During a segment of The O’Reilly Factor last week, the host said, “I was on the set of Glee last night, and after seeing those professionals, and that [referring to a clip of Willie Geist, Ann Curry and Jenna Bush Hager dancing on the Today Show] … pretty frightening. And I want to thank all of the Glee people for being so nice to us” (check out the clip at TV Squad). According to TV Guide’s Denise Martin (via Twitter), O’Reilly (and Kathy Griffin) will be playing a judge at the regionals.
Archive for February, 2011
What happens when vampires go to the dentist? According to the latest parody by Hilly and Hannah Hindl – the sisters behind the Hillywood Show – it leads to a musical send-up of The Vampire Diaries (set to Lady Gaga’s “Teeth”) that is chock full of blood, fangs… and cavities. The short film opens with Damon and Stefan Salvatore lookalikes nervously waiting for a check-up and winding up in a trippy series of familiar scenes while under anesthesia. Check it out here and let us know what you think!
Hallmark seems to have a card for every occasion, but if you’ve been looking for the perfect birthday greeting for your grandmother, uncle or, say, pot dealer, NobleWorks is introducing a line of greeting cards from Showtime’s Weeds. After months of waiting to launch, we excited to roll out this potent card collection,” says Ron Kanfi, president of NobleWorks. “We hope these cards will put a smile on people’s faces.” The Weeds cards will debut at the National Stationery Show in NYC in May. They’re sure to be, ahem, a hit.
Recognizing that Bones fans are largely split when it comes to their hopes and dreams for the future of Booth and Brennan’s relationship – especially now that Hannah is out of the picture – series creator Hart Hanson says he is not worried about upsetting the most vocal viewers. “One third of the people will [always] hate it, one third of the people will love it, and one third of the people will say [that] the timing’s wrong,” Hanson told the website GiveMeMyRemote.com. “[That will happen] no matter what we do. If we stay the way we are, one third of the people will like it [and so on]… I can’t worry about that.”
January Jones, who plays Betty Draper on Mad Men, is urging fans of the show to relax as the studio (Lionsgate) and the network (AMC) wrangle over the series’ finances. “I still have not heard a date we need to be back to the set,” Jones told Entertainment Weekly. “But it will come back.” She noted that the series doesn’t usually begin filming until the summer. “It is only February so people should relax,” she added. “I think it will all get worked out because no one wants to see the show end yet, not the studios or the network or the creator or the actors. I think they just like the drama.” Fans definitely like the drama on screen – just not behind the scenes.
The current season of Desperate Housewives may be its last if the tenor of contract negotiations with stars Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria don’t change. The talks are described as “tenuous,” according to cast member James Denton, who plays Mike Delfino on the show. During an interview with Access Hollywood, a hopeful Denton said, “None of us have been told anything. So, we’re all kind of in the dark. Until it’s done, its kind of scary, but they really want us back for two more. I’ve talked to all the women, who are happy and really want to be there. It’s probably logistics, hopefully.” Denton added that the show’s return is “not as automatic as it seemed a few months ago.” Of the four main stars, only Teri Hatcher has reportedly signed a new contract.
Adrianne Palicki (who played Tyra Collette in Friday Night Lights) has reportedly been cast as the iconic DC super-heroine Wonder Woman in the pilot being written and produced by David E. Kelley (who has written numerous hit series, including The Practice, Ally McBeal and Boston Legal). According to numerous reports, the series will incorporated the Wonder Woman’s lasso, cuffs and invisible plane into a serious vision of the character that Lynda Carter famously played in the 1970s. Palicki will also star in the remake of Red Dawn.
Though little has changed since our last update on Mad Men (the cast has signed new deals, but the creator of the series has not) John Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on the series, recently lent his perspective on the hold-up during an interview with HollywoodOutbreak.com. “They’re trying to figure out how far it will go and how much it’s going to cost,” Slattery says. “I think everyone is optimistic that it will come back – no one’s really sure when yet.” Let’s hope it’s sooner than later.
Comedian Kath Griffin confirmed Friday via Twitter that she will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Glee. Griffin will play a “recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler – a Sarah Palin type,” according to Movieline.com. While Griffin will undoubtedly relish the role after taking numerous shots at Sarah and Bristol Palin in her stand-up act (and took the father of the younger Palin’s child, Levi Johnston, on a date), Glee creator Ryan Murphy told TV Guide last June that the new character is all about inclusiveness. “I’m adding a Christian character,” he told the magazine. “We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, ‘Oh, look – I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.” Griffin appeared last fall with the cast of Glee at Models of Pride, a benefit for LGBT youth, in Los Angeles.
After dominating the charts covering other artists’ songs, Glee is preparing to debut some original music by New Dimensions. The show’s music supervisor P.J. Bloom informed The Hollywood Reporter that producers are toying with the idea of devoting an episode to the glee club members are given the task of composing original music. No doubt they will have some of the top songwriters in the business submitting their work!
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