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Top 100 lists grow up so fast, don't they? Why, it seems only yesterday that we were in the 40s. Now we're about to crack open the 30s! Which means that if you're waiting for a particular moment to appear, it's nitty-gritty time. Have you seen anything for How to Be a Gentleman yet? What about The Playboy Club? No I Hate My Teenage Daughter? Uh-oh, things aren't looking good for those three.
We'll be posting 10 items each weekday through December 30, so check back often to see what made the cut!
- TV.com Staff
Walt Disney Pictures, along with Pixar and Marvel Studios, has released a preview of their upcoming 2012 release schedule for movies opening between January and December of this New Year. These movies include Beauty and the Beast 3D, The Secret World of Arrietty, John Carter, Chimpanzee, Marvel's the Avengers, Brave, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Finding Nemo, Frankenweenie, and Wreck-It Ralph.
Beauty and the Beast 3D - January 13
Walt Disney Animation Studios' magical classic Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff: A teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, »
J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P Hro) is proud to unveil a special new PSA campaign entitled “Help Haiti Home” featuring actors and artists such as Sean Penn, Edward Norton, Miley Cyrus, Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, LL Cool J, Eric Dane and Pras describing what home means to them, connecting the dots to the struggles many Haitian people still face.
The project was conceived by actress and advocate Soleil Moon Frye after an inspiring trip to Haiti and a visit to J/P Hro Petionville Camp. She produced the spots and co-directed them along with the help of her brother, renowned photographer Meeno Peluce,
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Nearly two years after he first went to Haiti to help after a devastating earthquake, Sean Penn is still just as determined as ever to see positive changes take root in the disaster-ravaged nation. So, with the idea of raising mucho dinero in mind, the two-time Oscar winner and a bunch of his famous pals have shot a new PSA—obtained first by E! News—to encourage folks to get involved with the J/P Haitian Relief Foundation, founded by Penn in the wake of the 2010 earthquake that displaced millions of people. The list of people onboard with the cause of course reads like a red carpet rundown... Edward Norton, Zooey Deschanel, Miley Cyrus, Eric Dane, Sarah Silverman, Soleil Moon Frye and LL Cool J »
Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P Hro), which he founded in 2010, will release a celebrity-heavy PSA starring such supporters as Miley Cyrus, Zooey Deschanel, LL Cool J, Pras of The Fugees, Edward Norton, Eric Dane and Sarah Silverman. The video is directed by actress Soleil Moon Frye Dec. 19. Photos: 'The Office': Behind the Scenes Stars are also appearing in auction videos for the group. In one, Cyrus takes an instant picture of herself which she signs. In another video, Rainn Wilson humorously hawks a script signed by the cast of The Office. "This little gem — hello
- Degen Pener
Exclusive: Director/producer Ken Kwapis has come on board to direct NBC’s untitled Sarah Silverman comedy pilot, from Imagine TV and 20th TV. Additionally, Kwapis’ company, In Cahoots, has signed a one-year, first-look deal with NBC’s sister studio Universal Television, which kicks in June 1. The Sarah Silverman comedy, a pet project of Imagine principal Ron Howard, is loosely based on Silverman’s life. It stars the comedian as a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship. Silverman wrote the script with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder. Silverman, Sterling and Imagine’s Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producing, with Schroeder serving as co-exec producer. The project reunites Kwapis, Silverman and NBC. In 2000, Kwapis directed another NBC comedy pilot, Rocky Times, which co-starred Silverman. At NBC and Universal TV, Kwapis most recently executive produced and directed the pilot of the comedy Outsourced last season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
After helping CNN honor Hero of the Year, Miley Cyrus lends her famous face for a good cause yet again. The former Disney star joins Sean Penn's charity work J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which he found in early 2010 after 7.0 magnitude earthquake swept the country.
Miley helps the "Milk" actor raise fund to support the earthquake victims along with Zooey Deschanel, Edward Norton, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, LL Cool J, and Eric Dane. She, along with the other stars, has filmed a PSA which sees them donning a red "Help Haiti Home" t-shirt each.
The fund collected from the campaign will be used to help 23,000 homeless Haitians who are still living in the J/P Hro camp. Also, it will support the rebuilding of their origin neighborhoods and other areas which were destroyed by the natural disaster.
In another news related to Miley Cyrus, the teen songstress was recently »
The League back for Season 4 on FX
There is great news for the cast of The League this week. The fun FX series was just renewed for a fourth season. That sounds like a touchdown to me.
When the network made the announcement, FX called The League creative and a source of great ratings. The series producers and cast were thanked for their incredible work and the network expressed excitement over an upcoming and hopefully very funny season four.
Paul Scheer, Mark Duplass and Nick Kroll star in the series all about a fantasy football league. TV Guide reports The League averaged 1.7 million viewers during season three. Recent celebrity guest stars have included Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman and Eliza Dushku.
- Sasha Nova
It's another win for The League. The FX comedy has been renewed for a fourth season of 13 episodes. Production will begin in the summer and they'll begin airing sometime in the fall.
Starring Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Jon Lajoie, The League revolves around a group of six friends who participate in a fantasy football league. The current third season has featured numerous guest stars including Seth Rogen, Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Ray Liotta, Will Forte and Eliza Dushku.
The show's audience has grown this season; currently averaging 1.7 million total viewers (up 25%) and 1.5 million in the 18-49 demographic (up 32%).
Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for FX, said "The League continues to be one of our most successful comedy series both creatively and from a ratings standpoint. Jackie »
Good news for fans of fantasy football, comedy, and groups of friends who love tormenting each other: FX has renewed "The League" for a fourth season.
Season 4 will consist of 13 new episodes, the network announced in a statement. "'The League' continues to be one of our most successful comedy series both creatively and from a ratings standpoint," says FX Evp of Original Programming Nick Grad. "Jackie and Jeff Schaffer, along with our terrific cast, are doing wonderful work each week to make one of the funniest shows on television and we're excited to order another season."
Creators Jackie and Jeff Schaffer say in a statement, "We are thrilled to do more shows with a cast that makes us laugh hard everyday, on a network that actually lets us put those jokes on air. In the words of Taco: 'The League' on FX on Thursday nights is a law, »
More episodes of The League have been drafted by FX: The cable network announced today that it has renewed the comedy series for a fourth season. The show, which centers on a group of friends in a fantasy football league, will begin production on the new season next summer, and those episodes will start flying across your screen in the fall.
The League is currently averaging 1.7 million viewers as it nears the end of season 3, representing a 25-percent increase over season 2.
- Dan Snierson
The League fans rejoice! FX has renewed the comedy for a fourth season. THR reports that the network has ordered 13 episodes of the series from creators Jackie and Jeff Shaffer. The semi-improvised comedy centered around a fantasy football league has had a stellar third season thus far, averaging series-high ratings with 1.7 million total viewers and 1.5 million in the all-important 18-49 demographic. FX exec vp original programming Nick Grad had nothing but high praise for the show, saying “The League continues to be one of our most successful comedy series both creatively and from a ratings standpoint." The show stars Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi, and Paul Scheer and has drawn a considerable number of guest stars including Seth Rogen, Wil Forte, Sarah Silverman, Matthew Berry and Chad Ochocinco. Season three is currently winding down on FX now, with a few more episodes left until the season finale on December 22nd. »
- Adam Chitwood
FX has renewed its fantasy football comedy, The League, for a 13-episode fourth season.
In a statement Tuesday, FX’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Nick Grad, said, “The League continues to be one of our most successful comedy series both creatively and from a ratings standpoint. [Creators] Jackie and Jeff Schaffer, along with our terrific cast, are doing wonderful work each week to make one of the funniest shows on television, and we’re excited to order another season.”
- Megan Masters
Alexa here. I've never been a huge follower of comic culture (although a graphic novel or two has found its way to my heart, such as Asterios Polyp.) In fact, I've learned of the existence of certain comics because of the film version: I first took notice of The X-Men thanks to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, and Watchmen may have been an acclaimed graphic novel, but I'd never heard of it until Zack Snyder took it on. So I'm getting a twisted pleasure from the reversal in these comic versions of films I spotted on etsy.
Sarah Silverman (no, not not that one) sells hand-drawn comic zines looking to Audrey Hepburn, Margot Tennenbaum and The Devil Wears Prada for inspiration. You can buy copies here. They'd make cute stocking stuffers at only $11 each.
Created by near TV royalty, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the currently airing American Horror Story charts the (mis)fortunes of the Harmon family who have started a new life in a haunted house. The latter part not by choice obviously. It’s faithful to the horror traditions but has brought the genre bang up to date, resulting in a refreshingly modern, sexy and often genuinely scary horror show.
But you can’t watch it without noticing that it’s riddled with horror clichés. I’m sure the creators know what they’re doing, what with them being hugely successful and all, so perhaps these clichés were knowingly included as a homage to the heritage of the genre. Or perhaps not. We’ll never know. But let’s revel in them anyway.
Obviously this will contain spoilers.
Here’s the top 10:
10. Family uprooting to escape a bad event but »
- A.W. Wilson
Asa Butterfield in Martin Scorsese's Hugo Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn Breaks Twilight Staying Power Record: Box Office Many "traditionalists" bitch about Hollywood not making enough "family films" — in other words, movies for children that parents are coerced into going to. Well, those movies are out there now. But where the hell are the families? Fooling around with Kindles and iPads as some (quite ludicrously) have suggested? Or did families blow their year-end budget last Black Friday? Or…? Anyhow, considering that we're approaching Christmas and that the domestic box-office competition includes fare such as The Muppets, Happy Feet 2, Hugo, Arthur Christmas, Puss in Boots, and Shame – oops! scratch Shame — it's somewhat surprising that the top movie this weekend in North America tells the story of a young woman impregnated by a vampire. Later on, the fetus she's devotedly carrying inside her bulging tummy is — quite »
- Zac Gille
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Breaking Dawn Who wants overweight old men with long white beards when you have available beefy, beardless young werewolves? Well, there are surely many who would rather go for the hairy older men type — or at least for hairy, talking puppets — but those people apparently haven't been going to the movies all that often. Hence … Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, starring young, hot, and beautiful Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner should top the North American box office for the third weekend in a row. According to Box Office Mojo, Breaking Dawn earned an estimated $5.5 million on Friday. That means the fourth installment in the Twilight Saga movie series collected more than twice the $2.73 million earned by the no. 2 movie on the chart, The Muppets. Even if the kiddie flick soars on the weekend proper — as it's bound to do — at »
- Zac Gille
Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn Part 1 (check out his right eye) Christmas is almost here, but vampires and werewolves may continue to exude more box-office appeal than furry, talking, kiddie-friendly puppets. Translation: this weekend, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and a less virginal Kristen Stewart will likely put more butts into more North American movie-theater seats than Kermit the Frog. According to Variety, the Bill Condon-directed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 should finish the box-office line ahead of The Muppets. As per early, rough estimates, Breaking Dawn is expected to collect another $14-$15 million, while The Muppets should gross $13 million. If those early estimates are correct, that means Breaking Dawn will suffer another steep drop this weekend: -64%. Adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel, in addition to Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 also features Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, »
- Zac Gille
In the UK we've only had the first season of Community, tucked away on Viva. But in the States, where it's won a loyal audience with its sharp gags, wild flights of fancy and love of pop culture, they're already on to the third. (It's also narrowly avoided cancellation, but that's another story). The action centres on a mismatched group of adults who, for various reasons, have returned to education at Greendale Community College in Colorado. There's disbarred lawyer/reluctant-Fonz figure Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, also the host of E!'s TV roundup The Soup); strait-laced Annie (Alison Brie, better known as Pete's wife Trudy in Mad Men); aspirant film-maker and pop culture sponge Abed (Danny Pudi, perhaps the show's greatest find »
- Phelim O'Neill
Above you can see UK rugby stars Karl Dickson, Sam Smith and Seb Stegmann pose in their underwear as part of Terrence Higgins Trust’s new World AIDS Day campaign, Stand Up, Stand Out. I'm not sure exactly why they're in their underwear, but they certainly stand out! Happy Birthday to Sarah Silverman, who turns 41, Matthew Shepard would have been 35, and Bette Midler is 66. Time to name your top five Bette songs and/or movies! Here are mine: 5."Ruthless People," 4. "Hocus Pocus," 3. "Outrageous Fortune," 2. "Beaches," 1. "Big Business." And songs ... 5. "From A Distance," 4."Do You Wanna Dance," 3. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," 2. "Otto Titsling," 1. "The Rose."
One Life To Live's executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati will take over those same positions at General Hospital when Oltl ends in January. In news I have been waiting my entire life to hear, the documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold »
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