Emma Stone embraced the warm weather in NYC Saturday by strolling around the city in floral shorts. She didn't have the company of boyfriend Andrew Garfield, who's busy starring in Broadway's Death of a Salesman, on the walk. Instead, Emma made the rounds with her costar from The Help, Chris Lowell. The duo met up for lunch at Gemma inside the Bowery Hotel. Emma and Andrew are currently together in the Big Apple, sharing an apartment before embarking on the press rounds. Their The Amazing Spider-Man is out across the country on July 3.
Maybe it's that heist and scam movies are on everyone's brains these days or maybe it's aiming to coincide with the end of the school year, but whatever the reason, the bank heist flick Graduation — which has been completed for a while now — just got a release date of May 2. This time it's not college kids scamming casinos but high school seniors who risk their entire futures to rob a bank. Their intentions, however, are good: one of their mothers is a cancer patient who can't pay her hospital bills.
For the most part, I find this kind of story endlessly interesting, and while the trailer gives away huge chunks of the plot, I'm curious to see the outcome of the kids' efforts: will they get away with it? Will the mother receive her treatments? Also, the movie stars Chris Lowell of Veronica Mars. To check out the trailer and tell me what you think, read more
This week's Private Practice was the last new one ABC has scheduled at this point; one more episode has been filmed, but on account of the writers' strike, there's no knowing when we'll see it. So I figured this would be a good time to take stock of the show. Are you enjoying it? Have you started to like it more — or less — since the start of the season? And when the strike ends, will you come back to watching it?
This week's episode wasn't my favorite, and it reminded me of the persistent problem I'm having with Private Practice: With the exception of Cooper and occasionally Addison, I'm still having a hard time caring about these characters. It wasn't a terrible way to end the series for a while, though, so to talk about it, just read more
Hi, character development! Welcome to Private Practice. I hope you're settling in for a long stay at Oceanside Wellness, because when you're around, this show is so much better. Downright enjoyable, even! I'm finally starting to feel like this thing is going somewhere. To read my thoughts and add your own, just read more
Oh, you guys, I'm such a sap. I've been secretly preparing all summer to hate "Private Practice" and call it a huge disappointment and a disgrace to the big-name actors and actresses in the cast ... and then I watched four promos in a row, and I kind of got chills. Sigh.
The thing is, I really love Addison. I want to be best friends with Addison. And watching these promos — which are heavy on Kate Walsh's "Grey's" scenes and light on actual "Private Practice" content — reminds me of how cool and determined and strong and kick-ass she can be. If "Private Practice" screws up my Addy, I'm outta there; otherwise, I might love it. (The sneak preview episode was iffy on that count.)
The Internet is abuzz with rumors that The CW's "Veronica Mars" could be on the chopping block, but for now — at least — the show seems to be safe. E! Online's Kristin Veitch spoke with reliable sources this morning and reports that one of three things will probably happen to "Veronica":
- The show will come back in a different form, set four years in the future, with "Veronica as a full-fledged FBI agent," writes Veitch.
- The show will continue with Veronica in college.
- The show could be canceled.