November 4, 2012 |
The gig: David Nevins, 46, is president of entertainment for cable network Showtime, home to some of the hottest shows on television including "Homeland," the spy thriller that won Emmy Awards for best drama, actor and actress. The executive also oversees such series as the critically acclaimed comedy "Episodes" starring Matt LeBlanc and "House of Lies," a dark spoof of corporate consultants. Pass the popcorn. The son of a lawyer-lobbyist, Nevins grew up in Bethesda, Md., a suburb of Washington.
September 16, 2012 |
The male cast members of "Friends" are keeping a score of Los Angeles real estate agents in Gucci loafers. David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross Geller, sold his gated home in Hancock Park this summer for $8.865 million, public records show. He bought the 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean in 2001 for $5.5 million and listed it in November at $10.7 million. The restored house, set on more than an acre on a palm-tree-lined street, was built in 1926 by Koerner & Gage, an architectural firm that also contributed to the design of the dome-topped Beverly Hills City Hall.
September 13, 2012 |
Showtime has renewed "Episodes" for a third season. The satire about the inner-workings of Hollywood, which features Matt LeBlanc playing a parody of himself, wrapped it's second season earlier this year. It averaged 1.66 million viewers across all platforms, according to the network. In its first season, the comedy was nominated for three Emmys. LeBlanc took home a Golden Globe for his performance earlier this year. The new season, which will consist of nine episodes, will begin production in London and Los Angeles next year.
August 29, 2012 |
Forever "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has put an unfurnished house in the Pacific Palisades up for lease at $12,995 a month. The 1930s Spanish-style home features a step-down living room, a paneled dining room, a library/den, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and nearly 4,000 square feet of living space in two stories. Architectural details include beamed ceilings, wood floors and original fixtures, ironwork and tile. The half-acre tree-filled lot has canyon views. LeBlanc, 45, played Joey Tribbiani starting in 1994 in the decade-long ensemble series and a spinoff called "Joey" from 2004-06.
July 25, 2012 |
As everyone knows, part of the Faustian bargain of fame is that, in exchange for extreme wealth and adoration, celebrities also have to deal with haters. Sure, you get paid ridiculous sums of money, get lots of free stuff and date other attractive people, but you also have to put up with the vitriol. That's why so many famous folks surround themselves with an entourage of sycophants: to shield them from the nastiness. However on Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel subjected a few of his celebrity guests to the full wrath of the Internet.
January 16, 2012 |
When it came to honoring television, the Golden Globes went small. Really small. Some of the biggest winners at Sunday's Golden Globes were critically acclaimed cable shows that draw relatively tiny audiences — in some cases, far fewer than 1 million viewers per week. These included HBO's comedy "Enlightened," Starz's political drama "Boss," BBC America's crime thriller "Luther," and Showtime's show-biz comedy "Episodes. " Showtime's counterterrorism thriller "Homeland" — which won as drama series and for Claire Danes' turn as a troubled CIA agent — has set ratings records for the premium cable network.