Monday, April 11, 2011

NEWS: Amber Tamblyn, Sidney Lumet, Kylie Minogue

Amber Tamblyn lands FOX pilot
Tamblyn has teamed with HOUSE executive producer Katie Jacobs and THE WIRE co-creator Ed Burns for a drama project that would star Tamblyn as a young teacher in the world of public education in America. The project, which has received a script commitment from the network, is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV.

Saved by Pop Culture: How SIX FEET UNDER killed my depression
"Here's a piece of advice: When you're teetering on the brink of a major depression, watching five seasons of an intensely personal study in grief and death is not going to make you feel better. The fact that every episode began with an illustration of how death can take you at any time, any place (while diving in a pool, getting cut in half in an elevator door, or getting hit by frozen human waste falling from airplanes) didn't make me appreciate the value of life, it scared the hell out of me. It also reinforced my belief that never getting out of bed was probably the safest way to exist, for the time being."

Sidney Lumet, 1924-2011: Sidney Lumet, 1924-2011: A Director of Classics, Focused on Conscience
Sidney Lumet, a director who preferred the streets of New York to the back lots of Hollywood and whose stories of conscience — 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, Network — became modern American film classics, died Saturday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 86.

BBC1's EASTENDERS to feature first-ever civil partnership
Christian Clarke, played by openly-gay John Partridge, and Syed Masood (Marc Elliott) will tie the know later this year in the groundbreaking storyline.

Kylie's $25 Million Tour Has Leather-Bound Slaves, Gold Chariot
Kylie Minogue's “Aphrodite: Les Folies” is a spectacle hard to beat. The stage is created by WET Design, known for the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Taking its cue from “Aphrodite,” her most recent album, it resembles an ancient Greek temple, with integrated video screens. Tiers of her body-beautiful dancers elegantly splash fans in the front rows.

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