The first teaser trailer for the third installment of the “Insidious” series has arrived, and the newest journey into the Further looks even more terrify than its predecessors. Revealed as a prequel to the first two chapters, “Insidious Chapter 3″ marks the directorial debut of Leigh Whannell, franchise co-creator, writer, and co-star (he holds the role of Specs), taking over for James Wan. The movie’s official synopsis: “The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.”
In recent months it’s become abundantly clear that Kristen Stewart has made peace with something. The scrutiny that comes with being the lead in a major franchise, and one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood for several years running, seems to have stopped getting her down. Her rallying cry of late seems to be “I don’t care.” She doesn’t care if you want her to smile; she doesn’t care if you think she’s a good actress. And when someone doesn’t care, it’s that much easier to walk away. The actress told USA Today that after cranking out seven films in two years, she won’t even be considering any scripts for the next few months:
Christian Bale didn’t even have to audition to land the role of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s new biopic, Sorkin said in a recent interview with Bloomberg Television. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range that’s Christian Bale,” Sorkin said. “He really is a phenomenal actor.” When asked about the audition, Sorkin said, “Well, there was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role. He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined.”
The first trailer for “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron” leaked online on Wednesday evening. But in a baller move presumably out of Tony Stark’s playbook, Disney and Marvel decided to combat the breach by releasing the official teaser in full, one week before it was scheduled to debut. (The studios had planned on premiering the initial “Age of Ultron” trailer on Oct. 28 during an episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) Not that this wouldn’t have been worth the longer wait: The trailer introduces the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), offers glimpses of new superheroes, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and even provides a first look at Andy Serkis’ mystery character.
After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death in February, Showtime stayed mum on the status of its comedy, “Happyish,” in which Hoffman was slated to star. On Wednesday, the network announced that Steve Coogan would fill Hoffman’s role. Per Showtime, “‘Happyish’ is a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.” Coogan will star as Thom Payne, a 44-year-old man threatened by his 25-year-old boss. “Is he in need of a ‘rebranding,’ as his mentor insists, or does he just have a ‘low joy ceiling,’ as his corporate headhunter suggests?” Showtime said in a statement. “Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool’s errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect.”
“The Gambler” is a Mark Wahlberg vehicle, but from the looks of the first trailer, it’s John Goodman who steals the show (as John Goodman is wont to do). Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“The Escapist,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), written by William Monahan (“Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Departed”) and based on the 1974 James Caan film of the same name, the movie finds Wahlberg playing a lit professor whose gambling problem lands him on some gangsters’ bad sides. If this year’s Oscar race for Best Actor weren’t so crowded, Wahlberg could be a contender. Either way, Paramount Pictures has “The Gambler” set for an awards-friendly limited release on Dec. 19.
Watch out, Britney. Jennifer Lopez is reportedly heading to Sin City. According to TMZ, Lopez is allegedly signing a Las Vegas residency deal at the Axis theater at Planet Hollywood, the same place where Britney Spears is currently performing her “Piece of Me” show. The Bronx-born star will purportedly do a total of 72 shows, three times a week for 24 weeks over the course of one or two years.
“Glee” creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan are bringing a new comedy-horror show to Fox. The three have already begun writing “Scream Queens,” an anthology series that — in the vein of Murphy and Falchuk’s other hit “American Horror Story” — will center around a different story line each season. The show, which is set to debut in fall 2015, will feature two female leads and air in 15 hour-long episodes.
As it begins to cool down, pull out your favorite knitwear and boots for a chic fall look. You can still wear your favorite leather skirt by keeping it ladylike with tights. Switch out your open toe heels for ankle booties or those sexy thigh high boots, and pair modestly with a cozy sweater. Wool knits are a staple that you’ll want to keep in heavy rotation as temperatures drop. Charcoals, beige, and black are a sophisticated go-to color scheme for the season. ♥♥ Tatiana
Bethenny Frankel is officially returning to “The Real Housewives Of New York.” Bravo released a statement on Monday confirming that the television personality will star in the show’s seventh season. “I’m genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Frankel said in the statement.” “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”