Barbara Hershey ("Beaches") joined the cast of the WB's "The Mountain" Friday, while production halted temporarily on the NBC pilot "Hawaii" after star Michael Madsen departed the project and Michael…
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With "Ellen" a bona fide hit for Telepictures, shingle has tapped strip's exec producer, syndie vet Ed Glavin, to steer its upcoming "The Larry Elder Show."
Miramax Films has sold "Cold Mountain" to NBC and its sister network Bravo in a shared deal for the first broadcast window.
Heath Ledger is set to star in Touchstone period pic "Casanova," about the famed seducer who learns the meaning of true love when he meets a woman immune to his charms.
Chris Tucker, the highest-paid actor who never works, is poised for back-to-back sequel duty. At Tucker's behest, New Line has begun to develop "Money Talks 2," the sequel to the action comedy that…
The beat goes on for "Pepsi Smash." Despite flat frosh-season ratings, soda giant Pepsi-Cola and the WB have pacted to bring back the primetime music showcase, which bowed last summer.
Paul McGuigan is on board to direct "Fortune's Fools" for Working Title and Universal. Working Title has made a priority of the long-gestating cop tale, about five officers who steal a winning…
Tyro scribes Paul Benson and Matt Sullivan have sold an untitled spoof of martial arts films to Dream Entertainment.
Could Tim Robbins, one of Hollywood's famous firebrand liberals, actually be a secret agent for the conservative movement? So one might conclude after a visit to Robbins' dismayingly toothless satire…
Local TV vet Rick Chambers was pulled off KCBS for two days last week after a soundbite on one of his reports included racial slurs.