A few of the headlines on my radar this morning...
Laurence Fishburne has been cast as crusty newspaper editor Perry White in the upcoming “Man of Steel.” The role of Daily Planet editor was most recently played by Frank Langella in the last Superman movie, 2006’s “Superman Returns.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Alec Baldwin will host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” marking his 16th time as a host. Melissa McCarthy of “Bridesmaids” will host the season’s second episode, according to Lorne Michaels. (New York Times) via Vulture)
Ben Foster will play John Gotti Jr. in the upcoming “Gotti,” the film about the mafia boss that will star John Travolta as John Gotti Sr. (New York Daily News)
Oprah Winfrey , James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will receive honorary Academy Awards in November. Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award; Jones and Smith will be given Oscars that honor their lifetime achievements. (AP)
So in case you hadn’t already noticed, Turtle (a.k.a. actor Jerry Ferrara of “Entourage” fame) lost a ton of weight — 55 pounds to be exact. (Us)
Redmond O’Neal, the 26-year-old son of Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was arrested on charges of heroin and marijuana possession. (Reuters)
Peek inside Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s house and figure out where “Cowboys and Aliens” went wrong, after the jump.
Architectural Digest’s September issue features Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu home on its cover. The home is 25,000 square feet yet also intimate, according to the magazine. It’s also made of adobe. An online slideshow allows you to take a peek and briefly imagine that you could live there someday, too, if you manage to launch a successful rap career and a sitcom based on said rap career, then parlay all that into movie stardom. (Architectural Digest)
Ten reasons why “ Cowboys & Aliens ” may have failed at the box office (are we all just sick of alien invasions?) and whom its less-than-optimum performance might hurt. One publicist says no one will want to premiere their movie at Comic-Con after this: “Screening a movie at Comic-Con is like not having sex for a while, then paying a hooker. ...You get your mojo back, but does that mean anything in the real world?” Ouch. (Grantland)