Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NEWS: HALLELUJAH, Larry Bryggman, James Franco, Ed Westwick

ABC Orders Marc Cherry's HALLELUJAH Pilot
BC programming chief Paul Lee received Cherry's script over the weekend and quickly moved with a pilot order.

James Franco Says He Will Join Nicole Kidman for Broadway Revival of "Sweet Bird of Youth"
Kidman will portray Princess Kosmonopolis with Franco as Chance Wayne.

Larry Bryggman, David Lansbury, et al. Set for "Off the King's Road" Reading
Bryggman and Lansbury will headline a staged reading of Neil Koenigsberg's new play, "Off the King's Road," to be presented at the Westside Theatre on Thursday, February 3 at 2pm. Bob Jaffe will direct.

Ed Westwick: I'm ready to leave GOSSIP GIRL
Westwick says he's no longer fascinated by Chuck Bass. "To be completely honest, I'm ready to do something else," he tells the British magazine Tatler. "Really ready to do something else."

Aaron Sorkin: My HBO cable news drama will be "aspirational," not cynical
"It'll be wish fulfillment," he says. "But they're going to lose as much as they're going to win. In other words, it's not going to be a fantasy. They're going to be trying to do well in a context where it's very difficult to do well when there are commercial concerns and political concerns and corporate concerns."

MTV ends up keeping SKINS nudity intact
Despite editing threats, last night's episode showed one of the male stars naked from behind.

WATCH: GLEE's Super Bowl episode opening
The opening Cheerios dance number is set to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.”

Jane Lynch to release her memoir, "Happy Accidents"
Lynch plans to release her autobiography in September, with details of how she came to be famous. Sue Sylvester, she says, "didn't come out of a vacuum."

GLEE Cast to Lindsay Lohan: 'We're Really Sorry'
Sources tell TMZ the cast walked up to LiLo ... apologized for the jokes ... and said they didn't mean to hurt her feelings. Lindsay accepted their apology and everyone parted ways.

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