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apple greenlights new reese witherspoon-backed comedy series starring kristen wi


apple has landed its first half-hour comedy series, according to a new report from the hollywood reporter out this afternoon. the series, which will be exec produced by and star snl vet kristen wiig, hails from reese witherspoon’s hello sunshine. this is the third project from hello sunshine that apple has now picked up to aid in its streaming tv ambitions.others include a jennifer aniston and witherspoon drama, focused on a fictional version of the morning tv show world, and a thriller starring octavia spencer called “are you sleeping,” which will delve into america’s love affair with true crime podcasts.apple also recently greenlit a documentary series about extraordinary homes, a revival of “amazing stories” exec produced by steven spielberg and a new space drama from “battlestar galact






jennifer aniston, reese witherspoon drama series headed to apple


apple inc. has struck a deal for a new drama starring reese witherspoon and jennifer aniston and set in the world of television morning-news shows. terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but people familiar with the matter said the cost could reach beyond $10 million an episode. ms. aniston’s and ms. witherspoon’s salaries are expected to be over $1 million an episode, according to a person who was pursuing the show. ms. aniston and ms. witherspoon are also executive producers of the show....






a star is born: kristen wiig turns 44 today


(jennifer s. altman / for the times)all my characters are someone you don't want to talk to at a party. ... it's always that person who's being too loud, doesn't have any social boundaries or says the wrong thing. kristen wiig, 2011from the archives: kristen wiig, so weird on 'snl,' goes (somewhat) normal for 'bridesmaids'






apple picks up reese witherspoon thriller starring octavia spencer


apple is adding another tv project to its upcoming slate: are you sleeping, a crime show based on america’s love affair with true crime podcasts (which are, ultimately, all apple’s fault). the show has a lot of star power attached, as it’s executive produced by reese witherspoon and will star oscar-winning actress octavia spencer (via thr).the series is also created by nichelle tramble spellman, a writer and producer for the good wife, and one half of the creative team behind hbo’s controversial confederate series. spellman will also write the series, and serial producer sarah koenig will consult to make sure the true crime podcast elements have that real, true crime feel.this marks the fourth series apple is reportedly working on, including the amazing stories anthology series revival, th






apple picks up reese witherspoon thriller starring octavia spencer


apple is adding another tv project to its upcoming slate: are you sleeping, a crime show based on america’s love affair with true crime podcasts (which are, ultimately, all apple’s fault). the show has a lot of star power attached, as its executive produced by reese witherspoon and will star oscar-winning actress octavia spencer (via thr).the series is also created by nichelle tramble spellman, a writer and producer for the good wife, and one half of the creative team behind hbo’s controversial confederate series. spellman will also write the series, and ‘serial’ producer sarah koenig will consult to make sure the true crime podcast elements have that real, true crime feel.this marks the fourth series apple is reportedly working on, including the amazing stories anthology series revival, t






reese witherspoon drops by former stanford dorm room


stanford — thanks to her turn as elle woods in the 2001 comedy “legally blonde,” reese witherspoon will forever be linked to harvard. but in real life, the actress attended stanford.witherspoon, 41, was back at the farm on saturday to speak with students about her successful career and offer advice. she also seized the opportunity to swing by her old dorm room.“she was so nice; she even welcomed me in!” witherspoon wrote about the room’s current tenant in an instagram post.surprise!






apple orders two seasons of jennifer aniston, reese witherspoon tv drama


apple’s original content ambitions just landed some premiere talent, per the hollywood reporter: a drama series focused on a fictional version of the morning tv show world, based on background from cnn media reporter brian stelter’s book ‘top of the morning: inside the cutthroat world of morning tv’ and starring jennifer aniston and reese witherspoon has been picked up straight to series by the tech giant.the program will start with two 10-episode seasons starring the top hollywood actresses, and will allow the behind-the-scenes lives of the people who work on morning tv. witherspoon and aniston are also both attached in executive producer capacities on top of their starring roles, and the show was bid on by multiple potential publishers, including showtime.this is the second major origina






apple lands reese witherspoon, jennifer aniston drama about tv morning shows


an upcoming reese witherspoon and jennifer aniston original drama, set in the world of morning talk shows, has found a home in apple.the tech giant confirmed wednesday a straight-to-series order for two seasons; witherspoon and aniston will both star and executive produce.the untitled show explores the lives of people who work the morning show circuit and, according to the news release, "the unique challenges" they face.  news of the series broke in late july, when it hadn't yet been shopped around to networks.it now stands as one of the early entrants in apple's push into original programming, alongside previously announced "amazing stories," from steven spielberg.in june, the cupertino, calif., company tapped former sony pictures television presidents jamie erlicht and zack van amburg to






apple adds a documentary series about extraordinary homes to its streaming lineu


apple has greenlit a new documentary series called “home,” according to a new report from variety out today. the series will give viewers an “inside look” at extraordinary homes from around the world — and those who built them — over the course of 10 one-hour episodes.the show is the latest addition to apple’s growing lineup of original shows, which are increasingly more competitive to those you’d find on other streaming services, like netflix, amazon and hulu.yesterday, for example, word came out about apple’s upcoming reese witherspoon thriller starring octavia spencer, called “are you sleeping.” the show also includes notable behind-the-scenes talent with nichelle tramble spellman, a writer and producer for “the good wife” and “serial” producer sarah koenig.koenig will be consulting on






jennifer aniston, reese witherspoon morning-tv drama heads to apple


new drama will focus on the world of a morning tv series, and was highly sought-after by major networks. apple pushing into original programming.        






reese witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching


new york — sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but reese witherspoon's thoughts were with something much larger — elephants.the oscar-winning "big little lies" star attended a party in new york on friday night to celebrate tiffany and co. and said she backed the jewelry company's commitment to stop global trafficking and demand for elephant ivory."i've had the great opportunity to work with elephants in my career, and spend a lot of time in africa with elephants. i love that they are doing so much for conservation, and helping save the elephants," said witherspoon.between 20,000 and 30,000 elephants are killed every year for their tusks. last year, tiffany & co. partnered with the elephant crisis fund to raise money to fight for the elephants."they provide a lot of information about






reese witherspoon shares story of harassment: a director assaulted me at 16


at the women in hollywood celebration monday night, witherspoon recalled being abused by a director when she was 16 and pushed for industry change.        






pink, reese witherspoon spill secrets while playing 'never have i ever&apos


pink, reese witherspoon and ellen degeneres spilled some scandalous secrets during a game of "never have i ever" on 'the ellen show' wednesday.        






adaptation of maria semple’s set-in-seattle novel, starring julia roberts, lands


semple's "today will be different" has found a small-screen home.the tv limited series adaptation of local author maria semple’s novel “today will be different,” starring julia roberts, now has a home, and it’s a prestigious one: hbo.the novel, which takes place during one seattle woman’s very eventful day, is now a hot tv project: the hollywood reporter notes that “in a competitive bidding situation,” hbo has made a development deal for the series. roberts will produce and star; semple, a former tv writer/producer who now lives in seattle, will produce and write the script. the project is currently in the planning stages; no word yet on when it might air, or whether it would shoot here (but it has to, right?).meanwhile, casting continues to proceed on the movie adaptation of semple’s best






emmys: witherspoon, kidman celebrate 'big little lies' wins, 'tal


reese witherspoon, nicole kidman and fellow stars celebrated the hbo miniseries' emmy wins sunday.        






reese witherspoon on southern charm and ‘carrying the baton’


reese witherspoon ladled on her southern charm to host a luncheon in l.a. with porter magazine’s lucy yeomans on tuesday to celebrate the launch of draper james on the e-tailer. as jennifer garner, molly sims, camilla alves, rachel zoe, ali larter and more noshed on friend chicken, strawberry shortcake and sweet tea, the oscar winner took five to chat with wwd about why southern women look so good and her latest hollywood projects.wwd: why was getting on net-a-porter so important to you?reese witherspoon: the global reach is so important. i believe the world is a small place now — we need to be reaching out to all our customers. i think everyone wants a story to be told. i’m telling a story about the american south, which is where i grew up, and the story of my grandmother, who taught me a






reese witherspoon on southern charm and ‘carrying the baton’


reese witherspoon ladled on her southern charm to host a luncheon in l.a. with porter magazine’s lucy yeomans on tuesday to celebrate the launch of draper james on the e-tailer. as jennifer garner, molly sims, camilla alves, rachel zoe, ali larter and more noshed on friend chicken, strawberry shortcake and sweet tea, the oscar winner took five to chat with wwd about why southern women look so good and her latest hollywood projects.wwd: why was getting on net-a-porter so important to you?reese witherspoon: the global reach is so important. i believe the world is a small place now — we need to be reaching out to all our customers. i think everyone wants a story to be told. i’m telling a story about the american south, which is where i grew up, and the story of my grandmother, who taught me a






review: witherspoon can't save bland, gooey 'home again'


it's a crime to waste reese witherspoon. you know what's worse? to waste reese witherspoon and candice bergen.that lovely bit of casting alone — witherspoon and bergen as daughter and mom — should have been enough to lift "home again," a debut from writer-director hallie meyers-shyer, into at least the ranks of fairly entertaining, harmless guilty-pleasure rom-coms.instead, one is left marveling at how disappointingly inept it feels, from plot developments so obvious you see them coming 40 minutes ahead, to the gooey, lingering close-ups of characters laughing happily. what are they laughing about? maybe there were lots of great private jokes flying around the set, because there aren't a lot of great ones in the script — save a few choice barbs from bergen, and a very well-timed "hamilton"






'big little lies' back for season 2 with kidman, witherspoon


los angeles — hbo says the dark drama "big little lies" is coming back for a second season.the channel said friday that nicole kidman and reese witherspoon will again star and serve as executive producers of the emmy-winning series.the new episodes are based in part on a story by liane moriarty, author of the novel "big little lies."the drama's first-season writer, david e. kelly, is returning to write the seven new episodes. andrea arnold, whose credits include "transparent," will direct.hbo said the series will explore friendships, the fragility of marriage and include the potential for "emotional and bodily injury."the first season of "big little lies" included domestic abuse and a violent death.an air date for season two was not announced.






jack nicholson attached to remake oscar nom 'toni erdmann'


los angeles — after a seven year hiatus from film, jack nicholson is expected to return to the big screen in an english language remake of the oscar-nominated german comedy "toni erdmann." nicholson and kristen wiig are attached to star according to a person close to the production who requested anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak about the project.the trade publication variety first reported the news tuesday."toni erdmann," which is up for a best foreign language oscar this year, is about a father with a proclivity for corny pranks who tries to get his overworked grown daughter to lighten up. writer, director and producer maren ade will executive produce the remake, but no director has been set.reps for nicholson and wiig did not immediately respond to request for comm






in pictures: fashion at the emmys


we cast an eye over the best-dressed stars at this year's emmy tv awards in los angeles.image copyrightgetty imagesreese witherspoon, one of the stars of big little lies, wore her take on the traditional awards tuxedo, courtesy of stella mccartney. big little lies was one of the night's big winners, taking home five prizes. reese's co-star, nicole kidman, beat her to a best actress award.image copyrightgetty imageszoe kravitz, also of big little lies, plumped for an ombre-effect dior haute couture dress. the daughter of lenny kravitz and lisa bonet played bonnie in the show, the second wife of the man previously married to witherspoon's character.image copyrightgetty imagesdonald glover rocked the red carpet in an aubergine tux. the atlanta star won two awards, one of which was for outstan






net-a-porter teams with reese witherspoon on draper james capsule collection


net-a-porter prides itself on its exclusive capsule collections, investing in them in an increasingly frequent and broad way. to that end, coming may 10 is a summer capsule collection from draper james, the southern-inspired lifestyle brand launched by reese witherspoon in 2015.“the inspiration was a summer garden party, with all the dresses you end up buying in the summer to go to weddings and in the south to go to steeple chases,” said witherspoon, noting she was originally connected to net-a-porter through sarah rutson, the company’s former vice president of global buying. “they were looking to connect their customer to price points that were really great for us, as well.”draper james’ wholesome, preppy-ish aesthetic and friendly prices are a bit of a departure for net-a-porter, which p






hot property: right on schedule


the traditionally hot summer months for housing market activity are living up to their reputation already. homes in all price ranges are selling quickly, drawing multiple bidders and sometimes going for above their asking prices. this week we look at actors, athletes and others of note who have joined in the seasonal buying-and-selling fray.once you’re done checking out these star-studded transactions, visit and like our facebook page, where you can find hot property stories and updates throughout the week. that’s also a great place to leave us a tip about a celebrity home deal.– neal j. leitereg and lauren bealescene change for sketch comiccomedic actress kristen wiig of “saturday night live” and “bridesmaids” fame has sold her home in los feliz for $2 million. she bought the property fou






hot property: right on schedule


the traditionally hot summer months for housing market activity are living up to their reputation already. homes in all price ranges are selling quickly, drawing multiple bidders and sometimes going for above their asking prices. this week we look at actors, athletes and others of note who have joined in the seasonal buying-and-selling fray.once you’re done checking out these star-studded transactions, visit and like our facebook page, where you can find hot property stories and updates throughout the week. that’s also a great place to leave us a tip about a celebrity home deal.– neal j. leitereg and lauren bealescene change for sketch comiccomedic actress kristen wiig of “saturday night live” and “bridesmaids” fame has sold her home in los feliz for $2 million. she bought the property fou






happy mother's day! celebs like reese witherspoon, viola davis share photos


it's that holiday when you post pictures and messages for your mama, wife and children.        






‘big little lies’ finale: yes, the series was better than the book


hbo's seven-episode limited series based on the book ended sunday night, and it was an unexpectedly emotional experience. nicole kidman, shailene woodley, reese witherspoon, laura dern and zoe kravitz all helped make the show terrific.(spoiler alert: this post discusses the final episode of hbo’s “big little lies.” if you haven’t seen it yet, run quick, and run far.)yes, it was better than the book.that’s not to say that liane moriarty’s novel “big little lies” isn’t a perfectly good read; it’s just that it didn’t have that cast. hbo’s terrific seven-episode miniseries based on the book ended sunday night, and it was an unexpectedly emotional experience; i had become, through those performances, enmeshed in these women’s lives, much more so than when i read the book maybe a year or so ago.






now streaming ‘sing,’ ‘the marvelous mrs. maisel,’ ‘the most hated woman in amer


a list of titles available for home viewing and streaming during the week of friday, march 24.here’s what’s new on video-on-­demand, netflix, amazon prime and other streaming services.pay-per-view / video-on-demand“sing” presents a cast of animated animals singing their hearts out with the voices of reese witherspoon, scarlett johansson, seth macfarlane and tori kelly (pg). also on dvd and blu-ray.jessica chastain is “miss sloane,” a high-powered lobbyist who takes on the gun lobby in this drama of coldblooded politics and morality for sale (r). also on dvd and blu-ray.also new: the video-game actioner “assassin’s creed” with michael fassbender (pg-13); the depression-era gangster film “live by night” with ben affleck (r); and pedro almodóvar’s “julieta” from spain (r, with subtitles).most






the winners at the 69th primetime emmy awards


chris pizzello – associated pressgallery: shailene woodley, from left, nicole kidman, reese witherspoon, laura dern and zoe kravitz present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series at the 69th primetime emmy awards on sunday, sept. 17, 2017, at the microsoft theater in los angeles.






emmy-winning 'big little lies' on those season 2 possibilities: 'i don't think y


when “big little lies” director jean-marc vallee and the star-studded cast of hbo’s “big little lies” appeared backstage after winning the emmy for best limited series, everyone wanted to know one thing: just how “limited” did the show’s creators intend to keep it? would there be a season 2?“i’m just like the audience, and like these girls and everyone else,” vallee said, gesturing to two of his leading ladies, reese witherspoon and nicole kidman, who stood smiling beside him. “it would be great to reunite the team. are we gonna be able to do it? i wish. we’ll see what the future holds.”witherspoon giddily interjected, “you already know we’re liars, i don’t think you should trust anything we say.”kidman also fanned the flames of fan hope for the popular show, which was based on the best-se






emmy-winning 'big little lies' on those season 2 possibilities: 'i don't think y


when “big little lies” director jean-marc vallee and the star-studded cast of hbo’s “big little lies” appeared backstage after winning the emmy for best limited series, everyone wanted to know one thing: just how “limited” did the show’s creators intend to keep it? would there be a season 2?“i’m just like the audience, and like these girls and everyone else,” vallee said, gesturing to two of his leading ladies, reese witherspoon and nicole kidman, who stood smiling beside him. “it would be great to reunite the team. are we gonna be able to do it? i wish. we’ll see what the future holds.”witherspoon giddily interjected, “you already know we’re liars, i don’t think you should trust anything we say.”kidman also fanned the flames of fan hope for the popular show, which was based on the best-se






'fortune' ranks most powerful women in business, from mary barra to re


half of these women control more than $1 trillion in market capitalization.        






comedian charlie murphy, brother of eddie, dies at 57


new york — charlie murphy, older brother of eddie murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died.murphy died wednesday in new york of leukemia, according to his representative, domenick nati. murphy was 57.he was perhaps best-known for his appearances on "chappelle's show" on comedy central. he collaborated with writing his brother's starring films "norbert" and "vampire in brooklyn." he voiced a role in the animated tv series that include "the boondocks" and also appeared in the comedy series "black jesus."murphy's feature films include "our family wedding," ''king's ransom" and "cb4."he is credited with appearances to air later this year on the tv drama series "power."






modern rom-coms aren't dead, and reese witherspoon's 'home again&


so why isn't hollywood making more of them?        






emmys 2017 worst-dressed: ariel winter, heidi klum, reese witherspoon and more d


the 2017 emmys served the strongest awards-show fashion in recent memory. however, not every look was a hit.        






golden globes: nicole kidman and robert de niro among nominees


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption kristen bell (pictured) will announce the nominees alongside sharon stone nicole kidman and robert de niro are among the first nominees to be revealed for this year's golden globe awards.the nominations for this year's awards are currently being unveiled in la.kidman and reese witherspoon are both nominated for best actress in a limited series for their roles in big little lies.de niro is nominated for best actor in a limited series for the wizard of lies, alongside jude law for the young pope and geoffrey rush for genius.the category is completed by ewan mcgregor, who is nominated for fargo, and kyle maclachlan for twin peaks.jessica biel is nominated for best actress in a limited series for her role in the sinner, alongside jessica lange and susan






with 22 nominations, the emmys are living for 'saturday night live'


it only took 42 years, but this "saturday night live" show really seems to be catching on. jokes aside, the late-night sketch comedy stalwart had a banner season in 2016-17, seeing its best ratings in years and a renewed sense of cultural relevance thanks to the current tumultuous political climate.the "snl" revitalization campaign continued thursday morning as the series racked up an astounding 22 emmy nominations, tying with hbo's "westworld" to lead all nominees. that brings the grand total of primetime emmy nominations earned by the long-running comedy show to 231 since its debut in 1975.the series garnered support across the board for efforts made both on camera and behind the scenes.alec baldwin's acid impression of donald trump likely went a long way in earning him a nomination for






wsu women beat california, end losing streak at 4


alexys swedlund scored 18 points and ivana kmetovska added a career-high 16 as the washington state women’s basketball team defeated visiting california 84-79.pullman – alexys swedlund scored 18 points and ivana kmetovska added a career-high 16 as the washington state women’s basketball team defeated california 84-79 on sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.pinelopi pavlopoulou added 13 points, maria tourkova had 12 and nike mcclure 10 as five cougars scored in double figures for the first time since dec. 4 against boise state.washington state (9-12 overall, 4-6 pac-12) scored 26 points off 24 cal turnovers.kristine anigwe scored 32 points to lead the golden bears (15-7, 3-7). cal s 53 percent but made a mere 1 of 10 three-point attempts.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for