11:09 AM EDT 01/29/2014
Originally posted 01/22/2014 09:40AM
Murder, She Wrote is dead. Again.
A planned reboot of the successful TV series, set to star Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the role made famous by Angela Lansbury, has been scrapped, even as the pilot for NBC got a commitment last October, Deadline.com reports.
The plot for the new version had Spencer, 43, cast as a hospital administrator and amateur detective who goes on to publish her first mystery novel.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 04:40PM
Octavia Spencer isn't the only female face of this awards season who is perfectly fine without kids.
Shortly after the Fruitvale Station star revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she's content with the fact that her "eggs are dying on the shelf," Oprah Winfrey spoke to the same magazine and explained that she, too, does not regret a life without her own children.
"If I had kids, my kids would hate me," Winfrey, 59, told THR. "They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."
Originally posted 11/30/2013 11:30AM
While Hollywood is in the midst of a baby boom, Octavia Spencer is one actress who doesn't have little ones on the brain.
"I should be married and have 19 kids," the Fruitvale Station star, 43, said Thursday during a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter's actresses issue. "And now I'm thinking my eggs are dying on the shelf. They're going to go past their expiration date. But it's what I chose, so I'm fine with that decision."
Originally posted 11/11/2013 10:00AM
Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new show Murder, She Wrote.
The 88-year-old actress said she's a fan of Octavia Spencer, who is set to star in a rebooted version of the hit TV show, saying, "I wish her well, but I wish it wasn't in Murder, She Wrote."
Speaking to the Associated Press about the honorary Academy Award she'll accept in Los Angeles later this week, Lansbury said Sunday Murder, She Wrote was "the greatest doorway to the world" because of the international popularity of lead character Jessica Fletcher.
Originally posted 10/25/2013 09:10AM
Talk about must-see TV!
NBC plans to remake Murder, She Wrote with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer playing the lead role made famous by Angela Lansbury.
The original series was one of the most successful TV shows in history, running for 12 seasons from 1984-1996 on CBS. As many as 23 million viewers tuned in Sundays to watch the English teacher-turned-writer, Jessica Fletcher, solve and write about the murder mysteries surrounding her.
Originally posted 07/19/2013 02:50PM
Check out three all-white dresses that will take you from Saturday night to Monday morning
Originally posted 05/17/2013 08:30AM
Find out how many fittings it took to perfect Spencer's showstopping Cannes look
Originally posted 02/24/2013 06:00AM
Last year's Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner dishes on what she will -- and definitely won't -- wear on Sunday night
Originally posted 10/03/2012 09:00AM
Let's hear it for the women!
Elle's Women in Hollywood issue (available on newsstands Oct. 16) celebrates nine women who have made significant contributions to the film industry.
This year's honorees are Sarah Jessica Parker, Octavia Spencer, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Uma Thurman, Elle Fanning, Emma Watson, Shirley MacLaine and Susan Sarandon.
Originally posted 04/10/2012 08:30AM
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