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'Jessica Jones' Creator on the 'Tony Soprano' of Female Superheroes

19 November 2015 11:23 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Melissa Rosenberg may not be the woman that Marvel deserves, but the TV veteran and former screenwriter of the Twilight series is definitely the woman that Marvel needs right now. When told that her new Netflix superhero series Jessica Jones feels like a corrective to the way that women have been represented in previous comic-book stories, the veteran screenwriter and showrunner can barely stifle her laughter: "Yeah, that wasn't an accident."

There are no half-measures with Jessica Jones — and certainly no attempts to placate a male audience that's grown accustomed »

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Mary-Louise Parker Finally Addresses Billy Crudup Leaving Her for Claire Danes During Her Pregnancy

10 November 2015 8:24 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The last word. In 2003, Billy Crudup left his then-pregnant girlfriend of eight years, Mary-Louise Parker, for actress Claire Danes -- but it's Parker who has the final say in her new memoir, Dear Mr. You. In the book, Parker writes 34 separate letters to men she's encountered throughout her life, including "Dear Risk Teacher," "Dear Nasa," and "Dear Mr. You." Among the dozens of letters, none appear to directly mention Crudup, with whom Parker shares an 11-year-old son named William. However, the Weeds actress, now 51, alludes [...] »

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Sliff 2015 Review – A Rising Tide

6 November 2015 7:23 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Review by Dana Jung. 

A Rising Tide screens Saturday November 7th at 3:15pm and Sunday November 8th at 3:30 as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. Both screenings are at The Hi-Pointe Backlot. Ticket information can be found Here and Here

Natural disasters have a way of bringing out both the best and the worst in people.  Recent weather-related catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina, tornados in the Midwest, and the recent flooding in the South all test the limits of human endurance both emotionally and physically.  The new film A Rising Tide examines the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy on one family and those they’re involved with as they try to rebuild and restart their lives.

Essentially a love story set against the backdrop of a family’s attempts to start over, A Rising Tide shows that the pursuit of the dollar is not the only criteria »

- Movie Geeks

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TV News Roundup: HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Set to Drop; ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Brings Back Guest Star

29 October 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s 1970s-set music series “Vinyl” is ready to rock and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” gets a familiar face in today’s TV news roundup …

Premiere Dates:

HBO has a Valentine’s treat in store: A two-hour premiere of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter’s “Vinyl” is set for 9 p.m. Feb. 14 on the premium cabler. HBO also announced that comedies “Girls” and “Togetherness” will premiere new seasons back-to-back starting at 10 p.m. Feb. 21.

Oxygen’s Nick Cannon-produced “Like a Boss”, a docuseries that follows up-and-coming assistants in Atlanta, will premiere at 9 p.m. Jan. 19.


Fox Television Stations has given two more seasons of “The Real,” keeping the syndicated talk show on through 2018 in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The one-hour weekly show is hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon.

Casting News:

Veep” actor Matt Walsh is returning »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Seth Rogen discusses the changes to Preacher for the TV adaptation

12 October 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Crave Online to promote his new film Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen has been discussing the upcoming adaptation of Preacher, and specifically, the changes that are being made to Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s acclaimed comic book epic for the AMC series.

See Also: Seth Rogen reveals first Preacher poster, announces premiere date

“We are changing the specifics of how the narrative is unfolding. A lot of the building blocks we are not changing, a lot of characters we’re keeping, but we want to make a show that if you’re a fan of the comic, you don’t know what to expect. And we have no interest honestly in just doing a literal page-to-page adaptation. It just seems like the most boring creative endeavor one could go on! I mean there’s some things that even Garth will argue, is quick to admit that »

- Gary Collinson

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Claire Danes Reveals If She Regrets Billy Crudup Leaving Pregnant Mary-Louise Parker For Her

5 October 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Claire Danes is coming clean!  The "Homeland" star opened up about her infamous relationship with "Almost Famous" star, Billy Crudup, while chatting with Howard Stern on Monday.  While Danes made a ton of headlines after Billy left left his then-pregnant partner, Mary Louise Parker, for her ... she doesn't exactly sound like she regrets it.   "That was a scary thing," the actress said about their controversial relationship. "That was really hard. I didn’t know how to not do that." It was in 2003 the actor called it quits with the "Weeds" star to date Danes -- Billy and Mary had been together for 8 years prior and Parker was seven months pregnant with their first child.  "I was just in love with him," Danes revealed. "And needed to explore that and I was 24... I didn’t quite know what those consequences would be." The former flames first met on the set of their film, »

- tooFab Staff

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The True Story Behind Orange Is the New Black

28 September 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're a fan of Orange Is the New Black, then you know by now that it's based on the real experiences of Piper Kerman. Kerman, known as Piper Chapman (and played by Taylor Schilling) on the show, published a bestselling memoir of the same name. While Kerman says the show, headed by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is not a docudrama whatsoever, her real-life experience does come through in the series. Obviously, the show has diverted a lot since we've been through seasons two and three, but here are factual details that inspired the series. Source: Getty/Charles Norfleet The Crime After college, the real Piper Kerman fell for a woman caught up in an international drug ring. In the book, she calls her Nora, and if you watch the show, you know her as Alex (played by Laura Prepon). The real Piper smuggled $10,000 from Chicago to Brussels, Belgium, during her time with Nora, »

- Annie Gabillet

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Photos: Yvonne Strahovski, Christina Ricci, Anna Camp in New Amazon Pilots

23 September 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.

RelatedHand of God: Is Amazon’s Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?

As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:

Edge | Set in 1868 and based on George G. Gilman’s best-selling novel series — which has been described as “the most violent Western in »

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Weeds Star Hunter Parrish Is Married!

16 September 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Hunter Parrish and Kathryn Wahl have officially tied the knot! The Weeds actor married his longtime love in an outdoor wedding at the Flying Caballos Ranch in San Luis Obispo, CA, on Sunday, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. The twosome first met on the set of Weeds in 2010 and, after dating for a few years, got engaged in December 2014. Hunter is best known for his role as Silas Botwin on the hit Showtime series, while Kathryn starred in This Means War alongside Reese Witherspoon in 2012. Congratulations to the happy couple! »

- Monica Sisavat

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Surprise! Hunter Parrish Marries Kathryn Wahl in Outdoor Ceremony

16 September 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Silas is officially off the market! Actor Hunter Parrish married longtime girlfriend Kathryn Wahl Sunday at Flying Caballos Ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif., E! News confirms. The bride wore a strapless white tulle gown with her long blond hair down. She accessorized her look with a floral crown. The former Weeds star kept it casual, opting for a brown vest over a white shirt. Guests used the hashtag #loversinparrishdise to aggregate their pics. Attendees danced the night away under the California stars, as the wedding took place completely outdoors. One area was outfitted with stacks of hay that had been transformed into couches. The altar seemed to feature a teepee as well, which also had a presence at »

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Seth Rogen reveals first Preacher poster, announces premiere date

9 September 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to announce that AMC’s adaptation of the acclaimed comic book series Preacher is set to premiere in May 2016, and alongside the news he’s also dropped the first teaser poster…

See Also: Cassidy and Arseface featured in Preacher set photos

Preacher is being directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (The Interview), while the cast includes Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) as Rev. Jesse Custer alongside Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface, Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip, Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) as Cassidy, Elizabeth Perkins (Big, Weeds) as Vyla Quinncannon, W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) as Sheriff Hugo Root, Tom Brooke (Sherlock) as Fiore and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) as the original character Emily Woodrow.


- Gary Collinson

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‘You’re the Worst’ Creator Stephen Falk Wants to Stop Boring TV Rom-Coms

9 September 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last season saw the demise (or the move to Hulu) of many televised romantic comedies, but against the odds, one very twisted comedy about dating in Los Angeles managed to grow a niche fanbase.

“You’re the Worst,” which is ostensibly about the relationship of so-wrong-for-each-other-they’re-right Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash), gets to heart of 21st century romance. Ahead of the show’s Season 2 premiere — and move from FX to Fxx — creator Stephen Falk talked to Variety about what his former boss, “Weeds” and “Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan, taught him about good writing, and why he thinks rom-coms need an update.

“You’re the Worst’s” theme song suggests that the couple will eventually break up …

One of them is going to have the other in the end or I’m a liar. I don’t know. I love that song. It’s »

- Whitney Friedlander

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How 'You're the Worst' remains a great romance about two awful people

8 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the course of its first season, "You're the Worst" — a romantic comedy about two terrible human beings (played by Chris Geere and Aya Cash) who would vomit at the thought that they are the hero and heroine of a romantic comedy — went from a show I felt pretty ambivalent about to one of my favorite shows on TV.  It's been nearly a year since the last original episode aired on FX, in part because the show has moved over to the younger-skewing Fxx channel(*), but based on the new season's first two episodes (it premieres tomorrow night at 10:30), the wait was worth it. (*) Every mention of the network shift brings with it some doomsday theory about how FX is sending the show to Fxx to kill it. All that paranoia seems rooted entirely in the failure of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" when it made the switch, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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6 Reasons You're the Worst Is the Best Show You're Not Watching . . . Yet

8 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You're the Worst might not be on your radar. But it should be. The twisted romantic comedy's second season debuts Wednesday night on Fxx - moving over from sister network FX - and is really the only show of its kind on the air right now. Starring Aya Cash as romance-averse music publicist Gretchen and Chris Geere as her bitter Brit-novelist love interest, Jimmy, it's smart, entertaining, and yes, even heartfelt, even though Gretchen and Jimmy would hate to admit it. Here are six reasons you need to be watching: 6. It's from the same guy behind Weeds and Orange Is the New Black. Stephen Falk, who is co-executive-producer on Oitnb and previously held down the same job on Weeds, is also at the helm of this series. So if you expect the same acerbic wit, outlandish situations, and flawed-but-somehow-appealing characters he's had such success in dreaming up and writing for in the past, »

- Lindsay-Miller

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Sutton Foster Books Guest Gig on Amazon Dark Comedy Mad Dogs

28 August 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Younger woman is going to the dogs.

Sutton Foster, who stars in the TV Land dramedy, has booked a guest-starring role on Amazon’s forthcoming Mad Dogs, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The hour-long dark comedy, adapted from the British series of the same name, follows a group of underachieving fortysomething friends who gather in Belize to celebrate an early retirement. When wild events start to unfold, secrets are revealed — and someone dies.

RelatedGalaxy Quest Series Lands at Amazon

Foster will play Gerda, who is described as “a stubborn and fierce Mennonite wife gone rogue.” She’ll be around for at least one episode. »

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Cassidy and Arseface featured in Preacher set photos

25 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen very little from AMC’s upcoming Preacher adaptation so far, but a few set photos have landed online via Facebook, which give us a look at Joe Gilgun’s Cassidy, as well as Ian Colletti as a somewhat toned-down Arseface…

The Preacher pilot is being directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (The Interview), while the cast includes Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) as Rev. Jesse Custer alongside Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface, Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip, Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) as Cassidy, Elizabeth Perkins (Big, Weeds) as Vyla Quinncannon, W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) as Sheriff Hugo Root, Tom Brooke (Sherlock) as Fiore and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) as the original character Emily Woodrow.


- Gary Collinson

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Hunter Parrish -- Soon I'll Really Be Hunter Parrish!

16 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Hunter Parrish is changing his name to ... Hunter Parrish. The "Weeds" and "Spring Awakening" star's current legal name is Hunter Parrish Tharp, but he's looking to flip his middle and last names ... so the professional and real ones line up.  Hunter has a hearing set for next month to make it official. Parrish is engaged to Kathryn Wahl ... who you have to assume is more excited to take the name Parrish than Tharp.  Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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'Orange Is The New Black' Star – My Acting Success Was Ill-Timed ... Ditto for My Divorce

13 August 2015 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Pablo Schreiber's soon-to-be ex-wife will be enjoying the fruits of his "Orange Is The New Black" labors for years to come, because their divorce settlement includes a chunk of his residuals. Pablo, who plays George "Pornstache" Mendez on 'Oitnb' ... just finalized his divorce from Jessica Monty -- and let's just say the timing of their marriage worked out perfectly for her.  Pablo's career took off after they tied the knot, and according »

- TMZ Staff

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Fxx’s ‘You’re The Worst’ gets a full trailer for its second season

4 August 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Last summer saw FX add two new shows to their then-existing lineup of half-hour series, a lineup that already included well-regarded shows such as Louie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Archer. One of those shows, You’re the Worst, soon gained critical acclaim of its own, leaving many anticipating a second season renewal. That renewal did come down eventually, with a caveat that the show, which was created by Weeds writer Stephen Falk, would be shifting from main channel FX to the production company’s sister channel Fxx.

Chris Geere and Aya Cash are poised to return to the lead roles for the show’s second season, which will formally premiere on September 9th at 10:30 pm Et and will run for thirteen episodes. Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue will also be returning in the supporting cast, and ahead of the show’s second season premiere, a full »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Boss Jenji Kohan on Running the Show Her Way

4 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jenji Kohan shakes off any discussion of the Emmy rule changes that saw her Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” forced to move from comedy to drama this year. “If people want to label us, it’s up to them,” she says. “We’re just doing what we’re doing.” But what suits her rule-breaking personality is that her show is the first to earn nods in both categories. “That part I really like,” she says, with a sly smile. The idiosyncratic showrunner talked to Variety’s Debra Birnbaum about blazing a path to the top.

You didn’t have an easy road to where you sit now.

I saw the writing on the wall early when I knew I wanted to have kids. It was really hard to do when working for other people. You have to accommodate the showrunner’s schedule. If I wanted to have a family, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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