Tattle: Dirty Harry coming back? Nah, Clint Eastwood says
TATTLE HAS heard a lot of bizarre questions asked at movie press events, but someone asking 77-year-old Clint Eastwood if had any plans to return as "Dirty Harry" is right up there.
TATTLE HAS heard a lot of bizarre questions asked at movie press events, but someone asking 77-year-old
if had any plans to return as "Dirty Harry" is right up there.
Eastwood said at a Cannes press conference for his new missing-child movie, "The Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, that Harry Callahan was probably retired by now and he was not interested in bringing him back to the big screen.
Then Jolie chimed in: "I am."
"Dirty Harriet and the 'Tomb Raider' will play it," Eastwood joked.
"Whatever reaction it had, it was great fun at that time," Eastwood said of his iconic vigilante cop. "It was a fantasy role. You point a .44 Magnum at someone and say, 'Do you feel lucky?' "
Now, however, someone with a cell- phone camera would video Harry, he'd get 1,000,000 hits on YouTube and be off the force before the 11 o'clock news aired.
Alba weds, men weep
According to People magazine, which seems to be cornering the market in wedding news, pregnant Jessica Alba tied the knot Monday with Cash Warren.
So says her rep, Brad Cafarelli, and since he'd usually be the one denying such a story, you can probably trust him.
It was a casual, quiet affair held at the Beverly Hills courthouse under an arch of silk green flowers and real white ones. Jessica wore a long blue dress and had her hair back in a ponytail. Cash wore a white shirt and brown pants.
"She looked happy but nervous," People's anonymous source said.
There were no guests.
* Also getting married (but not just yet) are "Star Trek" actor George Takei and his longtime partner and business manager, Brad Altman, now that the California Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage.
"No more 'separate but equal.' No more second-class citizenship," Takei, 71, wrote on his Web site. "Brad and I are going to be married as full citizens of our state."
* Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Alejandra, who wed in 1995, have finalized their divorce, according to papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
He agreed to pay $50,000 for her attorney fees and $50,000 for back child-support payments.
She waived all spousal support and any rights to his jewelry, furniture and business.
Their two children will live with her, but he will have visitation rights. He will pay $3,000 per month in child support.
Bruce Lee on Broadway?
It's been 35 years since the death of legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee, but a new show about him has its sights set on New York.
And it's a musical.
"Bruce Lee: Journey to the West" was announced yesterday by Elephant Eye Theatrical for the 2010-11 season.
The role of Lee has not yet been cast, but the show will be directed by Bartlett Sher, who won acclaim for his direction of the Lincoln Center revival of "South Pacific." The show's book will be by David Henry Hwang ("M. Butterfly") with a score by David Yazbeck ("The Full Monty" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels") - who performed as the duo Moon Pudding with a Tattle friend back in high school. The choreography will be by Dou Dou Huang, artistic director of the Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble.
Besides martial arts, the musical will feature Chinese opera, pop music and more.
* Billboard.com reports Miley
Cyrus will release her CD, "Breakout," July 22, with nary a mention of Hannah Montana.
On the first single, "7 Things," co-written by Miley, she takes aim at a hurtful ex who won't provide a "sincere apology." "And when you mean it, I'll believe it/
If you text it, I'll delete it," she sings.
That doesn't exactly rhyme.
* Tattle would never bet against Jer-
ry Bruckheimer, but a movie based on the video game "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" seems risky to us. The Hollywood Reporter says Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton will star with Mike Newell directing. Shooting begins in July.
* The Hollywood Reporter says Fox TV has picked up 13 hours of "Hole in the Wall." On first glance we thought it was going to be a reality show about Paul Newman's camps for children, but it's a game show in which players contort their bodies to avoid being hit by flying shapes. If they don't fit through the shapes, they're pushed off the track they're on into a pit of water.
The show is already an international hit, which should give pause to any foreign countries who think they're better than us.
"I think its success is going to be instantaneous," Fox entertainment president Mike Darnell said. "It's as simple as it gets. It's one of those shows I think is going to be very addictive. You think, 'I'm not going to watch this,' and a half-hour later you're still watching it."
We think that about most TV.
* Now that her movie comeback "Mad Money" flopped, Katie Holmes is looking to Broadway.
Mrs. Tom Cruise will make her stage debut in a fall revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."
Fellow castmates include John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Simon McBurney will direct.
* Paparazzo Jay Kaycappa, who had previously been convicted of assaulting Heather Mills, won an appeal yesterday because she didn't attend a hearing.
Having millions of Paul McCartney's money can make one forgetful. *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.