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Heap of Hollywood 6/09/10: Grey’s and Glee add new faces

9 Jun

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*Katy Perry is doubling up on duties at the August 9, 2010 Teen Choice Awards.  She will host and perform at the awards show.
*Chris Jericho, of WWE fame, will be hosting ABC’s newest game show, Downfall, this summer.
*Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew have both been upped to series regulars for the seventh season of Grey’s Anatomy this fall.

 

Casting:
*Stanley Tucci has signed on to play Dr. Erskine in the film, Captain America.
*Vanessa Marcil will be reprising her role as Brenda Barrett on ABC’s General Hospital beginning in August.
*Julia Stiles will be joining the cast of Showtime’s Dexter for 10 episodes.
*Idris Elba will be guest starring on Showtime’s Big C.
*John Stamos and Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland) are set to guest star on season two of Glee next fall.
*Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel will join Paul Rudd in the film, My Idiot Brother.  The ladies will play Rudd’s sisters.

 

Additional Information: THR, EW, Deadline

Heap of Hollywood 5/31/10: TV and Film Premiere Dates

31 May

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*Joel McHale and Sofia Vergara will announce the Primetime Emmy nominations on July 8, 2010.
*Sean Hayes will host the Tony Awards on June 13, 2010.
*The Daytime Emmy Awards will honor Dick Clark during this year’s telecast.
*The new season of Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List will premiere on June 15, 2010.
*CBS’ annual summer reality show, Big Brother, will premiere on July 8, 2010.
*SoapNet will go off the air in January 2012 and will be replaced with Disney Junior.
*Warner Bros. released dates for some of 2011’s most anticipated films:
Red Riding Hood (4-22-2011)
The Hangover 2 (5-26-2011)
Green Lantern (6-17-2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (7-15-2011)
Happy Feet 2 (11-19-2011)
New Year’s Eve (12-9-2011)
Sherlock Holmes 2 (12-16-2011)

 

Additional information: THR, EW

Heap of Hollywood 5/16/10: TV Edition (Pick-ups, Cancellations, Renewals)

16 May

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

This edition is devoted strictly to television this week, focusing on some of the renewals, pick-ups and cancellations for the upcoming 2010-2011 TV season.

Renewals:
*Chuck
*V

 

Cancellations:
*Better Off Ted
*Scrubs
*Heroes
*FlashForward
*Romantically Challenged
*Mercy
*Trauma
*Law & Order

 

Pick-ups:
ABC:
*Mr. Sunshine – Matthew Perry
*Detroit 187 – Michael Imperioli
*Happy Endings – Elisha Cuthbert
*No Ordinary Family – Michael Chiklis
*Better Together
*Off the Map – Shonda Rhimes
*Body of Proof – Dana Delany
FOX:
*Running Wilde – Will Arnet, Keri Russell

Heap of Hollywood 5/05/10: Jimmy Fallon goes to the Emmys, Breaking Dawn gets a date

5 May

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*Jimmy Fallon will be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC August 29, 2010.
*The FX series, Justified, has been renewed for a second season.
*The producers of LOST have announced that the finale has been extended an additional half hour, making the running time a staggering two and a half hours.  There will be a retrospective show before the finale and a Jimmy Kimmel special later that evening.
*The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has its director and now it has its premiere date – November 18, 2011.
*Craig Kilborn is coming back to the talk show game.  He is set to host an early evening show.

 

Casting:
*Patrick Dempsey has joined the cast of Transformers 3.  Word is that he will be playing a darker character who has ties to Megan Fox’scharacter.
*Hugo Weaving has signed on to play the villain, Red Skull, in Captain America.


 

Heap of Hollywood 4/29/10: Breaking Dawn advances, Ricky Gervais is coming back

29 Apr

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*TNT’s Southland is coming back for a third season.
*Ricky Gervais made an impression and will be back to host the January 2011 Golden Globes.
*Summit Entertainment finally announced that Bill Condon will be directing The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
*ABC Family has cancelled 10 Things I Hate About You.

 

Casting:
*Richard Gere & Topher Grace will be starring together in the film, The Double.  Filming is set to begin in Detroit in June.
*Dwayne Johnson is set to star in the film, Protection.
*Shia LaBeouf will star in the film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
*Greg Kinnear & Katie Holmes are set to portray JFK and Jaqueline Kennedy in the History Channel’s miniseries, The Kennedys.

 

Additional Information: EW, Variety, Deadline, THR

 

Heap of Hollywood 4/14/10: Conan’s new home, NBC’s new bandleader

14 Apr

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*Conan O’Brien has found a new home at TBS.  He is scheduled to begin a Monday-Thursday routine for his late night talk show in November.
*HBO‘s new series, Treme, has been renewed for a second season (after 1 episode!)
*The Tonight Show‘s bandleader, Kevin Eubanks, officially announced this week that he will be leaving the show after 18 years.  His last appearance will be in May. 
*Following the news of Kevin Eubanks departure, it was announced that American Idol‘s musical director, Rickey Minor, will be taking over for Eubanks beginning in June.
*Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, Joss Whedon, has signed on to direct the film, The Avengers.
*Chace Crawford has backed out of the film remake of Footloose.

 

Casting:
*Charmed star, Holly Marie Combs, has joined Chad Lowe in the ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars.
*One Tree Hill star, Sophia Bush, has been cast in ABC‘s Southern Discomfort.  The fate of One Tree Hill is still up in the air, so the ABC sitcom is in second position to The CW’s veteran series.
*Kevin Bacon has signed on to the untitled project co-starring Steve Carell and Dan Fogelman.

 

Additional Information: THR, EW

Heap of Hollywood 4/09/10: NBC renews, FOX cancels

9 Apr

 

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*NBC has renewed The Marriage Ref, Minute to Win It and Who Do You Think You Are? for a second season.
*FOX has cancelled Sons of Tuscon (After 4 episodes!) and ‘Til Death.
*American Idol season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert, is set to play mentor to the remaining finalists on April 13.  (I thought Miley was bad, but Adam?  If you’re going to go with someone from the show, how about Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?!?)
*MTV renewed The Buried Life for a second season.

 

Casting:
*Mandy Moore is scheduled to guest star on the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy.
*Katie Cassidy & Cory Montieth have joined Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester in Monte Carlo.
*Dermot Mulroney has locked down the cast for his directorial debut, Love, Wedding, Marriage Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, James Brolin and Jane Seymour are set to star.

 

Additional Information: EW, THR