12 items from 2010
New York City has been used almost like a veteran character actor playing a wide variety of roles in different motion pictures. In many films it’s a menacing maze of mean streets as in Death Wish, Taxi Driver, and of course Mean Streets. In other films it’s a beaming mecca to young working girls with big ambitions like,uh, Working Girl and the new comedy produced by J.J. Abrams, Morning Glory (not a remake of Katherine Hepburn’s first Oscar winner). Director Roger Michell gives the Big Apple a shiny polish for this workplace romantic comedy.
Morning Glory is the story of Becky (Rachel McAdams) the plucky twenty-something producer of an early (very,very early) morning New Jersey TV news show. When budget cuts at the station send her packing Becky embarks on a quest to continue her TV career. She lands a new gig in NYC working »
- Jim Batts
Lee DeWyze surprised more than a few people when he took the American Idol prize from favorite Crystal Bowersox – not the first time that has happened though, American Idol‘s history is full of unexpected results: Chris Daugherty’s early ejection, Kris Allen’s stunning win over the pre-ordained champ Adam Lambert; the list of upsets and lucky breaks goes on and on. One thing American Idol seems to be lacking—with a few notable exceptions—is a champ that can rule the charts. The fact that American Idol winners rarely go on to be dominate players in the pop scene highlights the show’s great contradiction: it produces better Television stars than it does music stars. Lee DeWyze wants to change all of that.
Critics, and pirates, got an early look at four tracks from lee DeWyze’s upcoming debut album, “Live it Up”, scheduled to be released on »
- Jon Lachonis
If you’re reading this, there is a great chance that, by now, you’ve figured out the world isn’t perfect. Indeed, life is full of injustices as we all too often find the planet we inhabit serving as a playground on which no good deed goes unpunished – or in this case, no good show goes un-cancelled and/or un-released on DVD. Enter Boy Meets World. If you spent any amount of time watching network television on Friday nights from 1993-2000, you may remember ABC’s comedy-drama series about a boy (Cory Matthews, played by actor Ben Savage) becoming acquainted with the harsh realities outlined above. For seven indelible seasons, Boy Meets World documented the ebb and flow of the grocer’s son and his immediate gang (which namely included Danielle Fishel as Cory’s soul-mate Topanga, Rider Strong as his best friend Shawn, Will Friedle as his brother Eric, »
- Jason Barr
What television themes get your toes tappin'? Do you find some worming their way into your head and never leaving? What makes a good TV intro? Zap2it has rounded up our favorite TV theme songs.
On the air: The show may be getting a little stale, but "CSI's" "Who Are You," with the evocative crime scene and blood spatter images, has always been a favorite. And "The Simpsons" and "The Office" themes may be my favorite instrumental TV pieces of all time.
Off the air: There are too many. I am not kidding when I say I have a CD full of TV themes, from classic classics like "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" to '70s and '80s classics like "The Addams Family," "Perfect Strangers" and "Growing Pains" to '90s classics like "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Roundhouse" to modern classics like "The West Wing. »
The comic book Logan's Run - Last Day is to be turned into a radio drama.
The title is published by Bluewater Productions and is based on the 1967 novel by William F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, set in a dystopian future in which the law decrees death at the age of 21. (In the 1976 movie and spin-off TV series, the age of death was 30).
The story follows Logan, a man charged with tracking down and killing citizens who try to escape society's lethal demand - only to end up running himself.
Paul J. Salamoff has adapted the comic book into a screenplay to be produced by drama company Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air. The audio play will feature a full cast, score and thousands of sound effects.
Also to be adapted is Bluewater's anthology series Vincent Price Presents, featuring some of the horror icon's films as well as new stories developed with his estate. »
- David Bentley
It's time to move on, Losties. Even if you're still dissecting the Lost finale, a new season of summer TV has begun. Read on for the airdates of your returning favorites—True Blood, Burn Notice, Weeds—and brand-new sizzlers like Rubicon, Pretty Little Liars and The Gates. What else are you going to do this summer...watch the World Cup? Ready, set, DVR! Summer Shows Already On The Air Monday, May 24 The Bachelorette (ABC) Saving Grace (TNT) Thursday, May 27 So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) Upcoming Summer Premiere Dates Calendar Tuesday, June 1 Hell's Kitchen (Fox) Wednesday, »
Don’t worry you read the title right, it says VHS review. This is because, sadly, the only way you can watch David Lynch and Mark Frost’s excellent series On The Air is either on VHS or on an a very rare Japanese Laserdisc. There are bootleg DVDs available but these are from either of these two sources. There are also terrible quality versions available to stream online but I can recommend avoiding these. I was lucky enough to find both volumes of the 7 part series in a video shop that was closing down and the videos I own are not too worn out yet. Hopefully a DVD release will surface at some point.
- Craig Skinner
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Don’t you love how real besties seem to do everything together? It looks like Ryan was feeling left out now that his Bff got engaged to Mezghan Hussainy!
Ryan Seacrest may be the busiest man on the planet, which might be why he hasn’t had all that much time for romance lately. When he isn’t playing host on American Idol, he’s working the morning shift on his radio show, On The Air With Ryan Seacrest, rocking a red carpet or reporting for E! News. But now that his best pal, Simon Cowell, is happily engaged to makeup artist Mezghan Hussainy, it looks like Ryan wants to make time for love, too!
The 35-year-old was host holding hands and nuzzling up to 20-something model Angelina Vital, his date to The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees bash in Los Angeles March 4. “Ryan’s girl is »
A new episode of Life Unexpected will be airing on February 22. The CW hasn't released any promo photos for the episode, but they have released a promo and two sneak peeks for the episode, which you can view below. There's also a short synopsis.
Baze Joins Cate And Ryan On The Air
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NBC sent us The Jay Leno Show final monologue for February 9, 2010. Where Were You The Last Five Months? That.S What I Want To Know. This Is Our Last "Jay Leno Show" Kev. The Show Was Supposed To Last Two Years. But My Sentence Was Reduced To Five Months For Good Behavior. We Were On The Air Five Months. It Seems Like Just Yesterday I Was Telling NBC, .This Is Not Going To Work.. People Say, .What Has Changed The Most In Five Months?. I.D Have To Say Heidi Montag. Five Months! Do You Realize That Guys On Viagra Have Had Erections That Lasted Longer Than That? Be Glad You Are Not Back East. Huge Snowstorm. In »
- April MacIntyre
By Josef Adalian
Jay Leno's final primetime monologue jokes below; more on the show later.
Zinger: "Guys on Viagra have had erections that lasted longer" than "The Jay Leno."
(In caps, because, quite frankly, that's how NBC sent 'em to us. Deal.)
Where Were You The Last Five Months? That’S What I Want To Know.
This Is Our Last "Jay Leno Show" Kev. The Show Was Supposed To Last Two Years. But My Sentence Was Reduced To Five Months For Good Behavior.
We Were On The Air Five Months. It Seems Like Just Yesterday I Was Telling NBC, “ »
What treat did Reggie receive after his football team, the New Orleans Saints, bested the Minnesota Vikings yesterday? Kim’s not telling – but it’s hot!
Reggie Bush partied hearty to celebrate his team’s Jan. 24 win in the Nfc championship that will send them to compete in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, but the best present of all came from his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian: some good, old-fashioned lovin’.
When asked how she rewarded Reggie, 24, for his stellar game play, Kim, 29, coyly told Ryan Seacrest during his On the Air With Ryan Seacrest radio show Jan. 25, “That’s a little private in ways that I can’t explain.”
Um, please Do explain Kim – we know we’re going to see it on Twitter sooner or later! “I’ve seen the way you eat a salad,” Ryan, 35, joked, referencing the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s Carl’s Jr. »
12 items from 2010
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