Chris Soules got some back handed congrats on his Bachelor pick: now fiancee, Chicago fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff. It was from former Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, who shared words of, um, wisdom on Twitter, “Best wishes. Now is when it gets REAL.” Soules’ next gig: Dancing with the Stars, natch.
Early last year, when camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed on a railroad bridge in Georgia, Midnight Rider film director Randall Miller was charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. His team had been shooting the Gregg Allman biopic when a train bore down on Jones. Miller (Bottle Shock) pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to two years in prison followed by eight years’ probation. Executive producer, Jay Sedrish, also pleaded guilty and accepted 10 years’ probation.
SNOOP IN TEXAS
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Snoop Dogg will be the keynote speaker during the music portion of the South By Southwest music festival. The organization announced that the conversation with the music vet will take place March 20 at the Austin Convention Center. The fest runs Friday through March 22.
STAR ON THE RISE
Stephanie Sigman will become the first Mexican “Bond girl” when she appears in 007’s upcoming movie Spectre. The official 007 website called “Inside the World of James Bond” announced Sigman’s role as “Estrella” opposite Daniel Craig. Sigman starred in the award-winning 2011 film Miss Bala, about a beauty pageant contestant involved with drug traffickers.
House of Cards president Kevin Spacey is bringing a documentary series about the presidency to CNN; he will co-produce and narrate Race for the White House. Each of six episodes will tell the story of a presidential campaign drawing from archive footage and interviews.