Three Fired From Chelsea Handler’s ‘Vodka’ Comedy

Chelsea Handler’s new comedy experienced some fireworks of its own over the weekend. According to TVLine.com,  Handler’s upcoming NBC series based on her best-selling tongue-in-cheek memoir, “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea,” is being drastically reworked. Series stars Natalie Morales (“White Collar”), Angel Laketa Moore (“ER”) and Jo Koy (“Chelsea Lately”) have all been […]

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Laura Prepon, Naomi Judd Playing ‘Killing Game’

By Lesley Goldberg LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Laura Prepon and Naomi Judd will star in “The Killing Game,” a Lifetime TV movie based on the best-seller by Iris Johansen. Prepon will play Eve Duncan, the heroine in Johansen’s 1999 suspense thriller, who 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, […]

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Roseanne In Talks With Chelsea Handler For New NBC Sitcom

By Leslie Bruce and Lesley Goldberg LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Roseanne Barr is in talks to appear on NBC’s newly ordered midseason comedy “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.” NBC Overhauls Schedule with 12 New Series “I’m talking to Roseanne Barr to do some guest episodes as my aunt,” show creator/executive producer Chelsea […]

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’70s Show’ Star To Play Chelsea Handler In ‘Vodka’ Pilot

Despite our wise suggestions, Laura Prepon has signed on to star as a 20-something Chelsea Handler in the upcoming NBC pilot based on Handler’s bestselling boozy memoir, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Deadline reports the multi-camera comedy will focus on a character named Chelsea Hanson (Prepon), “a fresh-faced single cocktail waitress highly opinionated […]

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Casting Quickies: Castle, Bones, Gossip Girl And More

Which two actors are bringing to ‘Castle’ a touch of magic and a bit of Heat? Who is ‘Bones’ big new bad? Which soap star might get ‘Gossip Girl’ in a lather? We’ve got your round-up of those casting news items and others. STORMING ‘CASTLE‘: Magically transporting from ‘Brothers & Sisters’ to ‘Castle,’ Gilles Marini […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ (8pm ET on CBS) When Robin confesses that she is still angry with Barney for the way he handled their break-up, she enlists the help of Anita (guest star Jennifer Lopez), a self-help author who plans to beat Barney at his own game. KEY EPISODE: ‘Gossip Girl‘ (9pm […]

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‘Trace’ Hunk, Sarah Chalke Top Latest Pilot Picks

Who might be TV’s new McDreamy? Will it be ‘Without a Trace’s Enrique Murciano or Martin Henderson? Both actors have been cast in ‘Off the Map,’ the medical drama pilot created by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ scribe Jenna Bans and exec-produced by ‘Grey’s’ boss Shonda Rhimes. In past seasons, Henderson was attached to the ABC pilots ‘Mr. […]

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