Ever since Glee creator Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest last summer that New Directions’ seniors would indeed graduate after this year, fans have been through a kind of roller coaster. First, we thought Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and the like would be getting the boot after season three, as their characters broke out of Lima, Ohio. Then there was talk of a spin-off. But on Sunday, Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly told the Television Critics’ Association: “There will not be a Glee spinoff but those characters will graduate and it’s led to a very interesting idea that I think is going to really give us something cool to dig into next season.”
And thankfully, a couple of those stars decided not to leave us in suspense any longer: Michele (Rachel), Colfer (Kurt) and Monteith (Finn), at least will be back. Still no word on whether Brittany, Santana, Quinn and Puck will also remain.
“[Ryan Murphy] told me his plan and I will tell you it’s incredibly groundbreaking and it’s revolutionary for television, the way he’s figured out how to use these graduated high school characters on this TV show,” Michele told E! Online this morning.
” A lot of people are sad there won’t be a spinoff but I think they’re going to be very very excited to find out what’s in store – I’m very excited by it,” Colfer told The Insider. “Ryan’s idea is kind of revolutionary. It’s the best of both worlds. Everyone is going to like it.”
So, what do you think Ryan’s “revolutionary” idea will involve? Vote in our poll after the jump and share your own suggestions in the comments. (Bonus question: What do you think of Lea’s very un-Rachel-like blue dress from last night?)
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived, people. Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed Blue Ivy Carter into the world on Saturday night — because when else would a future diva princess debut? We are unreasonably excited about this news. And probably we should calm down about her, so she can have a chance to get adjusted to things like air and light and everything outside of babybumpdom. But then, Carter family, we will need to see some pics and hear some adorable stories. In the meantime, we will look back at the cuteness from which she came…
Good news, everyone! Our get-well wishes actually worked! Well, that and probably medical science and the natural wonders of the human body. Anyway, Nick Cannon is on the mend after being hospitalized for mild kidney failure, according to Mariah Carey. “Nick is in stable condition with a good prognosis, hopefully he’ll be discharged within 2 days. As always he’s laughing and in good spirits,” Mimi tweeted today, after posting the above photo of her visiting her hubby.
Nick was hospitalized in Aspen on Tuesday, and Mariah tweeted and blogged about his condition on Wednesday, calling it “painful” without revealing what caused his kidney failure. Later on Wednesday, Cannon himself tweeted: “Currently being transferred to a hospital in LA. Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me… I will be a’ight.” And on Thursday, he posted a pic of himself getting a haircut in his hospital room.
This afternoon, he mysteriously tweeted, “Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. #OUCH.” Any doctors out there want to venture a guess as to what kind of procedure that was?
When we put Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka up against Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen for our first ever couples’ Hotness poll on Wednesday, we had a pretty good guess who would win. But we didn’t really expect such a dramatic landslide. Sorry, NPH and DB, you and your twins are adorbs, but clearly Glambert rules the Internet. We received a whopping 30,095 votes for this one, and Adam and Sauli took more than 78 percent of those. We had votes coming in from 89 different countries, with the majority obviously from the U.S. and Sauli’s native Finland.
Speaking of overseas travels, Adam was recently interviewed by Pressparty about his upcoming album, Tresspassing, and asked if homophobia in the States ever makes him consider moving to Europe with Sauli. “As far as Europe is concerned, I’d love to live there someday,” he told the site. “I love European history and the lifestyle. However, I am an American with family and friends here, and no matter the socio-political climate, this is my home.”
Check out the gallery below to celebrate Adam and Sauli’s win.
The folks at Forbes certainly know what they’re doing. Usually, we turn to them for the big lists, like the Celebrity 100, the World’s Most Powerful Women or the Hip-Hop Cash Kings. But those take a lot of work, and sometimes, they just need something fast and easy (we’re just assuming here, ’cause you know, we’d never be so gratuitous about our lists). So, they do things like this week’s Hollywood’s Top-Earning On-Screen Couples, which is topped by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, followed by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
We’re very happy to see the Harry Potter and Twilight stars at the top of the list, natch. But it does feel a bit like the editors sat down and said, “What kind of list can we do that will feature the stars of Harry Potter and Twilight, and maybe also Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers?” They admit themselves that the whole thing is based on numbers from Box Office Mojo (the total earnings from movies with the stars as a couple from the last five years).
Still, here we are, looking at the list. So they’ve hooked us again! We’ll give you the full list below, but also we want to come up with some kind of challenge for the Forbes editors, just to make sure they stay on top of their game. Maybe the next feature should be something like America’s Highest-Grossing Puppet Shows or Top-Earning Subway Mariachi Groups. That‘ll take a little shoe leather.
Sienna Miller, 30, is pregnant, a source confirmed for Us Weekly. She and baby daddy Tom Sturridge, 26, a.k.a. Robert Pattinson’s BFF, have been dating for about a year, but the source says they don’t have immediate plans for marriage. This all-knowing person also told the mag that the pair announced the news to friends in London before spending the holidays together in Paris. Also, everyone’s pretty happy to see Sienna have a baby with Tom rather than her on-again-off-again (and very fertile) ex Jude Law.
Neither actor’s rep would comment on the news. But we’ll congratulate them anyway!
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“Humperdink! Humperdink! Humperdink!”
Well, that’s not exactly what a mustachioed Josh Duhamel and mostly silent Megan Fox tell Billy Crystal in the new promo for the Academy Awards, but it might as well be. Because seriously, as the reclusive Yeti formerly known as “The Host,” Crystal could not be more like his Princess Bride character Max unless he donned a giant fake nose.
The promo tells us so many things about this year’s Oscars:
As host, Crystal isn’t going to try anything too new and daring. The cameo of Robin Williams also backs this up. Not exactly cutting-edge comedy here. Unlike the surreal promos James Franco and Anne Hathaway made last year, which we all know, turned out to be much better than the actual show.
They’re kind of still trying to appeal to a younger audience, albeit lamely, by hiring Duhamel and Fox. (Cameos by William Fichtner as a producer type and Vinnie Jones as an all-knowing bartender thankfully don’t appear to be pandering to anyone.)
So, we’re going to go out on a limb here, based on the fact that Damon Salvatore won our Favorite Vampire of 2011 poll by a landslide (sorry, Twilighters!) and Nina Dobrev came in a very close second place to Taylor Swift in our Best-Dressed Celebrity of 2011 contest, that you guys are pretty excited about the return of The Vampire Diaries tonight. Yeah, we’re counting down the minutes, too. And to pass the time, we thought we’d gather all the spoilers and teasers we’ve read about the second half of season three:
» Executive producer Julie Plec promised TVLine that “there will be a payoff” for all the Damon/Elena tension that’s been torturing us for years. “What it is and when it happens, may be surprising to people.” And Plec went on to tell TVGuide.com: “Now that Stefan is out of the picture, in her mind there’s a way to free herself up and allow that tension to come out and play.” But in the minus column for the elder Salvatore bro, he’ll be “acting out, day-drinking, pouting and being generally curmudgeonly.”
» Then again, E! Online’s Kristin says there will be an “epic kiss” coming soon, though she didn’t reveal whose lips were involved.
Poor Zooey Deschanel: A) Divorce sucks, duh. B) Having your financial details splashed across the Internet because you’re getting a divorce sucks harder. BUT, if there’s anyone who shouldn’t feel too bad about what’s in said financial details, it’s the New Girl star.
In the documents TMZ posted yesterday from Deschanel’s paperwork filing for divorce from Ben Gibbard, there’s an itemized list of the actress/singer’s monthly income ($95,000!) and expenses ($22,550) that makes us feel both ickily voyeuristic and proud of her. Look, the girl is a freaking style icon and yet she only spends $2,000 a month on clothing? Even given that celebrities get a whole lot of their clothing for free, we know how much they could be spending. Case in point, Zooey’s Erin Fetherston dress above, worn at the finale of the X Factor last month, retails for $425. For a little perspective, Nicole Scherzinger’s beaded Pamella Roland gown from the same event is going for $2,425 at Neiman Marcus right now (marked down from $6,930). And Zooey’s taste in vintage probably saves her plenty of cash too.
Horror movie remakes? Yawn. Horror movies remade with gender reversals? That sounds a little more interesting. Horror movie remakes with gender reversals starring a genuine up-and-coming talent with a script revised by a lady who knows how not to write smart girl roles? Yes, please! That’s why we’re intrigued by the report from Bloody-Disgusting.com that Lily Collins is in talks to star in the new Evil Dead movie, in the role that’s kind of based on the character Ash originated by Bruce Campbell in the Sam Raimi flicks.
And yeah, that’s the very same Evil Dead, due out in April 2013, whose script was recently revised by Diablo Cody. According to Bloody Disgusting, Lily would play Mia, a girl who’s staying in a remote cabin with friends who are helping her detox after a recent drug overdose. “She begins acting insane, so it comes as no surprise that nobody believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her!” B-D reports. What’s actually happening, of course, is that a demonic force has been unleashed from a Book of the Dead in the house. Oops!
We like the idea of how diverse Lily’s career is looking so far. From Abduction to Mirror, Mirror to The Mortal Instruments to Evil Dead. We’re just crossing our fingers that filming for this one doesn’t interfere with the first TMI movie, City of Bones, which should begin sometime later this year.
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