DEN OF THIEVES (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A gritty crime saga that follows the lives of an elite unit of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
WHO'S IN IT? Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, O'Shea Jackson Junior, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones
- O'Shea Jackson Junior is the son of rapper Ice Cube.
- Pablo Schreiber is the brother of Liev Schreiber.
- Gerard Butler reportedly gained 25 pounds for his role.
12 STRONG (War Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. Under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
WHO'S IN IT? Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Rob Riggle
- Rob Riggle, who plays Colonel Max Bowers, served directly under the real-life Bowers when he was a Marine in Afghanistan.
- The movie is based on Doug Stanton's non-fiction book Horse Soldiers.
- Elsa Pataky plays Chris Hemsworth's wife. They're married in real life.
FOREVER MY GIRL (Romance)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.
WHO'S IN IT? Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey
- Based on the novel Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin.
Katie Couric will return to NBC as co-host of the Olympic Opening Ceremony next month. Her old Today show co-host Matt Lauer hosted the Rio Summer Games with Meredith Vieira in 2014.
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has signed a two-year extension of her contract with ABC Studios, making her the highest-paid actress on a television drama. She'll reportedly earn $575,000 per episode. Pompeo will also become a producer on Grey’s Anatomy as well as a co-executive producer on the yet untitled firefighter spinoff.
Kristen Wiig will star in Apple’s first half-hour scripted comedy. The series was inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It and is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.
Amazon has canceled three of its original series — I Love Dick, One Mississippi and Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
If the latest photos from Justin Timberlake’s new album campaign don’t relay the message that he’s into nature and the woods, his first listening for the project drove the point home.
Tuesday’s event in New York City to debut Man Of The Woods was decorated with bushes and trees, while ants coated in black garlic and rose oil and grasshoppers were served.
Mark Wahlberg has denied involvement in an illegal steroid ring estimated at $10 million.
Convicted steroid dealer Richard Rodriguez identified the actor as his Hollywood accomplice. Rodriguez said from his prison cell, “I’m just trying to clear my name. The bust at my company did not just involve one person — it was a slew of individuals. Mark Wahlberg helped me extend into a market of A-list celebrities.”
A friend denied that Wahlberg ever touched steroids. His rep declared, “These accusations are completely false.”
For years there have been whispers in Hollywood of an underground market for hormone boosters. Action stars are required these days to flex massive shoulders, jacked arms and tight pecs.
Rodriguez supposedly met Wahlberg in the weight room. He was training for the body-building comedy Pain & Gain with Dwayne Johnson. Wahlberg claimed that for the movie he packed on 40 pounds of muscles by “eating 12 meals a day.” Sounds suspicious, in hindsight.
Finally! The Beastie Boys Book Is Coming Out In Fall -
A book deal signed back in 2013 is finally seeing some action.
The Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock signed a deal five years ago to write a memoir about the band. When asked for progress reports, there wasn’t much hoep to ever see a product. Now Mike D says it’ll hit shelves in the fall and that “it’ll be unlike any other music book.”
The origination of the group and finer details of their journey are the focus of the book.
Rumor: There’s No Humorous Tension On “American Idol” -
The good news is the chemistry between judges on “American Idol” is great.
The bad news is there’s no comic relief or “going for the throat.” Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Ritchie don’t interact like Simon and Paula or even Blake and Adam (on “The Voice) and that has producers worried, according to TMZ.
One source says it’s up to the editing to make or break the show. No pressure!