Today in show business news: Lifetime cancels Jennifer Love Hewitt's massage parlor show, The Sound of Music finds its kids, and a look at Tilda Swinton as a vampire.
Poor Jennifer Love Hewitt. Lifetime has canceled her handjob drama The Client List after two seasons. What happened? Well, it wasn't necessarily a ratings problem, though those were down. Deadline says the show, about a single mom working as a massage therapist and providing, ahem, extra services, was "mainly talent-related," so maybe we shouldn't be saying poor Jennifer Love Hewitt just yet! Unless it was that Loretta Devine causing problems. Or, actually, more likely it was Cybill Shepherd-related. She seems difficult. Whatever the reason, the show is now done. Lifetime once had a show about handjobs, and now it no longer has a show about handjobs. End of an era, really. [Deadline]
After all these years, Shane West is still holdin' on. The actor, who first made waves in teen fare like A Walk to Remember and Whatever It Takes and the series Once and Again before doing 70 episodes of ER, has landed himself another show. He'll star in WGN's first-ever scripted series, Salem, about the Massachusetts town in the 17th century. Like during all the witch business. He'll play Goody Proctor. No, no, he's playing the romantic lead! C'mon, it's Shane West. The character is described as "handsome, tough, pragmatic, wry-humored, not a man to suffer fools, a hardened veteran of 10 years of war and captivity at the hands of the Indians." That sounds about right. [The Hollywood Reporter]