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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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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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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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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 (30.4...

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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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Carrie And Co Take Us Number One Spot In Style

2nd June 2008

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...

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Sex And The City Writer Wins First-look Film Deal

30th May 2008

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...

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Former Critic Frank Rich To Help Develop Shows For Hbo

22nd May 2008

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...

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

17th May 2008

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...

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Officials Hit Hbo Documentary On Florida Recount

15th May 2008

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)...

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Apple Changes Policy To Land Hbo

14th May 2008

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)...

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Fraggle Rock Set For Big Screen Outing

13th May 2008

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...

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You've Got Loss

1st May 2008

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...

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Stones' Hells Angel Sues Hbo

21st April 2008

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...

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Who Dies In The City?

18th April 2008

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...

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Oscar Winning Screenwriter Abby Mann Dead At 84

27th March 2008

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...

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How Bad Is Bad Road? Producers Ask Critics To Judge

20th March 2008

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...

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Hbo' John Adams Draws Solid Ratings

19th March 2008

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...

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Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

17th March 2008

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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Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

17th March 2008

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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Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

17th March 2008

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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Van Zandt: 'I Back Obama'

17th March 2008

Rocker-turned-actor STEVEN VAN ZANDT shunned presidential candidate HILLARY CLINTON by refusing to take part in her video spoof of THE SOPRANOS - because he prefers her rival BARACK OBAMA. The Clinton campaign asked Van Zandt...

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Scott Lands Hbo Series After Tv Movie Hit

11th March 2008

Singer/actress JILL SCOTT is to become a regular on U.S. TV after show producers decided to turn her small screen movie THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY into a series. The soul diva was asked to...

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