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Johnny Marr To Headline Rockaway Beach

Johnny Marr, Spiritualized and Echo & The Bunnymen are to headline Rockaway Beach festival.The trio of acts will be joined by the likes of The Fall, Gang of Four, Ghostpoet and Public Service Broadcasting, as...

Judge Settles The Fall Copyright Dispute

Former bandmember Julia Adamson, also known as Julia Nagle, and producer Steven Sharples, took Smith's publishing company Minder Music Ltd to court to contest ownership of Touch Sensitive, a track from the U.K....

Jamie Dornan Apologised To Actresses During Murder Scenes

Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan repeatedly apologised to his female co-stars in grisly Tv drama The Fall because he felt guilty for subjecting them to his character's creepy behaviour.The star, who has been cast as...

Networks To Focus On Attracting Male Viewers

In recent years the broadcast networks have been bleeding male viewers the way they have viewers in general on Saturday nights (and to a somewhat lesser extent on Friday nights). Combine that with the growing...

How Glee Will Address The Death Of "Finn"

After wrestling with the question of how to deal with the death of one of the stars of Glee from a drug overdose, series producer and co-creator Ryan Murphy has indicated that, for now, Finn...

Head Of Abc's Production Company Out After Ratings Collapse

Following a season that saw ABC's ratings plunge to third place among total adults and fourth place among the key 18-49 age group, Barry Jossen has resigned as head of ABC Studios, which produces most...

Jamie Dornan's Wife Terrified By His Killer Role

British actor Jamie Dornan had to win back his new wife Amelia Warner's trust after she was left terrified by his portrayal of a serial killer in new U.K. series The Fall.The former model only...

Goodbye Katie -- Again?

ABC executives have concluded that Katie Couric's daytime syndicated talk show is a disaster and will not renew it come fall, Fox News reported on its website today (Wednesday). It quoted one studio executive as...

Gillian Anderson Gives Belfast A Tourism Boost

Former The X-Files star Gillian Anderson's new Tv drama The Fall has turned Belfast into an unlikely tourist mecca for the actress' fans.Anderson shot the series in Northern Ireland and fell in love with the...

The Fall Song Was Too Scary For Twilight

Cult British band The Fall were commissioned to pen a song for hit vampire movie Twilight - but the track was shelved as it was too scary for the creepy franchise.The group's frontman Mark E....

Nbc's Peacock Shows Its New Feathers -- A Lot Of Them

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt has unveiled his network's schedule for next season -- a schedule that appears to include a record number of new shows. But Greenblatt declined to hold a news conference to...

Nbc Dumping Most Of Its Sitcoms

NBC, which again wound up at the bottom of the ratings heap at the end of the fall season, is tossing out a slew of shows that were its worst performers, including 1600 Penn, Up...

Nbc To Offer Game Show With $10m Top Prize

In what sounded to many TV columnists like a desperate stunt that only a long-struggling network would make, NBC announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch a 12-day live competition in the fall (date...

Mark E. Smith Hates The Fall's Last Album

British indie rock icon Mark E. Smith has taken aim at his band The Fall's last album, revealing he hates all of the songs on the record.Ersatz Gb hit shelves in 2011, but Smith is...

The Fall Star Not A Fan Of Mumford & Sons

Grumpy The Fall star Mark E. Smith once demanded silence from Mumford & Sons when they started partying backstage at an Irish music festival.The folk rockers were celebrating reaching number one in the U.K. charts...

"Step Aside?" -- Bbc Execs Say They're Not Stepping Anywhere

Turmoil at the BBC accelerated today (Tuesday) as two executives who reportedly had stepped aside while an investigation was undertaken into the scandals involving the public broadcaster's flagship news magazine Newsnight denied that they had...

"Step Aside?" -- Bbc Execs Say They're Not Stepping Anywhere

Turmoil at the BBC accelerated today (Tuesday) as two executives who reportedly had stepped aside while an investigation was undertaken into the scandals involving the public broadcaster's flagship news magazine Newsnight denied that they had...

The Fall And The Undertones Pay Tribute

The Fall and The Undertones paid tributes to late DJ John Peel at a fundraising concert this week.The bands - two of the iconic DJ's favuorite - performed an exclusive gig in Norwich's Sound and...

Ratings Growing Weary Of Older Tv Hits?

Ratings for the outgoing shows of the summer and incoming shows for the fall continued to show weakness this week. Particularly disappointing was the significant downturn of ratings for The X Factor , which, despite...

Gwyneth Paltrow 'Too Old' For Avengers Assemble Sequel

Gwyneth Paltrow is getting ''too old'' to star in the 'Avengers' franchise. The 39-year-old actress appeared as Virginia ''Pepper'' Potts in the first two 'Iron Man' movies and reprised her role in 'Avengers Assemble', but...

Abc And Univision To Partner On An All-news Site

It's now official ABC and Univision have signed a deal to debut a new cable news channel in mid-2013 that will focus on events affecting the Latino community. Prior to that, the two television networks...

Kate Hudson Stars In New Ann Taylor Campaign

Kate Hudson is hoping to bring ''a little sexiness'' to her new campaign for Ann Taylor.The 'Almost Famous' actress is to star in the fall shots for the women's clothing brand - by Tom Munro...

Hulu To Produce Comedy Series With Bbc

The video website Hulu, whose owners -- Disney/ABC, News Corp/Fox, and Comcast/NBC -- are frequently at odds over the use of the site to showcase their programs, has entered into a co-production deal that does...

Microsoft Drops Out Of Msnbc.com

Hit the delete key on the "MS" in MSNBC.com. Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, has acquired from Microsoft the 50 percent of the news website that it didn't already own and has renamed it NBCNews.com....

Simon Cowell Sues One Direction Over Band Name

Simon Cowell is suing the American group One Direction over their band name.The music mogul's record label Syco has accused the Californian punk band - who share the name of the British boy band he...

Like Dallas , Arsenio Hall Will Return After 2 Decades

Fans of Arsenio Hall were no doubt shouting "Woof, woof, woof!" his audience's chant of approval 20 years ago, following news that his old syndication company is reviving his late-night talk show in the fall...

Apple Looking For Content To Go With Its New Tv Set

Apple, which reportedly is planning to introduce a "revolutionary" television set in the fall, is reportedly in talks with EPIX, owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, that would allow it to stream movies from those...

Robert Redford Slams 3-D Technology

Robert Redford has slammed the use of 3-D technology in movies. The 'Horse Whisperer' actor believes modern technology has ''gone too far'' in the industry, and he predicts there will be a natural ''fall out''...

Katie Couric Returning To Morning Tv -- One Week Only

For the first time since she stepped down from NBC's Today show six years ago, Katie Couric will return to doing what she had done from 1991 to 2006, co-hosting a morning network talk show....

Two Influential Tv Execs To Quit

Two prominent TV executives announced today (Monday) that they plan to step down Brian Lamb of C-SPAN and Mark Thompson of the BBC. Lamb, who founded the nonprofit cable network in 1978, said that he...

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