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Fox Casts Taylor Lautner in Scream Queens Season 2

23 June 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the recent announcement that John Stamos will co-star in Scream Queens as a stellar surgeon, it’s now been revealed that Taylor Lautner is joining the Season 2 cast as Dr. Cassidy Cascade:

Press Release: Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga,” “Cuckoo”) has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of Scream Queens, the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), on Fox, Season Two of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Lautner is one of the series’ new male leads, playing Dr. Cassidy Cascade, a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Scream Queens’ Adds Taylor Lautner as Series Regular for Season 2

23 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox’s “Scream Queens” has cast “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner as a series regular in Season 2, Variety has learned.

Season 2 of the horror comedy shifts the action from a college campus to a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation. Lautner will play one of the series’ new male leads, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes a suspect when a series of tragic events plagues the institution.

John Stamos is also joining the series in a lead role, while Season 1 stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash are set to reprise their characters from last year’s outing.

In addition to his breakout role in “The Twilight Saga,” Lautner recently starred in the Netflix original film “The Ridiculous Six,” opposite Adam Sandler, and »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Review: Will Smith Is Sorely Missed in This Fun-Deficient Sequel

21 June 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Of all the blockbusting 1990s disaster event movies, Roland Emmerich‘s 1996 “Independence Day” spawned imitators rather than sequels — and no, Garry Marshall‘s “Valentine’s Day” and “Mother’s Day” don’t count. Twenty years is quite a long wait for a second coming (curiously, “Trainspotting” is another 1996 hit currently shooting its sequel), but the two-decade anniversary provides impetus enough to necessitate a reboot for a new generation. Indeed, Emmerich and his original co-creator Dean Devlin, spend much of the new film’s opening minutes setting up new characters and filling us in on their relationship to the old ones who themselves are, »

- Jason Solomons

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High School Resiliency and Acceptance in Teen Fencing Feature ‘En Garde!’

20 June 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

En Garde!

Logline: Klutzy Dee Dee struggles to walk without tripping in a family filled with uber-athletes. She stumbles onto the high school fencing team filled with misfits, where she discovers friends, a new crush, and herself.

Elevator Pitch:

Dee Dee is an all-around average teenager, but in this family, average is below average. Dee Dee searches to find that one thing that defines her. After suffering school-wide humiliation, Dee Dee stumbles upon the girls’ fencing team, a group of misfits playing a sport so underfunded that they’re forced to practice in the parking lot. Dee Dee’s found her passion. »

- Steve Greene

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Scream Queens Season 2 Adds John Stamos as Series Regular

16 June 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

John Stamos may not be a doctor, but he's going to play one on TV.

A hot doctor named Brock Holt. 

Shortly after the cancelation of his Fox comedy, Grandfathered, he's been added to Scream Queens Season 2 as a series regular. 

It's also not the first time Stamos has worked with Scream Queens boss, Ryan Murphy.

Stamos was a guest star on two previous Murphy series, including Glee and The New Normal.

So just who is this Dr. Brock Holt?

If you recall, Scream Queens is leaving the college campus of Season 1 and moving into a hospital location where a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. 

Some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under investigation at said hospital (of course).

Dr. Holt is the hospitals brilliant, but secretive, head surgeon.

Does that give anybody else a case of the willies? Imagining Stamos with his bright smile, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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25 Great Movies About Fathers

15 June 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It might be a holiday invented to cynically replicate the commercial success of Mother’s Day, and it might not have its own Garry Marshall movie yet (this is a good thing, now that we think about it), but Father’s Day is still an actual thing. An actual thing that’s coming up on Sunday, in fact. […]

The post 25 Great Movies About Fathers appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley: Garry Marshall Open to Sitcom Reboots

14 June 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Could we be seeing a new Laverne, Shirley, Fonz, or Richie? Garry Marshall, the creator of Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, recently told Radio Times a reboot is possible for the two classic sitcoms.

Happy Days premiered in 1974 and ran for 11 seasons before ending in 1984. The cast included Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Marion Ross, and Tom Bosley. A spin-off of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley starred Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams as two best friends living together. The sitcom ended in 1983 after eight seasons.



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Mother’s Day review – crudely conceived

12 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This poor excuse for a chick flick offers little insight into motherhood

The latest piecemeal portmanteau from Garry Marshall (Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve) is, if nothing else, an effective argument for the need for more female film directors. Note to male Hollywood executives: just chucking the words “womb” and “pilates” into every other scene does not a chick flick make. Mother’s Day seems to be kind of a big deal in the Us. The characters are forever breaking off from their yoga classes to discuss plans for the momentous celebration. There’s even a street parade. Featuring a womb on wheels. Because nothing says motherhood like a car chase involving a uterus. There’s very little that is natural about the storytelling in this crudely conceived, genetically engineered monster of a narrative. And there is no insight into motherhood that you couldn’t find in a pound shop greeting card.

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- Wendy Ide

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Mother's Day review – Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts in skin-crawlingly smug romcom

9 June 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With bland emotional manipulation, Garry Marshall’s follow-up to Valentine’s Day is as funny as a fire in an asbestos factory neighbouring a children’s hospital

“Hey! What are you doing for Mother’s Day?” says no normal human being ever. But they do in this film, the third in an escalatingly creepy series of sentimental “day”-themed ensemble romcoms from director Garry Marshall, following Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. The next in the series could be Hitler’s Birthday with Jennifer Aniston as Eva Braun, Kate Hudson as Leni Riefenstahl and Julia Roberts as Rommel. It couldn’t be as offensive and reactionary as this skin-crawlingly smug film set in upscale Atlanta, Georgia: the white part of town, evidently, with one south Asian guy permitted to have a halfway important speaking role, on condition that he is the subject of racist gags and that his »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Mother’s Day Review

8 June 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Writer-director-producer Garry Marshall has been in the game for quite some time now. The 81 year old has had a long career, giving us some great films, some bad films, and some utterly atrocious pieces of cinema – but Mother’s Day is something of a new low from the man whose previous output includes titles […]

The post Mother’s Day Review appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Liam Hoofe

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Screen Gems Horror Thriller Cadaver Taps Pretty Little Liars Stalwart Shay Mitchell

7 June 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Breaking onto the scene via the über-popular Pretty Little Liars series, Shay Mitchell is now poised to board Cadaver, the new horror-thriller in the works at Screen Gems. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, noting that the Canadian actress has closed a deal to headline the dark and brooding drama.

Dreamed up by screenwriter Brian Sieve, Mitchell’s sophomore feature will see the star step into the shoes of “a disgraced ex-cop and recovering addict who takes a job in a graveyard shift at the morgue of the hospital in which she got sober. Soon after a mysterious and brutally massacred body is delivered to the morgue, the woman begins to witness terrorizing and violent murders, leading her to face off against an evil entity.”

Diederik Van Rooijen is behind the lens, flanked by a producing team that comprises Sean Robins and Todd Garner on behalf of Broken Road Productions. »

- Michael Briers

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Exclusive Interview: Legendary director Garry Marshall on Mother’s Day, holiday films and memories of Robin Williams

6 June 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With his new film Mother’s Day set for release in the UK this Friday (June 10th), Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sat down (well, on the phone at least) to chat with legendary director Garry Marshall (Overboard, Pretty Woman) to discuss his latest effort, some of his most famous projects, and working with the late Robin Williams.

Mother’s Day marks the third “holiday” themed film that Marshall has made in recent years after the success of 2010’s Valentine’s Day, which grossed over $216 million worldwide, and its follow-up New Year’s Eve, which made $142 million. But while Mother’s Day marks something of a trilogy, Marshall was looking more for a story about mothers than another holiday one:

“I wanted to do something about mothers. I found that a very interesting subject – how to be a parent today, in this case and how your relationships go on. »

- Scott J. Davis

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TV Academy Unveils New Campus, Inducts Big Four into Hall of Fame at Star-Studded Gala

3 June 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Television Academy held a star-studded gala Thursday night to unveil its redesigned North Hollywood campus and celebrate its 70th anniversary.

TV execs, stars and industry legends swarmed around the Academy’s new media center — named after Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl — and then piled into the state-of-the-art Wolf Theatre — titled after Dick and Noelle Wolf — as TV Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum broke the seal of its cutting-edge Dolby audio and visual systems with a highlight reel of memorable TV moments that drew applause and laughs from the audience.

“This is one of the most technologically advanced theaters in the world, and as a part of their sponsorship, Dolby will update the theater’s technology for the next 10 years, guaranteeing us the ultimate entertainment experience,” Rosenblum revealed.

The theater, which also boasts deep red, plush, comfortable seats, prompted Chelsea Handler to joke, “it’s almost as big as Ted Sarandos’ screening room. »

- Mannie Holmes

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Happy Days creator Garry Marshall on the Fonz's jump: 'Sharks were big then. It was after Jaws!'

2 June 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The veteran director talks about the good times on Happy Days and the rotten tomatoes for his new film, Mother’s Day

‘So we figured, well, Fonzie’s gotta jump over something. What do we got? We can’t have him jump over cars, so … how about a shark? Sharks were big then! It was after Jaws, c’mon!” and Garry Marshall guffaws in a richly guttural gurgle. “And that phrase really took on a life of its own; it gets used in a political context, about ideas and products, and in every field it’s applicable – all from Fonzie! I mean, it was not our best episode, I’ll be honest [another huge chuckle] but still. We jumped the shark – leave him alone!”

If you expected a testy or weary response to the question of how Marshall, 81, came to be associated with that notorious episode of Happy Days, then you don’t know Garry Marshall, »

- John Patterson

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Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel Set for Christmas 2018

31 May 2016 6:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney has slated Gary Marshall’s “Mary Poppins” sequel starring Emily Blunt for Christmas Day 2018. As TheWrap previously reported, Blunt will star as Mary Poppins and will be joined by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays a new character, the streetlamp lighter Jack. Titled “Mary Poppins Returns,” the project will reunite Blunt with Marshall, who directed 2014’s “Into the Woods.” Set in Depression-era London, the sequel will follow adult Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, »

- Reid Nakamura

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TV Academy Announces Guests for Hall of Fame Cornerstone Award Ceremony

26 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Television Academy has announced additional guests for its 70th Anniversary gala, taking place on June 2.

Tim Allen, Carly Chaikin, Ted Danson, Portia Doubleday, Florence Henderson, Derek Hough, Felicity Huffman, Cloris Leachman, Phylicia Rashad, Marion Ross and Suzanne Somers are among the stars confirmed to attend the opening event for the new Saban Media Center at the Academy’s North Hollywood campus.

Previously announced guests include Jon Cryer, Chelsea Handler, Allison Janney, Regina King, Rami Malek, Garry Marshall and Bob Newhart.

The event will also feature a class photo to commemorate the new campus, which will gather television personalities representing many of TV’s memorable moments, renowned television legends responsible for the medium’s most iconic programming and the stars of today’s hottest series for a unique photographic tribute.

The gala will present the Hall of Fame Cornerstone Award to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in recognition of the networks’ historic vision, »

- Variety Staff

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Richard Goodwin’s Play ‘Hinge of the World’ to Be Adapted Into Movie

25 May 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gulfstream Pictures has acquired the feature film rights to Richard N. Goodwin’s play “The Hinge of the World,” which centers on the battle between Galileo and the Pope.

The play was published in 1998 with the title “The Hinge of the World: In Which Professor Galileo Galilei, Chief Mathematician and Philosopher to His Serene Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and His Holiness Urban VIII Battle for the Soul of the World.”

Gulfstream partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley made the announcement Wednesday.

Goodwin’s story tackles a pivotal moment in history when the door of unquestionable faith was beginning to close and that of reason and science open, personified by the power struggle between the Italian mathematician, philosopher and astronomer Galileo Galilei and his arch-opponent and one-time-friend, Pope Urban VIII.

The story depicts how Galileo, with his newly discovered telescope, tries to convince the 17th century Pope that, contrary »

- Dave McNary

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TV News Roundup: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Sets Season Premiere Date

24 May 2016 5:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bravo has set the premiere date for “Rhonj” season 7, plus Img to handle global sales for BBC’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Academy,” and more in Tuesday’s TV news roundup…


Bravo has announced the return of the hotly anticipated “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are joined by new housewives Dolores Catania, a surgical technician turned realtor, and Siggy Flicker, a relationship expert and TV personality. Jersey veteran Jacqueline Laurita will be returning as well. The seventh season premieres July 10 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.


The Television Academy announced Jon Cryer, Chelsea Handler, Allison Janney, Regina King, Rami Malek, Garry Marshall and Bob Newhart will be attending its Hall of Fame Cornerstone Award ceremony during its 70th anniversary gala. The award ceremony will honor ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as the first and only networks to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Chelsea Handler, Rami Malek and Bob Newhart Join Television Academy’s Salute to Broadcast Networks

24 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jon Cryer, Chelsea Handler, Allison Janney, Regina King, Rami Malek, Garry Marshall and Bob Newhart will participate in the Television Academy’s 70th anniversary gala, which will take place on June 2 at the Academy’s renovated and expanded North Hollywood, California, headquarters. The seven celebrity guests are the first to be announced for the event, which will induct the broadcast networks ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC into the Academy’s Hall of Fame, making them the first television institutions to be so honored. The gala will take place in the new Saban Media Center at Television Academy headquarters, which has undergone an expansion. »

- Steve Pond

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New Mom Anne Hathaway Likes Making Family-Friendly Movies - but 'I've Always Wanted to Be in a Quentin Tarantino Film'

23 May 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

While Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway is proud that her resume includes a slew of family-friendly films, the new mom admits she didn't plan it that way. "I'm proud that my body of work includes stories that allow families to experience that together," she told reporters during a press conference for her latest film, Alice Through the Looking Glass. "I can't say that I'm going to continue to make them because I have a child now, I just will continue to hopefully make them because I respond to them and seek challenges as an actress." The The Princess Diaries actress admitted that »

- Scott Huver

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