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News & Cast Updates(News section last updated May 23, 2019)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt bonded while making ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’(5/23/19) Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a “cinematic bond” making Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time a Time … in Hollywood,” while Tarantino bristled at the suggestion at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday that Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate isn’t primary enough in the film.
“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” made its splashy premiere Tuesday evening at Cannes, 25 years after Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” debuted at the French Riviera festival, where it went on to win the Palme d’Or. Tarantino’s latest is about an actor (DiCaprio) in TV Westerns and his stunt double (Pitt) in 1960s Los Angeles, set against the backdrop of the Manson family murders.
It’s the first time DiCaprio and Pitt have made a feature together, though the two co-starred in a 2015 short directed by Martin Scorsese. They both suggested it might not be the last.
“There was an incredible ease and comfort getting to work alongside Brad. We kind of grew up in the same generation, got our start around the same time,” said DiCaprio. “We together forged, hopefully, a great cinematic bond in a film about our industry together.”
Pitt concurred. “It’s that thing of knowing you’ve got the best-of-the-best on the opposite side of the table holding up the scene with you,” he said. “I hope we get to do it again.”
The anticipation and glamour of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” brought a frenzy unlike anything else has to this year’s Cannes. Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux had desperately sought its inclusion. The film was a late addition after Tarantino was able to finish post-production work in time.
The stakes have been high for Sony Pictures, which gave Tarantino a $95 million budget to make what DiCaprio called “his love letter to the industry.” On Wednesday, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman sat front row as Tarantino and his cast spoke to reporters.
Tarantino was made a free agent in Hollywood after the downfall of his regular producer, Harvey Weinstein. The director has previously acknowledged knowing about some of the accusations against Weinstein for years, saying: “I knew enough to do more than I did.”
Tarantino made no mention on Wednesday of Weinstein or the controversy last year involving Uma Thurman. The actress said an unsafe stunt on “Kill Bill” left her neck and knees permanently damaged. Tarantino later apologized, calling the incident “the biggest regret of my life.”
He was, though, asked about his feelings toward director Roman Polanski, who was Tate’s husband at the time of the Manson family murders. Played by Rafal Zawierucha, Polanski is seen only sparingly in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” Tarantino previously defended Polanski for having sexing with a 13-year-old girl, telling Howard Stern in 2003 that she “wanted to have it.”
On Wednesday, Tarantino said only that he’s a deep admirer of Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby.” He said he didn’t consult Polanski on the new film.
The tensest moment for Tarantino came when a New York Times reporter asked why an actress as talented as Robbie had relatively few lines in the film. Robbie’s Tate is largely a side narrative in the movie, which focuses on her fictional neighbours (DiCaprio and Pitt).
“I just reject your hypotheses,” Tarantino retorted curtly. Robbie gave a fuller defence, calling her Tate “a ray of light.” She said Tarantino referred to her character as “the heartbeat of the story.”
“The moments that I got gave the opportunity to honour Sharon,” she said. “I did feel like I got a lot of time to explore the character even without dialogue, specifically.”
When another reporter asked Tarantino if he ever had any hesitation about turning a real-life tragedy into a movie, he replied, simply: “Um, no.”
“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” which opens in U.S. theatres on July 26, has been met with largely good reviews in Cannes, with critics calling it a nostalgic ode to a bygone Hollywood.
Asked if he would have rather made movies in 1969 than now, Tarantino said: “I prefer any time before cellphones.”
‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Poster Out, Showing Cowboy Leonardo DiCaprio(5/20/19) (Poster) A new poster from Quentin Tarantino’s black comedy Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is out, showing Leonardo DiCaprio in character as faded television actor Rick Dalton.
The Columbia Pictures film will be out on July 26, starting DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The film focuses on the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles, as Dalton and stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) navigate a changing film industry, with an intersection with the Charles Manson gang.
The film is produced by Columbia Pictures, Heyday Films and Bona Film Group, and has its world premiere at the current Cannes Film Festival.
Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate, Dakota Fanning will play Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino is set as Marvin Shwarz and Damian Lewis will play Steve McQueen. Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Tim Roth and the late Luke Perry are also among cast.
The Young and the Restless Adds All My Children Veteran Eva LaRue(5/16/19) Eva LaRue is returning to Natalia Boa Vista’s stomping grounds.
The former CSI: Miami star will join the cast of CBS’ The Young and the Restless, TVLine has confirmed. In addition to her homecoming at the network, the move will mark LaRue’s daytime comeback: She played neurologist Dr. Maria Santos Grey on the ABC soap All My Children off and on over the course of 18 years. In 1997, she received a Daytime Emmy nomination for supporting actress for her work on the series.
LaRue’s Y&R character, Celeste Rosales, is the mother of Lola (played by Sasha Calle), Arturo (played by Jason Canela) and Rey Rosales (played by Jordi Vilasuso). LaRue begins shooting in late May; look for Celeste’s first appearance to take place on Wednesday, June 26. EW.com first reported the casting.
The actress’ other TV credits include Fuller House, George Lopez, Soul Food, Third Watch and Santa Barbara. At present, she hosts Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.
CBS recently renewed The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful — as well as its entire daytime lineup, which also includes The Talk, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal — for the 2019-2020 TV season.
Nancy Lee Grahn's Daughter, Kate Grahn, Released Another Amazing Song — Listen to It Here!(5/10/19) Talent runs in the family! Kate Grahn, daughter of GENERAL HOSPITAL star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), is an incredibly talented musician who has released another single. “My daughter has a new song!” Grahn announced on Instagram. “‘Over Again’ will air on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS on May 15. Have a listen and let her know if you like it.” “Over Again” was written by Kate Grahn and Adam Yaron, and is an absolutely lovely romantic ballad. You can visit the Song Link to find links to listen to or download the song from a variety of sources.
Back in February, Kate released her debut single, “Someday Baby.” a driving rock song with a little bluesy twang featuring lyrics about a woman who refuses to settle and be just your “someday baby.” “It would mean so much to me if you would help me celebrate my Kate’s 21st birthday by listening to her new single,” Grahn proudly tweeted upon the song's release.
Kate may be young but she’s already a confident presence on the stage, having performed live numerous times over recent years. And you can hear that confidence in her powerful vocals in “Someday Baby.” The song is available to stream and purchase on platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Google, Amazon, TIDAL, and more. Just click this song link and you can choose the way you want to listen to it. Or, you could just click play on the YouTube video below… then follow the links to buy it and download it to listen to it whenever you like!
Now that Kate has released two songs, hopefully this means that an EP or a full album is going to be released soon so that we can hear more music from this talented young artist.
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ heads to Cannes(5/3/19) Quentin Tarantino is going back to Cannes, after all.
The director’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was announced as a late addition to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. It will premiere in competition at the upcoming French festival, adding one of the summer’s starriest, most anticipated films to the Cannes’ red carpet.
When Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the festival’s official selections last month, he said he was hopeful Tarantino would finish editing in time for the film to return to the festival where “Pulp Fiction” 25 years ago won Cannes’ top award, the Palme d’Or.
“We were afraid the film would not be ready,” Fremaux said in a statement Thursday. “But Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which opens in theaters July 26, is set in late ’60s Los Angeles and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a TV actor and Brad Pitt as his longtime stunt double. Margot Robbie co-stars as Sharon Tate, the actress murdered by Charles Manson’s followers in 1969.
As a producer, DiCaprio will additionally bring a documentary on climate change to Cannes titled “Ice on Fire.”
Fremaux also added Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo” to the festival’s main slate Thursday. Kechiche won the Palme d’Or in 2013 for “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” Last year, French authorities investigated the director for sexual assault after a complaint filed in Paris. Through his attorney, Kechiche has denied the allegation.
The Cannes Film Festival opens May 14 with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die” and runs through May 25.
Robin Wright To Make Feature Directorial Debut On Wilderness Drama ‘Land’(4/30/19) House Of Cards star Robin Wright is to make her feature directorial debut on Land, in which she will also star as Edee Mathis, a woman consumed by grief who resolves to remove herself completely from life as she has known it, and disappear.
The film is based on the original screenplay by Jesse Chatham and Golden Globe nominee Liz Hannah (The Post) and is due to begin production this summer in British Columbia where it will cover the wild landscape over four seasons.
Wright’s character is a cosmopolitan lawyer who takes herself off the grid almost entirely. With advice from online survivalists, she moves to the most unpopulated area in the U.S., living in a cabin in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. All alone, she must learn to hunt, fish and grow her food as she faces brutal winters, a challenging landscape and local wildlife that could kill her at any moment. In crossing paths with Joseph, a First Nations local, Edee begins to confront her demons and surprises herself with her own will to survive.
HanWay Films has picked up international sales rights and will commence sales at Cannes. Cinetic Media and CAA Media Finance will handle North American rights.
The project was developed by Allyn Stewart (Sully) with casting director Lora Kennedy (Wonder Woman) and is financed by Big Beach. It is produced by Stewart, Kennedy, Big Beach co-founder Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine) and Leah Holzer (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood). Marc Turtletaub will executive produce for Big Beach with Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and Steve Farneth and Iron Circle Pictures’ Heather Rae.
HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart commented, “Robin proved herself a tour de force taking in hand House Of Cards as a director as well as its lead actor. She speaks very eloquently and passionately about wanting to tell the story of a woman’s journey through loss and pain, where only by giving herself to nature can she find a path to inner peace and redemption. It is a unique cinematic experience of huge scale, yet speaks to our basic human need for more earthy simplicity in this busy noisy world.”
Wright is represented by CAA, Sugar 23, and Ziffren Brittenham.
Leonardo DiCaprio In Talks To Star In Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’(4/24/19) Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in Nightmare Alley, the Gullermo del Toro-directed thriller for Fox Searchlight. Del Toro wrote the script with Kim Morgan and he’s producing with J. Miles Dale. It is set up to go in the fall, as del Toro’s first film since winning Best Picture for The Shape Of Water.
The film is being financed by Guillermo Del Toro and J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment, with Fox Searchlight acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the film that is based on the 1947 film about a corrupt con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money. It’s based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham.
DiCaprio next stars in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the Quentin Tarantino film for Sony. This is expected to be his next film, though he also is getting close on the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon for Imperative Entertainment.
LBI reps DiCaprio. Guillermo del Toro is repped by Gary Ungar of Exile Entertainment and WME.
Join SANTA BARBARA Stars For A Reunion Cruise!(4/23/19) From November 4-8, fans of the late, great NBC soap SANTA BARBARA can enjoy a cruise to the Bahamas with some of the show’s most popular stars: Lane Davies (ex-Mason), A Martinez (ex-Cruz), Harley Kozak (ex-Mary), Nicolas Coster (ex-Lionel), Judith McConnell (ex-Sophia) and Louise Sorel (ex-Augusta). Davies tells Digest, “We’re all kind of excited about [the cruise] because one, some of us haven’t seen each other in quite a while, and two, it’s been a long time since we were in any kind of group event to reconnect with fans. So we’re all juiced about it. Also, it’s in the Bahamas, so it should be relaxing!” Catch up with Davies in the current issue of Digest, and for more info on the SB cruise, click here.
Dishing with Digest - 3/22/19 - Donnell Turner(3/22/19) Donnell Turner On His Road To GH (Listen / download)
Donnell Turner (Curtis) traces his path from background actor to GH heartthrob with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. Plus, we remember late DAYS star Jed Allan and discuss Brandon Barash’s debut as DAYS’s Stefan.
‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Teaser: First Look Trailer At Quentin Tarantino Film(3/21/19) (Video) After two days of poster teases, Sony has dropped a real teaser — a short trailer — for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and nothing in the posters suggested the surprising tone of the video. We’re talking comedy, or at least a surprising lightheartedness. About Hollywood in the Manson era. Even Damon Herriman, as the lunatic killer, smiles and waves at the camera.
Then again, nothing is ever quite what it seems in a Tarantino film. What we can confidently take away from the teaser: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt display a loose, best-buddy chemistry as their respective TV star and stuntman characters are interviewed — newsreel-style — and discuss what exactly a stunt double does. “Carryin’ his load?” Pitt’s Cliff Booth answers dryly. “Yeah, that’s about right.”
Here’s the official logline: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
During the teaser, we also see brief clips of Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, some scene-setting shots of ’60s-era LA (a cinema marquee boasts The Night They Raided Minsky’s, putting us, at that moment, in 1968 or, depending on how long Minsky’s has been playing, maybe ’69), a Playboy club, maybe the Sunset Strip and, with hints of the danger to come, a group of hippie girls at what we can reasonably assume is Spahn Ranch, ground zero for Manson’s family of lost kids and killers. Bruce Dern plays the old and ailing Spahn.
Oh, and we also get a great look at Mike Moh playing Bruce Lee as Kato on The Green Hornet.
Earlier this week, Sony released character posters for the film. See them here and here.
Written and Directed by Tarantino, produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, the film hits theaters July 26. Check out the teaser above.
‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Poster: DiCaprio, Pitt & Tarantino’s Summer Of ’69(3/19/19) (Poster) Here’s the latest peek at Quentin Tarantino’s next star-laden pic — a 50-year flashback to a dark time in L.A.’s history. Check out the new poster for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood below.
The pic is a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of stories set in an around Los Angeles in summer 1969, at the height of hippie Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), the former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor: Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).
Set alongside that trio are the likes of Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, James Mardsen, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Lena Dunham, Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, James Remar, Brenda Vaccaro and Bruce Dern, who stepped into the role that was set for his friend Burt Reynolds, who died in September. Luke Perry also filmed a role in this film before he died two weeks ago.
Sony releases the Columbia Pictures film on July 26. Take a look at the poster — remember those Champion tees? — and tell us what you think.
Jed Allan Dies: Soap Star On ‘Days Of Our Lives’ And ‘Santa Barbara’ Was 84(3/10/19) (deadline.com) Actor Jed Allan, who built a long career in soap operas and other media as a family patriarch, died Saturday. according to his son’s post on Facebook. He was 84.
Allan began his career on the CBS soaps Love of Life and The Secret Storm, then joined Days of Our Lives in 1971. He played the role of Don Craig for 14 years, then segued in 1986 to patriarch C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara.
When that show ended in 1993, he joined Beverly Hills 90210 as Rush Sanders, the father of Ian Ziering’s Steve.
Ziering posted a tribute to his TV father via Instagram: “So sad to hear we’ve lost another 90210 castmate. I had the pleasure of working with Jed Allan from 94 to 99. He played Rush Sanders, Steve’s father. Such a great guy to work with, he will be missed. #ripjedallan”
But the lure of soaps was still strong and in 2004, he temporarily took over the role of General Hospital‘s Edward Quartermaine.
Aside from soaps, Allan played Forest Ranger Scott Turner on Lassie for three years, the main human companion for the collie. He also appeared as the host of Celebrity Bowling in the 1970s, and hosted a game show pilot, Temptation, in 1981. He was also in numerous TV movies.
Born Jed Allan Brown, he was married to Toby Brown until her death in 2001. The couple had three sons, Mitch, Dean, and Rick.
No memorial plans have been announced.
Jon Lindstrom Reveals How He Fell in Love With Wife Cady McClain(3/4/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) The real-life love story between GENERAL HOSPITAL star Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) and ALL MY CHILDREN’s Cady McClain (Dixie) didn’t start simply because their AS THE WORLD TURNS characters, Craig and Rosanna, were paired together on the CBS sudser back in 2002. “It didn’t hurt that we were playing characters that were falling in love,” he conceded to Soaps In Depth with a smile. “But that’s not necessarily how it happened.”
What happened was actually as New York as can be: The castmates fell for each other during their daily commutes from work! “ATWT shot on a stage way out in the middle of Brooklyn, and Cady and I both lived in Manhattan,” he explained. “We would finish our scenes and be done around the same time, so we often ended up taking the hour-long train ride back to Manhattan together and got to know each other that way. We got to be very very good friends before anything else transpired.” In other words, it wasn’t love at first sight — or first love scene! “Not at all,” Lindstrom said. “I just realized I’d met this really amazing person... who was hugely intelligent and creative.”
One of the biggest thrills for Lindstrom in falling for McClain and marrying her in 2014 has been seeing her blossom as a director, producer, writer, artist and activist. The Daytime Emmy winner has earned film-festival awards across the country for projects like her short, Butterflies, and her documentary, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct. “People have asked me if I ever expected Cady to do something like this, Lindstrom confided. “Yeah, of course! That’s who she is. If she needs to learn it, she will master it and get it done. That’s my wife. It’s pretty cool!”
And Lindstrom, an award-winning filmmaker in his own right, is still keen to work with his leading lady anytime. In fact, after McClain directed him in the series, SWITCH, last summer, she pulled out one of his old scripts. “She said, ‘I think this is going to be timely,’” recounted Lindstrom. “And when Cady says something’s going to be timely, I listen! It’s like real estate. If she says a building is a good investment, I listen. She has incredibly good instincts for things like that. So we pulled that script out, and I’m getting some very good feedback on it. It turns out she’s right! It is very timely. I expect to direct it... I just don’t know when.”
Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio Developing ‘The Devil in the White City’ At Hulu With Paramount TV(2/12/19) Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have partnered with Hulu to adapt Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City.
The pair are exec producing the series, which is being developed at the digital platform by Paramount TV, alongside Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson.
The development was announced on stage by Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP of originals, at TCA, where the network is promoting series including George Clooney’s Catch-22 and comedy Shrill.
The Devil in the White City tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. It follows Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to mark his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on fair grounds – a palace built to seduce, torture and mutilate young women. The story takes the viewer on a tour of murder, romance and mystery in the gilded age.
DiCaprio bought the film rights to the book in 2010 and was previously set up with Scorsese to direct.
It is the latest project for Paramount TV at Hulu following Looking for Alaska, which stars Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer and is produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
AMC Alum Eva La Rue Debuts New Series(1/5/19) ALL MY CHILDREN alum Eva La Rue (ex-Maria) is the host of a new Saturday morning series on the CW, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S ANIMAL TALES, premiering on January 5. “I was so excited when they asked me to be involved because not only do I love animals — I currently have two dogs — but I’ve been wanting to do a project that’s uplifting and positive,” enthuses La Rue. “It’s a great show and it’s been a great experience so far!”
Leonardo DiCaprio Testifies To Federal Grand Jury In Malaysian Fund Probe: Report(1/5/19) Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly secretly testified before a Washington, DC grand jury as part of a federal investigation into a Malaysian government investment fund.
The case, which involves some of the highest members of the Malaysian government and some major U.S. investors, centers on financier Low Taek Jho. Low allegedly stole and laundered billions of dollars from the investment fund, then financed a lobbying campaign to end the federal investigation.
The Washington Post reports DiCaprio is not a target of the probe. Reports indicate that DiCaprio is considered a witness who can provide insights into Low, which may help the ongoing investigation into his activities.
Court papers have alleged that the relationship between Low and DiCaprio involved allowing the actor to gamble on his tab at the Venetian casino in Las Vegas; giving him artwork; and helping him get funding for the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
In 2016, prosecutors tried to seize proceeds from the film, which allegedly was financed in part with stolen funds routed to a production company co-founded by the former Malaysian prime minister’s stepson. DiCaprio thanked Low by name in accepting a Golden Globe for his role in the film.
Prosecutors later seized a Picasso painting from DiCaprio they said was purchased with $3.2 million in stolen funds and given to DiCaprio by an associate of Low’s.
Low was charged in New York federal court last year with theft and money laundering. Prosecutors have also looked at related cases involving former Goldman Sachs bankers who may have been involved, as well as a Justice Department employee who helped the Low lobbying campaign to end the investigation.
DiCaprio is one of the highest profile people identified so far as testifying in the case, but he’s not the only one. The Washington Post reports Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel was involved in setting up accounts to make payments for Low’s lobbying effort on the investigations. Michael also reportedly hired the owner of an investment firm to intercede with the Trump administration. Michael has denied the allegations.
The Post said DiCaprio declined comment on his activity through a spokesman. He has acknowledged in the past that he was cooperating.
SAG Awards Nominations(12/13/18) MOTION PICTURES
The SAG Awards are January 27 at the Shrine Auditorium, simulcast live by Turner’s TNT and TBS. As previously announced, Alan Alda will receive the guild’s Life Achievement Award during the ceremony.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
A STAR IS BORN (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)
BLACKKKLANSMAN (Focus Features)
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (20th Century Fox)
CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
THE AMERICANS (FX Networks)
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
THIS IS US (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
ATLANTA (FX Networks)
THE KOMINSKY METHOD (Netflix)
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Prime Video)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
JULIA GARNER / Ruth Langmore – “OZARK” (Netflix)
Jon Lindstrom & Tim Lounibos Join ‘Bosch’(11/21/18) Jon Lindstrom (S.W.A.T.) and Tim Lounibos (The West Wing) have booked recurring roles on the upcoming fifth season of Amazon’s drama series Bosch. Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Bosch stars Titus Welliver as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, Lindstrom will play Lance Cronyn, a lawyer who goes toe-to-toe with Bosch (Welliver). Lounibos is Ed Sung an investigator armed with patrol cop instincts and level-headed humor during a season-long investigation. Lindstrom’s other television credits include S.W.A.T., NCIS and Blue Bloods and he also stars in the upcoming film The Great Illusion, with Selma Blair and Graham Greene. He’s repped by Gilbertson Entertainment and BRS/Gage. Lounibos’ recent credits include guest roles on A.P. Bio, Criminal Minds and Doubt. He previously recurred on Beverly Hills 90210,The Practice, JAG and The West Wing. Lounibos is repped by Rooster Films.
Jon Lindstrom Lands a Prime Role on Amazon's BOSCH!(11/1/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) In his career, Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has been on plenty of television, but now he’s playing a role he’s very excited about. He’ll be playing the recurring role of Lance Cronyn in multiple ep0isodes of the fifth season of BOSCH! “I get to play a great character on one of my favorite shows!” the actor announced on Instagram.
Lindstrom had been teasing fans on social media for a couple weeks that he’d landed a new role but had kept details close to the vest until he could finally share the news. Amazon renewed BOSCH for a fifth season even before the fourth premiered, but there is still no premiere date for the series’ fifth season beyond just 2019.
BOSCH stars Titus Welliver as Los Angeles Police detective Harry Bosch, and is based on characters and storylines taken from novels by author Michael Connelly. In the books, Lindstrom’s character of Lance Cronyn is a former district attorney who has moved into private practice. He’s also not entirely on the right side of the law, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the verdict he’s after. Whether or not the TV series will follow the same storyline as the books, you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!
We’ll let you know when the fifth season of BOSCH is going to premiere so you can check out Lindstrom in his newest role.
Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio Officially Attach To ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’(10/24/18) In a development Deadline told you 18 months ago was going to happen, Martin Scorsese has officially attached to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio to star in the feature adaptation of the New York Times bestselling David Grann book Killers of the Flower Moon. Eric Roth wrote the script.
In addition to directing as his next project, Scorsese will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia Productions’ Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Appian Way Productions.
Imperative, which went on to make All the Money in the World, and backed Ridley Scott’s decision to scrub Kevin Spacey and reshoot his scenes with Oscar-nominated Christopher Plummer weeks before the film’s release, really got on the map with its stunning acquisition of this book. It made a $5 million bid that was millions more than what other suitors were willing to pay back in 2016. Adding the seven-figure sum for Forrest Gump writer Roth to adapt it, and this has been a pricey development process. But when it results in landing Scorsese and DiCaprio, it sounds like money well spent. It put Imperative — which recently wrapped the Clint Eastwood-directed The Mule — on the map.
“When I read David Grann’s book, I immediately started seeing it—the people, the settings, the action—and I knew that I had to make it into a movie,” said Scorsese. “I’m so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen.”
In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
Imperative executives have met with the Osage Nation and the team is scouting locations in the coming months with production set to commence during the summer of 2019.
30WEST will arrange the financing and distribution for the project.
Scorsese and DiCaprio are both represented by LBI Entertainment and attorney Steve Warren of Hansen, Jacobson. Scorsese is also represented by WME.
Morning Show Appearance(10/12/18) Today – NBC
Wednesday, October 17
(7-9 a.m.) Robin Wright on House of Cards
Talk Show Appearance(10/11/18) THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT – CBS
Friday, Oct. 19
General Hospital Vet Susan Brown Dead at 86, Remembered by Co-Stars(9/1/18) General Hospital alum Susan Brown, who played Scotty Baldwin’s stepmother, Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin, died on Friday at the age of 86.
GH vet Kin Shriner, who plays Scotty, shared the news on Twitter, hailing Brown as “one of my best friends and costars…. R.I.P., Susan. I will miss all our laughs.”
Brown first joined GH in 1977, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination two years later. She exited GH in the mid-80s, but recurred now and again, especially when Scotty’s family helped launch the ABC Daytime spinoff Port Charles. Brown last appeared on GH in a 2004 episode honoring the late Anna Lee, who had Lila Quartermaine.
Brown’s previous TV credits included As the World Turns (as Adelaide Fitzgibbon), ABC’s mid-1960s sudser The Young Marrieds, Death Valley Days and Santa Barbara (as Dorothy Lane). Her most recent primetime role was a 1994 episode of Frasier.
“She was so very special, on set and in friendship,” GH vet Jackie Zeman shared on Twitter, offering Shriner her condolences. “I remember all the good times we shared on our lunch breaks and at at her amazing dinner parties at her beautiful home. RIP Susan + God Bless.”
Current GH boss Frank Valentini tweeted, “It’s a very sad day in Port Charles as the wonderful Susan Brown (“Gail Baldwin”) passed away today. My sincerest condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman.”
Brown’s GH husband, Peter Hansen (who played Scotty’s father, Lee Baldwin), passed away in April 2017, at the age of 95.
Robin Wright fought to save thousands of jobs on 'House of Cards'(8/31/18) Robin Wright fought to save the jobs of 2,500 people on TV show House Of Cards following the sexual misconduct scandal which engulfed co-star Kevin Spacey.
Spacey was fired from his role as Frank Underwood in the political Netflix drama last year after multiple allegations of misconduct and harassment were levelled against the actor, beginning with claims made by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged the actor pounced on him in the bedroom of his hotel suite when Rapp was an underage teenager.
In an interview with Porter Edit, Wright, who plays First Lady turned President Claire Underwood on the drama, revealed how she fought to save the show, and the jobs of up to 2,500 staffers.
“It came very, very close (to being axed),” she told the publication. “The air was thick, you know. Harvey Weinstein… People were (saying), ‘We have to shut everything down or otherwise it will looking like we are glorifying and honouring this thing that’’s dirty’.”
The mother of two, who is an executive producer on the show, which will premiere its final sixth season in November, said she strongly believed the producers should honour their commitment to the fans, and the thousands of employees who would have been affected by its cancellation.
“They printed that it was ‘only’ 600 people out of work, but if you include security, cops, shooting on location in Baltimore, everything, 2,500 people would have been out of a job,” she claimed. “And that’s not fair – to take that security away from those people… they didn’t do anything (wrong).”
The 52-year-old actress revealed she hasn’t reached out to her former co-star, explaining she expects Spacey will get in touch “when he’s ready”.
But when asked if he deserves a “career reprieve”, she carefully answered: “I believe every human being has the ability to reform.
“In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it – absolutely, I believe in that.“
Robin Wright marries French boyfriend Clement Giraudet: Report(8/13/18) Actress Robin Wright has reportedly married French fashion executive Clement Giraudet in a weekend ceremony.
According to Vogue Paris, the Wonder Woman star became Mrs. Giraudet at an undisclosed location on Saturday.
Robin’s representative has yet to comment on the news, but her daughter, Dylan Penn, from her former marriage to Sean Penn, appeared to share footage from the nuptials on her Instagram page.
“Weddin vibes (sic),” she captioned a clip of guests dancing outdoors at the bohemian-style party, which she tagged with the location of La Roche-sur-le-Buis in southeastern France.
Other images which have surfaced online show Robin beaming in a floor-length white gown, with her hair worn down and accessorized with a brown headband, as she hugs her new husband.
Robin, 52, first went public with her romance with Saint Laurent businessman Clement last September, when they were pictured attending a soccer game in Paris, before subsequently stepping out together for Paris Fashion Week.
They hit headlines again in March amid rumours suggesting the couple had secretly wed, after both Robin and Clement were spotted sporting gold bands on their left ring fingers as they sat in the crowd at the UEFA Champions League soccer game in the French capital, but they did not acknowledge the claims at the time.
The marriage is Robin’s third – she was previously wed to actor Dane Witherspoon from 1986 to 1988, while she tied the knot with Sean Penn, with whom she also shares 25-year-old son Hopper, in 1996. They divorced in 2010, and she went on to become engaged to Alpha Dog star Ben Foster, before they parted ways in August, 2015.
Foster is also a newlywed – he and actress Laura Prepon tied the knot in June.
3rd Rock's Elmarie Wendel Dead at 89(7/23/18) Elmarie Wendel, best known to TV audiences for her role as 3rd Rock From the Sun landlady Mrs. Dubcek, has died at the age of 89, TMZ reports.
Wendel worked consistently as a character actress before landing 3rd Rock in 1996. Earlier credits include guest spots on Knight Rider, The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld, Major Dad, Santa Barbara, Empty Nest, Weird Science and Murder, She Wrote.
After 3rd Rock ended in 2001, Wendel guest-starred on four episodes of NYPD Blue, then landed a recurring role as the flirtatious Gina on George Lopez. She later appeared in select episodes of General Hospital and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and reunited with 3rd Rock co-stars Kristen Johnston and Wayne Knight on an episode of the TV Land sitcom The Exes.
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