Dinosaurs Extinct, Dano Goes Solo, Star Wars Artist McQuarrie and Disney Songwriter RIP

Here is the latest in entertainment news. In the links below find…

Inside Line by Matt Mitovich newsbriefs

Interview with Josh Charles of The Good Wife about his character’s six-month leave of absence from the law

This week’s installment of spoilers from Michael Ausiello includes intriguing tidbits about Walking Dead

Article reveals which major character of Desperate Housewives is being killed off

Interview with Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman about last week’s episode and the surprise death of major character

Artist/production designer/FX expert Ralph McQuarrie passed away. Created the look of Star Wars, Raiders, original Battlestar Galactica and more

 

Not in the links below but also of interest…

 

Terra Nova has been officially canceled by Fox. Producers are shopping it around to other networks.

Sigourney Weaver will star in upcoming USA Network show Political Animals

Firefly’s Mal and Jayne are reunited as Adam Baldwin will guest star on an upcoming episode of Castle opposite star Nathan Fillion

Zachary Quinto will return to season 2 of American Horror Story as a regular character along with returning star Jessica Lange

Dano goes solo! Alex O’Loughlin will take off one episode of Hawaii 50 to “get supervised pain treatment for a shoulder injury”

Ed Asner will reprise a character he played in the original Hawaii 50 in an upcoming episode of the current version. Footage from previous episode will be intercut as flashbacks.

FX network as renewed Justified for its fourth season.

Margarita Levieva who plays the fake Amanda Clark/real Emily Thorne on Revenge is joining the cast of HBO’s Luck season 2.

Matthew Perry will guest star on upcoming episode of The Good Wife.

John Barrowman a.k.a. Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who, Torchwood) has been cast in the pilot of a Gilded Lilys, a period drama from Gray’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes

Season finale of The Voice will be May 8

Former Prison Break inmate Dominic Purcell will guest star in an upcoming episode of Common Law on USA Network

ABC will have a new singing competition show this summer called Duets. One reporter calls it “Singing with the Stars” because contestants will sing duets with celebrity mentors Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, and Robin Thicke

This week’s Once Upon a Time will do the red riding Hood story at last. Producers say Little Mermaid will have to wait until season two

CBS’s renewed daytime talk show “The Talk” for a third season

Julie Benz (a.k.a. Dexter’s wife) and Jamie Murray (a.k.a. Warehouse 13’s HG Wells) will star in a new series on the SyFy Channel title Defiance. Humans and aliens live side-by-side in a war-ravaged future Earth rebuilt by terraforming machines

AMC network website inadvertently ran an advertisement for the season two DVD box set. The description gave away a major upcoming plot point. It revealed which major character dies in the season finale. E-mail me if you want to know ahead of time.

Fox announced The Finder is moving to Fridays

Sam gets played again! Warner Bros. will rerelease the classic Casablanca to 500 theaters for one night only March 21. Three disc Blu-ray/DVD 70th Anniversary release to follow March 27.

Tim Burton’s upcoming stop motion animated Frankenweenie will be the first ever black and white stop motion animated film to be converted to IMAX 3-D. Will premier in other theaters and IMAX in October

It’s a smaller world after all. Disney songwriter Robert Sherman who penned “It’s a Small World after All”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and other classic Disney tunes died at age 86 in London.

America’s Got Talent with new judge Howard Stern will premiere May 14 on NBC

TLC network has canceled low rated controversial show All American Muslim

James Cameron will join the expedition to visit the deepest underwater location on earth the Mariana Trench seven miles deep as part of a National Geographic team. Presumably the documentary will ensue.

Producers of Gnomeo & Juliet announced a sequel will be produced with music by Elton John

Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller “Prometheus” will be released in an IMAX 3-D version along with the regular versions

 

 


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‘Walking Dead’ exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight’s episode and that shocking [SPOILER!]


R.I.P. Ralph McQuarrie

 

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