Max Weinberg, Conan O'Brien's band leader for the past 17 years, won't be following the red headed host to his new gig on TBS. The split was ammicable and both parties hope they can get together in the future for a staring contest or some other sketch where Max talks about his affinity for hookers.
During Max Weinberg's time on "Late Night" he created some inspirational and eye-opening public service announcements for NBC. He took "The More You Know" to a dark and dangerous place. I thought I'd share a few of his best moments now. You might learn a little thing or two. About hookers.
Sometimes the hottest chicks go to 7-Eleven, just ask Sarah Roemer, who was discovered there one day buying coffee and a modeling career followed soon after. Sarah, who you may remember from the Shia LaBeouf thriller Disturbia from a few years back, now is a part of "The Event" on NBC this fall.
A word from Sarah: "I had no idea how much was going on in the scene in Disturbia. I didn’t realize how much fun they were having with it. I felt a little violated for a second."
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Hey "The Walking Dead" producers, Daniel Kanemoto made an awesome title sequence for your new show. You should consider using it. Fans of the graphic novels might think the Eels song "Fresh Blood" is too upbeat for the bleak series, but at least we know this guy can put together an impressive "ripped from the pages of the comic" sequence. I say hire him to produce another one with the song of your choosing. A Korn/Mudvayne collabo would be perfect. Don't you agree, avid "Walking Dead" fans?
Check out the title sequence after the jump…
New York Comic Con always pales in comparison to the San Diego convention. Food and water are over-priced, the booth-bait is in short supply, the panels are meh, and David Hasselhoff never shows up on a party bus. Until this year.
AMC has announced that they will premiere full scenes from "The Walking Dead" at the convention on Sunday, September 10th. In addition, the series stars, producers, and creators will be in attendance to field questions from New York's finest nerds. Hasselhoff remains unconfirmed. (Walking Dead Blog)
Jaime King is the "blonde goddess" to Mickey Rourke as Goldie and her sexy vixen twin sister Wendy in Sin City. This week she turns up on the tube to be a part of the new ABC drama ensemble, "My Generation," where she'll playing young desperate housewife going to her high school reunion. If girls at my reunion in a few years are this hot, I won't regret attending.
A word from Jaime: "The hardest thing is when you go home and realize that you've grown 10 years in 2 days."
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I suddenly have a hankering for milk.
From the space odysseys of "Battlestar Galactica" to the waves of the new "Hawaii Five-0," Grace Park has given TV shows a much needed tough babe punch. Park shows with her past performances that beauty and fists can go hand in hand with making you one of the coolest actors to look out for in the future.
A word from Grace: "I'm going make a movie one day and make like 25 million dollars."
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Goodfellas: The Sneaker
Looks like "Jersey Shore," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Cake Boss" are going to have to think twice if any were hoping to be the heir apparent to the "Sopranos" legacy. Deadline reports today that there are plans underway for a Goodfellas television series.
Quick question, why? The original is a high watermark in the world of film, and even if the show turns out to be primo, it can't measure up to its predecessor. The only way to do this right, is a longshot. They need to cast Ray Liotta. It's not like he won't do television. His turn as Principal Luger in "Hannah Montana" Season Four, Episode Two "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office" proved that.
In between his seasons of “Entourage,” Adrien Grenier has been making documentaries. His latest one doesn’t deviate too far from the Hollywood-centric show though. Teenage Paparazzi starts as a profile…
Why "Sesame Street" made a "True Blood" parody entitled "True Mud" is beyond me. I'm assuming it caters to moms who are familiar with the HBO series, and little kids whose parents have no problem exposing their spawn to vampire hate sex. That's progressive for a children's show.
Check out the video of "True Mud" after the jump. Then maybe after you can tell me what the hell True Mud is and why grouches require it. And if grouches do require it, why isn't Oscar THE Grouch the one asking for it instead of some Southern emo puppet?
Renaissance man Rob Zombie has signed on to write and direct Lords of Salem, Deadline is reporting. Based on the title alone, I'm assuming it's a 17th Century period piece about a group of noblemen, and not a film involving a demonic 300-year old coven of witches set in contemporary Salem, MA.
"What excited me most was Jason saying, you can have total control over the script, casting and final cut,” Zombie told me. “I said I’m in.”
Really, What excited me most is when I found out they were making Hobo with a Shotgun into a full-length feature. But to each his own, I guess.
Shooting is set to begin next year.
Ana de la Reguera is one hot latina actress often mistaken for Penelope Cruz. Who wouldn't be distracted by those beautiful eyes and slender built? Yet Ana, who is already a soap opera star in Mexico, has been able to branch out on her own with supporting roles in this past year's Cop Out and the much awaited new season of "Eastbound & Down." Kenny Powers, you're one lucky douchebag SOB.
A word from Ana: "Wrestling is ungodly Ignacio" from Nacho Libre
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Natalie Martinez is best known for her performance in the completely forgettable remake of Death Race. She will be a regular cast member on the new ABC cop drama "Detroit 1-8-7," a show that from the rumors of the failed first pilot will not be on past a few episodes. So check Martinez with her badge and gun before it's too late.
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Does the crappy screen shot above look familiar? It should. It's Norm MacDonald hosting the 1998 ESPY awards for ESPN. His performance insulted so many athletes that he was never asked to return, but it's still one of the funniest, bravest performances you'll ever see.
Now, over ten years later, Norm is returning to the world of sports with his own sports-talk show on Comedy Central.
The show would be a satirical look at the sports world. On board with MacDonald is Daniel Kellison, a veteran TV producer whose credits include ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Man Show,” according to person familiar with the project…
I know some people (like our friends at Warming Glow) are afraid Norm isn't a good fit as a talk show host. And I see their point. But if he can manage to create a show that's half as funny as the following clip, it will still be hilarious. (Show Tracker)
Watch norm insult everyone at the 1998 ESPY Awards after the jump…
“Undercovers” is all you could ask for in a TV show. It’s fun and exciting and funny and sexy. You’ll want to tune in for the spy action anyway, but…
Will you bless them with TP for their bungholes?
AMC continues to tease us with materials from their upcoming Frank Darabont-produced series "The Walking Dead." Today we have a sweet poster for the show that captures a stunning scene from the trailer. With all that gridlock, you'd think some zombies would be shuffling in and out of lanes looking for brains. Maybe they know Frank Grimes would dismount his steed and put a bullet in their eye. It might as well be a shot of L.A.'s 405 Freeway on a Sunday afternoon.
"The Walking Dead" premieres Halloween night at 10PM on AMC. (/Film)
Taylor Cole has a lot going on for her this week as the new show "The Event" premiere's on NBC and her incredibly sexy tough biker chick performance in The Violent Kind will be heading up the midnight showings at this year's Fantastic Fest. Taylor is one Texas babe to look out for this season.
A word from Taylor: "Girls from Texas are not all about big hair and makeup, and I never rode my horse to school. I swear!"
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Last week I had the opportunity to visit the set and interview the cast of CBS’s upcoming sitcom “$#*! My Dad Says.” That title can mean either “Shit My Dad…
Next on TGIF, those wacky assassins in 'Odd Jobs!'
Last spring, when the cast of "Lost" was making the press rounds trying to talk-up the finale as anything but an enormous "FUUUU!!!!" to the fans, Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson revealed their wish to star alongside one another as retired assassins on a new show. Now that idea has some traction in the form of J.J. Abrams.
Abrams is shopping around O'Quinn's comedic drama concept to the networks, and with his name attached, it's likely to be held in high regard. Which means if the show does come together, we may see it on a real network instead of it being sandwiched in between "SVU" marathons on USA. Sounds like a fun show, though it clearly deserves to be a sitcom. I can see the opening credits now. John Locke and Ben on a bicycle made for two; Ben accidentally squirts mustard on Locke when the pair order hot dogs; then later, their bullets ricochet off one another's as they both try to assassinate an Arab royal. Good times. (Vulture)
I was the only person who liked “Running Wilde” when they sent the original pilot out over the summer. I thought it was very Mitch Hurwitz-y, it made me laugh and I could see where it was going for a series. Of course, I like things no one else likes so they’re not going to cater a show to me. I like the reshot version of the show a little less, but maybe this is what the general public will like.
Will Arnett plays Steven Wilde, a rich trust fund baby who’s somewhat Gob-y, although he was more Gob-y in the original version so maybe one of the notes was “less Gob-y.” He’s somewhat self-centered and oblivious to the world around him. That’s not to say that Arnett is rehashing his character, it’s just funny to base a show around that type of main character and then take him somewhere he couldn’t go as part of an ensemble.
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“Raising Hope” is the kind of edgy comedy I want to see on TV. I don’t want to spoil anything because you should experience it fresh like I did, but I could not believe what I was watching. They’re putting this on TV?! And they should. It’s the same half hour whether they go crazy or play it safe, so just go crazy.
The setup it takes to make Jimmy (Lucas Neff) a single dad is outrageous. By about 10 minutes in, I couldn’t believe how far they took it. I don’t know if they’re going to be able to do this every week, but I hope so. Aside from the shocking dark comedy, the humor is just joyfully immature. They say “wiener” and that makes me smile. The characters’ behaviors are so outrageous and politically incorrect, only Fox would put this show on.
Katie Cleary is a blink and miss her hot girl in movies like The Break Up and Iron Man 2. Katie founded her start in the entertainment industry as "Briefcase Model 11" on "Deal or No Deal." Since then she has risen through the ranks of other models to land a spot on this season's "Chuck," which will make the geeks that keep the show alive very happy on Monday nights.
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"Community" creator Dan Harmon's Christmas wish just came true. No, not a third season, stupid. He gets to live his dream of creating an entirely animated episode of his sitcom. This season's Christmas episode of "Community" will be created in the pain-staking stop motion style of the Rankin/Bass animated specials we all grew up on. Harmon recounts how this opportunity presented itself.
“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do but, I never anticipated having the ability to do it,” he admits. But “Jeff Gaspin at NBC woke up one morning and thought "Community" should do an animated episode. I was like, ‘Well, that’s weird, because that’s the kind of stuff I’m usually suggesting and guys like him veto.’”
Sounds awesome. Early buzz already has this (and the Halloween episode) topping last season's Paintball Episode. Sure, it will strain a few animators' eyes and backs, but I feel like it's worth it. Dibs on the Gillian Jacobs doll! (EW)
I know from previous writing experience that “Bones” fans hate spoilers, yet they love to read about “Bones.” I respect that. I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but I know you want to know about the season premiere, so I’ll be as vague as possible and just try to tell you what’s good so you can look forward to it.
Seeing some different settings in the opening of the show is cool. Fans probably know where the characters have gone off to, but just in case I’ll leave that up to the imagination. Wherever they are, it adds a little epic feel, even if it was shot locally. It adds some action and a chance for characters to bring their unique qualities to a different world. The ladies get a chance to be sexy too.
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I know “Lone Star” is Fox’s big push for the fall and a lot of critics like it already, but I wasn’t into it. It may just be personal taste, but I just don’t care about con artists and oil companies in Texas. Maybe that’s your thing, but here’s what I didn’t like about it.
First of all, there are so many turns in the first episode that you can’t really get a handle on what you’re watching. Maybe three surprises an episode is exciting, but it doesn’t give you any time to get involved before it pulls the rug out from under you. Not that the twists are unpredictable.
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When screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote the new Star Trek movie for J.J. Abrams, Trek fans were like, “How can you build the Enterprise on earth? That makes no sense. And Capt. Kirk in a bar fight? Come on.” Then it came out and fans pretty much unanimously agreed, “Thank you for bringing back Star Trek. You did it right. Now what’s the next one about?”
Now the duo is rebooting “Hawaii Five-O,” a TV series everyone’s probably heard of, that ran for much longer than Star Trek, but people probably don’t remember as well. We know the theme song and “Book him, Danno” but there’s not the attachment. The new version plays pretty much like a straight modern action show, but there are enough references and Easter eggs to make it feel special. If you know the original you’ll feel like they got it. If you don’t know the original, you’ll feel like they’re letting you in on a secret.
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Maybe I’m being unfair, but it really felt like “The Event” was just blatantly trying to be “Lost 2.0.” I know some shows take a few episodes to get going, but that wasn’t it. The very device of the show is contrived to build mystery artificially, meaning if they just told the story in order, it would be a silly sci-fi show, but they expect it to be more mysterious in flashbacks.
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Minka Kelly is made from the rock n' roll cocktail of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Vegas showgirl Maureen Kelly. Minka first gained attention with the cult TV show "Friday Night Lights" and from there has landed gigs in movies like The Kingdom and this season's "Parenthood."
A word from Minka: "I’m really big into passion and love and expressions."
Boooooriiiiiing. If you keep talking like that I'm going to pretend to be asleep.
More pics of Minka after the jump…
Maggie Q is busy up in Toronto kicking butt on the set of her new CW show “Nikita.” The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills got a sneak peak at the second episode last night. The rest of us get to see it tonight. Executive producer Craig Silverstein was there to tell us about the sexy, badass movies Q will unleash in the next few weeks.
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