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Jonas Brothers Rewrite Disney Show

Pop trio THE JONAS BROTHERS' new Disney TV show will be inspired by comedy duo FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. The singing sensations told Los Angeles radio host Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday (05Aug08) they've abandoned their...

Simpson Stars With Romo In Football Show

Pop star JESSICA SIMPSON is set to join her boyfriend TONY ROMO on the American football field - she has signed to star alongside him in a new sports show. Simpson was criticised for supporting...

Tell Me You Love Me Is Axed

U.S. TV show TELL ME YOU LOVE ME has been axed after just one season. The HBO series - starring Jane Alexander and Michelle Borth - was named as one of the 10 ten TV...

Trio Of Prizes For Mad Men In Us Critics' Awards Show

Mad Men has won three prizes at the US Television Critics Association (TCA) awards.The 1960s-set drama - which screened on BBC4 in the UK - was named programme of the year for its unflinching portrayal...

By on 21 July 2008

Rogen's Entourage Idea Dismissed By Tv Executives

KNOCKED UP star SETH ROGEN finds it tough watching TV show ENTOURAGE - because his idea for a similar inside-Hollywood expose series was turned down by the same network bosses who greenlighted MARK WAHLBERG's project....

Protesters Targeting Edgier Network Programming

Network executives trying to attract younger viewers with edgier fare have been stymied by protests directed at the show's advertisers, Advertising Age observed today (Monday), pointing out that North American Philips recently withdrew ads for...

Sigler Joins Entourage Cast In Guest Spot

Former SOPRANOS actress JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER is set to make her return to television with a guest spot on hit U.S. show ENTOURAGE. The star has signed up to join cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon,...

Sex + The City Nights Hit By 'Fraudsters'

Bar owners in Boston, Michigan were allegedly duped into cancelling SEX AND THE CITY-themed nights after receiving fake cease-and-desist letters purporting to be from U.S. broadcaster HBO. A string of venues in the city had...

Comedy Great George Carlin Dies Aged 71

Stand-up comedy legend George Carlin has died of heart failure at the age of 71.His publicist Jeff Abraham said the New Yorker had checked into St. John's Health Centre in Santa Monica on Sunday and...

By on 23 June 2008

Bruno Set For Release Next Year

Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno, the follow-up to his massively successful BORAT movie, is to be released by Universal on May 15th, 2009.It is thought that ANGELS AND DEMONS, the mystery drama starring Tom Hanks, would...

By on 18 June 2008

Cattrall: 'Don't Let Kids Watch Sex And The City'

SEX AND THE CITY star KIM CATTRALL has issued a warning to parents across the world - urging them not to let their kids watch the hit TV show or its new big-screen adaptation. Cattrall's...

Polanski Film Changed In Legal Row

A documentary about shamed filmmaker ROMAN POLANSKI has been altered after complaints from Los Angeles court officials about allegations made in the film. A statement regarding a judge's action in the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted...

Kung Fu Panda Smashes Way To Number One At Us Box Office

New animated comedy Kung Fu Panda has topped the US box office charts with the third-highest opening ever for a digital animation.The Dreamworks film, featuring Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, pulled in $60 million (£30.4...

By on 09 June 2008

Sex And The City Unable To Match Indiana Jones

The Sex and the City movie has topped the UK box office charts but has failed to match the opening take of the fourth Indiana Jones film.Sarah Jessica Parker and her co-stars in the HBO...

By on 04 June 2008

Carrie And Co Take Us Number One Spot In Style

The long-awaited Sex and the City film has topped the US box office after its first weekend on release, grabbing the biggest-ever opening for an R-rated comedy.The spin-off from the HBO series sees Sarah Jessica...

By on 02 June 2008

Sex And The City Writer Wins First-look Film Deal

Michael Patrick King, the writer/director/producer of Sex and the City, has agreed a 'first-look' deal with DreamWorks studios.With his feature directorial debut - based on the hit HBO series - having been released around the...

By on 30 May 2008

Former Critic Frank Rich To Help Develop Shows For Hbo

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Rich is becoming a "creative consultant" to HBO to participate in the development of new programs. Rich has been a film and TV critic for Time and a theater...

Sex And The City Actress Parker 'Loves' Co-stars

Sarah Jessica Parker has denied claims that she and her Sex and the City co-stars fell out while making their hit TV series.Speaking on BBC1's Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, the actress put paid to...

By on 17 May 2008

Officials Hit Hbo Documentary On Florida Recount

Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who represented the Al Gore team during the 2004 Florida recount, has denounced the HBO drama Recount, scheduled to air on May 25. In an interview with today's (Thursday)...

Apple Changes Policy To Land Hbo

Apple, which said "no" to NBC last December when it demanded flexible pricing for programs sold on Apple's iTunes store, is now saying "yes" to HBO. Details were sketchy, but published reports said today (Tuesday)...

Fraggle Rock Set For Big Screen Outing

Fraggle Rock is set to become a live-action musical with a mix of humans and the Jim Henson puppets, according to a report.Variety claims The Weinstein Co (TWC) wants to turn the children's TV series...

By on 13 May 2008

You've Got Loss

AOL remained an albatross around the neck of Time Warner during the first quarter as profits from the Internet-access business plummeted a ghastly 73 percent versus the same quarter a year ago. The company's decision...

Stones' Hells Angel Sues Hbo

The Hells Angels veteran who oversaw THE ROLLING STONES' disastrous 1969 Altamont concert in California is suing U.S. TV channel HBO, over a motorcycle drama series he allegedly helped to develop. Sonny Barger - who...

Who Dies In The City?

The revelation by Sex and the City's costar Cynthia Nixon that one of the principal characters will die in the theatrical version, due out on May 30, has touched off a wildfire of speculation on...

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Abby Mann Dead At 84

Screenwriter Abby Mann, whose work often carried controversial social messages, died Tuesday in Beverly Hills of heart failure at age 84. Many of his dramas were created during television's Golden Age in the 1950s. One...

How Bad Is Bad Road? Producers Ask Critics To Judge

Following word that HBO had been disappointed with all six episodes of 12 Miles of Bad Road already shot and had therefore decided not to air the series, the producers have taken Road on the...

Hbo' John Adams Draws Solid Ratings

HBO, which was shaken by the decision of Entertainment President Carolyn Strauss to step down followed by word that it would not put the series 12 Miles of Bad Road from producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on...

Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

George Lucas is working on a new live-action Star Wars series for television that is being described as Deadwood meets The Sopranos in outer space, the New York Post reported today (Monday), citing a report...

Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

George Lucas is working on a new live-action Star Wars series for television that is being described as Deadwood meets The Sopranos in outer space, the New York Post reported today (Monday), citing a report...

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