Lynch Surrounded by Little Big Men
Jane Lynch, whose big screen comic turns in films like The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, and A Mighty Wind have solidified her status as one of the funniest, coolest go-to character actors of the moment, has been called to duty again for the comedyLittle Big Men. The lesbian actor, who's managed to avoid the casting trap of always playing someone's mother or wife, will co-star alongside Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, who play two beer company employees who get involved in the Big Brother program. Directed by David Wain ( Wet Hot American Summer ) and co-starring Superbad breakout star Christopher 'McLovin' Mintz-Plasse, the film is in production for a planned 2008 release.
Snow White Comes Alive, Kicks Bad Guys
Snow White is ready for a return to movie screens. And no, it's not a re-release of the classic Disney animated feature. This Snow White knows martial arts. And she's in China. Snow and the Seven, from director Francis Lawrence ( Constantine ) and gay producer Scott Rudin, will be a live-action re-telling of the fairy tale. The story, set in British colonial China, finds a refugee girl taken in by a group of Shaolin monks. What happens next is anyone's guess, but expect lots of elaborate flying kicks and wire-work fighting. Casting is still in process, but the rumor mill is abuzz with news of a Natalie Portman/Jet Li pairing, even though Li has repeatedly stated that he's retiring from martial-arts-related film roles. Word should come soon, though, as the film has a reported 2008 production start date.
Cashmere Mafia Softly Treads in L Word Territory
You probably don't know the name Lourdes Benedicto just yet, but if you follow queer story lines on episodic television, or you're just starved for lesbian plots that exist outside of The L Word, then you may soon be a fan. The actress - formerly of The Nine, 24, and NYPD Blue - has been cast in ABC's midseason series Cashmere Mafia in a recurring role as the lesbian love interest of series regular Bonnie Somerville ( Friends, Kitchen Confidential, NYPD Blue ) . The series will focus on a group of young female friends in New York City as they juggle careers, relationships, and family obligations. In other words, the PG-rated children of Sex and the City are getting a show of their own, this time with same-sex coupling that lasts for more than the length of a single episode.
White Diamond Exposes Intimate Side of Kylie
Gay icon Kylie Minogue, unlike her predecessor Madonna, has never been one to flaunt her private life for the media. But now the Australian pop star has a reason to: the fight against breast cancer. A new documentary, White Diamond, will focus on Minogue's recent bout with breast cancer, her surgery, and her subsequent return to the tour she was forced to postpone when initially diagnosed. According to some reports, more emotional moments revolving around her break-up with actor Olivier Martinez have been trimmed from the film, but the documentary, directed by William Baker, will not flinch from the medical drama the singer went through. No American release information is yet available ( the film premieres in the United Kingdom this month ) , but a DVD release is certain to follow.
Romeo San Vicente owns far too many Kylie Minogue import singles, but does not consider himself obsessive. He can be reached care of this publication or at DeepInsideHollywood@qsyndicate.com .