'Halloween" re-release Thursday for retro horror movie
Today’s walk through the pop-culture pumpkin patch finds a re-release of “Halloween,” Justin Timberlake wedding fallout, Lance Armstrong, Donald Trump, many other things, and the mystery music video.
TAKE TWO: Back in the day, this one was chilling, per the Los Angeles Times, “Michael Myers, the masked silent Shape that emerged from the shadows of Haddonfield, Ill., to stalk generations of moviegoers, will return to theaters Thursday for a re-release of John Carpenter’s landmark 1978 horror film “Halloween,” just in time for the Oct. 31 holiday. Trancas International Films, in partnership with Compass International Pictures and Screenvision, will open “Halloween” in roughly 560 theaters in the U.S. and more in the United Kingdom this week, marking the widest release the film has had since its original run.” http://lat.ms/TTYlG2
NATHAN LANE: Back on Broadway, per the New York Times, “Lincoln Center Theater made it official on Wednesday and announced that it would present Nathan Lane in Douglas Carter Beane’s play “The Nance,” marking Mr. Lane’s return to Broadway after a two-year absence. Mr. Lane, a two-time Tony Award-winner, last appeared on Broadway in 2011 in “The Addams Family,” and said in June that the new play by Mr. Beane (the author of “The Little Dog Laughed” and book writer for “Xanadu” and “Lysistrata Jones”) would probably be his next project.” http://nyti.ms/Xg8fq8
NOT IN SYNC: At least not these days, per Us Weekly, “Only two of Justin Timberlake's four former *NSYNC bandmates -- JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick -- scored invites to his Oct. 19 wedding to Jessica Biel, sources told Us Weekly. Lance Bass and Joey Fatone didn't make the cut. "Justin thought a reunion would overshadow the wedding," said one pal. "And Justin hates Lance now." http://usm.ag/TTLkMw
LANCE ARMSTRONG: Wait for it, per The Hollywood Reporter, “As Lance Armstrong's fall from grace dominates headlines, will Hollywood race to adapt the cyclist's antiheroic story? Despite the dramatic arc of a cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner who was found to have engaged in a massive doping scheme, only one Armstrong-related project is in motion: an Alex Gibney-directed documentary.” http://bit.ly/QFX86g
NEWBIES: They face a tall task, per Entertainment Weekly, “The 2012-13 TV season is already a month old and, as expected, returning favorites have remained just that — favorites. Naturally, this year’s best comedy winner at the Emmys remains in the Top 5 (way to go, Cam!), while Shonda Rhimes’ trusty medical drama is still fighting the good fight for ABC. But how are all those new shows faring opposite the veterans through the first four weeks?” http://bit.ly/QEA87O
KEITH RICHARDS: Drops a cryptic hint, per Rolling Stone, “What the Stones have announced so far is not quite a tour: They're playing four shows this year, on November 25th and 29th at London's O2 arena, and on December 13th and 15th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. But Richards doubts they'll end there. "My experience with the Rolling Stones," he says, "is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop. So without sort of saying definitely yes – yeah. We ain't doing all this for four gigs!" http://bit.ly/VDhe71
THE DONALD: And Kristen Stewart, per Celebuzz, “The 66-year-old business mogul – the chairman and president of The Trump Organization – became enemy no. 1 in the Twi-hard community last week when he slammed the actress for cheating on beau Robert Pattinson, calling her a “a dog” for her tryst with married director Rupert Sanders. Now, Trump is airing out why he decided to weigh in on the Twilight couple’s on-and-off relationship.” http://bit.ly/Tfofrg
MEANWHILE: He promised a huge revelation, per The Wrap, “Rather, his big surprise was that he's willing to make a $5 million donation to the charity of President Obama's choice if he will release his college records and "passport records," whatever those are.” http://bit.ly/TUp1X8
NEW PROJECT: Just the facts, per Deadline, “Johnny Depp is negotiating to star in Transcendence, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister. The project is being put together for an early 2013 shoot by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros.” http://bit.ly/XgbZbr
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/7Ivny
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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