Friday, March 8, 2013

Global 2013: "Beverly Hills Cop" pilot: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to reunite

Beverly Hills Cop III
Beverly Hills Cop III (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Billy Rosewood and Axel Foley will get together again.

Judge Reinhold, who played by-the-book detective William "Billy" Rosewood in the "Beverly Hills Cop" movie series, has signed on for a cameo in CBS's "Beverly Hills Cop" pilot, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Reinhold will reprise the role of Rosewood - who has scored a big promotion from his old job. Murphy, who is serving as a producer, will also appear in the pilot, reprising his Axel Foley role.

CBS has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

The "Beverly Hills Cop" pilot, which comes from "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan, is a continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Foley's police officer son (Brandon T. Jackson), who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Global 2013: Erin Andrews Accuses Hotel of Trying to Violate Her Privacy

ESPN reporter Erin Andrews at the 2007 Georgia...
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews at the 2007 Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech college football game. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sportscaster Erin Andrews, who is suing Marriott over a stalker secretly filming her through a peephole and posting the nude video online, says the hotel chain is trying to again violate her privacy with a request for her employment and medical records.

In a filing this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Andrews says Marriott is seeking her payroll records, contracts, performance reviews, any disciplinary reports, as well as other employment information from her current employer, Fox. Andrews was employed by ESPN when she was secretly recorded.

Andrews' attorneys say Marriott is also seeking "physician letters, notes, annual physicals, and other related medical records."

The attorneys are asking a judge to quash the subpoena -- essentially ruling that the request for information is out-of-bounds. The attorneys say the request is an attempt to "harass and embarass" Andrews.

Marriott did not respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

In her lawsuit against Marriott and the man who recorded her, Michael David Barrett, Andrews contends that Marriott employees gave Barrett the dates Andrews would be at a hotel and a room next to hers. He then recorded her through a peephole.

Barrett pleaded guilty to interstate stalking and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Although Andrews initially claimed she had lost earnings and earning capacity because of the recordings, she later dropped those claims. That makes the requests for information about her employment irrelelent, her attorneys said.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Global 2013: 'Celebrity Wife Swap' makes Coolio's girlfriend realize she could do better

Wife Swap
Wife Swap (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We fully expected craziness from the latest episode of "Celebrity Wife Swap." We didn't expect that one of the "wives" -- Coolio's girlfriend, Mimi -- would swap herself out of Coolio's life six weeks after the show taped.

Not that we didn't see the signs when Mark McGrath, his wife Carin, and their two-year-old twins switched households with Coolio, Mimi (who does eeeeverything around their house), and her three kids. Mimi did have a bit of trouble adjusting to the McGrath household -- Mark, a classic "helicopter dad," catered to the twins' every need and hovered while she dressed the kids.

But over at the Cooliohaus, we saw Carin struggling with the insane demands on Mimi, including scrubbing toilets and floors while Coolio snored away in bed...and when Mimi informed Coolio at the post-swap summit, "Our relationship sucks, it really does," we had to agree with her. Mark might hover, she pointed out, but Mark is there; Mark is around; Mark is involved. More to the point, Mark acknowledged how much Mimi takes on with two jobs, three kids, and no help.

Coolio copped to his selfishness...but too late. A chyron at the end of the episode informed viewers that Mimi had taken the kids and moved out. (And started school, because she's awesome.)

There was more craziness before that, too; below, a rundown of the 10 nuttiest moments (and our pitch to give Mimi her own show).

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Global News 2013: Jennifer Lawrence’s golden moment becomes Oscar oops

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83r...
Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maybe Jennifer Lawrence didn't get that sandwich in time.

The actress, who joked on the red carpet that she hadn't eaten all day, wound up tripping on the stairs on her way to accept her Oscar for Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook."

But she managed to go on with the show. As she gripped her Oscar she told the crowd standing in support, "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing. But thank you."

The down-to-earth actress explained back stage what it was like when she hit the ground. "Was that on purpose? Absolutely! What happened? What do you mean what happened — look at my dress! I tried to walk up stairs in this dress, that's what happened. I tried to walk upstairs and stepped on the fabric. They waxed the stairs. What was going through my mind? A bad word that I can't say that starts with F."

This isn’t the first time the "Hunger Games" star has experienced an awkward moment during this awards season. At the Screen Actors Guild awards, the star caused some buzz when she appeared to have ripped her dress when she stood up.

It was later explained that the Dior gown simply had an odd construction that included sheer layers of tulle.

But with her own silver lining -- in the form of a golden statuette -- we're sure she didn't mind a little stumble.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Global 2013: Affleck wins Oscar

Ben Affleck discusses global poverty
Ben Affleck discusses global poverty (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

Ben Affleck taking home the Oscar for Best Picture for "Argo" came as no surprise. In fact, the win marks pretty familiar territory for Affleck, who has come full circle back to being an Academy Awards darling after a handful of wrong (and some really wrong) turns in his life and career.

Affleck was first on the Oscar stage 15 years ago, when he and Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Good Will Hunting." Affleck was 25 at the time, already with a few decent film credits under his, and filled with a certain youthful exuberance.

Or, some might say, cockiness.

"There's no way we're doing this in less than 20 seconds," said Affleck after he and Damon were handed their statuettes by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Affleck then proceeded to frantically thank everyone involved with the film, as well as his and Damon's respective mothers and even "Cuba Gooding Jr. for showing us how to do an acceptance speech."

Affleck's excitement was perceived by many as too brash -- he barely let Damon get a word in edgewise. While it jumpstarted a lucrative acting career ("Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor," and "Daredevil"), Affleck soon found himself fronting reviled disasters like "Gigli" and "Jersey Girl" … and caught in a whirlwind tabloid romance with Jennifer Lopez that all but destroyed his credibility and made him a punchline.

He and Lopez didn't last. They called it quits just before they were scheduled to wed in 2004.

And then, after quietly marrying "Daredevil" costar Jennifer Garner the following year, Affleck's career took a major turn.

He reinvented himself as a director, making his debut behind the camera with the critically hailed Boston-set crime drama "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), which scored a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Amy Ryan. After his well-received turn as a morally compromised congressman opposite Russell Crowe in "State of Play" (2009), Affleck starred in and directed 2010's "The Town", a Beantown-based bank heist thriller. The film was a hit with both audiences and critics, earning an Oscar nod for Jeremy Renner.

Which brings us to tonight as "Argo." Snubbed in the Best Director race, Affleck found himself on the Oscar stage delivering his first acceptance speech in 15 years as a co-producer of the Best Picture winner.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Global News 2013: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren hang together with the kids

English: Swedish model Elin Nordegren, fiancee...
English: Swedish model Elin Nordegren, fiancee of American golfer Tiger Woods, touring the USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Persian Gulf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just when you thought the biggest shocker of the week for Tiger Woods would be getting bounced in the first round of the Accenture Match Play, these photos appear of him hanging with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

TMZ landed multiple pictures of Tiger hanging with Elin at what appears to be a youth sporting event in Jupiter, Florida on Sunday. As you all know, Tiger and Elin had a rather messy separation at the end of 2009 following news that Woods had multiple relationships outside his arrangement with the former Swedish model.

The two showed up at different times, but according to the TMZ report, left together after people started to recognize who they were.

This is obviously going to drum up rumors for just about everyone, but the bottom line is when you have two kids together there are going to be times when you have to go do things as a family. Woods and Nordegren haven't been photographed together in over three years, and while I'm sure people will blow this out of proportion, it looks like simply a family outing for all involved.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Global News 2013: Christina Applegate Marries Martyn LeNoble

English: Christina Applegate at the 60th Annua...
English: Christina Applegate at the 60th Annual Emmy Awards, Nokia Theater, Sept. 21, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christina Applegate is officially married with children … actually, just one child in her case.

The former “Up all Night” actress tied the knot with her musician beau of four years, Martyn LeNoble, "surrounded by family in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles" on Saturday, omg! has confirmed with Applegate's rep. The couple are parents to daughter Sadie Grace, who turned 2 in January.

The day before the two announced their happy news, LeNoble dropped a major hint when he tweeted, "What a glorious day!"

According to People magazine, Applegate’s dress was designed by Maria Lucia Hohan and both the bride and her Dutch-born groom’s rings were designed by Neil Lane.

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