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Boy, the folks who name TV shows have been feeling a bit warlike lately. But the ever-popular Storage Wars stood out from the crowd, and the show’s star auctioneers, Dan and Laura Dotson, were thankful to have come out on top. “I am sure that God does not appreciate wars, but he seems to like this one,” they said. “The best wars are won without firing a shot!” Best Wars Series — Winner: Storage Wars Storage Wars/A&E 35% Cupcake Wars/Food Network 28% Parking Wars/A&E 10% Whale Wars/Animal Planet 8% Swamp Wars/Animal Planet 7% Shipping Wars/A&E 5% Craft Wars/TLC 4% Property [...] »
- Channel Guide Contributor
A new series of short online dramas take inspiration from the novel A Rage in Harlem. Laura Barnett meets the writers – including hip-hop star Akala and playwright Bola Agbaje – bringing black Britain to life
A man paces up and down his prison cell, recalling the act of revenge that put him there. In a Middlesbrough shopping centre, two brothers fence goods to buy medicine for their ailing mother.
These are some of the stories told by 10by10, a remarkable new project combining theatre and film. Commissioned and directed by Dawn Walton, whose Sheffield-based Eclipse Theatre is one of the UK's foremost black-led theatre companies, the project consists of 10 short films written by and starring some of Britain's brightest young playwrights and actors.
The stolen stuff being sold in Middlesbrough is perfume, which gives its name to the film by Ishy Din; Din grew up there and worked as a taxi »
- Laura Barnett
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This contest will also get the entrants videos before Hollywood’s Top decision makers, producers, and studio executives, and winners will receive cash prizes as well as the opportunity to work with these top people in Hollywood as Assistant Producers on a television show or movie, or even Assistant Produce an iPhone social game with the creator of Xbox Live. See more information and how to take part in the contest at Zooppa. »
- Vitale Morum
The barbecue can wait. The beer can come inside. The family will understand. There's a lot of television on this weekend!
Indeed, if the weather turns ugly or you get sick of hanging out with your loved ones, consider the following marathons airing over Memorial Day. Or at least program your DVR accordingly...
Saturday, May 26
BBC America: "The Tudors," 6 a.m. to midnight
Bravo: "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" marathon, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cloo: "Monk," 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day
Lmn: "Drop Dead Diva" marathon, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day
MTV: "16 and Pregnant," 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oxygen: "America's Next Top Model," 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
USA: "NCIS," 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 27
A&E: "The Glades," 7 a.m. to noon; "Criminal Minds, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
It's Memorial Day Weekend and while we should all take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers and maybe thank a veteran, let's not forget that there is a plethora of TV being offered up as well.
So if you've got plans, be sure to get those DVRs set for all the TV and movie marathons, sporting events and specials on Memorial Day Weekend 2012 - and if you don't have plans, settle in with us!
All times Eastern.
Friday, May 25
ABC Family: "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie marathon, 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bio: "Dog the Bounty Hunter" marathon, 6 p.m. 4 a.m. the next day
Bravo: "Millionaire Matchmaker" marathon, »
New Delhi, March 20: After getting positive reviews from critics and audiences, Vidya Balan's "Kahaani" has now become a huge hit among online gamers. It got 50,000 hits within the first 10 days of its launch.
"The Great Indian Parking Wars" requires gamers to park Vidya's taxi on a friend's street to help her in the journey to find her missing husband. Gamers can play the game at ibibo.com and can get in touch with Vidya through her gaming profile on the website.
"It's amazing to see the kind of popularity Ibibo has developed about the film on social media," said the actress about the association with ibibo.com.
- Ketali Mehta
Mark Wahlberg is expanding his burgers-and-movies-and-HBO empire into reality television with Teamsters, a pilot for A&E, Deadline reports. Wahlberg, whose father was a Teamster, will executive produce along with frequent collaborator Stephen Levinson, and Kevin Thompson. The show will center on Teamsters Local 25 in Boston — an 11,000-member-strong chapter — and could kick off a franchise of other shows based on unions. A&E loves a spinoff series: The First 48 begat The First 48: Missing Persons; Parking Wars begat Storage Wars begat Storage Wars Texas begat Shipping Wars; Intervention begat Hoarders and Relapse; American Hoggers and Lady Hoggers sprung forth right from Zeus's forehead. If Teamsters goes well, expect an Seiu show very, very soon. You're welcome, labor movement! »
- Margaret Lyons
7 items from 2012
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