Change is afoot in Fox's popular comedy series "New Girl." With its star (Zooey Deschanel, who plays Jess) on maternity leave, Megan Fox will step in to take her place and Jake Johnson (who plays bartender Nick Miller) took the director's chair for this week's episode, titled "Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt."
In his "New Girl" directorial debut, Johnson directed not just his cast members, but guest stars Bill Burr and Lennon Parham. The two took on the roles of Nick's cousins, who came to the city to ask him for a special favor. Schmidt (Max Greenfield), stayed close by and helped Nick handle the unconventional request.
Johnson talked to Entertainment Tonight about Nick and Schmidt's "romance," saying with a laugh, "Despite the wedding this season, it's about Schmidt's true love for Nick and Nick trying to fight it, but he's not as strong as Schmidt." more >>
British psychological thriller "Fortitude" has added a slew of actors to its Season 2 cast.
Dennis Quaid will star in the drama's forthcoming season alongside Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones," "Resurrection"), Parminder Nagra ("The Blacklist"), Ken Stott ("The Missing"), and Robert Sheehan ("Misfits").
They will join regular cast members Richard Dormer (Sheriff Dan Anderssen), Sofie Gråbøl (Governor Hildur Odegard), Darren Boyd (Markus Huseklepp), Verónica Echegui (Elena Ledesma), Luke Treadaway (Vincent Rattrey), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Officer Eric Odegard), Mia Jexen (Officer Ingrid Witry), Alexandra Moen (Officer Petra Bergen), Sienna Guillory (Natalie Yelburton), and Ramon Tikaram (Tavrani). more >>
CBS has ordered the pilot for a re-imagining of the '80s cult-favorite action series "MacGyver."
The original, which starred Richard Dean Anderson as a secret agent who favored creating his own weapons instead of using guns to escape sticky situations, spawned two TV movies and had a global following.
The planned "MacGyver" reboot will not be a continuation of the original series. Instead, it will tell the story of a 20-something MacGyver as he is recruited into a secret organization where he will have to use his troubleshooting skills to help prevent disasters from occurring. more >>
BET hosted an #AllVotesMatter livestream at the end of January that featured Louisiana rapper Dee-1 on the stage alongside GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson for a unique discussion on Carson's policies, faith, family and education.
Christian rapper Dee-1 made several appearances on hip-hop mainstream platforms last year with the release of his album 3's Up. BET then chose the outspoken New Orleans native to be a voice for the people during the #AllVotesMatter livestream event. Joining Carson and Dee-1 for the discussion was Chris Prudhome, president of Vote America Now.
While Dee-1 agreed with Carson on many of the points discussed throughout the unconventional sit-down, what they were at odds about was how someone can work toward financial independence. more >>
An anti-sexual exploitation group recently stated that "Super Bowl Culture" helps to enable sex trafficking, pointing to the recent detaining of a Denver Broncos player for his connection to a prostitution sting.
Days before Super Bowl 50, Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy was sent back home after the San Jose police brought him in for questioning in connection to a prostitution sting.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, stated Wednesday that the incident was indicative of a broader trend in commercial sex during the Super Bowl. more >>
Although the 50th Super Bowl is still a few days away, some folks like the kind people at the Heinz Ketchup company have already released their commercial for the occasion.
Their great ad features nothing short of a stampede. A stampede of wiener dogs. A stampede of wiener dogs wearing hot dog costumes. Your argument is now invalid.
With a classic love ballad in the background, the dogs rush toward a group of human beings dressed in various Heinz product costumes. more >>