• Tatum O’Neal will appear in the title role of the indie drama Sweet Lorraine. Tatum O’Neal: 2010’s comeback kid?
• The screenwriter behind Saving Private Ryan will tackle the World of Warcraft movie for Sam Raimi. One war was fought on the shores of Normandy, the other is fought in your parent’s basement. Same difference.
• Fox is developing a 300-style take on the story of Moses. Say it with me: Let! My! People! Go!
• Alice Eve will play Charlotte’s nanny in the upcoming Sex and the City 2. Ironically, she’s really more of a Samantha.
• Buzz is building for the rock documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil as awards season approaches. I can’t wait to see drummer Robb Reiner hobnobbing with Meryl Streep.
• The Independence Day sequel is likely not happening. You mean we won’t see the White House destroyed by aliens again? Surely Bill Pullman has rebuilt it by now.
from Hollywood Reporter by By Nellie Andreeva
Lauren Corrao is stepping down as president of original
programming and development at Comedy Central to return to producing.
TV News: Pay TV channel to kick off on Oct. 30 — Epix, the
pay TV channel backed by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, has confirmed Oct. 30 as
its launch date.
LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) — “My Suicide,” a film
starring the late U.S. actor David Carradine, won the best international
feature award at London’s Raindance independent film festival.
from Film Journal by Doris Toumarkine
In its 17th year and with the economic crisis swirling all
around it, the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), running Oct. 8-12,
showed few signs of stress.
from indieWIRE News
The 30th American Film Market (AFM) has announced 445 films
in 27 languages, including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres,
screening to 8,000-plus film buyers and industry professionals from more than
Film Festivals: Honorees include Julianne Moore, Bradley
Cooper — The Hollywood Film Festival has tapped Julianne Moore with its
supporting actress award, actor Bradley Cooper with its comedy nod and Ryan
Kavanaugh with its producer kudo.
Film Festivals: Jones’ pic wins film, actor, screenplay
awards — Duncan Jones’ sci-fi tale “Moon” swept the 42nd Sitges Film
Festival of Catalonia, nabbing among top kudos best picture, actor (Sam
Rockwell) and screenplay (Nathan Parker).
Film Festivals: Helmer Almodovar closes fest’s 47th edition
— Pedro Almodovar closed the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival with
his latest film, “Broken Embraces.”
from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Leah Greenblatt
A Federal District Court judge has set an October 15 hearing
date to determine whether Chris Rock’s Good Hair should be blocked from its
October 23 release date.
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 … by By DAVID GERMAIN
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Jonze recalls how Maurice Sendak
urged him to make the movie version of “Where the Wild Things Are” as
dangerous as the book was when the children’s classic came out in 1963….
NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) — U.S. author Maurice Sendak said
those who think the film version of his children’s book “Where the Wild
Things Are” is too scary can “go to h*ll.”
The new horror movie “Paranormal Activity” could
be filling movie studio marketing departments with fear. The film cost
reportedly cost just $11,000, but made more than $7 million last weekend —
using word of mouth.
from /Film by firstname.lastname@example.org (slashfilm.com)
The same writing team hired to make a graphic-novel style, adventurous take on Moby
Dick for Timur Bekmambetov and Universal have sold a pitch to Fox that
would see them re-telling the story of Moses in the style of Zack Snyder’s 300.
from Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider by Jennifer
NBC’s Indianapolis-Tennessee NFL matchup led most of the night
with 13.8 million viewers, and CBS scored early Sunday night thanks mostly to
its Sunday afternoon football spilling over into primetime, according to early
Nielsen estimates. That overrun boosted The Amazing Race to 13.1 million
viewers (up 3.2 million from last week).
from The Wrap RSS by Adalian
By Josef Adalian
DVR data for premiere week is out, and there’s good news for some struggling
from MSNBC.com: Television
Conan O’Brien, who has been engaged in a playful feud with Mayor Cory Booker
since Sept. 23, has scheduled Booker to appear Friday on the NBC show.
from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Tim Stack
NBC Universal announced today that it will begin airing
Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise five days a week in syndication beginning
from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Adam B. Vary
Bravo has confirmed to EW.com that the taping for the
reunion special of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been postponed due to the
death of star Kandi Burruss’ ex-fiance Ashley “A.J.” Jewell on Oct. 2.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is confirming that Lauren
Graham has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming series “Parenthood.”
from NYT > Television by By BRIAN STELTER
Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House
tactic but the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to the Fox News
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Jimmy Kimmel’s publicist says
the comedian has been dating Molly McNearney, a staff writer on his late-night,
U.S. chat show.
from Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider by Tim Stack
Attention Gleeks: you may be able to catch all your favorite
Glee songs performed live next year. EW has learned that a Glee music tour is
in the early discussion stage.
from EW.com: TV
By Michael Ausiello
Freshman series has been a solid performer on Thursday night, boosting ABC’s 8
p.m. time period 32 percent over last year
from Hollywood Reporter by By Nellie Andreeva
Four days after NBC’s abrupt cancellation of
“Southland,” chatter intensifies that the gritty cop drama may find a
second home at TNT.
from MTV News
‘The gay community has been the most loyal and wonderful
support of not only my career, but as friends to me my entire life,’ Gaga says.
from Entertainment on HuffingtonPost.com by The Huffington Post
Broken trust, men misbehaving, women trying to recover these sound like themes
pulled from a Carly Simon song. Maybe from all of Carly Simon’s songs.
from MTV News
The never-before-released ‘Brick by Brick’ and a cover of
Fountains of Wayne’s ‘Hackensack’ will be included on CD/DVD set.
NEW YORK (Billboard) – The Flaming Lips will play a
“secret” show in Hollywood on Thursday, two days after the release of
the Oklahoma City band’s first studio album in three years.
from The Hollywood Reporter – Music by By Mike Collett-White,
Michael Jackson’s new single “This Is It” began
streaming online and playing across the radio airwaves Monday, nearly four
months after the “king of pop” died of a prescription drug overdose
from The Music Mix by Joseph Brannigan Lynch
Grammy-hoarding jazz-pop chanteuse Norah Jones released the
lead single from her upcoming album The Fall today, and the song–“Chasing
Pirates”–is a bluesy surprise and welcome change of pace.
The King may be dead, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to
run your fingers through his hair.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an
NEW YORK (AP) — UNICEF has named Orlando Bloom its goodwill
ambassador in recognition of his commitment to children’s rights around the
from CLICK Stories Top 25 by KIKI RYAN
Actress Eva Longoria Parker will hold a press conference on Tuesday on the Hill
Attorneys for Jon and Kate Gosselin will meet Tuesday with a
court-appointed arbitrator to hammer out the economic issues in their