I rarely post straight-out press releases, but found it hard to resist sharing this gem from E!:
Los Angeles, April 26, 2011 – Over the past six decades, TV couples like Desi/Lucy, Mork/Mindy and Ozzy/Sharon have demonstrated that sometimes the most unconventional pairings make for the most compelling viewing, and in their first-ever series about their marriage and family life, Ice-T and Coco follow that tradition. In this eight-episode, half-hour series, E! takes viewers behind the hype and conjecture and into the daily lives of rapper/actor/author/motivational speaker Ice and his fitness/swimsuit model/Internet-sensation buxom and bootylicious wife Coco. The two have been married ten years and remain inseparable, having spent only one day apart in all that time. From the start, Coco dedicated herself to becoming the woman behind her man, and is the heart and soul of the family brand. But, now that she has a series of projects of her own on the horizon, Coco has set her sights on establishing a solo career while maintaining balance in her relationship. With a loving and adventurous take on life, this over the top celebrity couple will blow expectations to smithereens when “Ice Loves Coco” premieres June 12th at 10:30pm ET/PT only on E!
Season 2 of A&E’s original series The Glades, which stars Matt Passmore and Kiele Sanchez, will premiere Sunday, June 5 at 10 PM. Last season, the Fox Television Studios-produced drama became the most-watched series in network history, averaging 3.1 million viewers.
NBC’s new reality adventure-dating series Love In The Wild will premiere Wednesday, June 1 at 10 PM, the network said today. The series, produced by Endemol USA, was announced earlier this month as part of NBC’s summer schedule that includes fellow reality newcomers It’s Worth What? hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, and Still Standing. Wild places 10 men and 10 women in a Costa Rican jungle looking for love in an elimination format. It is hosted by Darren McMullen (Australia’s Minute To Win It).
HBO Films’ Too Big To Fail will premiere on Monday, May 23. Based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, the film dissects the massive financial crisis of 2008 and the players involved in it, examining the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington. William Hurt stars as Treasure Secretary Henry Paulson, with Edward Asner, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Matthew Modine, Cynthia Nixon, Michael O’Keefe, Bill Pullman, Tony Shalhoub and James Woods co-starring. Curtis Hanson directed the film from a script by Peter Gould.
Comedy Central’s Sports Show with Norm Macdonald will premiere on Tuesday, April 12. In the vein of The Daily Show/Colbert Report, it features Macdonald taking on topical and controversial stories from the sports world in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. The show will also include field segments by Macdonald and the Sports Show team.
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Summit Entertainment and Participant Media’s long-delayed film starring Mel Gibson and directed by his longtime pal Jodie Foster, The Beaver, premiered tonight at The Paramount Theatre during the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Gibson did not attend, but Foster flew in for the screening and Q&A that followed. Film execs and fest staff milled about anxiously waiting to see how Mel’s comeback movie would play for the first time in front of a public audience. The line to get a seat snaked around the building. Attendees told me that Jodie intro’ed the film and received a round of applause. When Mel came on screen for the first time, there were no boos. Laughter occurred at the right moments and the audience appeared engaged. The film received what was described to me as a very strong ovation at the end. As one attendee tells me, “People were really moved by it. They were rapt. He’s phenomenal. People were really surprised they could let go of all the other stuff with him. It went as good as it could have been.”
During the Q&A session moderated by SXSW’s Janet Pierson for Jodie Foster, actor Anton Yelchin and writer Kyle Killen, the audience asked Jodie if this was “the biggest struggle in your professional life” and whether the film’s release delays ”had anything to do with Gibson”? Foster answered from a filmmaker’s perspective, including these statements: ”I was very … Read More »