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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Portia de Rossi says she's done with acting after Arrested Development Season 5
The actress tells wife Ellen DeGeneres she actually decided to quit acting 18 months ago after Shonda Rhimes wrote her off Scandal. But Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz convinced her to do Season 5 of the Netflix series. “I called Mitch Hurwitz, who’s the creator of Arrested Development and I said, ‘If there is a season 5, I won’t be doing it because I quit acting. And he seemed really understanding and he totally got it," de Rossi recalls. "We had a great conversation, and then he wrote me into five episodes. Don’t know how it happened, but yes, I am on Season 5.” Ellen says de Rossi is quitting acting because she didn't like doing press and talk show interviews. De Rossi, who turned 45 in January, adds: “I was approaching 45 and I just kind of … was wondering is there something that I could tackle now that I’ve never done before that would be really challenging and different. I kind of knew what acting would look like for me for the next 10, 20 years, so I decided to quit and start a business."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 8:06PM EDT
Arrested Development Season 4 remix sparks cast pay dispute
Creator Mitch Hurwitz is making extra money from the 22-episode, 22-minute recut Season 4 episodes, dubbed Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences, which is aimed at making that season more syndication-friendly. But the rest of the cast isn't, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which points out that the remix uses footage that wasn't part of the original 15 episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, "Reps for the cast have asked for additional fees to correspond with the additional episodes but 20th has balked, arguing that it has the right to re-edit the existing episodes that have already aired however it chooses without paying the actors more. The cast position is that the additional episode count effectively reduces the pay-per-episode that was negotiated, especially since the studio stands poised for a financial windfall thanks to a possible syndication pact. "
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Will Arnett posts a pic of him and his Arrested Development siblings
Check out his "Family time" tweet featuring Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Ellen DeGeneres evacuated her home as fires spread through Santa Barbara County
“Our house is under threat of being burned,” Ellen tweeted on Sunday as she and Portia de Ross evacauted. “We just had to evacuate our pets. I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.” ALSO: Rob Lowe evacuated his Santa Barbara home.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of exposing himself to her
The Arrested Development star is the second TV actress to come out with a Seagal sexual harassment story this week, following Julianna Margulies. De Rossi tweets that while auditioning for a role early in her career, the actor "told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants."