Deadline.com is reporting:
HBO has made a deal to develop the Oscar-nominated comedy The Kids Are All Right as an hour-long series. Lisa Cholodenko, who co-wrote and directed the Focus Features release, will write the pilot script.
H/T to Jeremy Hooper
Chelsea Handler, the straight talking, gay friendly, hard drinking star of “E” networks talk show “Late Night With Chelsea Handler” (which my STR8 Twitter crush the extremely talented and funny Jeff Wild aka @jiffywild on Twitter is a writer and round table guest on) will have her own NBC sitcom based on her memoir “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea,”
NBC has released a long teaser trailer, (posted above) and interestingly Laura Preppon of “That 70’s Show” will be playing “younger” Chelsea and Handler will be playing the role of her pregnant born-again Christian sister Sloane.
“Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea,” isn’t on the NBC line-up yet for next fall. But expect it if not in September then at least as a mid-season replacement.
Disclaimer: Yes, yes, Cowell and Seacreast are only “allegedly” undercover homo’s. I am also “allegedly” related to King Boleslav of Poland
Ellen DeGeneres will be leaving American Idol 4 years earlier than expected leaving just Kara DioGuardi (who may also be exiting stage left soon) and Randy Jackson.
According to Ellen:
“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the “American Idol” producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on “Idol” and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.”
Fox is expected to announce to new panel of judges at Monday’s Television Critics Association presentation. Current rumours have Jessica Simpson and Chris Issak joining the panel of judges with some whisperings of perhaps Jennifer Lopez.
Besat of Luck to Ellen. It’s probably the best move fopr her. Idol’ doesn’t have that many seasons left. The series has seriously ran its course.