If Dreamworks got its way, Breaking Bad would have lasted just a little longer; you can now watch Rupert Grint be super charming in Super Clyde, the pilot CBS stupidly passed on; Hollywood is going to bat for ex-Focus Features CEO James Schamus; even award-winning editing can't help Justin Timberlake, and that's saying something.
- Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg offered to pay $75 million for three more episodes of Breaking Bad, simply because he loved the show so much. Rich people are so whimsical. [Variety]
- You can now watch one of the best pilots not turned into a show: Greg Garcia's Super Clyde, starring Rupert Grint. Despite not picking it up, CBS is airing the pilot online. [CBS]
- Hollywood is not happy with the recent unceremonious firing of Focus Features CEO James Schamus. Sean Penn is the most recent notable to blast the move, letting THR know that "Schamus' only liability may have been good taste." As always, Comcast and Universal remain focused on the bottom line. [THR]
- Even Ben Affleck's go-to editor William Goldenberg, who edited and won an Oscar for Argo, couldn't save the Justin Timberlake bomb Runner Runner, which opened to a paltry $7.7 million compared to its $30 million budget. He was brought in to do damage control after credited editor Jeff McEvoy was unable to edit in talent to JT's role. [THR]
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