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Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
George Clooney hands over his Catch-22 starring role to Kyle Chandler
Clooney will take a less-demanding role on the Hulu miniseries based on the James Heller classic novel. As director and executive producer, Clooney felt he had too much on his plate to also be playing the leading role of Col. Cathcart, which was to mark his first regular series role since ER. Chandler will play Col. Cathcart instead, while Clooney will take on the lesser role of Scheisskopf. This will be Chandler and Clooney's second time working together. Chandler starred in the 2012 Oscar Best Picture-winning Argo, which Clooney produced.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Hugh Laurie to co-star with George Clooney on Hulu's Catch-22
After two seasons starring on Chance, Laurie is returning to Hulu for the George Clooney-directed miniseries based on the classic Joseph Heller novel. While Clooney will play the role of Col. Cathcart, Laurie has signed on to play Major de Coverley, the squadron executive officer on Pianosa air base. The Hollywood Reporter describes Laurie's character as dancing to the beat of his own drum: "Regarded with awe by the men. He spends his time pitching horseshoes, listening to jazz on his phonograph, mixing himself martinis and hiring apartments for the officers in every new city the Americans take."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 2:00PM EST
George Clooney will be joined by Girls alum Christopher Abbott on Hulu's Catch-22
Abbott will take on the role of Yossarian on the TV series adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
It looks like David Letterman is purposefully keeping his Netflix talk show Trump-free
“After watching the second episode, featuring George Clooney, it appears that Letterman might the one who doesn’t want to talk about Trump,” says Matt Wilstein, noting that both have been outspoken about critics of President Trump. The lack of Trump discussion was pointed out in the premiere episode, featuring President Obama. But it was assumed that Letterman and the former president were keeping to the tradition of presidents declining to speak ill of their immediate successor.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 2:44PM EST
David Letterman ribs George Clooney for not giving a tip at In-N-Out Burger
Watch a preview of the new episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, dropping Friday on Netflix.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
George Clooney recalls meeting wife Amal in a new clip from David Letterman’s Netflix talk show
Clooney’s episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman drops on Feb. 9.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 5:56PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel Live! had its “drunk and disorderly” debut 15 years ago today
A inebriated audience — including one woman who vomited — greeted Jimmy Kimmel for the launch of his then-live talk show on January 26, 2003 following the Super Bowl. George Clooney was Kimmel's first guest and Snoop Dogg was guest co-host for the week. They both drank liquor on air, along with the audience had access to free drinks. Snoop also raised his middle finger to the camera, stressing out the censors. “The producers’ decision to distribute beer and wine to the studio audience before the show hit the air around 12:30 a.m. Sunday night, did not go over well either,” The New York Post reported at the time. “The network had a meltdown,” then-executive producer Daniel Kellison told the Post. The audience that night included then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner and then-ABC boss Lloyd Braun.
Posted Sunday 1/14/18 at 1:04PM EST
Hulu acquires every ER episode
All 15 seasons and 331 episodes of the NBC hit medical drama that ran from 1994 to 2009 are now available for streaming for the first time. In a statement, George Clooney — who has signed on to direct and star in Hulu’s Catch-22 — said: “It was such an honor to be a part of this show. I was lucky to have worked with so many writers, actors and directors all at the top of their game. Most importantly I’ve made friends for a lifetime. I’m excited it will finally be streaming on Hulu.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
George Clooney’s Catch-22 limited series lands at Hulu
Hulu is finalizing a six-episode straight-to-series order for a TV adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel, starring and directed by Clooney.
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 12:04PM EST
David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, titled My Guest Needs No Introduction, debuts Jan. 12 with Barack Obama
Netflix will roll out each of the six episodes of Letterman’s new talk show series once a month, starting on Jan. 12 with the Obama episode, which will mark the former president’s first television interview since leaving office. Other guests include George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern. Watch the first trailer.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
TV Tattle Exclusive
With audience members being asked to sign non-disclosure agreements and to leave their phones at the studio door, David Letterman's still-untitled Netflix series is shrouded in secrecy. With an assist from local press reports and twitter sightings, here's what we know so far. More...
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Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 10:26AM EST
Another Watergate TV series is in the works
Days after Netflix and George Clooney announced they are developing a Watergate limited series, CBS Television Studios has revealed its own Watergate series based on Thomas Mallon’s novel Watergate. Produced by Paul Giamatti, this limited series intends to have a “darkly comedic tone.”
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
A Netflix Watergate-themed limited series is in the works from George Clooney
Bridge of Spies co-writer Matt Charman is behind the proposed eight-part limited series that Clooney may also direct.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel donated $5,400 to Roy Moore’s opponent before Twitter fight
The pair of $2,700 donations to Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones came shortly before Kimmel got into a Twitter fight with Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Moore. ALSO: Kimmel and George Clooney competed in the “White Bread Challenge.”
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 7:29PM EST
George Clooney is returning to TV to direct and star in the limited series Catch-22
Paramount Television’s six-episode adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel is being shopped around to networks. Clooney will play Col. Cathcart, marking his first regular TV series gig since ER. The World War II novel was originally made into a movie in 1970, from director Mike Nichols. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Clooney is the latest movie A-lister to move to television, following in the footsteps of Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, as well as Reese Witherspoon.