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Ratings: Grammys Soar to Second-Biggest Audience Ever; The Walking Dead Sets Records

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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards scored its second-highest ratings ever Sunday as the music industry paid tribute to Whitney Houston, while the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead scared up big numbers as well.

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The three-and-a-half-hour broadcast nearly doubled last year's viewership with a staggering 39 million viewers ...
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Clerks and Comic Superheroes Collide in Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men

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It took 41 years, but Kevin Smith is finally proving his parents wrong.

"They always said, 'Your friends are idiots. You can't sit around and goof off with your friends.' I was like, 'Yeah we can,'" Smith tells TVGuide.com of his new AMC reality series, Comic Book Men, starring his childhood friends-turned-comic book store employees Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen.

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Comic Book Men (Sunday, 10/9c) is best described as Pawn Stars plus Clerks multiplied by comic books: one part docu-series about the crazy clerks, quirky customers and collectibles at Smith's Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash comic book store in Red Bank, N.J., and one part talk show, where the guys gather together — no confessional needed — to discuss the... read more

Kevin Smith Invades Reality TV With Comic Book Men

Comic Book Men

He brought geekdom to the masses with his films Clerks and Mallrats. Now Kevin Smith turns to TV with AMC's Comic Book Men, a reality show set at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the comics shop Smith owns in Red Bank, New Jersey. The fanboy auteur tells TV Guide Magazine why his newest project is scarier than a zombie attack.

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AMC Green-Lights Kevin Smith Unscripted Series, Additional Half-Hour to Walking Dead Premiere

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AMC has given the go-ahead to Secret Stash, an unscripted series set in Kevin Smith's comic book shop, the network announced on Thursday.

"Draper. Meth. Zombies. This show couldn't be on a better network," Smith said in a statement. "And if they'd pushed just a little harder in the negotiations, I'd have done this show for no payment beyond early access to every episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Walking Dead."

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Kevin Smith to Share His Askew View With New Regis and Kelly-Style Talk Show

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Silent Bob ... as a talk show host?

Kevin Smith, the man behind Clerks and other Jay and Silent Bob films, is developing a talk show that he would host, Vulture reports.

The planned half-hour, syndicated show would mix celebrity chat and comedy, according to the site. Filming has already started on the pilot, with Smith tweeting invites to his fans to sit in the audience for tapings in Los Angeles. This TVGuide.com reporter also spotted a camera crew with the label "Kevin Smith Project" filming at... read more

On the Set: Raising Hope a Return Home for Jason Lee

Raising Hope

On the set of Raising Hope recently, Jason Lee is feeling a little out of sorts. No, it's not the gray, long-haired wig (complete with a Snooki-esque pouf). It's not the faded yellow shirt with cut-out sides and maroon, leopard print skintight pants he's wearing. And it's not the facial latex, which took at least two hours to age him 15 plus years. It's something much more familiar.

"There are probably 30 crew members on this that worked on My Name is Earl and being with Greg [Garcia] at the monitors, it literally feels like I'm on the set of Earl," Lee tells TVGuide.com. "It's really bizarre and it makes me miss Earl that... read more

Shutter Island Wins Weekend Box Office Once Again

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island repeated as the weekend box office champ, and Avatar broke the $700 million plateau domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Shutter Island, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.S. marshal investigating a patient's escape from a mysterious asylum on a Massachusetts island, pulled in another $22.2 million, bringing it's overall total to $75.1 million.

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Kevin Smith Booted from Flight for Being "Too Wide for the Sky"

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Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank, Calif., Saturday because he was deemed too fat for the seats, he wrote in a barrage of angry Twitter posts.

The Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director said he was booted by the captain after he was seated because he was considered a "safety risk."

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"I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?" he wrote, maintaining, "I broke no ...
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Kevin Smith: Wal-Mart Asks for Zack and Miri Title Change

Kevin Smith's use of a mildly naughty word keeps earning him the free publicity he was probably aiming for: The indie auteur says Wal-Mart has asked him to drop "porno" from Zack and Miri Make a Porno's title on boxes of the DVD sold at the retail chain. read more

Movie News: Seth Rogen's Porno and More

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Seth Rogen, Scrubs' Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Smith muse Jason Mewes will star in the Clerks director's next comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Says an excited Smith: "Getting Seth in this flick is like suddenly growing an extra six inches in the crotch."... Grownup Panic Room moppet Kristen Stewart has landed the female lead in Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel about a girl who is not named Buffy who is in love with a vampire who is not named Angel... The curtain will go up on Dolly Parton's stage adaptation of 9 to 5, the 1980 classic comedy she made with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, on Sept. 21, 2008, in L.A. Allison Janney stars. No, not in the old Parton role, in Tomlin's role. As if....Tim Burton has sealed a deal with Disney to direct and produce a live-action-plus-performance-capture animation version of Alice in Wonderland and remake his own stop-motion short, Frankenweenie, as a full-length feature. Both will be shown in 3-D, and if we're lucky, Alice ... read more

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