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Svu's Brooke Shields, Mariska Hargitay, Ep Break Down Olivia's Adoption Bombshell: 'Nobody Guessed This'

Svu's Brooke Shields, Mariska Hargitay, Ep Break Down Olivia's Adoption Bombshell: 'Nobody Guessed This'
Warning: This post contains major spoilers about Wednesday’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Brooke Shields has about a hundred film and TV credits, as well as two Golden Globe nominations and an iconic Calvin Klein commercial, on her resumé. Still, on her first day working alongside friend Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, “I was so nervous to come into this well-oiled machine that I called her my character’s name,” Shields said, laughing.

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She’s referring to the scene that ended this week’s
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'Better Things': Inside Pamela Adlon's One-Woman Season 2 Show

When Pamela Adlon made the decision to direct every season-two episode of Better Things, it didn't occur to the creator/star/executive producer of the FX comedy to be nervous. In fact, it wasn't until an interview with Ali Wentworth last fall that she started feeling the pressure.

"She said, 'Are you going to direct any episodes for season two?' And I said, 'I'm going to direct all of them,'" Adlon tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And she's like, [gasps]. And everybody in the audience was like, 'Wow!' And they were clapping like I was going to war and I was...
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J.J. Abrams Reunites with Mark Hamill in Nightcap's Season 2 Finale

J.J. Abrams Reunites with Mark Hamill in Nightcap's Season 2 Finale
The force isn’t always with you.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s Nightcap season 2 finale, J.J. Abrams arrives as the latest guest on the fictional late-night show Nightcap with Jimmy. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director learns he has a visitor of his own: Mark Hamill, who is hoping to offer Abrams his concept for a new movie with the show’s talent booker (Ali Wentworth).

“I’m sorry,” she tells the actor in the clip. “I forgot to cancel the meeting about our movie pitch.”

Abrams attempts to console a disappointed Hamill, 65, who will reprise
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Nightcap: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Pop?

Vulture Watch Must the show really go on? Has the Nightcap TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Pop? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Nightcap season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Pop cable channel, Nightcap stars Alexandra Wentworth, Lauren Blumenfeld, Jason Tottenham, Don Fanelli, Jacob Wallach, Cherie Corinne Rice, Jeff Hiller, Karl Gregory, Brendan Clifford, and Ashley Park. A single camera comedy, the Nightcap TV show features a blended cast of improv actors and real celebrities. Each episode covers the moments leading up to the live broadcast of a fictional late-night talk show, Nightcap with Jimmy. Read More…
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Nightcap

Network: Pop. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: November 16, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Alexandra Wentworth, Lauren Blumenfeld, Jason Tottenham, Don Fanelli, Jacob Wallach, Cherie Corinne Rice, Jeff Hiller, Karl Gregory, Brendan Clifford, Paulina Porizkova, and Ashley Park. TV show description: A single camera comedy, the Nightcap TV show features a blended cast of improv actors and real celebrities. Each episode covers the moments leading up to the live broadcast of a fictional late-night talk show, Nightcap with Jimmy. Overworked and largely overlooked, Staci (Wentworth) is the talent booker for the low-rated Nightcap with Jimmy. She must rise above the insanity which permeates the set, ahead of each episode. Read More…
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Julianna Margulies Curses Out, Stabs Ali Wentworth In Bloody Nightcap Video

Julianna Margulies Curses Out, Stabs Ali Wentworth In Bloody Nightcap Video
A heads-up to late-night talent bookers everywhere: Julianna Margulies doesn’t want your sloppy seconds.

In Wednesday’s Season 2 premiere of Ali Wentworth’s talk show satire Nightcap (8/7c on Pop), The Good Wife vet — spoofing herself — is none too pleased when she learns she’s no longer the lead guest on Nightcap with Jimmy. And to add insult to injury, the Emmy winner is getting bumped for a Youtube personality.

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“Are you trying to downgrade me?” Margulies rages to Wentworth’s booker Staci in the exclusive clip above. “Do you think I’m stupid,
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Alec Baldwin Decries 'Cilantro Smells Like B---s' in Hilarious Nightcap Sneak Peek

Ali Wentworth‘s Pop TV comedy Nightcap is back for season 2 — and this time, she has a whole new slew of celebrity guests joining her, including Julianne Moore, Julianna Margulies, Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria.

“Hilaria was so fun to work with,” says Wentworth of Hilaria, who plays a celebrity booker for a late-night show hosted by a never-seen guy named “Jimmy.” “She’s not really an actress, but she was surprisingly fun and good.”

Of course, working with her off-screen friend Alec was a piece of cake.

“He should teach a master class in comedy and acting,” says Wentworth,
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Jerry Seinfeld Takes the Whole Family to Wife Jessica’s Charity Gala

Jerry Seinfeld Takes the Whole Family to Wife Jessica’s Charity Gala
It was a family affair for Jerry Seinfeld on Wednesday.

The 63-year-old comedian and his three children — daughter Sascha, 16, and sons Shepherd Kellen, 11, and Julian Kal, 14 — stepped out at New York City’s Central Park to support wife/mother Jessica Seinfeld and her charity, the Good+ Foundation, at its 2017 NY Bash.

The annual event, now in its 11th year and held at the park’s famed Victorian Gardens, helps raised money for the charity — which “partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services,” according to its website.
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Ali Wentworth Says She’ll Wear Black Turtlenecks Instead of Getting More Plastic Surgery: ‘I Just Don’t Quite Care Enough’

Ali Wentworth Says She’ll Wear Black Turtlenecks Instead of Getting More Plastic Surgery: ‘I Just Don’t Quite Care Enough’
Ali Wentworth, 52, the star and executive producer of Nightcap on Pop TV, reflects on aging in an essay she penned exclusively for People in this year’s World’s Most Beautiful issue.

It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Clearly that was said before Instagram and HD television. Lately I’ve been in an editing bay watching dailies from my show Nightcap—and I find myself so distracted by my aging facade, I can hardly focus on the comedy and carefully crafted fart jokes! The lines aren’t just unsightly, they’re a reminder
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Cable’s Pop Will Dip Into Drama, Pick Up ‘The Goldbergs’

The executives behind Pop, the young cable outlet backed by Lionsgate and CBS, think rival networks might be set to burst.

As more new-tech distributors seek to offer narrower “bundles” of content to subscribers eager to get video content on demand, Brad Schwartz believes there will be less room for TV outlets that cannot lure a robust, passionate audience. “I think we are going to see a culling of the herd when it comes to cable networks,” said Schwartz, Pop’s president. “People are going to have to pick and choose the content they want to invest in. We are going to be one of those networks left standing. Over the next one to three years, there will be more channels that go away.”

He cites Viacom’s recent decision to focus on six core networks and NBCUniversal’s recent move to scrap cable networks Esquire and Cloo as evidence of the trend. Distributors
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Nightcap: Season Two Production Begins for Pop Series

Nightcap is coming back. Recently, Pop announced production has begun on season two of the TV series.The comedy stars Ali Wentworth as "Staci, a frenetic talent booker at the fictitious talk show "Nightcap with Jimmy," where staff dysfunction and antics reign supreme behind-the-scenes of a late-night set." The cast also includes Lauren Blumenfeld, Don Fanelli, Brendan Clifford, Karl Gregory, and Jeff Hiller.Read More…
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TV News Roundup: Amy Acker Joins Fox’s Marvel Drama Pilot, Zach Gilford Cast in YouTube Red Series

TV News Roundup: Amy Acker Joins Fox’s Marvel Drama Pilot, Zach Gilford Cast in YouTube Red Series
In today’s TV News Roundup, Amy Acker joins Fox’s Marvel pilot, Zach Gilford of “Friday Night Lights” fame is cast in Dwayne Johnson’s new YouTube Red series, “Iron Chef” plans a dramatic return and more.

Casting

Matt Nix‘s new untitled Marvel drama continues to fill out its cast of characters, with Amy Acker joining the Fox pilot as the matriarch of a family with mutant children. As Kate Stewart, Acker has to deal with her separation from her husband (Stephen Moyer) while the family is on the run and meeting up with an underground network of mutants. Also joining the cast of the Bryan Singer-directed project are Emma Dumont and Percy Hynes White. Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind and Jamie Chung were also announced as cast members in the last week.

Dates

From Terri Minsky, the creator of “Lizzie McGuire,” comes new coming-of-age show “Andi Mack,”starring
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‘Nightcap’: Lauren Blumenfeld & Don Fanelli Upped To Series Regulars For Season 2

Lauren Blumenfeld (Doubt) and Don Fanelli (Orange Is The New Black, 30 Rock) who recurred on Season 1 of Pop’s comedy series Nightcap have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2. Blumenfeld plays Penny Jones, assistant to head talent producer Staci (Ali Wentworth). Penny is loyal to a fault, single and idolizes Staci. Although plagued by a myriad of health concerns and unusual issues, she would never miss a day of work because her job and her relationship with…
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Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain, and More Stars Attend Women’s Marches Around the World

Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain, and More Stars Attend Women’s Marches Around the World
What began as a simple Facebook invitation to protest the election of president Donald Trump turned into a global movement on Saturday, as millions of women (and men) across the world took to the streets in solidarity.

Their signature event was the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. — though a series of sister marches planned in all 50 states and six continents across the world were also scheduled. And among the political protesters lending their voices to the cause were a slew of famous faces.

Katy Perry was one of them. The vocal Hillary Clinton supporter shared a throwback photo of herself and her sister,
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Nightcap: The Only Place "to See Gwyneth Paltrow Eating Fried Chicken & Steaming Her Vagina," Says Ali Wentworth

Nightcap: The Only Place
Let's be real: There is a ton of TV for viewers to watch these days, with new shows premiering every day, like Pop's Nightcap, created by and starring Ali Wentworth. Why is the comedy series about the behind-the-scenes antics of a late-night talk show worth your time? "Because it's a hilarious look behind the scenes of a late-night talk show and it's real celebrities making fun of themselves, so you get to see Gwyneth Paltrow eating fried chicken and steaming her vagina, which I don't think you're going to see anywhere else," Wentworth told E! News at the Nightcap premiere. In addition to Paltrow, guest stars include Michael J. Fox, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariska Hargitay, Debra Messing, Andy...
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TV Review: ‘Nightcap’ on Pop Starring Ali Wentworth

TV Review: ‘Nightcap’ on Pop Starring Ali Wentworth
Nightcap” is a sturdy little comedy that owes a little, if not a lot, to NBC’s “30 Rock.” “Nightcap’s” Liz Lemon is harried talent booker Staci, played by star and executive producer Ali Wentworth. The show Staci produces — also called “Nightcap” — is a talk show hosted by “racist homophobe” Jimmy, a generically named and never-seen figure that consumes all of Staci’s time and sanity.

Although there is a bit of familiarity to “Nightcap’s” premise, it’s at least a fun one to work with. And there are significant differences: While Staci, like Liz, is surrounded by a motley crew of helpers, Staci’s oddballs are a bit more worryingly damaged than those of “30 Rock.” (One, played by Don Fanelli, might in fact be a dog.) Further, while “30 Rock” made the most of its conservative corporate higher-up boss-man, “Nightcap” removes Jimmy entirely from view, turning him into the Maris of this sitcom — making all the
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Why Ali Wentworth Is Grateful to Have George Stephanopoulos as Both Teacher and Husband

Ali Wentworth is learning every day thanks to her husband.

Sitting down with People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle for the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview, the actress doesn’t miss a beat when asked to name the teacher for which she is most grateful: “This is going to sound very sappy. I would have to say my husband.”

“Oh, that’s not true,” counters Good Morning America co-anchor Stephanopoulos.

“It is true,” insists Wentworth, 51. “With social faux pas and moral issues, yes, I go to you. You taught me how to say no. I said yes to everything.
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Ali Wentworth’s Nightcap Features ‘Dirty Dog’ Gwyneth Paltrow and ‘Girl-on-Girl’ with Sarah Jessica Parker

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Ali Wentworth’s Nightcap Features ‘Dirty Dog’ Gwyneth Paltrow and ‘Girl-on-Girl’ with Sarah Jessica Parker
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the cameras aren’t rolling on late-night talk shows, look no further.

In anticipation of the Nov. 16 premiere of her upcoming Pop TV show Nightcap, Ali Wentworth sat down with People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle to discuss the new scripted comedy and some of its most hilarious guests.

Nightcap is a behind-the-scenes look at a late-night talk show,” explains Wentworth, 51, of the 10-episode series that will chronicle the day-to-day, backstage antics of a fictitious talk show, Nightcap with Jimmy, in which A-list celebrities stop by and make appearances as (exaggerated versions of) themselves.
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Nightcap: Early Second Season Renewal from Pop Channel

Nightcap will be back. Deadline reports Pop has renewed the series for a second season before its season one debut.From Ali Wentworth, Nightcap offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the fictional late night talk show The Nightcap with Jimmy. The series stars Wentworth and others in the minutes leading up to the talk show’s live premiere. Season features guest stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Andy Cohen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Norton and Nate Berkus.Read More…
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‘Nightcap’ Renewed For Season 2 By Pop Ahead Of Series Premiere

Pop said today it has ordered a 10-episode second season of its original scripted comedy Nightcap ahead of its series premiere next month. Ali Wentworth stars as an overworked talent booker on a fictitious late-night talk show, and each episode features celebrity guests and the antics that go on behind the scenes of a late-night set. The comedy premieres November 16 with back-to-back episodes on the cable net, which is a joint venture of CBS Corp and Lionsgate. The first…
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