Marisa Tomei to Play Gloria Steinem in HBO Miniseries

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Marisa Tomei to play Gloria Steinem in HBO miniseries Ms.
George Clooney is producing Ms., a miniseries about the founding of Ms. Magazine in 1971 by Steinem (Tomei) and Bella Abzug, played by Kathy Najimy.

Oliver Platt lands on Chicago Med
He’ll play the head of psychiatry on the potential Chicago Fire spinoff.

Michael Sam is set to take part in Dancing with the Stars
The only openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, who’s currently out of football, is expected to be part of the Season 20 cast.

American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s Ben Woolf dies after being struck by car
Woolf, 34, suffered a stroke this morning after being hit last week by the mirror of an SUV. PLUS: Ryan Murphy calls Woolf, “One of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met.”

Neil Patrick Harris responds to his Oscar critics
“My iphone shattered the morning of the Oscars,” he tweeted “I probably should have read more into that. #harbinger” PLUS: Oscar numbers fell from 43.7 million last year to 36.3 million this year.

Parks and Rec series finale will honor Harris Wittels
The late comedian and co-executive producer will get a special tribute after Tuesday’s series finale.

Calista Flockhart cast as Supergirl’s boss
The Ally McBeal alum will play Cat Grant, Kara Zor-El’s media mogul boss.

The Office‘s Angela Kinsey joins ABC comedy pilot The 46 Percenters
Kinsey co-wrote the buddy comedy about the 46% of the population who choose to stay married.

Fox comedy 48 Hours Til Monday adds SNL alums Jane Curtin and Rob Riggle
She’ll play his mother-in-law in a comedy about a husband’s struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell.

Accused killer of American Sniper Chris Kyle allegedly used Seinfeld to fake insanity defense
Prosecutors last week presented evidence that Eddie Routh used a Seinfeld episode in which Kramer believes he’s “Pig Man” in his insanity defense.

John C. Reilly stars in a Too Many Cooks-like Adult Swim sitcom “pilot”
Check him out as awkward health correspondent character Steve Brule in Bag Boy.

Fox’s Scream Queens adds Niecy Nash and Lucien Laviscount
The Getting On star will play a private security guard who can kick butt, while Skins alum Laviscount’s role hasn’t been revealed.

Watch the making of a Lego Oscar statue
“Brick artist” Nathan Sawaya made all the Lego Oscars handed out Sunday, using glue.

AMC’s Turn gets a Season 2 premiere date
The Revolutionary War drama returns April 13.

Check out the Game of Thrones Season 4 blooper reel
HBO put out the blooper reel to promote the Season 4 Blu-ray.

Better Call Saul co-creator developing an HBO Wall Street movie
Peter Gould is adapting Guy Lawson’s 2012 nonfiction book Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market and Wall Street’s Wildest Con.