Excess Hollywood: 'Idol' alum Brooke White to make acting debut in 'Change of Plans'

  • Former American Idol contestant Brooke White will star in Change of Plans, a TV movie about a singer who must care for her best friend’s children, due to an accident. Idol judge Randy Jackson will cameo. As will another Idol favorite, depending on the reviews. [Associated Press]
  • CSI creator Anthony Zuicker is developing three dramas with CBS — Detail, centered on a security expert; the lawman-centric Desperado; and Treadstone, about the CIA — and one drama with the CW: Spirits, a project described as “Paranormal Activity-meets-CSI.” [Deadline]
  • Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson has signed on to star alongside Mia Wasikowska and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in Glenn Close’s pet project Albert Nobbs. Close stars as a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to get work. The things you must do to get Damages back on the air. [The Playlist]
  • Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk, and Rich Sommer have joined Topher Grace, Jenna Fischer, Malin Akerman, and Chris Messina in rom-com The Giant Mechanical Man, about a zoo worker (Fischer) caught in a love triangle with a street performer (Messina) and a motivational speaker (Grace). [THR]
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the co-writer-directors of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, are in negotiations to helm Bob the Musical, about a man who can suddenly hear the songs in the heads of passersby following an accident. Oh, man, I’d feel bad if he everĀ passed me. [THR]

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  • Tracy Murray

    Oh dear , not another woman takes care of her best friend / sister / sister in law / cousin / co worker / enemy combatant ‘s children after an tragic accident / long illness / violent incident / sudden confession of being a Martian on the run TV movie , haven’t we had enough of those ?

    • J.P.

      Hi, Tracy…too bad your NBA career didn’t really work out. ;)

  • amy

    I loved Brooke White! She is wholesome and sweet.

  • Missy

    I wish Brooke well, but the movie’s plot sounds like something that would be shown in an LDS Sunday School class.

  • The nurse

    Missed the movie on TV – when is it on again?

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