Thursday August 14, 2014

It's time for Donny to exit the Big Brother house.  Did anyone else notice that he wasn't in either of the "reveals" from Frankie where Frankie disclosed that his sister is Ariana Grande?

After the shockwaves that were sent through Pearson Specter last night, I recommend that you click here and purchase your You Just Got Litt Up! mugs asap because they could have some value in a year or two.

Per Deadline, "Rob Reiner is venturing into television with a period drama set at the most famous secret society in American college history. Reiner is set to direct the untitled thriller drama project, set in the late 1960s. Co-written by Aaron Tracy (Sequestered) and Royal Pains co-creator/executive producer Andrew Lenchewski, it centers on a Yale student with aspirations to be among the best and the brightest, who is recruited by the CIA to become a mole in the secret Skull and Bones society. He becomes caught between the two very powerful organizations."

"Details on Lacy’s role are being kept tightly under wraps. Lacy most recently starred alongside Jenny Slate in the film Obvious Child, and his TV credits include ABC’s short-lived comedy Better with You and The Office."

"Million Dollar Listing star Edith Flagg died [yester]day at the age of 94 ... TMZ has learned.

"Edith was a holocaust survivor and fashion mogul -- and became a fan favorite on her grandson Josh Flagg's show. 

"Josh told us ... 'My grandmother was a legend, not only in my eyes, but in the eyes of the countless people she helped and touched. Beverly Hills and LA have lost one of the great members of the community.'

"Edith fled her native Austria at the age of 19 to escape the Nazis ... eventually making it to the US in the 1940s, where she built her fortune in the fashion industry. She was a big supporter of the United Jewish Welfare Fund and The City of Hope.

"Edith famously brought polyester to America after finding the fabric in Switzerland. Disco is forever in her debt."

Per TheWrap, "Sam Simon is bringing his struggle with terminal cancer to the small screen.

The Simpsons co-creator Simon, who was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in 2012, is teaming with Fusion on a documentary that will chronicle Simon's battle with cancer and his efforts to save animals from harmful and abusive situations.

"Simon, whose cancer has spread to several other organs since his diagnosis, is giving away most of his money to the cause of animal welfare. A longtime member of the national board of PETA, he also founded Sam Simon Foundation, which is devoted to saving the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people. He's also a contributor to marine conservation organization Captain Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

“'Sam Simon is a singular figure,' Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said. 'Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change.'”

If you ever wanted to know what really goes on behind the scenes of "reality" tv, here's another snippet for you.  "A drug supplier who served more than 7 months for drug-related crimes claims he was set up by MTV's "True Life" ... so he claims in a new lawsuit.

"David Nickell says in legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- he was instructed by a producer on "True Life: I'm Addicted To Pills" to buy pills from a dealer, then give them to a woman on the show ... in front of her 5-year-old son.

"Nickell claims the producer told him it would be better TV if the kid was around when the deal went down ... and she assured him he wouldn't get in trouble.

"Nickell and the woman who got the pills from him were both arrested after authorities saw the show.  And prosecutors used the video in court to convict him.

"He's suing the producer, MTV and its parent company Viacom."

Per Deadline, Comedy Central "has given a pilot order to Gettin’ Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler, a late-night talk show, in which comedian Braunohler, a regular guest on @midnight,  covers the strangest stories of the day, revealing just how beautifully insane our world actually is. Braunohler executive produces with Scotty Landes and Avalon Management.

"Braunohler has a a lot going on at Comedy Central. He recently wrapped shooting his CC: Studios digital series, Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler, where each season features a specific act of stupidity to make the world a bit brighter. The first, six-episode installment, American Jet Ski, covers Braunohler’s seven-city water tour/ jet skiing mission down the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa."

NBC is partnering with Clear Channel Media to offer a very early look at its forthcoming romantic comedy A to Z, offering the pilot on iHeartRadio's website and mobile platform starting today. The deal includes promotional support on iHeartRadio's contemporary hits stations, as well as on the company's web, mobile and social sites.

It is not an exclusive deal, however, as NBC is also making it available across its own myriad platforms, including XFinity, NBC.com, and affiliate websites owned by NBC. Additionally, viewers will be able to sample it through a variety of on-demand services.  Here's the link to the pilot on NBC.com if you want to check it out early.

If you're curious as to how Orange Is The New Black was cast, here are some answers.

Jake Lacy has landed a recurring role on Girls’ upcoming fourth season, EW has learned exclusively.