January 24, 2014 |
Pam Dawber will make a guest appearance on Robin Williams' CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Williams recently said he'd never go back to Mork, but he didn't rule out Mindy. The 50ish crowd grew up with "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to '82 and included, in later episodes, Jonathan Winters as their son, Mearth. The episode, set to air in spring, includes some romance for Dawber and Williams, both 62, according to TV Guide. Dawber will play a travel book author whom Williams' character, an ad agency executive, falls for. Dawber, married to "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, hasn't made a TV appearance since 1999.
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January 15, 2014 |
Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time. After a test screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Paramount executive Marty Rackin gathered the creative team and said, "I loved the picture," as recounted in the 2010 Sam Wasson book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m.," about the film. But there was one problem. Rackin hated the plaintive ballad, "Moon River," that star Audrey Hepburn sings in the movie.
January 13, 2014 |
Robin Wright won the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama on Sunday night, but that wasn't the only news she made this last weekend: The "House of Cards" actress is engaged to "Lone Survivor" actor Ben Foster. Wright, 47, wore a ring on that finger to Diane von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress" exhibition Friday night in Los Angeles, and on Saturday her rep confirmed to People that yes, she was indeed set to wed again. She and Foster, 33, who met on the set of the 2011 film "Rampart," were outed as a couple in February 2012.
January 7, 2014 |
The record-industry score-keepers at Nielsen SoundScan recently confirmed something many music fans had probably already assumed: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" - the cheeky disco-funk jam with the controversial, nudity-enhanced video - was the biggest-selling single of 2013, with 6.5 million copies sold. The tune, nominated for record of the year at this month's Grammy Awards, spent 12 straight weeks atop Billboard's Hot 100, longer than any other song last year; that video, meanwhile, has racked up nearly 300 million views on YouTube.
January 5, 2014 |
Top of the Lake BBC Warner, $34.98 The New Zealand TV miniseries "Top of the Lake" is a different kind of mystery-procedural - more like a cross between "Twin Peaks" and "The Killing" than an episode of "Law & Order. " Credit the creators: writer Gerard Lee and writer-director Jane Campion, the latter of whom is best known for her Oscar-winning film "The Piano. " Here Campion tones down her arty, elliptical style and conforms to television conventions, telling a slow-burning but fairly gripping story about a big-city police detective (Elisabeth Moss)
January 3, 2014 |
Justin Timberlake scored the top-selling album of 2013 with his “The 20/20 Experience” and Robin Thicke ruled the singles chart with the runaway hit “Blurred Lines,” according to year-end sales figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. But these two sales monarchs presided over a kingdom that continued to erode in significant ways. Timberlake's album sold 2.43 million copies during the year, the only album to top the 2 million mark in 2013 and the lowest figure for the year's biggest-selling album since Nielsen SoundScan started reporting retail sales in 1991.