Behold: The first look at Julianne Moore in action as Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change.” Does she nail the impression? In this writer’s opinion, you betcha. Watch the trailer at the link. (TV Column)
Christian Bale , not China, “should be embarrassed” by his failed attempt to visit a detained human rights activist with a CNN camera crew in tow, according to a government official. The actor was physically blocked by guards as he tried to meet with blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng.
“If he wants to create news, I don’t think that would be welcomed by China,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said. Bale was in the country promoting “Flowers of War,” China’s first submission to the Academy Awards best foreign language film category. (Reuters)
Adam Lambert of “American Idol” fame and his boyfriend, Sauli Koskinen, were reportedly arrested outside a Helskinki bar after getting into a fight. A police spokeswoman told the Hollywood Reporter the men were being held for questioning and would likely be released after that. (THR)
George Michael has left the Vienna hospital where he had been treated for pneumonia since Thanksgiving. (AP via WaPo)
Dame Helen Mirren will reportedly provide an “inner voice” for a yet-to-be-named character on “Glee.” My money’s on Brittany. (TV Line)
James Franco may play the ultimate Playboy, after the jump.
Alec Baldwin has lost his hunger to become mayor of New York City: “The people that are running for mayor — I know this is terrible — I look at them and I don’t see myself in that crowd. They’re like a guy on a date that you can tell he just can’t wait to get his hand up your blouse before even the lights go out in the theatre. They’re all just so horny for it. Horny for their own ascension.” (Vulture)
“The Adventures of Tintin” actor Jamie Bell is going to ask Evan Rachel Wood to marry him, if Us Weekly is to be believed. (Us)