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Deadwood To Close With Movies

LATEST: The creator of cult US TV western series DEADWOOD has struck a deal with network HBO to conclude the show with a pair of TV movies. Recent reports suggest DAVID MILCH snubbed a chance...

Sopranos Stars Sign Up

THE SOPRANOS stars MICHAEL IMPERIOLI and VINCENT CURATOLA have agreed to appear in the closing eight episodes of the hit mafia series. JAMES GANDOLFINI and EDIE FALCO were the first of the series' leading actors...

Pitt And Norton To Play Famous Explorers?

BRAD PITT and ED NORTON may re-team for a mini-series playing famous American explorers LEWIS and CLARK. The pair are producing the 10-hour saga, based on STEPHEN AMBROSE's book UNDAUNTED COURAGE. Norton explains, "We have...

Deadwood May Not Be Quite Dead

Deadwood creator David Milch is hoping to raise enough money to continue his critically praised HBO western. In an interview with today's (Tuesday) Philadelphia Inquirer, Milch said, "I'm doing what I can. ... Any financial...

Jean Series Given Go-ahead

Production on a TV series loosely based on the life of singer WYCLEF JEAN will start next month (JUN06). The former FUGEES star is working on the show, WYCLEF JEAN IN AMERICA, which tells the...

Pellicano Story Won't Fly, Say Celebs

Paramount chief Brad Grey and representatives of Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, and the late Chris Farley have accused Vanity Fair of running an inaccurate story about their relationship with embattled former private eye Anthony Pellicano....

Tsunami Tv Movie

A star-studded cast including TIM ROTH, SOPHIE OKONEDO and TONI COLLETTE have signed up to star in a new TV movie about the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean coastline in December 2004. The two-part...

Davis Felt Lost After End Of Sex And The City

Actress KRISTIN DAVIS feared she would never work again after the end of SEX AND THE CITY. But the 41-year-old star, who played CHARLOTTE in the HBO drama about four women coping with life and...

Sopranos Cast Demand Pay Rise

Cast members of hit mafia series THE SOPRANOS are demanding higher salaries after the show's bosses extended the period over which they will broadcast the final 20 episodes. Stars including MICHAEL IMPERIOLI, who plays TONY...

Sopranos Shocker

In what New York Daily News TV Editor Richard Huff called "one of the most shocking moments in recent primetime history," Tony Soprano, the character played by James Gandolfini in HBO's The Sopranos, was shot...

Sopranos Guns Down Housewives

Ratings for HBO's The Sopranos return were not available early today (Monday), but it was readily apparent that they would hit record or near-record levels. ABC's Desperate Housewives, which aired opposite the mob drama, registered...

Polygamy Drama Causes Mormon Outrage

A new US TV drama series about a man married to three women at the same time has outraged the Mormon Church. BIG LOVE stars BILL PAXTON as a Salt Lake City, Utah, businessman who...

Mob Widow Sues The Sopranos

The creators of hit TV show THE SOPRANOS are being sued by the widow of a Florida mob boss for allegedly basing their drama on her family's life. LYNDA MILITO is convinced the characters...

Winter Olympics Are Just A "Marketing Plan," Says Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel, who currently hosts a show on HBO called Real Sports, has concluded that the Winter Olympics events are not real sports at all. During the former Today show host's commentary on the HBO...

Breaking Up Is Lazard To Do

Corporate raider Carl Icahn on Tuesday unveiled a 343-page plan prepared by Lazard Frères, the influential investment banking firm, calling for the breakup of Time Warner into four companies and buybacks of stock totaling about...

Lost Finds Wga Awards For 23 Writers

Twenty-three writers will share the Writers Guild of America drama series award announced Saturday. They were last season's writers of ABC's Lost. By contrast only one writer takes home the comedy series award -- Larry...

Dga President Wins Top Dga Tv Award

The Directors Guild of America Saturday night honored its own president, Michael Apted, with its trophy in the best TV dramatic series category for HBO's Rome. Accepting the award, Apted remarked, "This feels like a...

Abc Is Golden Again

ABC's resurgence was clearly on display Monday night as it dominated the TV awards categories at the 63rd annual Golden Globes ceremonies. The network's Lost won for best drama and its Desperate Housewives, for best...

O'donnell Calmed Down By Malcolm X's Daughter

Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL had to be calmed down by MALCOLM X's daughter ATALLAH SHABAZZ after her gay cruise was met with opposition by anti-homosexual protestors. The A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN star and her...

Bracco Addicted To Real Estate

THE SOPRANOS star LORRAINE BRACCO is so addicted to real estate, she can't resist 'for sale' signs. After bouncing back from bankruptcy in 1999, Bracco says homes are the only secure financial investments she...

Parker: 'Thank Sex For Desperate Housewives'

SARAH JESSICA PARKER thinks fans of hit TV drama DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES should thank the cast and crew of SEX AND THE CITY for helping to get the hit show on air. Although she accepts...

Indian Court Bans Sex And Violence On Tv

Adult-rated films boasting raunchy or violent material have been banned from Indian cable TV networks in a "public interest" court ruling. The embargo encompasses risque Bollywood films but has controversially failed to affect foreign...

Rome Complaints Rejected By UK Watchdog

Acclaimed TV drama ROME has been declared non-pornographic by UK broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, following a spate of viewer complaints. The $108 million (GBP60 million) co-production between the BBC and US network HBO, which took...

Clooney Plans Sitcom With The Maloof Brothers

GEORGE CLOONEY is teaming up with millionaire brothers JOE and GAVIN MALOOF to produce a new TV sitcom about the misadventures of a basketball team. The Maloofs own the Sacramento Kings basketball empire and...

Fleiss Plans Documentary On Bordello

Former Hollywood madam HEIDI FLEISS is giving curious fans a sneak peek inside her planned Nevada brothel in a new US TV documentary. The opening of Heidi's Stud Farm - which will be a...

Cronenberg To Rework Dead Ringers For Tv Series

Quirky movie maker DAVID CRONENBERG has been commissioned to rework his unnerving 1988 movie DEAD RINGERS as a pilot for a new US TV miniseries. In the cult film JEREMY IRONS played sinister twin...

Judge Rules In Favour Of Colombo In Reality Tv Case

A judge ruled yesterday (14NOV05) that CHRISTOPHER COLOMBO, the son of infamous mobster JOSEPH COLOMBO, can remain under reduced house arrest and continue to film his reality TV show. Colombo is currently on $1...

Fergie To Star In The Sopranos

BLACK EYED PEAS singer FERGIE has signed up to appear in an episode of hit US TV show THE SOPRANOS. Fergie, real name STACY FERGUSON, will play an undercover cop working in the strip...

Rome Drama Too Explicit For Italians

An upcoming British/American TV drama exploring life in ancient Rome features so much graphic sex and violence, Italian broadcaster RAI has decided to screen a heavily edited version of ROME next year (06). The...

Pitt And Norton Team Up For Lewis And Clark Project

FIGHT CLUB co-stars BRAD PITT and EDWARD NORTON are re-teaming for a 10-part mini-series about legendary US explorers MERIWETHER LEWIS and WILLIAM CLARK. Pitt and Norton are joining forces with HBO and National Geographic...

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