Jennifer Lopez-produced TV pilot
ABC Family says it green-lighted a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez's production company about a lesbian couple and their diverse family.
ABC Family said Thursday the comedy-drama pilot, titled "The Fosters," is about two women raising a "21st century," multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids.
Lopez, above, will be an executive producer for the hourlong project. Casting was not announced.
Her company, Nuyorican, is in development on other TV series, including "Taming Ben Taylor," a romantic comedy starring the actress-singer, and "Sweet Little 15," a Mexican girl's coming-of-age story.
Lopez, who recently exited "American Idol" as a judge, also is developing films through her company.
A.C. in video game
First old-time Atlantic City was recreated by HBO, now it's getting the video game treatment.
"Omerta: City of Gangsters" is a strategy game set in Atlantic City during the prohibition era - the same time period featured in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" television series.
In the game, which features eletronic versions of the Boardwalk, Absecon Lighthouse and other landmarks, players build their own criminal mobs and look to take over operations in the city.
The game is supposed to be released before the end of the year and will be for PC and Xbox 360. See a video trailer for the game at YouTube.
Earle book deals
Steve Earle likes the literary life.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, and published author, has a two-book deal with Twelve, the publisher announced Friday. Earle, above, will write a memoir, scheduled for 2014, and a novel set in the 19th century about an escaped slave. A previous Earle novel, "I'll Never Get Out Here Alive," came out last year.
According to Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Earle's memoir will tell of his friendship with Townes Van Zandt, his drug problems and the making of the 1995 album "Train a Comin.'"
On TV tonight
Two words that no newlywed wants to hear: "Fatal Honeymoon." In this case, it's a fact-based movie about a woman (Amber Clayton) who dies in a very suspicious drowning 11 days after getting hitched. 8 p.m., Lifetime
Tickets on sale
•John Legend Nov. 1 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pa.
•Gladys Knight Nov. 30 in Showroom at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
•Hall & Oates Dec. 1 in Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
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