GEORGE CLOONEY TO RECEIVE CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD: George Clooney has been announced as the recipient of the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said in a statement," The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera." George has won four Golden Globes over the course of his career. Previous DeMille Award recipients include Jodie Foster and Woody Allen.
MINDY KALING EXPLAINS PREVIOUS COMMENTS ABOUT ABORTION PLOT ON 'THE MINDY PROJECT': Mindy Kaling sat down for an interview with HuffPost Live recently to clarify her previous statement about including an abortion storyline on her sitcom. She told the website, "When I made the comment, I think that I misspoke...I said that I thought it would demean the issue of abortion to talk about it on sitcom. What I should've said was my sitcom...Many incredible shows have dealt with in it in a way that I really admire. Roseanne is one of them...I should've said for now...Abortion doesn't strike me, and I don't think this is controversial, as the funniest of areas and I run a comedy show. And also, my show...is about a workplace. Our show from the get-go hasn't made its centerpiece to focus on political issues."
REBOOT OF 'I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER' IN DEVELOPMENT: There is a reboot of the popular 1997 horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer in the works. The story involves a group of friends being stalked by a killer after conspiring to cover up a fatal car accident. The original film starring Jennifer Love Hewitt earned $125 million around the world.
COMEDIAN PETE DAVIDSON JOINS 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE': 20-year-old stand-up comedian Pete Davidson has been added to the cast of Saturday Night Live's upcoming season as a featured player. He joins the previously announced cast member Michael Che who will also be co-anchoring the Weekend Update desk. The new season premieres on September 27th with Chris Pratt as the host and Ariana Grande as the musical guest.
VH1 WANTS MORE 'DATING NAKED': Dating Naked has been renewed for a second season by VH1. A network exec claims that the show has already helped six couples find love in the first season. One former contestant recently filed a lawsuit against the producers for not properly blurring out her privates and is seeking a $10 million reward.