The Italian American One Voice Coalition is presenting Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer with its “Una Voce” award Wednesday for denying film permits to a show the group feels promotes negative stereotypes of Italian Americans.
Ms. Zimmer says the decision to deny permits was made based on safety and quality-of-life concerns for residents of Hoboken. The show has been issued permits to film in Jersey City.
‘Undercover Boss’ spinoff ‘Be the Boss’ goes to A&E
A&E is taking CBS’ “Undercover Boss” a step further. The cable network has ordered seven hour-long episodes of “Be the Boss,” which will feature contestants competing to run their own franchise, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
From “Undercover Boss” executive producers Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzman, the series was inspired by a 2010 “Undercover Boss” episode that featured 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePino giving a Texas driver control of his own storefront.
The series, which the producers initially shopped at CBS, will feature different CEOs every week identifying a pair of worthy employees competing for a promotion to management who are assigned to open a new franchise.
What the candidates don’t know - but the audience does - is that the CEO is looking for the best person who can run the franchise as the winner will the franchise he/she sets up.
A premiere date has yet to be determined.
“Be the Boss” joins an A&E lineup that includes unscripted fare such as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” “Intervention,” “Shipping Wars” and “Hoarders.”
Paget Brewster exiting ‘Criminal Minds’ - again
Paget Brewster is leaving “Criminal Minds” and this time, it’s permanent.
The 42-year-old actress took a temporary break from the hit procedural in 2011, but CBS has confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that she officially will end her run at the conclusion of the current season.
Her character, Emily Prentiss, originally exited the series last year, when it was revealed she faked her death, but Miss Brewster and co-star A.J. Cook returned as series regulars during the current season.
“Criminal Minds” has enjoyed a healthy audience since premiering on CBS in 2005. Its current season-to-date average hovers just over 14 million viewers.
Miss Brewster, who joined the series in the middle of the second season, also starred in “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and Showtime’s “Huff” and started her career with a memorable arc as Joey’s girlfriend - and then Chandler’s girlfriend - on “Friends.”