Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Comfort, femininity and versatility were all on the mind of celebrated designer Carole Little when she developed her newest line, linQ . Challenging the popular t-shirt trend, linQ brings to the market a unique version of the fashion staple. With its figure flattering cut, exceptional cotton/modal blend, and dainty crinkled silk detail, linQ is quickly becoming the essential item for all outfits.
A t-shirt fan herself, Little knew that she could expand the basic tee to fit the needs of every woman. The buttery soft fabric blend assures that throwing a linQ tee on with your favorite jeans for a casual Saturday afternoon, as well as layering it under a designer jacket that night, are equally effortless and stunning. “LinQ is for a contemporary woman who appreciates versatility and beauty, while still maintaining an easy comfort in wearability,” Little says.
LinQ has a variety of looks in short, long and 3⁄4 length sleeves, including camis, tanks, tunics, polos, henleys, hoodies and cardigans. Each design in the linQ collection comes in a multitude of tempting colors, such as chocolate, wine, caramel, mist, mushroom, ruby, and olive, just to name a few, allowing women to follow color trends while still finding what looks best on them. Adding to the already masterful cotton based tees are other fabulous pieces that follow linQ ’s same principles of practical indulgences. Crinkled silk skirts and soft knit pants, as well as cashmere and wool blends, all inspired from the way that real women live.
Women want clothing in their closet that can take them from day to night knowing that they look amazing. linQ is fashion that makes women feel good and feeling good is what fashion is all about. If a woman feels positive about the way she looks, it affects her entire day, no matter if she’s at home, work, or play. linQ is that feeling.
CELEBRITY FANS OF LINQ TEES Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Teri Hatcher, Denise Richards, Nicole Ritchie, Nicollette Sheridan, Eva Longoria, Kristen Bell, Kim Raver, Britney Spears, Carmen Electra, Cameron Diaz, Kelly Ripa and Heather Locklear.
* Jessica Alba thought the polo shirt was perfect for golf
* Eva Longoria, Kristen Bell and Jessica Alba all have the black silk skirt and the white cami trimmed in silk
* The hottest shirts with celebrities have been the polo shirts and the camis.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Act III: Kudos From Susan Sarandon
Our friend Roz Ritter of Act III got this super cool acknowledgement from actress Susan Sarandon. Check out Roz' shirts on AuntBeep.com. You'll want one just like like Sarandon's. They feature original and cool sayings; you won't even mind peeps checking out your chest to read what's written there.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Oscar Nominee Chooses 7 for all Mankind
Oscar-nominee Amy Adams, seen here, left, on
Her other films include Drop Dead Gorgeous, Psycho Beach Party, Cruel Intentions 2, The Slaughter Rule, Pumpkin and Serving Sara. Upcoming film roles include The Last Run, the ensemble comedy Standing Still and Junebug. On television,
Thursday, May 25, 2006
TCM Gets Edgy
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is moving forward with several programming initiatives geared to attract a broader viewer base, including a new cult film showcase hosted by auteur filmmaker and legendary rocker Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects --seen right); two pilots, one featuring Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, Fast Food Nation, seen left), that could lead to TCM’s first-ever original series; and an exploration of the creative spirit and maverick determination of independent filmmakers in TCM’s first in-house documentary production.
“These programming initiatives allow us to cultivate a new generation of classic movie fans, helping us take viewers from novice to true fan through innovative approaches,” said Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager for TCM. “Whether it is
Rob Zombie introducing cult classics or a young
The following is TCM’s slate of upcoming programming:
TCM Underground hosted by Rob Zombie– TCM Film Showcase premiering in October
TCM unveils a new late-night showcase featuring auteur filmmaker and music artist Rob Zombie as the host. Zombie will feature such cult and underground movies as Suzuki Seijun’s stylish Yakuza flick Tokyo Drifter, horror master George Romero’s The Crazies, Ed Wood’s Bride of the Monster, Francis Coppola’s creepy Dementia 13 and Leonard Castle’s offbeat The Honeymoon Killers.
Zombie has made a name for himself challenging audiences by stretching the boundaries of film, music and publishing. He recently took film to a new level with his critically acclaimed House of 1000 Corpses and its high-octane follow-up The Devil’s Rejects, and he is now working on his next film project, the animated horror film The Haunted World of Superbeasto, starring Academy Awardâ nominee Paul Giamatti, slated for release later this year.
As the longest active artist on Geffen Records and the most prolific Geffen artist when it comes to Gold and Platinum discs, Zombie has sold in excess of fifteen million records worldwide. This past March, his new album Educated Horses entered the billboard charts at #5. Zombie is also a seasoned video director, with more than 25 videos to his credit. In 1995, he won an MTV Music Video Award for “More Human Than Human,” becoming the first self-directed artist to win such an award.
TAKE TWO (working title) – Original series pilot
This unique concept will give a young star the opportunity to act out (or completely re-imagine) an iconic scene from a classic
IDOLS (working title) – Original series in development
In IDOLS, a younger star working in film today has an opportunity to shadow and interview his/her classic film idol. It comes to TCM from executive producer Robert Trachtenberg (Cary Grant: A Class Apart, The Dick Cavett Show with Special Guest Mel Brooks).
EDGE OF OUTSIDE– Original TCM Documentary premiering in July
In its first-ever completely in-house documentary production, TCM explores the uncompromising vision, creative spirit and maverick determination of independent filmmakers, both classic and current. A tribute to the fight for artistic freedom in American independent cinema, EDGE OF OUTSIDE features interviews with Ed Burns, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Henry Jaglom, Arthur Penn, Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands and John Sayles, as well as friends and crew members who worked with such cutting-edge filmmakers as Sam Fuller, John Cassavetes and Sam Peckinpah. In a year that saw independent movies take center stage at the Oscarsâ, this documentary offers an intimate look at the various issues and struggles independent filmmakers face – creative and personal, financial and emotional. It dispels the notion that an independent film is simply a low-budget film, instead defining the genre by the maverick filmmaker’s ability to infuse his or her films with creative spirit and determination.
Approx. 580 Million Total Votes Cast
Along with Guest Performers Clay Aiken, Burt Bacharach, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Al Jarreau, Live, Meat Loaf, Carrie Underwood and Dionne Warwick
On the fifth season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on Fox. Hicks, 29, from
Superstar singer/songwriter Prince made a surprise appearance on tonight’s grand finale, performing two songs from his new album “3121” – “Lolita” and “Satisfied.” The show also featured the Top 12 American Idol contestants performing with guest artists Clay Aiken, Burt Bacharach, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Al Jarreau, Live, Meat Loaf and Dionne Warwick. Last season’s winner, Carrie Underwood, took the stage for the last time as the reigning American Idol, performing “Don’t Forget to
Hicks is the fifth American Idol to be crowned, joining Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia and Carrie Underwood as winners of the coveted title, a major recording contract and a management contract.
Tuesday night's final performance show had the audience on its feet, as Hicks and co-finalist Katharine McPhee each performed three songs. Hicks sang “Do I Make You Proud,” written by Absolute and Tracy Ackerman, while McPhee sang “My Destiny,” written by Harry Sommerdahl, Hanne Sorvag and Tim Baxter. In addition, Hicks sang "Living for the City” and "Levon” and McPhee sang "Over the Rainbow" and "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." The night was topped off by Daniel Powter’s special performance of his hit single “Bad Day.”
Tuesday’s square-off featuring Hicks and McPhee marked American Idol 's highest-rated final performance show ever among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. As the talent competition wound down tonight, IDOL concluded a tremendous season – gaining 2% in Adults 18-49 and 12% in Total Viewers versus the same telecasts last year, and gaining +9% in Adults 18-49 and +14% in Total Viewers versus the same weeks last season.
(photo Left) Taylor Hicks of Birmingham, Alabama performs after being named the new 'American Idol' during the show's finale at the Kodak Theater in
(photo Right) Katharine McPhee (L) of
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
McPhee in Kwiat
'American Idol' finalist Katharine McPhee, of
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Barton, Diaz Share Fashion Sense
Misha Barton was recently spotted wearing this fun, flirty dress by Vanitas, which Cameron Diaz also owns.Vanitas is available at Milk and/or Anthropologie stores.
Penn Jillette Welcomes Zolten
"Zolten is a common Hungarian name, it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog," said Jillette, the 51-year-old larger half of the comedy and magic duo Penn & Teller, in a statement.
Jillette left in the middle of his daily radio show on the CBS/Free FM network to be with his wife, who is 40, in a
Zolten Penn Jillette weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
Penn & Teller perform nightly at the
Monday, May 22, 2006
MTV Movie Awards
With Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster only weeks away and stars lining up to attend, MTV: Music Television today announced that Colin Ferrell (pictured), Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes (pictured) and Dane Cook will join the star studded cast of presenters at the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.” They join previously revealed presenters Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh. It was also announced that the dynamic and hugely popular Gnarls Barkley will take to the stage rounding out the highly anticipated line-up of performers that also include Christina Aguilera and AFI. Hosted by Jessica Alba, the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” will film June 3, 2006 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, and premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Following the recent release of the debut album “St. Elsewhere” and hit single “Crazy,” Gnarls Barkley is burning up the charts. Comprised of hit producer Danger Mouse and the incomparable musician and artist Cee-Lo, together they combine to create the mysterious musical persona of Gnarls Barkley. With a rich funk and soul sound that is swiftly winning over fans and critics alike, Gnarls Barkley makes their next stop at the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” for a highly anticipated live performance.
Up for starring roles at the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” are the “40-Year Old Virgin” and “Wedding Crashers,” each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are “Batman Begins,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Hustle & Flow,” “
For complete information on the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” including details on all the performers and presenters, host Jessica Alba, and to watch performances from this year’s nominees, visit movieawards.mtv.com. There fans will also be able to tap into the complete MTV Movie Awards multiplatform experience encompassing broadband, wireless, and the Internet. Immediately following the on-air debut of the MTV Movie Awards on June 8th, fans at movieawards.mtv.com will also be able to access the all new “My Movie Awards” broadband channel where they can watch, relive and customize the entire Movie Awards ceremony, plus experience exclusive content not seen during the show.
Tenth Planet Productions will once again join MTV to produce the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.” Joel Gallen will executive produce the show for the 12th consecutive year, and will also direct the show. Salli Frattini is Executive Producer for MTV. Rick Austin is Producer and Kathy Flynn will serve as Event Producer.
Official sponsors of the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” are Dr Pepper and your local Dr Pepper Bottlers, Taco Bell®, Dentyne, L’Oreal Paris, Neutrogena, Pontiac and Starburst®.
The “2006 MTV Movie Awards” will be seen in 171 countries/territories via 50 music programming services, and in 23 languages in more than 479.5 million households.
Jason Lee, star of My Name is Earl was at the Grove shopping center in
Hatcher in Malandrino
Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a dress by Catherine Malandrino, a raffia colored strapless cotton polka-dot dress with foliage embroidery.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Hippies in Heaven
"I think that on this race, being cerebral or being intelligent doesn't help as much being in the moment and being aware of what's happening around you, and it's just great to stay positive and just really enjoy each other's company, and our friendship is what got us through it," Averell said.
Third placers Ray and Yolanda had news, too.
Ray shocked Yolanda by proposing, live, on his knees, in the plaza on GMA Thursday.
"I think the race was, I mean, it was a once in a lifetime experience," Ray said, "and I mean, you got to hang out with hippies and frat boys but, most of all, sharing the race with Yolanda. It was something that was special. I would have not been here if it wasn't for you and you're like everything I've dreamed of my whole life. Will you marry me?"
With onlookers cheering wildly, she said yes, tears streaming down her face.
Everybody then had cake and toasted the thrilled couple.
Science teacher Yolanda Brown-Moore, 27, and attorney Ray Whitty, 31, both of
It's not often when we actually cheer and clap at the television, but we sure did when BJ and Tyler won.
Note: Throughout the exciting race, we speculated on Eric's and Jeremy's supposed "girl crazy" ways. It often rang false -- and seemed inorganic when they'd constantly be making comments about "the ladies." In reality, they really did seem more like what Ray dubbed them "the Frat girls." They just seemed to us to be more of a couple than, say, Ray and Yolanda, even. So, when the final challenge happened and an excited Jeremy kept calling Eric "baby" in an unselfconscious affectionate way, that seemed to reveal more about their true relationship than their supposed "lady"-killer reputation. So come on guys, come out! No one will like you any less if you just do it. We're not being haters. Just don't be fakers.
Aniston’s, Knightley's Oscar Necklace on Display
Jennifer Aniston’s rare Platinum and diamond necklace by Bulgari that she wore to this year’s Oscars will be exhibited in boutiques around the world. She's seen in the photo left, in her Rochas gown from the 2006 Oscars.
The necklace dates back to the 1930s and is usually housed in
The Bulgari boutique in
A Bulgari collar worn by Keira Knightley at the Oscars (seen in above right, in her custom Vera Wang gown carrying a Robert Vivier clutch) will also be part of the display. It was originally made for the shah of
Platinum is the metal of choice for A-listers around the world, with a prominent Indian actress also choosing a platinum item as a gift to a temple.
Actresses Kerry Washington, left, Andie MacDowell, center, and Aishwarya Rai arrive for the screening of 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley,' at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Thursday, May 18, 2006. MacDowell’s gown is by Kevan Hall, an aqua blue water print chiffon gown with sequin underskirt and fluid godets from the designer’s Spring 2006 collection. Washington and Rai both carried purses by Daniel Swarovski (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Danielle is ANTP
Last night's America's Next Top Model seemed to rush through the one-hour finale. After weeks of single contestant eliminations, this week saw the FINAL (and much-awaited) demise of pompous , deluded Jade within the first half-hour (after the final three, Danielle, Jade and Joanie shot a Cover Girl commercial), they rushed to Thailand-set finale. This was our first experience watching the show (even though we'd once interviewed one a previous winner, Eva Pigford, for a magazine).
The final contest was a walk on a long, beautiful, elaborate runway and Joanie and Danielle pranced and preened. After weeks of drawn out commentaries (many seemed forced, and contestants urged to 'dis each other), the last half-hour breezed by quickly. And while Danielle couldn't take a bad photo -- and she was gracious and kind -- her win was little curious based on the comments by judges Miss Jay, Tyra Banks (host), Nigel Barker, Twiggy and a non-English speaking Thai designer. They all seemed to agree that both girls were gorgeous and beautiful and took amazing photos, but who had more versatility? Danielle's mush-mouth -- not really her southern accent, as the Little Rock native kept referring to it -- was a huge issue with the judges. Still, she promises to take voice lessons and remain a sistah, albeit an articulate one. Congrats!
Joanie, ANTP Runner-Up
Was it surprising to you that Joanie didn't win America's Next Top Model? It was to us. We were suprised based on the misleading "deliberation" when the judges deemed Joanie more versatile. Luckily both Danielle and Joanie were probably two of the nicest contestants, although accident-prone Danielle edged out Joanie in the graciousness factor (Joanie got a little snitty about Sara -- who copied her moves on the elephant; Joanie complained that Sara "wanted" it less than the rest of them). Still, the lead-in to the final announcement seemed to proclaim the more articulate Beaver Falls, PA native Joanie the winner. "She can't take a bad picture." And we know that Twiggy had her back. Curious, no?
Fox’s Fall (and Mid-Season) Sked
FOX today unveiled its primetime schedule for the 2006-2007 television season, featuring the network’s most stable and balanced slate in years. Three new dramas and two new comedies will complement returning favorites on every night of the week this fall, announced Peter Liguori, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
The new dramas premiering this fall are VANISHED and STANDOFF from 20th Century Fox Television and JUSTICE from Warner Bros. Television and hitmaker Jerry Bruckheimer. The new comedies scheduled for fall debuts are the Brad Garrett comedy ‘TIL DEATH from Sony Pictures Television (seen above left), and HAPPY HOUR from writers Jeff and Jackie Filgo (“That ‘70s Show”) and Warner Bros. Television. FOX also has a new entry in the Saturday late-night arena, TALK SHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN, which debuts Saturday, Sept. 16 (MIDNIGHT-12:30 AM ET/PT) following MADtv. In addition, DUETS, a four-week unscripted series executive-produced by Simon Cowell, will air on Thursdays and Fridays prior to the Major League Baseball playoffs.
A fourth new drama, THE WEDDING ALBUM from Fox Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television, will launch in January. 20th Century Fox Television’s THE WINNER – the first live-action comedy from FAMILY GUY’S Seth MacFarlane and Ricky Blitt – is also set to premiere at mid-season. Finally, the highly anticipated ON THE LOT, an unscripted series from Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg, will debut next spring.
FOX series returning in 2006-2007 include 24, AMERICAN DAD, AMERICAN IDOL, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA STRIKES BACK, BONES, COPS, FAMILY GUY, HOUSE, KING OF THE HILL, THE LOOP, MADtv, NANNY 911, THE O.C., PRISON BREAK, THE SIMPSONS, TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY and THE WAR AT HOME.
“This is the broadest, most stable and most vibrant schedule we’ve ever presented – one that is sure to help us further our lead as the No. 1 network in key demos,” Liguori said. “Once again, we’ll kick off with early premieres to eventize our launches and establish our series before baseball. We’ll also continue our strategy of extending the end of the current season, making for a truly year-round schedule.”
Liguori went on to say: “We’ll have returning shows every night of the week. And in January, 24 and AMERICAN IDOL, along with the BCS games during the first week of the new year, will allow us to launch additional series and reposition ourselves for another dominant second-half surge.”
Following are the FOX primetime schedule for 2006-2007 and synopses of the new series:
FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: FALL 2006
(All Times ET/PT)
TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY
MIDNIGHT-12:30 AM TALK SHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN
FOOTBALL OVERRUN (COMEDY ENCORES)
FOOTBALL OVERRUN (COMEDY ENCORES)
THE WAR AT HOME
FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: BEGINNING JANUARY 2007
(All Times ET/PT)
AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show
AMERICAN IDOL Results Show
THE WEDDING ALBUM
MIDNIGHT-12:30 AM TALK SHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN
KING OF THE HILL
THE WAR AT HOME
2006-2007 FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
NEW SERIES SYNOPSES
The following new dramas will premiere this fall on FOX:
VANISHED (Mondays, /PT): SARA (Joanne Kelly, “Whiskey Echo”) is the beautiful young wife of prominent Georgia Senator JEFFREY COLLINS (John Allen Nelson, “24”), and she has gone missing. But before the FBI can solve the mystery of where she is, they first need to figure out who she really is. Through the eyes of Senior FBI Agent GRAHAM KELTON (Gale Harold, “Queer as Folk,” “Martha Behind Bars”), ambitious reporter JUDY NASH (Rebecca Gayheart, “Nip/Tuck,” “Harvard Man”) and the distraught members of the Collins family, viewers will journey inside a sensational, mysterious national soap opera. Kelton, working with Agent LIN MEI (Ming-Na, “ER”), uncovers enigmatic clues that suggest Sara’s disappearance may be part of a large, sinister conspiracy. Created by Josh Berman (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and directed by executive producer Mimi Leder (“The Peacemaker,” “Deep Impact”), VANISHED combines the investigative twists and turns of “CSI,” the nonstop pace and tension of FOX’s “24” and the scope of “The Da Vinci Code.”
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Paul Redford
CREATED BY: Josh Berman
DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mimi Leder
CAST: Gale Harold as Kelton, John Allen Nelson as Jeffrey, Joanne Kelly as Sara, Rebecca Gayheart as Judy, Margarita Levieva as Marcy, John Patrick Amedori as Max, Chris Egan as Ben, Robert Hoffman as Adam, Ming-Na as Lin Mei
STANDOFF (Tuesdays, /PT - in fall): There’s no crisis situation they can’t handle ... unless it involves each other. MATT FLANNERY (Ron Livingston, “Sex and the City,” “House”) and EMILY LEHMAN (Rosemarie DeWitt, “Cinderella Man”) are the top-ranked negotiators in the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). They’re trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They’re experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They’re also sleeping together … a secret that they agreed to keep to themselves, until Matt reveals it to the entire world during a tense hostage standoff. The public revelation causes friction between Matt, who relies on gut instinct, and Emily, an academic who analyzes every move. Their relationship also gets them into major trouble with their boss CHERYL CARRERA (Gina Torres, “Alias,” “Firefly,” “24”), head of the Los Angeles CNU, and raises eyebrows among their CNU colleagues, including intelligence officer LIA MATHERS (Raquel Alessi, “Ghost Rider”). While Matt and Emily really should be split up for being romantically involved, they’re too valuable as a team. STANDOFF combines the relationship banter of audience favorites like “Moonlighting” with the adrenaline-paced suspense of hits like “24.” The series advances a fundamental idea: that in life and in love, “Everything is a negotiation.”
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Craig Silverstein, Tim Story
WRITER: Craig Silverstein
DIRECTOR: Tim Story
CAST: Ron Livingston as Matt, Rosemarie DeWitt as Emily, Michael Cudlitz as Frank, Gina Torres as Cheryl, Raquel Alessi as Lia
JUSTICE (Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT - in fall): From Jerry Bruckheimer, executive producer of “CSI” and “Without a Trace,” comes JUSTICE, an unflinching, behind-the-scenes look at the way high-profile cases are tried in the media age. JUSTICE features a dream team of four lawyers from disparate backgrounds who join forces to tackle the most controversial and newsworthy cases. With their unique skill sets and the power of forensic law, this formidable team becomes indispensable to the law firm of Turk, Nicholson, Tuller & Gaines. RON TURK (Victor Garber, “Alias,” “Titanic”) is the face seen on every media talk show in the country – and he wants it that way. He’s great at landing a client, spinning a case and getting his way, but juries hate him. Standing behind Ron – as far away from the cameras as possible – is TOM NICHOLSON (Kerr Smith, “Charmed”), the heart of the firm. Tom is a brilliant litigator whose Everyman, earnest manner makes him Ron’s alter ego. LUTHER GAINES (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”), famous in the African-American community, is well-connected, politically motivated and in possession of an uncanny ability to take a step back and assess the merits of a case from both the prosecution’s and the defense’s perspectives. ALDEN TULLER (Rebecca Mader, “The Devil Wears Prada”) is a young, ambitious and brilliant clinician who approaches each case analytically, uncovering ways to destroy expert witnesses on cross-examination.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jonathan Shapiro
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: David McNally
TELEPLAY BY: Tyler Bensinger, Jonathan Shapiro
CAST: Victor Garber as Ron, Kerr Smith as Tom, Eamonn Walker as Luther, Rebecca Mader as Alden
The following drama is scheduled to premiere in January on FOX:
THE WEDDING ALBUM (Fridays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): From executive producers Andy Tennant and Wink Mordaunt (“Hitch,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Ever After”) comes a series that captures the ups and downs of tying the knot through the eyes of the second-most important man in the room – the wedding photographer. TONY ZUTTO (Bruno Campos, “Nip/Tuck,” “ER”) is the guy everyone wants to capture their big day. But just because he’s working every high-profile ceremony in town doesn’t mean he’ll be walking down the aisle himself anytime soon. Tony’s near-celebrity status on the marriage circuit – combined with his own less-than-stellar family history – has turned him into a serial bachelor and consummate playboy ... at least until Tony hires new assistant MILLA CAVENDISH (Tara Summers, “Alfie”), a feisty and alluring young Brit. Unlike the carefree encounters Tony’s had with his share of bridesmaids over the years, Milla and her comrades-in-arms, sassy roommate GRETCHEN (Eva Pigford, “America’s Top Model”) and photo lab tech BRUNO (Jayce Bartok, “Law & Order”), will keep Tony on his toes. Also keeping his wild ways in check are PETER (Ptolemy Slocum, “Hitch”), Tony’s strait-laced half-brother and a minister to boot; Tony’s gregarious father DANNY (Tony Lo Bianco, “Law & Order”), who is always ready to dispense a helping of advice along with the liquor he serves at his neighborhood bar; and GWEN (Ashlie Atkinson, “Rescue Me”), Tony’s take-charge office manager. From the tempestuous rehearsal dinners and unorthodox ceremonies to the wild aftermaths and poignant family disasters, THE WEDDING ALBUM proves that things are definitely more interesting when every day at the “office” is the most important day of someone else’s life.
PRODUCED BY: Fox Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Andy Tennant, Wink Mordaunt
DIRECTOR: Andy Tennant
CAST: Bruno Campos as Tony, Tara Summers as Milla, Tony Lo Bianco as Danny, Ashlie Atkinson as Gwen, Jayce Bartok as Bruno, Eva Pigford as Gretchen, Ptolemy Slocum as Peter
The following new comedies will join the FOX schedule this fall:
‘TIL DEATH (Thursdays, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT): ‘TIL DEATH is a comedy about middle-aged EDDIE (Brad Garrett, “Everybody Loves Raymond”) and JOY STAMM (Joely Fisher, “Desperate Housewives”), who are on day 8,743 of their marriage and have the battle scars to prove it. Their new next-door neighbors are young newlyweds STEPH (Kat Foster, “Law & Order”) and JEFF WOODCOCK (Eddie Kaye Thomas, “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”) – idealistic, passionate, adorable and married for all of 12 days. It’s a show about new marriage versus old marriage, about keeping the romance alive – or at least staying together so you have someone to drive you to the hospital for your operations. Eddie is a cynical realist who considers himself an expert on most topics. A high school history teacher, he’s learned well the lessons of history and applies the basic principles to his marriage: all fights are about power, land and resources – and women love to kill fun. A veteran of the marriage wars, Eddie freely gives his advice to the younger, idealistic Jeff, who’s the new Vice Principal at Eddie’s school. Of course, Eddie’s little secret all along is that he loves Joy more than anything. And however brash and sardonic Joy herself appears, she loves Eddie right back.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Sony Pictures Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa
DIRECTOR: Ted Wass
CAST: Brad Garrett as Eddie, Joely Fisher as Joy, Eddie Kaye Thomas as Jeff, Kat Foster as Steph
HAPPY HOUR (Thursdays, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT): Straight arrow HENRY BECKMAN (John Sloan, “The OH in Ohio”) had it all: a great job, a perfect girlfriend and a sweet apartment. He was a big fish in the small pond of Amsterdam, Missouri. And then he let HEATHER (Brooke D’Orsay, “King’s Ransom”) talk him into moving to Chicago to work in her family business, where it all went wrong. In the space of one morning, Henry gets dumped by Heather, learns he can no longer work for Heather’s uncle, and gets kicked out of their apartment. It’s in this vulnerable state that he meets his new roommate, a vain, flashy, loveable rogue named LARRY CONE (Lex Medlin, “Still Standing”). Larry is a modern-day Dean Martin who is looking for a new protégé to teach the wisdom of staying single and enjoying the good life. Larry’s last roommate and best friend, BRAD (Nat Faxon, “Joey”), has gotten engaged to the shrew TINA (Jamie Denbo, “Must Love Dogs”), a cold and controlling fiancée who’s immune to Larry’s considerable charm. Under Larry’s tutelage, Henry begins to rebuild his life and goes to work for Larry’s childhood friend AMANDA (Beth Lacke, “The Rest of Your Life”), a beautiful mess who’s unsuccessfully trying to emulate her perfect ideal of womanhood, Kelly Ripa. Will Henry manage to hold onto his traditional values and remain a hopeless romantic? Or will Larry indeed “build a better Brad”?
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Werner-Gold-Miller
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Tom Werner, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller
WRITERS: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
DIRECTOR: Andy Ackerman
CAST: John Sloan as Henry, Lex Medlin as Larry, Nat Faxon as Brad, Jamie Denbo as Tina, Beth Lacke as Amanda, Brooke D’Orsay as Heather
The following comedy will air at mid-season on FOX:
THE WINNER (Day and Time TBD): A 43-and-a-half-year-old narrator, who is incredibly rich and successful, looks way back to 1994, when he lost his innocence and started to become a man – at the tender age of 32. In 1994, GLEN ABBOTT (Rob Corddry, “The Daily Show” seen above left), still living with his parents, finally steps out into the world and tries to make something of himself when the only girl he’d ever kissed, the radiant ALISON MILLER (Erinn Hayes, “Everwood,” “Kitchen Confidential”), returns to town. Driven by the desire to become a success and win Alison’s heart, Glen goes through his “wonder years” a mere 20 years older than, well, most everyone. But it’s not in vain, as this unlikely underdog will eventually transform from fear-riddled underachiever to the richest man in Buffalo in a mere five years. Luckily, Glen doesn’t have to go though this awkward period alone. He becomes best friends with the only person he can truly relate to: Alison’s 13-year-old son JOSH (Keir Gilchrist, “A Lobster Tale”). Josh is a fellow hypochondriac, and they help each other survive “puberty.” Glen also receives parental guidance from his absurdly enabling mother IRENE (Julie Hagerty, “Girlfriends,” “Malcolm in the Middle”) and his supportive but quasi-rage-aholic dad RON (Lenny Clarke, “Rescue Me,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”).
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Seth MacFarlane, Ricky Blitt
CREATED BY: Ricky Blitt
DIRECTOR: Terry Hughes
CAST: Rob Corddry as Glen, Keir Gilchrist as Josh, Erinn Hayes as Alison, Julie Hagerty as Irene, Lenny Clarke as Ron
The following unscripted series are scheduled to premiere this fall on FOX:
DUETS (Thursday and Friday in September, Time TBD): DUETS, from Simon Cowell, pairs established singing stars with celebrities outside the music industry to make beautiful music together by competing as duos for charity. The show will follow the professional singers as they instruct their partners, choose songs and perform duets in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience. After each episode, viewers will vote for their favorite duets. The winning pair will emerge from the competition in perfect harmony, while the losers definitely will have to change their tune.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Simco, Fox Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Simon Cowell
TALK SHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (Premieres Thursday, Sept. 16, Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT): TALK SHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN may look like a talk show, but it is emphatically a comedy show. This fast-paced half-hour combines traditional elements of the late-night format with bold and irreverent comedy sketches – both inside and outside the studio. Hosted by Emmy-nominated writer Spike Feresten (“Seinfeld,” “The Late Show with David Letterman”), TALK SHOW gives the staid late-night format a long-overdue update. Among other things, this refreshing approach to the genre uses guests in unpredictable ways, like delivering the monologue and performing in the comedy sketches. Additionally, the show features a staff of writer-performers, hilarious field pieces and much more.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Fox Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Spike Feresten
HOST: Spike Feresten
The following unscripted series is scheduled to air next spring on FOX:
ON THE LOT (Day and Time TBD): Aspiring director/filmmakers from across the country will vie for the opportunity of a lifetime when Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television and FOX join forces on this exciting new unscripted series. Ultimately, one filmmaker will rise above the rest and will be rewarded with a studio development deal, ON THE LOT at DreamWorks. A group of 16 undiscovered talents will be brought to Hollywood and divided into several teams. Every week, each team will produce a short film in an assigned genre, running the gamut from comedies to thrillers, personal dramas to romance, sci-fi to horror. With one member selected as the director and other members helping produce, they’ll have access to the best resources the industry has to offer. But with the clock ticking, and other teams working with the same genre or premise, they’ll all need to match their vision with decisiveness, execution and flexibility. The competition will air on two nights weekly. The films will be shown and critiqued in front of a live audience during the one-hour “Film Premiere” episode. The judging panel will include a motion picture executive, a film critic and well-respected guest judges. But the filmmakers also will be subjected to perhaps the harshest judge of all … the public. It will be FOX viewers whose votes ultimately determine which film should be left on the cutting room floor. On the half-hour “Box Office” results show, the director of the losing feature will be sent home, leaving that team with fewer contestants to help produce the next week’s film. As the competition continues and more directors are eliminated, the remaining filmmakers will have to work individually, creating a new film every week until only the most talented individual is anointed the winner, whisked away to the DreamWorks studio, met by Steven Spielberg and shown to his or her new office … ON THE LOT.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Mark Burnett Productions, DreamWorks Television, Amblin Television.
CREATORS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Conrad Riggs
Elliott Yamin Ousted
The American Idol phenomenon continues as a record-breaking 50 million votes were cast this week after the Top 3 finalists each performed three songs – one chosen by legendary music industry mogul Clive Davis, one selected by the judges and one of his or her own choice. Last night in another dramatic results show, it was revealed that Elliott Yamin received the fewest votes after Tuesday’s performance show, ending his quest to become the next American Idol. Yamin, from
The biggest night on television is nearly here as the Final Two – Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee – battle it out for the Idol crown live on the American Idol performance show Tuesday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT).
Each contestant will perform a version of the winner’s single, and there will be a special performance of “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter. The American Idol: Season 5 Encores CD will be released on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 ( live/PT tape-delayed) the Top 12 reunite on the Idol stage, and find out who
Photo, above right: Yamin and host Ryan Seacrest (AP Photo/Fox,Ray Mickshaw)
Actress Jessica Alba arrives at the premiere of the documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' in
There’s something about the south – rocking away a lazy summer day on the front porch with a cold, tall glass of sweet tea. And, oh, did we mention lots of stunningly hot, sultry sexy men and women?! From country music to
CMT 20 Sexiest Southern Women, hosted by country music artist, Jack Ingram, who just scored his first No. 1 single “Wherever You Are” and CMT 20 Sexiest Southern Men, hosted by Tiffany Fallon, former Playboy Playmate and wife of Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, will count down the most gorgeous southerners around.
From Reese Witherspoon to Faith Hill and from George Clooney to
CMT 20 Sexiest Southern Women and CMT 20 Sexiest Southern Men are productions of CMT and Cloudland TV. Executive producers are CMT’s John C. Feld, and Thom Oliphant for Cloudland TV.
Rossum Wears Lhuillier
Actress Emmy Rossum speaks during the Japanese premiere of German film director Wolfgang Petersen's latest movie 'Poseidon' at Nippon Budokan in
French American Honored
Jodie Foster, Joely Fisher, Mario Van Peebles, Julian Sands, among attendees
Jodie Foster, Joely Fisher, Mario Van Peebles, and Julian Sands were guests when Le Lycée Français de
Foster, an alum (she was valedictorian) whose children attend the school, presented the award to Clara-Lisa Kabbaz (the principal of the school.) Foster and Kabbaz attended the school and have been friends since childhood. She joked about their special times at the school. Kabbaz' parents founded the school in 1964-1965 to bring French and American cultures together.
During the live auction, Foster bid on the "Top Chef" (personal chefs cook for a private dinner for 10 guests) item. Bidding went up to $25,000, but was outbid by another person. The auctioneer announced that the chefs were willing to provide their services to another winner if they matched the $25,000 bid. Foster raised her hand and won the second auction.
Joely Fisher, who just had her second child with husband Christopher Duddy, came to support Clara-Lisa Kabbaz. Her daughter, Skylar Grace is a student at Le Lycée Français de
Mario Van Peebles emceed the event. More than $400,000 was raised.
Photo: Christina Zilber(Co-Chair), Sandra Nelson Winker (Co-Chair) & Clara-Lisa Kabbaz; Foster around the time she attended Le Lycee
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
TCM Memorial DayWar Films
35-Movie Film Festival
Turner Classic Movies (TCM), features a Memorial Day-weekend marathon of 35 classic war films. Among the memorable films included in the three-day festival, which will run Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29, 2006 are Best Picture Oscar winners From Here to Eternity and The Bridge on the River Kwai and John Wayne classics Flying Leathernecks, In Harm’s Way and The Longest Day.
As a highlight of the festival on Sunday, May 28, TCM will present From Here to Eternity as part of the network’s The Essentials movie showcase, with a special introduction by TCM host and author Robert Osborne and film critic Molly Haskell. Also on Sunday, May 28, TCM will present D.W. Griffith’s World War I silent film Hearts of the World as part of the network’s late-night Silent Sunday showcase.
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 29), in addition to the seminal war films The Bridge on the River Kwai, In Harm’s Way and The Longest Day, TCM’s offerings will include three movies set on the island of Bataan: 1943’s Cry “Havoc” a rare look at women working as nurses on the front lines; Bataan, with Robert Taylor; and Back to Bataan, with John Wayne. Also included in the Memorial Day line-up is Sidney Lumet’s gripping drama The Hill, featuring Sean Connery.
The following is a complete rundown of TCM’s Memorial Day weekend movie festival:
All times Eastern
Friday, May 26
Battleground (1949), starring Van Johnson.
10:15 PM Sands of
Westfront 1918 (1930), starring Gustav Diessl.
4:45 AM A Farewell to Arms (1932), starring Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper.
Saturday, May 27
The Shopworn Angel (1938), starring Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart and Walter Pidgeon.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951), starring Audie Murphy.
The Real Glory (1939), starring Gary Cooper, David Niven and Broderick Crawford.
Sealed Cargo (1951), starring Dana Andrews and Claude Rains.
Stand By for Action (1942), starring Robert Taylor, Charles Laughton and Walter Brennan.
Torpedo Run (1958), starring Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine and Dean Jones.
The Fighting Seabees (1944), starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward.
Operation Crossbow (1965), starring George Peppard and Sophia Loren.
From Here to Eternity (1953), starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed.
Sayonara (1957), starring Marlon Brando, Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954), starring William Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney.
War Hunt (1962), starring Robert Redford, John Saxon and Sydney Pollack.
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954), starring Van Johnson and Walter Pidgeon.
Sunday, May 28
The Hook (1963), starring Kirk Douglas and Robert Walker Jr.
Command Decision (1948), starring Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon and Van Johnson.
They Were Expendable (1945), starring John Wayne, Robert Montgomery and Donna Reed.
Task Force (1949), starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and Jane Wyatt.
The Essentials: From Here to Eternity (1953), special presentation of the Best Picture Oscarâ winner, hosted by Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell.
Flying Leathernecks (1951), starring John Wayne and Robert Ryan.
Flying Tigers (1942), starring John Wayne and John Carroll.
Silent Sunday: Hearts of the World (1918), starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Noel Coward and Erich von Stroheim.
Hornet’s Nest (1970), starring Rock Hudson.
Action in the
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day
Cry “Havoc” (1943), starring Margaret Sullavan, Joan Blondell, Ann Sothern and Fay Bainter.
The Hill (1965), starring Sean Connery, Michael Redgrave, Ian Bannen and Ossie Davis.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), starring Alec Guiness, William Holden and Sessue Hayakawa.
In Harm’s Way (1965), starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Patricia Neal.
The Longest Day (1962), starring John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda and Robert Ryan. (TCM Premiere)
Hell is for Heroes (1962), starring Steve McQueen and Bobby Darin.