10 items from 2017
When you talk about journey man actor careers before they “made it big,” Bryan Cranston may very well have the most diverse resumé of any actor out there. Up until his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad changed his career forever, Cranston was in what felt like hundreds of roles in television and movies. While he was technically in a starring role on Malcolm in the Middle, we all know that Walter White put him into another stratosphere that has lead to his A-list status today. My personal favorite Cranston role will always be Tim Whatley on Seinfeld that
- Nat Berman
Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) has signed on to direct the first episode, and will also executive produce alongside Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons, who of course plays Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory.
Parsons will also serve as a narrator on the show, which has Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) portraying a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper. Zoe Perry and Lance Barber will play Sheldon’s parents, with Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan as his siblings.
Young Sheldon is described as being in the vein of Malcolm in the Middle, and will follow Sheldon as he lives with his family in East Texas and attends high school. It is likely to air alongside The Big Bang Theory, »
- Gary Collinson
Following her stellar performance as Bette Davis on FX’s Feud, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon will be making another trip into the world of TV. The iconic actress has signed on to join the cast of Showtime’s hit series Ray Donovan for its forthcoming fifth season.
According to Showtime (via The Wrap), Sarandon will play the recurring role of Samantha Winslow, a strong and focused motion picture studio head. It remains to be seen how Winslow’s path will cross with the titular character, but one would assume that Donovan, a professional fixer for rich and famous Los Angeles residents, will probably end up doing a job for her.
While primarily known for her work in such films as Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking, Stepmom, Arbitrage, Tammy and more, Sarandon is far from inexperienced when it comes to TV. Over the course of her career, Sarandon has popped up »
- Justin Cook
The SXSW Film Festival continues to grow in scope, as a launching pad for broad studio comedies and blockbusters — see “Bridesmaids,” “Neighbors,” and “Trainwreck” — but it’s never unveiled a major Oscar contender before. That might have changed on Sunday night, with the “work-in-progress” premiere of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist.”
On paper, the movie should be a niche story — a comedy about the making of what’s widely regarded as the worst movie of all time, the 2003 cult indie “The Room,” starring an outsider named Tommy Wiseau, who financed the project and directed it, too. But to say the Austin crowd was ecstatic at the premiere is an understatement. I don’t think I’ve ever heard such thunderous rolls of laughter at the Paramount Theatre, thanks to a tour-de-force (and career-best) performance by Franco, who also (how method!) directed the upcoming Warner Bros. release.
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- Ramin Setoodeh
CBS has found a young Sheldon. Deadline reports Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry have joined the network's Big Bang Theory spinoff.From Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, and Jim Parsons, the sitcom prequel "is described as a Malcolm in the Middle-esque single-camera family comedy centered on the child prodigy Sheldon (Armitage) character at age 10. He lives in Texas with his older brother George, fraternal twin sister (Missy), their mother Mary Cooper (Perry), an overtly devout Evangelical Christian; and father George Cooper, an alcoholic who was never around."Read More… »
Danny Masterson has had a long history with the Church of Scientology.
On Friday, People confirmed that the 40-year-old actor, best known for his role in That ’70s Show, is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department over sexual assault allegations.
According to documents obtained by The Underground Bunker, journalist Tony Ortega’s blog about Scientology, the three women who have accused Masterson are reportedly also Scientologists. They claim that the Church of Scientology pressured them not to contact authorities about the accusations. (The Church of Scientology did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)
Former Scientologist Leah Remini »
- Christina Dugan
Rob Leane Mar 14, 2017
The Big Bang Theory prequel all about Sheldon Cooper has been picked up for a full season...
The Big Bang Theory's prequel series, which is set to focus on the early life of Dr Sheldon Cooper, has officially been picked up for a full season.
Deadline broke the news of Favreau's appointment and the full season order, as well as dropping some interesting info nuggets: Parsons, the original Sheldon actor, will narrate show; Lance Barber has been cast as Sheldon's dad; and the series will probably air side by side with The Big Bang Theory in autumn.
As Emma Stone stood onstage at the Dolby Theatre accepting her Best Actress award at the Oscars on Sunday, she might think back to where it all started: A ninth grade history class in Scottsdale, Arizona.
That’s where Stone, 14 at the time, decided she was dropping out of school and moving to L.A. to become a star. “I had this Howard Beale-like moment,” she told The Hollywood Reporter about her realization, citing Peter Finch’s character’s iconic meltdown in Network. “It’s the last period of the day, and I have a revelation that I needed to »
- Mike Miller
Did Bryan Cranston's Zordon use to be the original red Power Ranger? That's a fan theory that has been running rampant on the internet leading into the March release of the new Power Rangers movie reboot. Today, we have a little bit of proof that claims to back this up. It comes from Bryan Cranston himself, but it could mean nothing at all.
Power Rangers will finally be in theaters March 24 after nearly two years of hype. And it will supposedly reignite fans longtime passion for the franchise, giving the original TV show a gritty boost while retaining the action and humor that made it such a campy 90s classic. At that, it appears that the new Lionsgate movie will be rewriting the Mighty Morphin origins of some of its characters, and that includes Zordon.
Emma Stone usually appears completely at ease in the spotlight — but it took some time for the actress to find her peaceful place.
The actress, 26, opened up in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter about growing up battling anxiety and panic attacks and how acting became her solution.
“It’s just the way I’m wired,” she said.
Along with the help from therapy, performing became a major way for Stone to overcome her anxiety.
“I think my parents saw that acting was the thing that made me fulfilled and happy,” she said.
After convincing her parents to let »
10 items from 2017
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