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Jessica Williams to Star in Showtime Series

Jessica Williams on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Jessica Williams’ star continues to ascend. Last month brought news that the “Daily Show” alumna’s podcast with Phoebe Robinson, “2 Dope Queens,” is being adapted by HBO, and now comes word that Williams is set to star in a new Showtime series. Deadline broke the story.

The comedy series, which the network scored “in a competitive situation,” sees Williams re-teaming with frequent collaborator Jim Strouse, who directed her in features “The Incredible Jessica James” and “People Places Things.” The pair will write and exec produce the as-yet untitled project that follows an aspiring science fiction writer (Williams) who lives in Brooklyn.

Williams made history as the youngest correspondent to ever join “The Daily Show.” She left the late-night series to pursue other projects in 2014. Her other credits include “Girls” and “Just for Kicks.”

“I’m turning down roles that don’t feel like they add to society,” Williams has said. “I don’t want it to feel like I’m doing something that’s really offensive that sets women back or sets black women back. If I feel that it sets women or black women back, it’s offensive to other people, I want no part of it.”

Jessica Williams to Star in Showtime Series was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Trailer Watch: Jessica Williams Is “Friggin’ Dope” in “The Incredible Jessica James”

The Incredible Jessica James

“I’m 25 and I’m sort of in this weird transitional phase,” explains Jessica (Jessica Williams) in a new trailer for “The Incredible Jessica James.” The aspiring playwright is dealing with a recent breakup and back on the dating scene while her friends are on the path to motherhood. “The ABCs of Subverting the Patriarchal Paradigm?” asks a pregnant woman as she accepts Jessica’s present to her unborn baby. “It’s never too soon to start questioning the system,” Jessica says, proudly explaining why she chose the book.

It seems like her new love interest, recently divorced Boone (Chris O’Dowd), is right to observe that Jessica is a “very complicated person.” But according to him, that’s nothing to apologize for. And Jessica realizes she has a lot going for her. “Of course you [like me]. Everybody does. I’m friggin’ dope!” Jessica tells him.

Williams made history as the youngest correspondent to ever join “The Daily Show.” She left the late-night series to pursue other projects. Her other credits include “People Places Things,” “Girls,” and “Just for Kicks.” She has a development deal with Comedy Central and, along with Phoebe Robinson (“White Guy Talk Show”), hosts “2 Dope Queens,” a popular podcast.

The Incredible Jessica James” hits Netflix July 28. The comedy re-teams Williams with “People Places Things” writer-director Jim Strouse. He wrote “The Incredible Jessica James” as a starring vehicle for Williams. “While I was in the edit room for ‘People Places Things,’ I kept telling people that I can’t wait till she stars in her own movie. I just decided to get a jump on it and wrote one for her,” he said when the project was first announced.

You can catch “The Incredible Jessica James” on Netflix beginning July 28.

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Trailer Watch: Jessica Williams Is “Friggin’ Dope” in “The Incredible Jessica James” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Ari Gold’s Throbbing Neck Veins Are Back in the First ‘Entourage’ Trailer

The first Entourage trailer is finally here, and Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his boys are going after blockbuster billions.

Written and directed by Doug Ellin, the film picks up where the HBO series left off. Here, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) is now running his own studio. His first production? A $100 million action movie directed by and starring his golden boy Vincent Chase. And if Gold’s screaming and thrashing are any indication, it’s not exactly going according to plan.

Tagging along for the ride, as they do, are his crew, played by Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, and Jerry Ferrara. Emmanuelle Chriqui reprises her role as Sloan, while Billy Bob Thornton, Emily Ratajkowski, and Haley Joel Osment make notable appearances.

Just for kicks, check out the poster for the film within the film, Hyde, in which Chase notably stars opposite Calvin Harris:
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Ari Gold’s Throbbing Neck Veins Are Back in the First ‘Entourage’ Trailer

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The first Entourage trailer is finally here, and Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his boys are going after blockbuster billions.

Written and directed by Doug Ellin, the film picks up where the HBO series left off. Here, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) is now running his own studio. His first production? A $100 million action movie directed by and starring his golden boy Vincent Chase. And if Gold’s screaming and thrashing are any indication, it’s not exactly going according to plan.

Tagging along for the ride, as they do, are his crew, played by Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, and Jerry Ferrara. Emmanuelle Chriqui reprises her role as Sloan, while Billy Bob Thornton, Emily Ratajkowski, and Haley Joel Osment make notable appearances.

Just for kicks, check out the poster for the film within the film, Hyde, in which Chase notably stars opposite Calvin Harris:
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Must-See: Olaf the Snowman’s Seasonal Musical Number from Disney’s Frozen

Throwing a cultural lasso around the increasingly obsolete Christmas Number One single Disney have unveiled a charming, and a little silly, musical number featuring one of the chilly cast of their forthcoming film Frozen.

Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (who became an awards magnet for his work on Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s The Book of Mormon) ‘In Summer’ is a well rendered song, full of charm and the usual invention Disney’s animation arm have availed them of in recent years.The film stars Kristen Bell who leads an expedition to find and defeat her sister who has cast a spell encasing the entire kingdom in ice. Just for kicks.

While we’re promised some dazzling vistas (as evidenced by some of the early concept art) they’ll be anthropomorphic shenanigans aplenty with trolls and, in Olaf’s case, a snowman.

Brace yourself, Summer is Coming…
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DC vs Marvel Roller Derby Art by Kevin Bolk

Heroes have to do something in their spare time, so why not roller derby? Turns out the heroines of both Marvel and DC love to get their skate on, and thanks to artist Kevin Bolk, look completely adorable doing it. His art has always been incredibly fun and colorful, and his newest set is no different. You can catch the rest of the set of 16 art cards in the gallery below, and you can find more of his fantastic art on his Deviant Art page. Just for kicks, who do you think would win in this epic standoff? My guess is between Black Widow and Mystique, all of DC's team would have skates on bricks or exploding helmets, but hey, all is fair in war and derby.
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Star Wars: Episode VII To Be Shot On 35mm Film

In the Digital Age, the word “Film” has somewhat lost its meaning. A lot of movies these days are films in name only, sort of the way an album of MP3s is referred to as a record. Perhaps because of it’s nostalgia, a lot of people now use the word film as a way of distinguishing a “good” movie. For example, I don’t think anybody has ever referred to The Smurfs 2 as a film. Just for kicks, let’s try it right now. “Tonight Beatrice and I will be enjoying an evening at the cinema. We shall be seeing a film called The Smurfs 2.” See? That didn’t feel right.

Well, it looks like J.J. Abrams new Star Wars movie is going to be a film not just in name only. Boba Fett Fan Club is reporting that according to Mr. Abrams frequent cinamatographer Dan Mindel,

Cannes 2013 wardrobe malfunction roundup: Eva Longoria to Rosario Dawson

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The 2013 Cannes Festival will be remembered for a couple reasons. For one, Ryan Gosling's new movie was booed. That's not something most people expect when it comes to Ryan. However, there were also a few notable wardrobe malfunctions and a bit of fashion weirdness happening at the event.

Starting out with the most tame, Julianne Moore had some serious toe troubles as she walked the red carpet for "The Great Gatsby." Who knows exactly what is going on, but it looks terrifying.

Then there was Rosario Dawson. A wardrobe malfunction, sure, but one that narrowly missed being a disaster. Luckily for Rosario, she was smart enough to ear underwear with her gown, saving herself from becoming the stuff of internet lore.

Eva Longoria didn't have that same luck. When walking the red carpet for "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)," the actress pulled up her dress so she didn't trip on the stairs.
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Grey's Recap: It's All Over But the Crying

This week on Grey’s Anatomy, Derek manages to save the ER. (Hurrah!) But it really doesn’t matter, because it turns out there’s no hope for the hospital. (Huh?) Allow me to explain…

Pulling The Plug | Though Derek convinces enough other departments to trim a little fat here, a little fat there, to keep the ER open – and Owen is able to show Alana how valuable it is – its fate is already sealed. In fact, so is Seattle Grace’s. The hospital, the efficiency expert reveals, is going to be sold! And, just like that, everything makes sense:
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Year in Review: Movies You Should Have Invested In

Some alarmists might consider the seemingly mandatory media coverage of weekend box office to be the true death of vital film culture, more money meaning nothing other than, well, more money. (See: Cosmopolis). Even for the sites that do it well, the figures are only good for so much. Generally speaking the most gargantuan hits of any year cost a lot to make so even when they're as big as everyone involves hopes they'll be (like Bond or the superhero epics they generally only return $4 bucks or so for every $1 they cost -- at least in their original window of money-making opportunity. Merchandising and sequels are obviously a reason for the gamble and will make you much much more later on). So I read through all the charts on Thompson in Hollywood's blockbuster box office wrap specifically with profit in mind. So here's what I've gleaned as the most profitable
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Was A Web Series Format The Right Choice For ‘Blood And Chrome’?

SyFy's most recent Battlestar Galactica companion, Blood and Chrome, recently completed its ten episode run on the Machinima Prime YouTube Original Channel. Whether you believe Blood and Chrome could become its own series or if you found it to be underwhelming, it's notable that SyFy chose to release the feature in twelve minute web installments rather than one feature-length TV movie, as the channel had done with previous BSG properties. Was the web series route the correct path for Blood and Chrome, or would it have been better suited for TV? Just for kicks, let's compare it to The Plan, a BSG TV movie first shown on TV in 2010. The Plan was penned by Husbands writer Jane Espenson, so in a slightly different alternate universe it could have seen online release. As it was, The Plan hit SyFy in January 2010, and while its ratings are weirdly difficult to find, the
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What Half a Billion in Campaign Spending Could Have Bought

What Half a Billion in Campaign Spending Could Have Bought
Wish there were fewer political ads? You might feel that way even more in a minute. NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams reported Thursday that spending on the presidential campaign has already crossed the half-billion dollar mark, breaking previous records for a campaign with more than two months left to go. Just for kicks, he also broke down what else half a billion dollars will buy, including: -Food for 9.2 million malnourished children for 50 days -Immunizations for 29 million children for life -Clean water for 500 million children for 40 days -166 million anti-malarial mosquito
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'Teen Wolf' season finale recap: A breakup and a shakeup

'Teen Wolf' season finale recap: A breakup and a shakeup
In the last minutes of the Teen Wolf season finale, when everyone was standing around in a slack-jawed in the warehouse watching the scene before them unfold (I’ll get to why in a second…), I was pretty much in the same state. In its second season, this show has really learned how to deliver a climax, and that was true more than ever in last night’s finale. [Spoiler alert!]

I had fully expected this season closer to be bold: Jackson would die because there’s no redeeming the character, I thought. Maybe an adult would die, too. Just for kicks.
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Remember The 80's? Some Of The Most Memorable Moments Include How We Were Dressed.

Children of the eighties unite! I won't go as far to say we had a uniform to show how cool we were, but we certainly had some specific fashions that were unique to the times. Just look at this picture of Wil Wheaton, a true child of the eighties, who posted this photo via Flickr stating, "I was a total dork in the 80s". He goes on to label his awesome jean jacket and states, "I'm cool because I have [this] on my denim jacket, right?". Wil is referring to the Hard Rock Cafe pin of which we all had to have on our jean jackets if we were truly cool. Apparently Wil was a fan of Batman, too and luckily SuperHeroStuff.Com can help you be as cool as Wil with our buttons and pins. Just for kicks, lets look at a few of the cool Avengers pins that
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Crazy Rumor of the Day: George Clooney and Noah Wyle Vying for Steve Jobs Biopic

Crazy Rumor of the Day: George Clooney and Noah Wyle Vying for Steve Jobs Biopic
[1] As the source is somewhat less than airtight, you should probably take the following with the biggest grain of salt you can get your hands on -- but on the off chance there's some truth to it, this rumor is too wild not to repeat. A new report claims that George Clooney and Noah Wyle are vying for the lead role in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is being developed at Sony based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography. More details after the jump. The story comes from the UK tabloid The Sun [2] (via Cult of Mac [3]), which reports that the former ER co-stars are competing against each other to play the late Apple co-founder. There probably aren't many times I'd vote for Wyle over Clooney, but in this case Wyle actually seems like the better choice. For one thing, he's already played Jobs once, in 1999's Pirates of Silicon Valley.
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Counting Down to Kiefer Sutherland's Touch: The 6 Ways It Could Remind You of 24!

Still dissecting the trailer for Fox's Touch? Frustrated you can't start an actual countdown to the return of Kiefer Sutherland because the show still doesn't have an airdate? You're not alone.

Fox makes Kiefer Sutherland's return to primetime official

The upcoming drama from Heroes boss Tim Kring stars 24's Sutherland doing what he does best: making sure the world doesn't self-destruct. Standing in for Jack Bauer is Touch's Martin Bohm, widower and father to a mute son, Jake. The problem? Jake harbors the uncanny ability to connect patterns and discover the meaning behind seemingly unrelated events happening all over the world.... In other words, he can predict when bad stuff is going to go down, among other things, and his dad Martin's the one who will have to deal. (Get ready for emotional Kiefer, world!)

Just for kicks — and because we still miss 24 — let's count the ways Touch,
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Cinema de Gym: 'Juno'

Kurt here, back with another installment of Cinema de Gym. Y'all didn't have much to say about the last two episodes, so I'm happy to return with a movie that's more actressy and Oscary, for better or worse. Hopefully it'll get folks talking. Juno is a film that has not sat well in my memory – a hipper-than-thou pin cushion for all my Quirk Cinema complaints. When a post-2007 indie gets under the skin with all its precious, self-negating eccentricities, Diablo Cody usually proves the perfect scapegoat. What hath she wrought with her Millenial-surrealist dialogue, best described as Kevin Williamson by way of the Urban Outfitters library? Well, probably half of what's now in the Urban Outfitters library, for one. Her words are sticky pop contrivance glazed over genuine depth of feeling, a concoction that was wildly validated by everyone from Oscar to Ebert to an army of young adults, who'd
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Tom Petty won't let Michele Bachmann play "American Girl" at campaign rallies

Just on the heels of her campaign's misuse of the Katy Perry's Lgbt-friendly anthem "Firework," Michele Bachmann is now under fire for using Tom Petty's classic "American Girl." Though Petty gave Hillary Clinton permission to use the 1977 track in her 2008 campaign, he's issued a cease-and-desist letter to Bachmann for trying to do the same. Sick burn! Petty also took issue with George W. Bush a few years back for trying to use "Won't Back Down." I never get tired of it when musicians call out politicians they hate for appropriating their music, though at the rate she's going it looks like Bachmann might have to stick to Public Domain's greatest hits for the rest of the campaign. Just for kicks, check out this live version of "American Girl" [...]
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'So You Think You Can Dance' results: Iveta, Missy, Wadi and Nick head home

The first time out of the gate, all 20 "So You Think You Can Dance" season 8 contestants got a reprieve -- all made it to week two. But, that mercy really only delayed the inevitable. On Thursday's (June 23) show, four dancers faced elimination.

Missy and Wadi, who danced a cha-cha -- well out of street dancer Wadi's wheelhouse -- were the first to end up in the bottom three. Good thing Wadi got that offer to move in with guest judge Debbie Reynolds. Next up, Iveta and Nick, who kind of drew the short straw with Wednesday's Bollywood routine. Finally, Ryan and Ricky -- whose performance was somewhat eclipsed by Ryan's post-dance wardrobe malfunction.

Just for kicks, let's compare to last week's bottom seven dancers (seven because Mitchell was unable to perform thanks to a bum elbow): Mitchell, Jordan, Tadd, Clarisse, Jess, Miranda and Robert.) Totally different -- meaning it
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For No Apparent Reason: CG-Created Ghostbusters

Fandom makes really talented guys spend their energy on fan posters/films/images that go nowhere. Hey, if they've got a professional job and they're pouring out fan art, more power to them. As I said via Shock's Twitter account last week when a fake Dark Knight Rises trailer made the rounds: I wish these guys put as much effort into original works as they put into fan trailers. With that rant out of the way, some particularly cool fan art slipped onto /Film that I really, really dug. An Italian artist - presently working in London at an FX house - created four Ghostbusters characters renders that depicted the 'busters as CG characters. Why'd he do it? Just for kicks in his free time, which is apparently limited, so these took a while to cook up. I think he's on to...
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