NBC's getting more social. As the networks continue to dabble with Twitter and Facebook, NBC this week will unveil plans to take that kind of interactivity one step further.
Get ready for the launch of NBC Live (www.nbc.com/live), which will shoot out polls, trivia, insider commentary, photos and other behind-the-scenes information synced up to what's happening ...
It's taken five weeks, but the studio audience is finally starting to drop the "S" bomb: Simon. He was gone like a puff of black smoke. And in the hoopla surrounding the two new judges — glamour goddess Jennifer Lopez and rock god Steven Tyler — he was almost forgotten.
But that was before Pia Toscano was booted off the show, making it only to ninth place. And the fans, still touchy on the subject, are now trying to place blame. Eavesdrop on their conversations ...
Twilight hottie Taylor Lautner is making his solo starring debut in the action thriller Abduction.
In the recently released trailer, Lautner's character Nathan learns from a missing persons website that he was abducted as a child. After his parents are confronted, Nathan makes a harrowing escape from home only to be relentlessly pursued by a group of men who call him a "high-valued asset."
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China doesn't want to go back to the future or the past: The Chinese government has banned any depiction of time travel in TV shows and films because the plot element "disrespects history."
In a statement on March 31, China's State Administration for Radio, Film & Television said that fictional time-traveling in programs "casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation."
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Time-traveling Chinese shows have been prevalent as of late, featuring protagonists going back to ancient times and writers taking liberties with events.
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This should be aggravating: YouTube's mind-bogglingly popular Annoying Orange web series is set to make the crossover to television, according to Deadline Hollywood. Six half-hour episodes are being developed as a result of a deal between the series' creator, Dane Boedigheimer, and the management/production company The Collective...
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Former Prison Break star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles, TVLine reports.
O'Keefe is slated to play a central role in an episode titled "Angel's Knoll." No air date has been set.
Kobe Bryant is being fined $100,000 for using an anti-gay slur aimed at an NBA referee Tuesday night, ABC News reports.
After Bennie Adam called a technical foul against the L.A. Laker, Bryant uttered "f---ing f---ot," and it was caught on camera.
"While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement.