. The creator behind ABC's top drama Grey's Anatomy and third-year hit Scandal is going back to where her career began to pen the drama War Correspondents for Sony's Columbia Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Rhimes, who started her career in Hollywood penning movies Crossroads and The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement, will write the script for the drama about a number of female war correspondents. Her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers will executive produce alongside Mark Gordon. "Shonda's unparalleled story sense — especially when it comes to stories about women
- Lesley Goldberg
Lionsgate has upped Taryn Manning to a series regular for the second season of its Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. Netflix last month ordered a second season of the prison dramedy, in which Manning plays Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett on the show – a meth addict who is the youngest of six children born to drug and alcohol addicted parents in rural Virginia. Manning, who’s repped by Apa, Oren Segal of Radius Entertainment, and Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson Llp, recently completed shooting Low Down, from writer/producer Jeff Preiss, opposite John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Ezra Miller, Glenn Close, Tim Daly, Peter Dinklage and Flea. Credits for Manning include guest gigs on Hawaii Five-o and Sons Of Anarchy; film-wise, her credits include Love Ranch, Hustle & Flow, Cold Mountain, 8 Mile, A Lot Like Love, White Oleander, Crazy/Beautiful and Crossroads. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
My meeting with actor Anson Mount of AMC's Hell on Wheels at this year's Atx Television Festival conjured up memories of me at elementary-school-age slumber parties, where I distinctly remember watching the Britney Spears-fronted Crossroads and the horror flick Urban Legends: Final Cut. Oh, the early 2000s. Both films starred Mount in his days as the stereotypical clean-cut, good-guy romantic lead.
If his performance in Hell on Wheels wasn't enough to prove that the 40-year-old has come a long way from his Razzie-nominated performance in Crossroads, meeting him in person definitely did. He still seems as charming as my 10-year-old self remembers, but definitely more confident and scruffy than he was in his twenties. Some good old-fashioned manual labor (even if it may be only onscreen) has done this Tennessee native good and has provided him with a platform to show off his acting chops.
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- Jordan Gass-Poore'
"Spears is a very beautiful human being. After I worked with her, I realised that there was a reason why she was the most popular pop artist over so many other pop artists at that time who were more talented, had better voices. And it was because of her heart, her soul," huffingtonpost.com quoted her as saying.
The two worked together in the 2002 film "Crossroads".
- Anita Agarwal
Actor/musicians who are massive in one field are often ridiculed when they dare to step across this all-important borderline. Some make it and become huge international stars but others don’t fare so well. When films like Jennifer Lopez’s Maid In Manhattan and Britney Spears’ Crossroads exist in the world, we can be forgiven for being sceptical of these cross-genre adventures. Miley Cyrus has also become too eponymous with this concept for my liking. Surely we can remember more actor/musicians who aren’t aimed purely at twelve year-old girls?
The actor/musician pattern used to be much more common, with stars like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby even starring in High Society together amongst their other innumerable projects, but there has since been plenty of critical ridiculing of actors trying to sing (and vice versa). The cliché is for such ventures to be immediately passed off as vanity projects and nothing more, »
- Charlotte Tobitt
The 34-year-old saw the pop starlet in action on the set of "Crossroads," a 2002 MTV Films-produced flick about three best friends who go on a road trip across the country after high school. Although the movie was panned by a majority of critics, Saldana said it opened her eyes to Spears' celebrity.
"Britney's a very beautiful human being," Saldana told Allure for the magazine's June 2013 issue. "After I worked with her, I realized that there was a reason why she was the most popular pop artist over so many other pop artists at that time who were more talented, had better voices. And it was because of her heart, her soul."
Saldana has long been a fan of Spears. »
- The Huffington Post
She later gained prominence for her roles as 'Anamaria' in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", 'Uhura' in "Star Trek" (2009), a starring role as 'Neytiri" in "Avatar" and the lead in "Colombiana".
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- Michael Stevens
• If Jon Favreau’s Chef was ever in danger of receiving adequate financing, he can probably breathe easy now. Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to join the independent comedy. Downey Jr. and Favreau have worked together for years on the Iron Man franchise. Favreau plays the role of Happy Hogan, and also directed the first two films. In Chef, which Favreau wrote — and will direct and star in — a recently fired chef tries to regain control of his craft by opening a food truck. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is also set to star. [Deadline]
• Kate Winslet will star in the period film, »
- Lindsey Bahr
On this week’s Glee, Rachel looked to her New Directions past to help her move toward a Broadway future, Finn stuggled to find a balance between his responsibility to study and his right to party and Marley unveiled a secret weapon that might be the key to winning Regionals.
It wasn’t the funniest episode of Season 4 — and it wasn’t as harrowingly intense as last week’s “Shooting Star” — but “Sweet Dreams” captured the innocence and hopefulness of young kids with big aspirations as well as any hour of the show this season.
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- Michael Slezak
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