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Connie Britton’s got a new TV kid. May we introduce you?
RelatedSmilf, Co-Starring Rosie O’Donnell, Ordered to Series at Showtime
Written, directed, produced by and starring Frankie Shaw (Good Girls Revolt) — and based on Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name – Smilf is a comedic look at Bridgette, a single twentysomething from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, »
Connie Britton is headed to Showtime. Recently, the network announced the Nashville star will guest star on the upcoming TV show Smilf.From Frankie Shaw, the comedy "will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie, Bridgette (Shaw), whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood."Read More… »
Connie Britton will appear in a multi-episode guest arc on Showtime’s “Smilf,” while Miguel Gomez has landed a series regular role. “Smilf” stars writer, director, and executive producer Frankie Shaw. Britton will play Ally, Bridgette’s (Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in a constant pursuit of self-betterment. Her expectations for Bridgette’s role in her life go far beyond tutoring her kids. Gomez will play Rafi, a recovering addict in his 20s who is trying to navigate the new world of being a good ex-boyfriend to Bridgette and father to their 2-year old son, Larry. In addition, Raven Goodwin will recur as Eliza, Bridgette’s best friend and sometimes roommate who is in pharmacy school, and Mark Webber will recur as Father Eddie, a »
- Rebecca Rubin
We may all still be mourning the death of Rayna James, but Connie Britton is moving onward and
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- Liam Mathews
We may all still be mourning the death of Rayna James, but Connie Britton is moving onward and upward.
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- Liam Mathews
Jessica Jones is in for a bad case of déjà vu.
David Tennant, who famously and nefariously played Season 1’s Kilgrave (and was just named our Performer of the Week for Broadchurch Season 3), will reprise his role as the mind-warping villain in Season 2 of the Netflix/Marvel drama, EW.com reports.
Kilgrave was last seen in the Season 1 finale, where Krysten Ritter’s titular heroine — spoiler alert! — snapped his neck and killed him.
RelatedThe Defenders: New, Action-Packed Trailer Premieres at Comic-Con
In typical Marvel fashion, details of Tennant’s involvement are being kept quiet. Last month it was »
Connie Britton has landed her first major TV role after leaving the country music drama “Nashville.” The Emmy Award-nominated actress, who also starred on “Friday Night Lights” and “American Horror Story,” will feature in a multi-episode guest starring arc on the upcoming Showtime comedy series “Smilf.” The half-hour comedy stars and was created by Frankie Shaw (“Mr. Robot”), who plays a woman from Southie named Bridgette who often has to struggle with wanting to live out her twenties while also being a single mother. The show is loosely based off of Shaw’s own life and is adapted from her Sundance Film. »
- Carli Velocci
Smilf will premiere on Sunday, November 5
The post Connie Britton to Appear on Showtime’s Smilf appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »
- Max Evry
Written, directed, produced and starring Frankie Shaw (aka Elliot’s Season 1 Mr. Robot romantic interest) — and based on Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name – SMILF promises a raw and honest comedic look at Bridgette, a single twentysomething from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. »
More than six months after exiting Cmt's Nashville, Connie Britton has booked her return to the small screen.
Based on Frankie Shaw's short film of the same name, Smilf is set in Boston and takes a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.
Britton will have a multiple-episode recurring role as Ally, Bridgette's (Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds »
- Lesley Goldberg
Nope, no Audrey Horne on Twin Peaks this week. I think the solution to her ever-deepening mystery won’t be wrapped up for at least a few more episodes. And for the record, I do not believe she is an actress or somehow trapped inside the soap opera “Invitation To Love” from the original series. I mean, c’mon, think about it, that makes no sense. She’s an actress in a soap opera playing a character with her own name? A soap opera that references events taking place in her hometown? That’s completely absurd (right??). That theory is »
What happened in “Las Vegas” was a total freakin’ bummer.
The second episode of Ray Donovan‘s time-tripping fifth season flashed back to Ray and Abby’s year-ago 21st anniversary-themed road trip to Sin City, which ended with Abby suffering a seizure in a hotel room. She and Ray would soon learn what we’ve known since last week’s season premiere: Her cancer has (presumably) not only returned, but has metastasized the brain and is now terminal. (Abby’s seizure was foreshadowed at the beginning of the hour when she brought in a handyman to help troubleshoot the mysterious »
The women of “2 Dope Queens”: Jessica Williams’ Instagram
Jessica Williams is coming back to HBO, and this time she’s toplining a project. The “Girls” guest star’s podcast with Phoebe Robinson, “2 Dope Queens,” is being adapted for the small screen. The premium cable network will air four hourlong specials based on the podcast, The Hollywood Reporter writes.
Launched in 2016, “2 Dope Queens” is a popular weekly podcast that sees Williams and Robinson (“I Love Dick”) chatting about subject matter as varied as race, hair journeys, and Billy Joel. Connie Britton (“Nashville”), Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”), and comedian Aparna Nancherla are among the guests to have joined Williams and Robinson on the podcast.
“Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can be hilarious and socially conscious at the same time,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “We’re looking forward to bringing these very funny, talented women and their unique points of view to the HBO audience.”
“‘2 Dope Queens’ and HBO going half on a TV baby? A dream come true. The work wife and I are beyond thrilled that the formula we’ve perfected over the past four seasons of doing the podcast (Ignorance x Cocoa Butter + Comedic Honesty) is being brought to this network,” said Robinson.
Williams added, “We are so stoked to be partnering with HBO for these specials. Excited to add a couple more Khaleesis to the network!”
Best known for her stint as a “Daily Show” correspondent, Williams recently scored her first leading film role in “The Incredible Jessica James.” Released July 28 on Netflix, the comedy stars Williams as an aspiring playwright dealing with a recent breakup and returning to the dating scene.
Robinson’s credits include “Broad City” and “Ibiza,” an upcoming Netflix comedy about a woman (Gillian Jacobs, “Love”) who travels to Spain for business and has a life-changing experience. Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”) and Robinson co-star.
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s “2 Dope Queens” Coming to HBO was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Nashville Season 5A saw the heartbreaking death of the heart of the show. Many fans wondered just how it could go on without Rayna Jaymes acting as the glue. Some have begged Connie Britton to return, but the show must go on without her. The writers have tried, but does the show really work without her? »
The actor made the joke Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he said he refused his director’s request to act out a very Nsfw scene involving a dog. Pattinson’s comments soon went viral, even eliciting praise from the animal rights group PETA, which thanked him for declining to participate.
Now, the actor, 31, is trying to set the record straight. “The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiraled out of control,” he said in a statement. »
- Yvonne Juris
Robert Pattinson says he refused to shoot a scene for his new film, “Good Time,” that involved a sex act with a dog because it was too obscene. “There’s a big dog. There was actually, sadly, another dog which was cast, who is this big dog’s son, but it died just before. Mufasa, who is the father and this huge, huge dog, was initially in this scene,” Pattinson explained during his Thursday appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “My character, Connie, has this affinity with dogs. He thinks he is a dog in a previous life and he thinks he has control. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Wladimir Klitschko is retiring from boxing.
Hayden Panettiere's fiance announced that he will be focusing on the next chapter in his career in a heartfelt video message on Thursday.
"27 years ago, I started my journey in sports, and it was the best choice of a profession I could have ever picked," Klitschko began his message. "Because of this choice, I've traveled the world, learned new languages, created businesses, built intellectual properties, helped people in need."
"I was and am still capable of doing all this because of the global appeal of the sport of boxing, my own talent, and most importantly because of you, my loyal fans." he continued. "At some point in our lives, we need to, or just want to, switch our careers and get ourselves ready for the next chapter and chart our course »
The HollyShorts Film Festival has today unveiled its official lineup of in-competition short films for its 13th edition. As La’s biggest shorts film festival, HollyShorts routinely screens exciting new work from big names, while also offering a glimpse at the short film stars of tomorrow, all with the added sweetener of being an Oscar-qualifying festival.
This year’s festival received an all-time record of 4,000 submissions from 65 countries. This year’s lineup include 400 shorts, which will compete for the Best Short Film Prize and Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, among other top categories. The 2017 official selections have been rolled out via posts on the HollyShorts official Instagram, and all of the 400 officially accepted short films that will screen at the festival can be found by visiting here.
Read More‘Full Metal Jacket’ Set for Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration at HollyShorts — Exclusive
Highlights from this year’s selection include films that offer »
- Kate Erbland
The parents of terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard announced their decision to end their legal fight over treatment of their 11-month-old son on Monday.
A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court that “time had run out” for Charlie after a U.S. doctor said it was too late to give him nucleoside therapy. The parents were given the test results from Charlie’s most recent scans on Friday.
- Erin Hill
O.J. Simpson has been granted parole by the Nevada Board of Parole.
Simpson was granted the decision on Thursday while at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, where he appeared live via video teleconference in front of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners in Carson City. Simpson's eldest daughter, Arnelle, also spoke at the hearing in support of her father.
The decision was handed down by parole commissioners Connie S. Bisbee, Tony Corda, Adam Endel and Susan Jackson, the same four board members who granted Simpson parole at his July 2013 hearing on his kidnapping, robbery and burglary charges.
The earliest 70-year-old Simpson can be released from prison is on Oct. 1.
During his parole hearing, Simpson said he has lived a largely conflict-free life, and that he had done "his time."
"I'm always been a giving guy, even on the »
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