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Star Sightings: Stephen Colbert Talks Louis C.K. With Samantha Bee, Gwen Stefani Performs in Dubai & More!

Though Louis C.K.'s transgressions were widely considered the worst kept secret in the comedy world, to some, it really was a secret.

Stephen Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee to the stage at Njpac in Newark, New Jersey, on Dec. 6, where she was the special guest on Sad! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee, a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival.

During their hour-and-a-half-long chat, the longtime friends talked everything from dealing with politics (specifically President Donald Trump's tumultuous first-year in office) during their late night monologues -- Colbert hosts The Late Show on CBS while Bee is the face of Full Frontal on TBS -- as well as the seismic shift in culture surrounding sexual harassment since the Harvey Weinstein allegations came to light.

Colbert was supposed to have C.K. on his show the week the New York Times published its report on his sexual misconduct, and the 53-year-old comedian was planning on using an
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Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Kick Off Holiday Season at Producer Jennifer Klein’s Annual Bash

Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Kick Off Holiday Season at Producer Jennifer Klein’s Annual Bash
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are getting into the holiday spirit.

Over the weekend, the cute couple headed to producer Jennifer Klein’s annual holiday party and entered the fête hand-in-hand, an onlooker tells People. On his way in, the Magic Mike Xxl actor picked up a blood orange Health-Ade Kombucha drink from a customized air stream.

Meanwhile, long-time BFFs Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough arrived together looking chic in black cocktail dresses. The stars dug into the See’s Candies buffet and posed for photos inside with actor Taye Diggs, who “danced up a storm” with Sanaa Lathan.

“Always & Forever,
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Liza Weil and Charlie Weber Pack on the Pda at Jennifer Klein's Annual Holiday Bash

Liza Weil and Charlie Weber Pack on the Pda at Jennifer Klein's Annual Holiday Bash
In Hollywood, there always seems to be a reason to throw a party. When it comes to festive holiday parties, producer Jennifer Klein's annual holiday bash is the hot ticket! This year was no different, as stars flocked to Klein's Brentwood home on Saturday, Dec. 2 to eat, drink and get their groove on. E! News has the scoop on who turned up to close out 2017 in style at this year's soiree. How to Get Away With Murder's on-screen and real life couple (however elusive these two may be off set), Liza Weil and Charlie Weber, attended the soiree together and were not at all trying to hide their affection for each other. An eyewitness tells E! News that the Weil and Weber "held hands...
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Fox Buys Sheldon Turner Auto Racing Family Soap ‘Victory Lane’ With Penalty

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Victory Lane, a soapy car racing drama from Oscar-nominated writer Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air). The project hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Productions and 20th Century Fox TV, where the company is based. Written by Turner, Victory Lane is a serialized family soap set in the world of auto racing. It follows the sport’s biggest family rivalry. The real drama is outside the arena as two star drivers fall…
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TV News Roundup: Tia Mowry, Ed Begley Jr. Set to Recur on CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’

TV News Roundup: Tia Mowry, Ed Begley Jr. Set to Recur on CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’
In today’s roundup, “Me, Myself & I” adds recurring cast members, and Amazon announced the premiere date of “Lore.”

Casting

Ed Begley, Jr., and Tia Mowry are joining the cast of “Me, Myself & I” on a recurring basis in Season 1. Begley Jr. will play Governor Justin, the future version of Alex Riley’s stepbrother. In 1991, Justin (Christopher Richards) is constantly coming up with half-baked schemes that end in failure. Fifty-one years later, he’s the Governor of California. Mowry will play Wendy, the wife of Darryl (Jaleel White). Wendy relates to present-day Alex Riley’s (Bobby Moynihan) frustration over missing out on his daughter’s formative experiences. The series stars Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day, and at age 65 in 2042. “Me, Myself & I” premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on
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Fox Nabs ‘Nightfall’ Crime Drama From Sheldon Turner & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Nightfall, a cop drama from Oscar-nominated writer Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) and Emmy-winning producer Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). The project hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions, Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox TV, where both companies are based. Written by Turner, Nightfall is about a New York City anti-crime unit headed by a charismatic, often unpredictable detective who…
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Bling, Bubbly and Baby Gummy Bears: Inside a Luxurious Day of Indulgence with Hollywood’s A-Listers

Bling, Bubbly and Baby Gummy Bears: Inside a Luxurious Day of Indulgence with Hollywood’s A-Listers
From Wonder Woman to Olivia Pope, every woman needs a little pampering.

So on one day every summer, Hollywood’s A-listers flock to Jennifer Klein’s Day of Indulgence to sip on margaritas, indulge in a foot massage and stock up on the latest fashions.

Stars like Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot, Melissa McCarthy and more descended upon the producer’s home on Sunday for the event, now in its 19th year.

As soon as she arrived, Gadot — sipping on Icelandic Glacial water — headed to the Atelier Cologne table with Amy Adams to pick out their favorite scents. Nearby,
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Archie Panjabi To Star In Fox Investigative Thriller Drama Pilot From Sheldon Turner

The Good Wife alumna Archie Panjabi is set to star opposite Austin Stowell in Fox’s untitled drama pilot (Fka Controversy), written by Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner, directed by This Is Us' John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and executive produced by Scandal co-executive producer Judy Smith. The project, from 20th TV and Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Productions, tackles the hot-button topic of college campus sexual assault. It centers on Matt Kincaid (Austin…
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Fox Orders Pilots for Medical Drama ‘The Resident’ & College Rape Series ‘Controversy’

Fox has ordered two pilots — medical drama “The Resident” and “Controversy,” which is about sexual assault on college campuses — Variety has learned.

Both pilots are hourlong dramas and hail from 20th Century Fox Television.

“The Resident’ follows an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine.

The pilot hails from scribes Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. Holden Jones will serve as executive producer, while Schore and Sethi are co-executive producers. Oly Obst and Antoine Fuqua are also EPs. Fuqua Films and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing with 20th Century Fox TV.

In “Controversy,” the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to
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Inside Hollywood's Hottest Holiday Party: Ashlee Simpson, Taye Diggs, Lily Collins and More Let Loose

Inside Hollywood's Hottest Holiday Party: Ashlee Simpson, Taye Diggs, Lily Collins and More Let Loose
No one does the holidays quite like Hollywood.  A-listers looking to kick off the most wonderful time of the year stepped out Saturday evening to attend producer Jennifer Klein's annual holiday celebration at her home in Los Angeles. When attendees first arrived to the intimate gathering they were able to test Health-Ade Kombucha's new Holiday Cheers flavors served out of an epic Volkswagen van converted into a bar before heading into Klein's home and backyard, which was transformed into a nightclub-esque setting. Stars like Lily Collins and Taye Diggs took a break from tearing it up on the dance floor to tunes provided by DJ Tandaji to...
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Fox Lands College Rape Drama ‘Controversy’ From Sheldon Turner, Judy Smith & ‘This Is Us’ Helmers As Put Pilot

Fox, whose upcoming drama Shots Fired deals with police shootings, is taking on another hot-button and timely topic: college rape. The network has given a put pilot commitment to Controversy, an investigative thriller drama from Up in the Air and X-Men: First Class co-writer Sheldon Turner, Scandal co-executive producer Judy Smith and This Is Us directors/exec producers John Requa & Glenn Ficarra. The project hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions…
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Fox Nabs Cop Drama From Sheldon Turner & McG

Up In the Air and X-Men: First Class co-writer Sheldon Turner has teamed with Charlie’s Angels director McG for a buddy cop drama with a twist, which has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus significant penalty. The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV, where Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Prods. as well as McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision recently signed overall deals. Written by Turner and to be directed by McG, the untitled drama (aka Good Cop/Bad Cop)…
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Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Bell, Amy Adams and More Step Out for 18th Annual Day of Indulgence

Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Bell, Amy Adams and More Step Out for 18th Annual Day of Indulgence
We have serious fomo about getting the scoop on producer Jennifer Klein's 18th annual Day of Indulgence. Just as we do, well...annually! Why are we jealous, you ask? For starters, perhaps because many of our favorites, such as Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams, Lea Michelle and Olivia Munn were in attendance. Klein hosted the soiree at her Los Angeles home Sunday afternoon where, a source tells E! News, a bevy of A-list ladies "enjoyed an afternoon of shopping, beauty treatments and delicious food." "Pampering is a top priority at the annual summer event. It's such a cozy and intimate environment," our insider continued.  Jealous...
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Sheldon Turner & Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Prods. Inks Deal With 20th TV

Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein of Vendetta Productions are moving to 20th Century Fox Television with a two-year overall deal. Under the pact, the duo will develop new projects for network, cable and streaming services. For the past three years, Vendetta was under a first-look deal at Sony TV. One of the projects the company sold during the most recent development season was surfing drama The 808, penned by Oscar-nominated writer Turner, which went to 20th TV sibling…
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‘Affirmative Action’ Cop Dramedy In Works At Fox

‘Affirmative Action’ Cop Dramedy In Works At Fox
Fox has put in development Affirmative Action, an hourlong dramedy from Sony TV and Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein’s studio-based Vendetta. Written/co-executive produced by Kevin Costello, Affirmative Action is described as a serialized look at an all-minority federal task force led by a woman, Addison Cain (think Ronda Rousey—at once sexy and bad-ass), embedded in the predominantly white Houston Police Department to combat an unprecedented spike in violent crime. The…
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Female-Focused ‘Fantasy Island’ Remake In the Works At ABC

Female-Focused ‘Fantasy Island’ Remake In the Works At ABC
ABC is plotting a return trip to “Fantasy Island.” Variety has confirmed the net has partnered with Sony Pictures Television to develop a new version of the fantasy series, with a female lead. The project has a script plus penalty order.

Fantasy Island,” which hailed from Spelling-Goldberg Productions and was created by Gene Levitt, began as a TV movie on the Alphabet before airing there from 1978 to 1984. It starred Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize as the white-suited host Mr. Roarke and his sidekick Tattoo — and is most remembered for Tattoo’s “The plane! The plane!” catchphrase that opened each episode as travelers arrived on the island to have their wildest dreams come true.

The new version is penned by Sheldon Turner (“X-Men: First Class,” “Up in the Air”) and has plans for a woman to play the host with the most. It will also do away with a literal island
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Fantasy Island Remake Eyed by ABC, With Female Lead (and No Island)

Fantasy Island Remake Eyed by ABC, With Female Lead (and No Island)
ABC is adding a female lead and subtracting the titular location as it teams with Sony to remake Fantasy Island.

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Per our sister site Deadline, the new Fantasy Island will follow a “brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman” who runs a San Francisco-based outfit that aims to fulfill clients deepest and or darkest wishes. (The company’s name: Fantasy Island.)

Like the original series — which ran from 1977 to ’84 and starred Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize (and was briefly rebooted in 1998 with Malcolm McDowell lording over things) –the update will tell two stories per episode.
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"Fantasy Island" Gets A Female-Led Reboot

ABC is set to return to "Fantasy Island" with word today that Sony Pictures Television will team with the network on a revival of the classic late 1970's island drama.

This new version, which has received a script plus penalty order from the network, will include a gender swap this time out. Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke will be replaced with a female character who runs a San Francisco-based company that provides clients with their most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy.

Sheldon Turner will pen the script and executive produce alongside Jennifer Klein and Josh Berman. This would be the third time ABC has tackled the property, they previously attempted a revival back in 1998 with Malcolm McDowell taking over the Roarke role - that lasted just one season.

Source: The Live Feed
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News Bits: Journey, Nocturnal, 808, Men, Forgive

The Journey

The first photo is out from Nick Hamm's Irish political dramedy "The Journey" which just began shooting in Belfast. The photo show Timothy Spall as Protestant loyalist firebrand the Reverend Dr Ian Paisley, whilst Colm Meaney is set to play the republican Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness.

The story is set during the Northern Ireland Peace Process and deals with a short trip these two previously sworn enemies made together. Also onboard are Freddie Highmore, John Hurt and Toby Stephens as Tony Blair. [Source: Empire]

Nocturnal Animals

Karl Glusman ("Love 3D") has joined the cast of Tom Ford's second directorial effort "Nocturnal Animals" for Focus Features. Based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel "Tony And Susan," the story follows a woman whose life is changed when she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel.

Reading it pulls her into the life of a fictional ordinary
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Fox Buys Surfing Drama ‘The 808’ Written By Sheldon Turner

Fox is heading to Hawaii with The 808, an hourlong drama from Sony Pictures TV and Sheldon Turner & Jennifer Klein’s studio-based Vendetta. Written by Oscar nominee Turner, The 808 — named after the Hawaii area code — is described as a provocative look beyond the idyllic Hawaii postcard into a world of sex, sand and sin; a sexy soap set against the backdrop of Maui surf culture, which centers on two feuding families. Turner and Klein executive produce. Under Vendetta’s…
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