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according to Variety. It’s an interesting and spot-on choice, but truly not so super surprisingly, considering that Webber often goes back to performers he’s had success with before. (The 68-year-old last appeared on the London stage in 2004 in The Woman in White, which was — surprise! — a Webber production.) We know Crawford can sing and act, considering he launched Phantom in London, New York, and Los Angeles, and that show has gone on to be the longest-running in Broadway history. And just look at that grandfatherly face on Crawford in the photo here: Slap something emerald green on him and — poof! — he’s in business.Andrew Lloyd Webber has finally found his Wizard of Oz: Stage legend Michael Crawford — who originated the role of the Phantom in Webber’s Phantom of the Opera 24 years ago and is familiar to legions of fans as the hapless Frank Spencer from ’70s British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em — will assume take on the role as the ruler of Oz in the forthcoming London-based production,
Fresh off her VMA appearance on Sunday, Lindsay Lohan is now reportedly in talks to host Saturday Night Live this December. An NBC rep for the show had no comment, but personally, I’m all for it. Lohan hosted in 2004, around the release of Mean Girls, and was completely awesome (she also hosted in 2006 — the episode was fine but not as hilarious). Who can forget LiLo’s turn as a busty Hermione in that Harry Potter sketch? And Lindsay also starred in one of my favorite SNL sketches of all time: Debbie Downer goes to Disneyland, in which pretty much everyone involved, including Lindsay and Rachel Dratch, completely lose it. (Watch it below!) READ FULL STORY
few teasers for the new school year, we know that the possibilities in Glee land are truly endless. So much so, that at Glee‘s Comic-Con panel in July, co-creator Ryan Murphy told the audience that there is a Rocky Horror Picture Show episode is in the works for season two, while Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt) expressed his desire in performing “The Time Warp.” After season one’s numerous guest stars — and with John Stamos, and Javier Bardem already slated to appear in season two — it seems like Glee fatigue has yet to set in around Hollywood. So what about creating a role for Susan Sarandon, who starred in the 1975 film? “I’m not really a singer, so I wouldn’t be very out there. I’m a terrible singer. But I’m flattered they want to do it,” the actress told People. Vocal ability aside (though it’s worth noting that not all guest stars are required to sing. See: Mike O’Malley, Molly Shannon, although we’re sort of keeping our fingers crossed for the latter), do you think Sarandon would make a good guest star on Glee? And if they’re doing Rocky Horror, what about Tim Curry?The season 2 premiere of Glee is less than two weeks away, and although we’ve already seen a
Can you see New Directions tackling The Rocky Horror Picture Show? (Is this possibly a Halloween episode?) To make the wait a little more bearable, let’s start fantasizing about season 2 storylines. Ready? Kurt just came back from a summer internship with Rachel Zoe, and…
new still-untitled scripted series, starring rising comedian Bo Burham, who will also write and executive produce the show, about an American teen fresh out of high school who makes it his mission to become a celebrity despite a lack of actual “talent.”If Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and the Jersey Shore cast have taught us anything, it’s that with the right look, a good publicist, and the ability to ham it up for cameras on cue, almost anyone can become famous without doing much of anything at all. MTV is taking that idea and rolling with it for a
The new show is the latest scripted series on MTV’s slate, joining the just-finished Hard Times of R.J. Berger , an upcoming adaptation of the U.K.’s Skins, and Teen Wolf, an update of the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie.
What do you say? Will you be tuning into this new pilot? What do you think of MTV’s new scripted fare?
'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' star Rooney Mara is 'exceptionally gifted,' says her 'Youth in Revolt' director
news broke yesterday that Rooney Mara had landed the lead role of Lisbeth Salander in the three-picture Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, interest in the relatively unknown actress spiked, landing her in the top 10 Google search trends.After
Mara most recently starred in the 2010 reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street update and 2009′s Youth in Revolt, in which she played Portia Doubleday’s promiscuous roommate Taggarty. “She auditioned for the role of Sheeni [which went to Doubleday] and was great,” says Youth director Miguel Arteta. “We were debating the right person for that part, and she was among the people we loved. We wanted her in the movie and asked if she would do this smaller part, and she was gracious enough to do it.”
And while it’s no small task to go from a supporting role in an indie comedy to the title character in a hotly anticipated U.S. remake of a literary phenomenon, Arteta sounds unconcerned, calling Mara an “exceptionally talented” actress. “She’s got that perfect combination of mystery and familiarity that it takes to make a movie star,” he says. “The reason I cast her was because she had to be able to look at somebody and seduce them without a word. She has one of those gazes where you can see so much into what she’s thinking, without her saying anything.”
But with a high-profile gig like Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy comes intense scrutiny, something that Arteta believes the Lisbeth-to-be is more than capable of handling. He says: READ FULL STORY
Hollywood Reporter. The SNL alum, who starred in movies like Animal House and The Blues Brothers, became a comedy icon before succumbing to a drug overdose at age 33 — a dramatic arc tailor-made for biopic treatment. In fact, there’s already been a Belushi pic: The 1989 bomb Wired, starring Michael Chiklis. The movie, like the Bob Woodward biography it was based on, was savaged by critics and received coldly by Belushi’s family and friends.The tragically short life of comedian John Belushi is about to come to the big screen thanks to director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and writer Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness), according to the
But a new Belushi pic, with the late comic’s widow on board as an executive producer, brings a new chance to get his story right. Of course, it will also offer a potential tour de force role for the actor who plays the troubled funnyman. So who’s up for the task? THR lists a few viable candidates, like Zach Galifianakis (he’s 40, which might be too old), Jack Black (says he’s not interested), Jonah Hill, etc., but we’re more interested in hearing what you think, PopWatchers. Who should play John Belushi? Check out the classic SNL clip below for inspiration, and then give us your best casting ideas in the comments. READ FULL STORY
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