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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 10, 2010

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


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Being Death can be a killer, as Dean discovers when Death persuades him to take his place for 24 hours. Dean agrees to be the Grim Reaper in exchange for Death's help to get Sam's soul back. But, wouldn't you know it, Sam decides he doesn't want his soul back and asks Balthazar for a protective spell to keep his soul out of his body. There's just one hitch. Sam needs blood from his father for the spell to work. Of course, Sam's dad is dead. What to do? Sam decides Bobby is the next best thing. — Tim Holland

Read on for previews of Hollywood Christmas Parade, Tom Brokaw Presents Bridging Divide, the TeenNick Halo Awards, The Good Guys, What Not to Wear and Storytellers.

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- TV Guide News

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Morning Meme: Eddie McClintock's Abs are Awesome, Lance Bass for PETA, and Will Nph Play Julian Assange?

8 December 2010 5:38 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Ruby Rose first made my radar when she hogged all the screentime in a special about coming out with Matthew Mitcham. But I can’t deny the MTV Australia VJ is a charismatic lady. And as an out and proud lesbian, she’s a heck of a role model for gay youth. Now she’s on the cover of FHM, the first out lesbian to do so.

The U.S. Mint has had some misprints on their fancy new $100 bills. So now they’ve had to quarantine 1.1 billion of them until they can be sorted. That’s a cool $1 trillion just sitting there.

Vanity Fair caught up with Pj Bloom, the musical mastermind behind Glee. A lot of interesting things there, but one quote stands out. Bloom may have been responding to a question about the Christmas album, but his answer is fairly universal, “I’d respond by suggesting subtlety »

- Ed Kennedy

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Ben Sherwood, 'Good Morning America' Vet, to Lead ABC News

3 December 2010 7:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The new president of ABC News is Ben Sherwood, the former "Good Morning America" executive producer and bestselling author of "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud," the network announced Friday. Sherwood left "Gma" in 2006, and was previously a senior producer on the “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.” He takes over for David Westin, who announced his resignation in September pending a replacement being named. The transition comes in the same week as another major network news change: CBS' low-rated "Early Show" announced Tuesday that it would eject anchors »

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Vicious Infighting at NBC News

14 November 2010 6:42 PM, PST | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

MSNBC's president vowed to fire Keith Olbermann after he threatened to take his case to other networks. Howard Kurtz on the civil war that has NBC brass-and his own staff-fuming.

Keith Olbermann was having dinner with his manager at an Upper East Side restaurant, chewing over their battle to lift his suspension at MSNBC, when Phil Griffin called.   

Related story on The Daily Beast: The Education of Luke Russert

Michael Price stepped out of the Atlantic Grill to talk to MSNBC's president, leaving his client with a platter of 18 oysters. It was Sunday, Nov. 7, and Price informed Griffin that if they couldn't resolve their differences quickly, Olbermann would take his complaints public by accepting invitations from Good Morning America, David Letterman, and Larry King.   

"Why are you putting us in the position where you're daring us to do this?" Price demanded, his voice rising.   

"If you go on Gma, I will fire Keith, »

- Howard Kurtz

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6 Things With Da7e [11/10]

10 November 2010 3:16 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whoa!Nothing like waking up to see that your column has disappeared through some twist of backend-coding fate. There was a slight moment of panic, followed by a rush to re-code the saved document with my column in it.Anyway, there have been some developments overnight to two of my "things." We got to see the end of the Mysterion triolgy with South Park and it ended up Not violating the canon of the show, which I accuse it of below in a parathetical. Also, we recived the clip of Kanye West acting like a douché on the Today show.Good? Good. Let's restore some things to the internet... [South Park: Requiem] South Park and I have one of those television relationships that means I will most likely be watching the last episode of. I'll be there when someone turns off the lights, I just really hope I'm not shaking my head, embarrassed to be there. »

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Movie Review: Morning Glory (2010)

9 November 2010 8:39 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams in Morning Glory

Photo: Paramount Pictures It was quite obvious to me Morning Glory wasn't going to stink. The talent and subject matter alone was enough to figure that out. The big question was whether or not it would manage to become something more than just another story of a character striving to rise above the odds and succeed in a world where all indications say they will fail. And while Morning Glory never really hits that note where you're so caught up in the story and its characters that you aren't able to notice the film's faults, I was laughing quite a bit and found its exploration of today's media to be quite timely with something of a sitcom flair.

Rachel McAdams stars as Becky Fuller, a recently-fired morning television producer with her eyes on "The Today Show" but without the experience to attain such a goal. »

- Brad Brevet

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Dermot Mulroney Interview Inhale; Plus Updates on Everybody Loves Whales and Love, Wedding, Marriage

20 October 2010 10:21 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The dramatic thriller Inhale follows Santa Fe District Attorney Paul Stanton (Dermot Mulroney), who is in a desperate fight to save his young daughter. Diagnosed with a rare degenerative condition, she is on a long list to receive a double lung transplant, and her time is quickly running out. As her health worsens, Paul sets out on a quest that will send him to Mexico and force him to decide whether to expose a massive illegal harvesting operation and save the lives of hundreds of children, or save the life of his daughter.

During an interview at the film’s press day, actor Dermot Mulroney talked about taking on the subject of murder for profit, the challenge of playing a complex character and the fact that he approaches his acting career with absolutely no game plan. He also joked about shooting with animatronic whales for Everybody Loves Whales – about individuals »

- Christina Radish

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Jon Stewart takes potshot at Rick Sanchez

2 October 2010 10:02 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

That was quick. Rick Sanchez has become a favorite punchline among comedians.

Jon Stewart and David Letterman mocked the recently fired host of CNN's "Rick's List" at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" event in New York on Saturday (Oct. 2), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In his opening monologue for the show -- which raises money for autism education -- Stewart quipped,  "If you went on radio and said the Jews control the may want to hold on to your money."

CNN had fired Sanchez following a radio interview in which he had called Stewart a bigot and then claimed that Jewish people weren't discriminated against since they control the media.

Stewart also added, "All he has to do is apologize to us, and we'll hire him back."

Later during the show, Letterman said he was in the city "helping Rick Sanchez clean out his office. »


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Exclusive: Jon Stewart mocks Rick Sanchez

2 October 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York -- Jon Stewart and David Letterman joked about the Rick Sanchez controversy here Saturday evening as host of Comedy Central's "Night Of Too Many Stars."

CNN fired former anchor Sanchez Friday after he let loose on "The Daily Show" host and Jewish people in the media while appearing on the "Stand Up! with Pete Dominick" Sirius Xm radio show.

Stewart brought up the issue in his opening monologue to "Stars," which he hosted at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre.

In talking about how people should donate for autism education, for which the show raises money, Stewart said: "If you went on radio and said the Jews control the may want to hold on to your money."

But if Sanchez was right about the Jews, Stewart also suggested, "All he has to do is apologize to us, and we'll hire him back."

  The Sanchez topic came up again »

- By Georg Szalai

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DVD Playhouse: September 2010

25 September 2010 2:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse September 2010


Allen Gardner

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Music Box Films) Follow up to the hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo finds Lisabeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) and Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) joining forces once again as Blomkvist is about to break a story on Sweden’s sex trade, which leads unexpectedly to a dark secret from Elizabeth’s past. Starts off well, then quickly nose-dives into sensationalism and downright silliness, with a pair of villains who are straight out of a Roger Moore-era James Bond film. A real letdown for those of us who felt Dragon Tattoo had finally breathed life into the cinema’s long-stagnant genre of the thriller. Bonuses: English language track; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 5.1 surround.

The Killer Inside Me (IFC Films) Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of Jim Thompson’s classic, and notorious, novel about the psychotic mind of a small town sheriff (Casey Affleck, »

- The Hollywood

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The Kids In The Hall – Death Comes To Town Coming To IFC August 20th

13 August 2010 7:33 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I remember watching The Kids in the Hall on HBO long ago. So long actually, that out of respect for the boys I won’t tell you when. It was far enough back that I probably wasn’t supposed to be watching it. Ahhh… the crushing of the heads.

Well, after long and celebrated careers following the success of their sketch group, the Kids are back with Death Comes To Town. Assuming you aren’t somewhere receiving CBC (like I am), you will have to make sure to tune in to IFC starting August 20th.

Believe me, you don’t want to miss this.

Famous for their distinctive and surreal sketch comedy, all five original members of The Kids in the HallDave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson — are back to star in IFC’s new series Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town. »

- Marc Eastman

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Pete Hammond joins the Team

19 July 2010 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news » We are very excited to announce that Pete Hammond has joined the team of over 25 reporters and contributors. He will be writing a new blog titled This Week in Movies.

Hammond is a writer, producer, movie critic and film expert whose commentary on the entertainment industry has appeared in numerous publications and on air interviews including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Ok Magazine, NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, Evening News With Brian Williams on MSNBC, the CBC, BBC, Bravo, E!, AMC, Canada Am and the Ktla Morning Show.

Click here to read Pete Hammond’s first article, “This Week In Movies – ‘Inception,’ ‘The Kids are Alright’”

Currently, Pete is the film critic for Boxoffice Magazine and as well as Backstage Magazine. Pete is also a regular contributing columnist for The Los Angeles Times/ The Envelope, »


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Saving Private Ryan, K-19: The Widowmaker and Escape From La Blu-ray Reviews

3 June 2010 5:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Paramount’s latest batch of Catalog titles includes Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. As of today, the replacement copies should be on the streets as there were some audio sync issues. Unfortunately a lot of early reviews did not catch this issue, which is likely because most critics (self included) don’t have DTS-hd master audio. Briefly, there is a core DTS soundtrack, and then the HD audio track, and if you don’t have the right equipment, you are not going to hear that audio track. Perhaps that’s what happened here. Don’t know. But Spielberg’s war opus hit the streets along with catalog titles Escape from La and K-19: The Widowmaker, and my reviews of those titles follow after the jump.

With Saving Private Ryan, even its most ardent admirers will suggest that the bookends are the weakest element of the movie. This ties into »

- Andre Dellamorte

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'Friday Night Lights' star Zach Gilford is goin' fishing

2 June 2010 7:50 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Zach Gilford's arc on "Friday Night Lights" is winding down -- or has wound down, for those of you who watched on DirecTV last fall -- so now he's going fishing.

He's also figured out a way to do it on someone else's dime. Gilford was a guest on "Chelsea Lately" Tuesday (June 1), and he told host Chelsea Handler that his next project will be a show for the Outdoor Channel about bonefishing in Belize that he's filming with, among others, Michael Keaton and Tom Brokaw. "It's sort of like fly fishing in the ocean," he tells Handler in the clip below, in between her flirting like mad with him. "I do a lot of outdoor stuff -- I take kids backpacking in the summer."

They also talk, of course, about "Friday Night Lights," including his occasional complaints about his character Matt Saracen's relationship with Aimee Teegarden's Julie Taylor »


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Star-Studded Award Show To Benefit Autism Speaks Tonight

26 May 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Journalist Tom Brokaw will be a presenter at tonight’s American Image Awards in New York, an event that will raise funds for Autism Speaks.

Hosted by Tinsley Mortimer, the event will will be attended by famous faces such as Tommy Hilfiger, Olivia Palermo, Whitney Port, Roxy Olin and Alex McCord. Sponsored by the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Awards will honor the following brands and designers:

Li & Fung Ltd, Excellence in Global Leadership Award recipient

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Tom Brokaw Among Presenters Of American Image Awards For Autism Speaks

13 May 2010 5:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (Aafa) has announced the presenters and slate of honorees to be recognized during the 32nd Annual Aafa American Image Awards benefiting Autism Speaks later this month.

During the 2010 Aafa American Image Awards, presenters will include Tom Brokaw, Tim Gunn and Robert Verdi. The Humanitarian Award will be presented to Bob and Suzanne Wright, Founders of Autism Speaks; the Designer of the Year Award will be presented to designer John Bartlett; the Fashion Maverick Award will be presented to Fern Mallis, Senior Vice President of Img Fashion; the Retailer of the Year Award will be presented to Gap, Inc.; the Brand of the Year Award will be presented to Steve Madden; the E-Tailer of the Year Award will be presented to; and the Excellence in Global Leadership Award will be presented to Li & Fung, Ltd., to be accepted by Bruce Rockowitz, President of Li & Fung, »

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Peter Buffett To Sign New Book For Charity Tonight

27 April 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Emmy Award-winning musician and philanthropist Peter Buffett will be signing copies of his new book – Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path To Fulfillment – in New York City tonight at an event to raise funds for Robin Hood, an organization that targets poverty in NYC by finding and funding the most effective programs and partnering with them to maximize results.

Buffett – the son of Warren Buffett – will be joined by Tom Brokaw at the signing event, to take place at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. Admission is free, and proceeds from the evening’s book sales will go to Robin Hood.

In Life Is What You Make It, Peter shares the important lessons learned from his parents who were determined to instill honorable values in their children. He explains the reasoning behind his father’s decision not to give his children an inheritance and »

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Heroes Might Actually Get Renewed

22 April 2010 12:43 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

As a rather harsh critic of Heroes, I'll try to deliver this news with the stoicism of Tom Brokaw:

NBC is seriously considering renewing the show for a fifth season.

Primetime President Angela Bromstad made that announcement this week, as she spoke to reporters about the network's recent pick-up of Parenthood.

Asked about other shows on the bubble, specifically Chuck and Heroes, Bromstad indicated that each would receive a 13-episode order for the 2010-2011 season.

Seen here, Hrg, Claire and Peter are sadly Not attending the funeral for Heroes.

"It is all yet to be debated," she said. "Both of those shows make sense with the new shows we'll be bringing on."

They do? What new shows will NBC be bringing on? True Hollywood Stories: Terribly Constructed Dramas That Make Everything Up As They Go Along and the Networks That Won't Cancel Them?!? »

- (M.L. House)

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20 April 2010 8:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – In our latest documentary edition of Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes up for grabs to the new film “The Cartel” from filmmaker Bob Bowdon! The film features Bill Maher, Tom Brokaw, Pat Buchanan, Michael Bloomberg, Bob Ingle, Rev. Reginald Jackson, Anne Milgram, Joyce Powell and more. “The Cartel” opens on April 30, 2010 in Chicago.

To win your free “The Cartel” movie pass to any participating Chicago movie theater at the time and day of your choosing during the film’s run, all you need to do is answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for “The Cartel” from filmmaker Bob Bowdon.

Image credit: Bowdon Media

Here is the plot description for “The Cartel”:

Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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USA touts new in-house agency to ad buyers

18 April 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The salad course has been reduced to the odd gnarled clump of frisee by the time Chris McCumber gets to the meat of USA Network's upfront presentation.

It's a Tuesday night in April, and USA is hosting the last of its eight private dinners with New York media agencies. Up in the Bronx, the Yankees have just beaten the Angels in their home opener, and many of tonight's guests have come directly from the Stadium.

Bolstered by the presence of NBC Universal president and CEO Jeff Zucker, McCumber -- USA's executive vp marketing, digital and brand strategy -- proceeds to announce the formation of Character Brandworks, an in-house creative agency designed to help clients identify the "face" of their brands. (As part of an exclusive arrangement, the pitch is being observed by Mediaweek's senior editor.)

An extension of the ongoing "Characters Welcome" brand campaign, the initiative is a »

- By Anthony Crupi, Mediaweek

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