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Nuggets: Charlie Kaufman takes on the blogosphere; Idris Elba as James Bond?

By Gold Derby News Desk
By Gold Derby News Desk
Oct 01 2011 11:01 am
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Prospect Park makes deals with on- and off-screen talent to continue with "One Life to Live" online: "Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of TOLN have confirmed today that a deal is in place for 'One Life to Live' Emmy®-winning Head Writer and Consulting Producer Ron Carlivati, subject to a WGA agreement, to continue with the show when it moves online at the beginning of next year ... Pending a final agreement with AFTRA, additional deals are in place for cast members Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) and Jerry VerDorn (Clint Buchanan) to join previously announced cast including Ted King, Michael Easton, Kassie DePaiva and Erika Slezak." DEADLINE

Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman turns his attention to the blogosphere: "The movie I’m about to do has got a lot of scenes and a lot of characters. And the scope of it and the world it inhabits is very, very large. In the broadest possible sense, it’s about online film criticism, but as usual, the world that I’m writing about is not necessarily the world that I’m writing about. It’s just a place to set it. There’s a lot in there about the internet and anger: cultural, societal and individual anger. And isolation in this particular age we live in. And competition: it’s about the idea of people in this world wanting to be seen." TIME OUT

Emmy-nominee Idris Elba would be interested in playing James Bond: "The 39-year-old, who hails from Hackney, in North London, revealed he'd pull a stunt worthy of the role. 'If Sony decided to call me and said hey, we wanted to do [James Bond], I'd definitely consider it,' he told U.S. radio station NPR. 'I'd not only get in the cab, but I'd take the taxi driver out of the car, hostage, jump out while it was moving, jump onto a pedal bike that was just past the door as I got on it, and then get onto a plane - on the wing - and land on top of Sony Studios, slide through the air conditioning, and land in the office. I'm never shaken or stirred.'" DAILY MAIL

What are the early hits and misses for the fall TV season? "Fox's 'New Girl' has gotten a thumbs-up to continue for a full year, so it's definitely safe. It's part of this fall's most obvious trend: We like comedies again! The sitcom's rebound has been building since 'Modern Family' broke through two years ago, and this fall has seen networks use smart scheduling to find suitable companions to their existing comedy successes. CBS's '2 Broke Girls,' for example, is off to a fast start and will almost certainly be around into the new year." VULTURE

Friday night ratings see declines for many series: "Even with 'A Gifted Man,' 'CSI: NY' and Blue Bloods' all dropping in Week 2 of the television season, CBS still managed to come out of the night on top, averaging 9.8 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 in primetime ... Fox's 'Fringe' (3.1 million, 1.2) performed lower in the ratings for its second episode of its fourth season, even though 'Kitchen Nightmares' (4 million, 1.6) remained steady from last week ... The CW's action thriller 'Nikita' (1.8 million, 0.6) was steady from its premiere, while 'Supernatural' (1.8 million, 0.7) dropped a tenth." HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Glee" loses ground on the Billboard charts: "While the 'Glee' ensemble is at the head of the class for most Hot 100 visits, are the act's grades slipping when it comes to their chart fortunes? ... In all, five 'Glee' tracks debuted a year ago this week, all between Nos. 21 and 51, totaling sales of 409,000. This week, the download sales of the three debuting 'Glee' tracks sold approximately one-quarter that amount (106,000). That's a pretty significant drop." HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 
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