Daily Roundup: 20.01.15

TODAY: Grease Live! gets its Pink Ladies, Amazon moves into movies, a Real Housewife gets her Revenge, and the most frustrating post-game interview ever!

GREASE IS THE WORD: The first casting announcement has been made for Grease Live! which is set to air on FOX later this year in the U.S. Dancing with the Stars Judge Jullianne Hough has been cast as Sandy and High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens has landed the role of Rizzo. Grease Live! comes after the enormous hit of The Sound of Music Live! and the less successful Peter Pan Live!, which both aired on NBC. No word on who has been cast as Danny yet.

AMAZON MOVING INTO MOVIES: Amazon Studios, buoyed by the success of their original TV programming, most notably Transparent winning the Golden Globe for Best Comedy last week, have announced they are moving into original films as well. The films will be available on Amazon within 4-8 weeks of theatrical release. Studio head Roy Price said in the announcement  “We look forward to expanding our production efforts into feature films. Our goal is to create close to 12 movies a year with production starting later this year”

HOUSEWIFE’S REVENGE: Kim Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of Revenge. She is to play one of Victoria Grayson’s (Madeleine Stowe) socialite friends. Fans of both shows will be able to catch it later this year on TV2 or as part of TVNZ Ondemand’s ‘Watch first’ service within 48 hours of the U.S. airing.

AWKWARD INTERVIEW: Post game interviews tend to be a cliché affair at the best of times but this is beyond infuriating. Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook decided to either be an absolute a-hole, or he had some kind of bet running after his team’s win Friday night over the Golden State Warriors. Every question he was asked by reporters was replied with a generic response along the lines of “good job of execution”. I guess (hope) they’re not paying him to talk.


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Dane McLean

Everything from Mad Men to Workaholics plus every trashy reality show you can think of, TV addiction is real. Twitter: @Dane_McLean
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