When Scream 4 opened last spring, it was less a film than a referendum ... and audiences voted no. The film grossed just $40 million, seemingly dooming the franchise. Fortunately for Ghostface and Sydney and Gale and Dewey and whoever else survived Scream 4 — I saw it opening night, and I can't remember much other than Hayden Panettiere's weird mumsy haircut — the franchise will survive, but not, for the moment, on the big screen: MTV is adapting it as a TV series.
Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace movie has been in the works for years, and now it’s got both a home and big-name lead actors. HBO has picked up Behind the Candelabra and set Michael Douglas to star as Liberace, with Matt Damon playing his live-in lover Scott Thorson; the movie will revolve around their relationship. This is great news and everything, but now we’re going to have to come up with a new title for our candelabra documentary. Grade: A [HR]
This summer we all fell in love with the U.S. women's national soccer team as we cheered them on through their nail-biting run to the Women's World Cup final. And perhaps no player from that team captured the country's imagination like goalkeeper Hope Solo, who next week will tango her way back onto our TV screens as a competitor on the 13th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. We're pleased to announce that Grantland will be checking in with Hope every week about her stint on the show. Today we spoke with her about why she agreed to do DWTS, her fondest memories from the World Cup, and her fellow dancers Chaz Bono, Ron Artest, and (front-runner?) David Arquette.