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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

31 December 2010 1:01 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011

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Dick Clark reteams with Ryan Seacrest and Fergie to ring in the New Year with hot music acts, including Ke$ha, Taio Cruz, Willow Smith, Train, Jason Derulo, Drake, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys. Clark and Seacrest are live in Times Square as always, and Jenny McCarthy joins them as a correspondent while Fergie hosts from L.A. The party continues after the prime-time special for two additional shows, one of which includes that famous ball dropping in New York City. — Jennifer Sankowski

Read on for previews of Live From Lincoln Center, Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, New Year's Eve Live, All American New Year, New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin and MTV's New Year's Bash 2011.

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- TV Guide News

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What to TiVo: Monday

26 December 2010 11:59 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 10:00 Castle (repeat) 12:05 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guests Mark Wahlberg, Beau Garrett, and The Temper Trap) 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 8:30 Rules of Engagement (repeat) 9:00 Two and a Half Men (repeat) 9:30 Mike & Molly (repeat) 10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (repeat) 11:35 The Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guests Johnny Depp and Ra Ra Riot) 12:37 The Late Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guest Mary Lynn Rajskub) 8:00 House (repeat) 9:00 Lie to Me (repeat) 8:00 Chuck (repeat) 9:00 Chuck (repeat) 10:00 Chuck (repeat) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (repeat, with guests Russell Brand and Chris Colfer) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (repeat, with guest Bette Midler) 8:00 90210 (repeat) 9:00 Gossip Girl (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. 9:00 Intervention (new) 10:00 Hoarders (new) 9:00 50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops 10: »

- BuzzSugar

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AfterElton Briefs: An Historic Day for Gay Americans, Biryan Meets Reichen, LeAnn Rimes Sweetens "The Rose," and More!

22 December 2010 2:46 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Congratulations to CCWayne, whose photo and story have been added to the NOH8 site. Just further proof that Ae readers are a cut above. (h/t Miz Liz) Well, the debacle that was ABC's Skating With The Stars is over, and the winner is that girl who plays Greensleeves on All My Children. I love that song, but I prefer Chopsticks. Where was I? Oh yeah, Swts stunk on ice, and between the abysmal ratings, bruised and battered celebrities, and the slicing of important body parts, it seems unlikely that the show will return. But if it does I'll be here, patiently waiting for a chance to work "Looking Through The Black And Blue Eyes of Love" into the conversation. Omg Blog has named their Top Ten Gayest Songs of the Year, and I admit that some of the names are unfamiliar to me, but I did squeal a bit »

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The Joy Behar Show: Bet on Bette Midler, video

21 December 2010 11:35 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Joy Behar was joined by entertainment icon, the wind beneath my wings, Bette Midler on The Joy Behar Show. The two ladies hammed it up covering topics such as Miss Midler.s Vegas show, Snooki, panic attacks and retirement. On retiring Bette said: .Ya know what I got off the stage January 29th of this year and I said, .I have to lay down.. And I lied down until about April. I had adrenal failure. I was beat!. And tune into The Joy Behar Show weekdays at 9 Pm on Hln! Because "Beaches" makes me cry to this very day, »

- April MacIntyre

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'Larry King Live' finale: Everybody still watching shows up as a guest

16 December 2010 7:15 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Larry King's fittingly self-indulgent final episode begins with a retrospective of some of his 25-year-old series' most iconic moments -- including the greatest, his hilariously sexual duet with Marlon Brando.

But did anything from the Dec. 16 "Larry King Live" swan song warrant inclusion in his best hits -- or even the pantheon of greatest final episodes? Not so much.

Joined on set with co-emcees Ryan Seacrest and Bill Maher, divergent heirs to the King throne, King receives send-offs from a variety of media cronies, most of whom could only make it via satellite.

First up: Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose lame duck legislation as outgoing governor of California is apparently limited to declaring it "Larry King Day" throughout the state. (Hurry up, it's almost over!)

President Barack Obama was also kind enough to record a message to King, though Bill Clinton has the time to actually sit down for a quick satellite chat. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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O'Grady praises "mature" Danny Miller

15 December 2010 7:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul O'Grady has praised Emmerdale actor Danny Miller's appearance on the upcoming festive edition of his ITV chatshow. Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy in the Yorkshire soap, appears on Paul O'Grady's Christmas alongside Bette Midler and Cilla Black, on Christmas Eve. "Danny was pretty nervous," O'Grady told the TV Times. "But that’s because he hadn’t done anything like that before. Of course, he’s plonked next to Bette Midler and he's only 19. "And I think, what would I be like (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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'Fantasia' and 'Fantasia 2000' Are Classical Journeys Worth Taking

14 December 2010 10:54 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

#Gift It seems almost pointless reviewing Disney's classic reissues on Blu-ray because the films themselves are familiar and the Hi-Def restoration work is guaranteed to impress. The personnel behind the HD remastering of releases of classic animated films from the Disney vault have established a standard of excellence that they are sure to meet with every new release. It is intriguing to think that movies such as Fantasia and the previously released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs probably look better now than they ever have before. Today's audiences have the privilege of seeing them looking more pristine and sounding clearer than audiences contemporary with their original release could have imagined possible.

Given the superlatives above, it goes without saying that both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 look fabulous. This can be expected from the latter because it was made relatively recently. The restoration work on Fantasia is all the more »

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Bette Midler Proud Of New York Restoration Charity

14 December 2010 3:30 AM, PST | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Bette Midler has told Britain’s Hello! magazine about her pride for her charity, the New York Restoration Project.

“I’m… very proud of the New York Restoration Project,” she says. "I’m very proud of the fact I’ve saved 55 community gardens and I’m on my way to saving many, many more.

“I’ve built parks and provided children with environmental education. And I’m proud of the fact I’ve received recognition for it.

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What to TiVo: Tuesday

13 December 2010 11:59 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown 9:00 No Ordinary Family (repeat) 10:00 Detroit 1-8-7 (repeat) 12:05 Jimmy Kimmel Live (new, with guests Kevin Spacey, Beau Garrett, and Goo Goo Dolls) 8:00 NCIS (new) 9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (new) 10:00 The Good Wife (new) 11:35 The Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guests Paul Rudd and Joanna Newsom) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guest Kirsten Dunst) 8:00 Glee (repeat) 9:00 Glee (repeat) 8:00 Minute to Win It (new) 9:00 The Biggest Loser (new, season finale) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Jack Black and Michael Buble) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guest Bette Midler) 8:00 The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 9:00 The Vampire Diaries (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. 9:00 The Millionaire Matchmaker (new) 10:00 Fashion Show: The Ultimate Collection (new) 11: »

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Jeff Bridges And 'Tron: Legacy' Highlight A New 'Late Night Lineup'

13 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

There are less than two weeks left until Christmas, which means that you should really be shoring up your shopping list and finalizing your travel plans. Stress will be at an all-time high over the next 11 days, which means that you may need a laugh before bed more than ever. Luckily, your friends at late night are here to help. Amazingly, nobody is on vacation this week, which means that your cup runneth over with after-hours options. Start with "The Late Show With David Letterman," which features visits from Ricky Gervais (Monday, December 13), Paul Rudd (Tuesday, December 14) and Matt Damon and Florence & the Machine (Thursday, December 16). Over on "The Tonight Show," you can spend time with the freshly-married Good Charlotte (Monday), Jack Black and Michael Buble (Tuesday), Jason Segal (Thursday) and Elle Fanning (Friday, December 17).

Choosing "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will yield interviews with Mark Wahlberg (Thursday) and Jeff Bridges (Friday »

- Kyle Anderson

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Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Blu-ray 3D Review

8 December 2010 12:48 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The age-old battle between cats and dogs rages on in Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, a serviceable sequel in the kid-friendly Cats & Dogs series that aims to please as much with the implementation of 3D as countless references and nods to adult-themed films. Blu-ray 3D owners, myself included, with slim pickings this holiday season will likely check this out without having watched the original. That's O.K. because this furry spy thriller works well enough as a standalone film, plus there's an added 3D bonus I guarantee will get multiple plays in your home.

As the film's name implies, hairless Kitty Galore (voiced by Bette Midler) is out to rule the world and put dogs and humans in their place once and for all. To do so she'll have to outsmart the secret service equivalent organizations for both Cats and Dogs, enemies forced to come together »

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AfterElton Briefs: Name Your Bette Midler Favorite, Cheeks Flips the Bully Script, Introducing "Bent-Con," and More!

1 December 2010 4:10 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

 

Happy Birthday to Bette Midler, who turns sixty-five today. Okay, the question of the day: What's your favorite Bette movie? Is it The Rose, For The Boys or  Beaches? Or is it one of her comedies, such as Ruthless People, The First Wives Club, or Down and Out in Beverly Hills? Or is it the made-for-tv Gypsy or ... Drowning Mona? For me, it's a tie between Outrageous Fortune ("Does the phrase 'needle-dick, the bug-f**ker' mean anything to you?"), and Big Business ("I hate men who smell like beer and bean dip ... and makin' love in the back of recreational vehicles!"). Below you can see Bette on Inside the Actor's Studio, talking about being Disney-fied in the 80's.

Today is World AIDS Day, and here's an article from last year that shows that, believe it or not, the HIV-virus has actually been used to help treat some diseases. Below you »

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Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray Review

30 November 2010 7:38 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

"There are three kinds of music on this Fantasia program. First, there's the kind that tells a definite story. Then there's the kind that while it has no specific plot, it does paint a series of more or less definite pictures. And then there's a third kind, music that exists simply for its own sake." -Deems Taylor, Fantasia (1940)

There are animated classics, and then there is Fantasia; the original feature-length music video. Walt Disney's ambitious marriage of silent animated vignettes and classical music was unique, bold and utterly engrossing seventy years ago and remains so today. A motion picture event back in the day, Disney Home Video is now making both Fantasia films an event on Blu-ray, a format tailor made for these two features.

Hosted by Deems Taylor and featuring orchestrations conducted by Leopold Stokowski, Fantasia offers 125 minutes of unique and often unforgettable visual interpretations. Be it the »

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Morning Meme: Remembering Freddie, "Gay Pirates: The Music Video," Michael Bublé is an Advocate for Equality, and More!

26 November 2010 5:44 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

First of all, congrats to everyone who found my hidden message in yesterday's meme. If you didn't get it, here's a hint: it's an acrostic! Now let's have a little fun with today's meme. Above you can see 10 of my favorite 80's singers. How many can you name?

I hope all of of our U.S. readers had a great Thanksgiving. A good portion of mine was spent arguing with my mother, who insisted and would not back down from her assertion that Bette Midler was once married to ... Ernest Borgnine. Even a trip to Wikipedia and IMDb would not dissuade her, as those sites only proved there was a "cover-up" going on.

Anyway, it was a busy Thanksgiving at the cinema, and the estimates for the holiday weekend are in. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is tops, raking in another $90 million, while Tangled is over-performing expectations (most likely »

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Bette Midler Compares Caesars Palace Gigs to Performing on Titanic

25 November 2010 8:32 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Bette Midler has compared her two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to performing on the Titanic. The "Wind Beneath My Wings" singer finished a concert series at the venue worth a reported $150 million in January but admits she was glad to play her last date because the global economic recession had a negative impact on the gambling haven.

"The first 18 months were fantastic. Then there was the economic catastrophe and the last six months were a struggle," she explained in an interview to the Daily Telegraph newspaper. "There was so much foreclosure, people were really scared. We saw the infrastructure begin to wobble. Las Vegas was ground zero for the recession."

When asked if it was like performing on ill fated liner the Titanic, which sank on 5 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Bette agreed, saying, "Yes. It kind of was."

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Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray review

25 November 2010 1:40 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Hard to believe, but it’s been 70 years since Walt Disney first released his Technicolor triumph, Fantasia. Still one of his, and the studio’s, most ambitious projects, Fantasia remains a remarkable achievement of animation, sound and art. And now, for this first time on Blu-ray, this Disney classic is with us once more.   

With dialogue used sparingly throughout, Fantasia is a collection of eight animated segments, all set to pieces of classical music. Conducted by Brit conductor Leopold Stokowski and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, each segment is introduced by composer and critic Deems Taylor, who explains the narrative, or lack thereof, the music involved, and the images we’re about to explore.

What follows in each segment is nothing short of genius on Disney’s part. Each one is a work of dedication, beauty, and what Disney himself would call ‘pure animation’. Making use of classic pieces Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, »

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Midler blasts 'bland' 'Idol', 'X Factor'

23 November 2010 7:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bette Midler has spoken out against music reality shows such as American Idol and The X Factor, describing the artists on both shows as 'bland'. The 64-year-old singer and actress also warned that the talent formats were damaging culturally because they make people believe that they are stars. "That's really, really dangerous. That's not good for culture. Not everyone is a star. It gives people a sense of entitlement," she told Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live show. "I hear people who are a generation younger than me, who want all the perks and gratification that comes from being in our business for 20 years or more. They think they deserve it because, 'I am, who I am'. It has pervaded my country. My country is 25th in mathematics and science but number one in self esteem." When asked whether she thought (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Blu-Ray Review: Pets Deserve Better Than ‘Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore’

22 November 2010 6:56 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – At its rare best, “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” recalls Looney Tunes productions with their brilliant blend of slapstick humor, wordplay, and breakneck pace. And the odd collection of TV-caliber guest stars including Fred Armisen (“Saturday Night Live”), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), and Chris O’Donnell (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) along with a truly weird group of vocal performances that include Bette Midler and Nick Nolte of all people make for a film that sometimes resembles “Looney Tunes: Back in Action.” Sadly, resembling a funny movie does not make a comedy and this half-assed attempt at family entertainment should be sent to the pound.

Blu-Ray Rating: 1.5/5.0

When I come down hard on family movies, I’m often accused of being cynical and not appreciating the target audience but I think I’m actually more critical of films like this because we are so clearly in the prime of children’s movie entertainment overall. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Here’s A 46 Pound Pug We Would Like To Pet And Then Roast

19 November 2010 10:50 AM, PST | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

It’s always lunchtime somewhere, and frankly, this 46 pound suckling pug is beginning to look mighty delicious…. This chubby furry circle named Jia Bao (Chinese for Spot) weighs, a 46.2lb pug whose owners claim makes him nine pounds heavier than the current Guinness world record holder for the World’s Heaviest Dog. No word of whether or not the dog qualifies for the “World’s Flattest Face” or the “Most Pained Dog Expression.” So what does this dog love to do in its spare tire time? Why, eating and sleeping of course! This dog lives a bathhouse in China — wait, huh? He lives in a bath house? Well, there’s your first problem. This dog is surrounded by prostitutes and/or Bette Midler. I’d also binge eat where and whenever possible. (Ed. Note: I already do.) Are we wrong to say that this puppy would be delicious slathered in barbecue sauce? »

- Michelle Collins

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New this Week: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,’ ‘The Next Three Days’ and ‘Avatar (Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition)’

17 November 2010 6:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

The Next Three DaysRussell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson

Movie of the Week

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

The Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

The Plot: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on a treacherous quest to hunt down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality — the Horcruxes.

The Buzz: I am the least qualified to helm a discussion on the buzz surrounding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. I’m the least qualified to discuss anything at all about Harry Potter, as I’ve read a mere ten pages of the first book, and only recently caught up with the films. That being said, having watched the first six films in swift succession, immersing myself in Rowling’s world, I »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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