Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

Showtime Renews Mendes and Logan's Horror Lit Series 'Penny Dreadful' (TRAILER, REVIEW)

Midway through the show’s first eight-episode run, Showtime is renewing the horrific “Penny Dreadful” for a second season. Sam Mendes and John Logan's series featuring horror lit all-stars such as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray has drawn solid ratings especially with the prized 18-34 demo on Showtime’s on-demand digital platforms. Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton star.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • June 4, 2014 12:38 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

John Oliver's Rallying Cry Over Net Neutrality Buries FCC In Public Comments (VIDEO)

Net neutrality: it's the issue that just won't go away, and for good reason, since it has the capacity to completely transform the way the Internet works. John Oliver supports the cause for an open Internet in the video below.
  • By Jacob Combs
  • |
  • June 3, 2014 11:48 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Lee Daniels Talks Transition from Film to Fox TV's Hip Hop Musical 'Empire' and HBO's Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

In our in-depth interview, Lee Daniels explains why he's misunderstood, has stopped reading reviews, and has adapted King Lear as hip-hop musical "Empire" for network television--while not giving up on movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • May 29, 2014 2:46 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

New Details on 'True Detective' Season Two: A California-Set Noir with Three Leads

As long-term anticipation builds for the second season of HBO's "True Detective," new details have emerged about what the next focus of the anthology will be -- and who will be at the center of the mystery.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • May 27, 2014 1:49 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Lisa Cholodenko to Helm New Miniseries 'The Slap'

It's been four years since Lisa Cholodenko's Oscar-nominated "The Kids Are All Right" hit theaters, and 2014 will finally see some new material from the director who, like so many others, is bringing her talents to television. Her miniseries "Olive Kittredge" is arriving on HBO later this year -- and has a knockout cast, including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan -- and now news has landed that she'll be involved in another series with a rather fascinating premise.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • May 20, 2014 1:44 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

WATCH: Andy Samberg Brings Happy Last Hurrah to SNL's 39th Season

SNL's always-game, beloved former cast member Andy Samberg returned to the show for its 39th season finale. He attempted to beat Bill Hader’s impression record by rapidly hitting 24 impressions in a row during his monologue. They were so-so, but Samberg's bushy-tailed confidence kept it entertaining.
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • May 18, 2014 2:35 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

David Tennant and Olivia Colman Both Returning for 'Broadchurch' Sequel

The casting for the second season of the Brit murder mystery hit "Broadchurch" is shaping up. Both David Tennant and Olivia Colman will be returning for the new season, reprising their roles as detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, who last season got to the bottom of the death of an 11-year-old boy, found at the base of the seaside town's towering cliffs.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • May 13, 2014 1:19 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

It's Official: Damian Lewis Is Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' Miniseries UPDATED

UPDATE: It's been confirmed that former "Homeland" star Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII opposite top-shelf Shakespeare thespian Mark Rylance in the BBC's upcoming Hilary Mantel adaptations "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies."
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • May 9, 2014 3:12 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

'Orange Is the New Black' Renewed for a Third Season

Netflix's women-behind-bars dramedy "Orange Is the New Black," which recently covered EW and returns for a second season June 6 (all episodes), has been renewed for a third season. Or at least so says star Laura Prepon, who excitedly Instagrammed a dry-erase board list of possible titles for the "official" Season Three (one example: The Great Hate Fuck).
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • May 5, 2014 3:59 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

'Theatreland' Doc Features Broadway & London Stars McKellen and Stewart

Did you miss "X-Men" stars Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings") and Patrick Stewart ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") on Broadway in "Waiting for Godot" and "No Man's Land"? (The two distinguished Brit thespians did not land Tony nominations.) Athena is releasing on May 5 the DVD documentary "Theatreland" (May 13), which goes behind the scenes of the 2009 London production of "Waiting for Godot."
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 30, 2014 1:33 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates