On this day in 1937, Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Bros. short Porky’s Duck Hunt. In the 1920s, movie houses had started showing a short cartoon before feature presentations, but the form became more innovative and popular after sound was introduced in 1928.

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On this day in 1956, M-G-M released HIGH SOCIETY, a musical adaptation of the PHILLIP BARRY play, PHILADELPHIA STORY. Directed by CHARLES WALTERS, the all-star cast included BING CROSBY, FRANK SINATRA and GRACE KELLY. Pure M-G-M movie musical magic.


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WHY REMAKE FAME? EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE ORIGINAL’S GONNA LIVE FOREVER….


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Are changes really needed?

GREY’S Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson says fans should expect some bombshells in next month’s season finale.

“I’ve been told there are some life-changing things that happen to all of us,” says Wilson, who plays chief resident Miranda Bailey on ABC’s medical drama.

“I don’t know what those things are that [show creator] Shonda Rhimes is talking about… so I don’t know how Bailey’s life is altered,” she says. “But I would love to see that final episode!”


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Can’t say we disagree with with him.

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When award-winning director Norman Jewison, whose hits range from “In the Heat of the Night” to “Moonstruck,” talks about Hollywood today, he does so with a fondness for an industry he sees as an integral part of the world.

But there is one ingredient Jewison says is now missing from U.S.-made motion pictures, which was not always the case. He says the art in filmmaking is mostly gone even in some of the so-called “independent” films from studio divisions.

“Art missing — a lot of it,” he told Reuters recently. “When you look back 15 years at any type of awards that are given, you will find that there are very few major Hollywood films honored. I don’t know how to change that.”


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Ben Affleck thinks we’ll never see another movie quite like “State Of Play,” simply because it deals with newspaper journalism, a quickly withering breed of media.  Affleck, who plays a congressman in the film, shared his thoughts on the new type of journalism that has emerged, thanks in large part to the Internet. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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Last night at the AMERICAN IDOL elimination show (can you call it an ‘elimination show’ if nobody gets eliminated?) we cornered RANDY JACKSON backstage and he talked about the judges using the ’save’ vote on MATT GIAURD. Listen in below:

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We spoke with PAULA ABDUL last night backstage at the AMERICAN IDOL elimination show and she shared her thoughts about using the ’save’ vote to keep MATT GIRAUD on the show. Listen in below:

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And they say you can’t believe everything you read on Twitter. Well, this you can.

Phil Keoghan, who hosts “The Amazing Race,” and is currently on a cross-country bike tour took time out of his busy cycling schedule to tweet his excitement over his Emmy-winning show’s renewal.

“Great news. Just got the call from the Network. CBS has ordered another season of “The Amazing Race,” he said.CBS will officially announce the renewal today, sources said.


 


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During our recent interview with comedy genius TINA FEY she gave us the lowdown on how the hit NBC series 30 ROCK came into being. It’s probably a good thing that first draft got a red light.  Listen in below:

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30 ROCK airs tonight on NBC.


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