January 18, 2017

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Pretty Little Liars – Secrets of ABC Family’s New Series

By Fred Topel
HollywoodNews.com: Pretty Little Liars is ABC Family’s new series about a group of girls whose secrets come back to haunt them. When their ringleader, Allison, goes missing they start to get messages from her. Is she communicating with them from the grave, or are there other mysterious forces at work?
“It’s figuring out who is haunting us with these messages,” Ashley Benson said. “We have no idea if it’s Alison because she’s missing but there’s things that happen and five minutes later we get a message. It’s literally someone is watching us 24-7 and we don’t know who it is so it’s eerie in that way but there’s really no ghosts.”
Co-star Lucy Hale added, “Basically, we just don’t know if our friend’s alive or dead, if she’s sending us these messages and if it’s not her, who is it?”
Whoever is sending these messages sure is trying to make it seem like they’re Alison, whether alive or dead. Shay Mitchell explained. “Because the leader of the group, Alison, has disappeared and we are receiving messages from someone who is signing off as A,” Mitchell said in a group interview. “So we’re thinking that it’s Alison but if she’s gone missing, how would it be her? So I can understand how it could look like that.”
Troian Bellisario doesn’t think it’s Allison’s ghost. “Also, the messages that we’re receiving are all these threats to expose secrets that only Alison knew,” Bellisario said. “Some that we didn’t even know about each other, but that Alison knew and while she was the queen bee of our group held over us, things like frenemies. She would kind of hold that over each one of our heads and kind of keep us separate and under her power. She was a very manipulative young girl. It could be from her kidnapper, because we don’t really know what happened or if she’s been kidnapped, if she’s dead, if she’s fine and vacationing.”
These secrets start coming to light in the very first episode, said Hale. Benson added that there are surely more secrets to come. “And how do they know all of our secrets because [Alison] was the only one who knew,” Benson asked. “I’m sure we’ll have more but right now, they’re deep, they’re dark and they’re juicy.”
Bellisario said that even if there are clues that point to a ghost, don’t believe it. “Well, you find out something […]

Sally Potter’s “Orlando” to re-release in theaters

HollywoodNews.com: Sally Potter’s “Orlando,” based on the novel by Virginia Woolf will be re-released in theaters. The film, which originally debuted in 1992, stars Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, and Jimmy Somerville.
The film is a story of a journey through time, of someone who lives four hundred years, first as a man, then as a woman. Orlando is granted favors by Queen Elizabeth 1, but after her death he falls in love with a visiting princess on the Thames river. The princess leaves him behind, which prompts him to fulfill his destiny as an Ambassador in the deserts of central Asia. There during war, he changes sex and returns to London to face whether he wants to marry and have heirs or lose everything. She finally meets the man of her dreams, but decides to lose love and inheritance to find herself.
The film will open in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on July 23rd.


“Glee’s” Lea Michele isn’t made with plastic parts

Hollywoodnews.com: Lea Michele, the lead “Glee” tune queen bee is all natural. That’s right – she’s never had Botox, plastic surgery and more importantly, no nose job.
Michele sat down with Women’s Health and revealed that she was the only one in her high school class to “Not get a nose job.”
In addition, Michele watches her figure with a vegan diet, despite the fact that it might make her Italian family uneasy.
Michele also built her diet from the best-selling book “Skinny Bitch” which changed the way she approaches food.
“Coming from an Italian family, you can imagine [they] couldn’t understand,” Michele said, “But they respected my decision.”
Yet despite being at the top of her career, job and image wise, Hollywood can still be a daunting place, even when you’re successful.
“I love myself, the way I look, my body, but sometimes I can’t help but feel insecure [in L.A.]. It plays with your head,” confesses Michele.

Kardashian sisters’ new product: self-tanning gel

Hollywoodnews.com: After extending the dynasty to dieting products, sexy Bebe clothes and jewelry, the Kardashian sisters have lent their name to a line of beauty products, starting with a self-tanning gel.
Glamour Tan by Kardashian Beauty will be available exclusively at Sephora retail and online stores. Kim Kardashian last December became the spokesperson for Carl Jr.’s fast food chain and their healthy line of munchies.
However, the one product many men and women are dying to see from the Kardashians: lingerie.
The Los Angeles Business Journal ran the story.
“My sisters and I are all about getting the perfect tan without harming our skin,” said Kim Kardashian in a statement.
“We’re always on the lookout for the best self-tanner so we thought we’d create the perfect formula and share it with everyone.”
Despite all the Kardashian products, it has never been widely published how much the family or queen bee Kim is worth.
Celebrity Net Worth puts step-dad and ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner at $100 million. Kim’s former beau Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team has been assessed at $24 million by Forbes magazine.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ breaking barriers

By Emily-Fortune Feimster
HollywoodNews.com: RuPaul is certainly breaking barriers with his popular Logo show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — which has attracted a viewership across genders, ages, races and sexual orientations, and is already green-lit for its Season 3. First, he’ll see whether his new spinoff series, “RuPaul’s Drag U,” debuting in July, will add to his success.
The latter show features RuPaul and drag queen pals taking on the task of makeovers of “biological women.” No doubt, mascara-fueled fierceness will ensue.
Despite the homophobia that still blatantly exists in today’s society, the famous drag queen tells us he’s lucky to have so much support.
To read more go to BeckSmithHollywood.com.

Bebe Buell gets ready for her new album “Sugar”

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Rock club Don Hill’s in the news. I told you on April 19th that Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan of Kenmare restaurant fame were planning on turning the punk emporium into a classy joint. It took the New York Post more than a month to say the same thing, without mentioning where the story came from…
…Don Hill’s unofficial queen of rock, Bebe Buell, has a new album called “Sugar,” with a major national release on June 15th. A week later she plays the Roxy in West Hollywood on Sunset…The album is already featured at www.newburycomics.com along with another favorite of this column, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals…
To read more go to Showbiz411.com.

“Glee” continues to dominate Billboard’s top album chart

HollywoodNews.com: “Glee” just delivered a fantastic Lady Gaga episode last night that has left a lasting impression on fans everywhere. Currently, the show has a lot to celebrate after their early 3rd season pick-up and as their album “Glee: the Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers” continues to dominate the Billboard’s top album chart. It sold a whopping 135,748 copies in the debut week and to this date over 7 million “Glee” songs have been downloaded.
Now on June 8th, a new album entitled “Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals” will be released and will showcase songs from Queen and Journey. You can bet that this album is going to follow in suit of the others and instantly become a Billboard success. Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss this release.
Below is the full track listing:
1. Faithfully
2. Anyway You Want It/Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’
3. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. To Sir, With Love
6. Somewhere Over The Rainbow


Rural Hamlet Gets Resurgence Thanks to ‘Fabulous’ Goat Farmers

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
hollywoodnews.com: The hamlet of Sharon Springs, New York is getting its own version of a Hollywood premiere this weekend, with a big-screen unveiling of the first episode of Planet Green’s ‘The Fabulous Beekman Boys’ — which begins June 16 for everyone else.
‘There’s a big garden party festival, the grand opening of our first 1802 retail shop right in the village, and at five o’clock, our world premiere,’ right in the high school auditorium. So reports Dr. Brent Ridge, who stars in the unique reality show with partner Josh Kilmer-Purcell.
The couple came up from NYC in 2006 and discovered an 1802 mansion, found out it was for sale and went on to buy it and launch a successful goat farm and green lifestyle company. They’ve sparked the town’s resurgence and much more. Both are hyper-successful Manhattanites. Ridge is as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and was formerly Vice President of Healthy Living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Kilmer-Purcell is known as the best-selling author (his ‘I’m Not Myself these Days’ is on its way to becoming a scripted series in its own right) who’s performed all over the world as drag queen Aqua (with live goldfish swimming in little bowls in his bra!).
To read more go to becksmithhollywood.com

Lady Gaga fires her security team

Hollywoodnews.com: Prospective fashion intern, Queen of England impersonator and pop culture revolutionary Lady Gaga has ninja sliced her security team.
More specifically, she fired every single one of them after a fan managed to get on stage in Japan. There were no reports whether the fan tried to touch her highness with their ‘dirty’ hands.
Lady also laid off her wardrobe assistant because that person forgot to lock her dressing room.
Again, these firings weren’t due to the recession. These workers screwed up, failing to meet Gaga standards.
A source tells the Sun: “She went potty. She couldn’t believe they could let these things happen so she fired them on the spot. She goes out of her way to make her shows perfect and expects the same from her people.
“Some thought she would calm down but she put them straight on a plane home.”

Dennis Quaid Feels Empathy Toward Bill Clinton

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
hollywoodnews.com: For anyone who lived through the Clinton administration, Dennis Quaid’s performance in HBO’s May 29 “The Special Relationship” just might evoke a shiver or two. Although he doesn’t – by conscious choice – look like a twin of William Jefferson Clinton, he inhabits the role of the 42nd President down to the set of his mouth in angry moments.
And yet, Quaid admits, “I was kind of shocked when they asked me to do the role. It just seemed such a daunting task – getting the voice, the mannerisms.” However, he tells us, “I have a philosophy that sometimes you should do the thing that frightens you most, because it’s probably the thing you need to do to overcome your fear. Fear is a great motivator.”
The hardest part was “just capturing his spirit,” says Quaid. “I didn’t want to do a Saturday night skit of him. I wanted to make him into a human being. I was lucky I had four months to prepare,” he adds.
Quaid, who’s had his own relationship with Clinton — including several rounds of golf – admits he’s thought quite a bit about how the ex-Commander in Chief will feel about his portrayal and the film in general.
“Better me than Darrel Hammond,” he says with a smile. Then, more seriously, he adds, “I’ve seen the movies (playwright/screenwriter) Peter Morgan has done before – ‘Frost/Nixon,’ ‘The Queen…’ I felt they were empathetic portrayals, that I could understand these people a little more after seeing them. That was obviously an attraction. At the same time, I know certainly there are certain part of my life I wouldn’t want to have made into movie, and I understand the sensitivity involved in having those portrayed,” adds Quaid, who knows what it’s like to go through the tabloid grinder via the all-too-public ending of his marriage to Meg Ryan and his substance abuse problems of the 1980s.
To read more go to becksmithhollywood.com

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