First Look: AMC's Post-Civil War Drama Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

AMC has already explored the world of 1960s Madison Avenue, and imagined another overrun by blood-thirsty zombies. Next up? A look at the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, set against the building of the first transcontinental railroad.

AMC revs up Hell on Wheels

Its upcoming drama, Hell on Wheels, focuses on a Confederate soldier whose... read more

Justin Bieber, Ty Burrell and Zachary Levi Hoop It Up for NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Justin Bieber

Tween girls aren't the typical target audience for the NBA, but expect them to tune in for the league's All-Star Celebrity Game when Justin Bieber suits up in the annual event. As part of the NBA's All-Star Weekend (Feb. 17-20) a diverse mix of personalities will hit the court at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition to the pint-sized pop phenom, other celebs scheduled to participate include ... read more

AMC Revs Up Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

AMC has given the green light to Hell on Wheels, the network announced Wednesday.

Set after the Civil War, the series focuses on a Confederate soldier whose quest to avenge his wife's death at the hands of Union soldiers takes him west to work on building the first transcontinental railroad. The drama will explore what immigrants go through and problems faced by newly emancipated blacks, all against the... read more

Inside Terminator Salvation's Fear Factor

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Facing a roomful of press at Comic-Con Saturday the Terminator Salvation cast minus Christian Bale and director McG offered thoughts on just how things are shaping up for the next film installment and what kinds of themes they took to heart Almost from the get-go it was apparent that the filmmaker was searching for some salvation of his ownWith cast members Sam Worthington Anton Yelchin Moon Bloodgood Bryce Dallas Howard and Common seated on either side of him McG soon owned the podium with comments that were almost sermon-like Here are some of the highlights149 Fear was one of the dominant themes of McGs motivation and thought process in making the film He feels hes a different filmmaker than who he was during the Charlies Angels era In order to make Terminator he said I needed to face what I most afraid of 149 The fear theme soon digressed into a soliloquy about modern technology McG outed all of us with our laptops and digital cameras strewn across read more

Rapper/Actor Common Joins New Terminator Flick

Common by Jamie McCarthy/

Rapper-turned-actor Common has joined the cast of Warner Bros Terminator sequel Terminator Salvation The Future Begins According to Variety Common who has recently appeared in Street Kings American Gangster and Smokin Aces will play a freedom fighter and member of the inner circle formed by John Connor Christian Bale to fight with the remaining humans against the machines The McG-directed flick is expected in theaters May 22 2009Common can next be seen on the big screen alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in Wanted and will be taking on the role of the Green Lantern in the forthcoming Justice League movie Adam BryantRelated149 Christian Bales Terminator Targets a PG-13 read more

NBA Celebrity All-Stars Announced

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Most All-Star games are dullsville — did anyone watch last night's Pro Bowl? — but the NBA does its best to keep interesting. The annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game is often an amusing spectacle leading up to the big game. This year's eclectic collection of singers, actors and WNBA players should keep that tradition going. Ne-Yo? Taylor Hicks? Ando from Heroes?Alyssa Milano and Gabrielle Union will coach the two teams. Access Hollywood co-anchor Tony Potts, who was MVP of last year's game, will be on the floor for Milano's squad.Here are the two teams, which will face off Friday (Feb. 15, 7 pm/ET, ESPN) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans:New Orleans Team: Ne-Yo (Grammy-winning singer) Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) Taylor Hicks (2006 American Idol winner) Seth Gilliam (The Wire) James Lafferty (One Tree Hill) Master P (rapper and Dancing With the Stars alum) Ruth Riley (WNBA All-Star, San Antonio S... read more

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