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Mary Steenburgen Saddles Into Outlaw Country Pilot

Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen has landed a starring role on the FX pilot Outlaw Country, Deadline.com reports.

The 57-year-old actress, who recurs as herself on Curb Your Enthusiasm, will play a powerful country music superstar who's protective of her... read more

Larry David Discusses Curb's Boundaries

Larry David

It's no secret that Larry David is said to have a prickly personality — he's managed to parlay that reputation into HBO's longest-running series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which hilariously parlays that persona to its "Heart-of-Darkness" extremes. Some interviewers use their profiles of him to either complain or marvel over his tetchiness.

David was polite, friendly even, when I interviewed him for TV Guide Magazine's current cover story about Curb Your Enthusiasm's premiere on the TV Guide Network, as well as the debut of a new bonus series, Curb: The Discussion, which offers celebrity panelists analyzing Larry's eccentric behavior. We met in his office in Santa Monica — there's a putting green in the hall leading to his office, and another inside it. He asked me if I'd mind if he swung a golf club during the interview, but only did it a couple of times before sitting and getting down to business.

His office has a faux-poster advertising his appearance in The Producers (Curb's Season 4 storyline), some baseball-stadium photos, and a gigantic print featuring a clown alongside the legend, "Jokes that injure others, waste time, hurt records, are never jokes. Let's think twice." (This piece of art has appeared, briefly, on the show.) And though he was resolute in his refusal to discuss plot points in Curb's upcoming eighth season (which will air on HBO in 2011), a few out-of-context plot points on the white board in his office read: ... read more

Sophia Bush Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot

Sophia Bush

One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush will join the cast of ABC's family comedy pilot Southern Discomfort, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

See how Bush has changed through the years

Bush will play ... read more

Will Don Johnson Land the Lead on ABC's Southern Discomfort?

Don Johnson

Nash Bridges and Miami Vice star Don Johnson is in negotiations for the lead role on ABC's sitcom pilot, Southern Discomfort, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC picks up Southern Discomfort pilot

The comedy centers on ... read more

The Next Great Biopic? Watch the Trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Ray Charles got one. So did Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Hey, even Dewey Cox got one. So it's about time that Weird Al Yankovic's life story is immortalized in film.

The folks at Funny or Die have unveiled its latest creation, a fake trailer for the stirring Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (which is not coming to a theater near you).

Watch videos of Weird Al

Mocking every formulaic convention of the biopic — succeeding in his ...
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Mary Steenburgen to Star in Southern Discomfort

Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen has been tapped to star in the ABC comedy pilot Southern Discomfort, Variety reports.

ABC picks up Southern Discomfort Pilot

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CBS Pilot News: Steenburgen Finds Happiness, and More

Mary Steenburgen, James D'Arcy

Mary Steenburgen has been tapped to play wife to Richard Dreyfuss — and thus mom to Jason Biggs — in the CBS comedy pilot Happiness Isn't Everything. Steenburgen's character is described by the Hollywood Reporter as "unbelievably sensitive," whereas Dreyfuss' is ... not.

In other CBS pilot news, British actor James D'Arcy has ... read more

Movie News: Penelope Cruz Gets a Hug

Penelope Cruz by Mark Von Holden/WireImage.com

Acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar tells the Hollywood Reporter that he's decided against making La Piel Que Habito his next film; instead, he's going to work on Broken Hugs with Volver leading lady Penelope Cruz.... Britain's Mail reports that although the Sex and the City movie won't be out for months, two sequels are already in the planning stages.... Sissy Spacek and Mary Steenburgen will play Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon's respective moms in Four Christmases. — Ben Katner read more

Ted Danson Ends Becker

Last summer, Becker was brought back from the dead with an eleventh-hour renewal for a sixth season. But don't expect it to happen again, even though CBS hasn't officially canned the series. "They never really cancel things," says star Ted Danson. "They just let them disappear. I think canceling is bad juju, so [series] just don't show up again." The Becker finale airs tonight at 9:30 pm/ET, and the episode title is "DNR" — as in "Do Not Resuscitate." He admits it's a not-so-subtle message to the network that the Becker set is closed for good. In it, grumpy Dr. Becker finds happiness. "But," Danson says, "he's morose over the fact that he's happy. I love that." Danson's grateful for the chance to end the show "with some degree of grace," even though the cast and crew knew, going into Season 6, that they "weren't the flavor of the week" and would be gone by mid-season. As for shooting the wrap-up, he says it was "very sweet. read more

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