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April 5th

Apr 05, 2013 -- 8:04am






Megan Fox just signed to star in Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” but the beauty kept producer Bay and co-star Will Arnett waiting for her at the Lion to celebrate on Tuesday. Fox was meeting them, plus director Jonathan Liebesman, at the Village eatery the day news broke that she and Arnett had joined the project. (Friction between Fox and Bay got her kicked off his last “Transformers” film.) Spies said the guys waited 45 minutes for Fox but “were all in a celebratory mood.”

Film critic Roger Ebert died yesterday, after an 11-year battle with various cancers.  He was 70 years old.  His wife says he smiled and passed away peacefully.  Ebert wrote thousands of reviews over a career that spanned nearly 50 years.  He also rose to fame with his various movie review shows like "Sneak Previews" and "At the Movies", with partners Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper. On Tuesday, Roger announced that he's battling cancer again, this time in his hip.  And he said he was taking, "a leave of presence" meaning that he was slowing down, but not going anywhere. His wife Chaz says he died peacefully, "We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away.  No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition." Ebert may have been the most influential movie critic of all time.  He reviewed movies for the "Chicago Sun-Times" for 46 years. He is survived by Chaz, plus a stepdaughter and two step-grandchildren.

The "New York Post" says that MADONNA'S 16-year-old daughter LOURDES is dating actor Timothée Chalamet.  He played Finn Walden, the son of the vice president on the Showtime series "Homeland".  (His character was killed off last year.)Lourdes and Timothée attend the La Guardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts together.  He's in the Class of 2013, so he's probably not much older than her. A source says, quote, "It's common knowledge at the school that the pair are dating."

Miami Heat stud CHRIS BOSH got ROBBED early yesterday morning while he was out celebrating his birthday.Somebody stole $479,000 worth of jewelry, cash and other items from his Miami home.  Chris called police at 12:30 A.M., after he and his wife got home from his party at a local club and found that someone had ransacked their bedroom closets.The thieves made off with 12 watches, worth a total of 300-grand . . . several purses worth $155,000 and $20,000 in cash, among other things.Interestingly, they did NOT take Bosh's 2012 NBA championship ring.  That was found on the floor.  (They were probably smart enough to know that it would be a lot easier to get caught if they tried to sell that.) The funny thing is, Bosh's kids were home at the time with two babysitters and another teenager.  There were no signs of forced entry . . . and police said some doors were apparently left unlocked.

"Jurassic Park (3D)"  (PG-13)  Trailer. A 3D version of Steven Spielberg's 1993 movie with Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.  For anyone who didn't catch it in the past 20 years .

NICOLE KIDMAN shot a cameo for "Anchorman 2".  There's no word what her role is.  VINCE VAUGHN and LUKE WILSON will also return as the rival newscasters they played in the original.  The word is that their parts are pretty small, just like they were in the first movie.



The Discovery Channel is developing TWO shows about people surviving in the wilderness . . . NAKED.  In one, a pair of naked strangers will have to survive "in one of the world's harshest environments" for 21 days . . . and in the other, some naked guy will have to survive alone on a desert island for 60 days.  It's unclear what's up with all the nudity.

Netflix has announced that the fourth season of "Arrested Development" will be unleashed on May 26th, the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Also, another episode has been added, which brings the total to 15.

Coachella started the hologram thing last year with a TUPAC SHAKUR "performance" . . . and according to a new poll, the hologram that people would MOST like to see at this year's festival is:  WHITNEY HOUSTON.  Meanwhile, voters also named LED ZEPPELIN as the band they'd most like to have make new music.

Here's the Top Seven:

1.  Whitney Houston,  22.4% of the vote.

2.  John Lennon,  19.1%

3.  Jimi Hendrix,  19.1%

4.  Bob Marley,  17%

5.  The Notorious B.I.G.,  9.0%

6.  Kurt Cobain,  8.7%

7.  Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, 4.8%

iHeartRadio also asked people which band they'd most like to see put out new music.  The Number One answer was:  LED ZEPPELIN.  Here's the Top Seven:

1.  Led Zeppelin,  26.8% of the vote.

2.  Hootie & the Blowfish,  20.1%

3.  Outkast,  20.0%

4.  Spice Girls,  12.1%

5.  Rage Against the Machine,  8.4%

6.  Third Eye Blind,  8.1%

7.  The White Stripes,  4.6%






"The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS.  Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are your hosts.  Performers include Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, and George Strait with Garth Brooks in a tribute to Dick Clark.

 "Mad Men" [6th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on AMC.

"Shameless" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Showtime.



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