Industry News: The Favourite, Jerry O'Connell, Tiffany Haddish and More!
THE FAVOURITE TRAILER DROPS: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are royally peeved in The Favourite trailer. Yorgos Lanthimos is helming the film, which follows the trio as they battle for power in 18thcentury England. Stone plays a servant girl, Weisz plays an aristo and Colman plays Queen Anne. Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite debuts November 23rd.
BRAVO SETS LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW FROM ANDY COHEN, JERRY O’CONNELL: Bravo is greenlighting Real Men Watch Bravo, a new late-night talk show exec produced by Andy Cohen and Jerry O’Connell. O’Connell will also take on hosting duties. Each episode will feature a panel of male celebrities, comedians and tastemakers talking about Bravo moments du jour and the best snippets of current pop culture. The show will bow this fall.
JUST FOR LAUGHS TO HONOR TIFFANY HADDISH, GLOW CO-CREATORS: The comedy festival Just for Laughs has revealed that Tiffany Haddish will receive the comedy person of the year award at the annual Montreal bash. Jo Koy will get the stand-up comedian of the year award; Hannah Gadsby's Nanette on Netflix is being honored as comedy special of the year, and Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, co-creators of Netflix's GLOW, will receive a comedy writers of the year tribute. The 11th annual Just for Laugh awards show will be hosted by Alonzo Bodden at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. The 2018 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival will run July 11-29. Haddish, Kevin Hart and Trevor Noah are headlining.
TAB HUNTER DIES AT 86: Tab Hunter, a 1950s heartthrob most famous for portraying Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees!, has died at age 86. He died from a blood clot. A Facebook page linked to Hunter wrote: "SAD NEWS: Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honor his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf. He would have liked that." In 2005, he confirmed long-time rumors about his sexuality in Tab Hunter Confidential: the Making of a Movie Star. "If I had come out during my acting career in the 1950s, I would not have had a career," Hunter said in an October 2017 interview. "Not much in Hollywood has changed in 60 years. I really didn't talk about my sexuality until I wrote my autobiography. He also appeared in That Kind of Woman (1959), Operation Bikini (1963) and Man With Two Faces (1964), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) and on TV shows such as Burke's Law, The Virginian, Cannon, McMillan & Wife, The Six Million Dollar Man, Ellery Queen, The Love Boat, Benson and Masquerade.