The Godfather speaks

Francis Ford Coppola, director of some of the most revered films of all time, says he thinks movies cannot truly be judged for 10 years. "I'm not sure I really totally grasp how the experience of making a film can be so awful and yet the reception not," he said. "Perhaps it's because when you reach for something new, you may rub people the wrong way or the film might at first seem a mess, when in fact it points to a new way of seeing things." Hmmm, could he still be smarting over "Jack"? That might take another decade.

It's the one that they want

Fox, taking a page from NBC, will broadcast a live "Grease" next year. … Paul Feig ("Freaks & Geeks," "Bridesmaids") will help Yahoo launch original programming. … Sarah Silverman will become a recurring guest star on "Masters of Sex." … HBO has ordered a six-episode revival of Lisa Kudrow's fittingly titled "The Comeback." … Gwen Stefani will replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on "The Voice." … Fox has canceled its robot-cop drama "Almost Human." … HBO, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are reviving "Project Greenlight." … Fox is working on a miniseries based on the Boston Marathon bombing. … Michael McKean has joined the cast of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul."

No saving 'Grace'

Harvey Weinstein is considering dropping the distribution rights to "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, saying he's unhappy with the version of the film selected to premiere at Cannes. … Sandra Bullock is in talks to play the woman who made Tupperware famous in a film to be directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"). … New choir member: Hailee Steinfeld joins the cast of "Pitch Perfect 2."

The Force is strong

After the first "Star Wars: Episode VII" table read, Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) gave his new castmates the thumbs up. "I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they're good! The saga is in superb hands," he tweeted. Filming is set to begin this month.