While you were sleeping
Hello Friday, am I ever glad to see you. This week has been really, really annoying for no particular reason. But I'm an optimist (spoiler alert: no, I'm not) and next week will be much, much better. We're, among other things, going to be celebrating Bristol Palin's triumphant win on DWTS. So we have something to look forward to. In the meantime, here is a goat cake. And some news.
First up: Important Bristol update From People: "With the most recent Dancing with the Stars elimination behind them, Bristol Palin and pro partner Mark Ballas unwound on Wednesday night at the new Sushi Roku in Los Angeles. The pair appeared to have come straight from a lengthy dance practice, and were joined by another friend."
Listen up, good-looking muscle-ly type guys around 30 "Though Armie Hammer recently told Vulture that Zach Snyder's Superman reboot was looking for a lead actor in the 35-to-40 age range, Deadline reports that producers have set their sights a little younger: They're now looking for a non-name actor between 28 and 32 for the role. (Sorry, Jon Hamm!) They'll soon begin auditioning hundreds of actors for the film, which has a start date in June; that might be good news for rumored contender Joe Manganiello (the 33-year-old actor who's within spitting distance of the studio's age range), since his work on the fourth season of True Blood will have wrapped by then." Vulture.
Like, OMG, that's totally my favourite abbey "Will Kate Middleton walk down the aisle with Prince William at Westminster Abbey? The venue was the focus of increasing speculation early Thursday after the royal bride-to-be was seen stepping out of the grand building – surrounded by senior aides – in the damp early evening Wednesday. Palace aides say she was checking out one of a number of venues, and that the couple – who parted as Prince William headed to North Wales to resume work as a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot – have yet to make a decision." People.
T.I. is not enjoying jail From TMZ: "T.I.'s people just helped the imprisoned superstar post a message on his website, in which T.I. says the time he's serving inside a federal prison in Arkansas is "truly a pain I have never felt before." In his statement, T.I. - who's in the first month of an 11-month sentence - says, "I don' t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I'm certainly sick and bleeping tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it." He adds, "I'd have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life." But T.I. says he's finally realized what he needs to do to become a better person saying: "At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah... I got to do this bleep for me!!! I'll be God damned if I've come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! Bleep that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my bleeping shades cause I'm ready to cash my darkest hours in...ASAP!!!"
Grammer goes to cable From Deadline: "After a heated bidding war, Boss, a political drama project starring Kelsey Grammer and written by Apocalypto co-writer Farhad Safinia, has landed at Starz with an 8-episode straight-to-series order. In his first foray into television, Milk director Gus Van Sant is set to direct the pilot and executive produce the series, which will be produced by Lionsgate Television. This also marks the cable debut of one of broadcast TV's most recognizable stars, Grammer, as well as his first foray into drama series. It is also his first project since recently signing with WME. Boss will star Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about. It is described as a King Lear-inspired tale of power set in Chicago's political machine."