Today in show business news: Too many of you are watching Dance Moms, Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes after another super hero role, and MTV teases us with more Buckwild.
America. What is wrong with us? Here we are in a new year, thinking we're doing OK, things changing, getting better, and then this: Dance Moms, Lifetime's reality show about a mean woman torturing children, made its third season debut last night and had the highest ratings in the show's history. Mmhm. Nearly 3 million people tuned in, meaning 3 million among us decided to sully this bright shiny new year by giving in to Abby Lee Miller and her child-debasing ways. How dare you. And how dare the rest of us let this happen. We've gone and ruined another year and it's only two days old. Now we have to wait for 2014 to try again, when we'll hopefully at least last until February before people start bitching about the Olympics and ruin another perfectly good year. Oh well. Guess we can all watch Dance Moms now, at least. Nothing to lose at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Actorly hunk Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now in the running for the sought-after lead role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, competing with the likes of Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, Jim Sturgess, Eddie Redmayne, and, bizarrely, Zachary Levi. Yes, that whole handsome cosmopolitan list and then Chuck from Chuck. British, Australian, and Handsome-American, and then Chuckles, from NBC's The Chuck. Strange work, casting director. Strange work indeed. And who is this most desired character? He is described as such: "Quill leads a group of alien superheros who team to protect the solar system from an evil alien race." So it's The Avengers with aliens. More aliens than Thor, anyway. It's kind of like The Green Lantern, with all those aliens and whatnot, but hopefully it is much better than that movie, which felt like it was made begrudgingly by prisoners. A lot of the movie's success will of course hinge on who is cast in the lead, so Marvel had better choose wisely. And by wisely, we mean of course they must and should hire Chuck. Always Chuck. Forever Chuck. [Deadline]