20 items from 2013
Caitlin Sanchez, the teenager who starred on Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer until she reached puberty, will have to live with the $500,000 she got to settle a $10 million lawsuit she filed against the network in 2010. The former child star alleged that she was "duped" into a deal that when factoring tax payments and lawyer contingency fees, left her with basically nothing. She accused her former attorney of forcing her to take a bad deal and wanted to revive a battle against Nickelodeon and MTV Networks that made headlines throughout the world. But on Tuesday, the Second Circuit
- Eriq Gardner
Today's installment of Hollywood! Adapt This is all about fun and games. One of the best parts of growing up in the 80s and 90s was the wealth of game shows on TV that were aimed at kids. The shows were exciting, energetic and often even informative as they combined contests of physical activity with brain teasers and trivia challenges. While there were plenty of game shows to choose from for possible reboots or adaptations into other another medium, only one stands out from the pack...mostly because it featured a giant talking carved stone head. Hit the jump to get reacquainted with Olmec. Hollywood! Adapt this: Legends of the Hidden Temple. What It's About: Nickelodeon was the absolute mecca for children's programming in the 80s and 90s (and probably still today). A huge part of their schedule was devoted to a variety of kids game shows that entertained tykes »
- Dave Trumbore
Season 4 of Justified wraps up tonight (FX, 10 p.m. Et) with another tense hour. Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) make their final plays to keep pregnant Winona (Natalie Zea) safe from Nicky Augustine (Mike O’Malley), and prevent Ava (Joelle Carter) from going to jail for Delroy’s murder. “I think she really feels responsibility for this situation because she’s the one who pulled the trigger and then didn’t potentially get rid of the body in the right way,” Carter says of Ava’s mindset. “She’s had help from other people, and it’s come »
- Mandi Bierly
Washington -- With the annual White House Easter Egg Roll just days away, we now have the full lineup of celebrities, sports stars and Sesame Street characters who will attend Monday's festivities.
With the theme "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" this year's Easter Egg Roll incorporates pro athletes, including Olympians and Paralympians, to get kids and their parents up and moving.
Check out the full list of White House Easter Egg Roll talent:
Previously announced costumed characters include Dora the Explorer, the Cat in the Hat, Barney and the Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents, among more than 50 others. Cooking for the crowd of 30,000 attendees will be chefs Ina Garten, Spike Mendelsohn, B. Smith, Katie Chin, Flynn McGarry and Anne Burrell.
The 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll will live stream online for anyone who couldn't get tickets.
Spot any celebrities in town this weekend? Let us know! (And yes, Bo Obama definitely counts as a celebrity. »
- The Huffington Post
Ariel is living up to her name! Modern Family actress Ariel Winter dyed her hair red over the weekend and compared her new look to a popular Disney princess. "So . . . I dyed my hair red . . . Little Mermaid," Winter, 15, tweeted on Sunday, March 24 The young starlet changed up her long brunette locks for a new red hue and showed it off on Instagram. The next day, Winter posed with her new 'do next to a Dora the Explorer character whom she [...] »
- Nicole Eggenberger
In what is further proof that web video are the entertainment of the future, "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter is the star of a new online series on College Humor. The three-part series is a funny, action-packed take on the popular kids' TV show "Dora the Explorer."
This live-action version, definitely not for kids, finds characters from the show in a large action-adventure setting, similar to "Indiana Jones." Dora, her friend Diego, and trusty pet monkey Boots are in search of the Destiny Medallion, and they have to get to it before Swiper, no longer a fox, does. If they don't, he'll swipe it, because that's what he does.
The shorts have fun playing with aspects of the TV show, including Dora addressing the camera, waiting for the audience to solve puzzles for her, and translating Spanish to English. The first two episodes have been released, with the third scheduled to come out next week. »
A woman who needs no introduction, Joan Rivers, enters the web series fray via the boudoir, a late-night host offers advice to teens, Phil Dunphy’s middle daughter reprises her viral video role and popular website Reddit launches a YouTube series.
Explain Like I’m Five | The subreddit ELI5 purports to be a place where one can ask questions about really anything without fear of judgment. Hosted by comedians Michael Kayne and Langan Kingsley, the new web series by the same name takes a more literal approach to the title than the online forum, posing questions like “what is existentialism »
- Sheryl Rothmuller
The football star announced that his wife is expecting their second child Wednesday, March 20th, congrats! The football player recently talked about the exciting news.
Eli Manning, 32 and his wife, Abby are expecting a baby this coming June. It looks like their daughter, Ava Frances, just a day shy of two years old, will have to get ready to be a big sister!
“She’s due in June,” the happy quarterback told Us at a Samsung event on March 20. “We’re all very excited.”
Eli Manning’s Daughter Is Excited For Baby & Birthday
As eager as Eli’s daughter Ava is to be a big sis, she’s also just as excited for her second birthday on March 21!
“Well, it’s her birthday tomorrow!” Eli told Us on March 20. ”We’re doing a party Easter weekend. We have all our family in town and do a little party.”
He then »
- HL Intern
Things are getting curiouser and curiouser with the Once Upon a Time spin-off.
Once consulting producer Jane Espenson and Prison Break alum Zack Estrin, as part of a new overall deal with ABC Studios, have boarded the prospective offshoot, which will be set in Wonderland, our sister site Deadline reports. The project is envisioned as an American Horror Story-style 13-episode standalone that would ostensibly bridge the original series’ winter hiatus.
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Whereas last month’s rumors had the Mad Hatter (played to date by Sebastian Stan) as frontman for the series, »
- Megan Masters
I missed the passing of out comedian Scott Kennedy last week. Scott was out when it wasn't easy to be out, and traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan more than 50 times to perform for the troops, despite it not being the most welcoming environment. Dave Holmes has a great tribute to the man, and we're left in a world with fewer laughs because of his passing.
Friend of the site Jane Espenson is reportedly writing a spinoff to Once Upon a Time, to take place in Wonderland, structured as a series of complete arcs like American Horror Story. The only problem is that Jane has tweeted that there are several inaccuracies in the reports, but she's not saying which ones.
Dora the Explorer has come to life — sort of. And parental discretion is advised.
"We did the movie trailer, and we loved the video, but the response was better than we had hoped," Sam Reich, CollegeHumor's president of original content, tells TVGuide.com. "With so many people asking for it to be a real thing — we don't really have that permission to release a Hollywood film —we said, 'What's the biggest version of this that we can do?' And the answer was web series ... and luckily all the stars aligned. ... This is one of the most ambitious things we've ever done."
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- Joyce Eng
College Humor is turning one of its 30 million one-off shorts (give or take) into a full web show. The comedy channel will turn its ridiculous parody of Dora the Explorer into a mock action series. Hola mis amigos, indeed. The Dora the Explorer Miniseries will star Modern Family's Ariel Winter as the titular adventurer, a world class thief (she prefers the term "explorer") who helps the authorities capture her evasive nemesis, Swiper. Along the way, she will kick ass, take names, and teach plenty of important Spanish phrases. Me gusta! The first episode of Dora arrives on March 19th. As long as College Humor is now listening to fan requests, I would love to see this Seth MacFarlane gag built out into a full series. Of course, I would gladly give that up if it meant more Badman
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- Sam Gutelle
Two things are certain: Everything is scarier when you are a kid, and kids make everything scarier. With these two facts in mind, I realized I have a couple of stories that you just might find enjoyable, and I want to share one with you in this Doctor Gash Tip of the Scalpel to Childish Horrors, Part 1.
This is a story that will really hit home for those of you who have children and have seen The Exorcist (and I’m sure many of you thought twice about the former after doing the latter). I certainly welcome the rest of you Dreadies to read and hopefully enjoy this story, but I think it'll really hit home with you parental veterans of The Exorcist.
As many of you know, I recently completed a series entitled Doctor Gash’s Top 10 Horror Movies…Ever! and the number one movie was, of course, »
- Doctor Gash
From my Irish heart to you, Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Out boxer Orlando Cruz has won his second fight since coming out, defeating Aaron Martinez in a 6th round technical knockout. Cruz wore his trademark boxing kilt, made of two flags, the Puerto Rican flag on one side, and a Pride flag on the other.
Oz the Great and Powerful is cruising to another box office win with $42 million, followed by Halle Berry's The Call at $17 million, with Burt Wonderstone coming in a disappointing third with $11 million.
No, this is not a joke. Ok, well it is kind of a joke. The brilliant minds over at College Humor put together a fake trailer for a Dora The Explorer movie featuring Modern Family star Ariel Winter in the title role. The trailer for Dora The Explorer And The Destiny Medallion garnered so much attention on Facebook and YouTube that the site decided to produce a three part web series. Beginning on March 19th the series looks like a combination of the Nickelodeon series and the Indiana Jones »
- Alex Maidy
Nickelodeon on Tuesday unveiled a robust lineup of animated and live-action series including a Dora the Explorer spinoff aimed at preschoolers and a family comedy from the writer-producer of the Reba during its annual upfront presentation to advertisers. The new slate -- more than a dozen shows in all aimed at kids from post-millennials to tweens -- will join a lineup that includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, picked up for a third season, and the previously announced Rabbids and Monsters vs. Aliens. The network also announced a new live afternoon daypart, Nick Studio 10, and a partnership with Brian Robbins’
- Marisa Guthrie
EW was on the red carpet at the Oscars interviewing stars — including Zoe Saldana, Samantha Barks, Daniel Radcliffe — and also backstage during the ceremony. Check out our best tweets, Vines, and pics from the night below!
Getting ready for the #Oscars pre show. I'm hosting with @KChenoweth @KellyRowland & @LaraSpencer! Are you ready?! http://t.co/4LUEHESDdU— Jess Cagle (@JessCagleEW) February 24, 2013
When @laurahertzfeld Met Oscar. #EWOscars #redcarpet #itisheavy! http://t.co/CIKcAH8JV9— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 24, 2013
The ballots have arrived! »
- Denise Warner
Adam Carolla may be embroiled in a patent troll lawsuit, but that's not stopping the top podcaster from taking his game to YouTube. Carolla and Epic Meal Time leading man Harley Morenstein are featured in the debut episode of Animashups, which features animated versions of audio podcasts from the Video Podcast Network library. The Video Podcast Network is a new channel dedicated to producing video versions of top podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Earwolf, and Big 3 Live. To spice things up, the network is partnering with a series of animation companies, including Tinman Creative, who handled the initial episode. The result is Animashups, which combines chatty podcast humor with rapidfire animation. Oh, and at least for this go-round, there's plenty of Sauce Boss, making things that much sexier. The featured podcast will rotate, but we can be sure that Carolla will be featured most frequently. Stating his excitement at becoming one »
- Sam Gutelle
Like mother, like daughter! Amy Adams took her two year-old daughter, Aviana, out to lunch and the little tot totally stunned with her cuteness. She’s definitely strutting what her mommy gave her!
Who knew Amy Adams‘ daughter, Aviana, had such a burgeoning, sassy sense of style? We got a good glimpse of Amy and her adorable daughter when the two went out to lunch at El Indio Restaurant in Los Angeles on Feb. 2.
Aviana Adams Is Always So Stylish
Aviana, holding onto her mom’s hand tightly, showed unique style and little pinch of swagger as well. And she’s clearly a fan of the color pink. We like the pink stars on her white t-shirt, and that loud, pink, butterfly-shaped purse she’s sporting — but we Love her pink Dora the Explorer Crocs!
And it looks like little Aviana’s experimenting with body art! She’s rocking tattoos on both forearms. »
- HL Intern
Tune in alert for the brand-new Dora the Explorer primetime special, .Dora Rocks!. premiering Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. (Et/Pt) on Nickelodeon. From Nickelodeon The network invites preschoolers to jam with Dora in the brand-new Dora the Explorer primetime special, .Dora Rocks!. premiering Monday, Jan. 14, at 7:00 p.m. (Et/Pt). The half-hour adventure gives kids the opportunity to practice their musical skills and play interactive games learning geometry and catchy Spanish words and phrases. Emmy award-winning Dora the Explorer currently reaches more preschoolers than any other show on television (12.4 million), and averages a 4.9/661,000 K2-5 and 1.5 million total viewers. In .Dora Rocks!. Benny is having a sing-along party but he forgot to send out »
- April MacIntyre
20 items from 2013
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