Blog By: Armando Tinoco
The Vow makes history on V-Day
The Vow made history last night as the biggest Valentine’s Day box-office earner taking in $11.6 million. The film starring, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, took the record from Hitch, which had earned $7.5 million. The Vow opened this past weekend and has accumulated $56.2 million according to Deadline.
With The Vow being a hit, guys will have to step it up a notch to measure up to Channing Tatum.
Katie Cassidy lands Female Lead in “Arrow” Pilot
Melrose Place and Gossip Girl alumna Katie Cassidy has landed the female lead in the pilot for the CW’s Arrow. Deadline reports that Cassidy will play Laurel, “a young legal clinic attorney who shares a romantic past with Oliver,” the secret identity of Green Arrow. The super-hero show based on the DC Comics character fights crime using archery and martial arts.
We are excited about Katie’s new role but we hope she doesn’t forget her soapy past and still slaps and throws a martini at someone here and there.
Peter Berg Talks About Friday Night Lights
One of the most critically-acclaimed television shows is Friday Night Lights, and ever since production shut the “lights” off, there have been talks about a movie. As you know, the television show was spun off from the movie that Billy Bob Thornton starred in, which is based off H.G. Bissinger’s book.
Peter Berg recently talked to Vulture and revealed that a possible script had just been completed and the story would parallel to what happened to Mike Leach, “a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case.”
Berg described the plot as a “great redemption story,” but what does Coach need to redeem himself from? He is the most just, fair and compassionate character on television.
Jenny McCarthy returning with a talk show on VH1
VH1 announced it has struck a deal with Jenny McCarthy to launch The Jenny McCarthy Show this year. Although Jenny had a sketch show on MTV by the same name, this new talk show will not be related. According to VH1, Jenny will be featuring guest panelists and interviewing celebrities.
Sounds great, but when is Singled Out coming back?
Adele Will Not Take a Five Year Break
News of Adele taking a five year break anguished fans yesterday, especially after her sweeping comeback at the Grammy’s this past weekend. The news came from an interview in Vogue magazine where she said, “I am f*cking off for four or five years.”
Now the singer wrote on her personal blog, “I’ve a few days off now, and then it’s the Brit Awards here at home and then I’m straight into the studio. BOYYAHH! 5 years? More like 5 days!”
Maybe Adele changed her mind after her triumphant return on Sunday and we are glad she did. Who else would help us interpret our pain?
Glee covers Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”
In case you were at the movie theatres watching The Vow or stressing out because you didn’t make dinner reservations, Glee had a powerful performance delivered by Amber Riley, covering Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
In the Valentine-themed episode, Mercedes (played by Amber Riley) decides to be single, breaking up with her boyfriend Shane and ex-boyfriend Sam.
Watch Amber’s performance next…