Today at Flavorpill, we watched a clip of Justin Timberlake as a singing booger in an upcoming episode of The Cleveland Show. We were surprised to learn that Lauren Conrad knows who Banksy is. We almost fell asleep while reading through this year’s Bonnaroo lineup. We found out that… Read More
1. Kanye West visited Facebook headquarters yesterday to preview new material from his upcoming album, Good Ass Job, which comes out on September 14. (video) [via Vulture]
2. After underwhelming both fans and critics with her performance at HARD NYC, MIA is promising to make good: “Fuck it! im gonna do a… Read More
Last night the latest season of MTV’s reality series The Hills debuted sans Lauren Conrad. Today comes the news that Twilight executive producers have bought the film rights to LC’s semi-autobiographical debut novel L.A. Candy (a New York Times… Read More
1. Tim Burton will have an exhibit of over 700 of his pieces at the MoMA this fall. [via Variety]
2. On top of a billion other things he’s got cooking right now, Jack White might be working on a solo album too. [via TwentyFourBit]
3. That SAG drama is finally… Read More
Was American Idol rigged? That’s the question many are asking thanks to one of their biggest corporate sponsors, AT&T. Per this article in the New York Times, they “might have influenced the outcome of this year’s competition by providing phones for free text-messaging services and lessons in casting blocks of votes at parties organized by fans of Kris Allen, the Arkansas singer who was the winner of the show last week.” (Note: AT&T is the only mobile carrier that can be used to text in votes. We had no… Read More
Next season’s hottest new shows: Entertainment industry guru Nikki Finke has released her list of fall pilots generating buzz. (Advertisers and media will get a chance to preview most of these at the network “upfronts” in the coming weeks.) No surprise that both the Gossip Girl spin-off and Melrose Place remake made her roundup (and in fact were the only CW shows listed), along with Flash Forward, which ABC has been prematurely promoting during Lost, but we were kind of shocked to see Glee. Maybe we’ll have to rethink it. [via DHD]
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Name one thing you thought Lauren Conrad w/could never do. OK. Now read this: “In addition to getting back to work on the clothing line, Conrad will be hard at work penning her ‘L.A. Candy’ young-adult novel series, [Whitney] Port said. ‘I know she’s been working and writing some books,’ she said. ‘I think it’s like some sort of play on a biography.’” We know that everyone has to pretend these tales of teen excess were penned by LC, but we hope that someone’s planning to ghostwrite the shit out of this series. [via MTV]
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While Vulture might think a CW remake of MELROSE PLACE is a terrible idea, we think it’s awesome.
Why? We were always bigger fans of the original Melrose than BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 because the ’90s soap offered a more over-the-top brand of escapist fun — it was never based in anything that resembled reality.
Sure, Donna Martin was expelled, thrown down a flight of stairs, almost raped at knife point, and held hostage in a TV station over the course of the series. But in one episode of Melrose Amanda Woodward broke into an asylum to rescue her boyfriend who was scheduled for a lobotomy by his former psych patient, only to be held captive, escape, and watch as he then got arrested for suspected murder. And that’s not even the end. Then she marries him in jail so that she doesn’t have to testify against him only to discover that he’s been lying to her this whole time about his real identity.
That, ladies and gentlemen is must-see TV.
Before you get too excited, you need to know two things; The Hollywood Reporter says they’re still looking for a writer to pen the project and creator DARREN STAR is not involved.
Regardless, Flavorwire is already moving forward with casting for the main roles; to keep things easy for everyone we’re cherry picking from the cast of another scripted nighttime soap that’s currently filmed in L.A. — THE HILLS.
Our picks after the jump.
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