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Scarface Game
E! reports: Vivendi Universal Games has announced it has reached a deal with Al Pacino to reprise his legendary role as drugged-out coke dealer Tony Montana in a videogame version of Brian De Palma's knockout 1983 gangster flick, Scarface. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Turks Vs Arnold
AP reports: A Turkish group uniting hundreds of businesses and organizations demanded Tuesday that Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies are banned from Turkish television to protest the California governor's use of the term genocide to describe the massacre of Armenians by Turks at the time of World War I. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DVDs Unprotected
AP reports: A French court has ordered DVD vendors to pull copies of the David Lynch film "Mulholland Drive" off store shelves as part of an unprecedented ruling against copy prevention techniques. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seacrest Bombs
E! reports: Ryan Seacrest is ubiquitous, but mortal. The rarely-off-the-air star's latest gig, a TV version of his American Top 40 radio countdown show, didn't sing. 

American Top 40 Live, with Seacrest introducing the likes of Avril Lavigne and Maroon 5, ranked a lowly 93rd (3.8 million viewers) for the TV week ended Sunday, per Nielsen Media Research. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Will & Grace Renewed
Reuters reports: After a lengthy renewal negotiation, NBC and the producers and cast of "Will & Grace" have clasped hands on a deal for an eighth and probably final season of the Emmy-winning comedy series. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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LSD TV
Hollywood Reporter reports: Production labels Panacea Entertainment and Blueprint Entertainment have teamed up to bring the story of the late psychologist, writer and drug researcher-enthusiast Timothy Leary to the small screen. 

The companies are producing an as-yet-untitled biopic to be directed by Andy Fickman (Showtime's "Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical") that will be based on information of public record as well as the personal recollections of Panacea chairman and CEO Eric Gardner, who was Leary's manager for 11 years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Simpsons 350th
Reuters reports: You know that a show has been around a long time when they start measuring milestones in episodic increments of 50. But it's understandable that "The Simpsons" should want to make a big deal out of hitting 350 episodes with this Sunday's installment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lucas on The O.C.
AP reports: The force is with "The O.C." George Lucas will guest star as himself on the May 12 episode, the Fox network announced Tuesday. The "Star Wars" creator will express interest in the graphic novel of the main character, Seth Cohen (Adam Brody). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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'Land Of The Lost' Ideas
Killer Movies reports: Will Ferrell is attached to star in the comedy Land of the Lost, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Movie is based on the classic television series of the same name. Adam McKay is attached to direct, with Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas signing on to adapt the screenplay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Birds Remake
IGN reports: The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that Armageddon director (and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake producer) Michael Bay has been approached by Universal Pictures to remake Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 suspense classic, The Birds.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rather Low Ratings
SFgate.com reports: While critics have praised changes made to the "CBS Evening News" since Bob Schieffer took over for Dan Rather last month, viewers clearly haven't been intrigued.

The show's average of 6.1 million viewers last week was the lowest since Nielsen Media Research began measurement with "people meters" in 1987 and likely the lowest for many years before that. Evening news viewership was much higher from the 1960s to 1980s than it is now. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lopez Transplanted
Reuters reports: Comedian George Lopez was recovering on Monday from a successful kidney transplant surgery using an organ donated by his wife, his publicist said. Lopez, who stars in the ABC sitcom "George Lopez," needed the transplant because of a genetic condition that caused his kidneys to deteriorate, publicist Ann Gurrola said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sitcomes or S**tcoms
ABC reports: Viewers aren't doing much laughing these days at least intentionally. Only two of Nielsen Media Research's top 30 programs last week were situation comedies and one of them CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" ends its network run next month. The only other top-rated sitcom: "Two and a Half Men." 

But the ratings are otherwise dominated by drama and reality, with comedy at a low ebb. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Star Wars TV
E! reports: Jedi master George turned up over the weekend at Celebration III, a mega-gathering of 30,000 Star Wars geeks in Indianapolis, where he announced plans to move his space opera to the small screen. 

For his first appearance at a Star Wars convention in 17 years, Lucas made a big splash. During a Q&A session, he announced that he is going to produce a 3-D animated action series expanding on the Cartoon Network's Emmy-winning Clone Wars. Then he dropped a bigger bomb, confirming a live-action Star Wars spinoff series is in the works. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beckhams Sue Nanny
CBC Sports reports: David and Victoria Beckham have launched a lawsuit against their former nanny, who told a London newspaper that the marriage of Britain's most famous celebrity couple is a sham. 

The Beckhams announced Tuesday that they are suing Abbie Gibson for breach of confidence. In a story published Sunday in the British tabloid News of the World, Gibson claimed the couple's marriage is on the rocks. 

They are also planning action against the newspaper. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Babatunde Joins 'Material Girls' Film Cast
Harper PR reports: Award-winning actor OBBA BABATUNDE has signed to co-star in the upcoming Martha Coolidge-directed comedy "Material Girls," starring sisters Hilary and Haylie Duff. 

The film revolves around wealthy and busy socialites "Tanzie and Ava Marchetta" (portrayed by the Duff sisters), heiresses to a cosmetics company fortune, who find themselves in for a rude shock when the company stock nose-dives after allegations of illegal product testing. Babatunde portrays the slick and preppy CFO of the company "Craig." 

[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cosby Vs 11 Women
Contact Music reports: BILL COSBY is in more hot water - 11 of his alleged former mistresses have come forward with stories the comic drugged and assaulted them.

In newly filed court papers, obtained by US news show CELEBRITY JUSTICE, 11 women claim they were all either drugged or sexually assaulted by Cosby.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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2nd Benifer?
Contact Music reports: BEN AFFLECK is reportedly engaged again after presenting girlfriend JENNIFER GARNER with a 4.5 carat HARRY WINSTON ring at her 33rd birthday party at the weekend (16APR05). 

Publicists for both stars are refusing to confirm or deny the reports. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hanoi Jane Attacked
AP reports: A man spit tobacco juice into the face of Jane Fonda after waiting in line to have her sign her new memoir. Capt. Rich Lockhart of the Kansas City Police Department said Michael A. Smith, 54, was arrested Tuesday night on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct. 

Smith, a Vietnam veteran, told The Kansas City Star Wednesday that Fonda was a "traitor" and that her protests against the Vietnam War were unforgivable. He said he doesn't chew tobacco but did so Tuesday solely to spit juice on the actress. 

"I consider it a debt of honor," he told The Star for a story on its Web site. "She spit in our faces for 37 years. It was absolutely worth it. There are a lot of veterans who would love to do what I did." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dick Shows...
Contact Music reports: Comedian ANDY DICK was bundled off stage after infuriating crowd members at his stand-up show by dropping his trousers and exposing his private parts. 

Dick - who was performing in Edmonton, Canada, when the rude incident occurred - admits he was drunk in the build-up to his live show, but didn't realise he was still inebriated when he took to the stage. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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