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Hollywood Headlines Dec. 14 2017

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Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth is attached to star in a Broadway adaptation of Robert Zemeckis' 1992 dark comedy, Death Becomes Her, according to Variety. Chenoweth reportedly signed on to play Meryl Streep's role from the original film -- about a fading actress who uses an immortality treatment to one-up her rival -- which also starred Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis...

In a first, Fox TV and its film division, 20th Century Fox will present a live, two-and-a-half minute commercial for its upcoming film, The Greatest Showman, to air during the network’s upcoming three-hour musical event, A Christmas Story Live! The ad will feature the The Greatest Showman stars Hugh JackmanZac EfronZendaya and Keala Settle, performing the movie’s original song, “Come Alive.” A Christmas Story Live! --  starring Maya RudolphMatthew BroderickJane KrakowskiChris DiamantopoulisAna GasteyerDavid Alan GrierKen Jeong and newcomer Andy Walken -- airs December 17 on Fox...

USA has renewed Mr. Robot for a fourth season, the show's creator Sam Esmail announced via Instagramon Wednesday. "Calm down everyone. #MrRobot season_4.0 writers' room is officially open for business," he captioned a photo of the show's writes seated around a coffee table. The drama centers on a computer programmer who leads a double life as a cyber-security engineer and a vigilante hacker. Christian Slater, earned his third Golden Globe nomination for his role as the series' titular character. The Mr. Robot season-three finale aired on Wednesday...

Hollywood Headlines Dec. 13 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 5:09 AM by Ryan Quinn

Locked and loaded: Marvel's The Punisher has gotten a second season renewal from Netflix. The streaming service made the announcement on the show's Facebook page on Tuesday with a graphic of a skull that read, "He's just getting started. The Punisher will return for Season 2." The shoot-em-up series stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle -- a.k.a. The Punisher -- who avenges the murder of his family and takes the law into his own hands. A season-two premiere date has yet to be announced. Marvel, like ABC, is owned by Disney...

Showtime has announced that the seventh season of its hit drama Homeland will debut February 11. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, about a bipolar CIA operative stars Mandy PatinkinElizabeth MarvelLinus RoacheMaury Sterling and Jake Weber. They'll be joined for season seven by Boardwalk Empire's Morgan Spector. The network also dropped the first trailer for the new season Tuesday..

Congratulations are in order for James Corden, host of CBS's The Late Late Show, and his wife Julia Carey.  The couple announced the birth of their third child, a daughter, on Tuesday. "Today we welcomed a beautiful baby daughter into the world. Both she and her mother are doing great. We can’t stop smiling," Corden tweeted.  And he offered a note of appreciation to One Direction's  Harry Styles who filled in as guest host on Corden's show Tuesday. "Thank you Harry for stepping in to host the show at 2 and a half hours notice!" Corden wrote....

Hollywood Headlines Wed. Dec. 6 2017

posted Dec 6, 2017, 4:02 AM by Ryan Quinn

X-Men: Apocalypse's Olivia Munn and Claws' Niecy Nash will announce the nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, according to executive producer Kathy Connell. The Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS January 21 at 8 p.m...

Amazon Studios has plunked down $10 million-plus for the U.S. rights to Life, Itself, a drama written and directed by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, according to Deadline. The completed film, described by the entertainment website as a "multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back" stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas and Annette Bening...

Hollywood Headlines Tuesday Dec. 5 2017

posted Dec 5, 2017, 4:45 AM by Ryan Quinn

USA Network has renewed the crime drama Shooter for a third season, according to Deadline. The second season of the series -- about an exiled marksman who's coaxed back into the business to prevent a plot to assassinate the president -- was shortened from 10 episodes to eight after its star, Ryan Phillippe, broke his leg. Season three reportedly will consist of 13 episodes and pick up where season two left off. A premiere date has yet to be announced...

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that the 90th Oscars telecast will now begin at 8 p.m. ET -- a half-hour earlier than prior telecasts. Jimmy Kimmel will once again host the show, airing Sunday, March 4 on ABC...

Coco topped the list of nominees at the 45th annual Annie Awards, announced on Monday with 13. The Disney/Pixar tale about a young Mexican boy, interested in music, who enters the Land of the Dead in search of his idol, earned nods for  best animated feature, directing, music, writing and voice acting for newcomer Anthony Gonzales, among others. other nominees for animated feature are Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Cars 3, Despicable Me 3 and The Boss Baby. The Annie awards, which honor excellence in the field of animation, will be held February 3, at UCLA's Royce Hall. ABC is owned by Diesney...

Hollywood Headlines Wed. Nov. 29 2017

posted Nov 29, 2017, 3:52 AM by Ryan Quinn

The National Board of Review today announced their 2017 honorees, with upcoming biopic, The Post, nabbing three awards, including Best Film and actor and actress honors for stars, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Lady Bird grabbed two trophies, including Best Director honors for Greta Gerwig and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Laurie Metcalf. Other winners include The Florida Project's Willem Dafoe for supporting actor; Disney's Coco for animated feature; Call Me by Your Name's Timotheé Chalamet for Breakthrough Performance and Get Out showrunner Jordan Peele for Best Directoral Debut. Get Out also won for Best Ensemble. The organization's gala will be held January 9 in New York City. ABC is owned by Disney...

Desperate Housewives alum Nicolette Sheridan has been added to the cast of CW’s Dynasty reboot, the network announced Tuesday, according to Variety. Sheridan will play the role of Alexis Carrington -- the first wife of Blake Carrington, played by Joan Collins in the original series. She turns up again to challenge Blake's marriage to Cristal; reunite with her children, Fallon and Steven; and claim what's hers. Dynasty airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW...

The Monday premiere of Floribama Shore, the latest addition in MTV's Shore franchise, was the biggest launch for the network in three years. The series, focusing on eight young adults who converge on the Gulf Coast's hottest beach town, Panama City Beach, pulled in 846,000 total viewers for a 0.94 rating in the adults 18-34 demo. MTV is now in its fifth consecutive month of ratings growth, its best streak in six years ...

Lifetime has greenlit the psychological thriller tentatively titled Nellie Bly, inspired by the groundbreaking 19th century journalist, according to Deadline. Christina Ricci, Judith Light and Josh Bowman are all attached to star. The film -- which stars Ricci as the titular character -- an investigative journalist who feigns mental illness in order to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at a women’s lunatic asylum -- currently is in production and slated for a 2018 premiere...

Hollywood Headlines Tues. Nov. 28 2017

posted Nov 28, 2017, 5:32 AM by Ryan Quinn

Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast returns to theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a one-week engagement in December. The film, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and featuring the voices of Ewan MGregor, Stanley Tucci and Audra McDonald, is currently the highest grossing film of 2017, raking in more than $1 billion worldwide. Beauty and the Beast kicks off its weeklong run on Friday...

Ken Shapiro, who wrote and directed the 1974 film The Groove Tube, died of cancer in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Saturday, according to Variety. He was 76. The influential sketch comedy film, starring himself, Richard Belzer and Chevy Chase, provided the template for 1977's The Kentucky Fried Movie, Saturday Night Live, SCTV and Mad TV, among others. Shapiro also directed and co-wrote the 1981 comedy Modern Problems, also starring Chase...

John Stamos has been tapped for a key recurring role on the Lifetime psychological thriller You, according to Deadline. The straight-to-series drama -- starring Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail -- is described as "a 21st century love story that asks, 'What would you do for love?'" according to the entertainment website. Badgly plays a brilliant bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring writer -- played by Lail -- whose answer to that question is "anything." Stamos will play Dr. Nicky, who becomes a fixture in Lail's life, much to the Badgley's dismay. You is set to bow in 2018...

Hollywood Headlines Mon. Nov. 27 2017

posted Nov 27, 2017, 4:45 AM by Ryan Quinn

Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace announced today.
"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course," a statement released Monday by Kensington Palace read.
Harry, 33, proposed to Markle, 36, in London.

Seth Meyers has officially been tapped to host the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed on Friday. The host of NBC's Late Night follows his fellow Saturday Night Live alums, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also have hosted the ceremony in recent years. Meyers' previous hosting gigs include the 2010 ESPYs and the 2014 Primetime Emmys, as well as the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, in which he famously roasted then-Apprentice host Donald Trump. The 75th Golden Globe Awards airs live from Beverly Hills January 7 on NBC...

Universal has pulled the upcoming sci-fi thriller Extinction, starring Ant Man's Michael Peña and Now You See Me 2 and Allied's Lizzy Caplan, from its January 26 release date, sources tell Variety. The film centers on Pena's character, whose recurring nightmare of losing his family becomes a reality when Earth is invaded by aliens. No official reason was given for the change, but the industry trade notes the film faced stiff competition from Maze Runner: The Death Cure and the Matthew McConaughey-led crime drama White Boy Rick. Pena next will be seen in Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, opening nationwide in March. Caplan stars opposite James Franco and Kristen Bell in The Disaster Artist, bowing December 7. ABC is owned by Disney...

Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Andrew DeLuca on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, popped the question to his girlfriend, makeup artist Nichole Gustafson, over Thanksgiving weekend, he announced via Instagram on Sunday. “She said yes,” he captioned a photo of the couple sharing a smooch. “I am truly one lucky guy, and I wouldn't rather be walking down this crazy road of life with anyone else. I love you. Thank you.” Grey's Anatomy airs Thursday's at 8 p.m. ET on ABC...

Hollywood Headlines Wed. Nov. 22 2017

posted Nov 22, 2017, 4:20 AM by Ryan Quinn

Call Me by Your Name leads the Spirit Award nominations this year with six, including Best Feature, Best Actor for its breakout star Timothée Chalamet and Best Supporting Actor for Armie Hammer. Following close behind with five nods apiece are Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird and the cowboy drama The Rider scored four nominations each. The Spirit Awards, which honor the best in independent film, will take place on March 3 -- the day before the Oscars. It airs on IFC…

The Good Place is getting a season three.  NBC has renewed the Kristen Bell-Ted Danson series, reports Deadline. Like the first two seasons, the third season of the sitcom, which takes place in the afterlife, will run for 13 episodes...

Hollywood Headlines Tue. Nov 21 2017

posted Nov 21, 2017, 4:18 AM by Ryan Quinn

Bill Roberson has died.  The character actor had a number of small but notable film roles, perhaps most memorably as the man who shared the bus stop bench with Tom Hanks in 1994's Forrest Gump, and refused to believe Gump was who he said he was -- a role credited as “Fat Man at Bench.”  Roberson also appeared with Robin Williams in Patch Adams and opposite Heath Ledger in The Patriot, among many other roles.  Most recently he ran a stained glass studio in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, also acting in commercials and local theater.  Roberson died Sunday of undisclosed causes.  He was 59…

The first teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar's upcoming Incredibles 2 has notched almost 14 million views as of Monday night, making it the most-viewed animated trailer ever, and the seventh overall. The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles -- featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner -- reportedly picks up where the first one left off. The family, "still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers," according to the film's official plot synopsis, tries to work together again after "a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot." Incredibles 2 , also starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Ratzenberger, opens nationwide in 2018...

Incredibles 2 Trailer


Don't Judge Me. You Want To Do It To

posted Nov 16, 2017, 4:48 AM by Ryan Quinn

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