Whoopi Goldberg is to make a reality show about her family.
The 58-year-old actress will produce the series through her One Ho Productions along with 44 Blue Productions, and will focus the program on her daughter Alex Martin, 40, who has three children in their teens and 20s, and her best friend Leisa. According to Deadline, the show will follow Alex as she tries to reinvent herself both personally and professionally with the help of her husband Bernard and Leisa, whose father is actor Lee Weaver.
"I wanted to tell the story of two best friends who experience all of the major phases of a woman's life together. Alex and Leisa have been friends since they were 17 and are both children of famous people, and are now approaching 40. My daughter just became a grandmother and her daughter just turned 24 and they are just trying to figure their lives out. This is really the story of an all-American family for a new generation; it looks a little different than the storybooks, but it's filled with love and laughter," she said.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has landed a new reality show.
The former Jersey Shore star will be joined by members of his family in The Sorrentinos, an eight-episode program commissioned by TVGN, formerly the TV Guide Network, and is described as a "docu-comedy."
The show will feature Mike, his mother Linda and siblings Melissa, Frank and Marc and the reality star - who checked into rehab to be treated for an addiction to prescription drugs in 2012 - says it will focus mainly on his efforts to establish an ongoing TV career, as well as his attempts to stay clean.
"The reality of the situation is ... for the first time, fans and the general public, will be able to see and, well, meet Michael Sorrentino. This next chapter of my life is about sobriety and family, and I'm stoked to take people on this journey with us," Mike said.
Sandra Bullock is planning a TV version of Miss Congeniality.
The Heat actress reportedly wants to produce a comedic spin-off of her hit 2000 movie, in which she played FBI agent Gracie Hart, who went undercover at a beauty pageant, and is confident it would be a success.
"Sandra is planning on producing a comedic TV version of her smash movie series Miss Congeniality that's being described as Bridesmaids Meets 24. Sandra loved her Miss Congeniality FBI agent character Gracie Hart and the concept so much that for years she has continued to keep up friendships with FBI agents she met while researching it. Sandra loves that real FBI agents, particularly female ones, continue to respond to and write her letters about both Miss Congeniality and The Heat," a source said.
The 49-year-old actress - who produced The George Lopez show from 2002 to 2007 - is looking forward to casting the lead role and wants to introduce the character to a new audience.
Katie Holmes is in talks to launch her own reality show.
The Don't Be Afraid of the Dark star has reportedly been plotting to reinvent herself as America's next domestic goddess in the vein of fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow and is considering showing her life on the small screen.
"Katie admires how Gwyneth Paltrow has carved out a foodie career. She's hoping this might be a great new direction for her. A number of prominent cable networks are interested in the show, which will see Katie learning to make different dishes, as well as concentrating on catering for children," a source said.
The report comes after Katie, 35, posted pictures of herself with her designer pal Zac Posen learning how to make fresh pasta at Mario Batali's New York cookery school, Eataly. It is thought Katie was getting advice from the top chef about her new show, especially since she only started to experiment in the kitchen two years ago.
Word about Lindsay Lohan's upcoming reality show initially surfaced when Oprah was rumored to have problems dealing with the troubled star, but things have been unusually quiet for Lohan otherwise (with all the Justin Bieber, Shia LaBeouf, and Kardashian stories lately - who can blame her for taking a back seat in the tabloids?). Naturally, to drum up some publicity for her series, OWN - Oprah's network which is both behind and set to air the project - has released a photo of Lohan to promote it.
Taken as if someone were either creepily lurking Lohan from a corner or simply catching a private-yet-candid photo, the 27-year-old has got her serious model face on, with her hair perfectly coiffed and styled to the T.
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Although Martin Scorsese already jumped on the opportunity to cash in on Jordan Belfort's life story in this year's The Wolf of Wall Street film (which sees Leonardo DiCaprio portray Belfort), Electus CEO Chris Grant wants to develop a reality show that will star Belfort himself.
Grant was impressed by Belfort's memoirs - in which he details how he stole $110 million from investors throughout the 90's - and saw potential in him as a TV star: "I knew without even seeing a picture of him that he could be a talent both behind and in front of the camera."
The Electus CEO found Belfort in Manhattan Beach, California working as a motivational speaker and proposed that he participate in a series where he helps those who have "hit rock bottom" and seek redemption. Grant has said that others on the production team who have met Belfort described him as "TV gold," although a network has yet to pick it up.
Electus is the same studio which produces shows such as Fashion Star and Mob Wives.
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Roseanne Barr is not happy with the executives over at NBC - where she was developing her comeback television series - and she evidently wants the internet to know the extent of her anger.
The comedienne took to social networking site Twitter to unleash her disapproval with the NBC suits, pointing out that she gets treated differently than younger women in the industry, despite her career: "women who have achieved far less than me are allowed to write their own shows, bit I’m constantly forced 2 work w a censoring ‘show runner.’"
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Marvel heroes aren't just invading our theaters these days - they'll be featured on any and every device which carries a Netflix app!
Folks at Disney - who have owned Marvel characters since 2009 - are making history with a new deal which sees them teaming up with Netflix to produce four comic book series which lead to a mini-series starring characters from the aforementioned four series. The first series will follow Daredevil; subsequently, the next series will star Jessica Jones; the third and fourth series will center on Iron Fist and Luke Cage, respectively.
Each series - which all focus on superheroes in New York's "gritty" Hell's Kitchen - will have thirteen episodes, culminating in a mini-series: Marvel's The Defenders.
"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what's sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure," said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment.
The first series will air in 2015.
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Lea Michele will reportedly star in her own Glee spin-off.
The hit show's creator Ryan Murphy is planning to launch a new show which will center on the actress' character, Rachel Berry, and feature some of the other stars from the musical comedy in supporting roles.
The news comes just weeks after it was confirmed Glee will end in 2015 after its sixth series. "This will be announced soon. They're making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself - in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging," a source said.
Glee was rocked by the death of Lea's boyfriend Cory Monteith, who played her on-screen beau Finn Hudson, in July. The actor - who had a long history of battling drug abuse - succumbed to a deadly combination of heroin and alcohol in a hotel room in Montreal, Canada.
With a few of their veteran comedies now off the air, NBC needed some new TV blood for their line-up, so who best to ask for a new show than the creator of 30 Rock and one of the stars from The Office?
The network enlisted Tina Fey and her producing partner Robert Carlock for an upcoming show starring Ellie Kemper, which sees her as a woman living in New York City after having fled from a doomsday cult. Considering that the plot doesn't strike me as something that will be tickling my funny bone, it will be interesting to see Fey's spin on it.
Though the single-camera project is currently untitled, NBC has ordered 13 episodes to air next Fall.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
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