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AILES RAILS OVER PALIN’S DISLOYALTY TO FOX

November 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Sarah Palin’s future as a Fox News commentator appears to be in doubt following a New York magazine report that she angered Roger Ailes, the conservative news network’s chairman, by making her announcement that she will not run for president on Mark Levin’s radio talk show instead of Fox News. The magazine, citing unnamed sources, […]

U.K. WRITER CLEANING UP LANGUAGE FOR VEEP ADAPTATION

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Armando Ianucci will be toning down the salty language of his hit British TV series The Thick of It for his U.S. adaptation, titled Veep and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, when it debuts on HBO next year, the London Sun reported today (Tuesday), citing no sources. The BBC series stars Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, the […]

HANNA STRONGER THAN EXPECTED; ARTHUR WEAKER

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hold on! Russell Brand pictures did not finish in first and second place at the weekend box office as Sunday estimates had indicated. Final figures did indeed put the animated Hop, for which Brand provided the voice of the lead character, in first place with $21.3 million, but “lovable drunk” flick Arthur, which also starred […]

FRANK RICH JUMPS FROM NEW YORK TIMES TO NEW YORK MAGAZINE

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Frank Rich, the former TV, film, and theater critic who in 1994 began writing an Op-Ed column for the New York Times about what it called “the intersection of culture and news,” has jumped to New York magazine, where he will continue his column and also act as the magazine’s “editor at large.” The announcement […]

CARELL TO EXIT THE OFFICE BEFORE SEASON ENDS

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Carell will leave NBC’s The Office a month before the season finale, and the remaining four episodes will concern the chaos that ensues when the show’s regular characters vie for his job, producer Paul Lieberstein has told New York magazine’s Vulture blog. “If the show was ending, it would be about [Carell’s character leaving]. […]

SPIDEY CRASHES TO STAGE ON BROADWAY — TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

December 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Spider-Man’s journey from comic book to movies to Broadway took another ill-fated turn Monday night when, seven minutes before the end of the performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a stunt double for the title character fell about 10 feet and was seriously injured and equipment hanging above the audience also crashed down, although […]

TEEN IDOL BIEBER TO GUEST ON “CSI”

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent gambit to attract younger viewers, CBS’s hit drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has cast 16-year-old teen idol Justin Bieber in an upcoming episode. The producers of the show said that he will portray “a troubled teen who is faced with a terrible decision regarding his only brother — a decision that leads […]

DID 3D SURCHARGES CUT DOWN SHREK?

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While rising premium pricing for 3D and big-screen presentations of Shrek Forever After had been expected to increase the weekend gross of the movie substantially, some analysts now maintain that it actually reduced it. On its website, New York magazine, noting that moviegoers eagerly paid a 3D surcharge to see Avatar “because it was something […]

SHANDLING BOASTS THAT HE HELD “IRON MAN 2” TOGETHER

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedian Garry Shandling has been enlisted in the Iron Man 2 promotional cause. He plays a U.S. senator in the film — a relatively small role, some might say, but not Shandling himself. In a hilarious interview with New York magazine, Shandling noted that originally his role “was like three pages, and we talked about […]

IS THEWRAP.COM GETTING A BUM WRAP?

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When Sharon Waxman landed Joe Adalian, the veteran TV editor at Variety, to cover television for her new website, TheWrap.com, last June, many industry observers took notice and regarded it as a big hire. Now, just ten months later, Adalian is leaving — heading for New York magazine’s lively — and fast-growing — entertainment site […]