Taylor Swift – America’s Sweetheart – Is Being Sued?!?

Taylor Swift – America’s Sweetheart – Is Being Sued?!?

America’s Sweetheart is being sued?! Say it isn’t so!

Apparently the talented songstress, Ms. Taylor Swift has become the target of a lawsuit that claims she collected a whopping $2.5 million performance fee for a performance at a Canadian concert that never actually happened.

Last August, Swift was reportedly set to perform at Ottawa’s Capital Hoedown, but when the show was scrapped due to “organizational problems,” fans demanded their money back thereby leading to a bit of an issue for FIRE USA Inc. (the company responsible for handling the tickets) and the $1.8 million loss they were hit with.

The company, which is based out of Florida, says in the suit that Swift and her management company are in breach of the October 2011 contract and are seeking the $1.8 million unfortunately lost, but Team Swifty has countered that her contract was never even with FIRE USA Inc.

Ah, the back and forth legal banter begins! Personally, I only really enjoy the law when it’s portrayed on movies and TV, but perhaps these legal woes could inspire Taylor to write a few more number-one hits? How awesome would it be for her to incorporate “You can’t handle the truth!” into some song lyrics?

The whole case is a bit of unfortunate news for the starlet who’s been having her fair share of negative press attention lately, mostly due to her headlines-garnering love life. From who she should (or shouldn’t) date to even Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger offering up some free advice, there’s certainly no shortage of opinions on Taylor and her array of suitors.

But lest we forget, the girl is still 23 years old the last time I checked. Can we cut her a break? I’m pretty sure most 23-year-olds haven’t even begun to process what they want to do with their lives, nevermind find a soul mate. Seeing as how Taylor’s career is on a pretty successful track, I think settling down with Mr. Right is probably the least of her concerns.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Begin Work on Next Project Together – And It Will Come in a Wine Bottle?

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Begin Work on Next Project Together – And It Will Come in a Wine Bottle?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fans, get ready to raise your glasses, as Hollywood’s most famous power couple are launching their own wine label – and if the result is anything like the two of them, it should be a very fine wine indeed.

According to the site, Brangelina will be producing a rosé called Miraval – named for the Chateau Miraval, their home that sits on about 148 acres of vines in Correns, France. This will be the first wine made from their vineyard, which they purchased in 2008.

The “Inglourious Basterds” star’s rep told that the couple were thrilled by the idea of becoming vintners. “We are intimately involved, and quite enthused over the wine project with our friends the Perrin family,” he said of French winemaker Marc Perrin and family, who will produce the wines and handle distribution.

So, you may be asking yourself, just how much are Brad and Angie really involved in this venture? The A-list Hollywood actors took part in the rose-blending sessions, and also helped choose the wine bottle and label, which will carry the name “Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.”

“[We] tasted a range of Provence roses to understand what the neighbors were doing and to decide what we wanted,” Perrin explained of their partnership, adding that it was important to the actors that the whole process be environmentally-aware. “For us, organic is the only way to grow grapes.”

The couple’s Miraval wine will reportedly have a very strong floral flavor, with wild lily aromas and additions of strawberry and raspberry; the white wine versions will be available later this summer, and all parties will share equally in the profits.

Oddly enough, the Miraval wine was formerly called “Pink Floyd,” because the British rock band recorded their 1979 classic album “The Wall” in studios on the estate now owned by Brangelina.

“If you knew Brad and Angelina, you would see they are in search of perfection in everything,” Perrin said of their partnership. “We talked a lot, and did the first harvest together. They are very demanding in seeking excellence in the quality and character of their wine.”

As someone who enjoys fine wine, I will definitely be giving the Miraval a try. Congrats to Brad and Angelina, and here’s hoping we canal look forward to the fruits of their new project!

Justin Timberlake, Riahanna and the Other Best Celeb Instagram Accounts to Follow!

Justin Timberlake, Riahanna and the Other Best Celeb Instagram Accounts to Follow!

What’s not to love about Instagram? If we’re being honest with ourselves, there’s a part in each of us that thinks we have the capabilities of being the best photographer ever. I mean, really; that picture we just took of our half-eaten plate of food or that random shot of our feet? It should be on the front page of a magazine, I don’t know why no one’s realized it yet!

But the extra-fun part of Instagram is getting a glimpse into our fave celebrities’ lives. And while yes, their lives may be a wee bit more exciting than ours, following some of them reminds us that even they cannot resist the undeniable urge of the selfie. Here are some of the best that you should be following:

Justin Timberlake – It may seem a foul to list him on here since he literally joined the photo-sharing world this week. But one look at his classy, black & white shots that are seemingly pre or post Grammy awards prove that we can expect great things from J.T. Is this our beloved Justin or vintage Johnny Cash?

Lena Dunham – While some have criticized her photos for being over-shares, I for one commend the “Girls” actress for, as always, letting it all hang out. From pictures of bumps and bruises (I also bruise like a peach, so maybe I just feel a kinship for her) to cute shoes, I swear, if she wasn’t the amazingly-talented, famous person that she is, I’d think we were best friends from college.

Ian Somerhalder – The “Vampire Diaries” star is becoming well-known for his philanthropy and his love of animals, and his Instagram often shows off both commendable character traits. Handsome actor, nice guy and cute cats. ‘Nuff said.

Lady Gaga – The current Queen of Pop is also in the running for the Queen of Selfies (most likely to be challenged by Kim Kardashian). Her Instagram is fascinating, even if the majority of it is selfies, because it’s fun to see the woman who is known for her myriad of faces and personas occasionally stripped down to basics, and dare I say it, even makeup-free. Yup, it’s true, she eats and sleeps like the rest of us!

Aaron Paul – While he’s not as avid and frequent a documenter as some, the “Breaking Bad” actor’s posts always win, whether he’s freaking out over meeting Dick Van Dyke, or happily playing along to make one of TV’s best and most serious dramas a little less so.

Zooey Deschanel – Because she’s always adorable and gets the best manicures I’ve ever seen.

Snoop Dogg – The majority of his account consists of Snoop just being Snoop. Smoking, chillaxing. Yet every now and then he’ll throw a curveball. Such as a picture of himself painted blue like a character from an “Avatar” sequel. Snoop as a Na’vi? Now, that’s a movie I’d pay to see.

Kathy Griffin – Everyone’s favorite red-headed comedienne doesn’t make as many enemies with her jokes as you’d think. Her Instagram is filled with chummy shots of her and celeb pals, proving that yes, Hollywood does indeed have a sense of humor.

Anderson Cooper – For the nature-and-scenery buffs, you need not look much further than Anderson Cooper’s account. The CNN anchor travels quite extensively on assignment for work, and manages to snap some truly breathtaking images along the way.

Rihanna – RiRi posts some borderline scandalous pictures from time to time, but the girl is gorgeous and can definitely get away with it. Her rock star lifestyle is definitely apparent, but I’m partial to some of her more low-key life moments. How cute is she here with “The Big Bang Theory” nerd extraordinaire Jim Parsons?

There you have it folks! It’s so easy to love Instagram and its artsy filters, and it should be mandatory that every celebrity joins. All we really need to do is get Ryan Gosling on board, and the perfection of celebrity Instagrams will be complete.

Lady Gaga Struck Down With “Chronic Pain,” Can’t Walk, Forced to Cancel Tour Dates

Lady Gaga Struck Down With “Chronic Pain,” Can’t Walk, Forced to Cancel Tour Dates

Lady Gaga’s army of little monsters are concerned today, following reports that the flamboyant singer has canceled shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton. A rep for Gaga made the announcement directly to fans via her official Twitter page.

“I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened. I’ve been praying it would heal,” tweeted Gaga herself.

Gaga’s condition is called synovitis. It is caused by severe inflammation of the joints, according to Gaga’s doctor. According to medical website, synovitis is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs ranging from aspirin to ibuprofen to corticosteroids. Synovitis can be compared to a more severe rheumatoid arthritis.

“I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However, after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t,” said Gaga, apologizing to fans who had tickets for the canceled shows. “I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can’t…It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I’m sorry.”

If there are a few things we know that Gaga has in spades, it is passion, strength and devoted love for her fans. I personally subscribe to Lady Gaga’s tweets because I enjoy not only her hit songs like “Born This Way” and “Pokerface” but I also appreciate the humanity that is infused in her Tweets to fans, always brimming with constant gratitude and praise. She’s one of the most famous musicians in the world, but also just seems like a good person.

And let’s not forget her devoted charity work, such as partnering with Virgin Mobile on her last Monster Ball national tour. Gaga offered premium VIP tickets to fans who volunteered their time to homeless youth organizations, which raised more than $80,000 in proceeds to support homeless youth. The effort also generated 30,000 hours of community service for hundreds of charities across the country. Gaga is a true American icon for my generation, so myself and all our fellow monsters wish her a speedy recovery.

Grammys Bring Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Fun. and Frank Ocean to Music’s Biggest Night

Grammys Bring Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Fun. and Frank Ocean to Music’s Biggest Night

While the 2013 Grammy Awards may have lacked some surprise when it came to the big winners of the night, it more than made up for it in the drama that unfolded, both onstage and off. From bold fashion choices (especially in light of the recent smack-down on inappropriate dress possibly exposing “bare fleshy under curves” to Taylor Swift’s journey down the rabbit hole, there was certainly enough gossip fodder to keep us entertained for the night. Here are some of the highlights:

Obviously, the red-carpet fashion hits and misses are always at the front of everyone’s minds at any awards show, especially so at the Grammys since risque and bizarre entrances have kind of become the norm (how anyone will ever be able to top Lady Gaga emerging from a giant egg is beyond me). With the new conservative dress guidelines it was infinitely more intriguing to see who would stretch the boundaries. And the award goes to J. Lo, the originator of the provocative Grammy dress. This year, she opted for a curiously draped gown that showed off an entire leg, challenging Angelina Jolie for the title of Best Appearance by a Limb. When asked about her wardrobe choice, Lopez quipped “They said nothing about the legs…I thought I was being such a good girl!”.

In another non-official award category, the prize goes to the lovely Taylor Swift for Best Not-So-Subtle dig at an ex! While Taylor has never exactly been coy about taking out her romantic frustration through song, she seemed to take perfect aim in a certain “one direction” at her most recent old flame, Brit pop star Harry Styles during her performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Putting on a mock British accent, Swift joked about a certain someone calling to say “I still love you,” but Swift jabbing back, “I’m sorry, I’m busy opening at the Grammys…”. Obviously the insult is entirely speculation, but seeing as how the split is still fresh, we wouldn’t put it past the unlucky-in-love songstress to take a little comfort in some quality venting!

Speaking of venting, it doesn’t seem like Chris Brown has let off any steam since his parking lot brawl with Frank Ocean a few weeks ago. When Ocean won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album over rival Brown, did Brown take the high road and join in at least pretending to be congratulatory? Not quite. Brown was shown as being the only one to not give Ocean a standing ovation, proving the feud has no signs of stopping. I’m sure Ocean isn’t feeling any pain though, not with that shiny new trophy to keep him company.

Performance-wise, we were to treated to some of the best acts in the industry, including a welcome return to music for Justin Timberlake, and the likes of Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Album of the Year winners Mumford & Sons, Best New Artist winner Fun., and many more. For a complete list of last night’s victors, see here. Until next year folks! We’ve got our ears open, eagerly anticipating what this year in music will bring.

Disney, Star Wars to Make Han Solo Spinoff – But Who Should Play Sci-Fi’s Greatest Rebel?

Disney, Star Wars to Make Han Solo Spinoff – But Who Should Play Sci-Fi’s Greatest Rebel?

The Force has been strong this week, as rumors and even the occasional fact have been flying around the Internet with Disney CEO Bob Iger’s revelation that there will be spin-off origin films – and then the follow-up by Entertainment Weekly that two of them will focus on Star Wars favorites Han Solo and Boba Fett.

These films will be made, of course, alongside Episodes VII, VIII and IX – all set years after the events of “Return of the Jedi” – with the first aiming to hit theaters in 2015.

According to EW, The Han Solo origin film is planned to take place between “Episode III Revenge Of The Sith” and “Episode IV A New Hope,” and would presumably set the stage for “Episode VII” in a manner similar to the way that “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the “Iron Man” films set the stage for Disney’s super-successful “Avengers” film.

“Although it’s possible Harrison Ford could appear as a framing device,” the magazine notes, “the movie would require a new actor for the lead — one presumably much younger than even the 35-year-old Ford when he appeared in the 1977 original.”

As fans have begun shifting gears into hyper-drive, they’ve begun putting forth ideas on who could successfully step out of Harrison Ford’s shadow and bring a new face to one of the most iconic characters in film history. According to fan polls, names like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch have begun gaining some traction.

Personally, I think Disney needs to find a fresh-faced actor who embodies the realness and character-depth which Harrison Ford masterfully brought to Han Solo. Seriously, go back and watch the old films – the character did not have a huge number of lines, and Ford wielded tremendous charisma with every glance, grin and glib one-liner.

No matter how you feel about George Lucas’ ill-received prequels, when Ewan McGregor played a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, he did something interesting with his portrayal. While injecting new dimensions to the Jedi master as a young man, you could still sense the presence of the late Sir Alec Guinness (although it can be assumed that Ewan at least knew the first name of his director). Whoever ends up wielding Han Solo’s signature black vest and blaster would be wise to look to McGregor for inspiration.

If I were casting the part, my number-one choice for the role would be Ian Somerhalder. If you want a glimpse at what he’d bring to the table, look at Ian’s cocky attitude as vampire Damon in the “The Vampire Diaries,” as well as the character’s cool, smuggler-like stature that is very similar to Ford’s work in the original “Star Wars” classics. Ian also worked under JJ Abrams on “Lost,” and now that Abrams has been handed the reigns of Episode VII, it would seem like they could have a valuable shorthand.

Ultimately, who knows which actor (or someone we’ve never heard of, a la Brandon Routh and Hayden Christensen) will be the next Han Solo. As wise Master Yoda would say: “Difficult to see, the future is.”

“The Walking Dead” Rises Again, Thanks to New Pics!

“The Walking Dead” Rises Again, Thanks to New Pics!

After what was a somewhat lackluster and disappointing season 2 for many fans, AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead” resurrected, so to speak, and came back for season 3 hungrier and with more excitement and horror than viewers had become accustomed to. In addition to bringing in some awesome new characters (the creepy pseudo-politician, The Governor, and samurai-sword-wielding badass Michonne), and two new locales (the seemingly idyllic community of Woodbury and the not-so-much prison), the third season of the show finally hit its stride by embracing the fact that, hey, it’s a zombie show. I’m not saying a philosophical discussion about life isn’t going to come up from time to time in “Dead”-land; but let’s not pretend the show is “Citizen Kane” and get back to killing some zombies. Which is exactly what the show did.

Now that season 3 is returning on Sunday after a (too long!) hiatus, EW has released some exclusive pictures of what we can expect. When we left off, the newly-minted Cyclops, a.k.a. Governor, had captured Daryl Dixon, a.k.a. the best character ever, and was about to have him and his brother, Merle, face off gladiator-style. Andrea was shocked last season to witness this exchange, and it seems this will continue as she appears to be struggling to intervene in one of the photos. Glad to see she’s finally getting out of her charmed romantic daze to help out a bit.

I’m also guessing that she probably succeeds since another photo shows Merle near a smashed to bits zombie head. Plus, everyone knows you can’t kill the Dixon brothers off that easily! In the third photo we get a shot of a very sweaty Rick, gun at-the-ready. The guy’s been through a lot this season, so I can’t give him any grief, but I hope he has a plan before taking on an entire town, by himself. He might be just crazy enough at this point to attempt it.

Will Rick be reunited with his partner in ass-kicking, Daryl, anytime soon? Or will he adopt Michonne or newcomer Tyrese as his new slaughter sidekick? Will Andrea finally see the sinister side of Captain One-Eye or will she continue to play house with the Governator? Will Carol or Beth, Hershel’s daughter, ever get a legitimate storyline? How dark will this show get by season’s end? Based on what we’ve seen so far this season, I’d say the sky’s the limit as far as darkness goes, so let’s see if any of the other burning questions start get answered when “The Walking Dead” returns this Sunday, February 10 on AMC.

Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Commercials Big Part of Greatest Super Bowl Ever

Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Commercials Big Part of Greatest Super Bowl Ever

All hail the Queen! Queen Bey, that is, since you and a few million of your closest friends caught a little performance of hers last night. Whether you’re a football fan or not (as is my case), odds are you watch the epic half-time show every year, or at least end up hearing about it endlessly the following day. For every massive success in the past, there have been at least one or two unfortunate flubs along the way (or an infamous “wardrobe malfunction”). But folks are already referring to yesterday’s boring-than-thrilling Ravens win as possibly the greatest Super Bowl ever, and of course the entertainment played into that in a major way.

The eyes of the nation were on Beyonce last night in large part due to her most recent controversy involving lip-syncing at President Obama’s inauguration. While owning up to the deception at a press conference, she then reminded people that she could sing for real with a stunning a-cappella rendition of the national anthem. Beyonce avowed she would most definitely sing live at Super Bowl XLVII, saying: “This is what I was born to do.”

If there was any doubt in skeptics minds’ that she would not follow through, it was certainly dashed within a minute or two into the half-time spectacle. Looking fierce in leather and lace, Beyonce performed a medley of such hits as “Crazy in Love,” “End of Time,” “Baby Boy” and “Halo,” while also bringing out some serious girl power in the form of a mini-Destiny’s Child reunion thanks to cohorts Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The trio belted out their chart-toppers “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman” before teaming up on Beyonce’s hit “Single Ladies” (complete with those awesome signature moves that I still to this day can’t stop myself from doing in the privacy of my own, non-judgmental home, of course).

While Queen B may have stolen the show (oh yeah, there was some football going on last night too. Congrats Ravens!), let’s not forget the lovely ladies that lent their stunning vocals to the pre-game. Jennifer Hudson led the Sandy Hook elementary school chorus in a beautiful and tear-inducing rendition of “America the Beautiful” and powerhouse Alicia Keys wowed per usual with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Let’s face it though, with the stunning voices these 3 women have, it’s hard to disappoint.

There is surely much griping (Sorry, San Fran, there’s always next year!) and celebrating (Nicely done Baltimore!) going on today, but the only thought this non-sports fan is left with from SuperBowl 2013 is: thank God the power outage didn’t happen during half-time. Is it too soon to hope for a repeat next year?

Super Bowl XLVII – From Beyonce to Seth Rogen to “Iron Man 3,” Here’s What We’re Looking Forward to Seeing!

Super Bowl XLVII – From Beyonce to Seth Rogen to “Iron Man 3,” Here’s What We’re Looking Forward to Seeing!

It’s time for the biggest holiday of the year! Well, okay, maybe without Christmas trees and presents Super Bowl Weekend isn’t quite there yet. But make no mistake – with millions of people all over the world tuning in and the eyes of the world on New Orleans, Super Bowl Sunday has become a holiday unlike any other. With that in mind, here are the 10 things we’re most looking forward to this weekend:

The DirecTV Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl – Believe it or not, this is the seventh year that the television provider has done this thing – and as we learned from the Bud Bowl, once a tradition lasts this long, it never goes away, right? Anyway, this year’s roster for the Saturday flag football game on “the world’s largest indoor beach” includes Nina Dobrev, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog, formerly Snoop Doggy Dogg, formerly Calvin Broadus), Josh Hutcherson, Ian Somerhalder, Chace Crawford, Artie Lange and more.

Cameron Diaz feeding Alex Rodriguez Popcorn – Yeah, we know – this actually happened a couple years ago in the middle of the big game, and these two aren’t even dating anymore. But with A-Roid’s latest scandal, his always-dependable, always-misguided attempts to win the public back over to his side, and the eyes of the world on the Super Bowl, we wouldn’t put it past the disgraced slugger to come up with another watercooler-worthy moment.

Leather and Laces 2013 – One of the most amusing things about the enormity of Super Bowl weekend is all the secondary parties that try to play off the big game – and the next tier down, which have even less to do with it. One of these is the “Leather and Laces” party, billed as a “swanky, celebrity-filled party with an open bar, desserts and live entertainment” and charging “$450 for Lounge tickets, $950 for VIP tickets, $2,000 for Ultra VIP tickets.” Wow, I’d sure be bummed if I dropped a grand to be a VIP and found out that “Ultra VIPs” were getting better treatment than me. Anyway, all we know is that Audrina Patridge, Rachael Leigh Cook and Brooklyn Decker are all supposed to be there – which should at the least make for some very beautiful red carpet photos.

Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV – Only on Super Bowl weekend could you have a bunch of celebs approved by the NFL getting together to play a rousing game of…basketball? Featuring a diverse crowd that ranges from Jamie Foxx to an “R&B Superstar” named Tank, where else but Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV can you find “The world’s youngest DJ” trying to dunk on Terrell Owens?

Movie Trailers – Over the years, we have fond memories of first glimpses from movies like “Transformers,” “The Fifth Element” and “Alice in Wonderland” that lasted in our memories long after the game. So, which upcoming flick will be this year’s big winner? The most anticipated is undoubtedly “Iron Man 3,” after a teaser promised a darker look at Tony Stark’s adventures. But let’s not underestimate Brad Pitt in the zombie flick “World War Z,” or Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger” or James Franco in the “Wizard of Oz” prequel “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

Bar Rafaeli and the World’s Greatest Extra – One of them is gorgeous enough to be a movie star. The other is a red-faced nerd, but has actually been in way more movies. Believe it or not, Go Daddy has already launched a shot across the bow at other watercooler-worthy ads with another eyebrow-raising ad, this time having the supermodel make out with Jesse Heiman, long beloved by the Internet as “the world’s greatest extra.” Bar Rafaeli used to make out like that with Leonardo DiCaprio; Jesse reportedly needed 45 takes to get the right shot. Who do you think got the better end of that deal?

Samsung Ad With Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Bob Odenkirk – Three very funny men set out to make a high-profile commercial – only problem is, the words “Super” and “Bowl” are trademarked, so they need to substitute others. The result might just be the funniest commercial to come out of this year’s El Plato Supremo:

Budweiser Weepies – Every year, Budweiser and those freakin’ horses figure out a way to make us cry. In a matter of seconds, and in front of everyone we know – honestly, it’s quite embarrassing! And wait a minute, this year’s ad is set to “Landslide”? No fair! Get the tears out of your system now by watching this year’s “Brotherhood” commercial 5 or 6 times, and maybe by Sunday you’ll be jaded enough to not cry all over your 250-pound Uncle Walter.

Beyonce – In case you’ve been living under a rock, allow us to let you in on a little news: Beyonce is doing this year’s Halftime Show. And this time, she might actually sing for real. There are rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion, guest stars like Jay-Z (who should be fairly easy for her to get if she wanted him), and much more. How will it all play out? We’ll find out Sunday at halftime – or, for those with weak bladders, a few minutes later on DVR.

Super Bowl XLVII between the Ravens and 49ers – Wait a minute, you mean there’s actually a game too?

George Clooney, Disney and the Makers of “Lost” Leak More “Tomorrowland” Secrets

George Clooney, Disney and the Makers of “Lost” Leak More “Tomorrowland” Secrets

Man, this past week is proving to be heavenly for the geeks of the world (myself included in that group, mind you). Not only were we treated with news that J.J. Abrams will be shepherding the “Star Wars” franchise and thus effectively taking control of the universe, but we have also finally received some long-awaited details on Disney’s elusive pet project that has been known until now only as “1952.”

While the movie may not be scheduled to hit theaters until December 29 of 2014 (this will be the longest two years ever), here’s what we know so far:

The working title “1952” is now a thing of the past, as the official title “Tomorrowland” was released this week. The plot is being heavily-guarded; it’s pretty much the Fort Knox of plots at the moment. But could the title be a reference to the popular “Tomorrowland” section of Disney’s theme parks? It’s a safe bet, considering Disney’s desire over the last decade to create more movies (like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Haunted Mansion”) out of their kiddie rides. Again, everything is just speculation at this point. The only people who really know what the heck is going on are…

The writers: “Lost” showrunner Damon Lindelof, “Lost” re-capper extraordinaire Jeff Jensen, and director Brad Bird (“The Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”). The involvement of Jeff “Doc” Jensen is perhaps most intriguing of all. If you’re not familiar with him, you can check out his writing work for Entertainment Weekly as he is pretty much the best TV show recapper of all time, diving into the deep recesses of shows like “Lost.” “American Horror Story,” and “Fringe” to name a few, and picking out details I’m sure even the show writers didn’t know were there.

Director Bird and Lindelof recently teased on Twitter a photo of a box labeled “1952,” containing among other things, various nods to aeronautics (and possible time travel?). Again, not much to go on, but the possibilities are endless!

With such endless possibilities, we are left with the last bit of confirmation that should keep the excitement going well into next year at least. The film will be starring George Clooney! No news as to what role he will be playing, but who cares? It’s George Clooney.

Hopefully, we will be blessed with more tidbits of information to salivate over in the following months; until that time, we here at Nicerazzi will definitely be keeping a watchful eye on this one.