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Okieriete Onaodowan

Okieriete Onaodowan Cast In ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spinoff

OakAfter a series of tests, Grey Damon (Aquarius), Hamilton’s Okieriete OnaodowanDanielle Savre (Too Close To Home), and Barrett Doss (Marvel’s Iron Fist) have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming Grey’s Anatomy firefighters spinoff opposite Jaina Lee Ortiz and the mothership series’ Jason George. The 10-episode drama, which follows a group of heroic firefighters, hails from Grey’s Anatomy…Read More…

Ramy Youssef

Ramy Youssef Muslim Comedy Gets Hulu Pilot Presentation Order

Ramy YoussefHulu has given a pilot presentation order to a comedy co-created by and starring actor-comedian Ramy Youssef. It hails from The Carmichael Show team of star/co-creator Jerrod Carmichael, co-creator Ari Katcher and production company A24.

The untitled show, which Youssef co-created and co-wrote with Katcher and Ryan Welch, centers on Youssef’s distinct point-of-view as a contemporary Egyptian-American Muslim, caught between multiple worlds and what it means to be Arab, American, and Muslim…Read More…

Margarita Levieva

Margarita Recommends the William Esper Studio

Margarita LevievaLevieva ‘highly recommends’ NYC’s William Esper Studio.
“It’s a two-year program. It’s just such well-rounded training. I did clown work and movement work and speech, voice, and all that stuff…. I feel like that early training, some of the things that were developed during that time were so instrumental and helpful, and I miss them…. Honestly, I’m always involved in some sort of class or workshop. I now train with Larry Moss, and I do a lot of his workshops.”

Studying Meisner taught her how to listen.
“[With] Meisner, we did a lot of repetition work, which gets you really in the moment and present with your partner, but also just develops such attuned…Read More…

Ahd Kamel

Ahd Kamel To Star In New Netflix Series

Saudi actress and filmmaker, Ahd Kamel, is set to star in a new television mini-series co-produced by Netflix and the BBC, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday.

The US-based 36-year-old will reportedly appear in Oscar-winning playwright David Hare’s upcoming series, Collateral, alongside Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan from The Great Gatsby.

Kamel will play the role of a Muslim woman called Fatima, who resides in London – details about the character have not been announced yet.

Set in the present day British capital, the four-part thriller…Read More…

Alexandra Gjerpen

Alexandra Gjerpen’s ‘Young and Promising’ – Next Best New TV Comedy About “Struggling Millennials”

Alexandra GjerpenYou know things are bleak when every mainstream comedy derives its humour from just how fucked up it is to be young today. Girls, Broad City, Search Party, Insecure, Fleabag, Love, This Country, You’re The Worst… the list of on-screen women in their 20s “just doing their best to figure it all out” is endless.

Over on Channel 4 tonight, a new overgrown child of the genre debuts, albeit one with a slight difference. Young and Promising (or Unge Lovende) makes its way to…Read More…

Laura Harrier

‘Fahrenheit 451’: Laura Harrier Cast As Millie In HBO Movie

Laura HarrierLaura Harrier has signed on for a key role opposite Michael B. Jordan in Fahrenheit 451, HBO Films’ adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s iconic dystopian novel.

Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and “firemen” burn books. Young fireman Montag (Jordan) forsakes his world, battles his mentor Beatty (Michael Shannon) and struggles to regain his humanity. Harrier will play Millie, Montag’s social media-immersed wife whose consumption of all…Read More…

Michael Esper

Michael Esper To Co-Star In FX Getty Drama Series ‘Trust’

Michael EsperMichael Esper is set to co-star as John Paul Getty II, alongside Harris Dickinson, Hilary Swank and Donald Sutherland, in FX’s Trust, a 10-episode limited series about the kidnapping of the young Getty heir. In addition, Veronica Echegui has been tapped for a recurring role.

Esper’s John Paul Getty II is father to John Paul Getty III (Dickinson) and son to J. Paul Getty (Sutherland). “Big Paul” is a recovering heroin addict and recluse, who finds himself in a fog of grief following the death of his second wife. Echegui will portray Luciana, the youngest…Read More…

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer To Star In ‘I Feel Pretty’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Billy Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (5669095r) Amy Schumer The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016

Amy Schumer has signed to star in I Feel Pretty, from a script written and to be directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein for Wonderland Sound & Vision and Voltage Pictures. The picture marks Kohn and Silverstein’s directorial debut and is set to shoot on the East Coast this summer. The logline is being kept under wraps.

Schumer, who also is a producer on the movie, was last seen in Trainwreck. The deal for I Feel Pretty comes as she is about to star opposite Goldie Hawn in the Jonathan Levine comedy Snatched, which Fox opens May 12. Schumer also will be seen opposite …Read More…

Don Fanelli

‘Nightcap’: Don Fanelli Upped To Series Regular For Season 2

Don Fenelli

Don Fanelli

Lauren Blumenfeld (Doubt) and Don Fanelli (Orange Is The New Black, 30 Rock) who recurred on Season 1 of Pop’s comedy series Nightcap have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2.

Blumenfeld plays Penny Jones, assistant to head talent producer Staci (Ali Wentworth). Penny is loyal to a fault, single and idolizes Staci. Although plagued by a myriad of health concerns and unusual issues, she would never miss a day of work because her job and her relationship with Staci are her everything.

Fanelli is Todd Mitchell, Jimmy’s childhood best friend. Todd doesn’t have a clear cut position on Nightcap besides being Jimmy’s oldest friend, but…Read More…