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Oscars®: The Top 25 (Best Original Screenplay)

Continuing a new weekly series I’m doing…we’re talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories. Aside from the shorts and something like Best Sound Mixing like I mentioned previously, I’ll be hitting them all over the coming weeks and months, including[...]

Jason Reitman bringing Oscar-winning classic to TIFF 2012

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Canadian native Jason Reitman has become a staple of the Toronto International Film Festival, premiering his award-winning “Juno” and “Up In the Air” at the annual fest. Reitman’s returning for the 2012 festival, but he isn’t bringing a film. Well … he isn’t exactly bringing a film. Reitman[...]

‘True Blood’ officially renewed for a fifth season by HBO

HollywoodNews.com: ‘True Blood’ fans can start getting excited for a new season as the show has been renewed for a fifth season by HBO executives. Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, commented about how great fans are to the hit show, states E! News. “I am thrilled that True Blood continues[...]

“Mad Men,” “True Blood” on key contract extensions

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Good news for supporters of quality television. Two programs routinely cranking out solid episodes either are negotiating for new season or have inked deals for future episodes. Let’s start with the done deal. Jon Hamm has signed a three-year deal to stay with “Mad Men,” meaning that the[...]

Anna Paquin of ‘True Blood’ reveals love for ‘HBO’

HollywoodNews.com: Anna Paquin has spoken about her ambition to work on HBO, the cable network behind the hit TV Show ‘True Blood,’ in which the 27-year-old plays the part of Sookie. Talking to Venice, she said, “Before the show had come anywhere near me, I had been talking for the last[...]

‘True Blood’ adds panthers to the cast

HollywoodNews.com: SPOILER: Move over “True Blood” werewolves, here comes the panthers. Per TV Guide, “True Blood” is introducing a panther character. One was spotted on the set and is scheduled to make its debut in mid-August. Apparently, the panther character is connected to Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten).[...]

‘True Blood’ showrunner Alan Ball rolls another HBO pilot

HollywoodNews.com: “True Blood” showrunner Alan Ball will be serving up another great show to HBO in the near future. Ball is on tap to bring the Charlie Huston novel “The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death” to the pay cabler. Plot centers around a slacker who[...]

More ‘True Blood’ Season 3 spoilers

HollywoodNews.com: Where will “True Blood” go next after last week’s shockingly twisted closing scene? To some equally interesting places, if promos for episodes 4 and 5 are any indication. Additionally, new spoilers for the rest of this season have been released, and they reveal that the complicated love lives of[...]

‘True Blood’ coming back for a fourth season

HollywoodNews.com: HBO’s “True Blood” already sank its fangs into 6.4 million viewers in its season three premiere just a week ago, and now it has more good news heading its way. The show has just been renewed for a fourth season that will debut in the summer of 2011, reports Entertainment[...]

‘True Blood’s’ creator Alan Ball: The show has a long future

Hollywoodnews.com: “True Blood” creator Alan Ball foresees several more seasons of the hit HBO vampire show. This comes as no surprise since Ball’s previous HBO drama, “Six Feet Under” ran for five seasons. “I think True Blood could run longer than Six Feet Under because of the supernatural[...]
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