Larry Kramer’s Tony award-winning 1985 play The Normal Heart—which details the ominous spread of HIV/AIDS among a group of gay men in 1980s New York City—is finally getting a movie adaptation on the small screen. Directed by American Horror Story and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, Heart will premiere this spring on HBO and features a star-studded cast including Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, and Taylor Kitsch (below, in a photo Ruffalo tweeted out this summer). “It’s a movie about AIDS, but it’s also really a civil rights movie,” says Murphy, who worked with Kramer on the script for three years. “I think it’s more timely than ever before. It’s really about the quest to be seen, not as a gay person or a straight person but just a person…. It’s an activist movie that also has a really great love story in it.” Adds the director, “Of everything I’ve done in my career, I think it is the biggest labor of love.” READ FULL STORY
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We’re officially less than a month away from what ABC has dubbed “Juan-uary.” But just in case you can’t wait that long to watch Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Desiree’s season of The Bachelorette, begin his search for love, we’ve got an exclusive first look at the (very) lucky ladies who will be arriving in limos and fighting for a spot in Juan Pablo’s Spanish-speaking heart.
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Tatiana Maslany is once again pulling double duty. In this exclusive first image from season 2 of Orphan Black, we see the actress playing two clones doing battle. (You can see the photo in all of its huge, high-resolution glory by clicking on the magnifying glass button above.) On top is Sarah Manning, the fearless protagonist who acted as our entry point into the mysterious world of human clones. On the bottom with the gun on her face is Rachel Duncan, the Neolutionist “Proclone” who appeared primed to strike back in the season 1 finale after Sarah refused to cooperate. Judging by what we see here, they will be none too chummy when season 2 kicks off on April 19, 2014 (on BBC America here in the States and Space in Canada). Entertainment Weekly spoke with Orphan Black creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson to get the full scoop on what this image means and what else to expect in season 2. READ FULL STORY
In Thursday’s episode of Glee on Fox, Blaine (Darren Criss) thinks he has the best plan to win Nationals, but the kids don’t think too kindly of his controlling nature. Check out their mash-up of “Nasty” and “Rhythm Nation,” which blows a nice kiss to diva Janet Jackson. READ FULL STORY
While tonight’s Glee, airing at 9 p.m. on Fox, is a tribute to the music of Billy Joel, it’s also a tribute to the handsome good looks of star Chord Overstreet.
It seems that Overstreet’s Sam doesn’t want to go to college or so he tells Rachel (Lea Michele) in this exclusive scene from the latest episode, “Movin’ Out.” Sam actually has always dreamed of being a male model and sees himself starring in an ad where his “junk is as big as a car.” Such ambition! Watch the clip below…
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Season five of Glee has already seen guest turns from stars like Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert. Now this week’s installment, “Moving Out,” features supermodel Tyra Banks as Bichette, the head of a New York modeling agency who may have interest in Sam (Chord Overstreet) after he graduates from McKinley. EW has an exclusive behind the scenes look at the episode, which is also a musical tribute to Billy Joel, airing Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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Attention V.C. Andrews purists! The new adaptation of cult favorite Flowers in the Attic — starring Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka, Heather Graham, and Ellen Burstyn — will be airing on Lifetime on January 18, 2014.
For at least one generation of readers, Andrews’ 1979 book Flowers in the Attic was the Twilight or Hunger Games of its day, passed around at slumber parties and summer camp (this classic cover is imprinted on some of our brains for all eternity) and selling more than 40 million copies worldwide.
A 1987 film that starred Kristy Swanson, Victoria Tennant, and Louise Fletcher disappointed fans (but delighted lovers of camp) by deviating from some of the deviant behavior in the original text (decades-old-spoiler alert!): In order to inherit a fortune, a mother locks away her four children in an attic for over two years, leaving them to endure horrific abuse at the hands of their sadistic grandmother. But that’s not all! During their imprisonment, elder siblings Cathy and Chris develop romantic feelings for each other — and eventually have a sexual relationship. The new Lifetime film promises to go there. Yes, there. “The script is faithful to the book,” says director Deborah Chow. Or, to put it more bluntly: “Will there be incest? Yes,” says Mason Dye, who plays elder brother Chris. “We stay very true to the book.”
We’ll have to wait till January to see just how dark this thing gets, but Ellen Burstyn, for one, says she was surprised at how exhausting it is to play a woman as evil as her character. “I’ve been completely drained by the end of the day,” the Oscar winner says. “I’ve been sleeping 11 hours a day. My psyche must be trying to clear it.”
Luckily for Kiernan Shipka, playing Cathy — the main protagonist — has been less taxing. “When it comes down to it, everything is just acting,” she says. “It’s not my real life, it’s not happening to me. I can separate the two so it doesn’t leak in.”
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'The Originals' First Look: Klaus, Elijah show off their guns in 1820s flashback -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
Another week, another flashback on The Originals. After all, when your show is about vampires who have lived for more than 1,000 years, it’s hard not to look back and explore their many ventures, whether it be through the days of cave drawings or a quick jaunt back to the 1920s.
So in preparation for our next trip down memory lane, we have an exclusive first at an upcoming flashback in the Nov. 26th episode. Traveling back in time nearly 200 years, the episode will find Klaus and Elijah in 1820, where Klaus is in a dual with another fellow. From the looks of the photos, either that other fellow is Elijah, or the brothers are merely practicing their shooting skills (which is hilarious/unfair considering a bullet will not kill them).
A quick refresher: The last time we saw New Orleans in 1820, Klaus was enjoying a lavish party thrown by the governor, and Rebekah was in love with the governor’s son … right up until Klaus killed him. Days later, Klaus discovered and took in a young Marcel, and the rest is a very complicated, very long story. On a positive note, it appears 1820′s Elijah got a hair cut since the last time we saw him.
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Countless television shows have proven that the supernatural sells, but so does the unknown. For three seasons now, Cliff Barackman, Ranae Holland, and their team have been looking for evidence of Bigfoot a.k.a. Sasquatch. In Finding Bigfoot, the team investigates tips it is given by embarking on adventures to try and prove that this species does indeed exist. But trying to prove something many believe to be the world’s most elaborate hoax isn’t an easy gig.
“Unfortunately when people think of Bigfoot, sometimes there’s a kneejerk response to the National Enquirer and that pop culture reference is back from the 70’s,” Holland said. “Whether you one hundred percent don’t believe Bigfoot’s real or you’ve seen a Bigfoot, each time you approach that subject, you really need to be as open‑minded as possible. I still myself cannot wrap my head around to believe that there is an animal undiscovered. I use the word ‘discovered’ loosely. That we’ve been able to say tangibly, scientifically that there’s this animal out there. However, there’s so much evidence. You can’t just cynically write it off. And that’s the point I want to make.”
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Amazon enters the original programming game Nov. 15, when the first few episodes of Alpha House — a foul-mouthed political comedy from the mind of Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau — officially premiere on the retailer’s main site. The series stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Matt Malloy, and Clark Johnson as four Republican senators who share the same D.C. rental. Bill Murray makes a memorable cameo in Alpha‘s pilot, already available for free viewing on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video; future episodes will feature even more boldfaced names, including Cynthia Nixon and Wanda Sykes as a pair of formidable Democratic senators, Amy Sedaris as the wife of Malloy’s Nevada senator, and Haley Joel Osment as a reporter from Reno.
Though Amazon’s chief rival Netflix famously follows a simultaneous release model for its original series, Amazon has a different distribution strategy. As of the 15th, the website will offer the first three episodes of Alpha for free. Subsequent episodes will be released week by week — and available only to Prime Instant Video subscribers.
Why stretch out distribution in this manner? “Releasing all episodes at once delays launch and doesn’t allow customers to binge view any sooner,” Amazon Studios head Roy Price explains to EW via email. “Also, it makes it hard to talk about a show with your friends because you never know how many episodes they’ve watched — and that’s part of the fun of a TV show. On the latter point, at first it was a hunch but then we confirmed it by looking at social conversation on Twitter and Facebook: shows that are binge-released tend to have unusually rapid, sometimes precipitous declines in public conversation.”
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'Weeds: The Complete Collection' DVD first look: Mary Louise Parker, more talk Nancy's sexcapades -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Weeds‘ leading lady left quite an impression on the television world, one that involved lots of drugs, lots of humor, and lots of sex, among other things. And on Tuesday, viewers can get an inside look at Nancy Botwin’s many sexcapades when Weeds: The Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray.
We’ve got an exclusive first look at one of the collection’s bonus features, which shows Mary Louise Parker, Guillermo Diaz, Hunter Parrish, and Alexander Gould giving their take on how Nancy uses sex on the show, in which Gould compares her to a “hunter.” According to Parker, Nancy uses “whatever she has in her toolbox to get what she wants.” So what does that make sex? “A pretty big hammer.”
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