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Maher Sparks Outrage With Irwin Halloween Costume

US talk show host BILL MAHER has sparked outrage after appearing at numerous Hallowe'en parties over the weekend (ends29OCT06) dressed as Crocodile Hunter STEVE IRWIN, complete with a bloody stingray barb attached to a khaki...

Kazakhstan Takes Out Ad To Counter Borat

In an apparent effort to counter what today's (Wednesday) Editor and Publisher describes as "a major, if probably hysterical, hit to its image" from the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen movie Borat, the government of Kazakhstan...

How "Smart" Is Releasing Five Seasons Of A Single Series?

Get Smartmight not rank as one of television's most memorable classics, but the DVD release of the series, which originally aired between 1965 and 1970, will be memorable in its own right as the first...

Paramount Boss Mocks Cruise Axing

Paramount studio boss BRAD GREY mocked his studio's rift with TOM CRUISE at a pre-Emmys party on Saturday (26AUG06), by 'axing' TV hit THE SOPRANOS. Grey is reportedly furious that Viacom boss SUMNER REDSTONE -...

Critics Praise Emmys Show

Emmy voters, often hooted by TV critics after the awards are presented, were generally being congratulated all around by them for, as Verne Gay remarked in today's Newsday, finally getting it right -- awarding 24...

Evans Fumes Over Entourage Character

Movie-maker ROBERT EVANS is reportedly furious over a new character in TV hit ENTOURAGE, which appears to parody him. THE COTTON CLUB producer was approached by US cable network HBO earlier this year (06) to...

Little Britain To Be Big In America

LATEST: LITTLE BRITAIN stars DAVID WALLIAMS and MATT LUCAS have struck a deal with showbiz mogul SIMON FULLER to take the hit British comedy to America. US broadcaster HBO has snapped up the rights to...

Gumbel Dogged By Comments On Tagliabue, Upshaw

Bryant Gumbel may feel that outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue keeps Gene Upshaw, the head of the players union, on a "leash," but the NFL apparently may be having "buyer's remorse" about hiring someone like...

Gandolfini Set To Star As Hemingway

THE SOPRANOS star JAMES GANDOLFINI will appear as legendary author ERNEST HEMINGWAY in a new movie about the author's stormy romance with World War II correspondent MARTHA GELLHORN. ROBIN WRIGHT PENN will play Gellhorn,...

Giamatti Teams Up With Hanks To Play President

SIDEWAYS star PAUL GIAMATTI will play second US president JOHN ADAMS in a mini-series produced by Oscar winner TOM HANKS. The seven-episode mini-series is being made for US cable network HBO and is based on...

Giant Studio To Be Built In New York

Silvercup Studios, where HBO's The Sopranos is filmed, will be expanded into a $1-billion production, retail and residential complex, following approval of the developer's design and construction plans by the New York City Council. The...

Character Actor Bruno Kirby Dead At 57

Veteran character actor Bruno Kirby, who played Billy Crystal's best friend in When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers, died Monday of leukemia at the age of 57. Kirby also appeared as Pete Clemenza in...

Tv Academy Defends Nod For 11-Second Performance

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Wednesday defended the Emmy nomination of Ellen Burstyn for best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie even though she appeared on-screen for 11 seconds. Academy spokeswoman...

Outrage Over Burstyn's 15-Second Emmy Nomination

ELLEN BURSTYN's nomination for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy Award is being ridiculed by the US media, because the Oscar winner appears in MRS HARRIS for a mere 15 seconds. HBO drama Mrs Harris stars...

Live-tv Website Debuts

A new live-TV website, featuring programming from numerous cable networks but also the programming of ABC and NBC as well, has quietly debuted. It could not be determined whether FreeTube.co.nr, which offers mostly fuzzy streaming...

Real Life Sex And The City Coming To Tv

Two years after saying goodbye to SEX AND THE CITY, US cable network HBO is planning a new version of the show with real-life women who live in Manhattan, New York. The network has been...

Parker Produces Project On New York Nightlife

Former SEX AND THE CITY star SARAH JESSICA PARKER is developing a new comedy series inspired by New York City nightclub entrepreneur AMY SACCO. Sacco is the owner of New York celebrity hot spots such...

Lee Recalls Katrina Sadness

Film-maker SPIKE LEE knew he had to act for the victims of Hurricane Katrina after watching the horrific disaster hit the US Gulf Coast, from thousands of miles (kilometres) away in Italy. The MALCOLM X...

Gandolfini Surgery Stalls Final Sopranos Episodes

The final season of TV mob drama THE SOPRANOS has been delayed to allow actor JAMES GANDOLFINI to recover from knee surgery. The actor's "unexpected" surgery comes just weeks after he took a tumble from...

Cattrall Laments Loss Of 'Voluptuous Women'

Former SEX AND THE CITY star KIM CATTRALL has blasted the Hollywood obsession for waif-like women. The sexy actress is stunned at how tiny some of today's stars are, such as NICOLE RICHIE, LINDSAY LOHAN...

Emmy Nominees Announced

The Fox drama 24 and the TNT miniseries Into the West took front and center today (Thursday) as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced nominations for this year's Emmy Awards. 24 received half...

Sopranos Pair Agree New Deals

THE SOPRANOS stars TONY SIRICO and STEVEN VAN ZANDT have reached an agreement with HBO to continue until the show ends next year (07) after the network doubled their salaries. The pair, who play PAULIE...

Sigler And Iler Secure Payrises

LATEST: JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER and her on-screen sibling ROBERT ILER have reportedly secured payrises to star in the final season of mob drama THE SOPRANOS. The New York Post reports Sigler and Iler - who play...

Mcshane Fuming Over Deadwood Cancellation

British actor IAN MCSHANE is furious over the way US cable network HBO (Home Box Office) cancelled his acclaimed western series DEADWOOD. The network pulled the plug on Deadwood last month (MAY06), just weeks before...

Actors On The Sopranos Look For Offer They Can't Refuse

The Sopranos star James Gandolfini is planning to intervene in a pay dispute between HBO producers and co-stars Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which cited unnamed sources. According to...

Romano To Return To Tv?

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star RAY ROMANO is planning to work behind the camera as well as in front of it - as he is in talks to produce and star in a new comedy series...

Kudrow To Develop Tv Ideas

Former FRIENDS actress LISA KUDROW is developing comedy show ideas for US TV network NBC. Kudrow starred as wacky PHOEBE BUFFAY for 10 years until the smash hit show finished in 2004. Working with the...

Sopranos Stars Warn 'Pay Rise Or We're Off'

Cast members of hit mafia series THE SOPRANOS are demanding higher salaries after the show's bosses secured a string of lucrative rerun rights and staggering DVD sales. JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER, who plays MEADOW, ROBERT ILER, who...

Scorsese And Extras Triumph At Banff Festival

MARTIN SCORSESE's 2005 documentary NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN triumphed at the 27th Banff Rockie Awards in Alberta, Canada, last night (12JUN06). The Dylan chronicle, which has been aired on the BBC and on...

A Last-minute Reprieve For Deadwood

There's life in Deadwood after all, it turns out. After all sides had indicated that the critically acclaimed HBO series would not be returning after this season concludes, HBO, in an unusual Sunday announcement, said...

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