Golden Globe Awards

Bob’s Burgers renewed
Cartoon comedy Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for a fourth season by Fox. Twenty-two new episodes will be made.

US Olympic swimmer to guest-star on Pretty Little Liars
US Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, who won five medals at the London Olympics, is set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars. In the episode, swimmer Emily (Shay Mitchell) ends up having coffee at The Brew with the Missy, who is playing herself.  Continue reading »

Bieber to guest on The Simpsons

Justin Bieber has landed a cameo role in an episode of The Simpsons. The Canadian singer has already recorded his voiceover for the appearance, in which he will be playing himself.

Bialik’s injury not obvious

The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik has said that the hand injury she suffered in a recent car accident will not be obvious in episodes of the sitcom. Mark Cendrowski is an amazing director, so it’s not going to be obvious,” she told TV Line. “As long as you don’t see me walking and swinging my arm awkwardly, we’re making it work.” Continue reading »

Gervais welcome back

NBC executive Paul Telegdy has said that Ricky Gervais is welcome back to host the Golden Globes for a fourth time in as many years. “It’s an incredibly bold and brave thing to take on a hosting job and do it for three consecutive years while facing such level of scrutiny,” Telegdy said. “He came out, he was himself, he had a great time and he was backed by the biggest stars. I laughed heartily throughout.”

Homeland and Modern Family lead Golden Globe winners

Homeland and Modern Family have taken out the top honours at the 2012 Golden Globes, with wins in the ‘Best Television Series – Drama’ and Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical’ respectively. See the full list of winners here.

Sherlock renewed

A third season of British drama series Sherlock has been confirmed by its creators. The second season has just finished screening in the UK to huge audiences.

Psycho TV prequel on the way

A TV prequel series based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho is being developed. The series, entitled Bates Motel, will take place before the events of the film, shedding light on the relationship between Norman Bates and his mother.

VIBE – LIVE Monday 16 January from 2pm (Highlights encore Monday 16 January, 9pm & Sunday 22 January, 5.30pm)

Third time’s a charm? Not if Ricky Gervais has anything to do with it! The acid-tongued British comedian slips on his host shoes for the third year in a row. Celebrities beware…After weeks of rumours it’s finally official – the multi-talented BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ricky Gervais (The Invention Of Lying; The Office) promises even more cutting humour at Hollywood’s expense when he returns to host this year’s ceremony live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I made a decision last year that I shouldn’t be doing it for the 20 egos in the room, I should be doing it for the 200 million people watching at home and I’m going to do that this year.

I’m not beholden to those people in the room so I can say exactly what I want. So, I’d say to people in the room, be afraid,” Gervais warned. “I don’t think anyone had any right to be offended [last year] but they were” says Gervais. “This year I’m going to make sure their offence is completely justified.” The Hollywood Foreign Press has named 74 year-old Academy Award� winner Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award, while nominations for the other categories will be announced on December 15. Can’t catch the live broadcast? Don’t despair; Vibe will be airing a special highlights package featuring all the best bits from the ceremony from 9pm that evening, replaying at 5.30pm the following Sunday.

As the worldwide leader in comprehensive red carpet coverage, E! shines the spotlight on the first event of the 2012 award season broadcasting LIVE from the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Anchor and executive producer Ryan Seacrest, host Giuliana Rancic and E!’s unparalleled Live from the Red Carpet team of entertainment and style experts will connect entertainment fans to all the fascinating stars unlike any other team on television and online.

E! Awards Show team will be onsite for the network’s trademark up-close-and-personal interaction with the most popular personalities from this year’s diverse range of Golden Globe Award nominees.  

More than 20 E! cameras, including the extremely popular GlamCam 360, will capture the star-studded red carpet arrivals to present viewers with a detailed look at all the grand fête fashions.

In addition to the network’s extensive on-air coverage, E! Online’s re-designed award show page will feature a complete top to bottom analysis of the Golden Globes.

The site’s comprehensive coverage not only includes predictions and fashion previews leading up to the big night, but will capture every minute of the event with a huge video player, an embedded Instant GlamCam 360, and live blogging from E!’s Kristin Dos Santos, Marc Malkin and Ted Casablanca.

Increased social interaction integration will allow viewers worldwide to get involved in the show, including the new ‘Heat Gauge’ powered by Mass Relevance, a real-time social data visualization tool that represents which stars have the most sizzle in the twitter-verse by pulling in tweets made with the #eredcarpet hashtag.

E!’s red carpet apps for iPhone and iPad feature major updates, bringing users a new and improved look and feel. During the Golden Globe festivities, they will provide real-time information, breaking news and Instant GlamCam 360 photos, serving as the perfect “second screen experience” for the worldwide audience watching E!’s coverage.

These apps also pull tweets from E! talent and relevant celebrities right on to viewer’s personal devices and allows users to participate in those conversations as they are happening.

With extensive reporting on-air, online and in the mobile space, entertainment fans around the world have never been this close to the red carpet before with E!’s coverage of the 69th Annual Golden Globe awards on Monday, January 16th.

Countdown to the Red Carpet airs from 11am, featuring E!’s Fashion Police Team Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos and E!’s Kristina Guerrero and Ross Mathews.

Then join E!’s Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic on Live from the Red Carpet from 12pm along with Fashion Police’s Kelly Osbourne and E!’s Ross Mathews in the Sky Box.

E! After Party airs at 5pm, hosted by Giuliana Rancic, Ross Mathews and Jason Kennedy.

On Wednesday 18 January, comedy Icon Joan Rivers with Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos host Fashion Police: The 2012 Golden Globe Awards, premiering at 11am.

Ryan Seacrest, Jay James, Gary Snegaroff and Eddie Delbridge serve as Executive Producers. E!’s Red Carpet coverage is a Ryan Seacrest Production.

Baldwin returning to 30 Rock

Alec Baldwin has signed on to feature in the seventh season of 30 Rock. The actor, who plays Jack Donaghy, will return if 30 Rock itself is renewed for a seventh run.

Community to keep going

The NBC network has confirmed that Community will return this year after rumours it was to be cancelled following poor ratings. 

Connick Jr. joins Law & Order: SVU

Harry Connick Jr. has been confirmed to be joining Law & Order: SVU for a multi-episode arc. “This is a home run on so many levels,” said cast member Mariska Hargitay. “The show is very fortunate to have Harry’s extraordinary talent, and I’m lucky because I get to work with my friend. 

Gervais promises no restrictions

Ricky Gervais has promised that there will be no restrictions on his jokes at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony. The comedian has vowed to once again tackle Hollywood’s “taboos” when he hosts the ceremony on January 15.

In January and February SKY Movies, E! Entertainment Channel and VIBE are taking you around the globe and into front row seats for all the glitz and glamour of the 2012 awards season. 

March is Rialto Channel’s Oscar Collection, with New Zealand television premieres of 2011 Academy Award winners and nominees.

 

COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

E! – Monday 16 January, 11am

 

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

E! – Monday 16 January, 12pm

Join Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as they welcome the stars on the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. 

 

THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS

LIVE & Exclusive to VIBE, Monday 16 January from 2pm

Highlights encore Monday 16 January, 9pm & Sunday 22 January, 5.30pm

After weeks of rumours it’s finally official – the multi-talented BAFTA, Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® winner Ricky Gervais (The Invention Of Lying; The Office) promises even more cutting humour at Hollywood’s expense when he returns to host this year’s ceremony live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“I made a decision last year that I shouldn’t be doing it for the 20 egos in the room, I should be doing it for the 200 million people watching at home and I’m going to do that this year. I’m not beholden to those people in the room so I can say exactly what I want. So, I’d say to people in the room, be afraid,” Gervais warned.

“I don’t think anyone had any right to be offended [last year] but they were” says Gervais. “This year I’m going to make sure their offence is completely justified.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press has named 74 year-old Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award.  Visit http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/ to view nominations for the other categories. 

Can’t catch the live broadcast? Don’t despair; Vibe will be airing a special highlights package featuring all the best bits from the ceremony from 9pm that evening, replaying at 5.30pm the following Sunday.

 

FASHION POLICE: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

E! – Wednesday 18 January, 11am, 3pm, & 6.30pm

 

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

E! – Monday 30 January, 12pm

Join Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as they welcome the stars on the red carpet at the 2012 SAGS.

 

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® (SAGS™)

LIVE ON SKY MOVIES, Monday 30 January, 2pm. Replays at 8:30pm.

Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honours. The only televised awards show to exclusively honour performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honours are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® because they recognise what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.  Visit http://www.sagawards.org/media-pr/11213 to view nominations for the other categories. 

 

FASHION POLICE: THE 2012 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

E! – Wednesday 1 February, final timings will be advised in January

 

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 BAFTA

E! – Monday 13 February, final timings will be advised in January

Join E! Experts as they welcome the stars on the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTA Awards.  It was announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010 that Prince William was to succeed Lord Attenborough as the fifth President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Stars/hosts: Prince William & Kate.

 

COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS

E! – Monday 13 February, final timings will be advised in January

 

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS

E! – Monday 13 February, final timings will be advised in January      

Lady Gaga came to life on the red carpet last year, arriving in an egg, what can we expect in 2012?? Join Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as they welcome the stars on the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

 

FASHION POLICE: THE 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS

E! – Wednesday 15 February, final timings will be advised in January

 

COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 ACADEMY AWARDS

E! – Monday 27 February, final timings will be advised in January

 

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 ACADEMY AWARDS

E! – Monday 27 February, final timings will be advised in January

Join Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as they welcome the stars on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy (Oscar) Awards.

 

THE 84th ACADEMY AWARDS® (OSCARS®)

LIVE ON SKY MOVIES, Monday 27 February

Begins with RED CARPET ARRIVALS, from 2pm (LIVE)

OSCAR®CEREMONY begins 2:30pm (LIVE)

Replays on Sunday 4 March, time TBC (usually 3pm)

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards®. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar® telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honours in filmmaking. Nominees will be announced on Tuesday 24 January, 2012. Billy Crystal will serve as host for the 84th Academy Awards®. This will mark Crystal’s ninth time as host. “Some of the best moments of my career have happened on the Oscar® stage. I am thrilled to be back there,” says Crystal.

 

FASHION POLICE: THE 2012 ACADEMY AWARDS

E! – Wednesday 29 February, final timings will be advised in January

 

RIALTO CHANNEL’S OSCAR COLLECTION – MARCH 2012

The very best independent films and documentaries of 2011 will be showcased throughout March on SKY’s Rialto Channel 25 with New Zealand television premieres of the year’s Academy Award winners and nominees including:

 ·        THE KING’S SPEECH

·         WINTER’S BONE

·         BLUE VALENTINE

·         THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

·         RABBIT HOLE

·         IN A BETTER WORLD

·         DOG TOOTH

·         OUTSIDE THE LAW

·         BIUTIFUL

·         INSIDE JOB

·         WASTE LAND

·         GASLAND

Celebrate the finest, most applauded actors and filmmakers in Rialto Channel’s specially-selected ultimate March line-up.  It is a must-see month of critically-acclaimed and award-winning drama, comedy, romance, world cinema, short film and documentaries to educate and challenge.

Ricky Gervais has been named as the host of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

The comedian will be in control of the awards ceremony for the third time in as many years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed today.

“Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at the Oscars. He agreed (true),” Gervais wrote on Twitter, in reference to Crystal’s recent appointment as Oscars host.

Gervais’s last two stints as host of the awards were met with a mixed reception from both viewers and critics, some of whom believed he went too far in his ridicule of the likes of Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.

Source: nydailynews.com

Hammond in trouble with the Mexicans

The BBC is in hot water with the Mexican ambassador in London following Top Gear’s Richard Hammond ‘s call on the show that Mexicans are “lazy, feckless, flatulent and overweight”. The ambassador is calling Hammond’s comments “xenophobic” and “offensive” and is demanding an apology from the presenter.

An Idiot Abroad given second season

Ricky Gervais’ collaborator Karl Pilkington has confirmed that a second season of An Idiot Abroad will be produced which will centre on him completing a bucket list of challenges around the world. The first season of the show, which is due to start here in NZ soon on TV3, has Pilkington travelling around the world visiting the Seven Wonders of the World and complaining a lot.

Coro Street confirms return of Todd Grimshaw

Coronation Street has confirmed that the character of Todd Grimshaw will return to the soap for a storyline in the near future. Grimshaw, played by actor Bruno Langley, was originally on the series for three years in the mid 2000s before returning briefly in 2007.

Gervais not invited back Golden Globes

The head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Phil Berk has denied reports that Ricky Gervais has been asked to return as host of the Golden Globes next year. Gervais dropped hints on his blog about being asked to return as host in 2012 but Berk hit back saying: “There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.”