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Lange Banned From Hbo Sports

19th June 2009

Outrageous comedian ARTE LANGE has been banned from live sports programming at U.S. cable network HBO following an offensive, expletive-laden rant on a new show.The Howard Stern Show radio regular upset HBO bosses with an...

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Abc Draws Viewers; Hbo Draws Blood

17th June 2009

What entertainment programs have been unable to do for ABC recently, basketball has -- lifted the network to first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Although viewership was down slightly from last year's NBA series...

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Hanks Returns To D-day Site For Tv Documentary

11th June 2009

Hollywood history buff TOM HANKS is to revisit the D-Day landings in a new TV documentary, in which he interviews the surviving veterans of the 1944 World War Two battle.The Saving Private Ryan star joined...

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Efron Joins Entourage

3rd June 2009

ZAC EFRON is set to challenge ADRIAN GRENIER for the title of top TV hunk - the teen heart-throb is to join the cast of ENTOURAGE.The High School Musical star filmed a cameo appearance for...

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Tom Meighan Fan Tom Meighan

30th May 2009

Tom Meighan loves himself.The Kasabian frontman congratulates himself every day on how amazing his life has become.He said: "I wake up every morning and think, 'Wow, what a f**king great life!' We're making music and...

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Soap Star Lily Allen

28th May 2009

Lily Allen is to appear in 'Neighbours'.The 'Not Fair' singer will shoot her cameo role in the Australian soap when she is in Melbourne next month and may even perform one of her chart-topping hits...

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Gisele Bundchen Races Away From Rats

27th May 2009

Gisele Bundchen is being plagued by rats.The Brazilian supermodel screamed in horror after seeing one of the rodents which have infested her street, in New York's West Village area - where stars including Rupert Everett...

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Bette Midler Invigorated By 50

21st May 2009

Bette Midler says 50 Cent has "made her life worth living".The 'Wind Beneath My Wings' singer revealed the rapper, who has been helping Midler's group the New York Restoration Project build a public garden in...

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Barrymore & Lange Deny Rift Over Grey Gardens

24th April 2009

GREY GARDENS co-stars DREW BARRYMORE and JESSICA LANGE have dismissed reports of a rift over the upcoming Emmy Awards nominations. Internet gossip began circulating this week (20Apr09) suggesting the two actresses, who star in the new...

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Fascinating Fact 7236

23rd April 2009

DREW BARRYMORE's TV movie GREY GARDENS was a big hit for HBO network executives - the programme drew 1.8 million viewers when it debuted in the U.S. on Saturday night (18Apr09), becoming HBO's fourth most-watched...

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Libel Victory For Channel 4 And Da Ali G Show

22nd April 2009

Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen has successfully defeated an $800,000 (£550,000) libel lawsuit against his former programme Da Ali G Show.A female plaintiff, who sued as 'Jane Doe' claimed to have been physically, emotionally, and...

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Barrymore Forced Friends To Communicate With Her Character

17th April 2009

DREW BARRYMORE fully immersed herself in her role in new TV movie GREY GARDENS by forcing her own friends to communicate with her character. The actress plays Jackie Kennedy-Onassis' reclusive cousin 'Little' Edie Beale in the...

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Quaid To Play Clinton To Michael Sheen's Blair

25th March 2009

Dennis Quaid will portray Bill Clinton as Michael Sheen reprises his role as Tony Blair in a new television film about the two politicians.Sheen has already played the former prime minister in The Deal (2003)...

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Starz To Present More Original Programming

20th March 2009

Starz, the movie channel owned by John Malone's Liberty Entertainment, is following the lead of HBO and Showtime and including original content among its feature films, including half-hour sitcoms and hourlong dramas, the New York...

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Sopranos Creator Returning To Hbo

17th March 2009

David Chase, who as creator/writer/producer of The Sopranos, was responsible for arguably the biggest hit in cable television history and unquestionably the biggest hit for HBO, has been lured back to the pay-TV channel to...

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Sopranos Mastermind Chase Reflects On The Birth Of Hollywood

17th March 2009

THE SOPRANOS creator DAVID CHASE is developing a new TV miniseries about the birth of Hollywood. The TV mogul is the brains behind Ribbon of Dreams, which will track the earliest filmmaking in California, beginning in...

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Mormons Upset About Sacred Ceremony Footage In Tv Drama

11th March 2009

The producers of polygamy drama BIG LOVE have been forced to defend their decision to include the depiction of a sacred Mormon ceremony after church leaders called the idea offensive. Sunday's (15Mar09) episode of the critically...

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Hbo Battles Mormons

11th March 2009

In the latest incident pitting a religious group against the media, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has denounced plans by HBO to show a so-called Mormon endowment ceremony next Sunday. "Certainly church...

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Sex & The City Boss Returns To Hbo

6th March 2009

SEX & THE CITY creator DARREN STAR is planning to have another hit show on his hands - after agreeing a deal with network HBO to produce his first solo series in almost a decade. Star...

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Tv Bosses Give Enthusiasm Thumbs Up

5th March 2009

TV bosses have ended speculation comedian LARRY DAVID's long-running U.S. show CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM is facing cancellation - scheduling a season seven debut almost two years after the last episode aired. The comedy, which debuted in...

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Tryout For Tv Show Becomes Broadway Hit

25th February 2009

While Will Ferrell's limited run with his Broadway show You're Welcome America , was initially regarded as a trial run for an HBO special, it has become an enormous hit, setting house records in ticket...

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Michel Gondry To Bring Visual Flair To Green Hornet

25th February 2009

French director Michel Gondry has been signed to bring the tale of masked superhero The Green Hornet to the screen, it has been announced.Based on the 30s radio serial and 60s TV show, the film...

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Sex And The City 2 Confirmed

6th February 2009

A sequel to last year's Sex and the City movie has been confirmed after all four main stars signed up.Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis have agreed to star in a...

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Polanski Suffers A New Legal Setback

3rd February 2009

Director Roman Polanski has lost a legal bid to have a Los Angeles hearing on whether rape charges against him should be dismissed moved to a different county. Polanski had claimed he could not receive...

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Netflix May Add Premium Online Service -- At A Cost

2nd February 2009

Netflix, which already allows its subscribers to watch thousands of older movies online without additional charge, is considering adding a "premium tier" to its streaming service that, for a fee of around $10.00, would give...

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Barkin To 'Seek Revenge With Tv Series'

30th January 2009

ELLEN BARKIN's new TV series about an older woman wrapped up in a bitter divorce is based on her own split from her billionaire ex RON PERELMAN, according to new report. Hollywood sources reported on Thursday...

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Barkin Eyes First Starring Role In Tv Series

29th January 2009

ELLEN BARKIN has been tapped for her first starring role in a TV series - playing an older woman who finds herself newly single after ending her high-profile marriage. Ironically, the 54-year-old actress walked out on...

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New Movie Channel Debut -- First On The Web

28th January 2009

The internecine battle between Viacom's Paramount Pictures and CBS's Showtime Networks heated up Tuesday as Paramount, along with Lionsgate and MGM, announced the formation of a new movie channel, called Epix. Last year, the three...

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Polanski Case Put On Hold

21st January 2009

A Los Angeles court hearing scheduled for today (Wednesday) on Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski's effort to have his 1977 rape case dismissed was put on hold Tuesday by a California appeals court. The 2nd District...

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Hbo Dominates Tv Globes Awards

12th January 2009

At the Golden Globes awards Sunday night, HBO's seven-part miniseries about the life of the second U.S. president dominated the presentations as John Adams picked up awards for best mini-series, best actress in a miniseries...

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