Namm Show 2011: Band From TV to headline inaugural all-star celebrity jam concert

December 31, 2010

Popular celebrity band, Band From TV will kick off Namm's first annual All-Star Celebrity Jam on Saturday January 15. The jam will be held on the Anaheim Convention Center’s main lobby stage, at the close of the convention day on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

Band From TV will perform a variety of cover tunes and rock n’ roll classics. Members who will be performing at NAMM’s All Star Celebrity Jam include drummer Greg Grunberg of Heroes and NBC’s upcoming love anthology, Love Bites. Grunberg will also be on hand earlier in the day for NAMM Idea Center Session about his mobile couponing app, Yowza!!; Hugh Laurie (keyboard & vocals), star of House; Jesse Spencer (violin) and currently starring alongside Laurie on House; Bob Guiney (vocals), who appeared on The Bachelor and is now the daily host of GSN: Live; Adrian Pasdar (guitar), from Heroes and Desperate Housewives and keyboard/vocalist Scott Grimes from American Dad, ER, and most recently, Robin Hood.

The NAMM Show runs from January 13- January 16.
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'Pretty Little Liars': All-day marathon leading to mid-season premiere airs on Monday January 3


(Press Release) Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer and those around them must deal with the aftermath of what happened in Rosewood, PA one mysterious night, in "Moments Later," the mid-season premiere of ABC Family's hit original series "Pretty Little Liars," premiering Monday, January 3rd (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). Viewers can catch up on all the mystery when the network airs nine back-to-back episodes from the summer's season from 11:00AM-8:00PM ET/PT, leading into that night's mid-season premiere.

Moments after Hanna is hit by a car, the girls' world is turned upside down. "A" is no longer content playing a game of cat and mouse - things have taken a far more ominous turn and now more than ever the four Pretty Little Liars have to turn to each other for support. With Hanna in the hospital and armed with the information of who "A" is, the girls are backtracking to figure out how they got to this point. How could this person know everything and want to use it against them?

Meanwhile, each girl has to also deal with a secret that is either found out, confessed or confronted - proving that secrets are still abound in Rosewood, PA.

"Pretty Little Liars" is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Leslie Morgenstein. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Bianca Lawson, Laura Leighton, Chad Lowe, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse. After winning three "Teen Choice Awards" this summer, "Pretty Little Liars" was just nominated for a People's Choice Award for "Favorite TV Obsession."

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 98 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas!" ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
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'Glee': 10 Things about Chad Overstreet


Fox's "Glee" has released a new video on cast member Chad Overstreet.
The actor and musician plays the recurring character Sam, a McKinley High jock who starts off as Finn's protégé but slowly becomes his competition!

Watch the interview video below:

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2010 Kennedy Center Honorees: Oprah, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Bill T. Jones

December 30, 2010

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center ceremony once again honored the finest in arts including singer and songwriter Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; songwriter and musician Paul McCartney; and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey.

On hand to salute the artists were President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama,Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Miranda Cosgrove, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor, No Doubt Matthew Morrison, Christine Ebersole, Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster, Brad Paisley, Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Steven Tyler, Chris Rock, Jennifer Hudson, John Travolta, Barbara Walters, Vince Gill, Kid Rock, Claire Danes and more.
pictured: Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey (photo credit: Gary Fabiano - Pool/Getty Images)
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Kim Kardashian hosts "25 Years of Sexy: People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive" special on ABC

November 8, 2010

People Magazine will air a special to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the popular "Sexiest Man Alive" issue of the magazine. Television personality and reality tv star, Kim Kardashian hosts a one-hour airing November 17.

The special will showcase how the magazine chooses Hollywood's sexiest men and Kasrdashian will interview PEOPLE's "2010 Sexiest Man Alive."

Airing November 17, the special goes behind the scenes to reveal the magazine's selection process, and features highlights from the iconic issue since its debut in 1985.

The special includes an interview with Hugh Jackman ("2008 Sexiest Man Alive"), who describes the impact the title has had on his career, and the teasing that Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney inflicted on each other when they landed the title. The special also includes exclusive looks at the magazine's editorial meetings and photo selections for the "2010 Sexiest Man Alive." The issue hits newsstands nationwide on Friday, November 19.

The special airs Wednesday, November 17 on ABC.
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'Vampire Diaries': second season premieres Thursday on The CW

September 9, 2010

CW's hit series, "The Vampire Diaries" returns with all new episodes tonight. The second season begins with Elena discovering her uncle John's bloody body and learning Jeremy's fate, and Damon realizing that Katherine has returned. Meanwhile, Caroline is taken to the hospital following a car accident, and Tyler's mysterious uncle Mason arrives in town.

Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Westly star. Check your local listings for time and channel.
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'Castle': third season premieres Monday 20 on ABC

August 22, 2010

"Castle" will premiere Monday, September 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

Last season Castle and Beckett's (Stana Katic) relationship grew stronger as they dodged bullets, captured killers, and solved countless murder cases in their unorthodox partnership. But by the Season Two finale, Beckett's new relationship with a robbery detective had pushed Castle away, forcing them both to confront their feelings. When Castle left to finish writing his second Nikki Heat novel, "Naked Heat," Beckett had to watch him walk away, unable to express her true feelings and unsure whether he will return to the precinct...

The series stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as Detective Kate Beckett, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
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'Dancing With The Stars': new cast announcement live on August 30



For the first time in "Dancing with the Stars" history, the new celebrity cast will be revealed at a LIVE press conference. "Dancing with the Stars" co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke will reveal the cast during an episode of "Bachelor Pad," MONDAY, AUGUST 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Immediately following each cast member's live primetime unveiling, ABC.com will post the updated list online. ABC.com will also post the press conference, in its entirety, the following day. The Fall 2010 season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres MONDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Also returning this season is "Macy's Stars of Dance," featuring some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance and offering viewers performances that represent the peak of achievement in their genres, including fan favorite "Design-A-Dance," in which viewers can vote and select the elements of the performance, from who is dancing to the style of ballroom to the music.
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Comic Con 2010 Recap: NBC's 'The Event' sneak preview with Blair Underwood and cast

July 29, 2010


This year's Comic Con panel included many new shows for the fall. NBC's "The Event"
"The Event" Synopsis: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”); Sophia (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, “ER”), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Ian Anthony Dale (“Daybreak”) and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (“Damages”) also star in the ensemble drama. “The Event” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Stark (“Medium,” “Facing Kate”) serves as executive producer, Nick Wauters (“The 4400,” “Eureka”) is creator/co-executive producer and Jeffrey Reiner (“Friday Night Lights,” “Trauma”) is the director/executive producer; Evan Katz (“24″) also is an executive producer.

Check out the panel discussion for the series below:



"The Event" premieres Monday, September 20 on NBC.
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CBS' Tech Savvy Characters of ' CSI', 'NCIS', 'Criminal Minds', etc to appear at Comic-Con

July 17, 2010

Since the debut of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" 10 years ago, the use of technology has increasingly become a major character of sorts in many of today's most popular crime procedurals, including the CBS series "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Criminal Minds." How has technology changed - on and off screen - since the premiere of "CSI"? How much of the technology used on these shows is real vs. artistic license? How has the use of technology on these shows influenced the real world? Anthony Zuiker, "CSI" creator and executive producer of "CSI," "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY," will moderate a discussion with three of television's best-known tech wiz's - Pauley Perrette (NCIS Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto on "NCIS"), Kirsten Vangsness (FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on "Criminal Minds") and Barrett Foa (NCIS Tech Operator Eric Beal on "NCIS: Los Angeles") - as well as "CSI's" former technical advisor and current supervising producer, Richard Catalani. (The Twitter Hashtag for this panel is #TechTV. Some of the panelists Twitter handles are: @PauleyP, @BarrettFoa, @Vangsness and @Zuiker.)

The panel will be on Sat., July 24, 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 7AB

For more info on this year's Comic-Con events, visit: COMIC-CON

(pictured: Pauley Perrette of "NCIS")
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Madden NFL 11 Pigskin Pro-Am Event in Malibu



The NFL and EA have teamed up to create a unique and exciting program to celebrate EA’s release of NFL Madden 11. The Event will feature 2 teams of 10 participants playing a modified flag football game on a special field in Malibu, CA. Each team will consist of 4 NFL alumni and 4 celebrities, and 2 current NFL players as coaches. For each participant on the winning team, the NFL will donate Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to the charity of their choice.

The Event will run similar to a typical NFL game with a pregame, 4 quarters and a halftime show. There will be unique twists to the game with special scoring opportunities. The event will be taped and air on NBC and NFL network in mid-August.

Here are some of the FAMERS and GAMERS:

FAMERS: (subject to change)

Tony Romo (coach)
Deon Sanders
Michael Irvin
Marcus Allen
Kurt Warner
Craig Robinson
Jesse Plemons
TBD
TBD

GAMERS: (subject to change)

Drew Brees (coach)
Jerry Rice
Steve Young
Rod Woodson
Shanon Sharpe
Maria Menounos
Quinton Aaron
Kristin Cavallari
TBD

Hosted by:

Rich Eisen & Jim Mora Jr.

For more info and tickets: MADDEN 11 EVENT TICKETS
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July 10, 2010
Outstanding Lead Actor In A
Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre
Productions, Inc. in association with Warner
Bros. Television
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO
Entertainment
Larry David as Himself
Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production
in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester
Monk • USA • Universal Cable Productions in
association with Mandeville Films and ABC
Studios
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions
and Reveille LLC in association with
Universal Media Studios
Steve Carell as Michael Scott
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little
Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal
Media Studio
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama
Series
Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures
Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents,
John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton
Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
Friday Night Lights • DirecTV • Imagine
Entertainment in association with Universal
Media Studios and Film 44
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor
House • FOX • Universal Media Studios in
association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z
Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
Lost • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in
association with ABC Network and Studios
Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard
Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Outstanding Lead Actor In A
Miniseries Or A Movie
A Dog Year • HBO • Duopoly in association
with HBO Films
Jeff Bridges as Jon Katz
The Prisoner • AMC • AMC, ITV Productions
and Granada
Sir Ian McKellen as Two
The Special Relationship • HBO • A
Rainmark and Kennedy/Marshall Production
in association with HBO Films
Michael Sheen as Tony Blair
The Special Relationship • HBO • A
Rainmark and Kennedy/Marshall Production
in association with HBO Films
Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton
You Don't Know Jack • HBO • Bee Holder,
Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana
Productions in association with HBO Films
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Outstanding Lead Actress In A
Comedy Series
Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production
in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Lea Michele as Rachel Berry
The New Adventures Of Old Christine • CBS
• Kari's Logo Here in association with
Warner Bros. Television
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell
Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime
Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson
Group Entertainment, Madison Grain
Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn
Mandabach Production
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
Parks And Recreation • NBC • Produced by
Deedle-Dee Productions and Universal Media
Studios
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little
Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal
Media Studio
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
United States Of Tara • Showtime •
Showtime Presents, Dreamworks Television
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson
Outstanding Lead Actress In A
Drama Series
The Closer • TNT • The Shephard/Robin
Company, in association with Warner Bros.
Television
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson
Damages • FX Networks • Sony Pictures
Television, FX Productions and KZK
Productions
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

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'Days Of Our Lives': 45 year celebration of television in Los Angeles

Celebrate 45 Years of Days of our Lives. Join us for celebration of the past with a look into the future. A true celebration of 45 magnificent years of television.

Produced by Nancy Bradley Wiard
September 28, 2010 - 7:30pm
Location
Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre
5230 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA, 91601
United States


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Comic-Con 2010: Day 2 highlights announced for the San Diego event

July 9, 2010


The event schedule for Day 2 of Comic-Con is released and it is packed with a fun day of fun-filled events for the comic book/movie lover in all of us. Some highlights on the Friday, July 23 calendar include:


** Friday is STAR WARS DAY! with six special programs for everyone on the Star Wars universe.

** 10:15-11:15 Aloha, Earth!— Lost castaway found! Battlestar Cylon becomes human! Star Trek writers return from space! A supernatural force has drawn some of sci-fi's giants back to Earth­ -- and they're all gathering on a beautiful and mysterious island in the Pacific. It's Hawaii Five-0, a modern-day reimagining of one of television's most beloved and iconic classics. The epic series, one of the most anticipated new shows of the season, will explore the origins of the Five-0 team and build on an already rich mythology. Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and Peter M. Lenkov (24), director Len Wiseman (Underworld), and stars Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) present an exclusive sneak peek at the series and an in depth discussion on how they plan to marry their genre sensibilities with a classic police procedural. Room 6BCF
Categories: Action/Adventure | Television

** 10:30-11:30 Neal Adams and Stan Lee: They Spoke Out—Against the Holocaust— Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) and Holocaust historian Dr. Rafael Medoff unveil the new series of educational "motion comics" they are creating with ABC News about Americans who spoke out for the rescue of Jews from the Holocaust. They will be joined on the panel by Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men) and will screen an episode from the upcoming series, illustrated by Neal Adams and narrated by Stan Lee. Room 9
Categories: Animation | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

** 10:30-11:30 Stargate Universe— Follow your Destiny. Catch the Syfy Stargate Universe panel, featuring Robert Carlyle (Dr. Nicholas Rush), David Blue (Eli Wallace), Ming Na (Camile Wray), and Louis Ferreira (Colonel Everett Young), moderated by Robert Cooper (series co-creator). Ballroom 20
Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

** 10:30-11:30 Summit Entertainment: Drive Angry 3D— A vengeful father hunts down the people who brutally killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby in the newest film shot in 3D from the writer and director of My Bloody Valentine 3D, starring Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and Amber Heard. Join the cast and filmmakers as they showcase never-before-seen footage of this high-octane, blood-spattered road trip through hell! Hall H
Categories: Action/Adventure | Horror and Suspense | Movies

** 11:00-12:00 Star Wars Day: Hasbro Panel— Hear from the Hasbro Design and Marketing teams about what's in store for the remainder of 2010. They will also offer a special sneak peek into some 2011 secrets. Featuring Derryl DePriest and Chad Donvito of Hasbro Marketing, and Brian Parrish, Mark Boudreaux, Brian Merten, Andrew Franks, and Vickie Stratford of Hasbro Design. Room 7AB
Categories: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Fandom | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

** 12:45-1:45 The Big Bang Theory— It's "Anything Can Happen Friday" at Comic-Con as The Big Bang Theory -- which kicks off a new night of comedy on Thursdays for CBS this fall -- returns to Comic-Con with a special screening and Q&A featuring the show's creators and stars. Resident Big Bang alum Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) moderates a lively discussion featuring executive producers Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), as well as series stars Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Jim Parsons (Garden State), Kaley Cuoco (Charmed), Simon Helberg (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), and Kunal Nayyar (NCIS). From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory will air Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT this fall on the CBS Television Network, and The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 14. Ballroom 20
Categories: Humor & Satire | Television

**1:00-2:00 Super— Writer/director James Gunn (Slither), stars Rainn Wilson (The Office), Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), and Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), and producers Ted Hope (Adventureland) and Miranda Bailey (The Squid and the Whale) reveal footage from their latest feature production Super, including the first peek at Rainn and Ellen Page's costume design. Super is a hyper-real and shockingly funny look at the extremely violent antics of a down-on-his-luck man as he attempts to win his wife back from a glamorous drug dealer by teaming up with a psychopathic teen to become costumed crimefighters. Hall H
Categories: Action/Adventure | Humor & Satire | Movies

** 2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Stan Lee— Comics legend and Comic-Con special guest Stan Lee discusses some of his latest projects at POW! Entertainment and the future of comics and new media distribution, including challenges today's writers and artists face. Join Stan and company, including Gill Champion (COO POW! Entertainment) for this special panel, which includes a Q&A with "The Man" himself. Room 6BCF
Categories: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Webcomics

** 2:00-2:45 Bones— Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson and star David Boreanaz are on hand to discuss what went down in Season 5 of Bones and the cliffhanger finale as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in the exciting new Season 6! The panel will be followed with a Q&A session. Ballroom 20
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Television

** 2:00-3:00 Peanuts Turns 60— On October 2, 1950 the Peanuts comic strip launched in seven American newspapers. Little did anyone know the impact this comic strip would have around the world for decades to come. Nearly 60 years later, Peanuts appears in over 2,200 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages. The animated specials have become a seasonal tradition and thousands of consumer products are available in every country around the world. Moderator Jerry Beck (animation historian/cartoon producer/consulting producer to Warner Bros., Universal, and Disney), Comic-Con special guest Jeannie Schulz (widow of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz), Paige Braddock (creative director of Charles M. Schulz's studio in Santa Rosa), Andy Beall (fix animation lead for Ratatouille, Wall-E, UP), Stephan Pastis (creator of Pearls Before Swine), and Marge Dean (general manager, W!ldbrain Animation Studios), present an in-depth foray into the work of Charles M. Schulz and what new things fans can look out for from Peanuts. Warner Premiere is joining the celebration with a sneak peek of something all new from Peanuts that fans won't want to miss. Room 25ABC
Categories: Animation | Anniversaries | Cartooning and Comic Strips

** 3:00-3:45 The Joss Whedon Experience— Every year Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, and Serenity, comes to Comic-Con to give fans a wide-ranging and digressive look into what's keeping him busy. Join Joss and a few thousand of his closest friends for the Q&A. Spoiler Alert! Ballroom 20
Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Writers & Writing

**3:15-4:15 Spartacus: Blood and Sand— Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), John Hannah (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), and Viva Bianca (Bad Bush). Executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming prequel, titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, expected to air on Starz in January 2011, and the exclusive content found on the first season Blu-ray discs, available September 21. Room 6BCF
Categories: Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

Robot Chicken heads to Comic-Con
** 4:30-5:30 Adult Swim Panel Featuring Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, and Metalocalypse— Show creators Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and Tom Root (Robot Chicken), Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (Venture Bros), and Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) discuss their original series, screen sneak peeks, and answer questions. Keith Crofford, VP of production at Adult Swim, will moderate. Room 6BCF
Categories: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

** 4:45-5:45 Falling Skies— They're coming. Get the very first look at Steven Spielberg's new series that envisions a world where aliens have invaded and the fate of humanity lies in the hands of a few survivors. Noah Wyle (ER, TNT's The Librarian movies) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) join co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) for a Q&A on the new series. Falling Skies premieres on TNT next summer. Room 6A
Categories: Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

** 5:15-6:15 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, True Blood kicked off its 12-episode third season June 13 on HBO. The series, which has earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series—Drama, follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe winner for True Blood season one; Oscar-winner for The Piano), who can hear people's thoughts, and her soulmate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series also features Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Denis O'Hare as Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, and Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux. (Note: names in bold will be appearing on the panel.) Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20
Categories: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Writers & Writing

** 6:30-7:30 TV Guide Magazine: The 2010 Hot List— Featuring the hottest supernatural/sci-fi talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes from new and returning series! Moderated by TV Guide magazine's executive editor Craig Tomashoff, the panel includes Morena Baccarin (V), Brannon Braga (Terra Nova, Flash Forward), Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family), Keith David (The Cape), Zachary Levi (Chuck), David Lyons (The Cape), Elizabeth Mitchell (V), Chi McBride (Human Target), and others to be announced! Ballroom 20
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Television

For a complete schedule, visit: COMIC-CON 2010
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Primetime Emmy Awards 2010: 'Glee' and 'Modern Family' dominates with acting nominations and for Best Comedy Series

July 8, 2010


The Prime-time Emmy nominations were announced today. Comedies "Glee" and "Modern Family" dominate the awards with nominations for most of the featured cast. "Lost" was honored in it's final season with nominations for their featured cast as well.

The critically acclaimed "Friday Night Lights" saw nominations for their leads, actors Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. “I’m so grateful. It really feels like a gift," Britton said upon learning of her nomination. "We’re about to wrap the show after 5 seasons, so this is especially wonderful and so unexpected. And I’m thrilled for my TV husband, Kyle too… It really feels like an acknowledgment of the show.”

Golden girl, Betty White, continues her hot streak with a nomination for her high-rated hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live."

This years awards will be on Sunday, August 29 and hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

Here are some of the nominees in the major categories:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • The Maternal Congruence • CBS • Chuck Lorre
Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter


Desperate Housewives • The Chase • ABC • ABC Studios
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey


Glee • The Rhodes Not Taken • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes


Saturday Night Live • Host: Tina Fey • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video
Tina Fey as Host


Saturday Night Live • Host: Betty White • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video
Betty White as Host


30 Rock • The Moms • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy


Two And A Half Men • 818-JKLPUZO • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jane Lynch as Dr. Linda Freeman


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Big Love • The Might And The Strong • HBO • Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment
Mary Kay Place as Adaleen Grant


Big Love • End Of Days • HBO • Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment
Sissy Spacek as Marilyn Densham


The Cleaner • Does Everybody Have A Drink? • A&E • CBS Paramount Television in association with Once A Frog Productions for A&E Network
Shirley Jones as Lola Zellman


Damages • Your Secrets Are Safe • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions
Lily Tomlin as Marilyn Tobin


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • Bedtime • NBC • Wolf Films in association with Universal Media Studios
Ann-Margret as Rita Wills


Lost • The End • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet Burke


Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.
Phil Keoghan as Host


American Idol • FOX • FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ryan Seacrest as Host


Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions
Tom Bergeron as Host


Project Runway • Lifetime • The Weinstein Company, Miramax Films, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture
Heidi Klum as Host


Survivor • CBS • SEG Inc.
Jeff Probst as Host

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series


The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Larry David as Himself

Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester

Monk • USA • Universal Cable Productions in association with Mandeville Films and ABC Studios
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios
Steve Carell as Michael Scott


30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Friday Night Lights • DirecTV • Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor


House • FOX • Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

Lost • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios
Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard


Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

A Dog Year • HBO • Duopoly in association with HBO Films
Jeff Bridges as Jon Katz

The Prisoner • AMC • AMC, ITV Productions and Granada
Ian McKellen as Two

The Special Relationship • HBO • A Rainmark and Kennedy/Marshall Production in association with HBO Films
Michael Sheen as Tony Blair

The Special Relationship • HBO • A Rainmark and Kennedy/Marshall Production in association with HBO Films
Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton

You Don't Know Jack • HBO • Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana Productions in association with HBO Films
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Lea Michele as Rachel Berry

The New Adventures Of Old Christine • CBS • Kari's Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell


Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn Mandabach Production
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks And Recreation • NBC • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Universal Media Studios
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

United States Of Tara • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Dreamworks Television
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

The Closer • TNT • The Shephard/Robin Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson

Damages • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

Friday Night Lights • DirecTV • Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Productions
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC • Wolf Films in association with Universal Media Studios
Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
January Jones as Betty Draper

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Capturing Mary • HBO • A talkbackTHAMES Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films
Maggie Smith as Mary Gilbert


Georgia O'Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television
Joan Allen as Georgia O’Keeffe

Return To Cranford (Masterpiece) • PBS • BBC/WGBH in association with Chestermead
Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty

The Special Relationship • HBO • A Rainmark and Kennedy/Marshall Production in association with HBO Films
Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton

Temple Grandin • HBO • A Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Production in association with HBO Films
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel

How I Met Your Mother • CBS • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson

Modern Family • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell

Modern Family • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker

Modern Family • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Damages • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions
Martin Short as Leonard Winstone

Lost • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke

Lost • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus


Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
John Slattery as Roger Sterling

Men Of A Certain Age • TNT • TNT Original Productions
Andre Braugher as Owen

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester

Modern Family • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Modern Family • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video
Kristen Wiig as Various Characters


30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Burn Notice • USA • FOX Television Studios in association with Fuse Entertainment
Sharon Gless as Madeline Westen

Damages • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Productions
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Productions
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Glee • Wheels • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel

Glee • Dream On • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan


Modern Family • Travels With Scout • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy

Nurse Jackie • Chicken Soup • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn Mandabach Production
Eli Wallach as Bernard Zimberg


30 Rock • Emmanuelle Goes To Dinosaur Land • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio
Jon Hamm as Dr. Drew Baird

30 Rock • Into The Crevasse • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in
association with Universal Media Studio
Will Arnett as Devin Banks

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment

Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV

Modern Family
• ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn Mandabach Production

The Office
• NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Dexter
• Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Productions

Lost • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios

Mad Men
• AMC • Lionsgate Television

True Blood • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
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June 24, 2010
Room 222 --

Before "Beverly Hills 90210", "Boston Public" "Head Of The Class" and "Saved By The Bell", there was Room 222.

ABC's innovative series, about the lives of teachers and students at a Los Angeles high school, ran from to 1975.

The show made early stars out of the talented cast including Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nichiolas and Karen Valentine.

The Paley Center for Media held its first 'Paleyfest: Rewind' television festival celebrating classic shows and stars of the 60s and 70s. Room 222 was a highlight of the festival....

The audience was treated to an airing of an episode of the show. Entitled "Right On, Brother!", the episode cover many social issues of the time, including censorship, freedom of speech, peer pressure and abuse of power.

After the screening, members of the cast and crew were on hand to talk about the series, how it came about and how it influenced many of the television shows that came after it.

Joining in the conversation were series stars Denise Nicholas (Liz McIntyre), Karen Valentine (Alice Johnson), David Jolliffe (Bernie), Judy Strangis (Helen Loomis), Producer/Creator James L. Brooks and Producer/Director Gene Reynolds.

The meeting brought out pleasant stories and memories from the cast, many of whom hadn't seen each other in over 40 years.

Nicholas and Valentine felt like it was old home week as they recalled chatting up a storm once they saw each other again.

Reynolds shares that his inspiration for creating the show centered around the playground he grew up around as a kid. "There was a playground monitor who was so great with kids...he was always out there with them, playing baseball, basketball, whatever he was intstructing. He was a great guy." Reynolds gos on to add the the early premise for the lead was his childhood playground monitor.

He felt having the high centered at a high school would be more interesting and more complicated. He also came up with the idea of making lead teacher African American because at the time schools were being integrated around the country. "We saw a tremendous change in demographics. The country was changing enormously", Reynolds says. "So Jim and I sat down and said what are we going to do with a high school? We've both been out of school so long
Brooks, who went on to produce "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Cheers" and movies like "Terms of Endearment" shares how producer kept the show real.

"I can't say enough about Gene and his fight to maintain the integrity of the show. When he hired me to write the pilot, he insisted on research. We had a leader who insisted on finding the heart and purpose of the show, who fought the network at a time when no one was doing it at the time." As a writer, Brooks spent months at a Los Angeles area high school getting to know and shape the characters that would later appear on the show. "We got the stories from the pilot there and many of the stories through out the first season."

Jolliffe, who played on the show's students, "Bernie" reflect on the instant fame the show brought him. Bernie was a white student who had his hair styled in a huge red afro. The actor jokes that he had people coming up to him saying is that really your real hair.

Nicohlas remembers that the show was very popular with teachers. "I remember the show was a huge hit with teachers all over the country with the American Federation of Teacher", the actress reflects. "We then knew we were doing something good and that resonated with people in the education world. The teachers certainly supported the show."

Valentine shares that she received many comments through the years by people who were moved by the show. Many, she says, we influenced to become teachers because of the show.

She later tells the funny story of living in her old Burbank neighborhood. "... At the time I lived in Burbank, near a school and the kids found out where I lived and came to my door and said 'what time is class'", she says. "It was so cute," she remembers. "And then I had to move", she jokingly continues.

Many of the cast talks about Lloyd Haynes's character, Pete Dixon and the actor's and character's positive influence on the show.
"I think everyone wanted a teacher like Pete Dixon," Strangis says. "He would listen and not necessarily give you all the answers right away. He's make you think."

"People would come up to us and say 'I wish I had a teacher like Mr. Dixon or a counselor like Miss McIntyre'," Jolliffe adds when teaching about the show's audience response.


agreed. "The show had a way of capturing the heart of people," she adds.
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CMT Music Awards 2010: Carrie Underwood the night's big winner

June 10, 2010

The always fun CMT Awards were held this week on Nashville. Fan favorite and former American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, continues to add to her already impressive number of awards as the country singer was the night's big winner.

Underwood won the big awards of the night, including VIDEO OF THE YEAR for her song "Cowboy Casanova" and CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR AWARD for "Temporary Home" from INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

Keith Urban was awarded MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for his song "Til Summer Comes Around," and Miranda Lambert won her first ever CMT Music Award for FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for "White Liar".

Other first-time winners included Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, and Luke Bryan.

Performances included Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson, LeAnne Rimes, Underwood, Urban, who teamed with John Mayer, Tim McCGraw and the show's host, Kid Rock, who was joined by many of his famous friends, including Trace Adkins, Zac Brown, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, and none other than Hank Williams, Jr.

Presenters included Erin Andrews and Maks Chmerkovskiy of "Dancing With The Stars", Laura Bell Bundy, Sheryl Crow, Paula Deen, Kara Dioguardi, Gloriana, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Terrell Owens, Hayden Panettiere, Richard Petty, Kellie Pickler, Jada Pinkett-Smith, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, "Jersey Shore's" Snooki and The Situation, David Spade, Taylor Swift, Kenan Thompson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Wilson, Trisha Yearwood and Zac Brown Band.


The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will encore Friday, June 11 at 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL will re-air on Sunday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. All times listed are ET/PT.


Below is a full list of winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

· Carrie Underwood - "Cowboy Casanova"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR


· Keith Urban - "'Til Summer Comes Around"

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR


· Miranda Lambert - "White Liar"

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR


· Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"



DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR


· Brooks & Dunn - "Indian Summer"


USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR



· Luke Bryan - "Do I"



COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR



· Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins - "Hillbilly Bone"


CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

· Carrie Underwood - "Temporary Home" from INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

· Shaun Silva

The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will encore Wednesday, June 9 at 11:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.; Friday, June 11 at 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL will re-air on Sunday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. All times listed are ET/PT.
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Paley Center hosts The Last Lost Weekend; A Celebration Saturday, May 22 in Los Angeles

May 15, 2010

The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is celebrating the end of the phenomenal television series "Lost." Which an afternoon of celebrations and screening of their "Lost" events since the series began.

From The Paley Center: ABC’s Lost is coming to an end after six glorious seasons (OK, five, but we forgive them for those cages!), and we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Laugh, because we are giddy with anticipation for the two-and-a-half-hour swan song on Sunday, May 23; cry, because how can life possibly go on without Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke, Hurley, Miles, Desmond, and—yes—even Ben?

Here’s the good news: The Paley Center for Media is going to help EASE YOUR PAIN with a fun-filled celebration featuring a slew of events, prize giveaways, and more. Join your fellow Losties for screenings of the PaleyFest 2005 and 2010 panels with the cast and creative team, plus the premiere of Lost: The Enhanced Pilot, which will be screened prior to its broadcast premiere later that evening. The two-hour pilot, directed by J.J. Abrams, will feature pop-up trivia facts from the executive producers.

So, if you love Lost like we do and want to celebrate (or mourn) with your fellow Losties, come to the Paley Center and share in the fun and games. After all, you’ll never have this chance again.
SCREENINGS

12:30 pm FREE Admission
PaleyFest05: Lost (The First Season)

See the cast and creative team back when it all began. The season one PaleyFest panel featuring J.J. Abrams, Carlton Cuse, Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Jorge Garcia, Dominic Monaghan, and Naveen Andrews.

2:00 pm FREE Admission
PaleyFest2010: Lost (The Final Season)

Didn’t get to this year’s PaleyFest? See it all now. Locke (Terry O’Quinn) and Ben (Michael Emerson) share the stage side by side at our February 27th event also featuring Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Nestor Carbonell, Zuleikha Robinson, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Jack Bender, Elizabeth Sarnoff, and moderator Paul Scheer (The League, Human Giant).

4:00 pm FREE for Members, $10 Admission for General Public
Premiere Screening: Lost: The Enhanced Pilot

See the premiere screening of the new pop-up enhanced version of the J.J. Abrams directed Lost pilot before it airs on ABC that evening. The event is free to Members, but reservations are required.

For more information, visit: PaleyCenter.org for tickets, visit: Tickets
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Daytime Emmys 2010: 'All My Children', 'Bold & The Beautiful', 'General Hospital', 'Young & The Restless' compete for Best Show

May 12, 2010
aGNES NIXON
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards where announced this morning on The Early Show on CBS. The show be broadcast live from Las Vegas for the first time on Sunday, June 27th, 2010 over the CBS Television Network.

Agnes Nixon, creator of "All My Children" and "One Life To Live" will receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Susan Lucci. Dick Clark and "American Bandstand" will be honored for the show's contribution to daytime television be an all star line up, including Ryan Seacrest, cast of the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys", Chubby Checker, Cher, Simon Cowell, Donnie Osmond, Marie Osmond and more...

The nominations for the awards has some of daytime's best shows competing against each other.

Nominations in the major categories are:



OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, Y&R)
Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, Y&R)
Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery, ATWT)
Michael Park (Jack Snyder, ATWT)
James Scott (EJ DiMera, DAYS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara, GH)
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer, GL)
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey, AMC)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman, Y&R)
Maura West (Carly Tenney, ATWT)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, GH)
Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, GH)
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin, AMC)
Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks, OLTL)
Billy J. Miller (Billy Abbott, Y&R)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines, GL)
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller, GH)
Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone, ATWT)
Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan, OLTL)
Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker, DAYS)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas Forrester, B&B)
Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin, OLTL)
Zack Conroy (James Spaulding, GL)
Drew Garrett (Michael Corinthos, GH)
Dylan Patton (Will Horton, DAYS)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer, GH)
Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton, DAYS)
Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson, DAYS)
Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, Y&R)
Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart, ATWT)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
All My Children
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM
All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
One Life to Live
General Hospital

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES
All My Children
As the World Turns
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

For a complete list of nominees, click HERE .

http://www.ugo.com/tv/comic-con-2010-tv-thursday-programming-guide

Former 'All My Children' star Kelli Giddish lands in Bruckheimer's 'Chase' for NBC

May 11, 2010

Former "All My Children" star, Kelli Giddish, is set to star in a prime-time series for NBC called "Chase" according to Broadcasting & Cable. Hollywood super producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, serves as executive producer.

NBC describes Chase as a fast-paced drama amid a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as a cowboy boot-wearing marshal from Texas. Cole Hauser (K-Ville), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Rose Rollins (The L Word) and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) also star as members of Frost's elite team.

The series is expected to be on NBC this fall.
(Photo: FOX)
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Cast of 'One Life To Live' to appear on "The View"

May 10, 2010

The cast of ABC's Emmy Award winning drama, "One Life to Live" will visit the ladies of "The View" to perform a number from their upcoming musical episodes.

The soap will air a three-day musical event called "Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical." The shows, airing May 14th, 17th, and 18th, will feature original music as well as favorites that will center around the drama of prom night.

Look for the actors to sing and dance this Friday on "The View."

"One Life To Live" airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet. "The View" airs weekdays on ABC.

Check out a promo from ABC daytime, announcing the musical episodes which begin airing Friday.


(photo: ABC)
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'The Boondocks': Season 3 premieres Sunday, May 2 on Adult Swim

May 1, 2010


The critically acclaimed, entertaining and often controversial animated series, "The Boondocks" is back with all new episodes. Huey & Riley Freeman return in a third season that promises no shortage of kicking and screaming. Described as a a thought-provoking comedy brimming with social relevance and satire, "The Boondocks" returns Sunday, May 2 at 11:30p on Adult Swim.
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'America's Home Videos' and Tom Bergeron celebrates 20 years on the air at The Paley Center for Media


The Paley Center for Media saluted twenty years of America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV), the longest-running prime-time entertainment show on ABC, this month, at the Beverly Hills location. This series has given away nearly twelve million dollars in prize money, while evaluating more than 800,000 videotapes from home viewers. Hosted by Tom Bergeron, AFV is a pioneer in today’s user-generated content world. YouTube creator Chad Hurley has mentioned the impact of the show by stating, “We are providing a stage where everyone can participate and everyone can be seen…We see ourselves as a combination of America's Funniest Home Videos and Entertainment Tonight.”
The popular show is finishing its twentieth season by donating its entire library of 465 episodes and specials to the Paley Center during the tribute to “America's Funniest Home Videos: 20th Season Celebration” to be part of the Paley Center collection of nearly 150,000 television, radio, advertising, and new media programs—the largest of such to be available to the public. The event included Bergeron, host of AFV for the past nine years, and executive producer Vin Di Bona with coexecutive producers Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway, who talked about the show’s development while sharing some of their favorite videos with special guests.
“It’s a huge thrill to be able to make available to the Paley Center the entire twenty year library of AFV,” says Di Bona."I am a firm believer that the history of our industry becomes the solid basis from which the next generation can examine both where we’ve been and see how they might improve on what we’ve done. For a student of television to be able to peruse through a body of work is always extremely valuable and knowing that a devotee of television is able to do the same is very rewarding. Perhaps someday my grandson Sam will be able to look at our library at the Paley Center and count the number of crotch hits the American public has endured over twenty years.”

During the event Vin stated that the show gives people the promise that they are going to laugh.

Todd added that the show has a little bit of something for every one.

When asked what is their favorite show clip moment is.

Tom said that his favorite (s) are of the kid with the lawn mower that is too strong for him and you see his mother with the camera saying "You gotta see this". Also one with a dog with the bone and his # 1 favorite is when you see the lady sky diving and her teeth flies out.

Michelle said hers is of a British older guy who sets the camera up to bench press and the bar lands on his leg and he still limps to turn the camera off.

Todd says that his is the wiener dog who runs with the fire crackers.

Vin said that his is the kid with the ogre and the little girl with the Easter bunny.

Vin said that the writing team is great and the writing at times is what makes the second joke.

When asked if they ever get any material they cant use.
Vin said all the time, they have a lot of clip that are very funny but it is bad parenting so they don't use them. Todd adds that the also have to double check that no one is hurt when viewing some of the clips.

In discussing the process, Vin said that they use to have three work cycles, 24 hours a day and 35 mail bags a day at the post office. Today it is leveled at 700- 3000 clips a day on line and 300 mail bags a week which makes it easier for them to play the clips.
(pictured:Tom Bergeron and Vin Di Bona photo:
Kevin Parry/The Paley Center for Media)
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Freddy Krueger: An all new 'Nightmare on Elm Street' opens today

April 29, 2010

A brand new version of the classic film opens Friday, April 30, just in time to kick off May.

In the film's summary, Nancy, Kris, Quentin, Jesse and Dean all live on Elm Street. At night, they're all having the same dream--of the same man, wearing a tattered red and green striped sweater, a beaten fedora half-concealing a disfigured face and a gardener's glove with knives for fingers. And they're all hearing the same frightening voice...

One by one, he terrorizes them within the curved walls of their dreams, where the rules are his, and the only way out is to wake up.

This version of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," is a contemporary re-imagining of the seminal horror classic, starring Academy Award® nominee Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children," "Watchmen") as Freddy Krueger. The film is directed by award-winning music video and commercial director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"), marking his feature film directorial debut.

An ensemble of young actors play the teenagers now taking on Freddy Krueger, led by Rooney Mara ("Urban Legend: Bloody Mary") as Nancy, Kyle Gallner ("The Haunting in Connecticut") as Quentin, Katie Cassidy ("Taken," TV's "Supernatural" & "Melrose Place") as Kris, Thomas Dekker ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") as Jesse, and Kellan Lutz ("Twilight," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon") as Dean.

The movie is in theaters across the country.
(Photo: Warner Bros.)
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Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 (PHOTOS)

April 19, 2010
The Academy of Country Music held it's annual awards show over the weekend. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood were the big winners, with Underwood receiving "Entertainer of The Year" honors. The show was hosted by Reba and featured performances by Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood with Miranda Lambert, John Fogerty and Charlie Daniels, as well as the final performance by the country duo, Brooks & Dunn.

See photos from the red carpet below:

Taylor Swift


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban


Leanne Rimes


Gloriana


John Rich and Gretchen Wilson


Carrie Underwood


Julianne Hough


Reba


Miranda Lambert


Jewell
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Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 (PHOTOS)

The Academy of Country Music held it's annual awards show over the weekend. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood were the big winners, with Underwood receiving "Entertainer of The Year" honors. The show was hosted by Reba and featured performances by Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood with Miranda Lambert, John Fogerty and Charlie Daniels, as well as the final performance by the country duo, Brooks & Dunn.

See photos from the red carpet below:

Taylor Swift


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban


Leanne Rimes


Gloriana


John Rich and Gretchen Wilson


Carrie Underwood


Julianne Hough


Reba


Miranda Lambert


Jewell
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ACM Awards Red Carpet Photos

The Academy of Country Music held it's annual awards show over the weekend. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood were the big winners, with Underwood receiving "Entertainer of The Year" honors. The show was hosted by Reba and featured performances by Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood with Miranda Lambert, John Fogerty and Charlie Daniels, as well as the final performance by the country duo, Brooks & Dunn.

See photos from the red carpet below:

Taylor Swift


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban


Leanne Rimes


Gloriana


John Rich and Gretchen Wilson


Carrie Underwood


Julianne Hough


Reba


Miranda Lambert


Jewell
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