News Nuggets: Jane Fonda to be feted by American Film Institute

Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will be the 42nd recipient of the American Film Institute life achievement award next June. Her father Henry Fonda was feted in 1978, making them the first father-daughter duo to both be honored. L.A. Times.

Ryan Murphy says the upcoming October 10 episode focused on the death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith was “incredibly difficult to shoot.” Monteith died in July from an overdose of heroin and alochol. The Wrap.

Murphy, also the co-creator of “American Horror Story: Coven,” claims new episodes make it “my favorite season we’ve done so far, largely because I love the comedy of it and I think it’s really scary.” It premieres October 9 on FX. Entertainment Weekly.

The first cancellation of the fall TV season is the drama series “Lucky 7” after just two weeks on the air. ABC will replace it with “Scandal” repeats. Variety.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, FOX renews “Sleepy Hollow” for a second season after just three airings. The show is a modern day retelling of the legend of Ichabod Crane. USA Today.

Scott Feinberg discusses which of this year’s films will benefit from having screeners sent to voters (including “Blue is the Warmest Color“) and which will not due to their big-screen size (including “Gravity“). Hollywood Reporter.

CBS renews “Late Show” host David Letterman‘s contract through 2015. His late night career began in 1982, so he already surpassed Johnny Carson‘s record of 30 years in 2012. Deadline.

Director Marc Forster will not return to helm the sequel to “World War Z.” The original starring Brad Pitt made over $500 million worldwide this summer. Collider.

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