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September 24, 2013

Bill Maher continues streak as all-time Emmy loser

32Emmy nominations without a win throughout the career of HBO host Bill Maher, an inauspicious all-time record. The total includes two losses last Sunday for his show, Real Time, both to The Colbert Report. source

20:42 // 11 months ago
January 17, 2013
nbcnews:

Paul Haggis says leaving Scientology was ‘a treasonous act’
(Photo: Rock Center with Brian Williams)
In an exclusive interview with Rock Center’s Harry Smith, ex-Scientologist and famed Hollywood director Paul Haggis discusses the controversial church of which he was a member for more than 30 years. He calls the religion a ‘cult’. Haggis is part of author Lawrence Wright’s new book, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.” Wright talked to Rock Center about his new book and Scientology’s controversial history. Rock Center’s two-part report airs Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Watch the interview.

Hey Harry, did you ask him about the Atlantic ad?

nbcnews:

Paul Haggis says leaving Scientology was ‘a treasonous act’

(Photo: Rock Center with Brian Williams)

In an exclusive interview with Rock Center’s Harry Smith, ex-Scientologist and famed Hollywood director Paul Haggis discusses the controversial church of which he was a member for more than 30 years. He calls the religion a ‘cult’. Haggis is part of author Lawrence Wright’s new book, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.” Wright talked to Rock Center about his new book and Scientology’s controversial history. Rock Center’s two-part report airs Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Watch the interview.

Hey Harry, did you ask him about the Atlantic ad?

(via nbcnews)

20:09 // 1 year ago
January 16, 2013
nbcnews:

Conrad Bain, Mr. Drummond on ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ dies at 89
(Photo: Everett Collection)
Actor Conrad Bain, perhaps best known for his role as kindly millionaire Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died at 89, his daughter, Jennifer, has confirmed to Access Hollywood.
Read the complete story.

Nearly as sad as the loss of Mr. Drummond is the fact that he outived most of his TV family. :/

nbcnews:

Conrad Bain, Mr. Drummond on ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ dies at 89

(Photo: Everett Collection)

Actor Conrad Bain, perhaps best known for his role as kindly millionaire Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died at 89, his daughter, Jennifer, has confirmed to Access Hollywood.

Read the complete story.

Nearly as sad as the loss of Mr. Drummond is the fact that he outived most of his TV family. :/

(via nbcnews)

15:08 // 1 year ago
January 9, 2013
15:37 // 1 year ago
January 8, 2013

We don’t really have a whole lot to say about this one. Jon Stewart hit the nail on the head this time. source

16:17 // 1 year ago
December 7, 2012
Related to the last post, here’s a page from a recent Nielsen study that shows how we mix devices when watching TV these days. (Click for full.)

Related to the last post, here’s a page from a recent Nielsen study that shows how we mix devices when watching TV these days. (Click for full.)

11:02 // 1 year ago
October 12, 2012
The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and Friday Night Lights is in the character of Buddy Garrity — who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan…Please come up with your own campaign slogan.
Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg, in an irritated letter to Mitt Romney. Berg is annoyed that the Romney campaign has appropriated a tagline from his TV series—“Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose”—for use on the campaign trail. “Your use of the expression falsely and inappropriately associates Friday Night Lights with the Romney/Ryan campaign,” Berg writes. “Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in the series.” Oddly enough, the author of the book upon which the series is based has endorsed Romney for president. source (pdf)
18:29 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2012
totalfilm:

 Marvel considering TV series set in Avengers universe
After the phenomenal success of Avengers Assemble, it’s all systems go over at Marvel. Not content with crafting its ambitious set of post-Avengers ‘Phase Two’ movies, the studio is now looking into making a TV series set in the Avengers universe…

Key words: “Fairly loose connection.”

totalfilm:

Marvel considering TV series set in Avengers universe

After the phenomenal success of Avengers Assemble, it’s all systems go over at Marvel. Not content with crafting its ambitious set of post-Avengers ‘Phase Two’ movies, the studio is now looking into making a TV series set in the Avengers universe…

Key words: “Fairly loose connection.”

10:07 // 2 years ago
May 13, 2012
21:02 // 2 years ago
May 7, 2012
21:23 // 2 years ago