Universal had a great time with the HIGHlarious R-rated version of 21 Jump Street, and so did we!
Now they're giving screenwriter Michael Bacall a shot at re-imagining the number one teen sci-fi comedy about a wish-granting sex computer of all time!
That's right! They're remaking Weird Science!
The 1985 comedy classic starred Anthony Michael Hall and where-are-they-now-favorite Ilan Mitchell-Smith as two high school losers who use science and magic to create a sexy genie!
We're not sure we could buy Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in this one, but we'd like to see them pop up somewhere!
Ooh, wait! Brainwave! Gender reversal! Two dorky girls can star with Channing as the sex computer!
No need to thank us, Mr. Bacall! Just make it amazing, and we'll call it even!
Tags: 21 jump street, channing tatum, jonah hill, michael bacall, remake, universal, weird science, writer
Once upon a midnight dreary, while the hunktacular Liam Hemsworth pondered weak and weary… Rawk! Never
Our poetical side often gets the best of us, but The Raven actually has nothing to do with the Edgar Allen Poe classic!
Chris "The Raven" Black is a super-powered fugitive in a dystopian El Lay who evades robot cops by means of telekinesis and parkour. Sources close to Universal Pictures reportedly swear the studio hopes Miley Cyrus' fiancé will take on the awesome role!
No more playing second fiddle to
Tags: casting, edgar allen poe, film, film flickers, jennifer lawrence, liam hemsworth, mark wahlberg, miley cyrus, nicolas cage, ricardo de montreuil, the raven, universal
Say it ain’t so!
After flying high at the Grammys and spending some quality time with his mom at Paris Fashion Week, Frank Ocean came home to some terrible news. He’s being sued!
We all love the hit Lost, but apparently songwriter Micah Otano is claiming that it was ripped off from his song Daylight! Now he’s hoping to claim royalties and get credit for helping produce the single.
Hopefully this isn’t true, but it certainly doesn’t help that Micah has worked directly with channel ORANGE producer Malaya, who he claims stole the song from him.
It’s sad to see this happen just when things were going so well for Frank, but we hope he can get this lawsuit sorted out soon so he can get back to working on his new album!
[Image via Lia Toby/WENN.]
Tags: channel orange, daylight, def jam, frank ocean, grammys, lawsuit, legal action, lost, malaya, micah otano, paris fashion week, producer, royalties, sued, universal
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Dust off your ball-gags and sterilize your anal beads — it's about to get kinky up in here!
Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson recently revealed his company's timeline for bringing 50 Shades of Grey to theaters and, holy fuzzy handcuffs, this baby is coming soon!
Tags: 2014, 50 shades of grey, adaptation, alexander skarsgard, books, el james, film flickers, matt bomer, release, release date, sequel, sex, summer 2014, universal, universal pictures
And the dramz just got crazier!
After being accused of throwing a racial slur and threats at a New York reporter and photographer, Alec Baldwin is under fire in more ways than one.
Not only is Alec under investigation for the incident as a harassment claim has been filed, New York State Senator Malcolm Smith is going after the actor as well.
Oooh, doesn't he know Alec doesn't like to be messed with?!
Clearly he's not afraid because he is going after the actor in a BIG way as he’s asking for Alec to be blacklisted from Hollywood until he gets help. Malcolm commented:
Tags: alec baldwin, blacklist, charlie sheen, hollywood blacklist, malcolm smith, nbc, new york, new york city, ny, nyc, racial slur, racism, senator, tv, universal
NBCUniversal held a rooftop Golden Globes party on top of the Beverly Hilton hotel — the same hotel where legend Whitney Houston passed away less than a year ago.
We're sure it was on some of the guests minds, regardless of what the night had held earlier for them!
However, we ARE wondering if they knew that NBCUniversal was using rooms surrounding Room 434 as bathrooms for some of the most elite guests!
It's true. For VIP guests like Anne Hathaway, Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels and Jessica Chastain, rooms surrounding the room where Whitney Houston died were used as restrooms. They might not have noticed because the room no longer has a number, and is now used as a broom closet 'for storage!'
We wonder if they could feel her there… probably not, but maybe Jimmy had shivers go up his spine or something!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: anne hathaway, bathroom, golden globes, guests, jessica chastain, jimmy fallon, nbc, passed away, universal, whitney houston
NO! NO! NO!
We can't deny that she hasn't given her music career 110% over the course of her 25 years as pop ICON, but the idea that she's decided that she's done all that she can in that medium is simply DEVASTATING!
However, reports have surfaced that Kylie Minogue has decided to give up singing ENTIRELY to focus on acting…and has even split from the man who help jumpstart her into show-business at 19, Terry Blamey!
Insiders claim that the 44-year-old made the difficult decision after tensions escalated between her father and long-term manager due to her label, Parlophone, being sold to Universal, and she felt like going out on a high note!
As they explain:
Tags: acting, career, denial, disagreement, father, feud, focus, kylie minogue, manager, merge, music, parlophone, quit, record label, terry blamey, twitter, universal