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There’s always a serious cachet to making a film based on a ‘lost’ story or treatment from a deceased talent. For example, we’ve just been talking about Lunatic at Large, which will be based on a long treatment Jim Thompson wrote for Stanley Kubrick.
Today an old Bruce Lee story is coming back to light. In the late ’60s Lee wrote The Silent Flute, which he conceived with James Coburn (envisioned as Lee’s co-star for the film) and Stirling Silliphant, before it went by the wayside prior to Lee’s death. Now producer Paul Maslansky ("Return to Oz," the "Police Academy" franchise) wants to mount the story as a new martial arts film.
Variety has quotes from Maslansky, who says this “will be an epic martial arts adventure film that promises to honor Bruce Lee’s original artistic and philosophical conception. It also promises to reach new levels of action and adventure never before seen in martial arts filmmaking.” I’ll believe the latter claim when I see it, but in the meantime, OK, why not?
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"Alyssa Milano? What's the last thing she's done, Who's the Boss? It's like, 'Who's the boss, now, Alyssa?'"
–Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, talking smack about the actress who called for the cancellation of the MTV reality show, to Interview magazine
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HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD :-)
If you missed last week's post from the ONTD blackout... here it is:
Obviously, USA feels they’ve got something special too because they’ve given the show an additional two seasons. The news broke late yesterday via a USA’s exec’s Twitter account, which is where all the best news is coming out these days. Just in case you’re not familiar with the show, it concerns “burned” spy Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan) who’s former employers drop him in Miami penniless and with no work resources after they decide he’s no longer useful.
Once there he teams up with friends Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar) to find out who burned him and also do a little PI work on the side. He also occasionally has to deal with his mother (Sharon Gless), who also happens to live in Miami too.
It’s a fun show with some great actors and is definitely worth a look if you’ve never watched it before. And now, with USA giving it two more seasons, you’ll have a chance to do just that.
Joslyn James, a porn movie actress who says she was a mistress of pro golfer Tiger Woods for several years, will appear at a Charlotte men’s club while Woods is in town for the Quail Hollow Championship.
According to the Uptown Cabaret’s Web site, James is scheduled to appear at the club April 30 and May 1, during the middle of the PGA tournament. Woods announced on his Web site Thursday that he will play in the Quail Hollow Championship, scheduled for April 29 through May 2.
It will be only the second tournament appearance for Woods since he went into self-imposed seclusion last November, following his car wreck and the scandal that was touched off when a number of women, including James, announced they had been involved sexually with the pro golfer. Woods underwent sex addiction therapy and has said he is trying to straighten out his life and save his marriage with wife Elin.
James, whose real name is Veronica Siwik-Daniels, made headlines in mid-March when she released a number of very graphic text messages that she said were sent to her by Woods, between last July and October.
It is unclear when the Uptown Cabaret had scheduled James’ appearances, but the announcement of her shows was made shortly after noon Thursday – about two hours before Tiger Woods announced he was coming to Charlotte.
James has appeared in movies such as “Big Breasted Nurses” and “Porn Star Brides.”
30 May /Sunday/ Lena Katina debuts her brand new solo efforts with her band at the legendary Los Angeles club Troubadour. This performance will be a pre-show to her first solo gig in Milwaukee.
After 10 years of worldwide success as one of the 2 lead singers of the Russian pop sensation t.A.T.u. Lena Katina will be hitting the stage in Los Angeles for the first time. Fans have been waiting for US touring for years and now have the opportunity to see a preview of her upcoming album and selected t.A.T.u. songs.