Katherine McPhee Caught Kissing Married ‘Smash’ Director

katherine mcphee kissing director Uh oh, looks like we have a repeat of the K-Stew/Rupert Sanders debacle. This time, it’s Smash director Michael Morris in hot water after photos of him kissing the show’s star, American Idol runner-up Katherine McPhee, were posted to TMZ.

Morris has been married to actress and frequent Howard Stern and Chelsea Handler guest Mary McCormack since 2003. It gets worse, Michael and Mary have three daughters together, and the youngest is only two. McPhee, 29, is also still technically married (“separated”) to some lesser-known, older producer.

Word has it, Morris was kicked out of the house by his wifey for not-lifey after he realized TMZ had obtained proof of the affair and confessed.

I wonder if Eric the Midget is considering catching a balloon to L.A. for a boost into the kissing booth.

‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)

Emmy award-winning director and producer Tony Scott, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro yesterday afternoon.

Multiple witnesses saw 68-year-old Scott, younger brother of Alien director Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions), hoist himself over a fence and hurl himself into the water.

The body was pulled out of the water by the coast guard and identified Sunday evening. ABC reports that he had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer prior to his suicide.

Scott’s filmography includes Top Gun, Days Of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop II, True Romance, Enemy Of The State, Spy Game, Man On Fire, Déjà Vu, and The Taking Of Pelham 123.  Continue reading “‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)”

Director Compares Lindsay Lohan To Faye Dunaway, Rita Hayworth, And Shelley Winters

So, when I think of the word “blasphemy” I imagine some director comparing Lindsay Lohan to several highly respected classic actresses.

And that’s exactly what happened when Paul Schrader described her work in his new film The Canyons, which is about “the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition.”

From the movie’s Facebook page:

“Seven days in, first full week completed. Lindsay Lohan is a huge fan of Hollywood glamour and performances from the Golden Era. Working with her every day on varied scenes I’ve been making a mental checklist of classic movie performances she’s touched upon.”  Continue reading “Director Compares Lindsay Lohan To Faye Dunaway, Rita Hayworth, And Shelley Winters”

Kristen Stewart Issues Public Apology For Cheating On Robert Pattinson With A Married Man

I heard about Kristen Stewart‘s “affair” with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman yesterday before I went to see The Dark Knight Rises (which would have been terrible without Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and shrugged it off as rumor.

Cheating scandals in the news are easy to disregard, especially when “a source” or multiple anonymous sources are involved.

I read that there was a picture of K-Stew sucking face with married 41-year-old Rupert Sanders and couldn’t find it – another reason I thought it was fabricated by imaginative reporters. Alas, it wasn’t some Star or Weekly World News story.  Continue reading “Kristen Stewart Issues Public Apology For Cheating On Robert Pattinson With A Married Man”

‘Sleepless In Seattle’ Writer/Director Nora Ephron Dead At 71 (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012)

Nora Ephron, an accomplished directer, author, playwright and screenwriter, died yesterday from pneumonia, a complication of the leukemia she was diagnosed with in 2006.

She directed Sleepless In Seattle, Mixed Nuts, You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia and wrote those plus When Harry Met Sally and Silkwood, which was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1983 and would have won some if not for Terms Of Endearment.

Ephron lived a very interesting life. Born to screenwriting parents in New York and raised in Los Angeles, she interned briefly at the White House in 1961 under John F. Kennedy before graduating from college.

She later worked at Newsweek in the mailroom but by the 70’s she moved on and became a Carrie Bradshaw of that era, writing regularly for The New York Post at first and then Esquire about “sex, food and New York City.”  Continue reading “‘Sleepless In Seattle’ Writer/Director Nora Ephron Dead At 71 (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012)”

Clive Barker Accused Of Giving His Boyfriend HIV

Tuesday was a really odd day for celebrity news. Chris Bosh killed his masseuse (she actually collapsed while massaging him and died later in the hospital), Sheryl Crow was found to have a non-cancerous tumor, and Clive Barker gave his boyfriend HIV. Maybe.

According to a lawsuit filed by L.A. photographer David Armstrong, the man who wrote Candyman and directed/wrote Hellraiser gave him human immunodeficiency virus in 1996.

Armstrong claims they dated on and off from 1996 to 2009. Barker allegedly contracted the disease from his own cousin, and was into prescription drugs, alcohol, cocaine, meth and sex with younger (but not underage) men.  Continue reading “Clive Barker Accused Of Giving His Boyfriend HIV”

Barry Sonnenfeld Directed ‘Men In Black III’ From A Saddle

Barry Sonnenfeld has directed all three Men In Black movies, The Addams Family, Get Shorty and one of the worst movies of all time, Wild Wild West – and he did it all from a saddle.

Apparently this is common knowledge, at least to people in the industry and anyone who happened to read the various other articles about this.

I mean, the third accompanying word that comes on Google when you type in “Barry Sonnenfeld” is “saddle.”

I just learned about it from watching an interview with Alice Eve on Attack Of The Show, who said, “He’s a cowboy so he wears cowboy outfits, and he sits on a saddle for his back that’s on little wheels and he wheels around and gives you direction.”  Continue reading “Barry Sonnenfeld Directed ‘Men In Black III’ From A Saddle”

Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Movie Details

Neil Gaiman, is an author whose work has been translated to the screen many times. From Coraline and Stardust to the BBC TV mini-series Neverwhere and the yet-to-be seen American Gods, which has been picked up by HBO and Tom Hank’s production company.

The Graveyard Book is another upcoming project. Rights have been bought by Disney for six figures and Henry Selick (Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas) is attached as director. Gaiman’s young adult work of fiction came out in 2008 and won multiple awards including the Newbery Medal and the Hugo Award for Best Novel.  Continue reading “Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Movie Details”

J.J. Abrams Confirmed To Direct ‘Star Trek 2’

After months and months of skirting around the issue and not answering directly whether or not he’d be helming the next Star Trek remake movie,

J.J. Abrams (Lost, Super 8) finally confirmed that he has signed on to direct it.

The sequel does not have an exact release date, but we know the year is 2013. We also know that the entire original cast from the 2009 film will return for Star Trek 2.

Madonna’s Bad Movie, Placenta and Toilet Issues

Did you know that Madonna has a new movie coming out? That she directed. You’d think she would have given up after 2008’s Filth And Wisdom, but she’s a persistent succubus.

The movie is called W.E. and critic Kyle Buchanan is already calling it, “A Razzie front-runner.”

Xan Brooks (The Guardian) gave it one star, and went so far to call it “The turkey that dreamed it was a peacock.”

W.E. is two bad stories in one movie, focusing on the modern romance of a woman who cheats on her husband with a Russian security guard and the affair of King Edward VIII with the American socialite Wallis Simpson.

Madonna showed up at The Venice Film Festival to promote her movie looking super ageless (still) and E! and various sources are reporting that it is due to her favorite beauty treatment – human placenta facials.

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Video: Marilyn Manson – “Born Villain”

It’s no shock that Marilyn Manson’s new NSFW video “Born Villain,” gave me the creeps within the first 10 seconds for its eerie silent haircutting scene. The song is an upcoming single from Manson’s untitled eighth studio album, due this year or the beginning of next.

It’s also no surprise that this video is age-restricted on YouTube. Which just means you can still be 12 and watch it, you just need an account.

It’s less surprising that Shia LaBeouf directed this video, in all its whispering, skin-piercing, head-shaving, full-frontal glory.

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Austin Powers is Coming Back!

Reports of another Austin Powers movie surfaced as early as 2008, but it was just confirmed by Hitfix that Austin Powers 4 is a go and will star Mike Myers. Don’t get too excited for more Fat Bastard sex scenes or Dr. Evil quotables, they are not expecting the film’s release until 2013.

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