Skins creator Brian Elsley spoke out for the first time Monday in response to the controversy surrounding the U.S. adaptation of the hit British drama. In short, he says the show is "a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people's lives."
Parents Television Council calls for investigation into MTV's Skins
In a lengthy statement to MTV News, Elsley called Skins a "very simple and in fact rather old fashioned" series.
"It deals with relationships, parents, death, illness, mental health issues, the consequences of drug use and sexual activity," he writes. "It is just that these are characterized from the point of view of the many young people who write the show and has a very straightforward approach to their experiences; it tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in final negotiations to star in Starz's new drama, Magic City, Deadline reports.
Magic City follows the mobsters, politicians and entertainments involved in establishing Miami's first big-name hotel, just as...
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home from the hospital, one week after her right leg was amputated, her husband told CNN.
The 93-year-old actress healed quickly after the amputation, her husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt said.
Zsa Zsa Gabor's leg amputated
John Blanchette, her publicist, told The Associated Press said doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were...
The King's Speech
The King's Speech beat out Oscar front-runner The Social Network to win top prize at the 2011 Producers Guild Awards.
The film starring Colin Firth was awarded the top prize for feature films at the awards Saturday in Los Angeles. The surprise win came less than a week after The King's Speech lost out to The Social Network for best...
Gabriel Macht, Callie Thorne
USA has given series orders to A Legal Mind and Necessary Roughness, a network rep confirms to TVGuide.com.
A Legal Mind follows ...
Fairly Legal creator and executive producer Michael Sardo remembers exactly when he realized he had found his leading lady.
"I had seen 90 women when Sarah Shahi came in. When the casting director pulled out a pretend gun in the audition scene, they all backed up," Sardo tells TVGuide.com. "Sarah's audition started, the casting director pulled out the fake gun, and she leaned in. Right then and there, I knew she was Kate."
Fearlessness was an important prerequisite for the role of mediator Kate Reed, the center of USA's new drama, Fairly Legal. After the sudden death of her father, both her mentor and best friend, Kate agrees to work for her difficult stepmother (Virginia Williams) to help keep her father's law firm afloat. When she's not settling disputes for bitter divorcees and powerful CEOs, Kate is also still dealing with her split from...
According to Joan Rivers, she has learned the power of Sarah Palin the hard way.
Rivers claims Fox News Channel canceled her Thursday morning appearance after TMZ reported that she called the former Alaska governor "stupid" and "a threat." Rivers, 77, tweeted about the incident Wednesday, writing, "Outcome: DON'T PISS OFF SARAH PALIN. She's apparently...