While you were sleeping
... brought to you by Ridley Scott, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender who posed on the red carpet in Paris prior to a screening of the TRAILER for Prometheus in Paris. What is the world coming to, really? First there's a crazy hail storm in Oklahoma and then we're seeing all-stars-on-hand screenings of trailers? Time to stock up on canned beans and penicillin. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
It's official. Gary Ross is out of Catching Fire Coming Soon: "Gary Ross has elected not to return to the hugely successfull franchise. Lionsgate has released the following statement from the director: "Despite recent speculation in the media, and after difficult but sincere consideration, I have decided not to direct 'Catching Fire'. As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule. I loved making 'The Hunger Games' – it was the happiest experience of my professional life. Lionsgate was supportive of me in a manner that few directors ever experience in a franchise: they empowered me to make the film I wanted to make and backed the movie in a way that requires no explanation beyond the remarkable results. And contrary to what has been reported, negotiations with Lionsgate have not been problematic. They have also been very understanding of me through this difficult decision ... Lionsgate also issued the below statement of their own: "We’re very sorry that Gary Ross has chosen not to direct 'Catching Fire'. We were really looking forward to making the movie with him. He did an incredible job on the first film and we are grateful for his work. This will not be the end of our relationship, as we consider Ross to be part of the Lionsgate family and look forward to working with him in the future." Catching Fire is planned for a November 22, 2013 release. The search is no doubt on to locate a replacement director as soon as possible."
Splitsville update "Arnold Schwarzenegger would like Maria Shriver to take him back, but he's not holding out hope and is at peace with the likely end of his marriage ... sources very close to the actor tell TMZ. As TMZ first reported, Maria has waffled on divorcing her hubby, partly because he still has a strong emotional hold on her and partly because divorce runs counter to her religion. But we're told as time passes and both Arnold and Maria have created separate lives, divorce is looking more certain. We're told Arnold believes Maria's friends have done everything they can to poison the waters, imploring Maria to stay clear of him. And our sources say Arnold and Maria are already "very close" in working out a financial settlement. Whatever they decide, we're told both Arnold and Maria are in lockstep over one thing - making the break up as painless as possible for their kids."
Things that could have been Us: "Kevin Costner helped give Whitney Houston her big screen break with 1992's The Bodyguard, and had high hopes of making a film star out of another well-known beauty: Princess Diana. "Diana and I had been talking about doing Bodyguard 2," Costner, 57, tells Anderson Cooper in an interview airing on Anderson in May to promote Costner's History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. "I told her I would take care of her just the same way that I took care of Whitney." Producing and starring in the original flick that garnered the late Houston critical acclaim, Costner was willing to craft a role especially for the Princess of Wales in the follow-up. "She wanted me to write it for her. I said 'I'll tailor it for you if you're interested.' She goes, 'I am interested,'" Costner recounted to Cooper."
Shannen Doherty is full of regrets People: In her 2010 book Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude, Shannen Doherty said she had no regrets about her rocky past "because it's made me who I am today." But thinking about it more closely, she wishes she could do things differently after all. "My parents raised me better than [the person I portrayed in the media], and I regret ever hurting my parents," the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, 40, said on an episode of The Talk that aired Tuesday. "What's funny is the older you get, the more honest [with yourself] I think you actually become." Also on her list of regrets is lost job prospects. "I sit here and go, 'Wow, did I blow some major opportunities?' " she says. "I [blew] some huge opportunities in my career [that] I've had to work very, very hard to try and get back."