The gender pay gap continues to be a problem, even for top-paid Hollywood actresses like Natalie Portman. In a new interview, Portman, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in awards season favorite Jackie, called out the “crazy” disparity between her salary and that of a certain male co-star — who earned three times what Portman did back in 2011, despite the fact that she was an Oscar-nominated actress on the verge of securing the statue for her role in Black Swan.
Ahead of today’s TCA ’16 panel, Netflix has unveiled a slew of release dates for new original series, including Baz Luhrmann’s musical The Get Down, the Winona Ryder thriller Stranger Things, and shows from Will Arnett, Ashton Kutcher and the service’s first French-language series, starring Gerard Depardieu. These shows join established series Orange Is the New Black, Jessica Jones, Grace and Frankie and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, with Netflix also announcing returning dates for those favorites.
FOX’s Family Guy has never lacked for star power in its seasonal guest roster, and Season 14 should prove no exception, even in live-action. That’s right, series star Mila Kunis will loan out husband Ashton Kutcher for a live-action Family Guy short, while other guest stars run the gamut between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Margaret Cho.
Ashton Kutcher’s sitcom return behind Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men departure seemed like a welcome bit of nostalgia, one Netflix aims to double down on in returning Kutcher to TV alongside his That ‘70s Show castmate. Danny Masterson will join Kutcher on new comedy The Ranch, which also brings with it a new distribution model for Netflix.
If and when you see ‘Annie,’ you’ll notice the fake movie within the movie called ‘Moonquake Lake,’ starring Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Rihanna. The trailer for that film wasn’t helmed by ‘Annie’ director Will Gluck, though—it was put together by hilarious geniuses Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the filmmaking duo behind the ‘Jump Street’ films and ‘The LEGO Movie.’ Not only does this trailer perfectly parody ‘Twilight’ and similar angsty, supernatural romance films for young adults, but it comes with its own theme song from Beck and Sia.
We’ve mostly stayed away from any ‘Two and a Half Men’ hubbub since Charlie Sheen’s crazy days settled down, and Angus T. Jones similarly talked himself out of a job, but with the CBS comedy’s series finale firmly set for February 19, we’re at least curious if Charlie Sheen can negotiate a return appearance. Judging by Ashton Kutcher’s coy performance in a recent ‘Ellen’ interview, that looks to be the case.
Whereas CBS' decision to not move forward with 'HIMYM' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' proved pretty surprising, the fate of 'Two and a Half Men' was long overdue. The Ashton Kutcher comedy will indeed return for season 12 this fall, though the network finally confirmed that one of Chuck Lorre's flagship vehicles will come to a merciful end with a series finale thereafter.
Normally we'd consider CBS' long-running 'Two and a Half Men' out of our wheelhouse, particularly given how unrecognizable the series has become from its original inception, but the latest casting coup is too retro to ignore. Ashton Kutcher will reunite with his 'That '70s Show' co-star (and now fiancee) Mila Kunis for an arc later on this season, but what does it mean for the show?