Funny news over this weekend.
Robert Pattinson is rumored to be heading to the small screen and is reprising his role as Edward Cullen, with the planned spin-off of Twilight on television.
If the reports are true, the actor stands to earn $1.5 Million per episode. It's actually laughable. As far as I know, no one is earning that kind of money on TV, these days...post-Friends.
This guy on my small screen? ------>
For the record though, Twilight, the 2008 movie, IS actually going to be on (American cable) television next year, with Showtime buying the rights to air the movie franchise. The first one (that launch Pattinson to teen idol stardom) will air in January.
29 November 2009
17 November 2009
With too many crime series in their line-up, you'd think viewers would have to be so sick of the format by now. But, apparently for every CSI and Detective present on TV, there's a big possibility it's going to be a hit. On American TV, crime DOES pay.
Now, I have to get my hands on a few episodes of NCIS LA and see if it's really any good!
Just a few hours ago, newswires have reported him dead.
LONDON — Edward Woodward, the star of films including "Breaker Morant" and "The Wicker Man," died Monday. He was 79.
Woodward, who starred at "The Equalizer" on television, died in a hospital in Cornwall after an illness, said Janet Glass of the Eric Glass Ltd. agency in London.
He won an Emmy Award in 1990 for "Remembering World War II" and a Golden Globe in 1987 for "The Equalizer," which ran for 88 episodes from 1985 to 1989 on the U.S. network CBS.
In a career that began in 1946 in a regional production of "A Kiss for Cinderella," Woodward played roles in productions ranging from the popular British soap opera "Eastenders" to productions of Shakespeare, and at least 40 films for theater or television.
His last film appearances were in "Hot Fuzz" in 2007 and "Congregation of Ghosts," now in post-production.
He also recorded several albums including "Love is the Key" in 1977 and "The Jewel that was Ours" in 1994.
"I think I've probably more television than any actor living," Woodward said in a 1987 interview with The Associated Press. "I've done over 2,000, could be 3,000 now, television productions."
Watch this really cool intro from the TV series:
Rest in peace, sir.
If you aren't watching (and why haven't you??!), it's this family series starring Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn (the Janitor from Scrubs) and their three....very strange kids. It's a lot like Malcolm in The Middle in a way. But The Middle zeroes in on the role of the mother more. After all, she tells the story in every episode.
I'm no big fan of Patricia Heaton. I used to not like her character on Everybody Loves Raymond thinking she's so uptight. And I thought she was worse on Back To You....Just something about her isn't likeable.
I don't know what changed this time. It's like with each episode I watch of The Middle every week, there's a voice in my head saying it wouldn't mind if Patricia Heaton wins another award for this one.
Now that we're popping old episodes of Raymond on DVD, I see her from a different angle. She is a wonderful actress.
Apart from her, Neil Flynn and the kids do an amazing job playing supporting cast. Flynn always was great with his delivery and timing. If you're watching Scrubs, you know what I mean. And the kids? I don't even know where to begin describing them. But I guess it's enough to say they make this show a lot, lot, lot more worth watching.
This video will perhaps help convince you to give this show some viewing time:
16 November 2009
Roland Emmerich develops '2012' TV series
2012 director Roland Emmerich has confirmed that a TV series based on the movie is in development.
The filmmaker's latest cinematic effort centres on mass destruction as the end of the world approaches, though he believes there’s "plenty to do in a TV show", Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 53-year-old also revealed that Grey's Anatomy producer Mark Gordon, who is also an executive producer on his disaster film, would be attached to the potential project.
Emmerich said: "The plan is that it is 2013 and it's about what happens after the disaster. It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating."
Gordon has reportedly begun talks with ABC about the show and he stated that the network "will have an opening in their disaster-related programming after Lost ends".
He added: "After the movie, there are some people who survive and the question is how will these survivors build a new world and what will it look like. That might make an interesting TV series."
A spokesperson for ABC declined to comment on discussions about the prospect of the film being adapted into a series.
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have John Cusack, since he doesn't do TV. But, if Emmerich is able to convince him to? All the more reason to watch it.
(I have not yet seen the movie. Wouldn't know if Cusack's character died....I'm guessing he did. But don't spoil it for me.)
My cafe is named Cafe' Nervosa. Those of you who followed Frasier for 11 seasons may find that name very familiar. Although, I didn't follow Nervosa down to a tee. Its interiors are in wood, dark brown, dark green and deep red, as I remember it. But I fell in love with the French-y blue chairs they have on Cafe World and went with that instead.
Anyway, once in a while I have a customer coming in wearing a yellow track suit and has blonde hair. And she reminds me so much of Sue Sylvester from Glee!
Here she is in my cafe now. She's the one sitting at tables between the door and the counters:
THE Sue Sylvester is in my Cafe!!!
And yes, it is Facebook that's running my life now. :P
But thankfully for everyone, the network has had a change of heart!
Although The Beautiful Life isn't un-cancelled and no more production is going on, The CW has decided to air the remaining episodes already shot later in the season.
What season they're referring to....we don't know. But at least there's something to look forward to, huh?