Leonard Nimoy’s Death: Reactions From Friends, Co-Stars & The Industry
Friends, co-stars and the industry are weighing in about Leonard Nimoy, who died today at 83. Here is a sampling; we’ll add more throughout the day:
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."
-William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
Star Trek actor George Takei, to CNN:
“Leonard was a very dear friend. One extraordinary thing about him I remember: When Star Trek… Read
Leonard Nimoy’s Poignant Final Tweet: “Life Is Like A Garden”
The legendary Leonard Nimoy posted a poignant, and what turned out to be his final, tweet just five days ago. The 83-year-old actor, best known as Mr. Spock, first officer of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, died today at his Los Angeles home. The cause, according to his wife, was end-stage end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was hospitalized earlier this month.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in… Read
OWN Wants More Tyler Perry — And Gets It
Oprah Winfrey’s love affair with Tyler Perry continues as her OWN Network has ordered additional episodes of four of his series. The numbers: 23 hourlong episodes of The Haves And The Have Nots and 22 its companion drama If Loving You Is Wrong, 22 half-hours of comedy Love Thy Neighbor and 20 of sitcom For Better Or Worse.
Perry’s shows are consistently strong draws on OWN. The Season 2 bow of Haves And Have Nots drew 3.2 million viewers last month, the best premiere in… Read
‘Murder’ Steady In Finale, ‘Mom’ Ratings On Par In New Slot, Swimsuit Special Soft
How To Get Away With Murder ended its freshman run last night with a two-hour finale. It didn’t make a splash like the winter finale in November which posted a six-week high, but was steady, logging a 2.8 in adults 18-49 from 9-11 PM to match its fast national for the 10-11 PM episode last week. Murder also trumped NBC’s The Blacklist (1.8) in their first face-off at 9 PM and helped ABC deliver its fifth consecutive Thursday demo win.
Not going against Scandal, Blacklist… Read
MTV Renews ‘Are You The One’ & ‘The Challenge’, Adds New Shows ‘Girl Code Live’ & ‘Greatest Party Story Ever’
There's going to be more talk, more competition and more potential romance coming up on MTV. The network that launched the music video revolution back in the 1980s today announced that matchmaking series Are You The One? will be back for a third season while the self explanatory The Challenge is returning for its 27th Season. They will be joined by two new series Girl Code Live and Greatest Party Story Ever.
Spun off from MTV's Girl Code, Girl Code Live is a weekly… Read
Darlene Hunt Teams With Jodie Foster For Cable Comedy Project at Sony TV
The Big C creator/executive producer Darlene Hunt has set her next cable comedy project, which has attracted Jodie Foster. Developed internally at Sony TV, where Hunt has an overall deal, and written on spec, the project, Charlie, centers on a self-destructive, emotionally-stunted alcoholic who vows to get her life on track after rescuing a dog she believes to be her reincarnated mother.
Foster has come on board to executive produce with Hunt and potentially direct the… Read
Leonard Nimoy Dies: ‘Star Trek’s Spock Was 83
Leonard Nimoy, the iconic Spock of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, has died. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nimoy’s decades-long career began in his early 20s, with film and TV appearances through the 1950s, including the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. A harbinger of things to come, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in 1952’s Zombies Of… Read
Tom Ellis To Play Lucifer In Fox Pilot
Rush star Tom Ellis has been cast as the title character in Fox’s comic book drama Lucifer, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV.
Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the TV series centers on Lucifer (Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD… Read
ITV Closing In On Acquiring Talpa Media
ITV is reportedly closing in on a deal to buy John De Mol's production group Talpa Media. Broadcast first reported the news. ITV is believed to be at an advanced stage of negotiations to acquire the company, which was the creator of hit format The Voice. Talpa has fared less well the with pricey reality format Utopia, which U.S. network Fox cancelled last year after two months.
Big Brother creator De Mol put Talpa up for sale last year. An agreement could close within… Read
Disney Channel Orders ‘Stuck In The Middle’ Family Pilot Starring Jenna Ortega
Disney Channel is grooming Jenna Ortega to be its next series star. The cable network has greenlighted family comedy pilot Stuck In the Middle toplined by the actress who plays young Jane on the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
Written by Alison Brown (Dog With A Blog) and Linda Videtti Figueiredo (Cougar Town) and directed by Jonathan Judge (Zeke & Luther), Stuck In the Middle centers on 12-year-old Harley (Ortega), the ultimate middle child who lives life in the eye of the… Read
Vanilla Ice Explains Home Burglary Arrest – Sort Of – To ‘Good Morning America’
Always tricky to come on a morning infotainment program to plug the new season of your home renovation series when you’ve recently been arrested for allegedly burglarizing the home next door. Vanilla Ice and Lara Spencer had a go at it this morning.
Ice, aka Robert van Winkle, told Spencer he’s in the process of buying the in-foreclosure home, situated next to one he was renovating for his DIY renovation show The Vanilla Ice Project.
“I”m dealing with it,” he told… Read
Dropped ‘Power Rangers’ Fan Video Still Up On Facebook
A Power/Rangers fan video has been yanked from YouTube and Vimeo in light of copyright-infringement concerns, but it can still be seen on Facebook. "Thank you Mark Zuckerberg for hosting Power/Rangers and taking a stand," the film's producer, Adi Shankar said in a note to the Facebook CEO.
The 14-minute homage to the popular kids' TV show, which received more than 12 million views in the two days before it was pulled from YouTube on Thursday, has had over 131,000 views on… Read