FX's Justified is my favorite new show of the spring. And based on its premiere's big ratings, others obviously dig Raylan Givens' brand of gun-toting justice. A few reasons why the show (Tuesdays at 10/9c) is worth your time:
FX shoots to kill with Justified
1. Elmore Leonard Inspired It
Hollywood's love affair with the prolific Leonard has ranged from excellent adaptations (Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) to bad (TV's Karen Sisco and Shorty sequel Be Cool). Justified borrowed all the best Leonard elements (cool characters and muscular dialogue) for its pilot...
Sheila Kelley and Josh Holloway
If you're wondering why Lost would introduce yet another new character with just a few episodes remaining, don't take your complaints to Sheila Kelley: The actress says her character, Zoe, will prove to be highly important to the island and the show. She also talked about whether she's as evil as her boss, Charles Widmore (Alan Dale), and whether her plans on the island go beyond doing his bidding. Needless to say, spoiler alert...
Guillermo del Toro
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will helm the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, to give the franchise a fresh take, according to The Associated Press.
Rings director Peter Jackson is currently adapting the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novel into a script and will produce The Hobbit, but the Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker has passed the directing duties to ...
Fox has shot down Music Theatre International's claims that a deal is underway for a Glee musical on Broadway.
The cast of Glee heads to Oprah
"We are very careful and deliberate when contemplating brand extensions of our franchises and are mystified why Music Theater Intl. would claim there have been any such discussions about a live theatrical version of Glee,'" Fox TV spokesman Chris Alexander said in a statement.
Glee scoop: Breakups, shake-ups and more!
MTI chairman Freddie Gershon told Playbill.com last week that ...
A lesbian high school student in the middle of a battle against her school's prom policy received a $30,000 check toward her college education on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
DeGeneres presented Constance McMillen with the oversized check on Friday from Tonic.com, a digital media company that describes itself as a group dedicated to promoting the good that happens each day.
McMillen, an 18-year-old student from Mississippi, made headlines when she challenged her school board for its rules that prevent her from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. The school ultimately ...
Pirates of the Caribbean
Disney may be going au naturale for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The movie studio has banned actresses with artificial enhancements for the fourth Pirates installment, the New York Post reports.
Johnny Depp back for new Pirates of the Caribbean movie
Filmmakers sent out a casting call last week, according to the paper, seeking "beautiful female fit models. Must be ...
Starz is building a new Camelot: The network has given a 10-episode order for a new romantic adventure series based on the Arthurian legends.
Camelot, which comes from the team behind The Tudors and Torchwood, will use Thomas Malory's 15th-century book, Le Morte d'Arthur, as a starting point for the series before turning into a modern retelling of ...