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Kim Possible’s Next Mission is a Live-Action TV Movie

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Kim Possible”“Kim Possible,” the beloved Disney cartoon from the early 2000s, is about to go live action—in TV movie form. The cartoon ended in 2007, but the series has remained a prominent fixture online, due in part to its message of female empowerment. The movie will follow Kim Possible as she encounters a superhuman teen. When her new friend goes missing, it’s up to the high schooler to save him. While all corners of the internet are rallying behind their dream actors, a young actor has yet to take on the role. No talent is currently attached to the project, which was only recently announced, but Blyth Nailling Casting is on the job to assemble actors. Production on the Disney film is slated to take place sometime in April.
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Actor Patrick Boll Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Actor Patrick Boll Arrested in Prostitution Sting
Actor Patrick Boll and five other men have been busted in a Florida prostitution sting. Boll, a 53-year-old Broadway actor whose film and television credits include Burn After Reading, Gossip Girl, How to Be Single, Law & Order and Quantico, was arrested in a hotel room and later charged with one count of soliciting for prostitution. Per the police report viewed by E! News, he gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex." A resident of Weehawken, N.J., Boll was booked in Collier County Feb. 9. Bond was set at $2,000. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70, including Richard Cecil, a former pastor of The Father's House. One of the other men, Judge Jay...
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Jan Maxwell dead: Tony Awards record holder dies at 61

Jan Maxwell dead: Tony Awards record holder dies at 61
Jan Maxwell, a beloved mainstay of New York City theater, died on Feb. 11 at the age of 61. Over the course of her illustrious career, in which she appeared in 13 Broadway and numerous Off-Broadway productions, Maxwell earned five Tony Award nominations for her work in both musicals and plays, comedies and dramas, displaying a near-unparalleled mastery of both genres.

Maxwell first appeared on the Great White Way in the original production of “City of Angels” as an understudy, swing, and replacement. Her first bid at the Tony Awards came over a decade later for her featured role in the musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in 2005, for which she won her first Drama Desk Award. She went on to earn Tony nominations for her performances in the play “Coram Boy” (2007) and in revivals of “Lend Me a Tenor” (2010) and “The Royal Family” (2010), taking home her second Drama Desk for the latter.

Her
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Former Law and Order Star Diane Neal Running for Congress

Former Law and Order Star Diane Neal Running for Congress
If you have ever watched the enormously popular television show Law & Order, you undoubtedly already know who Diane Neal is. If you have somehow managed to miss watching this television show while the rest of the world was tuning in, Neal played Casey Novak on the show, serving as Assistant District Attorney. As far as her character is concerned, she went nose-to-nose with everyone from police officers to judges on more than one occasion. Without a doubt, Neal’s character was never afraid to fight for what she believed in. Today, Diane Neal is still fighting, only she’s doing it

Former Law and Order Star Diane Neal Running for Congress
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Reg E. Cathey, Emmy Winner From House of Cards, Dead at 59

Reg E. Cathey, Emmy Winner From House of Cards, Dead at 59
Actor Reg E. Cathey, who co-starred on HBO’s The Wire and Oz and won an Emmy for his role on Netflix’s House of Cards, has died at the age of 59.

The Wire creator David Simon remembered working with Cathey fondly in a tweet on Friday:

Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actor — but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing. pic.twitter.com/OHEUbAhTg0

— David
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ABC's "Tgit Crossover": All the Details (So Far)

All the Shondaland worlds will collide on March 1 when ABC's "Thank God It's Thursday" lineup returns after a break for NBC's Winter Olympics.

Firefighter spinoff Station 19 star Jaina Lee Ortiz will make her debut on Grey's Anatomy, while Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder stars will cross over. That ABC would finally cross over its Tgit programs comes as NBC and The CW have found ratings success with multiple-show events featuring Dick Wolf's Law & Order: Svu and Chicago franchises and Greg Berlanti's DC Comics universe. Staging a big #TGITCrossover with #HowToGetAwayWithScandal for the post-Olympics break is a savvy...
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Raúl Esparza Quits Law & Order: Svu After Six Years!

Law & Order: Svu just lost a major star.

Raúl Esparza took to Twitter to release a statement shortly after Law & Order: Svu Season 19 Episode 12 aired and confirmed his days with the NBC crime drama are over.

“Goodbye Barba. Thank you. You changed my life. My squad. And you, you always, my Liv, my friend Mariska. I will always treasure my time with all of you,” the actor said.

Esparaza joined the cast during Law & Order Season 14 and emerged as a hit with viewers. This paved the way for him to be upped to series regular.

“It has truly been an honor writing for Raul. The power, sensitivity, and morality he brought to the character of Rafael Barba never failed to elevate our scripts,” showrunner Michael Chernuchin said in a statement.

“Raul is family, and we look forward to seeing his talent shine in new projects. As for Barba, Svu
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Law & Order: Svu Season 19 Episode 12 Review: The Undiscovered Country

I was beyond excited when I heard that Sam Waterson and Philip Winchester were going to guest star on Law & Order: Svu.

I've been a fan of the Law & Order franchise from the beginning and Sam Waterson for longer than that. I still remember his role on the short-lived I'll Fly Away, and I love him on Grace & Frankie.

I was heartbroken when Chicago Justice was canceled after only one season, so seeing Peter Stone again was doubly exciting. I didn't expect Ben Stone to die, nor did I expect Barba to resign so that Peter could take his place, though.

Law & Order: Svu Season 19 Episode 12 was a powerful hour of television that was full of surprises. I'm not quite sure how I feel about any of this.

Exit stories are always risky. Viewers get attached to characters and seeing them go is heartbreaking!

I mean, I'm still not
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Sundance Review: John Cho's Search is a Good Movie with a Disappointing Ending

Search is the story of one family, specifically, a father and daughter, told completely through computer screens. I wasn't entirely sold on the premise either. It seemed too gimmicky, but from the Windows Xp startup screen, I was hooked. The story unfolds through pictures, emails, home videos, you name it. And within the first ten minutes, I was not only completely invested, but crying like I hadn't cried during an opening sequence since Pixar's Up. 

After the family faces a devastating tragedy (no spoilers), the father David (John Cho) and his daughter Margot have a seemingly typical father-daughter relationship, with David pestering his daughter with iMessages about taking out the trash. But all is not as it seems.

One night, Margot, who claimed to be at an all-night study session, disappears. She doesn't respond to calls or texts, and none of her classmates seem to know where she is.
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Law & Order: Sam Waterston Returns to Guest on Svu

Law & Order: Sam Waterston Returns to Guest on Svu
Sam Waterston isn't finished with Law & Order just yet. TVInsider reports Waterston will return to the NBC franchise as a guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The Emmy-winning actor played Jack McCoy on the original Law & Order for 16 seasons and has reprised the character on "SVU" and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. "Law & Order: SVU" is currently in its 19th seasons and stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raúl Esparza.Read More…
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Jane Documentary, I, Tonya And Dunkirk Win Ace Eddie Awards

Jane Goodall in Jane. Photo by Hugo van Lawick. © National Geographic

Dunkirk” (edited by Lee Smith, Ace) and “I, Tonya” (edited by Tatiana S. Riegel, Ace) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) respectively at the 68thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards Friday where trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2017 in ten categories of film, television and documentaries.

Coco” (edited by Steve Bloom) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Jane” (edited by Joe Beshenkovsky, Ace, Will Znidaric and Brett Morgen) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included “Black-ish — Lemons” (edited by John Peter Bernardo and Jamie Pedroza) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television, “Curb Your Enthusiasm — The Shucker” (edited by Jonathan Corn, Ace) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television, “Fargo — Who Rules The Land of Denial” (edited by Andrew Seklir, Ace) for Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television,
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Stephen King Wants To See A Law & Order Vampire Show

Ok, now picture this TV series: Law & Order: Vampire Squad. It may sound like something that makes for a comedy but Steven King came up with the idea and it actually is one of the best ideas I have heard in a long time for the “Law & Order” franchise. King is certainly capable of pulling it off, and there is little doubt that the series could use some fresh blood. (Sorry, I couldn’t pass it up.) Look, I don’t know about you but there are only so many murders, rapes, and molestations one can watch without becoming depressed

Stephen King Wants To See A Law & Order Vampire Show
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Workplace Romances on TV: Why #MeToo Doesn’t Change Things for Shows Like ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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In the eleventh season of Fox’s “The X-Files,” fans of the unique bond between FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) were privy to a unique moment in the show’s history — a scene in the episode “Plus One” that contained too much evidence to dispute that at least in this one instance, the erstwhile partners enjoyed a physical interlude beyond their previously established platonic state.

After over 200 episodes, two movies, and giving birth to a child who they certainly think is theirs biologically (yeah yeah, hush up about the Season 11 premiere, at least for the moment) the question of whether or not Mulder and Scully have ever (to use a phrase only someone crass and tasteless would use) “gone to Pound Town” now seems relatively moot.

But it’s taken on a whole new flavor here in the year 2018, as the #MeToo movement has many of
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Everything You Need to Know About Your Superhero Bae, Chadwick Boseman

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Superhero Bae, Chadwick Boseman
If you don't already know Chadwick Boseman's name (where have you been?), the actor is making a huge impression on Hollywood. Although Chadwick's upcoming role as the lead in Black Panther is getting him massive attention, the 41-year-old actor has been around Hollywood for a while now. In fact, he is a man of many talents, and acting is just his latest and greatest. The actor has been in a lot of big films throughout his career, some of which you probably know, and yet he still manages to fly under the radar . . . sort of. To get to know your soon-to-be-favorite superhero, keep reading - and prepare to be impressed. RelatedHere's Your First Look at Marvel's Black Panther, and It's Everything You've Ever Needed He is very well educated. Chadwick is a Southern gentleman with a lot of schooling to back up his smarts. He was born in Anderson,
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TV Ratings: '9-1-1' Bounces Back, Ties 'Modern Family'

Wednesday was another night of overall growth for the broadcast networks. After a resilient Tuesday, the week continued to bring improvement for many series — including Fox's recently renewed freshman 9-1-1.

The drama climbed 20 percent in its third episode, matching its premiere score among adults 18-49, with a 1.8 rating. That had it tying an also improved Modern Family on ABC for top program of the evening. It helped deliver an overall demo win to Fox, which started the night with a steady episode of The X Files (1.1 adults).

NBC's trio of dramas — The Blacklist (1.1 adults), Law & Order:...
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Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil Own Drama ‘Love Is__’ Adds Five Series Regulars

The upcoming Own series “Love Is__” has added five more series regulars to its cast, Variety has learned.

From creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the series is based on the true story of the husband and wife team, telling the story of a power couple navigating the landscape of Black Hollywood. The new regulars join the previously announced series leads Michele Weaver, who plays Nuri, and Will Catlett, who plays Yasir.

Idara Victor has been cast in the role of Angela. A member of the same writing staff as Nuri, Angela doesn’t always agree with everything Nuri says, mainly because she is a disgruntled drama writer stuck in a comedy she doesn’t believe in. Victor has appeared on shows like “Law & Order,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Mad Men.” She was also a series regular on the TNT series “Rizzoli & Isles” and recurred on all four seasons of AMC’s “Turn: Washington
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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Review: A Very Different ‘Story’ Yields Uneven Rewards

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Review: A Very Different ‘Story’ Yields Uneven Rewards
Virtually everything about the lengthy title “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” is misleading. For one, it’s less of a crime story — in the “Law & Order,” cops and courtrooms sense — than a biography of Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered at least five people over a three-month span in 1997. One of those people was iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace, but his relevance to Cunanan’s life, and thus the series overall, is largely symbolic — he’s the American dream, and he’s still damaged.

To the show’s credit, these shifts aren’t problematic or even the most jarring twist on Season 1’s “The People vs. O.J. Simpson.” “Versace” is told in flashforward; it starts with Versace’s death and then works its way back in time through Cunanan’s other homicides and even into his childhood. This structural choice never delivers the emotional
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Meet Timothée Chalamet: 9 Things to Know About the 'Call Me by Your Name' Star

If you're not familiar with Timothée Chalamet, get to it!

The actor is taking Hollywood by storm and he's not stopping anytime soon. Ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes, Et's rounded up everything you need to know about the young New York City native.

1. He's only 22 years old.

When the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced at the end of last year, everyone was buzzing about Chalamet, who's the youngest star nominated for the Best Actor, Drama film accolade for his role as Elio in director Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name. He's up against Gary Oldman, 59 (Darkest Hour), Daniel-Day Lewis, 60 (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks, 61 (The Post) and Denzel Washington, 63 (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).

2. Call Me by Your Name isn't the only Globe-nominated movie he's starred in this year.

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

Chalamet also played Kyle Scheible in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, with another
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Murder, She Wrote: Angela Lansbury Recalls Her 12 Emmy Nominations and Losses

Is Angela Lansbury retiring? Recently, the Murder, She Wrote star spoke with Radio Times about her legendary career and recent role in BBC's Little Women.Lansbury played amateur detective Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote for 12 seasons between 1984 and 1996. She earned 12 Emmy nominations for her role on the hit CBS series and has since gone on to star in Law & Order, Touched by an Angel, and BBC's new Little Women miniseries.Read More…
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Jodie Whittaker Is Now the New 'Doctor'

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2017-12-26T06:53:34-08:00Jodie Whittaker Is Now the New 'Doctor'

We've known for some time that Jodie Whittaker would take over the title role in Doctor Who at the end of this year, but it's finally happened. The Doctor regenerated on this week's Christmas special, turning the role over to Whittaker from Peter Capaldi.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Jodie Whittaker has officially taken over for Peter Capaldi as the lead role in the hit BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who.

At the end of the one-hour special broadcast on Christmas Day, Scottish actor Capaldi "regenerated" into English actress Whittaker, who made history as the first woman to ever play the iconic time-traveling character. Running since 1963, Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi series in the world and airs to dozens of territories globally.

Whittaker was chosen to play the Thirteenth Doctor by new showrunner Chris Chibnall, who
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