AfterElton Briefs: “The River” Is Up The Creek, Ellen Is Flaming, and Lestat Is Headed Back To The Big Screen

  • Happy Birthday to Jim Verraros (above), who turns 29, bisexual singer-songwriter Joshua Kadison is 49, Seth Green is 38, and Mary Steenburgen is 59.
  • CNN has suspended Roland Martin. “Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”
  • Sutton Foster will star in the new ABC Family series Bunheads, about a “Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school.”
  • In ratings news, ABC’s The River drew Charlie’s Angels-esque numbers, while Ringer and Glee were down 17% and 14% respectively.
  • Below you can see the teaser trailer for The Bourne Legacy, with Jeremy Renner taking over for Matt Damon

  • ABC has ordered a comedy pilot starring Mandy Moore, about “Newlyweds Annie (Mandy Moore) and Ben, who open a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high maintenance family.”
  • Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book in The Vampire Chronicles.
  • The Australian gay sci-fi nerd show Outland debuts tonight. Unfortunately, the show is geoblocked (How dare they! The U.S. would never do that), so we’re curious to hear reviews from our Aussie readers who’ve seen it, (h/t madras)
  • Below you can see characters from a famous TV show. Can you name it?

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