People are shocked this morning, waking up to the big news: Ben Affleck IS BATMAN! That’s right, Warner Brothers announced that the Oscar winner is going to play Batman in the planned Man of Steel sequel. Zack Snyder is also returning to direct the follow-up to his first Superman flick. Production on the sequel, which has no official title yet, is scheduled to kick off next year and the film is due in theaters July 17th, 2015. This isn’t Ben Affleck’s first time playing a comic book character. He starred in Daredevil in 2003 and even scored a Golden Globe nomination for playing George Reeves, the star of the 1950s-era Adventures of Superman TV series in Hollywoodland. Think he’ll be a good Batman?
Taylor Swift may be single but that doesn’t mean she’ll just get with anyone. Especially if you’re a 55 year old man. Joseph Bernatche of Main learned that the hard way when he was arrested after passing a security guard at Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion a note with his phone number, asking her to call him. The man’s lawyer is saying his client showed up and parked at the house next to Taylor Swift’s, called the guard over and said “I’m not here to trespass, I’m just here to deliver this note. If you would kindly give this to Taylor Swift, that’s my sole purpose for being here,“ and then the security guard reads the note, gets the license plate, and his client walked away. I don’t know if I’m buying that!
Actor Lee Thompson Young will be laid to rest this week and the funeral service will take place at the legendary Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood. The service has been set for this afternoon on the lot where his show "Rizzoli & Isles" is filmed. Hundreds of people are expected to attend. Instead of flowers, Lee Thompson Young's family is asking friends and fans to make a donation to the Young Storytellers Foundation, an organization which helps expose underprivileged kids to the arts. Lee Thompson Young was found dead this week inside his LA home with a self inflicted gun shot wound. Police STILL have no clue why he took his own life.
Young was 29.
American Idol producers and Jennifer Lopez have been aggressively going after super-manager Scooter Braun who is Justin Bieber’s manager for next season! Why? Because their research shows that people don't care about the judges. They want to watch the birth of the next big star! American Idol executives think that the show has lost its way by sinking all their money on the judges when viewers want to see the next Kelly Clarkson. So who better than someone like Scooter Braun to accomplish that task, who built careers for Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, and many others. But my sources very close to Scooter Braun says that he's flattered but has lots of doubts about doing the show and the only way he would even consider doing it is if he could have management control of any contestant he chooses, even the ones who don't win.
Fans of Twilight LOVE them some Robert Pattinson, but maybe not anymore after this. Robert Pattinson hopes to keep his vampire times in the past and in an interview, admits that he can’t stand all of the nicknames that fans give him from the movies. Robert Pattinson admitted, "I'd like to strangle the guy who came up with it!" He also shared his feelings about diehard Twilight fans, saying, "What's really weird about Twilight fans is that they're not really teenagers. Most of them are older. Twilight has its own fan culture that existed from day one. And in an intense way that didn't exist before. Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight." OUCH!
I love when celebrities do amazing things! Hugh Jackman and his cast-mates have been busy filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past in Montreal but when they aren’t filming, Hugh Jackman didn’t put his super-hero duties to bed! Earlier this week, Hugh Jackman and his wife decided to call up the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation after they were having issues with a donation they were trying to make. The donation, called in by Hugh Jackman’s wife after she tried to do it via the computer and failed, was $10,000 on behalf of her, her husband and the cast and crew of X-Men! SIMPLY AMAZING!
The MTV Video Music Awards are this Sunday and though we're excited about all the outrageous costumes and incredible performances, we should also be getting jealous of the swag bag that the celebrities get! Ready? Inside the swag bag is: Brooklyn Nets Gear from Adidas, Cliffside Malibu: Lindsay Lohan’s treatment center is gifting everyone with their book, Ending Addiction for Good: The Ground-Breaking, Holistic Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life, a Kohler Moxie Showerhead that you can stream music, news or talk radio on while you shower with full-coverage, MTV Books: Another curious book in the bag entitled Guy Code: Unleash Your Manhood, the ultimate guy's guide to the laws of manhood, Blue Glue Bikinis and foldable ballet flats from Ballasox by CC Corso Como! SIGN US UP!