Natasha Lyonne for New Amy Poehler Pilot
NBC has ordered Natasha Lyonne’s new comedy pilot “Old Soul,” co-created and executive produced by Amy Poehler along with Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener.
The series follows Nadia (Lyonne), a former “wild child,” who now finds herself caring for the elderly.
Lyonne is also returning for a second season of Netflix’s smash hit, “Orange is the New Black.” All 13 new episodes will be made available online on June 6.
Born to Ivette Buchinger and Aaron Braunstein, Lyonne is originally from Great Neck, New York. Both of the actress’s maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors and she was raised in an Orthodox Jewish household.
When Lyonne was 8-years-old, her family moved to Israel and spent the next year and a half there. She later attended the Ramaz School, a private Modern Orthodox Jewish prep school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Adam Lambert to Tour with Queen
“American Idol” runner-up, Adam Lambert recently announced he would be filling in as front man for classic rock legends Queen on their upcoming 2014 U.S. tour.
Lambert first appeared with Queen for the 2008 “Idol” finale, after having originally auditioned for the show with “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Guitarist Brian May was so impressed that he hired Lambert to perform with them throughout Europe in 2012.
This summer, they will play 19-dates with tickets going on sale this Friday.
Since “Idol,” Lambert has released two studio albums and is currently guest starring on Fox’s hit show “Glee.” He confirmed via Twitter that he is also working on his third album.
Born to Leila and Eber Lambert, the singer grew up in San Diego, California. Lambert and his younger brother, Neil, were raised Jewish, according to their mother’s faith.
In 2005, Lambert performed “The Prayer” at a tribute concert for assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.