Hatcher Denies Feuding on Wives Set
REFUTED: Teri Hatcher is shooting down rumors that Marcia Cross stormed off the set of Desperate Housewives because Hatcher got first choice of wardrobe when it came time to photograph the cast for the cover of the new Vanity Fair. "All I know is, all the girls are supportive of each other, and we don't want to damage that," Hatcher tells TV's Access Hollywood. There also had to be some last-minute adjustment to dialogue on Sunday night's episode, in response to the death of the Pope on Saturday. During a funeral sequence for the mother-in-law of Gabrielle (Eva Longoria), Bree (Marcia Cross) looks up at the mausoleum purchased by son Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) and said, "You have to hand it to the Catholics, they do grief better than anyone." But out of respect, the line was changed to "Gabby and Carlos do grief better than anyone," the New York Post reports.
STYMIED: Despite a cast that includes Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone and Emile Hirsch, director Nick Cassavetes' true-life crime drama Alpha Dog, about an alleged drug dealer, kidnapper and murderer whose real name is Jesse James Hollywood, is seeing its released thwarted for a few reasons, reports Variety. Hollywood is set to go to trial, and the film could cause legal problems, says the trade paper, which adds that the financier and the distributor of the film are feuding, causing Cassavetes to run out of money to finish the project.
RETURNED: Sean Connery, the screen's original James Bond, has agreed to reprise his role as Agent 007 for Electronic Arts' upcoming video game version of the 1963 From Russia, With Love, says the Hollywood Reporter. Connery, 74, will record dialogue for the game, and his likeness will appear as it did back then. Also in the game: likenesses of Q (Desmond Llewelyn), Donald "Red" Grant (Robert Shaw), Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya), Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi), Kerim Bay (Pedro Armendariz) and Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell).
WON: Moonstruck Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley, 54, can now add a Pulitzer Prize to his mantle. His Broadway play about a priest accused by a stern nun of abusing a student, Doubt, a Parable, took the honor for best drama. The prize for biography went to Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, for their 10-years-in-the-making DeKooning, about the Dutch-born American Abstract Expressionist painter.
CANCELED: The drama series JAG, which mixed real war and conflict with fiction, is ending after a 10-year run. The final episode will air April 29 at 9 p.m., CBS announced Monday. Last February, series star David James Elliott, who plays Comdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb Jr., announced plans to leave when the 10th season ended. He has a series development deal with ABC and Touchstone Television.
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