Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Stranger Things stars are getting a big raise in advance of Season 3
The child stars of the Netflix series will see their salary soar from $30,000 an episode to between $150,000-$250,000 an episode, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, who adds that Millie Bobby Brown "is believed to have landed a bigger raise than her young counterparts" thanks to her breakout star status. Adult stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour also scored significant raises, bumping their per-episode salary to $200,000 an episode to keep their pay ahead of the children. As Andreeva explains, "while actors cast as series regulars on a TV show almost always have long-term deals, it has become a tradition for the casts of successful series to renegotiate their contracts after the second season after receiving one-time bonuses ahead of Season 2. That is what happened with the main players on Stranger Things." UPDATE: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryder and Harbour are each getting $350,000 an episode while the main kid stars will earn $250,000 per episode.
Grey's Anatomy fans raised money to fly a banner in support of Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capshaw responded to the banner that was flown this afternoon over the Grey's studio by tweeting: "OMG. There is a plane carrying a banner that says..WE (heart) SARAH DREW & JESSICA CAPSHAW right now...There are no words...WE (heart) YOU ALL!!"
Silicon Valley to indirectly tackle the #MeToo movement
At Paleyfest, the cast and crew of the HBO series said Season 5 will directly address topics like gender equality and the tech industry's treatment of women. Kumail Nanjiani said in Season 5, “there is a plot that goes over a couple of episodes later in the season that does talk about that (#MeToo) movement, not directly, but what that movement is about is definitely tackled.” Co-star Zach Woods adds that “It’s hopefully not too on the nose, but that informs some of the plots in the middle of the season.” During the panel, the cast and crew also addressed the exit of T.J. Miller, with executive producer Alec Berg comparing it to the difficulty of redirecting the show after the death of Christopher Evan Welch following Season 1. ALSO: Mike Judge says he was taken aback by criticism that there weren't enough females.
Juliette Lewis joining Jennifer Garner on Lena Dunham's HBO Camping series
Lewis will play a "woman of many talents," including "a DJ of sick beats, a reiki healer and a certified public accountant." She is one of several castings for Camping today. Others include Married's Brett Gelman and Love You More's Bridget Everett.
Alec Baldwin says there have been "several" past gay SNL cast members, who "were not out then and are not out now"
Baldwin responded to comedian James Adomian's criticism that Saturday Night Live hasn't had an out gay male cast member in three decades by tweeting "consider the source." When asked by comedian Guy Branum, who is gay, "Well, Alec, can you identify a gay man he (Lorne Michaels) did hire?," Baldwin responded: "I can identify several. But they were not out then and are not out now. You realize that possibility, right?" To which Branum responded: "That’s the point, Alec. Opportunities are denied us for being out. The fact that gay men get cast on SNL when they stay closeted and play ball doesn’t make the show inclusive. But please say 'Hi' to your secret gay friends for me!"
Cagney & Lacey lands Ving Rhames
He'll co-star alongside Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd on the CBS drama revival pilot, playing Police Capt. Stark, the LAPD Homicide Coordinator. Rhames is no stranger to starring on a reboot of a classic series. He took on the Telly Savalas role on CBS' 2005 revival of Kojak.
NBC renews Hollywood Game Night
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Jane Lynch-hosted game show will return for a 13-episode sixth season.
Sex and the City jokes greet Cynthia Nixon's official announcement that she's running for New York governor
"Andrew Cuomo gets his Miranda warning," tweeted New York Daily News columnist Robert A. George in reaction to Nixon's campaign announcement video. The Daily Beast's Erin Ryan added: "What Sex & The City character are you? I’m angry Andrew Cuomo from the future."
DC's Legends of Tomorrow promotes Matt Ryan for a potential Season 4
John Constantine will become a regular part of The CW series should it be renewed.
Sneaky Pete is likely getting a Season 3 renewal since it won California tax credits
Should it be renewed, the Amazon series would move from New York to California thanks to its $9.2 million worth of Golden State tax credits.
Rick and Morty's future is still in limbo
Dan Harmon explained on Twitter Friday that his writing staff wasn't working on the Adult Swim show because Season 4 hasn't been ordered.
Publisher takes exception to John Oliver mocking Mike Pence's new children's book
Source: The Blast
“It’s unfortunate that anyone would feel the need to ridicule an educational children’s book and turn it into something controversial and partisan," the publisher of the book by vice president and his family about their pet rabbit said in response to Oliver creating his own children's book based on a gay bunny. ALSO: Oliver's book is No. 1 on Amazon, outselling Pence's book.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe filmed a Homeland cameo after a producer spotted him leaving the State Capitol building
Source: The Washington Post
McAuliffe, whose four-year term as governor ended in January, had lobbied the Showtime series to film in Virginia, but he couldn't fit time in his schedule to film a cameo. So his cameo suddenly came about when a film crew for the show happened to be filming outside the State Capitol building when he stepped outside.
Syfy announces Leprechaun Returns movie
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The horror-comedy film series will be back in March 2019, picking up events from the 1993 Leprechaun film that starred Jennifer Aniston.
Nick and Vanessa Lachey to host the 2018 Miss USA pageant
Source: E! Online
The May 21st pageant will be a first for Nick Lachey. But wife Vanessa Lachey is a veteran of the pageant world, having been crowned as Miss Teen USA in 1998. She's also worked on a previous Miss USA pageant and co-hosted Miss Universe in 2007.
- Stranger Things stars are getting a big raise in advance of Season 3