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Al Pacino To Play Phil Specter?

In one of the oddest casting decisions of this or any other year, HBO is planning to star Al Pacino in a biographical movie about record producer Phil Specter, who is currently serving a 19-years-to-life...

Pacino To Play Phil Spector

AL PACINO is set to play another controversial real-life figure on U.S. TV after signing up to play jailed music mogul PHIL SPECTOR in a new movie.Pacino, who won a 2010 Emmy Award for his...

Simon Cowell To Get Special Emmy

Simon Cowell is to receive a special prize at this year's 38th International Emmy Awards. The music mogul will be presented with the International Emmy Founders Award for his work on various TV talent shows,...

Reznor Writing Tv Mini-series

NINE INCH NAILS rocker TRENT REZNOR is turning TV writer for a new series based on his band's 2007 album YEAR ZERO.The star will pen the script with writer Daniel Knauf after securing a deal...

Tv Creator Simon Awarded $500,000 'Genius' Grant

American screenwriter and TV producer DAVID SIMON has been awarded a $500,000 (£333,330) grant for his groundbreaking work on hit shows THE WIRE and TREME.Executives at The MACArthur Foundation announced 23 recipients of their "genius"...

Scorsese's Empire Boardwalk A Big Hit On Tv

MARTIN SCORSESE's gritty new TV series BOARDWALK EMPIRE is a break-out hit in America - the period piece has been picked up for a second season after just one episode.The crime drama, starring Steve Buscemi,...

Weaver Wants To Take Stripper Role To The Stage

SIGOURNEY WEAVER is considering hitting the stage with her portrayal of ageing stripper GYPSY ROSE LEE after TV bosses put a planned project on hold.The actress carried out extensive research about the infamous historical figure...

Boardwalk Empire Premieres On Hbo

'Boardwalk Empire', the much anticipated new drama series starring STEVE BUSCEMI, premiered on HBO last night (19th September 2010). The show is set in Atlantic City, during the prohibition era of the 1920s, and follows...

Pitt Hurt On Scorsese Tv Set

Actor MICHAEL PITT injured himself so badly on the set of MARTIN SCORSESE's new TV show BOARDWALK EMPIRE he was left with blood gushing from his hand - but the director refused to give him...

Tribeca Film Institute To Support Documentary Filmmakers

The Tribeca Film Institute, which literally arose from the ashes of 9/11 nine years ago, announced today (Wednesday) that, together with HBO, it is establishing a fund to encourage filmmakers to produce "engaging, character-driven documentaries."...

True Blood Finale Sees Suprising Deaths

TRUE BLOOD season 3 came to an end last night (Monday 13th September), with a gripping finale episode. The latest series has focused on 'Sookie' played by ANNA PAQUIN, as she decides whether she can...

Entourage Reps Slam Pattinson Cameo Reports

ENTOURAGE bosses have brushed off reports Hollywood heart-throb ROBERT PATTINSON is set to make a cameo in the upcoming series finale of the hit TV show.The Twilight star was reported to be following in the...

Evan Rachel Wood Advised By Winslet

Evan Rachel Wood received advice on nude scenes from Kate Winslet.The 'Wrestler' actress admitted she was worried about baring all for her role in 'Mildred Pierce' but was reassured by her co-star - who has...

Broadcasters Hope To Dump Longform Emmys

Not only do the Emmy categories for TV movies and miniseries shut out the broadcast networks -- who rarely produce such fare anymore -- they also act as a drag on the awards show itself,...

New Shows Shine At Emmys

Demonstrating that the broadcast networks can still compete with cable in the quality department -- and attract impressive audiences in the process -- such critical and ratings hits as Glee, Modern Family, The Big Bang...

Betty White Wins Emmy For Snl Hosting

This continues to be quite a year in "life with Elizabeth," as one of Betty White's early TV series was titled. On Saturday, the 88-year-old actress received a creative arts Emmy Award for best guest...

Spike Lee Returns To New Orleans For New Documentary

SPIKE LEE - the acclaimed director who won an EMMY AWARD for his post Hurricane Katrina documentary 'When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts', returned to New Orleans to film his new movie...

Alexander Skarsgard Poses Nude For Rolling Stone

ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, the star of US vampire drama True Blood, has posed nude for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. He was joined on the photo-shoot for September's issue by fellow True Blood cast members...

Wahlberg Eyes Another Porn Movie

MARK WAHLBERG is revisiting his BOOGIE NIGHTS years - he is planning to shoot another movie about the porn industry.The actor played a male prostitute in the 1997 film about the "golden era" of adult...

Spacey To Star As Cult Leader?

Actor KEVIN SPACEY is in talks to chill U.S. TV audiences as the star of a new series based on a charismatic cult leader.Network executives at HBO have confirmed they are closing a deal to...

Hbo Throws Monkey Wrench Into Netflix's Online Strategy

Netflix's hope of being able to offer relatively recent movies to its subscribers via online streaming rather than the U.S. Mail, has hit a snag, and its name is HBO. Last week Netflix completed a...

Evan Rachel Wood Too Busy For Love

Evan Rachel Wood will be too busy with her acting career to dwell on her split from Marilyn Manson.The 'Wrestler' actress and the goth rocker recently called off their engagement, and Marilyn was spotted out...

Skarsgard's Silence Over Marines Past

ALEXANDER SKARSGARD kept his military background hidden from his co-stars in TV war drama GENERATION KILL, because he didn't want to brag about his prior experience at bootcamp.The True Blood star played Sergeant Brad Colbert...

Rare Springsteen Footage To Air At Toronto Film Festival

A documentary featuring rare video footage of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN working on his fourth album is set to open the Toronto Film Festival in Canada next month (Sep10).The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge...

Scorsese Takes Gangland Tale To Tv

Martin Scorsese, who knows a thing or two about directing gangland dramas, has directed the pilot and has agreed to executive produce the upcoming HBO series Boardwalk Empire , set in Atlantic City, NJ during...

Conan's Already A Hit With Ad Buyers, Says Tbs

Although ratings for Conan O'Brien's new show on TBS have not yet been released -- a situation probably related to the fact that it has not yet debuted -- ad buyers have already been buying...

Collins Wanted Serial Killer Role

PHIL COLLINS has a burning ambition to play a serial killer on the big screen - but his only chance to fulfil his dream was scuppered by his wife.The former Genesis rocker has enjoyed several...

Will Ferrell's Spanish Movie

Will Ferrell will reportedly star in a Spanish comedy film.The 'Other Guys' actor is set to appear in 'Casa De Mi Padre', which translates to 'House of My Father' and will have English subtitles.According to...

Page's Fears Over Tv Transition

ELLEN PAGE was wary of accepting a role in upcoming TV series TILDA - because she worried she'd be criticised for transitioning from film to the small screen.The actress, 23, shot to fame as the...

Walters In Talks For Tv Biopic

Recovering U.S. newswoman BARBARA WALTERS is in talks to bring her life story to the small screen in a documentary about her 50-year career.Walters, 80, is negotiating with TV executives at HBO to adapt her...

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