Latest Blog Posts

<p>&#39;I... Am... Groot!&#39; &#39;Hulk... kill... Groot!&#39;</p>

'I... Am... Groot!' 'Hulk... kill... Groot!'

Credit: Marvel Animation

What Mark Ruffalo's not telling you when he talks about Marvel's 'Planet Hulk' plans

If it's not a stand-alone film, then where will we see the Hulk next?

Now that Mark Ruffalo's giving lots more interviews about his role in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" and he's talking about the possibility of another solo Hulk movie, there are certain questions that are being repeated and rehashed in a  million different ways and places, and watching from the sidelines without comment is becoming impossible for me.

As a result, I may have to delve into spoilers a bit here. I also need to be careful because I visited the London set of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," and anything I saw or learned during that trip is heavily embargoed. So I'll tread lightly, but in order to fully address the rumors that are bouncing around, I'll need to discuss one major event from the final act of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

Read Full Post
<p>&quot;The Strain&quot;</p>

"The Strain"

Credit: FX

FX teases 'The Strain' by sending beating hearts to reporters

Latest awesome gross-out tactic follows eyeball/bloodworm billboards

FX doesn't want anybody confused by the adult nature and graphic content of the new vampire drama "The Strain," based on the book series by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Already, the cable network has faced some pushback from squeamish drivers over LA billboards featuring the series' nefarious blood worms impinging on the eyes of an unknown victim. 

Read Full Post
American remake of cult-classic shocker 'Audition' in the works for director Richard Gray
Credit: Shout! Factory

American remake of cult-classic shocker 'Audition' in the works for director Richard Gray

This one's going to be tricky to get it right

This was inevitable.

The premise of "Audition" is irresistible as a horror movie set-up. It's not only clever, it also does a tremendous job of commenting on just how casual the misogyny is in many horror films, from concept to execution to the marketing. "Audition," at least in the original Miike film, is about setting those scales right, delivering some magnificent horror to those who have earned it.

Read Full Post

'Better Call Saul' will take place before, during and after 'Breaking Bad' — will Walter White show up?

“Better Call Saul” will take place before, during and after “Breaking Bad” — will Walter White show up?
"That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on ‘Breaking Bad,’” says co-creator Peter Gould.


WGN America’s “Manhattan” will premiere on broadcast channels, too
Tribune stations in 33 markets, including L.A.’s KTLA and New York’s WPIX, will carry the debut of the Atomic Bomb drama on July 27.


All 4 DC Comics-based shows will get a Comic-Con showcase
A three-hour event will feature “The Flash,” “Constantine,” “Arrow” and “Gotham."


"Penny Dreadful” ends the season with 856,000 viewers
That’s slightly down from the 872,000 who watched the season premiere.


HBO officially makes Monday nights the home to documentaries
Nonfiction filming, including tonight’s “112 Weddings,” will be featured on Mondays.


“Under the Dome” returns, still running in circles
CBS tried to “sex up” the Season 2 premiere with a Stephen King-written episode (and a King cameo), but "at this point, attempts to keep the show interesting just bounce right off,” says Brian Lowry. "Part of that has to do with a loose interpretation of the 'limited series' description leading up to last season’s underwhelming cliffhanger, as well as a sense that while the characters remain trapped without an answer, viewers (at least, those who can find something else to occupy them between now and Labor Day) don’t have to be.” PLUS: “Dome” has a villain problem, how to fix “Dome,” and Stephen King says writing his first episode was “exciting."

Read Full Post
<p>Stephen Amell of &quot;Arrow&quot;</p>

Stephen Amell of "Arrow"

Credit: The CW/WBTV

'Gotham,' 'Flash,' 'Arrow' and 'Constantine' unite for Comic-Con Super-Panel

Saturday, July 26 will be a crazy night for DC Comics/WBTV fans

If you're a DC Comics fan and a TV fan and you're planning on being down in San Diego for Comic-Con, I can pretty much guarantee I know where you're going to try to be on the night of Saturday, July 26.

Warner Brothers Television and DC Entertainment announced on Monday (June 30) afternoon that FOX's "Gotham," The CW's "The Flash" and "Arrow" and NBC's "Constantine" will combine forces for a three-hour event on Comic-Con Saturday evening. 

Read Full Post

Yahoo! rescues 'Community'

Yahoo! rescues “Community”
The canceled NBC comedy will get a 13-episode 6th season this fall. The pickup comes on the very last day that the actors' contracts could be picked up. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online," said creator Dan Harmon. "I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, 'Big Bang Theory.' Look out, 'Bang Bus'!”

Read Full Post
Bon Iver

Listen to Bon Iver's new song, 'Heavenly Father,' for Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here'

The woozy track is first new music from the Best New Artist winners in three years

Zach Braff proved himself quite adept at curating music for his movies, as he proved with 2004’s “Garden State.” So adept that he took home a Grammy for best compilation soundtrack album for a motion picture, television or other visual media.

Read Full Post
French Montana

Kanye West and French Montana working together on tracks

Did the Kardashian connection come into play?

Are the Kardashians responsible for this? Kanye West and French Montana have collaborated on a number of tracks.

Read Full Post
<p>Community</p>

Community

Credit: NBC

'Community' renewed by Yahoo for sixth season; movie to follow?

Yahoo picks up canceled NBC comedy to bolster its original programming push

Holy cow, boys and girls: "Community" has been renewed, after all. The dream of six seasons and a movie is still alive — thanks to Yahoo, of all places, which closed a deal for an additional season of the cult NBC comedy.

Read Full Post

HBO’s 'The Leftovers' debuts to a 'lukewarm' 1.8 million

HBO’s “The Leftovers” debuts to a “lukewarm” 1.8 million
That’s compared to 2.33 million for the launch of “True Detective,” 2.14 million for “The Newsroom” and 2.22 million for “Game of Thrones.”


Travel Channel yanks Adam Richman’s "Man Finds Food” following his Instagram rant
Richman, who recently apologized for calling one of his Instagram followers the C-word, was supposed to star in a new show debuting Wednesday. Instead, Travel Channel has postponed its debut with no details on when it will air.

Read Full Post

'The Biggest Loser' hires 2 new trainers

“The Biggest Loser” hires 2 new trainers
Lifetime “DieTribe” star Jessie Pavelka is joining the cast, along with former “American Gladiators” star Jennifer Widerstrom.

 

Disney Channel "Lab Rats" star Billy Unger arrested for DUI
Unger, 18, blew a .08 and was arrested for having alcohol in his system since he’s under 21.


“Kissing Congressman," once endorsed by "Duck Dynasty," will run against Phil Robertson’s nephew
Rep. Vance McAllister was endorsed by the A&E reality stars during last year’s special election. But since then, McAllister has been caught kissing a woman who is not his wife. So the “Duck Dynasty” clan is backing Robertson’s nephew.


“SNL” teams with Saks Fifth Avenue
The clothing company "will sell exclusive merchandise inspired by notable 'Saturday Night Live' characters from seven New York designers” as part of its annual Key To The Cure campaign, according to a press release.


“OITNB” author Piper Kerman speaks about prison reform at the White House
Kerman was followed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who said his wife binge-watched both seasons.


“Game of Thrones’” “The Mountain” would like to kill The Mountain
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson talks to Sports Illustrated about his epic "GoT" fight scene, and the interest in him joining the NFL.


Unlike the movie, NBC won’t allow its “Constantine” to smoke
“On network, it’s the one thing, you can’t smoke on network,” pilot director Neil Marshall tells Collider. “That’s one of his character traits. We’re working around that. We’re trying to get aspects of it in there as much as possible. We’ll see.”


Showtime will marathon “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan” this weekend
“Masters” Season 1 will be shown Friday through Saturday, while the 1st season of “Ray” will air on Sunday.


Matt Lauer got creepy with Pippa Middleton
In his “Today” exclusive, he kept trying to discuss her butt by asking about her “very flattering dress” that she wore to her sister’s wedding.


“The Walking Dead’s” Laurie Holden joins potential “Major Crimes” spinoff
She’ll play the 2nd in command of the LAPD’s Special Operations Bureau tactical unit.


Watch “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn as polygamist leader Warren Jeffs
Goldwyn played Jeffs in "Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs.” PLUS: Look back at Goldwyn’s TV past.


Check out the trailer for George Takei’s “To Be Takei” documentary
The “Star Trek” star recalls his life in the documentary that will be shown on demand in August.


“Penny Dreadful’s” Season 1 finale was disappointing, in contrast to the season as a whole
The first season ended last night on a subdued note. PLUS: “Penny” lived "up – or down – to the spirit of the lurid publications that provided the series its name."


Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth reenact a “Beverly Hills 90210” scene
Andy Cohen got them to revive Donna and Kelly last night on "Watch What Happens Live.”

Read Full Post
Summer Movies Winners and Losers: Seth Rogen, Angelina Jolie, Seth MacFarlane

Summer Movies Winners and Losers: Seth Rogen, Angelina Jolie, Seth MacFarlane

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly so far

We've hit the halfway mark of the summer movie season and overall Hollywood doesn't have much to complain about. Well, except one studio in particular, but more on that later.

Read Full Post
BLOGS BY NAME