April 23, 2014

Tag Archives: series

“Breaking Bad” coming back for final season

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The new broke late Sunday night: AMC and Sony struck a deal that will allow the critically acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad” to return for a final season.
The creative team will be given 16 new episodes to bring their storyline to a close, THR reports.
When asked what it meant to be given the freedom to conclude the show in a way he sees fit, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan told the trade, “It’s a funny irony — I’d hate to know the date of my own last day on earth, but I’m delighted to know what Walter White’s will be (episodically speaking). This is a great gift to me and to my wonderful writers. It’s knowledge which will allow us to properly build our story to a satisfying conclusion. Now, if we don’t manage to pull that off, we’ve got no one to blame but ourselves.”
It’s also the latest in a trend of shows, starting with ABC’s “Lost,” that have been able to view their end dates and build toward it. In the past, shows that weren’t working (and a few that were) simply were cancelled, never to be heard from again.
Giving a team an end date to work toward rewards their hard work, and rewards the audience for its patience.
THR says the show “will commence production in early 2012.”
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Heather Locklear reportedly engaged to long-time boyfriend

HollywoodNews.com: Heather Locklear has reportedly finally decided to tie the knot with her long-time boyfriend, Jack Wagner.
The two have been dating since 2007 after Locklear split from her husband, Richie Sambora, states Hollyscoop. Locklear and Wagner met while working together on ‘Melrose Place.’
Locklear was also previously married to Tommy Lee in 1986 but divorced from him in 1994.
Do you think she has finally gotten the right guy?
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News
Image by PR Photos

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II is the top grosser of 2011

HollywoodNews.com: As of yesterday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II is the highest-grossing film of 2011, both worldwide and domestically. On the domestic front, it surpass Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now sits at $344 million in just over a month of national release. On the worldwide front, the Harry Potter series finale is now the highest-grossing film of all-time not directed by James Cameron. Second only to Titanic ($1.8 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion), the eighth and final Harry Potter adventure now sits at $1.13 billion, surpassing the $1.119 billion gross of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
Yes, we can discuss the 3D bump and the inflation argument, but Frodo’s big record (the biggest-grossing film not helmed by James Cameron) has held steady for nearly eight years as several films joined the $1 billion club but couldn’t get that extra $120 million needed to get over the hump. While it sits $7 million below Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in terms of pure overseas grosses, that will be surpassed in the next day or two, leaving the film as the third-biggest overseas grosser as well. All in just over a month of worldwide release.
So Harry Potter 7.2 stands as the biggest film not helmed by James Cameron, the highest-grossing sequel, Warner Bros’s highest-grossing film, etc etc. As far as inflation goes, it needs only $15 million in domestic sales to surpass the $360 million ‘adjusted-for-inflation’ gross of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is number two on the inflation-adjusted list (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’s $445 million is pretty much out of reach). In terms of estimated tickets sold, Harry Potter 7.2 stands with 42.79 million tickets, good for fourth place in the series.
But it’s just under 2.4 million tickets away from the 45.175 million tickets sold by the fourth picture, while the tickets-sold champ (again the first film in the series) is likely out of reach with 55.9 million tickets sold. Point being, 3D bump or not, the film is likely going to become the second-most viewed (in theaters) entry of the series. And the entire series is currently at $7.5 billion worldwide, with a final total of over $8 billion certainly in the cards. Just think, if Warner Bros. had split book four [...]

Chord Overstreet, Emma Roberts keep private relationship going

HollywoodNews.com: It looks like things are really working out between ‘Glee’ star Chord Overstreet and Emma Roberts as the two have been spotted out together once more.
Roberts was hosting a dinner for Westward by Emily and Meritt for Kate Spade New York where Overstreet showed up in support, states People. The event reportedly took place at L.A.’s Petit Ermitage Hotel where guests were able to hang out on the rooftop.
Roberts and Overstreet reportedly kept close company throughout the night as they mingled with friends and held hands.
Do you like these two together?
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News
Image by PR Photos

‘Glee’s’ Dianna Agron takes her hair to the pink side

HollywoodNews.com: Maybe ‘Glee’ star Dianna Agron was inspired by Katy Perry’s recent pink hair as the TV star changed things up quite a bit recently.
Agron, who chopped off her long blonde locks this year, has now dyed her hair bright pink, states UsMagazine.com. While Agron recently stepped out for the ‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’ with a shaggy bob, she keeps changing things up.
Maybe the look is being tried out for now while Agron isn’t filming, but it would be surprising if it stayed around when ‘Glee’ starts up again.
What do you think about celebs and crazy hair colors?
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News
Image by PR Photos

“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” – Reviews are in!

By Adam Frazier
Hollywoodnews.com: Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (2009’s “Fame”), “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” depicts a Glee concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the cast’s Glee Live! In Concert! tour. The film features backstage footage and a familiar setlist of songs from the show’s first and second seasons.
While Gleeks won’t get a chance to weigh in on the concert movie until this weekend, “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” currently sits at 65% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and seems to deliver exactly what it’s promising: a 3D concert for only the most die-hard Gleeks.
Here’s what critics are saying:
“You get the feeling that you’re actually there, with the best seat in the house.” — Jessica Bakeman, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Even the uninitiated could do a lot worse than this 80-minute musical valentine to the outsider in us all.” — Lael Loewenstein, Variety
“The Fox TV phenomenon is the Lewis & Clark of discovering new revenue streams. And this big-screen iteration is just as buoyant and bright-eyed as the rest of the franchise.” — David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
Then things started to turn a little more negative:
“It’s a thin feature, but undeniably entertaining, providing the fanbase with the colorful, boppy good time they’ve been longing for during the summer hiatus.” — Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
“I’m calling bullsh** on this 3D concert movie. The movie plays like an evangelical prayer meeting, though I’d hold the hallelujahs.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Sprinkles only a few highlights of real musical talent through an otherwise blatant pat-on-the-back montage.” — Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
“It strains to celebrate diversity and individualism, while its processed music exemplifies strict corporate teamwork.” — Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Even the totally Gleeked-out, most ardent fans of Fox’s hit television show Glee may find that the franchise’s latest endeavor leaves little to sing about.” — Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News
See for yourself. “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” is in theaters as we speak. Are you going?
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

New ‘Glee’ Photos: Dianna Agron Aug 11, 2011

HollywoodNews.com: Dianna Agron made her debut as Quinn Fabray on the hit television series ‘Glee.’ Agron is more famous than ever. Enjoy her gallery!
Dianna Agron is fairly new to the scene but has already won over fans with her TV and film roles. With this just being the beginning, her star is bound to be on the rise.

Agron may now be a hit on ‘Glee,’ but she started her career with small roles on ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘CSI: NY’ and ‘Heroes.’ Now, she has made the difficult jump from TV to movies with roles in ‘Burlesque’ and ‘I Am Number Four.’
She was rumored to be dating her ‘I Am Number Four’ costar Alex Pettyfer until around March 2011, although she tells the latest issue of ‘Cosmopolitan’ that she wants to keep her private life quiet.

Images by PR Photos
New Glee Photos: Jane Lynch July 31, 2011
New Glee Photos: Lea Michele July 31, 2011
To see more Photo Galleries click here.
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

‘Glee’s’ Dianna Agron talks keeping things private

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Glee’ star Dianna Agron’s celebrity is on the rise, but that doesn’t mean that fans will know all about her private life.
Agron revealed to ‘Cosmopolitan’ that she wants to keep things private in order to keep her career going, states Just Jared. “It’s really sad looking at people like Lindsay Lohan. She’s an amazing actress, but you see what happens when people know too much about your personal life,” Agron commented.
The actress added that when people know too much, they are unable to look at you the same way professionally as they once did.
Do you think Dianna Agron will have a long career?
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News
Image by PR Photos

“Glee” Stars On Their 3D Movie And Season Three!

HollywoodNews.com: Can’t wait until the new season of Glee starts? You can see the Gleeks at the movies this summer in Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. 3D cameras filmed a performance of the cast’s world tour, and this weekend the movie version opens in theaters. The entire cast of Glee shared their thoughts on the concert performance and the upcoming third season of the show.
There may be more music on the Glee 3D dvd!
Lea Michele: “There was a lot of different versions of the concert. Sometimes we do songs and some nights we maybe weren’t feeling particularly well so we’d take one song and put another song in. It’s constantly changing.”
Mark Salling: “As long as my version of ‘I’m a Little Teapot’ got in there.”
The actors had to stay in character on stage:
Lea Michele: “We got to shoot these really fun little backstage things with Ryan Murphy where he was interviewing us in character. I guess some of us on stage, if they wanted to really embody their characters, they did. I feel like I did a nice blend of Rachel and of Lea while I was on stage performing, but we are in our characters. At the same time, when we walk on stage, we’re ourselves.”
Darren Criss: “It was hard. I definitely blew it a couple times, up in San Francisco making shout outs to my parents. Blaine’s probably never even been to San Francisco. When we were in Ohio we should’ve been really excited but I couldn’t tell you what city Dalton is in.”
Chris Colfer: “I had to be in character. You have to just leave yourself at the door sometimes because there was no way I could do ‘Single Ladies’ every night. Leave yourself behind. Kurt takes over.”
On stage, all your favorite Glee songs are bigger!
Kevin McHale: “It was more so that we had so much space to work with, because normally we don’t get that much space and you have to more let loose. It wasn’t a concern for us to cover it because there’s a lot of us so it was easy to cover the whole thing. It was nice to be able to actually do dance and have a lot of room to do the moves.”
Dianna Agron: “Although every now and then there would be an explosion. A rogue explosion and you’d be like, ‘Oh, that was really close!’ Lea saved me once. There [...]

Octavia Spencer, Kathryn Stockett on the troubles and triumphs of “The Help” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Tate Taylor’s “The Help,” an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s immensely popular novel documenting the South’s racial divide in the 1960s, opens in theaters today.
Depending on who you believe, the picture’s Oscar campaign either officially begins or is dead in the water.
I’m opting for the former. Disney and DreamWorks have a hit on their hands, as “Help” should play extremely well with its sizeable book-club fan base. Positive word of mouth should drive patrons into theaters at a time when high-calorie summer blockbusters are giving way to meatier, mature dramas. And conversations outside of theaters following screenings no doubt will focus on the award-worthy performances given by Taylor’s cast, most notably Viola Davis (whom we interviewed here), Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard.
To anyone paying attention, it’s clear that “The Help” has only taken its first few steps in this year’s awards race, and I expect to see it running with the pack as the marathon continues.
But we didn’t dive into Oscars or awards when I sat down with Octavia Spencer and Kathryn Stockett in Atlanta. We placed our focus where it belongs — on the characters, the Southern culture, the food and the family atmosphere these artists embraced while making “The Help.”
HollywoodNews.com: Did you always have it in the back of your mind that this book would make for an excellent film?
Kathryn Stockett: Look, I didn’t think that it was going to get published. [Laughs] So I couldn’t even put it in print, much less on the screen.
HollywoodNews.com: We need to figure out how we can serve Minnie’s friend chicken in the theaters. Can you cut a deal with the chains that, instead of popcorn, they serve friend chicken, because the various cooking scenes in the film have me salivating for some home-cooked friend chicken.
Stockett: I have had more people tell me that after they saw the film, they went right out and got a bucket of friend chicken. [Laughs]
Octavia Spencer: Then chicken places need to give you some stock.
Stockett: And the funny thing is this food isn’t just in the movie. It was all over the set. I gained 15 pounds. Tate Taylor gained 35! We could have created a small human being with our weight gain.
Spencer: Yet, I lost 16 pounds from the heat. It was hot, I was sweating. But also, somebody was cooking for me [...]

Page 18 of 131« First...10...1617181920...304050...Last »