Former TV teens we love: Keri Russell, Kristen Bell, Katie Holmes, Alexis Bledel, Linda Cardellini and Neve Campbell
Now that we’ve seen how much potential Keri Russell’s upcoming FX series, The Americans, has — thanks to a trailer posted last week and an eerie scene up on Buzzfeed this morning — we are crossing our fingers that she is part of a trend. With former My So Called Life star Claire Danes busting terrorists on Homeland, and Felicity alum Russell working as a Soviet spy living deeply undercover on this new show, the way has been paved for other former TV teens to make huge comebacks in dramas of their own.
Kristen Bell’s been making a career of quirky romantic comedies, but now that she’s expecting her first child, we can imagine her going back to her Veronica Mars roots and settling down into another sassy detective role. (It doesn’t have to be the long-promised grown-up version of VM, but pretty please, TV gods, can it be?) We got all excited for Alexis Bledel’s small guest stint on Mad Men — could the Gilmore Girl have been testing waters for a bigger part on the small screen? Seeing that Vanity FairFreaks and Geeks reunion made us eager to see more of Linda Cardellini. And though Neve Campbell and Katie Holmes probably got their fill of soapy angst on Party of Five and Dawson’s Creek, we think they could thrive in good procedural mysteries or the like.
What kinds of TV shows would you pick for these ladies? Flip through photos of them in their memorable roles and today, and then share your ideas in the comments below!
While everyone from Matthew Lillard to Emma Roberts attended this week’s Scream 4 premiere, it still felt like something was missing. It wasn’t until we checked out photos from the olden days that we realized what was wrong. Sure, they’d found all the old stars, but where was their wild nineties fashion! We don’t want David Arquette in a sharp suit—we want him dressed like a “pop-punk-ska” bass player! There were no trenchcoats worn with short skirts, no parachute pants, and not a single cornrowed Melissa Joan Hart to be found anywhere. They don’t just make Scream movies like they used to, they don’t make premieres like they used to!
See photos of fine ’90s fashion from your favorite Scream stars—plus celebrity pals like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and The Artist Formerly Known As Puff Daddy—in the gallery below.
You know the image of a worm eating its own tail? That’s sort of a metaphor for Scream 4. The film is a remake, a sequel and a movie about a movie, all in one. And with so many sly references to its predecessors, it’s hard to figure out where all the winking at the audience ends and the movie begins. That said, Scream 4 reunites all three main cast-members from the original films, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, with director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson, and it’s still an enjoyable movie, no matter how meta it gets.
The film takes place in Woodsboro, California, hometown of Sidney Prescott (Campbell), the former high school student terrorized by the original Ghostface killer who murdered all of her friends in 1996. All grown-up Sidney is back in Woodsboro (although her haircut hasn’t changed) on a book tour at the insistence of her pushy publicist, Rebecca, played by Alison Brie, because she’s written a self-help book based on her past. And where better to promote a book about moving on than the town you desperately moved away from?
But you know who’s not psyched to see Sid? Gale Weathers (Cox), who went from reporter of small-town murders to successful novelist of the Stab books based on said small town murders, to housewife (she married Deputy Dewey, played by Arquette, who is now Sheriff Dewey) with writers block. Dewey, however, is thrilled to see Sid, which annoys Gale, but not as much as Deputy Judy (Marley Shelton) annoys Gale. Judy has the hots for Dewey real bad and she’s not very subtle about it. That’s roughly all there is to her character, so consider this your first and last meeting with Judy in this review. Sidney plans to stay with her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell) and cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) while in town, but of course, as soon as Sidney arrives, teens start getting gutted by the truckload. Rounding out the impressive supporting cast are an underused Adam Brody and Anthony Anderson as cops, Hayden Panettiere as Jill’s sass-talkin’ BFF Kirby, and Rory Culkin as horror-film buff Charlie. (Not to mention cameos from Shenae Grimes, Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.) A large percentage of the people listed here get murdered, FYI.
David Arquette swears he’s on good terms with estranged wife Courteney Cox, and last night’s Scream 4 premiere was a good place to prove it. The duo hugged and posed with eternal co-star Neve Campbell on the red carpet, which they shared with old Scream friends (Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard) and new (Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell), not to mention David’s sisters Patricia and Rosanna. Also haunting the scene was Marilyn Manson, who mugged alongside everyone from Eli Roth to Shenae Grimes. Sadly his Scream star ex Rose McGowan wasn’t in attendance, but we can’t blame Marilyn for keeping tabs on this late-90s horror franchise: he’s one, too!
See photos of these stars and more in the gallery below.
If this is a scheme cooked up by Neve Campbell to make people remember who she is exactly, than mission accomplished! Rumors have been swirling today that Neve Campbell and Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa are knocking boots, a sexy yet totally random couple if we’ve ever heard one. With Neve’s divorce from husband John Light still in the works, the Scream 4 actress has been spotted out around New York, attending Quentin Tarantino’s roast and reportedly spending time with Mustafa. “They’re dating. Neve is really happy,” said a source. We bet it would be nice if the man your man could smell like was actually your nice-smelling man. Nice, and extremely confusing.
However, Isaiah apparently did see it that way, as Mustafa’s reps deny the dating rumors, going to far as to say “It is an odd rumor that is not true at all.” Ouch! It’s unexpected, sure, but we wouldn’t call it “odd.” We hope these two are canoodling, if only for the pure “Wha? Huh? Those two?” factor. Maybe Mustafa is a hugefan of The Craft; who knows? Sometimes that all a couple needs.[Photo: Getty Images/ Splash News Online]
Quentin Tarantino may have been the target at last night’s Friar’s Club Roast in New York City, but some of the guests made it pretty hard not to become a target too. Neve Campbell inexplicably came dressed as Carmen Santiago, while Sarah Silverman‘s schizophrenic power-suit blazer and furry skirt just left us scratching our heads. But the worst was in store for long standing Tarantino leading lady, Uma Thurman. Not only did she show up seemingly dressed as a colonial school teacher, but she and Quentin chugged wine out of her high heel shoes. Seriously, what is it with this guy and feet! Check out the other stars who attended in the gallery below.
Who’s that standing like the Grim Reaper next to Neve Campbell? Her soon-to-be ex husband John Light, that’s who. She’s been super sneaky about the divorce proceedings too, considering she filed, citing the usual “irreconcilable differences”, five months ago.
What’s weird is that a source supposedly maintains that, “They’re still really close friends, and it was a veryÃ‚Â amicable divorce.” Which sounds like a load of crock to us because apparently, Neve is working towards a plea that will keep her from providing any spousal support to Light, an English actor. You know what happens when money, specifically the lack of it, is involved. Things tend to get nasty very quickly. They’ve been married for 3 years, so he’s probably thinking he’s entitled to something. We’ll just have to wait and say how “amicable” things remain during the hearing, which is in a few weeks. Good thing Neve knows how to Scream.
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When busy lady Courteney Cox isn’t taking care of her daughter Coco, preparing for Scream 4 (Neve Campbell, welcome back!), or hanging out with her bestie Jennifer Aniston, she’s working hard on her hit series Cougar Town. Can you spot 10 differences in this pic of Courteney shooting a scene for her show on the beach in Malibu? [Photo: Splash News Online]