If you’re a hardcore Gladiator like myself, this bit of news should excite you. EW.com is reporting that Scott Foley has been promoted to a series regular for Scandal‘s third season. AMAZING. Guess that means Foley’s other gig, FOX’s The Goodwin Games, is pretty much dead in the water. Call me crazy, but I kinda enjoy it. Foley and Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) on the same show. It doesn’t get much better than that.
With Foley’s promotion, this clearly means he’s not stuck in “the hole” for too long. If you recall, on the season finale he was being punished for saving Olivia Pope’s life (Kerry Washington) and tossed in small dungeon. With his character sticking around, fingers crossed that Olivia and him pursue a relationship. Love them together.
“I’m thrilled to join such a talented, enthusiastic and professional group of people,” Foley said in a statement. “Shonda and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters and to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling.”
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Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) makes a return to comedy this fall in Sean Saves The World. Whether he saves the world remains to be seen. For right now, he’s saving one of his former Smash co-stars from the unemployment line. Sadly, the new gig is a double-edge sword. Good news is any paying gig is a good gig. Bad news, it’s a comedy on NBC which means no one will probably watch it and most likely get canceled. Hayes’ sitcom is a strong contender to be offed early.
On his new show, Hayes’ character attempts to both parent the teenage daughter who just moved in and appease a temperamental new boss. This Smash alum will play Liz, the best friend and co-worker of Sean’s. In the pilot, Lindsay Sloane played the part, but is now being replaced. Find out by whom below.
He wasn’t kidding when he said he’ll be back in the first Terminator flick. Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning for the fifth installment of the franchise, currently titled Terminator 5. Guess he wasn’t ready to hasta la vista just yet. The 65-year-old actor confirmed his participation in the film, along with his return to two other of his iconic past roles. Find out what they are below.
According to a report by Yahoo! Movies UK it certainly a possibility. The publication’s sources reveal that Penelope Cruz has been approached to become James Bond’s latest love interest. If she does sign on board, not only will she become the first Spanish Bond Girl but the oldest one ever. For once, Bond (Daniel Craig) might have an age-appropriate girlfriend. Craig is 45-years-old, while Cruz turns 40 next April.
For those who are stoked by this casting development, don’t get too excited just yet. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson reportedly tried to get Cruz in the past, but were unable to do so due to scheduling conflicts. A lot can change from now until next Summer when James Bond 24 tentatively begins filming. Hopefully, Penelope’s husband Javier Bardem persuades her to jump on board. After all, his stint as Bond’s nemesis in Skyfall earned him multiple critical accolades. If Sam Mendes does indeed return to direct, we should be in store for another Bond masterpiece.
What do you think of Cruz’s potential involvement with the franchise? Do you like it better when relative unknowns are Bond Girls or do you prefer when stunt casting occurs in the case of Halle Berry, Denise Richards and Teri Hatcher? Sound off below.
Is this Marnie’s (Allison Williams) new love interest? Michael Zegen could very well be. Deadline is reporting that the actor is currently taping an episode of Girls’ third season. With Christopher Abbott leaving the show for creative reasons, HBO needed to add some testosterone to the mix urgently. The network didn’t have to look too far, Zegen recurs as the infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel on Boardwalk Empire- another HBO show.
Zegen isn’t the only boy popping up in Season 3. Andrew Rannells returns to the show after leaving during the second season due to filming scheduling conflicts with The New Normal. With the NBC comedy not renewed, hopefully this means a lot more Rannells’ character. The cocaine episode with him last season was the highlight for me.
Do you think Zegen can fill the void left by Abbott? Excited to have Rannells back? Sound off below.
Wow! ABC is really cleaning house with their renewed shows. First came word that Revenge was writing off an original character and now this. Suburgatory already lost the sexy Parker Young who plays Ryan Shay due to him taking a role in the FOX pilot Enlisted which was picked up for next season.
According to Deadline, the ABC sitcom’s firings are based on budget cuts and not creative reasons like Revenge. For a comedy, the show has an unusually large ensemble cast. It only makes sense they make some cuts. As long as it’s not Dahlia (Carly Chaikin), I’m cool with anyone of them leaving. Find out who won’t make it to Season 3 below.
The Season 1 Revenge cast photo is starting to look an awful like the Grayson Global group picnic picture. You know the one where Emily Thorne crosses off each person she’s brought down. On the heels of the ABC show killing off Declan Porter (Connor Paolo), Deadline is reporting that another original character is being written off the show. Find out who below.
Rodham isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until the 2016 Presidential Election, but that isn’t stopping the film’s director from giving interviews about it and spilling some major casting details. James Ponsoldt chatted with The Independent about which four ladies he has his eyes on to play a young Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive,” Ponsoldt told The Independent. “I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
The biopic will focus on Clinton’s time as a House Judiciary Committee lawyer in her twenties. She served as a counsel to the committee during the Watergate scandal. There are rumors that Kim Young II’s script includes many racy scenes. When the scribe was asked about it, he coyly replied, “It’s an evolving process so I don’t know. She was an attractive 26-year-old with an amazing future. And that’s our thematic focus.” I’m not sure if the world is ready for a 50 Shades of Hillary type of flick. Don’t you agree?
Two of the four supposed frontrunners for the political role of a lifetime are Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon. If I had to chose between these two ladies, I’d cast my vote for Witherspoon. Her role as Tracy Flick in the 1999 film Election is exactly what I’d picture a young Clinton to be. Find out the other two ladies below.