It's official: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are getting their sleuth on.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the rumor that the longtime friends will star in HBO's cop drama "True Detective." Season 1 will cover a 17-year time period as Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson) come together to hunt down a serial killer in Louisiana.
Aside from a recent guest role on "Eastbound & Down," this will be McConaughey's first big small-screen role, while Harrelson is back after his co-starring role in HBO's film "Game Change" and stint as the lovable Woody Boyd on "Cheers."
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Peter Jacobson, Brooke Smith, Dean Winters, Pippa Black and Eric Laden join the season finale of "Law & Order: SVU." The final "SVU" episode of Season 13, set to air on May 23, brings an all-star cast for an installment about a high-end sex-for-pay scandal. In "Rhodium Nights," "House" vet Jacobson plays Bart Ganzel, the owner of the escort service that supplied ?entertainment? for an A-list party where a presumed call girl turns up dead. His security is former SVU detective Brian Cassidy (which brings Winters back to the show in the role he originated in Season 1). Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Brooke Smith plays Ganzel's rival; Laden (of "The Killing") will play a well-known news anchor who hosted the party in question; and Black will be a call girl and. [TVLine]
Faith Prince and Madchen Amick are headed to Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva." Prince will return as Jane's mother to convince her daughter to represent a girl she used to babysit for who has been charged with murder, while Amick will appear as Parker's friend Gina Blunt. [TV Guide]
Bree Williamson has landed a role on "Haven." The "One Life To Live" star is headed to primetime as the show's resident shrink in Season 3 of the Syfy series. [TVLine]
Max Greenfield plays Schmidt on New Girl, a character that has a tendency to be materialistic, inappropriate, shirtless at any given moment. He can also be a sweetheart, thanks to Greenfield's funny, careful portrayal of him. I recently chatted with Greenfield while he was promoting Zevia, an all natural soda with no artificial sweeteners. Zevia has launched a campaign against artificiality, and they chose Greenfield to work with since he's a person who says what's on his mind and, like Schmidt, isn't afraid to be real. With that in mind, Greenfield and I chatted about when Schmidt is being the most real, the relationship between Schmidt and Cece, the sexual tension between Nick and Jess, and how real the show's drinking game True American is.
BuzzSugar: When is Schmidt being the most real?
Max Greenfield: I honestly think he's never not being himself. And that's his best quality and his biggest fault. He's always being real. Sometimes it would be nice if he had a filter every so often.
Buzz: Do you feel pressure to work out because you know shirtless scenes are coming?
MG: Uh, would you? It's terrifying! I'm not one of these guys who's just like, "Yeah I'm ripped. I can eat whatever." I work out so hard. And I work out really hard to get to a decent point. But so easily I could go off and go on a three, four day bender where I'm just throwin' down cookies, bread, sandwiches, and at the end of four days, you're like, "Oh yeah, I can see a significant difference."
Buzz: You also have to wear stuff like tiny bike shorts; do you ever get resentful when you see your costars Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris wearing jeans and t-shirts?
MG: I don't get resentful toward them. I get resentful every once in a while toward the writers, just because sometimes it's like, "Really, guys?" I'd just like to know this is happening. They're on set and they're watching it, they can see everything. They have seen everything. Our showrunners, and our crew, and everybody else, has seen everything.
To find out what else Greenfield had to say about New Girl, its budding relationships, and the confusing drinking game True American, just keep reading.
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The premium cable network has opted to pass on the pricey adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-seller.
The National Geographic channel is set to air "American Transgender," an hour-long documentary that takes a no-holds-barred look at the lives and struggles of three transgender people and their families.
In this exclusive clip, Eli Strong speaks frankly about his transition process, specifically undergoing double mastectomy surgery.
"For me, the reason why I had surgery was because of the fact that I wanted my body to look on the outside how I felt on the inside," the 30-year-old Strong, an Alabama native who now lives in Washington DC, says. "[Breasts] were everything that I didn't like about being female." Strong also describes taking hormones after the surgery: "What shocked me the most was how fast things changed."
On the National Center for Transgender Equality's blog, Strong is quoted as saying the documentary actually helped in his discussions with his friends and family. ?I was able to show how 'normal' my life is," he said. "It also gave me the opportunity to give voice to some of my own struggles, as well as some of those I've heard from my trans peers.?
"American Transgender" airs May 1 at 8 p.m. EST. Click here for more information.
Time for another hit of behind-the-scenes Idol style! Here's an exclusive look at what it took to style the Top 6 Idol finalists for their performances on American Idol's Queen Night.
For performances Wednesday night, the #Idols took on a Queen song and another song of their choice. So that meant a total of 12 fabulous fashion looks! Here is the low-down on what the Top 6 men and ladies wore.
You can achieve so many moods with a suit, and with Hollie's look this week I wanted her to look clean, chic, and cool with just a simple black tank underneath. Her red suit and statement necklace tied the outfit together perfectly. I started off Hollie's fittings with simple gowns for "The Climb" and nothing seemed right. Since the beginning of the season I've had a black modern poodle skirt for Hollie. She pointed to it as a reminder and said, "What about that one?" I wasn't quite sure of the look until I finally heard her sing her song. I grabbed the top from Kitson, which matched the sequence trim on her skirt to a 'T' that they seemed like they meant for each other.
(LEFT, "Save Me" by Queen) Hollie wore a red HOT pants-and-jacket combo by Bec & Bridge, a Forever 21 shell tank, and Bebeshoes. Jewelry included Neon Dirtearrings and necklace, and rings by Charriol.
(RIGHT, "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus) I styled Miss Hollie in a God Save LA top from Kitson, Abyssskirt, and shoes by Boutique 9. Jewelry included a Deepa Gurnaninecklace, a Charriolbracelet, and Bijou Tresorring.
I had been waiting to pull the trigger on the alice + olivia dress for three weeks, and finally the perfect song presented itself with Queen week. Of course I belted the sparkly frock with Skylar's signature belt look to show off her tiny little waist, and boy, did her legs look super long this week! We're on a budget here on #Idol, so I jeweled up an already-worn pair of Steven Maddens. And what better way to play the guitar than with a fringe vest and cowgirls boots? I had so much fun styling Skylar this week!
(LEFT, "The Show Must Go On" by Queen) Skylar wore an alice + oliviadress, a Bebebelt, and Steve Maddenshoes with Kizmit customizations. Jewelry included a Neon Dirtnecklace and Supreme Jewelryrings.
(RIGHT, "Tattoos On This Town" by Jason Aldean) I styled this tough country diva in a Lipsydress, a custom Kizmit vest, and boots by Corral Boots. Jewelry included a Neon Dirtnecklace, Bijou Tresorearrings and rings, and a Neon Dirtring.
Rock inspired this week with Queen in the studio, and I wanted to switch up Joshua's blazer look for a leather lapel for an all-black sleek look. In keeping to his signature blazer style, I added a bit of edge too so he still felt right at home. But blazers aren't the only look that makes Joshua look like a rock star! With his rich R&B voice, I wanted to show a different side of style this week for Joshua. I chose a leather jacket because the shade of brown really complimented his skin tone. The white on his shirt brightened up his face, and what guy doesn't want a fresh pair of kicks?!
(LEFT, "Crazy Little Thing" by Queen) Joshua wore an all-black ensemble of an Express button-up shirt topped with a Kill CityJacket, Zarapants, and custom shoes. Accessories included socks from H&M and a Pennyroyal Studionecklace.
(RIGHT, "Ready For Love" by India.Arie) I styled Joshua in a Zaratop and shoes and G-Starjacket, pants, and scarf.
Each week Phillip comes to wardrobe with surprises! For "Fat Bottom Girls," a fun song title, I wanted Phillip to be in brighter colors. The blue shirt really brought out his eyes and the warm tan color from his linen shirt tied in the laid-back look that is Phillip's signature style. This week he made me really happy when he took a chance on a wax-finished jean from Dylan George, black V-neck, and black button-down shirt with a black guitar strap. The clean and sleek black look really made the Dave Matthews song more mysterious.
(LEFT, "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen) Some color for Phillip this week! I styled him in a Supimatee, James Perse button-up shirt, and shoes by The Frye Company.
(RIGHT, "The Stone" by the Dave Matthews Band) Phil wore a James Persetee layered with a Hyden Yoo button-up shirt, Dylan Georgepants, and shoes by The Frye Company. Accessories included a J. Crewbelt.
JLo called us out on Wednesday's show regarding Jessica's sneakers. With all the changes that happen up until the live taping, Jessica didn't dance and move as much as she initially anticipated. I even added the pink Swarovski crystals on her shoes three hours before the show, because from a wide shot the white parts of the shoes looked like white socks. But hey! We all got to see that Jessica can still look fly in her sneaks! The "yellow" dress I put Jessica in for "Dance With My Father" was actually GREEN. Cameras do funny things to color, but I wasn't mad at the color. I wanted a bright funky color for her to keep her young and fun, even thought it was a beautiful, soft dress to accompany the song.
(LEFT, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen) I styled this 16-year-old fashionista in a BCBG Max Azriatop, ring, necklace, and earrings, a Bod & Christensenjacket, Parkerskirt, and Creative Recreationshoes with Kizmit customizations. Other jewelry included a Bijou Tresorbracelet and necklace.
(RIGHT, "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross) Jessica wore a bright high-low BCBGdress and belt combo with Jessica Simpsonshoes. Jewelry included earrings, necklace, bracelet, and rings all by Bijou Tresor.
Elise got it all with her first outfit! I rocked out her bohemian style with a black leather fringe and mesh top. We brought back her bohemian edge with accessories, shoes, and a colorful duster. I had fun crystallizing tone-on-tone colors on the duster to give her more sparkle on that big stage. And I had so much fun with Elise's second outfit! I loved working with Elise because we get really creative together, and what you saw Wednesday night is one of our creations. I slit the front of Elise's dress to show off her great legs and draped the remainder on the sides of her dress. I then inserted the tie-dye silk vintage chiffon from the center of the back of her dress and attached it to her finger to create a psychedelic illusion while she performed Jimi Hendrix.
(LEFT, "I Want It All" by Queen) I styled Elise in a Zara mesh top, skirt, and duster (with Kizmit customizations), and Unlisted shoes (available at Macy's). Jewelry, and tons of it, included a Tiffany Chounecklace, bracelets by Bijou Tresor and Energy Muse, Bijou Tresorrings, and Energy Museanklet.
(RIGHT, "Bold As Love" by Jimi Hendrix) Elise wore an Aidan Mattoxdress with Kizmit customizations and Steve Maddenshoes. Jewelry included Bijou Tresornecklace and bracelet, and Silpadarings.
The original cast member will remain on the long-running procedural for its upcoming 13th season.
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Maynard, now 26, is the single mom who won Brad Womack's heart on "The Bachelor" Season 15. Though Maynard received Womack's final rose and accepted his proposal, the two split shortly after the finale aired.
In the first episode of Season 8 of "The Bachelorette," the 25 contestants -- whose occupations range from a race car driver (like Maynard's late fiance Ricky Hendrick) to a mushroom farmer -- will meet and attempt to woo Maynard. But by the end of the premiere episode, only 19 men will move into the mansion.
Check out photos of the contestants below.