Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘Penny Dreadful’ Characters Insist They’re ‘Just Like You’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The whole gang has finally come together in all its fearsome glory. In the new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming horror series “Penny Dreadful,” Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and the rest of the cast insist that their eccentric characters are “just like you.” We’re assuming the same goes for the classic horror characters that... Read more

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Lara Spencer Named Third Co-Anchor of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lara Spencer, the “Good Morning America” newsreader who recently negotiated a new contract with ABC to stay on the program, has been elevated to the role of co-host, and will, going forward, hold forth alongside current anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolos. The move comes as “GMA,” TV’s most-watched morning program, has been in the... Read more

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TNT’s Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, known for his ever-colorful suits, has been diagnosed with leukemia. His son made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Craig Jr.’s tweets also suggested that his dad, who also works for TBS, would miss most if not all of the NBA playoffs, which begin this weekend. Sager has been working with... Read more

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Watch Netflix’s Trailer for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2 (VIDEO)

April 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix has released the official trailer for the second season of “Orange Is the New Black,” which premieres Friday, June 6, with all 13 episodes available worldwide on the streaming service. Series brings back the inmates of Litchfield women’s prison, starring Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, a 30-something woman serving a 15-month sentence after being... Read more

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Channel 5 Sale Falters as Discovery Withdraws From Bidding: Report

April 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — An attempt by the owner of U.K. broadcaster Channel 5, Northern & Shell, to sell the network appears to have faltered as reports circulated Thursday that one of the leading contenders to acquire the TV group, Discovery Communications, had withdrawn from the bidding process. Discovery was reported to have tabled a joint bid... Read more

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Showrunners Michelle Ashford, Carlton Cuse, Jenji Kohan Talk Sex, Emmys and Binge-Watching at HRTS Panel

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

No topic – from sex and nudity to binge-watching – was off limits at the Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s Hitmakers Newsmaker luncheon as the creators of some of the most popular shows on TV discussed what it takes to create and maintain a hit skein. Michelle Ashford, creator of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” “Bates... Read more

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‘Downton Abbey’ Producer Develops Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films is developing a crime series centered on Sigmund Freud, “Freud: The Secret Casebook.” “The X-Files” writer Frank Spotnitz and writer-director Nicholas Meyer will produce the series, in which the founder of psychoanalysis is portrayed as the first criminal profiler. The series will combine murder mystery with a portrayal... Read more

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AMC, Smithsonian Execs Talk Second Screen at Film Finance Forum East

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When it comes to the “second screen” or co-viewing, television execs think it’s just a matter of time. Digital Kitchen co-founder and president, Don McNeill, said its an inevitability that advertisers and television networks alike will come to embrace viewer distraction and place content on mobile devices and tablets which will in turn create to... Read more

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Wes Anderson, Tom Hiddleston on Working With Tilda Swinton

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Wes Anderson “Tilda was at Sundance for ‘Orlando’ when we showed our short film of ‘Bottle Rocket’ there in 1993. I had never seen — as an audience member and also, from a snowy distance, in person — anyone remotely like her. And like everyone else in Park City, I was immediately captivated.” Bong Joon-ho... Read more

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‘Frozen’ Outlasts ‘Eternal’ at Japan Box Office

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney cartoon becomes 2014 top title, but challengers are queuing up.

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