After penning the awards-buzzed film The Social Network, writer-producer Aaron Sorkin is friending an old pal: television. The creator of The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Sports Night is heading to premium cable with a pilot for another behind-closed-doors series. Tentatively titled More As the Story Develops, "It'll be a new series for HBO that will take place behind the scenes — for a change — at a nightly cable news show, where they have made a decision to try to do the news well," Sorkin revealed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
"I'm loving the idea of ...
In another story ripped straight from the headlines, America Ferrera joins The Good Wife for an upcoming three-episode arc. Ferrera, who first appears in the 15th episode, will play a college student who is an undocumented alien and wants to become an American citizen. "She's only known America, and she may be exposed as undocumented. [The story deals with] what ...
In Southland's deft mix of intriguing characters, Michael Cudlitz's complex cop, John Cooper, is a standout. The veteran character actor shares some secrets from the TNT police drama as well as his own life. ...
Justin Bieber and David Letterman
Hashtag this! Last night, pop nugget Justin Bieber proved that even with gazillions of dollars and a handful of Grammy nods, he's just like any other teen. He says "like" a lot, thinks a Member's Only jacket is "dressing up," and apparently can't quit with the Twitter. Appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman and being all "Non-Threatening Boy Magazine" material, the Canadian crooner folks either OMG! over or just don't get, took time out from plugging his upcoming 3-D concert movie Never Say Never to school Dave — who'd already made several Twitter gags about Egypt's web shutdown — on the finer points of social networking. Halfway through their chat, the Biebs whipped out his phone and tweeted to his seven million followers that he was doing the show, presumably because the Internet may actually, like die, without the constant buzzing of the Beliebers.
"I'm hanging out with my Dave at @late_show we need to get him twice as many followers! #justdoit"
Now, unlike other teens (who seriously need to be slapped with the Fail Whale's tail for pulling this stuff while in mid-conversation), Justin's move was, like, totally cute. Maybe it's because he used the tweet to ...
FX has captured The Green Hornet.
The movie, which stars Seth Rogen as the masked vigilante and Jay Chou as his sidekick, Kato, will debut on FX at the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.
The Green Hornet opened on Jan. 14 to No. 1 at the box office, and has so far grossed nearly $80 million in ticket sales domestically. Should it hit $100 million, FX will pay around ...
On March 3, Fox's The Simpsons will begin recording voice talent for their 23rd season!
Executive producer Al Jean tells me that episodes coming this fall will feature characters voiced by guest stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jane Lynch, Andy Garcia and science fiction and comic book author Neil Gaiman (Coraline).
"Jane plays ...
Jeers to the women of The Bachelor for pushing their luck in Las Vegas.
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What a jackpot of nutcases and basketcases Brad Womack brought to Sin City. There was Shawntel N. — not to be confused with Chantal O. — the funeral director who spent her first solo date discussing the gory details of embalming and leakage (just another day at the orifice!). And there was Ashley S. — not to be confused with her BFF, teddy-bear enthusiast/dentist Ashley H. — who tearfully described getting sent home as feeling like ...
The Cleveland Show
LeBron James loves Cleveland! Sorry, Cavaliers fans, not your Cleveland. The basketball superstar and six fellow NBA All-Stars make a fast break to Cleveland Brown's hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia, on Fox's The Cleveland Show on February 13. "Cleveland and Donna go to L.A. to see the NBA All-Star Game," says executive producer Mike Henry (who voices Cleveland). "Cleveland gets appropriately drunk and starts heckling the players, and they get their feelings hurt. They all come together and vow to go to Virginia and track Cleveland down and set him straight."
Mike and Molly, Rules of Engagement
CBS is already plotting its Monday night contingency plans, in the event that Two and a Half Men remains shut down for a prolonged period of time while Charlie Sheen is in rehab.
The network on Monday ordered two additional episodes of the couples comedy Rules of Engagement, bumping that show's episodic order from 24 to 26. CBS was also close to ordering two additional episodes of freshman comedy Mike & Molly, which...
Deborah Gibson and Tiffany
It could have been so beautiful. It could have been so right. But only in our dreams did we ever imagine this weekend's Syfy spectacular being such a glorious buffet of cheesy brilliance.
From the casting — pop footnotes-turned-producers Debbie Gibson (way too gaunt as the eco wacko scientist) and Tiffany (resembling a Rosie Greenbaum in park-ranger drag) — to the Dollar Store effects to the groaner-laden script ("we're gonna need a bigger gator"), MpvG was a mile-long mess. Not a single character made sense...