SJP to fill Demi Moore's role in 'Lovelace'
January 30th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

SJP to fill Demi Moore's role in 'Lovelace'

Now that Demi Moore is focusing on recovery, the crew of "Lovelace" has made swift work of finding a replacement.

Moore, 49, was supposed to play Gloria Steinem in the project, one of the two biopics in the works about adult actress Linda Lovelace. But amid reports that she'd been rushed to the hospital last week, Moore's rep told CNN that she was pulling out of the project.

"Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health," her rep said at the time. "She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
HBO switches up drama formula with 'Luck'
January 30th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

HBO switches up drama formula with 'Luck'

The best HBO dramas are never solely about the settings they bring to life.

For example, “The Sopranos” was set in the world of the mob, but was mainly about family. “Six Feet Under” had a funeral home as the backdrop, but was really about relationships.

But with “Luck,” the new HBO drama which premiered Sunday night to much critical acclaim, the formula changes. “Luck” is about horse racing, and if the first episode is any indication, horse racing will be the primary plotline, and not just the underlying setting.

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'Game of Thrones' season 2 trailer
January 30th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

'Game of Thrones' season 2 trailer

After whetting fans appetites with a few teasers for the second season of "Game of Thrones," HBO's ready to unleash the real thing.

The network unveiled a more complete trailer for "Game of Thrones" over the weekend, one that includes glimpses of Daenerys, King Joffrey, and Peter Dinklage's Tyrion, who declares before the clip ends, "I understand the way this game is played."

Even though it's just a minute long, no doubt many of you agree with Cinema Blend that the second season is "poised to be even grander than last year."

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Filed under: Game of Thrones • television • True Blood
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