Rachel’s upcoming movie “A Most Wanted Man” will be released in selected theaters in the US on Friday (July 25) so we expect Rachel to do (some) promotion for the movie. So far only one talk show appearance has been announced but we hope more will follow later. We will edit this post when more TV appearances are announced.
Today Show (NBC)
Tu 7/22: Rachel McAdams; Dwayne Johnson; Mel B. Also: 5 Seconds of Summer perform; “Hope to It”; splurge and steal travel destinations; “Tamron’s Tuesday Trend.”
Check your local listings for the time and be sure to come back later for our coverage of Rachel’s appearance.
The Wrap is reporting that Rachel and her sister (and make-up artist) Kayleen will be featured in season five (second season at TLC) of “Who Do You Think You Are?“. As we reported on our official twitter account Rachel was spotted filming in Plymouth (UK) a few weeks ago for a series about “her ancestry” but now we officially have confirmation. BBC originally aired the genealogy documentary series in the UK and the American version was adapted by NBC before moving to TLC last year. It has not yet been announced when the episode with Rachel and Kayleen is going to air but the series premiere is July 23 at 9/8c.
The second season of TLC’s genealogy docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature six new journeys with Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.
Also, TLC has acquired 10 episodes from the show’s previous seasons on NBC. The episodes feature Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Rob Lowe, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Williams and Rita Wilson.
The show returns for its second season on TLC and its fifth season overall on Wednesday, July 23 at 9/8c.
Rachel made it onto The Wrap‘s The Most and Least Liked Summer Movie Actresses 2014 List at #3 because she will appear in “A Most Wanted Man” this summer. She tied with Angelina Jolie who will appear in “Maleficent” this summer.
A study of adults 18-49 conducted for TheWrap found that the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star has a 27 Positive Q Score, well-above average for a celebrity. Q Scores are a research tool used by TV networks as well as studios in determining how favorably or unfavorably celebrities are viewed by consumers.
Lawrence topped her closest fellow actress, Melissa McCarthy (“Tammy”), by two points. “Maleficent” actress Angelina Jolie and Rachel McAdams of “A Most Wanted Man” tied for third among actresses, each with a 23.
Here’s how Q Scores work. The Q Scores company provides a celebrity’s name and a brief description to more than 1,800 study participants. The viewers are asked if they recognize the person, and how they feel about him or her.
Be sure to go to The Wrap to see the entire list. Other actresses on the list are Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley, and her Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii co-star Emma Stone. “A Most Wanted Man” will be released on July 25 in the US and September 5 in the UK and Ireland.
Open Casting Call is reporting that there will be an open casting for “Southpaw” this Saturday (May 24) in Indiana and the second one is next week (May 31) in Pittsburg. Filming will start next month until early August and the casting call seems to confirm that Rachel, Lupita Nyong’o, and Forest Whitaker officially joined Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie. Keep in mind that Rachel’s involvement has only been reported so far, still no word from TWC and/or Rachel’s reps (but they haven’t denied the rumors either).
The Weinstein Company and Hope Films in association with Richie Productions, Escape Artists, and Fuqua Films are now prepping to shoot the feature film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and Forest Whitaker. The casting directors have scheduled two open casting calls. One will be on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Indiana, Pennsylvania which is about 1-hour east of Pittsburgh. The second will be on May 31, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Film crew members can can submit resumes to the production office. Filming will take place in both Pittsburgh and Indiana from mid-June through early-August.
Southpaw centers on cocky, aggressive, volatile middleweight champion Billy Hope. He expects to ride out his career with his massive winnings, his adoring fans, his beloved wife Maureen and their 10 year old daughter Leila. When Billy’s temper triggers a fight, and then a shootout that leaves Maureen dead, Billy finds his life spiraling out of control. He takes to drinking and doing drugs, ignores the heart-broken Leila, and ignores his finances. When he loses his house, his money and finally Leila, who winds up in a group foster home, he begins to find his way back to some kind of balance with the help of amateur trainer Titus “Tick” Willis, who has his own demons but who turns out to be the perfect trainer for Billy.
It was reported earlier this week that Rachel is ‘top choice’ to play the female lead alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in “Southpaw“. It has not been confirmed yet that Rachel officially signed on but we will round-up some news about the movie in this post. Many thanks to my friends Jord & Nick for the heads-up!
• The Weinstein Company will distribute the movie in the US and they presented their upcoming slate yesterday during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival market and “Southpaw” was part of the in-production slate. Deadline, Variety, and Vulture are reporting that footage of Jake Gyllenhaal was showed.
• Production Bulletin is reporting the following plot, keep in mind that it could contain (major?) spoilers:
Cocky, aggressive, volatile middleweight champion Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal) full expects to ride out his career with his massive winnings, his adoring fans, his beloved wife Maureen and their 10 year old daughter Leila. When Billy’s temper triggers a fight, and then a shootout that leaves Maureen dead, Billy finds his life spiraling out of control. He takes to drinking and doing drugs, ignores the heart-broken Leila, and ignores his finances. When he loses his house, his money and finally Leila, who winds up in a group foster home, he begins to find his way back to some kind of balance with the help of amateur trainer Titus “Tick” Willis, who has his own demons but who turns out to be the perfect trainer for Billy.
• Indiana Gazette is reporting that there will be a casting call for extras held in the Indiana Mall for the movie. They also report that filming will start mid- to late June in Indiana and in Pittsburgh in early July to early August. Backstage.com confirms the July start date for Pittsburgh.
Deadline is reporting that Rachel is the top choice to play the female lead in “Southpaw” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker with Antoine Fuqua set to direct.
Southpaw, the long-gestating Kurt Sutter-scripted drama about a fighter who tries to overcome adversity to recapture glory, is finally getting close to the start line. I’m hearing that The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have made Rachel McAdams their choice to play the female lead alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, with Forest Whitaker talks to play the boxing trainer who tries to guide his fighter back after his world is shattered by personal tragedy. It sends him on a downward spiral and puts his young daughter in a bad spot. I’m hearing TWC is courting 12 Years A Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong‘o to play the social worker watching out for the kid. Alan Riche and Peter Riche are producing with Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal. Fuqua has brought his Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk on for a rewrite.
Deadline previously reported that the movie is expected to start filming this summer.
Yahoo! and Lucky Magazine are reporting that Rachel is one of the confirmed guest to attend this year’s MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Gala. This year’s theme is Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Rachel’s “The Family Stone” co-star Sarah Jessica Parker and her “Wedding Crashers“/Upcoming Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii project co-star Bradley Cooper are expected to co-chair the gala.
Check out our round-up of celebrities below—and in some cases, what they’ll be wearing and who’s both styling and beautifying them. (The guest list is more expansive than this, of course, but below are just the confirmed attendees.)
Rachel McAdams: hair by Ben Skervin
The MET Gala 2014 returns to New York City on May 5.
Paramount released a special anniversary edition of “Mean Girls” yesterday to celebrate today’s 10th anniversary of the movie. The special edition is a Digital HD released on Itunes of the movie with over an hour of extras which are never released before in HD. Be sure to head over to the Itunes store to get your own digital copy! Be sure to also ‘Like’ the official facebook account of the movie if you haven’t. We have some “Mean Girls” related updates coming up to celebrate the 10 year anniversary so stay tuned!
MTV will air a “We Heart Mean Girls” special this weekend. They will air a quiz-a-thon on Saturday 4/3C, We Heart Mean Girls special on Sunday 11a/10c and also special showing of “Mean Girls” on Sunday at 8/7C according to their promos. OK! Magazine and Wetpaint both have exclusive promos of the MTV special and are both reporting that MTV will also air (unseen) behind-the-scenes moments of the movie. MTV also created a special site for where you can take the “Mean Girls” quiz so be sure to head over to: MTVMeanGirls.com!
Then, on Sunday, March 23, “We Heart Mean Girls” continues with two brand new episodes of Girl Code beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The oh-so-fetch weekend concludes with the network airing on Mean Girls at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, where viewers will be treated to never-before-scene-on-TV DVD extras, featurettes, behind-the-scenes moments, and more. Additionally, throughout the day ultimate fans will share their favorite Mean Girls scenes, moments, characters and one-liners. If we didn’t know better, we’d think it was October 3rd!
“Mean Girls” will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary this year on April 30th. It was previously reported that there has been talk about a possible cast reunion to celebrate with a party and/or panel.
You may have noticed there have been rumors about a possible “Mean Girls” reunion. The movie will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary in a few weeks on April 30, 2014 (On a Wednesday!) and there has been talk about a possible reunion. Here are some facts:
• Earlier this month Lindsay revealed, while making an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, that she spoke to Tina Fey and Fey mentioned “maybe doing some sort of reunion” and that she was “was talking to Lorne [Michaels] about it”. Michaels is the producer of “Mean Girls“. In February Lindsay Lohan (Cady), Daniel Franzese (Damian) and Rajiv Surendra (Kevin G) already had a mini reunion which they shared on instagram.
• After Lindsay’s Jimmy Fallon appearance TMZ published a follow up story in which they (reportedly) confirmed that the reunion is happening and they also have a list of names who signed on to the reunion:
Sources close to Tina tell us, several prominent cast members are already on board — Amy Poehler (Mrs. George), Jonathan Bennett (dreamy Aaron), Rajiv Surendra (Math Enthusiast / Bad-Ass MC), and Daniel Franzese (Too Gay to Function).
• Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay and is playing Ms. Norbury, is currently promoting her latest movie and she talked to various media outlets about a possible reunion. She told Yahoo! during a junket interview the following and also added it will be a (reunion) party “at best”:
“I saw Lindsay at the first episode of ‘The Tonight Show,’ and I was just saying to her backstage, ‘Oh, I think someone’s going to call us because people have been calling, people have been trying to organize some kind of televised reunion because it’s the 10th anniversary of the movie,’” Fey told “The Insider With Yahoo,” before quickly adding, “but it’s not like another movie.”
• Fey also talked to Access Hollywood about the possible reunion and mentioned that they might do a panel:
“Yeah, I saw her at the first episode of the ‘Tonight Show.’ We did that bit with Jimmy, and I said to her, ‘Oh, I think someone may call us about doing some kind of reunion because next month is the tenth anniversary of the movie.’ And so really… if everyone’s around we might try to do some kind of like panel discussion,” Tina told Access Hollywood at the junket for her new film, “Muppets Most Wanted.” “But it’s not like — it’s not another movie. At most it would be like a panel discussion with a plate of hot wings.
“No, it’s definitely not a movie,” Tina added. “It’s just the anniversary is coming up, so everybody get your pink shirts. It’s been 10 years. You can tell when you look at me. It’s been 10 years.”
• This is not really reunion related but Vulture published an interesting interview earlier this year with director Mark Waters about the movie. He discusses some fun facts and reveals Rachel was originally up for the part of Cady.
So to sum up: It’s likely there will be a “Mean Girls” reunion. It’s not going to be a sequel movie but it looks like they are organizing a party/panel which will possibly be televised. Rachel is expected to start filming “Passengers” next month in Berlin, Germany so we are not sure if she is able to attend the reunion.