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“We thought you’d be home. I postponed dinner as long as I could,” Jill (Marianna Palka) says as she leaves a message for her husband, Bill (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”), in the new trailer for “Bitch.” “There’s a dog watching me,” she adds in a trembling voice.
You see, Jill’s having a hard time of it. Bill is never at home, is cheating on her, and doesn’t listen when she talks to him. She takes care of their four kids on her own, and they are sort of terrible (“Mom! Can we go in this century, please?”). Growing more and more desperate, Jill finally cracks — and begins behaving like an aggressive dog. Literally.
“I read and heard a story that Scottish doctor R.D. Laing had a patient who had empty nest syndrome when her kids grew up and left the house and it was so fascinating to me,” writer-director-star Palka told us when “Bitch” screened at Sundance. With Laing’s patient in mind, she decided to explore what it would mean if an unhappy woman acted like an actual bitch.
“Women deserve all of their civil and human rights,” Palka stressed. “No one needs to use the term ‘bitch’ against anyone else, unless they’re literally talking about a female dog. Because no one is actually that term. So let’s find a better word.”
Along with appearing in projects like “Glow,” “Girls,” and “Scottish Mussel,” Palka has helmed and acted in the features “I’m the Same,” “Good Dick,” and “Always Worthy.” Frequent collaborator Ritter also appears in the latter two. Palka’s next project, the dark motherhood comedy “Egg,” is in post-production. It stars Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Alysia Reiner (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect” franchise).
“Bitch” hits theaters and VOD November 10.
Trailer Watch: A Family’s Life Goes to the Dogs in Marianna Palka’s “Bitch” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Glow has a new team member. Deadline reports Shakira Barrera has joined season two of the Netflix TV show.The dramedy follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show. The cast also includes Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin.Read More… »
Arrow lovebirds Oliver and Felicity have been taking their relationship one (slow) step at a time this season, but they’ll soon be progressing to the gifting and smooching stage.
In these new photos from the Oct. 26 episode (The CW, 9/8c), Oliver stops by Felicity’s loft with a gift in hand. Whatever it is, she really seems to like it, judging by the passionate lip-lock the two share after opening the present.
A new fighter will be entering the ring for the second season of Netflix’s Glow. Blood Heist‘s Shakira Barrera has joined the cast as Yolanda aka Yo-Yo, a Mexican American dancer/stripper and out-and-proud lesbian who joins the team.
The series stars Community’s Alison Brie as an actress hoping to catch her big break and joining an up-and-coming women’s wrestling team in order to fulfill her goal. The series, which premiered on the streaming service earlier this summer, was a hit for Netflix and renewed shortly after.
Glow tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress »
- Ricky Church
Shakira Barrera has entered the ring for Netflix’s Glow, the 1980s-set female wrestling comedy that is now shooting its second season. She has joined the cast for the 10-episode Season 2 playing Yolanda aka Yo-Yo, a a Mexican American dancer/stripper and out-and-proud lesbian who joins the team. In August, Netflix renewed the series created and executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and… »
The gorgeous ladies of wrestling, a.k.a. Glow, are back in business! Back in August, Netflix announced they were headed back into the ring for Season 2 and production is already underway on the new season of the breakout hit. Alison Brie announced "We're back" on Instagram, where she posted the first behind the scenes set photo from Season 2, striking a pose alongside co-star Betty Gilpin. If you haven’t caught up yet, Marc Maron stars alongside Brie and Gilpin, along with Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Britt Baron, Kimmy Gatewood, Sunita Mani, Kate Nash, Gayle Rankin, … »
- Haleigh Foutch
Two new shows are coming to Comedy Central from former head writers of Saturday Night Live and Glow actor. These shows will surely bring more fun to the number one comedy network in the country. Both of these shows are half-hour programs that are likely to premiere by next year. Comedy Central has ordered the scripted series The Other Two from Broadway Video. It is created by former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Lorne Michaels will serve as one of the executive producers. The show stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering
Comedy Central Greenlights Two New Shows »
- Michael Baculinao
Comedy Central is greenlighting two new shows. The network has ordered new scripted series The Other Two, from former Saturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, and South Side, from brothers Bashir Salahuddin (Glow) and Sultan Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle (Marlon), after they were picked up to pilot in April.
The former hails from Lorne Michaels’ production shingle Broadway Video, with the SNL creator set to serve as an executive producer. Created, written and executive produced by Kelly and Schneider, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old »
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
Shelton: Shelton’s Instagram account
Quite the dream team has assembled for a new Hulu project. According to Deadline, director Lynn Shelton (“Your Sister’s Sister”), “Casual” Ep/showrunner Liz Tigelaar, and producers Amy Pascal (“Molly’s Game”) and Elizabeth Cantillon (“The Nightingale”) are collaborating on the single-cam comedy series “La Woman.” The show is inspired by Eve Babitz’s memoirs, which Pascal and Cantillon optioned in 2015.
With the books “Eve’s Hollywood,” “Slow Days, Fast Company,” “Sex and Rage,” and “La Woman” as its source material, Hulu’s “La Woman” will present Babitz’s story as a coming-of-age comedy. Babitz was “the reigning ‘it’ girl of Los Angeles in the late 1960s and early 70s” and “went on to become an author known for her loosely fictional, witty, memoir-style writing about her life as a writer, artist, party girl, and muse” in the ‘70s and ’80s, the source explains.
Created and written by Tigelaar, “La Woman” will be directed by Shelton. Both will exec produce alongside Pascal and Cantillon.
The third season of Tigelaar’s “Casual” ended in August. A fourth season has yet to be confirmed. Shelton has directed several episodes of the Hulu dramedy. Tigelaar is also working on another project for Hulu: “The Way I Am,” a semi-autobiographical series about singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. Tigelaar and Michaelson created the show together.
Shelton’s recent directing credits include episodes of afterlife comedy “The Good Place,” dark rom-com “Love,” and women’s wrestling comedy “Glow,” as well as the Marc Maron comedy special “Too Real.” Her latest feature, “Outside In,” recently debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and secured distribution from The Orchard. It centers on the relationship between an ex-con (Jay Duplass) and his former teacher (Edie Falco).
Next on Pascal and Cantillon’s docket is “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” starring “The Crown’s” Claire Foy. The film is based on David Lagercrantz’s Lisbeth Salander novel. Lisbeth, created and made famous by Stieg Larsson, is a hacker and rape survivor who teams up with journalist Mikael Blomqvist to solve crimes. Currently in pre-production, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is scheduled to open October 19, 2018.
Lynn Shelton, Liz Tigelaar, Amy Pascal, & Elizabeth Cantillon Team Up for Hulu Comedy was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Coming off what he recently ranked as his second-favorite season ever (trailing only the freshman run), Amell likes what he is seeing thus far of Season 6, which premieres Oct. 12 on a new night — Thursdays at 9/8c, leading out of Supernatural.
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Shortly after regaling the crowd at the NY/NJ Heroes & Villains Fan est (of which he is a co-founder, and where during a panel Q&A he teased another »
CBS All Access’ first original comedy will report for duty on Sunday, Nov. 12, TVLine has learned.
The cop farce No Activity, starring Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Patrick Brammall, will get underway the same night as Star Trek: Discovery‘s Season 1 finale. Future episodes will be available each Sunday.
The comedy was co-created by Trent O’Donnell and Brammall, who also starred in the Australian version. It follows a pair of low-level police officers on the fringes »
[[tmz:video id="0_yjzpb2dz"]] Alison Brie finally came face-to-face with the badasses who inspired her hit pro-wrestling show, "Glow" ... and she was "So starstruck!" Also sweaty. It all went down at WWE No Mercy this past weekend ... when Alison and her co-stars hit up Staples Center to take in the #1 wrestling biz in person. Before the show, Brie and co. met up with the real-life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling backstage ... and you can tell the actresses had Mad respect for the OGs. »
- TMZ Staff
With more podcasts to choose from than TV shows these days, it can be tough to figure out which one are worth a listen, especially when more and more keep debuting. Luckily, there are some fan favorites and newcomers creating their own unique, fun spaces this fall, and they’re definitely worth a listen.
Here are some of the pop culture podcasts we’re queueing our iTunes up for.
2017 Fall Preview: Et's Look at Film, Music, TV and More!
Queery With Cameron Esposito
Premiered Aug. 5
Photo: Getty Images
Technically, this show was a summer return, but it’s still on our radar as a must-listen as new episodes continue to roll out. Comedian Cameron Esposito is a mainstay on the L.A. comedy scene, running a longtime show called Put Your Hands Together -- which is, naturally, also recorded for a podcast -- and she starred with her wife, Rhea Butcher, on the »
Spartacus: War of the Damned alum Liam McIntyre, Sydelle Noel (Netflix series Glow, Disney’s Black Panther) Steven Swadling (Kickboxer franchise), and newcomer Aundrea Smith are set to co-star in The Clearing, the feature directorial debut from Dave Matalon, who also wrote the screenplay. The pic, set at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse, follows Tom (McIntyre) who, amid tensions with his wife (Noel) over the time he spends with his young daughter Mira (Smith), takes Mira… »
Dave Franco had an unusual deal breaker when it came to choosing a wife.
The Lego Ninjago actor, 32, revealed that his love for his two cats, Harry and Arturo, didn’t always leave room for a partner on Thursday night’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
“I don’t know how I became the quirky cat guy,” he told Jimmy Fallon. “At one point in my life I was the single guy with two 16-pound cats.”
When it came to how his devotion to his cats complicated his love life, Franco admitted it wasn’t always easy finding someone who would understand. »
- Alexia Fernandez
Netflix isn’t done horsing around: BoJack Horseman has been renewed for Season 5.
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The streaming service made the announcement on Thursday, via a video posted to the show’s social media accounts.
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— BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) September 21, 2017
The BoJack Horseman renewal comes less than two weeks after the release of Season 4; all 12 episodes dropped on Friday, Sept. 8. The cartoon boasts a voice ensemble including Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Aaron Paul (The Path), Alison Brie (Glow) and comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul F. Tompkins.
Dave Franco sits on a metal chair in a stripped-down Beverly Hills hotel room looking as happy as he can be. All that stuff you read about the actor’s infectious smile being the most winning in the business? Not fake news.
You won’t actually get to see that gregarious grin in Franco’s latest movie, however. In The Lego Ninjago Movie he merely provides the voice of animated brick boy Lloyd, a troubled teen who leads a squad of ninjas against the evil Garmadon who wants to destroy their ancient/modern/futuristic island city.
- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine
Glow opens with a dynamic and evocative introduction to the world of women’s wrestling. Set to Scandal’s “The Warrior,” the title sequence uses rotoscoped, neon imagery to visualize the distinctly feminized spectacle that the Netflix series both captures and subverts over the course of its first season. I was already…
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- Myles McNutt
Vincent passed away following complications from heart surgery in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to a report from TMZ. Vincent reportedly suffered a heart attack last week and had to undergo open-heart surgery as a result, but died during the procedure.
Vincent’s Sopranos character Phil Leotardo appeared in more than 30 episodes and was a rival of Tony Soprano’s throughout the series, eventually getting whacked by Tony »
After three busy years working on the small screen, directing episodes of New Girl, Fresh Off The Boat, Casual and Glow among many others, Lynn Shelton returned to Tiff with her first feature since 2014's Laggies, which starred Keira Knightley as an underachieving twentysomething coming to terms with her life and responsibilities as a young adult. Titled Outside In, Shelton's latest is another study of an emotional drifter, this time an ex-convict named Chris (Jay… »
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