Mt. Lebanon is all abuzz as filming has started on "The Fault in Our Stars," based on the best-selling novel about teens coping with cancer by John Green, who also is in town.
On Monday they were shooting at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Washington Road, with numerous equipment trucks at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, also on Washington Road.
The film adaptation is by writer-director Josh Boone and follows the life of two teenagers, terminally ill Hazel Grace Lancaster and ex-basketball player and amputee Augustus Waters, who meet and fall in love while attending a support group for children with cancer.
Although the novel takes place in Indianapolis, the film is being shot here.
Playing the lead roles are Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") as Hazel and newcomer Ansel Elgort as Augustus. Willem Dafoe was added to the cast late last week to play Peter Van Houten.
"Stars" marks the first movie to be shot in Pittsburgh this year. Filming is expected to continue in the Pittsburgh area through Oct. 6.
Wentworth Miller says he tried to commit suicide "more than once" when he was growing up because the pain of coming to terms with his sexual orientation overwhelmed him at times.
The "Prison Break" actor who spent his senior year at Quaker Valley High was speaking at a Human Rights Campaign dinner in Seattle Saturday, and TMZ posted video from the event.
Miller, 41, says his first suicide attempt happened when he was 15, Us Weekly reports.
"I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house, and I swallowed a bottle of pills," he said. "I don't remember what happened over the next couple of days, but I'm pretty sure come Monday morning I was on the bus back to school pretending everything was fine."
Miller opened up about his sexuality last month in a letter rejecting an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. "As a gay man, I must decline," he wrote to festival organizers. "I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."
Tina Fey and Miley Cyrus form the 1-2 punch to open "Saturday Night Live's" 39th season, with Bruce Willis coming in for week three. Former "Weekend Update" anchor and "30 Rock" star Fey will host the NBC show's season opener with musical guest Arcade Fire Sept. 28. For week two on Oct. 5, the twerking Cyrus will act as host and musical guest. And Oct. 12, Willis returns for his second hosting stint, joined by Katy Perry.
NBC also announced that "The Voice" has recruited some of music's biggest names as advisers for the upcoming fifth season. Cher will work alongside coach Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran with Christina Aguilera, Ryan Tedder with Adam Levine and Miguel with CeeLo Green.
Not since 2000's "Picking Up the Pieces" has Woody Allen starred in a film he didn't direct. All it took to get him back was a conversation with a barber and a role Allen couldn't refuse: an elderly but novice pimp in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo."
Turturro had a small part in Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters" and was nearly cast in two other Allen films, but they weren't close.
"I knew he liked my work," Turturro tells AP. "But I don't sit next to him at Knick games."
He does, however, share Allen's barber. After actor-director Turturro mentioned the film idea while getting a trim, the barber relayed it to Allen. "It was one of those old-fashioned barbershop things," Turturro says.
"Fading Gigolo" premiered over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more from Toronto in PG movie editor Barbara Vancheri's Mad About the Movies blog at www.post-gazette.com/madaboutmovies.
Howard Stern's right-hand woman, Robin Quivers, revealed that she's been battling cancer for the past year, but her doctors have declared her "disease-free," the New York Daily News writes.
Quivers, 61, revealed her struggles on Stern's Sirius XM talk show Monday morning.
"I thought she was a goner," Stern, 59 was quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. The shock jock has previously said he wouldn't do the show without her, and he said he gets chills listening to her story.
Sir Patrick Stewart married Sunny Ozell over the weekend in a ceremony officiated by Sir Ian McKellen, his X-Men and "No Man's Land" co-star. Stewart, 73, tweeted, "Yes, married," and posted what appears to be his official wedding photo: the bride and groom with their heads peeking out from amid a colorful children's ball pit. Sir Ian retweeted the image.