20140107-morningbriefingThe Mighty Boosh reunite for tour, movie

The cult comedy duo, made up of Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, confirmed in an interview with the UK’s Mail On Sunday that they are heading out on a tour of the UK in early 2014, and that will possibly lead to a new movie. “We’ll be working on material that hopefully could make a movie,” Barratt said. “We want to make something great for the fans.” This is the first tour for the Boosh since 2009. The Mighty Boosh’s final season aired in 2007.

Daft Punk confirm all-star lineup for Grammy performance

Electro-masters Daft Punk will perform on this year’s Grammy Awards telecast – but they won’t be alone: sources have confirmed to NME that the duo will be playing with guitarist Nile Rodgers, singer Pharrell Williams and megastar Stevie Wonder, as well as the full lineup of session players from their recent album Random Access Memories (Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim and Paul Jackson Jr.

Will Smith speaks out on passing of James Avery

The blockbuster actor spoke out via his Facebook page this week about the passing of actor James Avery. Smith and Avery starred together on The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. “Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery,” Smith posted on his Facebook page. “Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace.” Avery passed away last week due to complications from heart surgery.

Sundance release trailer for The Red Road

US channel Sundance have released a trailer for new six-part drama The Red Road. The series stars Kiwi hunk Martin Henderson as a sheriff policing a small town and dealing with a federally unrecognised Native American tribe who live nearby. The series also stars Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones, Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire, Masters Of Sex), Lisa Bonet and Tom Sizemore. No word on when The Red Road might air in New Zealand. Check out the trailer here.

First look at NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late night television isn’t a big concern in New Zealand, but the recent shakeups have been interesting to watch from afar: Jimmy Fallon will move an hour earlier and take over the hosting job on The Tonight Show as of February 17, after current Jay Leno retires for the second time – meaning that current SNL writer (and Weekend Update anchor) Seth Meyers will take over from Fallon in the later spot. NBC have released a brief, comical trailer for the new show – check it out here.

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