Happy 40th Birthday, Hello Kitty
Oct31

Happy 40th Birthday, Hello Kitty

On Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of global icon Hello Kitty. She was born Kitty White on Nov. 1 in London. In Los Angeles, the city is hosting the first Hello Kitty convention in Little Tokyo....

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Daily Bacon: Netflix Lands ‘Richie Rich’ Series; Metallica Gets ‘Late Late Show’ Gig
Oct29

Daily Bacon: Netflix Lands ‘Richie Rich’ Series; Metallica Gets ‘Late Late Show’ Gig

John Grisham. New legal thriller Gray Mountain lands at No. 1. It’s Grisham’s 15th debut atop the list and his first in two years (last year’s Sycamore Row landed at No. 2). Metallica. The heavy metal band will be the musical guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for a full week (Nov. 17 to Nov. 21). Richie Rich. Netflix has acquired a half-hour, live-action series based on the comic strip. Neil Patrick...

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Fox Has Plans For Brenda Song
Oct29

Fox Has Plans For Brenda Song

Brenda Song, who was the main reason we watched Fox’s one-season comedy “Dads,” has signed a talent holding deal with network and studio 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, the 26-year-old former Disney star will be cast in a to-be-determined TV project during development season. Fox’s senior vice president of casting Tess Sanchez called Song “one of the most talented, funny and authentic young actresses...

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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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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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NBC’s ‘Bewitched’ Sequel Will Focus On Samantha’s Granddaughter
Oct22

NBC’s ‘Bewitched’ Sequel Will Focus On Samantha’s Granddaughter

“Bewitched, a new take on the classic ABC supernatural sitcom (1964-1972), has landed at NBC after a network bidding war. The new version will center on Daphne  — Samantha’s granddaughter and Tabitha’s daughter. Daphne, a single twentsomething witch, can conjure up anything but real...

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