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Should we brace for ABC to greenlight Keeping Up With the Houghs before Labor Day?
Hot on the heels of Derek Hough joining Season 3 of the network’s drama Nashville for a multi-episode arc, his sister Julianne appeared Thursday on Good Morning America to confirm the widespread rumor that she’s returning to Dancing With the Stars as a fourth judge for the show’s upcoming 19th season.
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Rachel Brosnahan is moving from “Manhattan” to Masada. The “Manhattan” actress has been cast in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey‘s upcoming CBS miniseries “The Dovekeepers.” Also read: Mark Burnett's ‘Dovekeepers’ Casts ‘Rock of Ages’ Star Diego Boneta The miniseries, which will premiere next year, is based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Set in ancient Israel, the project is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, »
- Tim Kenneally
Back to the ballroom? Julianne Hough hasn't competed as a pro on Dancing With the Stars since season eight in 2009, but sources tell Us Weekly she could return in another capacity — as a regular judge — for the upcoming 19th season. (TMZ was first to report the news.) While nothing has been made official yet, one insider says the Rock of Ages actress, 26, is "in talks" to join the DWTS judging panel, which currently includes Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli. It's unclear at this point [...] »
Julianne Hough Heading Back To 'DWTS'
Hough is reportedly in talks to become a fourth judge on Dancing With the Stars, joining the panel that currently includes Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, according to TMZ. Apparently, Hough and producers are in the process of negotiating a deal for her to fill in the spot that was filled by a series of guest judges last season.
Hough created a bit of controversy while serving as one of the guest judges during season 18’s “switch-up” week when she accused Maksim Chmerkovkiy, who was normally partnered with Meryl Davis, of “phoning in” his dance with Danica McKellar. Her brother, Derek Hough, who dances on the show, took to his sister’s defense.
"I don't »
Julianne Hough has learned a hard lesson about the movie biz ... it ain't that easy, so she's returning to "Dancing with the Stars" but this time as a judge ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected with the show tell us ... they've made an offer to Julianne to become the 4th judge ... the other 3 are coming back. We're told the 2 sides are in negotiations and are expected to make the deal.Julianne left the show years ago »
- TMZ Staff
Since 2010, Paul Giamatti has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, appearing in 19 films in the past five years. Some were great (12 Years a Slave, Win Win), and some were not so great (Rock of Ages, The Hangover Part II). However, regardless of the role, Giamatti was almost always a high point of the film. Now, the trusted character actor (and occasional leading man) has an exciting new role in his roster, as Jerry Heller, the controversial manager of the pioneering hip hop group N.W.A., in the music biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Before he managed the influential group, Heller represented pop acts like Journey, Reo Speedwagon and Marvin Gaye. After he co-founded Ruthless Records with N.W.A. member Eazy-e, Heller oversaw one of the genre’s defining records by the group, one which shares its title with this biopic.
However, he later became synonymous with ripping off the rappers. Several »
- Jordan Adler
A bunch of major TV casting has happened in the past day or so:
Eddie Izzard ("Hannibal"), Noah Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and Olesya Rulin ("High School Musical") have all scored major roles in Sony Playstation Network's "Powers". The upcoming direct-to-series adaptation of the acclaimed comic follows a pair of cops who investigate crimes related to people with superhuman abilities. [Source: Deadline]
Four more names have joined the cast of the pilot based on the "Scream" franchise for MTV. Bex Taylor-Klaus ("Arrow") will replace the previously set Amy Forsyth in the role of a Lutheran pastor's daughter and aspiring filmmaker.
Also onboard are Bobby Campo ("The Final Destination") as a hunky English teacher, Connor Weil ("Sharknado") as an all-American high school basketball player, and Joel Gretsch ("V," "The 4400") is Sheriff Clark Hudson who is a good guy and father to one of the kids. [Source: The Live Feed]
Newcomer Michael James Shaw »
- Garth Franklin
“Rock of Ages” actor Diego Boneta has been cast in the upcoming CBS miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Boneta, who also appears in the upcoming big-screen soccer biopic “Pele,” will play a character named Amram in the series. Also read: ‘NCIS’ Alum Cote de Pablo to Star in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's ‘Dovekeepers’ Miniseries The actor's television credits include “Underemployed” and “90210.” The four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. “NCIS” alum Cote de Pablo is also. »
- Tim Kenneally
We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running.’
Theroux had a small role in the first film as Evil DJ and is very much focused on polishing the script and reprising his role in the sequel. He has written screenplays in the past such as Iron Man 2, Tropic Thunder and Rock Of Ages so it will be interesting to see what he can bring to the often quoted film.
Ben Stiller has been confirmed to reappear as Derek but no news about Owen Wilson being attached to the project or Christine Taylor, who plays Matilda. Lets hope they can get the gang back together. »
- Louise Tooth
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues proved that cult comedies can still garner sequels years later, and after that long-awaited followup was met with box office success, many assumed that a green light for Zoolander 2, another much-demanded but never realized sequel, was finally at hand. Now, we’re hearing that the project is finally going to get off the ground.
“Yeah, we’ve got a script for the sequel, and we’ve just been in talks again. We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running… It’s actually been a little hard with the show, but now I’m back full-time to dedicate time toward doing it. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Relativity Media didn't have much success with their family sci-fi adventure Earth to Echo, but that doesn't mean they're giving up on the genre. Deadline has word that the studio is developing Out of This World, another sci-fi adventure about a kid named Gardner who leads a rather unique life because he's raised by scientists in secret on a Mars colony after his astronaut mother passes away. Flash forward 16 years and Gardner heads back to Earth in order to road trip across America with a young woman, in search of the father that he has never known. That's an interesting twist on an otherwise familiar coming-of-age tale. The script comes from Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Rock of Ages) and Hector and the Search for Happiness director Peter Chelsom will be at the helm of the film. Considering the charm that Chelsom brought to romantic comedies with Serendipity, »
- Ethan Anderton
It’s mid-July, and Constantine Maroulis is getting ready to return to Broadway in one of his most beloved roles — Drew, the rock and roll dreamer in Rock of Ages. There is just one problem — he has recently trimmed his long, luscious locks of hair. Photos 'Rock of Ages' Premiere Features Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough, plus Josh Duhamel and Fergie in Costume “I might have to stick some extensions in to give myself some volume,” he said. This Monday, Maroulis will begin a 12-week engagement rocking like it's 1985 through Oct. 26 at the Helen Hayes
- Michele Amabile Angermiller
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
streaming now, before it’s in cinemas
Happy Christmas: compulsively watchable; Joe Swanberg is a master of the subtlest of dramatic observation, and his films are unlike anything other filmmakers are giving us right now [my review] [iTunes UK]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Divergent: it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies; sometimes we call such stories archetypal… mythic, even [my review] [iTunes UK] The Double: painfully funny odyssey of personal ineffectualness that is bitterly wonderful in how it revels in the decrepit horror of the everyday world [my review] [iTunes UK] Muppets Most Wanted: Kermit the Frog takes on his biggest challenge yet: dual roles… and truly puts the villain in vaudevillian [my review] [iTunes UK] Starred Up: could be the most realistic depiction of the horribleness and the ineffectiveness of institutional incarceration — on levels that »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Happy birthday to Julianne Hough, who turns 26 today! The multi-talented star has had an impressive past few years in Hollywood, first making her mark with a career-sparking job on Dancing With the Stars as one of the cast's professional dancer. Since then, she's taken on roles in Safe Haven, Footloose, and Rock of Ages, and just this year, she took her moves on the road with her brother Derek Hough for their Move Live on Tour. In between all that, Julianne has found time to flaunt her hot body on memorable vacations. Scroll down to see Julianne's best bikini moments! »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
In a canny move surprising few, Amazon have gone and echoed a pattern Netflix began around a year ago and nabbed a series from the Us where they will add an episode each week the day after its Us broadcast. This practice worked well with Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn in the past year and the publicity it got could well be the reason why you might encounter so many people who are only now making their way through five seasons of Breaking Bad via Netflix. So the show in question which be all exclusive up in here is the new Steven Spielberg/Halle Berry joint called Extant.
I knew nothing about this show going in and that is perhaps the best way to view it. I’m not going to claim this is the new Lost or whatever at this point but the first episode was ‘promising »
- Chris Holt
The domestic box office totaled $1.04 billion in June, which is a pretty standard result for the second month of Summer. Unfortunately, it was off a massive 16 percent from last year's $1.25 billion record, which puts the yearly box office in a precarious position heading in to the third quarter.Last June's lineup was unusually strong: Man of Steel, Monsters University and World War Z earned a combined $543 million during the month. In comparison, the Top Three titles in June 2014 earned a more modest $420 million.Maleficent led the way with $153.4 million. This is the first time a May release topped the June box office since Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End in 2007. The Angelina Jolie fantasy opened to a strong $69.4 million at the end of May, and has held incredibly well since then. It's on track for around $230 million total, which is nearly on par with last year's Oz The Great and Powerful »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A Tony-winning musical about a Hall of Fame rock group by an Oscar-winning director—on paper, it sounds like a sure-fire hit. So why did Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys fall flat in theaters this weekend?
Simply because Clint Eastwood should have never directed it in the first place.
When Jersey Boys opened on Broadway back in 2005, it broke the mold of the emerging trend of “jukebox musicals”—that is, musicals that repurposed pre-existing songs and placed them into stories—by using the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that were already loved and adored by millions to tell their own story. »
- Jake Perlman
Think Like a Man Too narrowly defeated fellow Sony comedy 22 Jump Street to take first place at the box office this weekend. Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys got off to a quiet start.Overall, it was a slow weekend at the box office, with the Top 12 earning $138.8 million. That's down a whopping 40 percent from the same weekend last year, when Monsters University, World War Z and Man of Steel combined for $190 million.Playing at 2,225 locations, Think Like a Man Too opened to $29.2 million this weekend. That's a bit lower than the original Think Like a Man's $33.6 million, and is also below November's The Best Man Holiday ($30.1 million). It is at least an improvement over February's About Last Night, which also starred Kevin Hart and opened to $25.6 million.A $29 million opening for a modestly-budgeted relationship comedy is undeniably good. Still, with Hart's increased popularity and with a fun new »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Director Doug Liman's Sci-Fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow finds the world at war with an alien race known as Mimics. The Mimics have invaded Earth and laid waste to most of Europe. As the Mimics head toward the United Kingdom to continue their path of destruction, the United Defense Force is preparing a major offensive on the shores of France in an effort to halt the offensive.
War is always a tough sell to the masses, but Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) has used his megawatt smile and killer charm to effectively do so. His slick ways have also helped him avoid taking part in any sort of actual combat against the Mimics.
When Cage is informed by a general named Brigham (Brendan Gleeson) that his next round of winning the hearts and minds involves being sent to the frontlines of the upcoming battle to cover it, Cage tries »
It’s summer in New York City so that means it must be time for Trevor Live!
The semi-annual event (the Los Angeles show is held every December) is this Monday at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Time Square and, as usual, the night will be a mix of entertainment, fund-raising (via a silent auction) and the important message of continuing support for at risk Lgbtq youth. The Trevor Project is the nation’s leading provider of crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
At Monday’s event, honorees include Arianna Huffington, who will receive the Trevor Hero Award, YouTube personality/advocate Tyler Oakley will receive the Trevor Youth Innovator Award. Goldman Sachs will also be honored with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award (to be accepted by Chief Information Officer Marty Chavez).
And then there’s the show itself, »
- Jim Halterman
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