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AMC Developing Pot-Growing Drama 'Grass Valley'

AMC Developing Pot-Growing Drama 'Grass Valley'
"Breaking Bad" is coming to an end next year, but AMC's already looking for another narcotics-centric series to fill the twitchy, strung-out void. According to Deadline, the network's developing "Grass Valley," a series focused on a pair of brothers involved in pot growing in Ukiah in California's Mendocino County, the first target for the DEA when they begin an attack on the state's medical marijuana industry. Former "Sons of Anarchy" star Taylor Sheridan (who played Deputy Chief David Hale) has been brought on as a writer -- the actor also recently sold a not entirely dissimilar feature script, "Comancheria," for Peter Berg to possibly direct, about two brothers who plan a bank-robbing spree to save their family farm. Hey, with "Weeds" also coming to an end after this current season, there's not even much competition in the scripted cannabis-industry show niche. Back in May, AMC ordered...
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Takes A Drive Down 'Fury Road'

It was just a couple of weeks ago that eagle eyed tabloid types spotted model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely flying in to meet director George Miller, and it looks like that conversation went well, as she's set to star in yet another blockbuster after Michael Bay debuted her in "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon."

Deadline confirms that the actress has joined "Fury Road" where she'll be hanging out with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and fellow supermodel Abby Lee Kershaw on the franchise reboot/sequel/continuation/whatever. Exact plot details are still under wraps, but the film has been said to be the start of a potential new trilogy. Huntington-Whitely will be taking a role alongside Kershaw as one of the Five Wives, a convoy of women who are apparently being chased by the bad guys in the movie before Bronson/Bane presumably steps in to save the day.

Production on the long
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IFC’s Violent New Comedy ‘Bullet In The Face’ Stirs Controversy, Will Make It To Air

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage. When IFC and Sundance Channel president Evan Shapiro departed his post in April, the forthcoming IFC original comedy Bullet In The Face lost its biggest champion. And champions are exactly what a show like Bullet needs considering that the broad, over-the-top half-hour may be the most violent comedy in television history. According to sources, when IFC execs screened the six-episode series, there was shock and nervousness in the room. And now the controversial Bullet, which was not mentioned during IFC’s upfront presentation in March, is being scheduled in a very odd pattern: three episodes back-to-back on two consecutive nights, August 16 and August 17, from 10 Pm-11:30 Pm. The uncertainty of what to do with Bullet In The Face is understandable. While its first three screened episodes show it to be uproarious and twisted, it’s also rife with cinematic-level violence and wildly politically incorrect imagery.
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Bobby Cannavale joins Woody Allen's upcoming comedy

Woody Allen comedy casts Bobby Cannavale Bobby Cannavale has been cast in Allen's upcoming comedy, joining an existing cast of Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper and Alec Baldwin, reports Deadline. Cannavale, who's busy both TV and film-wise,recently joined HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and plays Dr. Cruz in Nurse Jackie. Film-wise, the actor turned in a solid performance in Win Win with Paul Giamatti, and is in post-production phase on the eagerly anticipated Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloe Sevigny, Sharon Stone, Adam Brody and Eric Roberts. Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein direct that film...
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Community! Bones! The Killing! Smash! The TV Addict Week in Rewind

Most Ironic Editing: Ticked at fellow Survivor Jonas, Tarzan declared “I can’t look at that face anymore!”… as viewers were “treated” to a show of the older man’s blue-briefs-clad butt.

Best Mocking: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took The Last Word’s Lawrence O’Donnell (whose broadcast is feeling more and more like Nancy Grace’s… and that ain’t a good thing) to task for his overheated grilling of an empty chair in which Trayvon Martin’s attorney was supposed to be sitting.

The Hope-For-The-Future Award Goes To…: Community, whose ratings since returning are stronger despite stiff competition. Please, NBC, don’t take Greendale away from us!

Grossest Reality Show Yet: Lifetime’s 7 Days Of Sex encourages couples who are on the brink of divorce to, as the title suggests, have sex every night for a week. Wonder if they stipulate that it has to be with one another?
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Demi Moore Out, Chloë Sevigny In: Linda Lovelace Movie

Demi Moore has left the cast of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Lovelace, a biopic about Deep Throat porn star-turned-anti-porn Born-Again Christian Linda Lovelace that began shooting in Los Angeles last December. But you lose one, you win one. Moore has exited just as Chloë Sevigny has joined the Lovelace ensemble. According to Deadline.com, Moore, who was to have a small role as radical anti-porn feminist Gloria Steinem, exited Lovelace "because of the stresses in her life right now" that have forced her "to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health." Also as per Deadline, Sevigny has joined Lovelace to play "a feminist journalist assigned to write a story about Lovelace." Now, at this stage it remains unclear whether this "feminist journalist" is Steinem herself. Reports vary on the matter. Sevigny is best known for three roles: her Oscar-nominated performance as Hilary Swank
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Emma Roberts & Craig Roberts Investigate a 'Family Secret'

We don't want to get too "Who Do You Think you Are?" on y'all, but according to Deadline, Emma Roberts and "Submarine's" Craig Roberts have both just signed on to the upcoming drama "I Am My Family Secret."

Coincidence?!

Okay, actually, it is a coincidence, because as far as anybody knows, the two young stars aren't actually related (sorry, Hollywood genealogy buffs). But now they're going to be linked in a professional sense at least, as Emma Roberts reunites with her "Lymelife" director Derick Martini for what is described as a film about "two brothers, wildly different, who discover their parents have been hiding a startling and life-altering secret from them for over two decades."

Of course, we're pretty sure Emma won't be playing one of those brothers, but we have the perfect idea for who should play the parents: Julia Roberts and Eric Roberts.

Hey, if you've got a good theme going,
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Casting News: Demi Moore, Adam Brody and More Join Competing Lovelace Biopics; Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift Offered Les Misérables

For a while, it seemed that, of the two planned biopics about the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace, the Amanda Seyfried-starring Lovelace was getting the most traction. It recently added four actors to its cast and started production last month. Now it looks like the other Lovelace biopic, Inferno: a Linda Lovelace Story starring Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in the lead role, is finally putting together its cast as well.

So let's step back for a moment for Lovelace, which has also announced some new cast members. Deadline reports that Demi Moore, Eric Roberts and Adam Brody have all joined the cast. Moore will play feminist author Gloria Steinem, while Roberts is playing lie detector expert Nat Laurendi and Brody is playing Lovelace's Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems.

Meanwhile, Inferno, which, at one point, had Lindsay Lohan in the lead role until she was either fired or quit,
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'Lovelace' Picks up (Cast) Members

Lovelace, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Linda Lovelace biopic starring Amanda Seyfried, has added some more star power to its ranks, thereby ramping up its lead over Matthew Wilder's Lovelace flick, Inferno, in the "classy" competition.

According to Deadline, Lovelace has recently added Eric Roberts as lie detector expert Nat Laurendi, Adam Brody as Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems, and Demi Moore as feminist icon Gloria Steinem (I can't wait to see that).

Of the two competing films about the ill-fated 1970s porn star, Lovelace boasts the more impressive cast. Besides Seyfried as the title character and the new big names, the film also features Hank Azaria as Deep Throat director Gerard Damiano, James Franco as Hugh Hefner and Peter Sarsgaard as Lovelace's abusive first husband, Chuck Traynor.

Also aboard this off-color trip to the '70s are Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Juno Temple.
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Demi Moore, Adam Brody, and Eric Roberts Join Porn Biopic ‘Lovelace’

Demi Moore, Adam Brody, and Eric Roberts Join Porn Biopic ‘Lovelace’
[1] Matthew Wilder's Inferno was the Linda Lovelace biopic we heard about first, but it seems like Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Lovelace is the one that's moving full speed right now. Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard were cast [2] as the titular porn star and her husband Chuck Traynor in early November, with Sharon Stone signing on [3] to play Lovelace's mother just a couple of weeks later. Then last month, Wes Bentley, Juno TempleHank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, and James Franco all [4] boarded [5] the picture as well. Now Demi Moore, Adam Brody, and Eric Roberts have become the latest to join the drama, which is based on Eric Danville's book The Complete Linda Lovelace. More details after the jump. Lovelace follows the life of the adult film actress, who got into the business as a young woman when she met Traynor, a pornographer, and
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'Expendables 2' Adds Every Old Action Star Ever Born

Grab a pen. I'll keep this simple: Returning for the Expendables sequel are Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews. Re-joining the team in a much larger fashion will be action mega-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. (source: Deadline) Now he have word that Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Scott Adkins have also been invited to the party! (source: Moviehole) And the Expendables 2 IMDb page lists Peter Weller as a rumor too! That's freakin' Robocop! So who's not returning? Eric Roberts and Randy Savage (for obvious reasons), as well as Jet Li, which is probably for the best. These are "gun" movies, and Jet Li works best with his own fists. So who did they...

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Willis and Schwarzenegger Confirmed For Expendables 2

With production set to begin next month on the Lionsgate sequel, Deadline is reporting that Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are set to return for The Expendables 2 in expanded "subtantial" roles. Set to be directed by Simon West, the follow-up to the 2010 hit is currently pulling together its action hero cast with Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross at the base. As of now, no other actors have been confirmed, but many of the original film's cast are likely. Co-written and directed by Stallone, The Expendables also starred Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie, Charisma Carpenter, Gary Daniels, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. Willis is currently shooting G.I. Joe 2 and, after The...
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TVLine Items: Chloë Sevigny's New Hit, More Doctor Who Ahead, and Other News to Know

TVLine Items: Chloë Sevigny's New Hit, More Doctor Who Ahead, and Other News to Know
Chloë Sevigny has landed her first major post-Big Love TV gig, and it’s taking her across the pond.

Sevigny has been cast as the lead in Hit and Miss, a provocative new six-episode British series by Shameless creator Paul Abbott, Deadline reports. The actress will play Mia, a transgender contract killer who discovers that in a previous life he fathered several children.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• BBC has ordered 14 additional episodes of the Matt Smith-starring Doctor Who, U.K.’s Guardian confirms. Scheduling on the latest batch of eps remains up in the air,
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Debbie Allen boards ABC's 'Grace' pilot

Debbie Allen boards ABC's 'Grace' pilot
Debbie Allen has signed up to join the cast of ABC's Grace. Allen has landed a recurring role in the drama, Deadline reports. The show, which is set in the world of professional dance, stars Eric Roberts as a famous choreographer and philanderer called Michael Grace. Allen is expected to play the mother of one of Michael's three daughters. The character is also said to be a maternal (more)
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TVLine Items: Housewives Vet Gets Hot, O.C. Stud Gets Pilot, and Other TV News to Know

TVLine Items: Housewives Vet Gets Hot, O.C. Stud Gets Pilot, and Other TV News to Know
Desperate Housewives alum Richard Burgi has been cast on Hot in Cleveland as… a conjoined twin?!

It’s true, says TV Guide Magazine, which reports that Burgi will play Timothy, a conjoined twin who goes on a blind date with a none-the-wiser Victoria (Wendie Malick). A pretty far stretch from the days of Wisteria Lane’s Karl, right?

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

The O.C. hottie Chris Carmack (you remember Luke, right?) has landed a part as a musician in the ABC pilot Grace, Deadline reports. Eric Roberts is already set to star in the network’s professional dance-based drama.
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Two more actors join 'Grace' pilot

Two more actors have signed up for roles in ABC's pilot Grace. The drama focuses on a dysfunctional family immersed in the world of professional dance and stars Eric Roberts as renowned choreographer Michael Grace. According to Deadline, Chris Carmack has now joined the project and will play a musician. Carmack previously played Luke in The O.C. and has also appeared in episodes of shows including Smallville, CSI: Miami and Drop Dead (more)
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Marcia Gay Harden Boards ABC's Smothered Pilot

Marcia Gay Harden Boards ABC's Smothered Pilot
Marcia Gay Harden has joined the ABC multi-camera comedy pilot Smothered, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen.

According to Deadline, the project centers on young couple Zack Kyle Howard) and Gillian, who find themselves smothered by their two very different sets of parents. Marcia Gay Harden will play Zack's pretentious, often overbearing mother.

Andrew J. West has landed the lead in NBC's untitled Daniel J. Goor pilot. The multicamera comedy centers on Adam Foote (Andrew J. West), a young doctor who joins his parents' medical practice and spends as much time tending to his family as to his patients. Jean Smart was recently cast as his mom.

Sherri Saum will star as the lead in ABC's drama pilot Grace, from writer Krista Vernoff. A dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance, it centers on Michael Grace (Eric Roberts), a famous choreographer who tends to sleep with his
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Katie Cassidy moves into ABC's 'Georgetown'; Kyle Bornheimer joins 'Council of Dads'

Former "Melrose Place" star Katie Cassidy has found her next regular TV gig: She'll star in ABC's Washington-set drama "Georgetown."

Cassidy, who's coming off a recurring role on "Gossip Girl," will play a White House aide/model in the pilot, Deadline Hollywood reports. Daisy Betts ("Persons Unknown") has also joined the show, which previously cast "Lone Star's" James Wolk.

"Georgetown" follows a group of political staffers in the nation's capital. Wolk plays a presidential speechwriter, and Betts will play another White House staffer who comes from a political family. Will Fetters ("remember Me") is writing the pilot; Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl," "Chuck") are executive producing.

Other casting news, per Deadline:

- "Perfect Couples" star Kyle Bornheimer has been cast in Fox's comedy pilot "Council of Dads," about a widow (Diane Farr) whose late husband asks several of his friends to help her out. The pilot is
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Abigail Spencer joins 'Grace' pilot

Abigail Spencer joins 'Grace' pilot
Abigail Spencer has signed up to play the lead role in ABC drama pilot Grace. The project, from Grey's Anatomy writer Krista Vernoff, will focus on a dysfunctional family immersed in the world of professional dance. Deadline reports that Spencer will play Sarah, a laywer who decides to take over her father's dance studio. It was previously confirmed that Eric Roberts will appear in the pilot as Sarah's father (more)
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