“Maybe it’s because I turned 40 and I started getting very introspective. I just wanted to be close to my family. If you really want to do good work there, you really have to give it your all and that makes having a life outside work kinda tough.”—
Having just collected his third consecutiveEmmy for his work on the critically beloved AMC series Breaking Bad, Varietyreports that 54-year-old Bryan Cranston has booked the lead role in the indie thriller The Grief Tourist. With director Suri Krishnamma (A Man of No Importance) at the helm, the story centers around a dark man whose fascination with the psychology of serial killers, yuh oh!, proceeds to eat away at his noggin. (Southland‘s Michael Cudlitz will co-star.)
It’s official: Bristol Palin and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will be on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in the fall.
In addition to Sarah Palin’s daughter and the “Jersey Shore” star, former “America’s Got Talent” judge David Hasselhoff will grace the ballroom along with singers Michael Bolton and Brandy, as well as “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey. “
Filling out the cast: former NBA player Rick Fox, comedian Margaret Cho, “Brady Bunch” icon Florence Henderson, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge and — in a lone bit of intra-company synergy — Disney Channel sitcom star Kyle Massey.
As always, it’s dancing with the “stars” and has-beens.
It looks like Lost star Matthew Fox is planning a trip to London. The actor buzzed on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards on August 29 about making his West End debut. He is in talks to headline Neil LaBute’s In a Forest Dark and Deep, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The play is reportedly about two siblings on a dark and stormy night working through their differences and troubles. No other casting or details have been announced.
Stop the presses and mark your calendars, the pop culture resurgence of comedy icon Betty White continues to roll on. The Hot in Cleveland star will drop by Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio for an episode with host James Lipton and his famous stack of question cards this fall, Access Hollywood tipsters have learned.
I can’t wait to find out what her favorite curse word is.
David Mills — the frequent David Simon collaborator and writer for The Wire, Treme, Homicide, and NYPD Blue, who passed away in March — was inexplicably left out of last night’s “In Memoriam” tribute. [Movieline
“I’ve always considered the two films companion pieces. They are really connected and people will see the connections. It’s funny, because wrestling some consider the lowest art — if they would even call it art — and ballet some people consider the highest art. But what was amazing to me was how similar the performers in both of these worlds are. They both make incredible use of their bodies to express themselves”—Darren Aronofsky re: his upcoming Black Swan and his previous The Wrestler to MTV
"Got my first Broadway injury tonight," the singer wrote on Twitter that evening. "Hurt my hip in the first act. But I finished the show! Thank you so much to everyone who came tonight. Sorry I couldn’t sign. It’s hard to stand/walk. Hopefully the physical therapist can fix me!"