Get ready to blue yourself in 3…2…1…. Netflix — at long last — formally announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena on Wednesday that its revival of the beloved comedy Arrested Development will premiere in May. (Last week, a specific drop date of May 4 made rounds, but was promptly shot down by Netflix reps.) Though AD Season 4 was originally pegged for 10 new episodes, Netflix also confirmed that the order has been boosted to 14. In addition to the original ensemble from the Fox series returning in largely character-centric episodes, guest stars on tap for the relaunch include Liza Minnelli (reprising her of Lucille Austero), Conan O'Brien, John Slattery (Mad Men), Chris Diamantopoulos (24), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris). The Arrested Development panel at TCA will get underway later this afternoon, so check back for scoopy updates from Will Arnett, Jason Bateman et al.
Oliver Goldstick helps HollywoodLife.com make sense of last night's twisted premiere. Spoilers ahead!
Like all great episodes of Pretty Little Liars, the Jan. 8 winter premiere answered some of our lingering questions from the Halloween special, while leaving us with a million new ones to contemplate throughout the rest of the season. Fortunately, HollywoodLife.com was able to catch up with Executive Producer Oliver Goldstick for the scoop on what's to come in season 3B, including Jason's (Drew Van Acker) involvement with Mona (Janel Parrish)! Read on for my Q&A with Oliver: 1. Thank you for beefing up Jason's storyline. I guess you can't confirm whether or not he's the one Aria stabbed? "I can say we brought Jason back to explore whether he's looking for answers, or if he's using Mona to cover something up. And if you're covering something up, Mona would certainly be a valuable ally to have." 2. Lucas told Hanna he hurt himself skateboarding — so was he the one Toby was chasing at the beginning? "I won't confirm whether or not Lucas was on the skateboard, but I will say Lucas is in for a lot soon. We say he's been playing on the wrong end of the sandbox. He's been playing with sharp objects, and he will suffer." 3. I loved Aria and Byron's confrontation! Is it safe to say their relationship is going to get even rockier from here on out? "This season's about betrayal, that's what we're exploring. With a parent, it's really devastating. This will create a wedge that's almost unbreathable. We've never implicated a parent as a murder suspect. It's dark, but it's worth exploring, and you'll see why. Chad Lowe is totally into it; he's so excited. When he read the episode, he was like, 'YES!'" 4. So we will find out who the murderer is? Eventually? "It becomes shocking. It becomes 'How do we deal with this, when we know this is the murderer?'" 5. Ella faked sick to avoid Meredith's first day, but will we get to see Byron's two women come face-to-face? "I believe in the second or third episode, there's a great Ella/Meredith moment. Mer's going to return with a vengeance." 6. We didn't see whose bike 'A' messed with during the closing credits. Is that person's identity important? "It's important because it helps Mona move into a new position at school that will put her eye to eye with one of the PLLs — and I should say claw to claw. It elevates Mona in a new way. This was a set-up moment." What do you make of Oliver's answers? Do you think Jason is the one Aria stabbed, or could it have been Lucas? Drop me a comment with your thoughts and theories!
The network said in a statement: "Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career." They continued: "Winfrey will speak with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas, in his only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renowned cyclist of doping throughout his career. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer."
Lance Armstrong Loses Nike Deal & Resigns From Livestrong
On October 17, 2012, Lance issued a statement when he resigned from Livestrong: "This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart. Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship. As my cancer treatment was drawing to an end, I created a foundation to serve people affected by cancer. It has been a great privilege to help grow it from a dream into an organization that today has served 2.5 million people and helped spur a cultural shift in how the world views cancer survivors." Nike also released a statement saying they would no longer be working with him after 16 years. "Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner." Do you think he will admit to doping and cheating, HollywoodLifers?
Jack Donaghy will face off with his flamboyant nemesis Devon Banks one last time before 30 Rock's big sendoff. Up All Night star Will Arnett is slated to reprise his fan-fave role in one of the long-running NBC comedy's final installments — and we have your first look at his bound-to-be funny return. In the episode titled "Game Over," Jack forms an alliance with his longtime foe in order to gain control of Kabletown from devious whiz kid Kaylie Hooper (played by returning guest star Chloe Grace Moretz). The half-hour also sees Oscar winner Octavia Spencer guest as the star of Tracy's new movie and welcomes back Steve Buscemi's doofy — and feminized — private investigator. RELATED | Julianne Moore Helps Close Down 30 Rock Also slated to appear in the episode (but not pictured below) is Megan Mullally, who is likely reprising her Season 3 role as Liz's adoption agency caseworker. (The logline states that Liz will "explore her options to become a mother.") Click through the hot shots below for a preview of the cameo-heavy installment, then hit the comments with your thoughts!
Justin will release his acoustic album Jan. 29, and HollywoodLife.com can reveal that it includes a new love song, 'Nothing Like Us'. Is he using music to win back Selena?
Justin Bieber may be trying to win back Selena Gomez through the power of song, as a week after their most recent break up, Justin's camp announced on Jan. 9 that Justin would be adding a new song called "Nothing Like Us" to the acoustic album Believe. It is a song about "young love", and it was written by Justin. Is this his grand romantic gesture to win her back?
Justin's New Song
Justin's camp says "Nothing Like Us" is a song was written and produced solely by Justin, and it aims to "gives fans an unprecedented and intimate glimpse of young love." How interesting! As previously reported by HollywoodLife.com, Justin recently added a new song to the album titled "Yellow Raincoat," which is also believed to be about Selena, as she has been seen wearing a yellow raincoat during a trip to Universal Studios.
Justin's Music Plans For Selena
HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Justin was using music to get to Selena's heart, as a source told us exclusively, "Justin told Selena that he wrote her a bunch of new songs and they are going on the album." According to the insider, the new music is part of Justin's attempt at working his way back into Selena's heart. "He is desperate for her attention, but she is flattered," the source explained. "Sel loves him but just wants him to treat her better. But she loves when he sings about her, so she's flattered." Could this be the grand gesture Justin needs to do to win her back? Justin and Selena's latest break up allegedly occurred because Justin was still talking to Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin. Justin and Selena had a huge fight in Mexico over New Year's, and now Selena and her newly single BFF Taylor Swift are "planning some girl nights." You better hope this works, Justin!
Full Track List Revealed:
1. Boyfriend (Acoustic Version) 2. As Long As You Love Me (Acoustic Version) 3. Beauty And A Beat (Acoustic Version) 4. She Don't Like The Lights (Acoustic Version) 5. Take You (Acoustic Version) 6. Be Alright (Acoustic Version) 7. All Around The World (Acoustic Version) 8. Track 8 (Acoustic Version) 9. I Would – NEW 10. Yellow Raincoat – NEW 11. Nothing Like Us – NEW What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Will Justin's gesture win Selena back? Will you be buying Believe?
You asked, the Glee stars answered. Prior to swinging by Fox's party at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, TVLine invited you to tweet us your questions for the cast. Without the slighest bit of further ado, here is what Lea Michele, Naya Rivera and others shared about what's still ahead in Season 4, resuming Jan. 24. Any hints/anticipations on the #Glee episode "Diva," especially on Santana's role and Brittana? –@cameoloverx Though she wouldn't let slip any specific song titles, Naya Rivera told me "I get to sing three songs in 'Diva,' which is a big episode for Santana" — though she is not the one and only focus of the title. "There are a lot of divas in the episode!" she laughed. Rivera also said Santana will take on a Tina Turner tune and share "big, exciting news" soon. On the romantic front, "She's still trying to deal with the fact that Brittany and Sam are now dating," Rivera shared. "That's where her head's at." Will we find out why exactly Tina and Mike broke up? And if they will get back together? –@lindseyannexo "That's a good question," Harry Shum Jr. nodded "We're only halfway through [the season], so I'm sure we'll find out a little more." In the meantime, it sounds like Tina might give Mike (and/or any other gentleman callers) a lot to think about on Feb. 7. "Jenna Ushkowitz has an insane number in 'Diva,'" raves castmate Becca Tobin, who plays Kitty. "It's like her breakout performance of Season 4. She kills it." Can you ask if Finn and Rachel have any scenes coming up together? –@blakeandcory When I asked Lea Michele, who like the others is in the midst of shooting Episode 13 aka "Diva," if she and Cory Monteith had shot any scenes together yet, she reported, "Not yet — but hopefully soon!" Is there any hope for Finchel fans? –@vkaro21 If the above quote didn't deflate your sails enough, you may not want to read the following. (Or maybe you will, depending on how you wish to spin it.) "There are some really interesting Brody-and-Rachel shockers coming," Michele shared. When I asked if said "shockers" will put Finchel fans even more on edge, she would only say: "Well, that's the exciting thing about the show — it's like a rollercoaster." Can we hope to see some of the "old" cast join Lea [Michele] and Chris [Colfer] in NYC? –@jinayg Rivera, with a big (and oh-so-lovely) smile, hinted that Santana "maybe" will also make the move to the Big Apple. "It's a strong possibility." Any news on Season 4 stories/arcs? –@ShowThemWhat As in, what did I hear that didn't fall into any of the above topics? Melissa Benoist said things are looking "much more hopeful" for Marley as she deals with her eating disorder, while on the romantic front the newbie will need to "step up her game and show Jake how much she cares about him." Perhaps to that end, Benoist will tackle "a Christina Perri song that I absolutely love and "is romantic. Very romantic." The first new episode back, "Sadie Hawkins," was a hot topic for others. Vanessa Lengies said the girl-asks-guy dance "starts off rough" for Sugar, though "she really turns it around, finds herself and she asks who she wants in the end." Kitty, meanwhile, will zero in on one fella after spending the first half of the season shopping around. "She usually does the 'Flavor of the Week' thing, but there's a strong flavor at Sadie Hawkins," Tobin told me. "I think people are going to like it. It's an unlikely duo."
Lastly, Episode 12, "Naked," focuses on the fellas as they get involved in "a little fundraiser fun for the glee club," Tobin teased. "It's very much about the boys getting buff and tanned and bronzed… Chord [Overstreet, as Sam] really spearheads the 'beefcake' number, and it's pretty hilarious."
Martin Scorsese fans in America will have to take a trip to Germany to get a glimpse of Scorsese artifacts and history first-hand. A Berlin Museum will host an exhibition of all things Scorsese, opening the show just weeks before next month's 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
The show by the Museum of Film and Television is being billed by organizers as the first exhibition worldwide dedicated to the work of the veteran filmmaker, who shared his belongings for the show. Notable items such as Robert De Niro's blood-soaked shirt from Cape Fear and worn boxing gloves from Raging Bull are part of the Museum's exhibition of Scorsese's half-century career in film. Some of the objects you will see have literally been taken off the walls of my house and my office," said Scorsese, who also narrates the show's audio guide, according to The Telegraph. "I hope these objects and the exhibition... help give you an idea or convey my lifelong passion for film." Scorsese did not attend the gala opening at the Berlin institution because he's currently editing The Wolf of Wall Street, his fifth film starring Leonard DiCaprio. October's Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast delayed production of the film. The exhibit also features letters between De Niro and Scorsese about developing characters and sharing sand-drawn storyboards for such films as Taxi Driver and Mean Streets. The show is divided into three parts with one focusing on the filmmaker's home in the Little Italy neighborhood in Manhattan/ The second delves into Scorsese's passion as a curator of cinema history and restoration, while the final section spotlights his aesthetic in his feature films and music documentaries. "The one bit of direction he gave us for the exhibition was not to focus too much on violence because his work is often reduced to that," said co-curator Nils Warnecke. "And it's true - if you look at the entire body of work, it really represents only a minority of the films." The exhibit continues in the German capital through May 12 when it will head to Turin and Geneva. [Source: The Telegraph]
Talk about an unpleasant wake-up call: Bones' married couple, Angela and Hodgins, will discover a dead body in the canopy of their bed in the Jan. 21 episode (Fox, 8/7c), and we've got your first look at the horrifying experience. RELATED |Bones Renewed For Ninth (and Final?) Season The corpse's appearance, of course, corresponds with the return of the dastardly Pelant, which sets Booth and Brennan on a race to capture the killer. "Pelant comes back, directly targeting Hodgins and Angela," Michaela Conlin tells TVLine. As exec producer Stephen Nathan previously teased, the brilliant baddie "is coming back in a really extreme way. He has somehow gotten himself another identity and has installed himself in a Blackwater-type organization where he has access to military equipment." Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts. Follow @VladaGelman
If you love General Hospital's Lucy, you're gonna love this. The ABC soap's blasts-from-the-past tour continues when Jon Lindstrom reprises his role of Kevin, Lucy's off-and-on "Doc," on Jan. 30, Soap Opera Digest reports. Lindstrom joined GH in 1996 and last appeared on the sudser in 2004. His other TV credits include As the World Turns and Blue Bloods. RELATED | It's Official: All My Children, One Life to Live Start Production in February, for Online Relaunch The actor's return is the second to be announced this week; on Tuesday, Genie Francis made public her intention to reprise her role of Laura, starting in February. Ready for more of today's TV dish? Well… • In a special 90-minute episode of Oprah's Next Chapter (airing Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c), Oprah Winfrey will speak with professional cyclist Lance Armstrong. The Q&A will be Armstrong's only interview since being stripped of his titles (and losing scads of endorsement deals) after being accused of doping throughout his career. RELATED | Law & Order: SVU Vet Joins 30 Rock Finale • Salma Hayek will reprise her 30 Rock role of Elisa in the comedy's series finale, EW.com reports. Fans will remember that Elisa was the nurse Jack nearly married in Season 3. She joins another former Donaghy flame — Julianne Moore's Boston babe Nancy — who, as previously reported, also will appear in the series ender. • CBS' new reality competition The Job — in which five people vie for employment — has announced its participating companies. The series premiere (which airs airing Friday, Feb. 8 at 8/7c) will put up for grabs an assistant manager position with the Palm Restaurant Group. Subsequent episodes will feature Cosmopolitan, Major League Soccer, Epic Records, Zynga, Live Nation, Gilt and the Viceroy Hotel Group. • Not a single surprise here: The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for CBS' Feb. 10 broadcast of the Grammy Awards. • Glee's Jane Lynch — who recurred on Two and a Half Men as Charlie Harper's shrink — may guest-star on Charlie Sheen's Anger Management FX comedy, TVGuide.com reports. There are no details yet regarding when Lynch would appear or who she'd play. • TNT has greenlit a new, unscripted procedural drama exec-produced by Dick Wolf (Law & Order), Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef) and Tom Thayer (Hitchcock). Tentatively titled Cold Justice, the series will follow two female investigators as they investigate years-old unsolved murders.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have come in with Lincoln and Beasts of the Southern Wild making strong showings in the initial list of noms Thursday morning. (More to come). Best Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty Lincoln Les Misérables Life of Pi Amour Django Unchained Argo Directing David O. Russell Ang Lee Steven Spielberg Michael Haneke Benh Zeitlin Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day Lewis Denzel Washington Hugh Jackman Bradley Cooper Joaquin Phoenix Actor in a Supporting Role Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook Alan Arkin, Argo Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln Actress in a Leading Role Naomi Watts Jessica Chastain Jennifer Lawrence Emmanuelle Riva Quevenhané Wallis Actress in a Supporting Role Sally Field Anne Hathaway Jacki Weaver, Silver Helen Hunt, The Sessions Amy Adams Animated Feature Film Frankenweenie The Pirates Wreck-It Ralph ParaNorman Brave Art Direction Cinematography Costume Design Documentary Feature Documentary Short Subject Film Editing Foreign-Language Film Amour NO War Witch A Royal Affair Kon Tiki Makeup Music Original Score Music Original Song Short Film - Animated Short Film - Live Action Sound Editing Sound Mixing Visual Effects Writing, Adapted Screenplay Writing, Original Screenplay Flight Django Unchained Amour Moonrise Kingdom http://www.youtube.com/user/Oscars?v=cM3-uj3rOns