Friday December 13, 2013

Here's a pretty interesting article about Pat Kingsely, the former publicist for Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Will Smith, etc.

An interview with Scandal stars Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz (Quinn and Huck, respectively).  Said Diaz of the torture scene, "I think people cried during the table read. I was completely shocked and it was really unexpected and I just remember thinking, "Oh my god, we have to shoot this." I was excited and scared and just crazy happy that we were getting to shoot this amazingly written scene. As an actor, it's what you want."

Lowes offers this about the upcoming winter finale: "There definitely is a scene between Huck and Quinn post-torture, and you'll be able to see exactly what their feelings are toward each other and what the state of their relationship currently is. You're definitely going to see Maya Pope stuff and start to understand why Olivia Pope says that, "He's not the monster, she is." And then, there's some Sally Langston stuff in there too. It's amazing. I like to think about last week and this week as a two-parter, so there's a lot — a lot — of all different storylines intertwining together to make all those terrifically Scandal OMG moments for you guys."

Vulture did a piece of Scandal's Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beane).  "He says he wasn’t the first choice to play Cyrus; he believes that Rhimes thought it would be awkward because he was already associated with her other hit Grey’s Anatomy (he recurred as Meredith's dad, Thatcher), and he’s married to Rhimes's go-to casting director Linda Lowy."

Evidently, Prince will be making a cameo on the Super Bowl edition of New Girl, "and will interfere with the show's much-loved coupling of Nick and Jess, sources confirm to E! News."  Supposedly, "Prince is a fan of New Girl and asked to come on the show a while ago. Fox execs felt that the episode airing after the Super Bowl would be the perfect time."

Survivor has been picked up for a 29th season and a 30th season.  Hallelujah.

Check out this preview for the next season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, launching on Crackle on January 2.

ABC "has picked up four more episodes of the unscripted series [Shark Tank]. Combined with the two additional episodes ABC ordered in October, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported, this brings the total order for season five to 28 episodes."

You can watch David Spade's unaired pilot Bad Management here.  

"AJ Michalka is bringing a bad girl to The Goldbergs.  TVLine has learned exclusively the actress/musician will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy, playing Lainey, Erica’s new wild-child best friend who is not the greatest influence.

Michalka — whose other TV credits include big sis Aly’s Hellcats and The Guardian — will debut in early 2014."

Here's a trailer for the upcoming season of House Of Cards, premiering on Netflix on February 14.

Per Deadline, "Childrens Hospital star Rob Huebel is set to topline American Storage, IFC’s comedy pilot based on the 2006 short film that starred Steve Carell and David Krumholtz. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien (the upcoming Neighbors), who co-wrote the short, also co-penned the pilot, with the short’s director Cohen helming. American Storage follows the unlikely friendship between a straight-laced employee (newcomer John Karna) at a storage facility and Kurt (Huebel), the eccentric man he discovers living in one of the units like it was an apartment. Kurt steals Internet from next door, pays the lowest rent you could imagine, and basically thinks he’s got life figured out."

The longstanding agreement that gives DirecTV exclusive access to the Sunday Ticket package that gives NFL fans the ability to watch every game expires after next season. But the two sides have apparently come to terms on a new deal.  Multiple reports on Thursday say the league and the satellite TV provider have agreed to keep Sunday Ticket on DirecTV for years to come.  DirecTV, which pays about $1 billion a year to the NFL for exclusive access to Sunday Ticket, expects to keep that exclusive access going forward.

I had no idea that Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are cousins.

Per Realscreen, "U.S. cable network A&E has set a January 15 premiere date for country music docuseries Crazy Hearts: Nashville. 

"The series follows up-and-coming country musicians Lee Holyfield, daughter of legendary songwriter Wayland Holyfield; country rocker Leroy Powell; songwriter Hannah Fairlight; singer-songwriter Anthony Billups and his on-again off-again girlfriend Amy Wilcox; singer and bartender Jimmy Stanley and his girlfriend/manager April Nemeth (pictured above); and industry insider Heather Byrd."