Vanessa Williams to Star in VH1’s The View-Inspired Drama

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Vanessa Williams to star in VH1’s The View-inspired drama

The drama series based on Star Jones’ book Satan’s Sisters has cast Williams as the star/“queen” of the fictional View-like daytime talk show The Lunch Hour. “I can’t wait to jump into this fictional world of secrets, lies, and ambition and rule the roost,” says Williams. "Bring it on ladies!”


Making a Murderer defense attorneys are going on a 27-city tour

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will discuss the Steven Avery case throughout the country from April through August.


A prison gang limited series is in the works at Showtime

The Brand will tell the stories of the rise of prison gangs, with a special focus on the Aryan Brotherhood.


Nicole Scherzinger joins ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake

She’ll play Johnny’s partner, Penny.


Nickelodeon reviving Legends of the Hidden Temple as a TV movie

A live-action Legends movie based on the mid-90s game show is part of Nick’s new slate.


Friday Night Lights alum Gaius Charles joins NBC’s Taken

He’ll play the leader of an elite group of operatives in the prequel to the film franchise.


Public Enemy isn’t happy the Oscars played Fight the Power

The pioneering rap group, which does not have the right to license the song, is upset with the song’s use. As Professor Griff tells TMZ, "The show can't claim the blackness of Public Enemy's message."


Seth Meyers parodies Mad Max: Fury Road with Reasonable Max

Watch the Late Night host promote eco-friendly wind gliders in a reasonable way. PLUS: Samantha Bee presents a Mad Max-style Full Frontal office tour.


Steve Martin visits Jimmy Fallon, sings "I Don’t Want to Do This Show”

Check out the comedian’s musical number on the banality of talk shows.


Stephen Colbert opens The Late Show with a short film shot by Spike Jonze

Shot on the streets of NYC last Friday, the short film shows a sadder, more serious side of Colbert.


Outlander
Season 2 poster teases “The Etiquette of War”

The Season 2 key art showcases an epic feast.


Netflix is developing a Godless Western from Steven Soderbergh

Godless will be set in an 1800s New Mexico mining town.


Watch the Ballers Season 2 trailer

Featuring new cast member Andy Garcia.


Former GMA anchor Josh Elliott joins CBS News’ digital news network

He’ll be the lead anchor of CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming news network.


Sábado Gigante’s Don Francisco is returning to TV with new Telemundo deal

He’ll conduct serious interviews as the new senior news correspondent and launch his own production venture as part of the deal.


James Corden attempts to sell a house to rapper Tyga

As part of his recurring bit of taking over other people’s jobs, The Late Late Show teamed with a Million Dollar Listing star to sell a pricey Hollywood Hills home.