SPOILER ALERT: IF you haven’t watched the season finale of Sons of Anarchy, do not read below. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched Sons of Anarchy‘s season 6 finale (read our full recap), stop reading now. Rockmond Dunbar (Sheriff Eli Roosevelt), who’s now a regular on CBS’ The Mentalist, phoned EW to talk about the episode’s shocking ending — and to gush about his daughter, Berkeley Seon, born Dec. 6. “My wife is making my dreams come true. She gave me a baby girl, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20.5 inches. She is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m just so happy, I don’t even sleep. All my friends told me, ‘Dude, you’re not gonna sleep. The baby’s gonna keep you up.’ I’m realizing it’s not the baby that’s keeping me up, it’s me staring at her every waking moment. I’m so absolutely in love and so happy with my life. And thank god for [The Mentalist exec producers] Bruno Heller and Chris Long, because if I didn’t have a job, maybe this whole outlook would be a little bit different because babies are f–kin’ expensive, man,” he says, laughing. “This little girl’s costing me an arm and a leg, and I love it.” READ FULL STORY
If you watched tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy on FX, you experienced the brutal and gory death of a major character. Fortunately, EW was on the set when the actor was preparing to say goodbye.
But first, a spoiler alert! Don’t read beyond the jump if you haven’t watched the heartbreaking episode. READ FULL STORY
Orphan Black got a lot of famous fans when it debuted in the spring on BBC America, and one of them was Patrick J. Adams of USA’s Suits, who tweeted often about his love of the show. Well, the two parties have now been brought together in an official capacity as Adams spent today on the Toronto set of Orphan Black filming a guest spot for season 2 (which will premiere April 19, 2014).
Deadline first reported the news, and now a statement comes from Adams himself, who states that, “From my first viewing of the first episode I knew there wasn’t another show on television that I wanted to be part of more than Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany is doing some of the best work on TV. Period. Really, I just wanted front row seats to that performance.” READ FULL STORY
When nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes are announced Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. ET, we could hear some surprises from the occasionally unpredictable Hollywood Foreign Press. With that in mind, here are the nominees we’d welcome entering — or re-entering — the race.
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More than 18 million television viewers watched Carrie Underwood perform the role of Maria last week in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!
But Julie Andrews wasn’t among them.
Andrews, who starred in the 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, explained, “Alas, I did not [see it]. I had a speaking engagement and I couldn’t. But my kids did record it. I’ll get around to it.”
She attended the U.S. premiere Monday night of Saving Mr. Banks, which depicts the battle between P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins novels, and Walt Disney, who worked for decades to persuade the writer that the Poppins tales would make a fine film.
Saving Mr. Banks picks up the story in 1961, when the London-based Travers finally agreed to a two-week visit to Los Angeles to meet with Disney and his creative team. Before signing over the film rights, Travers wanted to see Disney’s treatment of her source material, and quickly proved a brutal critic and difficult collaborator — shredding key decisions about the film adaptation, including casting.
In “Banks,” Travers (played by Emma Thompson) goes on a tirade about the hiring of Dick Van Dyke. On the arrivals line, Van Dyke revealed an additional Travers tidbit that isn’t in the movie.
“Well, she wasn’t thrilled with Julie, either,” he said of Andrews’ casting. “She wanted a dumpy little Mary Poppins. She didn’t want a pretty girl. So, she didn’t like either one of us.”
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No surprise, but worth pointing out: Showtime’s Homeland rose to a season-high audience on Sunday.
Homeland hit 2.1 million viewers for its first airing at 9 p.m., a tally that rose to 2.7 million after its first repeat. The espionage drama has been tracking 17 percent higher than season two so far. Freshman drama Masters of Sex also hit a new high at 10 p.m., with 1.2 million viewers and 1.5 million for the night.
Homeland is closing in on its final hour of the third season on Sunday with a run of episodes that have easily been the strongest of the season (here’s my spoiler-free preview of the finale that ran in EW last week).
Horror TV shows? In! Actresses with short haircuts? In! So it’s naturally the perfect time for NBC to remake the classic thriller Rosemary’s Baby as a four-hour miniseries.
The network has greenlit its adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Unlike the famed 1968 Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow, the NBC version will be set in Paris instead of New York City. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) and James Wong (The X-Files, American Horror Story) will write the screenplay; Agnieszka Holland (Treme) will direct. READ FULL STORY
Roy (Colton Haynes) is getting bold in this week’s Arrow as he seeks out the truth about a mysterious death for a friend, but his bravery could land the dude in some pretty serious trouble.
The exclusive clip below from tomorrow’s midseason finale explains more and hints to the start of what’s going to be a tough episode for poor Roy. READ FULL STORY
After the huge ratings success of Sound of Music Live!, NBC has announced plans for another live musical next holiday season, EW has confirmed.
In an interview with the New York Times, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said they were “circling a couple of titles” that could be staged next year, to be led by Sound of Music producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. “All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us,” Greenblatt told the Times. “Rights holders of musicals have said, ‘Please do one of our shows.’ We’re excited to try it again.”
Meron and Zadan didn’t give any specific casting information, or say if they would try to reunite most of the Sound of Music cast once again.
The Sing-Off is back, but this time it’s not harmonizing solo. The Sing-Off‘s revamped fourth season debuted at 9 p.m. Monday night with a lead-in from The Voice instead of self-starting at 8 p.m. like usual.
Over on Fox, Almost Human showed some stabilization, perking up a tenth of a point, while Sleepy Hollow was down a tick. Most other shows were repeats or holiday specials. Full chart: READ FULL STORY
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