Life’s Too Short

Baldwin not in running for Mayor

30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin has confirmed that he will not be running for Mayor of New York in 2013 despite flirting with the idea over the past couple of years.

Life’s Too Short renewed

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that his new BBC comedy Life’s Too Short has been renewed for a second season.

Cowell keen to replace Jones

It is believed that Simon Cowell wants to replace X Factor USA host Steve Jones with another British presenter, Cat Deeley.

Ab Fab movie in the works

An Absolutely Fabulous movie is in the works according to Jennifer Saunders. The actress says a film script for the movie will be started next year.

Parents slam new Glee episode

Conservative US watchdog group the Parents Television Council has slammed the Fox network for the Glee episode entitled “The First Time”, which deals with high school students losing their virginity. “The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” PTC president Tim Winter said in a statement. “Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and ‘Glee’ is only playing into that trend.”

Samberg sued over SNL sketches

Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg is being sued by a production team who claim they had a hand in creating two of his sketches. StarStrukk Productions claim they created the music for the sketches ‘Shy Ronnie’ and Like a Boss’.

Merchant says new series is not controversial

Stephen Merchant has insisted that his new series Life’s Too Short with Ricky Gervais is not intended to be controversial despite the fact it features a dwarf actor in its lead role. “It’s not intended to be controversial. It was developed in collaboration with Warwick [Davis]… so it’s not there to be provocative.”

Preview of new Ricky Gervais comedy

A preview clip for the new Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comedy Life’s Too Short has been released. The comedy centres on the life of dwarf actor Warwick Davis, who featured in the pair’s previous series Extras.

Boxing drama on the way

HBO is developing a boxing drama loosely based on the life of Mike Tyson. The development team includes Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and Entourage creator Doug Ellin.

Priestley lands role in Pierce Brosnan drama

Actor Jason Priestley has landed a role in the new Pierce Brosnan series entitled Bag of Bones. The series is based on a Stephen King novel of the same name.

Jackson developing new TV project

Samuel L Jackson is developing a new TV project that is said to be a legal drama. Jackson is working with former Army Wives writer Rob Bragin.