I just went cross-eyed writing that headline. I can’t process this nonsense. First of all, Fred Durst, of the terrrrrrrrrrible rap-rock group Limp Bizkit, still exists. I had forgotten about him, which was really quite pleasant. Secondly, the CW, a network stocked with mostly shows for teenage girls, has given the guy the green light to develop an hour-long drama based on his own life called “The Noise,” about ”a musician in the 1990s who forms a band that becomes very successful.” Of all the amazing things that happened in the ’90s, Limp Bizkit’s rise to fame is to be the subject of a TV show? This is why we can’t have nice things! Keep reading »
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The huge success of The Hunger Games film adaptation did not go unnoticed. Hollywood is currently doing everything it can to figure out how to replicate the success of that project with their own and that includes scooping up similar young adult book series. In steps Kiera Cass’ The Selection and the CW network.
Amazingly enough, The Selection just hit shelves last month so Cass must be thrilled that a network is already picking up her book. The Selection is the first in a planned trilogy that revolves around America Singer, a young woman living in a future dystopian society in which 35 girls are entered into a lottery/competition to be queen. Read more…
- Forget about a movie: The Carrie Diaries could become a show on the CW. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the brains behind “Gossip Girl,” are rumored to be producing the prequel to “Sex & The City”, which introduces us to a 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw when she lives in the Connecticut suburbs. [Nymag.com]
- In response to the suicide by “Real Housewives” hubby Russell Armstrong earlier this week, Ice-T tweeted, “Bad joke … But alotta those wives would make me consider it [suicide].” Oof. Too soon, Ice-T. [Gossip Cop]
- David Cross and Amber Tamblyn are engaged! Now here’s one celeb couple we love to pieces. Mazel tov, you two. [Huffington Post]
- Hollywood thinks Denise Richards’ memoir, The Real Girl Next Door, might make a good flick. Well, there is certainly a lot of drama. But who could possibly play Charlie Sheen on the big screen? (Don’t you dare say Ashton Kutcher.) [Huffington Post]
Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. I’m a little mad at The CW for canceling “Hellcats,” the show starring Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale as competitive college cheerleaders that happened to be loosely based on my book, CHEER!. That said, I’m getting over it because they are bringing two of my favorites—Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson—back to the small screen after years off the air.
After the jump, check out the network’s new offerings that we will absolutely be DVRing. Keep reading »
After winning two Oscars, Hilary Swank has decided to take her acting career in an unexpected direction. She is developing a fashion-themed game show for The CW. The untitled project is being described as a studio-based game show in which self-described fashion diehards will be tested on their knowledge of style and fashion, with one winning fashionista earning big prizes. And Hilary is the host. Huh? I’m confused. Have meaty acting roles suddenly lost their cachet? [NYMag.com]
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The CW has gone guest-star crazy! On last night’s episode of “Gossip Girl,” Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks both had major roles, and socialite/designer Tory Burch popped up in a cameo, as did Georgina Chapman, the designer for Marchesa. Hilary is Dan’s new love interest; she plays actress Olivia Burke who enrolls at NYU and becomes Vanessa’s roommate. She was reasonably decent, but since she’s sticking around for a few episodes, we certainly hope that they’ll upgrade her wardrobe from that ill-fitting t-shirt she donned for most of last night’s episode. We certainly don’t watch “Gossip Girl” for tees! The real story, however, was Tyra. Keep reading »
My heart literally skips a beat when I hear the opening riff to the 90210 theme song. The CW has released a promo video for the new spin-off, based totally on the original’s opening credits, and I am so so so so excited. I think we can be assured that the fashion is going to be fierce. After all, Nine-Oh did help bring flower hats, leggings, cropped baby T’s, and school girl skirts to the masses. Keep reading »
The Gossip Girl folks are certainly working hard to get us all hot and bothered about the show’s upcoming episodes, but they’re also doing a really good job of annoying us. Not only did The CW move the show’s air day and time from Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST to Mondays at 8 p.m. EST, but none of the new episodes will be available on CWTV.com. It looks like so many of us watch streaming episodes on The CW’s website that they’ve decided it would be better (read: generate more money) if they only allowed the purchase of episodes on iTunes. It looks like I’ll have to clear my calendar every Monday so I get home in time to hear those glorious words, “xoxo, Gossip Girl.” [Reuters] Keep reading »