Sunday, December 26, 2010

Top Movie Trailers - Week of December 27th, 2011

Here are the latest hot trailers from last week that are burning up the livewire...

Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux
Directed by David Gordon Green for distribution by Universal Pictures on April 8. 2011

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Trace Adkins, Katherine Moennig, & Erin Carufel
by Brad Furman for distribution by Lionsgate on March 18, 2011

Starring: Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Amber Heard, Billy Burke, 
Simona Williams & Katy Mixon
Directed by Patrick Lussier for distribution by Summit Entertainment on February 25, 2011

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, & Kevin Durand
Directed by DJ Caruso for distribution by DreamWorks on February 18, 2011

Starring: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Mike O'Malley, Rob Corddry & Seth Morris
Directed by Miguel Arteta for distribution by FOX Searchlight in February 2011

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Erica Bana, Jason Flemyng,
Tom Hollander & Olivia Williams
Directed by Joe Wright for distribution by Focus Features on April 8, 2011

Starring: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Blythe Danner, Richard Jenkins
Directed by James Keach for distribution by Freestyle Releasing in February 2011

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Dec. 20th, 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

Movie in the works about the infamous "Madden Curse." [] -

Betty White named AP's "Entertainer Of The Year." [] -

"Spider-Man" resumes on Broadway. [] -

Dawn Ostroff to step down from CW. [] -

FX's "Justified" to return in February. [] -

Pee-Wee Herman's Broadway show to air on HBO. [] -

Jeanine Pirro to join FOX News. [] -

FOX's "Good Guys" taken off the streets. [] -

Julianne Hough's new music video "kinda banned." [] -

Yule Log to run in 3D [] -

"Inception" Oscar campaign ramps up. [] -

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Dec. 13th 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

-TIME names Mark Zuckerberg "Man Of The Year." [] -

-"The King's Speech" and "Glee" lead Golden Globes nominations. [] -

-Man vs. computer on "Jeopardy." [] -

-Brett Favre's "Ironman" streak officially ends. [] -

-Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens break-up. [] -

-AMC readies for its next series "Hell On Wheels." [] -

-NBC looks for "The Voice of America," challenging "American Idol." [] -

-HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" upps Jack Huston to series regular. [] -

-Jimmy Kimmel signs new two-year deal with ABC. [] -

-Blake Edwards, director of "Breakfast At Tiffany's" & "The Pink Panther" passes away at age 88. [AP]

YouTube montage of the year in movies. [] -

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Dec. 6th 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

-“Alcatraz” staffs up.
FOX’s new drama from J.J. Abrams adds a trio of top names to its roster include Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra  and Robert Forester.

-"The Closer" to end after seven seasons.
Emmy winner Kyra Segwick decides to walk away after seven seasons of the TNT hit drama. The final set of episodes will run in 2011.

-A&E pulls "The Hasselhoffs" after two episodes.
After low ratings, A&E made the decision to cancel its new series “The Hasselhoffs” after a very limited run.

-MTV reveals Snooki's interesting New Year's eve plans...
For no apparent reason (other than ratings), “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki will not only be a part of MTV’s New Year’s party, but will be in the ball drops to ring in the new year.  Any chance they could leave her in it?

-"The Walking Dead" scares up record numbers.
As season one of AMC’s zombie drama wraps up, over six million viewers tune in breaking basic cable demographic records.

-FX cancels "Terriers." -
The low-rated drama is finally put out of its misery after consistently averaging less than a million viewers a week.

-ABC slots "Mr. Sunshine" in post "Modern Family" slot.
Former “Friends” star Matthew Perry gets the coveted post “Modern Family,” timeslot which will replace former co-star Courtney Cox’s comedy “Cougar Town” until the end of the season.

-Elizabeth Edwards passes away.
The wife of Senator John Edwards passed away this week after a brave battle with cancer. She was 61.


-3D invades the music industry.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Nov. 29th 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

-CBS news program “Early Show” gets a revamp…again!
CBS said goodbye to Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez & Dave Price this week in the latest revamp to the ratings challenged morning show. The trio will remain with the network in other roles while “Saturday Early Show” anchors Chris Wragge and Erica Hill assume the lead anchor positions.

-James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host the Oscars.
The critically acclaimed actors will host the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, 2011. This will be the second year in a row that the telecast (airing on ABC) will have dual hosts, both of which could also find themselves nominees that evening.

-National Board of Review names “The Social Network” best picture.
“The Social Network” came out of the National Board of Review awards the first big winner of the young award season. The film, along with its star Jesse Eisenberg, director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin walked away with top honors.

-Details emerge about the “Burn Notice” prequel.
The USA network smash hit had previously announced at Comic-Con, a prequel movie was in the works, to air in the spring of 2011. This week it was revealed the movie will revolve around the last Navy SEAL mission of Sam Axe, the character portrayed by cult movie legend Bruce Campbell. It was also announced that series lead Jeffrey Donavan will serve as the prequel’s director.

-“Glee” to replace cast members at the end of next season.
Series creator Ryan Murphy revealed this week that he plans to write out certain cast members of the popular FOX series to account for continuity. Just which characters will graduate at the end of season three remains to be seen, but early rumors have Corey Monteith, Lea Michele, Dianna Argon and Mark Salling singing their way off to college.

-Hollywood’s “Digital Death” stunt goes on life support.
In support of “World’s AIDS Day,” various celebrities including Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and Ryan Seacrest volunteered to “kill” their online social media presence until fans raised millions of dollars in donations to bring them back to life. The stunt designed with the best intentions failed to raise anywhere near the desired amount of money, leading to the conclusion that maybe audiences are tired of the celebrity tweeters, or maybe asking for a $10 minimum donation wasn’t the right way to go.

-Were “The Walking Dead” writers actually dead men walking?
Reports surfaced this week that producers of the AMC hit series “The Walking Dead” were considering firing the entire writing staff from the show’s debut season. Following the rumors, the show’s executive producer rushed to assure fans that wasn’t the case and the show’s second season wouldn’t be impacted by any major changes.

-“The Blues Brothers” set to reunite on “The Defenders.”
Dan Aykrod will re-team with his “Blues Brothers” co-star Jim Belushi for two episodes of the CBS legal series “The Defenders” in 2011. While Aykrod shot to fame working with Jim’s brother John Belushi, Jim would later slip on the iconic shades following his brother's unfortunate passing.

-Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner pass away.
Hollywood is mourning the loss of comic legend Leslie Nielsen and iconic director Irvin Kershner this week. Nielsen, the star of the “Naked Gun” movies was 84 and Kershner, the director of “The Empire Strikes Back, was 87.


-Celebs sing “Let It Be” in new viral video.
A Norwegian talk show has gathered the most bizarre group of celebrities to sing “Let It Be” in promotion of its new season. Can’t imagine how much this one cost in appearance fees alone.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Nov. 22nd 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

-Jorge Garcia signs on for his first show since the end of “LOST.”
The actor who played fan favorite Hurley on “LOST” re-teams J.J. Abrams for the highly anticipated new FOX drama “Alcatraz.”

-“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” to slay again with a unexpected twist.
The iconic movie and TV character will return courtesy of Warner Brothers, but the reboot has already angered fans as it will not feature Joss Whedon, the man widely credited with the show’s popularity.

-Jennifer Grey wins “Dancing With The Stars.”
Actress Jennifer Grey topped Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin to win the latest season of the long-running reality competition show, much to the relief of the Democratic Party.

-Jeremy Renner ready take on a new “mission?”
The Academy Award nominee for “The Hurt Locker” is rumored to be replacing Tom Cruise in the “Mission Impossible” film series after next year’s installment. Finally a franchise not being handed to Shia LaBeouf!

-Lindsay Lohan no longer attached to “Inferno.”
The role of porn star Linda Lovelace will now be played “Watchman” star Malin Ackerman, following Lindsay Lohan’s departure from the film.

-Black Eyed Peas to perform at the Superbowl.
For the first time since the infamous Janet Jackson halftime show, a modern pop group will be given the coveted slot.

-Michael J. Fox to return to “The Good Wife.”
“Family Ties” star Michael J. Fox, one of Hollywood’s most likeable and talented actors, will reprise his role as moral ambiguous attorney Louis Canning on a upcoming episode of the Emmy nominated CBS drama in 2011.

-Neal Baur signs deal with CBS.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” showrunner Neal Baur will develop a new show for CBS following this season of “SVU” sparking talk that the long-running NBC staple could take a permanent recess next season.

-“Gossip Girl” gossip?
Taylor Momsen from the popular CW series “Gossip Girl” has reportedly been suspended from the show following diva antics.

-“Community” to get animated.
The cult NBC comedy will feature stop-motion animated sequences in the season's holiday episode.


-“Sesame Street’s” Cookie Monster wants to host "SNL.”
Move over Betty White, Cookie Monster, the loveable blue muppet wants to take his act to NYC and host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Nov. 15th 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the live wire this week….

- FOX announces its mid-season schedule.
“Glee” stays put, “Idol” moves and “Running Wilde” runs out of time.

-"American Idol" to change things up next season. 
New format, new day, new judges…same hour long results show.

-Ryan Reynolds named “Sexiest Man Alive," by People.
The “Green Lantern” star sees his stock on the rise as he becomes the magazine’s 25th “Sexiest Man Alive.”

- White powder scare at "Dancing With The Stars."
Envelope rumored to have been addressed to Bristol Palin later found to have talcum powder in side of it causes a scare.

-CBS cancels "Medium."
After CBS cut its episode order back to 13, you didn’t really need to be a psychic to see this coming.

-Pierce Brosnan to return to television.
“Remington Steele” and James Bond leading man to produce and star in a new show for Sony about a problem solver for hire.

-Carey Mulligan cast in "Great Gatsby" remake -
Oscar nominated actress to play Daisy in Baz Luhrman’s highly anticipated “Great Gatsby” remake.

-First trailer for Matt LeBlanc's new series released.
In the series entitled “Episodes,” Matt LeBlanc plays himself planning a comeback by starring in a show adapted from British series.

-"Dark Blue" canceled by TNT.
Jerry Bruckheimer’s cable series starring Dylan McDermott not renewed for a third season.

-Kelsey Grammer & Gus Van Sant team for "Starz" drama.
Two award winning Hollywood powerhouses combine for “Boss,” a new take on “King Lear.”


- Trailer released for "Family Guy's" third "Star Wars" spoof.

The final film in the popular parody series will end after the show’s take-off on “Return of the Jedi” hits DVD on December 21st.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Top Stories Of The Week - Nov. 8th 2010

Here are the top stories that burned up the live wire this week….

-Conan O’Brien returned to late night television.
His new TBS series debuted with 4.2 million viewers and became the No.1 late night basic cable talk show telecast of all time. 

-AMC cancels “Rubicon.”
AMC cuts ties with the low-rated freshman series that even Don Draper couldn’t save.

-“The Simpsons” were renewed for a 23rd season.
The longest running primetime animated series will live on to surpass the 500 episode milestone.

-“The Biggest Loser” suspends production.
The NBC reality series was shut down this week after its crew walked out.  The weight-loss competition show will resume next week with replacement s.

-The curtain was pulled back on the new “Muppet” movie.
Longtime Muppet fan Jason Segal will star in next year’s Disney tentpole which introduces a new Muppet to the family.

-The People’s Choice Award nominations were revealed.
The “Twilight” saga and “Iron Man” franchise topped the lists. Queen Latifah will again host the festivities when it airs on Jan. 5th on CBS.

-Robert DeNiro to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award.
DeNiro will receive the honor at next year’s Golden Globes ceremony on January 16th.

-Film critic Gene Shalit retires.
After 40 years of reviewing movies for the “Today” show, the film legend stepped down this week.

-The Victoria Secret angles returned!
‘Tis the season…Katy Perry and Akon performed on the holiday staple that airs on November 30th on CBS.


-Ce-Lo Green performs on “The Colbert Report.”
 Ce-Lo Green and Stephen Colbert share a new take on the hit single “FU.”

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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