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Rocky Musical To Open Next Year

Plans are underway for a stage musical adaptation of 'Rocky'.Songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have teamed with writer Thomas Meehan to create a new version of the 1976 Academy Award-winning boxing movie, and creators...

Movie Reviews The Tree Of Life

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life , which won the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend, continues to attract much applause from critics as it opens in limited release...

Movie Reviews The Hangover Ii

Critics are suggesting that The Hangover 2 is not so much a sequel but rather a virtual copy of the original -- only less funny. Indeed the critics are virtually copying themselves. Consider Peter Howell...

Movie Reviews Kung Fu Panda Ii

For the most part, critics are not quite so enchanted with the Kung Fu Panda sequel as they were with the original. Nevertheless, most of them reach the same conclusion that Philadelphia Inquirer critic Steven...

Does Roger Ailes Think Sarah Palin's "An Idiot?"

A profile of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes appearing in New York magazine quotes an unnamed "Republican close to Ailes" as saying that he thinks Sarah Palin, whom he hired as a regular commentator on...

Movie Reviews Midnight In Paris

If critics have not fallen in love with Woody Allen again with his latest movie Midnight in Paris -- which opens this weekend in New York and Los Angeles -- they have at least proposed...

Movie Reviews Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Critics who had their swords out for the last Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, At World's End, have managed to thrust them in to the hilt with the latest one, On Stranger Tides. The film...

Dick Ebersol Quits Nbc

Dick Ebersol has resigned as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, raising speculation that the network will not be so aggressive as it has been in the past at landing NFL telecasts and bidding on...

Jennifer Lopez 'Trapped' By Fashion Label

Jennifer Lopez admits her first foray into fashion was a huge disappointment.The singer-and-actress teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger's brother Andy to launch her own clothing range, Sweetface, in 2001 but now admits it wasn't what...

Cnn Anchor Reveals He's Gay

In a new book titled Transparent , CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon has revealed that he is gay, and in interviews promoting the book, he has expressed concern that his disclosure may cost him his...

Movie Reviews Bridesmaids

Critics are going out of their way to assure their male readers that, despite the title, Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick. Writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal "If this is only...

Nbc News Fanning The Tail Of The Peacock

Among the four major television networks, NBC remains a distant fourth in the ratings, but a week ago Sunday night, when coverage began of President Obama's announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden, television...

Movie Reviews Thor

Critics are almost equally divided over Thor , the latest from superhero factory Marvel Entertainment. Joe Morgenstern's review in the Wall Street Journal is typical of those that scorn it. "Like Thor's hammer," he writes,...

Movie Reviews Prom

Just to make sure that the tween crowd is also covered at the multiplex this weekend -- every other demo seems to be -- Disney is rolling out Prom, its latest iteration of the High...

Movie Reviews Fast Five

Who would've thunk? After waving the yellow flag at the Fast and Furious car-racing movies for a decade, critics have now given it a green one. Maybe it all has something to do with the...

Warner Bros. Revamping Two And A Half Men

Warner Bros. Television is working on a "reconstruction" of Two and a Half Men that would allow it to continue without Charlie Sheen next fall, the New York Times reported today (Friday), citing an unnamed...

Comcast Now Offers Vod From All Networks

Throw away the TV guide. If you're a Comcast subscriber, you'll be able to watch many network television shows any time you wish. Comcast said on Wednesday that it has become the first cable-TV provider...

Atlas Shrugged Producer Sequel Not Likely

Businessman John Aglialoro, who reportedly spent more than $20 million hoping to bring Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged to the screen as a trilogy, appears to have tossed in the towel after disappointing ticket sales for...

Report Couric Split To Be Announced This Week

Katie Couric plans to announce this week that she is leaving the CBS Evening News, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday), citing four unnamed people with knowledge of the exit plan. It said that...

Movie Reviews African Cats

Disney nature films have had a spotted history. The brainchild of the late Roy E. Disney, the studio's True-Life Adventures series brought 16 cleverly edited -- and sometimes contrived -- documentaries about animals and birds...

Movie Reviews Water For Elephants

Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants has managed to maintain a foothold on one New York Times best seller list or another for more than three years. Even now, the novel, set in a 1930s...

Aftra Sues Jpmorgan Chase

The board of trustees of AFTRA's retirement plan has accused JP Morgan Chase of engaging in a scheme that cost the broadcast performers' union $2-3 million while at the same time netting the bank itself...

Movie Reviews Hanna

(Updated) To paraphrase the common cliché You reads your critics and you takes your choice. Either Hanna is an intelligent top-of-the-line thriller, or its a pretentious over-the-top deceit -- the critics are divided almost equally....

Couric Already Sidelined At 60 Minutes

Well before her $15-million-per-year contract with CBS neared its end, Katie Couric was already being marginalized by the news division -- limited to an average of fewer than five appearances per year on 60 Minutes...

Movie Reviews Your Highness

The last time we saw Natalie Portman and James Franco together was the night of the Oscar awards. Given critical reaction to their performances in Your Highness , we may see them next year at...

Movie Reviews Arthur

Russell Brand is no Dudley Moore, just a dud. That's the general conclusion of critics reviewing Brand's performance in the remake of the 1981 film Arthur , which starred Moore. "Brand is unable to charm,"...

Breaking In Breaks In

Fox used a 90-minute edition of American Idol Wednesday night to usher in a new comedy series, Breaking In , starring Christian Slater and Bret Harrison . But while the new show placed second in...

Book Reviews Bossypants By Tina Fey

Tina Fey is garnering some of the most admiring reviews since her take-off on Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 election campaign. Only this time, they're coming from book reviewers, who are...

Movie Reviews Source Code

The sci-fi thriller Source Code , starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan, is garnering some enthusiastic reviews. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times begins her review by remarking, "It doesn't take long for "Source...

Tv Reviews The Kennedys

So what was all the fuss over The Kennedys all about? That's what the critics of the eight-part miniseries debuting Sunday on ReelzChannel appear to be asking. Certainly, they say, the series has its faults...

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