1Widely acclaimed and considered by many to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time, THE SIMPSONS has managed to win 28 primetime Emmys over the course of its 25 year run. Legendary for its groundbreaking creativity and dead-on satire, the series changed the face of television animation and opened the door for a whole new generation of animated sitcoms.

In celebration of the series hitting the quarter century mark, the entire cast (as well as a whole roster of guest stars) will appear this weekend in concert at the iconic HOLLYWOOD BOWL and the show will culminate in what’s promised to be a spectacular fireworks display.

Earlier this week, we sat down with YEARDLEY SMITH (the voice of Lisa Simpson) and she talked about the continued relevance of THE SIMPSONS and her upcoming appearance on the HOLLYWOOD BOWL stage.


THE SIMPSONS TAKE THE BOWL will take place 9/12 - 9/14

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utopia_foxfall_a_400x1400_la_r-2a_hires2Arriving in theaters and VOD platforms tomorrow, HONEYMOON tells the spooky tale of an attractive young newlywed couple who take off for a remote vacation to celebrate their nuptials only to find the bride possessed by something not of this earth. As things go from bad to worse (and ultimately REALLY worse), the film becomes creepier and creepier and it’s hard for the audience to picture a happy ending. Reminiscent of sci-fi films of the ’50s and ’60s, HONEYMOON would be a perfect fit at a drive-in theater or Saturday matinee.

Directed by first-timer LEIGH JANIAK (from a script she co-wrote with PHIL GRAZIADEI), the film stars ROSE LESLIE (GAME OF THRONES), HARRY TREADAWAY (PENNY DREADFUL), BEN HUBER and HANNA BROWN.

Sitting down with reporters recently to talk about the film, LESLIE and TREADAWAY shared their reasons for wanting in on the project. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)


HONEYMOON opens in theaters and is available via VOD 9/12

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22From the people who gave us HOUSE OF CARDS and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, NETFLIX has given the green-light to the currently filming GRACE AND FRANKIE, a new dramedy series that reunites Award-winners JANE FONDA and LILY TOMLIN as former nemeses who are forced to bond when their long-time husbands (MARTIN SHEEN, SAM WATERSON) announce that they are in love and want to marry.

Despite being no stranger to TV work, JANE FONDA has really always been recognized as a big screen staple. An Oscar winner for her roles in COMING HOME and KLUTE, FONDA has also been nominated for five other performances (THE MORNING AFTER, ON GOLDEN POND, THE CHINA SYNDROME, JULIA and THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?). Most recently seen in the HBO series THE NEWSROOM, she’s going even deeper into the exploration of ’small screen’ work with her role in GRACE AND FRANKIE by joining the NETFLIX internet-TV family.

In Toronto this week to promote her upcoming film THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, FONDA talked about why she’s been looking to the small screen for work. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

GRACE AND FRANKIE premieres on NETFLIX in 2015
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU opens in theaters 9/19

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shgroup-1Airing tonight on FX, the 90-minute seventh (and final) season premier of the hit biker drama SONS OF ANARCHY is a terrific set-up for what could prove to be an amazing final act. From the opening montage bringing us up-to-date to the closing montage indicating there’s a lot more ridiculously brutal action to come, it’s clear that things are going to get a lot darker before this series comes to an end.

As Jax Teller, series star CHARLIE HUNNAM has completely embodied the character and has seen him go from naive anti-hero to what is becoming an outright villain. And, while he’s admitted it’s going to be tough for him to say good-bye to the series, HUNNAM told us during a recent interview it’s going to be even tougher for series creator KURT SUTTER.

Season Seven of SONS OF ANARCHY premieres tonight on FX.

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1194427 - The EqualizerAcademy Award winner Denzel Washington reunites with director Antoine Fuqua in the action film, The Equalizer. Fuqua previously directed Washington in the 2001 drama, Training Day, which garnered Washington his second Academy Award.

Reuniting over a decade later on The Equalizer seemed like a no brainer. Washington said it wasn’t a hard process to reunite for the film. (Click on the
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The Equalizer opens in theaters on September 26, 2014.

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ut_9w5a0597rc_-_1_hires2Tonight, FOX unveils a new reality show from the creator of Big Brother called Utopia. Utopia centers around 14 people who are referred to as “Pioneers”
from all different walks of life. The contestants come together for a year long stay to form a civilization from scratch.

One of those 14 contestants is 33 year old Mike Quinn, an attorney from New York, who explains why he was willing to give up a year of his life to be on Utopia.

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goth_publicity_003_v7_rr_ff_hires2Airing tonight on HBO, the final season of BOARDWALK EMPIRE kicks off with a bang. Titled ‘Golden Days For Boys And Girls’, the episode sees the story advanced from the ‘roaring twenties’ to depression-era 1931 and has Nucky (STEVE BUSCEMI) and Sally ( PATRICIA ARQUETTE) trying to hook up with rum-runners in Cuba while Lucky (VINCENT PIAZZA) climbs the ranks of the Mafia. Directed by TIMOTHY VAN PATTEN, the show is a promising start to a season that appears to be action packed.

A highly regarded character actor/director/writer, STEVE BUSCEMI has taken the role of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson and made it his own. As the corrupt Atlantic City politician who rules the town with an iron fist, he’s won several awards and been nominated for an Emmy twice. At a press conference to promote the series, BUSCEMI talked about how much he’s enjoyed the role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

The final season of BOARDWALK EMPIRE begins tonight on HBO.

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red_band_society_group_ly2_hires2Nine years after the demise of the HBO series PROJECT GREENLIGHT, another film-making competition is being introduced by STARZ called THE CHAIR. Produced by ZACHARY QUINTO and CHRIS MOORE, the series will pit two fledgling directors against each other in an effort to win $250,000 by making a film using one script. The contestants here are ANNA MARTEMUCCI (a screenwriter looking to direct) and SHANE DAWSON (a YouTube sensation with over 10 million subscribers and hundreds of videos to his credit). T

We’ve been wondering for a couple of years now just how long it would be until producers realized what a fertile talent pool YouTube has become and it’s no surprise that they’re finally catching on. The always entertaining DAWSON is another of several YouTubers we’re seeing attached to
prime time TV.

At a recent Television Critics Association press conference to promote the new series, DAWSON talked about the thrill of getting to make a film that he doesn’t have to fund himself. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

THE CHAIR airs Saturdays on STARZ.

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red_band_society_group_ly2It’s been reported that iconic funny lady JOAN RIVERS has died from complications following throat surgery at the age of 81. Known as a ‘Jack of all trades’, RIVERS made her mark in show business as an actress, comedian, writer, producer, director and television host. Known for her caustic wit and taking on some of the biggest celebrities in the business, she also wasn’t afraid to pick on herself and her many cosmetic surgeries. Mentored by the late JOHNNY CARSON, their subsequent feud when she accepted an offer to host her own show made headlines and was never resolved. The author of 12 best-selling books, RIVERS also wrote comedy material for many comics in the 60’s.

Of late, she was the subject of a 2011 documentary feature JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, served on the E! channel’s Fashion Police, co-starred with daughter MELISSA RIVERS in the ‘reality’ series JOAN KNOWS BEST? and hosted an on-line weekly talk show IN BED WITH JOAN on YouTube. The world of comedy will not be the same without her.

During a promotional tour, we sat down with JOAN and MELISSA and she talked about doing stand-up and her early influences.

JOAN RIVERS 1933-2014


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gotham_pilot_alleywaygothamtheater_3310To support their new album, V, Maroon 5 will be hitting the road for a world tour. The #MaroonVTour starts   next February in Dallas and, after 27 North American dates and 10 European shows, will end in Portugal next June. (With all the travel they’ve got ahead of them, it’s fitting that their current hit is called Maps.) The band has always been dynamic in its live performances, led by frontman Adam Levine, who tells us that the stage is where he feels most empowered as a performer. (Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine)


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