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Remember When Jeffrey Dean Morgan Was on Shameless?

So to be honest, no, you weren’t imagining things. Jeffrey Dean Morgan Was on the season four finale of Shameless. But his character was replaced by Dermot Mulroney when season five kicked off. There are some theories that Jdm wasn’t supposed to be anything but a placeholder until Mulroney came in but the word is that Jdm was supposed to be seen in that capacity but had scheduling conflicts that arose with other shows and had to be replaced. So it was that he became a guest star and was gone by the next season. Any fan of Jdm will

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Sony International To Remake ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ In Spanish

La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo will be directed by Celso García in Sony Pictures International Productions’ latest local-language remake of a classic property. A co-production with Zamora Films and Alameda Films, the Spanish-language adaptation of the 1997 Julia Roberts/Dermot Mulroney/Cameron Diaz starrer My Best Friend’s Wedding is targeting a 2019 release. Ana Serradilla, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Ferro and Natasha Dupeyrón star in the update on the original that…
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Sony lines up Spanish-language version of 'My Best Friend’s Wedding'

Original grossed close to $300m worldwide.

Sony Pictures International Productions (Spip) is co-producing with Zamora Films and Alameda Films La Boda De Mi Mejor Amigo, a Spanish-language adaptation of the 1997 global hit My Best Friend’s Wedding.

Production on the rom-com takes place in Guadalajara and Mexico City. Celso García will direct from Gabriel Ripstein’s Spanish-language adaptation of the original screenplay by Ronald Bass.

Daniel Birman Ripstein and Gerardo Morán produce and Spip has targeted a 2019 release. The original stared Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney and grossed close to $300m worldwide through Sony in 1997.

Ana Serradilla plays Julia, a
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‘New Girl': Here’s Why Schmidt and Cece Named Their Daughter After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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‘New Girl': Here’s Why Schmidt and Cece Named Their Daughter After Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Tuesday’s season seven premiere of “New Girl.”)

New Girl” returned for its seventh and final season tonight with more than a few new elements, including a new character. A teeny, tiny one who the series’ co-showrunner Brett Baer told TheWrap is going to play a big part in the Zooey Deschanel-led comedy’s final few episodes: Ruth Bader Parekh Schmidt.

When the show picked up Tuesday after about a three-year time jump, fans were introduced to Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece’s (Hannah Simone) three-year-old daughter (played by twins Rhiannon and Danielle Rockoff), who they named after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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TheWrap asked Baer about this hilarious decision in a recent interview and found out it had a lot to do with character growth on Schmidt’s part — a guy who was always very conservative and often objectified women at the beginning of the Elizabeth Meriwether-created series.

“I think that that came from wanting for Cece to have had some impact on that and Cece’s relationship with Jess (Deschanel) and their political leanings,” Baer said. “I think she probably went out with Schmidt on that,” Baer said. “And I think Schmidt always — you know, he’s a strict conservative. There was a time where I think he was hoping Paul Ryan would run in 2020?” (Oh, yes, there was.)

“But I think down in his soul though, he is a progressive when it comes to his daughter being a successful woman and wanting to support her being, as I think we talked about in one of the episodes, becoming President of the United States herself,” Baer added. “And I think he respects strong women, and he was always able to get along with Jess, who obviously had a different political leaning than he did.”

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While fans may immediately find Ruth to be adorable and a great addition to the cast (and the series’ stars and writers did too!) Baer said they were apprehensive about their risky decision to bring a kid into the mix with just eight episodes left to wrap up the beloved show.

“We were terrified,” Baer said, laughing. “You’re introducing this really important element and you’ve got a dynamic and chemistry that this cast has and we knew this was a major contribution and change that could shift everything. You needed to have exactly the right person, or I should say people, in that part. And a lot of it came down to getting Max and Hannah to audition with our final prospects for the role. And Max is a father, and Hannah a new mother, and they have this incredible relationship with the actors who played Ruth. And they were really, really lovely together on set. Very, very welcoming.”

“And those kids were really funny,” Baer added. “There were many times we’d see a cut of the episodes and some of the scenes that they’re in we’d say, ‘Can we cut back to Ruth for a thing here? We need a laugh here.’ And we’d scrub through the footage and find an incredible, hilarious take or beat or reaction that would just give us an extra laugh.”

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“They actually became a really important part of the show for us this season and not only from a storytelling standpoint, but just from a production standpoint looking for that great bit to get us out of a scene,” Baer said. “More often than not, we were able to find what we were looking for in their outtakes. And they had a great dynamic with Jake Johnson (who plays Nick) too, who was hilarious with them.”

The final season of “New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. Et on Fox.

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New Girl Final Season Premiere Recap: Did Nick and Jess Get Engaged?

New Girl‘s final season premiere trolls the audience not once, but twice.

The episode begins with a “previously on…” sequence featuring Nick and Jess’ epic elevator kiss. We then cut to present day, and a different set of elevator doors open to reveal Jess arm-in-arm with (gulp!) another man, who is ultimately revealed to be Merle’s boyfriend.

Nick then enters and kisses Jess. It’s been three years since they got back together, and they’re still madly in love. They’re at the airport, having just returned from the European leg of Nick’s book tour, and
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‘New Girl’ Star Lamorne Morris Digs up Fox Comedy’s Best Easter Eggs for Superfans (Exclusive Video)

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‘New Girl’ Star Lamorne Morris Digs up Fox Comedy’s Best Easter Eggs for Superfans (Exclusive Video)
New Girl” launches its final new season tonight with a premiere that picks up approximately three years after last year’s finale. Of course, before the seventh installment’s first episode even airs, TheWrap tried to get star Lamorne Morris to reveal some new stuff about the Fox sitcom when he sat down with us for a recent interview.

And while the actor, who plays Winston Bishop, didn’t give away any spoilers, he happily offered up some of the best Easter eggs that even superfans of the Zooey Deschanel comedy may have missed over the past six seasons.

Morris said throughout every episode up until about season six there were a set of glass grapes in the group’s Los Angeles apartment “that just sit there.”

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“They have no purpose whatsoever in our loft, but they’re always there,” Morris said. “And if you pay attention, there always there. And I know for a fact that somebody is paying attention because someone sent me a direct message, I forget who the person is, but they said, ‘Hey when you guys are done can I get those glass grapes?'”

“And funny enough, we were allowed to take certain things from set when we wrapped,” Morris continued. “I wanted the glass grapes, but [creator and showrunner] Liz Meriwether wanted the glass grapes. So, obviously, she gets the glass grapes.”

You know what the actor did get to take home, though? A mural from his character’s room, which features the mouth of an alien that looks like “an a–hole.” Oh, and a basketball hoop.

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Watch the rest of Morris’ interview with TheWrap above.

The final season of “New Girl” premieres tonight at 9:30 p.m. Et on Fox.

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‘New Girl': Dermot Mulroney Returns to Shame Jess Into a Fake Engagement (Exclusive Video)

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Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel), your nose is growing.

The seventh and final season of “New Girl” begins Tuesday with a premiere that picks up approximately three years after last year’s finale, and sees Jess and the gang having progressed significantly in their respective lives. Well, most of them have.

In the preview clip above from the Fox comedy’s season-opener, exclusive to TheWrap, Jess runs into her ex Russell aka “Fancyman” (Dermot Mulroney) at a birthday party for Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece’s (Hannah Simone) daughter Ruth (Rhiannon and Danielle Rockoff).

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The two start chatting about how she’s left the world of teaching, and how maybe she should go work for him (she still has no idea what he does for a living, by the way). However, Jess gets embarrassed when her relationship with Nick (Jake Johnson) comes up. The couple — finally dating successfully for the past three years — have just returned from a European book tour for Nick’s best-seller, “The Pepperwood Chronicles.”

But Russell is shocked they haven’t made it to the altar yet — let alone gotten engaged. Wait, maybe they have and Jess was just confused there for a second. Oh, yeah, this will go well.

Watch the clip above.

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The one-hour seventh and final season premiere of “New Girl” airs Tuesday at 9:30/8:30 c on Fox.

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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder's Marriage Is "Hanging by a Thread" — Will They Divorce?

It seems Julia Roberts and Danny Moder may be headed for divorce. When the actress took the part of a worker at a secret government facility on Homecoming, an upcoming political thriller on Amazon, she knew just who she wanted as her co-star: her old pal Dermot Mulroney. She lobbied for him to join the show, and on March 8, it was officially announced that Dermot, 54 — who starred with Julia in My Best Friend's Wedding and August: Osage County — would play her character's boyfriend. Julia and Dermot. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) She was thrilled. Her husband? Furious. "Julia's reunion with Dermot hasn't gone down well with Danny," an insider tells Life & Style. "Even though Julia's reminded him that Dermot is happily married with children, Danny's jealous." It's just one of many issues causing problems in Julia and Danny's marriage. The cameraman and cinematographer "is at the end of his rope," the insider tells Life & Style.
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Dermot Mulroney Joins Cast of Julia Roberts’ ‘Homecoming’

Dermot Mulroney Joins Cast of Julia Roberts’ ‘Homecoming’
It’s a homecoming for “Homecoming.”

Dermot Mulroney will reunite with his “My Best Friend’s Wedding” co-star Julia Roberts in Amazon’s upcoming thriller “Homecoming,” based on the hit podcast from Gimlet Media.

Mulroney, who also worked with Roberts in “August: Osage County,” will guest star as Anthony, Heidi’s (Roberts) boyfriend who is said to be eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi’s lack of attention to him and their relationship.

Homecoming,” which started production last month, is a psychological and political thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret
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‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Reunion: Dermot Mulroney Joins Julia Roberts on Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’

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‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Reunion: Dermot Mulroney Joins Julia Roberts on Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’
Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts might end up together after all. Fictionally speaking, that is. Roberts’ “My Best Friend’s Wedding” co-star Mulroney will join her on Amazon’s upcoming thriller series “Homecoming,” the streaming service announced Thursday. Mulroney is set for a recurring guest star role as Anthony, Heidi’s (Roberts) boyfriend, who is eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi’s lack of attention to him and their relationship. The pair are no strangers to playing lovers, starring in the 1997 rom-com as best friends who make a pact to marry if they both aren’t hitched by...
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Dermot Mulroney Set To Reunite With Julia Roberts For ‘Homecoming’

It’s a My Best Friend’s Wedding reunion! Dermot Mulroney will join Julia Roberts in Amazon’s forthcoming series Homecoming in a recurring guest star role. Mulroney will play Anthony, Heidi's (Julia Roberts) boyfriend, who is eager to please, but a bit needy and grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi's lack of attention to him and their relationship. In addition to the popular ’90s rom-com that sang the praises of Dionne Warwick’s “I Say A Little Prayer,” the two also…
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Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts to Reunite in Amazon's Homecoming

Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts to Reunite in Amazon's Homecoming
My Best Friend’s Political Thriller?

Dermot Mulroney, who co-starred opposite Julia Roberts in the 1997 romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding, will team up with her again in the Amazon drama Homecoming, TVLine has learned.

Mulroney will play Anthony, boyfriend of Roberts’ Heidi. Anthony is described as affable but a little needy and increasingly frustrated with the way Heidi keeps him and their relationship on the back burner.

Written by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Homecoming is a political/psychological thriller that follows three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts), her supervisor (Boardwalk Empire
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Dermot Mulroney Reunites With Julia Roberts in Amazon's 'Homecoming' Series

After sharing the screen in My Best Friend's Wedding and August: Osage County, Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney are reuniting again.

Mulroney is joining Amazon's TV series Homecoming as a recurring guest star. He'll play Anthony, the boyfriend to Roberts' Heidi, who is eager to please but a bit needy. Over the course of the show, Anthony grows increasingly frustrated with Heidi's lack of attention to him and their relationship.

In addition to Roberts, Mulroney joins Shot Fire's Stephan James, Girls' Alex Karpovsky and Bobby Cannavale in the half-hour drama, which is based on Gimlet Media's fictional podcast of the same name. Homecoming is described as a psychological and...
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Meryl Streep in ‘Adaptation’: A look back at her 13th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Adaptation’: A look back at her 13th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 13 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In 1998, journalist Susan Orlean authored “The Orchid Thief,” based on her investigation of oddball horticulturalist John Laroche who, hellbent on finding and cloning the rare ghost orchid for profit, was arrested in 1994 for allegedly poaching the endangered orchids at a state preserve in Florida. The book, an instant best seller, was hailed not only for its engrossing profile of Laroche but also the other many colorful characters the author came across along the way and Orlean’s own introspection as she yearned for the same enthusiasm in life that these plant aficionados felt.

Not long after its release, filmmaker Jonathan Demme
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Remote Controlled: Lena Waithe on Showing ‘A Real Sense of Humanity’ in ‘The Chi’

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum talks with Lena Waithe, the creator of Showtime’s new drama “The Chi,” which premiered a few weeks ago to strong reviews and impressive sampling by viewers.

The show follows five African-American men of various ages on the South Side of Chicago, trying to “live a happy and fulfilled life,” she says. “They all have different ways of going about that. And they all have different things that they want, different struggles that they’re trying to get over… I just wanted to show a real sense of humanity about that.”

Waithe, who’s from Chicago, says she was inspired to write the show after recent headlines about the city. “I felt like people who were writing about the city had
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Remote Controlled: ‘Versace’ Star Darren Criss on Playing Andrew Cunanan, Plus ‘The Four’ Experts

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum talks with Darren Criss, who stars in the new installment of FX’s “American Crime Story” franchise, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”

Criss says that he’d been discussing playing serial killer Andrew Cunanan with series creator Ryan Murphy for several years. “My reaction was, I’d be thrilled to do this,” he says. “I thought it was something he forgot about and was just spitballing. But he stuck to his word, and I’m so glad he finally decided to do this.”

But he knew the part would always be his, he admits. “I almost defy you, Ryan, to find someone else in your camp who somehow looks like this guy, is actually half-Filipino, is in the
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Dylan McDermott Meets Dermot Mulroney on ‘La to Vegas’ to End 30 Years of Confusion

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Dylan McDermott Meets Dermot Mulroney on ‘La to Vegas’ to End 30 Years of Confusion
Dylan McDermott. Dermot Mulroney. Yes, we see how those names are similar, but that doesn’t mean the actors who go by them are the same person. However, the confusion surrounding these stars has gone on for decades and escalated to the point there was once a “Saturday Night Live” skit about the misconception. But that all ends on Tuesday night, when McDermott and Mulroney face off in an episode of the former’s new sitcom “La to Vegas.” Mulroney’s guest appearance as a rival airline pilot will mark the first time the two have ever shared the screen together. And trust us, no...
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Remote Controlled: ‘La to Vegas’ Star Dylan McDermott on Dermot Mulroney, That Mustache and ‘American Horror Story’

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum talks with Dylan McDermott about his first comedy series role, Fox’s “La to Vegas.”

He chose the role, he says, because he wanted to shake up his career. “As an actor, I was always keenly aware that you have these little pockets of time where things are going well, you have your heyday, and then that drops off,” he says. “Being an actor is like being a walking milk carton. We all have our expiration dates.”

He says the best time he ever had as an actor was doing comedy — hosting “Saturday Night Live,” making “The Campaign” with Will Ferrell. “Laugh all day long,” he says. “That’s what I want.”

So he told his agents he wanted to read
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Dylan McDermott and Steve Levitan on ‘La To Vegas,’ The Fate of Fox, Derbel McDillet And That Porn ‘Stache — Turn It On Podcast

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Dylan McDermott and Steve Levitan on ‘La To Vegas,’ The Fate of Fox, Derbel McDillet And That Porn ‘Stache — Turn It On Podcast
After years of being mistaken for each other, Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney are finally having a laugh. McDermott plays the macho pilot Captain Dave in Fox’s “La To Vegas,” while Mulroney shows up in at least two episodes this season as a high-flying rival.

“It’s been 30 years of people confusing us,” McDermott says on the latest edition of IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “Obviously it culminated on the SNL sketch [2012’s “Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney?” faux game show].” In the bit, Jamie Foxx’s character is a game show contestant who comes up with another name for the two of them: Derbel McDillet — which became McDermott’s Instagram handle for a time.

McDermott noted that he and Mulroney even shared the same agent early in their careers, the legendary Sue Mengers, who told them they had to change their names. “I was going to be Mick Dermott,” he said. “That was my genius plan.
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New Girl: Fox Sets Final Season Premiere Date

Are you ready for the final season of New Girl? Fox has just announced the premiere date for the TV show's seventh and last season, Deadline reports.The long-running sitcom stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Max Greenfield, and Hannah Simone. The upcoming season will feature the return of former and recurring guest stars Dermot Mulroney, Damon Wayans Jr., Nasim Pedrad, David Walton, Nelson Franklin, Sam Richardson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Rob Reiner.Read More…
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