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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

‘Jane the Virgin': Rita Moreno Cast as Rogelio’s Mother by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Are you ready to meet Jane Villanueva’s other grandmother? Rita Moreno — who’s an EGOT winner, best known for “West Side Story” — has been cast as the mother of …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:27PM

Ariana Grande & Demi Lovato to Appear on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 7 — Watch by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is bringing two new judges and tons of star power to Season 7, which is set to premiere March 2 on Logo TV. Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Jessica Alba, …

SOURCE: Variety at 04:00PM

‘Blunt Talk': First Look At Patrick Stewart In Starz’s Scripted Comedy by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Blunt Talk,” from exec producer Seth MacFarlane and starring Patrick Stewart, began production this week in Los Angeles on the first 10-episode season. Starz released the fir…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HBO Orders Musical Period Drama Pilot From Elton John & ‘True Blood’ Creator by Elizabeth Wagmeister

HBO has given the greenlight to a pilot for “Virtuoso,” a period drama about musical prodigies from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball, Elton John and David Furnish. Set …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Billy Crystal: Neil Patrick Harris Doesn’t Need My Advice To Host The Oscars by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Neil Patrick Harris will make his Academy Awards hosting debut next month, and who better to offer him some advice than nine-time Oscar host Billy Crystal? Crystal spoke with Variety, along…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:58PM

Mel Brooks & Jimmy Kimmel Set To Guest Star On FX’s ‘The Comedians’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are teaming up for The Comedians on FX, set to premiere April 9, and the duo will be joined by a slew of A-list guest stars. Mel Brooks, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Reiner…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:52PM
Friday, January 16, 2015

Idina Menzel & John Legend To Perform At Super Bowl XLIX by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Idina Menzel will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl XLIX, the NFL and NBC announced Friday. John Legend will sing “America The Beautiful.” Both performances will be t…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:41PM
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cirque du Soleil Sets Scripted Development Pact with 20th Century Fox TV by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Cirque du Soleil is partnering with 20th Century Fox Television to develop live-action, primetime scripted television. The partnership will likely focus on drama projects. “Our goal with …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:45AM
Monday, January 12, 2015

Mary Murphy Exiting ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

The hot tamale train has reached its final destination. Judge Mary Murphy will not be returning to Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” which is back with season 12 this …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:07PM