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Thirty-six years after leaving Welcome Back, Kotter, John Travolta is making his return to TV to play O.J. Simpson's attorney Robert Shapiro in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and the actor admitted to Et that he has a lot to learn about the famous trial before shooting begins in the spring.
News: John Travolta is Heading Back to TV
"To be honest, I have to investigate," Travolta told Et's Jason Dundas. "I have homework to do. [Shapiro] is an interesting character."
The 10-episode FX miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and tells the story of the trial from the perspective of the lawyers. Shapiro was a key member of O.J.'s "Dream Team" of lawyers during the murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson. O.J.'s high-profile defense team also included Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, and Alan Dershowitz »
Cops were called to the Miami home of sports mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus Sunday night after a domestic incident with his wife ... who told cops she was concerned about a gun in the house ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've learned ... Drew's wife Lisa Thomson (a Miami real estate agent) told police she arrived to the home after the NFL playoff games ... and was verbally attacked by Drew and his brother Jason. Our sources say ... Lisa told »
- TMZ Staff
I am ready for Oscar speeches. I am ready for badass Oscar speeches. And here are 10 that remind you what it looks like when a bad-ass wields a gold statue and tells it like it is. 1. Lee Grant remembers what Hollywood did to her. And now they will never forget. Lee Grant, who won a Best Supporting Actress for "Shampoo," was blacklisted in the '50s and had to put her entire career on hold. She eventually rebounded with an Emmy for "Peyton Place" and a couple of Oscar nominations. When the time came to approach the dais, she had reckoning on her mind. Addressing her Oscar, she said, "We had a fight 20 years ago. I think he's changed. I know I haven't." Bam. 2. George Burns was the hottest young star of '75. George Burns picked up an Oscar for "The Sunshine Boys" at the age of 80. And yet, he »
- Louis Virtel
It looks like Crime is bringing John Travolta back to television. The Pulp Fiction star is joining the cast of Ryan Murphy’s new FX series American Crime Story as defense attorney Robert Shapiro. Although Travolta has made guest appearances on shows such as Kirstie over the years, playing Shapiro in American Crime Story will be his first major, series regular role on television in almost four decades, since he left Welcome Back, Kotter in 1979. In recent years, Travolta has starred in films such as Savages, Hairspray and Wild Hogs. In addition to being one of the leads on American Crime Story, he will also serve as a producer on the 10-episode series. Starring alongside Travolta in American Crime Story, entitled The People V. Oj Simpson, will be Sarah Paulson (a veteran of Murphy’s American Horror Story) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire). Paulson will play prosecutor Marcia Clark, »
- Chris King
Every year, TV networks trot out a raft of new offerings to compete for viewers’ eyeballs — an increasingly difficult task, given the ever-growing number of options available to the public. But even in what some have dubbed the new Golden Age of Television, there are bound to be some shows that are less deserving of your time than others.
In 2015, the viewing public will be faced with choices that include, not one, but two new shows from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan; an update on iconic sitcom “The Odd Couple;” and a comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Forte »
- Wrap TV Team
5 items from 2015
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