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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