Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Revenge” fans will see a new face when the series returns in the fall. Entertainment Weekly reports Jennifer Jason Leigh, 50, has joined the cast of the nail-biting Hamptons drama for its second season.
Leigh has landed the recurring role of Emily Thorne’s mother, according to the publication.
The role was teased in the show’s finale back in May, when producers revealed that Emily VanCamp’s character had a special family tie that would be revealed in the future.
“What you’re going to discover about the woman who was Emily’s mother is the circumstances under which they were separated, and you’re going to find that there’s some deep psychological issues with her, which I think is going to be fun for us to explore,” show creator Mike Kelley told EW in a previous interview. (CNN)
Olivia Munn And Bethenny Frankel Pole Dance-off, S-EX-y “Magic Mike” actress, Olivia Munn, issued a challenge to talk show host, Bethenny Frankel Tuesday. The star, who is celebrating her birthday, showed off some stripper-pole moves and dished on some parts of the movie.
Tuesday, Celebuzz reported that Munn, who turns 32 today, responded to a challenge from Frankel, and then issued one of her own.
Munn took to the pole in deliberate fashion, not too tart, not too sweet. Sporting a short and flared-out mini, she slid gingerly down the pole and landed safely without a wardrobe malfunction.
Then, it was Frankel’s turn to show off her skills. In fact, she was good enough to have given the “Magic Mike” stars a run for their money.
Bethenny Frankel queried the actress on her “grown-folk” scenes with “Magic Mike” co-star, Channing Tatum.
“I would say good to quite good. We kind of like became kids. We had this shower scene that you don’t get to see, we have like, you know, we have our little parts covered…ish. And we get up and we’re just kind of joking and improving and we just go ‘cheers’ (bump their groin area together). Cheers!’”
Chris Brown Arrested, Chris Brown’s arrest rumors circulated while the singer was backstage at the Shrine Auditorium, getting ready to perform for the BET Awards. Various reports came in via Twitter that the artist was detained for gun possession.
Chris Brown’s arrest reports turned out to be nothing more than empty speculation, although the premise was certainly believable. The credibility of the report was bolstered by Connecticut hip-hop radio station HOT 93.7, who tweeted about the incident when the false news first broke.
“BREAKING NEWS!!!: Chris Brown Arrested for Possession of a GUN at #BETAWARDS!!!” posted their account before Brown performed.
The unconfirmed reports were subsequently scattered around the Twittersphere, despite the impossibility of the claim. The story claimed Brown had the gun in his possession to fend off a possible attack from rappers Drake and Meek Mill, whom the singer clashed with last month at an NYC night club.
Magic Mike Reviews, Steven Soderbergh is doing something that some of our finest old-time directors used to do, the Howard Hawkses, the William Wellmans. He’s not trying to make a few great movies. He’s trying to make a whole lot of good movies, in lots of genres, and to make them better than anybody else. And the result is that Soderbergh is going to end up directing more great movies by accident than his colleagues will by trying.
Which brings us to “Magic Mike,” a mix of comedy and drama that takes place in the world of male stripping. If it falls short of greatness, it’s not by much – and it could end up growing with the years. At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012.
It stars red-hot Channing Tatum in the title role, and if ever there was a movie sure to solidify an up-and-coming star’s place in the public’s affections, it’s this one. Tatum has steadiness and strength, a reflective quality that makes you think he cares, and the hint of a smile that lets you believe he doesn’t think he’s all that much, not really. He has that double thing going on that male stars need: Women will say, “Ooh, him,” and men will think, “That is a real guy.”
He also has enough moves – backflips, gyrations and fluid pelvic undulations – that he could become the world’s premier stripper tomorrow, if he wanted to take a pay cut.
The story revolves around a friendship between the 30ish Mike and a 19-year-old kid, Adam (Alex Pettyfer), that he meets on a construction job. The kid needs money, so Mike brings him to the strip club to do menial work. But lucky Adam happens to have a six-pack, and next thing you know he’s in the rotation and living the life – with all the awakened, rapacious hunger and common sense that we associate with teenage boys.
“Magic Mike” brings the viewer into that world, just as it brings Adam, and shows a life of nonstop fun and laughs. It’s a safe bet that, after seeing this movie, young men all over America will start doubling down on the sit-ups. Every night, there’s a performance, followed by a party, followed by at least one woman coming home with our young hero. In this life, a king-size bed is a practical necessity. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Matt Lauer And Natalie Morales, Here’s a story that might betray the impeccable teacup manners that master co anchor Matt Lauer likes to keep carefully hidden underneath his well placed tea cup- that his wife Annette Roque suspects that her husband has had an affair with Today show team member Natalie Morales, that he even has a child with her and that she was on the verge of seeking a divorce until she changed her mind at the last hour. Yet what has made all of this news equally more poignant is the revelation that if Matt Lauer was found in any way to promote the rising of Natalie Morales to co anchor after Ann Curry’s departure that would be the afternoon that she would seek a legal divorce. Charming indeed…
dailymail.co.uk: A source close to Lauer’s wife Annette Roque told the The National Enquirer: ‘When she heard about Ann getting the boot, the first thing she told Matt was that she didn’t want him cozying up any closer to Natalie.
‘In fact, Annette drew a line in the sand and said if he pushed show bosses to make Natalie his new co-host, she’d divorce him.
‘Annette knows Matt is the key to the Today franchise and his bosses will put whoever he wants in the co-host chair.’
Could this all be true Matt? You have the power to make or break co anchors? What about the power to make or break your own personal affairs?
Lauer, who is said to have signed a $25million deal earlier this year to stay with Today, was accused of having an affair with Ms Morales when they were covering the Winter Olympics in Italy in 2006.
Though he denied claims, they were enough to prompt a then-pregnant Annette to file for divorce – which she later withdrew.
However two years later, rumors abound that Lauer was the father of one of Ms Morales’ children. She is married to Joe Rhodes and the couple have two children together.
Annette lives in the couple’s $3.5million house in the Hamptons with their three children. Lauer only sees them at weekends.
Only sees her on the weekends? Possibly has a child with another woman? Could this all be true or just the imagination of a jittery wife who watches her husband like a hawk. But why does she watch her husband like a hawk? Could it be something to do with Matt’s impeccable teacup manners?
Snoop Dogg Bust For Weed, One minute, they’re making you empty your bejeweled p**p chalice before going through security. The next, they’re busting you for having eight grams of weed, as if that could even get a mo*******ker high as a mo*******ker.
TMZ is reporting that Snoop Dogg was held and fined at the Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand, Norway. He was fined 12,000 Norwegian Krone, or roughly $247 per gram.
Roll that up in a page torn out of the Robb Report, nephew, because that’s some pricey pot right there.
While we’re sure Snoop was just holding it for a friend (Bishop Don “Magic” Juan?), the Associated Press adds that he was also fined for carrying more cash than a person is legally allowed to bring into the country.
In any case, Snoop quickly paid the fine…with all of the cash he had brought into the country. But jeez, Norway, you guys used to be about cool s**t like Vikings and Swedish fish. But now you’re just all about the money, man. (Miami New Times)