‘This Is Us’ EPs On Tearjerker ‘Memphis’ Episode, Its Impact On Randall & Future Storylines
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's This Is Us episode “Memphis”
Milo Ventimiglia warned us today on Twitter: We’re going to need that day off from school or work tomorrow after tonight’s This Is Us episode “Memphis” which is arguably one of the series’ biggest tearjerkers to date in its 16-episode run. This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman also chimed in earlier today telling fans on Twitter “Tonight is everything. Performances will simply blow you… Read
Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Promises Ben Carson Will Find “True Meaning Of HUD”
Ben Carson has his work cut out for him as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Stephen Colbert believes. after Carson joined President Donald Trump onstage this morning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Trump’s museum tour and photo op was damage control for last week's news conference, in which he suggested to a female African-American journalist that she set up a meeting between him and black lawmakers. Trump also got ridiculed… Read
Uma Thurman Regrets Turning Down ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Role
Uma Thurman made an appearance on Monday night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the host brought up Thurman's missed opportunity to star in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Years ago, the Kill Bill actress had passed on playing the role of Eowyn (which eventually went to Miranda Otto) in the lucrative Peter Jackson franchise.
"I would've played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings," joked Colbert, a big fan of the franchise.
"It was a very long time ago, and I do… Read
‘The Resident’: Manish Dayal Stars, Bruce Greenwood Co-Stars In Fox Drama Pilot
UPDATED: The Hundred-Foot Journey star Manish Dayal is set as the lead and Star Trek‘s Bruce Greenwood will co-star in The Resident, Fox’s medical drama pilot written by Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza), Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi (Code Black), directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Antoine Fuqua.
The Resident centers on Devon Pravesh (Dayal), an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident, Conrad… Read
UCLA Diversity Report Downplays Gains Made By Industry’s Women and Minorities
Downplaying the gains women and minorities have made in Hollywood in recent years – and the industry's efforts to increase those numbers – UCLA's “2017 Hollywood Diversity Report” says its goal is "to set the record straight with respect to the myths, half-truths, and excuses industry decision-makers have used to justify business-as-usual on the diversity front."
But the report, while breaking little new ground, actually paints a gloomier picture than its own data… Read
Brad William Henke Joins CBS’ Jenny Lumet Drama Pilot; Emayatzy Corinealdi In ‘The Get’
Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) has booked a series-regular role in CBS' drama pilot the Untitled Jenny Lumet Project, a character-based procedural from writer Lumet and exec producers Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Richard Shepard, who also directs. Penned by Lumet with Grant supervising, the untitled drama centers on an elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit who solve myriad crimes… Read
‘Behind Enemy Lines’: Marg Helgenberger Cast In Fox Drama Pilot
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alumna Marg Helgenberger has joined the series regular cast of Fox's Behind Enemy Lines, a drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie.
Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by McG, Behind Enemy Lines is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. It’s described as a multiple-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and… Read
Ben Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Dougray Scott & Charles Dance Head To BBC’s ‘The Woman In White’ Remake
Ben Hardy and Jessie Buckley are set to join Dougray Scott and Charles Dance in a BBC One adaptation of Wilkie Collins' psychological thriller The Woman in White.
The 5×60 series, which has begun filming in Northern Ireland, is produced by Origin Pictures and is adapted by Fiona Seres. David Thompson exec produces along with BBC's Sarah Stack while Sarah Curtis produces. Black Mirror and Humans helmer Carl Tibbetts is set to direct.
Story follows Walter Hartright who… Read
Chazz Palminteri Joins CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘Distefano’
Chazz Palminteri has booked a series regular role opposite Chris Distefano and Annie Potts in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV.
Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, the project centers on Izzy (Diane Guerrero) and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Colombian American, one Italian. Palminteri will play Tony, Chris’ (Distefano) dad, a… Read
‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series
Nikita alum Devon Sawa has been cast opposite Paula Patton in Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller drama series with a supernatural twist, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for summer 2017.
Written by Legend Of The Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be… Read
Donald Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Vandal Gets No Jail Time
Less than four months after taking a sledgehammer to then-candidate Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jamie Otis was sentenced today – and justice was not as rough on the admitted vandal as he was on the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host's five-tipped honor.
Facing a maximum of three years in jail and $10,000 in fines, Otis plead no contest in L.A. Superior Court on Tuesday and got no time behind bars at all. Instead, the 53-year-old self-described activist… Read
‘Big Little Lies’ Opener Draws 2.1 Million Multi-Platform HBO Viewers, Lifts ‘Girls’
The Sunday 9 PM premiere of HBO’s limited mystery series Big Little Lies, starring and produced by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, drew 1.1 million linear viewers and a total of 2.1 million viewers, factoring replays and viewing on the HBO Go/Now platforms (including Monday’s digital viewing). This was up 42% from the debut of HBO’s previous high-profile limited series, the acclaimed The Night Of (774,000 in linear premiere).
BLL also was up 48% from the debut of Viny… Read