MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY BEING COURTED FOR 'THE STAND': Matthew McConaughey is rumored to be the top choice to play the villain, Randall Flagg, in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. The studio is reportedly hoping to turn the 1978 novel into four films with the Oscar winner appearing in all four installments. It was announced back in June that the first movie will be directed by The Fault In Our Stars' Josh Boone.
PETER JACKSON TO RECEIVE STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: Lord of the Rings and Hobbit director Peter Jackson will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 8th. The producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies said in a statement, "We are very happy to honor such an esteemed filmmaker as Peter Jackson with a star on the Walk of Fame. His groundbreaking and award-winning films are part of the legacy of larger-than-life, Hollywood-style entertainment that is beloved the world over." Several of the actors that Jackson has worked with are expected to attend including Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, and Elijah Wood. Andy Serkis will be a guest speaker.
HULU TO RELEASE UNAIRED EPISODES OF 'SELFIE': Hulu will be offering Selfie fans the opportunity to see the remaining six episodes of the cancelled ABC comedy. The first launched on Tuesday (November 25th) with the rest being released one per week. Hulu has made no indication that they plan on producing new episodes of the series beyond the unaired six initially ordered by ABC.
GEORGE EADS TO EXIT 'CSI': CSI cast member George Eads will not be returning to the series if it is renewed for a 16th season. He is currently the only actor on the show who has been there since the first season. George was briefly fired at the start of the fifth season along with Jorja Fox because of salary disputes but was later brought back. His character also did not appear in several episodes last season following an on-set argument with a writer.
ABC ORDERS FULL SEASON OF 'CRISTELA': ABC has picked up freshman sitcom Cristela for a full season. It is currently only the second new comedy of the year to get a full-season order along with Black-ish. Cristela has been averaging 5.5 million viewers in its Friday night timeslot.