Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the people who brought the Broadway version of Hairspray to the big screen are now going to bring it to the small screen. NBC’s Entertainment President Bob Greenblatt announced today at the NBC TCA Press Day that it looks like Hairspray will be the live musical this December. They haven’t closed the deal yet, but it is very very close.
As soon as it becomes official, I am wishing and hoping that they announce that David Hasselhoff is cast as Edna Turnblad. A role originated by Divine and later played by John Travolta. How amazing would that be? When it comes to Edna’s husband, I am wishing and hoping they don’t have Christopher Walken reprise role after his performance in Peter Pan. Scratch that, let’s hope they bring him back for his second live NBC musical along with Queen Latifah, who just appeared in The Wiz. Why is December 11 months away?
We have seen Brittany Snow as a natural and a brunette and now we are seeing her as a red head. Personally I think this is her best color yet! Which hair color do you think works best for her?
Matthew Morrison and Zac Efron met up at the Audi and J. Mendel Celebrate the Kick Off of Golden Globe Week event and we got to see the Broadway and the movie versions of Hairspray’s Link Larkins together. Back in 2007 when the movie came out no one gave a sh!t about the actor who originated the role in the Broadway musical back in 2003, but then in 2009 we all started caring when a little show called Glee took over the airwaves.
Seeing the two Links together which one do you think Tracy Turnblad would choose? I know my choice…Zac Efron hands down!!!
These picture of 90210’s Jessica Stroup and American Dream’s Brittany Snow has Caption Me written all over it, so go ahead and do it!
BTW even those two pictures don’t let Stroup look her best, the two girls look great below!
When John Travolta was asked if he would do Hairspray 2, and he said "I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I'm not a big sequel guy". according to OK!. Since the movie is currently being written, I really hope he changes his mind to play her!
OMG! I love the woman who camera-phoned the post Blonsky vs Golden fight! Her commentary is hysterical. I just wish she captured the fight between Nikki Blonsky and her family against Bianca Golden and her’s. Now that would have been awesome, but this is a close second
Hairspray's innocent looking Nikki Blonsky ain't that innocent. Her and her dad were arrested for getting into a brawl with one of those America's Next Top Model losers that no one cares about and her family according to TMZ.
Cops tell us the two got into an "altercation" in the departure lounge at the Providenciales airport in the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean — and by altercation, we hear it was an all-out family brawl! A spy at the airport that day tells us the fight was over saving seats in the lounge — Nikki was saving five seats for her fam, and Bianca's family wanted to sit. That's when we're told the huge fight erupted — with the entire families on both sides throwing down, yelling and cursing. The action got so bitchtastic, says another spy, that one member of the Golden team actually bit Nikki's foot. Tyra would be so proud!
Nikki and Bianca were both charged with assault and were both released on $6,000 bail. Nikki is due back in an island court on December 1, while Bianca is due back on September 17.
Nikki's father, Carl Blonsky, and Bianca's mother, Eleine Golden, were also allegedly involved in the fight. Bianca's mother was airlifted to Florida with a head injury, and Miami CBS affiliate WFOR reports that she is currently being cared for in the ICU of a Florida hospital. Mr. Blonsky was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm and is currently being held at a Turks and Caicos jail where he will remain until August 8.
This story is going to get so much better because it is already starting off that way.
I just want to know where are all the camera phones when you need them. Someone had to record this fight.
John Waters has been asked to write a sequel for the 2007 movie musical version based on the Broadway musical that was based on his 1988 movie Hairspray with Divine and Ricki Lake according to Variety. Not much more is known about the sequel like which actors will return or the plot line, but the movie is set for the summer of 2010 and that I can’t wait for it.