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Jenna Fischer gave her sister, Emily, an honestly amazing gift, but she had to tell a little white lie to make it work.
When Emily’s dishwasher broke down last year, Fischer offered to foot the bill for a replacement. Shortly after, though, the Office star was offered the opportunity to remodel a family member’s home by Houzz and had to come up with a quick and creative way to backtrack.
“Emily calls me from a hardware store and says, ‘We found a dishwasher should I get black or stainless steel? And I’m thinking, you might be getting »
- Megan Stein
Attention, Team Braverman: Another Parenthood alum is heading back to TV.
Monica Potter has signed on to join Jeremy Piven in the CBS drama pilot Wisdom of the Crowd. (Our sister site Deadline first had the news.) Piven stars as tech guru Jeffrey Tanner, who’s developed a crime-tracking crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder; Potter will play Tanner’s ex-wife Alex, who’s pursuing a career in politics.
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Parenthood alumna Monica Potter is set to co-star opposite Jeremy Piven on Wisdom of the Crowd, CBS' drama pilot from former The Good Wife writer-executive producer Ted Humphrey and Keshet Studios. Written by Humphrey and directed by Adam Davidson, Wisdom of the Crowd is based on the Israeli format. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, it centers on Jeffrey Tanner (Piven), a charismatic tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing… »
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Written by Benjamin Cavell (Justified), the project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Paré, our sister site Deadline reports, will play Mandy, a whip-smart CIA analyst.
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The actress’s older sibling and her family, which includes husband, Tom, and the couple’s four children, were basically “busting out the windows” of their three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, according to Bell, 36. So she took it upon herself to team up with online home design and renovation resource Houzz to surprise Sara with a spectacular makeover of her underutilized basement.
“She’s honestly superwoman, »
- Megan Stein
The film — the first “Saw” title in seven years — is directed by the sibling team of Peter and Michael Spierig from a script by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell. Producers are Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules, the trio that has produced all eight films.
Lionsgate has long specialized in genre fare such as the “Saw” franchise, produced by Twisted Pictures. The original “Saw” cost $1.2 million in 2004 and was Wan’s feature film directorial debut from a screenplay by Whannell with Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, and Whannell starring.
The seven “Saw” films grossed more than $870 million worldwide combined.
The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw, »
- Dave McNary
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