Remember Legally Blonde: The Musical casting show on MTV? Or how about The Glee Project on Oxygen? Both of these were such huge hits that Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber is currently in talks for a new reality television show that will scout talent for one of his esteemed musical productions. He has so many great stage spectacles to choose from (Evita, Cats, The Phantom Of The Opera, Sunset Boulevard and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, to only name a few), so which script and score will be the final prize of the upcoming televised talent contest?
When Regis Philbin announced that he was set to retire from morning television, audiences and producers had no idea who would replace him as the permanent co-host of the show that would no longer be known as Live! With Regis And Kelly. And since Philbin’s final episode, ratings have dipped dramatically as the seat next to Ripa has become a revolving door for guest hosts Jerry Seinfeld, Josh Groban and her husband, Mark Consuelos — just as it was when Kathie Lee Gifford first departed the show and Ripa tried out her soap opera acting chops on live morning television.
However, after taking a second and more fair look, the ratings of Live! With Kelly look quite good…in fact, they’re better than when Philbin was sitting beside her! More details after the jump.
What did Chelsea Handler want for Christmas? Pop a few a bottles of Belvedere and celebrate, because the comedienne has just renewed her contract with E! Entertainment, keeping her show Chelsea Lately on the air through 2014!
But that’s not all that Handler is taking on in the future; in addition to also renewing her other show on the cable channel, the mock documentary series After Lately, she’s also taking on some bigger roles that are reaching beyond her late night hours and into the rest of the television world.
With so many ways to watch television these days, it’s impossible to accurately capture which shows are successfully received by audiences through ratings alone: what about the people who record shows on their DVRs to watch them later on? Or those who stream episodes online, either directly from the network’s website or through a portal like Hulu? Apple TV, Google TV, purchasing episodes on iTunes…just because the episode was made for television definitely doesn’t mean it needs to be watched on an actual television anymore!
And even after compiling the results from all the aforementioned avenues, the numbers still won’t be accurate because one widely available option to watch television will still be omitted. Who out there is keeping count of the top ten most pirated shows on TV?
Last week, entertainment blogs were buzzing with reports that Mariah Carey would take the stage at tonight’s taping of The X Factor with Justin Bieber, singing the “SuperFestive!” version of Carey’s original holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Initially upon release, the song received some criticism for the changing sound of Bieber’s voice, so audiences of both artists anticipated a live version of the upbeat collaboration.
However, such a performance comes with a price tag, a bill too big for The X Factor to bear.
So just how much did Mariah Carey ask for?
Award season is officially here! The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood, revealing the best of the best according to actors’ peers. Which films were nominated and which television shows got snubbed?
Audiences were in shock when Cougar Town wasn’t anywhere to be found in ABC’s midseason lineup. First, there were speculations that that after just two seasons of impromptu wine “tastings” and overbearing parenting, the single-camera comedy Cougar Town was suddenly cancelled, and Courtney Cox would be off the air yet again. Then, the network calmed fans down with promises that the show would return in sometime March — three long months from now.
But E! Online ran into Busy Philipps at the Alice + Olivia charity fashion show in West Hollywood last night, and she had some great news to share…along with a handful of spoilers about the Cul-de-Sac crew!
Social networks connect people. Facebook allows people to peer into the lives of high school classmates and long lost acquaintances, Twitter endorses multiple TwitPic uploads of colorful lunches and picturesque scenery (complete with an Instagram filter, of course). But where can people share artistic inspirations and expressions freely, now that Tumblr is overridden with branded blogs and viral memes?
Enter Dianna Agron, better known as the saucy and spiteful cheerleader Quinn Fabray on Glee. She has just launched YouMeandCharlie.com, which is her idea of a virtual art collective and inspired by her own personal, and supernatural, experiences.
If you sat in line for the midnight showing of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn or supported either of Robert Downey Jr.’s film franchises, you contributed: Forbes released its list of “Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck” yesterday. These actors are the ones who are the best investments for projects on the big screen…which doesn’t necessarily have to correlate with acting talent or training. But to all the veteran actors with their polished Oscars and SAG awards, watch out — the amount of young Hollywood alumni on this list will seriously shock you!
If you watched the last episodes of The Voice this past June, you saw a teaser of Katharine McPhee singing Christina Aguilera’s hit song “Beautiful.” You probably wondered why for a minute and then forgot about it, because you never really saw or heard much about it again afterwards.
That placement was actually an incredibly early advertisement for Smash, the musical drama that is said to be NBC’s answer to Glee on FOX. Yet instead of following misfit teens in an after school club, Smash is set in New York City, and it’s studded with a talented cast — which, as of yesterday, now includes Uma Thurman.