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The 25-year-old actress is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles—the role currently played by Michelle Williams—in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Cabaret, EW has confirmed. Williams recently extended her run in the classic 1966 Kander and Ebb musical through November 9, 2014; the show itself is slated to play a limited engagement through January 4, 2015.
Stone would replace Williams as Sally, the flirtatious, intoxicating showgirl who steals the heart of an American writer visiting the seedy Kit Kat Klub in Berlin at the dawn of the 1930s. It’s not just Sally’s show; Cabaret‘s other flashy role belongs to Alan Cumming, reprising his award-winning turn as the club’s—and the show’s—extravagant Emcee.
Stone had previously been associated with the production back in 2013, when Roundabout announced the intention of bringing a replica of the 1998 Tony-winning production back to Broadway. Stone’s name was attached to play the role of Sally, but film scheduling conflicts prevented her from making her expected Broadway debut. Should the deal work out, Stone would ostensibly begin her run in Cabaret on November 11.
Diff'rent Strokes star Todd Bridges took to Twitter to criticise Robin Williams' death just minutes after it was reported on Monday.
This is what I needed today.
Robin Williams was not only a costar to Sarah Michelle Gellar in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones – he was the dad "she always dreamed of having."
In a statement to PEOPLE, Gellar reflects on Williams, who died of suicide Monday at the age of 63, and the indelible mark he made on her and her family. Gellar played the straight-laced daughter Sydney to Williams' eccentric ad man Simon in the CBS comedy that was cancelled in May after only one season.
"My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams," Gellar said. "To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the Father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us crazy ones love you."
Gellar also went on to say, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Several people who worked with Williams on The Crazy Ones told PEOPLE about how kind and affectionate the actor was to the cast and crew alike.
"He was so benevolent," said one source close to the show."He would appreciate everyone else's work. He was the first one to say how incredible Sarah and [costar] Jimmy Wolk were. He had affection for everyone. He made sure everyone knew he was part of a team. Who does that? When you're Robin you don't have to do that."
The Crazy Ones creator David E. Kelley says in a statement to PEOPLE of Williams: "The talent was legendary. But equally inspiring, perhaps more so, was his kindness and humanity. A gentle soul who touched us all. A very special man, and our hearts are broken."
Before the comedy began its run on CBS in the fall of 2013, Gellar spoke with enthusiasm about working with a talented – and very understanding man – like Williams.
"You get lucky to work with a legendary comic and you get lucky if you get to work with an Academy Award winner and Julliard-trained actor," she told PEOPLE in July of 2013."I get to work with a guy who is not only talented but so kind and he understands the dilemma that I find being caught between my home life and my professional life and he couldn't be more caring. My joke is that I didn't actually apply to be on the show. I applied for Robin to adopt me."
LeAnn Rimes is trying to make a musical comeback and she's courting the gays to help make it a success. She's also bringing along Eddie Cibrian to promote her new album Dance Like You Don't Give a ... which is a collection of remixes spanning her 20-year career.
'I've always said that Eddie and I are a gay man's wet dream. I sing, you can look at him, and it's perfect,' Rimes tells PrideSource.
'I've definitely watched him get looked up and down in every way, basically hit on. It's hysterical seeing these guys freak out over him. Eddie is really pretty cool about it all, but sometimes he can be shy and uncomfortable, and I love to see him in that element. It's not his element, but he knows how to work it.'
Rimes says she enjoys a far warmer reception from gays these days than she would playing in a venue like a casino.'It's fun to be around that energy!' she says.
'I went and performed Gay Days in Orlando. I've never experienced so much love in a room, and also so much excitement for music. Just really incredible people, and I got such a high off of doing that. I think we have a mutual respect and love for one another that you can't really find everywhere.'
So this sounds weird and like something we’re totally going to be obsessed with: There’s a new “Veronica Mars” spin-off webseries coming, and it sounds super duper meta. We are in, in, in for “Play It Again, Dick.”
Buzzfeed today announced the cast for the spin-off, which will focus on Ryan Hansen’s dopey surfer bro Dick Casablancas. Hansen will play both Dick and a fictionalized version of himself, trying to take advantage of the “Mars” resurgence and get the band back together for another shot at fame and fortune.
So get ready for a bunch of familiar faces to come back playing dual roles and confusing the heck out of us.
He will be joined by Veronica herself, Kristen Bell, playing the spunky not-a-little-girl-anymore detective Mars as well as herself. Enrico Colantoni will return as Keith Mars and Enrico. Jason Dohring will play Logan Echolls and Jason, while Percy Daggs III plays BFF Wallace Fennel and, you guessed it, Percy. Francis Capra will be back as biker Weevil and Francis, and leave it to Kyle Gallner to reprise lil bro Beaver Casablancas and the role of meta-Kyle.
There are a few surprises in the cast as well: The role of Duncan, Veronica’s former love interest, has been recast. Played in the series by Teddy Dunn (who didn’t appear or even factor a mention in the recent “Veronica Mars” movie), Ryan Devlin will play both himself and Duncan. Oh, and expect some sly remarks about the fact that Devlin played a rapist in the show’s third season. Meta means no rules! Or…fewer rules.
The spin-off’s show-within-a-show format allows producers to throw in a few more confusing wrenches as well. Chris Lowell and Ken Marino are returning only to play themselves, while Amanda Noret is coming back to only play mean girl Madison Sinclair. Similarly, Lisa Thornhill will be back only to play mommy dearest Celeste Kane on the show.
Even better: Totally new face Robert Buckley joins the cast to play a character who challenges Jason Dohring’s role in Hansen’s rebooted meta-”Mars.” CW executives will also feature in the show.
Sounds confusing? Yeah, um, it kind of is. But like we said: We’re in. Hard in.
This sounds really weird but I don't care I'll take it!
If Pain and Gain taught us anything (beyond that gay people deserve beatings and that fatties and midgets are hilarious), it was to illustrate that even Michael Bay has gotten bored of the Transformers franchise. And now he tells USA Today (the official newspaper of Michael Bay) that he’ll be passing off directing duties to someone else for Transformers 5, aka Trans5mers. The move makes a lot of sense considering Bay was able to basically brand Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a ‘Michael Bay Movie’ without actually directing it, and gross $97 million opening weekend.
Bay, 49, believes he will pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere.
It’s not like you really need a director on a Transformers movie anyway. Just have the VFX artists communicate directly with the marketing department and skip the middle man. Also, I’ll bet you ten bucks that baton has been inside a stripper.
“There’s kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make,” says Bay, who is eyeing a passion project, a documentary on elephant poaching. “I have a lot of stories to tell. And it’s about flexing new muscles.” [USA Today ]
Nothing he has ever done should make me optimistic for a future Michael Bay project (I liked The Rock when it came out), but I remain cautiously upbeat about him working on something that isn’t a three-hour adaptation of a 30-year-old toy commercial. I mean, it can only get better from here. I also choose to believe that he means “flexing new muscles” literally, and that this elephant poaching documentary is going to involve The Rock hunting elephants with a team of leopards. Sort of like an English fox hunt but shirtless, jacked, and greasy. The only way Michael Bay does anything.
What a loss to humanity.
Hollywood’s having a bit of a Mary Shelley moment, which is good news because we’re having a Mary Shelley lifetime. Not only are we getting a Frankenstein M.D. web series and a female-directed Mary Shelley biopic starring Elle Fanning, Deadline reports that Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner is now set to star in Mary Shelley’s Monster, a film that follows the author as she “writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego.” Deep breath.
As if Sansa Stark as Mary Shelley wasn’t sufficiently tantalizing, the project also has a perfectly Gothic director: Coky Giedroyc, known for her work on American Horror Story, The Killing, and most promisingly, Penny Dreadful. Deadline quotes Monster Producer Rose Ganguzza saying the project will be
"…the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way [...] Our film is not a period drama. It is a story of youth that transcends time, a gothic romance, a love triangle that involves a dark passenger and we are tremendously excited to have such an exciting cast onboard this wonderful project."
Turner will star alongside American Horror Story‘s Taissa Farmiga and Jeremy Irvine (Stonewall). Judging from the film’s exciting creative team and Ganguzza’s tantalizingly vague description, it sounds like Mary Shelley’s Monster will be a dark and symbolic addition to the welcome new crop of Mary Shelley projects–excitingly, both Monster and the upcoming Fanning movie A Storm in the Stars seem to focus on the author’s work instead of her legendary personal life. There’s so much more to Mary than her famous male companions, and if there’s any actress I’d trust to represent that, it’s Turner.
Michael Fassbender has ideas for how he'd like to explore Magneto and has discussed them with Simon Kinberg, who is currently writing X-Men: Apocalypse with Bryan Singer. Talking to IGN while promoting his new movie Frank, where he wears a giant fake head and starts and art band, Fassbender had this to say about Magneto's future:
"Yeah, I mean, I haven't got a script or anything yet, but I'm always excited to see where Simon Kinberg's going to go with the next X-Men. X-Men's been great to me and allowed me to do so much, including films like Frank. I've had a lot of fun with the cast and with the character, Magneto. So I had a good chat with Simon [Kinberg] when we were on our way to Moscow, and we tossed around some ideas on the plane over there. So I'm pretty excited to see how it all comes together. [...] I've had these conversations with Simon and there's a certain strand of his story that I think is pretty interesting and would like to explore, if we could."
Arriving at LAX with her manager Andre Recke after a delayed flight in Chicago August 8th
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Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad are sleeping with the fishes. The scribes are writing — separately — scripts for Aquaman, one of the installments in Warner Bros.’ multimovie scheme to create a cinematic universe based on the DC Entertainment characters. Aquaman is being developed on dual tracks, where studios and producers hire two separate writers to work on the same project in the hopes of getting the best version. The practice allows for release dates to be set while a project is still in development while giving it a muscular push.
Warners needs just that as last week it dated nine untitled DC movies between 2016 and 2020. Warners is not revealing which one of those will be Aquaman, but the first untitled DC movie is due for release on Aug. 5, 2016, with two more due in 2017, on June 23 and Nov. 17, respectively. Jason Momoa is widely acknowledged as having secured the role of Aquaman in Warners’ DC cinematic universe, although Warners had not yet officially confirmed the casting.
Aquaman is one of comicdom’s classic characters, having been created in 1941 by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The character has been with the Justice League since the team's inception in 1960 and got a major boost in pop culture recognition with the 1970s cartoon series Super Friends. The show, however, also made him the butt of jokes about him being too hackneyed and simple; the perception was that all he could do was talk to marine animals.
(The jokes continue to this day. An Aquaman movie was at the center of a major storyline on HBO's Entourage and just last week Zack Snyder, who is directing Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as the Justice League movie, surprised a Detroit radio talk show, whose DJs were disparaging the hero, by calling in and defending him.)
Are two heads truly better than one? Warner Bros. hired writers Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer to each pen separate scripts for Tarzan, now in preproduction with Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie starring. The studio preferred Cozad's action and structure elements and Brewer's characterization, so it fused both drafts.(Cozad now is working with director David Yates to finalize the film.)
And Tarzan isn't alone. Universal's The Mummy reboot also had two scribes, Jon Spaihts and Billy Ray, working concurrently before the studio focused on Spaihts' draft. Warners simultaneously is developing a live-action Scooby-Doo reboot, with a script by Randall Green, and an animated theatrical feature. Executives and agents say double hirings are on the rise partly because of the demands of the tentpole era. Dates for movies often are set while projects still are in development, creating urgency to move fast. And with reboots and reimaginings, studios sometimes ask for multiple takes before jigsawing the scripts together.
"It's not an epidemic, but it's definitely a newer phenomenon," says one studio-based exec. And it's not going away anytime soon. Insiders say that Warners also is using the method for its supersecret DC Comics projects. New Regency is taking the process to the next level on an untitled relationship comedy that would pair Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock in what is said to be a War of the Roses-like story. Sources say that Regency is on the hunt for one writer to capture the male character's voice and another for the female voice. But in this case, rather than have the writers work competitively, the company is hoping the two will collaborate -- at first, at least.
source 12 @ The Hollywood Reporter
So, are two heads better than one or do too many cooks spoil the broth?
As a soon-to-be 21 year-old Josh (Josh Thomas) sits across from his girlfriend droning on about his melancohlic outlook and body dysmorphia, a waitress brings the couple an overpriced sundae. "Why can't I ever just let myself properly enjoy things?" Josh asks. "All I can think about is my rubbish face."
His girlfriend, Claire (Caitlyn Stasey), quietly listens to her boyfriend's soliloquy, finally interrupting him. She thinks it's best if she and Josh break up because they've drifted apart. "Also you're gay," she adds. Josh, taken back, assures her she's wrong. "Josh," she says, "you're probably gay."
That was the hilarious cold open of Please Like Me, a half-hour Australian sitcom created by and starring 25 year-old comedian Josh Thomas. Thomas's career in comedy is impressive, especially given his young age. At 17, he was the youngest comedian ever to win Melbourne International Comedy Festival's RAW Comedy Award. Two years later, the Festival gave him its Best Newcomer Award for his stand-up routine titled "Please Like Me."
The comedy of this routine later became the basis for the Australian series of the same name, whose second series premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Pivot — a new television network billing itself as the one millennials should watch if they want to "make a meaningful difference in the world." (Hold for explanation as to how precisely that works.)
The premise of PLM has its fair share of tropes. At the encouragement of his father (David Roberts) — who, by the way, dates a much younger woman from Thailand — Josh moves in with his middle-aged bipolar mother (Debra Lawrence), essentially to babysit her after a botched suicide attempt. His giraffe-loving best friend, Tom (Thomas Ward), is likeable and nerdy and ends up in falling for Josh's ex. And Josh's religious Great Aunty Peg (Judi Farr) comes around almost daily to take care of his mother, lecture him about church attendance, and inquire about the size of his testicles.
While some of the plot devices and character choices can be predictable, the overall feel of the show is anything but. Please Like Me might play with stock television conventions, but you're probably not going to turn the channel out of boredom. The series manages to ably balance predictability with out-of-leftfield punchlines in a way that leaves you both laughing out loud and looking around the room to make sure no one sees you laughing out loud. The comedy is smart, and it's also really, really inappropriate. But it isn't cringe-worthy — the characters are too cuddly for that.
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Just looking for an excuse to discuss the season two premiere. Anyone else watch? Thoughts? I miss Geoffrey's messy self (although a promo pic suggests that he'll be back?). Also, Tom is looking much better, and hey! it's Charlotte Nicdao from Camp.
A two-hour television movie, The Brittany Murphy Story, will premiere Saturday, Sept. 6, on Lifetime, the network announced Tuesday. It is the first long-form scripted project about the actress, who died nearly five years ago at 32.
Amanda Fuller will portray Brittany Murphy, with Sherilyn Fenn set to play her mother, Sharon Murphy.
The movie will recount the story of Brittany Murphy's younger years, including her mother's efforts to turn her talented daughter into a star in the 1980s and '90s, and then leads up to her death. It will also touch on the aftermath, when her mother dealt with claims that her daughter's death was not accidental.
While Lifetime has not revealed the source of the script material, a spokesperson for Sharon Murphy has said she was not consulted for the movie and has not cooperated with the production in any way.
Brittany Murphy began in television before going on to star in films, which included Clueless, Girl Interrupted and 8 Mile. She died Dec. 20, 2009, and her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later. The coroner ruled that both had died from pneumonia and other causes.
Set in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century, "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" tells the story of Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur and his rivalry with childhood friend Messala, a Roman commanding officer who has him falsely convicted for an alleged assassination attempt on the Roman governor. After being condemned to the Roman galleys, Judah later returns to Jerusalem to seek revenge on Messala - a scenario that culminates in the climactic chariot race made famous by William Wyler's Oscar-winning 1959 version of the story. Unlike that film, the new adaptation will give more weight to the parallel story of Jesus Christ that unfolds in the original novel.
The latest version of "Ben-Hur" was penned by Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley from a previous draft by Keith Clarke ("The Way Back"); Mark Burnett and Roma Downey ("The Bible") are serving as producers.
IDK whether to be excited about Tom getting roles, cynical about Hollywood's need to remake all the things, or annoyed about another white person being up for a role about Middle-Eastern people. Either way, nothing's set in stone.
Two weeks ago, The Guardians of the Galaxy were pretty much the most obscure superhero group this side of The Green Team. One hit movie later, the team of misfits -- Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and, of course, Groot -- are already household names.
With director James Gunn on board for the sequel, scheduled for 2017, and The Powers That Be promising new recruits from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's critically acclaimed 2008 reboot of the comic title on which the movieverse cast is based, we journalists at this professional news site decided to make our own wishlist of the characters we'd most like to see. You betta read on!
5. MAJOR VICTORY (Vance Astro)
Major Victory has a very confusing backstory. He's a time-traveler from an alternate past who got slingshotted to the year 3000, back again, went on a quest for Captain America's legendary shield, got stuck in suspended animation, and then ended up in OUR universe with the Guardians of the Galaxy, basically. Whatever, no one bothers to learn all that crap about him. Major Victory has a funny name, a noble bearing, a cool containment bodysuit, and gives everyone an opportunity to see Cap's shield flung at evildoers in space. What more do you need to know?
Despite her depressing tendencies to swoon, die, and be drawn in bathing suits with thigh-high boots, skilled telepath Moondragon (aka Heather Douglas) is an important Guardian and far more interesting than her father (???!), Drax. The movies would probably sever that connection, and nothing of value would be lost tbh. She also rocks the bald, is a canon bisexual, and OTP with Phyla-Vell (see below). Plus one time she turned into a FUCKING ACTUAL DRAGON, FUCK YEA!
Known by many names, Phyla-Vell, daughter of Mar-Vell (aka the first, bepenis'd Captain Marvel) is one of the founding members of the GotG and a true superhero, with energy blasts and magic swords and everything. She's also known to be kind of a flop at all the new identities she tries out, which is actually endearing. Besides being in a f/f relationship with Moondragon that's the torrentially melodramatic quintessence of comics, she has a great character design and an idealistic, if sometimes impulsive, hero's personality. Gunn can change the Mar-Vell connection if it's too complicated rights-wise. Basically, if Phyla isn't in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, something is fucking rotten in the state of Marvel.
YAAAAS MANTIS. She's another one with a complicated backstory rooted in the 70's where it should stay, forever forgotten. Basically, Mantis is a telepath (the GotG have a lot) who has premonitions, mind-blasts, ace martial arts skills, and a stylin' grass skirt. She's one of the most compellingly and entertainingly written characters in the Abnett and Lanning series, and her working relationship with Star-Lord is subtle, sweet, and genuine. Oh, and she was an Avenger once! They can paint her a different color if the green interferes. Mantis better be in the sequel goddamn it, I love her
If you've seen "Guardians of the Galaxy,"you've already seen Cosmo. He's the qt dog in the spacesuit who cameos a few times in the Collector's/Benicio del Toro's place, notably at the end with Howard the Duck. The reason Cosmo has shown up already is because he is UNIVERSALLY FUCKING BELOVED by readers and the best character in the GotG comics. He's a Russian space dog who got mutated by cosmic rays, became a powerful telepath and telekinetic (yes I know, shh), and fell through a wormhole or something to end up the chief of security of Knowhere, the Guardians' home base. He communicates telepathically with an adorable Russian accent and loves everyone because he's a dog. But he also takes no guff when it comes to troublemakers!
Cosmo has been a Guardian of the Galaxy with the best of them, and, when brought to the big screen as a proper team member, will probably become a bigger fan fave than Rocket. Than GROOT, even. You heard me right. It's time to unleash (hehe) Cosmo on the world.
Source: Graphic novels purchased with legal tender
And none for Adam Warlock bye!