Friday, March 9, 2012
Let us wait watching - after Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio now apparently Tom Cruise, who's left to consider to star opposite Beyonc Knowles in Clint Eastwood's extended-planned, probably-never-gonna-happen Star arrives remake? George Clooney? Kaira Pitt? Liam Neeson? Viggo Mortensen? Jean Dujardin? Philip Seymour Hoffman? Albert Brooks? Charlie Sheen? Matthew Broderick? Peter Dinklage? Richard Dreyfuss? (Too busy.) Ned Beatty? Danny McBride? Roberto Benigni? Peyton Manning? Who did I forget? [Deadline]
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Felicity alums have really absorbed pilot season. Keri Russell has arrived the key role in FX's The People in america pilot from Justified showrunner Graham Yost. The series, executive-created by Yost and produced by Falling Skies' Joe Weisberg, follows... Find Out More > Other Links From TVGuide.com FelicityScrubsGavin O'ConnorKeri RussellScott SpeedmanGreg BerlantiGreg GrunbergScott FoleyGraham YostGreg MalinsMission: Impossible IIIWaitressJustifiedRunning WildeWarriorFalling Skies
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Imax finds an ideal marriage between family and fanboy in Tim Burton's 3d animated film "Frankenweenie," which will have the Imax treatment when Disney bows the film worldwide on March. 5. The mega-screen exhib, which recently moved on from delivering family films, has focused its efforts almost exclusively on genre fare. "Frankenweenie" -- the stop-motion feature remake of Burton's 1984 live-action short -- can be a fanboy film, based on common Burton fans as well as the original's cult-like recognition. But grown ups and kids must also spark for the 3d toon. "Imax features a extended-standing relationship with Tim Burton, whose artistic vision and brilliant storytelling has had the imagination of audiences around the globe,In . mentioned Imax prexy Greg Promote. "Frankenweenie" marks the fourth Burton-directed film to endure Imax, as well as the second this year, after Warner Bros.' "Dark Shadows" launches May 11. Contact Andrew Stewart at email@example.com
Monday, February 27, 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Jonah Hill had a lot fun dealing with fellow Oscar nominee and Moneyball producer Kaira Pitt they’re in business on something else-based film. Hill and James Franco are affixed to star in True Story, the Rupert Goold-directed adaptation of the memoir by journalist Michael Finkel. Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B is are creating. Like Moneyball, this really is another chance for Hill to veer from his comic persona. He'll play Finkel, who had been a author in the NY Occasions Magazine in 2002 as he found that Christian Longo was taken in Mexico following a lengthy stint around the FBI Ten Popular List for killing his family. The strange part was he have been living underneath the identity of Finkel. In the morning, the actual Finkel was fired through the editors from the Occasions, immediately after they went an editor’s note proclaiming he had falsified areas of an investigative article. His career appeared over, until Longo (who’ll be performed by Franco) asserted that the actual Finkel was the only real journalist he'd speak with. That brought to some surreal relationship using the accused killer, who had been attempting to declare his innocence. For that real Finkel, it had been an chance to solve the mystery and possibly redeem themself like a journalist. The project, initially setup at Vital, was handed to Plan B and it has been removed to bankers. I’m told that the deal come in place possibly later within the week. Hill is repped by WME and Karl Austen, Goold by WME and United kingdom-based U . s . Agents and Franco by CAA and Miles Levy.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Olivia has been kidnapped. Peter still hasn't found a way home. And David Robert Jones is running amok in both universes. These are just a few of the problems the Fringe crew faces in this week's new episode, "The End of All Things" - which also happens to be the final episode for nearly a month. As Peter (Joshua Jackson) attempts to recover his lost love - new timeline Olivia (Anna Torv), to be clear - he'll come face-to-face with the man who once saved his life: the mysterious Observer known as September (Michael Cerveris), who will offer up a wealth of answers as to who the Observers truly are. Here are five teases from Friday's episode to whet your appetite: Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Blair BrownJared HarrisJoshua JacksonMichael CerverisFringeAnna Torv
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Christian Bale and Natalie Portman Last year's large Academy Award those who win - Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman - will require happens again on Sunday, but this time around as presenters, the academy introduced Thursday.Chris Rock to provide at OscarsBale and Leo both received Academy awards for his or her supporting roles within the Fighter, while Portman (Black Swan) and Firth (The King's Speech) required home Oscars for his or her lead performances.Hugo, The Artist lead Oscar nominationsThe foursome joins a remarkable listing of formerly introduced presenters, including Halle Berry, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock - as well as The Muppets, Kermit and Miss Piggy.The 84th Oscars, located by Billy Very, airs Sunday, February. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.
Entertainment One dramatic programming prexy Noreen Halpern will leave the studio after three years. Halpern oversaw all scripted series and long-form projects for eOne, including AMC's "Hell on Wheels," HBO's "Hung," NBC's "The Firm," ABC's "Rookie Blue" and Syfy's "Haven." "It's been an exciting journey, and I'm really proud of the shows we've put on the air," said Halpern, who will remain with the company for a brief period to help with the transition. "There's an incredible development slate I'm leaving with a wonderful team who will keep things moving forward. But there are other mountains to climb, and I'm looking forward to that." A former creative exec at Alliance Entertainment and Alliance-Atlantis, Halpern and partner John Morayniss co-founded Blueprint Entertainment, which eOne acquired in 2008. Her speciality with eOne was non-traditional financing for straight-to-series TV drama orders. "Noreen's countless contributions enabled eOne Television to expand and flourish year after year," said eOne filmed entertainment prexy Patrice Theroux. "Noreen is a creative leader and visionary in the industry, and we will certainly miss her presence. We're happy to see her embrace the new challenges and opportunities the ever-changing television environment has to offer and are looking forward to working with her on television projects in the future." Contact Jon Weisman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hollywood and its supporters are feeling something akin to a hangover following the sidelining of the Stop Online Piracy Act and a companion bill in the Senate.It's been just over a month since an Internet blackout called attention to the legislation, and an accompanying protest forced congressional leaders to put it on hold. Although emotions have been somewhat diffused, frustrated lobbyists and skittish lawmakers don't seem in a hurry to jump back into the fray to try and craft a compromise. The election year makes it even less likely that Congress will act on something if it appears the legislation could become a liability.But that doesn't mean that the problem of piracy will be off the radar of the average consumer. In fact, this spring, consumers will start to get a very clear message from the entertainment industry as it tries to curb online copyright infringement. Following a landmark agreement finalized last year with the studios and record labels, the country's major Internet service providers, including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon, will start sending out "copyright alerts" to users who illegally download copyrighted movies, music and TV shows. If users continue to access pirated content, they would face possible sanctions at a certain point that could include slower Internet speeds.The agreement was reached last year without legislation -- which begs the question of why at least some goals of the SOPA legislation couldn't be achieved via a similar pact. The White House, which was critical of parts of the legislation, also said at the time that "this is not just a matter for legislation" and urged the sparring parties "to adopt voluntary measures and best practices to reduce online piracy." But that's easier said than done.The agreement for "copyright alerts" took almost three years to complete, and the biggest challenge may be just getting parties to the table. Cary Sherman, chairman-CEO of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, said that while agreements for "best practices" to combat piracy are in place with payment processors, and in the works with advertisers, search engines "have essentially declined to participate in conversations."Sherman, who played a major role in crafting the agreement for the copyright alerts, said that they are an "indication that if you want to make progress, you can.""We would love for it to be a model," he said.Markham Erickson, executive director of the NetCoalition, the association of Internet firms that opposed the antipiracy bills, said, "Search engines have been at the table and have created solutions on their own." He expects discussions of some sort this year but said that a "significant lack of trust between Hollywood and Silicon Valley" has to be overcome. "There needs to be more conversations so we can understand better where they are coming from and they can understand where we are coming from," he added.In the aftermath of the SOPA fracas, there is quite a bit of industry animosity directed at Google, not just for its opposition to the legislation and for what reps consider a misinformation campaign against it but for longtime gripes over how it ranks access to movies and TV shows in search results. Search engines objected to SOPA provisions -- in which courts could order the disabling of hyperlinks -- as too broadly written. Going forward, Erickson noted, they don't want to be singled out as the "cause of the problem.""Picking out even one type of distribution system, and not having a comprehensive discussion, is part of what creates the distrust," Erickson said. "There are multiple facets to the problem."Nevertheless, the Hollywood lobby is not taking to an alternative antipiracy bill embraced by many Internet firms, the Open Act, which would attempt to root out rogue websites through the International Trade Commission. Sherman says the legislation is "not a realistic alternative," declaring that its provisions would be too weak.And far from searching for a compromise, some Internet activists are turning to a new front: the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, aimed at bringing some uniformity to the way that countries enforce copyright. Protests in Europe have put ratification in doubt in some Eastern European countries, but the U.S. signed the pact last year. Again, as with the SOPA protests, entertainment industry groups say activists are engaging in a misinformation campaign, particularly on a trade agreement that was significantly softened from its earlier drafts. Sherman points to stories of lawmakers thinking twice about cybersecurity legislation, worried that they will face the same storm of protest as with SOPA if they declare their support.As big of a gulf as there may be, Sherman and other industry lobbyists talk of "reanchoring the conversation," particularly after the government's seizure of file-sharing site Megaupload."What happened a few weeks ago sort of reset the template," Erickson said. "It is clear there will have to be unanimous agreement, and that it will have to be acceptable to all the stakeholders who are engaged on this." Contact Ted Johnson at email@example.com
Popular musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' grossed $1,709,139 this past week on Broadway.Broadway perked up for Presidents' Day, with the long weekend's spike in tourist traffic pushing B.O. up by almost 30% compared to the prior frame.Also adding to the pot was the bow of two new offerings including "Death of a Salesman" ($613,569 for six perfs), the Philip Seymour Hoffman starrer that pulled in solid numbers for a first week and played to auds that approached 90% of capacity. The brief run of solo outing "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" ($305,705 for six) also bowed, playing two previews and four regular perfs including opening.Except for "The Book of Mormon" ($1,473,606), which held steady, every single production on the boards reported gains, many of them significant.The heftiest chunk of change, of course, was pulled in at the top-ticket hits including "Wicked" ($1,903,024), "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" ($1,709,139) and "The Lion King" ($1,665,141), which climbed by more than $300,000 each. Buoyed in part by the increasing prevalence of premium pricing as well as Broadway's consistently rising ticket prices across the board, "Wicked" came within spitting distance of the $2 million mark, an achievement that, in the olden days of a few years ago, used to be reserved for B.O.-busting major holidays such as Thanksgiving.A consistent indicator of the tourist tides of the Main Stem, "Mary Poppins" ($933,549) rose by 40%, while mid-charting tuners "Sister Act" ($674,710) and "Chicago" ($622,523) stepped up by more than 50% each. "The Phantom of the Opera" ($804,109), "Mamma Mia!" ($788,253) and "Memphis" ($700,497) also posted robust gains.Even some of the Street's slower sellers benefitted, particularly play "Stick Fly" ($365,277). The number in itself wouldn't turn heads, but compared to the previous sesh the tally was up by 86% in a bump also prodded by the imminent closing Feb. 26. Another production usually on the lower end of the chart, "Godspell" ($394,072), ascended 41%.Not all shows reported major gains, with productions including "Porgy and Bess" ($858,959) and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" ($739,615) seeing more moderate rises in sales.Overall Rialto cume climbed $4.4 million to $20.1 million for 26 shows on the boards. Attendance was up by 35,000 to almost 210,000, or about 85% of overall capacity. Contact Gordon Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Producers Guild of America has launched the next annual PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition using the Produced By Conference on June 21-10. Ten runners up can get free admittance towards the conference within the The brand new the new sony lot and be a part of one-on-one conferences with bankers, art galleries and production companies. The winning project will probably be granted $20,000 in honours as well as the nine remaining runners up will each receive $500. Being qualified, projects ought to be a component-length script, packed for theatrical release. Qualified producers can register at Withoutabox, posting their script synopsis, bio and application. Entry fee is $55 before March 13, $75 before March 27 and $95 as much as April 17. Ten runners up will probably be introduced May 1. Contact Dork McNary at email@example.com
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
LONDON Michel Hazanavicius was crowned King of the BAFTAs Sunday night, where"The Artist" was the runaway winner, converting 13 nominations into awards for best film, director, actor, screenplay, cinematography, original music and costume design.Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Gary Oldman to take the best actor award, andMeryl Streep was named best actress."The recognition of your peers is I think the most important thing," said director and writerHazanavicius. "I am so happy and touched. I know I'll have some bad days because I am a director, but I will remember this day, today, as a good day, so thank you very much. Merci beaucoup."Collecting the cinematography award, Hazanavicius got a cheer from the audience when he said: "Unfortunately, Guillaume (Schiffman) can't be here. But I guess if he were here, he would thank me." Accepting the award for screenplay, he also drew a laugh. "I'm very surprised to win this award, because so many people thought there was no script because there was no dialogue, so English people are very clever, so congratulations to you."Dislodging the silent movie in a rare category, Streep was so excited about winning the best actress award for her Margaret Thatcher biopic "The Iron Lady" that she lost a shoe in her hurry to reach the podium."That couldn't have gone worse," she said as award presenter Colin Firth retrieved her stiletto and stooped -- Walter Raleigh-style -- to place it back on her foot. But she recovered enough to pay tribute to the former British prime minister and revealed her little-known British roots."Half of me is Streep, but the other half of me is Wilkinson, from Lincolnshire, so I come by this award honestly," she said.Christopher Lee, Robert De Niro and Max von Sydow paid tribute to Martin Scorsese, who was awarded a BAFTA fellowship for his service to film.Scorsese's "Hugo," nominated in nine categories, collected BAFTAs for sound and production design.VeteranChristopher Plummer was a hugely popular winner in the best supporting actor category for his performance in "Beginners," while "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" was named outstanding British film and winner of best adapted screenplay. Accepting the screenplay award, co-writer Peter Straughan dedicated the award to his late wife, the film's co-writer Bridget O'Connor, who died in October. "My wife died before this film came out. She wrote all the good bits, I just made the coffee," he said. "Bridget, I love you, I miss you. This is for this is for you."Octavia Spencer took the best supporting actress award for "The Help," telling the BAFTA audience that she was grateful that the movie has been recognized by a British voting panel."It has been said the film is an American movie about American problems and American stories, so thank you for recognizing it, because surely oppression and strife knows no age, orientation or country."Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and director Asif Kapadia took home the best documentary award for "Senna," the biopic of the late Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna. The filmalso took the editing award.The Orange Rising Star award the only honor voted for by the public - went to "Kidulthood" and "Adulthood" star Adam Deacon, who is also writer, director and lead actor in British comedy "Anuvahood." John Hurt was given the award for outstanding contribution to British film."Rango" was named best animated movie.Paddy Considine and Diarmid Scrimshaw took the award for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for "Tyrannosaur," whichbeat competition from Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut in "Coriolanus."The award for film not in the English language went to Pedro and Agustin Almodovar for "The Skin I Live In."Best makeup and hair award went to team behind Streep's transformation in "The Iron Lady."Tom Jones opened the ceremony with a rendition of "Thunderball,"taking attendees' minds off the freezing February cold.It was left to Cuba Gooding Jr. -- presenting the visual effects award to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"-- to pay tribute to the lateWhitney Houston at the awards, looking up to the sky as he told the audience, "Whitney -- I will always love you." The Hollywood Reporter
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is leaving sales on "Love Lasts three years,In . its finest-profile comedy hit at January's Unifrance Paris Rendez-vous.EuropaCorp has pacted for Germany with Prokino, Russia with Cinema Prestige and Chicken with Bir.In the parallel move, Jaimie Alexander ("Thor") remains cast in female lead role in EuropaCorp's upcomming thriller "Intersection."Put together by Gallic novelist and media celebrity Frederic Beigbeder, EuropaCorp's "Love Lasts" concentrates on a wise-cracking social gadfly, who's written the sunday paper proclaiming love lasts three years, however falls for his cousin's beautiful wife (Louis Bourgoin).Released by EuropaCorp in France on Jan. 18, "Love Lasts 3 YearsInch makes 3.8 million ($5 million) within the first 72 hours.In 'Intersection," Alexander plays a wealthy lately-wedded wife who conspires wih her lover to kill her husband Frank Grillo ("Gangster Squad"). Her plans fail when her husband and lover be a part of a multiple vehicle crash in the heart of the Moroccan dessert.Film author David Marconi ("Live Free or Die Hard," "Enemy in the Condition") is installed on direct."Intersection" contacts in the finish of February in Morocco mole. EuropaCorp is selling the pic within the European Film Market. Marie-Laure Montironi, EuropaCorp worldwide sales mind, mentioned before Berlin they reaches advanced discussions to seal Germany and Benelux, both now key areas for French films.Though best-recognized for its high-testosterone thrillers, EuropaCorp produces films across a wider range than frequently credited for -- from feature debuts ("Love Lasts 3 YearsInch) to art photos (Xavier Giannoli's "At firstInch), comedies and animation (Bibo Bergeron's "A Monster in Paris")."Obtaining a diversity of projects allows for just about any diversity of options to provide to worldwide entrepreneurs and television stations, both free-to-air and pay TV. It's a large strength," mentioned Montironi. Contact the number newsroom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
There is never only one you simply did not realize that another one was performed by Jeremy Renner! Well, you now do, particularly with the discharge from the first teaser trailer for "The Bourne Legacy." Renner makes his entry in to the spy drama franchise following a exit of very long time lead Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, but Jason Bourne he isn't: this really is Aaron Mix, a brand new variety of amnesiac assassin that has their own share of grudges to create right. Out of the box standard for that "Bourne" franchise, the very first "Legacy" trailer is shrouded in mystery. It isn't until a lot more than midway with the teaser that people first see Aaron Mix for action, bearded at points, putting together sniper rifles at others. The scowling voice of Edward Norton promises that "Jason Bourne only agreed to be the end from the iceberg," while other agents report that they have never witnessed critiques such as the ones they have observed in Mix. It's far where the guy began, it appears: at the outset of the teaser, Mix results in like a battered and damaged guy prepared to do anything whatsoever he is able to to show his existence around. Turn his existence around he hasbut for better or worse? In either case pretty awesome teaser. For any movie that I wasn't whatsoever sure about before today, I'm all of a sudden searching toward "Bourne Legacy" much more. "The Bourne Legacy" stars Renner, Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen and Albert Finney. It storms into theaters on August 3, 2012. What have you think about the very first "Bourne Legacy" trailer? Do you consider Renner has what must be done to achieve success Damon within the franchise? Tell us within the comments section striking us on Twitter!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SevignyChloe Sevigny is joining the cast of biopic "Lovelace." She'll play a feminist journalist on assignment for just about any men's magazine to uncover who the particular Linda Lovelace is. Sevigny's casting was introduced Wednesday. Addtionally, Demi Moore has ankled within the project to locate technique to exhaustion. Moore happen to be attracted onto portray Gloria Steinem together with a alternative has not been introduced. Make the most of Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are going the pic, which stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda Boreman, also called "Deep Throat" star Linda Lovelace. Peter Sarsgaard and Sharon Stone co-star alongside Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick and James Franco. "Lovelace" can be a Millennium Films production which will be produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment and Jim Youthful for Animus Films. Professional producers include Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, W. Merritt Manley, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films. Production round the Andy Bellin-scripted pic began 12 ,. 20 in La, as well as the film continues to be produced while using cooperation of Boreman's estate. Sevigny was introduced recently as toplining with Mark Webber in Adam Bhala Lough's indie relationship drama "Panarea," with production beginning this summer season. Sevigny is repped by WME and Danny Sussman at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Contact Dork McNary at email@example.com
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Roger Dodger director finally returnsIt's tough to think that its now ten years since Dylan Kidd's witty debut Roger Dodger introduced itself. Since that time the director has provided us with the less-seen PS, and much more lately some instances of Adult Swim's Children's Hospital, but Kidd has become finally set revisit cinema screens with Obtain A Job.The film has got the zeitgeisty concept of following several recent college graduates facing the truth that, in the present economic system, they are likely to find it difficult to land satisfying careers. Or any job whatsoever. It's being setup at CBS, where it's bringing in some serious attention.Rising star Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole, Footloose, 21 And Also Over, Project X) is within talks to accept lead, and there is been interest from Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Pharaoh, Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston. Jesse Eisenberg, to whom Roger Dodger would be a large break, looks like it's up for any cameo.CBS want to really make it obvious that no casting has yet been completed, which Obtain A Job does not really actually have a eco-friendly light so far. However the word in the pub is the fact that shooting could start as soon as the following month.
Friday, January 13, 2012
PASADENA, California (AP) A clean-cut Ashton Kutcher mentioned Wednesday that he's considering ongoing with "two and a half Males" beyond this season and CBS wants him, too.Kutcher's accessory for television's most broadly used comedy following star Charlie Sheen's implosion will be a grand experiment that has worked out a lot better than CBS or perhaps the producers may have imagined.The show expires twenty percent in audiences over Sheen's final season, the Nielsen ratings company mentioned, and Kutcher has furthermore introduced in the youthful crowd."I've stood a blast," mentioned Kutcher, who plays the heartbroken Walden Schmidt. "Since I Have Have stopped doing 'That '70s Show' I've always aspired to return and do television."Kutcher came out inside a news conference without any extended hair and beard he's worn this season. It absolutely was cut incorporated within the plot inside an episode of "two and a half Males" that airs Monday, he mentioned.Kutcher will probably be concentrating on movies after filming with this particular season of "two and a half Males" concludes, but "at this time around I'm searching advertising online like a hiatus," he mentioned.CBS will have to strike a completely new deal with stars and producers to carry on the show beyond this season. Each side appear thinking about working it, CBS Entertainment Leader Nina Tassler mentioned."In spirit and intent, everybody is very motivated," she mentioned.Series creator Chuck Lorre mentioned he gave thought to ending the series after Sheen left last season and may not imagine it ongoing. But CBS and also the co-creator, Lee Aronsohn, nudged him to carry on.InchShelter mentioned, 'Why not test? Once we fail, nobody might be physically hurt,'" Lorre mentioned. "It made an appearance like this kind of heartbreaking approach to finish, which we didn't wish it to, and then we mentioned let's keep the light on."Authors could affect the tone by considering making Kutcher's character a heartbroken Internet billionaire which has everything he wants except the woman he loves. Jon Cryer, who carried out Sheen's annoying little brother, is becoming Schmidt's older friend. It absolutely was all a welcome tone change, Aronsohn mentioned."It's been a good time together with challenging to make a different show with numerous the identical elements," he mentioned.Lorre, who was simply the mark of sharp barbs from Sheen last spring after he was fired, mentioned he wanted his former star well."I really do,Inch he mentioned. "I'm glad he's sober but it's terrific."Copyright 2012 Connected Press. All rights reserved. These elements is probably not launched, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. By David Bauder The month of the month of january 12, 2012 PHOTO CREDIT Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images PASADENA, California (AP) A clean-cut mentioned Wednesday that he's considering ongoing with "two and a half Males" beyond this season and CBS wants him, too.Kutcher's accessory for television's most broadly used comedy following star Charlie Sheen's implosion will be a grand experiment that has worked out a lot better than CBS or perhaps the producers may have imagined.The show expires twenty percent in audiences over Sheen's final season, the Nielsen ratings company mentioned, and Kutcher has furthermore introduced in the youthful crowd."I've stood a blast," mentioned Kutcher, who plays the heartbroken Walden Schmidt. "Since I Have Have stopped doing 'That '70s Show' I've always aspired to come back and do television."Kutcher came out inside a news conference without any extended hair and beard he's worn this season. It absolutely was cut incorporated within the plot inside an episode of "two and a half Males" that airs Monday, he mentioned.Kutcher will probably be concentrating on movies after filming with this particular season of "two and a half Males" concludes, but "at this time around I'm searching advertising online just like a hiatus," he mentioned.CBS will have to strike a completely new deal with stars and producers to continue the show beyond this season. Each side appear considering working it, CBS Entertainment Leader Nina Tassler mentioned."In spirit and intent, everybody is very motivated," she mentioned.Series creator Chuck Lorre mentioned he gave thought to ending the series after Sheen left last season and may not imagine it ongoing. But CBS and also the co-creator, Lee Aronsohn, nudged him to continue.InchShelter mentioned, 'Why not test? Once we fail, nobody might be physically hurt,'" Lorre mentioned. "It made an appearance like this kind of heartbreaking approach to finish, which we didn't wish it to, and then we mentioned let's keep the light on."Authors could affect the tone by considering making Kutcher's character a heartbroken Internet billionaire which has everything he wants except the woman he loves. Jon Cryer, who carried out Sheen's annoying little brother, is becoming Schmidt's older friend. It absolutely was all a welcome tone change, Aronsohn mentioned."It's been a good time together with challenging to make a different show with numerous the identical elements," he mentioned.Lorre, who was simply the mark of sharp barbs from Sheen last spring after he was fired, mentioned he wanted his former star well."I really do,Inch he mentioned. "I'm glad he's sober but it's terrific."Copyright 2012 Connected Press. All rights reserved. These elements is probably not launched, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The CW has ordered 10 episodes of gameshow ''Oh Sit.'' From the Gurin Co. and 405 Prods. and exec producers Phil Gurin, Richard Joel and Deena Dill, skein is set to debut later this season. Concept is a musical chairs competition, with 20 contestants vying for the top prize via obstacle course-style eliminations. A host will be named at a later date. Contact Stuart Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
First Published: January 11, 2012 9:47 AM EST Credit: Getty Premium Caption Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the UK premiere of War Horse at Odeon Leicester Square in London on January 8, 2012LONDON, U.K. -- The new Duchess of Cambridge was showered with gifts from head to toe on her first overseas visit as a member of the royal family. Palace records show that Canadian officials and well-wishers gave the former Kate Middleton hats, tartan and peacock fascinators and three pairs of shoes during her visit to the country with Prince William last year. The couples office, Clarence House, has published lists of all the gifts the pair received on trips in 2011. Williams haul included shirts, cufflinks, a pilots helmet from a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force and a Canadian Ranger patrol knife. Governor General David Johnson the representative in Canada of Williams grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II gave the couple a quilt, while Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented them with a woolen blanket, a framed photograph, souvenir edition Canadian magazines, two jackets, a bottle of whiskey and a Canadian flag. A gift from Canadas health minister was arguably more practical two mosquito traps. The royal couple, who married last April at Westminster Abbey in London, visited Canada and the U.S. between June 20 and July 10. The American leg of the tour took in California, where they received an iPad from Gov. Jerry Brown and four coasters from the sheriff-coroner of Santa Barbara. During a solo visit to Australia and New Zealand in March, William was given items including a papier mache model of a cassowary a large flightless bird and a jar of the savory spread Vegemite. Some gifts came from officials and dignitaries, others from unnamed individuals everything from a selection of baseball caps to rubble from buildings destroyed in the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. A palace official said Wednesday all gifts are registered and then either placed in storage or put on display in royal residences. Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Desperate Housewives What will the final chapter of Desperate Housewives look like? Don't bother asking series creator Marc Cherry. "I'm so not revealing what the end is going to be," the creator and executive producer told reporters Tuesday at ABC's winter TV previews. "I have it in my head and I'm hyper-protective of it." The Housewives boss is confident he's ending the series at the right time, acknowledging that in recent years it became more difficult for writers to find new creative territory to mine. But he also divulged that he's had the series' last act mapped out for more than seven years, and he did confirm that he will "pull a Hitchcock" and make a cameo in the last episode. The revelation was met with applause and loud "yays" from the cast. "The hair and makeup people will go through hell that day," Cherry joked. Watch full episodes of Desperate Housewives On a more serious note, Cherry and Daily said the final episodes will continue to pay homage to the show's first season. Cherry revealed it was ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee who suggested that the series resurrect the "I Know What You Did" note from Season 1. "We handed in the first episode and Paul Lee called and said, 'I think you need something that's a little bit more of an echo,'" Cherry recalled. So the writers kicked off Season 8 by re-watching the pilot. "We're really trying to view this season as a bookend to that iconic first season and first episode," executive producer Bob Daily said. At the same time, producers have no intention of resolving every lingering storyline, i.e. fans hoping to finally find out what state Fairview is located in will be out of luck. "We don't necessarily want to tie up every loose end in the finale," Daily said, hinting that the writers hope to imply that life will go on in Fairview after the cameras stop rolling. Mega Buzz: Desperate Housewives' health scare? "People keep asking me if [the ending] is bittersweet. I say, 'No, it's sweet,'" Cherry said. "We're just thankful for the ride that we have because not many people get to experience what we collectively got to experience." Cherry may have been tight-lipped about the surprises in store, but he did shoot down the possibility of a TV reunion or movie. "After eight years, boy, I think we're done. And I'm happy about it. It's not a bad thing. I feel very satisfied with where we are," Cherry said, taking a dig at the critical flop that was Sex and the City 2. "I'm just never sending these gals to Dubai, that's all I'm saying." Desperate Housewives airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel Zooey Deschanel has declared divorce from Dying Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard after couple of years of marriage, People reviews. The Completely New Girl star, 31, filed the documents on 12 ,. 27. Court papers list their date of separation as March. 31 and Deschanel reported irreconcilable versions. Zooey Deschanel and husband Ben Gibbard separate The happy couple married in September 2009. Deschanel, who recently acquired a Golden Globe nomination for top actress in the TV comedy, also released a Christmas album with She & Him bandmate M. Ward in October.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Plus words from producer Scott StuberUniversal's Cape Town-set thriller Safe House is almost upon us, and following the recent trailer, here's a new poster. It's two for the price of one!In the black-and-white corner, a smart-but-casual Ryan Reynolds looks wary and concentrates on not dropping his gun. And in the other black-and-white corner, Denzel Washington stares malevolently at us in close-up.There's a bit of He Got Game about the Washington side, minus the big afro. And there's more than a bit of the Bournes about the Reynolds section, which is actually Universal taking the bull by the horns, since they're resigned to comparisons."Inevitably we'll be compared to Bourne on some levels," producer Scott Stuber told Empire when we visited the set, "but Safe House is a very different film. Bourne is pre-programmed to fire a gun and fight at a level Ryan's character simply isn't. He's got some training, but not enough for what he's up against."What he's up against is the forces aligned against out-of-control CIA man Washington, who's been brought to Reynolds' quiet back-woods safe house for processing. "Tobin Frost, Denzel's character, is like a myth, like this Carlos The Jackal character," explains Stuber. "He's a black ops guy who went rogue and they've not been able to catch him, but out of nowhere he ends up in Cape Town. We needed a place where, when things start to go bad, the audience wouldn't be asking why there weren't a hundred CIA agents there, which there would be in London or Paris. Cape Town worked perfectly for us." Bourne aside, Stuber says the reference points for Safe House have been films like Gomorrah, and director Daniel Espinosa's previous Snabba Cash, "and we talked a lot about 70s movies like Sidney Lumet's, and the car stuff in Ronin and French Connection, just from an inspirational standpoint. But obviously you try to make every movie your own, soyou see things here that you haven't seen before, so that's been kind of exciting! Ryan and Denzel have really stepped up to one another: it's like watching Federer and Nadal going at it!"They had us at "Federer and Nadal". Safe House is out in the UK on February 24.