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First Look: Elisabeth Moss in 'The Heidi Chronicles' on Broadway

With Mad Men‘s end approaching, Elisabeth Moss is leaving Peggy Olson behind her. But she’s currently preparing to play a woman who is something of a spiritual sister to the ambitious Sterling Cooper & Partners copy chief: the titular character in a revival of the late Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles.

“It’s kind of cool to pick up where Peggy leaves off,” Moss told EW. “Heidi is obviously younger than Peggy. She’s another, younger generation, so she’ll be exploring what it is to be a woman in the decades after we leave Peggy. I never intended to play Peggy as someone in the ’60s. I always wanted her to be really identifiable and really modern and I feel the same way about Heidi. Even though it is set in periods, I feel like she’s such a modern woman and she’s so identifiable.”


Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs to star in Broadway revival of 'The Heidi Chronicles'

It’s going to be one mad spring for Elisabeth Moss.

The Mad Men actress will return to Broadway to star in the title role of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. The production is expected to begin in February 2015 with an official opening in early March, around the same time the final season of Mad Men concludes. Moss first appeared on Broadway opposite Jeremy Piven (though briefly) and Raul Esparza in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow in 2008. She will be joined by Orange is the New Black‘s Jason Biggs, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo.


Jason Biggs talks 'Orange is the New Black' with real-life Larry

Larry gets a bad rap on Orange is the New Black. He’s annoying, fans say, the worst. True, Larry isn’t the most likable—he used Piper going to prison to get ahead in his work, he is incredibly self-absorbed, and, oh yeah, he had an affair with Piper’s best friend. Oof. 

Though Jason Biggs’ portrayal doesn’t exactly always inspire sympathy, the real Larry—a writer named Larry Smith, who in real life is married to Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman—doesn’t seem to have hard feelings: The two recently got together for an interview in which Smith claimed he didn’t fart in bed with Piper (yeah, okay, Larry) and Biggs revealed what scenes make him uncomfortable, and how he prepares for them (hint: he doesn’t). Highlights from their chat:


Jason Biggs hates on SeaWorld in new PETA commercial -- VIDEO


Tip: Don’t invite Jason Biggs to SeaWorld.

The Orange is the New Black actor partnered with PETA for an anti-Sea World ad that seems to starts of as a pro-SeaWorld ad: “When I have kids, I can’t wait to take them to SeaWorld,” he starts before making a jab at the theme park. “Maybe they’ll get lucky, see one of the trainers get their legs ripped off.” Sounds like some harmless family fun to us.


'Orange Is the New Black' at PaleyFest: Five things we learned from the panel -- VIDEO

The Dolby Theatre stage was filled with a beautifully eclectic group of women when the cast of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Orange Is the New Black sat down for their first PaleyFest panel. Well, it was almost all women. Joining creator Jenji Kohan and stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, and Natasha Lyonne, among others, were two of the men of the series: Jason Biggs and Michael Harney. However, the talk of the night mainly focused on the diversity of the show and the bond the cast mates have outside of their prison set. From the amount of giggling that went on throughout the night, it appears they know how to have a good time together sans screwdriver (more on that later!).

From a new inmate to explanations of some of the differences between the original book and series, the panel revealed some exciting things for OITNB fans eagerly anticipating the show’s return to the streaming site in June. Here are five things we learned: READ FULL STORY

Jason Biggs' wife finds humor in the story of her miscarriage in 'Cosmo' essay

Sure, Jason Biggs has a reputation for being candid — but he may have nothing on his wife, Jenny Mollen. Turns out, Biggs’ partner isn’t just an actress (best known, perhaps, for playing Angel’s werewolf girlfriend Nina on Angel); she’s also a writer who will publish her first collection of comic essays this summer. And if those pieces are as provocative as the article Mollen wrote for Cosmopolitan‘s website, her book might end up causing quite a stir.

“First Comes Miscarriage, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Baby” opens with Mollen recalling the first thing Biggs’ mother said after learning that Mollen had gotten “knocked up” by her son: “You know you don’t have to marry her just because she’s pregnant?” That quote sets the tone for the rest of the piece, a mostly humorous chronicle of what happened when Mollen found herself suddenly pregnant just six months after she and Biggs started dating — then lost the baby three months after that.

As if it weren’t clear already, Mollen’s essay isn’t for the faint of heart. Here, for example, is how she describes the baby’s conception:

Jason Biggs calls Tara Reid a 'hot mess;' Tara Reid is not amused

The days of pie and roses are over.

When Sharknado star Tara Reid landed in Los Angeles Sunday after a long weekend jaunt to Israel, she discovered a nasty surprise: Her old American Pie pal Jason Biggs had gone on Watch What Happens Live a few weeks ago. During the show, host Andy Cohen asked his guest to come up with Orange Is the New Black-style prison nicknames for some of his old costars — including Reid. Biggs’s response? “Hot Mess.”


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