Oh lord. I hope your go-bag is ready because a premiere date for Kris Jenner's talk show has been announced. The woman who spawned the Kardashians and made this video will be gabbing at us daily starting Monday, July 15. There's a possibility the show won't be broadcast in your market, but if it is, we strongly advise that you take proper precautions. Or move. Let's all move to the woods and not tell Kris Jenner so we'll finally be free of her. I mean, not that she's so bad. That video is cute, right? But it was also 27 years ago. Since then she's gotten a little... what's the word... ruined by fame, I guess? I think that's what I mean. And now someone has gone and given her a talk show. The road to our particular American hell is paved with really bad intentions. [Deadline]
Will Smith is in talks to star in a movie that Ryan Gosling and Ben Affleck were both attached at one point attached to... only to drop out of for various reasons. Will Smith is getting sloppy thirds? That does not sound right. Though, I guess it isn't 1999 anymore, is it? Anyway, the movie is called Focus and it is a comedy to be directed by the guys who directed Crazy Stupid Love. Originally it was going to be that movie's Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone reteaming to play Focus's conman and young lady apprentice, but they couldn't get their schedules to synch up. Then Ben Affleck was attached with Kristen Stewart, but they eventually walked away from the project too. So now it's Will Smith and someone else. The dynamic between the two seems to be a romantic one, so whom would you like to see Will Smith smooch? Which young starlet? Or starlo, let's not be discriminatory here. Play casting agent! I'm voting for either Ashley Benson or Colton Haynes. [Entertainment Weekly]
Giovanni Ribisi has been cast as the lead on Seth MacFarlane's Fox pilot Dads, about childless women. You may remember that Ribisi had a weird supporting role in MacFarlane's smash movie hit Ted, so I guess the guys hit it off or something. I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand (on the one mind?) Giovanni Ribisi is great and should work more. On the other hand/mind, it's a Seth MacFarlane sitcom called Dads. Careful what you wish for, I guess. It's like a monkey's paw kind of a thing. "I want Giovanni Ribisi to work more!" And then it's a show called Dads written by Seth MacFarlane. Curse you, monkey's paw! [The Hollywood Reporter]
Long lost Keanu Reeves has signed on to star in an indie sci-fi movie called Passengers. It's not a remake of this. Instead it's about "a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet that has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Reeves) is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger, marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story." Oh, so it's about a massive jerk. It's about the biggest jerk ever. Look, that super duper sucks for him, for sure, but why make it super duper suck for someone else, too? That's just selfish. What if you trip and fall down the space stairs and break your neck? Then she's alone forever! Unless she wakes someone else up, and so on and so on. This movie should be called The Space Jerk. Because that's a really jerky thing to do. [Deadline]
They're remaking Weird Science, because our insatiable and awful hunger for nostalgia will never be satisfied. I wish they would just re-air the television show. I loved that stupid thing. [Deadline]
Whoa, here's a very revealing and intriguing teaser clip from the next, and final, season of Dexter. Don't watch it if you don't already know what happened in the crazy nuts season finale. Woof! It's gonna be a bumpy season. And I can't wait. When's June 30?
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