A poll on the awards website Gold Derby shows the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the right decision to hire Ricky Gervais as Golden Globes host. The poll showed that 85 percent of respondents were more excited about the irreverent Gervais hosting the Globes than Chris Rock presiding over the Oscars.
He's back, all right
Matthew McConaughey will host "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 21, with musical guest Adele. … Fox has given the John Stamos comedy "Grandfathered" a full-season pickup. … The Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants are moving from NBC to Fox. … LeBron James will co-produce the game show "The Wall." … Starz ordered a second season of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" before its Season 1 premiere.
Return to Coenland
George Clooney is in talks to direct "Suburbicon," written by the Coen brothers. … Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") will star in the sci-fi film "Colossus." … Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate will be "Bad Moms." … Ben Kingsley and Josh Hutcherson star in the political thriller "Backstabbing for Beginners." … Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright are teaming up to produce "Fortunately, the Milk," based on a book by Neil Gaiman. … Elizabeth Banks will return to direct "Pitch Perfect 3." … Peter Sarsgaard will play Robert F. Kennedy in Darren Aronofsky's "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman as the former first lady. … Rihanna has joined the cast of Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."
Superhero godfather Stan Lee has dreamed up a new character for the upcoming "Realm," starring Li Bingbing. "What a kick it has been to create our first Chinese female superhero, and an empowering one at that," Lee said.
Stock up on red crayons
While you're waiting for the next installment from George R.R. Martin, you can buy the book — the "Game of Thrones" coloring book, that is, with 45 pages of illustrations ready for adornment. Go ahead, make Tyrion's hair green.