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THE VOICE NAMES SUBS FOR AGUILERA AND CEELO

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s The Voice has become the latest TV talent show to revamp its celebrity panel. But it indicated on Monday that the addition of pop stars Usher and Shakira is only temporary and that Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green will return for the fifth season of the singing competition. Aguilera, the network said, is being […]

BRITISH TV REGULATOR WARNS ABOUT SEXY CLOTHES, DANCES

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

OFCOM, Britain’s TV watchdog, has warned broadcasters about showing “sexualized clothing and dance routines” before the 9:00 p.m. watershed hour, when children are likely to be watching. “It is important to note that in pre-watershed content, OFCOM would not expect to see singers and dancers wearing clothing that does not adequately cover their bodies (in […]

U.K. REGULATOR OFCOM SCORES THE DAILY MAIL

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an unprecedented ruling on Wednesday, OFCOM, Britain’s television regulator, reprimanded the Daily Mail, which had spearheaded a drive to censure ITV’s The X Factor for a dance routine presented during last December’s season finale. The newspaper had published photos taken during the performance, which featured Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, stating editorially, “Critics called on […]

BAMBI IS NO. 1 AGAIN

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 70 years after it first appeared in theaters, Walt Disney’s Bambi debuted at the top of the DVD and Blue-ray disc charts this week. The two-disc package, which has an SRP of $39.99 but is heavily discounted at many outlets, includes the standard-definition and high-definition version in the same combo package. The “Diamond Edition” […]

BRITAIN’S X FACTOR PULLS BIG RATINGS, BIG CONTROVERSY

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The season finale of Britain’s The X Factor may have produced record ratings for commercial network ITV, but the London Daily Mirror is reporting that the show has drawn thousands of complaints from viewers that the Simon Cowell-produced show featured too many racy productions that were inappropriate for a time period when many children were […]

HARRY BEATS HAIRY AT HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained magical at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday, earning $50.3 million over the weekend and $76.3 million from Wednesday, according to studio estimates. But Disney’s animated musical Tangled, based on the Rapunzel fairy tale, proved to be a worthy competitor as […]

WHO WILL CAST THE BIGGEST SPELL AT BOX OFFICE?

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new movies are arriving at theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, including what some are saying will likely be Disney’s last animated feature based on a popular fairy tale, Tangled. But none of them is likely to earn more than Week 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, analysts say. The penultimate […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BURLESQUE

November 24, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Making a movie musical these days would appear to be the riskiest of (show) businesses. It’s the rare musical that succeeds. A half century ago, it was only necessary to tie a few well-crafted tunes together with a sketchy script and moviegoers would cram into theaters to hum along. That’s no longer the case. Today, […]