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A few years ago, Fox had some of the top-rated TV shows on the air. Now, the network is struggling. Which series will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.
How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.
Fox shows this season (so far): American Idol, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Backstrom, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Boom!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bullseye, Empire, Family Guy, The Following, Glee, Golan the Insatiable, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell's Kitchen, Home Free, Knock Knock Live, The Last Man on Earth, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, New Girl, Red Band Society, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, So You Think You Can Dance, Utopia, Wayward Pines, and Weird Loners. »
In July, Bill Murray rocked Hall H with his first-ever appearance at Comic Con. Now comes this brand new trailer for Open Road Films’ Rock The Kasbah.
A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson.
Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.”
Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star. »
- Michelle McCue
This has truly been a summer of sonic shocks, my creeps, and the arcane audio keeps on a-comin’. Take fer instance the groovy ghoulies that are sittin’ here right now: Ghosts in the Graveyard! I caught these crazy creatures as they tried to film some sort of music video atop my crypt. A quick love tap from my Terror Tazer™ later, and these musical monsters are my new house band! Since they’re going to be permanent “guests” around here, why not find out what makes these beastly bards tick?
Famous Monsters. What’s the low-down on Ghosts in the Graveyard, and how did you come up with yer sinister sound?
Byron. It all started many years ago. I was in the industrial band God Module, a band that while I loved being brought into and getting to add my touch here and there, ultimately wasn’t my creation. One »
The red carpet style this week isn't giving us any indication that the end of summer is in sight (which we, of course, appreciate). Take Jennifer Lopez, who stunned in a color-blocked, pastel Alex Perry midi at American Idol auditions being held in Little Rock, Arkansas over the weekend. The slim-fitting number clung in all the right places (natch), while her stark white pumps heightened the sweet, summery effect. Elisabeth Moss, meanwhile, stunned at the New York City premiere of her new film Queen of Earth in a voluminous Monique Lhuillier dress. Even better? The tea-length silhouette gave us a better view of Moss' covetable lime-green Stuart Weitzman sandals, which added a whimsical touch. New »
Following the first trailer released back in June, Open Road Films, via Yahoo! Movies, has debuted the second trailer for their upcoming road adventure Rock the Kasbah. Bill Murray stars as rock manager Richie Lanz, who finds the best voice he's ever heard in the most unexpected of places: Afghanistan. This dramatic comedy is inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson.
Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan's version of American Idol. Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protég »
In Barry Levinson's Rock the Kasbah, Bill Murray plays a cantankerous, on-the-outs record producer who insists he's still got it. (He doesn't.) It's sort of a play on his 1970s SNL character Jerry Aldini. Murray accidentally becomes a talent scout for Afghanistan's version of American Idol and goes on one of those wacky trips during which he experiences zany antics and eventually an epiphany. The movie also features Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, and Bruce Willis. No word yet if the shareef don't like it.Murray also appeared in Darlene Love's new video for "Forbidden Nights." The legendary wall-of-sound singer has a new album, Introducing Darlene Love, coming out in September. It features Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry, and Steven Van Zandt. The video also features appearances by Springsteen, Costello, Van Zandt, Joan Jett, David Letterman, and Paul Shaffer. It's a pretty spectacular video. »
- Greg Cwik
A new trailer has arrived online for director Barry Levinson’s upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah which sees Bill Murray lead a cast that includes Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan and Bruce Willis. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.” Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan »
- Gary Collinson
Carrie Underwood's is a multitasking mama! The country singer took to Instagram on Thursday to show off her baby-friendly workout regimen. In the photo, the "Smoke Break" singer puts her slim post-baby bod on display while going for a run with her baby boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher, comfortably seated in his stroller before heading over to the monkey bars for some pull-ups. "Sometimes you have to work your baby into your workout...but that's ok because the world is your playground! #MonkeyBars #WorkoutAnywhere @caliabycarrie #StayThePath," she captioned the candid snap. Underwood -- who welcomed Isaiah with hubby Mike Fisher back in February -- definitely looks like she's a hands-on mom. She's also making sure music is a big part of her little boy's life! The blonde beauty shared a second snap via Instagram of her adorable baby boy on Wednesday. In the photo, Isaiah's learning to play the piano »
- tooFab Staff
Carrie Underwood is one hot mama! The 32-year-old singer took to Instagram earlier today to share a photo of her early morning workout with her 6-month-old son Isaiah. "Sometimes you have to work your baby into your workout...but that's ok because the world is your playground! #MonkeyBars #WorkoutAnywhere @caliabycarrie #StayThePath," the American Idol winner wrote Thursday. The accompanying photo collage shows the country crooner running while pushing her precious baby boy in a stroller. Underwood is also shown doing an upper body workout on jungle gym monkey bars in the park. If only we could see little Isaiah's face! Several months after Underwood gave birth, the blond beauty »
Jennifer O’Connell is exiting as the company’s head of U.S. Television. Matt Sharp, CEO of Core’s Sharp Entertainment banner, will now oversee all development and production for Core’s TV efforts, both scripted and unscripted.
Core Media Group is formally part of the joint venture that its former majority owner, private equity giant Apollo Global Management, struck last year with 21st Century Fox — a merger that combined Apollo’s Endemol and Core with Fox’s Shine Group. But in fact, Core’s operations have remained at arm’s length from Endemol and Shine, which have fully merged into a single unit with production-distribution outposts around the world. Core functions within the joint venture fall under a shared-services agreement for select back-office support systems. »
- Cynthia Littleton
If you have been paying attention to this corner of the site recently you will know that Bill Murray plays a washed-up rock manager who champions a Pashtun teen in her bid to win Afghanistan’s version of American Idol.
Open Road has dropped the first official trailer to the film, featuring a gallon of trademark wry Murray expressions and eye-rolls.
Rock The Kasbah opens in the Us on October 23. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »
- Zac Gille
Well, this is just too stinkin' cute. Carrie Underwood took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an adorable photo of son Isaiah Michael Fisher playing piano in the backyard. "Oh, just playing my piano in my blazer in the yard..." the 32-year-old proud mama captioned the pic which is seriously killing us with cuteness (how sweet is that blazer?!). The American Idol winner and husband Mike Fischer welcomed their first child in late February. "Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born February 27," the proud mama tweeted at the time, sharing the first photo of her newborn baby. Photos: Take »
There's a certain thrill in hearing the most ubiquitous pop song reimagined in a totally different style, and there's no pop singer who knows this better than covers queen Kelly Clarkson. In the midst of a summer that brought us Clarkson's soulful takes on “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Blank Space,” we turn the tables with a delightful cover of her 2003 empowerment pop anthem "Miss Independent.” This lo-fi psych-punk treatment by Palehound, a.k.a. promising Boston indie-rocker Ellen Kempner, really highlights the infectious little riffs propelling Kelly’s original, yet the song doesn’t lose one bit of the vulnerability that made listeners connect to it in the first place."I used to be totally obsessed with American Idol, and when I heard it was ending, I started listening to a ton of Kelly Clarkson again, and became obsessed like never before,” Kempner says. “She's an amazing role »
- Jillian Mapes
Carrie Underwood has done it again! After much suspense, the American Idol winner has released her new music video for "Smoke Break." As you likely expected, the blond beauty looks pretty darn hot. Whether rocking out on stage with her girlfriends or driving a retro pick-up truck, the 32-year-old isn't afraid to work hard and get dirty to accomplish her goals. Along the way, Underwood shows off her incredible figure while wearing a white tank-top, ripped denim jeans and knee-high boots. "The song itself is just kind of one of those story songs that I feel like everybody can relate to, about how life is so hectic and it's so nice when, if and when, you actually get to kind of »
J.Lo is one hot mama! Jennifer Lopez showed off a sexy look while shooting a new music video with Spanish singer Alvaro Soler in New York City on Monday. The 46-year-old pop star showed off tons of cleavage in an embroidered crop top, shorts and matching fringe vest as she rode a merry-go-round while performing some impressive dance moves. The star paired the look with her signature long locks, tons of gold jewelry and a body chain. The "Booty" singer teamed up with the songwriter for a duet of his hit "El Mismo Sol." We love the mom-of-two's glammed up boho look, especially compared to the more conservative look she's been rocking for her role in the upcoming series "Shades Of Blue". The actress stars in the NBC crime drama as Harlee McCord, a single mother who works undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption force. Jennifer has also been on »
- tooFab Staff
Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.
Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.
GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »
Kelly Clarkson's mini-me is getting cuter by the day. The 33-year-old singer, who is expecting her second child with husband Brandon Blackstock, took to social media on Sunday to share a photo of her 14-month-old daughter River Rose ahead of her concert last weekend in Wheatland, Calif. "Pre-show warm up with River! Thank you Wheatland!! #PieceByPieceTour," the American Idol winner captioned the sweet black and white pic. Clarkson is currently on her Piece by Piece Tour in support of her seventh studio album. She announced she's pregnant with baby No. 2 during her Los Angeles concert at Staples Center last week. Photos: Look back at Kelly's baby »
Which "American Idol" champion is the best of the best? Is it Season 4's country queen Carrie Underwood or the inaugural champ (and newly pregnant) Kelly Clarkson? Or perhaps you favor one of the other dozen winners from Fox's blockbuster franchise? Hurry - there's still time to vote in our poll below! -Break- Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller & more: Oscars soon for young stars? There are many worthy winners to choose from over the past 14 years -- some more successful than others -- but you can only vote for one, so choose wisely. Do you need some help remembering the past 14 winners? Then be sure to scroll through our "American Idol" photo gallery below the poll that highlights every victory since 2002. After voting in our poll, make your Emmys predictions for Best Reality-Competition Program. You could win one of our three prizes ($500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift certificates) as well as a place of. »
For someone who's only 5'0", Paula Abdul still has legs for days! The pop diva stepped out on Wednesday night and showed a whole lotta leg on the red carpet at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show in Hollywood. The 53-year-old looked amazing in a coral and white graphic print romper featuring a peplum top as she flaunted her super toned gams. She completed her look with a statement necklace, white platform sandals and styled her hair in a half-up, half-down 'do. It seems like the former "American Idol" judge hasn't aged a day. Just last month, she proved that she's still every bit of a fabulous performer during her appearance on the "Late Late Show". The songstress famously recreated her 1989 hit "Opposites Attract" with host James Corden, reprising her role has video vixen while the Brit played her cartoon cat, Mc Skat Kat. During her appearance, the »
- tooFab Staff
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