Entertainment News: Short Cuts: "Gemini" In the Stars for Dawson

Entertainment News: Short Cuts: "Gemini" In the Stars for Dawson

Published August 16, 2007

Posted Aug. 16, 2007 -- Rosario Dawson, actress and comic geek, has agreed to produce and star in "The Gemini Division," a live-action/motion-capture animation online sci-fi series, Reuters reports.

Dawson will play a New York cop whose investigation of the bizarre murder of her husband leads to the discovery of a global conspiracy involving the creation of simulated live forms that have slipped in with the unsuspecting public.

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She partnered on the project with children's TV producer Stan Rogow, game writer Brent Friedman and film executive Jeff Sagansky, whose Electric Farm Entertainment label will produce 100 three-minute episodes of "Gemini." Dawson also is attached to star in and produce potential TV series, feature film and game versions of "Gemini."

The "Grindhouse" star created the comic book "Occult Crimes Taskforce" and is developing a feature based on it with the Weinstein Co., to which she is attached to star and produce. Look for her next to appear in the film "Descent," the first film produced under her production banner, Trybe Films.

Shar to Star on CW's "Chris"

Shar Jackson, who can thank Britney Spears for her recent career boost, is set to guest star on "Everybody Hates Chris," the actress told People.

"I am having a blast," says Jackson, who had two children with Spear's ex-, Kevin Federline. "The cast is absolutely amazing."

In the ep, Jackson's character Alyson is a young mother whose teenage daughter uses Chris's sister as a cover to sneak into an R-rated movie and visit a boy's house. Chris's mother Rochelle, played by Tichina Arnold, takes Alyson aside to confront her about being a better role model.

Choreographer Debbie Allen is directing the episode, which will air sometime after the third season's Oct. 1 premiere. Jackson, best known as Brandy's best friend Niecy Jackson on UPN's Moesha, recently co-hosted the reality show The Ex-Wives Club with Marla Maples and Angie Everhart.

"L&O" Star Hits Broadway Again

S. Epatha Merkerson, seen weekly on NBC’s "Law & Order," returns to Broadway this season in a Manhattan Theatre Club revival of William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," reports EURweb.com.

The Emmy-winning actress plays lonely housewife Lola in the drama, which opens Jan. 24 at the Biltmore Theatre, the club announced Wednesday. Preview performances begin Jan. 3.  Merkerson’s run marks the play’s first-ever Broadway revival. The original staging in 1950 starred Shirley Booth, who won a Tony for her performance and then an Academy Award for the 1952 movie version.

Written by BET-Staff


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