The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Kim Kardashian heads to Lifetime, Sarah Jessica Parker replaces Demi Moore, and Matt Bomer is Darren Criss's brother.
America's favorite buttocks Kim Kardashian has done a little acting over the years, appearing in a few episodes of Beyond the Break, an episode of CSI, and of course on Grey's Anatomy as the butt part of the anatomy. She also has a role in an in-production Tyler Perry movie, and now she's landed a recurring role on the Lifetime: Television for Butts series Drop Dead Diva, playing the love interest of a character named Fred, who we're assuming is either a proctologist or played by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Anyway, Kim Kardashian's butt, everyone! [Deadline]
So Demi Moore pulled out of Lovelace (bazoooom!) and now, it seems, Sarah Jessica Parker of all people has stepped in to play 1970s feminist icon Gloria Steinem. That's... interesting. Why not Diane Lane? Wouldn't Diane Lane be perfect? Maybe Diane Lane wasn't interested. Diane Lane. Let's just say Diane Lane one more time. Anyway, yeah. SJP in a porn (themed) movie! So, just a word of warning: They're replacing Amanda Seyfried in the Linda Lovelace role with Kim Cattrall and changing this thing's title to Sex and the City 3: Samantha's Sex Dream and that's that. [Entertainment Weekly]
From overt female sexuality (nothin' wrong with that!) to latent male sexuality (someone turn a light on in this closet), we have news that Matt Bomer, the bespoke sex bomb from USA's White Collar (and the upcoming male stripper movie Magic Mike, yikes), will be guest-starring on Glee as Darren Criss' brother. Yiminny yippers! Hope for your sake he's just your step-brother, Blainey boy! Woof. Yowsers. Eek. That's a spicy meatball. [TV Line]
Yesterday we heard that This Means War, the upcoming Reese Witherspoon/Chris Pine/Tom Hardy romantic comedy, was given an R-rating by the MPAA. The studio lost an appeal, so now to get down into PG-13 territory they've cut some of the sex jokes made by the character played by Chelsea Handler. So wait, they got the rating they wanted and cut out some Chelsea Handler jokes?? Talk about win-win! Well done, everybody! [The Hollywood Reporter]
NBC has officially ordered a pilot for Ryan Murphy's new sitcom about a gay couple and the surrogate they find to carry their child. That's some bold subject matter for NBC, but hey, it's time. After all, it's the '90s! These are modern times we're living in. One of the gays will be played by Andrew Rannells (well, at least we assume he's not playing the surrogate), who recently finished tearing it up on old Broadway in The Book of Mormon. So this thing is gonna be pretty gay. Not gayer than Blaine having a crush on his brother, Matt Bomer, but pretty gay. [Deadline]
If you live in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin, we have good news for you. The Marcus chain of theaters will not be playing the new Katherine Heigl movie One for the Money because of some financial dispute with the distributor. So, whew, dodged a bullet on that one, guys. Congratulations. [Deadline]
Here's a trailer for the new sci-fi movie Lockout, about a space prison. So you really couldn't have called this Space Jail? Way more effective title, Space Jail. Anyway, Space Jail stars Guy Pearce, and it is actually said of his character in the trailer: "He's the best there is, but he's a loose cannon." Wow! Let's hope that's deliberate parody, because if not... Sigh. Remember when Guy Pearce was in L.A. Confidential? And, you know, The King's Speech? Oh well.
And here's another trailer for a movie featuring Guy Pearce, called Seeking Justice and starring Nicolas Cage and celebrated wood carving January Jones. At two separate times in the trailer January Jones says "Where have you been?" Glad they wrote some good lines for her. Sigh. Remember when Guy Pearce was nominated for a Golden Globe two weeks ago? Oh well.