Saturday, October 10, 2009

Celebrity Q&A, Oct. 10

Q: With the news that Heather Locklear is returning to Melrose Place to join former co-stars Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga, is there any chance the producers can lure any of the other former Melrose residents back? — Kathy D., Myrtle Beach, SC
A: When I spoke recently with Courtney Thorne-Smith (pictured), who was promoting her new Lifetime Television movie Sorority Wars, I asked her if she’d consider returning to Melrose. Courtney replied: “I would totally consider it. The timing is not right for me now, but I do watch it. I think they are doing a great job, and I definitely would consider it for the future. It’s just not right for me right now. If they do something where we are all there, I’d love to do it because I’d love to see everybody. That would be really fun.” (Look for my extended interview with Courtney later this week!)

Q: Will the TV series Life be back on this season? — Glenda F., via e-mail
A: NBC announced in May that Life would not be back for a third season. The show received critical praise and pretty good overall ratings, however, NBC had to cut a lot of shows to make room for The Jay Leno Show, which airs five nights a week in the 10 p.m. slot. You can catch Life star Damian Lewis in two upcoming feature films: Your Highness, which will be released in October 2010 and also stars Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman and James Franco; and Love and Virtue, which will be released sometime in 2010 and also stars John Malkovich, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Peter O’Toole and Daryl Hannah.

Q: I love how the new 90210 has been transforming into a fun, silly and sexy hour of soapy television. Can you give me any scoop on what we can expect this season? — Bree F., Altoona, Pa.
A: According to star AnnaLynne McCord, Naomi’s feud with Annie will continue well into episode 10. However, Naomi finally learns that her sister, Jen, isn’t really on her side, and she switches the object of her wrath to Jen. Also, on the old-school front, Jennie Garth posted on her Twitter page: “Things aren’t looking good for Jackie Taylor. Actually filming on original 90210 stages! Weird!”

Q: Is it true that another Scream movie is in the works? — A Reader, via e-mail
A: Prepare to be scared for a fourth time, as Scream 4 is set to go into production in spring 2010. Neve Campbell will reprise her role of Sydney Prescott, with Courtney Cox and David Arquette signed up as well. There is no word yet on what the latest installment will be about, but you can bet producer Bob Weinstein is hoping the Scream box-office magic hasn’t faded. Scream and Scream 2 each grossed more than $100 million at the US box office, with Scream 3 making $89 million.

Q: I heard that The View co-host Sherri Shepherd is getting her own sitcom. If so, what’s it about, and is there any chance she could get any of her View co-hosts to guest star on the show? — Stephanie Z., via e-mail
A: Lifetime Television began airing Sherri on Tuesday nights in early October, and the show follows the story of a working mother and part-time entertainer (Sherri) trying to pick up the pieces of her life when she splits from her cheating husband. As for having her View co-hosts on, Sherri tells me: “I would love to! Maybe I could get Whoopi, because she is still acting. But Joy is not interested in acting, Barbara doesn’t do that sort of thing, and Elizabeth keeps getting pregnant — so, it doesn’t look like it will happen for the three of them. But I’ll work on Whoopi.”

Q: Is Jamie Lee Curtis’ husband a member of the Royal Family of England? How long have they been married? — HF in Alabama
A: Christopher Guest, Jamie’s husband of 25 years, is the 5th Baron Haden-Guest in the House of Lords. He inherited his title from his father, Peter Haden-Guest, who passed away in 1996. As a Lord, he has no actual governing rights since the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed rights of those who inherited their seats.

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