Hemsworth in a good place
The post-Miley Liam Hemsworth says he’s in a really good place.
“I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve ever been in my whole life,” said “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star, who broke up with fiancee Miley Cyrus in September. Hemsworth had proposed to Cyrus in 2012 after they met on the set of “The Last Song” in 2010.
“Over the last five years I’ve learned so much,” said the 23-year-old Australian-born actor, who moved to Los Angeles at 18 to take on Hollywood. “The first few years in L.A. were really tough and scary, but I had to figure things out for myself.”
‘Doctor Who’ hits milestone
“Doctor Who” is turning 50. So what do you get a time-traveling, galaxy-hopping hero who has everything?
Plenty of new time and space on the airwaves.
The BBC is throwing a broadcasting blowout for the sci-fi show, which began with little fanfare and few expectations on Nov. 23, 1963, but is now one of its biggest hits and major exports.
A 75-minute anniversary episode will be shown simultaneously Saturday in almost 80 countries, and there are 3-D screenings in movie theaters around the world.
The anniversary week features hours of supporting programs, online teasers and mini-episodes, and a “Doctor Who” festival at a London conference center. And then there’s “An Adventure in Space and Time,” a 90-minute drama about the origins of the show, which will be broadcast on BBC America today.
Finally some face time
She’s appeared in numerous film and TV productions since the 1990s, but folks are most likely to recognize Alex Borstein only after she opens her mouth.
The 40-year-old actress is the nasally voice of long-suffering Lois Griffin, wife of hapless hubby Peter Griffin on the top-rated Fox animated series “Family Guy.” But soon, Borstein could become a familiar face, too.
Though the actress logged five seasons on the Fox sketch-comedy series “MADtv,” only now does she seem ready for her close-up. Borstein joins Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash as one of the three leads in HBO’s Americanization of the widely acclaimed British comedy “Getting On.”
Like the original, HBO’s version, which debuts Sunday at 10 p.m., gleans laughs from the most unexpected place: a hospital’s neglected all-women’s geriatric wing.
Monty Python reunion
And now for something completely different: A comeback show from the Monty Python gang, reuniting some four decades since they last performed on a British stage.
The veteran comedy group said Thursday they are staging a one-off show at London’s O2 arena in July, which they promised will include “a little comedy, a lot of pathos, some music and a tiny bit of ancient sex.”
Terry Gilliam joked that the five surviving Pythons – Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and himself – decided to do the show “to try to remind ourselves that we are funny and important and famous.”