Bill Pullman Heads to the White House in NBC Comedy ‘1600 Penn’

Bill Pullman is about to enter familiar territory: The White House. Pullman — who played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996 film “Independence Day” — will again play the nation’s chief executive in NBC’s upcoming pilot “1600 Penn.” The pilot, which is co-created and executive-produced by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, “Book of Mormon” […]

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Gossip Girl: “Valley Girls”

Recapper here. I have been looking forward to this backdoor pilot/flashback episode since it was announced. When I learned that the CW is no longer sure about the Lily spin-off, I was worried it would suck. But from the clever intercutting between past and present, to the homages to 80s movies, to the kick-ass (and […]

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‘Gossip Girl’ Spinoff Dead?

There’s nothing worse for a gossip girl than to lose her buzz-worthiness. But that seems to be the case for the proposed spinoff of ‘Gossip Girl.’ “The show went from hot, to lukewarm, to ‘fading but wouldn’t count out,’ to now dead,” according to Nikki Finke in her primetime pilot watch. The ‘Melrose Place‘ update […]

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Jeremy Piven’s Grievances, Brittany Snow To Gossip Girl Spinoff, Dexter Gets Own Doll

Jeremy’s Grievances Entourage‘s Jeremy Piven attended a grievance hearing at the request of the producers of ‘Speed the Plow,’ the play that the actor quit in December due to mercury poisoning. No agreement was reached by either party, and Piven’s rep issued the following statement: “Mr. Piven is hopeful that the producers will ultimately recognize […]

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