Private Practice

Amy Brenneman Joins Justin Theroux in HBO’s The Leftovers

It looks like Jennifer Anniston will be sharing Justin Theroux with another woman. Former Private Practice and Judging Amy star Amy Brenneman has landed the role of Laurie Garvey opposite Theroux’s Kevin Garvey in the upcoming, HBO drama, The Leftovers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two will play spouces on a post-rapture Earth.

Based on the book of the same name, The Leftovers takes place as the Rapture happens -- but not quite like it’s supposed to. The drama, from Damon Lindelof, tells the story of the people who didn’t make the cut and a world that will never be the same.

Shonda Rhimes Wants Addison Montgomery Back on Grey’s Anatomy

Please, please, please let this happen! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes would like to bring Kate Walsh back as Addison Montgomery at some point. Unfortunately, there are no immediate plans to do so.

"I would love to see Addison back at Seattle Grace at some point for a visit," Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter recently. "I've said a million times that before the show ends its run, Addison has got to put on her shoes and scrub cap and come scrub in at the hospital. That's a given for me."

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Shonda Rhimes on Katherine Heigl's Grey's Anatomy Exit: "On Some Level It Stung"

Don't expect Katherine Heigl to return to Seattle Grace anytime soon. Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes spoke with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night to discuss her latest primetime drama Scandal, featuring Kerry Washington.  The Mighty O asked Rhimes about Heigl's controversial 2008 decision to pull her name from Emmy nominations. Fans of the series recall Heigl told the press she wasn't submitting since the writing for her character wasn't up to snuff. Ouch. Rhimes has kept mum on Heigl's diss until now. Said Rhimes on Oprah's Next Chapter:

On some level it stung, and on some level I was not surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well. READ MORE

Audra McDonald Returning For Private Practice Series Finale


With the Private Practice series finale looming in January, the ABC drama has decided to bring back a much-missed face. According to TV Guide, Audra McDonald will reprise the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett for in the series finale.
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ABC Pulls The Plug on Private Practice


 

Say goodbye to the doctors of Santa Monica's fictional Oceanside Wellness Group. After six seasons, ABC has decided to end Private Practice's run once it completes the current 13-episode order. Per Deadline, ABC and Private Practice's showrunner/creator Shonda Rhimes mutually came to the decision to end the series after the Mouse House declined to give it an additional 9-episode pickup.

PC #58: They Shoot Big Birds, Don't They?

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in pop culture, celebrity gossip, TV and movie headlines.

Is the feud between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey for real? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to get rid of Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Saturday Night Live lampoons President Barack Obama’s debate performance. Big offers are coming in for the Hulk Hogan sex tape. The Houston family wants to restrict Bobbi Kristina’s access to her inheritance from Whitney Houston.

TLC’s T-Boz is getting a reality show on the TLC channel. 666 Park Avenue premieres to soft ratings. What did the Pop Confidential gang think of Revenge, Once Upon a Time and The Good Wife’s season premieres? Grey’s Anatomy goes back in time. Find out which PC co-host doesn’t care about the Quinn mystery on Scandal.  Addison learns Mark Sloan has died on Private Practice.

Taken 2 tops the box office. Adele’s James Bond theme song for the upcoming Skyfall premieres. Jamey is in love with Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.

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