So it wasn't Ann Curry after all, the latest Nielsen ratings for morning television appeared to suggest on Thursday. During the week before the Olympics -- with Ann Curry out of the picture at the NBC morning show-- ABC's Good Morning America not only was rated No. 1 among total adults, as it had been the four previous weeks, but it also outdrew the Today show in The Adults 25-54 age group for the first time since the week of September 11, 1995, the network said in a statement on Thursday, citing Nielsen Research. The margin was razor thin -- and statistically insignificant, according to researchers just 12,000 viewers. For the month of July, GMA averaged 4.60 million viewers to 4.25 million For Today , the ABC morning show's best performance against Today since May 1995. The victory, however, is expected be shortlived, inasmuch as NBC, which is broadcasting the Olympics, is carrying Today from the site of The Games until their conclusion.
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Wes Anderson likes casting ''not very good'' actor and he enjoys directing movies with a ''nice'' cross section of established stars and unknown actors.
Wes Anderson likes casting ''not very good'' actors.
The 'Moonrise Kingdom' filmmaker likes to mix his casts with established stars and unknown actors and thinks it is always ''nice'' to see a cross section of talent on screen together.
He said: ''There can be something nice about an experienced actor and a not-very-good actor who is an interesting person playing a scene together.''
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Dreamworks Animation's Puss in Boots is garnering the kind of reviews ordinarily reserved for films displaying the Pixar label. Among the country's leading newspaper critics, only one, Lou Lumenick of the New York Post , has given it a negative review. In fact, Michael O'Sullivan in the Washington Post calls it "almost shockingly good. And not just because a lot of you will approach it with lowered expectations," especially after the final, critically disappointing Shrek movies, from which Puss is spun off. It is, writes Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times , "a family film where The Adventure and invention never flag and the tongue-in-cheek humor doesn't linger far behind." Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News remarks that "it's always a pleasure to find a family film that respects its audience all the way up the line. While kids will have a blast, it's The Adults ... who'll wind up happy as a cat in cream." Stephen Holden in The New York Times adds "It also looks terrific brighter, with a lot more visual pizzazz than the Shrek films. Even when the story loses its thread, the movie rewards your eye." Ty Burr in the Boston Globe one-ups that appraisal. "Visually, Puss is close to rapture." As for that New York Post review, it's close to rupture from The Others. Lou Lumenick kicks Puss aside as a "relentlessly mediocre cartoon ... punctuated by more puns and cat jokes than you can shake a litter box at." He piles it on "Mostly I was bored out of my skull for an hour and a half that felt like it consumed an entire afternoon. Most of the kids at the screening I attended also seemed to have fallen into a stupor. ... There was more entertainment in five minutes of Paramount's non-DWA Rango than in the entire running time of this mangy stiff."
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Director Robert Rodriguez thinks 4-D films will ''bridge the gap'' between computer games and films and make movie-going less of a ''passive'' experience.
Robert Rodriguez believes 4-D movies are "bridging the gap" between film and computer games.
The director utilised Aroma-Scope for his new movie 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4-D' - meaning cinema goers are given a scratch-and-sniff card to use while watching the film in 3-D - helps make the theatre experience more interactive for a new generation of fans.
He said: "People today are so interactive with gaming that to go and watch the movie feels so passive, so this really bridges the gap between the two.
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The show is up for 12 awards altogether.
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Gene Simmons has poured cold water on rumours the original KISS line up will reunite.