Thursday, May 31, 2012

Emma Stone to Guest Star on 'iCarly'

“Clyde brings a unique combination of skills in both comedy and drama, and he is a master at making entertaining and compelling television,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement. “We are so thrilled with the series’ performance this year, and we know that with the incomparable Edie Falco in front of the camera, the fifth season of Nurse Jackie will be even better.”

• Former child star Tina Marjorino is headed to True Blood. The actress, whose previous credits include recurring stints on Veronica Mars and Bones, will play a key member of the Vampire Authority’s support staff (via TVLine). True Blood returns for its fifth season on Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c.

• DVR Watch: Breaking Pointe offers a behind-the-scenes look at the cutthroat world of a professional ballet company (CW, 8pm), Duets has the stars and their contestants tackling new songs (ABC, 8pm), Martin and Abigail seek common ground on the custody battle for Jake in the Touch season finale (Fox, 8pm), Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding has Kim debating about whether to wear her wig to her wedding (Bravo, 9:30pm), Andy and Swarek chase down a violent teen fugitive on Rookie Blue (ABC, 10pm), and Men at Work has Gibbs and Milo contemplating a threesome with a woman that they meet at a bar (TBS, 10pm).

• Further proof that maybe the Mayans are right about the world ending in 2012: Another contestant from Toddlers & Tiaras is getting her own spin-off series. Six-year-old pageant queen Alana Thompson (who you may remember from this nightmare episode) will star in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show will follow her rural Georgia family as they do things such as off-road driving and eat road kill for dinner. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will premiere in August.

• Former Dancing with the Stars champion J.R. Martinez has landed himself a guest spot on Army Wives! The Season 13 winner will play a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans. Martinez, a veteran of the Iraq War, suffered severe burns over 40% of his body after his Humvee struck a land mine. Martinez's Army Wives episode will air at the end of August.

• ABC passed on Devious Maids, the soapy new drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, but there may still be hope for the project. Deadline reports that Lifetime is eyeing the drama for a possible pick-up. Loosely based on the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood, Devious Maids tells the story of four ambitious housekeepers (played by Ugly Betty‘s Ana Ortiz, Scrubs‘ Judy Reyes, Heroes‘ Dania Ramirez and Without a Trace‘s Roselyn Sanchez) who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Susan Lucci also stars as one maid's employer.

• Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a fifth season and hired former Dexter boss Clyde Phillips as the new showrunner. Phillips replaces the dark comedy’s co-creators, Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius.

iCarly is wrapping up production on its final season, but it's still got some tricks up its sleeves. EW reports that The Amazing Spider-Man star Emma Stone is set to make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of the hit Nickelodeon series.

Stone will play an energetic iCarly superfan who Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) meets while she's trying to find her brother (Jerry Trainor) some adult friends. This isn't the first time that iCarly has nabbed a big name guest star—Michelle Obama, One Direction, Jane Lynch, and Jack Black have all appeared on episodes of the exuberant kids' comedy. Jimmy Fallon and three of the stars of Pawn Stars are also slated to appear in the show's fifth and final season, which will conclude in November.

Jeremy Renner Takes Over for Matt Damon in 'Bourne Legacy'

Renner's clearly got a handle on this action star thing. Watch him break some faces in the trailer below.

It's been 10 years since The Bourne Identity turned Matt Damon into a bankable action star. Now we've got our first glimpse of Jeremy Renner filling Matt's shoes as the new star of the franchise in The Bourne Legacy, due out August 3.

This will be the first lead role Renner's tackled since his breakout role in The Hurt Locker, and it sets him up for a big few years. He's also been tapped to be the future face of the Mission: Impossible franchise as Tom Cruise's role diminishes in the following movies. At least according to the Hollywood rumor mill.

Breaking Up With Your Favorite TV Show

Breaking Up With Your Favorite TV Show

But just like real-life romances, not all TV relationships are built to last. So how do you know when it's time to cancel your Season Pass and break up with a series that you once promised to love forever? Here's a look at the TV shows I broke up with this season, my reasons for ending things with each of them, and why I might still booty call one or two after a wild night out.

1. You Broke My Heart

It would be nice if all relationships ended mutually with kindhearted platitudes about remaining friends. But plenty of love affairs flame out in crushing heartbreak, and so it is with TV shows. During its first two seasons, Gossip Girl was a silly little slice of guilty pleasure fun that was filled with dishy OMG moments. The past few seasons have been less good, but I stuck around because I cared about the characters; I wanted to see them grow up and succeed. And that's exactly why this year's season finale was so heartbreaking. When the characters weren't doing things that were completely out of character, they were acting like real jerks and rehashing tired relationship plot lines.

"Why are we doing this again?" "I have no idea." (CW)
Gossip Girl fans love to debate the show's romantic pairings, but at this point in the game arguing against a Chuck and Blair reunion is a moot point. They are, for better or worse, the show's most iconic couple and there's no way that Gossip Girl will end its run without the scheming Upper East Siders together. But why cram that reunion into the last few episodes of the currrent season? Why have the Dan and Blair relationship (which the writers had been building to for at least a full season) end with barely a goodbye? Why have Chuck spurn Blair for what felt like the millionth time? Why have Serena become impossibly unlikeable by making her sleep with her best friend's boyfriend AGAIN? And why, oh god why, have Lily choose the jerky husband who pretended to be dead over the husband she spent years pining after?

I love dramatic twists and soapy shockers, but when the credits rolled on the GG season finale I was left hating pretty much every single character on the show (except poor, sweet Nate, who might as well be furniture for all he contributes at this point). So fare thee well Gossip Girl. We'll probably fall back into bed at some point when they start airing your reruns on SoapNet, but for now we're through. Don't call me.

2. I Can't Handle The Commitment

You guys are SO needy. (Fox)
In today's busy world, it can be hard to find the time for romance. Between work, family, friends, and keeping track of Channing Tatum's current level of undress, it's sometimes tough to make time for the TV you love. With so many networks and series, something's gotta give—and it's usually the needy shows.  You know, the ones that air an insane amount of audition episodes, two-hour performance specials, and endless results shows. American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars, I'm talking to you. You're just too demanding for your own good. I'm a busy woman with needs, and I feel like our relationships are so one-sided. It's all about you, you, you. I ended things with your results shows a long time ago, but now I'm feeling torn about giving you up entirely.

The good news is that our relationships can be saved. Give me more talented performers during the audition rounds (and, by extension, less whackos), and tighter, more streamlined performance episodes that don't leave me with my finger constantly pressed against the fast-forward button. And have you considered doing away with the bloated results shows? That's what So You Think You Can Dance is doing this summer, and it's already looking sexier. Think about it.

Now that I've gotten my own relationship drama off my chest, tell me: what shows did you break up with this season? Which of your current TV relationships are on the rocks? Which shows are you having trouble quitting even though you know they're bad for you? Sound off in the comments!

3. It's Not You, It's Me

Say what you want about Glee, but the Fox musical dramedy has been remarkably consistent in its inconsistency over the past three seasons. It's always been prone to jubilant bouts of senselessness, wildly inconsistent characterizations, and side-eye inducing story lines (remember Terri's fake baby?). But the frothy whimsy of the singing and dancing, along with the undeniable talent of the core cast, had always been enough to keep me vaguely interested. Even though I was rolling my eyes at Glee, at least I was enjoying it.

This season felt different, though. Somewhere between Finn publicly outing Santana, Quinn's idiotic attempt to take down her daughter's adoptive mother, and Sue marrying herself, I realized that something had changed. Instead of being amused by the show's antics, I was annoyed. When I tuned in on Tuesday nights, it was just so I could deride the show's latest implausible plot twist. I was hate-watching Glee. And while there are tons of TV fans who derive a perverse pleasure from publicly complaining on Twitter and message boards about how much they hate a show they're watching, I'm not one of those fans. So I pulled the plug on Rachel, Kurt, Puck, and the rest of the McKinley High gang. Glee had stayed pretty much the same. I just stopped enjoying it.

4. I'm Just Not That Into You

Please don't send me to my room... (ABC) Let's say you're dating this ostensibly awesome guy that all of your friends adore. They think he's totally hot and obviously perfect for you and isn't he just the funniest and yada yada yada he's definitely the one and you'd be a fool to let him go. The only problem? You don't really like him all that much. Sure, he ticks off all the boxes of what you're looking for, but there's no spark. No chemistry.

That's how I've been feeling about Modern Family. It's one of the highest-rated comedies on television and it's been nominated for (and won) just about every TV award there is. Everyone I know loves it and the Modern Family audience has grown steadily during its three seasons on the air. But I'm just not that into it. Don't get me wrong, I think that everyone involved with the show is insanely talented. I also think that Ty Burell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, and the rest of the cast deserve the Emmys they already have, along with all of the others that they'll probably eventually go on to win. But when a 22-minute episode of comedy sits on your DVR for three weeks, perhaps it's time to call it quits. Just because Modern Family is a great show doesn't mean that I'm meant to watch it.

5. We've Grown Apart

A relationship with a television show, like a real life romance, is full of highs and lows. There's the bubbly excitement of the first few episodes when you find yourself thinking, "Wow, we have so much in common!" There's the first season's cliffhanger ending that gets you all hot and bothered, and the perfectly paced Season 3 story arc that finally makes you admit that, yeah, you're definitely in love. But then somewhere down the line, the heady fervor of those early days starts to wane. The show you loved so desperately isn't acting like itself anymore—it's changed. Or maybe you're just too afraid to admit to yourself that you've developed feelings for other shows.

No hard feelings, Jim and Pam (NBC). That's how I felt about The Office and How I Met Your Mother this season. Both long-running comedies used to hold very special places in my heart—the love story of Jim and Pam, in particular, was something I once waxed poetic about on a weekly basis. But after eight and seven seasons, respectively, the magic was mostly gone. Sure, there were still a few episodes that reminded me of what we once had, but the quality of both shows was (and I'm being generous here) pretty uneven. So I figure it's better to break up now. We'll always have Hulu.

It seems like just yesterday when we met. I was coming out of long-term relationships with shows like Lost and 24, and you were there to pick up the pieces. We laughed together, cried together, and sang songs together like two love-crazed teenagers. I drew hearts around your name in my journal and even dared to hope that maybe — just maybe — you might be the one.

Oh,Making Faces with Kristen Stewart(Part One)

Kristen Stewart's reputation for looking bored and bummed on the red carpet isn't totally fair. She's got a wide range of goofy faces. Check it out.

Shock and Awe
What could have possibly sparked this aghast reaction from Kristen Stewart? Chances are she was just recalling the fact that her boyfriend once looked like this.

Can You Hear Me Now?
That poor Todd Phillips lookalike just wanted to be left alone. Kristen had other ideas

The Bird
If there's anything Kristen Stewart loves more than making movies, it's showing off her middle finger. What a rebel.

Flipping Out
Kristen Stewart: Hardcore for life.

Cool Story, Bro
What has two thumbs and loves goofy British dudes? Kristen Stewart, duh.
Whoa! Reign it in, Kristen Stewart. That face doesn't say "I'm excited," it says "I'm one step away from slipping into a homicidal rage."

Say What?
Nobody tells Kristen Stewart her carry-on is too big. Nobody.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Watson, Gosling in New Set Photos, First Look at 'Gatsby'

Showbiz Buzz
Coveted role in Catching Fire down to three?
    * E! Online cites an anonymous source as saying Catching Fire studio Lionsgate has a short list for the role of Finnick Odair, who, as fans of the novel know, is a major player in the second book. The list: Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, and Armie Hammer. My money is on Kitsch, despite his terrible 2012 thus far (box office duds John Carter, Battleship).

    * has exclusive new images from the set of Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst.

    * New photos from the set of Only God Forgives, the new film from the team that brought us Drive: Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn.

    * WARNING! New photos reveal a major spoiler from the set of Iron Man 3.

    * Zac Efron, Jason Bateman, and Leslie Mann highlight the prospective cast of This is Where I Leave You, about a family airing its dirty laundry while sitting shiva for the patriarch.

On Set Photo of the Week
Blood Ties co-stars snuggle up

Blood Ties co-stars Zoe Saldana and Billy Crudup look like a natural couple on the set of their new film, directed by Guillaume Canet.

Oscar Watch 2013
The word on Moonrise Kingdom, Les Miserables
    * This week brought the first glimpses of two prospective Oscar films: The Great Gatsby (see above) and Les Miserables, Tom Hooper's (The King's Speech) adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo play. Yes, this version of Les Mis will be a musical and, if there's anything the trailer proves, it will also be very cinematic. Featuring many moving parts, Hooper looks to be going all out in his quest to update the tale of convict Jean Valjean (played by Hugh Jackman). Hooper's camera has never been more alive and this film looks like a throwback to the classic Merchant Ivory productions of the early '90s (Howard's End, The Remains of the Day). Look for Hooper to collect his second Best Director nomination for this one.

    * Zimbio Review - 'Moonrise Kingdom,' a Celebration of Love Above All

    * The first film on our list of prospective Oscar favorites will debut this week. Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson's Cannes-opening ode to love, does not disappoint. Containing many of the themes (parentless children, infidelity) and styles (dollhouse set cross-sections) of his past films, Moonrise manages to stay unique with its romantic depiction of two youngsters who would rather risk it all and run away than stay miserable living their current lives. Critics are nearly unanimous in praise of the film which could spell Oscar gold for Anderson. He has previously been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums and for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Trailer of the Week
The Great Gatsby

We got our first glimpse of one of the most-anticipated films of the year this week. The glimmering one, Baz Luhrmann, has truly made F. Scott's Fitzgerald's tale of the roaring '20s his own. The trailer starts off like early 2000s Scorsese as we fly into New York City and enter one of Gatsby's legendary parties. The trailer takes off with the help of Jack White's cover of U2's "Love is Blindness," which tears through the background. The pageantry and glamour are pure Luhrmann, who seems born to breathe life into Gatsby. With a tendency to overdramatize, some critics worried about the Moulin Rouge director's ability to adapt the classic novel. The trailer doesn't exactly assuage these concerns, but the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire as the film's leads should help balance them out. This may be another Oscar-worthy turn for Leo, especially.

Red Carpet Photo of the Week
Baldwin the chivalrous

Alec Baldwin lends his less-than-practically-adorned girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, a hand up the staircase at Cannes. Click the photo for an entire album of some of the best shots of the week from the Festival.

OMG,Making Faces with Kristen Stewart(Part Two)

She's Got the Look(s)
Kristen Stewart gets slammed by people complaining that all she does is scowl and bite her lower lip, but that accusation is simply unfair. KStew has plenty of looks up her sleeve ranging from the goofy to the sarcastic to the, well, you'll see.

It looks like Comic-Con left a sour taste in Kristen Stewart's mouth. Even with her reputation for being a bit of a frowny face, this one takes things to a new level.

Oh Hell No
When Kristen Stewart hasn't had her coffee in the morning, it's best to keep your distance lest you be met with this deathly gaze.

Eff You, Lagerfeld
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has said enough crazy shit to earn his fair share of enemies, but no one's quite sure what he did to inspire KStew's dreaded one finger salute.

Some brave soul should really put together a compilation of all the times Kristen Stewart has been seen nervously biting her lip. Oh wait, dozens of YouTubers already have. Well done, people. And they call this an apathetic generation.

Tears of Kristen
Don't be sad, Kristen. Yes that haircut was a questionable choice, but that's no reason to tear up. You're beautiful, really.

For someone who fusses with her hair constantly, Kristen sure doens't look stoked to have someone else mess with her long brown locks.

Short Circuit
Some reporter sure stumped the Twlight crew. Maybe he/she was bold enough to ask how the hell this franchise became so popular.

Got My Eye on You
This is the look of someone who holds a grudge and wants you to know it. Lesson: Don't ever cross Kristen Stewart.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

OMG, Making Faces with Robert Pattinson(Part One)

Rubberface Rob
Despite being famous for playing a vampire with an impenetrable gaze, Robert Pattinson has a penchant for making ridiculous faces. Check out a few of the best examples ahead.

1. Way to Go, Bro!
Why hasn't this picture been turned into an Internet meme yet? We're half tempted to cut RPattz out of this photo and Photoshop him into a few famous pics as the ultimate photobomber.

2. Wha?
So the camera just happened to catch him with his eyes half-closed, but Rob's dazed and confused look regularly emerges on the red carpet.

3. Ready for the Red Carpet
Robert Pattinson brought his best faces to his Cosmopolis premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The actor walked the red carpet and provided plenty of entertainment through the many versions of his goofy grin. He definitely has a gift.

4. Sorry, Chelsea
Rob looks like he just farted behind Chelsea Handler's back in this pose from the MTV Movie Awards. He'd probably say something, but it is national TV and all.

5. Heeyyy Guys
It took some real facial muscle control to nail this look. With one eye partially closed and kind of a half sneer on one side of his mouth, it looks like Rob might have been winking at the photographer.

6. I Juth Bit the Tip of my Tongue
Theriouthly you guyth, thith really hurth. Thtop laughing at me!

7. Hey, Gilbert!
Rob's funny faces didn't do him any favors when he showed up at Comic-Con with this oddly assymetrical haircut. In this picture it looks like he's doing his best impression of Arnie from What's Eating Gilbert Grape?.

8. Big Smile!
With such an expressive face, it's a shame Robert Pattinson is known chiefly for the stony-faced Edward Cullen. We're guessing in real life his poker face wouldn't hold up to scrutiny.

OMG, Making Faces with Robert Pattinson(Part Two)

Making Faces with Robert Pattinson
For all the facial muscle control required by his chosen career path, you would think Robert Pattinson would show more self control when he's out in public. You would be wrong.

9. On His Way Down from a Trampoline
Wheeee! With his hair always sticking up like he stuck his finger in an electrical socket, Rob sometimes looks like he's on his way down from a big trampoline jump, especially when he makes faces like this one.

10. Oh Boy
Girls love the way RPattz is always tousling his hair, but sometimes he gets a look on his face that turns him into a living cartoon.

11. You Don't Say
Did someone tell Rob an inappropriate joke right before this picture was taken?

12. Yup, I'm Robert Pattinson
Yeah I know. All the girls wanna touch my hair and all the guys wish they knew what girls find so appealing about me. I'm Robert Pattinson. Deal with it.

13. What's Up, Elephant?
Sure, Reese Witherspoon is OK, but by Mr. Pattinson's own admission the co-star he really loved on Water for Elephants was the elephant herself. With sidelong glances like this one, we're sure the affection was mutual.

14. Stellaaaaa!
Even if Robert Pattinson doesn't turn out to be the Marlon Brando of our time, at least he can mug like him. It looks like he was practicing his Streetcar lines when someone snapped this shot.

15. I Think I Underdressed
When Rob showed up to the People's Choice Awards with Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart he looked out of place next to their fancy-schmancy evening wear. Perhaps he was second guessing his thrift store jacket while making this face.

16. Classic Rob
This photo, from back before our beloved Twilight star began experimenting with shorter hair, shows the classic Robert Pattinson the way we remember him in 2009 – with his hair unwashed and his face contorted.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kim took to Twitter to lament how much she was missing new boyfriend Kanye West

"What happened to the days when you could lock your bags! We need to get back to that. There's no sense of security and no trust!" she continued, adding, "Shame on you."

In addition to expressing her anger over her stolen personal items, Kim also took to Twitter to lament how much she was missing new boyfriend Kanye West, 34, after the two parted ways in France. "I miss him," she wrote and attached an Instragram photo of West at a concert.

While in Cannes, Kim and Kanye were spotted grabbing lunch on a yacht, enjoying a sweet ice cream treat, and posing together on the red carpet at the premiere of West's film/art installation, Cruel Summer. You can check out all the pictures of Kimye's romantic French rendezvous below!

After a week of glamorous galas and partying on yachts, Kim Kardashian had a bit of bad luck while traveling home from the Cannes International Film Festival.

When the reality starlet arrived at LAX, she apparently found that there were some items missing from her suitcases. "Very disappointed in British Airways for opening my luggage and taking some special items of mine! Some things are sentimental and not replaceable," Kardashian, 31, tweeted over the weekend.

The Hottest Celebrity Couples at The Cannes Film Festival (Part Two)

9. Eva Herzigov√° and Gregorio Marsiaj
Eva Herzigov√° definitely didn't show any signs of her 2011 pregnancy at a Cannes party in a tight leather dress. The model showed off her best accessory, beau and baby daddy Gregorio Marsiaj, at the event. Any man who can pull off a tux and sunglasses so well is a keeper.

10. Chris Pine and Dominique Piek
Chris Pine and model Dominique Piek made their debut as a couple on the red carpet at the opening night gala. The brunette tweeted about their big night: "Nothing could have prepared me for the crazy red carpet experience. Thank goodness I made it in one piece up the stairs!"

11. Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal
Julianna Margulies plays an attorney on The Good Wife, and she's married to one in real life. She and Keith Lierberthal have been married since 2007 and have a son together. They escaped parenting duties for a few days to hang out in France.

12. Karolina Kurkova and Archie Drury
Model Karolina Kurkova brought some color to Cannes. She and fiance Archie Drury hung out at the On the Road afterparty, but the hot blonde flew solo at the star-studded amfAR gala in a stunning see-through number later in the week.

13. Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz
Eva Longoria walked the red carpet solo at all the big premieres, but she was spotted partying on a yacht with her on-again beau Eduaro Cruz. The sexy pair first started dating in January 2011, but called it quits this March. It would appear that they've patched things up.

14. Boris and Lilly Becker
Former No. 1 pro tennis player Boris Becker isn't a movie star by any stretch, but he does have a hot wife. He and the missus married in 2009, welcomed a son in 2010, and wore clashing shades of white on the red carpet in Cannes in 2012. Then they went yachting.

15. Tara Reid and Fawaz Gruosi
Looks like Tara Reid's found a new man to buy her nice things and a trip to Cannes. The actress is reportedly dating jeweler Fawaz Gruosi, who's a good 24 years older. They stepped out together at the festival and even kissed for the cameras. Gruosi is known to spend millions on celebrity endorsements and seems to have a proclivity for hot younger women.