MJ in 3D, and other news to note
October 2nd, 2014
04:24 PM ET

MJ in 3D, and other news to note

Today's talk you might have missed ...

  • In case his holographic form wasn't enough, now Michael Jackson is going to be in 3-D - at least the "Thriller" version of the singer. Director John Landis told the New York Daily News that he's revamped the 14-minute video from 1983. “It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen," he said. It's due for release next year in venues yet to be determined. (New York Daily News)
  • Bet you think of cartoon legends Tom and Jerry as cuddly scamps, huh? Well, they weren't always so nice - or politically correct. Not only were the early, more slapsticky cartoons an inspiration for "The Simpsons' " Itchy and Scratchy, the cat-and-mouse pair occasionally indulged in racist stereotypes. Amazon.com, which is streaming some of the early cartoons, attached a warning: "Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today." (Huffington Post via BBC)
  • Have you missed "Community" creator Dan Harmon? He's missed you. And in the film "Harmontown," which chronicles Harmon's 2013 tour, he gets close to one audience by crowdsurfing. The film is being released on demand and in selected theaters starting Friday. (EW)
  • Finally, sometimes you just need a rousing speech to get your blood pumping. Despite his often laid-back manner, Matthew McConaughey is just the guy. He gave a mid-practice speech to the University of Texas Longhorns last week. All right, all right, all right! (People)

 

Diane Sawyer's last 'World News' sign off
August 28th, 2014
04:11 PM ET

Diane Sawyer's last 'World News' sign off

Diane Sawyer said goodbye to "ABC World News" for good on Wednesday evening.

The veteran newswoman has anchored the flagship ABC News program since 2009, and is the first woman ever to hold the chair. But in June, ABC announced that Sawyer was stepping down from "World News" to move on to other roles within the company.

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'Breaking Bad' win puts spotlight on Kind campaign
August 26th, 2014
04:13 PM ET

'Breaking Bad' win puts spotlight on Kind campaign

What Jesse Pinkman says, the rest of us do.

After Aaron Paul gave a shout-out to his wife Lauren's anti-bullying organization, the Kind Campaign, during his Emmys award acceptance speech Monday, the flood of curious observers reportedly temporarily crashed the site.

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Filed under: Breaking Bad • television
VMAs: About Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction
August 25th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

VMAs: About Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction

At Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj made a quick dress change that left her only partially clothed.

The rapper helped open the awards show with back-to-back performances, and each required its own costume. For her first song of the night, "Anaconda," Minaj appeared on stage in a green, sequined two-piece.

But as her performance transitioned into her single with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, "Bang Bang," the rapper tried to swap her green get-up for a sleek black dress - except she didn't exactly get it on in time to take the stage.

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Filed under: MTV VMAs • Music • television
Lifetime plans Brittany Murphy biopic
August 13th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Lifetime plans Brittany Murphy biopic

Lifetime isn't letting up on its biopic business.

In addition to cranking out biographical films about Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and the "untold story" of "Saved By the Bell," the channel is also working on a film about late actress Brittany Murphy.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • television
When 'Mad Men's' Joan Holloway meets the modern office
August 8th, 2014
11:24 AM ET

When 'Mad Men's' Joan Holloway meets the modern office

Martinis in the breakroom and smoking at your desk are no longer features of the modern workplace, but there is one old holdover, as Christina Hendricks coyly points out in a new "Funny or Die" video.

The actress slips into the form-fitting dresses of her '60s-era character, Joan Holloway, to imagine what it would be like if Joan had to navigate today's typical office.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Mad Men • television
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