Fox “Cheated” ‘Bones’ Stars Out Of More Than $100M, New Profit-Participation Suit Claims
Just days after EP Barry Josephson sued Fox over profit participation and sketchy accounting practices, Bones stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and EP Kathleen Reichs now are going after the broadcaster too for "tens of millions" they claim they are owed.
"Bones’ longevity has made it a cash cow for Fox," said the plaintiffs of the currently 11-season show in a remarkable 8-claim complaint filed today in L.A. Superior Court (read it here). The lawsuit from the… Read
Sherri Shepherd Joins ‘Rosewood’ Cast
Sherri Shepherd has joined the cast of Fox’s freshman drama Rosewood in a major recurring role. She will play Dr. Anita Eubanks, the new ME who is confident, flirty, playful, smart, wise-cracking and good at her job. An old friend of Rosewood (Morris Chestnut), with whom she unabashedly flirts, Anita does a favor for him and provides him with some unexpected information.
Rosewood, which has a full-season 22-episode order, airs its fall finale this Wednesday, December 2… Read
Broadway Box OfficeLoves Turkey … And A Great Parade As Tally Leaps 26%
Broadway’s musicals — particularly those of the family persuasion — were the big winners during Thanksgiving Week, and producers can thank not only the holiday trade but those miracle workers on 34th Street. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade again proved invaluable in getting the word out to the national audience that Broadway is a family destination (as long as you’re a family with deep pockets, a knack for nosing the hits early, a rich uncle — or the prescience to buy… Read
The CW Buys ‘No Tomorrow’, Romantic Comedy Based On Brazilian Format, From Corinne Brinkerhoff & Ben Silverman
Jane The Virgin executive producer Ben Silverman has teamed with the sophomore CW series’ co-executive producer Corinne Brinkerhoff for No Tomorrow, another hourlong comedy for the CW from CBS TV Studios and Electus. Like Jane, No Tomorrow is based on a Latin American format, this time from Brazil’s Grupo Globo. Written by Brinkerhoff and the comedy writing-directing team Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton aka Two Trick Pony, No Tomorrow centers on Sarah, a risk-averse… Read
Vine Star Logan Paul Signs With CAA
Comedian, actor, writer, director and digital creator Logan Paul has signed with CAA for representation in all areas.
Winner of the 2015 Streamy Award for Best Short Form Comedian, Paul has a combined audience of more than 20 million followers, including 8.8 million on Vine, and has one of the fastest-growing celebrity pages on Facebook with more than 300 million video views in October alone. Paul also has partnered with Pepsi, HBO, Virgin Mobile, Disney, Nike's Air… Read
‘The Danish Girl’ Review: Eddie Redmayne & Alicia Vikander Turn Transgender Tale Into Universal Love Story
Talk about hitting the zeitgeist. The Danish Girl, which details the story of the first known transgender in the 1920s, opened over the weekend to very good box office numbers in its limited platform release in New York and Los Angeles. Some of that might be attributable to its hot-button topic, which has made headlines recently with among others Caitlyn Jenner and the Emmy-winning Amazon series Transparent. But make no mistake about it, at its heart, The Danish Girl is… Read
Danny Pino To Star In CBS Summer Series ‘BrainDead’ From ‘Good Wife’ Creators
Cold Case alum Danny Pino is returning to CBS with a starring role opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in BrainDead, CBS' upcoming summer series from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King. The comic thriller, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Laurel (Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer whose first job in Washington, D.C., leads her to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing… Read
Indie Producer Big Beach Opens L.A. Outpost
EXCLUSIVE: Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf’s New York-based indie production and finance company Big Beach is opening a Los Angeles office, to be led by executive Dani Melia. The new outpost will be headquartered at the Venice offices of Big Beach’s micro-budget producer Beachside, and the move will give the company an increased in-person connection to Hollywood-based agencies and creatives.
Melia, an eight-year veteran of Big Beach who most recently served as an… Read
Sumner Redstone Wins Round 1 Of Competency & Health Care Agent Lawsuit
Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone is in charge of his faculties that he can decide who he wants his health care agent to be, a judge ruled today. “I find no urgency,” Superior Court Judge Clifford Klein said Monday, blunting an immediate examination of the media mogul as requested by his former companion and health care agent. Klein cited no emergency in the matter due in great part to Redstone’s around-the-clock care plus the fact that his current designated health care… Read
‘Shallow Hal’ Actor Joshua Shintani Dead At 32
Joshua Shintani, known for his ukulele performance in the 2001 movie Shallow Hal, has died. His mother told TMZ that Shintani died Wednesday of pneumonia in his native Hawaii. He was 32.
Shintani was discovered by Shallow Hal‘s co-director Peter Farrelly as Shintani strummed his ukelele outside a library in Hawaii. Farrelly immediately cast him in the film starring Gywneth Paltrow and Jack Black. Shintani went on to become a local legend following his performance of… Read
Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Look To Recapture ‘The Wiz’ Wow Factor
EXCLUSIVE: The Wiz was a wow — that’s what you read on every bus and Broadway poster back in the mid-1970s (the ubiquitous pitch line came from Marilyn Stasio’s review in the long-gone Cue magazine). An urbane R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum’s tale of Dorothy’s tornado’ed trip to the Land of Oz, her companions the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tinman; her benefactress Glinda and her nemesis, the Wicked Witch of the West, not to mention old flim-flam himself… Read
Chrissy Metz Joins Dan Fogelman NBC Pilot
American Horror Story: Freak Show alum Chrissy Metz has been cast as a series regular in Dan Fogelman’s pilot at NBC. Written on spec by Fogelman, the untitled dramedy is made up of a unique ensemble of characters all born on the same day. Metz will play Kate, who, like many women, struggles with her eating habits and body image. She uses Post-It notes throughout her apartment as discipline aids to remind herself of her dietary actions. Kate is Kevin’s twin sister but… Read