Archive for May, 2011

photo copyright Chad Calek/AGH

On January 6th, 2011, in a sudden and surprising move to both fan and executives at the A&E Network, Ryan Buell, the star and Executive Producer of the hit A&E reality series PARANORMAL STATE, announced on his personal blog that he would not be returning to the hit franchise for what would be his 6th season. Instead, Buell and PARANORMAL STATE guest-star and Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Chad Calek, who also starred in, executive produced and directed the A&E hit special THE GHOST PROPHECIES, would focus their time and energy on an experimental worldwide distribution plan to release Calek’s autobiographical documentary “AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER,” which due to the film’s massive Internet “buzz” and viral fanfare (Over 500,000 collective views between trailers, sneak peak and promo clips), is already one of the most anticipated independent documentaries of 2011. There’s even an AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER social network site created specifically for “hardcore AGH supporters” (www.aghnation.com) that currently has over 5,600 active registered members. Impressive when considering that the film has yet to be released.
“Paranormal State was an incredible project,” says Calek. “I’ll always be thankful to A&E and to Ryan for the opportunity to be a part of such an exciting show. But as much as I love the medium of television, there are immoveable lines drawn in the network sand that limit certain content from being aired. Because of these limits, the world has yet to see the uncensored truth behind a negative haunt. But with AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER, the viewer will finally get the chance to take a brutally honest look into one of the most horrific and stunning cases of negative paranormal activity ever documented. A case where the evidence was consistently being recorded over the course of 20 years. A case that ripped a family apart and sent them fleeing for salvation. I know this case all too well… because it was my family.”
In 2010, after two private screenings to select Hollywood insiders and the country’s top paranormal investigators alike, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER began receiving acclaim and praise worthy of the hype, with the likes of Robb Demarest, star of SYFY’s GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL, stating that AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER was “Certain to be THE definitive paranormal movie”. Demarest then went even further on his FACEBOOK page by stating, “You will walk out with your jaw dropped and wonder where Chad Calek got the cuevos to make a documentary this personal and touching. I’ve NEVER seen anything like it and doubt I will again.”   Shot over the course of 20 years and presenting the most compelling and horrific ghost evidence ever captured on film, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER promises to deliver “a powerful, emotional and shocking documentary unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” says Buell, who executive produced the documentary. In addition, Calek and Buell have also pledged to redefine the entire movie going experience with AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER: THE TOUR – a national tour that will visit 41 notoriously haunted locations in 41 cities across the United States, in which each stop will feature a five hour “paranormal event” that concludes with the screening of AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER and a Q&A with the entire cast. But mist important to Calek, is the fact that their are only 100 tickets available at each tour stop.
“This film demands real conversation and intimacy to share ideas and thoughts. I want to connect with my fans and supporters in an intimate fashion that expresses how much I care about them and how valuable their time is to me. I’m really pleased with this aspect of the entire process,” said Calek.
“Imagine watching a film like ‘Inception’ and being able to sit down with Chris Nolan and DiCaprio after the screening to pick their brain and discuss the process of making the film. Now imagine seeing a film like ‘Friday The 13th’ in the middle of the woods at a lakeside summer camp. There’s an overall experience to be had, which our goal was to make the entire movie-going process an ‘event,’ rather than just purchasing tickets, seeing your film and being rushed out of the theater for the next group standingin line.’ said Buell.   AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER: THE TOUR will be broken down into two parts, with the “summer leg” of the tour covering 16 U.S. cities, beginning on June 2nd in Long Beach, CA and wrapping up in San Antonio, TX at The Menger Hotel on June 18th, 2011. Two months later, the “fall leg” of the tour will begin on August 19th in Los Angeles, CA, and will cover 25 cities before ending in Austin, TX on September 19th.

Article by Suzanne Philips

photo copyright Chad Calek/AGH

A recent Gallup survey reveals that three in four Americans believe in the paranormal.  Look at television shows such as “Ghost Hunters”, “Ghost Adventures”, “Paranormal State” and films such as PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and INSIDIOUS.  They all have huge fan bases and have become among the most profitable ventures of all time.  Viewers have been inspired to try their hand at investigating and discussing with friends and family their own paranormal encounters.

In a new full length documentary film, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER, Executive Producers Chad Calek and Ryan Buell (“Paranormal State”) seek to take viewers into a much deeper investigation of events  in a small Iowa town in which Calek’s family moved when he was 12.  Shot over the course of 20 years and presenting the most compelling and horrific ghost evidence ever captured on film, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER promises to deliver “a powerful, emotional and shocking documentary unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” says Buell.

To get the movie out to the public, Calek and Buell decided to take the film on a sort of “grass roots” tour.  Starting on June 2nd in Long Beach, California, the producers and cast of this film are hitting the road for a month-long trek across the U.S.  They will hit 16 cities on the first leg of the tour with stops in Long Beach, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago, Texas and Florida. Each stop will feature a five hour “paranormal event” that concludes with the screening of AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER and a Q&A with the entire cast. Each of the venues will feature meet and greet opportunities, evidence presentations, and more.  But most important to Calek, is the fact that their are only 100 tickets available at each tour stop. It’s a unique opportunity to bring the film to the audience and get an immediate reaction.  Fans will feel like they are a part of the experience, not just an observer.  Tickets for the Long Beach Kick-Off on June 2nd are already sold out and only a handful of tickets remain for the Las Vegas event on June 3rd.  

To purchase tickets or find out more about this incredible project, check out www.aghthemovie.com.   On the film’s website, visitors can also ask that the film be brought to their town for a screening.  Stay tuned to CFM for a review of the film and the Las Vegas Event!

COMIC-CON ATTENDEE Priority Pre-Orders Begin this Thursday
Newsletter subscribers who are ATTENDING Comic-Con 2011, and who qualify, will be given an opportunity to ‘Priority Pre-Order’ (1) Exclusive Clone Commander 12-inch Figure on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific Time). The ATTENDEE edition of this figure will be priced at $89.99 USD. [Comic-Con 2011 Attendee FAQ] This two hour Pre-Order window is only available to ‘Priority Pre-Order’ members, but if any items remain available to purchase after this member Pre-Order window, then these will be offered to the general public. Remember, all purchases made through Sideshowcollectibles.com earn Sideshow Rewards points, good for future purchases through our store! [Click Here to learn about Sideshow Rewards]

COMIC-CON NON-ATTENDEE Priority Pre-Orders Begin this Friday
Newsletter subscribers who are NOT ATTENDING Comic-Con 2011, and who qualify, will be given an opportunity to ‘Priority Pre-Order’ (1) Exclusive Clone Commander 12-inch Figure on Friday, June 3rd, 2011, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific Time). The NON-ATTENDEE edition of this figure will be priced at $94.99 USD. Please note: Even if you decide to attend Comic-Con, Non-Attendee Exclusives will NOT be available for pick-up on the convention floor, but will instead be shipped to the address that is on file in your Online User Account [Comic-Con 2011 Non-Attendee FAQ] This two hour Pre-Order window is only available to ‘Priority Pre-Order’ members, but if any items remain available to purchase after this member Pre-Order window, then these will be offered to the general public. Remember, all purchases made through Sideshowcollectibles.com earn Sideshow Rewards points, good for future purchases through our store! [Click Here to learn about Sideshow Rewards]

COMIC-CON 2011 Exclusives Information
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Article by Suzanne Philips

Photo courtesy CBS

CBS has announced their fall lineup and there are shakeups across the board.  Perennial favorite “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will move from it’s Thursday 9pm time slot, which it has occupied since 2001, to Wednesdays at 10pm.  “The Good Wife” starring Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth will move to Sunday at 9pm, which is directly before “CSI:Miami”.  Speculation that “CSI:NY” was on the chopping block has ended with the announcement that it will return in it’s Friday 9pm slot.  The full schedule is as follows:

MONDAY
8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (new)
9 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30 p.m. Mike & Molly
10 p.m. Hawaii Five-0

TUESDAY
8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. NCIS: LA
10 p.m. Unforgettable (new)

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. Survivor
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
10 p.m. CSI (new time slot)

THURSDAY
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. How to Be a Gentleman (new)
9 p.m. Person of Interest (new)
10 p.m. The Mentalist

FRIDAY
8 p.m. A Gifted Man (new)
9 p.m. CSI: NY
10 p.m. Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 p.m. Rules of Engagement (new time slot)
8:30 p.m. comedy reruns
9 p.m. drama reruns
10 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

SUNDAY
7 p.m. 60 Minutes
8 p.m. The Amazing Race
9 p.m. The Good Wife (new time slot)
10 p.m. CSI: Miami

For more information on your favorite CBS shows visit www.cbs.com.

 

Article by Suzanne Philips

Photo copryight Starz Networks

Imagine a day when nobody dies.  All across the world, nobody dies.  And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging.  They get hurt and sick but they never die.  This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.  The new series, premiering on STARZ on July 8 at 10pm ET/PT, features Torchwood alumni John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi  Phifer, Alexa Havins and Bill Pullman.

Special guest starring actors in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman). The 10-episode, hour-long series will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer).

“Torchwood: Miracle Day” begins with a day when nobody dies. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural occurrence – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy.  The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

The show’s original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner. “Torchwood: Miracle Day” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for Starz, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.

 Check out the exclusive first trailer here:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVktcOQD1zA&feature=youtu.be

Article by Suzanne Philips

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Josh Gates

The Syfy Channel has confirmed that a 5th season of it’s popular show “Destination Truth” has been ordered.  The show, which follows world traveller Josh Gates and his team around the globe searching for answers to paranormal mysteries, will showcase new destinations in it’s next season.  The crew will travel to Transylvania, Guatemala and Vietnam.  New episodes are set to air on Syfy beginning in 2010.

Article by Suzanne Philips

photos copyright Starz

Starz network has released the first promotional photos for the highly anticipated “Torchwood: Miracle Day”. Check out the storyline below:

 One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging — they get hurt and sick — but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.

With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

“Torchwood:Miracle Day stars  John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Mekhi Phifer as Rex Matheson, Bill Pullman as Oswald Danes, Lauren Ambrose as Jilly Kitzinger, Alexa Havins as Esther Drummond, and Arlene Tur as Dr. Vera Juarez.

Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres on Friday, July 8 at 10pm on Starz.

Archaia Entertainment’s CEO PJ Bickett, announced today that they will launch its acclaimed graphic novel series “Days Missing” on comiXology, the leading distributor of digital comics.

From Archaia Entertainment and Roddenberry Productions, Days Missing tells the story of hidden pages from history, where a being named The Steward has shaped the course of human development through his interactions and interference with mankind. The Steward’s powers of time and intellect have allowed him to secretly remove certain critical days from the historical record. As a result, these stories have never been told or their details documented or even recalled. These are the Days Missing from our existence, and they are about to be revealed.

The two volume series features celebrated writers Ian Edginton, Phil Hester, Matz and David Hine and Illustrators Chris Burnham, Frazer Irving, David Marquez and Lee Moder.

Days Missing will make its comiXology debut on 5/18/11.

“Archaia is committed to working with the best and brightest distributors in the industry to provide our fans with the greatest access to our content. When it comes to digital distribution, comiXology ranks among the elite. I have witnessed firsthand the extraordinary impact comiXology has had on how the entire industry views digital, especially with the largest brands. Archaia is excited to be in such great company,” said PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia.

The digital release of Days Missing by Archaia on the comiXology platform is the beginning of a partnership to distribute more of its expansive library digitally. comiXology users will be able to enjoy a breadth of new Archaia comics digitally in the upcoming months.

“We are thrilled to forge our new alliance with Archaia, which has evolved into one of the most exciting graphic novel publishers in the industry,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Days Missing is a brand that is certain to expand its already impressive following within the comiXology platform.”

About comiXology:

Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 8,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.

About Archaia Entertainment:

Archaia Entertainment, LLC is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.

Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth

Principal photography began on GAMBIT, starring Academy Award© winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Cameron Diaz (The Green Hornet, There’s Something About Mary), Golden Globe and BAFTA award winner Alan Rickman (Harry Potter Series, Alice In Wonderland) and BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass) in London on May 5th. In addition, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia) and Academy Award© winner and veteran comedic actress Cloris Leachman have joined the cast.

The film is directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) and based on a screenplay written by Academy Award© winners Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit, No Country for Old Men). Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Honeymoon in Vegas) is producing, alongside Crime Scene Pictures partners Adam Ripp and Rob Paris, who are also financing. Crime Scene Pictures is having an impressive inaugural year. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway are executive producers.

Shooting in London and in New Mexico, the story centers on British art curator Harry Deane (Firth) who devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England’s richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting.  In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.

The behind-the-scenes talent is equally stellar. Florian Ballhaus (Red, The Time Traveller’s Wife, The Devil Wears Prada) will serve as Director of Photography. Academy Award© winner Jenny Beavan (The King’s Speech, A Room with a View) will be the Costume Designer. Joining her are Hair and Makeup Chief Christine Blundell, Academy Award© winner for Topsy Turvey, and Production Designer Stuart Craig, a three-time Academy Award© winner (Gandhi, Dangerous Liaisons, The English Patient), who has multiple nominations for his work on the Harry Potter series.

FilmNation Entertainment is handling distribution outside of the United States, with CBS Films distributing in the United States. Alliance Films will be distributing the film in Canada, Momentum Pictures in the UK and Aurum Productions in Spain.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,”

is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

How many times has Rory been killed or Amy thought he had been killed?
How many times has Rory been killed or Amy thought he had been killed?

Doctor Who Love/Life Timeline Chart River Song And The Doctor

How many times can you kill off the same character before his or her death becomes meaningless?

Sexy Adorable Matt Smith Playing ‘Doctor Who’ Video Game 

Patrick Kelly came up with the following list of all the occasions in which the writers have attempted to lead us to believe that Rory’s gone for good.    Read the complete article here

  • Amy’s Choice – The first glimpse we got of Rory’s demise was technically in a dream, but we weren’t sure of that at the time.  All we knew was that if it wasn’t a dream, what an awful way to go – breath from an old person!  This wouldn’t have been the first instance in Doctor Who of a second companion brought on board one episode only to be written out in the next – remember Adam from the Eccleseries?  He never died, but his very removal from the show justified the argument that could have been made immediately after Rory was vaporized – that this was the last we would ever see of this nervous boyfriend sidekick.
  • Cold Blood – So here we were, happy to see Rory back after we thought he might be dead in the previous story, only to see him killed off for real at the climax of the Doctor and company’s journey to the center of the Earth.  Darn you Doctor; you just had to pull that shrapnel from the crack and give Restac time to shoot at you and hit Rory, didn’t you?
  • Cold Blood – Hold on, didn’t we just mention that episode?  Shortly after being shot down by a lizard and removed from life, Rory was swallowed up by a crack in time and removed from existence completely, and Amy’s memories specifically, which arguably counts as a second death within minutes of his first.
  • The Big Bang – Like the rest of the story, this one’s a bit tough to get your head around.  As I interpreted the story, the Doctor flew the Pandorica into the sun-like TARDIS and brought about Big Bang Two, which destroyed everything throughout all of time in the universe as we knew it, which included Auton Rory.  It all happened fairly quickly in the actual episode, but a new universe brought on by a new Big Bang would take billions of years to form a new Earth, and another 4.6 billion years to spawn a new Rory, whose memories of his 2,000 years of life prior to Big Bang Two all came back after Amy remembered the Doctor.  Perhaps I’m looking at it the wrong way round, but again, as we all know, it’s an extremely confusing story!
  • Day of the Moon – We were given a bit of a break from Rory deaths for a little while after the Series 5 finale, but come episode two of the current run, we were treated to a rather amazing sequence at the beginning that included Rory being shot down on top of the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona by Canton and his crew… or so we thought.
  • The Curse of the Black Spot – Captain Avery’s son was dematerialized – “Just how much is that treasure worth to you man?!” – and suddenly, to everyone’s surprise, Rory gets knocked off the ship and into the sea.  And then, just to top it off, the Doctor, rather than diving in after him, sends the Siren to go and fetch him instead.  So if he hadn’t drowned before, he was certainly a goner now, right?
  • The Curse of the Black Spot – Okay, so it turns out the Siren’s a medical practitioner, not a deadly ocean-beast feeding on pirates.  All Amy has to do is stick her hand in the consent form and voila!  A Rory she has no idea how to save!  As he lies on the TARDIS floor, we’re led to believe for a moment that Rory is finally, once and for all, dead.  For all we know, even looking back on it, he could have been.  It certainly doesn’t appear to have been any of Amy’s efforts that got him breathing again.  Could there be have been intervention from an unknown third party?

Rory as Kenny was found here.

Premiering Friday, July 8th at 10 PM ET/PT, Torchwood: Miracle Day  Will Feature Series Alums John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen; New Cast Members Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman, Alexa Havins, Arlene Tur; and Recurring Guest Star Lauren Ambrose
Premiering Friday, July 8th at 10 PM ET/PT, Torchwood: Miracle Day Will Feature Series Alums John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen; New Cast Members Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman, Alexa Havins, Arlene Tur; and Recurring Guest Star Lauren Ambrose

Torchwood: Miracle Day

New York, May 17, 2011 – Imagine a day when nobody dies.  All across the world, nobody dies.  And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging.  They get hurt and sick but they never die.  This is the extraordinary premise of the highly-anticipated STARZ original drama series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for STARZ, BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Worldwide.  The series will premiere on STARZ July 8 at 10 pm ET/PT.

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“Torchwood”s John Barrowman Expresses Concern About Possible TV Ban On Same Sex Kissing

Today, the network announced that in addition to Torchwood alumni, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins, that the 10-episode, hour-long “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer).

Eve Myles – Gwen Cooper – Interviewed About Torchwood: Miracle Day

Additional actors starring in the cult sensation include: Arlene Tur (“Crash,” Eat Pray Love) and Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under,” The Other Woman) who join the cast in an extended guest role. The show’s original creator, writer/producer Russell T Davies, serves as executive producer along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Julie Gardner, with Davies also serving as show-runner for “Torchwood: Miracle Day.”

Torchwood Miracle Day Teaser

Torchwood: Miracle Day” begins with a day when nobody dies. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural occurrence – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy.  The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

WATCH: 47 Years of ‘Doctor Who,’ Expertly Explained in Six Minutes With Torchwood

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 18.8 million and 33.1 million subscribers respectively.  Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its Starz, Encore and MoviePlex brands.  Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).

Torchwood Actor Burn Gorman (Owen Harper) Wonderfully Unhinged

Torchwood: Miracle Day  BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions, based in Los Angeles and headed by Jane Tranter, develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), Top Gear (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC) and “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (STARZ). BBC Worldwide Productions is one of seven core businesses within BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Article by Suzanne Philips

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Johnny Depp

“PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend and huge crowds turned up to see faves like Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz.  The film opens in the U.S. on Friday.

Penelope Cruz

Article by Suzanne Philips

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Legendary music group Duran Duran perform at the European Launch Party for Belvedere Red at the Cannes Film Festival.  Celebs including Jamie Foxx, Vanessa Hudgens and Jude Law were on hand to celebrate the launch, which inculded a concert and after party.

The 5-Piece Pop Band The Gromble Celebrates A Residency At Local Hotspot LA Cave In Costa Mesa And A Performance At House Of Blues In Anaheim, Calif. June 18
The 5-Piece Pop Band The Gromble Celebrates A Residency At Local Hotspot LA Cave In Costa Mesa And A Performance At House Of Blues In Anaheim, Calif. June 18

The Gromble

Nominated as ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2011 OC Music Awards, rising So Cal underground pop band The Gromble has maintained a steady stream of national press after signing with ground breaking indie label 37 Records. The Gromble recently interviewed with L.A.’s alternative radio station, KROQ-FM, profiled on CBS Radio’s WNEW and music blog Indies and the Underground. The band’s next feature with local outlet Tonality Magazine will incorporate exclusive live footage with an interview. Plus, the band will interview and perform on OC Rock Radio, which will air on local Comcast cable. For local listings, visit www.comcast.com.

The Gromble’s most recent achievements as an indie band is earning significant airplay on Clear Channel’s popular music site, iHeartRadio.com. The band’s self-titled EP will be entered in the station’s rotation in the coming weeks, among such mainstream artists as Lady Gaga, My Chemical Romance and P!nk. In addition, internet radio site, Earbits, will also enter the band’s EP in their vast music database.

The quirky five-piece whose moniker comes from ‘90s Nickelodeon hit cartoon, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, has also been granted a Tuesday residency at dining hotspot La Cave in Costa Mesa, Calif. Starting Tuesday, May 10 at 8 p.m., the band will serve as live entertainment at the club every week.

After conquering prime territory in Southern California, the band will continue on in that fashion hitting the stage this summer with OC bands; The Devious Means, The Orange Effect, Honeypie and Skee and the Motion Detectors at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. The show will take place Saturday, June 18 at 9 p.m. with tickets for $10. For more information, visit http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/losangeles/

37 Records features music ranging from singer/songwriters, dance pop, children’s works, pop and rock, alternative modern rock, holiday music, jazz and R & B, country and bluegrass, rootsy Americana to soundtracks.  37 Records’ current roster includes; White Apple Tree, Brian Stoner, The Gromble, Friends of Emmet, Judy Akin, Charlie Baker, Cathy-Anne McClintock, Nikki Forova, Cris Barber, Melody Zephyr, Kristen Trayer, Tumbleweed, Tom Templeman, Fertitta and McClintock, Mindwalk, Haley Breedlove, Don McClintock, and Tessa McClintock. The label’s digital product is available in 35 different countries and 120+ separate music related websites all leading back 37 Records.

EVENT RECAP FOR THE GROMBLE:


Tuesday, May 10, 2011
La Cave
1695 Irvine Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-7944
FREE
Every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
http://lacaverestaurant.com/

Saturday, June 18, 2011
House Of Blues
1530 S Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(323) 848-5100
$10
9 p.m.
http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/losangeles/

doctor who
No spoilers. Neil Gaiman, Matt Smith & Steven Moffat meet and tells us the back story to noted author Neil Gaiman writing ‘The Doctor’s Wife’.

Gorgeous Matt Smith is a fan of author Neil Gaiman and gets to meet him on the Doctor Who set.

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Stooped Funny Dancing Jammie Dodgers Monkeys Need A Fez

Doctor Who Confidential joins Neil Gaiman behind the scenes of Doctor Who as he meets the Doctor backstage and discusses how he got involved with writing ‘The Doctor’s Wife’.

Doctor Who: River & Eleven Fan Videos: Sad & Funny Like Their Relationship

Dancing Jammie Dodger Monkeys Doctor Who
Dancing Jammie Dodger Monkeys

Jammie Dodgers –  As Seen On Doctor Who!

The Doctor, “I’m going to need a SWAT team ready to mobilize, street level maps covering all of Florida, a pot of coffee, 12 jammy dodgers and a fez…!” Doctor Who, The Impossible Astronaut

River Is The Better Driver – Today Show Visits The Set Of ‘Doctor Who’ – Interview Video

Matt Smith, who plays the eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who, has described Jammie Dodgers as The Doctor’s favorite snack. In the episode “Victory of the Daleks” (2010), The Doctor temporarily tricks the Daleks into believing that a Jammie Dodger is actually the TARDIS self-destruct button.” From Wikipedia

Doctor Who’s River Song Returns – Smith Says Serious Consequences for The Doctor

Jammie
Toffee
Choccie
What is a Jammie Dodger? It is a biscuit (cookie), made from shortbread and plum jam. Wonder if they are available in the  Who -S -A

Doctor Who Love/Life Timeline Chart River Song And The Doctor

Watch Matt Smith play Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time! Now featuring a New Content Pack – Angels in the Shadows & Level Creator!

River Is The Better Driver – Today Show Visits The Set Of ‘Doctor Who’ – Interview Video

Face up to the most fearful monsters in the Doctor Who universe – the Weeping Angels in this brand new level pack. Also included is the new Level Creator. Create, play and share your own Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time levels.

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time levels available now on the iPhone, iPad and iPod!

Doctor Who Love/Life Timeline Chart River Song And The Doctor

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Ultimate Dog Tease – Talking Dog

Ultimate Dog Tease Talking Dog

by Suzanne Philips

Photo copyright www.duranduran.com

The crème de la crème of the entertainment and film industry are set to join Duran Duran at the Cannes Film Festival for an unforgettable evening at the legendary VIP ROOM to celebrate the European launch of (BELVEDERE)RED.
  
Following in the footsteps of music icons Debbie Harry and Grace Jones, Belvedere Vodka brings the Grammy award-winning group to entertain Cannes revelers with a memorable performance.  
 
The Cannes Film Festival is renowned as the world’s most glamorous film festival and will be the setting for the European launch of Belvedere’s exciting collaboration with (RED)™ – a new special edition  bottle to help raise proceeds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financer of programs to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria™.

Guests will gather at VIP ROOM to toast the launch with classic Belvedere cocktails and enjoy a set from one of the world’s most successful bands.

Duran Duran states, “With the UK launch of our All You Need Is Now World Tour just days away, we are thrilled to be able to come to Cannes – which is undoubtedly the world’s most glamorous film festival – to perform in support of (BELVEDERE)RED The fight against HIV/AIDs is a problem that affects every single one of us – and we are always delighted to find ways in which we can make a contribution.  This should be a great party – for a great cause”.

Alex Kingston says River is the better driver. Matt Smith, the Doctor, shown here with  Alex Kingston, River Song.On Doctor Who set.
Alex Kingston says River is the better driver. Matt Smith, the Doctor, shown here with Alex Kingston, River Song. On Doctor Who set.

America is loving loving Doctor Who!

More and more Americans are tuning in to Doctor Who. Meredith Viera, host of the Today show, barely kept fangirl in control when she met with Alex Kingston and Matt Smith.

Doctor Who’s River Song Returns – Smith Says Serious Consequences for The Doctor

The cast of Doctor Who, is going to reach “rock star” status in the US very soon. The cast seems confused by the “enthusiasm” of American fans. It seems like Matt Smith is trying to figure out why an American morning talk show host was standing inside the TRADIS .

Sweetie, that was just the tip of the ice burg.

Doctor Who Love/Life Timeline Chart River Song And The Doctor

BBCA the US is calling. As the American fan base increases you will find that we have no sense of shame and our enthusiasm might be overwhelming . Fans of the show promise to watch the show, buy Doctor Who memorabilia, obsess over every detail of the show and stop just short of stalking the cast. 

American advertisers – if you show it they will pay.

Spoilers – background shots and the clip of the part given to Meredith Viera. It is the final episode of Doctor Who Series 6


Doctor Who: River & Eleven Fan Videos: Sad & Funny Like Their Relationship

The Lonely Island
The Lonely Island’s “Jack Sparrow” sounds great. Micheal Bolton is amazing. It takes really listening to the lyrics to “get it”

The Tale  of Captain Jack Sparrow, the jester of Tortuga.

LANGUAGE WARNING. The lyrics are crazy and this is NOT the radio cut.

The Lonely Island are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. They’ve been making videos together since September of 2000. They met in Junior High. Nice, right?
Atheists Don’t Have No Songs by Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers

This would be an excellent song for the new Pirates of The Caribbean movie.

Matt Smith, the Doctor, shown here with Alex Kingston, River Song.On Doctor Who set.
Matt Smith, the Doctor, shown here with Alex Kingston, River Song. On Doctor Who set.

River Returns To The Doctor

He said: ‘It does develop nicely and there are huge cliff-hangers throughout the coming series, there’s a great one at the end of episode seven which is a killer, and at the start of the next sort of season as it were, episode eight, we really do learn who she is.’
The 28-year-old actor – who plays the Titular Timelord – has promised viewers they will find out who the mysterious archaeologist (Alex Kingston) but not until the BBC One show takes it’s mid-season break following the seventh episode.

Although Matt can’t give too much away he insists River Song‘s true identity will have “serious” consequences for The Doctor.

Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston (River Song) Says River’s Story Line is Tragic

He explained that River Song’s appearance creates a fun, flirtatious relationship as she knows more about his future than The Doctor does, which makes the Timelord feel very uncomfortable.

He said: ‘It does develop nicely and there are huge cliff-hangers throughout the coming series, there’s a great one at the end of episode seven which is a killer, and at the start of the next sort of season as it were, episode eight, we really do learn who she is.’

Doctor Who’s River Song Returns – Smith Says Serious Consequences for The Doctor

Smith explained River Song : ‘She just kinds of swoops in and swoops out and causes all kinds of madness and havoc and saves his life on most occasions.’

Doctor Who: River & Eleven Fan Videos: Sad & Funny Like Their Relationship

More Doctor Who details here.

GLEE Cast Photo
GLEE Cast Photo

Free copy of “Friday” by Glee Click Here

Whether or not it was a good idea, the cast of Fox’s musical television series “Glee” covered 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s poorly received single, “Friday,” which some have called the “worst song ever.”

Glee Cast Photos and Spoilers From Paleyfest 2011

Lyrics

Glee’s Mr. Schuester Matthew Morrison Tour Dates 2011

(Yeah, Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ark)
Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah-ah-ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Seven a.m., waking up in the morning
Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs
Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal
Seein’ everything, the time is goin’
Tickin’ on and on, everybody’s rushin’
Gotta get down to the bus stop
Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends (My friends)

Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin’ forward to the weekend

7:45, we’re drivin’ on the highway
Cruisin’ so fast, I want time to fly
Fun, fun, think about fun
You know what it is
I got this, you got this
My friend is by my right, ay
I got this, you got this
Now you know it

Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin’ forward to the weekend

Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin’)
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today

Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after … wards
I don’t want this weekend to end

So chillin’ in the front seat (In the front seat)
In the back seat (In the back seat)
I’m drivin’, cruisin’ (Yeah, yeah)
Fast lanes, switchin’ lanes
Wit’ a car up on my side (Woo!)
(C’mon) Passin’ by is a school bus in front of me
Makes tick tock, tick tock, wanna scream
Check my time, it’s Friday, it’s a weekend
We gonna have fun, c’mon, c’mon, y’all

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin’ forward to the weekend

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin’ forward to the weekend

Immortals – Official Trailer

Immortals

On 11.11.11 Witness the 3-D epic battle as mere men become Immortals! www.facebook.com/immortalsuk

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares.
Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope.

Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders—including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff)—one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend. The 3-D epic adventure Immortals is directed by revolutionary visualist Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and produced by Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, the producers of 300, as well as Ryan Kavanaugh (Dear John, The Dark Fields).