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It was raining sharks on Thursday night for TV’s intelligensia.
The Syfy telepic “Sharknado” caught fire in social media, particularly after it began unspooling on the East Coast at 10 p.m. Et. The hashtag-friendly title and utterly ridiculous premise — Los Angeles is ravaged by a tornado of sharks — made it an irresistible target for Twitter commentary for a host of prominent showrunners, producers, actors and industry execs.
On Thursday night, “Sharknado” was the top-trending term on Twitter for hours, and tweets with that hashtag were arriving at the rate of dozens per second during the East and West coast runs of the so-bad-it’s-good telepic starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.
Given the explosion of second-screen interest in the pic, bizzers will be closely eyeing the ratings on Friday to see if it had more traction that the average fantastical Syfy made-for, and whether the West Coast airing saw »
- Cynthia Littleton
Comedian Wayne Federman started a neat tradition last year with the Wayne Federman International Film Festival. Federman rounds up other comedians to present some of their favorite movies at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Each comedian intros the film, performs, and holds a post-screening Q&A. Here is this year's lineup: 2/28 - Sarah Silverman - Crimes And Misdemeanors 2/28 - Sklar Brothers - Breaking Away 3/1 - Dana Gould - Dr. Strangelove 3/1 - Aziz Ansari - Back To The Future 3/2 - Nick Kroll - Raising Arizona 3/2 - Bill Burr - The Dirty Dozen Good movies, funny people. What more could you ask for? Head to the Cinefamily site---which promises "surprise special guests"---for tickets. Check out the poster and festival trailer after the jump. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Good evening, Digital Spy readers, and welcome to the 85th Academy Awards!
We may not quite be coming to you live from the Dolby Theatre in sunny Los Angeles, but we've re-adjusted our body clocks to Pacific Time and will be bringing you up-to-the-minute commentary from this year's Oscars from now until sunrise.
If you're in need of a refresher before the ceremony begins, you can peruse our full list of this year's nominees, check out our predictions video to see who we're tipping for the big wins tonight, and see who Digital Spy readers voted for in the big three categories.
And for that inevitable moment when the Academy makes a decision that leaves you fuming, why not keep our Alternative Oscars handy to soothe your bile?
04:47Top on our list of impossible, ridiculous Oscar wishes: Joaquin Phoenix to win Best Actor for The Master. It's never gonna happen, »
3 items from 2013
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