Will Arnett returning to '30 Rock'
October 5th, 2011
03:41 PM ET

Will Arnett returning to '30 Rock'

Even though Will Arnett has his own hit sitcom with "Up All Night," TV Guide reports that the actor will reprise his role as Devon Banks on “30 Rock” this season.

The sixth season of the NBC comedy will start this winter, but there’s no set date for Jack’s nemesis to return. We’ll have to be surprised.

When we last left him, evil Devon had exited the corporate world to become a stay-at-home dad (much like his role on “Up All Night,” except that's minus the evil).

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Clear skies ahead on 'Parenthood'
October 5th, 2011
03:20 PM ET

Clear skies ahead on 'Parenthood'

This episode seemed to be all about relationships (even more than usual) of all varieties: husband and wife, siblings, parent/child and the not-so-kissing cousins.

Take Max and Jabbar for example: At school during lunch, Max is being a bit bossy and monopolizing Jabbar's time. Max insists that since they are best friends, they have to eat together. Jabbar asks Jasmine if he can eat with his other friends.  She tells him of course, and that he doesn't have to eat lunch with Max all the time.

She wants Crosby to talk to Adam about it, even though she knows it will be a tricky conversation. Crosby can't bring himself to do it once he hears how happy Adam and Kristina are because Max says Jabbar is his best friend.

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'Mr. Ed' to get movie treatment
October 5th, 2011
02:43 PM ET

'Mr. Ed' to get movie treatment

Fox 2000 is taking a bet that our current cultural nostalgia for the '60s will carry over to the box office. The studio is planning an adaptation of "Mr Ed," the 1960s show starring the eponymous talking horse, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The studio has acquired the rights to the popular TV series, and plans on turning it into a live-action family film. Just like in the show, the movie will use an actual horse to do the talking, and the studio plans to use CGI to animate the animal's mouth.

Fox 2000 doesn't have a writer or director attached to the project, but it is known that David Friendly of Friendly Films and Jim Mahoney are on board to produce. Friendly previously produced "Little Miss Sunshine" for Fox.

Considering how well family films starring various members of the animal kingdom have been doing at the box office lately, do you think this is a wise move?


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Disney to re-release four more films in 3-D
October 5th, 2011
02:06 PM ET

Disney to re-release four more films in 3-D

Thanks to the huge success of “The Lion King 3-D,” Disney is going to re-release four other classic animated films in the same medium, starting with "Beauty and The Beast.”

That "tale as old as time" will hit theaters on January 13.

According to a press release, Disney/Pixar’s "Finding Nemo" will return for a limited engagement on September 14, 2012, followed by Disney/Pixar’s "Monsters, Inc." on January 18, 2013 (prequel “Monsters Universityarrives in theaters on June 21, 2013).

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Filed under: movies • Pixar
Ellen and Portia DeGeneres at home in Architectural Digest
October 5th, 2011
01:46 PM ET

Ellen and Portia open up their home in Architectural Digest

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia are throwing open the doors to their expansive Beverly Hills compound in the November issue of Architectural Digest.

This home once belonged to actress Joan Collins, and fell under the ownership of "Will and Grace" co-creator Max Mutchnick after that. Mutchnick, a friend of the couple's, invited the pair over one night to watch "American Idol" and they fell in love with the home on the spot.

Demi & Ashton's gorgeous Beverly Hills home

"We'd heard how beautiful it was," Portia tells Architectural Digest. When they came over that night to watch "Idol," she recalls, "We pulled into the driveway and - we just knew before we even walked through the gate."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Ellen DeGeneres
Hef on 'Playboy Club': Should've been on cable
October 5th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Hef on 'Playboy Club': Should've been on cable

Many of you (we'll be honest: many more than we were expecting) were not pleased with NBC's decision to can "The Playboy Club" after three episodes, giving it the title of first casualty of the season.

Of course, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who did some voiceover work in the premiere, was sad to see his trademarked bunnies exit network TV as well. He tweeted Tuesday, "I'm sorry NBC's "The Playboy Club" didn't find it's audience. It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience." (Well, that would've been more in line with the brand.)

Since then, he's been retweeting the statements of disappointed fans, consoling one of them with the promise that there will be "three more episodes of 'The Playboy Club' –six in all."

The 85-year-old playboy isn't letting NBC's cancellation keep his spirits down. "At the same time," he wrote Tuesday, "there is renewed studio interest in a major motion picture on my life & the start of the Sexual Revolution."

In the meantime, Mondays at 10 p.m. on the Peacock Network will be filled with reruns of Maria Bello's "Prime Suspect" before the newsmagazine show "Rock Center with Brian Williams" premieres on October 31.


Filed under: Celebrities • television • The Playboy Club
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