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In an exclusive interview with Deadline Ryan Murphy opens up about the recent confusion over certain cast members of his hit show leaving.
Turns out as far back as March they were developing a potential spin off series for Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, and Cory Monteith in which their characters would graduate and relocate (to Julliard and NY). At the time of the initial Hollywood Reporter interview this was still the case so Murphy said that they would be off the show, “because they were going to be on another show.” The actors were completely in the loop on this fact and included in spin off discussions. Murphy explains,
For any of those actors to say, ‘I found out that I was fired off the show from Twitter,’ is absolutely 100% not true. None of them were fired. It was never about that. We were going to do a spin-off where the three of them were going to go on.
Murphy blames the media and the actors’ representatives for spinning it the wrong way but also the unfortunate circumstances of not being able to tell the public about the potential spin off.
Because of the media circus, spin off plans have ceased with Murphy stating that perhaps they will be revisited in the spring. He also reiterates that the actors are under seven year contracts and were never going to be fired. Though they haven’t thought of what the future of the characters are yet they will do something. (It would be ludicrous of Glee and Fox to let them go).
Personally, I find it ironic that the gargantuan Glee machine shot its own foot in a way. The press attention on the show no doubt inspired by the rabid fan base killed what could have been a large extension of the franchise.
Ryan Murphy claims to have learned his lesson about running his mouth, “I’ve learned a lesson from this experience. I’ve learned to really really monitor what I say. Before I didn’t do that. My bad. Stupid.” We’ll see if this holds true.
The storyline — Snooks is finally moving out of her parents’ house and into a place with Jwoww — but, (surprise!!!) she’s totally unprepared to deal with actual real-life problems.
For example … the two have their sights set on a $1.5 million pad, but they don’t know what a mortgage is … or how to write a check … and they keep getting distracted by the “hot” mortgage broker.
But conflict erupts — so say the docs — because during their cohabitation, Snooki … gasp … “made a mess of the bathroom and didn’t change the toilet paper.” She also “ate a ton of Jwoww’s food” … and anyone who’s ever had a roommate knows that crap don’t fly.
Can’t wait to tune in to see how Snooki and Jwoww spend their disproportionate amount of money.
Snooki and Jwoww from “Jersey Shore” fame are shooting a pilot this weekend for a “Jersey Shore“spin-off show … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the production tell us … the pilot will be shot in Long Island over the weekend. There’s no special hook — it’s just Jwoww and Snooki being themselves.
What’s really interesting …. MTV wants a pilot. Considering “Jersey Shore” beat “Grey’s Anatomy” in the ratings — plus the fact you kinda know who these chicks are — a pilot would seem unnecessary.
Can’t help but agree with TMZ about the weirdness of MTV not going straight to series. But my main concern is do they have to do it so close to my hometown?
According to Variety, the pair will reprise their roles as man and wife but it is not officially a spin-off. It’s reportedly a new story featuring their characters.
How is that not a spin off?
How is that not a spin off?
In Knocked Up, Rudd and Mann played Pete and Debbie, a seemingly perfect married couple. Debbie’s sister Alison, played by Katherine Heigl, gets pregnant thanks to a slacker named Ben (Seth Rogen) and the two couples develop a bunch of interesting relationships involving baby shopping, Vegas, Cirque du Soleil, fantasy baseball and Spider-Man 3.
While Pete and Debbie will return for the untitled 2012 film, it’s unclear if Heigl and Rogen will reprise their roles or just how prominent Rudd and Mann’s roles are going to be.
The new film, written and directed by Apatow – his first since 2009′s Funny People – will shoot this summer with an eye on a June 1, 2012 release date announced by Universal.
Instead of Snooki or The Situation, it’s Pauly D who has landed the first official Jersey Shore spinoff, with MTV picking up a reality show based on the “D.J.” A pilot episode was shot this past September. Presumably, it will follow Pauly D as he brings the GTL lifestyle to dance floors across America.
One of the people who found the film’s depiction of Kazakhstan and its people to be humiliating rather than hysterical is Kazakh director Erkin Rakishev, and we’ve now learned that he’s prepared to fight back and repair his homeland’s reputation the only way he knows how: by making a movie. More specifically, Rakishev is making an unauthorized ‘Borat’ sequel titled ‘My Brother, Borat,’ which naturally follows Borat’s brother Bilo, who has apparently escaped from the cage in which his family imprisoned him.