Craig, Weisz to star in ‘Betrayal’ on Broadway
NEW YORK — Real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to play an adulterous stage couple in a Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.”
Weisz will make her Broadway debut in Pinter’s 1978 study in deception, which charts an extramarital affair in reverse. Her character, Emma, is married to Craig’s Robert, but is having an affair with Jerry, played by rising star Rafe Spall.
James Bond star Craig last appeared on Broadway in 2009 in “A Steady Rain.”
Broadway veteran Mike Nichols will direct the production, which previews from Oct. 1 and opens Nov. 3 at New York’s Barrymore Theatre.
Swift, Bieber, Mars to sing Billboard night
NEW YORK — Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber will hit the stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 19. Billboard says that Bruno Mars and R&B singer Miguel also will perform at the awards show.
Those acts are finalists for the milestone award, a new honor presented to an act who has achieved a landmark on the Billboard charts in the past year. Other nominees include The Band Perry and Pitbull.
Prince will receive the icon award at the show, to air live at 8 p.m. on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Online voting is open for the milestone award and will be narrowed to three finalists later this month.
The changing faces, channels in TV news
We’ll get to the point quickly: CNN’s new prime-time talk show is gone after a week.
CNN described “The Point” as a one-week experiment in the 10 p.m. time slot. It featured Donny Deutsch and panelists chewing over the day’s news. But the Nielsen Company said it averaged 268,000 viewers one week.
In other moves, news anchor Rebecca Jarvis is heading to ABC News. ABC says Jarvis will join the network later this month as its chief business and economics correspondent. During her three years with CBS, Jarvis reported on business and economics affairs. She also co-anchored “CBS This Saturday.”
And veteran correspondent Byron Pitts is jumping from CBS to ABC News, where he will be chief national correspondent and a fill-in anchor for various broadcasts.
Pitts spent 15 years at CBS News, where he covered political conventions and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Actresses Wilde, Stone team for Revlon event
LOS ANGELES — Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone are getting ready to share the spotlight, and Wilde’s fiance might be there, too.
Wilde and Stone will return as co-hosts of the annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York on May 4, and Wilde says Jason Sudeikis may join her for the 5K fundraiser.
Revlon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation also announced that expectant mom Halle Berry will host the Los Angeles event for the seventh time. It’s set for May 11.
The Run/Walk for Women has drawn nearly a million participants and donated more than $68 million to support women’s cancer research since it was established in 1994.
Springer doing a show on tabloid newspapers
NEW YORK — Jerry Springer is getting another television show.
The Investigation Discovery network says Springer will be host of “Tabloid,” a new weekly series that will look at some of the bizarre stories in the tabloids found at supermarket checkout lines.
The series will debut early next year. ID said Springer was a natural choice because he’s no stranger to over-the-top characters.
‘Transformers 4’ taking shape with China’s help
LOS ANGELES — Michael Bay’s “Transformers” robots are shaping up again with an assist from China.
Paramount Pictures has announced a deal with China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises to help on the production of “Transformers 4,” the next installment in the director’s blockbuster franchise.
According to the agreement, China Movie Channel, which is overseen by the Chinese government, will help select filming sites in China and with theatrical promotion and possibly post-production work there.
It also will work with the filmmakers on casting Chinese actors in the movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg and is due out in June 2014.
Jiaflix, headed by former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis, brokered the deal.
Tribeca to close with ‘Comedy’ restoration
NEW YORK — The Tribeca Film Festival will close with a 30th anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy.”
This year’s festival will bow out April 27 with a classic from one of its founders: Robert De Niro. In the 1983 dark comedy, he stars as aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin, whose obsessive celebrity hounding leads to kidnapping.
Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said it had always been a goal of Scorsese’s to use the festival, with which he’s closely associated, to showcase restored and rediscovered films.
The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens April 17. Visit www.tribecafilm.com/festival.
MTV’s VMAs taking a road trip to Brooklyn
NEW YORK — The Video Music Awards are taking a road trip to Brooklyn.
MTV’s showcase awards show is traditionally held in Los Angeles or Manhattan.
This year the show will be held Aug. 25 at the new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
MTV will celebrate 30 years of the VMAs this year.
China will help in the production of “Transformers 4.”×
Jerry Lewis (left) and Robert De Niro in a scene from the movie “The King of Comedy.” The Tribeca Film Festival will close with a 30th anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese’s film.×
Taylor Swift will join Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and R&B singer Miguel at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19 in Las Vegas.×
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Craig and Weisz are to play an adulterous stage couple in a Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.”×
This April 2012 photo shows Rebecca Jarvis at The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. ABC says CBS News anchor Jarvis will join the network later this month as its chief business and economics correspondent.×
This August 2007 photo shows then-Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (left) answeing questions from members of the National Association of Black Journalists at the 32nd NABJ Convention at Bally’s hotel-casino in Las Vegas, with moderator Byron Pitts of CBS News. Pitts is jumping from CBS to ABC News, where he will be chief national correspondent and a fill-in anchor for various broadcasts.×
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