Barbra Streisand to Finally Mother Seth Rogen and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today
Also in this Monday edition of The Broadsheet: Christina Hendricks' breasts are partially responsible for the plastic surgery bump in Britain... Charlie Sheen's rehab could cost CBS a lot of money... The Dallas reboot finds a leading lady... and more ahead.
· It took almost 19 months, but Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen will finally officially definitely star as mother and son in the road trip comedy My Mother's Curse. The Proposal's Anne Fletcher will direct the script by Dan Fogelman which follows an inventor (Rogen) who goes out on the road with his mother (Streisand) in an effort to "reunite her with a lost love." I'd rather see something called My Father's Curse with Rogen and Albert Brooks, but hey; to each their own. [THR]
· How's this for a specious argument? Breast augmentation surgery in England has jumped almost 10 percent since 2009, and doctors are saying it might have something to do with Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks. "You could argue that," said a British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons source, presumably with a shrug. "Christina Hendricks is gorgeous, and the hourglass figure is definitely back in fashion. Let's just say that heroin chic isn't the big thing at the moment." [Telegraph]
· $250 million. That's how much Warner Bros. and CBS stand to lose if Charlie Sheen's rehab forces a permanent shutdown of Two and a Half Men. Question: How did we, as a society, get to the point where Two and a Half Men was worth that much money? [THR]
· The TNT reboot of Dallas has cast its first performer: Jordana Brewster. She'll play Elena, "the gorgeous daughter of the ranch's cook who is locked into a love triangle." Of course she is. [Deadline]
· The orphaned mini-series The Kennedys may actually air on U.S. television. The Tribune Company is working on a syndication deal with producers. [Deadline]