While you were sleeping
... brought to you by Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackham singing their hearts out on the set of Les Miserables. Via The Daily Mail.
Oh Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay ... TMZ: "Lindsay Lohan was the instigator, aggressor and drink-tosser in the fight at The Standard Hotel Wednesday night ... this according to a witness who was with the other girl involved in the altercation. The witness tells us ... the incident began after a major misunderstanding between the two sides while they were partying at the Smoke and Mirrors nightclub inside the hotel. We're told the girl was hanging out at the booth next to Lindsay's ... when Lohan tapped her on the shoulder aggressively and asked, "Did you bump into me?" The girl denied the bump ... and suggested the real culprit could have been one of the guys in Lindsay's group. She then pointed to one of the men. Lindsay replied, "That's my dad ... why would he bump me?" The girl shot back, "You go clubbing with your dad?" That's when Lindsay snapped ... so says the witness ... who claims Lindsay began cussing at the girl and then threw a drink at her face. We're told Lindsay's dad realized what was happening .... grabbed his daughter ... and bailed. Michael Lohan appeared on "TMZ Live" yesterday and adamantly denied his daughter chucked any beverage that night (below) ... claiming it was Lindsay who was the real victim and the recipient of the liquid projectile. Either way, the other girl is currently weighing her legal options. Sources close to LiLo is adamant - her dad is telling the true story."
Catching Fire finds a director "On the heels of the announcement earlier this month that writer/director Gary Ross will not be returning for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, ComingSoon.net has learned that Francis Lawrence has officially been offered the job. Lawrence, who has not officially signed on as of yet and who still has to go through the negotiation process, most recently directed the period drama Water for Elephants for the screen. On television, Lawrence also helmed the pilot episode of the Kiefer Sutherland series "Touch" and just wrapped production on the pilot of the upcoming supernatural drama, "Gotham." His previous big screen efforts include I Am Legend and the comic book adaptation Constantine. Catching Fire is currently planned for a November 22, 2013 release with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz among those who are all expected to return for the franchise sequel."
RIP Jonathan Frid Us: "Actor Jonathan Frid died Friday, April 13, of natural causes in a hospital in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, the Associated Press reports. He was 87. Best known for playing Barnabas Collins from 1966-1971 on ABC's vampire soap opera Dark Shadows, Frid served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He graduated from Hamilton's McMaster University, and he later earned a degree in directing at the Yale School of Drama. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Frid, who never married, is also known for his 1973 TV movie The Devil's Daughter. His other film and TV credits include Dial M For Murder, As The World Turns, Murder in the Cathedral and Oliver Stone's directorial debut, Seizure. After spending nearly 40 years based in New York City, Frid returned to Canada in 1994. He is survived by his nephew, Donald. The actor's death comes just weeks before the May 11 premiere of Tim Burton's movie version of Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp and Chloe Moretz."
And, of course, the great Levon Helm: