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First Look At Christopher Abbott In Josh Mond’s ‘James White’ & Kickstarter Campaign Underway

11 April 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve always liked to support the smaller projects and Josh Mond’s James White needs you to finish what they’ve started, and you can help via Kickstarter to get the post-production, editing, sounds design/mixing, and securing music rights side of the film completed!

We’re bringing this one to your attention for a couple of reasons. It’s not just because the team at Borderline Films already have an intelligent and powerful project history but mainly because we believe in these guys and the films they’re making…and want you to be a part of something unique.

Borderline Films, is made up of three filmmakers: Mond, Antonio Campos, and Sean Durkin. Ten years after founding Borderline as film students at Nyu, their feature films have played at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. They’ve been »

- Dan Bullock

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This Week on Stage: Denzel and Menzel add some Broadway star power

5 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

King Kong ain’t got s–t on superstar Denzel Washington (at least, not until the beast’s new musical declares a firm date next season), as the movie megastar touched down on Broadway for the first time since his Tony-winning turn in August Wilson’s Fences in 2010. And like that heralded revival, he once again got raves from most outlets. Also receiving raves this week was Wicked star Idina Menzel, who dazzles in If/Then, the new tuner by the Next to Normal team of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. And though the young fans who adore her voice in Frozen may, »

- Jason Clark

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Jeremy Jordan sings 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen' at Miscast gala honoring Allison Janney -- Exclusive Video

2 April 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On March 31, New York’s McC Theater held its raucous Miscast gala, an annual fundraiser honoring one veteran theater artist — this year, the fearless Allison Janney — with a concert program line-up that features Broadway stars performing songs typically sung by the opposite gender. Last year, you might remember Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff stopping the show with Smash’s “Let Me Be Your Star.” This year was no different, but we’ll get to that. First, Janney.

“I believe that any actor worth their salt has to have done theater,” says Janney, whose history with the stage stretches far back »

- Marc Snetiker

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Casting Net: Brad Pitt to star in WWII romantic thriller; plus 50 Cent, Meryl Streep, more

1 April 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) is in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. No director or distributor is attached yet. Graham King’s Gk Films will produce. [Deadline] 

Meryl Streep (August: Osage Country) will star as a rock-and-roll-loving mama in Rick and the Flash, written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will direct the film, which finds Streep’s character reconciling with her estranged daughter. TriStar Productions will finance and distribute the movie, with shooting beginning in the fall. [Deadline]

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Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher expecting their first child

29 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Former "Smash" star Megan Hilty is pregnant with her musician husband Brian Gallagher. The baby will be the first for both parents.

"We took the test together," Hilty tells Us Weekly of the pregnancy, due to deliver a baby on Gallagher's 34th birthday. "It was the best present he got this year -- or any other year, for that matter!"

Although early in the pregnancy, Hilty is apparently wasting no time. "I want sushi, tuna fish sandwiches, coffee and champagne," the singer and actress says of her forbidden cravings. "I haven't shopped for any baby things yet, but I have found some amazing maternity dresses for the summer.

Related: Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher marry in Vegas. 

The couple has only been married for four months -- tying the knot in Las Vegas back on Nov. 2, 2013. They don't know the baby's sex yet, but are preparing the kid for a »

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Megan Hilty Is Pregnant

29 March 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Megan Hilty is going to be a mom!

The former "Sean Saves The World" star, who also played Ivy on "Smash," is pregnant.

The 33-year-old actress tied the knot with husband Brian Gallagher back in November, and the newlyweds found out they were going to be parents on Brian's 34th birthday (in January), according to Us Weekly.

Photos: From Broadway To Small Screen Star - Megan Hilty

"We took the test together," Megan told the mag. "It was the best present he got this year -- or any other year for that matter!"

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Megan Hilty Is Pregnant! Actress Expecting First Child With Husband Brian Gallagher

29 March 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Megan Hilty is going to be a mom! The former Smash and Sean Saves the World star and husband Brian Gallagher are expecting their first child together, the couple confirmed on Twitter on Saturday. The mama-to-be shared the exciting news on her 33rd birthday. "2 years ago today I met the man of my dreams and now we're proud to announce we're starting a family! #happybirthdaytome! @BrianGGallagher," the actress tweeted. Gallagher added, "Yup! Working on a new project w/ @meganhilty! It's been in development for months now, & is due in September! Working title: #GallagherBaby!" The actors met in a fitness class while they were both working on Broadway. The couple tied »

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Megan Hilty Is Pregnant! Former Smash Star Expecting First Child With Husband Brian Gallagher

29 March 2014 1:31 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

An early birthday gift! Megan Hilty and her husband Brian Gallagher are expecting their first child together, she tells Us Weekly exclusively. The exciting announcement coincides with Hilty's 33rd birthday, and four months after the couple tied the knot! Even better -- the parents-to-be found out they are expecting on Gallagher's 34th birthday back in January. "We took the test together," Hilty explains to Us. "It was the best present he got this year -- or any other year for that matter!" The former Smash star and Broadway veteran [...] »

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'How I Met Your Dad' parts ways with Krysta Rodriguez

25 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"How I Met Your Dad," CBS' follow-up to "How I Met Your Mother," is undergoing a casting change.

Krysta Rodriguez ("Smash"), who was to play the best friend of the main character (Greta Gerwig), is leaving the pilot. Deadline reports the character, a successful and hard-partying woman, is going through some changes following a table read of the pilot script. As a result, the show will look for a different actress to play her.

Emily Spivey ("Up All Night") and "Himym" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the "How I Met Your Dad" script. It's a spiritual companion to/not-quite-spinoff of "How I Met Your Mother," featuring an older version of Gerwig's character telling her kids the story that led her to their father. Drew Tarver, Nicholas D'Agosto and Andrew Santino.

"Himym" veteran Rob Greenberg is set to direct the pilot, stepping in for Pam Fryman, who had to »

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff: Krysta Rodriguez Exits Pilot

25 March 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There's been another shakeup for the “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff pilot “How I Met Your Dad.” Following news last week that longtime “Himym” director Pam Fryman would not be directing the pilot (“Mother” producer Rob Greenberg will handle the duties instead), Krysta Rodriguez has now exited the CBS project. Also read: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Switches Directors Rodriguez, who played Ana Vargas on the NBC musical series “Smash,” was to have played Juliet, who runs a fashion blog, but the role has evolved since the table read. The pilot, billed as a kindred spirit to “How I Met Your. »

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'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff actress leaving show

25 March 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off is making a last-minute cast change.

Krysta Rodriguez (Smash) is exiting How I Met Your Dad just days before the pilot was set to begin production, EW confirmed.

Rodriguez was cast as the sexy, flamboyant fashion blogger best friend of Greta Gerwig’s lead Mother character. After a table read, producers decided Rodriguez wasn’t working out and have decided to rejigger the role. Such shakeups are common both before, during and after the pilot creation process — nobody is ever really assured of having any given role until after the full series goes into production in the summer. »

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Genre Smash!: Eric Kripke talks Revolution, Supernatural

20 March 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Tuesday night at the NerdMelt theater in Los Angeles, television writer and creator Eric Kripke was on hand for a panel called Genre Smash!—a nonprofit event sponsored by the Writer’s Guild Foundation that drew a packed house into the back of Meltdown Comics. Kripke is perhaps best known as the creator of the brothers-fighting-monsters series Supernatural, now set to enter its tenth season on the CW, but Kripke also had a lot to say about his new show Revolution on NBC (with J.J. Abrams), the screenwriting process, and his early days on shows like the WB’s Tarzan (which became a running joke throughout the evening as the ultimate crappy starting point—“It sucked. It just sucked” ).

Eric Kripke

Throughout the panel, Kripke was disarmingly funny, just as prepared to deprecate himself as speak about his successes. A thread of spontanaiety accompanied most of his writing advice, insisting »

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Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins NBC Pilot ‘State Of Affairs’; Rebecca Corry In ‘One Big Happy’

19 March 2014 8:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Leslie Odom Jr. (Smash) has joined the cast of NBC‘s drama pilot State Of Affairs. It stars Katherine Heigl as Charleston Whitney Tucker, a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. Odom, repped by Brs/Gage and manager Joan Sittenfield, plays Mitchell Manning, Chief of Staff to the President of the U.S. He recurs on Person of Interest and Law & Order: Svu. Related: 2014 NBC Pilots Actress-comedian-writer Rebecca Corry has has been cast in NBC‘s multi-camera pilot One Big Happy. Written by Liz Feldman and directed by Scott Ellis, it centers on two platonic friends since childhood —  a lesbian, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), and her straight male best friend, Luke (Nick Zano) — who have been living together and trying to have a baby via artificial insemination. They finally get pregnant, just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life. Corry, »

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Michael Morris Goes to Dinner With Wife Mary McCormack, Sandra Bullock

18 March 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Back to business as usual? Five months after he was caught kissing Smash star Katharine McPhee, director Michael Morris enjoyed a dinner out with wife Mary McCormack and some celebrity friends, including Sandra Bullock. An insider tells Us Weekly that the threesome were also joined by about eight others -- including actor Chris Evans and comedienne Chelsea Handler -- at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood on Wednesday, March 12. McCormack, 45, was seen chatting and sharing laughs with Bullock, 49, during dinner. The group also bumped into fellow [...] »

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Linkomaniac Pt. 1

18 March 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Daily Beast talks to Uma Thurman about Lars von Trier and gender politics

Five Thirty Eight parses Shakespeare and finds that Romeo & Juliet have a relationship that's not totally based on getting to know one another. Duh!

The Wire reviews Doll & Em, a new miniseries starring Emily Mortimer 

Playbill Katharine McPhee has landed a series lead gig in a CBS show called Scorpion. (I guess they never saw Smash?)

Salon on the eve of the release of Divergent, a reminder that not every Ya best-seller aiming for Hunger Games phenom status succeeds: Beautiful Creatures, City of Ember, The Host and more...

The Guardian Brittany Murphy's final film, Something Wicked, is completed four years after her death

Vulture 294 "issues" Glee has addressed in its first 99 episodes

Variety they went really young casting Peter Pan for that self proclaimed "international" and "diverse" Pan film which keeps casting white people in »

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Katharine McPhee Joins CBS Drama Pilot

18 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Smash alum Katharine McPhee has been cast in a CBS drama, according to THR. She'll play a "working-class hero and diner waitress" on Scorpion, a show about an ensemble of geniuses; said waitress is not among the geniuses, of course, but is instead "a nanny of sorts and a translator for … socially misunderstood masterminds." Probably with her special lady-powers of understanding! No word yet on whether this waitress will sing, but maybe it will come about in a scene where the geniuses have assumed no one else has an interior life and then boom, it turns out they do.  »

- Margaret Lyons

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Smash's Katharine McPhee Joins CBS' Scorpion Pilot

17 March 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Katharine McPhee has landed the female lead in CBS' drama pilot Scorpion, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

In the pilot, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

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'Smash's' Katharine McPhee lands female lead in CBS genius drama 'Scorpion'

17 March 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Katharine McPhee is taking another stab at series television. The "Smash" alum has signed on for the female lead in CBS's Scorpion," a drama pilot centering on an "eccentric genius" named Walter (Elyes Gabel) who leads an "international network of super-geniuses" who represent mankind's last line of defense against the terrors of the modern world. McPhee will play Paige, a "working-class hero" and waitress who has the unique ability to understand geniuses and becomes a caretaker/translator for Walter's offbeat cohorts. The pilot, which is based on the life of child prodigy and Scorpion Computer Services founder Walter O'Brien, will be written by Nick Santora and Nicholas Wootton ("Golden Boy") and directed by "Fast and Furious" helmer Justin Lin, who's also executive-producing the project alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Fringe," "Sleepy Hollow"). McPhee starred as Broadway ingenue Karen Cartwright on "Smash" for two seasons. Does "Scorpion" sound like something you'd be interested in watching? »

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Katharine McPhee books CBS pilot: 'Smash' star joins genius drama 'Scorpion'

17 March 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Katharine McPhee is planning her TV comeback.

The "Smash" alum has landed the female lead in CBS' genius drama pilot "Scorpion," THR reports. Based on the life of Walter O'Brien, the project revolves around Walter (Elyes Gabel, "Body of Proof"), an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who protect against the complex threats of the modern age.

McPhee will star as Paige, a diner waitress and "genius whisperer" of sorts who looks after and translates for Walter's team of socially misunderstood brainiacs.

The role marks the "American Idol" runner-up's first return to series television following her two-season stint on NBC's Broadway drama 'Smash."

"Scorpion" is written by Nack Santora and Nicholas Wootton ("Golden Boy"), who will executive produce alongside Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Justin Lin. Lin will also direct the pilot.

Are you hopeful McPhee and "Scorpion" land on CBS' fall schedule? »

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Katharine McPhee Joins CBS's ‘Scorpion’ Pilot

17 March 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Smash” vet Katharine McPhee has lined up a new TV gig. The “American Idol” alum has signed on for the CBS drama pilot “Scorpion,” from Nick Santora (“Prison Break,” “Vegas”) and “NYPD Blue” alum Nicholas Wootton. The pilot revolves around an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses, who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. McPhee will star as Paige, a working-class hero and diner waitress who understands geniuses. Also read: Pilot Season 2014: TheWrap's Complete Network Guide Santora and Wootton are writing and executive producing. Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious”) is directing the. »

- Tim Kenneally

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