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Lopez Tapped To Host Late-night Tv

30th October 2008

Comedian GEORGE LOPEZ has been tapped as the latest celebrity to host his own late-night talk show. The 47 year old's star turn in the Sandra Bullock-produced The George Lopez Show secured him a leading...

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Sam Mendes To Take Legendary Comic Preacher To Screen

30th October 2008

Sam Mendes has been named as the man to take Preacher, one of the most acclaimed comic book series ever, to the big screen.The 75-issue series, created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon,...

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The Sopranos Bottle-up Success With Italian Wineries

29th October 2008

Hit U.S. TV series THE SOPRANOS may have been killed off last year (08) - but a group of wine makers are bottling up its success and putting it on shelves this autumn (08). Sopranos...

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West Comedy Show Stalled

3rd October 2008

KANYE WEST's TV comedy plans have stalled - because his new cable show is too outrageous. The rapper was set to star in Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry Charles' latest project, but the...

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Mixed Reaction To "Crude" Little Britain After Us Debut

27th September 2008

Matt Lucas and David Walliams' new show Little Britain USA has received underwhelming reviews from stateside television critics.Influential industry paper Variety labelled the show "crude" and said its humour "seldom rises above what's scrawled on...

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Little Britain Star Reveals Multi-character Movie Plans

22nd September 2008

Matt Lucas and David Walliams are working on a film that sees them playing a number of characters, it has emerged.The Little Britain stars have begun work the project with Dreamworks studios and hope for...

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Little Britain Angers Gay Rights Groups

15th September 2008

British comedy series LITTLE BRITAIN USA has sparked outrage in America - with a gay rights group calling the programme "offensive" and "obnoxious". The sketch show, which stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas, is a...

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Historical Drama Sweeps The Creative Arts Emmys

14th September 2008

Hit TV mini-series JOHN ADAMS took the top spot at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday night (13Sep08) winning eight out of its 23 nominations. The historical HBO show, which tells the story...

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Knightley's Love For Cult Cop Show

5th September 2008

British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has a surprising secret - she is obsessed with gritty TV cop show THE WIRE. The Atonement star admits the only time she really treats herself is when she splashes out...

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Roeper Becomes As Famous As Stars He Reviews

4th September 2008

Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper writes today about his cameo appearance on HBO's ENTOURAGE this Sunday -- as himself reviewing the movie Medellin . It was, he writes, the culmination of eight years as a...

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Entourage Air Takes Flight

28th August 2008

ADRIEN GRENIER's hit U.S. TV show ENTOURAGE will soar to new heights after rebranding U.S. domestic flights with its name. Flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Las Vegas have been dubbed...

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Coogan Plots U.s. Tv Series

19th August 2008

British funnyman STEVE COOGAN is planning a new TV series in a bid to crack America. The star, whose new film Tropic Thunder is currently top of the U.S. box office chart, is in talks...

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Scorsese Takes Directing To Tv

11th August 2008

Moviemaker MARTIN SCORSESE is set to take his directing talents to the small screen in an upcoming U.S. television pilot. The Oscar-winner is reportedly in negotiations to direct forthcoming HBO show Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese will...

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Bernie Mac Dies

10th August 2008

LATEST: Comedian BERNIE MAC has died after losing his battle with pneumonia. The 50-year-old Ocean's Eleven star passed away on Saturday (09Aug08) morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, a week after being admitted...

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Jonas Brothers Rewrite Disney Show

6th August 2008

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...

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Simpson Stars With Romo In Football Show

4th August 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 5701

29th July 2008

Iraqi dictator SADDAM HUSSEIN's 24-year reign is being turned into a U.S. TV miniseries, set to air next year (09). HBO's House of Saddam will star Israeli actor Igal Naor as Hussein....

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Tell Me You Love Me Is Axed

28th July 2008

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...

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

21st July 2008

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...

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Rogen's Entourage Idea Dismissed By Tv Executives

17th July 2008

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....

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Protesters Targeting Edgier Network Programming

8th July 2008

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...

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Sigler Joins Entourage Cast In Guest Spot

8th July 2008

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,...

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Sex + The City Nights Hit By 'Fraudsters'

8th July 2008

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...

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Comedy Great George Carlin Dies Aged 71

23rd June 2008

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...

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Bruno Set For Release Next Year

18th June 2008

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...

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

11th June 2008

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...

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Polanski Film Changed In Legal Row

10th June 2008

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...

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

9th June 2008

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 (Ł30.4...

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Sex And The City Unable To Match Indiana Jones

4th June 2008

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...

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