JESSICA LANGE TO RETEAM WITH RYAN MURPHY: Jessica Lange is reteaming with her American Horror Story boss Ryan Murphy for an upcoming stint on Broadway. She will star alongside Gabriel Byrne and Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. in a production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. Jessica will play the role of morphine addict Mary Tyrone which she previously played in London back in 2000. The show is being produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Ryan. Previews are set to begin on March 31st, 2016.
RYAN SEACREST TO HOST NEW REALITY SHOW: Ryan Seacrest will be hosting a new summer series called Knock Knock Live on Fox. The show involves a team that travels country showing up at the front door of lucky winners who stand the chance of winning cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrity, or "turning their dreams into reality." Ryan will also be an executive producer on the show. The show premieres on July 21st.
'JONNY QUEST' MOVIE TO BE DIRECTED BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: Robert Rodriguez has signed on to rewrite and direct a live-action adaptation of Jonny Quest. The movie will be based on the Hanna-Barbera animated series from the 1960s. Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson were attached to star in the film back when Peter Segal was in the director chair. It is unclear if they are still being considered for the leads.
ADVERTISERS ABANDON '19 KIDS AND COUNTING': Several companies are distancing themselves from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting after news of Josh Duggar's molestation scandal from over a decade ago. Both Payless Shoes and Choice Hotels announced on Twitter over the weekend that they have removed all advertising from the show. General Mills has also pulled their ads. The news comes a few days after TLC revealed that they will be pulling all episodes of the reality series from the air effective immediately.
JADEN SMITH RUMORED TO BE STARRING IN 'STATIC SHOCK': Rumors are circulating that Jaden Smith will be playing the superhero Static Shock in a new series. The news was first brought up by actor Tyler James Williams during an interview with Flicks and the City where he said, "It's great to see Static Shock is happening with Jaden." The news has not been addressed by Jaden or by Warner Bros. where the project is in development.