Today in show business news: Judy Greer may be cast in a big movie, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian get their own show, and Rashida Jones has a new job.
Judy Greer may be the most fretted-over actress in Hollywood. So lively and sharp and appealing, her consistently supporting-player status is consternating, befuddling. But maybe now, after so many years of almosts and nearlys, she may be getting her big movie shot. (She kinda already had her TV shot.) She's in talks to join the cast of Tomorrowland, the big mysterious Disney movie that's being directed by Brad Bird and already features George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Robertson. So it's quite possible that this is another supporting role, it's likely even, but this is still a pretty big movie. Potentially big, at least. Who knows these days with Disney. But, whatever. Good for Judy Greer. If nothing else, it'll be a nice big paycheck. And that's gotta count for something. [Deadline]
Oh good god. VH1 has gone and ordered a reality show starring LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, the limelight-loving couple that not only made headlines when Eddie left his wife for LeAnn, but inadvertently made a reality star out of the scorned wife, Brandi Glanville. The Eddie/LeAnn show, which will be called LeAnn & Eddie, will basically just follow them around the house as they putter about and, I don't know, break up marriages or something. The point is, who needs this? Honestly, who needs it. VH1 ordered it but when it comes they're not going to want it and they'll feel guilty and will wish they'd just ordered a salad instead. This is always how it goes. And yet they keep on doing it. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Aha. It's suddenly become more clear why Rashida Jones is leaving Parks and Recreation halfway through next season. She's just landed a pilot deal with P&R writer Alexandra Rushfield at Fox. The show, called Stuck, is a single-camera comedy about "a 'stuck in a rut' middle-aged woman who works at a bank and gets her 'stuck in childhood' daughter a job there. Within a day, the daughter is the mother’s boss. While working and living together, they help each other to get 'unstuck.'" At the moment, Jones won't be acting on the show, but you never know. Still, producing is a big job, so it makes sense that she'd walk away from Parks and Rec to work on this. I'm sure some people will miss bland old Ann, but Rashida's got other things to do. [Deadline]
Sorry folks, but the Heathers TV pilot will not be moving forward at Bravo. I know you were all excited for that classic film to be completely ruined by some dumb Bravo TV series in 2014, but it's not going to happen. I know you really wanted to see the great movie, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in what some might call their primes, turned into some wretched TV thing about the children of the original characters. But, you can't. I'm sorry. It's not happening. Why don't you take some time to collect yourself and then we'll carry on. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Rachael Harris has been cast in the boring mom role on the upcoming Fox comedy Surviving Jack, the gnarly Chris Meloni sitcom about a tough dad in the early '90s raising his horny teenage son and, I dunno, sexy teenage daughter while his wife goes to law school. She's replacing Alex Kapp Horner, who played the reasonably thankless role in the pilot. Maybe because Harris is a real comedian they'll be amping up the character? Or maybe Harris just needed the work, even if the work involves talking with Chris Meloni about a teenage boy's masturbatory habits. (That's a scene in the pilot.) Ah well. Work is work, right? [Deadline]