This story isn’t as ridiculous as the title implies. Oh wait… it totally is. While filming the next season of Steven Seagal: Lawman, the martial arts master teamed up with Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio — himself no stranger to reality television — to raid the house of alleged cockfighter Jesus Llovera. According to The Onion AV Club, Seagal commandeered a SWAT tank and led dozens of officers in riot gear into the house, where they set off explosives, basically ripped apart the house from the outside in, and killed about 100 chickens in the process. Also a casualty of the raid: Llovera’s 11-month-old puppy. READ FULL STORY
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Modern Family was the most recent TV show to stir up controversy last night when 2-year-old Lily horrified her parents (and the Parents Television Council) by learning her first four-letter word (rhymes with “muck”). With those four letters, Modern Family joined a long tradition of small-screen swearing. In 1972, comedian George Carlin put forth a treatise called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” Now, 40 years later, how many of those prohibitions have held up? READ FULL STORY
Elin Nordegren paved paradise to put up… more paradise. According to the Palm Beach Post, Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, has had her $12.3 million Florida mansion demolished to make way for “her own dream home.” (See the before and after pictures of the 17,000-square foot property, which was originally built in 1932 and included “eight bathrooms, an in-ground pool and an elevator” here. Wait, that wasn’t the dream home?!) READ FULL STORY
What do you get the person who has everything on their wedding day? If it’s Kim Kardashian, a series of pricey vases and a clock that tells extra special time (it better anyway, it costs over $1,000), apparently.
People.com just listed what is reportedly Kardashian’s gift registry for her impending wedding to Kris Humphries, and PopWatchers, there are no Pool Party Ceramic Chip Dip sets to be found. I know, I was surprised, too!
Instead, the many baffling items on the registry include: READ FULL STORY
With The Hangover Part II opening — presumably to record-setting box office numbers — this weekend, the best jokes in the movie will fuel watercooler chitchat for weeks. But a few of the biggest gags won’t be repeated in any workplace environment, at least without human resources getting involved: penis gags. We’re not talking about witty lines of dialogue about the male member, but rather scenes of full-frontal dude nudity (or dudity). The Hangover Part II is swimming with penises. Or is it penii?
What is it about the sight of a guy’s junk that’s so funny? READ FULL STORY
- Adjust your calendars accordingly: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus — starring Noomi Rapace — has been moved from March 9, 2012 to June 8, 2012. [THR]
- More on Scott: Ridley and Tony Scott will produce The Drivers, a drama set in the 1960s surrounding the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a day-long car race. That’s a lot of Cheetos.
- Mark Ivanir has replaced Jeremy Northam in A Late Quartet — also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken — which follows a string quartet celebrating their 25th anniversary who fight to stay together. All they need is more cowbell. Too overused? Then how about we celebrate their 25 with a passport to Florida? [Variety]
- Susanna Lo announced at Sundance she will direct Manson Girls, a film starring Taryn Manning, Heather Matarazzo, Tania Raymonde, and Monica Keena about eight women who followed Charles Manson. [Associated Press]
- Magnolia announced it has acquired I Melt With You, an ensemble film starring Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino, and Sasha Grey. The story follows four drug-using friends (Jane, Piven, Lowe, and McKay) on a road trip in Big Sur, which can only play out like an after-school special.
- Brian De Palma is set to direct Passion, a remake of the Gallic psychodrama hit Crime d’Amour. [Variety]
- Roundabout Theatre Company announced that musical Death Takes a Holiday will open off-Broadway July 14, 2011. (Performances will begin June 10, 2011.) The musical follows a Prince who falls in love with an engaged women in an Italian villa. Oh no.
- HBO is close to nabbing remake rights to Ian Palmer’s documentary, Knuckle. The network would adapt the doc into a drama series about an Irish gypsy community’s fighting rituals. [Variety]
- News from Sundance: Liddell Entertainment has acquired Silent House, a horror remake of La Casa Muda starring Elizabeth Olsen. The film follows a family who returns to their summer house after squatters destroyed it. Tsk tsk, Kimmy… [Variety]
Excess Hollywood: Bada Bing! James Gandolfini reunites with David Chase. Plus, four Sundance films find homes.
- It’s a Sopranos reunion! James Gandolfini will star in David Chase’s feature film debut, Twylight Zones, set in 1960s New Jersey. Gandolfini is set to play a father who is concerned about his son’s (John Magaro) new role as the lead singer of a band called The Twylight Zones, and, strangely, not about his spelling skills. [Deadline]
- Sherri Shepherd has been tapped to star alongside Christine Taylor (Zoolander) in Terri Minsky’s untitled office comedy pilot set in a beverage manufacturing company called Rip City Cola. Taylor plays the office’s new CEO, while Shepherd is on board to play an office troublemaker. Sexual maniac D’fwan still waiting on his role. [Deadline]
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy) is in talks for Magic City, Starz’s drama set in mid-20th century Miami. Morgan would play a hotel-owner who “makes some strange bedfellows and many powerful enemies.” So… he’s the Ronnie? [Deadline]
- National Geographic has acquired the Kevin MacDonald-directed and Ridley Scott-executive produced Life in a Day. For the film, MacDonald and Scott asked YouTube users to submit video of their day on July 24, 2010. MacDonald chose over 1,000 clips from 80,000 submissions for the film, which is 90 minutes long, and I hope entirely consisted of this video.
- Sundance: IFC Films has picked up The Ledge, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, and Christopher Gorham. The thriller centers on a “believer” (Wilson) who forces a “non-believer” (Hunnam) to the top of a tall building, where he’s given the choice to to save his own life or someone else’s. I just say they all get along and work it out over the season 3 DVD of Sons of Anarchy like you all should. READ FULL STORY
- Mark Ruffalo will play a sex addict in The Kids Are All Right co-writer Stuart Blumberg’s directorial debut, Thanks for Sharing. The film will supposedly center on three addicts in recovery, which brings a whole new meaning to that title. [IndieWIRE]
- Greg Kinnear and Jane Curtin have joined Sarah Jessica Parker in I Don’t Know How She Does It, a comedy about
walking in glitter sand in heelsa stressed-out working mom. Kinnear is set to play the Parker’s husband, while Curtin has been tapped for Kinnear’s mother. [Coming Soon]
- TLC has announced that it has renewed Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, hosted by Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro, for a second season, which will premiere late in 2011.
- Something to celebrate aboot: CBS and ION have made a U.S. syndication deal with Canada’s Flashpoint. [Deadline]
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