Kate Winslet in HBO Miniseries
Hollywood starlet Kate Winslet will star in the upcoming five-hour miniseries “Mildred Pierce” on HBO, which begins shooting in April. Kate Winslet, who will play the title character, will be joined by Guy Pearce as Monte Beragon, and Evan Rachel Wood as her daughter, Veda Pierce.
The miniseries, which is based on the novel “Mildred Pierce” by James M. Cain, follows a single mother and her daughter during the Great Depression.
In 1945, a film adaptation of the book was a huge success and earned Joan Crawford an Academy Award for the title role.
David Schwimmer Engaged
David Schwimmer, 43, best remembered for playing the quirky and unlucky-in-love Ross Gellar on “Friends,” is engaged to his photographer girlfriend, Zoe Buckman, 24. The two reportedly met in London during Schwimmer's directorial stint on the movie “Run Fatboy Run.”
Bobby Flay Joins New NBC Show
Food Network celebrity chef Bobby Flay is reportedly joining NBC's new cooking/restaurant chain competition series called “America's Next Great Restaurant,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Flay will be one of four restaurant leaders featured on the show, where he will serve as an investor and mentor as well as a judge.
The show is expected to premiere next season.
Gisele Bundchen Launches Skin Care Line
Brazilian supermodel, environmental activist, and new mom, Gisele Bundchen launched a new eco-friendly skin care line called Sejaa Pure Skincare according to reports from People.com. Sejaa's Facebook page indicates that products will include day and night creams as well as a mud treatment. It also explains that the philosophy of the brand is, “Love life. We do that by being conscious, being grateful for what we’ve been given, and by taking care of what we value—including our planet, each other, and ourselves.”