Biz Break: I Don't Feel That I Need to Explain My Art to You, Warren
The image above is an Empire Records reunion of sorts, tweeted by Ethan Embry (via Vulture), featuring A.J., Mark, Warren, Eddie, and Berko, and I’ll be honest with you, I can barely recognize anyone besides Embry. Oh wait, now I see it: There’s Warren.
A few years ago, Katherine Heigl quit “Grey’s Anatomy” to pursue a film career, and after her film career sputtered, Heigl is now looking to get back into television, as she is developing a CIA drama in which she would play an adviser/communications liaison for the U.S. president, and probably in the tradition of “Scandal,” also sleeping with the President.
I love this image from the Funny or Die offices, with this caption: “Dean Norris stopped by with the script for the final Breaking Bad episode.”
(Speaking of which, our buddy Josh Kurp has an interview up with Dean Norris over on Uproxx today that’s worth checking out).
CBS is developing “a medical soap based in New York City, inspired by the characters and themes immortalized in The Wizard of Oz.” Let us never speak of this again.
There is an unconfirmed report suggesting that Alec Baldwin is nearly set to host a weekly primetime show on MSNBC in which he would promote his liberal politics and presumably yell at people who disagree with him, including but not limited to his daughter.
Remember Penn Badgley? I think he was in the CW’s “Real Housewives of Spencer and Heidi Hang Out with the Gossip Girl” or something, but I know of him because he was the lead in Greetings from Tim Buckley, a Jeff Buckley biopic that irritated me by its very existence. I remember the trailer premiering, but I don’t think the movie ever got released.
Anyway, Badgley is now joining Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich in a contemporary update of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, involving a war “between dirty cops and drug-dealing bikers.” Let us hope that this movie never sees the inside of a movie theater, either.