Archive for May, 2010

Dennis Hopper: 1936 – 2010

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Gary Coleman: 1968 – 2010

After suffering a brain hemorrhage from a nasty fall, actor Gary Coleman has died. As a child, he was the star of the popular sitcom, Diff’rent Strokes, about a couple of orphaned brothers who are adopted by a rich widower. His signature catchphrase, “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” is among the most quoted line in the history of television (okay, that’s a stretch, but I still hear it a lot). Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: This Memorial Day, It’s The Bloated ‘Sex’ Sequel Vs. The Bloated ‘Persia’ Epic

It’s that time of year again: Memorial Day weekend! Summer’s just around the corner and families are taking advantage of that extra day off to go camping and sit in long lines of traffic. It’s also when the studios release their big guns, hoping to score some of that sweet summer box office. The two pics going head-to-head are Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. One has a colon (which is usually a good marketing move for blockbusters) and the other has a lot of cleavage (which is also a good marketing move) — and both are preceded by a lot of advance hype and anticipation. Read more…

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The Classic Stones Album ‘Exile On Main St’ Tops The Charts… Again

This week, the classic Rolling Stones album, Exile On Main St., peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, just behind Glee‘s latest album, Showstoppers (that’s another one that’s setting records, seeing as few TV shows in U.S. history have had consistently top selling soundtracks of original material). Exile is 38 years old — and was originally certified Gold in May of 1972 — yet it still holds up in a big way thanks to an anniversary re-issue and a tie-in with Target stores. Only Michael Jackson and The Beatles have had such similar success with their old albums. I wonder what classic album will chart next? I’m thinking Frampton Comes Alive!

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Jay Leno Trails Conan O’Brien’s ‘Tonight Show’ Ratings; More Woes For NBC

If you’re going to publicly remove a well known host from a TV institution such as The Tonight Show and embarrassingly replace him with the old host — and are prepared to deal with all of the bad press that inevitably ensues — then you better hope that the ratings, the reason for the whole late night debacle in the first place, are higher than they were before. Unfortunately for NBC, the ratings trend shows the opposite to be true. Jay Leno fell way behind in the highly coveted 18-49 demographic with a Read more…

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‘The Hulkster’ Sues Over Cereal Ad

The commercial above has Hulk Hogan fuming. reports that the wrestler, who’s been a tabloid fixture in recent years, is suing Cocoa Pebbles for damages. The lawsuit states that Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) “is shown humiliated and cracked into pieces with broken teeth, with the closing banner, ‘Little Pieces…BIG TASTE!'” and that his reputation has been harmed by “the unauthorized and degrading depictions in the Cocoa Smashdown advertisements.” Read more…

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New Trailer For ‘Morning Glory’ With Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford And Diane Keaton

“From the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada” is prominently displayed at the beginning of this trailer. And boy do the producers want you to remember that movie. For Morning Glory is merely Prada spliced with The Ugly Truth and every other post-grad fantasy where morning news shows are these wacky places and wacky stuff happens and people learn things about themselves they never knew and the underdog producer proves she can play in the big leagues and so on…

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‘Lost’, ’24’, ‘Law & Order’ Go Out With A Whimper

May 27th, 2010 No comments

Most of the shows the networks introduced at this year’s upfronts, the annual convention to announce their upcoming fall lineups, will probably be quickly canceled before they even get a chance to find an audience. On the opposite end of the spectrum are shows like Lost, 24 and Law & Order, which the networks renew year after year hoping that the profit machine doesn’t end. It’s fitting that each of the three series aired their final episodes this week since they seemed to  have more than exhausted their creative well of inspiration that had lured audiences over the years. In the case of Lost, one of its creators, Read more…

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Advance Sales For Midnight Screenings Of ‘Sex And The City 2’ Reach $3M

Move over fanboys. Women and gays also know how to rock a midnight screening. Sex and the City 2 has so far earned roughly $3 million for its 12 a.m. showings later tonight (or tomorrow morning to be precise). That’s a big number, especially for a chick flick where the biggest special effect is the lighting used to make Read more…

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New Clip From ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’

I haven’t seen acting this wooden since Pinocchio (get it?). Seriously though, the movie looks like a daytime soap opera.

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