Rebecca Creskoff Joins HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ As New Regular
Hung standout Rebecca Creskoff is returning to the premium cable network with a series regular role on another HBO comedy series, Mike Judge's Emmy-nominated Silicon Valley.
On the second season of Silicon Valley, a comic look at the modern-day high-tech gold rush through the prism of a startup company, Creskoff will play Laurie Bream, an executive at the company. She joins returning cast members Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr… Read
Fashion Doc ‘Dior and I’ Catwalks To The Orchard
Frédéric Tcheng's House of Dior documentary Dior and I has been acquired by The Orchard, which has taken North American rights and will get a theatrical release next year. The Tribeca Film Festival debut marks Tcheng's third fashion pic following Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, which he co-wrote and co-directed, and Valentino: The Last Emperor, which he co-produced.
Dior and I takes a behind the scenes look at the two-month making of Raf Simons' debut haute… Read
Jacki Weaver Joins James Franco’s ‘Zeroville’
Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver is set to star in James Franco's Zeroville. She will play the lead role of Dotty, a film editor who acts as a mentor and friend to James Franco's character. Zeroville is an adaptation of the 2007 Steve Erikson novel about a 24-year-old student who arrives in Hollywood in 1969 with dreams of breaking into the movie business during a transitional time in the industry. Franco is directing. Caroline Aragon and Vince Jolivette are… Read
Zachary Booth, Bill Irwin, Six More Round Out ‘South Of Hell’ Cast On WE TV
WE tv's new drama South Of Hell has rounded its cast. Zachary Booth (Keep The Lights On), Bill Irwin (CSI), Drew Moerlein (V/H/S), Lamman Rucker (Meet The Browns), and Paulina Singer (How To Make It In America) are set to join lead Mena Suvari as series regulars on the supernatural thriller ,which has begun production in Charleston, SC. Lydia Hearst (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), Slate Holmgren (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Lauren Velez (Dexter) have been tapped for… Read
Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale In Steve Jobs Role
Oscar winner Christian Bale will play the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs for Sony, Aaron Sorkin confirmed Thursday. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg News. “He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined.”
Bale was one of a few A-lister names floating around for the Jobs job, along with Leonardo DiCaprio who's now starring in The Revenant for Birdman director… Read
Craig Zadan & Neil Meron In Development Deal With Broadway’s Shubert Organization
Sound of Music and upcoming Peter Pan producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed a three-year development and production deal with Broadway powerhouse The Shubert Organization, they all announced today. Here's the release:
BROADWAY'S SHUBERT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES
A DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION AGREEMENT WITH
PRODUCERS CRAIG ZADAN & NEIL MERON
NEW YORK (October 23, 2014) — The Shubert Organization has signed a three-year development/production deal with producers Craig… Read
James Corden Debuts March 9 On CBS Late Night; ‘X Factor’/One Direction Producer Ben Winston To Exec Produce
Ben Winston, currently exec producer of the UK version of The X Factor, will executive produce James Corden's late-night show, debuting on CBS on March 9, the network said this morning. The show will be shot in Los Angeles at CBS Television City, the network said, ending speculation Corden, well-known in Broadway circles, might do the show from New York.
Winston met and became close friends with Corden when they were 17, and they have collaborated on many projects that… Read
World Series Game 2 Ratings Fall From 2013, ‘The 100′ Craters In Return, ‘Arrow’ Up, ‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Steady
Things certainly turned around in Game 2 of the World Series last night — at least for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals came back from a shattering loss in Game 1 to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday, but for Fox, the ratings were a lot like the less-than-winning results of Game 1. Last night's game was down double digits from 2013 and matched with the comparable game of the low 2012 series. In fast nationals, the 8-11 PM game in KC pulled in a 2.9/9 rating… Read
‘CSI’ Order Trimmed: Is This The End?
The current 15th season of CSI will consist of 18 episodes, the first time the long-running crime drama has produced fewer than a full-season 22 episodes outside of the writers strike-impacted 2007-08 season. The order trim, first reported by TVLine, was part of a flex plan put in place in May, with the network now triggering the option to go down to 18 episodes. The rationale is understandable — none of CBS' new fall dramas failed, and the network has three 13-episode… Read
Lauren Zalaznick Joins Penguin Random House Board: Publishing
The publishing giant today announced that the former NBCUniversal exec and film producer Zalaznick has been named to its board of directors. Here's the release:
NEW YORK, NY, October 23, 2014 — Media and entertainment industry executive Lauren Zalaznick has been appointed as the first independent Board member of Penguin Random House, the world's largest international trade book publisher.
Ms. Zalaznick has devoted her 30-year career to transforming the cultural landscape… Read
Kelly McCreary Upped To Regular On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
It's been a fast rise for Kelly McCreary on veteran ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. After making her debut in the last two episodes of last season and appearing in virtually episode so far this season, McCreary has been promoted to regular on the series, now in its 11th season. She will continue as Dr. Maggie Pierce, the new head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and half-sister to Meredith Grey (Ellen Pomeo). McCreary, who co-starred on another medical drama, the CW' Emily Owe… Read
‘Real Housewives’ Teresa Giudice Must Serve Sentence At ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Prison
Turns out ignorance has proved no excuse for Teresa Giudice once again in her conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud case. The same judge who sentenced The Real Housewives Of New Jersey cast member to 15-months behind bars on October 2 has now refused Giudice's attempt to serve some of her time in a halfway house. In fact Judge Esther Salas reveled on Wednesday that she's sending Giudice to the minimum-security camp that served as the basis for the prison in Netflix's Orange Is T… Read