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The Block 2012 Trailer

The Block 2012 Trailer

A unique and engaging format, that reflects our ongoing obsession with real estate and holds the record as one of the highest rating television series of all time. In 2012 a new set of couples will go head to head with challenges and renovations to see who’s property is the most valuable on The Block.

Louis CK to create CBS sitcom about group of creative young people

Louis CK to create CBS sitcom about group of creative young people

Louis CK and writer Spike Feresten are to create a new sitcom for television network CBS.

The sitcom revolves around a group of creative people in their 20s who are trying to achieve their dreams despite a troubled economy, reports New York Magazine.

CBS has already ordered a pilot for the untitled sitcom, written and produced by Louis CK and Feresten.

The comic duo worked together as writers for the Late Show with David Letterman in the 1990s.

Louis CK stars in his own comedy series on cable station FX titled Louie, which received two Emmy nominations including 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series'.

He admitted that he did not expect Louie to be nominated at the Emmys.

Feresten wrote for Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons and Seinfeld.

Barack Obama wanted for 'American Idol' performance

Barack Obama wanted for 'American Idol' performance

Barack Obama has been approached to appear on American Idol to perform a duet with Al Green.

Earlier this month, the US President surprised many when he sang a few lines of Green's classic 'Let's Stay Together', which has also become the official song for his re-election campaign.

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe directly tweeted Obama, saying: "We loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to American Idol this season for a duet with Al Green."

The American Idol judges have previously given their reactions to Obama's singing abilities, with Steven Tyler describing him as "very soulful".

Madonna will debut the video for her new single 'Gimme All Your Luvin'' on American Idol on February 2.

'Being Human' creator: 'Loss of Mitchell is least of our problems'

'Being Human' creator: 'Loss of Mitchell is least of our problems'

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has played down actor Aidan Turner's exit.

Vampire John Mitchell, one of the central characters in the supernatural drama, died in the third series finale last year.

Despite not planning to kill off Mitchell, Whithouse told SFX: "Losing Mitchell is the least of our problems, to be honest! I think that you just attack the new stories and the new characters with a lot of confidence.

"Much as we loved and adored and respected Aidan, there comes a point where you just do forget he was in it, because actually what you're seeing on screen in series four is so fantastic."

Werewolf George Sands will be written out of the show this year, after Russell Tovey announced his decision to quit the role in November. Sinead Keenan also recently quit her role as Nina.

BBC Three's fourth run of Being Human will begin on Sunday, February 5 at 9pm.

Celebrity Big Brother winner Denise Welch: 'I regret flashing boobs'

Celebrity Big Brother winner Denise Welch: 'I regret flashing boobs'

Denise Welch has admitted that she rues her decision to flash her breasts in the Big Brother house.

Returning to Loose Women this afternoon, the Celebrity Big Brother 2012 winner insisted, however, that her children were not embarrassed by her hot tub topless antics.

That wasn't my best moment, I have to say. But I just don't think the nation should be deprived of my natural assets," she said.

The 53-year-old actress added that she "probably wouldn't" have behaved similarly if she had her time on the show again.

Welch added: "To be honest, both my children said, 'Mummy, we'd have been more bothered if you'd been horrible to someone in there'."

Meanwhile, responding to allegations that she has recently cheated on husband Tim Healy, Welch simply said: "Everything's fine at home."

Paula Abdul Won’t Return To ‘X Factor’

Paula Abdul Won’t Return To ‘X Factor’

Today at The X Factor was a bloodbath which just claimed its biggest name.

Not only was host Steve Jones let go and judge Nicole Scherzinger exited from the Fox show, but now a Simon Cowell insider just told me that his longtime friend and American Idol colleague Paula Abdul won’t be returning as an X Factor judge next season.

I understand from sources that none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated show.

Frankie Boyle show 'Tramadol Nights' axed by Channel 4?

Frankie Boyle show 'Tramadol Nights' axed by Channel 4?

Frankie Boyle's controversial show Tramadol Nights has reportedly been dropped by Channel 4.

The series attracted complaints from viewers and was publicly criticised by Katie Price for making a joke about her disabled son Harvey when it aired in 2010.

Price's complaints about the show were also upheld by Ofcom, who agreed that the material in the show could be considered "highly offensive".

Tramadol Nights has now been dropped by Channel 4, according to the Daily Mail.

Boyle allegedly said: "I was really happy with it, but you can see why they didn't want to recommission something that was getting them front page hatred, and I was a bit relieved.

"A six-week panel show takes six weeks to make. Because I was involved from storyboard to editing, Tramadol took over six months, and loads of that was late nights and six-day weeks."

The reports have also claimed that Boyle's planned chatshow, Frankie Boyle's Rehabilitation Programme, will not be made into a series after a pilot was filmed last year.

A Channel 4 spokesperson allegedly described Tramadol Nights as a "one-off" and confirmed that no more episodes will be made, adding that there are no plans to turn Rehabilitation Programme's "non-transmittable pilot" into a series.

'The Body Farm': BBC axes 'Waking the Dead' spinoff after one series

'The Body Farm': BBC axes 'Waking the Dead' spinoff after one series

The BBC has confirmed that crime drama The Body Farm will not return for a second series.

The Waking the Dead spinoff starred Tara Fitzgerald as Dr Eve Lockhart and Keith Allen as her ally DI Craig Hale.

The first series ran from September 13 to October 18 last year, but no further episodes will be produced, according to the Radio Times.

While the series premiere attracted an audience of 6.3m, viewing figures had dropped to 4.3m by the sixth and final episode.

Parent series Waking the Dead - starring Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston - drew to a close in April 2011 after nine series.

At the time, Johnston, who played Dr Grace Foley, said that she felt "robbed" by the BBC's decision.

"I'm very sad about it," she admitted in March. "It was a lovely job. The show gets great audiences, it's sold all over the world and I don't quite get why it's going."

The Body Farm was made by BBC Drama Production in association with Eve's company, Projector Productions.

Frankie Cocozza, Kirk Norcross: 'We'll be Hugh Hefners of Essex'

Frankie Cocozza, Kirk Norcross: 'We'll be Hugh Hefners of Essex'

Frankie Cocozza has claimed that he is hoping to become the Hugh Hefner of Essex when he moves into a shared house with The Only Way Is Essex's Kirk Norcross.

The reality TV star, who finished runner-up on last weekend's Celebrity Big Brother, said that he is already making living arrangements with new friend Norcross.

"I'm moving into Kirk's place," Cocozza told the Daily Star.

"We'll turn it into our own Playboy Mansion. We'll be the Hugh Hefners of Essex, it'll be a sh*gfest."

The X Factor reject admitted that life in the Big Brother house had left him sexually frustrated, confessing that he would have "done all the girls" if he'd been given the opportunity.

Cocozza also revealed plans for a trip to the US, commenting: "I am definitely going to America. I have no idea what I'll do out there. Just live there, sing in a bar all day long and sh*g the birds."

Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell tells Stephen Mulhern to get surgery

Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell tells Stephen Mulhern to get surgery

Simon Cowell has told Britain's Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern to have cosmetic surgery, Digital Spy can reveal.

Cowell made the suggestion during filming backstage for the ITV2 series, advising Mulhern that he needed work done on his hair, nose and face.

An insider show source said: "Simon [Cowell] told [Stephen] that he needs improvement. He said that he needs a hair transplant, a nose job and some work on his chin - perhaps he's trying to mould him into a mini me?"

Mulhern's "worst ever day filming" on Britain's Got More Talent was rounded off by a trip to hospital to treat a mystery illness.

"Filming on More Talent was halted for three hours as Stephen had to be rushed to an emergency doctor as his throat swelled and he lost his voice," the source told Digital Spy.

"He returned to filming after doctors were able to treat his mysterious and sudden illness with antibiotics."

Britain's Got Talent's Cardiff auditions were filmed at the weekend with judges Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon. The auditions continue on February 6 at London's Apollo, before heading to Edinburgh and Birmingham.

Directors David Nutter, Davis Guggenheim, Brian Kirk And Jason Ensler Set For Pilots

Directors David Nutter, Davis Guggenheim, Brian Kirk And Jason Ensler Set For Pilots

Several more directors have closed deals to helm broadcast pilots this season. David Nutter is now set to direct produce the CW Arrow, described as a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character Green Arrow. The project, from Berlanti Prods and Warner Bros TV, was written by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim based on a story by Greg Berlanti and Guggenheim. The three are credited as writers on the pilot and will executive produce with Nutter. This marks Nutter’s return to the superhero genre — he directed the pilot for the long-running WB/CW series Smallville. He also helmed the pilot for Smallville‘s companion, veteran CW sci-fi drama Supernatural. WME-repped Nutter previously teamed with Berlanti on Berlanti’s WB drama series Jack & Bobby, whose pilot was directed by Nutter.

Oscar-winning documentary-maker Davis Guggenheim has been tapped to direct CBS’ drama pilot Widow Detective, written by David Hubbard and produced by CSI maven Carol Mendelsohn. The project, from CBS TV Studios and Mendelsohn’s studio-based production company, centers on a decorated police detective who, after losing three partners in the line of duty, becomes surrogate husband, lover and father to their families. All 4 pilots Guggenheim has directed so far have gone to series, including 2 at CBS, The Unit and The Defenders. His most recent music documentary, From The Sky Down, about the creation of U2′s acclaimed 1991 album Achtung Baby, was acquired by Showtime.

Brian Kirk (Game Of Thrones) will direct ABC’s Gilded Lillys, a period drama written/executive produced by The Nine co-creator KJ Steinberg and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Set in 1895 New York City, Gilded Lillys is described as an epic love story that follows the opening of the first luxury hotel in the city and the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between the classes. The project hails from ABC Studios and Rhimes’ studio-based Shondaland.

Jason Ensler will direct the CW’s Cult, a mystery drama from veteran sci-fi writer producer Rockne S. O’Bannon produced by Gossip Girl co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Cult was first developed during the CW’s maiden pilot season, centers on an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life. This marks Ensler’s return to the CW where he directed the pilot for Hart Of Dixie last year.

John Stamos Circling Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little Brother’

John Stamos Circling Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little Brother’

John Stamos is in preliminary talks to star in the Fox comedy pilot Little Brother. I hear Stamos’ decision hinges largely on a rewrite, which is now being done by the project’s scribe, Everybody Loves Raymond alum Mike Royce.

The project was originally ordered as an off-cycle pilot in September.

It cast actor-comedian T.J. Miller (ABC’s Carpoolers) as one of the two leads in November but had been having difficulties finding the right actor for the other lead. The single-camera comedy, from 20th TV, 21 Laps/Adelstein Prods. and Hat Trick, is about a man, the role Stamos is eyed for, who finds out that he has a half-brother (Miller) he never knew about who also happens to be an ex-con.

The project has a long history. It was originally written by British scribe Fintan Ryan and rolled by Fox for the past 2 seasons until Royce was brought in in September to write a new script, which quickly netted a cast-contingent pilot order. The pilot already has an A-list director attached, 21 Laps/Adelstein principal Shawn Levy, should Stamos agree to do it. Stamos, who is being sought after for multiple pilots this season, is generating buzz with his upcoming commercial for Dannon Yogurt’s Oikos brand, which will premiere during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

‘Arrested Development’ Writer: Original Cast Is Back, And “There Are Offices And Parking Spaces”

‘Arrested Development’ Writer: Original Cast Is Back, And “There Are Offices And Parking Spaces”

The revival of the Emmy-winning sitcom Arrested Development has taken another big step: According to series writer and co-exec producer Dean Lorey, the entire original cast is returning.

Lorey via his blog also wrote that he, Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely are penning a new season to premiere next year, and that shooting begins in 2012, with “offices and parking spaces” already set up. The cast — Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Alia Shawkat and Jessica Walter – all expressed interest in reprising their roles and supported the idea during a panel back in October.

But two months after Netflix picked up rights to the series, there are still no formal deals between castmembers and series producer 20th Century Fox TV.

Lorey on his blog apologized that “even the schedule is being kept under wraps,” so he didn’t dish any more information on the series.

The exact number of episodes has not been determined, though Hurwitz at one point indicated the idea was to do a limited 9-10 episode series that would serve as a bridge between the original series and a long-gestating feature film.

Justin Bieber to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Says Alec Baldwin

Justin Bieber to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Says Alec Baldwin

The "30 Rock" actor let the news slip during a podcast interview with Lorne Michaels, though NBC has yet to confirm.

Alec Baldwin just did something that would certainly anger his 30 Rock character, NBC exec Jack Donaghy: He leaked official network intel. On today's episode of Baldwin's "Here's The Thing" podcast on WNYC, the 30 Rock actor delves in deep with Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels, and in the process, reveals that Justin Bieber will host SNL in the upcoming months.

Setting the scene at Michaels' office, Baldwin reads off some of the names that appear on a board of confirmed SNL hosts this season. Among them is the Biebs, who previously served as the musical guest in April 2010 (and popped by for a Church Lady skit and a digital short last February) but has never hosted the show. Michaels confirms Baldwin's announcement with a yes, 26 minutes into the podcast.

Baldwin innocently notes: "The biggest names in the business are coming here thirty-something years [after SNL's debut] to host the show. Ben Stiller, Melissa McCarthy, [who] won the Emmy award, and Katy Perry's coming and Jimmy Fallon, who's double-dipping on your payroll, Jonah Hill, and I don't want to ruin any other names, [but] Bieber's confirmed, he's the music and the [host]."

If this is true (NBC has not yet confirmed), Bieber will follow in the footsteps of fellow pop star host Katy Perry, who took the comedy reigns this past December. Bieber showed off his acting chops (if you want to call them that) with a minor guest spot on CSI on the 2010-2011 season.

Next up on the SNL slate is host Zooey Deschanel with musical guest Bon Iver on Feb. 4, followed by Channing Tatum with musical guests Karmin on Feb. 11.

'Spartacus: Vengeance' Premiere Tops 'Arena' Prequel, Delivers Starz Sampling Record

'Spartacus: Vengeance' Premiere Tops 'Arena' Prequel, Delivers Starz Sampling Record

With actor Liam McIntyre stepping into the titular sandals, the drama sees a 10 percent ratings boost in its most recent iteration.

Spartacus did not suffer from its recent recasting.

Vengeance, the follow-up to Blood and Sand and prequel God of the Arena, delivered nearly 1.4 million viewers during its premiere broadcast on Friday night. Adding 677,000 from the ensuing encore at 11:00 p.m., the series brought in 2.1 million viewers for the night.

That total tops the cumulative 1.9 million Friday debut debut of Arena, a prequel designed to keep the series running without late star Andy Whitfield, by 10 percent. Comparing it to the original Blood And Sand, the combined broadcasts mark a 90 percent jump from the franchise's original debut.

Friday's Spartacus: Vengeance premiere was the first episode with Liam McIntyre taking on the role of Spartacus. Whitfield, who died of lymphoma in September, starred in the original series and had intended to rejoin after Gods of the Arena before he was benched by cancer treatment.

Adding to the success of Vengeance, Starz cites a growth in online and on-demand sampling. A reported record of 1.4 million views of the episode through the weekend put the preliminary total (before Sunday encores) past 4 million viewers.

Regardless of any additional views, the numbers are a triumph for the network. Kelsey Grammer's Golden Globe winning series Boss, a critical success, debuted in October to 1.72 million on its premiere night after Starz had already decided to renew it.

'Got to Dance': Prodijig, Tayluer & Elliot win first semi-final

'Got to Dance': Prodijig, Tayluer & Elliot win first semi-final

Prodijig and Tayluer & Elliot triumphed on the first Got to Dance semi-final last night (January 30).

Irish dancers Prodijig and duo Tayluer and Elliot were branded "phenomenal" and "mind blowing" by judges Adam Garcia, Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo after their live performances.

Wyatt told Prodijig: "Wow, you can do it all. You dance like champions. It's just brilliant!"

Garcia added: "In your audition I said you were mind blowing. Tonight, I was so trying to pick something apart from your performance. You know what, I can't. There can be no argument. Amazing."

Banjo told Tayluer and Elliot: "For 8 and 10 years old, you take a song that's so emotionally past your years and you make it your own, you own it. As dancers, you just get it. Phenomenal."

Garcia commented on the young pair of friends from Liverpool: "You've just proved how difficult the semi-final is because you tick every box. I just need to emphasise that what you do in your dance technically, most teenagers can't do it yet. I think you're going to be really difficult to beat."

Project G, Sam Hall, Bendy Kate and Chuck were knocked out of the Davina McCall-hosted dance reality show.

The finalists will perform in front of 6,000 people at London's Olympia on March 4.

Got to Dance continues on Sunday nights at 6pm on Sky1.

TV Tonight 31st of January 2012

TV Tonight 31st of January 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    112 - på liv och död S05E08: "Del 8 av 36"
    15 Kids and Counting S01E03: "Series 1, Episode 3"
    90210 S04E15: "Trust, Truth and Traffic"
    Ano Natsu de Matteru S01E04: "Episode 4"
    Another S01E04: "Put flesh"
    Arctic Air S01E04: "All the Vital Things"
    Balls Of Steel Australia S02E01: "Season 2, Episode 1"
    Bleach (JP) S16E16: "Clash?! Xcution Attacks Ginjō"
    Bondi Vet S04E01: "Season 4, Episode 1"
    Campus PD S04E05: "TBA"
    Chopped S10E06: "On The Line"
    Coach Trip S09E02: "Series 9, Day 2"
    Come Dine With Me S18E14: "Series 18, Episode 12"
    Conan S02E42: "TBA"
    Cowboy Builders S06E05: "Lincoln"
    Dance Moms S02E04: "Everybody Loves a Bully"
    Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou S01E04: "Episode 4"
    Days of our Lives S47E58: "Ep. #11768"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E147: "Episode 1827"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E41: "Series 8, Episode 41"
    Dirty Jobs S08E08: "Dirty Little Bits"
    Doctors S13E188: "Crocodile Tears"
    EastEnders S28E19: "January 31, 2012"
    Eat St. S02E13: "Sounds Tasty"
    Emmerdale S41E26: "January 31, 2012"
    Escape To The Country S12E21: "Shropshire"
    General Hospital (US) S49E211: "#12485"
    Geordie Shore S02E01: "Series 2, Episode 1"
    Glee S03E11: "Michael"
    Got to Dance S03E33: "Series 3, Episode 33"
    Great British Railway Journeys S03E22: "Enfield to Drogheda"
    Halv åtta hos mig S08E06: "Skövde - Staffan"
    Hardcore Pawn S05E11: "Blackout!"
    Hidden City S01E09
    Holby City S14E16: "Here and Now"
    Hollyoaks S18E22: "January 31, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E07: "Episode 5442"
    Hotel cæsar S28E143: "Season 28, Episode 143"
    House of Anubis S02E34: "House of Webs"
    House of Anubis S02E33: "House of Dead-Ends"
    Ink Master S01E03: "Pasties and A Cameltoe"
    Inside the Actors Studio S17E07: "George Clooney"
    Jane By Design S01E05: "The Lookbook"
    Jeopardy! S28E97: "Show #6302"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E197
    Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? S02E02: "High Times"
    Junior Doctors – Your Life In Their Hands S02E02
    Justified S03E03: "Harlan Roulette"
    Key & Peele S01E01: "Season 1, Episode 1"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E05
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E16
    Let's Stay Together S02E05: "Dancing with the Stars"
    Level Up S01E03: "A Heart-Worming Tale"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E111
    Match of The Day S47E32: "Season 47, Show 32"
    My First Place S21E07: "Not Bidding Fast Enough"
    Natsume Yūjin-Chō S04E05: "Episode 5"
    Nederland van boven S01E09: "Bodemschat of afvoerput"
    Neighbours S28E17: "Episode 6327"
    New Girl S01E11: "Jess and Julia"
    NFL Films Presents S45E22: "Memories"
    Pointless S05E106: "Series 5, Episode 106"
    Prisoners' Wives S01E01: "Episode 1"
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is S05E22: "Series 5, Episode 22"
    Raising Hope S02E12: "Gambling Again"
    Ringer S01E11: "It Just Got Normal"
    River City S10E21: "Episode 765"
    Shameless S09E05: "Series 9, Episode 5"
    Shipping Wars S01E07: "Tavern on the Greenbacks"
    Shipping Wars S01E08: "Jennifer's Arch"
    Southland S04E03: "Community"
    Storage Hunters S01E19: "Fishing for Trouble"
    Stromberg S05E10: "Der Abschied"
    Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures S01E02
    Switched at Birth S01E15: "Expulsion From the Garden of Eden"
    Tabatha Takes Over S04E04: "TBA"
    Teen Mom 2 S02E10: "Love Comes and Goes"
    The Amazing World of Gumball S01E30: "The Ape"
    The Biggest Loser S13E05: "Season 13, Episode 5"
    The Biggest Loser (2009) S03E05: "Series 3, Episode 5"
    The Biggest Loser (AU) S07E06: "Season 7, Episode 6"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S25E221: "Ep. #6250"
    The Chase (2009) S05E21: "Series 5, Episode 21"
    The Colbert Report S08E17: "Bjork"
    The Daily Show S17E53: "Jonathan Macey"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E90: "Simon Baker, Kristen Bell"
    The Exit List S01E04: "Episode 4"
    The Game S05E04: "Grand Opening, Grand Closing"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E97: "January 31, 2012"
    The L.A. Complex S01E04: "Other Side of the Door"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E17: "Ringo Starr"
    The Looney Tunes Show (2011) S01E25: "The Muh-Muh-Muh-Murder"
    The Revolution (2012) S01E12: "Season 1, Episode 12"
    The Rosie Show S01E61: "Dermot Mulroney"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E232
    The View S15E95: "John Stamos"
    The Young and the Restless S39E218: "Ep. #9833"
    Thuis S17E112: "Season 17, Episode 112"
    Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood S06E09: "And Baby Makes Five"
    Tosh.0 S04E01: "Season 4, Episode 1"
    Veckans brott S04E03: "Fadime Sahindal"
    Wanted Down Under S06E22: "Series 6, Episode 22"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E18: "TBA"
    Wereld draait door, De S07E103: "Season 7, Episode 103"
    White Collar S03E13: "Neighborhood Watch"
    Wife Swap S07E05: "Mick "Mankind" Foley/Antonio Sabato Jr."

Michael Madsen: 'Denise Welch sex offer made me sick to stomach'

Michael Madsen: 'Denise Welch sex offer made me sick to stomach'

Michael Madsen has accused Denise Welch of making sexual advances to him in Celebrity Big Brother.

The Reservoir Dogs actor, who had an ongoing spat with Welch during their time on the Channel 5 reality show, claimed that Welch's behaviour in the house made him "sick to the stomach".

"She offered to sleep with me a number of times - she just kept trying," Madsen told the Daily Star Sunday.

"I couldn't understand why she was pressing me to do that. But she was deadly serious. I know quite a bit about women and I know when a girl is being serious - and she definitely wanted it to happen. It made me sick to my stomach - the idea repulsed me. If I was stranded on a desert island I would rather f**k a coconut tree."

Madsen also responded to Welch's husband Tim Healy's threats to "sort him out", arguing that the British actor was probably "pretty embarrassed" by his partner's behaviour on the show.

"I feel sorry for her husband. I heard he wants to 'sort me out'. Well here I am," said Madsen. "But if he wants to sort something out perhaps he should have a chat with his wife."

Amy Childs 'begging' for 'Dancing on Ice' role

Amy Childs 'begging' for 'Dancing on Ice' role

Amy Childs has reportedly 'begged' to compete in next year's series of Dancing on Ice.

The former Only Way Is Essex star, whose solo reality show It's All About Amy has been axed by Channel 5, was told by producers that the 2013 run has yet to be discussed.

"Amy was openly chatting up producers in the hope of taking part in next year's show," a source told The Sun.

"Obviously they were flattered that she wants to appear. But it is far too early to be deciding anything like that - we haven't even finished this series yet."

Childs recently said she would back plans by her cousin Harry Derbidge to create a rival show to The Only Way Is Essex.

She has also been linked to a role in Channel 5 dating series The Bachelorette and is confirmed to appear with Derbidge on Let's Dance For Sport Relief in March.

Childs this month described leaving TOWIE as "the best thing [she'd] ever done".

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to Play Himself on 'The Simpsons'

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to Play Himself on 'The Simpsons'

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange is turning yellow.

The activist/journalist -- lauded by some and reviled by others for his leaking of classified government information -- will make a cameo on the upcoming 500th episode of "The Simpsons."

During the episode -- which airs Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. and is titled "At Long Last Leave" -- Homer, Marge and their lemon-hued brood are run out of Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town, where they find themselves as new neighbors to Assange.

"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly that Assange recorded his part from an undisclosed location last summer, while under house arrest in Britain.

"I was just given a number to call," Jean said.

Jean added that Assange will become "sort of their new Flanders," although with a considerably different twist: "He invites them over for a home movie and it's an Afghan wedding being bombed."

For a guy who's been under house arrest for more than a year, Assange is certainly getting around -- the WikiLeaks honcho will also host an as-yet-untitled talk show, which is set to premiere in mid-March, on which Assange will engage in "in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world."

Steve Jones Out as 'X Factor' Host

Steve Jones Out as 'X Factor' Host

Forget "The X Factor" -- Steve Jones is now experiencing the "ex-factor." As in, he's now the ex-host of the show.

Welsh television presenter Jones -- who hosted the Fox singing competition during his its first season -- broke the news on his Twitter account Monday.

"I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I've had a great time," Jones wrote. "Good luck to everyone on the show."

Fox confirmed Jones' departure to TheWrap, but did not provide any information about a possible replacement for Jones.

Rumbling about Jones' departure began to emerge in December, when British newspaper the Daily Mirror reported that there were plans to reconfigure the show without Jones. At the time, Jones' publicist dismissed the report.

USA Picks Up Greg Berlanti's 'Political Animals'

USA Picks Up Greg Berlanti's 'Political Animals'

The USA Network is heeding its "Animal" instincts and giving the go-ahead to the latest project from "Brothers & Sisters" executive producer Greg Berlanti.

The network has picked up the six-hour drama series "Political Animals." Produced by Berlanti and Laurence Mark, the series will take "a bold and significant look at a fictional first family in turmoil," according to USA.

"Political Animals" will center around divorced former First Lady Elaine Barrish, who's currently serving as the Secretary of State and finds an unlikely ally in a D.C. journalist who had previously dedicated herself to tearing Barrish to pieces.

"The provocative drama series will tap into the behind-the-scenes dynamics of a high-profile political dynasty, the dark -- yet real -- human side of life, and the often-disastrous effects
of political ambition," the network said.

"Political Animals" is slated to launch in summer 2012. Berlanti wrote the pilot, and will also direct and serve as an executive producer, along with Mark. Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions are producing in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Melissa Kellner Berman of Berlanti Productions serving as co-executive producer.

The series joins several other recently announced USA projects, including the reality series "The Moment," starring NFL star Kurt Warner, and the Nathan Lane comedy pilot "Local Talent."

Berlanti also recently sold a pilot based on the comic-book character Green Arrow to the CW. Titled "Arrow," the pilot promises a "modern retelling" of the comic-book legend.

Shirley MacLaine Joins 'Downton Abbey' Cast

Shirley MacLaine Joins 'Downton Abbey' Cast

Shirley MacLaine is coming to "Downton Abbey."

Shirley MacLaine will join the cast of Downton Abbey

The veteran actress has signed on for a starring role in the hit historical drama for its upcoming third series, Carnival Films, which co-produces the show, said Monday. MacLaine will play the newly created character Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham.

Gareth Neame, managing editor for Carnival Films, promised that the Levinson character will be "a wonderful combatant for Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess," adding, "we are excited at the prospect of Shirley MacLaine playing her."

"Downton Abbey," which airs on ITV in the U.K. and on PBS' "Masterpiece" in the United States, has shown growth on both sides of the pond, growing its audience by 20 percent in the U.K. and by 30 percent in the U.S. with its second series.

In addition to her upcoming role in "Downton Abbey," MacLaine has several big-screen offerings underway, including the comedy "The Locals" opposite Alan Arkin and the Ben Stiller-directed adaptation of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Muppets Zing Fox Business Network

Muppets Zing Fox Business Network

Miss Piggy didn't appreciate a Fox Business Network segment in which commentators accused the movie of trying to prejudice kids against business.

During a news conference last week for the U.K. premiere of "The Muppets," Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy were asked about a December segment on Eric Bolling's "Follow the Money," that posed the question, "Are Liberals Trying to Brainwash Your Kids Against Capitalism?" One guest on the segment defended the Muppets.

Piggy said of the segment: "It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news."

Kermit also denied "The Muppets" was dangerous to children. Commentators on "Follow the Money" questioned why the show had an oil executive as a villain.

"It's so dangerous. I'm so afraid!" he joked. "No, you know, it's a funny thing. (Fox Business Network was) concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies. And I can tell you that's categorically not true.

"And besides, if we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?"

Bruce Seidel Named Head of Electus' Food-Centric YouTube Channel

Bruce Seidel Named Head of Electus' Food-Centric YouTube Channel

Ben Silverman’s Electus multimedia studio has named former Cooking Channel and Food Network executive Bruce Seidel as the head of its new food-centric YouTube channel.

The channel launches in July 2012. Seidel, who started last week, will report to Electus COO  Drew Buckley.

Before joining Electus, Seidel was senior vice president of programming for Cooking Channel. He was also senior vice president of program planning and special productions at The Food Network, where he developed shows including "The Next Food Network Star," "Worst Cooks In America," "Iron Chef America," "The Next Iron Chef," and "Iron Chef America: Super Chef Battle."

"Bruce Seidel’s lifelong talent and passion for food, cooking and entertainment, combined with his outstanding work rebranding the Food Network and launching Cooking Channel, both online and offline, was a driving force behind our decision to ask him to lead this charge," said Silverman. "Bruce is uniquely qualified to build and popularize our slate of food programming in a way that hasn’t been done on the web."

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'Parks and Rec' Nick Offerman teases "juicy" Tammy Two storyline

'Parks and Rec' Nick Offerman teases "juicy" Tammy Two storyline

Nick Offerman has revealed that Megan Mullally will return to Parks and Recreation next season.

The actor, who plays Ron Swanson on the NBC comedy, announced that real-life wife Mullally will reprise her role as Ron's ex-wife Tammy Two on an upcoming episode airing in the fall.

"I know that there's one juicy story coming up in the fall for Tammy Two, the evil Tammy Two," Offerman told MTV News.

Ron's first wife, Tammy One, was played by Patricia Clarkson, who later admitted that she found the role intimidating as she is a big fan of the show.

Offerman and Mullally can next be seen together in Gay Dude, a comedy which centres on two boys named Michael and Matty who promise each other they will have sex before their senior prom.

Offerman has said that he enjoys making himself look unattractive on-screen as he believes that there is "always room for freaks" in showbiz.

John Cryer Talks Ashton Kutcher Vs. Charlie Sheen On 'Two And A Half Men'

John Cryer Talks Ashton Kutcher Vs. Charlie Sheen On 'Two And A Half Men'

"Two And A Half Men" star John Cryer definitely feels a difference on set since Ashton Kutcher replaced the hit sitcom's former star Charlie Sheen.

On the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, he told E! that Kutcher is "great. He's a clown. He is up for anything, willing to do anything... a great, great spirit."

When E! host Giulianna Rancic asked if things felt differently on set in this post-Sheen era, Cryer -- who was nominated for his first SAG award -- took a bit of a jab at his former co-star. "It's a little less suspenseful being on the set nowadays," he said with a laugh. "When you come into work, you're pretty sure [Kutcher's] going to be there. And nobody's pushed his car off a cliff or anything like that"

As for Sheen, who is currently working on his FX series "Anger Management," Cryer said, "I haven't spoken with him though. I wish him well. He's got a good team around him and I can't imagine he's not going to put out a good show."

How the director of Drive was turned down by Doctor Who

How the director of Drive was turned down by Doctor Who

Nicolas Winding Refn might have directed one of the most acclaimed films of 2011. But he still couldn't get a job directing Doctor Who...

Much of the chatter surrounding the movie Drive this week has been its sadly predictable snubbing in the Oscar nominations. Whilst lesser films are getting their day out in posh clothes, a film that’s topped many, many people’s best of 2011 lists (including ours) has been all but ignored.

No matter: you suspect Drive will live on a lot longer than Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. But in the midst of the furore this week, a new interview with Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn has appeared. And in it, he’s got a rather surprising Doctor Who fact.

Chatting to Shortlist magazine, the director revealed that “I would have loved to direct Doctor Who but they didn’t want me — they turned me down last year. Maybe if they revive Blake’s 7 I could do that. I love it. It’s great. That could be fun to update.”


Might we have had Ryan Gosling as the Doctor crushing the head of a Dalek? It’s another one of those things that was clearly never meant to be.

Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Stars in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Firelight" for ABC

Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Stars in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Firelight" for ABC

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire," "Radio") stars in a new Hallmark Hall of Fame film, "Firelight," premiering SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-11:00, ET) on the ABC Television Network. Darnell Martin (Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Lost Valentine") directs from a script by Ligiah Villalobos ("Under the Same Moon").

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Dwayne Johnson ("DJ"), a counselor at a youth correctional facility. The incarcerated girls and young women come from troubled - often violent -- backgrounds. Many of them belong to gangs and have been involved with illegal drugs - as users and/or dealers. In the words of DJ, "They come in [here] so broken... These are girls who've been abused and objectified their whole lives."

Salvation for many of the young women comes when they join an elite band of volunteers who battle forest fires, build hiking trails in remote areas and assist during natural disasters. The volunteers have to survive several weeks of rigorous training, they have to be in peak physical condition and have to learn how to work as a team, often in life-threatening situations.

DJ explains that he developed the volunteer force "because I wanted to change the way these girls see themselves. To feel strong. To see other people respecting their strength." In the words of Cuba Gooding Jr., "These women fought to save lives. They ended up saving their own."

The team leader is Terry Easle, played by DeWanda Wise. Keisha Daniels (Yakina Horn) is another key member. Both are hoping Caroline Magabo (Q'Orianka Kilcher) will join the elite group, although she has considerable hurdles to overcome; she has a propensity for getting into trouble, which for a long time precludes her signing up.

American Idol to Premiere New Madonna Video

American Idol to Premiere New Madonna Video

Madonna, just days before her Super Bowl halftime showcase, will premiere the music video for the first single off her new album on Fox’s American Idol.

“Give Me All Your Luvin,” featuring and cowritten with Madonna by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will make its music video debut on Thursday’s Idol, then be released for sale/download the following day, on Feb. 3. It represents the first track from Madonna’s upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA.

Madonna has hinted that her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show will feature some “guest artists,” with LMFAO (of course) rumored to be among them.

True Blood: Watch the First Season 5 Teaser!

True Blood: Watch the First Season 5 Teaser!

True Blood is heralding the return of the king.

The first teaser for the HBO drama’s upcoming fifth season warns, “In Bon Temps, Nothing Stays Buried Forever,” a reference to the exhumation of Russell Edgington in the Season 4 finale.

Press play below and then hit the comments with your thoughts/theories on Season 5.

'Naked News' to Become Steamy Canadian Docu-Soap

'Naked News' to Become Steamy Canadian Docu-Soap

Nothing to hide: Canadian producer AllScreen Entertainment plans an unscripted series about Toronto female anchors who disrobe while delivering the news.

Canadian TV is gearing up for a stripped down docu-soap.

Indie producer AllScreen Entertainment has pacted with the Naked News service to create a unscripted series about real-life female TV anchors who disrobe while delivering the news.

The proposed show, The Naked Truth: The Naked News Uncovered, is being shopped at the Realscreen Summit in Washington, D.C.

Naked News first launched in Toronto in 1999 with women stripping on air as they presented the news.

The nude news service, produced in Toronto, is currently available internationally via pay-per-view TV, or on the website.

“It’s a quirky, one-of-a-kind workplace that is the ultimate setting for a funny, sexy and probably surreal series,” AllScreen co-founder Allan Novak said Sunday.

'Fear Factor' Donkey Semen Episode Off the NBC Schedule

'Fear Factor' Donkey Semen Episode Off the NBC Schedule

Donkey semen will not be served on network TV tomorrow night -- the"Fear Factor" episode featuring the stunt has been yanked ... at least according to a website where NBC posts its media releases.

The controversial episode is entitled, "Hee Haw! Hee Haw!" An NBC media release teased it by saying the contestants will eat "the unimaginable."

But the NBC website no longer lists that episode as airing tomorrow ... and instead lists a repeat of an episode entitled "Snake Bite" -- which first aired on January 2.

We also checked two channel guides -- one in LA and one in NYC -- and both now list the repeat instead of the one with the donkey semen stunt. Additionally, promos for the episode are no longer posted anywhere on the Internet.

NBC had given 'FF' producers the thumbs up on airing the episode -- but according to our sources honchos at NBC and its parent company, Comcast, started having second thoughts after we published details of the challenge.

We've made several calls to reps at NBC, Comcast, and Endemol -- which produces 'FF' -- but so far ... radio silence.

Kim Kardashian Stranger Danger at Home ... Cops Called

Kim Kardashian Stranger Danger at Home ... Cops Called

Kim Kardashian called police to her home in Beverly Hills when a stranger showed up at her gate with luggage ... saying he intended to stay at Kim's home -- TMZ has learned.

According to sources close to Kim ... the man showed up late last night. We're told he buzzed the intercom at her security gate and claimed Kim had flown him into town to stay with her -- and that he was supposed to be working on her reality show.

We're told Kim got freaked out when the man refused to leave and a member of her security detail alerted police.

It's unclear at this point if the man was booked for a crime.

Corey Feldman voted out of 'Dancing on Ice'

Corey Feldman voted out of 'Dancing on Ice'

Corey Feldman has become the fourth celebrity to leave Dancing on Ice.

The Hollywood actor and professional partner Brooke Castile were eliminated following a skate-off with Charlene Tilton.

The two stars faced the public vote alongside Jorgie Porter, Sam Nixon, Jennifer Ellison and Andy Whyment after all six were defeated in this week's battle twist.

Feldman was beaten in a duel by Chemmy Alcott, while Tilton lost out to Heidi Range. Chico, Sebastien Foucan, Matthew Wolfenden and Rosemary Conley were the others to win immunity.

In the judges' vote, Katarina Witt praised the Stand By Me star for having given his "best performance yet", before turning to Tilton and saying: "I don't think it's goodbye yet, 'cause I want to see Charlene kick ice next week."

Cousins agreed that Feldman had skated better than ever tonight, so much so that he chose to eliminate the Dallas actress for being less "controlled".

The deciding vote came down to Spence, who again complimented Feldman's progress, but ultimately chose to save his "blonde bombshell" Tilton.

Speaking to hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley afterwards, Feldman gushed: "It's been a lot of fun. It's been a tremendous experience and of course I love London, so any excuse to vacation here."

Dancing on Ice continues with a 'pop' special next Sunday (February 5) at 6.25pm on ITV1.

TV Tonight 30th of January 2012

TV Tonight 30th of January 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    112 - på liv och död S05E07: "Del 7 av 36"
    A Question of Sport S43E07: "January 30, 2012"
    Adventure Time with Finn and Jake S03E24: "Ghost Princess"
    Aguila Roja S04E13: "Capítulo 52"
    Alcatraz S01E04: "Cal Sweeney"
    American Pickers S04E10: "TBA"
    Antiques Roadshow (US) S16E05: "Eugene (Hour Two)"
    Baseball Wives S01E08: "Season 1, Episode 8"
    Being Human (US) S02E03: "All Out Of Blood"
    Bizarre Foods S07E02: "New Orleans"
    Brille S01E03: "Season 1, Episode 3"
    Caged S01E04: "Season 1, Episode 4"
    Cake Boss S05E02: "Touchdowns & Tattoos"
    Cake Boss: Next Great Baker S02E2001: "Finale Pre-Show"
    Cake Boss: Next Great Baker S02E10: "…And the Winner Is?"
    Canadian Pickers S02E04: "Canoe Conundrum"
    Coach Trip S09E01: "Series 9, Day 1"
    Come Dine With Me S18E13: "Series 18, Episode 11"
    Conan S02E41: "Maya Rudolph, Chris Gethard, Dale Earnhardt Jr."
    Coppers S02E04: "Newest Recruit"
    Cornwall S01E05: "Series 1, Episode 5"
    Coronation Street S53E22: "Mon Jan 30, 2012 [Episode 2]"
    Coronation Street S53E21: "Mon Jan 30, 2012 [Episode 1]"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E146: "Episode 1826"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E40: "Series 8, Episode 40"
    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives S13E08: "Multitaskers"
    Disappeared S04E14: "Wrong Side of the Tracks"
    Doctors S13E187: "Great Expectations"
    EastEnders S28E18: "January 30, 2012"
    Emmerdale S41E25: "January 30, 2012"
    Escape To The Country S12E20: "Berkshire"
    Feuten S02E01: "Season 2, Episode 1"
    First Week In S01E04: "Doing Hard Time"
    Gadget Geeks S01E03: "Series 1, Episode 3"
    General Hospital (US) S49E210: "#12484"
    Gintama S05E43: "Episode 43"
    Gossip Girl S05E13: "G.G."
    Got to Dance S03E32: "Series 3, Episode 32"
    Great British Railway Journeys S03E21: "Bray to Dublin"
    Hacktion S01E15: "Szűkülő körök"
    Halv åtta hos mig S08E05: "Skövde - Dan"
    Hart Of Dixie S01E12: "Mistress & Misunderstandings"
    Heat Seekers S02E03: "San Diego"
    Hoarders S05E05: "Joanne/Kristi"
    Hollyoaks S18E21: "January 30, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E06: "Episode 5441"
    Hotel cæsar S28E142: "Season 28, Episode 142"
    House S08E10: "Runaways"
    House of Anubis S02E32: "TBA"
    House of Anubis S02E31: "TBA"
    Intervention S12E05: "Suzon"
    It's a Brad Brad World S01E05: "Broken Promises"
    Jeopardy! S28E96: "Show #6301"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E196: "Kate Walsh, Marc Maron, Fishbone"
    Late Kick Off S03E03: "Series 3, Episode 3"
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E210: "Glenn Close, Emmy Rossum, Nada Surf"
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E15
    Little Mosque on the Prairie S06E04: "The Dating Game"
    Mad S02E17: "WWE Bought a Zoo / 2 Broke Powerpuff Girls"
    Mary Shelley's Frankenhole S02E02: "Robert Louis Stevenson's Belushi!"
    Ministry of Curious Stuff S01E04: "Episode 4"
    Modern Marvels S17E05: "Under Pressure"
    Mr. D S01E04: "Exam Week"
    Mrs Brown's Boys S02E05: "Mammy's Going"
    Neighbours S28E16: "Episode 6326"
    Only Connect S05E24: "Wall Night (2)"
    Only Connect S05E23: "Wall Night (1)"
    Pair of Kings S02E18: "Mr. Boogey Shoes"
    Panorama S60E03: "January 30, 2012"
    Party Paramedics S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Pasila S05E02: "Routalemmen potkut"
    Pawn Star$ S04E72: "TBA"
    Pawn Star$ S04E71: "TBA"
    Philly Undercover S01E05: "Chasing the Top Dog"
    Pointless S05E105: "Series 5, Episode 105"
    Police Interceptors S04E11: "Series 4, Episode 11"
    Pretty Little Liars S02E18: "A Kiss Before Lying"
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is S05E21: "Series 5, Episode 21"
    Redemption Inc. S01E04: "Season 1, Episode 4"
    Regular Show S03E15: "Think Positive"
    RuPaul's Drag Race S04E01: "Season 4, Episode 1"
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked S03E01: "Season 3, Episode 1"
    Skins S06E02: "Rich"
    Sousei no Aquarion S02E05: "Love Prohibition Order"
    Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets S02E09: "Recipe for Murder"
    The Bachelor S16E05: "Week 5 (S16)"
    The Bad Girls Club S08E02: "Weaving Las Vegas"
    The Biggest Loser (AU) S07E05: "Season 7, Episode 5"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S25E220: "Ep. #6249"
    The Chase (2009) S05E20: "Series 5, Episode 20"
    The Colbert Report S08E16: "Laurence H. Tribe"
    The Daily Show S17E52: "Lou Dobbs"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E89: "John Krasinski, 2Cellos"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E96: "January 30, 2012"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E16
    The Lying Game S01E15: "Dead Man Talking"
    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills S02E21: "Reunion, Part 1"
    The Revolution (2012) S01E11: "Season 1, Episode 11"
    The Rosie Show S01E60: "Suze Orman - Rosie and Suze Orman discuss money."
    The Royal Bodyguard S01E06: "A Watery Grave"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E231: "Madonna, Chris Colfer, Joe Perry"
    The View S15E94: "Stone Phillips, Regis Philbin, Gavin DeGraw"
    The Young and the Restless S39E217: "Ep. #9832"
    TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle S01E08: "TBA"
    University Challenge (1994) S18E38
    Voetbal International S04E45: "Season 4, Episode 45"
    Wanted Down Under S06E21: "Series 6, Episode 21"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E17: "Brad Goreski and Gary Jaretti"
    Wereld draait door, De S07E102: "Season 7, Episode 102"
    Whitechapel S03E01: "Series 3, Episode 1"
    Who's Still Standing S01E09: "It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist"
    Wonderland (UK) S04E08: "How Babies Change Men"
    WWE Raw S20E05: "Episode #975"

'Dancing on Ice' battle twist results revealed

'Dancing on Ice' battle twist results revealed

Six Dancing on Ice contestants have won immunity in tonight's battle twist.

The latest episode of the ITV contest saw the 12 remaining celebrities take part in a series of skating duels in order to receive an automatic pass to the next round.

Later, Heidi Range beat Dallas actress Charlene Tilton, Matthew Wolfenden won his bout with fellow bookies' favourite Jorgie Porter and Rosemary Conley defeated Andy Whyment.

Nixon, Feldman, Ellison, Tilton, Porter and Whyment will now face the public vote, with one of the bottom two being eliminated following a traditional skate-off and judges' vote.

Dancing on Ice returns at 9.30pm on ITV1.

'Take Me Out' declines to 4.3m on ITV1

'Take Me Out' declines to 4.3m on ITV1

Take Me Out brought in 4.32m viewers and a 19.5% audience share on Saturday night, a 240k decline from last week and 540k lower than the season premiere.

The Paddy McGuinness-fronted show pulled in an extra 225k (1%) on timeshift, and Mark Wright's Take Me Out: The Gossip interested 557k (2.5) on ITV2. Elsewhere on ITV1, The Talent Show Story nabbed 2.26m (10%) and The Jonathan Ross Show summoned 2.47m (11.9%) at 9.30pm (+1: 182k, 1.1%).

BBC One's The Magicians logged 4.19m (19.9%) at 6.35pm, and The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins followed with 5.12m (22.9%). The latest instalment of Casualty grabbed 5.29m (23.3%) at 8.40pm. On BBC Two, Keira Knightley film The Duchesss treated 2.24m (10.1%) to some 18th century drama.

Crocodile Dundee snapped up 1.23m (5.7%) for Channel 4, adding 271k (1.2%) on timeshift. The Million Pound Drop Live increased the audience to 1.91m (8.5%) at 8.30pm, adding 168k (0.9%) on +1.

A NCIS double bill pulled in 1.11m (5%) and 1.35m (5.9%) on Channel 5, and CSI: NY bolstered the broadcaster's fortunes to 2.3m (11%) at 9.30pm. Law and Order: SVU followed with 1.41m (8.7%).

BBC One took the primetime crown with a 19.6% average share, with ITV1 second on 14.5%. BBC Two scored 8.7% while Channel 4 and Channel 5 both had 6.7%.

'The Big Breakfast' to return for London 2012 Olympics?

'The Big Breakfast' to return for London 2012 Olympics?

The Big Breakfast will return to TV in time for the Olympics, it has been reported.

The morning show will air on Channel 4 or Channel 5 and producers have ­secured permission to use the old Big Breakfast house close to the Olympics site in East London, according to the Sunday Mirror.

"The aim is to be as good as the original - full of fun and frolics," a source told the paper.

The revived show will apparently include popular features from the past such as Vital Statistics, More Tea, Vicar and The Pun Down.

The Big Breakfast could become a permanent fixture on TV if it is a ratings success, as bosses hope to lure viewers away from ITV's struggling Daybreak.

Amanda Byram and other former presenters have been tipped to front the show, although Chris Evans and Denise van Outen are unlikely to make a comeback.

"There's a big gap in the market," Byram said.

The Big Breakfast last aired in 2002 after almost a decade on our screens. It was replaced by short-lived morning show RI:SE.

SAG Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

SAG Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dick Van Dyke presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to his former "Dick Van Dyke Show" co-star Mary Tyler Moore, delivering a heartfelt speech citing her screen work and humanitarian work. Moore received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Moore began her speech by recalling how she had to alter her name from "Mary Moore" due to multiple listings of the same name in the SAG rosters.

"After all these years, I, too, am happy after all," Moore said while wrapping up her speech.

After the speech, Dick Van Dyke gave her a peck on the cheek.


Alec Baldwin took his sixth win for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock."

The actor, who recently just named ambassador for SAG, fulfilled his duties by encouraging charitable acts among the audience, in particular stumping for a cause called Book Pals.

Betty White was also an early winner, picking up her second consecutive trophy for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her work in "Hot in Cleveland."

"I think they made a terrible mistake," White joked, before saying that the nomination belongs to all four female leads on the series.

Kate Winslet also took an award in the Outstanding Female Actress in a TV or Miniseries for her work in "Midred Pierce."

Paul Giamatti took home an award for his portrayal of Ben Bernanke in HBO's "Too Big to Fail."

Jessica Lange won the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award -- her first SAG award -- for "American Horror Story."

"To be an actor means everything to me, so thank you so much," Lange told the assemblage.

Steve Buscemi also took home a win, for his starring role in the HBO drama "Boardwalk Empire." The cast of the series received an award in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category.

SAG Awards 2012: The Winners List

SAG Awards 2012: The Winners List

Complete rundown of the 18th annual winners and nominees in all categories.

The biggest and brightest stars of film and television came together on Sunday, Jan. 29 to honor their peers at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer took home the evening's first awards for supporting actor and actress, while Alec Baldwin, Kate Winslet, Betty White and the casts of Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire were among the others earning nods during the ceremony. Receiving the night's top honors were Jean Dujardin for best actor in a leading role, Viola Davis for best female actor in a leading role and The Help for best ensemble in a motion picture.

Mary Tyler Moore accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from Dick Van Dyke midway through the show, taking the opportunity to explain why she chose to use her middle name to separate herself from the six other Mary Moore's already on SAG's roster in the early stages of her Hollywood career.

Stay tuned for real-time updates as the winners are announced. See the complete list of nominees below.

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
*WINNER Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
*WINNER Octavia Spencer, The Help
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
*WINNER Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
*WINNER Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
*WINNER Modern Family
The Office

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
*WINNER Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
*WINNER Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
*WINNER Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margules, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
*WINNER Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
*WINNER Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
George Clooney, The Descendants
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
*WINNER Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
*WINNER Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
*WINNER The Help
Midnight in Paris

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
The Adjustment Bureau
Cowboys & Aliens
*WINNER Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series
*WINNER Game of Thrones
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
True Blood

Rainn Wilson on his Potential 'Office' Spin-Off: 'It's Even More Far Out and Weirder'

Rainn Wilson on his Potential 'Office' Spin-Off: 'It's Even More Far Out and Weirder'

The actor who plays Dwight Schrute reveals his idea the proposed series, which would be set on a farm, during a red carpet interview at the SAG Awards.

Rainn Wilson was forced to address reports of his Office spin-off at the SAG Awards Sunday.

After quipping that "spin-offs never work," particularly "with a character as annoying as Dwight [Schrute]," the actor confirmed that it is indeed an idea he is discussing.

"It could be really cool because It would be on his farm, which would be a bed & breakfast, and it would have a crazy menagerie of characters," he told E!'s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, adding: "It would be even more far out and weirder than The Office... it's a good idea."

The concept could get a test of sorts on an episode of The Office later this season. Wilson, along with actor/showrunner Paul Lieberstein and executive producer Ben Silverman, are believed to be involved, though the actor suggested the spin-off is just an idea being "mulled over" at this point.

The conversations come months after the long-running NBC comedy was forced to undergo a significant casting change in the wake of Steve Carell’s departure. The series came back in September with new hire James Spader and Ed Helm’s Andy Bernard assuming the role of regional manager.

zondag 29 januari 2012

The latest development news.......

The latest development news.......

ANGER MANAGEMENT (FX) - Shawnee Smith ("Becker") has landed a role on the upcoming Charlie Sheen-led comedy, about a former baseball player with anger issues who winds up as an unconventional anger management therapist. She'll play his ex-wife, "who is searching for a life path after living in Charlie's shadow for a long time." Sheen, Bruce Helford, Joe Roth, Kevin Beggs, Mark Burg, Ramon Estevez, Sandra Stern and Vince Totino are among the executive producers. (

APPLEBAUM (A.K.A. MOMMY TRACK MYSTERIES) (CBS) - Ayelet Waldman's small screen take on her literary heroine, "a former public defender who becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom," has been ordered to pilot. Chris Columbus is set to direct the CBS Television Studios-based project as well as executive produce alongside Waldman, Michael Barnathan, Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper. (

ELEMENTARY (CBS) - Michael Cuesta ("Homeland") is set to direct and executive produce the drama pilot, a contemporary, New York City-based take on Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. Said development is part of an 18-month, seven-figure overall deal with producer CBS Television Studios. Cuesta will also shepherd is own series projects for the studio. Robert Doherty is behind "Elementary," which comes from the studio-based Timberman-Beverly Productions. (

PRODIGY/BULLY (FOX) - Mike O'Malley's comedy, based on Hank Perlman's series of shorts about "a young boy genius who uses his brains and brawn to get whatever he wants," is moving forward to pilot at the network. The actor penned the teleplay from a story he conceived with John Wells, whose Warner Bros. Television-based John Wells Productions is behind the half-hour. Wells, Andrew Stearn and Paris Barclay then will executive produce with O'Malley serving as a co-executive producer. Wells previously took a stab at Perlman's shorts in 2006, penned by Perlman himself, for NBC. (

- Ilene Chaiken has snagged a pilot order for her drama, about "an edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl who teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes." Warner Bros. Television-based Silver Pictures is behind the hour, which Chaiken will executive produce alongside Joel Silver. (

RALPH LAMB (CBS) - Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker's period drama, about the rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas in the 1960s, has been ordered to pilot by the network. James Mangold is on board to direct and executive produce alongside the duo, Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian. CBS Television Studios is producing. (

SUPER FUN NIGHT (CBS, New!) - Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids") is set to star in a new multi-camera comedy pilot at the Eye about "three nerdy female friends on their 'funcomfortable' quest to have super fun every Friday night." Wilson also penned the half-hour and will serve as a co-executive producer for Warner Bros. Television. Conaco's Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger are the executive producers. (

AMERICANA (ABC) - Michael Seitzman's drama, "a soap set around a legendary fashion designer and his family and business," has landed a pilot order at the Alphabet. ABC Studios is behind the hour with Mark Gordon and Nicholas Pepper serving as executive producers alongside Seitzman. (

FRIEND ME (CBS, New!) - Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal have scored a pilot order from the Eye for a new multi-camera comedy about "two twenty-something guys who move from Indiana to L.A. to work for Groupon." CBS Television Studios-based The Tannenbaum Co. is behind the half-hour, which the duo will executive produce alongside Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. (

GUILTY (FOX) - McG ("Chuck") has signed on to direct and executive produce the New York-based drama pilot, about "a brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney who, after being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he's been banned from handling and to exact revenge on the men who set him up." He'll work from a script by creator Marc Guggenheim, who's likewise executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti and Wonderland Sound and Vision's Peter Johnson. Melissa Kellner Berman of Berlanti Television also serves as a co-executive producer. (

HIEROGLYPH (FOX, New!) - Feature writer Travis Beacham ("Clash of the Titans") has booked a potential drama at the network billed as an adventure soap. No other details were given about the project, which was written on spec, other than it's considered one of the finalists to land a pilot order this development cycle. (

HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (ABC) - Claudia Lonow's semi-autobiographical comedy, about "a recently divorced single mom who moves in with her eccentric parents, a couple who's full of life but knows no boundaries," is moving forward to pilot. 20th Century Fox Television-based Imagine Television is behind the hybrid multi-camera project (a la "How I Met Your Mother") with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo executive producing alongside Lonow. (

MAJOR CRIMES (TNT) - Graham Patrick Martin ("The Bill Engvall Show") has joined the cast of the upcoming spin-off of "The Closer." He'll play Rusty, a homeless juvenile character to be introduced in the parent series' finale. Mary McDonnell toplines the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, from executive producers Greer Shephard, James Duff and Michael M. Robin. (

NASHVILLE (A.K.A. UNTITLED KHOURI & CUTLER PROJECT) (ABC) - The Callie Khouri-penned drama, "a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and one on the rise," has received a pilot commitment from the network. Production however is contingent on Lionsgate Television closing a co-production deal with ABC Studios. Gaylord Entertainment's Steve Buchanan is executive producing alongside Khouri and R.J. Cutler, who's also attached to direct. (

THE NEW NORMAL (A.K.A. UNTITLED ADAM SZTYKIEL PROJECT) (ABC) - Adam Sztykiel's single-camera comedy, about "a group of 24-year-old guys who move to a new city, one of them choosing to stay in relationship even though his girlfriend is now 2,000 miles away," has received a showrunner-contingent pilot order from the Alphabet. Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone of Kaplan-Perrone Entertainment are executive producing alongside Sztykiel for 20th Century Fox Television. (

- Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler's single-camera comedy, about "a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family," has formally been ordered to pilot. Andrew Rannells was previously cast in the 20th Century Fox Television-based project, which Murphy will direct. Dante Di Loreto is executive producing alongside the creators. (

OH F---, IT'S YOU (UNTITLED BERLANTI & MALINS PROJECT) (CBS) - Greg Berlanti and Greg Malins have scored a pilot commitment for their multi-camera comedy, about "a man who realizes after a health scare that he's in love with his female best friend and business partner of 15 years." Berlanti's Warner Bros. Television-based banner is behind the half-hour, which the duo will executive produce. (

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES (ABC, New!) - Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley have received a pilot order from the Alphabet for their multi-camera import of the long-running U.K. comedy, about "the misadventures of two streetwise brothers and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires." John Sullivan was behind the original incarnation, which ran for seven seasons from 1981 to 1991 on BBC One as well as an assortment of post-series specials, the last of which aired in 2003. ABC Studios then is producing the U.S. take, which Cragg and Bradley are executive producing. (

- David Kohan and Max Mutchnick's latest comedy, about "two lifelong male friends whose relationship is like a weird marriage that is tested when one decides to get married," has snagged a pilot commitment from the Eye. The multi-camera half-hour is set up at Warner Bros. Television. (

UNTITLED DAN FOGELMAN PROJECT (ABC) - Lenny Venito ("The Knights of Prosperity") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about a normal family who moves into an exclusive, lush, curiously affordable gated community in New Jersey only to find out that everyone living there but them are aliens from Planet Zabvron. He'll play the clan's father, Marty, in the ABC Studios-based half-hour, who also stars Clara Mamet, Ian Patrick, Isabella Cramp, Jami Gertz, Simon Templeman, Tim Jo and Toks Olagundoye. Chris Koch is directing from a script by Dan Fogelman. (

Directors Guild of America Awards 2012: Complete Winners List

Directors Guild of America Awards 2012: Complete Winners List

Patty Jenkins earns the dramatic TV series award for "The Killing," while Robert B. Weide takes the comedy TV prize for "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Michel Hazanavicius was hailed as outstanding director of the year for The Artist at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards, which were held Saturday night at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The win makes Artist, the silent movie that is storming its way through awards season, the prohibitive favorite to win the big prizes come Oscar night since there have only been six instances in the history of the DGA Awards when the guild's feature film winner has not gone on to win the Academy Award for best director.

Tom Hooper, last year's DGA winner, opened the envelop that revealed Hazanavicius' name, and Hooper went on last year to win the directing Oscar while The King's Speech was crowned best picture. "This is very moving and touching for me," Hazanavicius' said as he accepted the honor which follows victories for the Weinstein Co. release at the Producers Guild of America and the Golden Globes.

The other nominees for the feature directing award were Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, David Fincher for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alexander Payne for The Descendants and Martin Scorsese for Hugo.

Among the ceremony's television winners, Patty Jenkins earned the drama series award for directing the pilot of AMC's The Killing; Robert B. Weide took the comedy prize for the "Palestinian Chicken" episode of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm; and John Cassar claimed movie-of-the-week/miniseries honors for Reelz Channel's The Kennedys. While Jenkins and Weide were first time recipients, Cassar received the dramatic TV series award in 2006 for an episode of 24.

As part of the evening, hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the DGA also honored several of its own: Ed Sherin will receive the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award; Katy Garretson will be presented with the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award; and Dennis Mazzocco will be recognized with the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.

DGA president Taylor Hackford kicked off the proceedings by asking everyone to stand and offer a toast to Gil Cates, the director and producer who died in October. Cates had served by as the guild's negotiations chairman during four rounds of contract talks and also as a DGA secretary/treasurer, and said Hackford, "there was no greater champion of our creative and economic rights."

Hackford also used the occasion to reiterate the guild's determination to fight Internet theft, despite the recent setback the industry experienced when two anti-piracy bills were tabled by Congress. He blamed "outright lies spread by Google and other technology companies whose business models are made all the more profitable if the work of the people in this room is stolen, made available on the Internet for free." He vowed that "we remain undeterred by last week's events, not only for those of you here tonight but also for future filmmakers who we hope will be winning DGA Awards in the years to come. Stay tuned."

Shifting to a lighter note, Grammer, who was chosen to host since he is a director as well as an actor and a producer, took over the role that Carl Reiner had played at 23 previously guild dinners. He immediately scored several jokes off last year's ceremony, a celebration of the DGA's 75th anniversary that ran long because of a program of short films celebrating the DGA's history. "Even James Cameron said it was too long," he cracked.

Rather than just show clips of its best feature nominees, the DGA first calls each nominee to the stage individually to accept a medallion.

Kathy Bates, who plays Gertrude Stein in Midnight in Paris, offered a tribute to Allen. The movie is the second of his films in which she has appeared -- she was also in 1991's Shadows and Fog. While she admitted Allen struck her as "a little neurotic" the first time she worked with him, this time around she found him "to be warm and personable and friendly -- for Woody."

While Allen wasn't present, but he did appear by videotape and had the room erupting in laughter as he explained he chose not to attend because he was afraid if he was forced to mingle, he wouldn't be able to hold up his end of a conversation."I'm the only guy who is short, who wears tweed clothing, who wears horn-rimmed glasses, who is Jewish, but is not smart," he protested.

Artist costars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo also charmed the crowd as they worked their way through a bit of a comic routine in which Bejo recounted the first time she auditioned for Hazanavicius, who would eventually become her husband, while Dujardin pretended to be her agent. They did air one complaint about the director, saying that after the tenth take of the movie's tap dance routine, Hazanavicius simply told them, "Pretty good, but could you smile more."

George Clooney was on hand to introduce Payne and The Descendants. He also chose to take a comic route, offering up mock oratory, in which he hailed "the greatest of all the Greek gods -- Alexander Uranus Payne!" That allowed him to set up the punchline: "On a night when only one god can reign supreme, this is my final plea: Pick Uranus!"

Accepting his medallion, Payne offered a touching remembrance of the Czech director Jiri Weiss, who had befriended him when he, at age 23, was just launching his career. Describing how relationships can took root between older and younger directors, Payne explained, "One envies his counterpart's wisdom, while the other his counterpart's youth. From opposite sides of their careers, both are haunted by the films they'll never make."

Ben Kingsley, who plays the director George Melies in Hugo, did the honors when it was time to celebrate Scorsese's nomination. And as he made his way to the stage, Scorsese was given a standing ovation. Scorsese, in turn, described how Kingsley brought Melies so convincingly to life that when Melies' granddaughter visited the set, although she had never known her grandfather, she looked at the actor and the two "embraced in tears."

The DGA Awards winners and nominees are:


*WINNER Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Directorial Team

Unit Production Manager: Antoine De Cazotte

Production Manager (FR): Segolene Fleury

First Assistant Director (FR): James Canal

First Assistant Director (US): David Cluck

Second Assistant Director (US): Dave Paige

Second Second Assistant Directors: Karla Strum, Ricky Robinson

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

David Fincher, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo


*WINNER Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel)

Jeff Bleckner, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Beyond The Blackboard (CBS)

Stephen Gyllenhaal, Girl Fight (Lifetime)

Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins Five (Lifetime)

Michael Stevens, Thurgood (HBO)


*WINNER Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot” (AMC)

Michael Cuesta, Homeland, “Pilot” (Showtime)

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, “Face Off” (AMC)

Tim Van Patten, Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot) (HBO)

Michael Waxman, Friday Night Lights, “Always” (NBC)


*WINNER Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken” (HBO)

Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbon

State Managers: Jonathan Harris, Jerri Churchill, Dana Jackson

Fred Savage, Modern Family, “After the Fire” (ABC)

Don Scardino, 30 Rock, “Double-Edged Sword” (NBC)

Michael Spiller, Modern Family, “Express Christmas” (ABC)

David Steinberg, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Divorce” (HBO)


*WINNER Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Debra Gelman, Ricky Kirshner

Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffrey Gitter, Phyllis Diglio-Kent, Arthur Lewis, Jeff Markowitz, Joey Meade, Tony Mirante, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Annette Powlis

Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live With Host Justin Timberlake (NBC)

Don Mischer, 83rd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)

Chuck O'Neil, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)


*WINNER Neil P. Degroot, Biggest Loser, “Episode #1115” (NBC)

Associate Director: Andy Nelson

Eytan Keller, The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, “Next Iron Chef Episode” (Food Network)

Brian Smith, Master Chef, “Episode #201” (FOX)

J. Rupert Thompson, Fear Factor 2.0, “Scorpion Tales” (NBC)

Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “You Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win?” (CBS)


*WINNER James Marsh, Project Nim

Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Steve James,The Interrupters

Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York

Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World


* WINNER Noam Murro (Biscuit Filmworks)

Handle Bar Moustache, Heineken Premium Light- Wieden & Kennedy/NY
·         Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
·         First Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley
·         Second Assistant Director: Ian Robert Calip
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Michael King

Hot House, DirecTV – Grey/NY
·         Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
·         First Assistant Director: Scott C. Harris
·         Second Assistant Director: Mark R. Robinson
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Brady Sloan

Pinata, Volkswagen Tiguan – Deutsch/LA
·         Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
·         First Assistant Director: Scott M. Metcalfe
·         Second Assistant Director: Ty Arnold

Is It Real?, EA Battlefield 3  - Wieden & Kennedy/Portland
·         First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
·         Second Assistant Director: Erv E. Gentry
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Eric Schneider

Lance Acord (Park Pictures)

The Force, VW Passat – Deutsch LA
Paint the Town, NIKE Basketball – Wieden & Kennedy/Portland
Sweetest Moment, NBA – Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
The Chosen, NIKE - 72andSunny

Dante Ariola (MJZ)

Parallels, Jim Beam – Strawberry Frog
Black Betty, Volkswagen – Deutsch/LA

 Gas Powered Everything, Nissan Leafe -- TBWA Chiat Day

Fredrik Bond (MJZ)

Date, Heineken - Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam
The Entrance, Heineken - Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam

Steve Miller (

Pommel Horse, Dos Equis – Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY
Speed Dating, Dos Equis - Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY
Pygmy, Dos Equis – Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY
Guinea Pigs, Geico – Martin Agency
Sushi, Geico – Martin Agency
Fort, Cheetos – Goodby Silverstein and Partners
Parking Lot, Ortega – Grey Worldwide


*WINNER William Ludel, General Hospital, “Intervention” (ABC)

Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Christin Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod

Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft

Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton

Larry Carpenter, One Life to Live, “Episode #10917” (ABC)

Casey Childs, All My Children, “Episode #10712” (ABC)

Mike Denney, The Young and the Restless, “Episode #9710” (CBS)

Scott McKinsey, General Hospital, “Episode #12364” (ABC)

Cynthia J. Popp, The Bold and the Beautiful, “Episode #6057” (CBS)

Angela Tessinari, All My Children, “Episode #10704” (ABC)


*WINNER Amy Schatz, A Child’s Garden of Poetry (HBO)

John Fortenberry, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (Nickelodeon)

Jeffrey Hornaday, Geek Charming (Disney Channel)

Michael Lembeck, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (Disney Channel)

Patricia Riggen, Lemonade Mouth (Disney Channel)

Damon Santostefano, Best Player (Nickelodeon)