Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MD News Desk: Thrills & Chills

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

Women We Love:
- Off the wall Karen Black on Airport 1975, The Blue Tooth Virgin and playing transsexual.
- Xana-doll Kerry Butler on motherhood, Rock of Ages and Catch Me If You Can.
- Entourage moll Debi Mazar on Dancing with the Stars, Maks' butt and her gay fans.

Tune in to TCM:
- Turner Classic Movies kicks off their new series A Night at the Movies this Friday with "The Suspenseful World of Thrillers".

GLBT Entertainment:
- Visit the set of Otto; or, Up With Dead People's Bruce LaBruce's next gay zombie flick, L.A. Zombie, including run ins with porn superstars François Sagat and Francesco D'Macho.
- AfterEllen.com catches up with the cast of The L Word.
- OUTtv reality stars Chris Carter and John Simpson are returning to find "the next Halloween Superstar!" Didn't we already see this with The Search for the Next Elvira?
- Coming to Logo: The Gay Houseboys of New York, possibly featuring fashionista Marc Jacobs.

Coming Soon:
- Remake ... or sequel? The Hollywood Reporter says Warner is remaking The Hunger, but author Whitley Strieber's Imdb page says The Hunger 2 is in development.
- In more unnecessary WB remake news: the fourth (yes, fourth) version of A Star is Born (possibly starring Beyoncé Knowles) is finally moving forward.
- Instructions for the following: find a grain of salt, take it ... a Friends movie?

Out in Film:
- Nominees for the Stonewall Awards, which "celebrates people who have had a positive impact on the lives of British LGBT people", include Being Human's Russell Tovey and Milk's Dustin Lance Black.
- Broadway hottie Cheyenne Jackson rehearses Finian's Rainbow.
- Alan Cumming chats with The Advocate about his new solo album, I Bought a Blue Car Today.
- New York to name Tommy Tune a "Living Landmark".
- Recent Emmy winner Cherry Jones honored by the Point Foundation.

- What if ... such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ghostbusters and Forrest Gump were made during the classic era? These "pre-makes" on YouTube have the answer.
- That ain't right: The "extended" version of The Jetsons theme song.

From Screen to Stage:
- The national tour of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, starring original Broadway cast members Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley, begins tonight in Rhode Island.
- Forget about it: David Mamet's "dark and scary" version of The Diary of Anne Frank.
- The Stephen Schwartz opera based on Séance on a Wet Afternoon had its world premiere in Santa Barbara last week.


  1. Another "A Star is Born"?? With the Garland and Streisand turns, do we need another? Has any other movie been remade for each generation?

  2. There was actually talk of one in the 90's starring Denzel Washington and ... Whitney Houston. Thank god that never happened.


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