Neil Patrick Harris Gets His Wish — A Variety Series
Oct27

Neil Patrick Harris Gets His Wish — A Variety Series

Neil Patrick Harris has checked off another goal on his to-do list. The TV/film/Broadway star, and the 2015 Oscar host, is set to headline a Stateside version of the U.K. variety series “Saturday Night Takeaway” for NBC. The show (which will not be called “Saturday Night Takeway” in the U.S.) was reportedly bid on by a variety of networks before NBC nabbed it from U.K. broadcaster ITV, which requested a...

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‘Nightcrawler’ — Red Band Trailer For Jake Gyllenhaal Film
Oct27

‘Nightcrawler’ — Red Band Trailer For Jake Gyllenhaal Film

  Open Road Films has released a new red-band trailer for “Nightcrawler,” the Los Angeles-set crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an opportunistic freelance cameraman who is striving to make a name for himself as a top-notch newsman. Gyllenhaal lost 30 pounds for the role....

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Daily Bacon: ‘Ouija’ Scares Up Box Office Win; CBS Dramas Get Full Orders
Oct27

Daily Bacon: ‘Ouija’ Scares Up Box Office Win; CBS Dramas Get Full Orders

Ouija. The horror movie, despite terrible reviews, is No. 1 at the box office. Beyonce. The singer will sell clothes she’s designing for exercising in deal with British retailer Topshop. CBS dramas. Freshman dramas Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion and Stalker all receive full seasons. Chocolate. New study finds it may help with memory loss. Now where did I put that Hershey bar? QUOTE “My air of nonchalance,...

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Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ Opens; What Critics Said
Oct27

Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ Opens; What Critics Said

“The Last Ship,” Sting’s debut as a Broadway composer/lyricist, opened Sunday night. The consensus: Many reviewers praised Sting’s score but found problems with the story. “The Last Ship” centers on a town where residents are struggling to survive after shipbuilding jobs are no longer available. Critics’ excerpts: “[T]here’s no mistaking the voice of Sting in both wistful balladeer and rousing...

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Terence Winter On ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale (Vulture)
Oct27

Terence Winter On ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale (Vulture)

“Boardwalk Empire” ended its fifth and final season on HBO Sunday. The finale was superb and satisfying, storylines brought to convincing conclusions. Disgraced Atlantic City mob boss Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) met the fate that many viewers expected. Alan Sepinwall has a terrific review on HitFix. Creator Terence Winter made the rounds, giving post-show interviews. Here is his session with Vulture: How long ago did...

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