I just wanted to share some entertainment news that is slightly related to my fellow Historical Fiction Fans.
Do you remember hearing bits and pieces that Scarlett Johanssen was going to be cast as Mary, in the new Mary Queen of Scots film? There were lots of rumors circulating for a few years but nothing ever seemed to be happening with the actual filming. I had been hoping that the film would be made, but didn't really care if Scarlett was the lead. Seemed not the best choice when she was just in The Other Boleyn Girl as Mary Boleyn. We don't have to worry about that issue any longer, since the film has finally been officially scrapped according to the director Phillip Noyce on this blog site, citing of course, the economic climate.
And in honor of Henry VIII's Birthday today, our fave Henry VIII actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been arrested on charges of “willful violence, outrage, hitting and threatening death.” He was cut off from the liquor at a Paris airport and was shouting at the staff things like ‘I’ll kill you all’ at the top of his voice. He also stated he could buy his way out of any problem. That's one way to support the economy.
And what a horrible week it has been .. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays! Unbelievable that I just watched Billy Mays on his Discovery channel TV Show.