16 items from 2006
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are currently in the Maldives on their honeymoon as more details of their fairy tale wedding come to light. The celebrity couple exchanged rings during the ceremony designed by Cartier which were made of white gold with diamonds. Holmes' off-the-shoulder Giorgio Armani-designed gown featured an ivory silk train adorned with Valenciennes lace and Swarovski beaded crystal embroidery. She had on a ivory tulle floor-length veil and ivory silk shoes and carried a bouquet of flowers also designed by Armani featured calla lilies wrapped in leaves of galas and steelgrass. Holmes's sister and Matron of Honor, Nancy Blaylock, wore a black charmeuse, silk-layered evening dress, with an empire waist and floor length skirt. Her off-the-shoulder neckline was made of black lace. The best man was Cruise's best friend David Miscavige. The couple's daughter, Suri, seven months, and Cruise's children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, Isabella, 13 and Connor, 11, were present. According to American publication Us Weekly, Connor carried Suri down the aisle who wore various layers of organza and chiffon. According to designer Giorgio Armani, the baby's dress was "inspired by her mother's bridal gown." Following the ceremony, guests were treated to cocktails and specially prepared Italian hors d'oeuvres, followed by a multi-course meal. At the wedding reception, which was accented with red roses, the bride wore an asymmetric champagne Giorgio Armani Prive evening dress of silk organza decorated in Swarovski crystal beads. The couple's five-tiered white chocolate wedding cake was decorated with marzipan roses and was studded with white chocolate chips and featured white chocolate mouse and white chocolate cream filling. Holmes' first dance was with her father to "What A Wonderful World" and that the newlyweds' first dance was to "Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac. According to US news show Entertainment Tonight, Holmes did not toss her bouquet. The couple left Rome on Sunday for the Maldives in the Indian Ocean for their honeymoon. »
20 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Move over, Fido: Whiskers is finally getting her turn in the spotlight.
Cat lovers around the country will be happy to hear that GSN is putting felines front and center with its telecast of Cat-minster: CFS International Cat Championship, a two-hour special with an airdate still to be determined. The special, which falls in line with GSN's strategy to continue expanding beyond just game shows into other areas of competition-themed programming as well, will mark the first time the cat competition has been televised.
GSN senior vp marketing Dena Kaplan believes the show has the potential to become an "annual tentpole event" for the network. GSN has similar hopes for another recent initiative, the National Vocabulary Championship.
"Every dog has their day, now it's the 'purr-fect' time for cats to get in the limelight," she said. "GSN is thrilled to capture the exciting world of top feline breeders putting their pedigreed pets, their pride and passion on the line to win the coveted title 'best in show.' "
The 19th Annual Cat Fanciers' Association International Cat Show, the largest international pedigreed cat show in the Western Hemisphere, took place Friday-Sunday in San Mateo County Expo Center in Northern California, with more than 750 cats vying to be named "best in show."
Husband and wife Bob Goen (Entertainment Tonight) and Marianne Curan (Landscapers' Challenge) will host the special, which will feature highlights from the competition -- including the agility course, a cat race through hoops, jumps and tunnels -- and also take viewers into the lives of the exhibitors and cats before the event, showing the preparation that goes into the competition. »
9 October 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Mary Hart has signed a new multiyear contract to continue anchoring CBS Paramount Domestic Television's syndicated newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight. Hart began her 25th season as anchor of the top-rated newsmagazine Sept. 5. She was named co-host of "ET" on Aug. 9, 1982 -- less than two months after joining the show as a correspondent on June 24 of that year. "At this point, 'ET' and Mary Hart are synonymous," CBS Television Distribution Group CEO Roger King said. "She is as enthusiastic today as she was 25 years ago when she joined 'ET' and created a television icon together. Mary is one of the premier talents of our business." »
7 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Abra Potkin and Joe Ferullo have been named vps programming and development at CBS Paramount Domestic Television, where they will be responsible for overseeing talent and new series development. Both executives, based in Hollywood, also will work on current programming, including the syndicated newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and The Insider and the talk show Dr. Phil. In addition, they will spearhead new-media brand extensions for current and new programming. Potkin and Ferullo will report to Terry Wood, president of creative affairs and development at CBS Paramount Domestic Television and King World Prods. »
Pirates Of The Caribbean star Orlando Bloom and girlfriend Kate Bosworth have reportedly decided to end their four year relationship, according to media reports in the US. Sources close to the pair confirmed to US news show Entertainment Tonight that the couple had split. Bloom is currently on location in Southern California shooting Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End. But the break-up could be awkward, as the pair are scheduled to start filming Seasons Of Dust together later this month. The Depression-era drama features a young woman (Bosworth), whose uncle commits suicide, forcing her to go on the lam with a dashing thief (Bloom). »
- Evil Aliens With one of the most animated audience reactions I’ve seen at this year’s festival comes English director Jake West’s offering to the god’s of Stonehenge, Evil Aliens. Malevolent creatures invade earth to cross-breed with humans and wreak havoc. Enter a patchwork of quirky characters that just can’t seem to get out of their way. Evil Aliens is actually quite informational. For instance, I wasn’t aware that to aliens, the human colon is the galactic equivalent of a pencil sharpener. I was also surprised to learn that testing a new showerhead is a lot like having sex with hot E.T.’s. In spite of a few creative flourishes, Evil Aliens seems mostly content to take every cliché of alien visitation and render it in comically gory detail. All of this makes Evil Aliens an entertaining hour and a half in and of itself. »
Television legend Aaron Spelling has appointed his wife Candy as the executor of his estate and has also named his daughter Tori Spelling, son Randy Spelling and brother Daniel Spelling> in his last will and testament. On Friday American TV show Entertainment Tonight obtained a probate filing on behalf of the deceased producer that includes details of his will. Producer Spelling died last month sparking a public war of words between his wife and his estranged daughter over the circumstances surrounding his death. Tori has lashed out at her mother after finding out about her father's passing through an email message from a friend and not from her family. Candy hit back at Tori by releasing a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened that, during our time of loss and grief, we are forced to respond to the media frenzy caused by the mean-spirited and surprising comments made by Tori to the press, just two days after the passing of Aaron." Media reports at the time claimed Tori could be excluded from the will and miss out on receiving any of her father's estimated $500 million fortune. According to Entertainment Tonight, Spelling's estate has been left to a trust, which indicates that details on the exact division of his massive fortune will most likely remain confidential. »
Reformed Hollywood wildchild Shannen Doherty fought back tears as she fondly remembered TV mogul Aaron Spelling on US TV last night. The actress, who starred in two of the late producer's TV creations - Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed - took time out of promoting her new reality show Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty to remember Spelling, who died last month. Appearing on TV show Entertainment Tonight, Doherty was visibly moved as she fondly recalled the man who helped make her famous when she was still a teenager. She said, "We lost a great man. I certainly lost a man who was special to me. He helped me significantly and brought me two great shows... I grew up a lot with him. We definitely loved one another; it didn't mean we didn't fight, we did, but there was always love behind it. He did a lot for a lot of people." »
Former supermodel Christie Brinkley is splitting from her fourth husband, architect Peter Cook. The estranged couple have been married for nearly 10 years and have eight-year-old daughter Sailor Lee. Brinkley's spokesperson Elliot Mintz confirmed the split to TV show Entertainment Tonight: "Yes, it's true. The couple has separated. Christie's primary interest at this difficult time is for the protection of her children and (she) would be most appreciative if people would be good enough to respect her privacy." The 52-year-old model, who appeared in the 1980s comedy National Lampoon's Vacation with Chevy Chase, has two other children from her previous marriages - Alexa, 20, and 11-year-old Jack. She was previously married to singer Billy Joel for nearly ten years and he wrote his hit "Uptown Girl" about her. Brinkley was also married to Jean-Francois Allaux from 1973 until 1981, and Richard Taubman from 1994 to 1995. »
Baywatch creator David Hasselhoff and his estranged wife, Pamela Bach, have had their custody agreement hammered out by Los Angeles court officials. The couple have been publicly lashing out at each other since Hasselhoff filed for divorce in January - Bach cited physical abuse, while David made claims that Pamela was abusing prescription drugs. But, in court papers obtained by news show Entertainment Tonight, the couple have been told they will share joint custody of their daughters, Taylor Ann and Hayley Amber. According to the documents, both children will split their time in the custody of each parent during the school year and they will alternate holidays, and their individual birthdays by year. The children will spend every Mother's Day with Bach and every Father's Day with Hasselhoff. Both parties have been told they must meet and confer in making decisions on matters such as enrolment in school and non-emergency medical treatment. »
Charlie Sheen is going public with his distress after estranged wife Denise Richards won a temporary restraining order against him last week. The actor has taped an interview with US news show Entertainment Tonight in a bid to clear his name, which was tarnished in new legal papers, filed by Richards last week. In the documents, the Wild Things actress claims Sheen gambled daily during their three year marriage, popped painkillers and surfed the internet for questionable porn sites. The actress alleges that when she confronted her husband about his problems, he hurled abuse at her and threatened her life if she went ahead with plans to expose the extent of his obsessions. But now Sheen is hitting back in a new TV interview. In the exclusive chat, which will air later today, he states, "I'm deeply saddened because this is clearly demonstrating a wanting and willful attempt at what I describe as a radical and transparent smear campaign and, clearly, a departure from sound, sane, responsible co-parenting. It is a reaction to a failed marriage, a reaction to some twisted desire, real or imagined, to hurt, to punish, to discredit, to completely torpedo, to undermine my perception as a responsible father... a guy who would give his life for his children. (Richards is) the only one entirely culpable for putting these radical allegations out for public consumption... my children included. And I find that as unacceptable as anything I've ever encountered." »
James Van Praagh has signed an overall deal with CBS Paramount Network Television to develop scripted, reality series and television movies. Under the one-year deal, which has an option for a second, Van Praagh also will continue to contribute to the entertainment newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, both produced by sister company CBS Paramount Domestic Television. Van Praagh, a medium and a best-selling author, co-executive produces CBS' freshman drama Ghost Whisperer, which CBS Paramount Network TV co-produces with Touchstone TV. »
Many syndicated shows in the various genres saw their ratings dip during the first full week following the February sweep with the exception of the newsmagazines, which managed to hold steady or increase slightly thanks to their post-Oscar coverage. The top two newsmagazines both saw increases for the week ending March 12, which included coverage of the March 5 Oscar ceremony. Entertainment Tonight average a 5.6 household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. That figure represents a 4% increase from the previous week. Inside Edition rose 3% to a 3.7. The Insider (2.9), Access Hollywood (2.7) and Extra (2.4) all held steady for the week. »
28 February 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
CBS Corp. introduced a subscription wireless media service Monday that promises to be the first to send breaking news alerts and entertainment headlines directly to a subscriber's cell phone, not only through text messages but also with still photos and video clips. The CBS Alerts package includes CBS News to Go, which will cost 99 cents per month, and E.T. to Go, which focuses on entertainment content tied to the network's Entertainment Tonight and will cost $3.99 per month. Subscribers will receive up to five daily alerts through text messages and accompanying pictures and video to video-capable mobile phones. The twin services will be available later this week and are the first in CBS' broader initiative to sell wireless content to consumers. »
25 January 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
LAS VEGAS -- Slowly but surely, as video options on the Internet and other new-media platforms improve in quality and availability, major TV distributors say they are warming up to new methods of distributing programming. But in the same breath, executives say that the explosive growth of digital media won't have that much of an impact in the near term on the traditional business that is on display this week at NATPE, namely the buying and selling of first-run and off-network programs produced by Hollywood's major studios. Many distributors say they are indeed still learning what it means to be in the digital space and what kind of revenue they'll see as a result. For the most part, they are all insisting that the original product will not be hurt by their presence on other distribution platforms -- nor will the stations or networks airing that product. CBS Paramount Domestic Television president John Nogawski, whose company recently signed a pact between its newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight and Verizon Wireless mobile content platform V Cast, points out that what his company is generating through the deal is actually unique content for a different audience watching mobile phones versus television. »
9 January 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Longtime Entertainment Tonight producer Janet Annino has been tapped to run King World Prods.' new daytime show Rachael Ray, set to launch in syndication in the fall. Annino will take the role of executive producer on the strip, which will feature Food Network personality and author Rachael Ray offering solutions to everyday problems. The show has been cleared in 85% of the country. Annino's appointment means that she'll be staying in the family of CBS Corp., one of the two entities formed when Viacom split last week. Annino is co-executive producer of ET, the syndicated newsmagazine distributed by King World's sister company Paramount Domestic Television. »
16 items from 2006
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