- Aretha Franklin is set to sing at Barack Obama's inauguration. — Billboard
- Director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Bedtime Stories) has two more movie projects lined up: Bob the Musical and a new take on the epic adventure Sinbad. — ComingSoon
- HBO has picked up three comedies, including Bored to Death starring Jason Schwartzman and Hung starring Thomas Jane. — Zap2It
- Barry Sonnenfeld will direct and produce the action-comedy The How-To Guide For Saving the World. — ComingSoon
- Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer are both executive-producing new pilots at NBC. — Variety
- United Artists will turn Fritz Leiber's 1952 supernatural thriller novel Conjure Wife into a feature film. — Variety
- The Shield's Michael Chiklis is developing a series about a bad investment scheme — after becoming a victim of one himself. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Frank Miller may direct a Buck Rogers movie. — Zap2It
Daddy issues, daughter issues, mommy issues, half-brother issues — there's going to be a lot of family drama when Pushing Daisies returns in October, the show's cast and crew revealed over the weekend at Comic-Con. But fans of the whimsical series need not despair: If anything, the Daisies folks promised, the show is overall lighter and even more delightful this year.
Creator Bryan Fuller and executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld also revealed the first footage from season two — after a brief snafu in which the video for the pilot started playing instead, prompting the two to run out to the podium early to apologize — and teased what's going on in the land of Coeur d’Coeurs when we return Oct. 1. To hear about what's coming up (plus some other highlights and a ton of pictures from the panel), just read more
Yes, I know this is my second "Pushing Daisies" post of the day — did you read my interview with Lee Pace yet? — but bear with me. After all, it's not every day that my favorite new show of the season makes its debut.
Besides, I've been waiting since July to find out what you guys make of "Pushing Daisies," ABC's "forensic fairytale" about a pie maker who can bring people back to life with a single touch. I adored the show's first episode; I also realize it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. The show is thoroughly precious — I mean, they're calling the pilot episode a "Pie-lette," for heaven's sake — and I found the whimsy, the saturated landscape and the clever dialogue endearing. Others, though, might call those same things over-the-top and annoying. More than any other show this season, its success or failure could come down to a simple matter of taste.
Even if you're not sure "Pushing Daisies" will be for you, I urge you to check out tonight's first episode. It's gorgeous to look at, if nothing else, and Lee Pace and his co-star Anna Friel just might win your heart. To watch a preview, read more
Yesterday kicked off the ABC TCAs and although we have to wait until the end of November to check out Cashmere Mafia, the network has plenty of other new shows that are bound to be big hits. Pushing Daisies might be my favorite new show this season (sorry Chuck). The fairy tale-like show is brought to us by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) and Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls). The show is so beautiful to watch I could not take my eyes off the screen. Lee Pace is the adorable main character that can bring people back to life by touching them, but he can kill them just as quickly with a second touch. He resurrects his childhood sweetheart and the two have this untouchable (literally) loving romance. It's so sweet and only was a small part of such an entertaining show. Click here to watch a clip and be mesmerized by the beauty.
The Women's Murder Club based on the popular James Patterson books is another show with a beautiful foursome but this time they're solving crimes in SF. I am not normally into formulaic cop-like shows but this one was very entertaining and everything about Angie Harmon is gorgeous, especially the way she talks about her family. She said:
"My husband is the most brilliant father on the planet... I actually have him more now at home than I did when he was playing....it's just all worked out really, really beautifully. The whole show coming into my life, and I know that my time with my girls is going to be fine and my husband is great, and he's happy with is job and where he is. So my family is in a really good place right now. I'm really thankful to be here."
She spoke really passionately about her new role and her home life so now I am a huge fan. Oh and did I mention Joe Simpson is an executive producer on the show? Well he is and he was asked if his daughters will guest star. Make sure to check out his response so read more