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Mark Wahlberg to Receive Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards
The men of “Entourage” will publicly reunite for the first time since the series ended when they present Mark Wahlberg, the HBO show’s muse and one of its executive producers, with the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
The on-stage appearance comes ahead of the highly anticipated “Entourage” movie, slated for summer 2015.
“Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern-day Renaissance Man: from ‘Dirk Diggler’ to ‘The Departed,’ ‘The Basketball Diaries’ to ‘Ted,’ ‘Entourage’ to ‘The Fighter,’ in front of the camera and behind – he’s done it all and he’s always memorable,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, in a statement. “Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognize him with this year’s Generation Award.”
- Francesca Bacardi
Mariska Hargitay producing documentary on rape kit backlog
Mariska Hargitay plays a sex crimes detective on Law and Order: Svu, but now the actress is taking her support for victims to another level by producing an upcoming documentary about rape kit backlog.
The documentary, Shelved, will focus on the many rape kits Detroit has failed to analyze and what can be done to stop the backlog from continuing. Rape kits are procedurally given to rape victims immediately after the reported crime and, when analyzed, often lead to identifying the DNA of the alleged attacker and then to the ultimate conviction of that individual. But according to The Detroit News, »
- Ariana Bacle
True Detective's Huge Finale Broke HBO Go
The True Detective finale was so popular last night it broke HBO Go. HBO's on-demand streaming portal succumbed to the stress of viewers attempting to watch the finale that also aired on HBO's main network. "Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we've been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon," the official HBO Go Twitter account shared at close to 10 p.m. on Sunday. As of 10 a.m. Est on Monday, the problems were resolved. "The issues affecting HBO Go last night have been resolved. Thank you for being patient," HBO Go tweeted. Yet some users were still encountering problems with the streaming service the morning after the Sunday, March 9, »
‘Voice’ Tops ‘Bachelor Finale’ Monday; Solid Sampling for ‘Believe’
New NBC drama “Believe” received fairly good sampling behind “The Voice” on Monday, a night on which reality shows “The Voice” on NBC and “The Bachelor” (with its finale) on ABC ruled the ratings roost. The Alphabet and Peacock were in a virtual draw for the lead among young adults.
Overall, the onset of Daylight Saving Time had a noticeable effect in television usage, with the number of adults 18-49 watching during any average minute of primetime down 10% from the previous week.
According to Nielsen, “The Voice” averaged a 3.7 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 and 13.6 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., down 18% from last week for a season low but still impressive considering its was up against the “Bachelor” finale. After tying from 8 to 8:30 p.m., the NBC show finished ahead of the ABC show in adults 18-49 in each half-hour and ended up winning by a 3.7 to 3.2 count for the two hours. »
- Rick Kissell
‘Mad Men’ Star Elisabeth Moss Is Over Talking About Scientology, Still Open to Trashing Marriage to Fred Armisen
“Man Men” star Elisabeth Moss doesn't want to talk about her affiliation with the Church of Scientology anymore, but she's still open to discussing her “extremely traumatic and awful and horrible” marriage to former “Saturday Night Live” star Fred Armisen. “Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young,” Moss told New York Magazine. “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible. At the same time, it turned out for the best. I'm glad that I'm not there. I'm glad that it didn't happen when I was 50. »
- Greg Gilman
Chris DeWolfe on Building a Social Gaming Giant, Zynga's Problems and Lessons From MySpace
Five years after leaving MySpace, the internet company he helped put on the map, Chris DeWolfe is still living social. His search for the next big thing in new media has pushed him into the world of online gaming as the head of Social Gaming Network (Sgn). The internet innovator tells TheWrap that his experience founding, leading and eventually selling MySpace to News Corp. for $580 million in 2005 has helped him chart a course for his new startup. He's applying what he learned changing the way that internet users track, chat and share with their friends and family to help Sgn games. »
- Brent Lang
The Flash Full Costume First Look: Grant Gustin Is the Fastest Man Alive—See the Photo!
It's finally here, The Flash fans! Your first look at Grant Gustin in full Flash costume is above. We previously got a sneak peek at the Glee star in costume with a just a headshot, but this new photo has us so ready for the CW's take on the classic DC Comics character. "I hope the fans who treasure the character are as excited as we are by what costume designer Colleen Atwood has achieved with this latest version of The Flash's iconic suit," David Nutter, the director and executive producer of The CW's Flash pilot, said in a statement. Costume designer Colleen Atwood's work also Oscar-winning designs for Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago. Gustin made »
TV Ratings: 'Bachelor' Finale Deflates 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'The Voice'
The Bachelor ended its season with high ratings on Monday night, jumping almost a full point from last week for a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49. That's down three-tenths of a point from the comparably finale last year, but the After the Final Rose special (3.8 adults) held even. ABC's Bachelor block helped the network edge past NBC in the key demo for the night, winning with an average 3.4 rating. The network placed second with total viewers, averaging 10.1 million. Story: CBS Sets Summer Schedule For every action there tends to be an
- Michael O'Connell
Arin Andrews & Katie Hill, Transgender Former Couple, to Release Memoirs
Oklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews made headlines last July when the story of their unique romance, which was featured in a 20/20 segment, went viral. Hill, 19, was in the process of transitioning from male to female when she met Andrews, 18, who was undergoing his own transformation from female to male. While supporting each other through these major life changes, the two teens fell in love. Now the former couple - they broke up earlier this year - announce to People they're sharing their stories in two separate memoirs to be released Sept. 30. "It's a story of acceptance, love, triumph »
- Janine Rayford Rubenstein
Amanda Palmer, Sophia Loren and Oscar Winner ‘Helium’ Among Tribeca Film Festival’s 2014 Shorts
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has lined up a hefty slate of 58 short films that spans everything from recent Oscar winner “Helium” to a documentary about musician Amanda Palmer to an adaptation of a Jean Cocteau play starring Sophia Loren.
The lineup, including 29 world premieres, is divided thematically into nine programs, separated into five narrative sections, three docu slates and one collection of experimental shorts.
Anders Walter’s “Helium,” which scored the 2014 Academy Award for live action short, is part of “Flight Delays,” a seven-film category about thwarted expectations and the need to escape, while the Loren starrer, Edoardo Ponti’s “Human Voice,” makes its world premiere as part of the “Soul Survivors” lineup. (Ponti won Tribeca’s 2013 award for best short.) The project about Palmer and her relationship with the music industry, Ondi Timoner’s “Amanda F***Ing Palmer On The Rocks,” is part of a documentary subsection called “Before Long. »
- Gordon Cox
CBS Rolling Out Seven Hours of Originals This Summer
CBS will air an unprecedented number of original programming hours this summer, on Tuesday revealing a sked that includes four dramas alongside the thrice-weekly reality staple “Big Brother.” The lineup includes three original hours of programming on Sunday.
The Eye will hold off on launching its summer fare until late June, with “Big Brother” kicking off its 16th season on Wednesday, June 25. This will mark the second straight year that the reality vet has launched in late June after traditionally starting its summer editions post-July 4.
“Big Brother” will be airing in the same timeslots as a year ago: Sunday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. and the live eviction show on Thursdays at 9.
As previously announced, “Under the Dome,” last summer’s »
- Rick Kissell
Zachary Levi Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign for Nerd HQ
Zachary Levi is turning to the fans. On Tuesday, the Chuck and Thor 2 star launches a 46-day crowd-funding campaign, "I Want My Nerd HQ," to help partially finance the popular fan event Nerd HQ, which is eyeing its fourth year at San Diego's Comic-Con this July. Levi, who began Nerd HQ in 2011, is hoping to reach a target goal of $1 million through Indiegogo, a crowd-funding platform similar in vein to Kickstarter. Since Nerd HQ began three years ago, attendance has grown from 20,000 in its inaugural year to 32,000 in
- Philiana Ng
Sony Picks Up Howard Blum Book Proposal
Sony Pictures has optioned the rights to Death of a Heart, a book proposal by Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist Howard Blum. Mark Gordon, the veteran producer with credits ranging from Saving Private Ryan to shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, is on board to produce. The plot is being kept under wraps, although sources say it’s set in World War II, is female-driven and is non-fiction. Photos: THR's Lit Agent Roundtable: 'The Hardest Books to Sell Have Ended Up Selling the Best' Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith are
- Borys Kit
CBS Sets Summer Schedule, Halle Berry's 'Extant' Gets New Premiere Date
CBS has firmed up plans for its summer scheduling, shifting the previously announced Extant premiere by a week. The network announced summer premiere dates for Big Brother, Under the Dome, freshman Reckless and the Halle Berry starrer on Tuesday. Unforgettable, previously set for an earlier premiere, will also get a summer run. Story: The Complete Guide to 2014 TV Premiere Dates In the new schedule, Extant bows on Wednesday, July 9, at 9:00 p.m. That marks the latest of the summer premieres with Big Brother returning June 25, Reckless debuting on June 29 at 9 p.m. and Under
- Michael O'Connell
Can Rollins Recover? On Set of Law & Order: Svu With Kelli Giddish, Donal Logue and Ice-t
It's not every day you see a procedural drama that's 15 years old spend a lot of time evolving its main characters with personal issues and quirks, but that's just what Law & Order: Svu has been doing under the guidance of Warren Leight. Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) has been put through the ringer after being brutally attacked and kidnapped, and now the spotlight is on Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and her gambling addiction. "When I first talked to Warren Leight...we had talked about her having some sort of vice, and we kind of both came to the conclusion that maybe it was gambling," Giddish told E! News on the New York City set of Svu. "So within however many »
Halle Berry's ‘Extant’ Premiere Pushed a Week as CBS Sets Summer Slate
The Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg limited-run series “Extant” will premiere a week later than originally planned, CBS said Tuesday at it announced its summer slate. “Big Brother” will return early in the summer, Wednesday, June 25, while the new legal drama “Reckless” will debut Sunday, June 29, followed by the third season of “Unforgettable.” Also read: Steven Spielberg's ‘Extant’ Starring Halle Berry: First Teaser Offers Definition, Fetus (Video) “Under the Dome” returns for its second season on Monday, June 30. As previously announced, Stephen King, who wrote the bestseller on which the series is based, will write the premiere. “Extant, »
- Tim Molloy
Juan Pablo Galavis, the Worst Bachelor Ever? How He Ranks in the Franchise's Worst Endings
Most. Dramatic. Final. Rose. Ceremony. Ever. We've heard those six words come out of The Bachelor host Chris Harrison's mouth 18 times now as each and very finale is dubbed the ABC reality hit's most shocking, but they may just be true when it came to Monday's season ender, which found Juan Pablo Galavis joining the ranks of the franchise's most polarizing stars ever. While he didn't end his journey on the show engaged, Juan Pablo is still dating the winner, Nikki Ferrell, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any major drama: not only did he manage to completely offend the runner-up, Clare Crawley, but it was revealed he has yet to say "I love you" to his girlfriend.Oh, and he »
Here Are the 58 Short Films Playing the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has revealed its lineup of 58 short films set to play the fest, 29 of which are world premieres. The selections were curated from 3,074 submissions, and include shorts from 16 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Switzerland and the UK.The shorts are presented in 9 thematic programs -- 5 narrative, 3 documentary, and 1 experimental. Tribeca will also screen the recent Oscar-winning Live Action Short, “Helium.” Recipients of the festival’s Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short Awards will qualify for consideration in the 2015 Oscar Short Films category, provided the film complies with the Academy rules.Here are the short film selections in the nine programs:after Words – documentary programThese short documentaries are at times political, occasionally provocative, and always personal, reflecting the past and illuminating the »
- Beth Hanna
Watch Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm Hilariously Photobomb Tourists at 30 Rock (Video)
Ever have the sinking suspicion that some snarky famous person is mocking you behind your back? For a segment on “The Tonight Show” Monday night, host Jimmy Fallon and “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm jovially snuck into the background of some unsuspecting tourists’ photos at the top of 30 Rockefeller for a skit called “Celebrity Photobomb.” “We asked people if they wanted to get their photo taken, we told them it was for the Top Of The Rock website,” Fallon explained. “We were lying!” Also read: Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey Hilariously Trade Lips and Imitate Each Other (Video) The two hammed it. »
- James Crugnale
‘Nymphomaniac': 5 Wtf Moments, From Penis Montages to Christian Slater Bathroom Accidents
Shia Labeouf with a dodgy accent, Christian Slater missing the bed pan and Uma Thurman losing it are just a few of the treats offered up by “Nymphomaniac – Part 1.” Lars von Trier's examination of sex addiction arrived on demand last weekend and the finished product is outrageous and compelling fun. It struggles to seem profound, and much of the philosophizing is as likely to inspire guffaws as gee whizzes. In a twist, there's a lot more fishing on display than human anatomy. Part 2 hits on demand platforms on April 3, but it has a tough act to follow. »
- Brent Lang
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