Jada Pinkett Smith
Chang said the couple had mutually agreed to the divorce. "We realized very, very early on that even though we're not together, this story's not over," Anthony told 'Nightline.' "There's stuff to do together. There's life to see together through Max and Emmy. You know what I mean? So it's all good, man."
Jada Pinkett Smith headlined the drama series about Christina Hawthorne, a tough nurse who becomes the COO and president of James River Hospital.
"TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of 'HawthoRNe,'" the network said in a statement. "TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved in 'HawthoRNe.' The series gave TNT the opportunity to work with many outstanding people, including Jada Pinkett Smith and the rest of the show's talented cast, crew, producers and writers. We wish everyone involved with 'HawthoRNe' nothing but the best."
The series also starred Marc Anthony, Michael Vartan and Vanessa Lengies. The first two seasons averaged a little more than 3 millions viewers each.
Pinkett Smith promised that things would heat up on the third season of 'HawthoRNe' thanks to her character's love triangle with Dr. Wakefield, played by 'Alias' alum Michael Vartan, and Detective Nick Renata, played by new cast member Marc Anthony, who Pinkett Smith dubbed "Brown thunder."
Anthony is also the show's new "executive music person," says Smith, who also revealed that she envied Vartan, because he go to use the "A" word on a recent episode.
"I think he's probably one of the best story structuralists there is," she said of her husband. "I'm very character-oriented, so sometimes we clash with story and character."
More specifically, while he will sometimes feel inclined to force a character into a great story, she has to believe it within that character's personality to engage in those story elements.
Mos Def Books 'Dexter' Arc, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to Guest on 'Oprah' Final Epsiode and More
Mos Def's multi-episode arc will see him play a born again ex-con who "seems to continually find himself surrounded by violence," according to The Hollywood Reporter. As expected, Dexter "will reveal the truth of who he really is."
The actor joins Colin Hanks as one of Dexter's season six nemeses.
In other TV news ...
• Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will appear on the 'Oprah' finale. The husband and wife team will chat with Winfrey as she says goodbye after 25 years. The final episode is scheduled to air on May 25. [TV Guide]
• Seth Gabel has been promoted to series regular on 'Fringe.' The 'Dirty Sexy Money' actor has recurred on the Fox sci-fi drama for the past two seasons as Lincoln Lee. [TV Line]
• 'Falling Skies' hasn't even premiered yet and already TNT is considering a season 2. The network is reportedly looking to hire a showrunner for the potential second season. [Deadline]
"Most child actors, they are the breadwinners of their home," explained Pinkett Smith on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC). "Well, Jaden will have to do quite a few more movies before he becomes the breadwinner of the Smith family home."
"But this karate can be a dangerous thing, you know. I mean if he keeps up with that..." said the host. Pinkett Smith replied, "That's true, but you have to remember his father played Ali and his mother was in two 'Matrix' films." Good point.
This particular family dynamic all sounds pretty appealing to Jimmy Kimmel. Will they adopt him? "Jimmy Pinkett Smith" has a nice ring to it.
George Lopez revealed a photo of Jada rockin out during Ozzfest. In 2005, her "melodic metal" band Wicked Wisdom was a second-stage act on the tour, with mixed results.
"At first it was a little rough," she shared. "I was getting death threats and all kinds of things. But we went out there and after the first week, we got our feet on the ground. We finished in Florida, and we made ... somewhat of an impression."
That's not a huge endorsement. Something tells us little Willow may steer clear of that genre.
Referring to her character on the series, Pinkett Smith said, "She falls in love with [the character played by] Michael Vartan, which is gonna be very challenging considering she's still a widow--"
"And in real life you're married to Will Smith," added Jimmy Fallon. "That must be awkward, right?"
When she had to kiss Vartan, she realized what a difference a 15-year marriage makes. "I stopped doing love scenes once I got married, so I haven't been touched by another man in a very long time," she said. "When another man is touching you, your body is like [she makes warning-alert sounds] ... The red signals go off. Invasion! Invasion!"
"I want to know what you do to keep this flame burning," Winfrey asked. Will played the shy, embarrassed husband while Jada jumped right in with "How saucy do you want to get, Oprah?" "Hey, we got kids in the green room," Will wisecracked.
Really, though, what does Jada do? "I always surprise him," she said. How? She might send him a sexy picture of some sort. And if they're on the set of 'Hawthorne,' "we might take a little break" she said.
But when you visit the set of a medical drama, what better place to conduct interviews than an old emergency room? That's exactly where I sat down with the show's star Jada Pinkett Smith at the fictitious Richmond Trinity Hospital. Her stories about hubby Will Smith and son Jaden filming his new movie, 'Kung Fu Kid,' with Jackie Chan -- made me forget all about our (quite possibly haunted) surroundings.
Watch to see what else Jada dished about her "off the hook" character, Christina Hawthorne, and what to expect from the rest of the first season. -- By Maggie Furlong
Anyone else think that Jada Pinkett Smith deserves a better career than she's gotten? Her IMDB page screams regrettable movies that didn't showcase her acting skills. I loved watching her in Hawthorne and truly think she can handle Oscar-caliber roles.
And for future reference, I'm going to write all of my sentences like HawthoRNe. IT miGHt tAKE somE tIMe, bUt we'Ll gET uSEd TO iT.
When the networks go into summer hibernation, it's time for the cable networks to come out and play. While they've been making inroads with fall and spring original programming, most cable networks stick to the summer frame where competition is light and they put up huge numbers that NBC would envy. TNT added a few shows to achieve a three-night schedule of original programming this summer, bringing it closer and closer to full network programming levels. And TNT knows a thing or two about massive ratings hits.
They're coupling smash hit The Closer at 9 PM ET with Raising the Bar at 10 on Mondays starting June 8. Bar launched huge and secured a renewal before everyone realized what a huge steaming pile of crap it was. So now it's got the cushiest timeslot on the network to try and win back all the viewers it pissed away. Let's hope they've improved the product and Felicityed Mark Paul-Gosselaar's hair.
This seems to me an example of a trickle-down effect. Due to the Internet and video-on-demand, reruns simply don't work anymore in keeping a network in business. Original drama worked so well for premium networks such as HBO and Showtime that standard cable stations such as AMC, TNT and several others took it upon themselves to do the same.
I guess Leverage is such a winner for the network that it can afford to add to its line-up. At this rate, there is going to be too much original television offered weekly for a human being to possibly keep up (if there isn't already), which is why video-on-demand was invented in the first place.
Out of the dozens and dozens of shows that go to pilot every season, we only see a handful. Some of them vanish forever and some might end up online in one way or another.
Below is a list of ten shows that didn't make the fall schedule on the networks this year. Some of them might show up midseason, but most won't. And just for a little added fun, I've included three shows that are completely made up. Can you tell which ones they are? I'll answer in the comments later tonight (and don't go looking online for the answer; that's no fun). The shows are listed after the jump. Some of them sound crazy, but hey, if you told me two years ago that those Geico cavemen commercials would be a series...
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