Grey's Anatomy Admits The Americans' Annet Mahendru
The actress, whose Kgb agent, Nina, was sent back to the Motherland in the FX drama’s Season 2 finale, will turn up in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy this fall, TVLine has confirmed.
Mahendru broke the news of her Grey’s gig on Twitter, but gave no hint about her character. (Given that it’s a one-off, it stands to reason she’ll be playing a patient, or a relative of a patient. »
How the 'Masters of Sex' costume designer brought the show into the '60s
Masters of Sex has reached the ’60s. Over the course of “Asterion,” the seventh episode of the show’s second season, the setting jumped between 1958 and 1960. That posed a challenge for costume designer Ane Crabtree, who had to reflect the changing of the times in the characters’ garb. In fact, director Michael Dinner showed people quite literally “walking through time,” explained Crabtree. As Annaleigh Ashford’s character Betty Dimello, now working for the sex researchers, led guests through the lobby of Masters and Johnson’s new office building, both the outfits and the years changed. “I watched it twice because »
- Esther Zuckerman
Lars Von Trier Set To Direct English-Language TV Skein
Von Trier is expected to start writing the script this fall. The plot of the series and cast have yet to be unveiled.
Sold by TrustNordisk, the show will be produced by Vesth. Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Zentropa’s founder and von Trier’s longtime producer, will exec produce . The series will be developed in association with Denmarks Radio and executive producer Piv Bernth.
Aalbæk Jensen is looking to build anticipation for the series, claiming “it will be a TV series without precedent.”
Zentropa will be casting high-profile talent for “The House,” which is due to start lensing in 2016.
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- Elsa Keslassy
TV Review: ‘My Friends Call Me Johnny’
Since its rebranding, Esquire is hardly the highest-profile network around, but it’s making a pretty strong bid to be one of the more obnoxious. Pushing a jet-setting lifestyle, the channel and movie producer Joel Silver have turned to Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi, an investor in high-tech firms — born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth — who has parlayed that into friendships with famous people. Their casual conversations provide the foundation for “My Friends Call Me Johnny,” but other than eliciting boorishness from the likes of director Brett Ratner and American Apparel’s ousted CEO Dov Charney, seldom has a half-hour felt this long.
Pigozzi describes his outlook on life as follows: “Never go to the office before 12. Business can be fun. And women like to have sex.” Setting the third aside, the first two would fall squarely into the “Nice work if you can get it” column.
Unfortunately, nothing »
- Brian Lowry
Gene Simmons talks about that time he won a Twist contest
You know Gene Simmons from Kiss, currently celebrating their 40th anniversary, and as a co-owner of the La Kiss, Los Angeles’ Arena Football League team whose first season is chronicled in the new AMC docuseries 4th and Loud (airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Et). But did you know he won a Twist contest in school and still locks himself in his home any time there’s a Twilight Zone marathon on TV? You do now, thanks to our Pop Culture Personality Test.
Watch the video and read the transcript below.
EW: What song changed your life?
Simmons: So “The Twist” really impacted me, »
- Mandi Bierly
EW’s 'Walking Dead' cover photographer reveals how to kill a zombie
How do you kill a zombie? If you were to break it down, shot-by-shot, what would it look like? Dylan Coulter photographed The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, and Lauren Cohan on July 13 in Atlanta for Entertainment Weekly. Using multiple-exposure, Coulter answered those questions.
He began by taking separate photographs at separate exposures. In post-production, he put them together, overlapping images very selectively. There, he toyed with transparency, lightness, and darkness, emphasizing and de-emphasizing layers at his discretion. Coulter’s photographs resulted in four separate covers for each character, with Yeun and Cohan sharing a cover. »
- C. Molly Smith
Ask Matt: Emmys, Longmire, Summer TV (Leftovers, Outlander, Strain),Doctor Who
Send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on Twitter!
Question: You are probably going to get a lot of angry email about how Orange Is the New Black and True Detective didn't win any of the major Emmys. But I think they may have suffered from submitting in the wrong category, and some of the voters probably didn't want to get more viewers angry after letting both Oitnb and True Detective submit in the wrong categories. So glad for Julianna Margulies' win for The Good Wife and Jim Parsons' win for The Big Bang Theory. But the biggest shock for me is Sherlock's three wins, couldn't be any happier. Which win/snub shocked you, and do you think Oitnb and True Detective could have won more awards if they had submitted in the proper categories? — Aadil
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- Matt Roush
Lars Von Trier to write and direct TV series
Lars Von Trier is taking his distinct brand of controversial filmmaking to television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Danish director will be writing and directing a series titled The House That Jack Built. Other than the title, details surrounding the project are sparse, but frequent collaborator and producer Louise Vesth described the project as a “high-end TV drama series” at the Venice Film Festival. Vesth is set to produce along with Peter Aalbaek Jensen for Von Trier’s production company, Zentropa.
Lauded and derided for the sexual and violent content in his films, Von Trier’s most recent works include Melancholia, »
- Teresa Jue
'The Walking Dead' stars Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan talk Glenn and Maggie
Glenn and Maggie spent a good chunk of last season of The Walking Dead trying to find each other. They finally did! Annnnnnnd then they promptly got captured at Terminus. Well, that kind of sucks.
So that begs the question: Are Glenn and Maggie better off being safe but separate, or trapped together? And when a question begs, we ask it, so ask it we did of the actors who play Glenn and Maggie — Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan. Which scenario would Glenn and Maggie prefer? “That a good question,” said Cohan while taking a break from her EW Walking Dead cover shoot. »
- Dalton Ross
'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox to appear on 'Faking It'
The Emmy-nominated Orange Is the New Black star will play Margot, a Hester High alum and the director of the school’s elite drama club. Demanding, intense, and full of herself, Margot is a big fish in a small pond—in her mind, at least. While holding auditions for the drama club, Margot puts hopefuls through a ghastly series of exercises, all designed to strip them down to their cores.
Aside from the upcoming third season of Oitnb, Cox will also »
- Natalie Abrams
Grey's Anatomy Video: Shonda Rhimes Reflects on Show's No. 1 Love Story
At the close of Grey’s Anatomy Season 10, series creator Shonda Rhimes threw her biggest curveball yet at the top-rated ABC drama’s primary pairing.
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As Rhimes relates in the above clip from the “Beautiful Relationship” featurette on the Season 10 DVD set (out today), Grey’s “has never been about a boy,” McDreamy or otherwise. Rather, its central love story has been that between Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) and her “person,” Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), who famously bid Seattle adieu in last May’s season finale.
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HBO Asia Finalizes Multi-Platform Launch for ‘Grace’
The four-part horror mini-series stars Russell Wong (“Romeo Must Die,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”) and Pamelyn Chee (“Serangoon Road”) in a contemporary tale of a man who is an unfaithful but loving husband, and whose dirty secret threatens all around him.
HBO says the series, directed by Australia’s Tony Tilse, relies on the psychology of fear, and “takes a western approach towards the horror conventions of Asia, blending aspects of Asian supernatural mythology and traditions in the context of modern real-life scenarios.”
First broadcasts will be on Friday Oct. 17, with the two-part finale finishing on Halloween (Oct. 31). Episodes will also play on HBO Go one hour after broadcast and on HBO On Demand the Monday after.
Non-hbo subscribers in eight territories will be able to watch the first episode »
- Patrick Frater
Weinsteins Board Dustin Hoffman Starrer ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’
Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Love Actually”) and Paul Mayhew-Archer (“The Vicar of Dibley”) adapted Roald Dahl’s story, which centers on Mr. Hoppy (Hoffman) and his ingenious plot to win the heart of his neighbor, Mrs. Silver (Dench), involving a cryptic riddle and more than a hundred tortoises.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein commented: “Roald Dahl is one of the most revered children’s authors in history, so needless to say we’re delighted to be on board with this project. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will »
- Leo Barraclough
TV Review: ‘The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story’
So it turns out “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” is really just Lifetime for “Sharknado.” The network opted not to screen the movie in advance, presumably assuming the nostalgia/live-tweeting factor would only be undermined by the realization this wasn’t so much a movie as a music montage interrupted by reenactments from a mediocre but improbably long-running ‘90s Saturday-morning show. Told primarily from the perspective of Dustin Diamond (who doubles as a producer), the project explores the age-old insecurities of young actors and challenges of sudden stardom, but in such a tedious, empty way the bell couldn’t come soon enough.
Diamond’s memoir about the show (which he later disavowed) was said to have provided only partial inspiration for this account, but since Diamond (as played by Sam Kindseth) narrates the movie, periodically breaks the fourth wall to address the camera and generally guides us through this not-so-magical history tour, »
- Brian Lowry
100 things that apparently happened, as told by 'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story'
On Monday, September 1, Lifetime ushered in a new generation of unauthorized biopics with its behind the scenes look at what really happened on the 1990s hit Saved by the Bell. The cast has largely disavowed themselves from the project and/or Dustin Diamond’s scandalous memoir Behind the Bell, and considering that the movie is based on that biography, it’s safe to say most of the things that happened in this movie didn’t really happen that way at all.
But still, we watch. We learn. We cringe. We tweet.
Here are 100 things that Apparently happened, if we’re »
- Marc Snetiker
Under the Dome Recap: Family Matters
On Monday’s Under the Dome, a whole lot of elements that we haven’t seen in weeks came back into play.
And I’m not just talking about Barbie, Sam, Hunter and Pauline returning from Zenith. No, our latest hour in Chester’s Mill also featured the first Disaster of the Week in a while, a brand spankin’ new premonition from Pauline and — most bittersweet of all — the brief return of Angie.
Here’s what went down during “The Fall”:
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8 Things We Learned From Lifetime's Insanely Bizarre Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Lifetime went behind the Bell on Monday and unveiled what (allegedly) happened behind the cameras of our favorite childhood sitcom. But instead of Zack Morris running the show, this time it was all about Screech — and the story from outcast Dustin Diamond's perspective.
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, based on Diamond's tell-all memoir, began with the gang -- Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth as Diamond, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley, Julian Works as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, and Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies — pulling up to their first mall tour unaware their lives were about to change.
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- Robyn Ross
Time Out! Lifetime's Saved by the Bell Exposé Would Have Us Believe....
Lifetime on Monday night presented The Unauthorized Save by the Bell Story, a made-for-tv movie inspired by Dustin Diamond’s 2009 tell-all and in part produced by Diamond — as if the conspicuous focus on Screech’s portrayer and his assorted dramas/demons wasn’t your first clue.
Photos Saved by the Bell‘s Best Episodes: Rockumentary, ‘Jessie’s Song,’ a Perfect Prom Picnic and 10 Others
The telepic starred young actors boasting varying degrees of likeness to their Sbtb counterparts, ranging from “Ooh, close” (for the Lark Voorhees/”Lisa” character) to “Um, did the casting director have any idea what Mario Lopez looks like? »
Mistresses Season 2 Finale Recap: Bride Goeth Before a Fall
Warning: If you have yet to watch the Mistresses Season 2 finale, please skip this recap and head to another TVLine story. Everyone else, dive right in — the water is perfect!
Her long white gown flutters in the Pacific Ocean breeze. She runs to him, reckless and breathless, and God (or perhaps a really astute stylist) intervenes, making his tattered old t-shirt magically disappear, revealing a torso smoother and sturdier than the Quartz kitchen countertop of your home-design fantasies.
Related Mistresses Ep Talks Shocking Season 2 Finale: ‘Soap Operas Live and Die on Unforgivable Acts’
Suddenly, she is astride him — their lips locked, »
Teen Wolf Recap: Third Eye Blind
Kate and Peter’s master plan has always been a bit of a question mark — as have most things on Teen Wolf this season — but after Monday’s episode, I’m not even sure they know what they’re doing.
Related Teen Wolf‘s New Recruit Outlines Brett’s Loyalty, Ponders Mason’s Crush
For starters, are they even working together anymore? They’ve seemed united thus far, but Peter requesting that Malia kill Kate in exchange for meeting her mother has me thinking otherwise. (Also, color me crazy, but is it at all possible that Kate could be Malia’s mom? »
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