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Christina Applegate to lead Netflix dark comedy series Dead to Me

Deadline is reporting that Christina Applegate is set to headline Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series Dead to Me, which has been described as “a comedic Big Little Lies“.

Scripted by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), the series explores “a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret” and sees Applegate as Jen, “a poised and put-together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with.”

Dead to Me marks the first TV role for Applegate in six years, and the actress – who first found fame on the small screen in the classic 80s U.S. sitcom Married… with Children – will also serve as executive producer alongside Anchorman’s Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

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TV Roundup: Christina Applegate to Star in Netflix Comedy ‘Dead to Me’

In today’s television roundup, Fox News taps anchor Chris Wallace to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin and Christina Applegate is set to star in and executive produce Netflix’s “Dead to Me.”

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Christina Applegate has been tapped to star in and executive produce “Dead to Me,” Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions and CBS TV Studios. According to Deadline, who first reported it, the show is being written by Feldman and is described as “a comedic “Big Little Lies.” It is about a powerful friendship
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Christina Applegate is Set to Star in a New Dark Comedy Netflix Series Called Dead To Me

Christina Applegate is set to star in and executive produce a new Netflix series called Dead to Me. It's described as being a half-hour dark comedy series that is like a comedic version of HBO's Big Little Lies and it comes from writer Liz Feldman, and producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Here's what we know about the story:

It is about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow (Applegate) and a free spirit with a shocking secret.Applegate will play Jen, a poised and put-together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with. Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run.

Dead To Me will mark Applegate's first TV series in the past six years. Netflix has already given in
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Christina Applegate to Star in Netflix Dark Comedy Dead to Me

Christina Applegate to Star in Netflix Dark Comedy Dead to Me
Christina Applegate is dying to return to TV: The veteran sitcom actress has signed on to star in the Netflix comedy series Dead to Me, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

Described as “a comedic Big Little Lies,” Dead to Me stars Applegate as Jen, an uptight widow with a dark sense of humor and a few anger-management issues. After her husband dies in a hit-and-run accident, Jen strikes up a friendship with a free spirit who harbors a shocking secret. (It’s not yet clear if we should take the term “free spirit” literally, and her new pal is
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Christina Applegate to Star in Will Ferrell-Produced Netflix Comedy ‘Dead to Me’

Christina Applegate to Star in Will Ferrell-Produced Netflix Comedy ‘Dead to Me’
Christina Applegate will star and executive produce in Netflix’s dark comedy “Dead to Me” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

“Dead to Me” is dark comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Applegate will play Jen, who, per Netflix is “a poised and put together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with, Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run.”

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios and Gloria Sanchez Productions for Netflix.

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Christina Applegate To Star In Netflix Dark Comedy Series ‘Dead To Me’

Exclusive: Christina Applegate is set to topline and executive produce Dead to Me, Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios. This is a coup for Netflix and the producers as Applegate, a perennial top choice for TV casting directors, is offered multiple TV series and pilots every year but has been very selective. This marks her first TV series in…
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Christina Applegate to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Dead to Me’ From Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Christina Applegate is returning to television.

The former Married... With Children actress will star in Dead to Me, a new Netflix dark comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The casting marks Applegate's first substantial TV role in six years. Although she has been highly sought after for broadcast, cable and streaming projects in recent years, she has often passed on such TV offers.

Written by Liz Feldman, the 10-episode half-hour series will center on a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow, Jen (Applegate), and a free spirit with a shocking secret. As Jen,...
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Julia Roberts to Produce, Star in Drama ‘Little Bee’ for Amazon

Julia Roberts to Produce, Star in Drama ‘Little Bee’ for Amazon
Julia Roberts has come on board to produce and star in a feature drama based on Chris Cleave’s novel, “Little Bee,” for Amazon Studios.

Actress-writer Kathleen Robertson (“Murder in the First”) is writing the adaptation of Cleave’s 2008 novel — originally published as “The Other Hand” — about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker named Little Bee and British magazine editor Sarah O’ Rourke, who would be portrayed by Roberts. The two meet during a conflict in the Niger Delta and are reunited in England several years later.

Roberts will produce under her Red Om Films production company along with her producing partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Gil Netter will also produce.

It was reported in 2009 that Nicole Kidman was attached to star in and produce a “Little Bee” adaptation with BBC Films, but that project never came to fruition.

Roberts recently starred in Lionsgate’s hit drama “Wonder,” and will
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South Korea's Cj Secures Key Directors, Cast for Upcoming Hollywood Remakes

As Cj Entertainment continues to expand its slate of international projects, the South Korean giant has secured key filmmakers and cast members for upcoming Hollywood remakes of its regionally popular South Korean titles. The production and distribution powerhouse currently has about 10 titles underway for American audiences.

Actor-director Joel Moore is set to pen and direct the English version of crime thriller Hide and Seek, a spokesperson for Cj confirmed on Tuesday. Known for his role in Avatar, Moore directed several shorts before his 2016 feature Youth in Oregon, starring Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate. Phyllis Nagy, who received an ...
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Cameron Diaz Says She's Retired, But Would Do Sweetest Thing 2

Cameron Diaz Says She's Retired, But Would Do Sweetest Thing 2
It was reported earlier this month that Cameron Diaz was retiring from acting, leaving many confused, since she's only 45-years old. The reports all started when Diaz's friend and The Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair talked about the actress not having a lot to do since she had retired from acting. As it turns out, Blair was only kidding, but the news spread like wild fire, announcing that Cameron Diaz had retired from acting. The news led to Diaz announcing that she would come out of "semi-retirement" to reunite for a sequel to The Sweetest Thing.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, and Christina Applegate got together to discuss The Sweetest Thing and the idea of a possible sequel. This led to Diaz joking about the retirement rumors with the rest of the women. Applegate and Diaz both said that they aren't really up to much these days.
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As Cameron Diaz Announces Her Retirement, Her Contributions to Women in Comedy Can’t Be Overstated

As Cameron Diaz Announces Her Retirement, Her Contributions to Women in Comedy Can’t Be Overstated
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Consider it official: Cameron Diaz is, in her own words, “actually retired.” The actress’ “Sweetest Thing” co-star Selma Blair made waves earlier this month when she tweeted that her pal had retired from the acting business, a note she later retracted, only for it to be confirmed by Diaz when the actresses (alongside fellow “Sweetest Thing” star Christina Applegate) reunited to chat about their raunchy 2002 feature. Diaz out.

Asked by Entertainment Weekly if the trio has reunited since filming the feature, the actresses were honest: No, but maybe they should. It also gave Diaz the chance to set the record straight on her retirement status, as she chimed in after Applegate joked that she was “semi-retired,” saying, “I’m totally down. I’m semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired, so I would love to see you ladies.
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Cameron Diaz Says She’s ‘Actually Retired’ From Acting

Cameron Diaz Says She’s ‘Actually Retired’ From Acting
As one of the most in-demand actresses of the late 1990s and 2000s, Cameron Diaz starred in a number of hit films, from “There’s Something About Mary” to “Charlie’s Angels” to “My Sister’s Keeper” to “Shrek.” In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, though, Diaz says she has now retired from acting.

Sitting down with “The Sweetest Thing” co-stars Christina Applegate and Selma Blair to reminisce about working on the film, the three discussed reuniting when Diaz said, “Maybe I should, you know, I mean, I’m down. I’m literally doing nothing.” After Applegate said she was semi-retired from acting to raise her children, Diaz responded, “I’m semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired, so I would love to see you ladies.”

The actress’ last on-screen appearance was in 2014’s “Annie.” Rumors of Diaz’s retirement first began swirling earlier this month when Blair said
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Cameron Diaz Jokes She's 'Semi-Retired' But Would Do The Sweetest Thing Sequel

Cameron Diaz Jokes She's 'Semi-Retired' But Would Do The Sweetest Thing Sequel
Cameron Diaz is setting the record straight on her so-called retirement — well, sort of!

The 45-year-old actress was at the center of a media storm earlier this month when her The Sweetest Thing costar Selma Blair, also 45, seemingly confirmed Diaz has retired from acting. But it turns out the whole thing was a joke originating from an Entertainment Weekly interview about the 2002 comedy.

When asked if Diaz, Blair and Christina Applegate, 46, would reunite for a sequel to the raunchy film, the three joked that they were “literally doing nothing” and would be up for it.

“I mean, I’m down.
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‘The Sweetest Thing’ Sequel? Team Behind Cameron Diaz Rom-Com Addresses Rumors (Exclusive)

‘The Sweetest Thing’ Sequel? Team Behind Cameron Diaz Rom-Com Addresses Rumors (Exclusive)
Selma Blair recently made headlines for speaking out of turn in an interview in which she declared Cameron Diaz had retired from acting.

“I had lunch with Cameron the other day. We were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel, but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like, ‘I’m done,'” Blair said, recalling a recent conversation she and Diaz had about “The Sweetest Thing.”

Blair clarified her words on Twitter, saying she was just joking in the interview, but her comments still generated considerable buzz — not just regarding Diaz’s career, but a potential sequel to their 2002 film, “The Sweetest Thing.”

In light of Blair’s desire to do a sequel to the rom-com, Variety reached out to the creative team behind “The Sweetest Thing” to get a reality check on a possible sequel.

While nothing is in the works, both the
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Selma Blair Reveals Cameron Diaz Has Retired From Acting — Then Backtracks on Her Comments

So, is she or isn't she? Cameron Diaz has been noticeably absent from the Hollywood spotlight for months, leading many fans to wonder if she has officially retired from acting. Interestingly, Cam's friend Selma Blair seemed to shed some light on the actress' current work situation during a new interview — but then quickly retracted her comments just hours later. While speaking to Metro News UK on Sunday, March 11, Selma, 45, said Cameron, also 45, has chosen to step away from acting to instead focus on starting a family with her husband, Benji Madden. "I had lunch with Cameron the other day. We were reminiscing about [our 2002 film The Sweetest Thing]. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like, 'I’m done,'" Selma shared. Cameron, Selma, and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing. (Photo Credit: R/R) "I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films.
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Four Transcendent Adam McKay Audio Commentaries

Four Transcendent Adam McKay Audio Commentaries
If there’s one director who takes audio commentaries to a whole other level, it’s Adam McKay. The Academy Award-nominated director has a commentary that’s a musical scored by Jon Brion (Punch-Drunk Love), one set in the year 2031, and another with a series of arguments and feuds that end with Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate feeling […]

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Watch Mandy Moore's Hilarious Reaction to Her New Hyper-Organized Pantry: 'Shut Up!'

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Watch Mandy Moore's Hilarious Reaction to Her New Hyper-Organized Pantry: 'Shut Up!'
Mandy Moore’s reaction to her newly organized pantry was just a little dramatic.

“Oh my god. Oh. My god. Shut up!” the This is Us star exclaims as she opens the door to her walk-in kitchen storage space, before promptly “fainting” on the floor.

Relatd: Mandy Moore Shares Updates on the Progress of Her Home Renovations: ‘I Love This House’

The area was decked out by celebrity home organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, founders of The Home Edit. “ is one of our favorite people of all time, and her pantry is one of our favorite pantries of all time.
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The Top Five Christina Applegate Movie Roles of Her Career

Christina Applegate has come a long way from her Married with Children days. She hasn’t played a blonde ditz since then I believe, but she’s also been in a lot more movies than I realized so it’s possible. The clips below however show a decided amount of depth for the former child star and that she can hang with the big names. Throughout her career she’s become an award-winning actress and she’s had to overcome the adversity of breast cancer when she was diagnosed in 2008. Despite the cancer only being in one breast she underwent a double mastectomy just

The Top Five Christina Applegate Movie Roles of Her Career
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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Mila Kunis as 2018 Woman of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe nominated actress, Mila Kunis, as the recipient of its 2018 Woman of the Year Award.

The Pudding is excited to honor a talented actress, whose career has taken her from television to film and now to producing as well.

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, and most recently Octavia Spencer.

The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 2:45p.m. on January 25th, 2018, when Ms Kunis will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress.
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