Hayden Panettiere‘s character on Heroes was a cheerleader with the power of cell rejuvination, apparently, which sounds pretty awesome. I never watched the original show, but since there’s going to be a reboot later this year – Heroes Reborn – I thought I might get a chance to see her reprise the role. Not so, because she wasn’t actually invited back.
From US Weekly:
“It was a shock to me,” the Nashville star says, adding that she found out about the reboot through the grapevine. “In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it.”
“I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it,” she says of the reboot. “It will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that.”
When asked to speculate over what Claire has been up to, Panettiere responds with a simple “Who knows?” She explains, “It’s a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, ‘That was our show, our home, our family,’ something that we had a major part in creating,” adding that it would hurt if the reboot were to bring back its original characters.”
“I mean, I hope that they don’t have somebody else playing our characters,” she quips, adding, “that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure.”
Huh. I bet it kinda sucks that she wasn’t invited back, but maybe that’s because she’s doing Nashville? That’s all I can think of. Or maybe the reboot doesn’t have much of a budget so they’re going to bring in unknowns so they can pay them less? I suppose there’s always the chance that they don’t like her, but I dunno, I’ve never read any horror stories about Hayden, so I’m not sure how true that would be!
April 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Well, there’s a whole new illness on the block, and this one is particularly hilarious/strange/bizarrely fitting. Apparently retail assistant Mike Amess has a severe phobia of the entire Kardashian family to the point of becoming ill whenever he so much as sees a picture of them. HAHAHA! Here’s the scoop from The Daily Mail (PLEASE read the whole thing – this is so hilarious):
He breaks out in a cold sweat whenever he sees or hears the famous family and says the sight of a semi-naked Kim even makes him vomit with disgust.
The 24-year-old from Exeter explains, ‘Just hearing the sound of the Kardashians’ nasal voices or catching a glimpse of them on screen makes me feel nauseous and shaky. My hands get clammy, my breathing gets heavier and I start sweating. Sometimes, I get teary and want to retch.’
Apparently this phobia started with having watched Kim‘s sex tape, which “repulsed” him – and not just because he’s gay.
‘I really wanted to be aroused by her so I kept watching it but she made me feel more and more upset. By the end of the tape, I had burst into tears. The experience left me terrified and I never wanted to see Kim’s face again. I have come to terms with my homosexuality now but my dread towards her has never left.’Mike says that his phobia has got worse since Kim’s fame skyrocketed and his fear now extends to the whole Kardashian family.
He explains, ‘Kim and her sisters look and sound so similar – they’re a mess. They make my stomach churn, I hate it. I dislike everything about them, especially their physical appearance. I don’t understand how anyone could find them attractive. I can’t stand their voices either. They’re so whiny and shrill – it really gets under my skin.’
LOL. He’s also really upset because he “misses out” on important celebrity gossip because he’s afraid he’ll have to see a picture of one of the Kardashians and he’ll throw up again, the way he did when he saw the ‘Bound 2′ video for the first time:
He says, ‘One day, I was lazing about on the sofa in front of the TV. I was skipping through music channels and that video came on.
Seeing Kim naked, with her boobs bouncing about like that brought back memories of that horrendous sex tape. It was like reliving that incident all over again.
‘Before I knew it, I was sweating like a pig and throwing up. When I hear ‘Bound 2′ on the radio now, I have to switch the station immediately.’
I just can’t with this guy. Also, he blames his single status on the Kardashians and even had to break-up with a former boyfriend because of his fear. Like, WHAT? Oh, and he can’t seek doctor’s help because he knows he’d get laughed out of the office. This is the best story (and the most full of bullshit story) EVER. Also, how great is it that his last name is “Amess”? He can say that shit again.
April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Well, it looks like true love really does exist, because Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are getting married! Jenny announced the news on The View on Wednesday and Donnie himself even made an appearance to show off what a lovey dovey couple they are. Gag me.
Apparently Jenny’s 11-year-old son Evan helped Donnie with the surprise proposal, which is sweet. They don’t yet have a wedding date planned, but have considered August 2015. I wish I cared more (or at all), but alas…
Congrats to the happy couple, I suppose!
April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
I love me some Maya Rudolph and always have since her SNL days – she was one of “my” cast members growing up and I think she’s absolutely hilarious. I really love everything she’s done since, so I’m super excited that NBC decided to give her a variety show starting next month!
The network has slated her variety show special, titled “The Maya Rudolph Show,” to air on May 19 at 10 p.m.
The “Saturday Night Live” vet — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, “Up All Night” — will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell.
Janelle Monáe will pop up as the musical guest, while Raphael Saaddiq will serve as bandleader.
The one-hour special, which also could double as the pilot for an ongoing series, is being executive produced by “SNL’s” Lorne Michaels.
Yes, yes and yes – I’m into this on so many levels. She NEEDS to have an ongoing series. It’s imperative. Also, would love to see more women and less middle-aged white men on late night TV, so this would be EXTRA great.
April 17, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Kris Jenner has a medical problem that required her to go to the hospital, and even though they’re separated when times get tough her go-to person is still Bruce.
We’ve learned Kris just went to a hospital in Thousand Oaks — near her home — for X-rays and possible tests for an undisclosed medical problem. She was accompanied by Bruce, who we believe came from his home in Malibu to be with her.
Kris and Bruce have actually become closer we’re told since their separation, because there’s no tension over the relationship anymore — they’re simply close friends and confidantes.
Again … it’s unclear why Kris needed to go the hospital.
Huh. I’m assuming it’s nothing all that urgent, and frankly it’s none of our business what it is anyway, but hope she’s okay. I know I’m no Kris Jenner fan, but I don’t wish bad shit on anyone, whether I like them or not (and let’s be honest – we don’t actually know her, so “not liking her” means nothing in the real world).
By the way, E! News says this was about some “internal pains” she was having and she got a scan for “precautionary reasons”.
April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
There was a big stink in the press this past week when it was reported that Kate Upton admitted to hating her boobs and wishing for smaller ones pretty much 24/7. However, it seems it was much ado about nothing since she never actually said that and is actually quite happy with her body. Oops!
From an interview with Australia’s 2Day FM:
“Isn’t that lovely whenever media makes up something? It’s like, ‘It’s my body, I’ll tell you how I feel about it!’ I actually never said that. If someone asked me this question and actually cared to hear what I have to say about my own personal body … I would say that I feel like all women feel like they don’t have life perfect. Sometimes they don’t feel their best, but I love my body. I always feel incredibly grateful for what I have.”
She also took to Twitter to voice her thoughts:
Unfortunately, what was said about my body is completely made up to try and drum up controversy where there is none. Like every woman,
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) April 16, 2014
I have moments of insecurity, but I love and am proud of my body — every part of it — and wouldn't change a thing.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) April 16, 2014
I bet you wouldn’t change a thing! Get that money, girl!