The Weinstein Company's "Grace of Monaco" is something of a question mark on the year-end prestige slate. Some pundits believe that Olivier Dahan's dramatization of Grace Kelly's ascent to European princess status has the makings of an awards contender: the Academy often looks kindly on biopics of Hollywood royalty and actual royalty alike, after all, so why wouldn't they go nuts for a film that combines the two?
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I've spoken to Zack Snyder at various stages of production for all of his films so far. On "Man Of Steel," I had no contact with him at all until the press day after the film screened. I didn't do the set visit. That was Dan Fienberg. And I hadn't had any early look at any part of the film except for the same trailers everyone else saw. So sitting down for this interview, it's the first time we really get to speak about it.
I do point out how silly I feel about a question I asked him before he started work on the film, and I take full credit for how silly it sounds once you've seen the movie. But what I like about Snyder is that he has a relentlessly positive and focused approach to what he's doing. No matter when you're talking to him about a film he's made, he can tell you exactly what he's thinking and doing. He is very self-aware. And I think he seemed pleased with "Man Of Steel" when we spoke, as well he should be.
Did you spend your Sunday night watching the NBA Finals, the finale of this season's "Game of Thrones" or the latest episode of "Mad Men"? If so, you likely missed of the best award show telecasts of the year. Of course, when Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Tony Awards would anyone expect anything less?
The 2013 Tony Awards featured thrilling performances, a moment that will be marked in entertainment history and, um, Mike Tyson. It wasn't perfect, but it was great television. With that in mind, check out the best and worst of this year's show courtesy of Daniel Fienberg, Kristopher Tapley and Gregory Ellwood.
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as Fred Astaire punches Ginger Rogers in the face...
A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" season finale coming up just as soon as I sheep shift your bed...
The American Theatre Wing's 67th annual Tony Awards were presented tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and it was Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's "Kinky Boots" that basked in the glow of glitz and glitter, walking out with the most awards on the night.
With her Tony win in the Best Original Score category tonight for her work on the Broadway smash "Kinky Boots," musician Cyndi Lauper has inched a step closer to some elite industry awards company.
Nigel Lythgoe confirms his "Idol" firing
"Just had 10 days in the Bahamas, rain everyday. I get back to the States and get fired," Lythgoe tweeted, adding that "Fox still loves me" and that he'll still do "So You Think You Can Dance."
Simon Cowell egged live on "Britain's Got Talent"
Violinist Natalie Holt apologized for storming the stage and egging Cowell, but said: "I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry."
The 40th annual Student Academy Awards were held tonight in Beverly Hills. It's worth keeping an eye on these because you never know if they can turn around and show up at the Academy Awards, like Luke Matheny's "God of Love" and Timothy Reckart's "Head Over Heels" have in recent years.
The event was hosted by comedian and -- did you know? -- 1978 Student Academy Award-winner Bob Saget. Presenters included "Boys Don't Cry" writer/director Kimberly Peirce, "The Avengers" star Clark Gregg, last year's Oscar-nominated golden girl Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") and star of the upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman.
Sixteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored. Check out a full list of winners below.
1. Apple: As Sony Music becomes the last major record company to sign on, look for Apple to launch its iRadio streaming service within the next few weeks. Game changer? iBet.
2. Justin Bieber: He’s conquered earth, so now he looks for planets beyond as he plans to travel into space with Virgin Galactic. Non-Beliebers ask if he can stay there.
3. Johnny Cash: The man in black gets his own forever stamp, as if he needed that to achieve immortality
4. Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor-led band releases first single in five years, “Came Back Haunted”... ironically, perhaps, the band’s least haunting song ever.
5. Brian Wilson: Surf’s Up as the Beach Boy returns to Capitol Records for a new solo album.
6. Miley Cyrus: Her new single, “We Can’t Stop,” starts off strong with sales of up to 200,000 copies in its first week.
7. Mariah Carey: Lambs unite! Carey’s 14th studio album will comes out July 23.
8. Robin Thicke: The soulful R&B singer lands his first top 10 hit with summer smash “Blurred Lines.” It’s amazing what a little nudity can do.
9. Taylor Swift: She spends the night together with the Rolling Stones as she joins the band in Chicago for a version of “As Tears Go By.”
10. Little Mix: The female foursome’s “DNA” bows at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, surpassing the Spice Girls for the best ever debut by a British female act. #girlpower
Welcome to Reality TV Roundup -- a quick look at some of the reality TV-centric stories that have recently popped up across the fine, old Interwebs. Click away, my couch potato friends. But before you do...