EW’s Mandi Bierly selects The Man in the Moon, in which 14-year-old Reese Witherspoon learns that postcoital bliss and tractors don’t mix. Your Tumblrer would probably vote for Bridge to Terabithia, a kiddie snuff book that’s probably making some 3rd-grader sob at this very moment.
“Confirming: I would not, and have not voluntarily, attended the WHC Dinner since 1998. This conforms with my anti-torture stance… Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday”—Keith Olbermann isn’t laughing at the jokes Jimmy Kimmel made about him at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
As we’ve been predicting for a few weeks, Fox has ordered 13 concluding episodes of Fringe despite the show’s ratings being super modest on Friday nights. Though producers were optimistic about a pickup, they reportedly shot two endings of the upcoming fourth season finale just in case a deal didn’t come through.
“We’ve all had those moments where you end up laying in bed in high school with a guy or a girl that you like, and you don’t know what’s gonna happen, you don’t know what it means. But all you know is that you’re infinitely aware of their proximity to you and every single move that they’re making and every single breath that’s being breathed between the two of you. We wanted that moment to be that experience.”—Vampire Diaries exec producer Julie Plec on last week’s smoldering Delena scene (and much more).
Gossip Girl writer and executive producer Josh Safran is expected to take over for Theresa Rebeck, the Broadway veteran who created Smash. He’s been with the soapy CW drama since its first season, slowly working his way up from consulting producer to co-executive producer to executive producer.
How do you think this’ll affect both Smash and GG?
“It is what it is. Lauren’s somewhere in that school, she’s just not on camera or being talked about. She’s involved in activities that aren’t televised.”—Glee actress Ashley Fink… or should we say former Glee actress? She says that her absence from the show is probably permanent.
“I didn’t get Inception. There’s just so many layers!”—Our readers’ pick for last night’s funniest TV quote comes courtesy of Community's Troy. Think this was really Thursday's best quip? Or do you have another suggestion?
The I Am Legend helmer — no relation to star Jennifer Lawrence — won the gig over reported contender Bennett Miller (Moneyball), whose commitment to a fall shoot for the biopic Foxcatcher likely ultimately put him out of the running.