The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Disney gives a blog to a dog, Nancy Meyers and Tina Fey are looking for an old man, and Pauly D is very very rich.
The Disney Channel, the nation's repository for our most important television shows, has announced that they've picked up a new series called Dog With a Blog. The show is about a cat with a Twitter account. No, dumbos, it's about a dog what done have itself a blog! There's also of course a human family involved, a recently married couple and two frequently fighting step siblings, one of whom will be played by this young lady. The mom is going to be played, sadly, by Beth Littleford, who was on The Daily Show like a million years ago and is now on Dog With a Blog. You deserve better, Beth! Anyway, so yeah, the dog is brought into the family as a way to pacify the step-siblings but then they find out that the dog can talk and write and stuff so they freak out and set it ablaze shrieking "Burn, demon! Burn!" which really brings them closer together. That or they find out that the dog wrote something really racist on Taki's Mag and everyone feels really uncomfortable for a while. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Paramount will be producing a new comedy from lifestyle porn expert Nancy Meyers called The Intern. In the film, Tina Fey will play the owner of some sort of e-commerce business that sells mostly fashion and who gets a new intern who's "a senior," only to find out that that doesn't mean high school or college, it means like senior citizen. Like an old man. So...um, well, that happens and Fey is upset but then of course the old man proves invaluable and they form a close bond. Not a romantic bond, mind you. None of that happening here. Just a friend bond. (And they didn't even need a blogging dog to do it!) Apparently Meyers has an old dude in mind for the senior role but hasn't said who, so let's guess. Ian McKellen? Morgan Freeman? George Clooney? Haha, jk jk, McKellen's not that old. Maybe Jack Nicholson? He worked with Nancy Meyers in Something's Gotta Give, after all. Whoever it is, it's kind of hard to get excited about someone getting cast in some old man comedy about friendship. Though of course this could end up being good, Nancy Meyers movies are all strangely enjoyable (yes, even The Holiday), if for no other reason than people's houses are always really nice. Bring on the nice houses! Or, like, nice nursing homes. [Deadline]