Stephen King discusses Under the Dome, an adaptation of his novel that will premiere on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10 pm on CBS.
Hello Ladies is loosely based on Stephen Merchant’s 2011 stand-up routine and follows Merchant as an awkward, overly confident Englishman trying to date in Los Angeles — where his attempts to infiltrate the world of beautiful people are not successful.
HBO has ordered eight episodes of the comedy, which hails from former Office writer-producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. The series premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m.
Product placement in Hollywood dates back to the silent film era. But it wasn’t until E.T. craved those colorful little Reese’s Pieces that brand marketing really took off.
Now, 31 years later, it’s so pervasive we hardly even notice it – a Pepsi can here, an iPhone there. We use both in real life, so why shouldn’t they appear on the big screen?
HERE is a look at ten of the most in-your-face placements in recent history.
The 1982 summer blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial blazed the modern-day trail for product placement, effectively putting Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces on the map. It was on-screen love at first sight between the film’s namesake character and the little round candies – and movie-goers ate it up. Director Steven Spielberg actually courted the brand in exchange for promotion of his film, though his first choice was Mars’ M&Ms, who turned down the offer.
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel will be premiering this summer on the Disney Channel. It’s the first TV cartoon crossover between the House of Mouse and the House of Ideas.
The special features a whole host of characters from both universes: Phineas and Ferb and their platypus pal Perry team up with four of Earth’s mightiest heroes: Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Spider-Man.
The Marvel event promises to feature Marvel villains Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K.
The bad guys come to Danville to battle their superhero rivals, rendered powerless thanks to the nefarious Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
MONDO announces their next gallery show featuring the amazingly creative and colorful worlds that make up Adventure Time and Regular Show.
After their Adventure Time show last April, they’ve been eager to revisit the Land of Ooo and this time, they’re also featuring work themed around another one of the gallery’s favorite Cartoon Network programs, Regular Show.
The show opens Friday, June 21st with an opening reception from 7PM to 10PM at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX. It will be on display through July 20th.
Last year the Mister Rogers clip “Garden of Your Mind” went viral. To date, the video has garnered 8.7 million YouTube views and a Webby for best video remix/mashup.
Today PBS is releasing another Mister Rogers remix from Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell called Sing Together. Check it out below.
There’s exactly 98 characters from the AMC program Breaking Bad in this piece created by Lukas Stobie.
Walter White, Heisenberg, Jesse Pinkman, Hank Schrader, Saul Goodman and Gus Fring are represented, can you name the other 92 characters?
Look who’s making the news again. One of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work.
Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several – okay, many – failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family and career, just like the old days – only better.
Still got it… Michael J. Fox returns to NBC in a new comedy from writer and executive producer Sam Laybourne (“Cougar Town”) and executive producer Will Gluck (“Easy A”).
The Michael J. Fox Show, coming Thursdays this fall to NBC.
Yesterday Fanhattan announced Fan TV – an input 1 set-top box bringing live TV, cloud DVR and streaming services all together in one place, with a touch remote. It’s the only device you’ll need to access all of your favorite movies and shows.
The company designed Fan TV in partnership with Yves Béhar to be sleek and visually stunning. The revolutionary touch remote with zero buttons fits in the palm of your hand. It is refreshingly simple and instantly familiar, bringing touch to the biggest screen in your house. Literally swipe, surf and tap into the movies and shows you love.
With Fan TV, your entertainment is always front and center. It eliminates the need for a scavenger hunt across multiple devices and remotes when figuring out what to watch, putting every source at your fingertips and surfacing what’s trending now. With recommendations from friends and insiders to inspire your choices, you’ll never wonder what to watch again.
Fan TV will be available later this year ($TBD), and will be complemented by a multi-screen experience that lets you discover, watch and share on-the-go.
Fan integrates 29 leading streaming services making more than 100,000 movies and shows available to watch instantly across iOS and the web. On the TV, Fan will be working with many of its existing streaming partners for over-the-top content and leading pay TV providers for live TV and cloud DVR, to bring its service to America’s living rooms.
Geek-Art is a wonderful French website that features graphic design, illustration, sculpture, paintings from “geek” inspired artists.
They also hold exclusive gallery shows at Le Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde (Last Bar Before the End of the World) in Paris.
Their next show, Final Frontier is an art tribute to Star Trek that will open on June 3rd. Twenty works of different artists from around the world will be on display.
In “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” an animated series parallel to the record-breaking blockbuster movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Iron Man leads the team of mightiest heroes–Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and newcomer Falcon–who combine their powers to battle threats no single hero could overcome.
When the Avengers assemble, evil doesn’t stand a chance. The voice cast includes: Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore (“Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”) reprises his role as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith (“Wreck-It Ralph”) as Captain America, Travis Willingham (“Shelf Life”) as Thor, Troy Baker (“Ultimate Spider-Man”) as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey (“The Super Hero Squad Show”) as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson (“The Game”) as Falcon.
Don’t miss the 1-hour preview event of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” this Sunday May 26 beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on Disney XD!
Cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basile opened Artichoke Basille’s in New York City in 2008. Having gotten their hands into the business early working at their family’s restaurant, Basille’s in Staten Island, the boys and their pizza shop have made more than a name for themselves in Manhattan.
In 2010, the cousins opened up their second Artichoke location in Chelsea, New York City, featuring sit-down dining and expanded menu items. And a third location opened to serve up the legendary slices in what was once the heart of American Bohemia, Greenwich Village on MacDougal Street. Their never-ending line of devoted fans includes the likes of Keith Richards and Momofuku’s David Chang.
Check out Artichoke Basille’s Pizza’s website for more info.
Join a weekly mouthwatering exploration of pizza across the country through the taste buds of these two cousins / pizza aficionados on Pizza Cuz on The Cooking Channel on Mondays at 9pm ET.
On the first episode, Francis and Sal go to Apizza Scholls in Portland, OR. my all-time favorite pizza restaurant. Get there early, there is always a line out the door.
Woo Hoo! Springfield, hometown to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.
The expansive, new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the mega-attraction, The Simpsons Ride, and will allow guests to enter the world of The Simpsons like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brand-new outdoor attraction, places and foods pulled right from the show and two new Simpsons characters who will make their debut with the new area – Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob.
And yes – there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando.
For the first time ever – anywhere – fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as “Shelbyville by the Sea.” They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi’s Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a “Taco Fresho” with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moe’s Tavern.
The new attraction – called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl – will take “foolish humans” on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit.
“This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. “For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”
“This new expansion will broaden and deepen the already incredible experience at Universal, by bringing to life the iconic landmarks of Springfield that fans have grown to love,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President, Fox Consumer Products. “Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moe’s Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal.”
“It has been an honor to bring the world of the Simpsons to life in such a letter-perfect way,” said Denise Sirkot, President, Worldwide Brand, Gracie Films. “Truly this is the Krustyest place on earth.”
For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com.
Netflix is set to premiere “Derek,” an original series starring, written, directed and executive-produced by Ricky Gervais on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM PT . All seven 30-minute episodes in the series will be available at launch.
David Earl, Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman star in “Derek” along with Gervais.
A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, “Derek” centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Working alongside Derek is Dougie (Pilkington), his landlord who is one of life’s unlucky individuals; Kev (Earl), a loveable train wreck; and Hannah (Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derek’s best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.
Creator and star of “The Office” and “Extras,” Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, and seven BAFTAS. “The Office” is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes.
You can watch episode 1 below.
This Gallery quality giclée from Staermose Posters features a sideview of the caped crusaders trusty vehicle. Made as a triptych poster. Get all three to display this classic movie car.
Printed on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.
Can be ordered in a variety of sizes. ($18 – $49)
Last night’s Saturday Night Live was the last to feature Fred Armisen, who’s been a member of the cast for 11 seasons. His final sketch was a performance as his British punk rock alter ego Ian Rubbish singing an original song, “Lovely Day”.
Fred brought out a bunch of his coolest indie rock friends: Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols, Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag (and Portlandia!), J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr., and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth.
Man this song takes me back…Last night Huey Lewis and the News performed “I Want a New Drug” featuring Jimmy Kimmel on the Sony Indoor Stage.
The band appeared on the late night program to promote the 30th anniversary of the release of their &x platinum album, Sports.
Now I just feel old.