Daily Archives : Aug 5, 2009

Matt Damon’s ‘History’ is made (finally), With Marisa Tomei

     In the movie “Good Will Hunting,” Matt Damon’s character sees a book on a shelf. It is “A People’s History of the United States” by radical historian Howard Zinn. “This,” Damon tells his shrink, “will knock you on your…

Report: Paris Hilton to Appear in Multiple Episodes of the CW’s ‘Supernatural’

Paris Hilton will have a five episode guest spot on the CW’s “Supernatural,” E! Online reports. Hilton’s role is not being desclosed to the public, but a source close to the show says, "The fans should trust [show runner] Eric…

Bryan Singer Slated to Collaborate with SyFy on Miniseries

Producer and director Bryan Singer (the first two "X-Men" films, "Superman Returns") will be the executive producer of a six-hour action-adventure series for the SyFy channel that looks at the Mayan end-of-the-world prediction, B&C reports. The series, written by Michael Petroni…

‘Idol’ Judge Randy Jackson, ‘Idol’ Winner Kris Allen, Contestant Danny Gokey, and Seacrest Mourn Abdul’s Departure

‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson, upon hearing that co-judge Paula Abdul is exiting the show said,  “I am shocked. Paula is a dear friend and will be missed,” according to Us Weekly.  "I was shocked," said Ryan Seacrest this morning on his…

NBC Primetime Entertainment Chief Sides With Writers in Emmy Broadcast Dispute

Angela Bromstad, president, primetime entertainment for NBC, said if it was up to her–and it will be next year, when the Emmy primetime ceremony moves to the Peacock Network–she would not have shortened the broadcast by cutting the time from…

NY Times’ A.O. Scott and Chicago Trib’s Michael Phillips Slated to Host ‘At the Movies’

Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz, the current hosts of “At the Movies,” will be replaced in the upcoming season by The New York Times’ lead movie critic, A.O. Scott, and the Chicago Tribune’s lead film critic, Michael Phillips, B&C reports. The…

Channel 4 in the U.K. to Broadcast Previously Unaired Phone Calls from 9/11 Victims as Part of New TV Documentary; Exec. Says It’s Being Made With Cooperation of Victims’ Families

As part of the 90-minute documentary, “9/11: Phone Calls From the Towers,” Channel 4 in London will air previously unaired phone calls from victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the  the world trade centers, The Hollywood Reporter…

Second Thoughts Fox? NBC Already Says It’s Interested in Paula Abdul

Paul Telegdy, head of reality programming for NBC, says that he is interested in a reality show staring Paula Abdul, The Washington Post reports.  According to Telegdy, Abdul has pitched reality shows to NBC before.    In regards to bringing…

NBC to Repurpose ‘Today’ Segments for Use on Style Network’s ‘Tips Today’

Lifestyle segments from NBC’s morning show “Today” will be repurposed to air on “Tips Today,” a new show on Style Network, B&C reports. Peacock Productions, NBC’s in-house long form team, will produce “Tips Today.” The show will be hosted by Thom…

Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth Again? Nah–It’s Van Halen and Bad Boy Charlie Harper/Sheen on ‘Two and A Half Men’

Rock star Eddie Van Halen will make a guest appearance on CBS’ “Two and A Half Men’ when the show returns on September 21, reports Entertainment Weekly. “Two and A Half Men’s” executive producer, Chuck Lorre, stated that Van Halen…