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Host Neil Patrick Harris will lead the special material writing team alongside head writer Dave Boone. Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar telecasts, won two Emmys for his work on the 63rd and 64th Tony Awards, and received nominations for all three subsequent shows. He also earned nominations for his work on the 84th Oscars, hosted by Billy Crystal, and the 70th and 71st Golden Globe Awards telecasts. Boone’s additional writing credits include the “Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration,” the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” the “Screen Actors Guild Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
Writer and producer Paul Greenberg won an Emmy as a writer on the 63rd Tony Awards »
- Michelle McCue
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the special material writing team for the 87th Oscars, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC. Host Neil Patrick Harris will lead the special material writing team alongside head writer Dave Boone. Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar telecasts, won two Emmys® for his work on the 63rd and 64th Tony Awards®, and received nominations for all three subsequent shows. He also earned nominations for his work on the 84th Oscars, hosted by Billy Crystal, and the 70th and 71st Golden Globe Awards telecasts. Boone’s additional writing credits include the “Primetime Emmy® Awards,” “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration,” the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” the “Screen Actors Guild Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Writer and producer Paul Greenberg won an Emmy as a writer on the 63rd Tony Awards »
Calling all blond actresses with “nose twitching” listed as a skill on your resumé: a Bewitched remake could be in your future.
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Sony Pictures TV is working on an updated version of the classic sitcom about a magical housewife and her mortal husband — which ran for 254 episodes on ABC from 1964 to 1972 — according to our sister site Deadline. The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein are reportedly working on a script.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Sony Pictures TV has attempted to re-conjure the magic of Bewitched. »
Jack Vale's social media "experiments" succeed at both entertaining audiences and warning strangers about the content they share on their online profiles. Now, that format has become popular enough to make it onto late night TV. Vale has teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel Live and Chevrolet for a series of pranks where he gathers information on strangers while driving around in a shiny new car. The Kimmel pranks work similarly to the ones that previously claimed millions of views on Vale's channels. Armed with a phone and a Chevy Equinox (which, as viewers are told several times, has built-in wi-fi), Vale picks up his family and Jimmy Kimmel Live sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez before cruising down to Hollywood Blvd. There, he has Guillermo find the Instagram profiles of passersby, who Vale then surprises by reciting their personal information. The video debuted on the September 18, 2014, episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, making »
- Sam Gutelle
“@midnght,” host Chris Hardwick’s popular weeknight panel show that famously mixes the best of what both social media and improv comedy have to offer, has been given a second season order at Comedy Central.
The show became a ratings hit — especially with younger viewers — by maintaining high social engagements through crowdsourcing campaigns like the Twitter-focused #HashtagWars and including edgier comedic guest panelists like Ron Funches and Natasha Leggero.
Hardwick, a comedian and former host of the MTV dating show “Singled Out” who grew in popularity through channels like his Nerdist podcasts before partnering with AMC on postmortem talk shows for their fan-favorited “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad,” said “’@midnight’ has been an absolute dream come true for me — a game show of »
- Whitney Friedlander
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Jonah Hill was asked about his awkward encounter with Morgan Freeman from a few years back, and the actor got big laughs when he retold the story. Jonah shared the memory alongside the show's other two guests, Channing Tatum and Julie Andrews, and the group cracked up as he explained what happened when he found himself sitting in the car with Morgan for three days. Watch the hilarious moment above, then check out the video below to see Jonah tell the same exact story on Lopez Tonight in 2010. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The Pete Holmes Show, which began its second cycle of episodes in February, will air its final installment in the post-Conan midnight slot on June 19. The half-hour series, which is executive produced by O’Brien and debuted last fall, features an emphasis on sketch comedy and a monologue that traffics in personal anecdotes rather than topical jokes. TBS said in a statement: “We recognize Pete as »
- Dan Snierson
George Lopez will once again be a TV leading man in the new FX original series Saint George, which will premiere March 6 at 9 p.m. Et.
The half-hour, multi-camera ensemble comedy stars George Lopez as George Lopez, a newly divorced working man-turned-entrepreneur who balances the clashing culture of his all-American ex-wife (Justified’s Jenn Lyon) with that of his overbearing Mexican-American mother (In the Heights’ Olga Merediz).
Also in the mix are George’s 11-year-old son Harper (Kaden Gibson), his freeloading uncle (Danny Trejo) and cousin (David Zayas), and a “tough and sexy” assistant principal (Diana Maria Riva) who supervises »
- Marc Snetiker
She just opened up about to Et about her views on undergoing Botox treatments and recently published her own nutrition and fitness book. Here are five things you may not know about Cameron Diaz.
1. Born in San Diego and raised in Long Beach, CA -- she went to the same high school as rapper Snoop Dog, whom she described as tall, skinny student with ponytails. "I'm pretty sure I bought weed from him," she told George Lopez on Lopez Tonight.
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2. Graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic (Poly) High School (Class of 1990) and was a member of the school's "Polyettes" drill team
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4. Became only the second actress to join the $20 million movie club after Julia Roberts. The role that pushed her over the top was when she signed for $20 to star in the »
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