6 items from 2011
Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner should be glad they can work together on the Oscars and "Tower Heist," because it sounds like they won't be making another "Beverly Hills Cop" film any time soon.. Though the two have long talked about making "Beverly Hills Cop 4" together, the comedian and upcoming Oscar host shared in a recent interview that the fourth installment of the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise is no longer happening.
"They're not doing it," Murphy told Rolling Stone. "None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn't be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong."
That doesn't mean that he's given up on the idea entirely, though. A movie might be dead in the water, but Murphy is hoping he can bring Axel Foley's story to the small screen. »
- Terri Schwartz
Forbes magazine has calculated which gentlemen have amassed the most cash in the entertainment industry, from May 2010 to May 2011.
Find out who is No. 1!
Top 10 Highest-Paid Men in Entertainment10. Tiger Woods
$75 million Woods has struggled on — and off — the golf course since his 2009 personal problems but he's still the world's best-paid athlete.
9. Howard Stern
$76 million Stern has renewed with SiriusXM satellite radio through 2015 but analysts estimate he took a 20 percent cut on his new deal. »
Exclusive: Director-producer Brett Ratner has closed a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where he has been based for the past 7 years. He is being joined by former NBC development executive-turned-producer Chris Conti, who will serve as president of Ratner's Rat TV. "It's impossible not to love Brett," 20th TV chairman Dana Walden said. "He is a great entertainer, has such love for the business and has the most commercial sense of any creative person I've ever worked with." She praised Ratner for directing the pilot for the Fox drama Prison Break, which "helped reestablish what the 20th Century Fox TV brand is around the world." But for the past 7 years, Ratner has directed only one other 20th TV pilot that has gone to series, CBS' short-lived CIA dramedy Chaos. He has developed and produced a total of 3 series, Prison Break, Chaos and ABC's Women's Murder Club. That »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Aubrey Dollar has signed up to make a guest appearance on The Good Wife. TV Line reports that the actress will play a good-natured nurse who crosses paths with Kalinda (Archia Panjabi) in a forthcoming episode. Though the nurse is eager to befriend Kalinda, the private investigator is really using her for information on a new case. Dollar previously starred in short-lived ABC drama Women's Murder Club and has also appeared in episodes of Ugly Betty, Dawson's Creek and Cupid. (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Yes, Kalinda and Peter slept together at some point in the past, a fact recently revealed on The Good Wife.
But that wasn't the only bombshell to come out of "Ham Sandwich." We also learned that Will has a shady past, one Blake helped cover up. And while series creator Robert King says there are no plans to bring Scott Porter back - he's been cast on The CW's Hart of Dixie - this storyline is just getting started.
“We are going to build on that,” King tells TV Line. “It doesn’t need Blake to go forward.”
Meanwhile, look for Kalinda's love life to continue to get complicated.
Aubrey Dollar will guest star on the drama as a nurse who wants to cozy up to the mysterious investigator. She'll appear on an upcoming episode as someone from whom Kalinda wants information.
Dollar is best known for portraying Cindy on Women's Murder Club. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (TV Fanatic Staff)
Exclusive: Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain have stepped down as executive producers on the CW drama pilot The Secret Circle, based on a three-book series from The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith. Under their Warner Bros TV overall deal, the Angel and Dollhouse alums last summer were assigned to supervise writer Andrew Miller in developing the project and serve as showrunners on the potential pilot/series. The project was set up at the CW in October. Then, in January, Kevin Williamson was brought in to rewrite Miller's script. Williamson's draft was picked up to pilot, with him serving as executive producer/showrunner. Craft and Fain have a longstanding relationship with Williamson: they worked on his WB series Glory Days and currently serve as consulting producers on his CW series with Julie Plec The Vampire Diaries. But despite the three having a great shorthand, the feel was that there was duplication »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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