Other women might understand the very real perils of an “America’s Next Top Model” marathon on Oxygen network. I couldn’t get this Roundup published over the weekend, as the result of one, 2006′s Cycle 7 (what they call a season at ANTM). That season’s lovely winner CariDee English (left).
Yes, reportedly in 2015 JLo’s adding the title “executive producer” to that of “American Idol judge”. And she’s getting back into acting. Theoretically.
Hat tip Patty at Littlebytes News
NY Daily News: ‘Sting: The Last Ship’: Television review
90-minute concert version of Sting’s upcoming Broadway musical about his childhood home
She Knows.com: Katherine Heigl: Crowdfunding for film is a bust
Katherine Heigl was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars a few years ago. Now her independent film is struggling to raise funds.
Lee had reached an agreement with the Monroe County Heritage Museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. over its sale of merchandise with her name and the title of her classic novel.
- You can find a plethora of cultural goodies and other news at Blackmailers Don’t Shoot and the Wombat’s Live at Five.
New DVD release: ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ (VOD: Feb. 25)
From Wikipedia (emphasis mine):
At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palme d’Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI Prize. It is the first film to have the Palme d’Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses, with [Léa] Seydoux and Exarchopoulos becoming the only women apart from director Jane Campion to have ever won the award.
So, yeah, the movie’s in French. Like you guys will care (reference above photo).
Image hat tip F*#&YeahLeaSeydoux
New: BONUS feature: This week’s Weekly Arts Roundup Spotify soundtrack: The Fall- The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004, The Fall- Extricate, The Stone Roses- S/T and The Pixies- Bossanova. And “The Wagon” by Dinosaur, Jr. (Their “Just Like Heaven” is only acceptable cover of a Cure song, by the way.)
As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions on the Arts Roundup. Until next week!
Harold Ramis—best known for his contributions to Ghostbusters, Caddyshack and Animal House—has died. The actor, writer and director has struggled with health-related issues from an autoimmune disease since 2010, according to The Chicago Tribune. Ramis was 69.
Ramis got his start in Chicago, where he made his first step into comedy at the famous Second City comedy troupe. He was a performer and head writer for the legendary SCTV sketch comedy show in the 1970s. Later, Ramis’ writing contributions to the comedy world include several staples: the previously mentioned Animal House and Ghostbusters, in which Ramis starred as the iconic Dr. Egon Spengler, as well as Stripes and Groundhog Day.