Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Industry Tidbits - July 16, 2014

Universal Television has optioned the rights to openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers’ life, and plans to develop a fictionalized version of the story as a TV sit-com. [Deadline]

Brooks Wheelan fired from Saturday Night Live, joining Robert Downey, Jr., Billy Crystal, and Jenny Slate as one-season alums. [Queerty

Canadian-born actress Ellen Page, recently of X-Men: Days of Future Past who came out as a lesbian earlier this year, has sold her Studio City home to purchase a new place in very-gay West Hollywood that was formerly owned by Venus Williams. [Just Jared]

Lionsgate is developing a feature film about Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings who lost both of his legs and helped identify the attackers.  [The Hollywood Reporter; Variety]

Actors Kyle Mac and Craig Henderson experience some naked bondage in Netflix’s Hemlock Grove. [OMG Blog - NSFW!]

Ron Howard to direct a documentary about The Beatles – and has the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison. [Billboard]

Ansel Elgort, nominated for a Cosmo last year for Carrie, says he’s not a model and please take that shit off of Wikipedia. [Socialite Life]

Sandra Bullock came face-to-face with a stalker who broke into her own home. [E! Online]

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