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Here’s a pleasant surprise: Bert, Cookie Monster, and Murray came to the EW Hideout at San Diego Comic-Con all the way from Sesame Street. They were pretty excited to be there, and really, really like comic books. Except for Bert. He’s into bottle caps.
Unfortunately, there’s no booth for that at the convention, but that’s okay—wait ’til you see how excited they all get when they find out there’s a Justice League movie.
Also, Bert has seen Entourage. Who knew they even allowed HBO over at Sesame Street?
EW: I am here with the »
- Joshua Rivera
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
NBC's relationship comedy "A to Z" will answer a question TV fans never even thought to ask: Do Cristin Milioti (the Mother on "How I Met Your Mother") and Ben Feldman (Ginsberg on "Mad Men") have chemistry? That, and the conceit of following a relationship from beginning to end over the course of a single season, were the hot topics at the show's panel at the TCA 2014 summer press tour. Executive producer Ben Queen (a writer on "Cars 2" and creator of that short-lived Fox series "Drive" with Nathan Fillion and Emma Stone) said chemistry was the primary concern in casting. "When they got together to do the network test they had met each other literally a hour before. It was real electric chemistry. I had been told this existed and it's there," Queen said. While Feldman was more self-effacing ("Cristin had her job, they needed to bring in a »
- Geoff Berkshire
On July 8, J.K. Rowling released a short, short story about grown-up Harry Potter and the Sequel She Swore She’d Never Write, and over in the magical land of central Florida, the Harry Potter theme park’s Diagon Alley expansion is entertaining six-hour lines on opening day. So apparently, it’s Harry Potter day, and to celebrate this completely random occasion, I’ve decided to do something equally arbitrary and sort a bunch of celebrities into the four houses of Hogwarts. Why? Art needs no reason.
First, the criteria. The Hogwarts houses are divided based on traits: Slytherins are cunning, »
- Marc Snetiker
Vampire. Envision the creature. Do you picture the classic cloaked version? Or the frilly shirt-wearing kind? Or the feral? Or god forbid the sparkly ones? Vampires come in all shapes and sizes, and with Rigor Mortis coming to Blu-ray and DVD on July 8th, we decided to take a look at some of our favorites.
Ever since Bram Stoker brought us Dracula, filmmakers and storytellers have been modifying vamps and making them into all sorts of unique beasties. Some are pretty and some are really, really ugly… but they all drink blood and use humans like we use cattle.
Rigor Mortis features a very unique type of vampire, and it's always fun to see a creature that expands the legend.
So let's take a look at some of the coolest types of vampires that have come into our lives.
For starters, we'll begin with the classic vampire. And what do we mean by "classic" vampire? »
- Scott Hallam
Detective Constable Morse will be visited by the Ghost of a Schoolgirl Passed when Endeavour returns this Sunday (PBS, 9/8c).
The show, now in it’s second season, is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse series and follows the young detective (played by Shaun Evans, The Last Weekend) as he begins his career with the Oxford City Police. Roger Allam (V for Vendetta) co-stars as his boss and partner in crime-solving, Detective Inspector Fred Thursday.
In this week’s episode, »
Title: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Directors: Dave Lamattina, Chad Walker A warm-hearted documentary look at the man behind one of the most beloved and iconic “Sesame Street” characters of all time, “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” is an interesting and enlightening biopic that delves down into the unique array of talents one might not immediately peg when they first look at the titular gangly, yellow-feathered, eight-foot-tall puppet. A recent premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, co-directors Dave Lamattina and Chad Walker’s movie trades on an abundance of goodwill — for the character of Big Bird, for “Sesame Street” and adolescent horizons more generally, for [ Read More ]
The post I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
It will be one Vicious summer on PBS — and TVLine has an exclusive video in which two-time Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen previews his outrageous insult comedy, which has already aired in the UK but bows here Sunday at 10:30/9:30c.
The British sitcom follows Freddie (played by McKellen, The Hobbit) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi, Last Tango in Halifax), a gay couple who’ve been living together for nearly 50 years, as they spend their retirement constantly bickering, entertaining guests and making sure their old dog Balthazar is still alive. »
It's a rite of passage for every rock star … an appearance on Sesame Street. Photos One Direction's Take Me Home Tour in Pictures The Backstreet Boys sang "One Small Voice" with Elmo, while Justin Bieber (as a Muppet) joined Elmo to croon "Measure" in a recording studio. Other musical artists to guest-star on the show include Johnny Cash (singing "Nasty Dan" with Oscar), Ray Charles (on the alphabet song), Feist (singing her "1234"), the Goo Goo Dolls (performing "Pride"), India.Arie (singing the ABCs with Elmo), Bruno Mars, R.E.M. (singing the song "Funny, Happy Monsters") and Stevie Wonder, among
- Tyler Bradley, Billboard
Ricky Gervais celebrates his 53rd birthday today (June 25), and to mark the occasion Digital Spy has trawled through the comedy star's film and TV archive to pick out some of his greatest ever guest roles.
1. Spaced (2001)
Mere months before the first episode of The Office aired and Ricky hit the big time, he had a blink and you'll miss it cameo as a slippery estate agent in Spaced. His character 'Dave' incorrectly placed a property ad asking for a couple, which set off a string of events that led Tim (Simon Pegg) and Daisy (Jessica Hynes) to move in to Marsha's flat. The rest is sitcom history.
Ricky is great in this little cameo, managing to make the click of a mouse funny, and the butterfly »
ABC News is the first major television news outlet to launch on Apple TV, with a lineup of free, ad-supported content — including live hourly updates and some local dispatches – with no pay-tv subscription required.
The Alphabet net lacks a cable news channel, unlike broadcast peers Fox and NBC. Now, through Apple TV, ABC News has 24-hour over-the-top network of sorts available on big-screen TVs. CBS, meanwhile, which also doesn’t have a cable news net, has been exploring a similar digital news service for several years.
Also Tuesday, Apple TV added apps for AOL On, PBS Kids and cricket subscription service Willow TV, plus an updated app for Yahoo’s Flickr — bringing the set-top’s lineup to 37 third-party channels, including Netflix, YouTube and Hulu Plus.
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- Todd Spangler
Netflix will continue streaming multiple PBS kids’ series, Ken Burns documentaries and other fare under an extension with the pubcaster covering subscribers in the U.S.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The PBS content had been slated to expire from Netflix’s streaming service in the U.S. effective June 30.
The shows covered under the renewal include: “Wild Kratts” season one (along with the addition of season two), “Dinosaur Train” season two, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” season one, “Martha Speaks” season one and “Caillou” season five.
Under the renewal, Netflix also will add PBS’s “Peg + Cat” (pictured above), which won the 2014 Daytime Emmy award for outstanding preschool children’s animated program.
Also covered under the Netflix deal with PBS are Ken Burns documentaries including “The Civil War,” “The Central Park Five,” “The War,” “The Dust Bowl,” “Prohibition,” “The West,” “Baseball” and “Jazz.” The renewal also gives Netflix »
- Todd Spangler
Hot Mugshot Guy nudes leak, Ethan Hawke credits gay media with drop in homophobia, how The Sims accidentally led the way with gay representation in video games
Remember Hot Mugshot Guy Jeremy Meeks? Well, his alleged nude photos have leaked online. Now since the crotch shots are completely separate from the head shots, I don’t know how you can prove they’re him, but if they are, he’s a hot below the waist as he is above the shoulders.
Texas Gop Chairman Steve Munisteri says he’s against the gay reparative therapy endorsed in the state platform, and believes most Texans are too, but the party platform is written by a committee with some strange parliamentary rules. “It’s false to represent that each one of those platform planks necessarily represents the view of the majority view of either the majority of the delegates let alone a majority of Republicans. »
- Ed Kennedy
The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out Friday night, and thanks in part to its mighty Muppet militia, PBS emerged with more wins than any other network.
Related Daytime Emmy Awards to Stream Online, Forgo Televised Ceremony
Sesame Street‘s hub earned 10 total awards, as CBS followed with eight and The Hub Network nabbed six. Read on for all of this year’s winners:
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding Children’s Series
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series (Hub Network)
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
Peg+Cat (PBS »
PBS was tops among networks with 12 wins, followed by Nickelodeon and syndicated programs with 10 apiece. CBS took eight, Hub Network claimed six and the now-defunct Toln.com soap venture won five.
A complete list of winners follows:
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
- Variety Staff
The final charge against “Sesame Street” puppeteer Kevin Clash has been dismissed. Chief Judge Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted the dismissal of the case brought about by plaintiff Sheldon Stephens. The complaint, which was amended by Stephens, was dismissed because it exceeded the allowable statute of limitations. “Kevin is gratified that once again the courts have dismissed the claims against him,” said Clash spokesman Nicholas Peters of CommCore Consulting Group. “We believe we are finally at the point as a team where we can begin to turn our full attention to restoring. »
- Tony Maglio
The final child sex abuse lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has been dismissed and the Sesame Street alum, who resigned from the children’s TV series amid allegations of abuse, is looking to restore his reputation, his spokesman said. A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed the last lawsuit, saying 25-year-old accuser Sheldon Stephens filed suit too late. Photos 11 Children's Movies With Political Agendas? You Betcha, Say Conservatives Stephens has publicly accused Clash of luring him into a sexual relationship when he was a minor. Federal Judge Christopher Conner says Stephens failed to sue by age 19 under laws
- Hilary Lewis, The Associated Press
Documentary filmmakers Dave Lamattina and Chad Walker like to diversify their fields of expertise and investigation. After capturing the life of Mls star Kei Kamara as he returned to his home of Sierra Leon to play for his national team in "Kei," the duo have moved on to something completely different. Their new film "I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story" explores behind the scenes of "Sesame Street," delving into the mind of a 78-year-old man who just can't stop dressing up like giant yellow bird and a garbage-dwelling Grouch. Read More: The Man Inside the Bird: Caroll Spinney and Filmmakers Look Back on 45 Years of 'Sesame Street' [Editor's Note: Indiewire reached out to filmmakers with films playing at the 20th La Film Festival (June 11-19) to ask them about how they shot their indie, and what advice they had for other filmmakers. We'll be posting their responses throughout the run of the festival. Go Here for the master list.] What camera and lens did you use? »
- Oliver MacMahon
PBS Kids will introduce a half-hour version of “Sesame Street” this fall, the network announced Wednesday. From Monday, Sept. 1, the half-hour show will air on weekday afternoons on PBS stations in addition to the one-hour series that airs weekday mornings.
The 30-minute version will also be available free online, on the PBS Kids video app and the channel’s Roku platform.
“With this new half-hour program, we are excited to build on ‘Sesame Street’s’ 45-year legacy on PBS with a format that will make the series more accessible on mobile devices, where PBS Kids’ reach is growing exponentially,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS. “In just the past year, the number of users streaming video on the incredibly popular PBS Kids Video App increased 34 percent. The new half-hour format will give PBS Kids the opportunity to offer ‘Sesame Street’ to even more families, making it easy »
- Laura Prudom
In response to the way kiddies now consume content on digital devices — and to offer said audience more viewing options — PBS is developing a streamlined, half-hour edition of Sesame Street.
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As first reported by the New York Times, starting Sept. 1 PBS will add to its afternoon line-up a 30-minute edit of that morning’s hour-long Sesame Street, keeping elements such as “Word on the Street” and letter- and number-themed “dance breaks,” while excising the lengthier, more-serialized segments (e.g. “Abby’s Flying Fairy School”).
Photo | Disney Channel Reveals the Descendants of Maleficent, »
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