Note to the cast and crew of the new “Charlie’s Angels“: it probably isn’t a good idea to slap the butt of the show’s leading actress. Star magazine is reporting that Minka Kelly was sexually harassed on the set of the show in late August and was, understandably, very upset about the incident. Here’s what allegedly went down: a staffer walked up behind her, slapped her tush, and then waved a $100 bill at her. Apparently, he thought it was funny? A source on the set squealed, “It seems like it was meant to be a joke, but clearly it was inappropriate. Minka was shocked and absolutely irate. She was still fuming about it hours later.” Keep reading »
Behold, the first official image of the new “Charlie’s Angels”—Annie Ilonzeh (“General Hospital”), Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”), and Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights”). The rebooted show is almost certain to get picked up by ABC, but we’re kind of disappointed with this photo. I was hoping their style would be much edgier. I mean, Annie’s dress is on of those prom-ish disasters favored by the women on “The Bachelor,” and don’t even get me started on Rachael’s brown satin jumpsuit. Minka is the only one who passes fashion muster here. Also, a “Charlie’s Angels” promo pic without the guns and iconic triad stance? Pass. Keep reading »
The television reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” is very close to being cast. Annie Ilonzeh of “General Hospital” will play Kate. Rachael Taylor, now Callie’s obstetrician on “Grey’s Anatomy,” will play the youngest of the threesome, Abby—a Krav Maga wunderkind and the daughter of a Wall Street con artist who picked up many of his tricks. But it’s the third of the Angels that I’m most excited about. Minka Kelly, aka Lyla Garrity of “Friday Night Lights,” aka Derek Jeter’s girlfriend, is close to signing a deal to play Marisa, a former U.S. Marine who is a weapons expert and totally OCD. These three, combined with the powers of “Smallville” creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, could actually add up to good television. [Huffington Post, TV Line] Keep reading »
Farrah Fawcett gets a posthumous Barbie makeover. In February, you can own the Farrah Barbie for a mere $1,500. Striped blanket included. All proceeds will go to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which funds cancer prevention and awareness. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »
After a TV series that ran five years in the 1970s and three movies in the 2000s, you’d think we’d be done with “Charlie’s Angels.” But, perhaps based on the popularity of the new “Hawaii Five-O,” ABC and Sony are planning a brand-new reboot of the show to air next fall. The series will be produced by Al Gough and Miles Millar—the dudes who took the Superman legend to a new place in “Smallville”—along with Drew Barrymore, who produced and starred in the movie remakes of the show. And they’re promising a little something different.
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Oh, hey, look, it’s another porn spoof. This time, “Charlie’s Angels” becomes “Not Charlie’s Angels XXX.” Taking on the roles made famous by Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson, porn stars Sunny Leone, Andy San Dimas, and Lexi Swallow run around with guns and help Charlie solve crimes. (Yes, one of the stars is named Lexi Swallow. I guess she gets points for forthrightness.) Director Will Ryder says: “Fans will love it because it’s filled with so much beauty and sex appeal and many have told me that the original ‘Charlie’s Angels’ television series was just begging to be turned into a porn parody so we did it.” Yes, I’m sure the fans will love it for its … beauty. [YouTube] Keep reading »