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October 22, 2014

Apple Plans to Rent TV Shows for 99 Cents

If Apple has its way, consumers will be able to rent TV shows instead of buying them on digital delivery services. The company is in advanced negotiations with News Corporation, parent of the Fox network, and the Walt Disney Company, parent of ABC, to make the networks' shows available to rent for 99 cents each via iTunes, according to Bloomberg News. CBS, NBC Universal, parent of the NBC...

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'Entourage' - 'Sniff Sniff, Gang Bang' Recap

(Season 7, Episode 8) Look out Hollywood, Eric Murphy is raging like a pint-sized Hulk! He's just learned that his best pal and client Vincent Chase has been doing cocaine -- thanks to the suddenly reformed Billy Walsh -- and he's out for blood. He tells off Scott Lavin, Vince's coke buddy, then he takes down Phil Yagoda over Drama's animated series -- more on that later. He finally confronts...

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Stephen Colbert to Honor Troops on 'The Colbert Report'

No one can accuse Stephen Colbert of being unpatriotic. The host of Comedy Central's fake news program, 'The Colbert Report,' will dedicate two episodes of his show, Sept. 8 and 9, to U.S. soldiers returning home from Iraq. American combat operations are scheduled to end there on Aug. 31. The episodes, titled 'Been There, Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape!,' will...

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'Sons of Anarchy' Creator and Actor Publicly Feud ... or Not

Any good biker gang worth its salt has its fair share of in-gang feuding. The 'Sons of Anarchy' are no different. The FX biker drama's two top dogs, showrunner Kurt Sutter and star Charlie Hunnam, who plays Jax, are having a bit of a public rumble that could be nothing more than a little creative tension rising to the surface. Or maybe there's something more underlying it. Hunnam initially...

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Steven Tyler Officially Signed On to 'American Idol?'

It sounds like dude's an 'American Idol' judge. The Hollywood Reporter says two sources close to the talks confirm that Steven Tyler, the lead singer for the rock band Aerosmith, has signed a deal to be a judge on the upcoming season of 'American Idol.' Tyler himself confirmed earlier in the month that he was in discussions to land the job. Tyler and Randy Jackson are so far the only two...

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Love's in the Air in New 'Bones' Promo

What will Bones and Booth see in the reflecting pool? A couple happily and passionately in love? A couple in love, but not still not quite ready to admit it? Or a couple who have grown apart in the year they've been separated. Don't know what we're talking about? It's the new 'Bones' promotional trailer, freshly minted from Fox. There's no new footage, but the trailer does set up season 6's...

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On the Set of 'Big Lake,' Comedy Central's New Show

The bespectacled Chris Gethard is a ubiquitous presence on he set at Comedy Central's new comedy, 'Big Lake,' at Silvercup Studios in Queens, New York. The star of the upcoming series, which debuts Tue., Aug. 17 at 10PM ET, has a tendency to wander around on dark sets or by the backstage lunch table, oblivious to everything except the script he's holding in his hands. He can be so focused on...

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'Entourage' - 'Tequila and Coke' Recap

(Season 7, Episode 7) The NFL deal has collapsed. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, playing himself, does not like what he sees posted online about Ari Gold -- essentially the lowlights of conversations in the TMA offices recorded by Lizzie Grant -- and the league has decided that Ari's public image is too damaged to own an NFL franchise in Los Angeles. "I don't do scandals and the NFL...

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Blake Lively Wants to Leave 'Gossip Girl'?

There's some juicy gossip coming from the set of the CW hit 'Gossip Girl,' and it might portend a major casting change. Star Blake Lively wants out, according to a report from Britain's Heat magazine. The report, via Showbiz Spy, cites various reasons for her intended departure, her working relationship with boyfriend and fellow cast member Penn Badgley notwithstanding. "She's tired of...

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'V' Lands 'Reaper' Star Bret Harrison

He made a deal with the devil in 'Reaper;' now he'll explain what the heck the aliens are up to in 'V.' Bret Harrison, who played Sam Oliver in the CW cult hit 'Reaper,' has signed on to play Dr. Sidney Miller on ABC's 'V,' according to The Ausiello Files. Harrison's character, who appears in the season 2 premiere in November, may be able to tell us humans why the sky turned red on last...

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