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News Briefs: Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Might Be Headed to HBO

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... Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. HBO. Sold! Just tell me when to watch! The Emmy-winning actor is in talks to star in a new HBO drama pilot called The Missionary. The show would be set in 1960s Berlin, and Paul would star as an American missionary who gets involved with the CIA as a spy. I'm ready. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has ordered a pilot for The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The drama, based on a book, focuses on a trio of couples whose lives go all wicky-wacky after a murder. The project was originally set up at ABC and probably wouldn't be ready until the fall of 2013, by which time we'll all have forgotten about it. [Deadline Hollywood]

... So, apparently HGTV's House Hunters is a big phony. The show is known for following a couple as they look at three houses and choose the one that best fits their lifestyle and budget, but word has it that most of the show's participants have already bought the house they end up choosing on the show and the other houses are just there for our entertainment. First Cash Cab, now House Hunters? Is Jersey Shore next? [Hooked on Houses]

... CNN has canceled John King USA. Sorry, John King! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jamie Oliver will produce the BBC America show with horrible punctuation Chef Race: UK Vs. U.S.. Here's the description, which won't make any sense no matter how many times you read it: Chef Race: UK Vs. U.S. follows 16 chefs—eight British and eight Americans—who race from Los Angeles to New York for a $100,000 prize. The contestants have no money and minimal resources, so they must use their resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership, and finesse along with their cooking skills to win." What? [Deadline Hollywood]

... And the first rumor with regard to which old rock band will play the halftime show at the 2013 Super Bowl: Van Halen! [Pro Football Talk]

... Contrary to what we said last week, Fox's Glee is coming to Comic-Con after all. Stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Naya Rivera will all be on hand for the Saturday, July 14 panel. It will take place in the Indigo Room across the street from the main hall, meaning I'm going to start camping out right now! [Fox via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Revenge's Margarita Levieva will be back for Season 2. The actress, who played Amanda Clarke and had a huge role in the season finale, will appear in at least seven of the first 14 episodes of Season 2, and possibly more after that. [Deadline Hollywood]


WACKY TV NEWS!

... The cars from Terra Nova—you know, the ones that look like Halo's Warthogs but not nearly as cool—are for sale. And they're CHEAP. Like a couple grand will get you the same ride that Taylor drove around in. Except you can't really drive them. Still. Someone buy me one for my birthday. [TMZ]

... You know those heads on spikes in Game of Thrones? Well one of those heads was George W. Bush's. Sweet. Maybe Joffrey wasn't so bad after all. [io9]


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Does this mean he's going to die this half of season 5? Or are they just finishing shooting this year?
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Aaron Paul & HBO!?!? I'm in!
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Also, this is the one and only time I will reward Joffrey with a 'cool point'.
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Aaron Paul on HBO?!?!?!?!?!?!? Enough Said.

Just about anything with Aaron Paul and I'm sold. He is amazingly talented.



Seeing him as a spy in 1960s Germany is just icing on the cake!
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Don't see Aaron Paul being a spy.
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How is the House Hunters thing news? People have been saying that for years.
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Woot Glee!
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Bleh. I really dislike fake-Amanda Clarke. I don't know why, she just annoys the crap out of me.
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Maybe it's the accent?
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Of course Aaron Paul is already an HBO vet after Big Love. Can't wait for his new show.
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wow tv.com sourcing a profootballtalk link.



good to actually see that one of the writers does follow sports given they have the highest TV ratings and the site is tv.com
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So ready for Aaron Paul!
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People are hard on Bush, he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, a particularly good speaker or an amazing president. But there were many worse than he, the media painted him in a bad light only reporting on his stupid moves but he did alot of good things he doesn't get credit for. So whenever someone says he was stupid (I can't completely disagree) or goes on about how he was a bad president I instantly know they don't know a thing about politics.
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You're 100% lying to yourself. National debt rose from ~5.6T to over 11T because of his tax cuts and massive spending -including 2 decade-long wars he failed to win, were off the books, and Iraq was based on flat-out public lies.

The debt rising under Obama is almost entirely due those tax cuts continuing and wars winding down. Obama himself mainly only spent 800B on the stimulus package to stop the economy from a depression.

Bush was certainly not watching Wall Street or interested in any oversight that might have prevented the implosions that happened in his 2nd term and handed Obama a HUGE mess. He also failed to get Bin Laden in Pakistan for 7 years, but Obama's VERY risky decision did.

Bush also greatly hindered stem cell research that is proving to be tremendously promising to curing things you, I or our loved ones might suffer and die from one day. To get off of drinking and cocaine use, he dove head-first into being a born again religious nut who thought he could do no wrong because God was 'literally on his side'. The list of his outstanding failings/failures is HUGE!

Look up the facts. He WAS as horrible for America as people say.



You might also want to look up scholarly opinion on Presidential rankings. These are people who objectively study ALL the Presidents, policies, events of historical context. They know exactly what they're talking about, and 'W' is consistently in the BOTTOM quarter of all 44 Presidents. Note that his father is consistently in the middle, and Reagan, for all his flaws, tends to rate in the top quarter -so there's no 'liberal bias!' b.s. to claim either.
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Also for those like myself that are fans of British TV. The second season of Bedlam started last week and it is just as good as last year and seemingly a bit darker. Also they are delving further into the overall story arc and flushing out the characters left from last season and the new one sof this season. So seek out your favorite streaming site.
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I'm going to have to check out the GWB head... didn't know it.
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you heard about Bush's head just now ?! I'm proud of my Game of Thrones knowledge!
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A CIA agent working as a spy...could this be HBO's competition with Showtime's Homeland? I can't wait to see Aaron Paul again, and hope the show is fantastic! Although, it's hard to go wrong with HBO. =)
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I hope Aaron Paul's gig with HBO doesn't interfere with his work in AMC's Breaking Bad.
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It shouldn't, since Breaking Bad's final season premieres next year. When actors are committed to finishing a show, it's contractual, so I doubt HBO would pull him from AMC like that.
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Paul's contract with AMC for BB is for another final season which I guess they have already filmed. Even though the second part of the season will be show by AMC next summer, technically it's still a part of Season 5 and I believe that Paul will have complete his work with AMC, both creatively and in terms of contract by coming fall
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Aaron Paul as a missionary / CIA agent? and on HBO? Count me in!
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I have a bad track record with "period" shows, in that I never seem to enjoy them as much as I could/should. However, Breaking Bad has made me a big fan of Aaron Paul, and HBO is always pretty cool, so I kind of feel like I have to give The Missionary a try when it comes.



Also, I understand that based on the show's premise with Berlin, setting it in the 60s is best, and the 60s was certainly a VERY significant decade... but setting every recent period show in the same decade seems a bit lame.



Oh, and hehe @ the George Bush head in GOT.
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"The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around."



That's freakin hilarious
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