Former Hollywood couple Josh Brolin and Diane Lane have finalised their divorce. The Man of Steel actress filed for divorce in February (13), citing "irreconcilable differences".
As part of the settlement, Lane will drop Brolin from her name, according to TMZ.com.
The couple wed in 2004.
Barbra Streisand's actor husband James Brolin is developing a "modern-day Little House On The Prairie" for TV, and he wants his son's estranged wife to lead the cast. The Emmy Award winner reveals he may not actually appear on the family show, but he hopes to be behind the scenes on the project. He is also hoping his soon-to-be former daughter-in-law Diane Lane will take on a major role in the series.
He tells America's Closer magazine, "I wouldn't have a major role in it, but I'd go to Diane Lane and ask if she wanted to do a series. It's about a woman and her kids moving from New York to Montana and being fish out of water."
Lane separated from Brolin's son Josh in February (13).
The original Little House on the Prairie, which starred Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon, ran for nine seasons from 1974 to 1983.
Whether superfans of the trilogy like it or not, the lead roles in the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation have been cast: Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson are the new Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. This casting decision made huge waves, as many folks had their hearts set on other actors, but Hunnam and Johnson are capable talents who can absolutely bring these roles to life. Still, there's the question of the supporting cast, which could also make a big difference in how the film pans out. Christian and Ana are obviously a huge deal, but there are many minor characters in the books that affect the steamy story of love, sex, and BDSM. Based on character descriptions and our desire to see...well, more hot people in the cast, here are our choices for the supporting cast of this highly-anticipated movie.
Blake Lively as Kate Kavanaugh
We so see Gossip Girl Blake Lively as Anastasia's blonde bombshell of a BFF. Gorgeous, outspoken, and a little bit overbearing -- we think Blake could pull it off.
Jay Hernandez as José Rodriguez
Not everyone will remember this cutie, but Jay Hernandez first caught a lot of eyes when he starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful. Since then he landed a role on the popular ABC series Nashville, and we'd love to see himback on the big screen as Ana's hot photographer friend.
Paul Walker as Elliot Grey
Christian Grey's older brother needs be played by someone who's just as good-looking, but a little less intense. And since he actually ends up with Kate Kavanaugh (our Blake Lively), then we had to think of someone who would pair up well with her. Enter Paul Walker. The Fast & Furious actor adds a little more eye candy to the cast (no such thing as too much of that), and he and Hunnam could totally pass as brothers from another mother.
Diane Lane as Elena "Mrs. Robinson" Lincoln
Mrs. Robinson is the beautiful, dominating older woman who turned young Christian Grey into the complicated (and somewhat frightening) man he eventually becomes. There's only one woman who we think could pull off this sexual and somewhate severe role. Diane Lane...but only if she channels her character from Unfaithful.
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A TV mini-series starring Diane Lane as former First Lady Hillary Clinton has been scrapped on the same day a planned CNN documentary about the U.S. politician was also axed. Producers at America's NBC network had been developing a new show focusing on Clinton's time in the White House during the second term of her husband Bill's presidency.
However, network bosses have now pulled production on the project, releasing a statement which reads, "After reviewing and prioritising our slate of movie/mini-series development, we've decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton mini-series."
The news comes as director Charles Ferguson decided against moving ahead with his Clinton documentary for CNN amid claims sources in both the Democratic and Republican party refused to speak on camera about the former Secretary of State.
He said, "When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans - and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration."
Both projects also came under pressure from Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, who vowed to boycott the networks if executives pressed ahead with plans to unfairly promote Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential elections, when she is expected to put herself forward as a candidate for the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
UPDATE: NBC has announced that it has canceled development on its Hillary Clinton miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The decision comes hours after CNN Films formally dropped its planned Clinton-inspired documentary after pressure from political parties and the Clinton administration.
"After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries," the network said in a statement Monday.
The four-hour miniseries, expected to be written and directed by Courtney Hunt (Frozen River), was to star Diane Lane as the former first lady and secretary of state.
EARLIER: CNN Films has canceled its planned 2014 Hillary Clinton documentary following director Charles Ferguson's (Inside Job) decision to drop out. Ferguson withdrew his name from the film after being stonewalled by political parties, according to the blog he wrote for The Huffington Post.
Even though CNN and NBC were recently banned from hosting or sponsoring the Republican Primary debates in 2016 by the Republican National Committee because of their Clinton-inspired productions, Ferguson claims that the decision to cancel the movie was not because of pressure from CNN. Instead, he felt that he would not be able to make a movie that he could be proud of because of the resistance from democrats, republicans, and the Clinton administration.
"When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film," says Ferguson in his blog. "Not Democrats, not Republicans -- and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration."
For now, we'll all just have to wait and see if NBC actually follows through with its Clinton-inspired miniseries in the wake of all of this CNN showbiz-turned-political drama.
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A planned CNN documentary about U.S. politician Hillary Clinton has been axed. Director Charles Ferguson reveals he has been struggling find sources among Clinton's Democratic Party and her Republican rivals who would be willing to speak on camera about the former First Lady and Secretary of State, so he's been left with little choice but to scrap the project altogether.
In a post on his Huffington Post blog, he writes, "When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans - and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration.
"After painful reflection, I decided that I couldn't make a film of which I would be proud. And so I'm cancelling...
"It's a victory for the Clintons, and for the money machines that both political parties have now become. But I don't think that it's a victory for the media, or for the American people."
The feature-length documentary had been due to focus on Clinton's career in office and speculation about plans to run for the White House in 2016. It was one of two productions in the works about Bill Clinton's wife - actress Diane Lane is set to portray the politician in a forthcoming mini-series for America's NBC network.
The announcements of both projects this summer (13) prompted an angry response from Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, who accused network bosses of unfairly promoting Clinton ahead of the next presidential elections. He vowed to boycott the two channels if the film and TV series were not scrapped.
Superman is coming to the aid of the cash-strapped citizens Detroit - a large portion of Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel sequel will be filmed in the city thanks to a large filming break. Officials at the Michigan Film Office have announced director Snyder and his producers have been awarded an incentive of $35 million (GBP23.3 million) to shoot in the state in return for employing local workers.
Filming will largely take place in Detroit early next year (14).
The news comes six weeks after city officials filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
The producers hope to hire over Michigan workers, 500 local vendors and spend $5.1 million (GBP3.4 million) on hotels for cast and crew.
Snyder says, "Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie."
The sequel will feature Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, while Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman last week (ends23Aug13).
A leading U.S. politician has called on bosses at two American TV networks to cancel plans for a documentary and mini-series about Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady, who stepped down as America's Secretary of State earlier this year (13), is currently the focus of much attention in Hollywood, with Diane Lane cast to play her in upcoming NBC show Hillary, while executives at CNN will air a feature-length documentary on the Democrat politician.
The projects have angered some members of the Republican party, including Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, who fired off angry letters to the heads of both networks on Monday (05Aug13).
He accuses the channels of unfairly promoting Clinton ahead of the next U.S. election in 2016, amid rumours she will enter the race by putting herself forward to become the Democrats' presidential candidate.
Priebus also warns the RNC will stand against either CNN or NBC sponsoring the next presidential debates if the projects aren't scrapped.
The letter reads, "It's appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN, who have donated to Democrats and Hillary Clinton, have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton's campaign operatives...
"If you have not agreed to pull the programming prior to the start of the RNC's Summer Meeting on August 15, I will seek a binding vote of the RNC stating that the committee will neither partner with you in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates which you sponsor."
Actress Diane Lane is set to portray former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a new TV mini-series. The Unfaithful star will take on the title role in the forthcoming NBC network show Hillary, while Frozen River director Courtney Hunt has been hired to pen the script, which will document Clinton's life as a "wife, mother, politician and cabinet member from 1998 to the present".
However, producers are still searching for the perfect man to play the politician's husband, former President Bill Clinton.
NBC president Bob Greenblatt says, "President Clinton, we haven't cast yet. We literally just closed the deals (for the show) and haven't written the script. All that will be determined."
A premiere date has yet to be set for the four-hour mini series, but it's not the only Clinton project in the works - plans are afoot for a biopic titled Rodham, about the political heavyweight's formative years as a young lawyer.
A host of young Hollywood stars have already been linked to the movie role, including Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Scarlett Johansson, although another favourite, Jessica Chastain, recently insisted reports she is in the running for the job are not true.
NBC may still be in fourth place, but that doesn't mean they were hurting for news at today's Television Critics Panel, in which the network's entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt and other Peacock execs unveiled a slate of exciting upcoming programming...and less than satisfactorily addressed NBC's shortcomings. Here's what we learned.
1. A Hillary Clinton Miniseries Is in the Works
Diane Lane has been cast to play the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State in a four-hour miniseries event that will likely air in late 2014 or early 2015. Greenblatt was quick to note that it most likely will broadcast before Clinton announces whether or not she will seek the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination, a decision expected in spring or summer of 2015. No word yet on who will play Bill.
2. Rosemary's Baby to be Rebooted
Roman Polanski's 1968 horror-pregnancy classic will become a series, following the network's success with turning another classic horror movie franchise into a TV series in Hannibal.
3. Stephen King's The Tommyknockers To Get the Series Treatment
Considering the blockbuster numbers for CBS' summer adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome, NBC wants a piece of the action. So they're planning a series treatment for King's 1987 novel about the residents of a Maine town who slowly fall under the influence of a mysterious object in the woods, The Tommyknockers.
4. NBC's Ratings Are Fine!
Greenblatt defended NBC's ever-sagging ratings and suggested that there would be nothing the network could do to replicate the success of say, The Walking Dead, a hit so big he called it "an anomaly." Way to set the bar low!
5. Sunday Night Football Will Feature Matrix-style Replays
360-degree "bullet time" replays are in the works to give viewers an all-angle overview of key plays during Sunday Night Football next season. Sounds expensive, but considering that it's the only NBC franchise with blockbuster numbers it's probably a sound investment.
6. Sean Hayes Has a Bold Proclamation for His New Show
The former Will & Grace star, who despite playing a gay character for years on the hit series only recently came out of the closet himself, says sexuality isn't at the forefront of his new series Sean Saves the World. Rather, he calls it a "post-gay" series.
7. Sorry, Jessica Simpson
NBC has canceled the reality-competition show Fashion Star.
8. Praise for The New Normal, Just Not Renewal
Greenblatt called the Ryan Murphy-cocreated sitcom "ahead of its time" in its depiction of a gay couple...so ahead of its time that it had to be canceled.
9. They Want Jay Leno to Stick Around
But not on The Tonight Show, nor on a 10:00 variety show. Greenblatt says he's hoping Leno will become an NBC alumnus like Bob Hope, who in his later years didn't have a regular show on the network but remained loyal to it nonetheless, popping up for specials every now and then.
10. Why? Whyyyyyyyy?
In time for their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February, NBC Sports will produce an original documentary on the 20th anniversary of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's infamous clubbing attack at the hands of the ex-husband of her skating rival, Tonya Harding.
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