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.