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Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021
Season two of " The Morning Show, " starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, had filmed just 13 days when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in March 2020.
The writers for the show about the behind-the-scenes drama of a morning news program soon decided that the scripts...
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021
It's a perfect day for Reese Witherspoon as the actress and producer is selling the media company she founded, Hello Sunshine, to a newly formed company backed by private equity firm Blackstone Group.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but The Wall Street Journal reported that...
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
"The Morning Show" started life as a behind-the-scenes peek at a slice of network TV as familiar and routine as a wake-up cup of coffee. Then shocking revelations of sexual misconduct engulfed NBC's "Today" and beyond, and the story changed.
The 10-part drama series, part of the first...
Friday, Jun. 7, 2019
Women dominate "Big Little Lies," both on the screen and in the behind-the-scenes power of Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who are executive producers as well as stars of the HBO series.
But how does Adam Scott, who plays husband Ed to Witherspoon's Madeline, feel about flipping the...
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018
Ava DuVernay didn't pick up a camera until the age of 32.
It's an extraordinary fact, considering the trajectories of most Hollywood directors. Orson Welles filmed "Citizen Kane" at 25. Steven Spielberg was 27 when he made "Jaws." A 23-year-old John Singleton directed "Boyz N the Hood."...
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
"Friends" star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon.
The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show.
Aniston came to fame as Rachel on...
Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017
In the world of the romantic comedy, writer, director and producer Nancy Meyers is unparalleled. Her six films, including "What Women Want," ''It's Complicated" and "Something's Gotta Give" have grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide — and that's not even counting those she co-wrote with her...
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016
The actor's longtime lament: "What I really want to do is direct." The revised version: "I want to produce."
More entertainers are getting the chance to play the role of producer as the expanding universe of cable channels and, especially, online platforms make for big opportunities on...
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
When she hiked more than 1,000 miles through California and Oregon wilderness, Cheryl Strayed didn't expect to end up in Hollywood.
The author of "Wild," opening this week as a film starring Reese Witherspoon, hadn't planned to write about her three-...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Once she'd decided to take on her gritty new role in "Wild," there were a few things Reese Witherspoon knew she DIDN'T want to hear from movie studio executives:
"We want her to be more likable."
"We don't want her to use drugs."