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Sunday, August 30, 2009

MD News Desk: Twisted Sisters & Mad Men

Keep up to date with all the latest from the entertainment world with the MD News Desk:

Film Art:
- The Disney Princesses get a little twisted, courtesy of artist Jeffrey Thomas.

- The 30-Second Bunnies do some trick or treating with Halloween.
- Trailer Park: The Descent Part 2.
- Meet the Ambassadors of Harmony.
- This is one thing we can agree with Hitler on ...

Coming to TV:
- "My teen-angst now has a twenty share": Heathers series planned by Fox.

Out in Film:
- Out Magazine interviews Mad Man Bryan Batt.
- [title of show] creators Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen and Michael Berresse collaborating with Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry on a future ABC sitcom.
- Megan Fox will host the 35th (!) season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
- T.R. Knight starts rehearsals for the musical Parade.
- Alonso Duralde, author of 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men, has a new weekly movie-themed column at In his debut, he takes on Taking Woodstock and peruses The September Issue.

Women We Love:
- Natalie Portman interviewed by ... Jake Gyllenhaal, her Brothers co-star.
- Will Barbara Cook return to Broadway in Roundabout's Stephen Sondheim Revue?
- Yup, even screen legend Lauren Bacall tweets.
- Xanadu babe Kerry Butler joins Rock of Ages.
- Laura Linney set to headline Showtimes' The C Word (which has nothing to do with Showtime's The L Word).
- Elaine Paige goes digital: on iTunes and YouTube.
- Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald honored by the NAACP Theatre Awards.
- Aussie dance floor diva Kylie Minogue chats about her upcoming North American invasion.

Coming Soon:
- Things could get messy: Halloween helmer Rob Zombie to take on another version of The Blob.
- Johnny Depp and Geoffery Rush will hunt for the Fountain of Youth in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean, to be directed by Rob Marshall.
- Twilight watch: meet New Moon's Volturi, including Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen. Plus: What if Twilight was made in the 80's?

Ride the Movies:
- The Princess and the Frog showcased at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Cinematic Crushes:
- American Cinematheque to honor Matt Damon.
- Thriller casts: Daniel Craig in Dream House and Hayden Christensen in Vanishing on Seventh Street.
- Campbell Scott joins the third season of Damages.
- Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell will strap on some swords and sandals for The Eagle of the Ninth.
- Our pal QueerTwoCents digs into the past of current One Life to Live hunk David A. Gregory (a.k.a. "barn bath" Ford), including this hilariously ab-alicious ad for Airborne.

Coming to DVD:
- The Humpday DVD(due November 17) gets "de-gayed".

The Latest on TV:
- Greek returns for its third season on ABC Family tomorrow.
- The Daytime Emmys will be presented tonight on The CW. The always-fabulous Vanessa Williams hosts.

From Screen to Stage:
- Minneapolis' Torch Theater will "turn the world on with a smile" with The Mary Tyler Moore Show live.
- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is auctioning off a special closing night package for Broadway's 9 to 5.
- The upcoming Ragtime revival announces its cast.
- American Idol alum Diana DeGarmo joins the Off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger.
- The Bye Bye Birdie revival loses its "gang rape-y" Shriner's ballet.
- The Producers in Germany: "Frühling für Hitler".
- Meet the new Billy Elliot.

Potent Quotables:
- Evan Rachel Wood on her True Blood character, vampire queen Sophie-Anne: "She's not necessarily a lesbian. Her human partner is a girl, but I'm pretty sure she goes both ways ... I think vampires are like that in general."


  1. We saw the trailer for the Natalie Portman-Jake Gyllenhaal "Brothers." OMG, it looks like the most melodramatic, exploitative piece of crap! Maybe the actual movie will somehow turn out to be sensitive, but there's nothing subtle about the trailer.

  2. Fantastic Column, Kirby!! How can one man compile so much fabulousness???


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