Various blogs and Ashley Greene fansites are reporting that she's been cast in a new pilot, which has something vaguely to do with fashion? It's called Americana, and theoretically she'd be playing someone named Alice again (no word on whether or not her character is gay--we'll see how the ratings do). Anyway, it seems like a smart thing to do, right? I mean clearly movies aren't working out so well for this kid! I heard the other day that LOL just premiered...in Singapore. I don't know if that's true or not, but I want it to be SO BADLY.
(Also, weirdly enough, AG's doppelganger Janet Montgomery has also been cast in a new pilot, a legal drama called Big Baby or something. What happens if AG and JM meet each other? Like, a up-fronts or something? Will it tear a hole in the fabric of the universe?)
So what is this move to TV, career-wise? A step up? The prevailing wisdom, since The Sopranos, essentially, has been that TV is the new place for good writing and acting and all that shit. Maybe there was a lull in that narrative for a while but Mad Men and Breaking Bad brought it back hard. Plus, today, in response to the news that the Starz catalog really is being pulled from Netflix (go watch Party Down right now if you haven't already!) the Atlantic Wire's Rebecca Greenfield argues that the Internet is more accommodating to television anyway. (I don't know about you, but if I miss a movie in theater now, the likelihood that I will ever see it has gone way down. Where the fuck am I going to find it? Red box? iTunes rentals? What the fuck are they? Get off my lawn!) But I watch a lot more TV now.
Then again, Dan Brown released a video the other day arguing that TV, as we know it, is archaic and not long for this world. There's a lot of evidence to back him up when you look at the breakdown of the old structures of broadcast television, right? TV shows now vary weirdly in length and format and distribution method. "Appointment viewing" is a phrase only really used in jokes. NBC used to be a radio station, someday it will be a website. Is pilot season really going to be a thing for much longer? Is TV going to be particularly lucrative anymore? In a way, isn't the fact that TV is more successful on Netflix a sign that it's less successful in general?
Elsewhere: some guy argues that Rooney Mara is the new Kristen Stewart. Why? Because she seems like a bitch! Hey, fuck you, guy!
Jay Baruchel, co-star of the upcoming RPattz flick Cosmopolis, predicts that Twi-Hards won't come out to see it. Why? Because it is "exceedingly strange." He's right that they won't, but they won't because Twilight fans haven't turned out for any of Pattinson's other projects either. If he's not a vampire, they ain't having it! Which is probably a relief to Robert Pattinson. Keep on keeping on, buddy.