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Apple Changes Policy To Land Hbo

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)...

Fraggle Rock Set For Big Screen Outing

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...

By on 13 May 2008

You've Got Loss

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...

Stones' Hells Angel Sues Hbo

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...

Who Dies In The City?

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...

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Abby Mann Dead At 84

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...

How Bad Is Bad Road? Producers Ask Critics To Judge

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...

Hbo' John Adams Draws Solid Ratings

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...

Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

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...

Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

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...

Lucas Working On Sci-fi Gangster Series

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...

Van Zandt: 'I Back Obama'

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...

Scott Lands Hbo Series After Tv Movie Hit

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...

Blades Of Glory And Sweeney Todd Pick Up Costume Awards

Blades of Glory and Sweeney Todd have been recognised in the costume industry's annual awards ceremony.The ice-skating comedy landed designer Julie Weiss in the spotlight as she took the award for costume design in contemporary...

By on 20 February 2008

Juno Team Cast Follow-up

The production team behind Oscar hopeful Juno have continued casting the follow-up to their acclaimed pregnancy comedy.Former sex worker Diablo Cody has followed her Oscar-nominated Juno script by penning comedy-horror Jennifer's Body, while Jason Reitman...

By on 08 February 2008

Superbad's Hill For Gervais Film

Jonah Hill has been added to the cast of Ricky Gervais' upcoming comedy This Side of the Truth.Superbad star Hill joins Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe in the Warner Bros movie, set in a world...

By on 07 February 2008

No Country On Oscar March

No Country For Old Men has become the clear frontrunner for this year's Oscars after success at the 2008 Producers' Guild awards.The Coen brothers' crime epic - an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel of the...

By on 03 February 2008

Starz To Offer First Original Drama Series: Crash

Movie channel Starz, which, unlike other pay-TV cable outlets like HBO and Showtime, has never produced original dramatic programming, has signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop a series based on the 2004 movie Crash....

Britney And Paris Wanted As Celebrity Hookers

BRITNEY SPEARS and PARIS HILTON could be heading for new careers as reality TV show hookers - if celebrity brothel-owner DENNIS HOF gets his way. Hof, the owner of Nevada's Moonlite Bunnyranch and star of...

Morgan Sad At Globes No-show

Award-winning writer Peter Morgan has admitted to disappointment at the cancellation of this year's Golden Globes award ceremony.Morgan's TV movie Longford won the best mini-series or motion picture produced for television prize but the writer...

By on 15 January 2008

Gervais Bows To Pressure From Extras Fans

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS has been forced to re-issue the DVD of his EXTRAS Christmas special after U.S. fans complained they were being financially exploited. The show, which aired in America over the festive season,...

Bewkes May Break Up Time Warner, Says Report

Incoming Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes is likely to movie quickly to dismantle the company by spinning off Time Warner Cable and selling AOL and Time Inc., according to Bloomberg News. Such a move would...

Cohen Says Goodbye To Borat

Despite the huge success of the film, Sacha Baron Cohen has said he is unlikely to ever play Borat again.After appearances in series on Channel 4 and HBO, the antics of Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev...

By on 22 December 2007

Cbs Snubbed By Actors Union

CBS, the most-watched television network of 2007, received not a single nomination in any category for the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 27. ABC, on the other hand, received 11 nominations, three of...

Hbo Sets Pay-per-view Record

HBO's pay-per-view telecast on December 8 of the Floyd Mayweather-Ricky Hatton welterweight championship fight produced $47 million in revenue, helping to set a record for the year for the Time Warner pay-TV network. Some 850,000...

Andy Serkis Signs Up To Tintin

ANDY SERKIS is the first actor to sign up to the TINTIN movies.While there has been no official announcement of what role he will play, it is believed that Serkis will play Captain Haddock, a...

By on 17 December 2007

Critics Score Golden Globe Tv Nods

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has often raised eyebrows with its selection of movie nominees for its Golden Globes awards, did the same thing -- in spades -- with its selection of TV nominees...

Chase To Testify In Lawsuit Brought By Judge Over Sopranos

The Sopranos creator, David Chase, is expected to testify in New Jersey this week in a federal lawsuit brought by former judge Robert Baer who claims that he was responsible for providing Chase with the...

Bracco Sick Of Sopranos Blame

Actress LORRAINE BRACCO is tired of THE SOPRANOS fans blaming her for the end of the hit mob show. Bracco, who played therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi in the longrunning series, admits she's often stopped in...

Hbo To Produce Film About Bonds And Steroid Scandal

Only days after baseball giant (and Giant) Barry Bonds was indicted on charges of lying to a federal grand jury about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, HBO announced Thursday that it has acquired rights...

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