Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the duo behind NBC's "Best Friends Forever," return to the small screen this month with their new comedy, "Playing House," and AccessHollywood.com has an exclusive first look at the show. As childhood best friends, Maggie Caruso (Parham) and Emma Crawford (St. Clair), have a lifetime of fun memories together, but they're about to embark on a whole new chapter after Maggie - who is pregnant - learns her husband (played by Brad Morris) has been cheating on her with an alarmingly muscular German woman.
Like most "Mad Men" fans, series star January Jones is also having trouble accepting the fact that the AMC drama is entering its final season. At the Season 7 premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night, the actress told Access Hollywood it hasn't really sunk in that the show is coming to a close in 2015. "No, I'm in total denial," January (who plays Betty Draper on the show) told Access, when asked if she's realized "Mad Men" is nearly over.
Amy Adams ("American Hustle") and Emily Blunt ("Looper") are in line to join the next two films from Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve won an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language cateogry for "Incendies" and went on to direct the well-received 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal double-header of "Prisoners" and "Enemy." So it is that Adams has entered talks to take the lead role in "Story of Your Life," a sci-fi thriller based on a short story by award-winning American writer Ted Chiang, reports Deadline. The original plot sees Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistic expert, contacted by the military as alien spacecraft descend upon the planet;
Hip-shaking Colombian singer Shakira was no match for Disney's animated princesses on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the "Frozen" movie soundtrack continued its reign at the top. The "Frozen" soundtrack, released in November 2013, sold 161,000 copies last week, bringing its total U.S. sales to 1.8 million, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard said 1.5 million of "Frozen" soundtrack sales were in 2014, making it the year's biggest selling album so far. The "Frozen" soundtrack, which features the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," is the 20th album to spend eight weeks at No. 1, coming in behind Adele's Grammy-winning record "21," that clocked the longest chart-topping run with 24 non-consecutive weeks at the top of Billboard 200.
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the animated lemur King Julien of "Madagascar" captured kids' attentions with his eccentricity, a new film takes them to the real, isolated world of the singing, dancing, mischievous lemurs. "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," out in IMAX theaters on Friday, takes audiences on a 3D adventure into the exotic habitat of the lemurs on the island of Madagascar, the only place in the world where they exist in the wild. The 40-minute film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, explores and educates on the wide-eyed lemurs, a family of primate species that has been around for more than 60 million years, and the journey they took from Africa across the Indian Ocean to Madagascar, where they found a thriving natural habitat. The film follows primatologist Patricia Wright as she strives to save certain lemur species from extinction, finding mates for the few left in the dense Madagascar forests.
Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" and jail house comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black," along with a trio of HBO documentaries, headlined the winners of the annual Peabody Awards, the oldest and one of the top honors in broadcasting. The Peabody Awards recognize the best in television, radio, Internet broadcasting, producing organizations and individuals. "House of Cards," which was the first online-streaming show to win an Emmy award, was praised for Netflix's unique approach of releasing all the season's episodes at once. "Netflix took binge viewing to a new level and obliterated the idea that a hit TV show needs a slot in prime time," the Peabody panel said.
The Hollywood actor and producer is currently negotiating the starring role in a romance thriller set during World War II. According to Deadline.com, Brad Pitt is in talks to join this feature produced by GK Films and penned by British screenwriter Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises," "Locke"). If Pitt comes on board, the project will be the latest in a series of World War II-themed films starring the actor.