When Gwyneth Paltrow will return as a substitute teacher Holly Halliday, in an episode of "Glee" on 8 March, she will teach students sex education. "We're a little confused in our sexual knowledge!" - jokes Heather Morris (Brittany).
Holly will help to understand this Brittany, who "still believes that the stork brings the children" - says Heather, and Finn will discover that the girl can’t get pregnant in the bathroom, no, actually without "sex" - adds Cory Monteith. This stark reality with dethrone just began flirt with Quinn.
Some of her lessons will be very useful. "She will show us how to put condoms on bananas," - says Jenna Ashkovits (Tina). Harry Noise (Mike) said "I’ve gotten zucchini". Holly will also help Santana to reveal her bisexuality and show her secret side to her new boyfriend Sam (Cord Overstreet). "Sam is certainly conservative guy - said Cord. - But now he is taken by her strength".
It is not surprising that Emma will be dissatisfied with such a carefree approach of Holly to sexuality, especially after she will see their kiss with Mr. Schuster. "I am delighted with our kiss - says Matthew Morrison. - Gwyneth calls it her "free working kiss". At least, so she tells her husband".
NBC projects surprise with their diversity and, most importantly, almost all projects are listed on eminent writers and producers who are not behind a popular television series.
Wonder Woman - a project of the David Kelly about the heroine of comic books from DC Universe finally found its home. Diana Prince - not just a fighter against crime, but also successfully managed as well as just a modern woman trying to bring into balance all the elements of her extraordinary life.
Smash - an ambitious musical drama about Broadway musical. The idea belongs to - drum roll - Steven
Spielberg. Production project will be engaged in DreamWorks TV and Universal Media Studios. The script writes Teresa Rebecca, who along with Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (all three - Falling Skies) will produce the project. Unlike Glee, for Smash will be written original songs, among the authors who are producers of "Hairspray" and winners of the Grammy and Tony.
Playboy - drama, set against the backdrop of political and moral changes in 1960, tells about the famous Chicago club, Playboy. Scenario wrote Chad Hodge, who along with Brian Grazer (Lie to Me, 1924, FNL) also acted as executive producer.
17th Precinct - police ensemble drama with supernatural elements from Ronald Moore (Battlestar Galactica). The project, which has already been compared with the grown-up Harry Potter, raised in the fictional town of Excelsior, where magic and miracles take precedence over science. Rights to the project the channel has acquired in September.
Mann's World - drama, depicting the complicated life of Allan Mann, a famous hairstyles in glamorous Los Angeles. Despite the difficulties in business and personal life, he tries to stay relevant in this rapidly changing world. The project comes from the creator of Sex and the City Michael Patrick King.
I Hate That I Love You - one-part comedy from writer and executive producer of Will & Grace Joni Marchinko. Normal couple introduces their friends with each other, and at the result are an instant attraction dating and pregnancy.
Meanwhile, the draft Odd Jobs with Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson, starring postponed until the next pilot season.
The latest series of large prime helped cartoon "Megamind" for some time ahead of its main rival, the cash register at $ 15 million in 45 territories (total 86.7 million). But if the victory in Mexico with 2.72 million dollars in 865 cinemas still be called a decent respect to the result, then do not say this about the fourth place in France (2.42 million in 695 theaters) and fifth in Italy (1.4 million in 375 theaters). During the second Australian weekend, the DreamWorks Animations cartoon has collected $ 2 million, with 18% drop-dimensional (2-th place, just 7.08 million) and a third British 892 thousand dollars after 53% strength meltdown (5th place, only 8.63 million).
Taking a little breather, Disney "Tangled" has attracted 14.4 million dollars in 17 territories. Victories were won in Germany with 4.08 million dollars during the second weekend (total 12 million) and France with 4.16 million at a 23% fall in the third dimensional (total 18.3 million). Having collected 97.8 million dollars on the results of the weekend, animated film, has won the 100 millionth milestone on Tuesday.
Compared with a debut week-end, almost 60% an increase to their fees received "Tourist", which was forced to retreat all the same from sixth place to seventh with 11.8 million dollars in 2751 cinemas in 16 territories (total 23.3 million). Movie with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie has started from third place in Italy (2.51 million in 371 cinemas) and Germany (2.24 million in 629 theaters) and the fifth in France (1.94 million in 568 theaters). During the second British weekend "Tourist" was able to produce 1.12 million dollars with 47% fall, becoming the fourth (total 4,530,000).
Musicle "Burlesque" has taken the start on the international stage premieres in Britain (6th place with 662 thousand dollars in 341 cinemas), Spain (6th place with 674 thousand in 286 theaters) and Japan (8th place with 889 thousands in 214 cinemas).
German cartoon "Animal Union" reached the British Isles, becoming the seventh there with 477 thousand dollars in 345 theaters (only 21.3 million of international revenues).
In France, the best result among the local projects has shown drama "A view of Love" (Un balcon sur la mer) with Jean Dujardin, which has 1.89 million dollars in 308 cinemas in the first five days of release (6th). Fantastic film "Skyline" finished with 811 thousand dollars in 218 cinemas.
Received two awards at the Venice Film Festival Spanish drama "Balada triste de trompeta" debuted on the fourth line in home theaters with 850 thousand dollars in 303 theaters. Festive season of homegrown comedies in Italy continued with the movie "Christmas in South Africa" (Natale in Sud Africa), attended by 4.6 million dollars in 600 theaters.
Forty-fourth film of infinite local franchise Kamen Rider excelled in Japan with 4.4 million dollars in 274 cinemas. Leading before "Space Battleship Yamato" retreated to fourth place with 2.8 million dollars for the third weekend (total 28.1 million). Hold to the end of the year, Japanese premiere (5th place with 1.44 million in 356 cinemas) has helped the cartoon "Shrek forever" to subdue the 500 millionth milestone. Now that green has earned 501.4 million dollars of international fees and 739.8 million worldwide. Overcoming of the 100 millionth mark has celebrated the "Social Network" (100,5 million), whose trip to Japan has not been yet organized.
European Cartoon "Move your flippers" (Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang) swam to the shores of South Korea, made a successful debut there in third place with 1.81 million dollars in 372 cinemas. Romantic comedy "Love and other drugs" has begun international distribution with Australian premiere also in third position with 1.91 million in 236 theaters.
In an interview with New York Times Casey Affleck has admitted that his directorial debut film "I'm still Here", is nothing, as staging cinema. So we shouldn't put an end on Joaquin career, as well as looking for his albums as a performer of hip-hop in music stores.
The well-known appearance of Joaquin Phoenix in the program of David Letterman, as well as attempts to change the scope of the actor and perform hip-hop - all part of the drawing, which started by Affleck and star of "Gladiator".
"Joaquin has played wonderful. This is the best role of his career", - said Casey.
"I hope that Joaquin will be nominated for numerous awards. He deserved it", - says Affleck.
Few weeks ago, "I'm still Here" was released in the U.S. theaters. Critical reviews have been mixed. The website Rotten Tomatoes shows a lot of positive reviews, but they are not enough that the film received a "fresh" status (it takes 60% positive reviews of critics). In particular, Roger Ebert took the film at face value and says that he will be very angry if the story of the transformation of Joaquin Phoenix, bearded and bloated incompetent musician would be untrue.
It should be noted that Casey Affleck himself had a hand in an angry response from critics when he tried to mislead reporters in Venice and Toronto, leaving no the answer to the question "Is it true?" As it turned out, even David Letterman was aware of what is happening when he tried to talk with Phoenix.
The scenes in which the Phoenix sniffing cocaine with prostitutes, seeking the location of rapper Sean Combs, sobbing over the rejection of their musical talents - all this is nothing like a joke. Even the opening scenes, in which the alleged small Joaquin together with his father bathes in a waterfall in Panama, were filmed in Hawaii with other actors. The film has been surpassed the old VHS tape and thus received effect of threadbare video.
"I'm not going to play anybody," - says Casey. But his film has received an incredibly serious, albeit with a mass of comic moments. All the time, director does not give the audience any reason to doubt in the reality of the situation.
The hardest thing to the filmmakers was to get support from Phoenix agent from WME - Patrick Whitesell.
"When I told him that his precious client will be the most unattractive and foolish, he was ready to kill me on the spot" - recalls Casey.
However, Whitesell took part in the project. How he will now return Joaquin in the world of cinema - is unknown. But now his client smells normal, decently dressed and shaved off his beard.
The picture of the formation of the famous group with Sasha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury will be removed by Graham King's GK Films and Tribeca Productions of Robert De Niro. The script writes master of biographical paintings Peter Morgan, author of "The Queen", "Frost/Nixon" and "The Last King of Scotland".
Biopics about the musicians often run into difficulties in obtaining rights to their compositions. In particular, it is one of the reasons that delayed work on the film about Bob Marley. But in the case of Queen's producers not only managed to get rights to hits such groups as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", "Another One Bites The Dust" and "You're My Best Friend", but also to enlist the support of the remaining members of the group.
Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon has agreed to give rights to their songs for the film. Earlier this honor awarded only musical We Will Rock You, hold on to the London stage for nine years.
While we do not know, will we see Sasha Baron Cohen to sing himself, or behind the scenes will be heard the real voice of Freddy. This issue will be resolved as soon as the producers find a director. Judging by the musical Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", Cohen has no problems with vocals.
If an English actor has a problem, it is in the viewers perception. Sasha Baron Cohen made his name as a comedian actor that automatically increases the degree of skepticism regarding his dramatic talents. However, the skill of the actor can be no doubt, and he looks similar to Freddie Mercury.
Peter Morgan is now completing work on the script, which will be discussed on the first years of Queen, the leading group to a famous speech at the Live Aid concert in 1985.
Sasha Baron Cohen is now withdrawn from Martin Scorsese in the film Hugo Cabra. Earlier this year, he sold the idea of the comedy to Paramount studio, where he will play two roles at once - herd and deposed dictator.
The film shooting about Queen is planned for next year.
In one of the interview someone of the "Glee" has noticed - without the "High School Musical" there wouldn't be this show.
Today, musical as a genre has become very popular in the cinema. This is even has sung on 81th (the latest, this year) Oscars Hugh Jackman. But for the upsurge of interest in musicals among younger viewers, we certainly have to thank Kenny Ortega, the creator of "HSM". Ortega is primarily a choreographer, but also he is a great director. For a simple material to reveal so touching story and deliver such emotional and catchy performances. Bravo!
After the stunning success of "HSM", all of these tops the charts, hysterical girls against Zach Efron, the rapid take-off thereof to the Hollywood ladder (and off the deserved - the guy is very talented), could only wait, when television will take up the development of this fertile virgin lands. In general, even in the "Glee" there are some moments, repeating the situation in "HSM"...
If you compare it initially seems that everything about one and the same: students sing and dance, love, on the threshold of adulthood make a choice on which depends the future life. A nice little paradise with beautiful boys and girls, spectacular dances and good songs. But on such sweetie (fluffy and pink) feeding this series wouldn't survived for so long time.
Therefore "Glee" is much tougher then "HSM". And what is natural (but still amazing): in "Glee" almost no love problems, it is not the most important of all is happening. Much more important are questions of creative realization, self-esteem, self control and the ability to stand up for your own happiness without regard for anyone else.
If Troy (captain of the basketball team) friends in "High School Musical" have laugh on him, but soon began to sing with him, then Finn's (the football team captain) everything was a little bit difficult. He is forced to go through a real humiliation, even through physically unpleasant things. And though he likes to sing, he turns out to lure in the chorus only forgery (marijuana in the locker), and threats.
If in the case of Troy and Gabriella in "High School Musical" can be said that these two are now forever the idyllic together (at sunset), then Rachel and Finn have problems on becoming a couple. Normal human relations, rather than "love to the grave". Normal human priorities: success, the desire to be accepted and understood, and not "for your love I will give everything in the world.
If cool and quite heterosexual Ryan from "HSM" easy turns athletes "to dance" (and those short break and unconvincing, to say, "I don` t dance"), then the football team of the "Glee" experiencing real psychological breakdown, and only realized its futility, with the filing by Kurt (not heterosexual, very vulnerable, but still stubborn and talented young one) starts to shake a leg before filling the stands under the "Single Ladies".
What about the musical component, then, of course, to write original songs and put acrobatic dances in the TV show, which is shown every week, nobody could. That would be too labor-and cost a lot, and, perhaps, (in respect of copyright songs) commercially risky. Dancing in the "Glee" is more rustic, but for inexperienced students it is natural, and because of genuine emotional submission looks very good. It's funny that of all the basic structure of experience in dancing before shooting "Glee" has only Kevin MakHeyl, and he performs the role of Artie - handicapped person traveling in a wheelchair. However, acrobatic dancing in the series is also presented: a competing choir circle and a team of cheerleaders.
Songs are chosen carefully to reflect the vicissitudes and updated charts, and therefore - the bright melodies, so to speak, mellifluous. Since the pilot episode of almost all songs are accompanied by Glee Cast, taken with a bang (the first place in ITunes charts and so on). Amazing harmonious chorus with good and unique voices. In Lea Michele (Rachel) the vocal is clean, strong, rich timbre and with a wide range (Selin Dion "Taking Chance" the girl sings more interesting and more powerful than well known diva). African-American Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) has mastery vocal of African-American techniques. Kevin McNeil (Artie) is amazing, "luxury" baritone. To divide on parties, rehearse, record at the studio and play in front of the camera in 5-4 performance per week - great work. Amazed applaud standing!
What I particularly like that the actors play sincere here. Several times I met at different sites assertions, saying, lousy actors, watch only of the musical performances". But, first, if there was no acting talent, what would be those performances? And secondly, on some viewers, it seems to me is just such a specific selective blindness.
To series creators there is separate ovation for the elaboration of interesting images. Some of the characters never replicated, while the standard has unexpected dashes (for example, Finn - the typical "popular guy" - suddenly cares for his mother, and yet he is "big-eared" and trusting). Or take quite episodic character: Kurt father (actor - Mike O `Mally). Simple working man. His reaction to the recognition of son homosexuality and the pity makes us smile and respect this man.
In summary, I recognize that the emotional harsh, which pushes each subsequent series (bring such nice guys! Which, however, don't hang the jib, and even incendiary sing), I was a little confused. But who knows what will develop next event? In any case, I am very grateful and Kenny Ortega, and Ryan Murphy. Such rejoicing I have been not given by any TV series or movie as presented "High School Musical" and "Glee". I love you, you know, good voices and a storm of sincere emotion.
Musical comedy "Wicked" is slowly but surely taking its first steps towards the big screens - Universal Studios is in talks with candidates for the post of director. Among them, JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy and Rob Marshall.
"Wicked" - is the story green-skinned Elfaby, the future Western evil witches of Oz. Once upon a time, she was friendly with the good fairy Glynde, but eventually fell victim to the visiting charlatan, known as Oz. At the basis of the musical is Gregory Maguire novel, "The Witch. Life and Times of Western witche from Oz country".
The authors of the musical were treated fairly at ease with the book Maguire, but the result was more than successful: to date, "Wicked" is on the 18th place in the list of the most long-running Broadway productions. The premiere took place in San Francisco in May 2003, and in October the play moved to Broadway, where there is to this day. Only in the first year show on Broadway, "Wicked" has collected 56 million dollars. Now a musical can be seen in various cities around the world - from Tokyo to Helsinki.
After a screening of "Alice in Wonderland" in 3D it has earned a worldwide distribution of over a billion dollars, the studios are actively looking for material among the tales. Near Oz already entrenched studio Disney, which is going to tell a story of the famous magician. The director was expected to be Sam Raimi. So it is no surprise that the musical "Wicked" has collected a total of $ 2 billion, will also be a feature film.
Selecting of directors by Universal at least is curious. JJ Abrams has never filmed musicals. James Mangold took biopic about Johnny Cache, but it is also difficult to consider for connoisseurs of the genre. Ryan Murphy is known as a screenwriter and director of the series "Song". The most suitable candidate seems to be Rob Marshall, author of "Chicago" and "Nine."
However, on these names Universal won't stop. In the near future studio will continue selecting directors, in order to start filming the musical as quickly as possible.