Earlier this week, Joseph Fiennes made headlines after it was reported the actor will be portraying Michael Jackson in an upcoming British TV movie.
Fans of the King of Pop were a bit surprised to find out that a white British guy would be playing MJ, and Fiennes himself admits:
"I'm a white, middle-class guy from London. I'm as shocked as you may be."
The 9/11 road trip movie Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon is a "light tongue-and-cheek look" at an urban legend that appeared in a May 2011 Vanity Fair article.
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The story takes place right before September 11, 2001, when Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Thriller singer were
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Our minds just exploded!
Joseph Fiennes just scored the most unlikely role of all time…
Playing Michael Jackson in a TV drama!
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No, we are not sh*tting you! The project for SkyArts is about a road trip that the King Of Pop took with besties Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando to escape New York after 9/11.
The wacky story was reported in a 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, and according to sources, the zany trio made it all the way to Ohio!
However, other sources discredit such a tale. According to Brando's former assistant, the actor stayed behind in New York.
According to Fiennes
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FOX has begun casting for the upcoming production of Grease, and we approve of what they're doing already!
It has been announced that Julianne Hough will be playing the part of Sandy, while Vanessa Hudgens is going to take on the role of Rizzo!
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We wonder how original actresses Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing feel about the choices! Probably great because these two actresses are AH-mazing!
Both Hough and Hudgens were thrilled for very different reasons, with the Dancing With The Stars judge saying
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Yay! The first award of the evening!
And it was a first-time win!
That's right, Paul Rudd was on hand to announce the 2012 Tony Award's Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play, and it was Judith Light who won for her work in Other Desert Cities!
Did she sky-rocket through that acceptance speech or what?!
You could just tell how shocked and thrilled she was!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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Good to know she has work!
Monday afternoon, Mandy Moore was spotted filming her new untitled television show in a sunny yellow dress.
Shooting with Grease's Stockard Channing, it looks like the 27-year-old actress channeled Zooey Deschanel for the quirky look.
While the show isn't set to premiere until later this year, we do know it's about the relationships we build with our families growing up versus the ones we make as adults.
We're sure if she keeps wearing clothes like that, the show will definitely bring in the hipster crowd!
[Image via WENN.]
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…On her comedy pilot. LOLz!
ABC's Mandy Moore comedy pilot has finally cast her parents.
Stockard Channing and Kurt Fuller will be playing her mom and dad.
The show is going to be about the
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