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  • Cannes '08: It's over, but what just happened?

    Cannes '08: It's over, but what just happened?
    In the end, it was entirely appropriate that "What Just Happened" got the last flicker of light from the projector at this year's Festival de Cannes. It's about a troubled movie, starring Sean Penn, that plays to a rainy Cannes within a real-life troubled...
  • Pilots: Josh Cooke, Will Sasso Are ABC Guys

    A pair of ABC comedy pilots about the friendships between guys has found guys to play some of those guys. Josh Cooke, who starred in the network's "Big Day" a couple seasons back, is joining a show created by "Will & Grace" masterminds Max Mutchnick...
  • Peas, Coldplay delivers music with a message

    Peas, Coldplay delivers music with a message
    FOR YEARS musicians have taken a leading role in one of their industry's most important acts of public service -- turning people's hunger for a great song, well performed, into food that feeds the physical hunger of thousands. Live Aid for Africa is...
  • NBC Finds Its 'Philanthropist'

    Three months after NBC announced its place on next season's schedule, "The Philanthropist" may finally have found its star. James Purefoy, who played Mark Antony on HBO's "Rome," is in negotiations to take the lead role on the series, according to The...
  • Aw-shucks hero channels Capra in the voting booth

    A Frank Capra throwback for an era of diminished expectations, the amiable " Swing Vote" casts Kevin Costner as an unemployed egg processing plant worker who must decide the fate of the state of the union. The hopes and ideals of the apathetic American...
  • Diverse crowd descending on Sundance

    Diverse crowd descending on Sundance
    Sundance will bring a reliable cast of characters when it opens Thursday. Actor Sam Rockwell will hobnob at the Riverhorse restaurant in Park City. Festival chief Robert Redford will endorse indie film at the Eccles theater. Dealmaker John Sloss will...
  • Filmmakers hope strike sparks Sundance buying frenzy

    Filmmakers hope strike sparks Sundance buying frenzy
    The same writers strike that transformed the Golden Globes into a news conference might bring smiles to the faces of agents and filmmakers gathered in this snow-covered ski town. They're hoping that studios will spend more freely than usual at the...
  • 'Homicide' Team Resurrects 'The Saint'

    A new version of the 1960s series "The Saint" could be on its way to a network near you, thanks in part to "Homicide" and "Oz" producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. British actor James Purefoy ("Rome") is in talks to star in the show as Simon...
  • Ian McShane Wears 'Kings' Crown

    Tell your pilot to ready for pickup: "Deadwood" star Ian McShane has been cast in NBC's drama "Kings." McShane, who earned an Emmy nomination and won a Golden Globe for playing saloonkeeper Al Swearengen on "Deadwood," will play the monarch who...
  • ESPN prepares to offer 30 documentaries in 15 months

     
    On Friday I attended a panel discussion on the making of sports documentaries that featured four filmmaking luminaries: Albert Maysles ("Gimme Shelter," "Grey Gardens"), Barry Levinson ("Diner," "The Natural," "Rain Man"), Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'So You Think You Can Dance' in Vegas

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CALLBACKS: Tyce Diorio, left, Mia Michaels, Debbie Allen, Adam Shankman, Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe judge contestants in the......