Early Buzz: Janeane, 'Arrested, Conan and more

05:00 AM, Oct 23, 2013

Janeane Garofalo has joined the cast of a new Bravo show. Gannett/


Written By by Whitney Matheson , USA TODAY

Good morning! Before we get started, don’t forget I’m taking your questions for Friday’s Mailbag. You also still have some time to enter our calendar giveaway.

How ‘bout headlines?

- We have a review of the new book about River Phoenix.

- Showtime renewed Homeland and Masters of Sex.

- Janeane Garofalo has joined the cast of a new scripted Bravo series.

- Mitch Hurwitz reveals that Jeremy Piven almost starred on Arrested Development.

- A John Belushi biopic is in the works (again).

- PBSBlank on Blank series illustrates a rare Kurt Cobain interview.

- Mark your calendars for Oct. 28, when you can stream an Arcade Fire concert.

- Gene Simmons says Ace Frehley and Peter Criss won’t play with KISS if they’re inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Thanks, BIG BUSINESS.)

- The team behind Adventure Time offers writing advice.

- Stay tuned to this page for a celebration of Conan O’Brien’s 20th anniversary as a talk-show host.

- Fandor offers a timeline of indie film history.

- Here’s a good feature about cartoon voices we may not realize we know.

- Jimmy Fallon and Questlove pop up on the latest installment of All Star Celebrity Bowling.

- This Australian bank ad is full of pop-culture references.

- Enjoy this random title generator for the new Star Wars movie.

- And finally, holy moly, the kid from Jerry Maguire is now 23!