Starz adapting Neil Gaiman”s “American Gods”
The urban fantasy novel will be brought to the small screen with the help of Bryan Fuller.
Barbara Walters: “I know ‘The View” will continue”
“I don't think we have a new direction, yet,” Walters says, breaking her silence on the latest “View” shakeup. “I think we have time.”
Robin Williams returns to rehab
A rep for the former “Crazy Ones” star says: “After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown calls Angela Bassett a “bitch” for not casting her in Whitney Houston biopic
Bassett told Entertainment Weekly, “I did not think about casting her” for a number of reasons, including that she”s not an actress.
“Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter breaks record for most individual backers
More than 97,000 contributors have delivered nearly $5 million in donations. PLUS: LeVar Burton answers “Reading Rainbow” questions.
AMC to re-air all 62 “Breaking Bad” episodes, with extra features
Starting Aug. 10, AMC will show “Breaking Bad” episodes from 5 pm to 1 am every Sunday, featuring commentary and never-before-seen interviews.
CBS orders James Patterson”s “Zoo” drama straight to series
The “global thriller” follows a series of violent animal attacks around the world.
Russia gets its own “It”s Always Sunny”
“It's Always Sunny in Moscow” premiered in Moscow in May.
Laura Palmer”s “Twin Peaks” house is for sale for just $549,950
The Everett, WA, served as the interior set for the Palmer house in the pilot.
“Gilligan”s Island” gets a “Wolf of Wall Street” makeover
It”s the “Wolf of Gilligan”s Island.”
Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann put on a Naked Lena Dunham T-shirt
The “Lena Dunham birthday suit tee” can be yours for $55.
Nathan Fielder was working on “Canadian Idol” when he was discovered
“I lucked out,” Fielder says of his road to getting his own Comedy Central show, after working as an interviewer on “Canadian Idol.” PLUS: Here”s Fielder”s unused raisin idea, the best stunts from Season 1, and Fielder”s appeal lies in being a “lonely, lovelorn, twee fool.”
HBO”s Bessie Smith biopic adds Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg and “True Detective”s” Tory Kittles
Platt will play famed photographer and writer Carl Van Vechten, Greenberg will take on the role of record producer and music critic John Hammond, and Kittles will play Bessie”s brother.
Kevin Hart joins Kerry Washington as “Oliver Pope”
Watch Hart”s BET Awards “Scandal” bit.
TCM devoting July to World War I movies
This month will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of The Great War.
“Rizzoli & Isles” books Jamie Bamber
The “Battlestar Galactica” alum will play a prosecutor accused of killing his mistress in a multi-episode arc.
Jimmy Kimmel gives Snoop Dogg his own Planet Earth series
Called “Plizzanet Earth.”
Bravo”s “Singles Project” reality dating show will produce each episode in “real time”
Instead of taping every episode in advance, episodes will be shot after the previous episode has aired, which will allow for “real time” interaction between fans and cast members.