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Five Possible Jeannies for the Big Screen 'I Dream of Jeannie'

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 21st 2010 1:03PM
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Another week, another story from Hollywood about a beloved TV show being turned into a feature film. Last week it was 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and this week it's ... 'I Dream of Jeannie.' Yes, yes, they've talked about this one before. But that was then and this is now and the Los Angeles Times reports that 'I Dream of Jeannie' is back on with Sheila Callaghan, one of the scribes on 'United States of Tara,' has been handed the assignment. That means whatever the writers from 'National Treasure' and 'Mulan' and 'Bend It Like Beckham' who've taken a swing at it in the past few years weren't able to make it work.

There is an essential problem with 'Jeannie,' as anyone who knows the shows realizes. How do you make the story of a love-crazed, subservient slave-like genie who lives in a bottle and calls her astronaut boyfriend master relevant. That's a tough nut to crack, but maybe casting the role of Jeannie would be a start.

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Best and Worst TV of 2009: Joel's list

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 19th 2009 2:04PM
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I don't think I did one of these lists last year, and I have no idea why. The election all by itself would have generated a pretty fun best/worst list. Maybe we were all suffering from information overload, and were just exhausted. Not sure.

But 2009 had a lot of interesting TV, too, just not all in one category. As I've done in the past, I'll dispense with the usual "best show" and "worst show" lists and just make up categories:

GOODNESS

Best comeback from a shaky first season: Parks and Recreation. As I mentioned in my "return of the sitcom" story, Parks and Rec has made the biggest improvement from first season to second since... well, since The Office. It's no coincidence; Greg Daniels and Mike Schur's Office experience taught them that patience would be rewarded, both on the part of the writers and the viewers.

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Jimmy Fallon Recalls Role as Matchmaker For Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 15th 2009 10:40AM
Poor Jimmy Fallon! Fallon appears to have missed his opportunity to strike up a romantic relationship with actress Kate Hudson. But he did, much to his chagrin, act as inadvertent matchmaker between Hudson and ex-husband Chris Robinson, lead singer of the Black Crowes.

During a segment with Hudson on last night's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' Fallon revealed that he introduced Hudson to the music of the Black Crowes, then took her to a club where she met Robinson. According to Fallon, Hudson called him the next day and announced she was madly in love with the musician.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Hot On Inside Movies: Kate Hudson Can Sing; Sharon Stone Bares All

by Betsey Denberg, posted Nov 18th 2009 7:00PM
Kate Hudson NineThis week in Hollywood, it's been all about 'New Moon'. But don't worry non-Twihards, our friends over at Inside Movies have been working hard on getting you some great stories!

- In 'Almost Famous' she hung out backstage; In the film 'Nine', Kate Hudson steps out into the spotlight, proving she's got a few musical tricks up her sleeve.

- Last week Congress passed the health reform bill, so maybe now they can relax and catch a movie. Here's a list of suggestions for them.

- Is there a such thing as being too old to be topless on a magazine cover? Sharon Stone doesn't think so.

- Shawn Andrews ... Who's that? 16 years ago he made us laugh in 'Dazed and Confused.' Now, he's back and starring in the bold and edgy film 'Fix'.

- Peter Jackson took a little break from his typical gory style. But his new film 'The Lovely Bones' encouraged him to take the violence up a notch.

- In an effort to promote '2012,' Columbia Pictures launched a fictional website. Do you believe all the hype on viral marketing for movies?

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Six things that annoy me about the baseball playoffs

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 21st 2009 6:02PM
Kate Hudson watching A-Rod at the Yankees-Angels ALCS Game 3No, this is not going to be another post about the shoddy umpiring or spittle analysis or any of the other on-field matters that have been going on in baseball since the playoffs began. No, we're on a TV blog, so I'm going to just talk about the things that have annoyed me about FOX's and TBS's coverage of the ALCS and the NLCS. In no particular order:

1. The Fidelity-sponsored Fox Trak. The pitching tracker, which shows if a pitch actually hit the strike zone or not, has been around for years. But, the flight of the ball has been to this point represented by a red streak and a dot. Now that Fidelity Investments is sponsoring the tracker, the red streak/dot combo has been replaced by a green streak/green arrow combo that mimics Fidelity's "stay on the line" series of ads. What financial guidance has to do with balls and strikes, I'll never know.

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Ten actors I want to see on TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 10th 2008 12:00PM
network tenHave you noticed lately that the new faces cropping up on TV series in starring roles are often actors you've never seen before -- or if you have, it was in a supporting role of a feature or a foreign TV show? Think about it, Lee Pace as the Pie Man on Pushing Daisies, Jonny Lee Miller on Eli Stone, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in New Amsterdam, Michelle Ryan in Bionic Woman, all of these leads are relatively new faces. That's one way to cast series. Another is for big stars to take to TV, if not for the first time, than for a return.

In an interesting article at IGN.com, blogger Travis Fickett points out that there used to be a line of demarcation between the worlds of acting: film actors vs. television actors. But nowadays the stars are going back and forth a lot more fluidly.

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Fans react to AOL TV's list of the 50 Sexiest Women

by Kristin Sample, posted Dec 18th 2007 6:02PM
Kate Hudson As you probably have heard, AOL TV has been releasing their giant list of television's sexiest women for the past several weeks. Apparently, some readers were a little miffed that some of their favorite television actresses were NOT included. So, to assuage their hurt feelings, AOL TV has released a list of 20 hot fan picks. The list comes replete with great pictures (except for the heinous one of Maura Tierney--ouch) and comments from the fans themselves.

As I browsed through the list, I wondered myself why some of these women weren't included in the original fifty. Kate Walsh is gorgeous. Jane Seymour is an exquisite beauty. Plus she was just on Dancing with the Stars so I can't see how she wasn't fresh in everyone's minds. I remember almost every guy I knew had a crush on Nicole Eggert back when she was on Charles in Charge. But my favorite add-on to the list has got to be Betty Rubble. Hubba. Hubba.

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Wiggles are big

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 19th 2005 1:58PM

Barney? Oh, please. Blue's Clues? Just not the same since Steve left. No, the biggest craze in toddler land right now is a group of giddy, brightly-clad gents from Australia known as The Wiggles. Trust me, if my three-year-old niece could type I'd let her tell all of you about how great these guys are, and even celebs can't deny their Wiggly influence. I caught a re-run of Yes, Dear featuring the group the other day, and Kate Hudson says her son Ryder is infatuated with the groups catchy songs. I once tried out for the group, but could only waggle. Sad, really.

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The Daily Show: August 9, 2005

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 10th 2005 12:23AM
dailyshow1Tonight's guest on The Daily Show is actress Kate Hudson. Kate Hudson. Jon Stewart starts off by saying that her family's river is very nice. He offers his kudos.

Well, early this morning, the shuttle landed safely in California. Senior Space Correspondent, Stephen Colbert, elaborates on this. Colbert says that although the astronauts had to land in California due to bad weather in Florida, mission control in Houston had everything under control. They play a clip of missioin control guiding the shuttle, obnoxiously pointing out over and over again that the atmosphere is hot, hot, hot and that the handrails should be used when coming down the stairs. To go even more in-depth, Colbert demonstrates the landing by using his wallet as the shuttle, a napkin as the tile, and a toy shuttle as Earth. If these problems persist though, it may mark the end of the program. Colbert begs to differ though because we still have yet to fulfill our basic human need out there: finding the space oil. It's out there somewhere but we "just haven't figured out how to drill the void."

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