Nominations for the 13th annual Producers Guild Awards were announced Thursday and A Beautiful Mind, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge and Shrek will compete for best picture. TV drama nominees are CSI, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos and The West Wing. On the TV comedy side, Frasier, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, read more
The Sundance Film Festival got underway Thursday night in Salt Lake City with the premiere of The Laramie Project, a film inspired by the hate crime death of gay college student Matthew Shepard. The festival concludes on Jan. 20. read more
Wednesday's telecast of the 29th annual American Music Awards attracted 16 million viewers, ABC's best Wednesday ratings since January 2001.... ABC is developing a TV movie sequel to the 1980 big screen musical Fame, Variety reports. A weekly series could follow... Disney is developing a feature film based on its Haunted Mansion theme park ride. Two other Mouse House rides The Country Bears and Pirates of the Caribbean are also headed to the big screen... Neil LaBute's Off Broadway play, The Shape of Things, is being made into a film. Michael Ausiello read more
Score one for the good guys: Ethan Zohn, the affable 27-year-old professional soccer player from Lexington, Mass., was crowned Survivor: Africa's latest $1 million winner Thursday night. Zohn narrowly beat out 57-year-old grandmother Kim Johnson. Ratings-wise, the two-hour finale on CBS edged out NBC's Must-See comedy block by 6 percent based on preliminary Nielsen data. But Survivor mania has definitely subsided: Compared to the show's first finale back in August 2000, Thursday night's closer was off by 52 percent. For all the scoop from CBS's big Survivor bash, click here. read more
Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann tells TV Guide Online that Nicole Kidman will definitely be at next week's Golden Globe awards where she's nominated for The Others and Moulin Rouge. (As previously reported, a work conflict nearly prevented her from attending.) Assures the auteur: "When I saw her in Sydney two days ago, she said, 'Are you kidding? I'm nominated for drama and comedy. I'll be there.'" read more
Jack Black may have been in the company of Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow while filming last fall's plus-size comedy Shallow Hal, but the actor-comedian-musician holds out little hope that he'll ever find himself in the midst of an actual Oscar itself. Laments Black: "There's never any love for the comedian. You have to squeeze out some tears or be disabled in some way. If you can pull that off, then you get the prizes."
Watch out world, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back! Looking trés Sex and the City in Jimmy Choo boots and a swanky Miu Miu blouse, the Seinfeld alumna positively sparkled yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. where she presented her upcoming Tuesday night midseason comedy, Watching Ellie. (Think a sexier, more frantically-paced The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, with Dreyfus playing a thirtysomething L.A. nightclub chanteuse.) So what's taken the sitcom superstar so long to return to TV full-time?
"Seinfeld was a very happy, joyful experience," says Dreyfus, who'll forever be known as Jerry's neurotic gal pal, Elaine. "So the idea is to have another joyful experience. On Ellie, I'm able to sing and play a character that' read more
John Cameron Mitchell has settled on the perfect follow-up to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, his acclaimed directorial debut in which he stars as an East German transsexual rock singer. "I'm writing a children's film now," the 38-year-old actor-filmmaker tells TV Guide Online. "It's my version of a Willy Wonka-type story."
Titled Grandmaphone, the project which Mitchell says will be live action with some computer animation centers on the relationship between a little boy and his grandmother. Although the theater-trained performer hasn't even started casting the pic, he originally envisioned the late Madeline Kahn playing the grandma role.
Given all of the accolades being heaped on Mitchell for his work in front of and read more