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TV/Movies (General/Chat)

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  • American Horror Story Casts French Actress in Major (and Mysterious) Season 2 Role

    04/11/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    TVLine ^ | April 11, 2012 | Michael Ausiello
    Season 2 of American Horror Story is going to have a French accent. After an exhaustive search that spanned multiple continents, French actress Lizzie Brocheré the pivotal new series regular role on the FX thriller... Little is known about AHS Season 2, save for that it will be set on the East Coast and bring back Jessica Lange (who originally played Constance), Zachary Quinto (Chad), Evan Peters (Tate), Sarah Paulson (psychic Billie Dean) and Lily Rabe (doctor’s wife Nora), all as new characters...
  • New film celebrates air racing after tragic crash (with video clip)

    04/11/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 11, 2012 | John Blackstone
    The National Transportation and Safety Board Tuesday released an interim report on its investigation into the 2011 air racing crash that killed 11 and injured scores in Reno. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairman, said, "Our investigation found that this pilot in this airplane had never flown this fast on this course." ... Before the crash, filmmaker Christian Fry had just finished shooting "Air Racers 3-D." He'd been a fan for years. Fry said, "It was one of those events when the minute you walk through the gate, you go, 'Wow, this is something special.' And I just knew that I wanted...
  • TITANIC WEEK - PROGRAM SCHEDULE (HEAVY)

    04/10/2012 6:29:25 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 22 replies
    N/A | 4/10/12 | me
    All times Eastern. "Titanic Tech" - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @9a, & @3p "Lost Worlds: Building the Titanic" - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @10a & @4p "Titanic's Tragic Sister" (mostly about Britannic) - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @1p & @7p "Hollywood Dailies (may cover various movies that focused on it) - REELZ - 4/12 @5:30p; 4/13 @2a & @3a & @ 7:30a "Titanic's Achilles Heel" - H2 (History Channel 2) - 4/12 @8p & 4/13 @12a; same - History Channel - 4/15 @11a "Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces" - H2 (History Channel 2) -...
  • Toronto to Host James Bond Anniversary Exhibition

    04/10/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Bell Lightbox is to celebrate the British film franchise's 50 years with a blockbuster showcase of movie sets, gadgets and cars.
  • “The Courtship of Andy Hardy,” “The Night Before the Divorce” (Movie Reviews-4/10/42)

    04/10/2012 4:13:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/10/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.S.
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  • NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: THE “STAR TREK” ATTRACTION THAT ALMOST CAME TO LIFE in 1992.

    04/10/2012 12:44:33 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    The Goddard Group ^ | 5APR2012 | Gary Goddard
    Gary Goddard looks back on what really happened back in 1992 when the Downtown City Fathers were looking for a way to revitalize the downtown core and attract more visitors. In 1992 downtown Las Vegas had become a distant second to the Las Vegas Strip. Where at one time, downtown Las Vegas was the center of the action, the increasing magnitude of the Las Vegas Strip, with the expansion of Caesar’s Palace, the Mirage having opened, and with more and more mega resorts on the way, 80% of the Las Vegas market was now on the Strip, leaving only 20%...
  • i won't be waching 'Scandal' on ABC

    04/09/2012 9:45:17 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 29 replies
    4/9/12 | originalbuckeye
    I tuned in to watch Castle tonight. New show, Scandal, was on. Within the first 10 minutes, one of the main characters stated 'I hate Republicans'. So I turned it off.
  • All New South Park: Episode 1605 "Butterballs"

    04/09/2012 9:26:06 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 30 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | April 11, 2012 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 - Bullying has become a national health epidemic and South Park Elementary is not immune in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Butterballs," premiering Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Stan wants to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying by shooting a big dance video. Will he able to handle the pressure that goes along with the notoriety of taking on such a worthy cause?
  • 'Hunger Games' star: 'Screw PETA'

    04/09/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Pass the squirrel guts on PETA bread, please. The Hunger Games' mega-hottie and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is apparently as cool in real life as she is playing Katniss, a bowhunting super badass survivor girl in the blockbuster movie.
  • Fan returns double-eagle ball

    04/08/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/8/2012 | Gene Wojciechowski
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The golf ball sat at the bottom of the left pocket of Wayne Mitchell's green cargo shorts. "I've got a zip on it," Mitchell said of the zipper pulled tight across the pants leg. He might have considered a safety deposit box. Mitchell owned -- for a few hours, at least -- one of the most famous golf balls in Masters history. He got it Sunday afternoon after Louis Oosthuizen double-eagled the par-5 2nd hole, pulled the Titleist from the cup and, incredibly, underhand-tossed it toward the patrons seated behind the green. It landed in the hands...
  • 'How I Met Your Mother,' Late-Blooming Hit

    04/08/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, April 9, 2012 | BILL CARTER
    In what amounts to late middle age in television the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" suddenly finds itself a hit. Seven years into its run this well-regarded series, which returns with a new episode on Monday night, is scoring its best ratings. It is up almost 20 percent this season among the audience that advertisers most want to reach, viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, and now ranks as the No. 8 entertainment show in that category. Beyond giving comfort to late bloomers everywhere, the performance by "How I Met Your Mother" is proving that the...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12)

    04/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    04/08/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • The beer, brawls and Belushi that made ‘Animal House’ a classic

    04/08/2012 4:50:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/8/12 | MICHAEL KANE
    O, Bluto, it wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. But it almost never began. “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the rowdy blockbuster that launched a thousand campus toga parties and reinvented the college comedy, barely found a studio backer. Warner Bros. passed. Universal Studios boss Ned Tanen said, after eyeing the outline, “Everybody is drunk, high or getting laid. I hate this treatment. I’d never make this movie!” He didn’t change his mind until producers promised to bring it in for less than $3 million. Even after the green light, a series of power struggles, casting choices and pressure...
  • Planet Green Rebrands as Destination America

    04/08/2012 3:02:25 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    multichannel.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | Andrea Morabito
    Discovery Communications will rebrand its Planet Green network as Destination America on Memorial Day, May 28. The newly christened channel "will be the first network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States, emblazoned with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation," according to officials at the programmer. Destination America will target adults 25 to 54 with genres like natural history, food, travel, home and adventure, and be available in 59 million homes at launch. Henry Schleiff will be the president and general manager of the network in addition...
  • ‘CHiPs’ [ Bruce Penhall ]Star’s Son Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver Mourned By His Family

    04/07/2012 7:07:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 6, 2012 10:35 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The parents of Connor M. Penhall, killed allegedly by a drunk driver, released statements Friday to thank supporters and express their grief over losing their 21-year-old son. Penhall was the son of former “CHiPs” actor Bruce Penhall, a World Speedway Champion in 1981 and 82, as well as a legend in motorcycle racing circles. The younger Penhall was killed Wednesday night while working on a closed portion of the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park. CHP officers said Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, an alleged drunk driver, plowed through barricades and hit Penhall. Sakamoto, 37, was charged with gross vehicular...
  • Actress Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI After Hitting Cop

    04/07/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday morning in West Hollywood, authorities confirm. Bynes was arrested around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Robertson Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept
  • Keith Olbermann Sues Current TV

    04/05/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/5/2012 | TMZ STAFF
    Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV for firing him ... TMZ has learned. Keith filed the lawsuit moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the network last Friday. Olbermann is reportedly suing for breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. Sources tell TMZ, the lawsuit contains a reference to an email from Current TV President David Bohrman, in which Bohrman admits "the 33rd street studio [where Keith's show was filmed] is never going to be a professional facility. We are paying for a Porsche [the studio] and getting a Yugo [a notoriously crappy...
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/05/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered.
  • Ryan Seacrest to join NBC's Olympics coverage

    04/05/2012 8:27:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | Patrick Kevin Day
    Ryan Seacrest's much-hyped big NBC announcement finally arrived on Wednesday morning, but those expecting a major changing of the guard in morning TV were disappointed. Instead, Seacrest added yet another job to his stuffed resume, announcing that he's joining NBC's prime-time coverage of the Olympics in London this summer.
  • Ratings: Stewart & Colbert Trounced By Cartoons, Reruns, 'Pawn Stars'

    04/04/2012 11:32:07 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04-04-12 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart pulled in a whopping 1.372 million viewers Monday, which only looks good when compared to Stephen Colbert, who pulled in less than a million. Here's the list. As you can see, something called "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Bad Girls Club" beat both of America's satirists pretty handily. So did cartoons ... and reruns of cartoons. What I love about these posts that prove our clown-emperors are not only naked but media-created emperors, is that people get all angry over my reporting of this fact. I know, I know -- I'm supposed to be so outraged by Bill...