Thursday, May 31, 2012

Miranda Priestly Returns!!

Today has been a good day. I have been out taking care of business and just found out some good news. One of my favorite NYC tales is getting a sequel. No not Sex and the City, (thank God) but The Devil Wears Prada.  Lauren Weisberger, the author of the book is penning a sequel which will take place ten years later and will follow our heroine Andy and her former co worker/nemesis at Runway and now best bud Emily as they edit the bridal magazine Plunge.  Andy has come a long way since she was just a lowly assistant with bad fashion taste. She has even scored a wealthy boyfriend named Max in addition to her editorial job. Miranda Priestly's fierceness will also be back, and I cannot wait to read how her character has progressed over the years.

The book entitled Revenge Wears Prada is set to be released April of next year and I can hardly wait. Weisberger's books are good reads and I loved the Miranda Priestly character. Here's hoping for a film adaptation of the sequel starring the original cast.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Natalie's New Role

After seeing Natalie Portman in The Other Boleyn Girl, I finally realized how bad she really is so needless to say I would much rather see her play tough roles than nut cases like in Black Swan. In Jane Got A Gun, Natalie plays a wife who is forced to defend her home against her husband's fellow outlaw cronies after they nearly kill him. She also turns to a former lover to assist her with the ordeal.

Lynne Ramsay, the director of We Need to Talk About Kevin is the director.

Paula Replaces Taraji in Baggage Claim

David Talbert's book Baggage Claim is being made into a film starring the beautiful Paula Patton. It will center around a flight attendant determined to find love and Patton is said to be stepping into a role vacated by Taraji Henson. I read the book a few years back and from what I remember it was a cute read. If you all haven't read it, pick it up so you can get the jest of what the film will be about.

Shaunie O'Neal Teams Up W/ Our Stories Films for Big Screen Basketball Wives

This was first reported a few weeks ago, but since I have been absent from the blogosphere for a hot minute I am just now blogging about it. Shaunie, the producer of the show that everyone wants to hate, but keeps watching (Basketball Wives) has teamed up with Our Stories films headed by Tracey Edmonds to bring the shenanigans of the former wives and baby mommas to the big screen.

No it won't star Evelyn or Tami but when I get wind of the casting choices I will let you know!

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the Same Movie? YES!!

Buddy cop movies have long been the territory of men, but now the game is changing. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has recruited Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Bridesmaids scene stealer Melissa McCarthy for a comedy about a brash Boston cop and a by the book FBI agent on the trail of a Russian criminal.  Melissa will be playing the cop and Bullock the agent.  No release date is set, but if it's half as funny as Bridesmaids I'm there!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hollywood Trainer Jeanette Jenkins Gets Lifestyle Series

BET and Akil Productions have teamed up with trainer to the stars Jeanette Jenkins to bring a lifestyle series to the network. Jeanette's show will have celeb guests popping in occasionally but will mostly cater to regular folks who want to live healthier lifestyles. Jeanette will be recruiting some of her Twitter followers to appear as guests on the new show which has no premiere date as of yet.