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'Extant' Adds Jeffrey Dean Morgan for Season 2

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CBS' summer drama Extant is adding a new series regular to its mix. Magic City alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the Halle Berry drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In the mystery thriller about an astronaut (Berry) who discovers she has put the human race on a path to destruction, Morgan will play J.D. Richter, a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter. He is freewheeling, hard-drinking and fearless, bordering on reckless, mostly because he's got nothing to lose. He is the everyman who thought he had

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Fox Orders Kevin Connolly Fantasy Football Comedy, Rivers Cuomo Half-Hour to Pilot

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Just in time for the Super Bowl: Fox is moving forward with its fantasy football comedy – and adding a half-hour inspired by the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.  The network on Thursday handed out pilot orders to Fantasy Life, adaption of Espn analyst Matthew Berry's best-selling book of the same name, with Entourage's Kevin Connolly attached to star; and Detour, the Cuomo comedy from Psych's Steve Franks. Fantasy Life, which landed at Fox in September with a sizable put-pilot commitment with a significant penalty attached, centers on a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Director of Doc Series on Accused Murderer Robert Durst: "You're Going to Know What Happened"

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Real-estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst has had his story told several times, but not by him. Durst declined all interview requests until shortly before the release of the 2010 fictional movie based on his life, All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. At that point, Durst called the distributor, Magnolia Pictures, and the company put him in touch with All Good Things director Andrew Jarecki. Durst wanted to tell his story to Jarecki and the six-part HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst is the result of those conversations.

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- Hilary Lewis

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'Straight Outta Compton' Shoot Marred By Fatal Hit-and-Run; Suge Knight Reportedly Driver

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Police were called to Compton on Thursday in response to a fatal hit-and-run near the set of a promotional shoot for Straight Outta Compton, an upcoming biopic about the rap group Nwa. The driver was reportedly rap mogul Suge Knight.   Universal declined to comment, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the incident occurred on or near the set of a promo shoot associated with the film.   Sources say the incident occurred after shooting had wrapped for the day. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, who were present during the shoot, were not present at the time

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- THR staff

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Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens Joining 'How to Be Single' (Exclusive)

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Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens and Leslie Mann are in negotiations to star in New Line's romantic comedy How to Be Single. Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie) will helm the film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo, published by Atria in 2008. The film is an ensemble comedy, said to be similar in style to other projects with multiple, intersecting storylines like He's Just Not That Into You and Valentine's Day. The story focuses on singlehood from both the female and male perspectives, and suggests it is not our relationships, but our single

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- Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit

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