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"Nashville" is that true rarity -- a musical drama in which actors sing and look fabulous doing so. ABC's Wednesday series deals with adult situations and breaks away for full songs, featuring three very different women, all country singers, flaunting very different styles.
"I did a ton of research looking at templates for country music stars who would be models for Rayna Jaymes or Juliette Barnes," costume designer Susie DeSanto says of the characters played by Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.
This season, Scarlett (Clare Bowen) has a much larger role and a distinctive style.
"Nashville is small but sophisticated," DeSanto tells Zap2it. "It is definitely a Southern place. It is because of the music scene here and the songwriters and the Opry."
Rayna has a more diverse wardrobe than the others because she has so many facets to her life: superstar, mom, politician's daughter, and former wife of the mayor. »
Here's some good news and bad news for Rayna Jaymes -- her lover and her nemesis will be around for more action and drama should "Nashville" get a Season 3 renewal.
Both Chase and Hudson were introduced this season on "Nashville" as recurring stars. Chase plays Luke Wheeler, a country music superstar as famous as Connie Britton's on-screen persona. Their professional relationship turned into a romantic one after working on a hit song together, and Chase's promotion means that romance has some real staying power.
Meanwhile, Hudson's promotion is not such a good sign for Rayna. Hudson plays Edgehill Records executive Jeff Fordham, who has made it his mission to kill Rayna's singing career ever since she bought herself out of the record company to start her own label. »
Exclusive: Nashville‘s Rayna James is gaining a full-time friend and a full-time foe for next season. Recurring players Oliver Hudson and Will Chase are being promoted to regulars for Season 3, contingent on the ABC series getting a renewal, something considered likely as most of the network’s freshman dramas have struggled mightily this season. Hudson, who joined Nashville in the second episode of this season, plays arrogant Edgehill label head Jeff Fordham. Chase, who was introduced in Episode 5, plays Luke Wheeler, a country superstar and Rayna’s (Connie Britton) current significant. Hudson is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and Ziffren; Chase is with Gersh and AC Management. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
What’s up? Are you happy it’s Friday? Yeah! Is that because it’s finally time for the weekend or because you know that tonight is the night we find out who is having the Best Week Ever? We can’t reveal who is having the Best Week Ever until an all new episode of Best Week Ever airs tonight, March 7 at 10/9 C. However, you can check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes clips with the Best Week Ever cast. Then, let us know who You think is having the Best Week Ever!
That’s just what they think. What about you?
Who do You think is having the Best Week Ever? »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Many actors have been rumored for a part in the movie, set for release Dec. 18, 2015, but with filming beginning in a few months, decisions are finally being made about who will inhabit this “galaxy far, far away.”
Lucasfilm and Disney declined to comment on the initial story, »
- Lindsey Bahr
--Connie Britton receiving the Icon Award for her hit show Nashville during Scad's 2nd Annual aTVfest in Atlanta, Ga. --Tobey Maguire taking pictures with Spiderman fans outside of Duff's Cakemix in L.A. --Drake and Lil Wayne partying at the Talent Resources Sports NBA All-Star party in New Orleans. --Zendaya Coleman picking up some Carmex lip products at The Panasonic Beauty Bar in NYC. --Chrissy Teigen celebrating her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover with some Crown Royal Xo cocktails made by bartenders from Employees Only during a private event in NYC. --Kanye West [...] »
Hey, sometimes life seems kind of bleak. Connie Britton promised that a Friday Night Lights reunion movie will never happen. Not enough people are watching Parks and Recreation. Justin Bieber is still doing things. But then a story comes along that shines a bright light in the dark emptiness that is our soul and for one glorious moment, we feel safe, warm and happy. This is one of those stories. A man who goes by the username hiblue recently documented his story of rescuing a kitten he named Luna, complete with photos. We're just summarizing the tale (or should we say tail? Get it? You're welcome for that), and these are just some of the photos he posted, but you can read the full story and see more pics on »
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rachel Bilson, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg | Written and Directed by Maggie Carey
Brandy Klark (Plaza) is an intellectually successful but socially inept student at an Idaho high school in 1993. This differentiates her starkly from her popular sister Amber (Bilson), who mocks Brandy for still being a virgin. Brandy protests that she almost slept with an older guy named Rusty (Scott Porter) once, but quickly realises that she will have to obtain greater experience soon or face further ridicule. She duly sets out to seduce Rusty by taking a job as a lifeguard at the pool where he works but faces several obstacles along the way. Can her fellow socially awkward friend Cameron (Simmons) help her out?
I have a long-standing love of teen movies. Be they the sweet, life-affirming films of John Hughes »
- Phil Wheat
It's time to put the final nail in the Friday Night Lights movie coffin. Not only has executive producer Peter Berg said a second Fnl flick is unlikely, but sounds like Connie Britton has come to terms with it not happening. Britton has said in the past that she was open to the idea, but "I really don't think it's going to happen," she told me at Savannah College of Art and Design's aTVfest in Atlanta, where she received the Icon Award. "That is where the decision had to come from." In other words, she said, "Everybody needs to stop asking about that movie." In December, Berg told Collider, "There's not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some »
Disney/ABC Television Group has inked an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Hulu Plus for Svod rights to the drama series. Beginning now, all past Nashville episodes and clips are available on the subscription service. Currently in its second season, Nashville, produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment, stars Connie Britton as music legend Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere as sassy up-and-comer Juliette Barnes. Cast also features Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella. Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan executive produce. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Who doesn’t love a good soap? And there are plenty of them on the air now like the uber-popular Downton Abbey, ABC’s revitalized Revenge and even shows like Homeland have serialized elements that hook us.
And then there’s Nashville, a soap set in the exciting and already over the top world of country music. There are the successful country divas like stoic veteran Rayna James (Connie Britton) and bratty superstar Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the up-and-comers like songwriter Gunnar (Sam Palladio), singer Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and guitarist Avery (Jonathan Jackson, whose soap pedigree goes back to General Hospital) and late last season the series added Will Lexington (Chris Carmack), a closeted country heartthrob.
Will doesn’t believe a gay man can also be a country music superstar, and he might just be right on that score. Despite »
- Jim Halterman
The Friday Night Lights movie is definitely not happening (or maybe it is? Connie Britton says she isn't above using blackmail to make it happen. Though it kind of already did happen—Fnl was a movie before it was ever a TV series. But Texas forever! We want a Fnl movie!) In the meantime, this Friday Night Lights-Super Bowl crossover fan fiction live-tweeted by Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation, "Emojis in Paris") during the big game should satisfy your craving. At the very least, it was more interesting than the actual game. This premise requires a bit of suspension of disbelief: Not only are the Dillon Panthers not a professional football team, they're not even a college team (Friday »
Want to make sure you don't miss anything great on the telly in the next seven days? Never fear, because Tube Talk has done all the hard work for you and smushed all of this week's must-see TV into one snappy rundown. Check out what you should be checking out below...
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Tuesday (February 4) at 10pm / NCIS: Wednesday (February 5) at 9pm on Channel 5
Head on over to Channel 5 in the midweek and you'll get a fresh helping of Us procedural goodness, as the insanely popular Law & Order: Svu and NCIS wheel out their bajillionth seasons (okay, 12th and 10th, respectively) to fans without dishes.
Svu opens with Christopher Meloni, Ice-t and the rest of the team investigating the case of a girl who disappeared from her family home as her mother (played by guest star Joan Cusack) relaxed in the bath, while NCIS's opening case is a little more personal, »
Clare Bowen is the first to admit that her gig as Scarlett on Nashville is not a bad one. In a recent visit to our New York studio, Clare opened up about working on the project with leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Plus, Australian Clare revealed how an encounter with kindred Aussie Cate Blanchett helped launch her career. On Allie: Sea dress, Bailey 44 blazer »
- Allie Merriam
"Game of Thrones" fans got a massive treat on Thursday (Jan. 30) when HBO released the highly anticipated first photos from Season 4. One image that generated a lot of buzz was that of the recast Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman).
Daario -- Daenerys Targaryen's Season 3 love interest -- was played by a completely different actor in Season 3 (Ed Skrein), and there is still no word yet on whether the character's new appearance will be explained onscreen or if everyone will act like nothing is different (please, HBO, go with the former option). However, it is already known that Huisman's version of Daario will be a big part of Season 4 (and the expected Season 5, if/when HBO renews the series).
That's all well and good, but the biggest question on our mind is much simpler: Is Huisman hotter as Daario or as bad boy rock star Liam McGuinnis on "Nashville"?
On the one hand, »
What the heck is going on with Scarlett?
On Wednesday (Jan. 29) night's "Nashville," the blonde, doe-eyed country singer (Clare Bowen) was a total mess. Her touring was still taking a toll on her, and it was obvious just by looking at her: She had dark circles around her eyes, her hair was a frizzy birds' nest, she was dressing in dark clothes (gasp!) and her eyes were constantly bloodshot. She was tired, and her energy was gone.
All this couldn't have happened at a worse time, either: Rayna (Connie Britton) set up a meeting for Scarlett with Liam (Michiel Huisman) to work on her album, and the rocker had zero patience for her complaints about being tired and her songs that were clearly shallow and didn't come from here. Seriously, Scarlett was singing about slammin' whiskey and dirty dancin'? Puh-lease.
That's when Liam pulled a trick so dirty that it was at first horrifying, »
ABC has ordered an untitled drama executive produced by David O. Russell (American Hustle) straight to series. The story by Russell and Susannah Grant (A Gifted Man) is described as "an upstairs/downstairs soap" set at a private country club. The Live Feed reports Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman (Justified) are on board as executive producers. FX ultimately passed on Russell's previous effort on a TV series starring Connie Britton, so this is his first TV drama. I don't know how involved Russell will be given his busy feature career (5 Oscar nominations in 3 years!), but I hope he at least directs the pilot to set in motion a few sure-to-be crazy plots. ABC give Russell and Grant 13 episodes to play with in the initial order. »
- Brendan Bettinger
From sippy cups to Scandal? Though not as shocking as a typical episode of the hit ABC TV show, Connie Britton has revealed some fascinating news: Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn Perkins on the Kerry Washington drama, was once the nanny to her little boy before landing her big breakout role. "I was so upset when she got this little pilot," the Nashville star joked with E! News. "I think it was pretty selfish on her part." Britton, 46, also teased that while working for her wasn't as nightmarish as some of the torture scenes that Lowes, 32, endures on Scandal this season, »
- Wade Rouse
On ABC's Nashville, Rayna's (Connie Britton) love life is growing more complicated by the minute. After splitting from Teddy (Eric Close) last season, the country music diva has revived her career thanks to bad-boy Liam (Michiel Huisman), found a new love interest in fellow star Luke (Will Chase) and, after a near-death car crash, still can't seem to shake her attraction to former flame Deacon (Charles Esten). While fans are still rooting for Rayna and Deacon to find solid footing again -- they have a shared interest in the emotional (and musical) well-being of their daughter, Maddie (Lennon
- Lesley Goldberg
Bradley Cooper and his baby blues are headed to Broadway in The Elephant Man, a role he played last year at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. You can rule out one place that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren't getting married at now. The Palace of Versailles tweeted that the couple passed on their venue today. TV worlds collide: Katie Lowes was Connie Britton's nanny before landing her role on Scandal! Want another reason to love The Mindy Project star Chris Messina? He was a competitive dancer as a kid - hence why he could master Aaliyah's "Try Again" dance. Jonah Hill was only paid $60K to be in The Wolf of Wall Street. So yes, his character was really the opposite of him in real life. Missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo's remains were found in the East River, DNA tests confirm. The gunman in Tuesday's Purdue University shooting has »
- Alyse Whitney
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