Scarlett Johansson Will Star In A Miniseries Based On An Edith Wharton Novel

  • Scarlett Johansson will star in and produce a TV miniseries based on Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country. The eight-episode series will likely air on cable. []
  • Stephen Collins’ estranged wife Faye Grant, who recorded the audio in which he confesses to molesting multiple young girls, says she handed over the tape to police in 2012 and had nothing to do with its release to the press. She told TMZ that she’s “sickened by Stephen’s actions. I have urged Stephen multiple times to seek treatment for pedophilia, but he has refused to seek proper help or hospitalization for the predilection toward children.” [Just Jared]
  • Ryan Murphy will produce an FX series called “American Crime Story” and the first season will focus on the OJ Simpson trial. Can’t wait! [Pink Is The New Blog]
  • Lena Dunham, Lil Jon, Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Armisen and other celebs teamed up for the “Turn Out For What” campaign to encourage people to cast their votes for next month’s midterm elections. [Rolling Stone]
  • Morrissey revealed he had a cancer scare, but he isn’t too worried. He told El Mundo, “They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever. If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do. I’m not going to worry about that. I’ll rest when I’m dead.” [Rolling Stone]
  • Bill Murray gave an emotional toast at George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding. [Us Weekly]
  • The story of Thought Catalog’s most epic troll. [Gawker]
  • Details on “Hunted: The War Against Gays In Russia,” a haunting documentary about despicable Russian “vigilantes” who beat and torture gay men and then post footage of the assault online. [The Daily Beast]

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