Ben Stiller is remaking "Reality Bites" as an NBC comedy
The Peacock hopes to tap into early '90s nostalgia by remaking the 1994 film directed by Stiller and starring Winona Rider and Ethan Hawke. Like the film, the TV show will be set in the pre-internet early '90s in Houston.
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Ah, it's that time of year again. Do you feel it in the air? Pundits from coast to coast have been roughly awoken from their off-season slumber to groggily begin walking the long, tedious road to Oscar. There will be amazing moments of euphoria, oceans of tears, rivers of laughter, shocking upsets and devious betrayals, but eventually the Academy gods will come down from Mount Olympus (really, it's right around the corner from Hollywood) and proclaim who is truly worthy of their golden gifts.
That magical night is still a little less than, cough, seven, cough, months away. In the meantime, we have the first look at a consensus field from the ever prestigious…
As MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards approach, we’ll countdown to the Aug. 25 ceremony, which airs live at 9 p.m. ET from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations with six each, closely followed by Bruno Mars, Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds To Mars.
Among the artists performing on the show are Lady Gaga, who will open the awards; Timberlake (with a rumored ‘N Sync reunion), Mars, and Cyrus.
We’ll look at a different category each day leading up to Aug. 25.
Best Hip Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Drake, "Started From The Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, "F--kin' Problems"
J. Cole feat. Miguel, "Power Trip"
With its explorer theme, “Can’t Hold Us” is certainly the most ambitious of the five clips, and also the most uplifting. “Swimming Pools” is the most emotional. The gritty clip for “Power Trip” has a body count. “Started From The Bottom” is the funniest, and A$AP has the most booty, but is the least ambitious.
Who should win: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Who will win: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f. Ray Dalton,”Can’t Hold Us”
A second season of "Oddities: San Francisco" (Sat. at 9:00 p.m. on Science Channel) kicks off with two new episodes back-to-back, plus mechanical hands, dead skunks and all sorts of other awesome stuff. I mean, dead skunks, people. That's must-see TV, if you ask me.
Showtime releases "Homeland's" official Season 3 poster
This season's message: "Pledge Allegiance." PLUS: Watch "Homeland's" new "Haunted" trailer.
"The Neighbors" gets visit from Jerry Springer
The daytime talk show host will play a virtual moderator in the season premiere. PLUS: "The Office" UK's Lucy Davis will also guest-star.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck makes her "Fox & Friends" debut on Sept. 16
Fox News will use the occasion to introduce a brand-new set.
Gia Allemand mourned at her funeral
The procession included a sign made of flowers spelling out "GIA."
One of the very best movie adaptation novels that I've ever read was written by Orson Scott Card, based on James Cameron's "The Abyss." He wrote three chapters of backstory for the main characters of Bud, Lindsey, and Coffey, and Cameron liked them so much he gave them to the actors to use as their backstory for the film.
Since it was written before Cameron hit the wall on budget and time, the novel was adapted using the original ending, so when I sat down in the theater, I had a pretty good idea of where the story was going, and I was shocked when the ending appeared to be lopped off for no apparent reason. It was infuriating, and for a while, I had real problems with the movie simply for that reason. I still think it's the one time Cameron has ever really hurt himself with an edit, and once the original ending was finished and restored for a home video release, it definitely changed the way the entire final third of the film played.
Calling all "Oscar and Lucinda" fans! The New York Film Festival has a reunion of sorts for you. Back in 1997 -- one year before her star-making role in "Elizabeth," that little-seen Australian romantic drama announced 28-year-old newcomer Cate Blanchett to the moviegoing public; the striking actress was then an unknown quantity beside the headlining name of her more seasoned co-star Ralph Fiennes, by then a two-time Oscar nominee and high-end heart-throb.
Rachel Zoe: "The Rachel Zoe Project" is over
"We've done five years. I think it's time to probably move on," she tells Capitol File magazine of her five-season Bravo reality show.
Aziz Ansari is writing his 1st book
The "Parks and Rec" star will not be writing a memoir. Instead, he'll talk to academics and investigate the modern-day single life.
Discovery remaking Civil War miniseries "North and South"
The miniseries about two families -- a Southern plantation family, a Northern factory-owning family -- is the next Discovery miniseries project. "North and South" originally aired on ABC in the 80s and 90s with Patrick Swayze.
Joan Rivers to star in "Romancing the Joan," a web reality TV parody
Eight bachelors will vie for Joan's affections in this "Bachelorette" parody.
Keith Carradine joins "The Following"
He'll play a trusted friend of Kevin Bacon's character.
Steven Moffat confirms "Doctor Who" can only regenerate 12 times
What does this mean for the "Who" franchise since Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor.
"Homeland's" "Abu Nazir" joins "Arrow"
Navid Negahban will play the villain Al-Owal in Season 2.
At age 19, Lena Dunham asked a sex advice columnist about being a virgin
Read her letter published in Time Out NY.
While we're waiting for the breakout films of this year's Cannes Film Festival to make their way over to theaters -- in many cases, via the fall festival circuit -- we still have some unfinished business from Cannes 2012. Opening in limited release tomorrow is French period melodrama "Thérèse" (at different points dubbed "Thérèse Dequeyroux" or "Thérèse D"), which was the Closing Night film of last year's fest.
Belize offering free vacations to "Breaking Bad" creator and his stars
"Some people may have perceived that to be somewhat of a crisis," a Belize tourism rep said of a Saul Goodman comment from this week's episode, "but we really thought of it as an opportunity."
Tina Fey shows Letterman footage of a burglar stealing her laptop with all her work
Fey showed the surveillance footage against all legal counsel.
Dave Attell returning to Comedy Central, uncensored
The former "Insomniac" host will star in a late-night standup series featuring an uncensored Atell, plus a standup special.
22 "SNL" alums (and Marc Maron) recount auditioning for Lorne Michaels
Everybody from Dana Carvey to Jimmy Fallon to Bill Hader share their "SNL" audition stories in an oral history format.
"Seinfeld's" Jackie Chiles returns for a Jim Beam ad campaign
Watch Phil Morris reprise his Johnnie Cochran-like character.
Oscar winner Danny Boyle to return to TV to direct a police drama
Boyle, who was responsible for last year's Olympic Opening Ceremony, will direct an inside police drama from the creators of "Peep Show."