What do you get when you mix Aaron Paul, J.J. Abrams, Tom Cruise and magic? A very bad audition. Paul, speaking with Tom Hiddleston for Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors,” shared the story of his disastrous audition for “Cloverfield,” where he was thrown off track by a failed magic trick. Even seasoned pros can… Read more »
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As part of our Emmy preview, take a look at some of the most memorable TV moments to happen in the past year.
Fox’s production of “Grease: Live!” back in January hit high notes on every level — scoring record ratings for the network and setting a new standard for live TV musicals. (Not to mention Vanessa Hudgens’ heartbreaking show-must-go-on performance, taking the stage after her father’s passing.) So it’s little surprise that in its effort to woo Emmy voters,… Read more »
Most “Game of Thrones” fans know better than to get too attached to any characters — they could easily be offed in the next week. The HBO drama is famous (or infamous) for bringing down the axe (sometimes literally!) on characters, and no one is truly safe. With season six in full swing, anyone could… Read more »
After declaring in court that she has “endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse” during the entirety of their relationship, Amber Heard claims that the injury that estranged husband Johnny Depp incurred that halted filming on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” occurred during a physical altercation. According to ET, Depp reportedly… Read more »
CAA has signed Yara Shahidi for representation. Shahidi currently stars as Zoey Johnson in ABC’s “Black-ish,” for which she received a NAACP Award for best supporting actress in a comedy, as well as a Gracie Award for female in a breakthrough role. Her past credits include Phillip Noyce’s “Salt,” opposite Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber;… Read more »
Thomas Middleditch and Patrick Stewart engaged in a friendly game of “Star Trek”-themed “F—, Marry, Kill” at Variety‘s fourth edition of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.” The two-part fourth-season premiere of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” airs June 12 and June 19 on PBS SoCal. Presented by Shopbop/East Dane, the full-length videos will also be available to stream on… Read more »
With the summer movie season now underway, take a look at what has everyone’s attention.
Less than a decade ago, the TV biz scorned YouTube as a wasteland of user-gen effluvia at best and a haven for stolen content at worst. This year, the Google-owned vidsite could win an Emmy for one of its original shows. How’s that for second acts? The TV Academy, in an explicit overture to internet… Read more »
Don Mischer will return as producer of this year’s Emmy Awards. Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare of Don Mischer Productions will be co-executive producing. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 68th Emmys telecast will air on September 18 on ABC. “We’re honored to be producing the Emmys for ABC and the Television Academy. We love Jimmy Kimmel,” said Mischer…. Read more »
Aaron Paul once allowed a magic trick to ruin his audition for J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield.” Paul sat down with Tom Hiddleston for Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors” series and let the rabbit out of the hat. “I went into this audition for ‘Cloverfield.’ J.J. Abrams was producing it and I kept asking if J.J…. Read more »