(Reuters) – NBC’s new musical drama “Smash” could hardly have a stronger pedigree: Idea by Steven Spielberg, songs by award-winning Broadway producers, stars including Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, and screen icon Marilyn Monroe holding the whole show-within-a show together. Yet success couldn’t be harder to assess in the high stakes prime-time TV gamble for […]
Katharine McPhee is the first to admit she never dreamed her post-“Idol” career would lead to a starring role in one of the most buzzworthy new shows on television.
Silent-era film “The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” led the pack of Oscar nominees on Tuesday, including one nod for each in the best film category, in the race for the world’s top film honors.
Hollywood’s first big show on the road to the Academy Awards will help determine if silence is golden this season.
In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of “vinyl records and 8-track tapes.”
By Matt Hurwitz (Reuters) – Everybody knows what dinosaurs look and sound like. After all, who hasn’t seen the “Jurassic Park” movies. So what if your boss is Steven Spielberg — the guy who created that movie and is chiefly responsible for those dinosaurs? And he says that for his new TV show, “Terra Nova,” […]
Are you ready to enter “Terra Nova“? Fox’s epic time traveling, dino fighting sci-fi drama begins tonight with an action packed two-hour premiere (8/7c). Helmed by a rotating cast of 13 executive producers (including Steven Spielberg), the expansive – and expensive – series follows the Shannon family as the embark on a pilgrimage from the […]
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Showtime, Stephen King, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV are working together to develop a series based on King’s bestselling novel, “Under the Dome,” TheWrap has confirmed. DreamWorks TV optioned the book, about a Maine town mysteriously trapped under a dome that cuts it off from the outside world, […]
By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – Remember that disastrous Academy Awards show back in February? Well, it wasn’t James Franco’s fault that he was a lousy host. In fact, he didn’t even want the gig and acted dull on purpose. Four months after a brief Twitter-fueled tiff in which he criticized Oscar writer Bruce […]
By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Calling all superheroes, zombies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con is here. The pop-culture convention, which annually draws thousands of costumed fans to San Diego, begins Thursday, but the die-hards (and those with weekend-long passes) will get a peek at the colorful convention […]