The little lady's got some heat on her, fresh off of one hit and onto a potential second one. Also today: Tom Cruise likes 'em big, two actors join the fight against the zombies, and J.Lo might J.Go.
LOST can be pretty heavy on the drama sometimes. Cheer up, LOST! Maybe some select footage of Jack, Sawyer, and Kate running in slow-motion in their bathing suits to Baywatch's theme music can lighten things up a bit. LOSTwatch! Sexy.
Here's a LOST theory for you: If Jack and Claire don't have their recommended dosage of alcohol PEOPLE DIE! There is a lot of pent up anger going on, and island rehab doesn't seem to be working.
It's a big day for Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter: He celebrates his 60th birthday today! (Gifts, flowers, and cards can be directed to 4 Times Square, 22nd floor.) Others marking off another year today: hedge fund manager Phil Falcone (and the husband of Lisa Maria) is turning 47. Music impresario Tommy Mottola is 60. Movie mega-producer Scott Rudin is turning 51. Fellow film mogul Joel Silver is 57. Howard Lutnick, the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, is turning 48. Upper East Side plastic surgeon Sherrell Aston is 67. Actor Matthew Fox is turning 43. Tech luminary Esther Dyson is 58. Hudson News chief Jimmy Cohen is 51. Legal powerhouse Barry Ostrager is turning 62. Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 83. Interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz turns 53. Artist Lee Friedlander is 75. And actor Vincent "Big Pussy" Pastore celebrates his 63rd birthday today.
Attacked By the Photoshop Monster: Lost producers today unveiled their second, more elaborate cast photo for season five, suggesting that the castaways will have all moved into an overgrown (yet rent-controlled!) Williamsburg loft. To judge from the empty Dharma beers and kicked-over TVs, they've just thrown quite a rager! Click through for massively full-size. [E!]
Spoiler Alert! A brand-new promo for season five of Lost (that still, sadly, features the ear abortion forced on us by The Fray in a Dharma-like experiment) reveals the answer to one of this season's most-speculated upon mysteries: will Matthew Fox still be shaving his chest? We've covered the evidence up with Lost's smoke monster for now, but after the jump comes the shocking reveal:
Now that ABC has finished canceling about half its slate, it's time to bring back the big guns. Lost producers have already teased us with a minuscule sliver of new footage and a secret-revealing, Century City-set poster, but now a whopping two-and-a-half minute trailer has been released, which eventually eschews clip showiness for a sustained glimpse of its upcoming season. Shirtless Desmond! Sawyer and Juliet holding hands! Everyone is shooting flaming arrows for some reason! All great stuff marred by this terrible song/music video/eye-and-ear hurty thing by The Fray, a band ABC once used for its Grey's Anatomy promos and now will never stop pimping. Hey, ABC: Coldplay has a single out now that's actually called "Lost." Why not try that? Oh no, we were just put in the terrible position of advocating for Coldplay. Now we understand why STV has been taking all those showers and muttering, "So dirty, so dirty," for the last month. Clip after the jump!
· The island escapees have reconvened in Century City. · Left-behind leaders Juliet and Sawyer are clearly going to "do it." This will set up a love square that will only reach its last inevitable permutation when a jealous Smoke Monster catches Sawyer and Jack snuggling after a Season 6 CPR session turns unexpectedly amorous.· Jeremy Davies's bid to change his season-long "skinny tie" costume to a form-fitting tank top and cutoff jeans has still been rejected by producers. · The exclusion of original cast members Emilie de Ravin (Claire) and Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) can mean only one thing: a sassy, Private Practice-like spinoff! · In the tradition of "What's in the hatch?" and "Who are the Oceanic Six?", Season 5 will tease out its overarching mystery, "Just how much chest hair does Jack have right now anyway?" for as long as is humanly possible.
Just when we'd managed to shake our uncontrollable addiction to Lostpedia, brand-new footage from the upcoming Season 5 of Lost has hit the internet. What do we learn (after an interminable recap of previous storylines) about the island hijinks we'll be seeing come January 2009? Sayid gets a gun! Hurley gets a gun! Kate gets a gun! Probably even the baby gets a gun! As is par for the course with Lost, the footage only raises new questions; specifically, where is the return of Michelle Rodriguez (and her vibrator)? And, perhaps most importantly, is Jack's missing chest hair still in the clutches of the smoke monster? [The Lost Vault]
There are TV characters you hate to love, and then there are those whose love you hate. TV Guide writer Damien Holbrook tackles the latter in the magazine's upcoming feature, "Top 10 Most Annoying TV Couples," which details the most aggravating, chemistry-free romances ever foisted on television by a hubris-stricken showrunner. Did your least favorite couple make the list? Will Katherine Heigl make her beloved Joshua forward the article to the Grey's Anatomy writers? Results and analysis, after the jump:First, the runners-up: No. 10 – Rob & Amber, Survivor No. 9 – Sara & Grissom, CSI No. 8 – Ryan & Marissa, The O.C. No. 7 – Trista & Ryan, The Bachelorette No. 6 – Kate & Jack, Lost No. 5 – Billy & Alison, Melrose Place No. 4 – Clark & Lana, Smallville No. 3 – Boris & Natasha, The Bullwinkle Show (ed. note: ???) And the top two, excerpted from TV Guide: