June 8, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Mario Lopez; Two Cellos; Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke. Entertainment Tonight (7 p.m., CBS3) - Singer Britney Spears; wedding trends. The Insider (7:30 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Ryan Reynolds; The Voice ; actor Jim Carrey. Access Hollywood (7:30 p.m., NBC10) - Meredith Vieira; Maria Menounos and George Lopez. Franklin & Bash (9 p.m., TNT) - A woman is charged with using sex to murder her husband - an unusual situation that calls for some unorthodox defense tactics.
May 26, 2011
WE'RE NOT quite to Memorial Day, but you could say the summer TV season starts tonight, with the return of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" (8 p.m., Fox 29). NBC's "America's Got Talent" is back Tuesday (8 p.m., NBC10) and "The Voice" (10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10) continues its duets to the death for the foreseeable future. There's no need for me to go on: If you're looking to see people singing, dancing, juggling, falling into water or merely pretending to fall in love in a hot tub, you have only to turn on your TV. "Reality," I promise, will find you. But if you're looking for the kind of escape that can only come from watching people who admit they're pretending, performing lines scripted for them, here's a quick look at some of what the next few weeks hold: TNT's "Franklin & Bash.
March 10, 2011 |
The idea keeps catching on - even if audiences are still catching up. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is preparing for its second live movie-theater simulcast on Sunday - only a week after Carmen in 3-D leapt from London's Royal Opera and a few weeks before the English National Opera's 3-D Lucrezia Borgia arrives on DirecTV. More quietly, the Philadelphia Orchestra continues on an alternate route, eschewing satellite technology for the Internet in the seventh of a series of nine simulcasts March 20. The music world can't help but be dazzled by the Metropolitan Opera's recently released simulcast numbers: The nine transmissions in the 2009-10 season sold 2.4 million tickets, grossed $48 million, and eventually made a net profit of $8 million for the opera company.
October 7, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 Malcolm McDowell (right) reprises his role as cult leader Bret Stiles, who faces off with Patrick (Simon Baker, left) once again. This time, though, he's got some valuable information about the missing psychic.
October 1, 2010 |
This week's top DVD releases offer comic-book backgrounds. Astonishing X-Men Marvel Motion Comic, Grade A-minus: This DVD release exists somewhere between live-action film and animation. The original words and drawings from the comic book on which it is based have been used to create this hybrid style. Three talented people came together to make the unique and entertaining film, which features Wolverine, Beast, and the rest of the mighty mutant cast. Gifted - originally written as a comic book - comes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer master Joss Whedon.
September 23, 2010 |
K ERRI-LEE HALKETT is leaving Fox 29. The anchor-babe, who started at the station in 2002, has been off-air for several weeks with what she told colleagues was a skin rash. A station spokeswoman said last night that Halkett was expected to return to work in the second week of October for a last broadcast and on-air send-off. "Philly will always feel like home, and I will never forget how welcome you have all made me feel. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Philadelphia," Halkett said in a prepared statement released last night.
March 14, 2009 |
Standing in front of a painted killer in a cowboy hat and a Bob Marley with wilder hair than Medusa, John Walsh stared into the TV cameras, explaining his mission to identify a girl "thrown away like a pile of garbage. " A new big clue was about to be revealed. Frank Bender, forensic sculptor, stepped forward in the studio of his South Street home. He pulled away a large black cover to display a tiny head - one with large brown eyes and a gently rounded nose amid a soft, brown complexion.
March 15, 2008 |
The British are better at developing female action stars than we are, recognizing that high cheekbones and a supple trigger finger make an irresistible combination. First Kate Beckinsale in the Underworld movies and now Rhona Mitra in Doomsday, an intriguing if derivative sci-fi thriller. To play a deadly commando in the year 2035, Mitra, best known to American audiences for her stint on Boston Legal, has her hair cut in an ultra-angular shag so that she resembles Victoria Beckham on steroids.
May 28, 2006 |
In what was arguably the most anticipated delivery in the world, Angelina Jolie gave birth to her and Brad Pitt's daughter yesterday in Africa, Pitt's publicist announced in Los Angeles. "The night of May 27, 2006, in Namibia, Africa, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcomed their daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. No further information is being given," publicist Cindy Guagenti said in a statement. No photographs were being released, she added. The baby's arrival had been the subject of intense media speculation in recent months, compelling the superstar couple to decamp to Africa for privacy.