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Jenji Kohan Prepping Provocative Period Drama at HBO (Exclusive)
After eight seasons on Showtime with Weeds, Jenji Kohan is headed for HBO. The Weeds and Orange Is the New Black creator is developing a provocative period drama for the premium cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled Salem period drama explores the circumstances around one of the most compelling chapters in American history where intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria. Kohan will pen the script with Bruce Miller (Alphas, Eureka) and Tracy Miller. Kohan and Bruce Miller will also executive produce, while Tracy Miller
- Lesley Goldberg
Heather Morris Returning to Glee! (Plus, Get Our Inside Scoop on Who's Singing in the 100th Episode!)
Brittany S. Pierce fans, rejoice! Heather Morris, who left the show at the end of last season to give birth and be a mom, has signed on for the show's 100th episode. Ryan Murphy just tweeted, "Heather is In!" Murphy has invited all of the original cast members to return for the landmark episode, and previously revealed that Harry Shum Jr., Amber Riley (DWTS winner!) and Mark Salling would also return. Fans have been asking who will be singing in the episode, because Fox put out a press release hinting that only the "current" New Directions would be singing. However, a highly placed source tells us: "Most of the songs will be sung by the Originals, with special »
Eddie Izzard Inks Talent Holding Deal with NBC
NBC is betting big that Eddie Izzard will be the network’s next leading man.
The Peacock has signed a one-year talent holding deal with the English comedian, who recently appeared on NBC’s “Hannibal” as Dr. Abel Gideon. As a part of the pact, Izzard will receive an exec producer credit on a series if he is cast as the lead.
Izzard’s U.S. TV credits include “The Good Wife” and “United States of Tara,” but the actor-scribe has yet to secure a breakout television role Stateside. Known for cross-dressing, Izzard rose to fame in the late ’90s with stand-up spesh “Dressed to Kill,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy.
He is repped by Apa and Conway van Gelder.
- AJ Marechal
Perez Hilton Teams with Bunim-Murray for Reality Show
Perez Hilton, the gossip guru who established his brand on the computer screen with a celeb blog, has his eyes on the TV screen for his next venture.
Hilton has partnered with Bunim-Murray Prods. and Omg Prods. to develop reality series “Gay Dads of New York.” Docuseries will follow a group of Gotham gay dads — both single and married — as they support each other through the ups and downs of raising children.
Hilton, who recently became a father, is slated to star in the project, which does not yet have a network attached to it.
“I am honored and excited to bring to television a show that will be filled with love, humor and drama. What will it not be? Trashy or boring!” said Hilton. “Up until now people know me more for my opinions than who I am. This show will give viewers the opportunity to get to know »
- AJ Marechal
'The Bachelor': Meet Juan Pablo Galavis' 27 bachelorettes - who's missing?
Read all the details about the premiere and rest of the season here. There's a trip to New Zealand that involves a "Hobbit" set visit. "The Bachelor" and "The Hobbit" -- two great tastes that taste great together, amiright?
Below are the women who will be vying for Juan Pablo's heart. The average age is on par with what you usually see (26), but there are still two women whose occupations are listed as "dog lover" and "free spirit."
We did not know those were job options.
The 27 women "who can be revealed" (which leads us to believe someone is not listed here) are:
Alexis, 24, communications director, Tampa, Fl
Alli, 26, nanny, Chicago, Il
Amy J., 31, massage therapist, Los Angeles, CA
Amy L., 27, local news reporter, Orlando, Fl
'Mob City' premiere: Frank Darabont's noir is nice to look at, but that's about it
TNT premiered its new drama (excuse us -- event series) "Mob City" Wednesday (dec. 4), a hard-boiled noir from former "Walking Dead" showrunner Frank Darabont. It was an anticipated return to TV for the auteur following his unceremonious ousting from AMC's zombie drama and, well -- at least it looked pretty?
The two-hour premiere of the series, telling the tale of the epic battle between L.A. Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) and the mobsters threatening his town in 1947, presents a sumptuous-looking period piece with remarkable attention to detail. But beyond that, it all feels a little bit overblown.
The show certainly has all the trappings of a successful noir: There's the cop with the shifty motives (Jon Bernthal's Det. Joe Teague), a rogues gallery of mobsters including Ed Burns' Bugsy Siegel and the dame caught up in the mix (Alexa Davalos -- the only dame in cast, »
'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on chopping off [Spoiler]'s head and even more Stevie Nicks -- Exclusive
[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Seen The Latest American Horror Story: Coven!!!!!]
It was teased on EW’s recent American Horror Story: Coven cover but last night we saw Madame Lalaurie (Kathy Bates) literally lose her head. Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) lopped off her archenemy’s noggin and sent it in a box to Fiona (Jessica Lange), payback for the death of her minotaur boyfriend. But that was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of dramatic events. Joan (Patti LuPone) gave her son a toxic enema. Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) cut out the heart of a homeless man. And Fiona wore some really fabulous turbans. EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy »
- Tim Stack
Global Showbiz Briefs: BSkyB Opens Sky Store To Nonsubscribers; Netflix Eyeing France Launch?; More;
BSkyB Opens Its Sky Store Rentals To All Broadband Users BSkyB set a challenge today to streaming providers in the UK such as Netflix and LoveFilm by announcing it has opened its Sky Store movie rental service to anyone with a broadband connection. The service does not require a Sky subscription, meaning all users in the UK and the Republic of Ireland will have access. Sky, which is controlled by 21st Century Fox, says new films including Man Of Steel and Despicable Me 2 are available from today with other fresh titles available at the same time as they drop on DVD. Those will rent for £3.49 ($5.70) each. Library titles will go for 99p-£1.99. There are already about 1,200 movies online which can be streamed through SkyStore.com, or via Now TV, Roku and YouView. Sky’s had success with renting movies to its existing customers with 2.1 million rentals in the third quarter. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Nashville Recap: Friends in Low Places
This time of year, our thoughts are supposed to be filled with visions of dancing sugarplums, angels earning their wings and all the Whos down in Whoville circling trees in song.
The thing is, knowing that a member of Nashville‘s ensemble is going to bite it next week means it’s much easier to picture the Grim Reaper – rather than Frosty the Snowman – running amok in Music City.
Is he cheering in the bar where Will attempts some ill-conceived crowd surfing? Is he lingering around the corner when Teddy and Deacon nearly come to blows again? Is he in »
- Kimberly Roots
'Kirstie' premiere: This pedigree should have better comedy
TV Land debuted its new comedy "Kirstie" Wednesday (Dec. 4), a sitcom starring "Cheers" alums Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman plus "Seinfeld" alum Michael Richards. One would think with the sitcom pedigree gracing the small screen for TV Land's new "Kirstie," the comedy would be better.
Unfortunately, the show looks and feels like something made 20 years ago -- except not as funny as the gems of 20 years ago. The laughs, when there are some, are cheap. A Viagra joke? "Suck it, Angelina Jolie," as if she cares about some Broadway actress being put on the cover of People.
As if a Broadway diva would be on the cover of People. Is this set in the 1950s?
It's not devoid of bright spots -- there was a lovely moment when Alley's character Maddie is telling assistant Thelma (Perlman) about giving her son up for adoption. "I'm not a mother," she concludes, »
'The Tomorrow People' recap: Kidnapping, Dr. Death and John's lies in 'Thanatos'
Everyone was very busy in the "Tomorrow People" episode, "Thanatos." Kidnapping, murder, revelations, British professors with weird mushroom tea and even a "Matrix"-style brain machine were all part of the fun.
It's just too bad it all ended so poorly for just about all of the good guys.
Worst. Idea. Ever.
Stephen is still all worked up -- and rightly so -- about seeing his maybe-dead father and learning the word, "Thanatos," from him. Everyone else is a bit skeptical of this -- and rightly so -- since Stephen was having a near-death experience himself at the time.
But these crazy genetically evolved kids will do anything for Stephen, so Cara and Russell concoct what may be the worst plan in "Tomorrow People" history: They decide to break into Jedikiah's house and pick his brain while the man is asleep.
Nothing could go wrong, right?
Yeah ... Unfortunately, Jedikiah isn't »
'Arrow' react: The new guy in town
With only one episode left before Arrow’s midseason hiatus, everything is finally coming together… but also falling apart. Let me start at the beginning: Amidst a very foreshadowing lightning storm — The Flash. Get it? — Brother Blood’s first successful super soldier broke into a Queen Consolidated warehouse. Although Quentin and his men couldn’t quite piece together the crime scene, they were in luck. The new guy in town might suck at making it to train stations on time, but he’s one heck of a brainiac. Everyone, meet Barry Allen. Barry, meet everyone.
The fresh-faced lad came ready to play, »
- Samantha Highfill
'Nashville' recap: Juliette finally makes the right call romantically ... just a little too late
Before things take a dangerous turn on next week's "Nashville" (according to the promo, someone's going to die), Wednesday (Dec. 4) night's episode, "I'm Tired of Pretending," focused on relationships ... both romantic, professional, and familial.
On Juliette's tour, Layla's been giving herself more and more time onstage (with increasing encores), and it's pissing Juliette off. So she decides to flip Layla and Will's sets, making Layla the opening opener. Layla tries to once again give herself more time by singing a duet with Will at the end of his set, and Juliette snakes it from her, ambushing Will onstage and singing with him. Layla runs off in tears and Juliette claims, "What? She started it." Kind of immature, but super hilarious. This isn't going to end well, and we agree with Glen: Charlie's influence is bringing out the worst in Juliette.
That's right, Charlie is still around ... but he's also pissing Juliette off, »
American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Head Case
Although this week’s American Horror Story: Coven finds Cordelia setting in motion her plot to assassinate her mother, it’s what Marie does to Delphine that’ll really make your head spin. Keep reading. I’ll give you all the gory details…
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Grisly Madams | As “The Sacred Taking” begins, Zoe and Madison try to bring Queenie back to Miss Robichaux’s, but she goes all “Dear diary, those girls were never really my friends!” on them. (Madison’s priceless reaction: “Boo friggin’ hoo.”) What’s more, the human voodoo doll »
- Andy Patrick
'American Horror Story: Coven': Fiona rises up to help with the war of the witches
"American Horror Story: Coven" looks to have set up a war of the witches for the last group of episodes this season -- who ya got your money on?
Fiona and the Sacred Taking
Cordelia has had enough with hiding out and hoping Marie Laveau doesn't get them, so she rallies the witches of her coven to start to fight back. They are aided by the arrival of one Misty Day, who is toting Myrtle with her.
It would seem a would-be assassin came creeping through the swamp, but Myrtle dusted herself off from her bog o' resurrection and warned Misty in time. The two of them hid out until Hank (we all know it was Hank, right?) went away and they headed straight for the coven.
The six coven witches perform a ritual called the Sacred Taking, which they hope will cause Fiona to kill herself for the good »
The X Factor Top 6 Performance Recap: I Stand Here Waiting for You to Bang the Gong [Updated]
It’s easy to make fun of The X Factor, what with Demi Lovato’s crocodile tears (and atrocious, “more prouder” grammar), Simon Cowell’s bloated sense of self-importance and especially future Emmy nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Paulina Rubio’s patented brand of “does this chica have a concussion?” English. (Tonight’s “oily nose”/”you are you!” critique of Carlito Olivero was beautifully absurd, but still couldn’t top last week’s inability to tell her hot Latino contestant apart from wide-eyed 15-year-old Josh Levi.)
But then, an act like Alex & Sierra comes along, with »
- Michael Slezak
'X Factor' Top 6: Jeff Gutt and Ellona Santiago bring it
After last week's shocking elimination, the Top 6 for the "X Factor" know that anyone can go home in any given week, so they gotta bring it. The theme this week is diva hits for song no. 1 and unplugged for song no. 2.
1. Restless Road, "Red" and "Wake Me Up"
Well, this starts out pretty well, though there aren't a lot of discernible harmonies. However, the tall one really needs help with his stage presence -- he seriously just wanders and bops around out there. Also, his solo on this song was terrible. Really bad. It's not enough that he can sing low, girls who are screaming like banshees. He needs to be on key, too. Oof.
Their second song is miles better -- there are harmonies, the solos are pretty strong. I mean, we all know this group is going to win it all and then fade into oblivion, right? They're »
Scandal's Jeff Perry Talks Blindsided Cyrus, Fitz/ Olivia Roadblocks and the 'Exquisite Hell' Ahead
Throughout nearly two-and-a-half seasons of ABC’s Scandal (Thursdays, 10/9c), Cyrus Beene had been able to rely on a (relatively!) stable home life whilst managing President Grant’s White House affairs (and affairs). His marriage to James, however, became picture-imperfect when a plot to dangle his hubby as bait for VP Sally Langston’s wandering mate delivered unto his Blackberry an eyeful of X-rated interactions.
Related | Scandal Season 3 Spoilers — Mellie’s New Love Match?
What’s the old saying — “Be careful what you conspire to frame a potential White House contender’s gay husband for”? Here, Jeff Perry shares Cyrus »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Danny Wells, Luigi on 'Super Mario Bros.' TV show, dies
The actor, whose real name was Jack Westelman, played one half of the famous brother duo opposite the late Lou Albano in the live-action segments (and also voiced the character in animated segments) for the length of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!’s 65-episode run in the late ’80s. He also recurred on The Jeffersons as Charlie the Bartender, from 1985-1975.
While a many of his post-Mario credits were in voice work, one of Wells »
- Sandra Gonzalez
'Christmas in Rockefeller Center': Mariah Carey gets funky on 'Joy to the World'
The call to open "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" was to have diva Mariah Carey, no stranger to NBC's annual tree-lighting ceremony, stand behind some very enthusiastic child dancers and belt out a very funky version of "Joy to the World."
It was actually a mash-up of the classic non-secular carol and the classic Three Dog Night song "Joy to the World," which is not something one hears every day. We'll post video as soon as we have it.
Later, Carey took to the stage in a red bustier dress, white fur collar and black leather gloves (as one wears during the holidays) to sing her classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" as the enthusiastic children danced like maniacs again. »
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