"Breaking Bad" star Krysten Ritter has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming second season of NBC's "The Blacklist." Ritter will make a guest appearance on the September 22 episode of the show and will play a troubled data analyst named Rowan Mills. Ritter is perhaps best known for her role as Jane on "Breaking Bad," the drug-addled girlfriend of Aaron Paul's character Jesse Pinkman.
Allison Williams ("Girls") will star as Peter Pan in the upcoming NBC production "Peter Pan Live." Williams joins previously announced cast member Christopher Walken, who'll play Captain Hook. "I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true," said Williams in a presser. "It's such an honor to be a part of this adventure."
Director Robert Drew, best known as the father of the cinema verite documentary style, has died at the age of 90. His career broke out in the 1960s following the first of his cinema verite style films titled "Primary," which followed President John F. Kennedy's decision to back racial equality. They also re-engineered cameras and audio equipment.
Hitting 3,800 theaters and riding plenty of positive critical buzz, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is in great position to continue the box office success of the Marvel Universe. As "Guardians" easily takes over the top slot, it should also be a good weekend for "Lucy" to show whether or not it's a one-weekend wonder, while "Hercules" also hopes to avoid a major drop.
Drew Barrymore's half-sister Jessica Barrymore was found dead in a car near National City, California earlier this week. Local news sources report that Barrymore was discovered in a vehicle blocking a private driveway and a large number of pills were scattered on the passenger seat. Jessica and Drew shared the same father, John Barrymore, and Drew paid tribute to her half-sister in a statement.
Actor Orlando Bloom is making headlines this week after he reportedly threw a punch at pop idol Justin Beiber while the pair were both visiting a nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. According to PageSix.com, the incident occurred over comments that Bieber made about Bloom's ex-wife Miranda Kerr. The pair first butted heads two years ago after it was reported that Bieber was seen flirting with Kerr.
Production on "The Big Bang Theory" has been halted due to ongoing contract negotiations between Warner Brothers TV and the cast. The network broke news of their postponed production schedule in a press release earlier this week, but both sides remain hopeful that they will reach an agreement. "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory . . ."
James Shigeta, the actor best known for his role in the classic 1960's musical film "The Flower Drum Song," has died at the age of 85. Shigeta had been in declining health since suffering a stroke two years ago and passed away in a Beverly Hills assisted living facility, according to the LA Times. Shigeta was a pioneer for leading Asian men in Hollywood and helped pave the way.
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") has landed a guest spot on two upcoming episodes of the FOX series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Kyra plays Madeline Wuntch, deputy chief and long time rival of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). Exec producer Dan Goor told TVGuide.com that the character is "a person with whom Holt has a tremendous amount of history and all of it bad."
Mark Valley ("Fringe," "Human Target") has been cast in a recurring role on CBS' "CSI." The actor stars as a former detective who now works as a private investigator. He teams with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) after his partner goes missing. "While their relationship may be a bit prickly, the attraction between them is undeniable," says a presser for the announcement.
Paramount Pictures deleted a poster for its upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film, promoting its September 11 release date in Australia. The pic featured the four reptilian heroes plunging toward the viewer from a burning skyscraper. Twitter users were quick to point out the poster's tastelessness. One noted: "WHO thought that poster would be a good idea considering date??"
John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings") is the latest actor to join the cast of the upcoming "Once Upon a Time" re-imagining of "Frozen" on ABC. Rhys-Davies will voice Pabbie the King. "We're thrilled to welcome John Rhys-Davies to the #OnceUponATime family as the voice of everyone's favorite rock troll -- Pabbie! #ThisFall!" wrote exec producer Adam Horowitz on Twitter.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan will star in "The Gaffigan Show" on TV Land. According to a presser, the single camera sitcom will narrate "one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite." Adam Goldberg, Tongayi Chirisi, and Michael Ian Black have been cast in support roles on the show.
Kim Kardashian has responded to comments made by her brother Rob's ex-girlfriend Bailon. The latter, in an interview with Latina magazine, said that she believes getting attached to the Kardashian name "was hurtful" to her "career": "I probably realized that too late-not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on the show."
After putting up some fairly big worldwide numbers, Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah" follows up its spring box office run with a home market release, with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly starring. Also getting launched this week on Blu-ray will be "The Other Woman," a romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.