Matt Damon Apologizes for His Project Greenlight Diversity Comments

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Matt Damon apologizes for his Project Greenlight diversity comments

Accused of dismissing diversity on the Season 4 premiere, Damon today released a statement saying: “I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation.” He added: “My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of Project Greenlight which did not make the show.” PLUS: Why Damon’s diversity comments were no accident.


Roots
reboot casts Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Also joining the A+E Networks event series are Anika Noni Rose, Derek Luke, Chad L. Coleman and Erica Tazel.


The View
responds to backlash from nurses

Nurses united in anger on social media after Joy Behar and Michelle Collins mocked Miss Colorado for wearing a nurses uniform at the Miss America pageant. On today’s View, Behar and Collins responded to the backlash, with Collins saying: want to say, we love nurses, if you're watching, we adore you, respect you. Clap for the nurses."


Inside Empire’s “batsh*t crazy” 2nd season: A scene was filmed with Chris Rock as a cannibal

Lee Daniels filmed a scene with Rock and a plate of human bones, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but Fox had the scene “scaled back.” PLUS: Preview the Empire clothing line, and how Empire's costume designer will dress the Lyons for Season 2.


Stephen Colbert books new Daily Show host Trevor Noah as a last-minute replacement

Noah will be on Thursday’s Late Show, replacing previously scheduled guest Naomi Watts. PLUS: Watch Noah’s latest Daily Show promo.


New Kids on the Block reality show earns a 2nd season

Pop’s cruise ship-based Rock The Boat will sail from Miami to the Bahamas in Season 2.


HBO orders Pete Holmes comedy pilot Crashing from Judd Apatow

The former TBS talk show host’s semi-autobiographical comedy follows his couch-surfing life after being dumped by his wife. Apatow will direct the pilot and serve as a producer.


Mindy Kaling endured a 21-day juice cleanse for her Mindy Project whipped-cream bathing suit scene

Kaling says she did the diet for her scenes with James Franco. "I didn't want him to feel my bra-strap pudge on the set,” she says.


Bob Odenkirk and David Cross’ With Bob and David gets a teaser and a Netflix release date

The Mr. Show follow-up premieres on Nov. 13.


The Returned returns on Halloween

The original French zombie drama is back with Season 2.


Scream Queens and Empire will premiere globally on the same day

Both shows will be available around the world within 24 hours of their U.S. debut.


New American Horror Story: Hotel promo offers a creepy look at Lady Gaga

Watch the promo, titled Above and Below.