Friday, December 17, 2010

AMC MAKING POST-CIVIL WAR TV SHOW "HELL ON WHEELS". GWYNETH PALTROW TO ROCK WITH TOM CRUISE IN "ROCK OF AGES"? SARAH JESSICA PARKER JOINS "NEW YEAR'S EVE" CAST!

Well, if you love historical shows, you will certainly like this one: AMC has ordered a full season TV series HELL ON WHEELS which will tell the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact
revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The series examines the railroad's institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. The show will depict how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.

I'm not sure why Hollywood likes Gwyneth Paltrow's singing, but she has been offered an unknown role in ROCK OF AGES, which will be full of music and dance numbers and will center on two young people who meet at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, fall in love and try to stay together amid '80s rock anthems. The film is supposed to star Tom Cruise as a villainous singer (yep, it's not me trying to freak you out, it's really true) and Mary J. Blige as the club owner.

The romantic film NEW YEAR'S EVE, a follow up to VALENTINE'S DAY, has added yet another star to its cast list:  Sarah Jessica Parker will join Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Topher Grace in this festive love story which will follow several different characters as they make their way through the year-end holiday in New York City. The film is being directed by famous Garry Marshall (THE PRINCESS DIARIES, PRETTY WOMAN).

23 comments:

  1. it could be a great new epic series!

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  2. Hell on Wheels does sound intriguing.
    And of course I would love Rock of Ages but PLEASE no Gwyneth or Tom Cruise in it! That would be awful!!!! There are so many other actors/actresses that would be better for rockers!!

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  3. If SJP were running towards me like that, I would run away.

    AMC is doing some good stuff.

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  4. @Kelly
    yes, it kinda seems they are going for the worst possible solutions in ROCK OF AGES :) All the people you don't wanna hear singing or dancing might end up in the cast :))

    @Budd
    many people would, Budd, many people would :))

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  5. Sounds like Hell on Wheels will be interesting.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  6. it could be, it could be, we do love us some historical series :) And that Anson Mount certainly isn't a bad thing to look at weekly.

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  7. hmm... I didn't see Valentine's Day, so I can't comment on whether it deserves a sequel. But that's some cast list! And I'm with you on GP singing. She's so pretty & stylish, but ummm... OK! Mary J. Blige on the other hand~ ;o)

    Merry Christmas! <3

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  8. I like the sound of Hell of Wheels :) Why oh WHY is Tom Cruise still working? Surely he should stop by now :P

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  9. Hell on Wheels is a stupid name for a town, but it sounds like an interesting story.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  10. Thought Rock of Ages had to do with the Def Leppard song. And I'd like the answer to Jamie's question.

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  11. I don't understand Gwenyth Paltrow, in general....

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  12. Dez- you do a great job picking the most flattering picture of these celebs, so I am sure that SJP is the best there is and I still don't think she is even mildly attractive. For starters, get her a cheeseburger.

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  13. Tom Cruise as a villianous singer, now that I must see ha ha.

    Thanks for the news Dez.

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  14. @Leigh
    yep, I don't hate her or anything similar, but I totally don't get her appeal, and I don't think she has fans. And her getting an Oscar for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE was one of the most ridiculous things ever (if we don't count Halle Berry's Oscar :)

    @Jamie
    Surely he shouldn't have even started (ever) :)

    @Arlee
    wonder what's the name for its citizens :)))

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  15. @Alex
    see the answer above

    @Andrew
    you're not the only one, I'm sure!

    @Budd
    SJP is known as one of the biggest supporters of Photo Shop among the celebs. Which is kinda strange, since it makes her look much worse than she naturally looks.

    @Agent Sanders
    maybe, but with some plugs in your ears :P

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  16. Hell on Wheels appears to be entertaining & it takes place in a volatile time period.

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of Gwynnie... she's just someone I can't relate to and she comes across a bit of a snob (though that's probably just my impression). But I think that girl can sing! I like her duet with Huey Lewis a while back. WOW, she looks stunning in that picture Dezzy, but EVERYONE looks amazing in all your photos! ;)

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  18. the only thing I like Gwynnie for is her being a vegetarian :) and I love her hubs too :) But since her best friend is Madonna, she can't win all my love and support :) I knew you would like the pic, Flixy :)

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  19. Hell on Wheels is a horrible name! it sound like the sister show for sons of anarchy! ugh! the show sounds very interesting though! and AMC did pretty good with The Walking Dead so- sounds good to me!
    tom cruise and SJP both scare me... seriously...

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  20. it got the name because it really is on wheels and it probably is hell :)
    I think they scare many people ... seriously :)

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  21. Hell on Wheels - you need to go back to the music that was used last season. This season just doesn't seem to go with the 1800's. It sucks!

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)