On July 23, we'll get a peek at teen star Selena Gomez's career beyond Wizards of Waverly Place with her first big feature film, Ramona and Beezus (only the first of many I'm sure, as she seems to have no trouble racking up parts). Based on the Beverly Cleary series, the story follows Gomez as Beezus, the older sis to precocious nine-year-old, Ramona (Joey King).
As a childhood Cleary fan myself (especially the Ramona '80s TV series with Sarah Polley), I'm pretty pleased to see the siblings get their own film. That may disappoint die-hard fans who prefer their classics untouched, but it's such a sweet story that it deserves to be brought to younger audiences again (but hey, that's just my opinion). What's even better is the ensemble of famous faces that have come together to pull it off: Sandra Oh pops up as Ramona's teacher Mrs. Meacham, Ginnifer Goodwin is Aunt Bea, Josh Duhamel portrays Uncle Hobart, and as the Quimby mom and dad, Bridget Moynahan and John Corbett.
The movie is obviously for a young audience, but the trailer warms even my old adult heart. Check it out, and tell me your thoughts when you read more
The stars of Showtime, the CW, and CBS came together at their TCA party in Pasadena last night. The Huntington Library was bursting with celebrities from all three networks who mixed and mingled at the gorgeous venue. Ashlee Simpson-Wentz looked perfectly petite in her sexy dress as she told us about how well-behaved Bronx is these days. Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth both had shows to promote, though Peter was also happy to chat about feeling like Robert Pattinson at Twi-Con and heading back to work in Vancouver today!
Weeds hottie Hunter Parrish was happy to joke around about not having any sexy scenes this week though admitted that his comments about High School Musical were totally blown out of proportion: "You know what's funny? I talked about that three years ago when it was relevant and now that it's not relevant at all everyone's talking about it." AnnaLynne McCord is always a blast to chat with and she was so excited to dish on the new season and her desires for a Gossip Girl crossover. Check out all the quotes after the jump and more coming soon!
To see lots more from the party and read what Peter Facinelli had to say about Rob, Ashlee about Bronx, and AnnaLynne about Gossip Girl just read more
Last year I was tickled pink at the idea of a My Big Fat Greek Wedding reunion of Nia Vardalos and John Corbett, but now that I've gotten a peek at the film (which has a limited release starting July 3), I feel like my balloon of excitement and anticipation has deflated with a sad little farty noise.
It's actually not that bad (these actors are still adorable together, after all) — I just wanted a little more for this duo. In the romantic comedy, titled I Hate Valentine's Day, Vardalos plays "a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town." Corbett plays the restaurateur, of course, and the cast is filled out with various comedic actors like Rachel Dratch and 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander. To check out a preview of the movie (with subtitles), read more