• Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:03:07 +0000
    Fans of the “Scream” movie franchise are well aware that there are certain rules one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. But what’s required to have a successful horror TV show? Jaime Paglia, one of the executive producers and showrunners of MTV’s “Scream” TV series, chatted with Variety about the tricks... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:23:44 +0000
    In making his documentary “Cartel Land,” director Matthew Heineman gained access to vigilante movements, on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, pushing back against the drug cartels. He interviewed victims to heinous horrors, and the operators of a Mexican meth lab. The key to gaining the trust of the subjects of his project, says Heineman, is... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:16:13 +0000
    Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis are in talks for ensemble comedy “Mother’s Day” with Garry Marshall directing. Producers are Wayne Rice, Gulfstream Pictures’ Mike Karz and Kevin Frakes of PalmStar Media, which is financing. PalmStar Media’s Ankur Rungta is executive producing. The script, written by Anya Kochoff-Romano (“Monster-In-Law”) and Lily Hollander,... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:16:00 +0000
    “American Odyssey” won’t be returning for a second round. NBC is not commenting on the cancellation, but sources confirm to Variety that the conspiracy thriller has been axed after one season. Star Treat Williams was first to tweet about the news on Tuesday, with co-creator Peter Horton also posting about the cancellation. American Odyssey has... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:00:50 +0000
    Hell is spending a weekend with the three irritating Stockton sisters who strut and fret in Melissa Ross’s busy but fruitless family drama, “Of Good Stock.” Director (and Manhattan Theater Club artistic director) Lynne Meadow’s production is smartly cast — Jennifer Mudge, Heather Lind, and Alicia Silverstone play the abrasive siblings — and easy on... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:58:31 +0000
    Jubilant over the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality, David Boies quipped to a crowd on Monday, “I’ll even forgive Justice Kennedy for his vote in Bush vs. Gore.” The event was a reception at the home of Rob Reiner and his wife Michele, who, with political strategists Chad Griffin and Kristina Schake,... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:20:59 +0000
    Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”) has been cast as the lead in faith-based “God’s Not Dead 2,” currently shooting in Arkansas. Orrantia will play a student whose family sues her high school teacher — portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart — over the teacher quoting Bible verses in class. Harold Cronk is directing from a script by... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:46:03 +0000
    Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam Nimoy has surpassed the goal of raising $600,000 in funds through a Kickstarter campaign to complete a documentary about his father titled “For the Love of Spock.” The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Zachary Quinto,... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:19:13 +0000
    Apple Music’s Tuesday launch has inspired its share of vocal supporters and detractors already. Perhaps no one is more enthusiastic about the service than Trent Reznor, one of its creators. In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, the Nine Inch Nails frontman detailed his favorite aspects of Apple Music and explained the inspiration behind his... Read more »
  • Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:47 +0000
    The first trailer for “Creed,” the seventh Rocky Balboa film, has hit the Web, but this time, it’s Michael B. Jordan who dons the boxing gloves. “Fantastic Four” star Jordan plays the son of Balboa’s arch nemesis-turned-friend Apollo Creed, who was played by Carl Weathers in the first four “Rocky” films. Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone,... Read more »
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