Two of the coolest guys going are on the short list for the new movie remake of Guys and Dolls: Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, according to Deadline. 20th Century Fox has secured the rights to remake Guys and Dolls, the 1955 film adaptation that starred Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, and the studio is looking at Tatum for the beleaguered gambler Nathan Detroit role and JGL for smooth-talking Sky Masterson. We last saw the actors in dancing shoes when they were part of the Seth MacFarlane-hosted 2013 Academy Awards. Tatum paired up with Charlize Theron for a little bit of ballroom dancing, while Gordon-Levitt sang and danced alongside MacFarlane and Daniel Radcliffe.
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Little wedding on the ranch for Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield
Melissa Gilbert married thirtysomething actor Timothy Busfield in a private ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, a rep for the Little House on the Prairie actor, 48, revealed. For her third trip down the aisle, Gilbert chose a bold hue: a red strapless wedding gown set against stunning Santa Barbara scenery. It's also the third marriage for Busfield, who won an Emmy playing Elliot on thirtysomething and was a pesky reporter on The West Wing. The 55-year-old actor is a father of three. Dancing with the Stars alum Gilbert (whose ex husbands are Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner) has two sons.
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NBC orders bizarre show
NBC has been struggling in the ratings lately, so naturally they're trying to gin up viewers with a new reality show that sounds completely insane. The network has ordered The Million Second Quiz, a 24/7 live competition where contestants will battle in rounds of trivia during a competition that spans 12 days. But here's the best part: The show will air live from a Manhattan-based "gigantic hourglass shaped structure," which is also where the contestants will live, according to the Los Angeles Times. NBC is calling this a "genre-redefining spectacle." Sure, that's one way to put it. Because it's on 24/7, viewers will be able to tune in to a live stream and play along at home in real time. The winner has the chance to win up to $10 million. The show is expected to air this fall.
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Ben makes poverty vow
Ben Affleck is turning away from his A-list lifestyle, chronicled so well in that Jenny From the Block music video, and will live on $1.50 a day (at least for a week), according to Entertainment Weekly. The Oscar-winning director recently signed on to participate in the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line, a campaign that challenges average people to live on just $1.50 a day for five days. The initiative is meant to simulate what it's like for the 1.4 billion people worldwide who live in extreme poverty. Getting by on that pittance every day would actually mean spending just $547.50 per year. Affleck is following in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman, who first started working with Live Below the Line in 2011. Josh Groban and Tom Hiddleston are also living below the line this year.
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