July 19, 2013 |
The latest network to enlist big-screen talent and muscle its way into the original scripted-series business, Hallmark Channel premieres on Saturday its adaptation of Debbie Macomber's bestselling Cedar Cove novels. It's called "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," presumably to avoid any confusion among the author's built-in fan base. There is, for example, absolutely no potential crossover with fans of the similarly named "Hemlock Grove," though it is set in the kind of small rocky Northern coastal American town other authors do tend to fill up with vampires (Stephen King to the East, Stephenie Meyer to the West)
November 23, 2012 |
Meredith Baxter recalls that when she met Michael Gross 30 years ago at the first table read for the award-winning NBC sitcom, "Family Ties," she gave the lanky actor cast as her husband a good once-over. "I am thinking my first words to him were, 'You need a tan!,'" she said, laughing. "He is a New Yorker and I am born and raised in Los Angeles. " Three decades after that first encounter, they are playing husband and wife once again in the Hallmark Channel holiday film, "Naughty or Nice," which premieres Saturday on the cable network.
December 5, 2010 |
This is not an easy day for Martha Stewart. Sitting in her Manhattan office, surrounded by sparkling walls of ribbons, puff-paints, glitters and decorative hole punches, all carefully arranged by color and size, she has a very serious look on her face, which has been freshly repowdered after a midday yoga session. FOR THE RECORD: Martha Stewart: A Dec. 5 Calendar article about Martha Stewart reported that her jail time cost her company $1 billion. That figure is not an annual financial loss for the publicly traded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. but an estimate from Stewart based on possible damage to her brand name and loss of future business deals.
July 3, 2013 |
Marie Osmond, whose daytime talk show was just canceled by Hallmark Channel, is planning for a syndicated talk show in 2014. Associated Television International, who produced Osmond's talk fest, said they will be pitching the show to broadcasters. "Our initial exposure on Hallmark Channel provided the perfect launching ground, and we're delighted with the unprecedented media attention Marie and the program has enjoyed," Jim Romanovich, Associated Television International's president of worldwide entertainment, said in a statement.
March 27, 2008 |
Hallmark Channel, owned by Crown Media Holdings Inc. of Studio City, said it bought the rights to 99 movies from Walt Disney Co., including "Old Yeller" and "The Santa Clause," to reach younger audiences. The deal is for eight years, a Hallmark Channel spokeswoman said. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
April 18, 2013 |
Get ready for more change along the Las Vegas Strip: Look for alterations to the faces of the New York-New York and Monte Carlo hotels and the addition of an expansive public plaza featuring a variety of new restaurants and shops. The new outdoor space, expected to open early next year, will bring significant changes to the facades of both properties, it was announced Thursday. New York-New York's mock skyline, including its replica of the Brooklyn Bridge, is to be modified to make room for the new development.