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Source: Splash News Online Now that Jessica Simpson is tying the knot with Eric Johnson this weekend, it's time to remember the multitalented mogul's other trips down the aisle, as a bridesmaid. In the past decade, she's walked down the aisle for many pals, including a big Beverly Hills wedding in 2004 (pictured above), CaCee Cobb's nuptials in 2012, and her pal and publicist Lauren Auslander's bash last year. While Jess isn't always a bridesmaid - she wed Nick Lachey in 2002 and is set to marry fiancé Eric Johnson this Saturday - she does have a history of hitting the altar on behalf of her best friends. Keep reading to see Jessica's roster of supporting her girlfriends on their big day, and then check out more celebrity weddings and tons of wedding inspiration for the season! Source: FameFlynet In March 2012, a pregnant Jess (along with her sister, Ashlee) served as a »
- Brittney Stephens
ABC's New Pick Ups
ABC announced this week that it would be adding nine new shows to their line-up, including Felicity Huffman’s return to television and another Marvel spinoff.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is a spinoff of Captain America: The First Avenger and will star Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. The show will pick up in 1946, after the Captain’s death in the first Captain America film, and Agent Carter returns home to a sexist military and life as a double agent. After her dealings with Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter works as a spy for the Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve) for Mr. Stark, aka Iron Man’s father. Whether »
Fox is giving up on its Saturday night animated line-up, Broadcasting & Cable reported. While the younger viewers the animated block aimed for never showed, an additional issue was that Fox affiliates were frustrated by the number of complaint calls the crude humor inspired. The studio behind the Animation Domination High Def block will continue to create programming but will focus on the web.
Bret Harrison has joined the cast of the ABC drama series Astronaut Wives Club, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play the “hotshot young gun” husband of a character played by Odette Annable, who previously starred in Breaking In with Harrison.
It’s been noted elsewhere but now it’s Comcast who is saying that giving viewers a chance to bingewatch a show can help it draw new viewers who will watch new episodes as they air.
Orange is the New Black may »
- Lyle Masaki
Winter's finally ending, so time to break out those flip flops, suntan lotion and mark your calendars: ABC has set its summer TV schedule.
The network announced on Monday (March 24) the summer premiere dates for new and returning series. Four new series are joining ABC's summer lineup: "The Astronaut Wives Club," "Bachelor in Paradise," "Rising Star" and "The Quest."
"The Astronaut Wives Club" is a 10 episode limited series about "the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts' families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives." The drama stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Odette Annable, Zoe Boyle, Azure Parsons and Desmond Harrington.
"Bachelor in Paradise" brings back the biggest stars and villains of "The Bachelor" franchise. Per an ABC press release, contestants will "live together in an isolated romantic paradise for six episodes featuring new twists, »
It's going to be an absurdly busy summer of original programming on ABC. I mean, you may not be excited about any of that original programming, but it's sure going to be filling a lot of primetime real estate. On Monday, ABC announced a summer 2014 schedule that includes four new shows, plus eight returning series. There are scripted dramas, competitive reality shows, docudramas, things from Canada and more. ABC's summer programming will already have started on April 24, when "Black Box" takes over the Thursday 10 p.m. slot currently occupied by the truncated third season of "Scandal." Two other summer offerings will get a slight head-start, premiering during the last week of the official Nielsen 2013-2014. "The Bachelorette" will premiere on Monday, May 19 from 9:30-11 p.m. after the first part of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale. "The Bachelorette" will have its regular 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. time »
- Daniel Fienberg
ABC is diving deeper into the scripted pool this summer, with the network on Monday announcing four dramas among its dozen new and returning firstrun series to premiere in mid-May or later.
“The Astronaut Wives Club,” the lone new ABC drama to bow this summer, will air Thursdays at 9 p.m., starting July 24. The 10-episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history.
“Astronaut” will be followed on Thursdays by “Rookie Blue,” the cop series back for a fifth season.
As previously announced, ABC will premiere drama “Black Box” on Thursday, April 24, taking the place of “Scandal,” which wraps its season on April 17. “Black Box” is scheduled to air into the first half »
- Rick Kissell
Desmond Harrington has signed on for ABC's upcoming 10-episode miniseries “The Astronaut Wives Club.” Harrington, who played Det. Joseph Quinn on the Showtime drama “Dexter,” will play Alan Shepherd, the first American in space. Described as competitive and steely with a wry sense of humor, Shepherd has a playboy reputation, but has been married to his wife Louise for 53 years. Also read: ABC Finale Dates: Extended Season-Enders for ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘The Middle’ JoAnna Garcia, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable have also been cast in the miniseries, which is from ABC Studios and will film on location in. »
- Tim Kenneally
Shepard was one of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American who went into space. He is described in the casting notes as “competitive, steely, and has a wry sense of humor. Despite a playboy reputation, he and his wife Louise are married for 53 years.”
- James Hibberd
The actor, who worked with Savage on “Gossip Girl” and was a series regular on “Dexter,” will play the competitive and steely Alan Shepard, one of the first astronauts in space. Despite a playboy reputation, Shepard and his wife Louise were married for 53 years.
The 10-episode miniseries, which is set to bow this summer, is exec produced for ABC Studios by writer Savage and Josh Schwartz and Len Goldstein through their Fake Empire shingle, as well as Michael London and Janice Williams for Groundswell. It’s based on Lily Koppel’s book with the same name. The pilot is directed by “The Notebook’s” Nick Cassavetes. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Set your DVRs. ABC has released its season finale dates for spring. They begin with “The Neighbors” on Friday, April 11 and continue through the Wednesday, May 21 season-enders for comedies “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Mixology.” Notably, fairy tale drama “Once Upon a Time” will air a two-hour season finale on Sunday, May 11 at 8 p.m. And “The Middle” will air a one-hour season finale on May 21 at 8 p.m. Also read: ‘Banshee's’ Odette Annable, ‘Good Wife's’ Melissa George Join ABC Drama Projects Here's the schedule: Fri, April 11, 2014 8:31-9:00Pm “The Neighbors” Thu, April 17, 2014 10:00-11:00Pm “Scandal” Fri, »
- Jethro Nededog
Banshee, Season 2: Episode 10 – “Bullets and Tears”
Written by Jonathan Tropper
Directed by Greg Yaitanes
Renewed for a third season to premiere in 2015
In last week’s review, I talked a little bit about how the decision to keep Rabbit around for another season might have been an understandable misstep for the freshman series, Banshee. “Bullets and Tears” makes the best case possible for why Rabbit’s presence this season has at least been important in helping develop the relationship between the man known as Lucas Hood (or Tom Palmer, as he would have been known in another life) and Anastasia. And even though I would have liked to have seen more Proctor or Chayton in the main antagonist roles this season (more on that below), “Bullets and Tears” is about as perfect of an ending to the Rabbit years of Banshee as you could get.
Part of that comes »
- Sean Colletti
All the latest news from around your TV dial:
- "How I Met Your Dad," the spinoff to CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" series, has added two new cast members: Nick D'Agosto ("Masters of Sex," above middle) and "Mixology's" Andrew Santino. D'Agosto will play Frank, the "Robin" of the group, though Frank's relationship to Sally (the "Ted") is quite different than the Ted-Robin relationship that kicked off "Himym." Santino has been cast as Danny, Sally's older brother. His "Himyd" role is secondary to his "Mixology" role. They join the already-cast Greta Gerwig as Sally. [THR]
- Odette Annable ("Banshee," above right) has been cast in "Astronaut Wives Club," the ABC drama about the women behind the men participating in the 1960s space race. Annable is Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the wives and also a licensed pilot. [Deadline]
Odette Annable and Melissa George have joined ABC projects, representatives for the actresses told TheWrap. Annable will co-star on “Astronaut Wives Club” from “Gossip Girl” executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for Fake Empire, which was given a 10-episode series order. Michael London (“Betas,” “The Illusionist”) will executive produce for Groundswell. Set in the 1960s, the series focuses on the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Also read: ‘Once Upon a Time's’ Joanna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC's ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ She'll play Trudy Cooper, the wife of Gordo Cooper and. »
- Jethro Nededog
House alumna Odette Annable is set as one of the main leads in ABC‘s 10-episode summer drama series Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s novel, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Annable will play Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the Astro-wives and a licensed pilot herself. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots A tomboy with aspirations of her own, her forward thinking challenges not just her husband but the other wives. Annable was an early choice for the role, which marks her second consecutive pilot-season casting at ABC. Last year, she starred in the drama pilot Westside. Annable, repped by UTA and Evolution, has been recurring on Cinemax’s Banshee and CBS’ Two And A Half Men. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
ABC's upcoming summer series Astronaut Wives Club has cast another of its leading ladies. House alum Odette Annable has joined the summer drama from Gossip Girl's Stephanie Savage, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 Astronaut Wives Club hails from Fake Empire's Savage, who will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios vehicle via the banner she runs with Josh Schwartz. Fake Empire president of TV Len Goldstein and Schwartz will executive produce alongside Michael London's Groundswell. The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the
- Lesley Goldberg
The Cinemax drama series Banshee is wrapping up its second season (and thankfully has already been picked up for a third), as Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who has assumed the identity of the town sheriff, continues to attempt to find a balance between his own criminal activities and solving crimes in a town with more bad elements than any one person can keep track of. It’s intense, violent and bad-ass, but it’s also one of the most fun roller-coaster rides on television. The show also stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lili Simmons, Antony Ruivivar and Odette Annable. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Ivana Milicevic talked about how tough this show was to shoot, how she feels Season 2 compared to Season 1, what it’s been like to hear feedback from fans, »
- Christina Radish
Jessica Simpson celebrated a huge accomplishment over the weekend, as she reached her weight-loss goal. After showing off her slimmed-down body in a new Weight Watchers commercial, she flaunted her supertoned legs in an orange minidress at a friend's baby shower on Sunday. In a handful of Instagram pictures, she was seen getting cuddly with her friend Odette Annable, sharing a three-way kiss with Odette and singer Stephanie Pearson, and zooming in on her own face for a gorgeous selfie. Jessica's fiancé, Eric Johnson, was definitely appreciating her sexy new body. In the comments of her kiss-y photo, he wrote, "yummy," with a winky emoticon. Congratulations to Jessica - keep reading to see her latest transformation and fun social pics. Source: Instagram user jessicasimpson View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
Jessica Simpson is showing off her wild side!The mother-of-two showed off her hot post-baby bod in an orange mini-dress at her friend Kathryn Sykora's baby shower at The Churchill restaurant in Los Angeles Sunday. Posting several photos from inside the party, the blonde beauty called actress Odette Annable a "Force to be loved," in one shot of herself cozying up beside the "You Again" star.Later, singer Stephenie Pearson joined the duo, and Jessica shared a picture of the three girls enjoying a three-way kiss with the cheeky caption, "Girls night out…with our guys watching." Simpson certainly earned a night out with her girls -- she recently revealed that she's reached her goal weight."When I started Weight Watchers, I didn't know what to expect at the meetings," the 33-year-old fashion mogul said in a recent commercial for the company. "It reminds me we don't have to do this alone. »
- tooFab Staff
Jessica Simpson is looking—and feeling—sexier than ever. The svelte-again "Take My Breath Away" singer, 33, showed off her gorgeous gams in an orange mini-dress at her friend Kathryn Sykora's baby shower inside The Churchill restaurant in L.A. Sunday. Simpson, who yet to reveal how many pounds she's lost as a paid Weight Watchers spokesperson, has been using the company's Simple Start program to manager her weight after giving birth to son Ace in June 2013. The blond beauty is also mom to daughter Maxwell, 22 months, with fiancé Eric Johnson. Actress Odette Annable and singer Stephenie Pearson also attended the afternoon baby shower. Simpson shared several pictures from »
The Cinemax drama series Banshee is currently in its second season, as Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who has assumed the identity of the town sheriff, balances his own criminal activities with solving crimes in a town with more bad elements than any one person can keep track of. It’s intense, violent and bad-ass, but it’s also one of the most fun roller-coaster rides on television. The show also stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lili Simmons, Antony Ruivivar and Odette Annable. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Antony Starr talked about how tough this show is to shoot, how he feels Season 2 compares to Season 1, picking the right times to give backstory on his character to the viewers, where Lucas and Carrie are at now, what sort of relationship he »
- Christina Radish
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