Today in casting (and other Hollywood news): Mark and Donnie Wahlberg give themselves a reality show, Stevie Nicks will guest on American Horror Story, and there's word about the next big thing.
Interesting. The brothers Wahlberg, Marky and Donnie, have cast themselves on a reality show. They've just sold a series to A&E — what, A&E wasn't going to buy it, wasn't going to greenlight it? — about their Massachusetts restaurant, Wahlburgers. Yes, the Wahlbergs have a restaurant called Wahlburgers. A third Wahlberg brother is the chef. So the show will offer a look at the ins and outs of running a restaurant, and expanding a franchise — a second Wahlburgers is set to open in Toronto. The show will also feature the real Johnny Drama, the inspiration for the operatically pathetic Entourage character, and the Wahlbergs' mom. So that actually sounds fun! Why not? The Wahlbergs have a restaurant and they want us to see it. Sure. That's fine. I'll probably stop by and say hi. Via the television, of course. I'm not about to drive to Hingham. Come on. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Is Stevie Nicks a witch? Many think so. There have been whispers and rumors (and Rumours) and of course she dresses like she dresses and has wild hair like she has wild hair, so it's pretty reasonable to think that Stevie Nicks is a witch. Plus there was this troubling news story. So we've reason to suspect! Reason enough that Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Coven made a joke about Nicks being some kind of grand high witch in a recent episode. And now, as if a beautiful spell has been cast, Ms. Nicks will be appearing on the show. We know this because of a tweet and so only have a few characters' worth of information, but the common thinking is that she'll have scenes with Lily Rabe's character, who is obsessed with Stevie. So that is pretty exciting, yes? Last season, a lot of that show's stunts were annoying — Adam Levine, ugh — but this season? They're fun. Fun season, show. Well done. And welcome, Stevie. If you need a fourth to help call the corners, let me know. [Variety]