No one makes a monkey out of HBO. The pay cable network successfully defeated a lawsuit brought by Real World: Key West star John “Johnny Bananas” Devenanzio, that alleged the cartoon character “Johnny Bananas” from Entourage‘s final season caused Devenanzio emotional distress and defamed him.
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Okay, so maybe this new Lifetime series isn’t from Perrey Reeves, aka the hot mate of Ari Gold who you grew to love on HBO’s Entourage. But it IS from the wife of famed Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel, the inspiration behind Jeremy Piven’s role!
Sarah Emanuel and The Weinstein Co are responsible for Project Accessory, a new show inspired by Project Runway that features 12 designers who compete by creating the right “accoutrement” for lots o’ fancy clothes.
The competitors must wow host Molly Sims and judges Kenneth Cole and InStyle Editor Ariel Foxman with their clever concoctions. The winner will receive $100,000 from eBay Fashion to start their own line, among other perks. (Film and TV representation by Emanuel, sadly, is not one of them). Tonight’s second episode in the season, the designers will get a lesson in bling when they visit the Swarovski Crystals store. Here’s a sneak peek: READ FULL STORY
An Entourage movie seems even more inevitable now: The series finale on HBO Sunday featured an end-of-episode scene in which Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold is offered the chance to assume the chairmanship of a major Hollywood studio. Will Ari renege on the deal he made with his wife to spend a year Italy and, instead, return to the fast line?
That’s definitely a question that can be answered on the big screen, and the team behind the series indicated this summer that it’s their next priority. “We’re going to do a movie,” said creator Doug Ellin at the TV critics press tour. “We’re going to do it. It’s a question of when and how quick. We’ll sit down and come up with an idea.”
Exec producer Mark Wahlberg was also bullish on the prospect: “Well, I said if I had to finance myself, I’d do it. I certainly hope it has a chance to become a feature film, everybody always says the episodes are too short. [Viewers] want to go on a journey. The Hangover to me is like Entourage.”
Agreed Jeremy Piven: “I think [the final season] is a gratifying way to finish, yet I also feel we could transition into a movie.”
The team behind HBO’s Entourage reiterated their commitment to continuing the show as a movie.
“We’re going to do a movie,” said creator Doug Ellin at the TV critics press tour. “We’re going to do it. It’s a question of when and how quick. We’ll sit down and come up with an idea.”
Exec producer Mark Wahlberg was also bullish on the prospect: “Well, I said if I had to finance myself, I’d do it. I certainly hope it has a chance to bcome a feature film, everybody always says the episodes are too short. [Viewers] want to go on a journey. The Hangover to me is like Entourage.” READ FULL STORY
One day after resigning from Congress in disgrace, Anthony Weiner is receiving a lot of offers to take advantage of his newfound infamy. In a Huffington Post letter, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt offered him a raise to come work for his management group. But the one offer everyone is really talking about is a cameo in an upcoming episode of Entourage, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Well, it’s not going to happen. And it was never going to happen. Entourage executive producer Doug Ellin had joked about the possibility on a recent episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box (see video below), but he now says there was never any invitation or conversations about bringing Weiner on to the show, which premieres its last season next month. “I made a joke on CNBC last week,” Ellin tells EW in a statement. “Maybe that is where this was coming from.” READ FULL STORY
As you read this, I am likely standing in the center of the sun. That’s not meant to be poetic. I’m on vacation in my homeland of Texas! But I couldn’t leave without first giving you your weekly helping of TV scoop. In exchange, can someone pick up my mail?
Speaking of mail, send me some! Spoiler requests, casting suggestions for the numerous primetime openings we seem to have, or even your pilot questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet me @EWSandraG. I’ll check them when I return in two weeks!
Note: Small programming change: Next week, I’ll have a very special Q&A for Weeds fans instead of your regular column. You’ll enjoy it! Promise!
‘TRUE BLOOD’: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ROUND 2
Last week, we tackled some of your burning questions. This week, it’s round 2. The countdown to the June 26 premiere of True Blood is on! Here’s some stuff to tide you over.
Hi. I am a HUGE fan of True Blood. I know this season is primarily about Sookie/Eric, but this Bill fan wants to know if the former couple will have any decent scenes together as well? Will Bill be pursuing Sookie or is he too busy with his new power position? — CK
I know you’ve seen the first eight minutes, but the next eight will definitely answer your question about whether Bill cares or not. That said, Bill’s storyline is sometimes very twisted, but mostly just full of twists. READ FULL STORY
It’s hot in New York right now. Not awful… but getting there. And watching the premiere of Leverage, where the team heads to Alaska for a case, not only made me wildly jealous but provided just the escape I was craving. That’s summer TV for you! And we’re gearing up for the bulk of it, readers. So send in your scoop requests to email@example.com (that’s two r’s) or Tweet them to me @EWSandraG. I’m also accepting random questions about finales, questions for EW staffers, and your general TV musings. (I read them all when I run out of TV to watch, which happens more often than you think.) Thanks, as always, Roomies!
‘HOUSE’: CHASE AND THIRTEEN: IS IT ON?
There’s so much change going on at House, it’s both terrifying and a little exciting. Exciting because there’s no way to predict how the post-Cuddy world will shift this show. One option currently being explored? The advancement of the Thirteen/Chase chemistry we’ve all picked up on. READ FULL STORY
Despite earlier attempts to get Charlie Sheen to appear on the final season of Entourage, which kicks off July 24, the embattled former Two and a Half Men star will not be on hand for the show’s swan song, creator Doug Ellin tells EW.
“I never heard back. Looks like it will not be happening,” Ellin says, lamenting the possibilities. “I could have come up with some good stuff. I didn’t really plan anything, but I would have.”
Earlier this month, Ellin had expressed interest in having Sheen on the show, but the offer has officially expired, as Ellin was penning the final script when EW caught up with him yesterday.
The show is currently half way through filming the eighth and final season of the series, which will feature appearances by guest stars like The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and Andrew Dice Clay.
The Directors Guild of America today announced its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2010. They include:
Jack Bender, Lost, “The End, Part 1&2″
Allen Coulter, Boardwalk Empire, “Paris Green”
Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”
Jennifer Getzinger, Mad Men, “The Suitcase”
Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire, “Boardwalk Empire”
Steve Levitan, Modern Family, “Hawaii”
Beth McCarthy Miller, 30 Rock, “Live Show”
Ryan Murphy, Glee, “The Power of Madonna”
David Nutter, Entourage, “Lose Yourself”
Michael Spiller, Modern Family, “Halloween” READ FULL STORY
More encouraging news for Entourage fans who don’t want to say goodbye to Eric, Vincent, Johnny and Turtle when the HBO show wraps next year: Mark Wahlberg, who exec produces the comedy, acknowledged to EW that he hasn’t stopped thinking about a possible Entourage movie and “we want it to happen.”
“We have one last season left on TV and then it would probably take place after the finale,” Wahlberg said while walking the red carpet for Monday’s premiere of The Fighter. “There are places to go. I’m still here all these years later, aren’t I? My story didn’t end in my 20s.”
Wahlberg added one caveat, however: “We won’t make it if we don’t have a good script.”
Last summer, HBO announced that Entourage will wrap during the summer of 2011 after eight seasons. At the time, HBO chief Michael Lombardo said that Encourage creator Doug Ellin wanted to write a film.
Meanwhile, Wahlberg’s relationship with HBO continues to extend far beyond Entourage. READ FULL STORY
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