With the Creative Arts Emmys quickly approaching, exec producer Bob Bain has announced the first group of presenters.
They include guest actor in a drama nominee Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”) and guest actor in a comedy nominees Mel Brooks (“The Comedians”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”). Other presenters include Cat Deeley, who is nominated in the hosting of a reality competition program for “So You Think You Can Dance,” and last year’s guest actress in a drama winner, Allison Janney.
Tyler Perry has scored a straight-to-series order at BET for a drama set at the White House, Variety has confirmed. The series, titled “The Oval,” will introduce viewers to the new first family moving into the White House. Ed Quinn will star as President Hunter Franklin, while Kron Moore will play First Lady Victoria Franklin. The [...]
Spencer and Heidi Montag Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Justin “Bobby” Brescia, Brody Jenner and Mischa Barton were spotted partying at Les Deux on Wednesday night in Hollywood. If that sentence feels like a throwback, that’s because it feels like it’s 2009 all over again. It’s been 10 years since “The Hills” ended and now [...]
There are times that “The Big Ticket” podcast will feature guests who you may not necessarily think of when you think of movies. But as I’ve said since the launch of the podcast, who doesn’t love talking about movies? With that in mind, this week’s guests are “Broad City” co-creators and stars Ilana Glazer and [...]
Cinematographer Kira Kelly, who earned an Emmy nomination for her work on Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” feels that her time spent on nonfiction projects over the past two decades has improved her ability to cope with the demands of shooting narrative fare. The scaled-down resources — often just Kelly and maybe a focus puller or a [...]
When “My So-Called Life” debuted in 1994, there weren’t many portraits of gay teenagers on television. But Wilson Cruz changed that with his depiction of Rickie, a proudly rebellious high school sophomore who was a key member of Angela Chase’s social circle. As a true confidant to Claire Danes’ Angela, Rickie was both a TV [...]
John Wells Productions has renewed its ties to Warner Bros. Television with a rich five-year overall deal that will extend the prolific producer’s tenure at the studio to nearly 40 years. The deal, which is said to reach into nine figures, runs through 2024 and calls for Wells’ company to develop a wide range of [...]
Four episodes into 2019’s “Tales of the City,” Michael “Mouse” Tulliver (Murray Bartlett) brings his boyfriend Ben (Charlie Barnett) to a dinner party. Ben’s the youngest there by a long shot; everyone else is of Mouse’s generation, the miraculous survivors of the AIDS epidemic that took more friends and lovers than they can count. Soon [...]