Left to her own devices, Siobhan Magnus says her American Idol tenure might’ve looked very different from what you saw on TV — and probably ended a heckuva lot earlier. The Glassblower sat down with me at Amalia Restaurant in New York City earlier this week to talk about which contro-versee-ahhl songs she almost chose in the semifinals (instead of “Wicked Game” and “Think”), how her rendition of “Paint It Black” was influenced by scary clowns, and why she hopes someday to make an album that’s “little-girl friendly.” We also dished combat boots, British boy band 5ive, READ FULL STORY »
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Toys and movies: Two great tastes that taste great together, right? Hollywood executives certainly seem to think so, as a recent episode of The Simpsons so nicely lampooned with this trailer for Tic Tac Toe: The Movie. Universal, which has a deal with Hasbro, already has films based on Battleship, Monopoly, Candy Land, Stretch Armstrong, Magic: The Gathering, and the Ouija board at various stages of development. Now comes news that Paramount — which hit the toy-to-movie jackpot with a little franchise called Transformers — has optioned the Magic 8-Ball as the basis for a potential live-action adventure film. Sure, we all played with Magic 8-Balls as kids, shaking up that little black fortune-telling sphere for answers to our most profound questions, like whether the girl we had a crush on in fifth grade liked us back (“Reply hazy, try again”) or whether we’d be rich and famous when we grew up (“Don’t count on it”). But can you picture an entire movie based on that? Concentrate and ask again.
What do you think? Does the idea of a big-screen Magic 8-Ball movie leave you thinking “Outlook good”? Or “Very doubtful”? While we’re at it, what game do you think Hollywood should set its sights on next? Hungry Hungry Hippos? Boggle? Jenga?
his recent statements dissing poorly-executed, post-conversions in his face. He was asked to speak again about Clash of the Titans, if you were wondering, and politely declined, Variety reports.) But really, 3D Shreks don’t excite me. Instead, this bit of news in the Hollywood Reporter‘s recap of his chat grabbed me: “He added that he saw a test for Titanic and said: ‘It is spectacular. Jim is a perfectionist.’” READ FULL STORY »I know, I know. I should be writing about how DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show on Wednesday that DWA is converting the first three Shrek films to 3D for a Blu-ray release. (They’re going back into the digital files, with the filmmakers, and doing it right, he noted, so no need to throw
If you’ve ever been crazy enough to watch Dancing With the Stars, you know it’s easy to miss some of its most amusing elements — the facial reactions, silly backstage moments, and occasionally a big ol’ ball of glitter sitting right there on the piano bench. Each week, EW.com readers nominate their Hidden Gems of the Week in the comments section of my performance night recap. Last week’s treasure trove of gems was a PopWatch post; this week, it’s a photo gallery!
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Sarah Jessica Parker’s long-gestating reality competition series for artists, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, will debut June 9 on Bravo. The Winner gets a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum and $100,000. Magical Elves is producing, so thinking it’ll probably play out just like Project Runway or Top Chef, but for artists.
Are you into this? I’ll definitely give it a shot because it’s a Bravo reality series and I am alive. I’m guessing a lot of its staying power will depend on the contestants. Maybe some of “the characters” should be from Sex and the City — the Pussy Painter, Maria the lesbian Brazilian, the starving performance artist, and obviously Aleksandr Petrovsky. Just kidding; he would totally lose on week 1 and then SJP would “accidentally” slap him.
Any ideas for the art-world version of Heidi’s “You’re out”? I vote for “You’re a virgin who can’t draw.” That was way harsh, Tai.
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five-page recaps for a reality show about ballroom dancing, but come on, I’m not that insane. This is different. Look at that headline. It just seems really, really special. Assuming you’ve never attended a John Stamos/Beach Boys live performance, tonight at 8 p.m. ET is your chance to re-experience the ABC of over 20 years ago. Oh, the glory! Could we ever have predicted this momentous occasion back in 1989, when “Tanner Island” — the Hawaii episode of Full House in which the whole family joins Uncle Jesse onstage with the Beach Boys, duh — first aired?I don’t think I’ve ever recommended watching a Dancing With the Stars results show. I write
I will not be satisfied unless at least one Olsen twin pops up in a sequined blazer in the audience and Bob Saget announces he has found an island on the ballroom floor only to discover it was a giant potato chip. Will you? READ FULL STORY »
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will have its grand opening on June 18. It also announced the details of its immersive marquee attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, in the verbose language we’ve come to expect: “Guests will feel things no one has ever felt inside a theme park attraction, move in ways no one has ever moved, experience film like no one else ever has, explore vast sets punctuated by amazing special effects — and have an adventure only possible in Harry Potter’s world.” Here’s what you need to know: READ FULL STORY »Today, Universal Orlando Resort announced that
At noon EST on March 25, the official opening date of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will finally be revealed. Even though it seems kind of silly for Universal Orlando Resort to have kept a detail as simple as that a secret for this long, its plan to slowly release information about the theme park has worked: This is now the fourth PopWatch post I’ve written on it. They’re calling it “The Most Incredible Theme Park Experience Ever” so there is a lot of pressure to live up to the hype. I think we’ll know whether they’ve succeeded when details about the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction are also disclosed on the official site Thursday. That’s the part of the park that lets you walk through the halls of Hogwarts, and probably laugh at people recreating scenes in Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Room of Requirement, and the Gryffindor common room — until you realize you just corrected their line reading in your head and have already decided to buy two remote control Golden Snitches in case one breaks. There’s also a ride that will use “groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic)” to send us soaring above the castle grounds as we accompany Harry and friends on “an unforgettably thrilling adventure.” Again, no pressure!
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