Today in show business news: Disney raises its park fares to almost $400 per day for a family of four, Showtime finds a leading man, and The Killing holds steady.
If you've got little ones constantly pulling on your pant legs, tearfully begging you to take them to Disney World, or if you're one of those whimsical adults who loves going to children's theme parks, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. It will now cost any person over the age of ten $92 for a day pass to Disneyland, plus $16 in parking fees, and a whopping $95 for Disney World. So if your kid's in fourth grade, that'll be nearly a hundred bucks to take them on the Dumbo ride. Or to wait in line at Splash Mountain. To pay twenty bucks for a soda and a damn churro. It's an expensive place, is what I'm saying. That's nearly $400 for a family of four to spend a single day at Disney World, forget hotels and flights and food and whatever souvenir you're hoodwinked into buying. So, I dunno. Maybe just put on the Aladdin DVD and call it a day. They can go to Disney when they're older and can pay for themselves. Or maybe they just won't go at all. I mean by the time they grow up it'll be like $200. Who's got that kinda money to ride the Thunder Mountain Railroad? [Deadline]
Dominic West, of The Wire fame but also of course Mona Lisa Smile, has been cast as the lead on a new Showtime pilot. The show is called The Affair and is about "two marriages, the affair that disrupts them and the fallout that ensues." West will play a stable family man who meets another woman and falls in love. Ohh so wait, was it inspired by this maybe? That would be fascinating. The show is from the creators of In Treatment, so it will likely be a very serious affair, but I wouldn't mind a little scandal and tawdriness. Not that that story is necessarily so tawdry, but this is Showtime. They could tawd it up, couldn't they? Tawd, Showtime. Tawd! [The Hollywood Reporter]