June 10, 2011
SERIES The Singing Bee: This new episode features the music of Brad Paisley, Martina McBride and Sugarland (8 p.m. CMT). Whale Wars: Capt. Paul Watson realizes that the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker will soon be intercepted by the harpoon ships they're tailing, and he orders the scout vessel to meet them at the rendezvous, where the captains discuss strategy in this new episode (9 p.m. Animal Planet). Dual Survival: Dave and Cody survive in the scorched desert of Baja, Mexico, in this new episode (9 p.m. Discovery)
April 1, 2011
'Camelot' Where: Starz When: 10 tonight Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)
April 1, 2011 |
Considering Chris Albrecht is a former HBO head, his first call at Starz, the new sword 'n' sorcery drama "Camelot," should have been bulletproof. It's produced by Oscar-winning Graham King ("The Departed," "The Aviator"), created and written by Michael Hirst ("The Tudors") and Chris Chibnall ("Torchwood," "Dr. Who") and stars Joseph Fiennes ("Elizabeth," "Shakespeare in Love") as Merlin and smoky-eyed former Bond girl Eva Green as his archnemesis Morgan. Instead, this sexed-up, semi-humanized retelling of the Arthurian legend is possibly the worst reworking of a British legend since Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood.
February 9, 2010
Playhouse goes dark The final curtain has come down at the Pasadena Playhouse -- for now. Sunday marked not only the last performance of "Camelot," the theater's current show, but also the closing of the historic theater as its leaders search for a way out of its money woes. It was announced in late January that the theater would halt productions on its main stage because of financial difficulties. The 90-year-old landmark is strapped for cash and faces more than $500,000 in immediate bills, as well as payments on more than $1.5 million in bank loans and other debts.
August 30, 2009 |
If it weren't for the familiar rows of Chiclets-sized teeth, the trio in the 1962 photo that appeared on scores of front pages last week, with their slim-cut suits and skinny ties, could have been mistaken for the ad men of "Mad Men's" Sterling Cooper agency. The senator from Massachusetts, whose life would forever be framed by the brothers who predeceased him, looks directly at the camera, as sharp and focused as Don Draper on the Kodak account. His suit, several shades darker than his brothers', is set off by a crisp, white triangle of a pocket square.
August 22, 2009 |
King Arthur, "Smallville"-style? That's one way to frame the British import "Merlin," the series airing Sunday nights on NBC that takes the once and future king from Camelot and presents him as a still-learning prince, just as "Smallville" has, for nine seasons, given viewers a young Clark Kent still being forged into the Man of Steel. "What happens if we look at Arthur and Merlin before they become the men that they become?" is how the premise is summed up by Anthony Head, who stars as King Uther Pendragon, the father of Arthur.