Lifetime airing En Vogue “reunion” movie with 50 percent of En Vogue

With its disastrous Aaliyah biopic barely in the rearview mirror, Lifetime is taking on more 1990s music stories. On Nov. 22 it aired An En Vogue Christmas, a movie that will surely be in rotation for the next month. The movie’s plot centers on the Funky Divas reuniting to save the concert house where they more »

Going Clear: HBO, Gibney ready Scientology documentary 

Can 160 lawyers make a great movie? Possibly- if they have one of the world’s most prolific documentary filmmakers running the project. HBO and documentarian Alex Gibney are teaming up to make a documentary adaptation of “Going Clear,” journalist Lawrence Wright’s 2013 expose about the Church of Scientology. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gibney is more »

Life imitates “Jackie Jormp-Jomp” as Amy Adams will play Janis Joplin

A Janis Joplin biopic? With some question about whether or not the filmmakers have the rights to her music? Starring an actress who’s considerably older than Joplin was at the time of her death? 30 Rock did it first… The new film is called not “Jackie Jormp-Jomp” but rather “Get It While You Can,” it more »

Tina Fey/Ellie Kemper comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” goes from NBC to Netflix

If the idea of binge-watching a new Tina Fey comedy that may be edgier than 30 Rock on Netflix makes you happy, congrats, Christmas came early this year. Because NBC cut loose 13 already taped and ready-to-go episodes of a brand-new Tina Fey and her 30 Rock partner Robert Carlock sitcom, and Netflix has snapped more »

The best Twitter reaction to Ferguson: Joe Veix’s faux Times front page

On the night the grand jury in Missouri handed down a non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, there was a lot of social media failure. People like Ann Coulter and Ted Nugent did Ann Coulter and Ted Nugent-like things. Literally as the district attorney was at the podium, more »

Fin: An “All About That Bass” question, against Twitter in the movies and in praise of The Strand

Okay, I’ll go ahead and ask: Is the Meghan Trainor song called “All About That Bass” because the curve of the bass clef looks like a butt? Or am I completely wrong on that one? They’re showing the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer this Friday in some theaters. And you won’t even have to more »

Survivor Series Recap: Sting helps Team Cena oust The Authority

It turns out Sting isn’t just here to hawk DVDs and video games. The icon showed up at the worst possible moment for The Authority, hitting HHH with his Scorpion Death Drop and allowing Dolph Ziggler to pin Seth Rollins for the victory. The Sting appearance and main event helped salvage what had been a more »

‘Better Call Saul’ plans two-night premiere in February

Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul will air its first episode Feb. 8, then follow with another the next night on AMC. It’s a move sure to create buzz for a show that already has plenty. The prequel will feature Bod Odenkirk’s  transformation from little known lawyer Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman, the criminal attorney more »

Billy Crystal’s “The Comedians” finally has online teasers

The first teaser for Billy Crystal and Josh Gad’s 2015 sitcom on FX, The Comedians, has been running on FX for a few weeks already. Its first appearance, in fact, ran on Nov. 4, following a particularly horrifying moment on Sons of Anarchy. But for some reason, the normally teaser-happy FX never put that teaser more »

Ad-supported Amazon streaming video may launch after all

Back in March, around the time of the release of Amazon’s Fire TV product, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was looking to launch an ad-supported Amazon streaming service. Amazon, however, denied the report, unequivocally, minutes after publication. Now, eight months later, another News Corp-affiliated New York daily- the New York Post- has reported more »

Melissa McCarthy to play Tinker Bell

Yes, dear reader, Melissa McCarthy has accepted the role of Tinker Bell, but don’t readjust your expectations for Peter Pan Live yet – this is for a fresh take on the classic children’s story hatched from the fertile mind of Shawn Levy, says an exclusive from Deadline. McCarthy will  star and also produce. From Deadline: more »

It’s official: Katy Perry will headline the Super Bowl halftime show 

In August, Katy Perry was announced as a finalist to play the Super Bowl halftime show. In early October she was widely reported as the choice. But now, in late November, Perry is finally, officially in for the show, according to “an unprecedented multi-media, global announcement” made by NBC Sunday night during its football broadcast. more »