Internet brings together thousands of singers to create virtual choir

I saw this on the news the other night and I had to share it with everyone. A guy named Eric Whitaker has created a virtual choir over the Internet. He starts by uploading a YouTube video of himself conducting the choir with background music. Then people listen to the music and record themselves singing various harmony parts in time with the music. He then assembles hundreds (or even thousands) of these separate YouTube videos into single performances. Here are the YouTube videos of his first two efforts.

This one contains 185 voices from 12 countries.

The 2011 Virtual Choir 2.0 video features 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011.

The third version of the choir has collected over 3000 voices and is currently in production. For details visit…

Psych and Community return. Sacha Baron Cohen Banned from Oscars (or is he?)

Here’s the latest in entertainment news. In the links below read…

Interview with actor Tim DeKay about taking up the director’s job for the cliffhanger season finale of White-Collar

Interview with actress Regina King about playing a pregnant police detective on Southland

Installment of Ask Ausiello full of spoilers dated February 21

Interview with producers of Parenthood about last Tuesday’s episode. (Warning contains major spoilers if you’ve not seen the episode)


Other news not in the links below…


NBC sitcom Community will return to the air March 15

TBS has renewed Conan O’Brien through April 2014

America’s next top model has been renewed for season 19. The next one will be a college edition. Auditions will be taken on college campuses

Psych returns from midseason break on February 29

FX has announced there will be a season four of its adult animated series Archer

British actor David Morrissey who played a fake Doctor on the Dr. who episode “The Next Doctor” will become a series regular on Walking Dead season 3. He will play the governor of a settlement of survivors

CBS has extended its contract to air “Kennedy Center Honors” through 2018

Defeated Half Governor Sarah Palin’s ironically titled documentary “The Undefeated” will air on Reelz channel

The Academy has pulled Sasha Baron Cohen’s tickets for the Oscars because they didn’t want him to show up dressed in his costume as The Dictator. He is officially banned from the ceremonies

The next James Bond film Skyfall will be the first-ever bond pic to be released in an IMAX format both regular and IMAX versions debut November 9, 2012 with Daniel Craig returning as Bond

Woody Allen is adapting his movie “Bullets over Broadway” to be… You guessed it… A Broadway musical to debut in 2013

Abby Elliott has been cast in a Fox sitcom pilot and may leave Saturday Night Live

Producer Harvey Weinstein is an ongoing battle with the MPAA because they gave him an R rating for his documentary “Bully” about the bullying problem in junior and senior high schools.

MTV has canceled animated series Good Vibes after one season

Retracting a story from three lines ago, Sacha Baron Cohen’s ban from the Oscars has been lifted



Tim DeKay on Directing White Collar’s Yankee Stadium Visit, ‘Biggest Cliffhanger’ Finale Ever

Southland’s Regina King Previews Pregnant Lydia’s Return to the Streets in a ‘Scary’ Episode

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Community, Gossip Girl, Good Wife, Bones, Fringe and More!

Parenthood Post Mortem: Find Out What the Finale Has In Store After 2 Major Game Changers!


Oenomaus to Continue Drawing Blood, Obama’s do Cosby’s Huxtables, Simpsons do 500th

The next season of BBC America version of “Being Human” premieres this coming weekend. The SyFy Channel version continues a few more episodes.


Here’s the latest entertainment news. In the links below to read about…

A link to 2 videos of very funny sketches from this week’s Saturday Night Live. One in which the Obama family is an impersonation of Bill Cosby’s Huxtable family. Another in which an African-American panel of pundits describe why they would vote for Obama even if he did horrible things. Very funny stuff especially if you’re a fan of the Cosby show.

Interview with Jennifer Beals about her role on Castle

Interview with AJ Cook about a recent episode of criminal minds in which she kicks ass

The February 14 installment of Ask Ausiello Spoilers

Interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman



Not in the links below but also of interest…

The Simpsons had their landmark 500th episode this weekend. Rachel Ray had her 1000th episode

Peter Mensah a.k.a. Spartacus’s Doctore Oenomaus has joined the cast of True Blood for next season

JK Simmons will not be among the cast of The Closer’s spinoff series Major Crimes. Neither will Corey Reynolds. Simmons has been cast in a comedy pilot for ABC called “White Van Man”. Presumably the van is insured by Farmers Insurance.

Zachary Levi fresh off his series Chuck has already been cast in a sitcom pilot titled Let It Go.

NBC has green lit a new series titled Hannibal based on characters from Thomas Harris “Red Dragon” about Eppy eyed agent Will Graham and the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter. They’ve ordered 13 episodes.

The new Munsters reboot has been delayed until June

Paget Brewster is leaving Criminal Minds at the end of the season

Terry O’Quinn a.k.a. Lost’s John Locke is doing a supernatural pilot for ABC called 666 Park Avenue

Kristin Kreuk a.k.a. Smallville’s Lana Lang will play the Lynda Hamilton part in CW networks reboot of Beauty and the Beast. This is the reboot of the old Lynda Hamilton/Ron Perlman modern-day story not to be confused with the ABC version that is a fairytale version.

Matthew Perry is joining the cast of The Good Wife in a recurring role

Latin hunk Cristian de la Fuente is returning to In Plain Sight for a few episodes of their final season

The cast of Glee will not be doing its usual summer concert tour. Insert Photo of Me Yawning here 🙂

Lindsay Lohan will host Saturday Night Live on March 3

Mary McCormack has been cast in an untitled comedy pilot for ABC now that In Plain Sight this thing up its final season

Regis Philbin and Joan Rivers are among those to guest star on future episodes of Hot in Cleveland

Johnny Lee Miller a.k.a. Eli Stone has been cast in a CBS pilot titled “Elementary” as modern-day Sherlock Holmes

X Factor season 2 will now allow 12-year-olds to audition (previous lower limit was 13) also you can reenter multiple times in multiple cities. and contestants who have a management contract (but not a recording contract) are now eligible.

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan is leaving MSNBC

Stephen Colbert is on hiatus from doing live shows because his mother is ill.

Simon Cowell has proposed a singing “Super Bowl” in which contestants of X Factor, American Idol, and The Voice would compete against each other. I doubt anyone will take him up on it but it would be cool

Former Lex Luther Michael Rosenbaum will make his directing debut film called “Old Days” starring Homeland/V star Morena Bacccarin.

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts will star in a film titled “August: Osage County” based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play

Warner Bros. has signed a deal to create a prequel to “I Am Legend” and will star Will Smith once he sees a script and approves it


SNL: ‘Cosby Obama’ + ‘How’s He Doing’

Jennifer Beals Previews Her Castle Arc: Things Get ‘Tricky’ When Kate Meets Rick’s First Muse

Criminal Minds: A.J. Cook Previews a JJ ‘Like You’ve Never Seen Before,’ Teases ‘Cool’ Reveal

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Ringer, Revenge, The Walking Dead and More!

‘Walking Dead’ writer Robert Kirkman talks about ‘Nebraska’ and previews the rest of the season: ‘Things just keep getting worse from here’

Paula and Nicole leave X Factor, Whitney leaves Earth, House leaves the air and other news.

Here’s the latest in entertainment news. In the links at the bottom of this post read about…

A list of tributes, TV specials, marathons etc. dedicated to Whitney Houston who died yesterday at age 48

An interview with executive producers of Chuck about the end of the series and their decisions on the final episode

In case you missed it here are the Screen Actors Guild award winners.

A group of spoilers from Michael Ausiello

A must-read article for TV fans explaining terminology about TV pilots/spinoffs/contingencies etc. as well as links to pilots currently in production. I get lots of good articles about “a pilot was ordered” that I typically don’t report here. For example I got very excited last year about a pilot for a new “Wonder Woman” series. Unfortunately the pilot never aired in the series was never picked up. So I typically don’t report pilot activity anymore until it actually gets a series order.

American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe discusses changes (or rather lack of changes) in the upcoming season. Also affirms that many of the people in the top 24 were not shown in their original auditions.

Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki discusses losing cast members and upcoming season 8

Another group of spoilers from Michael Ausiello

Interview with Walking Dead producer about tonight’s second half season premier


Not linked below but also of interest…

Jennifer Hudson will headline a tribute to Whitney Houston at tonight’s Grammys

E! Abruptly canceled episode of Fashion Police which bashed Whitney Houston

Fox announced that producers of House have decided that this current season will be the final

Smallville which ended its run on CW network will carry on as a digital online comic starting April 13 with new chapters released weekly. Chapters will also be aggregated in print comics with the first set for release on May 16.

David Arquette will guest star with his estranged wife Courteney Cox on her show Cougar Town in the season finale

An upcoming episode of Castle titled “Once upon a Crime” will have a girl in a red hood get attacked by wolf

USA Networks has green lit a six-hour miniseries called “Political Animals” about a former first lady who is divorced and is the current Secretary of State

Downton Abbey has cast Shirley Maclaine as the mother of Elizabeth governance American-born Lady Grantham

February 16 Gray’s Anatomy and Private Practice will have crossover episodes

Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger will not return to American X factor next year. Neither will emcee Steve Jones. LA Reid will definitely be back.

HBO has already renewed “Luck” starring Dustin Hoffman for a second season despite lackluster ratings in its premier

Stephen Amell has been cast to play Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the upcoming pilot for CW network. This is described as a complete reboot and not a spinoff from the character in Smallville

Barbara Hershey has been cast as the mother of the evil Queen in upcoming episodes of Once upon a Time

Showtime has renewed Shameless, House of Lies, and Californication for additional seasons

CBS will premiere NYC 22 on Sunday, April 15. It’s a cop drama produced by Robert DeNiro

February 15 ABC drama Revenge finally shows us what happened at the engagement party we saw in the opening episode

NBC’s upcoming reboot of “The Munsters” is so much a “reimagined” version that they changed the name. It will not be called “Mockingbird Lane” Also characters will not have traditional Munsters makeup so they can fit into regular society more easily in this reboot. We are not amused.

Terry O’Quinn (Lost, Hawaii 50) will guest star for two episodes of next seasons Falling Skies on TNT

Bravo network has renewed Top Chef for season 10. Fox has renewed Kitchen Nightmares for season 5

TV land has renewed The Exes for a second season

Plus size actress Gabourney Sideribe has been promoted to series regular on Showtime’s “The Big C” next season

NBC has moved “The Firm” to the Doldrums of Saturday Night. Grimm reruns will replace it on Thursday until March 1 premiere of “Awake”

On the final season of Chuck comes to DVD the final episode will be expanded to 52 minutes versus the 45 minute broadcast edit.

Comedian Patton Oswalt will guest star on 2 1/2 Men as Ashton Kutcher’s ex-business partner

Jamie Bamber (secretly British Lee Adama) will play a vascular surgeon on a TNT medical drama Chelsea General. Alfred Molina and Ving Rhames will also star

Bobby Cannavale will be Nucky Thompson’s new rival on Boardwalk Empire

Sons of Anarchy which recently concluded its best season ever had already been picked up for season 5 and now has been guaranteed season 6 as well!

The Super Bowl was the most-watched television program ever 111.3 million viewers.

Stephen Lang (Terra Nova) has been cast as long lost father of Mary Shannon in the final season of USA’s In Plain Sight

SyFy Channel has renewed “Being Human” for season 3. And make up reality competition show Face-Off will also get third season. If you haven’t seen Face-Off with really interesting look at how Hollywood makeup special-effects artist apply their craft.

After taking time off for a pregnancy break Bones is expected to return April 5. Seven episodes remain for this season but another four episodes are in the mix that could air this summer or be moved to the beginning of the fall season

Look for a Michael J Fox, Jill Flint, and Elizabeth Reaser to reprise characters on upcoming episodes of The Good Wife this spring

Modern Family and The Closer share a dad. Barry Corbin will guest star as Cam’s father. He also plays Kira Sedgwick’s father on The Closer.

Fox confirmed House final episode will be Monday, May 21. Gordon Ramsay’s new series Hotel Hell will debut Friday, April 6

Jay Leno is being sued because he showed a photo of a glittering gold building claiming it was Mitt Romney’s summer home. The real owners of the building were not amused and sued him.

Not to be outdone by Leno, Jimmy Fallon and NBC have been sued for “gender bias in the workplace”

Morena Baccarin (a.k.a. Homeland’s Jessica Brody, V baddie) will guest star on an upcoming episode of The Good Wife

Bebe Neuwirth (a.k.a. Dr. Lilith from Cheers) will also guest star on The Good Wife

NBC is rumored to be developing an Office spinoff for Rainn Wilson

Once upon a Time will have an Alice in Wonderland episode in which The Who’s Roger Daltrey will do the voice of a Caterpillar

Fox studio has set July 16, 2013 as the release date for its film “The Wolverine” is equal to X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman

Paramount has moved the premier of Titanic 3-D to April 4 up from April 6

Universal Pictures announced that “Bridesmaids” was the most ordered video-on-demand film of all time with 4.8 million rentals in four months

Warner Bros. has announced they’re making a prequel to “300” title “300: The Battle of Artemisia”

Universal Pictures is making a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie called “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is being sued by a former business partner over allegedly owed royalties on Walking Dead and other properties.

Hasbro has licensed the rights to make Star Trek related toys beginning in 2013 ramping up for the next Star Trek film from JJ Abrams.

SyFy Channel is developing a weekly series version of the 2010 supernatural film “Legion”

Adam Sandler will star in an upcoming film based on the children’s board game “Candy Land”. Perhaps the Mayan calendar is correct.

Bill Hinzman, one of the very first zombies from the original “Night of the Living Dead” has died at age 75. At least we think he’s dead.

Robert Hegyes who played Epstein on the 70s sitcom welcome back Kotter died of a heart attack at age 60

Peter Breck who played in the 60s drama Big Valley has died at the age of 82

Toho studios of Japan is releasing a digitally remastered version of the original Godzilla on DVD and Blu-ray

Nicol Williamson who played the wizard Merlin in the 1981 film Excalibur has died at age 75. Is my all-time favorite Merlin

Sarah Jessica Parker will replace the ailing Demi Moore playing feminist Gloria Steinem and the upcoming movie Lovelace about porn star Lynda Lovelace.

Paramount will release 1927 Academy award best picture “Wings” on DVD

Bankrupt Kodak is trying to get out of his contract for the naming rights to the Kodak theater

Ben Gazzara died February 3 at age 81

A digitally remastered and restored version of To Kill a Mockingbird is being released to DVD with three hours of extras

Naomi Watts has been cast as Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic




Remembering Whitney Houston: A Guide to TV Specials, Marathons and More

Chuck Vs. The Post Mortem: Show Bosses Spill Series Finale Secrets, Say There’s More to Come

2012 SAG Awards Winners List: Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family Score Top Honors

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Grey’s, Cougar Town, Psych and More!

Pilot Season Lingo Guide (Including the ‘Scary’ Second Position), Plus a List of Picked-Up Pilots

Idol Boss Nigel Lythgoe: Expanded Judges’ Power Unlikely, Critiques Won’t Be ‘Too Harsh’

Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki on the Loss of Cas & Bobby, Sam’s Crumbling State, Season 8 Plans

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Bones, Gossip Girl, Private Practice, SVU, NCIS, Fringe and More!


Walking Dead Preview: ‘Barnageddon’ Aftermath Will Intensify the Fight for Leadership

Welcome to Entertainment News


I love movies! I’m addicted to television! And in order to keep up with everything that’s going on in the world of movies and television I read lots of entertainment news. Not the trashy gossipy stuff about who’s sleeping with who or what latest scandals are going on in the personal lives of celebrities. I’m talking about what TV shows have been renewed or canceled. What our upcoming plot lines of TV shows going to cover? What new movies are coming out or are in production?

So I read lots and lots of entertainment news to find all this stuff and I like to share that information with friends and family who are as addicted to TV and movies as I am. From time to time I would forward a link from an article to one friend or another but assumes I would hit the “send” button I would find yet another article. So finally I just put the mailing list together of all of my TV/movie addicted friends and I just get all the links in one big e-mail and send them to everyone on the list.

This blog is just a collection of those e-mails so that I can post a link from this blog to Facebook and share my entertainment news research with more people. Like I said before you will read about the tabloid gossip stuff. This is just hard-core entertainment news for movie and TV addicts like me.