Tuesday, 15 January 2008

OWN it

 

So PEOPLE is reporting that the big kahuna, Oprah Winfrey, is set to launch her very own cable network, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), in 2009.  Discovery Communications and Oprah will each own 50% of the network.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

i'm the kind of G the little homies wanna be like

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting rapper Coolio, known for the 1995-hit "Gangsta's Paradise," will star in a reality series for the women's cable network Oxygen

The show will follow the rapper as he tries to balance his work life with his role as a single parent to six teenagers.

The series, titled "Coolio & the Gang," has been ordered for six half-hour episodes.

[Read the full article at the Hollywood Reporter here.]

Now, I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like it's time for us to party like it's 1999 again.  Coolio's back in the media.  The Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls have reunited, and Britney Spears just released another album.  Now, give me a sec as I decorate my cubicle a la middle school locker style.

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Monday, 29 October 2007

Kevorkian Coming to HBO

I know their slogan is its not TV its HBO, but this one is going to be quite interesting to say the least. There have been many interviews and news stories on the Doctor of Death, the infamous "60 minutes" interview  with Mike Wallace, and televised suicide which gave prosecutors all they needed to land Krikorian a prison sentence. Now after an 8 year prison term Krikorian is cooperating with HBO films to do a movie about his controversial practices.
This should keep my subscription going to HBO!
To read more, click here

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Thursday, 18 October 2007

May the force be with my Tivo!

LA Times is reporting that Lucas is starting work on a live-action TV series 'rooted' in the Star Wars universe!
Yes, I am a Star Wars geek, no I don't go to conferences, no I didn't stand in line for episodes I, II, III, but a huge fan nonetheless. Even though Lucas is quoted as saying 'It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader,' its still exciting!
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Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Frontline

If you didn't catch Cheney’s Law on Frontline last night, watch it on-line. Frontline as usual,  told a very compelling story about the vice-president.
Watch on-line!
Click here

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Monday, 15 October 2007

'Conan The Funny' Coming to LA!

Conan O' Brian is going to be making his highly anticipated move to Los Angeles! May I be the first to say Welcome Conan!

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Monday, 20 August 2007

Nothing fake about 'Daily Show' in Iraq - Team reports from Iraq USO tour

Fake-news program The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is taking a page from serious news organizations this week with on-the-scene reports from the war zone in Iraq…

Read more on HollywoodReporter.com.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Cable embraces what the film industry pushes away: 40 is the new 30

At first glance, they have little in common: the legal eagle, the hell raiser and the head shrinker. But look again and you'll find a surprising number of ties binding the lead characters of three recently debuted TV dramas: "Damages," "Saving Grace" and "State of Mind."

But look again and you'll find a surprising number of ties binding the lead characters of three recently debuted TV dramas: "Damages," "Saving Grace" and "State of Mind." "I guess one thing I'm seeing that's happening is, it feels like some of the obstacles that have presented themselves with film, in terms of financing and so on, are not there with TV," said Taylor, who plays a Connecticut psychotherapist with her own share of personal problems in Lifetime's "State of Mind."

"I'm finding," she added, "that filmmaker friends who are having trouble getting their films made are turning to TV."

More and more, too, they're turning to the cable side.

Turn to the CNN side to read more...HERE

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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Not Likely to Be Shown In Movie Theatres

Paul Reubens returns, again.

He and his perennially adolescent alter ego Pee-wee Herman vanished from public view a while back. Legal troubles, you'll recall.

But, Pee-wee re-emerged this month for the first time in 15 years, making a surprise appearance at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards. And Reubens began his latest resurgence last summer with a stint of TV guest-star and film roles that have drawn kudos from critics.

"I feel like I'm on my third or fourth comeback at least," says Reubens, whose close-cropped haircut and twinkling eyes belie his 54 years.

Read more about Reuben's rebirth, here

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Desperate Times...NBC to get a boob job

No, I will not get my mind out of the gutter — it was never there to begin with, PopWatchers. The above headline is a reference to the Colombian telenovela Sin tetas no hay paraiso (or, Without Breasts There Is No Paradise), the rights to which new NBC chief Ben Silverman purchased last week. (Way to put the 'bra' in 'brash,' dood!)

Anyhow, while the show's plotline sounds like an exercise in deliciously trashy camp — an impoverished woman becomes a prostitute and gets involved with a narcotics dealer in her quest to save enough money for breast augmentation — should we really leave it to network brass (look, another 'bra' word!) to cast what could wind up being the next great serialized drama? Of course not! That's why it's up to all of us to start the brainstorming process.

To help brainstorm casting, check out Entertainment Weekly

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