Star Scoop: The Giver’s First Movie Poster, TRL Comes Back, Gary Oldman’s Heartfelt Apologies

By  June 26, 2014

starscoop626Search for truth, find freedom! The Huffington Post has your first look at the movie poster for The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s highly popular dystopian novel. The movie stars big names like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, and the poster features the two Academy Award winners along with Brenton Thwaites, who plays Jonas, and Odeya Rush, his love interest. While the movie trailer has elicited mixed reviews, the release of this epic poster should quell some of the doubts. [The Huffington Post]

Perhaps the greatest #throwbackthursday of all, Total Request Live is coming back! Well, it’s coming back for a day on July 2 as a 30-minute special with Ariana Grande, renamed Total Ariana Live. The show will be modeled in the TRL format and will include a performance of Grande’s catchy summer anthem, Problem. We’ll be sure to tune in and reminisce about our after-school TRL viewings. [Billboard]

Gary Oldman has been receiving a lot of flack for his anti-Semitic statements in a recent Playboy magazine interview. He has since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel‘s show to apologize for his remarks and to show gratitude to those who have been sympathetic. He also expressed a desire to speak about his new movie Planet of the Apes, rather than detract attention from it with bad press. While the words in the interview were certainly shocking, it is good to see Oldman taking responsibility for his mistakes and owning up to them. [Variety]

Remember the news that Lindsay Lohan might be hitting up West End? Well, it’s been confirmed! She will be starring in a production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre. Having been linked with some unflattering news for the past couple years, it’s good to hear that Lohan is putting her efforts into acting once again, though this time on a live stage. [What's On Stage]

Sleepless in Seattle stars are back at it again! Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are in talks for Ryan’s directorial debut film, Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in her movie, a World War II saga about life on the home front. This only demonstrates how closely these two film stars have grown after their several films together, and we hope to see these two working together once again. [The Hollywood Reporter]