Lea Michele to Star in ABC’s Holiday Movie “Same Time, Next Christmas”

Lea Micheleis getting into the Christmasspirit…

The 32-year-old part-Spanish actress is set to star in ABC’s special holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmasfrom Freeform Studios, which is slated to air in December 2019.

Lea Michele

In the movie, the Glee alum will play the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.

“This holiday season holds special importance to me as I get to celebrate both my role in this film and my first-ever holiday album,” said Michele. “I’m honored to return to ABC with this movie event, and I am excited to share the holidays with everyone.”

Same Time, Next Christmas adds to Michele’s Yuletide repertoire as she’ll be releasing her first Christmas album this coming holiday.

Stephen Herekis set to direct and Karen Bloch Morseis writing.

Zovatto Joins Cast of Hulu’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anthology Series “Dimension 404”

Daniel Zovatto is reaching a new Dimension

The 25-year-old Costa Rican actor has joined the cast of Dimension 404, Hulu’s six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series from RocketJump and Lionsgate.

Daniel Zovatto

Zovatto, who has appeared on Fear the Walking Dead, joins a cast that includes new additions Chilean actress and model Lorenza Izzo and Tom Noonan.

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

In one episode, Zovatto will play Zach alongside Sarah Hyland and Patton Oswalt, a smooth-talking heartthrob who can not only sell people on the merits of the brand new and terrifyingly real “Cinethrax” movie format, but gain the adoration of the episode’s young heroin.

In another episode, Izzo will play Val, a confident, brash upstart in the world of competitive video games. But while she ignores her burgeoning adult responsibilities, she discovers a mysterious Energy Drink that can slow down time and give her the competitive edge she thinks she needs.

The cast also includes Ashley Rickards, Joel McHale, Lea Michele, Ryan Lee and Sterling Beaumon.

Dez Dolly created the series with Will Campos, and Dolly is executive producer/showrunner. Co-creators are Dan Johnson and David Welch.

Vergara Among 49 Celebrities Appearing in Orlando Massacre Tribute Video

Sofia Vergara is urging people to stop the hate

The 43-year-old Colombian actress and Modern Family star is among the 49 celebrities honoring the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting massacre in a Ryan Murphy-Produced tribute video.

Sofia Vergara

The 18-minute tribute, directed by Murphy and Ned Martel, was released this week by the Human Rights Campaign.

“On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latino — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were,” reads the description of the video on YouTube. “It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence.”

The video features a photo of each victim, accompanied by a celebrity recounting that person’s individual story. It was filmed over three days, at Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

“The hate that stole these 49 individuals from all those who loved them has been allowed to flourish in our country for too long,” said Murphy in a statement. “No person is born hating another, and we have an obligation as Americans to stand up against prejudice and bigotry that would incite violence against someone simply for who they are. I am proud to have joined with Ned Martel, my talented colleagues, and the Human Rights Campaign to honor these 49 heroes and stop the hate.”

In addition to Vergara, other Latino celebrities who participated in the video include Lea Michele, Edgar Ramirez, George Lopez, Diego Boneta, Demi Lovato, Kid Cudi, Jordana Brewster and Guillermo Díaz.

Learn more at: http://www.hrc.org/StopTheHate.

Bailon to Co-Host Fox’s Summer Reality Series “Knock Knock Live”

It looks like Adrienne Bailon is ready for a knock off….

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress, dancer and television personality will serve as one of the five co-hosts on Fox’s summer reality series Knock Knock Live.

Adrienne Bailon

Bailon, a former star The Cheetah Girls member and current co-host of Fox’s talk show The Real, will be joined by American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, TV host Ross Mathews and radio personalities Jordan “Shorty” Johnson and Chuey Martinez.

Bailon and the gang will travel the country rapping on people’s front doors and giving them a chance to win prizes and meet celebrities.

The network also announced that celebrities set for the Ryan Seacrest-hosted show include Common, David Beckham, Luke Bryan, Mike Holmes, Lea Michele, Meghan Trainor and country duo Florida Georgia Line.

Knock Knock Live is set to premiere on July 21 at 9:00 pm on Fox.

Carpenter to Portray Ariana Grande’s Mom on Fox’s “Scream Queens”

Prepare to hear Charisma Carpenter scream

The 44-year-old part Spanish-American actress and former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror Fox anthology series Scream Queens.

Charisma Carpenter

The show’s star, Emma Roberts, let it slip on Instagram that the comedy will premiere on the first Tuesday of the season, September 22.

In a guest starring/potential recurring role, Carpenter will play the mom of another lead on the show, singer-actress Ariana Grande.

In the first season of Scream Queens, a college campus is rocked by a series of murders. The series, which Murphy created with fellow Glee co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, hails from 20th Century Television and Ryan Murphy Television.

Lea Michele, Diego BonetaJamie Lee Curtis, Oliver Hudson and Abigail Breslin co-star.

Carpenter, who also co-starred on The Lying Game, previously appeared on Angel, Charmed, Veronica Mars and Blue Bloods, and served as the host of ID’s Surviving Evil.

Valderrama’s “Minority Report” Receives “Most Exciting New Series” Honor

It looks like Wilmer Valderrama is one of the minorities to watch next season…

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has named eight honorees for its Most Exciting New Series category, including Fox’s drama pilot Minority Report, starring the 35-year-old Colombian and Venezuelan American actor.

Wilmer Valderrama

In addition to Valderrama’s Minority Report, which also stars Meagan Good, the honorees include American Crime Story (FX), Aquarius (NBC), Blindspot (NBC),  The Muppets (ABC), Scream Queens (Fox), Supergirl (CBS), and UnREAL (Lifetime).

All are dramas except for comedy The Muppets and horror comedy Scream Queens, which stars  Lea Michele and Diego Boneta.

The honorees were chosen by BTJA members from pilots, early episodes and trailers from series premiering after May 1.

The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards will air live May 31 on A&E from the Beverly Hilton. Cat Deeley is hosting.

Michele Appears in First Official Look at Fox’s “Scream Queens”

Lea Michele is bracing for a Screamfest…

The 28-year-old part-Spanish actress and former Glee star gets her geek on in the first official teaser for Fox’s highly anticipated show Scream Queens.

Lea Michele in Scream Queens

In the clip for the comedy/horror anthology from Glee and American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy, Michele appears to be having a bad hair day while wearing a neck brace in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment.

The series revolved around a college rocked by a series of murders. “Worst case scenario. There is a serial killer on the loose,” says Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Cathy Munsch, the dean of students at the college.

In addition to the quick look at Michele’s character and Curtis, the clip also offers at look at stars Ariana Grande and Emma Roberts.

The cast also includes Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd and Oliver Hudson.

Scream Queens is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association Ryan Murphy Television.

The 15-episode first season premieres in the fall.

Michele to Star Opposite Kate Upton in the Road Trip Sex Comedy “The Layover”

Lea Michele has a post-Glee layover

The 28-year-old part-Spanish actress has been cast in in The Layover, the William H. Macy-directed road trip sex comedy written by David Hornsby and Lance Krall.

Lea Michele

Michele and Kate Upton will portray a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves battling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. Macy will play a role in the film as well.

“The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me,” said Macy, moonlighting from his series Shameless. “They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.”

Michele, who recently wrapped up the sixth and final season of Glee, has reteamed with Ryan Murphy on Fox’s anthology series Scream Queens.

Upton co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in Fox’s The Other Woman.

Production on The Layover is imminent.

Boneta to Star in Fox’s Comedy-Horror Series “Scream Queens”

Diego Boneta is a scream king…

The Mexican actor-singer has been cast as one of the male leads in Scream Queens, Fox’s comedy-horror series created by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

Diego Boneta

The project revolves around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders.

Boneta is reportedly set to portray a bookish but handsome guy in the first installment of the anthology series slated for fall.

Boneta, who starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, joins an ensemble cast that includes Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Joe Manganiello, Ariana Grande and Abigail Breslin.

Boneta will next be seen in CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and the Imagine feature Pelé.

Rodriguez & Her “Jane the Virgin” Co-Stars to Appear at This Year’s PaleyFest

Gina Rodriguez is ready to open up about her Virgin-ity…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican actress, who won her first-ever Golden Globe winner last month for her performance on Jane the Virgin, will make an appearance at this year’s PaleyFest, sponsored by the Paley Center for Media.

Gina Rodriguez in Jane the Virgin

Rodriguez and her cast mates, including Andrea Nevado, Jamie Camil, Ivonne Coll and Justin Baldoni, will take part in a special presentation to speak about the acclaimed CW series, which earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy Series.

The Jane the Virgin panel presentation will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 pm at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

PaleyFest is a must-see pop cultural event produced by the Paley Center that brings fans together with the talent behind their favorite shows. The audience enjoys episodes or highlights of the featured work, followed by panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

But Rodriguez and her Jane the Virgin cast members aren’t the only Latinos to take center stage…

Guillermo Diaz, who portrays Huck on ABC’s Scandal, will take part in the show’s presentation on Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 pm.

Tyler Posey, who portrays Scott McCall on MTV’s Teen Wolf, will participate in the show’s presentation on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm.

Lea Michele, who stars as Rachel Berry on Fox’s musical dramedy Glee, will take part in the show’s presentation on Friday, March 13 at 7:00 pm.

Carlos Valdes, who portrays Cisco Ramon on the CW’s The Flash, will participate in the show’s presentation on Saturday, March 14 at 4:00pm.

And last, but certainly not least, Sofia Vergara will participate in the presentation for ABC’s Modern Family on Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 pm.

Here’s a look at the PaleyFest presentation schedule featuring Latino talent:

Sunday, March 8:
Scandal* (7:00pm)
Moderator: Jimmy Kimmel
, Host, Jimmy Kimmel Live
Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”
Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”
Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”
Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant”
Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”
Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”
Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”
Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”
Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”
Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”

Wednesday, March 11:
Teen Wolf
 (7:00pm)
Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, 
BuzzFeed
Tyler Posey, “Scott McCall”
Dylan O’Brien, “Stiles Stilinski”
Holland Roden, “Lydia Martin”
Dylan Sprayberry, “Liam Dunbar”
Shelley Hennig, “Malia Tate”
Arden Cho, “Kira Yukimura”\
Jeff
 Davis, Executive Producer

Friday, March 13:
Glee* (7:00pm)
Moderator: TBA
Jane Lynch,
 “Sue Sylvester”
Lea Michele, “Rachel Berry”
Chris Colfer, “Kurt Hummel”
Amber Riley, “Mercedes Jones”
Darren Criss, “Blaine Anderson”
Dot-Marie Jones​, “Shannon Beiste”

Saturday, March 14:
Arrow & The Flash (4:00pm)
Arrow:
Moderator and panelists to be announced

The Flash
Moderator: TBA
Grant Gustin
, “Barry Allen/The Flash”
Jesse L. Martin, “Det. Joe West”
Tom Cavanagh, “Dr. Harrison Wells”
Candice Patton, “Iris West”
Rick Cosnett, “Det. Eddie Thawne”
Danielle Panabaker, “Dr. Caitlin Snow”
Carlos Valdes, “Cisco Ramon”
Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer
Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 14:
Modern Family (8:00pm)
Moderator: TBA
Ty Burrell
, “Phil Dunphy”
Julie Bowen, “Claire Dunphy”
Ed O’Neill, “Jay Pritchett”
Sofia Vergara, “Gloria Delgado-Pritchett”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Mitchell Pritchett”
Eric Stonestreet, “Cameron Tucker”
Nolan Gould, “Luke Dunphy”
Sarah Hyland, “Haley Dunphy”
Ariel Winter, “Alex Dunphy”\
Steve
 Levitan, Creator & Executive Producer

Sunday, March 15:
Jane The Virgin (4:00pm)
Moderator: TBA
Gina Rodriguez
, “Jane Villanueva”
Andrea Nevado, “Xiomara Villanueva”
Jamie Camil, “Rogelio De La Vega”
Ivonne Coll, “Alba Villanueva”
Brett Dier, “Michael Cordero Jr.”
Justin Baldoni, “Rafael Solano”
Yael Grobglas, “Petra Solano”
Jennie Urman, Executive Producer & Showrunner
Ben Silverman, Executive Producer