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Exclusive: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Are Ready to Experiment on Stage

9 February 2017 8:08 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When it comes to the Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, which will see Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon playing Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in repertory appearing opposite each other during every performance, it’s anybody’s guess at how exactly it’s going to come together. “It’s a big experiment for everybody,” says Linney, who actually suggested that she and Nixon rotate the roles and, admittedly, has no idea if it’s actually going to work. “I love that I have no idea.” For both actors, it’s quite possible the greatest thing about it.

“The bizarre thing is trying to find your own Regina and your own Birdie while the actress across from you is also trying to find it,” Nixon says, while adding that the whole concept is “very liberating.”

“I’m sure Cynthia and I are going to play both parts differently, and who »

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Exclusive: The Many Personalities of Allison Janney

8 February 2017 9:16 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Right now, Allison Janney has multiple personalities in her head. There’s Bonnie Plunkett, the cynical recovering addict trying to forge a new path with her daughter Christy on CBS’ Mom; Lavona Golden, a hardened, abusive mother to future Olympian and scandal-maker Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, Tonya; and Ouisa Kittredge, an aging New York socialite who’s lost touch with the passion that’s given her life, in the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation. Janney is simultaneously filming and preparing for all of these, with the latter set to open at the Barrymore Theatre on April 25. (Previews for the production start April 5.)

“Fortunately for me, they’re all very different characters,” Janney tells Et from her car while pulled over in a parking lot. Given her busy schedule, the car, for her, has become a place of solitude -- her “own little bubble” that allows her a moment to chat and reflect »

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The Guest Book: TBS Announces Casting for Greg Garcia Comedy Series

14 January 2017 7:29 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope aren't coming back to television but their creator, Greg Garcia, is. His new comedy series, called The Guest List, is set to premiere this August on TBS. The cable channel has announced that The Guest List will star Kellie Martin, Charlie Robinson, Carly Jibson, and Lou Wilson. Aloma Wright, Garret Dillahunt, Laura Bell Bundy, and Eddie Steeples will recur in the first season.Guest stars are set to include Danny Pudi, Jenna Fischer, Tommy Dewey, Lauren Lapkus, Michaela Watkins, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michael Rapaport, Kate Micucci, Jaime Pressly, Stockard Channing, Andrew J. West, John Ortiz, David Zayas, Shannon Woodward, Margo Martindale, and Stephnie Weir.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS

14 January 2017 12:20 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bad boys, bad boys: TBS has picked up 10 episodes of Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ new animated comedy “The Cops,” which had previously been set up at FX.

Louis C.K. and Brooks will voice the show’s lead characters, “Lou” and “Al,” two Los Angeles patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.”

The show will premiere in 2018; the two will also executive produce along with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

Read More: Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks Co-Writing & Starring In Animated Pilot For FX

FX Productions will continue to produce the show, along with Turner’s Studio T and Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton.

“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., »

- Michael Schneider

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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS

14 January 2017 12:20 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bad boys, bad boys: TBS has picked up 10 episodes of Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ new animated comedy “The Cops,” which had previously been set up at FX.

Louis C.K. and Brooks will voice the show’s lead characters, “Lou” and “Al,” two Los Angeles patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.”

The show will premiere in 2018; the two will also executive produce along with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

Read More: Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks Co-Writing & Starring In Animated Pilot For FX

FX Productions will continue to produce the show, along with Turner’s Studio T and Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton.

“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., »

- Michael Schneider

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Urban Myths: Broadcast of Michael Jackson Episode Cancelled

13 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Urban Myths is ending the road trip before it's even begun. Deadline reports Sky has decided not to air a controversial episode of the series featuring Michael Jackson.The episode of the UK show, titled "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon," was to center on "Michael Jackson taking a road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the 9/11 terror attacks." Joseph Fiennes plays Jackson alongside Stockard Channing as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Urban Myths Episode With Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson Pulled

13 January 2017 1:51 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last year, much to everyone’s shock and distaste, it was announced that Joseph Fiennes would play Michael Jackson in the forthcoming anthology series Urban Myths. The actor stars as Jackson opposite Stockard Channing’s Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox’s Marlon Brando, as they recount the urban legend of their road trip together just after the tragedy of 9/11. As you can imagine, the first look was not met warmly, and UK channel Sky Arts, who’ll air the series, has now pulled the upcoming episode from their schedule following concerns from Jackson’s family.

The decision not to release the controversial episode, titled “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,” came after the late musician’s daughter, Paris Jackson, Tweeted her dissatisfaction with the decision, along with general outrage from the public at large.

In a statement released to Billboard on the matter, Sky Arts said:

We have taken the decision not to broadcast “Elizabeth, »

- Will Ashton

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‘Urban Myths’ Michael Jackson Episode Canceled Amid Casting Controversy

13 January 2017 10:58 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The supposedly comedic miniseries Urban Myths has canceled its episode centering on Michael Jackson because of the outrage caused by casting Joseph Fiennes to play the King of Pop. Sky Arts Cancels Michael Jackson Episode After Backlash The film was the story of a post-9/11 road trip with Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox). […]

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Game of Thrones Star Trades in Ramsay Bolton for Adolf Hitler Role

13 January 2017 8:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

From Ramsey Bolton to Adolf Hitler.

As revealed this week, actor Iwan Rheon, who played the dastardly Game of Thrones villain on the HBO fantasy series, is set to star as Hitler in an installment of Sky Arts’ new series Urban Myths. Rheon will be joined by Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who is playing Hitler’s Friend.

Based on the teaser, Rheon’s portrayal of the Nazi leader is focused on his failed pursuits at becoming a painter.

“I will introduce myself as Adolf Hitler, academic painter,” Rheon declares in the short clip. »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Sky Drops ‘Urban Myths’ Episode Featuring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

13 January 2017 5:21 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Europe’s pay-tv company Sky has dropped its plan to air a controversial episode of the British comedy series “Urban Myths” that features Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson, Variety reports.

Read More: ‘Urban Myths’ Trailer: Joseph Fiennes Makes His Debut as Michael Jackson in British Comedy Series

“We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts ‘Urban Myths’ series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family,” the company said in a statement. “We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offense. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

The half-hour comedy show recreates events that may or may not have happened in the lives of public figures, such as the story about a post-9/11 road trip between Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor that was mentioned in a 2011 Vanity Fair article. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Sky Drops ‘Urban Myths’ Episode Featuring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

13 January 2017 5:21 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Europe’s pay-tv company Sky has dropped its plan to air a controversial episode of the British comedy series “Urban Myths” that features Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson, Variety reports.

Read More: ‘Urban Myths’ Trailer: Joseph Fiennes Makes His Debut as Michael Jackson in British Comedy Series

“We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts ‘Urban Myths’ series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family,” the company said in a statement. “We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offense. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

The half-hour comedy show recreates events that may or may not have happened in the lives of public figures, such as the story about a post-9/11 road trip between Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor that was mentioned in a 2011 Vanity Fair article. »

- Graham Winfrey

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'Urban Myths' Episode Featuring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson Is Cut Following Backlash

13 January 2017 3:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The controversial episode about Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor of the British series Urban Myths has officially been cut, a spokesperson for Sky confirmed on Friday.

Watch: Paris Jackson Responds to Joseph Fiennes' 'Shameful' Portrayal of Her Late Father Michael Jackson

“We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half hour episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family,” Sky’s statement read. “We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

Fiennes was previously cast to play the late iconic singer, which sparked much backlash online. The first footage from the episode was released this week, which prompted Michael’s daughter, Paris Jackson, to speak out against the series’ portrayal of her late father.

"I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure »

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Sky Arts cancels Michael Jackson comedy after backlash

13 January 2017 2:29 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jackson’s daughter had voiced a complaint about the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes as the pop star.

Sky has pulled a half-hour comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after protests from the popstar’s daughter.

Sky Arts will not air Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon, a one-off produced by Ralf Little’s Little Rock as part of the Urban Myths strand.

Jackson’s daughter Paris used social media to complain and urged her followers to sign a petition against the show.

“I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit,” she tweeted.

The show immortalised an outlandish roadtrip the singer took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.

Jackson had invited Taylor and Brando to attend his concert at Madison Square Garden in September 2011, but after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, the trio hired a rental car and drove »

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Sky Ditches ‘Urban Myths’ Episode With Joseph Fiennes Playing Michael Jackson

13 January 2017 2:07 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

European pay-TV company Sky has ditched plans to air the controversial footage from British comedy series “Urban Myths” in which Joseph Fiennes plays the singer Michael Jackson.

In a statement, a company spokesperson said: “We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts ‘Urban Myths’ series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family. We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

The singer’s daughter, Paris Jackson, has called the portrayal “shameful” after viewing a trailer for the series. She tweeted: “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as i’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.”

Michael Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson joined the condemnation. “Unfortunately this is what my family has to deal with »

- Leo Barraclough

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Controversial Michael Jackson Comedy Pulled by Sky Following Criticism From Family

13 January 2017 1:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

U.K. pay-tv giant Sky said Friday it has decided not to air a TV program about Michael Jackson after his daughter, Paris Jackson, said she was "incredibly offended" by the portrayal of the late music star.

The episode was scheduled to be part of a series called Urban Myths and was set to air on Sky Arts on Jan. 19. It focused on Jackson's fabled road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the 9/11 attacks.

Joseph Fiennes played Jackson in a controversial decision, Stockard Channing portrayed Taylor, and Brian Cox played Brando.

"We have »

- Georg Szalai,Alex Ritman

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Marlon & T.J. Jackson Slam Joseph Fiennes' 'Insulting' Michael Jackson Portrayal: It's a 'Disgusting Mockery'

12 January 2017 5:35 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The backlash against Joseph Fiennes' portrayal of Michael Jackson -- in the upcoming TV movie, Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon -- continues to grow as several of Michael's family members are speaking out about the casting decision.

A day after the King of Pop's daughter, Paris Jackson, took to Twitter to slam the recently released trailer showing the actor in full prosthetic makeup, T.J. Jackson shared his disdain for the "insulting" portrayal.

Watch: Paris Jackson Responds to Joseph Fiennes' 'Shameful' Portrayal of Her Late Father Michael Jackson

"My uncle was incredibly proud of his heritage and of who he was," said T.J., son of Michael's brother, Tito Jackson, in a statement released to The Insider on Thursday. "He was proud to be a black man who suffered from the skin disease vitiligo."

"He loved all people as my entire family does. But for a white actor to play my uncle, a black man »

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Paris Jackson Blasts Joseph Fiennes' Michael Jackson Portrayal

11 January 2017 8:17 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Paris Jackson has publicly and vehemently objected to Joseph Fiennes portraying her late father, pop legend Michael Jackson, in a trailer for the forthcoming comedy TV anthology Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies, which is subtitled as "True … ish Stories."

The show released its first trailer on Wednesday, which reimagines the urban legend concerning Jackson's post 9/11 road trip with Marlon Brando (portrayed by Brian Cox) and Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing).

On Wednesday, the MJCast, a Michael Jackson podcast that has called to boycott Urban Myths, tweeted »

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Paris Jackson Calls Joseph Fiennes’ Casting a ‘Shameful Portrayal’ of Her Late Father Michael: ‘I’m So Incredibly Offended’

11 January 2017 4:57 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Paris Jackson is adamantly against the casting of Joseph Fiennes as her father, Michael Jackson, in an upcoming television movie, to the point where she says “it honestly makes me want to vomit.”

Fans were shocked when the first trailer of actor Fiennes’ portrayal of Jackson was released on Tuesday and Paris was asked about it on Twitter.

“I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well,” Paris, 18, responded when asked for her thoughts on Fiennes’ role.

In January of last year, Fiennes, a white British man, was cast as the music »

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Michael Jackson's Family Slams 'Urban Myths' Trailer, Joseph Fiennes Casting

11 January 2017 3:51 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fans aren't the only ones feeling disturbed over the upcoming comedy Urban Myths' first trailer showing Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson; the late pop icon's family is upset as well.

Following the British TV film's tailer release on Tuesday, Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson and his nephew Taj Jackson both voiced their frustration on Twitter.

The cousins expressed that they saw this as being intentionally insulting toward Michael Jackson's legacy — as well as the late Elizabeth Taylor, who is played by Stockard Channing. Paris Jackson even went so far as to say the alleged disrespect makes her want »

- Colin Stutz, Billboard

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See Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in Bizarre 'Urban Myths' Trailer

11 January 2017 6:47 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Joseph Fiennes (controversially) portrays Michael Jackson in the first trailer for a new comedy show that reimagines the urban legend about the King of Pop's post-9/11 road trip with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.

Originally called Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, the film has since been retitled and integrated into Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies, an anthology that revolves around other "true…ish stories" that have circulated as urban legends.

In the trailer, Fiennes' Jackson appears as a largely silent, wild-eyed passenger as Taylor (played by Stockard Channing) and »

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