Today in show business news: Your favorite network is finally going On Demand, Johnny Depp boards a mysterious new project, and Oprah Winfrey has things cooking with both HBO and Justin Bieber.
After six years of
assaulting blessing our proud but tattered nation with its particular brand of moody teen programming, The CW will finally, finally begin offering its shows on Video On Demand. If you're a Comcast customer, that is. Yes, through Xfinity On Demand, The CW is making its stable of shows — from hunkfest Arrow to hunkfest The Vampire Diaries — available for whenever-the-hell-ya-want Comcast consumption, the four most recent episodes at a time. You're still sh-t outta luck if you don't have Comcast, which includes us miserable Time Warner slaves in New York, but maybe when you go home to visit your parents you'll be able to catch up on everything you missed for the past month of Gossip Girl or Homeboys In Outer Space. Haha, just kidding, you'd never watch Gossip Girl. So hopefully if this all goes well, we'll all soon be glutting ourselves on episode after episode (up to four) of sweet, sweet Wincest. Let the Wincest flow through you like The Force! If you are a Comcast customer! [The Hollywood Reporter]
Little-known actor Johnny Depp has signed on to star in longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister's directing debut. The movie is called Transcendence and that's... about all we know about it. There are no plot details or costars or anything like that. We know the title, we know Johnny Depp is in it, and we know that Pfister, an Oscar-winner for Inception, is very good at what he does, but that's it. Though, that feels like enough to go on right now, doesn't it? Wouldn't it be crazy if Johnny Depp played, like, an actual person in this one? That'd be wild. But I don't know if the world of cinema is quite ready for that, especially from a first-time director. So, get out the wig trunk, Pfister. Let's play this one a little safe. [Deadline]