SETH MACFARLANE SUED OVER 'TED' BOTTLE OPENERS: A man is suing Seth MacFarlane for using his concept of talking bottle openers to promote Ted. He claims to have licensed his product to many companies over the years including Twentieth Century Fox to use for Family Guy back in 2006. Ted bottle openers were sold as part of a special edition DVD of the movie back in 2012 and the man is suing for all of the money Seth made from those sales as well as nine times that amount for damages.
ROSAMUND PIKE JOINS 'THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY': Fresh off her Oscar nomination, Rosamund Pike has landed a co-starring role opposite Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-by. The film is based on the 1964 book by John D. MacDonald. It was the first novel in a 21-book series about a man who recovers others' property for a living while fighting off bad guys and meeting women in the process.
MERYL STREEP WILL PROVIDE VOICEOVER FOR NEW DOCUMENTARY: Meryl Streep will be lending her voice to a new documentary called Shout Gladi Gladi. The project deals with women's health issues in Africa -- specifically fistula. The film is being co-directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy.
'EMPIRE' RATINGS CONTINUE TO RISE: The ratings for Fox's Empire just keep getting bigger. 13.75 million viewers tuned in for Wednesday (February 25th) night's episode. This marks the seventh week in a row that the numbers have improved from the week before. It is the fastest growing drama on the network since House back in 2004.
RICHARD LINKLATER FINDS NEXT PROJECT TO DIRECT: Boyhood director Richard Linklater has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Where'd You Go Bernadette. It is based on the 2012 novel of the same named by Maria Semple. It tells the story of Bernadette -- an agoraphobic architect and mother who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. The book is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter.