Daytime Emmy winner and multi-Oscar nominee Julianne Moore has been offered the role of Margaret White in the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Carrie, according to Deadline. The character is the mother of the film’s title character, who will be portrayed by Chloe Moretz.
Moore played identical half sisters/cousins Frannie and Sabrina Hughes on ATWT from 1985-1988.
Rosie O’Donnell’s debut in the “Today’s Professionals” segment on The Today Show drew headlines for her less than complimentary comments about Lindsay Lohan and for calling Donny Deutsch a “crackhead.”
In an Access Hollywood exclusive, Lohan responded to O’Donnell’s comments on Wednesday saying,
“It’s funny that someone you don’t know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing,”
Lohan also shared with Access Hollywood how O’Donnell was one of her first interviews as a child actress.
“You know, I did one of my first interviews with her when I was little. I was so excited,” Lindsay told Shaun.
“Does this kind of change your feelings about her?” Shaun asked?
“She should base her opinions when she meets someone,” Lindsay said.
Former All My Children, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood star Michael B. Jordan is negotiating to star in the indie film Fruitvale, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Jordan would play Oscar Grant, a young man killed by Bay Area police in 2009. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to portray Oscar’s mother.
Ryan Coogler is making is feature debut writing and directing the pic, which tells the story of Oscar Grant, a young black man detained on New Year’s Day 2009 by the Bay Area Rapid Transit police and shot in the back and killed. The event was captured by many cell phone cameras, with the ensuing trial and its verdict causing protests and riots. Fruitvale is the name of the station where the event took place. READ MORE
Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of the 1976 cult classic Sparkle. The movie marked the late Whitney Houston's film comeback, and turned out to be the singer's final acting role.
Set in the 50's and 60's, Sparkle tells the tale of three sisters from Harlem who embark on a career in music. Houston plays Emma, the mother of the trio, which includes: One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter and American Idol winner Jordan Sparks. Sparkle hits theatres Aug. 17. Watch the trailer below!
Former Days of Our Lives star Mark Hapka has landed himself a role in the indie drama 23 Blast, according to Variety. Hapka will star alongside Justin Long, Stephen Lang, Dylan Baker and Glee’s Max Adler.
Toni Hoover and Bram Hoover wrote the script, which follows a high school football star (Hapka) who's suddenly stricken with irreversible blindness and the choice he's forced to make regarding whether he should return to the sport.