Entourage

ENTOURAGE2013Mark Wahlberg has given a few details regarding the forthcoming Entourage movie.

The actor, who executive-produced the series, said they hope to avoid making something similar to Sex and the City 2.

“We’ll start shooting around the end of the summer,” Wahlberg said.

“It’s never finished. We never wanted it to end, and we’ve always had people complain the episodes are too short, but it got tricky. ‘Sex and the City’ did a great job on the first movie, but it’s tough.

“If we get back to what people really loved about the show which is the guys… over the years they developed great relationships with female characters, but it was essentially about the guys… so we’re going to get back to that. If we don’t do it bad, I think we’ll be ok.” Continue reading »

ENTOURAGE2013The green light has been given for an Entourage movie.

Vinnie Chase and his crew are returning for a one-off outing on the big screen two years after the show wrapped its eighth and final season.

Warner Bros. has given the go-ahead for the movie, which will be directed and written by the series creator Doug Ellin and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.

Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven are all starting to negotiate deals to reprise their roles. Continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees have reportedly filmed cameos for the upcoming eighth season of Entourage.

The pair shot scenes with the cast of the HBO series at Yankee Stadium last week according to the New York Post.

Rodriguez and Teixeira are said to be guest starring in the series as potential investors in Turtle’s (Jerry Ferrara) new business scheme.

The eighth and final season of Entourage begins in July on HBO Canada.

Source: Digital Spy

Entourage actor Kevin Connolly will step behind the camera for the show’s penultimate episode this year.

The 37-year-old actor will direct his second episode of the comedy series after taking the helm of season seven’s penultimate episode as well.

Connelly, who plays Eric Murphy, has had previous directing experience on sitcom Unhappily ever After and the 2007 film Gardener of Eden.

Source: Yahoo.com

A hot summer line-up awaits subscribers of HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), when True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage return with all new episodes.

In addition to premiering every episode day-and-date with HBO in the U.S., HBO Canada subscribers also get access to these water-cooler series when and how they want on HBO Canada OnDemand, HBO Canada OnLine and in High Definition.

 

True Blood – Season 4

Premieres Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO

Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris and created by Alan Ball, True Blood heads back to Bon Temps, Louisiana for its much anticipated 12-episode fourth season. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humour the series continues to tell the tale of Sookie a human/fairy with telepathic gifts and her on-again off-again romance with 174-year-old vampire Bill Compton. Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, Chris Bauer and Deborah Ann Woll.

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 8

Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO

Created by and starring Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, this Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning half-hour comedy series returns for an eighth season. Shot on location in New York and Los Angeles, the 10-episode new season continues to show an unsparing and tongue-in-cheek depiction of David’s life. Also starring Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein and J.B. Smoove.

 

Entourage – Final Season

Premieres Sunday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO

Created by Doug Ellin, and executive produced by Ellin, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg, Entourage returns for its eighth and final season with eight new episodes. The hit half-hour comedy draws on the experiences of Hollywood insiders and tells the story of four long-time buddies from Queens who share the highs and lows of life in the fast lane of Hollywood. Starring Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and three-time Emmy®-winner Jeremy Piven.

 

New episodes of True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage will be broadcast in High Definition, and available on demand following their network premieres. In Eastern Canada the series will be available via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers, Bell TV and Videotron and in Western Canada via HBO Canada Online with Shaw Video On Demand, Shaw Direct Video On Demand and Bell TV Online.

The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki has landed a guest spot on the upcoming final season of Entourage.

The actor, who plays Leonard on the sitcom, has signed on for a guest appearance as himself on Entourage where he will play a “tougher” version of himself.

It is believed that Galecki’s character will attempt to pull Eric’s (Kevin Connelly) on-again/off-again girlfriend Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) during his guest stint.

Entourage will return this year.

Source: E! Online

Entourage executive producer Mark Wahlberg has vowed to pursue a film version of the popular series.

Wahlberg told Entertainment Weekly that the cast and crew are keen to get the ball rolling on a movie based on the dramedy following its final season.

“We have one season left on TV and then it would probably take place after the finale,” he said.

Wahlberg believes that the TV series would transfer well to the big screen. 

“There are places to go. I’m still here all these years later, aren’t I? My story didn’t end in my 20s.”

Wahlberg went on to say that a movie wouldn’t be made “ if we don’t have a good script.”

Source: Digital Spy, Entertainment Weekly

HBO has officially announced that the end of Entourage is near.

The series, which follows actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his crew around LA, will come to a finish mid-way through next year.

A shortened final season run has been ordered by HBO which could be as little as six episodes which will take place after the current seventh season.

“Next summer will definitely be the final season,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo confirmed over the weekend.

There were hints towards the possibility of series creator Doug Ellin writing an Entourage film but due to Ellin’s commitment to other projects he is pitching to the network this may be sidelined.

Source: HR

 

Canadian actor Maury Chaykin has died, aged 61.

Chaykin is best known for his role in HBO series Entourage where he played over-the-top producer Harvey Weingard, a take on real life producer Harvey Weinstein.

His manager Paul Hemrend has confirmed that the actor passed away at a Toronto hospital surrounded by his family on early Tuesday morning, which was his birthday.

Chaykin had been battling kidney problems for some time.

Chaykin appeared on HBO series Less Than Kind in recent times and series producer Mark McKinney had this to say of the veteran actor: “He was one of our greatest actors.

“Maury’s an actor of unparalleled gifts, you cannot learn what he had in spades – you could study for 1000 years. He had an incredible gift, an instant quickness.”

Chaykin has appeared in the likes of Dances With Wolves, The Postman, Owning Mahoney, Mystery, Alaska, A Life Less Ordinary, and The Adjuster over the years as well as various TV series including  CSI, and Boston Legal.

Source: Stuff

 

Another adult film star is Entourage-bound with news that a male “actor” has been cast in a guest role.

Tommy Gunn will make an appearance in one episode of the show’s current seventh season, alongside fellow adult film star Sasha Grey.

It is understood Gunn will play Grey’s ex-boyfriend in the episode who is introduced to Adrain Grenier’s Vince at a photo shoot.

Gunn said: “My appearance was brief, but I did get some dialogue with the lead characters. In the scene, I play Sasha’s ex and there’s a lot of tension while she introduces me to her new boyfriend.”

Source: Digital Spy