Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund are signed on for Walter Salles’ long-anticipated big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. This remake has been eons in the making. We’ve been planning to hate it with all of our elitist literature-loving souls, because it will obviously not be as good as the book (and because prior adaptations of this material haven’t been so kind for example the movie Neal Cassady starring Tate Donovan as Neal Cassady portrayed Jack Kerouac’s raucous, intoxicating and manic best friend as a nervous, insecure and basically accidentally charismatic idiot with none of the Signature Infectious Neal Cassady Energy reflected in Kerouac’s prose BUT I DIGRESS), but we have changed our minds. WE CAN’T WAIT
Garrett Hedlund will play Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady) Kristen Stewart will play Dean’s on-and-off wife Marylou (Luanne Henderson). Sam Riley will play Sal Paradise (Jack Kerouac). Marylou has affairs with both Sal & Dean in the book.
LuAnne Henderson, once described by Jack Kerouac as “a nymph with waist-legth dirty blond hair was as adventurous as Neal… with Neal at the wheel of the stolen Hudson, they raced at top speed on a spree of grifting, begging, borrowing and stealing gas and food. She thrilled to every minute… LuAnne wasn’t just along for the ride, she was an equal participant, loving both Beats until the day Neal dumpd her and jack at the corner of O’Farrell and Grant in San Francisco with no money and nowhere to go.
Filming begins this summer in San Francisco, produced by Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Producitons.
In ‘news’ that we’d rather not believe, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattison have “confirmed” to Oprah Winfrey that they are dating.
From The New York Times, Chely Wright Comes out, Testing Nashville’s Tolerance:
By the time the country singer Chely Wright appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, the secret was out. This minor star of the 1990s and early 2000s was coming out as a lesbian. During her early years in Nashville, “I knew that I needed to hide this to achieve my dreams,” she told the host Natalie Morales… Ms. Wright’s high-profile declaration casts a spotlight on the world of country music, which has historically had little room for differences. Ms. Wright’s dissent from the genre’s talking points — often conservative and religious, though rarely blatantly homophobic — arrived in tandem with the release of her memoir, “Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer” (Pantheon), and a new album, “Lifted Off the Ground” (Painted Red/Vanguard). But the impact of her story is really more powerful on country music’s monolithic image than on her own image.
Meanwhile, Nashville is literally FLOODING, with serious damage done to the Grand Ole Opry House and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Country music stars are hosting a Live Telethon in Nashville to Raise Money for the Flooding featuring Vince Gill, Naomi Judd, Alison Krauss, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar and former American Idol contender Bo Bice and will benefit the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Lynch can do no wrong, even in high school when: “I had an affair with my teacher and it was really an amazing, mind-blowing experience. She was older and I was crazy about her and it was great – really wonderful.” (@3AM)
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS:
Neil Patrick Harris picks his top 10 hotties in anticipation of the AfterElton Hot 100. (@afterelton)
We have now confirmed for the 500th time that Brittany and Santana will not be girlfriends or friends with benefits, just close friends with exciting flirtations:
Vanity Fair: O.K., let’s talk about the elephant in the room: Britt’s flirtations with Santana. One word: hot. Where is this going? Is it going to head more toward B.F.F.s or F.W.B.s?
Heather Morris: Probably more of the B.F.F. side. What I’ve been told is, we’re not that type of television show. It’s funny to play with, but we’re not going to go in that direction.
Chastity Bono has now officially become Chaz, going to court yesterday to change his name. (@busy buzz)
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Also you should buy your tickets now for Lesbian Attack Gives Back, which takes place on May 22nd in Los Angeles!