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Executive producer Tina Fey will guest star in the second season of her Great News TV show on NBC. The workplace comedy series was renewed for season two, on May 11th. A family sitcom, Great News stars Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey Wigfield. The NBC series follows 30 year old Katie Wendelson (Heelan), a news producer on The Breakdown, a national cable news show. Wigfield created the comedy and executive produces along with Fey and Robert Carlock. Read More… »
The star-studded show, also attended by Alicia Keys and Gwyneth Paltrow, was the first of a two-night gig at the venue as part of the Irish rockers’ Joshua Tree Tour 2017, which marks 30 years since the album and tour of the same name.
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Arriving shortly after The Lumineers’ opening set, Holmes was accompanied by Suri, 11, who was looking cute in a black-and-white dress and green sweater -- perfectly in Irish theme for the music legends! The cutie also had a friend with her to keep her company while Holmes rocked out at the gig, which saw the band play the entire Joshua Tree album as well as other hits from their 40-year career.
It helps to be in Tina Fey's world.
The triple-threat writer, actress, and producer is building a bona fide comedy empire, and followers of her prolific body of work have become accustomed to seeing some familiar faces amid the ensembles and guest-starring roles.
Watch: Alec Baldwin Reflects on First Time He 'Fell in Love' With Tina Fey: She Was 'Completely Uninterested in Me'
Following her success on Saturday Night Live, Fey expanded her TV world with 30 Rock, on which she played the flappable sketch show writer Liz Lemon, as well as Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Emmy-winning series starring Ellie Kemper as a woman reclaiming the years she lost spent kidnapped in an underground bunker. (The Netflix series is returning for its third season on Friday, May 19.) And with the 46-year-old comedian's latest series, Great News, the local news comedy created by former 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield and executive produced by Fey currently airing on NBC »
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Network | NBC
Created By | Tracey Wigfield
Number Of Episodes | 10
Episode Length | 30 mins.
Premise | Katie Wendelson (Ground Floor‘s Briga Heelan) is an up-and-coming cable news producer whose professional and personal lives collide when her mother (Difficult People’s Andrea Martin) scores an internship on her show, The Breakdown. »
At the ABC Upfronts in New York City on Tuesday, it was officially announced that the drama series will be ending after its seventh season. Washington -- who portrays leading lady Olivia Pope on Scandal -- says she and her co-stars "are a little sad" about the news, but "feel grateful to have the information."
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"Sometimes as an actor, you don't know when you're out of a job," the 40-year-old actress quipped while on Wednesday's Good Morning America. "So, it's nice to actually go into the last season, knowing it's the last season."
Washington was also adamant that fans can expect a "no-holds-barred, better than ever, no holding punches, putting it all out on the table" final season. "We're choosing to leave," she noted. "We're choosing »
It's official: It's time to say goodbye to Olivia Pope.
Scandal will air its seventh and final season this coming fall, ABC announced Tuesday, confirming earlier reports that the Kerry Washington-led political fixer drama was nearing its end. George Newbern, who plays Charlie, has been promoted to series regular for the final season.
The decision to end Scandal, which has anchored ABC's popular (and successful) Tgit lineup on Thursdays, came from creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes, who felt it was time to bid farewell to these beloved characters and that they are "going all out" in the final season.
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“Deciding how to end a show is easy,” Rhimes said in a statement. “Deciding when to finish is quite simple when the end date is years away. But actually going through with it? Actually standing up to say: ‘This is it?’ Not so much »
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx recently spent some time in the city of love, while her ex-husband Tom Cruise was not far away. The two have sparked romance rumors since 2013 and have occasionally been seen together in public but have never confirmed a relationship. E! News has learned last year that the notoriously private stars have been dating for years and that that is "not a secret among their friends." "Jamie wrapped filming on Robin Hood and Katie flew in to Paris to meet him for a few days," a source told E! News exclusively. "Tom Cruise was filming Mission Impossible 6 only a few blocks away, but Katie and Jamie stayed inside their hotel...and didn't »
To entice Goldie Hawn back to the big screen -- for her first film in 15 years -- it took a special script (Snatched), a special co-star (Amy Schumer) and a special director: Jonathan Levine, whose past work includes the cancer dramedy, 50/50, and the stoner Christmas carol, The Night Before. In his latest, Levine is tackling mother-daughter bonding (and snatchin') and Et phoned the director to discuss the road to bringing Hawn out of semi-retirement, doing improv with Schumer and the movie he would like to direct with Jennifer Lawrence.
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Tina Fey has just received some great news about her new comedy Great News. NBC has renewed the series for a 13-episode second season. Great News follows Katie (Briga Heelan) as she tries to become a new producer while her mother Carol (Andrea Martin) is an intern at the same station after she decides to join the working world. The series also stars Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and John Michael Higgins. Since Great News debuted last month, it has shown somewhat impressive ratings numbers and average 4.3 million viewers for each episode. These numbers are similar to one of ABC’s top comedies Black-ish, which averages 5+ million
- Tim Gerstenberger
In the June issue of Net-a-Porter magazine, the 40-year-old actress reveals what life is really like as a working mom in Hollywood. During the interview, the magazine notes that Washington's 7-month-old son, Caleb, is "cradled at her breast for a midday meal."
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"I can be covered in spit-up on a conference call while I'm pumping and that's Ok, because this is my perfect," she quips. "It may not be somebody else's, but this is mine."
The 40-year-old actress also praises Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes for her ability to raise three children and head up several shows on ABC. "Shonda's got I-don't-know-how-many shows now, plus three kids, and she just figures it out," she muses. "However »
Good news for fans of Great News. Today, NBC announced they've renewed the TV show for a second season, Variety reports.From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the comedy follows Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), an ambitious cable news producer whose mother ends up interning at her workplace. The cast also includes Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey WigfieldRead More… »
Kiefer Sutherland stars in “Designated Survivor” as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the Us Capitol during the State of the Union. Kirkman now finds himself thrust into a role he never wanted. He must struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.
In addition to Sutherland, the series also stars Natasha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jon Harmon Feldman, Nick Pepper. Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood, and »
- Joe Otterson and Elizabeth Wagmeister
NBC has renewed freshman comedy “Great News” for a 13-episode second season, the network announced Thursday. “Great News” follows Katie (Briga Heelan), an up-and-coming news producer, who finds out her overbearing mom (Andrea Martin) has rejoined the workforce as an intern at the station where Katie works. The cast includes Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie and Horatio Sanz. Read More See Tina Fey's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 1536 “30 Rock” writer Tracey Wigfield serves as writer and executive producer. Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner »
- Linda Ge
The secret it out! Olivia Pope's story is nearing an end.
According to several reports, Scandal will be ending after its seventh season, and ABC plans to announce the news at next week's upfront presentation.
The drama series is currently in its sixth season and the cast recently joined show creator Shonda Rhimes to celebrate the program's 100th episode. Et was at the event and spoke with both Rhimes and Scandal lead actress Kerry Washington about being apart of such a long-running show.
"I think every single day that we work together has been amazing, truly," Rhimes bragged. "It's always amazing. I have these great casts and I feel really lucky."
Washington -- who plays crisis management expert Olivia Pope -- agreed, noting that the cast has had such big moments in their personal lives while shooting Scandal, including the actress »
While the upcoming R-rated comedy Snatched will probably get more attention for its two stars, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn--the latter making her first big screen appearance in almost 15 years--the man behind the camera is director Jonathan Levine, who continues to diversify his filmography with this female-driven comedy.
Levine first got attention for his early indie The Wackness, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and he followed that by adapting the young adult zombie romance Warm Bodies, then making the cancer comedy 50/50 and the Christmas comedy The Night Before, the latter two with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
In Snatched, Amy Schumer plays Emily Middleton, who has plans to go to South America on a romantic trip with her boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her she asks her mother Linda (Hawn) to make the trip with her. Once there, the two are constantly fighting, but »
- Edward Douglas
Depp will portray the titular Richard — a college professor who is given a life-changing diagnosis and then decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible. He smokes, drinks, has sex, and insults anyone who annoys him.
Roberts directed and wrote “Katie Says Goodbye,” starring Olivia Cooke, Mireille Enos, Christopher Abbott, James Belushi and Mary Steenburgen, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety‘s Geoff Berkshire gave “Katie” a mixed review. »
- Dave McNary
Kerry Washington headed back to her hometown to receive a major honor!
The Scandal star was celebrated at the inaugural Bronx Children’s Museum Gala in the Bronx, New York on Tuesday. The event raised $520,000 to help fund access to the arts, music, dance, environmental studies, and Steam-based exhibits and programs for the more than 250,000 children living in the borough.
Comedian Tracy Morgan (who is also from the Bronx) was on hand to help auction a variety of items. which included a visit to the set of Scandal in Los Angeles, California, and a meet-and-greet at Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have show in Las Vegas.
Over on the west coast, Carol Burnett was honored with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award during the 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta event at the »
Following last month’s announcement that “Moonlight” had won the award for Outstanding Film — Wide Release and “Other People” was taking home the prize for Outstanding Film — Limited Release, the 28th GLAAD Media Awards took place in New York last night. “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” was named Outstanding Documentary at the ceremony, which honors positive and accurate portrayals of the Lgbtq community.
“The Same Difference”
“The Trans List”
Outstanding Reality Program:
Outstanding Music Artist:
Against Me!, “Shape Shift With Me”
Blood Orange, “Freetown Sound”
Tyler Glenn, »
- Michael Nordine
Ahead of its Us release next month, Lionsgate has debuted a new poster and trailer for the upcoming erotic thriller Inconceivable. Directed by Jonathan Baker, the film stars Gina Gershon, Faye Dunaway, Nicolas Cage, Nicky Whelan, and Natalie Eva Marie; check them out below…
A mysterious young woman, Katie (Nicky Whelan), and her daughter move to a new town to escape her past and quickly befriends Angela Morgan (Gina Gershon), a mother of one who longs for a bigger family. As their lives become intricately entwined, Angela and her husband, Brian, (Nicolas Cage), invite Katie to live in their guest-house to serve as their nanny. Over time, the blossoming friendship between the two women spirals into a dangerous obsession as Katie becomes overly attached to the Morgans’ daughter. Enduring lies and manipulations, Angela and Brian realize that sweet Katie is actually trying to destroy their family from within.
Inconceivable is »
- Amie Cranswick
Lionsgate Premiere has released the official trailer to Jonathan Baker’s forthcoming thriller Inconceivable, which is slated for release June 30. The pic, written by Chloe King, stars Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon, and Nicky Whelan. The film follows Katie (Whelan), who moves to town with her young daughter in order to start a new life after enduring abuse in her past and she quickly befriends another mother, Angela (Gershon), and her husband Brian (Cage)… »
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