- Get ready for some long-term sitting, Broadway audiences: Robin Williams is in negotiations to make his acting debut on the Great White Way in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. [NYT]
- Demetri Martin has signed on to star, write, and produce a vehicle for himself on CBS. Here’s an Important Thing for Martin: Not using a laugh track, please. [Variety]
- Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet announced via press release that it has acquired rights to the Hayden Christensen- and John Leguizamo-starring Vanishing on 7th Street, a horror film surrounding the misplacement of my friend during a drunken night in the East Village a Detroit power outage.
- Numb3rs star David Krumholtz is joining Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, and James Tupper in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, about a wealthy man who inherits several penguins. Haven’t I seen this movie before? [THR]
- Vh1 will turn the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies film into the network’s first scripted dramedy. (No, Vh1’s dearly departed dramedy Rock of Love Bus doesn’t count, because you can’t write lines like: “People who eat basil are lame.”) [Variety]
Excess Hollywood: Robin Williams in talks for Broadway
- 'Rush Hour,' 2 more pilots ordered by CBS
- 'Chicago P.D.' role for 'Shameless' alum
- Emma Watson as 'Beauty and the Beast' Belle
- Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' = Tom Petty cash
- Dropkick Murphys vote no on pol using song
- Chris Weitz in as 'Star Wars' film writer: Report
- Cosby accused by ex-film exec Cindra Ladd
- 'Birdman' wins Best Cast at SAG Awards
- Nick Jonas + Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'
- 'Mission: Impossible 5' moves to July 31
- Tom DeLonge: 'I'm not leaving Blink-182'
- 'X-Men' TV series? Fox in early stage talks