Scene And Heard
September 19, 2013
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 00:09
1. 'Rowling' Out Another One
Since the release of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part II two years ago, fans have wondered endlessly if they’ll ever return to the wizarding world. The answer, as J.K. Rowling emphatically released in a statement last Thursday, is yes. Rowling will pen her first ever screenplay based on her own Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will take place in New York, 70 years before Harry’s story and will feature the fictitious author of Beasts, Newt Scamander.
2. A Wrecked Couple
Ever since Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) proposed to Miley Cyrus (twerking) in May of 2012, the two were hailed as one of Hollywood’s premiere young couples. The two met on the set of The Last Song, which happened to solidify both of their careers. Maybe Miley’s recent antics made Hemsworth reconsider such a considerable commitment, or maybe not. First it was Stewart and Pattison. Now it’s Cyrus and Hemsworth. It’s a sad day.
3. Breaking 'Mad' In Two
AMC came under a bit of fire when they decided to split the fifth season of Breaking Bad. So far the move has worked, as Breaking Bad earns the best ratings of its run en route to its compelling finish. And so the bosses at AMC have decided to split the final season of its other nuanced and popular drama, Mad Men. Part one, “The Beginning,” will air this spring. Part two, “The End of An Era,” will air next spring.
4. Drake Leaks
Like Kanye West’s Yeezus before it, Drake’s upcoming album Nothing Was The Same has been leaked over the Internet. Those darn kids! The album was set for a Sept. 24 release date and features the already infamous “Started from the Bottom.” Will Drake put a cork on the onslaught Kendrick Lamar has released upon the rap world? Some already know the answer.
5. Lindelof's 'Leftovers'
Damon Lindelof, the architect of Lost, is returning to television, because trolling fans is just that fun. Lindelof’s The Leftovers, a post-apocalyptic drama, was recently picked up by HBO for 10 episodes. Lindelof has become Hollywood’s preeminent blockbuster scribe since Lost ended three and half years ago (Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z). The Leftovers will star Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Annie Q, and Brad Leland (aka Buddy freaking Garrity).