* It’s the dawn of a new era, or it will be come this Friday when Man of Steel opens on the movie circuit. British actor Henry Cavill dons the extra-tight suit (no complaints here) to play the iconic American superhero, following actors who’ve worn the ‘S’ in the past – from George Reeves to Christopher Reeve. Henry and the rest of the cast walked the red, I mean, black carpet of the world premiere in NYC last night. Both Kevin Costner and Laurence Fishburne said they’re wishing well for Nelson Mandela, a “superhero” in the fight for human rights.
* It’s all about geeks, nobility and drug peddling. The Big Bang Theory together with Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad topped the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on Monday night, as voted for by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Big Bang picked up best comedy as well best supporting actor and actress for Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco. Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad tied for best drama series, with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also winning best actor in a drama series.
* The effort Kings of Leon put into making sure they still played the mud-fest that was this past weekend’s Governors Ball gives me a whole new respect for the band. Drummer Nathan Followill says they’d originally planned to reveal the title of their new album (Mechanical Bull) via a special Jimmy Fallon video, but they’d also intended to make sure that some victims of Superstorm Sandy who they’d invited to the show had a good time. In re-arranging their travel itinerary, the band at least made sure the second part happened. Hurrah!
* Not sure how I missed this little nugget, but last week it was revealed that Archie comics will finally get the movie treatment. Warner Bros will produce a live-action film based on the characters, including Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead – marking the first feature film for the 72-year-old comic. Jason Moore, who made the musical comedy Pitch Perfect. Team Betty all the way!
* In an effort to broaden its women’s range, Hugo Boss has snapped up Jason Wu, otherwise known as Michelle Obama’s go-to guy for special occasions. The Taiwan-born designer started his label in New York in 2007 but really caught attention when he created the ivory one-shoulder gown that Michelle Obama wore to Barack Obama’s first inauguration ball in 2009.