HBO has retained the services of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” Based on the best-selling books by Alexander McCall Smith. They also ordered thirteen episodes to begin filming in the summer.
“Agency” stars Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Anika Noni Rose plays her quirky secretary, Mma Makutsi and Lucian Msamati stars as Ramotswe’s devoted suitor, JLB Matekoni. Actor Idris Elba also makes an appearance in the pilot.
TOP MODELS’ $6 MILLION DAMAGE?
The current models seen on Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model are being accused of trashing the $6 million loft where they stayed for 10 weeks. The girls apparently did $500,000 in damages which Tyra’s production company has yet to pay and additionally skipped out on a $1,500 electric bill. They had promised the landlord any damage would be minor, but word is that was a lie, according to Page Six:
The crew “punched hundreds of holes in the ceiling to hang lighting equipment” and ruined the Brazilian wood floors, forcing the owner to tear them up and install all new flooring when the women moved out three weeks ago.
“These girls not only destroyed the floors, it appears they had food fights. There’s ketchup and coffee splattered all over the landlord’s $20,000 white drapes. There’s lipstick on the walls,” said the insider. “They moved in furniture and made holes all along the walls.”
“A plumber had to come fix the toilet and the water caused $90,000 worth of damage to the electrical store on the first floor,” said our source.
“The landlord is devastated,” the source said. “Three other shows approached him [to use the loft] and he turned them all down for ‘Top Model.’ And a tenant was supposed to move in a week ago, but when the place wasn’t ready, they pulled out. Tyra Banks should be ashamed of herself.”. [READ MORE]
Now that’s messed up!