Daily Bacon: Scarlett Johansson — Brains, Beauty, Silliness
Jul25

Daily Bacon: Scarlett Johansson — Brains, Beauty, Silliness

Lucy. Scarlett Johansson action thriller opens. Rotten Tomatoes says: “Enthusiastically silly, Lucy tries to power through its logical gaps with cheesy thrills and Scarlett Johansson’s charm — and partly succeeds.” Manhattan. WGN America debuts its second original scripted series — a look at the secret World War II Manhattan Project that invented the atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey stars. Ari Graynor....

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Comic-Con 2014 — Here Come The Super Heroes
Jul24

Comic-Con 2014 — Here Come The Super Heroes

Comic-Con begins Thursday in San Diego. What we expect to hear about over the next four days: Marvel film — “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Fantastic Four.” Marvel’s TV: “Agent Carter” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” DC Comics TV: “Gotham,” “The Flash”, “Constantine” and “Arrow.” Blockbuster...

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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Photos — Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason
Jul23

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Photos — Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason

“Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ fans can see photos of Quarter Quell victors Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) on the film’s fashion site Capitol Couture. Peeta is seen embodying the “Spirit of Strength” in an all-white Maison Martin Margiela ensemble, while Johanna is personified as “Statuesque Allure” in a white Alon Livne gown and Alexander...

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Daily Bacon: HBO Acquires Bryan Cranston/LBJ Play; Water Mite Named For J-Lo
Jul17

Daily Bacon: HBO Acquires Bryan Cranston/LBJ Play; Water Mite Named For J-Lo

All The Way. HBO Films has acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning Broadway play about President Lyndon Johnson‘s first year in office, starring Bryan Cranston. Ron Howard. The director for Apple’s new documentary chronicling the Beatles‘ touring years. Jennifer Lopez. A new species of water mite, recently discovered near Puerto Rico, has been named for the singer. Billy Eichner. Funny or Die’s Billy on the...

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PBS Goes Wild With Cool Animal Shows
Jul16

PBS Goes Wild With Cool Animal Shows

PBS gets all Animal Planet-ey Wednesday with the debut of two promising new programs with catchy titles. My Wild Affair (8 p.m.) — Humans who develop friendships with wild animals, like a rhinoceros rescued from a flood that lives at a veterinarian’s suburban home and an orangutan raised as a human child and taught sign language. Sex in the Wild (10 p.m.) — Vets and scientists study the mating and child-rearing...

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Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ Dumps Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells, John Milhiser
Jul16

Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ Dumps Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells, John Milhiser

Saturday Night Live. Purging the big cast. Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells and John Milhiser are all headed for the exit. Rocky The Musical. Down for the count. The Broadway show will close in August six months after it opened. Blink-182. The pop punk band is working on its first new album since 2011. Erin Andrews. Fox promotes her to No. 1 NFL sideline reporter, replacing Pam Oliver. Derek Jeter. Retiring Yankees captain is the toast of...

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