Those entering the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 at the 86th annual Academy Awards will pass under the marquee named after a man who changed the art and science of movies, a man whose thumbprint is on the very form itself, a man who passed away earlier today at the age of 80.
Latest Blog Posts
CW developing a transgender teen drama
"ZM" would revolve around a female-to-male teen and his family.
Carson Daly doesn't want to think about possibly replacing Matt Lauer on "Today"
"Oh God I wouldn't go that far," Daly says of the possibility of replacing Lauer, who is likely to exit when his contract ends in late 2014. Daly is expected to end up in a "bakeoff" with "Today's" 3rd-hour host, Willie Geist.
"X Factor" contestant has had Top 10 hits on U.S. dance charts
Lillie McCloud, AKA Nicole McCloud, has had hit songs in the '80s, '90s and '00s.
"Orange is the New Black's" distributor has no idea how popular it is
That has posed a problem for Lionsgate in its effort to sell the Netflix series to overseas markets.
Sara Gilbert learned she was gay while dating Johnny Galecki
She says her former "Roseanne" co-star helped her come to terms with her sexuality. "I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him," she says. "And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed."
"Dexter" releases a video incorporating 96 episodes
One moment from each episode.
Maxim may launch a TV channel
The men's magazine has been sold with plans to launch a men's lifestyle cable channel.
"The Good Wife" books Stockard Channing, Dreama Walker, "The Office's" Zach Woods
Channing and Walker are reprising previous roles.
Why is "Million Second Quiz" so confusing?
NBC's Ryan Seacrest-hosted game show begs the question: "Who the hell thought this was a good idea?"
"Honey Boo Boo" attracts its biggest audience ever
Mama June's wedding brought in 3.2 million viewers.
How "Better Call Saul" should proceed
Here are five lessons previous shows that tried spinoffs.
"The Nine Lives of Chloe King" movie script will be put online on Friday
The canceled ABC Family series' "Salvation" script will be available tomorrow morning.
Jimmy Kimmel pranks Fashion Week
Fresh off his twerking prank, Kimmel fooled New York Fashion Week attendees by asking them about designers named "George Castanza" and "Joe Isuzu."
Jon Gosselin: A waiter?
The former TLC star was caught waiting tables, but he claims he was doing it for charity.
TruTV renews "Container Wars"
The reality show will be back for a 13-episode 2nd season.
High school football team takes a "Duck Dynasty"-inspired senior class photo
"The Dynasty Begins Now, Jack!" PLUS: Sadie Robertson hits the runway.
Nickelodeon renews "Sanjay and Craig"
The animated series starring Chris Hardwick and Maulik Pancholy will be back for a 20-episode 2nd season.
Behind the scenes of "Easbound and Down"
Pay a visit to the Season 4 set.
Fox promoting "Dads" with "offensive" reviews
In a new 30-second ad, critics call the comedy "offensive," "reprehensible" and "morally wrong."
Bravo picks up a show featuring regular people watching and talking about TV
"The People's Couch" is based on the British show "Gogglebox."
CBS renews "Big Brother"
Julie Chen will be back for Season 16.
Lifetime picks up a personal shoppers reality show
"Million Dollar Shoppers" will follow a group of personal shoppers as they buy stuff for their rich employers.
Fox sends "Enlisted" to midseason
The army comedy has been delayed two months, from November to January.
MTV orders 2 dramas: "Eye Candy" and "Finding Carter"
"Twilight's" Catherine Hardwicke is behind the thriller "Eye Candy," while "Finding Carter" is a family drama.
With “Tie It Up” doing well at country radio, Kelly Clarkson finally confirmed that she is doing what we all suspected: recording an entire country album.Not only that, she’s almost done with it!
She told Albany, N.Y. radio station WGNA, “We’ve almost made a whole record.” In fact, being on tour with Maroon 5 this summer is the only thing between Clarkson and the finished album.
Clarkson, who also has a holiday album, “Wrapped In Red,” coming in A few weeks, says she expects to pivot back and forth between country and pop. “With Jewel and Sheryl Crow, they kinda quit pop and came over the country,” she said. “I love both. I don’t necessarily know if I have one foot it it and one foot in the other.” Well, actually, Kels, that sounds exactly like what you have. The "American Idol" winner has already won the Academy of Country Music Awards covered Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” her No. 1 duet with Jason Aldean.
FOX has decided to hold the premiere of its new military comedy "Enlisted" from November until January, hoping that one of their most promising new shows — albeit not one of its flashiest or simplest to market — will do better if it debuts after a lot of promotion during the football playoffs.
Lady Gaga has been on the cover of magazines, led performances at the MTV VMAs and "Good Morning America" and is all over radio with her new single "Applause" these days. And, frankly, she was all over the place during Andy Cohen's Bravo show "Watch What Happens Live" and the after-show this week, partially due to that magic white wine she was drinking.
I'll admit, I'm very entertained by the performer here, getting a sniff of realness and fun. But -- as I do all things -- I think of Cyndi Lauper, high priestess, in instances like these, where in even the most laid back, unsober, unscripted circumstances, I'd expect her to maintain control and earn her audience. Gaga kinda loses it at times, as she's dressed in her mermaid/siren gear with shell-cup bra and wave-wrought wig.
Still, some good new (or at least interesting) facts learned. Play along, and watch the clips below plus all the others on "WWHL's" website. Gaga's new album "ARTPOP" is due Nov. 11.
Here are 10 things we learned from Lady Gaga's Watch What Happens Live interview:
Just three features into her career, Andrea Arnold has established herself as the kind of filmmaker I'll invest in (with faith if not finance) on pretty much any project she chooses to pursue. "Red Road" and "Fish Tank" were both richly sensual portrayals of modern working-class Britain that defied the Ken Loach-patented model of British social realism; both deservedly earned her Jury Prize wins at Cannes. (Both, moreover, built on the already lofty expectations set by her 2003 short "Wasp," another work of spiky grace amid the tower blocks. It won her an Oscar, in case you've forgotten.)
When Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger got the call that superstar DJ/producer Avicii (aka Tim Bergling) wanted to meet with him, he admits he wasn’t sure why. “I wasn’t too familiar with Tim’s world, and, also, specifically with Tim’s music. I knew the song ‘Levels,’ and I knew him as an electronic music producer, but I didn’t know how that would work with what I do.”
The answer, it turns out, is fabulously. The two co-wrote “Wake Me Up,” the first single from Avicii’s “True,” out Sept. 17. With its foot-stomping, hand-clapping, acoustic appeal (anchored by a fierce beat), “Wake Me Up” has soared to No. 1 in more than 22 countries and has become Bergling’s first Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
[More after the jump...]
Parents TV Council outraged over this week's "Sons of Anarchy"
Viewers, says the PTC's president, shouldn't have to underwrite "such horrifically violent and disturbing material."
Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio were terrible in their "X Factor" debut
The new judges' panel also seemed to hurt Demi Lovato, who appears to have lost all her Season 1 charm.
GSN orders a body paint reality competition series
"Skin Wars" pits body paint artists against each other.
"Walking Dead" zombie run over by a military vehicle
Extra Garrett Zane Orr, 20, is okay after a military vehicle's brakes didn't function properly, resulting in his hospitalization. PLUS: Time-jump length between Seasons 3 and 4 revealed.
Cameron Diaz joins "Bad Teacher" as a producer
Diaz played the title role in the movie that inspired the CBS comedy.
Report: Netflix is hurting Cartoon Network's ratings
Ratings for Cartoon Network shows in Netflix households have dropped 10% since the cable network put its shows on the video streaming service on March 30.
Check out the new "Today" set
The revamped set debuts on Monday.
Eliza Coupe joins "House of Lies"
The "Happy Endings" alum will play the head of an internet company.
More Emmy presenters announced: Claire Danes, Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, Bryan Cranston
"The Millers" stars Will Arnett and Margo Martindale, plus Sofia Vergara and Andre Braugher will also present on Sept. 22.
As it turned out, Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" wasn't quite the mighty magnum opus we might have hoped from the Japanese animation master's farewell feature -- but at this stage, the man is a victim of his own high bar. It's still a lovely, distinctive and technically awe-inspiring achievement: the lulls in its biopic narrative pass fairly easily when the visuals are so consistently ravishing.
I've been so caught up in all things Toronto this week that it's easy to forget we're about to kick off the fall movie season, which seems particularly busy this year. I'm looking forward to what feels like dozens of new movies, and one of the titles I am enormously curious about is "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Francis Lawrence is directing the new film, and so far, the footage we've seen feels like they've definitely revamped some of what they're doing with the new film while also building off of what Gary Ross did in the the first one. When the first film premiered, we gave you a chance to win tickets to the premiere, and Lionsgate reached out to us to give you that same chance for the new movie, which will take place in Los Angeles on November 18, 2013. Travel will not be provided to Los Angeles or venue.
Watch the trailer for "Killing Kennedy" starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin
The Nat Geo film debuts on Nov. 10. As Lowe notes, today is John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline's 60th wedding anniversary.