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Mob Widow Sues The Sopranos

The creators of hit TV show THE SOPRANOS are being sued by the widow of a Florida mob boss for allegedly basing their drama on her family's life. LYNDA MILITO is convinced the characters...

Winter Olympics Are Just A "Marketing Plan," Says Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel, who currently hosts a show on HBO called Real Sports, has concluded that the Winter Olympics events are not real sports at all. During the former Today show host's commentary on the HBO...

Breaking Up Is Lazard To Do

Corporate raider Carl Icahn on Tuesday unveiled a 343-page plan prepared by Lazard Frères, the influential investment banking firm, calling for the breakup of Time Warner into four companies and buybacks of stock totaling about...

Lost Finds Wga Awards For 23 Writers

Twenty-three writers will share the Writers Guild of America drama series award announced Saturday. They were last season's writers of ABC's Lost. By contrast only one writer takes home the comedy series award -- Larry...

Dga President Wins Top Dga Tv Award

The Directors Guild of America Saturday night honored its own president, Michael Apted, with its trophy in the best TV dramatic series category for HBO's Rome. Accepting the award, Apted remarked, "This feels like a...

Abc Is Golden Again

ABC's resurgence was clearly on display Monday night as it dominated the TV awards categories at the 63rd annual Golden Globes ceremonies. The network's Lost won for best drama and its Desperate Housewives, for best...

O'donnell Calmed Down By Malcolm X's Daughter

Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL had to be calmed down by MALCOLM X's daughter ATALLAH SHABAZZ after her gay cruise was met with opposition by anti-homosexual protestors. The A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN star and her...

Bracco Addicted To Real Estate

THE SOPRANOS star LORRAINE BRACCO is so addicted to real estate, she can't resist 'for sale' signs. After bouncing back from bankruptcy in 1999, Bracco says homes are the only secure financial investments she...

Parker: 'Thank Sex For Desperate Housewives'

SARAH JESSICA PARKER thinks fans of hit TV drama DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES should thank the cast and crew of SEX AND THE CITY for helping to get the hit show on air. Although she accepts...

Indian Court Bans Sex And Violence On Tv

Adult-rated films boasting raunchy or violent material have been banned from Indian cable TV networks in a "public interest" court ruling. The embargo encompasses risque Bollywood films but has controversially failed to affect foreign...

Rome Complaints Rejected By UK Watchdog

Acclaimed TV drama ROME has been declared non-pornographic by UK broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, following a spate of viewer complaints. The $108 million (GBP60 million) co-production between the BBC and US network HBO, which took...

Clooney Plans Sitcom With The Maloof Brothers

GEORGE CLOONEY is teaming up with millionaire brothers JOE and GAVIN MALOOF to produce a new TV sitcom about the misadventures of a basketball team. The Maloofs own the Sacramento Kings basketball empire and...

Fleiss Plans Documentary On Bordello

Former Hollywood madam HEIDI FLEISS is giving curious fans a sneak peek inside her planned Nevada brothel in a new US TV documentary. The opening of Heidi's Stud Farm - which will be a...

Cronenberg To Rework Dead Ringers For Tv Series

Quirky movie maker DAVID CRONENBERG has been commissioned to rework his unnerving 1988 movie DEAD RINGERS as a pilot for a new US TV miniseries. In the cult film JEREMY IRONS played sinister twin...

Judge Rules In Favour Of Colombo In Reality Tv Case

A judge ruled yesterday (14NOV05) that CHRISTOPHER COLOMBO, the son of infamous mobster JOSEPH COLOMBO, can remain under reduced house arrest and continue to film his reality TV show. Colombo is currently on $1...

Fergie To Star In The Sopranos

BLACK EYED PEAS singer FERGIE has signed up to appear in an episode of hit US TV show THE SOPRANOS. Fergie, real name STACY FERGUSON, will play an undercover cop working in the strip...

Rome Drama Too Explicit For Italians

An upcoming British/American TV drama exploring life in ancient Rome features so much graphic sex and violence, Italian broadcaster RAI has decided to screen a heavily edited version of ROME next year (06). The...

Pitt And Norton Team Up For Lewis And Clark Project

FIGHT CLUB co-stars BRAD PITT and EDWARD NORTON are re-teaming for a 10-part mini-series about legendary US explorers MERIWETHER LEWIS and WILLIAM CLARK. Pitt and Norton are joining forces with HBO and National Geographic...

Wyclef To Take On Tv Sitcom

FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN's childhood is to be turned into a new TV comedy series. The hip-hop star cut a deal with bosses at cable channel HBO in America to produce and star in...

Kudrow's Comeback Cancelled

Former FRIENDS star LISA KUDROW is disappointed after learning US cable network HBO has cancelled her comedy series THE COMEBACK. After Friends ended last year (04), Kudrow signed a deal with HBO to write,...

Seinfeld To Receive Comedian Award

American funnyman JERRY SEINFELD has been selected to receive the Comedian award at HBO and AEG Live's inaugural Comedy Festival. Seinfeld is set to be handed the honour during the event, which will take...

The Sopranos To Continue As Its Sixth Season Is Extended

THE SOPRANOS will have eight more episodes filmed as part of its sixth season, fuelling speculation the TV mafia drama will not finish at its close. The show's creator, DAVID CHASE, had previously spoken...

Kudrow Waiting To Hear If Comeback Will Come Back

Former FRIENDS star LISA KUDROW is still waiting to hear whether her new sitcom THE COMEBACK will be given a second series - following its critical-mauling in the US. The 41-year-old plays a fading...

Carnivale Fans Fight To Bring The Show Back From The Dead

Fans of CARNIVALE are spooking executives who axed the cult TV show after two seasons by sending them packs of tarot cards. The dark drama, which followed a travelling circus and freak show through...

Stallone's Notorious Big Film Gets The Go-ahead

LATEST: SYLVESTER STALLONE has chosen to take his NOTORIOUS BIG biopic to the small screen after signing a deal to debut the controversial movie on America's HBO network. The ROCKY star's long-awaited film -...

Cattrall: 'Sex And The City Pay Was Unfair'

Actress KIM CATTRALL refuses to be involved in a film version of hit TV show SEX AND THE CITY until the cast's payment structure is fairer than it was on the TV series. The...

Bushnell's Ex-manager Sues Over Sex And The City Profits

SEX AND THE CITY creator CANDACE BUSHNELL is being sued by her former manager CLIFFORD STREIT, who alleges the writer refused to pay him his percentage from monies earned on the hit TV show....

Ray Romano Wants To Curse On Tv

Comedian RAY ROMANO doubts he'll ever star in a network sitcom again now EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND has come to an end - because he wants to curse on camera. Romano's show ended on Monday...

Carnivale Axed After Two Series

EMMY-winning TV show CARNIVALE has been ditched by American network HBO after just two series. The critically acclaimed drama - which centres on a circus in Great Depression-era America - failed to increase its...

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