August 13th, 2009
08:09 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's going on in the world of entertainment this morning:

  • A bit of a step up from the 14-second sneak peek we got of the "Twilight" saga's "New Moon" earlier this week - starting Monday, free tickets will be distributed for a 16-minute trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, "Avatar," directed by James Cameron. 101 Imax venues will carry the trailer in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • CBS and the Television Academy have reversed course on the controversial decision to "time-shift" on eight of the Emmy Awards given out during the September 20th telecast, according to The Los Angeles Times. Now all 28 awards will be given out live on the air. "This decision was made to mend relationships within the television community and to allow executive producer Don Mischer to focus his full attention on producing the creative elements in the telecast," said the Academy's Chairman/CEO John Shaffner.
  • Sony Pictures Classics is looking to distribute Heath Ledger's final film, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," according to Variety.
  • Ten years later, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is not quite the ratings bonanza it once was for ABC, but they're getting better, reports The New York Times.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Jason

    BOOCAT- would they be as irrelevant if Lost had been nominated for everything? So young, so bitter. I don't know of a single person that watches that show anymore, so "no nominations" sounds about right to me. Here's a little tip to TV fans: just because your show was nominated in the past, does not mean it will be nominated every year it is in production. Sometimes, the story line just isn't there- this last season is a prime example of that from what I've heard. Oh, also: just because your favorite comedy show is nominated, does not make it funny at all (How I Met Your Mother, and/or Big Bang Theory, etc).

    August 13, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. boocat

    I could care less about the Emmys.....LOST's cast got shut out except for Michael Emerson....the Emmys are irrelevant.

    August 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |

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