Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving the study group. The actress is departing “Community” after playing Shirley for five seasons on the comedy. She confirmed her exit, first reported by TV Guide, on Twitter on Tuesday. Thanks for the years of laughs & love @danharmon @joelmchale @gillianjacobs @dannypudi @alisonbrie @kenjeong @RashIsTVUgly & @donaldglover — yvette nicole... Read more »
Brazilian actor-turned-director Selton Mello has is following up his milestone art film “The Clown,” Brazil’s Oscar entry, with “A Movie Life” adapting the book “A Distant Father” by Chilean Antonio Skarmeta, one of whose other novels was turned by Michael Radford into “The Postman.” A rites-of-passage story of big dreams in ‘60s small-town Brazil, “A... Read more »
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” thesp Manish Dayal has optioned Anjan Sundaram’s first book “Stringer: A Reporter’s Year in the Congo” and is attached to star. He optioned it along with Laura Hersh and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment, who will join him as producers. The book follows Sundaram, a Yale graduate who turned down a job... Read more »
“Orphan Black” star Jordan Gavaris has been added to the cast of “Sea of Trees,” opposite Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. Gus Van Sant is wrapping principal photography on the drama, filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts. McConaughey and Watanabe portray men on a journey of reflection and survival in the Aokigahara,... Read more »
Imagine being entertained by a revolving house band that includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Corinne Bailey Rae. Those were just a few of the jazz talents who played to a backyard crowd of donors at the “Zero Gravity Live” event Sunday night at the Bel Air home of Dr. Frank and Shelley Litvack.