16 items from 2014
Want to get married by a famous face? Many stars have played the important role of wedding officiant, including Emma Stone, Jason Segel, and Victor Garber, who presided over Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's marriage ceremony. Plenty of other celebrities have helped friends and even strangers tie the knot, keep reading to see the most noteworthy star officiants! Source: Getty View Slideshow › »
- Meghan Rooney
On March 31, New York’s McC Theater held its raucous Miscast gala, an annual fundraiser honoring one veteran theater artist — this year, the fearless Allison Janney — with a concert program line-up that features Broadway stars performing songs typically sung by the opposite gender. Last year, you might remember Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff stopping the show with Smash’s “Let Me Be Your Star.” This year was no different, but we’ll get to that. First, Janney.
“I believe that any actor worth their salt has to have done theater,” says Janney, whose history with the stage stretches far back »
- Marc Snetiker
There aren’t a lot of shows that get so much attention at this stage of the game (and much earlier stages of the game), but the new series Power that’s hitting on Starz this summer has a lot of people talking.
Not only is it something that seems worth mentioning, for some, just because you get to mention 50 Cent, but the concept has a lot of potential, and the show keeps adding interesting names.
On the other hand, this is another in a long line of shows that seems a lot more suited to a film format than a series. I have a feeling the show is going to open strong, just based on the general idea, but is this a show that can keep things going? I’m not so sure.
The show also released a new tease recently, and you can check that out below.
- Marc Eastman
TV news and notes:
- "The Walking Dead" is coming to broadcast TV. AMC's megahit will go into syndication in fall 2014 via the MyNetworkTV programming service. MyNet will air back-to-back episodes from earlier seasons of "Twd" on a weeknight to be determined later.
- ABC is planning to test "Shark Tank" in the Thursday at 8 p.m. waters by setting a special airing of the hit reality series in the troubled timeslot on April 10. The network is billing it as a "two-night event" -- another episode will air in the show's regular timeslot the following night. The Thursday 8 p.m. hour has been a black hole for ABC in recent years. [THR]
- Netflix has picked up a new original series. "Grace and Frankie" stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as "long-time rivals brought together by a rather unusual change in their marital circumstances": Their respective husbands announce they're in »
Victor Garber will appear on the upcoming 50 Cent-produced Starz drama Power in a recurring role. I guess I should pay attention to it now.
NBC has renewed Grimm, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.. The network also sorta-renewed Parks & Recreation by listing it as a show that was previously renewed, even though that never officially happened.
Something something… excuse to post a picture of David Guintoli and Sasha Roiz.
TV Land is looking at turning the web series Teachers into a single-camera comedy, with Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie. The pilot follows six elementary teachers who end up dragging their students into their personal dysfunction.
Wendy Williams has apologized for transphobic remarks made during a panel discussion about transgender athlete Chloie Johnsson, »
- Lyle Masaki
Garber has joined as recurring character Simon Stern, a renowned club owner and events guru who has the successful lifestyle James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) covets. Walger will play Garber’s wife, Madeline Stern.
“Power” is a crime drama set in two different worlds: the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.
The show’s creator is Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”). It will be exec produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Garber is represented by Industry Entertainment and UTA. Walger is represented by Authentic Talent, Literary Management and The Gersh Agency.
- Francesca Bacardi
“Alias” star Victor Garber and “Lost” actress Sonya Walker will play a “Power” couple. They just signed on to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson's Starz drama debuting this summer. Currently shooting in New York City, “Power” follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who's living a double life as a wealthy New York City nightclub owner and the leader of NYC's high-end drug trade. In the process, Ghost has endangered his business and his family. Garber will play the recurring role of Simon Stern, a renowned club owner and events guru who has the exact successful, legitimate lifestyle James “Ghost” St. Patrick. »
- Jethro Nededog
Created by The Good Wife's Courtney Kemp Agboh, Power chronicles the life of James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a New York City nightclub owner who also runs a prosperous drug network. Unfortunately, when he tries to leave his criminal ways behind him, his marriage, family and business all come under threat.
Starz orders new drama from 50 Cent
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- Natalie Abrams
The Annie musical – inspired by Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie comic strip (which debuted in 1924) – has been around since the latest 1970s; multiple film and TV adaptations have sprung up over the decades since then, including John Huston’s 1982 movie (starring the likes of Albert Finney, Carol Burnett and Tim Curry) and Disney’s 1999 made-for-tv feature of the same name (featuring Kathy Bates, Victor Garber and Alan Cumming).
Annie (2014) is a full-blown modernization of the original musical, complete with new (read: contemporized) renditions of famous tunes like “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life” (supervised by Jay-z), in ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
As we get ever closer to the BAFTA and Oscar Awards Hollywood is in overdrive with all the studios trying to get their movies noticed and hoping that all the attention helps in their bid for awards. While all the focus is on these movies, what of the films from last year? One of the biggest winners last year taking the Oscar for Best Picture was Argo so it’s no surprise that the Argo: Declassified Extended Edition blu-ray was released in the UK this week.
Set in 1970 Argo is the Hollywood retelling of a CIA mission which itself was born out of the idea of a Hollywood Movie. When Iran brings down its government and lays siege to the American »
- Paul Metcalf
It was a star-studded night at Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel as over 150 artists — including stars Tim Gunn, Stephen Colbert, and Audra McDonald (and yes, even some Muppets) — came out to celebrate stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris at the Drama League’s 30th annual all-star gala.
It’s no secret that Harris — who will soon be back on stage starring in a new version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which opens April 14 — has garnered quite an admiration from the communities he’s been involved in. But there was no question Monday night that Harris is admired for more than just his talent. »
- Andrea Towers
Sleepy Hollow airs its two-hour season finale tonight (8 p.m. Et on Fox) with John Noble returning as Sin Eater Henry Parrish and Victor Garber guesting as the estranged father of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). Since Mison – whose character is still trying to free his wife Katrina (Katie Winter) from purgatory while battling evil with Abbie (Nicole Beharie) – and costar Orlando Jones, whose Capt. Frank Irving must answer for the deaths surrounding his daughter’s demonic possession, couldn’t offer too many spoilers about the genuinely unexpected twists that lie ahead, we asked them to reveal a few details about themselves instead. »
- Mandi Bierly
The Good Wife, Season 5, Episode 12, “We, The Juries”
Written by Keith Eisner
Directed by Paris Barclay
Airs Sundays at 9pm on CBS
A few times a season, The Good Wife likes to do a “judicial gimmick” episode, throwing the attorneys into a fish out of water situation and watching as they flail, trying to adapt to something they simply do not prepare for in an average trial. “We, The Juries” is one such episode, throwing Will, Diane, Alicia, and Cary into a complicated single trial with two defendants and a bifurcated jury—one for each client. This complicates things not only for both prongs of the defense, but for the prosecution and the judge (played by the always welcome Victor Garber as an imminently decent, efficiency-minded jurist increasingly overwhelmed by the demands of the system he decided on to try the case).
The case involves a newly minted couple accused of drug smuggling. »
- Jordan Ferguson
20th Century Fox
In any good TV show, there are those stand-out performances which force you to tune in, week after week. When those shows end, you look forward to seeing those actors in exciting new role. Yet surprisingly, they just disappear.
It doesn’t always happen of course. Allison Janney’s Cj Cregg in The West Wing, Alyson Hannigan’s Willow in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Victor Garber’s Jack Bristow in Alias. Given the strength of these performances, the associated actors have gone on to star in other shows. But other performances are just as fantastic and these actors should have had tons of shows (of films) lined up for them to star in. Yet they just vanish into the ether, never to be seen again.
Here at WhatCulture, we recently looked at 10 awesome movie actors that seemed to have vanished. Now let’s look at some »
- Baz Greenland
Reception to NBC’s new drama Chicago P.D. wasn’t quite as cold as the temps these days in the windy city: The latest law drama from Dick Wolf only generated a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Still, that’s flat with the debut last January of Deception, that amusing little Revenge ripoff with Victor Garber, Tate Donovan and I can’t remember who else.
It wasn’t the easiest night to premiere: the drama that stars the (still smoking) Jason Beghe and the is-she-seriously-playing-a-detective? Sophia Bush had CBS’ popular People’s Choice Awards for competition. »
- Lynette Rice
New Sleepy Hollow season 1 second half spoilers revealed by show creator. Recently, "Sleepy Hollow" co-creator, Roberto Orci, chatted it up with the folks over at TV Line to deliver some,new 2nd half spoiler goodness, and it turns out that the fears of Sleepy Hollow will finally come to a climax. More secrets about Ichabod's lineage and ancestors, will come to light, and everything is going to be left in a really difficult place, and more. In their spoiler reveal, they said: "We've always said, the devil doesn't win by coming into your room and murdering you. The devil wins by turning neighbor against neighbor," co-creator Roberto Orci says of the show's final Season 1 episodes. Along those lines, "The fear that exists is Sleepy Hollow is finally coming to a climax, and the question is: Will the town destroy itself?" Looks like Abbie and Ichabod will be busy, especially when »
16 items from 2014
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