March 21, 2012 |
When you're talking about "The Hunger Games," it all comes down to Katniss. Like other strong-minded women who have driven book sales into the stratosphere - think Lisbeth Salander of the "Dragon Tattoo" triology and even Bella Swan of the "Twilight" series - ace archer Katniss Everdeen is an indomitable heroine whom nothing fazes or flusters for long. Making a successful "Hunger Games" movie out of Suzanne Collins' novel required casting the best possible performer as Katniss, and in Jennifer Lawrence director Gary Ross and company have hit the bull's-eye, so to speak.
March 24, 2013 |
The self-described "messfest” of Nickelodeon's annual Kids' Choice Awards happened in Los Angeles on Saturday. Hosted by Josh Duhamel at the Galen Center at USC, the awards were decided by 387 million votes cast from 22 countries around the world. The prize may be a bright orange trophy in the shape of a blimp, but the show's real signature is the green slime regularly dumped on participants. After a musical number with singers Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, Aguilera triggered a dousing of Pitbull and their backup dancers.
November 26, 2013 |
It appears that Alec Baldwin's career as a TV talk-show host is over, at least for the time being. MSNBC and Baldwin on Tuesday released a joint statement confirming that "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" had been canceled. "We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC," Baldwin's publicist, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement. MSNBC added, "This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best. " Baldwin's show aired for just five weeks to low ratings before going on a two-week hiatus following Baldwin's notorious altercation on a New York street in which he allegedly used a gay slur to attack a photographer.
June 17, 2007 |
The Life After: Critics and audiences approved of "Bridge to Terabithia," a heartwarming family film based on Katharine Paterson's 1977 Newbery Award-winning novel. The film, which arrives Tuesday on DVD, was one of the early box-office hits of the year, earning $81 million stateside, with $40.1 million more internationally. Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb play two fifth-graders from widely diverse backgrounds who become best friends.
March 27, 2012
This Morning Gary Ross; Jason Aldean. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Lionel Richie performs with Little Big Town; Rachel Maddow. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Kate Winslet; Brianna DeJesus and Katie Yeager; Jackie Sorkin. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Christian Slater. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Ryan Reynolds; Jane Lynch; Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese; co-host Jerry O'Connell. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Eric McCormack; Annie Potts. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Fran Drescher; Jackie Warner.
November 19, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 18 - 24 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning David Baldacci; James and Alexa Hirschfeld. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Marlo Thomas; Willie Nelson; Kesha performs; Trace Adkins; Tanya Holland; Keyshia Cole. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Nicki Minaj; Rico Rodriguez; Paula Abdul; Carla Hall. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Dr. Phil; Zooey Deschanel. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Amy Poehler; Rico Rodriguez.
November 27, 2013 |
Nigella Lawson judges cooking on ABC's reality competition "The Taste," but lately the British lifestyle expert's private life is cooking up serious trouble that may threaten her role on the show. Lawson's ex-husband Charles Saatchi accused her in a letter made public during a British court case this week of being "off her head" due to habitual abuse of cocaine and prescription drugs. Calling his ex-wife "Higella," he said Lawson also gave drugs to her 19-year-old daughter Cosima.
April 26, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Though the White House Correspondents Dinner has for 98 years been a congregation of political media and the president, it's also found many a way to cram in celebrities from Hollywood, reality television and beyond. This year is no exception: invitees include Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan for the Saturday fete, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Kanye West's love interest will attend as a guest of Fox, as will Lohan.
November 1, 2012 |
Lionsgate is sticking with "Catching Fire" director Frances Lawrence for "Mockingjay Part 1" and "Mockingjay Part 2," choosing consistency over directorial variety for its flagship "Hunger Games" franchise. Lawrence, who is currently shooting the second movie in the Jennifer Lawrence series, will finish out with the third and fourth films, Lionsgate confirmed in a news release Thursday. The news was first reported by the movie website Collider. In making that choice, Lionsgate is opting to give the series a consistent look and feel with Lawrence -- best known for directing the Will Smith zombie pic "I Am Legend" -- instead of switching up directors in the manner of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" franchises.