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Disney-ABC TV’s Mark Pedowitz departing

BY STAFF Veteran ABC executive Mark Pedowitz is leaving the company after 19 years. He is expected to set up shop at Warner Bros. TV with a first-look deal. Pedowitz most recently was senior adviser to the office of the co-chairman, reporting to Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney-Media Networks and[...]

And the Award Goes To?

BY CANDY SPELLING I used to dread Hollywood’s awards season. I was happy for my husband when he was nominated for a People’s Choice or Golden Globe Award, except that meant we had to go to the ceremony. Darn. He felt the same way. When he was deciding to retire,[...]

Ewan McGregor, Jim Carrey honored by France

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey are in Paris to promote their upcoming gay romance entitled “I Love You Phillip Morris,” and have been honored by France as well. AP reports they were both named knights in the prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters. French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand blurted[...]

Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA Feature Film Award

The winners of the 2009 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the Guild’s 2010 Career Achievement Awards were announced Saturday during the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Kathryn Bigelow won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement[...]

Drew Barrymore laces up her skates

By SEAN O’CONNELL HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend: Whip It It’s tough to peg why Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut didn’t catch on when it spun through theaters last fall.[...]

Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA Award

Last night at the Directors Guild Awards a director was selected as the winner of this year’s “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. The nominees were Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Lee Daniels, Quentin Tarantino and Jason Reitman. KATHRYN BIGELOW WINS BEST DIRECTOR FOR THE HURT LOCKER “This is the most[...]

Zachary Quinto stepping away from Star Trek for 2 years

Zachary Quinto says that he has had enough of playing sci-fi roles, and wants to step away for a couple of years. He has played Sylar on the hit tv drama “Heroes” and is now known for his role as Spock” on the latest remake of “Star Trek.” Now Quinto[...]

Sarah Silverman ready for long-awaited new season of her show

BY GREG HERNANDEZ It’s been more than a year between seasons but for fans of “The Sarah Silverman Program,” the wait is almost over. The quirky sitcom – which features Silverman as a self-centered and ignorant woman also named Sarah Silverman returns with new episodes on Comedy Central on Feb.[...]

Conan O’Brien gets $45M exit deal

AP reports that Conan O’Brien and NBC have finally reached a deal for him to have a $45 million exit deal. Jay Leno will resume hosting on “The Tonight Show” while O’Brien is in the process of leaving the network. NBC and O’Brien released the statement, “Under terms of an[...]

WGA Screen Nominees Announced

The Writers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 2010 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 20, 2010. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (500) Days of Summer, Written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Fox Searchlight Avatar, Written by James Cameron; 20th Century Fox The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas[...]