Keep up to date with all the latest from the entertainment world with the MD News Desk:
- Who says a woman can't be a movie star after 50? Barbie to get her own live action feature film.
- See Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page in Whip It a week early ... and get a free T-shirt!
- Diablo Cody is heading back to high school with an adaptation of the Sweet Valley High book series.
- David Cronenberg is remaking The Fly ... again?!
- More Hollywood originality at its best: Dimension to produce sequels to Halloween, Hellraiser, Scanners and Scream and remakes of Children of the Corn and Short Circuit.
Women We Love:
- Betty White to guest star as herself on 30 Rock.
- The Tony winning stars of An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin will bring their acclaimed concert act to Chicago next year.
- Meanwhile, over on the west coast, the Dynasty diva will present An Evening with Joan Collins in Long Beach next month.
Hands Off the Merchandise:
- Thanks to the Lego Prince of Persia toys, you'll have just what you always wanted: a little Jake Gyllenhaal to put in your pocket.
Out in Film:
- Congrats! Sexy sax man Dave Koz gets his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Lily Tomlin to do some Damages.
- Broadway's latest Billy Flynn, the dashing Tom Hewitt, submits to Playbill's Cue & A.
- Hairspray reunion: producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (along with some guy named Steven Spielberg) are teaming up on a new Showtime series about the creation of an original Broadway musical.
- Another Showtime reunion: Bill Condon will direct his Kinsey leading lady Laura Linney in The C Word.
- Ian McKellen to be honored with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre.
- Big Gay Sketch Show's Colman Domingo goes solo in his one-man show A Boy and His Soul.
- Bryan Singer adds another project to his busy schedule, the fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Killer.
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson chats about playing a gay dad on the new comedy series Modern Family.
- DJ Samantha Ronson to guest star on 90210 ... as a DJ.
And the List Goes On:
- "Heavens to Murgatroyd!" Snagglepuss leads the way (exit stage right) in Out Magazine's collection of the Gayest Cartoon Characters.
- The Advocate names the Best of the Bicons: Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich, Billie Holiday and Frida Kahlo.
From Screen to Stage:
- Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones will head the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
- Get ready (OK) for Bring It On: The Musical (with a book by Avenue Q Tony winner Jeff Whitty).
- Costumes and masks from Broadway's The Lion King were donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
- With Bill Condon too busy to produce this year's Oscar show, could the gig go to such other A-gays as Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks or Craig Zadan and Neil Meron?
- Save the date(s): The movie awards season calendar.
- Twilight stud Cam Gigandet will join Cher and Christina Aguilera in a little Burlesque.
- Wentworth Miller to take on Resident Evil: Afterlife.
- Dwayne Johnson is a super cop with Samuel L. Jackson in The Other Guys.
- Justin Timberlake will play a co-founder of Facebook in The Social Network.
- Watch This: Dancing With the Stars pays tribute to Patrick Swayze.
- That's Gay: Bryan Safi exposes the ins and outs of coming out on TV.
- Dan Savage's book The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant is now a musical.
The Latest on TV:
- Tune in to CBS on Sunday night for the latest installment of The Amazing Race (featuring out brothers Dan and Sam McMillen), then switch over to ABC for the season premieres of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters.
- It's official: Heather Locklear will return to Melrose Place (which has been picked up for the rest of the season, along with Kevin Williamson's The Vampire Diaries). Here's a video review of the best of Amanda Woodward.