Latest News on Hairspray

June 3, 2010

Hairspray 2 Isn't Happening

Adam Shankman's "Hairspray" remake made money, but don't expect to see a sequel -- Shankman says it's been "killed."More…

December 8, 2009

Nikki Blonsky Talks Hairspray 2

The "Hairspray" sequel is slated for next year, and if you take Nikki Blonsky's word at face value, it'll be just as much fun as the first installment.More…

October 20, 2009

Adam Shankman Leans on the Rock of Ages

"Hairspray" director Adam Shankman has agreed to direct and choreograph a film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" for New Line.More…

January 6, 2009

Hairspray 2 to Feature Diet Pills, New Villains

Remember all those nutty "Hairspray 2" details shared by Marc Shaiman a couple of weeks ago? Well, according to director Adam Shankman, they're all true -- although he seems eager to subtract the strangest elements from John Waters' script treatment.More…

July 25, 2008

Weekly Ketchup: Anchorman 2, Dracula: Year Zero, Twilight Zone and Much More

In this week's Weekly Ketchup we've got the latest on plenty of remakes and sequels coming your way. Plus, check back Monday for an extra special edition of the Ketchup, in which we'll give you all the hot news out of Comic-Con.More…

July 24, 2008

John Waters Opens Another Can of Hairspray

It's gone from movie to musical and back again -- and now Hairspray is getting a sequel, with creator John Waters on board to write a treatment for New Line.More…

June 2, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Forget to tune into the 17th annual MTV Movie Awards last night? No problem -- here's a list of the evening's winners, including the coveted Best Summer Movie So Far award!More…

May 6, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Award Nominations Announced

It's almost time to hand out some golden popcorn -- the nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards have been announced!More…

January 9, 2008

No Country for Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood Lead Critics' Choice Winners

In what seems destined to go down as one of the season's few strike-free awards shows, the Critics' Choice Awards were held on Monday.More…

December 21, 2007

Awards Mania: Spirits, SAGs Get Waivers, Announce Nominations; Uncertainty Surrounds Golden Globes

Just when you think awards season can't get any awards-ier, here come two more sets of nominations!More…

December 13, 2007

Atonement Leads Golden Globe Nominations

The nominations for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Did your favorite films, stars, and songs make the cut?More…

December 12, 2007

Jesse James Wins SF Critics Over; Into the Wild Leads Critics Choice Noms

Just when we thought we'd seen all the year-end kudos we can handle, along come the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards -- and the Critics Choice Awards nominations -- to prove us wrong.More…

November 20, 2007

RT on DVD: Live Free or Hairspray This Thanksgiving

Good news, blockbuster fans: this week in home entertainment features a crowd-pleasing toe-tapper (Hairspray), the return of John McClane (Live Free or Die Hard), another harrowing star turn by Christian Bale (Rescue Dawn), and plenty more (Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Ghosts of Cite Soleil, Chappelle's Show Collection). More…

September 10, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: 3:10 to Yuma Speeds to #1 Spot

After struggling at the box office over the last few years, Russell Crowe scored his first number one film in more than seven years with the critically-acclaimed Western 3:10 to Yuma which bumped fellow Hollywood remake Halloween out of the top spot. The weekend's other new releases, the action film Shoot 'Em Up and the comedy The Brothers Solomon, both failed to make much of a dent into the typically-slow early September marketplace.More…

September 3, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Halloween Cuts Up Record $31M Labor Day Opening

A record summer box office ended on a high note with a record Labor Day weekend led by Rob Zombie's new take on the horror classic Halloween which scored the biggest opening ever for this holiday frame.More…

August 26, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Still Crazy for McLovin

Booze and babes were still in high demand as the teen sex comedy Superbad ruled the North American box office for the second straight weekend despite the arrival of a handful of new releases. Most of the debuting films were met with disappointing sales since ticket buyers spent their time and money catching up on popular holdover titles which commanded the top three spots.More…

August 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Superbad Opens Big at #1

Teenagers flocked to the multiplexes for stimulation this weekend as the raunchy new sex comedy Superbad powered its way to number one while the frame's other new releases, the sci-fi thriller The Invasion and the adventure tale The Last Legion, were met with yawns.More…

August 12, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Rush Hour 3 Speeds Into #1 Spot

After being off the case for six years, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker raced back into theaters with their cross-cultural cop buddy action sequel Rush Hour 3 and captured the number one spot.More…

August 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Bourne Beats Bart for Box Office Crown

Matt Damon set a new opening weekend record for the month of August with the top spot bow of The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment in the actor's signature spy series. The frame's other new releases saw more modest openings while most holdovers held up well. The wide assortment of popular hits allowed the North American box office to soar to the highest grossing August weekend in history.More…

July 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Simpsons Movie Gobbles Up $72M Opening

Moviegoers across North America embraced The Simpsons Movie which beat out all industry expectations for an explosive number one opening this weekend grossing more than the next four biggest hits combined.More…

July 26, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Mmmmmmmmmmm Box Office Feast!

Bart, Lisa, and the whole gang from Springfield will charge into multiplexes across North America and much of the world this weekend in the highly anticipated animated comedy The Simpsons Movie which looks to easily conquer the box office.More…

July 23, 2007

Pfeiffer Not So Bad in Stardust

The previews for Stardust show Michelle Pfeiffer as the big bad villain. She's the old witch using evil magic to stop the hero from rescuing the star. But she's asking for a little forgiveness, for you see, she's just one of many in the graphic novel fantasy.More…

July 22, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Sandler Tops Potter for #1 Spot

Adam Sandler scored the ninth number one opening of his career with his latest comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry which edged out former champ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the top spot at the North American box office.More…

July 20, 2007

Hairspray: Making Musicals Hot Again

Adam Shankman and star Nikki Blonsky of Hairspray (Certified Fresh, folks!) talk remaking John Waters' classic, what Dreamgirls and Chicago got wrong, how Shankman's come to terms with making The Pacifier, and why gay, chubby, or neither, Hairspray's for you. More…

July 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Can Chuck and Larry Beat Up Harry?

Two new star-driven Hollywood comedies face off at the box office this weekend in an attempt to unseat Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix from the top spot. Adam Sandler headlines the gay marriage pic I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry while John Travolta goes one step further starring as a heavy-set mom in the musical Hairspray. For the first time in nearly a month, no new release gets an early midweek headstart.More…

July 19, 2007

Critical Consensus: Hairspray is Certified Fresh; Chuck And Larry is On The Rocks

This week at the movies, we've got straight firemen in a domestic partnership (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Jessica Biel), and John Travolta in drag (Hairspray, also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, and Amanda Bynes). What do the critics have to say?More…

April 27, 2007

Queen Latifah to Star in "All of Me" Remake

Anyone remember a funny old comedy from 1984 called "All of Me"? Steve Martin found himself half-possessed by the ghost of Lily Tomlin? (I actually love this movie.) Anyway, someone's doing a remake and Queen Latifah is going to star.More…

March 15, 2007

Zac Efron: From "High School Musical" to "Speed Racer"?

Those of you who are less than thrilled with Andy and Larry Wachowski's decision to direct a live-action adaptation of "Speed Racer" may need to steel yourselves for the latest piece of news regarding the project: Specifically, that "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2" star Zac Efron is in talks to strap on a helmet and go, Speed Racer, go.More…

August 17, 2006

Christopher Walken To Shake It In "Hairspray"

What could be better than seeing John Travolta in drag in next year's 60s-era musical, "Hairspray"?? Seeing Christopher Walken hoof his way through the pic, as none other than Wilbur Turnblad, Travolta's on-screen hubby.More…

July 17, 2006

Michelle Pfeiffer Signs On to Play "Hairspray" Heavy

She hasn't starred in a movie in quite some time, so let's give a nice welcome back to Ms. Michelle Pfeiffer. She'll soon be starring in the musical adaptation of "Hairspray," in which Mr. Pfeiffer will play the villainous Velma von Tussel.More…

March 14, 2006

"Dallas" Casting Net: Jennifer Lopez, Luke Wilson, John Travolta

According to Variety, the big-screen version of 1980s TV soap "Dallas" is likely to include Jennifer Lopez, Luke Wilson, John Travolta, and Shirley MacLaine; "Monster-In-Law" helmer Robert Luketic will direct.More…