Hairspray

1988, Movie, PG, 90 mins

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Hairspray Actress Pia Zadora Ordered to Undergo Anger Counseling

Pia Zadora

Actress Pia Zadora has been ordered to complete alcohol and impulse control counseling, The Las Vegas Sun reports.

Zadora, who appeared in Hairspray and Naked Gun 33 1/3, was arrested on a domestic violence charge in May after allegedly spraying her teenage son with a hose to make him go to bed.... read more

Ricki Lake Escapes Fire

Ricki Lake

Former talk show host Ricki Lake escaped a house fire with her two sons and their dog over the weekend, her rep tells TVGuide.com.

The Malibu rental home quickly burned down Saturday morning, said Lake's rep, Howard Bragman.

See photos of Lake through the years

Lake told Los Angeles authorities she was trying to ... read more

Hairspray, Hogs and Other Short Cuts!

New Line Records' soundtrack for the forthcoming Hairspray redo is available for pre-order at retailers as well as at iTunes — a first for the popular music hub.... FX has ponied up about $16 million for the cable rights to the hit comedy Wild Hogs and the thriller The Invisible, to first air in fall 2009.... Tom Sizemore's 16-month prison sentence for violating probation in a drug case has been reduced, leaving him with nine more months to serve, says the AP. read more

John Waters: Hairspray Hubbub Is Hooey

Original Hairspray auteur John Waters, responding to the New York Daily News' piece titled "Travolta in 'Spray Revolts Gays," argues, "It should have said 'Revolts Gay,' because it's just one person" — Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff — raising a ruckus. (Naff's beef is with Hairspray star John Travolta, whose Scientology faith has anti-gay tenets.) As Waters so wonderfully puts it to the News, "If [Travolta] was homophobic, dancing in [drag] with as many gay people as are working on this film, he would have had a heart attack and been dead." read more

Short Cuts: Star Wars, Grey's Newcomer and More

Biography Channel celebrates the 30th anniversary of Star Wars — I first saw it at the Ridgeway in Stamford, Connecticut, with James and Keith — with profiles of Harrison Ford (airing May 25) and George Lucas (May 26).... The soundtrack for the upcoming Hairspray movie musical hits stores July 10. The first single (Zac Efron's "Ladies' Choice") is currently available for download.... Hannibal Rising arrives on DVD May 29.... My Trivial Matt'rs blog is updated with my take on Grey's Anatomy's flirty newcomer. read more

Oprah Welcomes John Tra-vol-taaaaaaaa...!

And, well, others. On this Wednesday's Oprah, the Queen of all Media acknowledges another tuner besides her own The Color Purple by devoting the entire hour to the upcoming movie musical Hairspray, which hits theaters July 20. According to TheaterMania.com, in addition to interviewing the film's stars — John Travolta (presumably out of drag), Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah — the show will also preview at least one musical number. John Waters has officially made it. — Reporting by Raven Snook read more

"Groom Reaper" John Waters Slays Us in a Lively Q&A

John Waters, 'Til Death Do Us Part

The Farrelly Brothers, the Jackass boys, every contestant who's ever eaten an insect on Fear Factor... they all owe a huge debt to the schlockmeister who pioneered hard-to-stomach, in-your-face entertainment: Baltimore-based auteur/author/actor John Waters. Originally known as the director of campy, lowbrow flicks punctuated by gross-out gags (e.g., plus-size drag queen Divine eating authentic dog poop in 1972's Pink Flamingos), the 60-year-old moviemaker has enjoyed a more mellow image in recent years, thanks to a st read more

Any update on whether ...

Question: Any update on whether Mackenzie Rosman and/or David Gallagher are coming back to 7th Heaven?


Answer: Still nothing new to report. Here's something else, though. As you know, Haylie Duff is currently appearing on Broadway in Hairspray. Well, the ever-accommodating producers over at 7th Heaven shelled out beaucoup bucks to construct a set in New York so Haylie could shoot her scenes there without having to fly to Los Angeles on her one day off a week.

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J.LO DOES DALLAS?

Jennifer Lopez

That big-screen version of Dallas is inching closer to reality. Variety reports that the cast is starting to fill out — particularly in the backside, one might say, with Jennifer Lopez being offered the role of Sue Ellen Ewing (played by Linda Gray on the long-running CBS serial). Luke Wilson is in talks to play Bobby, and Shirley MacLaine is being eyed for Miss Ellie, while the most plum part, J.R. himself, is still earmarked for John Travolta (production on Dallas would begin in October, after he's done filming Hairspray). You can practically hear Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson catfighting over the role of Lucy. read more

Skating with Celebrities I almost...

Travis Stork, The Bachelor: Paris

Skating with CelebritiesI almost forgot, but it turns out that I was actually there for the taping of this particular installment. That rink is small! Did you hear the gasps when Kristy's chin got an unintended shave? That was me. This week's technical requirement: an unassisted traveling one-legged lunge. The theme: the sounds of Motown. Jillian and John: These two promise even more tricks because, just in case you hadn't heard, the other teams are catching up. And other than John's slip (which I only noticed when they hit rewind on the clunky move), there's nothing wrong here. Score: 49.8.Bruce and Tai: Well, I must admit that Bruce's skating has improved. I was actually kind of impressed. Not as impressed as the judges, however. The unassisted lunge was solid. Trying to stand up from said unassisted lunge, n read more

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