At the week-end’s press conference for the upcoming romantic comedy GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, star JENNIFER GARNER indicated that she’s on a ‘comedy roll’. Next up for her is a role in the RICKY GERVAISE written/directed THE INVENTION OF LYING which also features CHRISTOPHER GUEST (SPINAL TAP), JASON BATEMAN (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), JONAH HILL (SUPERBAD), PATRICK STEWART (STAR TREK), ROB LOWE (BROTHERS & SISTERS) and TINA FEY (SNL, 30 ROCK). Listen in below.

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST opens in theaters 5/1

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Top pop singer/songwriter LADY GAGA appeared on the UK chat show, FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS to talk about ‘poker facing’, ‘bluffin with your muffin’ and internet rumors. CAUTION: LANGUAGE NSFW :

 


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On this day in 1937, UNITED ARTISTS released the oft revisited classic A STAR IS BORN. Itself a remake of 1932’s WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?, the film tells of a waitress whose dreams of Hollywood stardom come true with the help of an alcoholic star on his way down. This time around, A STAR IS BORN was directed by WILLIAM WELLMAN and starred JANET GAYNOR and FREDRIC MARCH.

 


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As we wait for the May Tony Award nominations, VARIETY gives a funny little reminder as to who’s in the game:

 


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On this day in 1941, Charles Patrick Ryan O’Neal was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He became well known as Rodney Harrison in the television series Peyton Place, a character he played for nearly five years.O’Neal was nominated for an Oscar for Love Story (1970). His other films include Paper Moon (1973), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Chances Are (1989), Faithful (1996), Hacks (1997), and People I Know (2002).
O’Neal has been in an off and on again, long-term relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. He was previously married to actresses Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young. He has four children: Tatum, Griffin (with Moore), Patrick (with Taylor-Young) and Redmond (with Fawcett).

 

 

 


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On this day in 1939, WARNER BROTHERS released one of the greatest ‘women’s pictures’ of all time. DARK VICTORY told the story of a young socialite hit with an inoperable brain tumour who tries to finish out her life (and loves) with dignity. Directed by EDMUND GOULDING, the film starred BETTE DAVIS, GEORGE BRENT, HUMPHREY BOGART, GERALDINE FITZGERALD and RONALD REAGAN. Audiences were wisely advised to bring hankies. 


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She’s going out with a bang.

After five years of playing shapely, saucy, unscrupulous Wisteria Lane vamp Edie Britt, Nicollette Sheridan is leaving Desperate Housewives” - feet first. Edie Britt was electrocuted during the show’s aptly named March 22 episode: “A Spark. To Pierce the Dark.”


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NEW YORK – When Kara DioGuardi accepted her job as the fourth judge on “American Idol,” she did not immediately grasp the enormity of a full-time gig on the most-watched TV show in the nation.

“I probably in my own way didn’t really take in what a huge thing it was, just `cause it would be so overwhelming,” she said. “Until I kind of showed up and was like, `Omigod, what am I doing here? This is, like, huge!’ And then it really hit me when we went live that, wow, `I got to speak live in front of 30 million people?’”

Since joining the judges’ panel, DioGuardi has weathered the curve balls of live television, eye rolls from Simon Cowell and criticism of her judging abilities by the viewer peanut gallery. As the eighth season progresses to a showdown between Adam Lambert and Someone Else, the 38-year-old songwriter and producer’s “saving grace” has been connecting with the finalists and helping steer them in the right direction, by way of her industry expertise.

“It’s not an easy job,” DioGuardi said in an interview from Los Angeles. “I mean, there was nothing wrong with that panel. It wasn’t like I had to fix something. It was great. So to come in and kind of be part of it was really tricky. …

 


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Because Matt Giraud was saved from elimination by the judges on “American Idol,” which means that two performers are guaranteed one-way tickets home on Wednesday night.  To earn a place in the Final Five, the contestants will have to sparkle as brightly as the mirrored ball that will spin above their heads.  Yes, it’s Disco Night, and Randy Jackson thinks the singers will have the step up their games to stay on the dance floor. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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17 AGAIN (New Line Cinema  PG-13  102 Min.) Without the presence of teen idol ZAC EFRON, this would be like countless other ‘body swap’ movies.

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