Posted March 6, 2013 by Laurel Deneen in News

This Week In Entertainment Vol. 11


This week in entertainment your nightly faux-news anchor takes a break, kind of, Star Wars has some more casting news and interesting new projects abound.


This summer the beloved faux-news anchor Jon Stewart will be taking a break from his multi Emmy Award winning production The Daily Show.  Jon Stewart will be taking the time to direct his first film about an Iranian Journalist that has appeared on his show. The anchor will be taking eight weeks off, that is on top of the 4 weeks of re-runs that run every summer on Comedy Central. While he is away John Oliver, the lively British correspondent will be taking the reins.  Source.

Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia has confirmed that she has signed on for Star Wars Episode VII. When asked to describe how she envisions her character in the upcoming film, Fisher replied “Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home… I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.” This comes on the heels of Mark Hamill’s admission that they want him to meet with the film’s writer and the head of Lucas Films to discuss his role as well. There has been no news on Harrison Ford’s return as Han Solo.    Source.  

Though Harrison Ford has not been confirmed to be guiding the Millennium Falcon through a galaxy far far away, the actor has been photographed on the set of Anchorman: The Legend Continues.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ford will play legendary News Anchor Tom Brokaw.

The cast of Community are being transformed into puppets for an upcoming episode, the core cast will be working through an awkward outing in the woods.

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have  recruited The Hold Steady, one of their favorite indie bands to record a song for the upcoming third season. The band will record a song entitled “Battle of Blackwater” which is taken directly from George R.R. Martin’s novels, much like “The Rains of Castamere”,which the National recorded for the program’s second season.   Source.

HBO has released the first trailer for the upcoming biopic Behind the Candelabra: The Secret Life of Liberace. The film which director Steven Soderbergh said studios thought was “too gay” for a theatrical release — stars Michael Douglas as the world-renowned pianist Liberace, with Matt Damon playing his lover, Scott Thorson. Check out the trailer below:

Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit series Walking Dead is reportedly developing a series based on The Exorcism. The series which will based on Kirkman’s own upcoming comicbook series will follow a young man, Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers.  Source.

The Wu-Tang Clan’s The Rza has signed on to the Fox pilot Gang Related. The rapper will co-star on the series about a gang member who infiltrates the San Francisco police department and finds his loyalties torn between his old family and his new one. The cast includes Jay Hernandez and Ramon Rodriguez.  Source.

Laurel Deneen

Lover of movies, television, theater, comics and general nerdery, Laurel hails from Minneapolis Minnesota. She has a geeky husband who requires more than the average amount of attention, a dog who thinks she's a dragon and she secretly longs to be a penguin.